Alana J. DeGarmo

Adjunct Professor


Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090


JD, University of La Verne College of Law, 1997, cum laude
BA, California State University, Northridge, 1992


Alana DeGarmo specializes in Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing. She has worked as an Assistant Dean, Director of Legal Writing, and Advisor in her 20 years as a legal educator in undergraduate, graduate, J.D., and LL.M. programs. She practiced law in California and worked on a number of high profile cases, including death penalty cases. She has taught Advanced Criminal Procedure, Legal Analysis and Writing, Legal Research, Real Property, and writing skills in those courses as well as in Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence.

Alana also specializes in curriculum development and assessment, and has served as a subject matter expert in numerous courses for online curriculum for over twelve years. She was a legal editor for PMBR Multistate Bar Review and contributor to PMBR's Exam Skills Workbook. She was Law Review Editor-in-Chief at the University of La Verne College of Law, where she graduated cum laude. Alana is a licensed real estate broker and a former officer in the U.S. Air Force.


Editor in Chief, University of La Verne College of Law, Journal of Juvenile Law, 1997
Copy Editor, University of La Verne College of Law, Journal of Juvenile Law, 1996

Articles published:

The Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause and Transgender Students: The Plight a/Gavin Grimm, CONCORD LAW SCHOOL, PURDUE UNIVERSITY GLOBAL (April 12, 2018).

• The Indian Child Welfare Act: Its Impact on Unknowing Adoptive Parents, 17 J. Juv. L. 32 (1996)

• Case in Brief: In the Matter of Adoption of JMF., 17J. Juv. L. 159 (1996)

• Case in Brief: Straub v. B.MT. by Todd, 17 J .Juv. L. 163 (1996)

• Case in Brief: In re C.R.H., 17 J. Juv. L. 194 (1996)