2015 Press Coverage

The Fred Korematsu story

December 22, 2015

Professor Lorraine Bannai's book on civil rights pioneer Fred Korematsu is featured in a book round-up.

Seattle councilmember who created Uber union law: 'We can be pro-innovation, but also pro-worker'

December 17, 2015

Professor Charlotte Garden offers legal analysis of Seattle City Council's for-hire driver union measure.

Foreclosure help coming right to Tacomans' front doors

December 16, 2015

Staff attorney Angeline Thomas '11 talks about why our foreclosure prevention program is reaching out to homeowners in Tacoma.

Public defender reform to get tougher

December 16, 2015

Professor Bob Boruchowitz spoke to the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission about reasonable limits on caseloads for public defenders.

Alaska Airlines, Other Businesses Continue Legal Battle Over SeaTac Minimum Wage

December 15, 2015

The latest twist in the legal fight over a $15 minimum wage at SeaTac airport is likely a delaying tactic, said Professor Charlotte Garden.

Airport employers seek new hearing on SeaTac minimum wage

December 15, 2015

Professor Charlotte Garden sees little "wiggle room" for plaintiffs to reverse a ruling by the Washington Supreme Court.

Legal Clash Looms Over Seattle Legislation to Organize Uber and Lyft Drivers

December 15, 2015

Employee classification and antitrust are the major legal hurdles for the new law, said Professor Charlotte Garden.

Seattle becomes first U.S. city to let Uber drivers unionize

December 14, 2015

Seattle may have overstepped in passing the new law, Professor John Kirkwood said.

Seattle City Council votes to let Uber, Lyft drivers unionize

December 14, 2015

Professor John Kirkwood identifies major legal problems with Seattle's new law.

Seattle allows Uber, Lyft drivers to unionize

December 14, 2015

Professor Charlotte Garden is quoted in this Associated Press story, which was published by news outlets around the country.

Seattle Passes Law Allowing Uber Drivers To Unionize

December 14, 2015

The new law is more worker-friendly than federal labor law, said Professor Charlotte Garden.

Seattle Considers 'Unprecedented' Ordinance To Allow Ride-App Drivers To Unionize

December 14, 2015

Professor Charlotte Garden says state and city laws can protect workers when federal laws exclude them.

Two years in, homeless feel targeted by sit-lie law

December 13, 2015

This story about nuisance laws in Spokane cites research by our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project and quotes student Justin Olson.

Seattle Considers Measure to Let Uber and Lyft Drivers Unionize

December 13, 2015

Professor John Kirkwood comments on the antitrust implications of collective bargaining among Uber, Lyft drivers.

Uber Pushes New Contract on Drivers as Pay Fight Escalates

December 11, 2015

Professor Charlotte Garden said Uber is trying to limit the size of a pending class action.

Uber Drivers’ Lawsuit Over Pay Just Got Much Costlier

December 09, 2015

Professor Charlotte Garden says a court ruling could dramatically increase the number of Uber drivers joining a lawsuit against the company.

Will Uber And Lyft Drivers Get A Union In Seattle?

December 07, 2015

Professor Charlotte Garden says Seattle is on the forefront of worker protection laws.

Wash. Supreme Court Again Says SeaTac Minimum Wage Applies To Airport Workers

December 01, 2015

Professor Charlotte Garden says further appeals are unlikely in the legal battle over SeaTac's minimum wage law.

Ed Murray team rolls out stronger labor laws

November 19, 2015

Labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden offers insight into Seattle's new protections for workers.

US academic envisions next-generation trademark system: introducing the 'tracermark'

November 18, 2015

Our Professor Margaret Chon says "tracermarks" would bring trademarks into the digital age.

Washington Legislature should move to end the death penalty

November 17, 2015

This editorial cites Professor Bob Boruchowitz's study on the costs of seeking the death penalty.

Seattle University Teams Up With City Of Tacoma To Help Prevent Foreclosures

November 17, 2015

Angeline Thomas '11, staff attorney for our Foreclosure Mediation and Outreach Project, describes assistance for homeowners.

Professor Robert Chang named 'Leader in Diversity'

November 13, 2015

Professor Robert Chang is featured in the article "Why Diversity Matters." The article calls out the Civil Rights Amicus Clinic and our work on behalf of high school students fighting to preserve Mexican American Studies in Arizona.

A New Look at Fred Korematsu

November 13, 2015

Professor Lori Bannai's new book about Fred Korematsu shows that his legal crusade for civil rights is still relevant even today.

