Press Coverage Archives
December 02, 2016
Student Tarra Simmons has received a prestigious Skadden Fellowship. She is the first law student from Seattle University to join this elite group of dedicated social justice professionals working on behalf of people who are poor, elderly, disabled, or otherwise deprived of human or civil rights.
November 17, 2016
The Korematsu Center was joined by national affinity bar associations in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States addressing federal registration of racially disparaging trademarks.
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.
November 08, 2016
Once an undergrad here studying Spanish and international studies, Melissa Lee now returns to Seattle University as a staff attorney at the law school's Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality.
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.
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.
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.
September 12, 2016
The recipients of Seattle University School of Law's most prestigious scholarships have different passions — immigration, at-risk youth, and tribal representation — but all three share the same devotion to helping others and the same belief in the power of a legal education to give them the skills they need to do so.
August 19, 2016
Representing 26 states and a wide variety of undergraduate studies as well as previous careers, the newest group of Seattle University School of Law students started their first full year of legal education this week.
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.
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.
June 29, 2016
Lillian Kaide, a 2016 graduate of Seattle University School of Law, was recently awarded the Frances Perkins Fellowship at the Unemployment Law Project.
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.
May 09, 2016
Six new reports examine the impacts of increasingly popular laws and policies that criminalize homelessness, such as prohibitions on living in vehicles, sweeps of tent encampments, pet ownership standards, and barriers to access at emergency shelters.
May 04, 2016
Law students interested in legislation, administrative law, and public policy will be able to study and work full-time in the state capital of Olympia as part of a new program at Seattle University School of Law.
April 29, 2016
As a student in the law school's Civil Rights and Amicus Clinic, Katie Loberstein has a rare opportunity to argue a case before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, May 2. She hopes her diligent preparation will pay off for her client, Anthony Merrick.
April 04, 2016
After more than three decades of teaching legal writing and elevating its prominence as a discipline within legal education, Professor Anne Enquist will retire from Seattle University School of Law at the end of this academic year.
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.
March 14, 2016
After more than 40 years of bestowing juris doctor degrees, the law school will offer a master of laws (LLM) in two fields – tribal law and technology – as well as a master of legal studies (MLS). The American Bar Association has also acquiesced in an LLM program in elder law, which will be added soon.
March 09, 2016
Two attorneys who have worked to extend legal access to immigrant and migrant communities will be honored by the Latinx Law Student Association (LLSA) this week at the group's annual Latinx Community Awards.
March 01, 2016
In recognition of a career spent fighting for the powerless and voiceless in society, Seattle University School of Law will honor Tracey A. Thompson ’94 as the Woman of the Year for 2016.
February 18, 2016
A conference at Seattle University School of Law this weekend aims to take academics out of the ivory tower and into the streets.
February 12, 2016
In a powerfully written call for racial justice, the Korematsu Center for Law and Equality has filed an amicus brief to support five Native American activists who are challenging a federal trademark for Washington, D.C.'s football team.
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.
February 02, 2016
Now entering its third year, the Low Bono Incubator program has expanded to support seven new attorneys as they build solo practices to serve moderate-income clients with criminal charges, debt, divorce, immigration issues, and child support, among other legal challenges.
February 02, 2016
Respected intellectual property scholar Professor Margaret Chon has been elected to The American Law Institute (ALI), the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.
January 28, 2016
Two public interest attorneys — one who's built a career in government service and the other who's devoted to non-profit legal work — will be honored by the Black Law Student Association at the BLSA Alumni Awards on Feb. 11.
January 12, 2016
Eric Hornik joined Seattle University School of Law last month as the new director of Annual Fund and Alumni Relations.