A Sullivan Hall event featuring speakers from the U.S. Department of Justice and the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office provided a deep-dive into hate crimes, including proper identification, most commonly reported types in King County, reasons for underreporting, and much more.
December 4, 2023 | Events
Seattle University School of Law celebrated the installation of Brooke D. Coleman as the Fredric C. Tausend Professor of Law. The title, named for a former Seattle U Law dean and professor, honors a Seattle U Law faculty member for their scholarly pursuits, teaching ability, and service work.
November 30, 2023 | Events
Students in Seattle U Law's Workers' Rights Clinic score a victory against wage theft with passage of legislation.
November 16, 2023
Professor Deirdre Bowen, director of the Family Law Center, organized a panel discussion with experts to analyze the potential impact of the monumental gun rights case.
November 12, 2023 | Events
Scholarship seeks to diversify the legal profession.
November 9, 2023
Professor Deirdre Bowen co-authored a study proving the efficacy of dedicated units to enforce court orders to relinquish weapons in domestic violence cases.
October 30, 2023
Lead author Deirdre Bowen’s JAMA article examines state-by-state reporting variations to a federal background database used to limit firearms purchases by persons with mental illness.
October 27, 2023
Seattle University School of Law, in collaboration with the RoundGlass India Center, welcomed Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, a member of the Parliament of India and India's leading Supreme Court litigator, to give a lecture on the Supreme Court of India.
October 26, 2023 | Events
Several Seattle U Law leaders serving on the Bar Licensure Task Force helped present recommendations for bar exam reform to the Washington Supreme Court.
October 18, 2023
This year's Scholars for Justice have different career paths planned, but both cherish the same commitment to social justice and community service.
October 12, 2023
Seattle University School of Law Dean Anthony E. Varona headlined two recent Hispanic Heritage Month events across the country.
October 9, 2023 | Announcements
New York Times bestselling author and legal journalist Dahlia Lithwick, whose journalism has appeared in Slate, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, CNN, and other prominent media outlets, kicked off Seattle U Law’s 2023-24 Dean’s Luminaries in Law Lecture & Conversation Series.
October 3, 2023 | Announcements
Seattle U Law students used their legal skills to help more than a dozen refugees fleeing Afghanistan and Ukraine apply for asylum in the U.S.
October 3, 2023
Seattle U Law is welcoming 12 professors to the school this academic year.
September 18, 2023
There are 19 new international LLM students at Seattle U Law this year, hailing from six continents.
August 30, 2023
Seattle University School of Law professors have been hard at work producing scholarship on a variety of important legal topics and issues.
August 25, 2023 | Announcements
The new JD class is the most diverse in the law school's history.
August 24, 2023
This year's Washington Super Lawyers list once again included hundreds of Seattle U Law alumni.
August 16, 2023
Anthony E. Varona, dean of Seattle University School of Law, recently delivered the keynote address at the second annual Michael A. Olivas Writing Institute, a one-day international online event created to provide support and encouragement to junior and senior academic scholars of color in their writing projects.
August 14, 2023
“Court on Trial,” co-authored by renowned India legal expert Sital Kalantry, is getting global media attention for shedding light on the inner workings of India’s highest court.
August 14, 2023
Program introduces underserved youth to law school and a career in law.
August 10, 2023 | Events
A webinar hosted earlier this month by Seattle University School of Law attracted nearly 2,000 registered viewers, who listened to top experts from Seattle U Law and across the country analyze the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action, which ruled that race-conscious admissions in higher education is largely unconstitutional.
July 24, 2023
The visit is part of an innovative pipeline program, now in its second year and co-sponsored by the law school, providing college students an opportunity to learn about life as a law student.
July 20, 2023
Seattle University School of Law is hosting a renowned legal scholar and professor, Ronald J. Krotoszynski, as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Residence this summer.
July 10, 2023
Seattle University School of Law is the top law school in the Pacific Northwest for academic impact, according to a soon-to-be published article in the Florida State University Law Review.
July 7, 2023
Three Seattle University School of Law students have been chosen to receive Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowships, enabling them to spend this summer working in public interest law.
June 20, 2023
Seattle University School of Law is set to launch a new Sports Law program this fall to provide its students with the knowledge, expertise, and resources needed to navigate the many legal issues that arise in the fast-paced sports industry.
June 7, 2023
Two Seattle University School of Law students have been awarded prestigious fellowships by the Peggy Browning Fund, a Philadelphia-based organization dedicated to educating the next generation of workplace justice advocates.
June 2, 2023
Professor from Practice Leonard J. Feldman’s appointment to the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division One, was recognized and celebrated last week during a swearing-in and robing ceremony that was hosted by Seattle University School of Law, his professional home for the past three years.
May 22, 2023
Charla Boley, who graduates this month from Seattle University School of Law, was awarded a prestigious Equal Justice Works (EJW) fellowship to continue her advocacy for economic justice and the legal rights of people with disabilities.
May 10, 2023
Seattle U Law prepares lawyers for opportunities, challenges in technology sector. (From the spring 2023 issue of Lawyer magazine.)
