Faculty News

Halliburton granted emeritus status

July 01, 2021

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

Bannai, now retiring, combined teaching skills with zealous advocacy

June 14, 2021

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.

Laurel Oates, founder of modern legal writing education, retires

May 25, 2021

Professor Laurel Currie Oates retired this year, prompting well wishes from colleagues and reflections on her tremendous impact on legal education throughout the course of her career.

Rideout retires after four decades of training lawyers how to write

April 23, 2021

After 40 years of teaching law students advanced legal writing concepts, Rideout will take his own advice to "get out of here" as he retires next month.

New course connects students in Seattle and Morocco to explore restorative justice

April 07, 2021

A pioneering partnership between Seattle University School of Law and Moulay Ismail University in Morocco will teach law students about transitional justice, in which countries confront their own histories of human rights violations and move toward national healing.

Seattle U Law welcomes Nikkita Oliver to teach course on police, prison abolition

January 11, 2021

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.

Law students help protect domestic violence victims during pandemic

April 20, 2020

Liu and almost a dozen other Seattle University School of Law students have signed up for a new project launched by Professor Deirdre Bowen - a "pop-up clinic" of sorts that addresses the increased need for domestic violence protection orders during the pandemic. Student volunteers, all of whom studied family law with Bowen, will be on call to help victims fill out the required legal forms to obtain a protection order. And all of it will happen online.

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

April 09, 2020

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.

Korematsu Center asks U.S. Supreme Court to protect DACA

November 06, 2019

The federal government's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was arbitrary, capricious, and infected with racial animus, according to an amicus brief filed by the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality.

Seattle U Law remembers the life of longest-serving dean

October 16, 2019

James E. Bond, who led the law school through significant change during his 13-year tenure, passed away in September.