Former patient sued over negative Yelp review

November 06, 2015

Online reviews are protected speech, but get the facts right, says Professor Bryan Adamson.

Renton Grandmother in Mexican Prison: 'I Need Help'

November 05, 2015

Nestora Salgado's legal team, led by Professor Tom Antkowiak, continue to fight for her release.

New sentencing for killer of Ballard High student

November 05, 2015

Juvenile and young offenders should be treated differently when charged as adults, says Professor Paul Holland.

Washington State Sued a Failed Kickstarter Project and Won

October 30, 2015

Professor Bryan Adamson comments on the consumer's financial risk of sites like Kickstarter.

Labor board's shift in legal interpretation could allow many taxi drivers to unionize

October 29, 2015

Professor Charlotte Garden explains the determination of what makes an independent contractor or an employee.

Justice Gap For The Low Income Has Widened In Washington

October 29, 2015

Our Professor John McKay talks about the release of Washington's Civil Legal Needs Study Update.

Everett passes measure against 'aggressive panhandling'

October 28, 2015

Despite opposition from the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, Everett has passed an ordinance to criminalize "aggressive panhandling."

Fixes Urged to Help Poor Defendants in Utah

October 26, 2015

Professor Bob Boruchowitz's Defender Initiative, along with the Sixth Amendment Center, released a report showing that most people charged with a misdemeanor in Utah go to court without an attorney.

Seattle's Audacious Plan To Let Uber And Lyft Drivers Unionize Raises Eyebrows In The On-Demand Economy

October 09, 2015

Uber may challenge the right of Seattle drivers to unionize but Professor Charlotte Garden thinks that effort would be unsuccessful.

Here's What You Can Expect in The Next Action-Packed Supreme Court Term

October 06, 2015

This U.S. Supreme Court preview quotes Professor Charlotte Garden's essay on public sector union challenges.

Can justice be served without putting kids behind bars?

October 02, 2015

A story on efforts to close the school-to-prison pipeline cites our report on racial inequality in the criminal justice system. This story was also published on TruthOut.

Boise Homeless Case Dismissed, What Happens Next?

October 02, 2015

Professor Sara Rankin says the city must protect the constitutional rights of its homeless citizens.

UN goals fall short of Francis' vision

September 24, 2015

Professor Carmen Gonzalez outlines a plan for environmental protection based on Pope Francis's vision of justice and morality.

Criminalizing Homelessness Can Now Cost Cities Federal Money

September 22, 2015

Research by our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project is cited in this story about HUD grants.

SCOTUS may take Apple ebooks case, but company will lose -- attorneys

September 17, 2015

Antitrust expert Professor John Kirkwood comments on the chances of Apple taking its ebooks pricing case to the high court.

Labor law has been frozen for 60 years. Democrats are trying to crack it open.

September 16, 2015

Labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden says she isn't optimistic about a new bill that would better protect workers' rights to organize.

Scott Walker sets sights on unions, outlines plan to alter US labor law

September 14, 2015

A plan by presidential candidate Scott Walker would gut union protections, says labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden.

Media Ignored Major Project in Nyandarua

September 09, 2015

Professor Ron Slye comments on the state of journalism in Kenya.

Week in Review: A union for Uber drivers?

September 04, 2015

Professor Elizabeth Ford says collective bargaining for Uber drivers would serve the common good.

Top 10 Myths About Legal Education

September 01, 2015

Dean Annette Clark and UW Law Dean Kellye Testy respond to common suggestions for how to improve law school.

Activism unjustly criminalized in Nestora Salgado case

September 01, 2015

Professor Thomas Antkowiak and co-counsel Alejondra Gonza call on the United States to demand freedom for Nestora Salgado.

City Council member says let Uber drivers unionize

August 31, 2015

Professors Charlotte Garden and Liz Ford comment on a Seattle City Council plan to let Uber drivers collectively bargain.

How an Indigenous Group Is Battling Construction of the Nicaragua Canal

August 27, 2015

Professor Thomas Antkowiak discusses opposition by indigenous groups to a major canal project in Nicaragua.

Is calling your Asian-American band The Slants racist?

August 26, 2015

Professor Robert Chang is quoted about opposition to a trademark for the name of a Portland dance rock band.

19 lawmakers: State Supreme Court order — and $100,000 per-day fine — unconstitutional

August 20, 2015

Despite the protests of several legislators, the Washington Supreme Court is within its constitutional powers to levy sanctions, says Prof. Andrew Siegel.