May 9, 2023
Dean Varona launches effort to internationalize Seattle U Law. (From the spring 2023 issue of Lawyer magazine.)
May 8, 2023
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Ford, the clinic’s director, called the bill “an incredibly important step forward.” The measure allows the Department of Labor and Industries to collect 12% interest on all meritorious claims of wage theft, which is when an employer illegally withholds or reduces the pay a worker is due.
May 4, 2023
A new Seattle University School of Law program aims to prepare a cadre of diverse legal professionals to help guide the development and implementation of current and future technologies in lawful and ethical ways.
May 2, 2023 | Announcements
Dean Anthony E. Varona hosts a series of gatherings to cultivate community for underrepresented law students.
April 24, 2023
HNBA President Mariana Bravo announced the formation of the National Task Force on Hispanic Law Faculty and Deans on Monday and will elaborate on the task force’s mission at a reception hosted by Seattle University School of Law on Tuesday, April 25.
April 24, 2023
Six first-year law students committed to equal justice were selected for this year’s Calhoun Family Fellowship and will embark on a summer of advocacy, education, and inspiration. The students are Francis Argueta, Hallie Conyers-Tucker, Nora Gunning, Jeremiah Noonan, Laurissa Stokes, and Jane Thomas.
April 20, 2023
Seattle University School of Law has chosen three outstanding law students to serve as student liaisons to the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission (MJC): Leslie L. Burnett Locke (2L), Stephanie Chavez (3L), and Mónica Mendoza-Castrejón.
April 14, 2023
Judge Janet Chung reflected on what she called her “anti-resume” – opportunities missed, choices not made, offers rejected – encouraging the audience to embrace their full stories, not just their successes.
March 31, 2023 | Events
For the first time, campus community can obtain protection order filing assistance from Seattle U Law’s Family Law Center.
March 30, 2023 | Announcements
Twyla Carter ’07, a nationally renowned public defender and advocate for bail reform and pretrial assistance to low-income clients, will address Seattle University School of Law’s Class of 2023 graduates at commencement on May 13.
March 1, 2023 | Announcements
Seattle University School of Law alumni and a longtime professor earned nearly every honor at the 115th Annual Lincoln Day Awards Banquet, held by the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association at the Tacoma Convention Center earlier this month.
February 22, 2023
Seattle University School of Law earned an “A” grade in international law from National Jurist’s preLaw magazine, as reported in the Winter 2023 issue.
February 9, 2023
The new professors, whose positions begin July 1, 2023, are Erin Carr (legal writing), Jeremiah Chin (constitutional law), Elizabeth Ford (law clinic), Kip Hustace (civil procedure), and Luke Maher (tax law).
February 6, 2023
Seattle University School of Law remains committed to providing prospective students with the information necessary to make an informed decision about where to undertake their law studies.
January 24, 2023
Members of the 2023 Incubator Program cohort are Kyle Berti ’20, Shanece Dedeaux ’20, Timera Drake ’19, Ashley George ’20, and Maria Therese Greene ’16.
January 20, 2023
Seattle University School of Law faculty scholars and administrators provided valuable leadership and academic insight at the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) annual meeting in San Diego, California, last week.
January 10, 2023
In a show of solidarity with human rights protesters in Iran, Seattle University School of Law students issued a statement condemning gender policing and discrimination by the governing Islamic regime and are working to educate the law school community about the country’s laws and history.
November 28, 2022
Gift from Satya and Rao Remala Family Foundation to fund scholarship program
November 1, 2022
Professor Deborah Ahrens joined a KING 5 panel to discuss the trial of three police officers charged with killing Manuel Ellis.
December 1, 2023 | In the News
Seattle U Law Professor Sara Rankin talks to the Associated Press about the increase in encampments and sweeps across the U.S.
November 28, 2023 | In the News
Professor John Kirkwood spoke to The Capitol Forum about a proposed fix in the Kroger/Albertsons merger.
November 13, 2023 | In the News
In an op-ed for In These Times, Professor Dean Spade writes that irreversible effects of climate change are already happening.
November 1, 2023 | In the News
Professor Ron Slye spoke to KING 5 about the likelihood that a Chinese woman is extradited to face vehicular homicide charges.
November 1, 2023 | In the News
Steve Tapia speaks to KOMO News and its sister stations across the country about the lawsuit filed against Meta.
October 24, 2023 | In the News
Steve Tapia talks about space junk in the wake of the Federal Aviation Administration's report concerning satellite fragments.
October 19, 2023 | In the News
International LLM student Ashok Kumar recounts his journey to study law in the U.S. to Indian news site Bar and Bench.
October 15, 2023 | In the News
Elizabeth Ford spoke to King 5 after an NTSB report revealed that a 2022 ferry crash was caused by the captain falling asleep.
October 12, 2023 | In the News
In an interview with Law.com, Dean Tony Varona reaffirmed Seattle U Law's commitment to admitting diverse students.
