Clinic News

Korematsu Center files Supreme Court amicus brief challenging the 2020 census citizenship question

April 04, 2019

The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality joins American citizens of Japanese descent who were incarcerated during World War II, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and CAIR-New York, in filing an amicus brief challenging the census citizenship question in the Supreme Court.

Clinic director Lisa Brodoff earns 2019 Great Teacher Award

October 11, 2018

"The selection committee was overwhelmed by the impact you have had on your colleagues and students, and the sense of community your teaching and engagement has created," SALT said.

New civic alliance aims to end Seattle's chronic homelessness with a focus on single adults

July 19, 2018

Seattle University's Homeless Rights Advocacy Project (HRAP) today announced the formation of Third Door Coalition, a new alliance of civic leaders working together to develop solutions to chronic homelessness in the wake of Seattle's contentious and unsuccessful attempt to implement a new tax on the city's largest employers.

Ethnic studies case heads to trial in Tucson

June 21, 2017

The case that helped launch the law school’s Civil Rights Clinic in 2012 heads back to the courtroom this summer, as Professor Robert Chang and a team of attorneys continue legal efforts to protect ethnic studies in Arizona.

Clinic students on the front lines of immigration fight

May 11, 2017

When students signed up for Professor Won Kidane's Immigration Law Clinic this spring, they had no idea that their line of work would be the subject of daily headlines and massive protests at airports across the country.

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.

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.

Adamson, Spade win Provost's Awards for Excellence

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.

Innovative clinic sets bar for better representation of jailed parents

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.

Immigration Law Clinic students win asylum for refugees

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.

Mexican governor urges release of law school clinic client

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.

International Human Rights Clinic joins fight to stop Nicaragua canal

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.

Clinic helps innocent client obtain reparations from Mexican government

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.

Rep. Adam Smith visits law school to demand justice for Nestora Salgado

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 wins Fulbright Award to study, teach in Ethiopia

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.

Law students help refugees stay in the United States

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.

New clinic to help parents in prison stay connected to kids

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.

Legal Writing No. 1 again; Clinic ranked 18, and law school moves up overall

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.