2017 News

Seattle U basketball calls attention to law school's equal justice efforts

November 07, 2017

Team will lock arms before each game and promote MLK message of justice. 

Derek “Red Arrow” Frank earns federal clerkship, launches career in advocacy

October 19, 2017

3L Derek “Red Arrow” Frank has been selected for a federal clerkship that will start him down the path to his ultimate career goal. 

Hirabayashi, Yasui, Korematsu families file brief in Supreme Court in opposition to travel ban

September 18, 2017

The Korematsu Center filed an amicus brief on behalf of the children of Gordon Hirabayashi, Minoru Yasui, and Fred Korematsu in opposition to Trump's travel ban. 

Deborah Ahrens earns teaching excellence award

August 18, 2017

Her dedication to her students and her commitment to academic achievement has earned Professor Deborah Ahrens the 2017-19 William C. Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence Award. 

Seattle U Law welcomes incoming students

August 16, 2017

In welcoming new students to Seattle University School of Law today, Dean Annette E. Clark '89 affirmed the university’s commitment to diversity and condemned violent demonstrations by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. 

John Kirkwood elected to prestigious legal institute

August 03, 2017

Antitrust scholar Professor John Kirkwood has been elected to The American Law Institute (ALI), the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. 

Professor, alumna work to improve language access in courts

July 28, 2017

Professor Gillian Dutton and 2008 graduate Kristi Cruz were both significant contributors to a new plan that assists state courts in ensuring access for all limited English proficient (LEP) people who need court services and programs. 

Passion for immigration law leads graduate to help workers in need

July 14, 2017

Hyun-Ji Lee '17 is the 2017-18 Frances Perkins Fellow at the Unemployment Law Project. 

Korematsu Center fights DOJ order blocking legal help for immigrants

June 23, 2017

People have First Amendment rights to receive information and ideas from legal advisers, and lawyers have similar rights to express those ideas, according to a brief filed by the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality in support of legal advocates who have been ordered to stop helping immigrants. 

Ethnic studies case heads to trial in Tucson

June 21, 2017

The case that helped launch the law school’s Civil Rights Clinic in 2012 heads back to the courtroom this summer, as Professor Robert Chang and a team of attorneys continue legal efforts to protect ethnic studies in Arizona. 

Korematsu Center joins Michigan fight against Trump's travel ban

May 22, 2017

The Korematsu Center was joined by other amici in filing Eastern District of Michigan amicus brief in Arab American Civil Rights League v. Trump. 

Clinic students on the front lines of immigration fight

May 11, 2017

When students signed up for Professor Won Kidane's Immigration Law Clinic this spring, they had no idea that their line of work would be the subject of daily headlines and massive protests at airports across the country. 

Boruchowitz report: Louisiana's public defender system violates rights of the poor

May 05, 2017

Seattle professor teams up with Southern Poverty Law Center on largest indigent defense case of its kind. 

Ethics expert Professor John Strait retires

April 03, 2017

As Professor Strait prepares to retire at the end of this academic year, he reflected on his long career of working to build a bridge between academia and the practicing bar and bench, and remembered with pride the thousands of students he taught who went on to become talented, hard-working lawyers. 

Law school honors Judge Beth Andrus as Woman of the Year

March 24, 2017

Recognizing the valuable role mentors play in guiding new lawyers, Seattle University School of Law honored Judge Beth M. Andrus as Woman of the Year for 2017. 

LLSA honors community members with awards

March 03, 2017

The Latinx Law Student Association will present annual awards to three people whose work and achievements lift up the legal community, support the law school, and foster justice. 

Two law grads receive Seattle U Alumni Awards

March 02, 2017

Each year the Seattle University Alumni Association hosts the Alumni Awards, honoring six outstanding members of the Seattle University community who embody our Jesuit values, demonstrating leadership and service to others. Two law school graduates are included this year, honored for work on behalf of children living in areas of conflict and on behalf of immigrants and women. 

Low Bono Incubator Program helps 11 new attorneys thrive

February 28, 2017

Eleven graduates of Seattle University School of Law will receive mentorship and financial assistance for one year as they build legal practices to serve moderate-income clients. They are part of the law school's innovative Low Bono Incubator Program, which launched in 2014. 

Korematsu Center joins children of Japanese internment litigants to fight travel ban

February 16, 2017

The center was joined by the children of litigants in the Japanese relocation and incarceration cases from World War II, civil rights organizations, and national and New York bar associations of color. 

BLSA honors two graduates who serve vulnerable communities

February 07, 2017

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) at Seattle University School of Law will celebrate two graduates who have devoted both their professional lives and volunteer hours to helping vulnerable people and communities. 

Korematsu Center files amicus brief in Washington state's case against Trump

February 06, 2017

In its amicus brief, the Korematsu Center asserts that courts actually can – and should – review executive branch action on immigration.  

Law school welcomes Karena Rahall as Access to Justice Institute leader

February 03, 2017

Former clinic professor and social justice champion Karena Rahall has returned to Seattle University School of Law to lead the Access to Justice Institute (ATJI) in the recently elevated role of assistant dean. 

Korematsu Center condemns President Trump's executive order restricting immigration

January 29, 2017

Korematsu Center condemns President Trump's executive order restricting immigration