State's high court extends SeaTac minimum wage to airport workers

August 20, 2015

Does a court ruling in favor of a $15 minimum wage at SeaTac airport apply retroactively? Professor Charlotte Garden comments.

DoJ Joins Homeless Advocates Against Anti-Camping Laws

August 20, 2015

The Department of Justice is a new ally in the fight against municipal laws that unfairly punish the homeless.

Seattle Can't Prosecute Homeless For Sleeping Outside, Advocates Warn

August 20, 2015

Our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project has notified cities throughout Washington that their anti-homeless laws could be unconstitutional.

Washington Supreme Court Rules That $15 Minimum Wage Applies At Sea-Tac Airport

August 20, 2015

Professor Charlotte Garden says the city of SeaTac was a political pioneer in the fight for a higher minimum wage.

Finally on the Frontier: Alaska Gets a Satellite Law School

August 19, 2015

Legal education expands in Alaska, with Seattle University School of Law's new satellite campus in Anchorage.

Joaquin Avila, lion of voting rights, speaks

August 19, 2015

Voting rights legend Professor Joaquin Avila on Latino political power, Donald Trump, and district elections.

Dean Spade on Trans Justice

August 13, 2015

Does visibility create a false story that trans people's struggles are over? Professor Dean Spade comments on CounterSpin.

School funding back on table as court fines state $100,000 a day

August 13, 2015

Professor Andrew Siegel and adjunct James Lobsenz break down the practical legal issues of the Washington Supreme Court sanction order in the ‪‎McCleary‬ school funding case.

Can clerks refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses?

August 10, 2015

Do county clerks have the right to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples? Professor Julie Shapiro comments. (Skip ahead to 11:32.)

A truth and reconciliation committee for the United States

August 10, 2015

Professor Ronald Slye makes the case for a truth and reconciliation commission in the United States to cope with lingering social wounds from slavery.

Israel's security means ending its oppression of Palestinians

August 08, 2015

Professor John McKay calls for "tough love" to end Israel-Palestinian conflict.

Ferguson movement probed from radical and pragmatic perspectives

August 07, 2015

One year after protests in Ferguson, Missouri, Professor Dean Spade joined a panel in St. Louis to discuss reform and racial justice.

Prosecutors won't seek death penalty for Michele Anderson

July 29, 2015

Professor Bob Boruchowitz's study on the costs of the death penalty is cited in this news story about a woman charged with murdering six members of her family.

Asian Bar Groups Take Issue With Band's Trademark Fight

July 28, 2015

Our Korematsu Center joins in an amicus brief supporting the denial of a trademark for a Portland band whose name is a historically disparaging word.

Putting a Price on a Human Egg

July 27, 2015

Do price limits on human eggs constitute an antitrust violation? Professor Julie Shapiro offers her thoughts.

An Aid Worker Was Raped In South Sudan And The U.N. Did Almost Nothing About It

July 24, 2015

The U.N. is notoriously bad about internal accountability, Professor Ron Slye explains in this story about the rape of an aid worker at a refugee camp.

Obama's Trip to Kenya: Putting Accountability and Reconciliation on the Agenda

July 24, 2015

Professor Ron Slye urges President Obama to address "Kenya's persistent legacy of impunity with respect to gross violations of human rights and corruption."

Homeless Bus Ticket Programs Across The Nation Offer Little Accountability, Poor Housing Solutions, Activists Say

July 24, 2015

One-way bus tickets are just another way for cities to avoid meaningful solutions to the problem of homelessness, Professor Sara Rankin told International Business Times.

Linking Human and Environmental Justice with Carmen Gonzalez

July 23, 2015

Professor Carmen Gonzalez discusses how marginalized communities bear the brunt of economic activities that wreak havoc on the environment.

If Sandra Bland Were a White Woman, Statistics Show She'd Be Alive Today

July 22, 2015

Professor Robert Chang's research on racial disparity in the criminal justice system, particularly minor traffic offenses, is cited in The Huffington Post's coverage of ‪Sandra Bland‬.

Julie Shapiro addresses sexual orientation discrimination laws

July 16, 2015

In an interview with KIRO Radio's Dave Ross, Professor Julie Shapiro explains the next legal steps in dealing with discrimination based on sexual orientation. (The story begins at 21:36.)

Dean Spade comments on military rules on transgendered troops

July 15, 2015

"We should prioritize the areas of change where there is the greatest need," Professor Dean Spade told KIRO Radio. (The story begins at 18:37.)

