November 09, 2016
The law school’s Youth Advocacy Clinic recently won clemency for Robert King, a 63-year-old Everett man sentenced to life in prison without parole.
October 04, 2016
For almost three years, Renton resident Nestora Salgado-García suffered in a Mexican prison while Seattle University School of Law students worked to free her. This week, she returned to say thanks.
June 14, 2016
Professors Bryan Adamson and Dean Spade received Seattle University Provost's Award for Excellence at Seattle University's graduation ceremony in June.
May 20, 2016
Over the course of two years clinic students directly represented 10 clients, supported four cases in front of the Washington Supreme Court, visited women's prisons monthly to deliver "know your rights" presentations, and provided sample briefs to the Washington Defender Association's clearinghouse of helpful documents that practicing attorneys can use in dependency hearings.
May 19, 2016
Seattle University School of Law clinic students won asylum for two clients this year and secured release under bond for five others.
March 18, 2016
After over two and a half years of illegal detention, clinic client Nestora Salgado is finally free. Mexican courts cleared her of remaining charges and ordered her release.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.