Press Coverage Archives
2016 Press Coverage
December 30, 2016 | New York Law Journal
Professor Robert Chang welcomes a NY court ruling on skin color discrimination.
December 29, 2016 | The Seattle Times
Professor Paul Holland writes about flaws in King County's plan for juvenile detention.
December 28, 2016 | BuzzFeed
Professor Charlotte Garden describes challenges facing the Service Employees International Union.
December 27, 2016 | The Urbanist
Professor Dean Spade comments on whether Seattle Mayor Ed Murray can block the new youth jail.
December 23, 2016 | The Stranger
A legal challenge to Seattle's worker protection laws is an "uphill climb," says Professor Charlotte Garden.
December 22, 2016 | Twin Cities Daily Planet
An op-ed cites Professor Sara Rankin's 2015 Homeless Bill of Rights research.
December 20, 2016 | SCOTUSblog
Professor Robert Chang writes that racially disparaging trademarks represent a failure of the free market.
December 03, 2016 | Crosscut
Professor Deborah Ahrens speculates on marijuana legalization and safe consumption sites.
December 03, 2016 | Truthout
Professor Charlotte Garden predicts that Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominees will bring bad news for organized labor.
November 28, 2016 | The Seattle Times
Professor Margaret Fisher sees a need for better education about how government works.
Donald Trump's Supreme Court will be a real threat to labor — and that’s going to hurt the Democrats
November 17, 2016 | Salon
Professor Charlotte Garden breaks down the major labor law issues and how they will fare under President Trump.
November 15, 2016 | Associated Press
Research by our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project is included in a new national report and "hall of shame."
November 14, 2016 | The American Prospect
Professor Brooke Coleman's research on civil procedure rules that favor elite litigants is featured in this piece.
November 10, 2016 | City Club of Boise
Audio recording of Professor Sara Rankin's remarks to the City Club of Boise.
November 10, 2016 | Boise Weekly
Professor Sara Rankin urges Boise residents to fight homelessness on several fronts.
November 10, 2016 | Yakima Herald Republic
The Homeless Rights Advocacy Project is cited in this article about the constitutionality of Yakima's homeless policy.
November 10, 2016 | Northwest Cable News Network
Professor Sara Rankin shares her thoughts on confronting homelessness with compassion.
November 06, 2016 | Idaho Statesman
Professor Sara Rankin explains the psychology behind anti-homelessness laws.
November 03, 2016 | KIRO 7
Professor Deborah Ahrens explains why it's so important to protect jurors' identities.
November 02, 2016 | Bloomberg
Professor Charlotte Garden discusses the National Labor Relations Board's involvement in the class-action case against Uber by its drivers.
October 28, 2016 | The Detroit News
Professor Ron Slye calls for national healing after a divisive presidential election.
October 13, 2016 | The Stranger
Our reports on the criminalization of homelessness are featured in this story about Seattle's controversial new encampment ordinance.
September 26, 2016 | Reuters
Courts have supported the rights of small groups of workers to form a union, says Professor Charlotte Garden.
September 19, 2016 | Everett Herald
Professor Charlotte Garden says the future of organized labor depends on energizing workers.
September 19, 2016 | KNKX
Professor Liz Ford says the new clinic aims to fill a gap in legal services.
September 13, 2016 | Westword
Professor Steven Bender says marijuana legalization has failed to redress past marginalization of vulnerable groups.
September 13, 2016 | KIRO 7
Professor Bryan Adamson explains free speech protections for negative online reviews.
August 26, 2016 | The New York Times
Professor Diane Dick's research on how companies manipulate bankruptcy is featured in this story.
August 23, 2016 | Law.com
Professor Andrew Siegel shares the history of America's first law school.
August 23, 2016 | Bloomberg BNA
Federal appeals courts are divided on the issue of forcing employee disputes into arbitration, says Professor Charlotte Garden.
August 18, 2016 | Bloomberg
Court order sends Uber and its drivers back to the table, says Professor Charlotte Garden.
August 17, 2016 | Stateline
Professor Gillian Dutton says interpreters are needed for all legal services, not just in the courtroom.
August 12, 2016 | Policy and Regulatory Report
Antitrust expert Professor John Kirkwood says an antitrust claim is central to the U.S. Chamber's case against Uber.
August 01, 2016 | Bloomberg
Professor Charlotte Garden commented on Uber's threat to walk away from a deal with its drivers.
July 22, 2016 | Policy and Regulatory Report
Antitrust expert Professor John Kirkwood says the case makes Visa look bad but may still not succeed.
July 19, 2016 | GeekWire
Professor Charlotte Garden commented on a court challenge to Seattle's unionization law for "for hire" drivers.
July 18, 2016 | The New York Times
Professor Ron Slye says a truth & reconciliation commission for the U.S. could bring racial healing.