Alternatives to reform prisons to reduce outsourcing and reoffending

July 07, 2015

David Keenan '08 co-authors an editorial citing International Human Rights Clinic report "Voices from Detention: A Report on Human Rights Violations at the Northwest Detention Center".

Friedrichs v. Calif. Teachers Association: Union Fair Share Fees Endangered in One of Next Term's Biggest Cases

July 03, 2015

Next year's blockbuster Supreme Court case could be one that affects public sector unions, says labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden.

Apple likely to appeal US e-books decision--analysis

July 01, 2015

Antitrust expert Professor John Kirkwood said there was extensive evidence that Apple encouraged and assisted in a conspiracy to impose a new pricing model on e-books.

Why A New Supreme Court Case Is An Existential Threat To Unions

July 01, 2015

Professor Charlotte Garden explains that a pending Supreme Court case could curtail unions' efforts to get out the vote.

Supreme Court will hear case on public sector union fees

July 01, 2015

A pending case against the California Teachers Association could impact public sector unions across the country. Professor Charlotte Garden offers her thoughts and analysis.

Helping homeless less costly than criminalizing them

June 28, 2015

In an op-ed column, Kristina Jorgensen discusses our report on criminalization of the homeless from the perspective of someone who used to be homeless.

Gay rights activist celebrates Supreme Court ruling

June 26, 2015

Law student Janice Langbehn describes her struggle for spousal rights and celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality.

Andrew Siegel comments on SCOTUS marriage equality ruling

June 26, 2015

"If there's any surprise today, it's the tone of the dissents," Professor Andrew Siegel said. (His comments begin at 10:54.)

'Welcome to the other side of the rainbow'

June 26, 2015

Professor Julie Shapiro offers reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

Supreme Court upholds key component of Obamacare

June 25, 2015

Dean Annette Clark and Professor Andrew Siegel comment on a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding health care subsidies.

Key cases await Supreme Court rulings

June 24, 2015

"The Equal Protection Clause evolves as norms of equality evolve." Professor Andrew Siegel commented on the major cases remaining before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Female Deans Taking Charge

June 22, 2015

More and more women are leading law schools, thanks in part to a diversity conference held every two years and launched by our law school in 2007.

Dylann Roof and death penalty: Does it matter what victims' families want?

June 21, 2015

Professor Bob Boruchowitz's study on the costs of pursuing capital punishment is cited in this story about whether the Charleston church shooter could face death.

Who Is a Corporation Supposed to Serve?

June 16, 2015

Scholarly papers from our annual Berle Symposium, published in the Seattle University Law Review, feature in this story about competing viewpoints on corporate law.

Marriage equality could lead to other legal challenges, says Julie Shapiro

June 16, 2015

On the air with radio news host Dave Ross, Professor Julie Shapiro says issues of "conscience clauses" for judges and parental status could follow SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality.

Mexican Activist Nestora Salgado on Hunger Strike

June 12, 2015

This report about Nestora Salgado, a client of our International Human Rights Clinic, calls on supporters to plan protests on her behalf.

Tent cities: Seattle's unique approach to homelessness

June 10, 2015

Tent cities are one way to protect homeless people from criminalized activities but they don't solve homelessness, Professor Sara Rankin says.

What regrets will today’s laws and attitudes bring us in the future?

June 09, 2015

John Midgely reviews Professor Steven Bender's latest book, "Mea Culpa: Lessons on Law and Regret From Human History."

Renton woman imprisoned in Mexico without due process

June 08, 2015

Rep. Adam Smith joined Seattle U's International Human Rights Clinic to demand the release of client Nestora Salgado.

Hunger Strike Called Off by American Woman Jailed in Mexico After Starting Citizen Police Force

June 05, 2015

Nestora Salgado, a client of our International Human Rights Clinic, continue to fight for her freedom.

SCOTUS's NC Dental decision will have impact on private, government cases against associations going forward

June 02, 2015

Antitrust expert Professor John Kirkwood comments on a dispute between a state dental board and professional teeth whiteners who aren't dentists.

Guiding Families to a Fair Day in Court

May 29, 2015

Research by Professor Anna Roberts on the problem of jury bias is cited in this article about the trend toward participatory defense.

Unions divide labor movement over LA minimum wage exemptions

May 29, 2015

The labor community is divided over a new $15 minimum wage law in Los Angeles. Professor Charlotte Garden explains how union escape clauses could come into play.

