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Human Rights Clinic wins Salgado case before United Nations

February 03, 2016

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled that Mexico's detention of Nestora Salgado-García, a client of the law school's International Human Rights Clinic, is illegal and arbitrary, and that she must be released immediately. 

Bryan Adamson wins award for excellence in clinical education

November 20, 2015

In recognition of his scholarship, service, and educational excellence, Professor Bryan Adamson will receive the William Pincus Award from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The award is one of the highest honors bestowed on a clinical educator. 

Professor Brooke Coleman honored for teaching excellence

September 14, 2015

Known for her compassion, her humor, and her unwaveringly high academic standards, Professor Brooke Coleman has been named the new William C. Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence. 

Jesuit Refugee Service, Jesuit law schools identify legal challenges facing Central American migrants

June 16, 2015

In recognition of World Refugee Day, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and 13 U.S.-based Jesuit law schools, including Seattle University School of Law, announce the release of a report that captures efforts by Jesuit law schools to assist asylum seekers and migrants from Central America and challenges they face in delivering these services. 

Rep. Adam Smith rallies support for release of Nestora Salgado

June 05, 2015

Congressman Adam Smith joined Professor Tom Antkowiak, director of our International Human Rights Clinic, to once again demand the release of client Nestora Salgado-García, a Renton woman illegally imprisoned in Mexico for almost two years.  

Clinic achieves Salgado's transfer from max-security prison

May 20, 2015

In the midst of a 16-day hunger strike, Nestora Salgado-García, the Renton woman who has been illegally imprisoned in Mexico since August of 2013, will be moved from a remote, maximum security prison to a detention facility in Mexico City where she'll be able to receive crucial medical care. 

Nestora Salgado protests illegal detention with hunger strike

May 11, 2015

Nestora Salgado-García, the Renton woman who has been imprisoned in Mexico since August of 2013 and a client of the law school's International Human Rights Clinic, is on her sixth day of a hunger strike to protest her illegal detention. 

Support continues to grow for release of clinic client Nestora Salgado

January 15, 2015

Support continues to grow for the release of Nestora Salgado, who has been imprisoned in Mexico for 18 months and who is represented by the International Human Rights Clinic at Seattle University School of Law. 

International Human Rights Clinic joins fight to stop Nicaragua canal

December 08, 2014

A petition, submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C, demands that Nicaragua perform comprehensive impact assessments and obtain the full consent of indigenous and Afro-Caribbean communities who live along the planned route. 

Clinic helps innocent client obtain reparations from Mexican government

September 19, 2014

The Mexican government officially apologized to a man who was unjustly imprisoned for 12 years and was freed through the work of the law school's International Human Rights Clinic. 

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Mexican governor urges release of law school clinic client

Nestora Salgado-García of Renton, a client of the law school's International Human Rights Clinic who has been illegally detained by Mexican authorities for almost a year and a half, could be closer to release after the governor of the state of Guerrero asked prosecutors to drop charges against her.

International Human Rights Clinic joins fight to stop Nicaragua canal

A petition, submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C, demands that Nicaragua perform comprehensive impact assessments and obtain the full consent of indigenous and Afro-Caribbean communities who live along the planned route.

Clinic helps innocent client obtain reparations from Mexican government

The Mexican government officially apologized to a man who was unjustly imprisoned for 12 years and was freed through the work of the law school's International Human Rights Clinic.

Rep. Adam Smith visits law school to demand justice for Nestora Salgado

Congressman Adam Smith joined advocates at Seattle University School of Law today to speak in strong support of Nestora Salgado-García, the U.S. citizen from Renton who has been illegally detained by Mexican authorities since August.

Professor Won Kidane wins Fulbright Award to study, teach in Ethiopia

Professor Won Kidane, who is fast becoming one of the most well-known and prolific scholars in the areas of immigration law and international arbitration and litigation, has earned a prestigious Fulbright Award.

Law students help refugees stay in the United States

In mid-March, when many students were taking a welcome break from their studies, eight Immigration Clinic students were fighting for their clients in hearings at the federal Immigration Court at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. It was a week well spent: All five of their clients were granted the right to stay in the United States.

New clinic to help parents in prison stay connected to kids

Moms and dads serving time in prison will get legal assistance to keep their families together, as part of a new clinical course starting this fall at Seattle University School of Law.

Legal Writing No. 1 again; Clinic ranked 18, and law school moves up overall

For the sixth consecutive year, Seattle University School of Law has the top Legal Writing Program in the nation, and its clinical and Part-Time Programs also are among the best, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of Best Graduate Schools.