Faculty Engagement in Social Justice

Project Description

Faculty members at Seattle University School of Law are engaged in a number of issues and scholarship related to social justice.

The Social Justice Leadership Committee (SJLC) is providing the information below as a resource for students who wish to engage with faculty members who share common interests. Please note that the short descriptions accompanying each profile link are purely to help navigate this information, and viewers are encouraged to go to the profile page itself for full survey responses.

For more information about this project conducted by SJLC's Faculty Engagement Subcommittee, please contact the Chairs of SJLC. This year, the two chairs of SJLC are Professor Mark Chinen and Professor Dean Spade.

List of Faculty Profiles

Bryan Adamson
Consumer Protection Clinic; on board and founding member of Northwest Consumer Law Center; Greater Seattle Business Association

Janet Ainsworth
Access to counsel and quality of representation in juvenile courts; Libel Reform Campaign; improving bilingual judicial system in Hong Kong; co-drafter of amicus briefs to US Supreme Court

Thomas Antkowiak
Cases and advocacy through International Human Rights Clinic; rights to reparation/remedies, indigenous rights, and transitional justice

Lisa Brodoff
Coalition for Inclusive Healthcare; Civil Gideon/Right to Counsel in Civil Cases; health care planning for people with mental health disabilities; Elder/LGBTQ rights; public benefits and administrative hearings

Robert Chang
Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality; Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System

Mark Chinen
Social Justice Leadership Committee; served as board member and board president of all-girls school; law of globalization on relationship between global North and South

Gillian Dutton
Best practices for interpreters and language access; Washington Language Access Requirements; ABA Standards for Language Access in Courts; Cultural Competence and Implicit Bias; Medical Legal Partnership; WashAct; Civil Right to Counsel; Immigration Law

Anne M. Enquist
Board of Directors for the Franciscan Healthcare Systems; bias-free language in legal writing; new materials on Legal English

Tayyab Mahmud
Global Justice Practicum; Globalization and the Law; Society of American Law Teachers; LatCrit; expert witness in asylum cases

Russell Powell
Judicial Review Committee for QLaw; Seattle City Employee Retirement System; advocate for asylum seekers; Mirror of Justice blog

Sara Rankin
Intersection of legislative advocacy and issues affecting homeless people

Anna Roberts
Tackling bias, particularly racial bias, in the criminal justice system

David Skover
Federal and state campaign finance reform

Dean Spade
Criminalization and imprisonment issues; racial and economic perspective of LGBT issues; Palestinian solidarity; Critical Ethnic Studies Association