Indigenous police commander Nestora Salgado on hunger strike in Mexican maximum security prison

May 27, 2015

"The due process situation has been absolutely atrocious." Professor Thomas Antkowiak discusses his client, who is illegally detained in Mexico.

Dealing with Homelessness: Criminalizing It Is Not the Answer, Says Law School Prof. Sara Rankin

May 27, 2015

Professor Sara Rankin describes the research work done by our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

Are We Hiding the Homeless When We Should Be Housing Them?

May 26, 2015

"When it costs money to obey the law, the poorest among us necessarily become criminals." More great coverage of our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

SU report shows Seattle criminalizing life-sustaining behaviors

May 20, 2015

This follow-up Real Change story on our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project describes how the work has been received in the community and how our students are motivated to keep up the fight.

Nebraska death penalty repeal: Are Republicans shifting their stance?

May 20, 2015

A Seattle University study, co-authored by Professor Bob Boruchowitz, on the costs of pursuing the death penalty is cited in this report about a move to abolish the death penalty in Nebraska.

Lawyer: Jailed vigilante leader in Mexico to be moved

May 20, 2015

Professor Tom Antkowiak's announcement that client Nestora Salgado would be moved to a better detention facility in Mexico received widespread media coverage, including the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC, NBC, and FOX News.

Constitution Violated 'Thousands of Times Every Day'

May 18, 2015

Because people lack public defenders when accused of misdemeanors, Professor Bob Boruchowitz told a Senate committee, they go to jail for minor offenses like sleeping in a cardboard box, providing food to homeless people in a park, and walking a dog without a leash.

Renton woman Nestora Salgado on hunger strike in Mexican prison

May 15, 2015

Professor Thomas Antkowiak describes the struggle that led to a hunger strike by his client, Nestora Salgado of Renton, who is illegally jailed in Mexico.

Speaking Out for Shareholders in Corporate Bankruptcies

May 15, 2015

A DealBook column cites research by Professor Diane Dick on shareholder activism in cases of company bankruptcy.

Stop policies that lead to cycle of homelessness

May 14, 2015

An editorial praises our students' homeless rights advocacy, and calls on cities to be more thoughtful in their policy-making

The Assault on Unions Is Hurting All Workers

May 14, 2015

Analysis by Professor Charlotte Garden is cited in this opinion piece about how the right-to-work movement affects all workers.

Measuring the Real Impact of a $50 Billion Engineering Marvel

May 14, 2015

Professor Thomas Antkowiak said his students in the International Human Rights Clinic are fighting a massive canal project in Nicaragua because it threatens indigenous communities.

Bipartisan support in Washington for reform of misdemeanor courts

May 13, 2015

Professor Robert Boruchowitz's testimony in favor of right to counsel for indigent clients charged with misdemeanors is featured in this story about hearings before the Senate Judicial Committee.

Mayor Murray's LGBTQ-Israel trip under fire

May 06, 2015

Professor Dean Spade calls on Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to cancel an upcoming trip to Israel for "a propaganda conference that promotes Israel as a gay-rights haven in order to cover up the realities of apartheid."

When Survival Becomes A Crime: How City Laws Affect The Homeless

May 06, 2015

Marcie Sillman talks to Professor Sara Rankin about how city ordinances and laws affect the homeless in Washington cities.

A New Study Shows Exactly How Washington Cities Have Turned Being Homeless Into a Crime

May 06, 2015

"Cities are relying on criminalization to make this uncomfortable, visible poverty go away." Our students' homeless rights advocacy work is featured.

In Major Anti-Labor Case, Union-busters No Longer Even Pretend Unions Don't Benefit Workers

April 29, 2015

Labor expert Professor Charlotte Garden tackles a First Amendment question at play in a case against a California teachers' union.

Will the Supreme Court Do More Damage To Public Sector Unions?

April 28, 2015

Will the Supreme Court take a case that could undermine public sector unions? Professor Charlotte Garden weighs in.

Seattle U Professor talks about gay marriage argument

April 28, 2015

Professor Andrew Siegel analyzes oral arguments in the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage case and predicts a victory for marriage rights.

Parks’ smoking ban: Will homeless be the targets?

April 15, 2015

Homeless rights advocate Professor Sara Rankin expresses concern that smoking bans will be used as a way to prosecute the homeless in Seattle city parks.