July 16, 2016 | Everett Herald
Professor Charlotte Garden commented on The Boeing Co.'s history with its union over the years.
July 07, 2016 | Bloomberg
Professor Charlotte Garden discusses the flawed 1st Amendment argument against the U.S. Department of Labor's persuader rule.
July 05, 2016 | In These Times
Professor Charlotte Garden called the ruling one of the most one-sided orders she'd ever seen.
June 22, 2016 | Tacoma News Tribune
Professor Brooke Coleman explains why a boxing dispute involving several countries ended up in Pierce County Court.
June 20, 2016 | KING 5
Professor Andrew Siegel says the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an individual's right to own firearms but hasn't been clear about gun control legislation.
June 03, 2016 | Tacoma News Tribune
Professor Andrew Siegel says the Washington Supreme Court showed respect for the legislative process in its McCleary decision.
May 22, 2016 | The Seattle Times
Professor Sara Rankin says our instincts make us want to turn away from homeless people instead of helping.
May 20, 2016 | The Seattle Times
One man's story of an encampment sweep illustrates problems highlighted by our students' legal research.
May 18, 2016 | Real Change News
Research by our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project is featured in this story about vehicle residency.
May 17, 2016 | Seattle Weekly
Professor Lisa Brodoff and law clinic students worked to challenge coverage laws.
May 16, 2016 | Bloomberg
Professor Charlotte Garden says it's unlikely the lawyer representing Uber drivers will be replaced.
May 16, 2016 | The New York Times
Do anti-union efforts at Amazon qualify as coercive speech? Charlotte Garden explains.
May 13, 2016 | Bloomberg
Uber drivers would have faced several risks in continuing their lawsuit, Professor Charlotte Garden says.
May 11, 2016 | Real Change News
Professor Sara Rankin says vehicle impoundment is devastating for people experiencing homelessness.
May 11, 2016 | The Atlantic
Professor Charlotte Garden writes that the U.S. Supreme Court could decidewhether workers can challenge their status as independent contractors.
May 10, 2016 | Gravity.fm
Thomas Antkowiak discusses his work protecting the indigenous communities threatened by a massive canal project in Nicaragua.
May 10, 2016 | The Daily News
Law student Justin Olson defends the right of vehicle residency for people experiencing homelessness.
May 10, 2016 | Politico Morning Shift
Professor Charlotte Garden speculates on the legality of an agreement between Uber drivers and the Machinists union in New York.
May 10, 2016 | The Seattle Times
Seattle's collective bargaining ordinance could complicate legal settlements for Uber, says Professor Charlotte Garden.
May 09, 2016 | Seattle Weekly
Our policy brief on LGBTQ youth and homelessness is featured in this news story.
April 21, 2016 | In These Times
Charlotte Garden discusses legal challenges to right-to-work laws and whether the takings clause applies to them.
April 21, 2016 | Bloomberg Technology
How gig-economy employers treat their workers will continue to be tested in lawsuits, says Professor Charlotte Garden.
April 13, 2016 | Upside Down World
Professor Thomas Antkowiak describes the crucial moments in fighting for the release of Nestora Salgado.
April 07, 2016 | Northwest Asian Weekly
Professor Lorraine Bannai shares memories of her work with civil rights legend Fred Korematsu.
April 07, 2016 | Bloomberg Technology
Professor Charlotte Garden said a judge's ruling offers guidance for an acceptable settlement with drivers.
April 06, 2016 | Bloomberg Technology
An appeals court's decision to review is not a good sign for the plaintiffs, says Professor Charlotte Garden.
March 30, 2016 | ACS Blog
A tie vote in this major public sector union case before the U.S. Supreme Court shows the need for a ninth justice, says Professor Charlotte Garden.
Akron can start its own criminal justice reform by ending its assault on the rights of the poor and homeless
March 23, 2016 | Cleveland.com
Op-ed columnist and law professor Joe Mead cites our homeless rights research.
March 23, 2016 | National Jurist
Our Alaska Summer Program tops this list of summer law school experiences.
March 22, 2016 | National Catholic Reporter
Professor Thomas Antkowiak thanks the many supporters who worked for Nestora Salgado's release.
March 22, 2016 | The Seattle Times
The law school's International Human Rights Clinic worked to help free Nestora Salgado.
March 22, 2016 | Seattle Globalist
Human Rights Clinic client returns to Seattle after illegal detention in Mexico.
March 21, 2016 | Huffington Post
Professor Bryan Adamson addresses whether presidential candidate Donald Trump's provocative speech is protected by the First Amendment.
March 21, 2016 | The News Tribune
Our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project students spell out problems with Tacoma's law.
March 18, 2016 | KPLU
Professor Thomas Antkowiak says Mexican courts cleared Salgado of all remaining charges.
