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Faculty publish compelling books on breadth of topics

September 20, 2013

Faculty members at Seattle University School of Law have published compelling books on topics ranging from the Supreme Court  and immigration to the Beat Generation. The most recent faculty books are:  

Maggie Chon Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment" (second edition)
Professor Margaret Chon (co-author)

The second edition of the only book dedicated to Asian Americans and the law has been substantially revised and updated with new chapters. This book is used widely as a casebook for law courses and as the text for graduate and undergraduate courses on Asian American Studies. It is also speaks to scholars interested in present-day issues of national security/civil liberties and redress for historic injustice. 

Professor Chon, the Donald & Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, is a dedicated scholar and teacher of intellectual property and critical theory. Her current scholarship explores the global governance dimensions of intellectual property, especially their distributional consequences.

Brooke ColemanLearning Civil Procedure
Brooke Coleman (co-author)

This casebook provides a broad, student-centered, user-friendly approach to civil procedure that is both simplified and sophisticated. It engages students through presentation of examples and analyses that build mastery of the material before moving on to more involved problems similar to those students will encounter on final examinations, bar examinations, and as lawyers.

Associate Professor Coleman's scholarship explores how procedural doctrine affects access to justice, particularly with respect the processes and institutions that give rise to those doctrines. Her teaching interests include civil procedure, advanced litigation, and federal courts. She was a fellow at Stanford Law School and clerked for Honorable David F. Levi, district judge in the Eastern District of California.

Carmen GonzalezPresumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia
Professor Carmen Gonzalez (co-editor) 

This collection of essays is a path breaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, more than 40 authors expose the challenges faced by academic women of color as they navigate higher education, including hiring, promotion and tenure. 

Professor Gonzalez has published widely in the areas of international environmental law, environmental justice, trade and the environment, and food security. She has served as a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina, a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, a Visiting Professor at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China, and a Fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Won KidaneGlobal Issues in Immigration Law
Professor Won Kidane (co-author)

Litigating War: Mass Civil Injury and the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission
Professor Won Kidane (co-author)

A textbook supplement for an advanced course in immigration law in law schools in the United States and other countries seeking to introduce comparative and international perspectives to the study of immigration law and policy, "Global Issues in Immigration Law" includes a comprehensive overview of international migration multilateral and bilateral regimes and glimpses into the immigration law and practices in other countries.

Kidane's second recent book offers an in-depth examination of the law and procedure of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission, which was tasked with deciding, through binding arbitration, claims for losses, damages, and injuries resulting from the 1998-2000 Eritrean-Ethiopian war. The authors describe how the commission was established, its jurisdiction, the sources of law it applied, its treatment of nationality and evidentiary issues, and the relief it rendered.

 Associate Professor Kidane teaches and writes in the areas of international arbitration and litigation, international and comparative law, and immigration law. Before entering the legal academy, he practiced law, focusing on international arbitration and litigation, the areas in which he now teaches in addition to the Immigration Law Clinic.

Andy Siegel The Supreme Court Sourcebook
Professor Andrew Siegel (co-author)

The Sourcebook provides carefully selected, edited, and analyzed materials on the Court, including academic literature, historical materials, internal court documents, Court filings, and judicial opinions. The book and supporting materials provide professors a turnkey solution for teaching a theoretical course (examination of the Supreme Court as an institution), a hands-on course (simulations of oral argument and opinion writing in pending cases), or any custom combination in between.

 Professor Siegel served as a clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He teaches and writes about constitutional theory, contemporary constitutional, and public law, American legal history, and criminal procedure.

David SkoverMania: The Story of the Outraged and Outrageous Lives that Launched a Cultural Revolution
Professor David Skover (co-author)

On Dissent: Its Meaning in America
Professor David Skover (co-author)

"Mania" vividly portrays the lives of the great Beat Generation authors and tells a gripping story of literary censorship that reached historic proportions in the 1957 "Howl" obscenity trial. Skover and co-author Ron Collins discussed their book at a symposium at the law school that drew people from around the country, including Albert Bendich, who was co-counsel for the defense in the "Howl" trial, People v. Ferlinghetti (1957), the first prosecution undertaken under the modern standards of federal obscenity law.

"Dissent" explores the philosophical, legal, linguistic, and cultural meanings of dissent. There have been countless books, articles, judicial opinions, and popular news pieces written about dissent. But for all that, it is remarkable that no one has devoted much ink to explaining what dissent is, until now.

Professor Skover is the Fredric C. Tausend Professor.  A Constitutional Law Scholar, he has authored many previous books, including, "The Trials of Lenny Bruce," after which Skover and his coauthor, Ron Collins, successfully petitioned New York Gov. George Pataki to posthumously pardon Lenny Bruce.