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

November 07, 2017

Seattle University School of Law is pleased to partner with the Seattle University men's basketball team to call attention to issues of disparity and injustice in the American legal system.

The Redhawks, who will lock arms in a show of solidarity before each game, support the great work being done by law students, staff, and faculty. Here are just a few examples:

  • Our Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality fights discrimination through research, advocacy, and education.
  • The Defender Initiative, part of the Korematsu Center, works to improve public criminal defense representation for thousands of people in Washington and provide models for application in other states.
  • A new fellowship program will provide support to three students working on projects that address justice issues, including racial disparity and sentencing and right to effective assistance of counsel. They will be assisting with a youth justice program in 2018.
  • The Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, also part of the Korematsu Center, conducts legal and policy research, analysis, and advocacy work to advance the rights of homeless adults, youth, and children.
  • Our Access to Justice Institute coordinates pro bono, social justice, and public interest activities, including our weekly Social Justice Monday events and our Low Bono Incubator program.
  • Grants from our Public Interest Law Foundation allow students to provide quality legal services to low-income and marginalized communities through low-pay or no pay summer positions at nonprofit or public agencies.
  • The Moderate Means Program connects clients who need help with civil issues to attorneys who will work at a reduced rate.
  • Our Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic represents clients who might not otherwise have access to legal help.

For more information about any of these programs, please contact our Advancement department.