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Ethics expert Professor John Strait retires

April 03, 2017

As Professor Strait prepares to retire at the end of this academic year, he reflected on his long career of working to build a bridge between academia and the practicing bar and bench, and remembered with pride the thousands of students he taught who went on to become talented, hard-working lawyers. 

Korematsu Center joins children of Japanese internment litigants to fight travel ban

February 16, 2017

The center was joined by the children of litigants in the Japanese relocation and incarceration cases from World War II, civil rights organizations, and national and New York bar associations of color. 

Korematsu Center files amicus brief in Washington state's case against Trump

February 06, 2017

In its amicus brief, the Korematsu Center asserts that courts actually can – and should – review executive branch action on immigration.  

Korematsu Center condemns President Trump's executive order restricting immigration

January 29, 2017

Korematsu Center condemns President Trump's executive order restricting immigration 

Clinic wins clemency for Everett man

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.  

Korematsu Center weighs in on juror exclusion due to skin color

October 24, 2016

The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality (Korematsu Center) joined 19 other bar associations and non-profit organizations, and 32 law school professors in filing an amicus brief with the New York Court of Appeals, urging the Court to recognize that excluding an individual from jury service based on the color of her skin violates the Equal Protection Clause of the United States and New York Constitutions. 

Nestora Salgado thanks law school for support

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. 

Real Change honors law school's homeless rights advocacy

September 14, 2016

The law school's Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, an endeavor fueled by passion and filled with purpose, will receive the 2016 Change Agent award this week from Seattle's Real Change. 

Center for Indian Law and Policy welcomes new staff director

August 11, 2016

Attorney Brooke Pinkham has joined the Center for Indian Law and Policy as the new staff director. A member of the Nez Perce tribe who grew up within the community of the Yakama Nation in south central Washington State, she brings a lifelong commitment to Indian people and tribes throughout Washington State. 

Legal writing professors win Courage Award

July 06, 2016

The Legal Writing Institute Board of Directors will present the Terri LeClercq Courage Award to Professors Laurel Oates and Mimi Samuel in July at the 2016 LWI Biennial Conference in Portland, Oregon.  

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