March 18, 2016 | The Seattle Times
Professor Thomas Antkowiak says Salgado suffered from inadequate medical attention in prison.
March 18, 2016 | Seattle Globalist
Professor Thomas Antkowiak says a U.N. ruling on Salgado's arbitrary detention played a crucial role in her release.
March 18, 2016 | Associated Press
Professor Thomas Antkowiak credits Nestora Salgado's dedicated supporters for her release from jail.
March 11, 2016 | The Capitol Forum
Antitrust expert Professor John Kirkwood explains the concept of monopsony in this piece about health insurance mergers.
March 10, 2016 | New Day Northwest
Professor Steven Bender offered some thoughts about rising home prices in Seattle, and whether rent control is the answer.
March 02, 2016 | VICE
Professor Steven Bender comments on the dystopian, robot-controlled future of our country's addiction to cheap labor.
February 28, 2016 | KOMO News
Support is growing for the release of our International Human Rights Clinic client Nestora Salgado, held in Mexican prison for almost three years.
February 26, 2016 | CNN En Espanol
Our International Human Rights Clinic's work to free Nestora Salgado is featured in this Spanish-language program.
February 25, 2016 | KOMO News
Professor Natasha Martin talks about the need for judges to avoid conflict of interest, or even the appearance of it.
February 18, 2016 | GeekWire
Professor John Kirkwood participates in a panel discussion on Seattle's driver unionization law.
February 18, 2016 | Associated Press
Professor Sara Rankin comments on the growing problem of homelessness in Seattle and the progressive efforts underway to reduce it.
February 16, 2016 | The Seattle Times
Columnist Jonathan Martin cites Professor Bob Boruchowitz's study on the costs of seeking the death penalty in this analysis of momentum to end capital punishment in Washington.
February 16, 2016 | KUOW
Professor Thomas Antkowiak urges political pressure to secure the release of clinic client Nestora Salgado.
February 16, 2016 | The Atlantic
Justice Antonin Scalia's death could affect a high-profile union case at the U.S. Supreme Court, writes Professor Charlotte Garden. Her essay was also featured in RealClearPolicy, Politico's Pro Morning Shift, and OnLabor update.
February 12, 2016 | Policy and Regulatory Report
Antitrust expert Professor John Kirkwood explains how U.S. Supreme Court cases have affected class certification.
February 09, 2016 | Seattle Globalist
The law school's International Human Rights Clinic convinced a U.N. panel that their client should be released.
February 05, 2016 | Oregon Public Broadcasting
Ethics expert Professor John Strait addresses the professional responsibilities of lawyers offering services to militia in the Oregon standoff.
February 04, 2016 | Mexico News Daily
Professor Thomas Antkowiak describes Nestora Salgado as a political prisoner.
February 03, 2016 | Fox News Latino
Our International Human Rights Clinic's partner attorney in Mexico, Ricardo Lagunes Gasca, says Nestora Salgado has been denied due process.
February 02, 2016 | The New York Times
The law school's International Human Rights Clinic has been pursuing justice for Nestora Salgado since 2013. This Associated Press story appeared in media outlets across the country.
February 02, 2016 | The Guardian
Important ruling will increase pressure on Mexico to release the law school's client, says Professor Thomas Antkowiak.
January 30, 2016 | L.A. Review of Books
A review of Professor Lorraine Bannai's book on the life and legal fight of Fred Korematsu, who was once her client.
January 27, 2016 | Bloomberg Business
Arbitration clauses make a big difference between Uber and Lyft contracts, says labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden.
January 17, 2016 | The Atlantic
Strong unions benefit both employers and employees, says labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden.
January 12, 2016 | ACS Blog
Oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court "went very badly" for unions, Professor Charlotte Garden writes. (This piece was included in the SCOTUSblog round-up on Jan. 14.)
Supreme Court Tackles Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: What’s At Stake For Public-Sector Unions And Workers?
January 11, 2016 | International Business Times
Professor Charlotte Garden predicts "wave of contract renegotiations" if precedent is overturned by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
January 11, 2016 | The Stranger
In a guest editorial, our Korematsu Center and Access to Justice Institute describe alternatives to juvenile incarceration.
January 11, 2016 | Ed Source
Professor Charlotte Garden offers her thoughts on an important union case after hearing oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court.
January 08, 2016 | The Atlantic
Previous court rulings could provide some insight into the latest union challenge, Professor Charlotte Garden explains.
January 05, 2016 | Education Week
Professor Charlotte Garden says a pending Supreme Court case could upset labor contracts for teachers.
January 05, 2016 | The Stranger
Professor Charlotte Garden explains legal regulations at the heart of challenges to Seattle's driver unionization law.
January 04, 2016 | AP
Are the Oregon militia members terrorists? Professor John McKay weighs in.