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.
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
Cases and advocacy through International Human Rights Clinic; rights to reparation/remedies, indigenous rights, and transitional justice
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
Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality; Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System
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
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
Board of Directors for the Franciscan Healthcare Systems; bias-free language in legal writing; new materials on Legal English
Global Justice Practicum; Globalization and the Law; Society of American Law Teachers; LatCrit; expert witness in asylum cases
Judicial Review Committee for QLaw; Seattle City Employee Retirement System; advocate for asylum seekers; Mirror of Justice blog
Intersection of legislative advocacy and issues affecting homeless people
Federal and state campaign finance reform
Criminalization and imprisonment issues; racial and economic perspective of LGBT issues; Palestinian solidarity; Critical Ethnic Studies Association