2015's States with the Highest and Lowest Property Taxes

April 07, 2015

Should people consider property taxes before buying a home? Professor Diane Lourdes Dick offers guidance.

Freedom Trailblazer: A profile of Professor Tom Antkowiak

April 01, 2015

An in-depth profile of Professor Tom Antkowiak uncovers the roots of his dedication to fighting injustice internationally.

US Supreme Court chief justice sounds warning on EPA rule justifications

April 01, 2015

Environmental law expert Professor Catherine O'Neill comments on the cost-benefit analysis of new regulations for Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.

Amazon to remove non-compete clause from contracts for hourly workers

March 27, 2015

Professor Charlotte Garden is cited in this article about Amazon's abrupt change in policy for its hourly workers.

Exclusive: Amazon makes even temporary warehouse workers sign 18-month non-competes

March 26, 2015

Professor Charlotte Garden says a tough job market makes workers vulnerable to restrictive contracts.

Big fast food seeks injunction against Seattle’s $15 minimum wage

March 10, 2015

Labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden speculated that a federal judge would be unlikely to grant an injuction against Seattle's $15 minimum wage law for franchises of large chain businesses.

Labor law challenged: Freedom Foundation sues SEIU 925

March 05, 2015

Visiting professor Elizabeth Ford says a lawsuit by home care workers challenges the viability of public sector unions.

American Express to work with DoJ on steering remedies

February 23, 2015

Antitrust expert Professor Jack Kirkwood says it's unusal but not unprecedented for judges to telegraph their thoughts on a case as a way of encouraging parties to reach a potential remedy on their own.

It’s just too expensive to execute people, says Kentucky lawmaker

February 05, 2015

As states try to recover from the recession, the high costs of seeking the death penalty become much less tenable, accoridng to this story that cites our recent study of the subject.

SCOTUS deals blow to retirees

January 27, 2015

Labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden finds the silver lining in a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on retiree health benefits.

The Supreme Court Case That Could Decimate American Public Sector Unionism

January 26, 2015

Analyzing a lawsuit over "fair share" fees for public sector unions, labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden explains the differences between lobbying and collective bargaining.

Space Needle Told To Stop Unfair Labor Practices, Rehire Workers

January 26, 2015

Employers can't make staff feel like their union activities are being watched, says labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden in this piece about a ruling against the Space Needle.

Facebook Accused Of Playing Monopoly With Virtual Currencies

January 23, 2015

Antitrust expert Professor John Kirkwood offers his thoughts on a lawsuit against Facebook by virtual currency company Social Ranger.

Renton activist may soon be released from jail in Mexico

January 20, 2015

Professor Tom Antkowiak appears in a TV news report about his clinic's client, Nestora Salgado, and efforts to dismiss charges against her in Mexico.

Why Pleading 'Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity' Is Rarely Effective

January 20, 2015

Professor Deborah Ahrens explains that the insanity defense is more popular on TV and in movies than in reality.

Professor Steve Bender's new book featured among local authors

January 20, 2015

"Mea Culpa: Lessons on Law and Regret From U.S. History" challenges reader's sense of enlightenment.

Study: Washington death penalty cases cost extra $1 million

January 20, 2015

KING 5 featured Professor from Practice Bob Boruchowitz in this story about two high-profile murder trials starting in Seattle, and the costs associated with seeking the death penalty.

Of slots and sloth: How cash from casinos makes Native Americans poorer

January 17, 2015

When tribes offer per capita payments of gaming revenues, they actually experience an increase in poverty rates. This piece cites a study published in our American Indian Law Journal.

Meet the man in charge of policing the police during protests

January 13, 2015

Professor Emeritus Dave Boerner, former chief criminal deputy and assistant attorney general, helped draft an ordinance protecting the rights of peaceful protesters.

Seeking death penalty adds $1M to prosecution cost, study says

January 07, 2015

Press coverage details the rigorous research behind the law school's study of higher costs with death penalty cases.

Study: Wash. Death Penalty Cases Cost Much More Than Similar Non-Death Penalty Cases

January 07, 2015

KPLU featured a report about our study of the $1 million pricetag for pursuing the death penalty.

Wash. Death Penalty Cases Cost $1 Million More, Study Finds

January 07, 2015

Professor Robert Boruchowitz discusses his study on the steep costs of pursuing the death penalty.

Reaching the American Dream is Harder for People of Color

January 01, 2015

Ideas about the American Dream tend to break down along racial lines. Our own Professor Steve Bender explains why in The New York Times - Room for Debate.