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Law students help Ukrainian refugees start asylum applications

Seattle University School of Law has partnered with Refugee & Immigrant Services Northwest to provide legal assistance to more than 30 Ukrainian refugees fleeing their war-torn home country. Thirteen student volunteers, overseen by professors and licensed attorneys, will help the refugees complete the initial paperwork required to seek asylum in the United States.

March 29, 2022 | Announcements


A tale of forks and torts: Janet Ainsworth reflects on her career

As Ainsworth prepares to retire after 34 years of teaching, first at University of Puget Sound School of Law and then at Seattle University School of Law when the law school moved north, she reflected on the forks in the road that led her to what she calls “the best job in the world.”

March 29, 2022 | Announcements


A student’s favorite tax master

Diane Lourdes Dick receives Oltman award for excellence in teaching.

February 24, 2022 | Announcements


Seattle University selects new dean to lead law school

Former Miami Law dean Anthony E. Varona brings strong legal background, leadership experience to position

February 17, 2022 | Announcements


Dean Annette Clark receives Passing the Torch Award

Washington Women Lawyers (WWL) selected Dean Annette Clark '89 as the 2021 recipient of the Justice Mary Fairhurst Passing the Torch Award, which recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond in mentoring women lawyers and making a difference in the legal community.

October 8, 2021


President Peñalver welcomes law students to Seattle University

In his first address to students since becoming Seattle University’s leader in July, President Eduardo Peñalver welcomed the School of Law’s incoming students with an inspiring reminder about the role lawyers play in society.

August 19, 2021


Seattle U Law dean announces departure

Annette Clark ’89 will leave her position next June after almost a decade at the helm

August 16, 2021 | Announcements


Halliburton granted emeritus status

Christian Halliburton joined the faculty in 2002 and served as the faculty director of the law school's Alaska Program from 2015 to 2020.

July 1, 2021


Bannai, now retiring, combined teaching skills with zealous advocacy

As a professor of lawyering skills and director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Lorraine Bannai spent 25 of her 41 teaching years at Seattle University School of Law. As a lawyer, she helped reopen the case of Fred Korematsu and often speaks on the atrocity of Japanese American incarceration during World War II.

June 14, 2021


Lawmakers Look to Spruce Up Gig Work Rather Than Replace It

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Professor Charlotte Garden says the compromise measure in Connecticut has serious shortcomings.

March 18, 2021 | In the News


New attorneys join Incubator Program

Seattle U Law's innovative Incubator Program, which supports alumni as they build solo or small law practices, entered its eighth year with a new group of entrepreneurial attorneys.

March 18, 2021


Seattle U Law welcomes two new professors

Seattle University School of Law is pleased to announce the addition of two Ivy League law professors to its faculty.

January 29, 2021


Seattle U Law welcomes Nikkita Oliver

Racial justice will be a prominent theme of the course, since prison incarceration disproportionately affects Black, brown, and indigenous communities, as well as queer and trans communities of color. Oliver said the 30-person class will encourage students to engage in deep political and social analysis of the law and its impact on communities.

January 11, 2021


New course explores what's next for restorative justice

Seattle University School of Law has added a new one-week course during the winter intersession that will help students imagine a restorative, rather than punitive, justice system.

December 3, 2020


Human Rights Clinic petitions U.N. for COVID-19 protections

Arguing that detained immigrants are especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, Seattle University School of Law students recently succeeded in petitioning the United Nations for better health protections for detainees.

April 9, 2020


Seattle U Law faculty quickly pivot to online teaching

In early March, as the spread of the coronavirus was beginning to accelerate, Seattle University made a difficult yet necessary decision: to protect the health and safety of students, classes would no longer meet in person, and all instruction would take place exclusively online. Practically overnight, the Seattle U Law faculty found themselves having to adapt their courses to the virtual world.

April 3, 2020