October 10, 2023 | In the News
Professor Pilar Margarita Hernández Escontrías spoke to KNKX Public Radio about the impetus for the Blake decision.
October 9, 2023 | In the News
In El País, Professor Ronald Slye explains the demands made for amnesty from the Spanish government toward secessionists.
October 5, 2023 | In the News
Professor Rankin discusses the request to SCOTUS by Seattle and other Western U.S. cities to overturn two federal court rulings.
October 2, 2023 | In the News
Professor John Kirkwood, a nationally renowned antitrust expert, shared his insights on the Amazon suit.
September 26, 2023 | In the News
Professor Elizabeth Ford explains that Seattle is setting the bar when it comes to protections and rights for gig workers.
September 7, 2023
Professor Deirdre Bowen explains just how lethal the risk is for those who intervene in domestic violence incidents.
August 24, 2023 | In the News
Professor Andrew Siegel says a recent U.S. Supreme Court case could let businesses circumvent anti-discrimination laws.
August 23, 2023 | In the News
Professor John Kirkwood talks about the likelihood of the FTC enforcing a 1930s-era law meant to help small businesses.
August 23, 2023 | In the News
BBC News says Professor Sital Kalantry's new book contains "striking findings" about the Supreme Court of India.
July 31, 2023 | In the News
Professor Paul Holland talks to KING 5 about budget cuts and public defenders.
July 28, 2023 | In the News
Professor Sital Kalantry's new book is reviewed by ThePrint India.
July 26, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen talks to the South Seattle Emerald about the affirmative action decision.
July 24, 2023 | In the News
Professor Sara Rankin explains why housing can be a cheaper alternative to jails or hospitals.
July 21, 2023 | In the News
Professor Thomas Antkowiak talks to the Christian Science Monitor about an environmental lawsuit in Brazil.
July 12, 2023 | In the News
In an op-ed, Professor Erin Carr writes that Florida's policies may cost the Sunshine State its best and brightest.
July 2, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen talked to InvestigateWest about the challenges for judges facing protection order requests.
June 30, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen reflects on reaction to the bill as a "moral panic."
May 1, 2023 | In the News
Dean Anthony Varona says faculty role models will encourage Latinx law students.
April 28, 2023 | In the News
Professor Danieli Evans says seditious conspiracy is rarely used and can be hard to prove.
April 27, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen explains that parental custody rights remain intact.
April 26, 2023 | In the News
Students, staff and community members can get help filing protection orders from the school's Family Law Center.
April 20, 2023 | In the News
“It is not remotely what this bill says," according to Professor Deirdre Bowen.
April 20, 2023 | In the News
The bill actually encourages family reunification, says Professor Deirdre Bowen.
April 18, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen says courts are now "weaponized" in the abortion fight.
April 13, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen explains contradictory federal court rulings.
April 8, 2023 | In the News
Professor Robert Chang says the decision to prosecute is "startling."
April 2, 2023 | In the News
Professor Elizabeth Ford comments on the likelihood of criminal charges.
March 30, 2023 | In the News
Professor Sara Rankin says the counts miss thousands of people.
March 29, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deborah Ahrens comments on the challenges of defending someone charged with killing a police officer.
March 14, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen discusses the limitations of protection orders.
March 10, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen discusses the legal challenges yet to come for out-of-state abortion care.
March 6, 2023 | In the News
Professor Sital Kalantry offers legal analysis and important historical context to the issue of caste discrimination.
February 23, 2023 | In the News
Essay includes excerpt from Professor Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic's article about "Space Traders."
February 17, 2023 | In the News
Professor Robert Boruchowitz says the outrage is real and understandable.
February 13, 2023 | In the News
Professor Elizabeth Ford explains new and groundbreaking labor laws in Washington state.
February 9, 2023 | In the News
Professor Robert Chang explains how unfair treatment due to race prevents due process.
February 7, 2023 | In the News
Professor Deirdre Bowen says a pending sexual assault case could have massive implications for universities.
February 3, 2023 | In the News
Students say legislative fix would help make victimized workers whole.
February 2, 2023
Sara Rankin comments on the Amazon founder's charitable giving to end homelessness.
January 24, 2023 | In the News
Robert Boruchowitz comments on how attorneys handle conflicts of interest.
January 23, 2023 | In the News
Professor Dean Spade is quoted about social movements against oppression.
January 6, 2023 | In the News
Professor Elizabeth Ford says the ruling could shift the cost of striking onto unions.
December 28, 2022 | In the News
Professor Liz Ford explains what happened to the tentative agreement railway workers had reached with the Biden administration.
December 1, 2022 | In the News
Hear Prof. Ford discuss Wage Recovery Funds at this podcast produced by the California Law Review.
November 29, 2022 | In the News
Dean Anthony Varona's 2014 essay on the harms of law school rankings is quoted in this article.
November 29, 2022 | In the News
Dean Anthony E. Varona is featured in Episode 1: The Pipeline to the Legal Profession.
November 21, 2022 | In the News
Jesse Jones spoke with Professor Steven Bender in this investigation.
November 17, 2022 | In the News