2018 News

Law student's novella promotes suicide prevention

November 21, 2018

Uekawa's senior honors project was “What I Chose,” a young adult fiction novella that is equal parts literature and suicide prevention.

Midterm elections inspire voting rights class

November 05, 2018

Expecting an increased interest in elections, Seattle University School of Law added a new constitutional law class to the schedule this semester – Voting Rights and Election Law.

Law school hosts hate crimes enforcement training

October 23, 2018

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and state Sen. Manka Dhingra of Redmond are featured speakers at a Nov. 9 event for law enforcement personnel.

Clinic director Lisa Brodoff earns 2019 Great Teacher Award

October 11, 2018

"The selection committee was overwhelmed by the impact you have had on your colleagues and students, and the sense of community your teaching and engagement has created," SALT said.

John Kerry visits Seattle U, calls for civility in politics

September 18, 2018

Former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator John Kerry called for a return to civility in American politics and a renewed commitment to the responsibilities of citizenship in an address at Seattle University Monday night.

Passion for public service drives scholarship recipients

September 12, 2018

An inspiring mentor can help to shape a student’s educational choices and career path. For both recipients of this year's Scholar for Justice award, that mentorship came from professors who instilled in them a passion for serving others, which led them to Seattle University School of Law.

Law school hosts King County Prosecuting Attorney candidate debate

September 06, 2018

Professor Deborah Ahrens, who teaches criminal law, will moderate the debate between incumbent Dan Satterberg and challenger Daron Morris.

Law school leaders visit area firms, companies

September 04, 2018

Dean Annette Clark and other administrators work to build stronger connections with law firms and companies with in-house counsel.

Unique stories to tell: Law school welcomes new students

August 15, 2018

Dean Annette Clark advises incoming class to "hold on to your values, your moral center."

New civic alliance aims to end Seattle's chronic homelessness with a focus on single adults

July 19, 2018

Seattle University's Homeless Rights Advocacy Project (HRAP) today announced the formation of Third Door Coalition, a new alliance of civic leaders working together to develop solutions to chronic homelessness in the wake of Seattle's contentious and unsuccessful attempt to implement a new tax on the city's largest employers.

Mineta joins with Korematsu Center to challenge citizenship question on census

July 10, 2018

Former Secretary of Commerce Norman Y. Mineta and the Sakamoto sisters were incarcerated during World War II because of their Japanese ancestry.

Jesuits denounce unjust treatment of asylum seekers and migrant families at the U.S. southern border

June 21, 2018

The Jesuit Conference's Office of Justice and Ecology, along with several other Jesuit organizations, including 11 Jesuit law schools, has denounced the Trump Administration's "morally repugnant" zero tolerance policy that reinforces the criminalization of migration and has already separated thousands of migrant families.

Law students use eye-opening trip to jumpstart summer fellowship

May 07, 2018

Four law students traveled to Montgomery, Alabama, in late April to attend the opening ceremony of the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

Law school co-sponsors visit by James Comey

May 07, 2018

In an event co-sponsored by the School of Law, former FBI Director James Comey spoke to a large group of students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests at Seattle University.

Seattle U Law students again produce groundbreaking research on homelessness

May 07, 2018

Seattle U Law students again produce groundbreaking research on homelessness

Advance your career with a knowledge of law

April 27, 2018

SU Law’s Master of Legal Studies degree can prepare you to tackle a range of on-the-job challenges

Seattle U Law names Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst ‘Woman of the Year’

April 17, 2018

Leader of Washington Supreme Court recognized for advancing equality for women

Court releases opinion in Tarra Simmons’ case

April 05, 2018

The Washington Supreme Court today published its opinion in the case of a Seattle University School of Law graduate who was denied the opportunity to sit for Washington state's bar examination due to her criminal history.

Korematsu Center joins amicus filing to Supreme Court challenging travel ban

April 05, 2018

The Korematsu Center for Law and Equality joins Jay Hirabayashi, Holly Yasui, and Karen Korematsu, children of resisters who challenged the WWII Japanese American incarceration in filing amicus brief in ongoing travel ban litigation

New endowments honor legacy of Seattle U alumni

April 03, 2018

The family, friends and co-workers of two alumni who passed away last year have worked with the School of Law to create endowments to honor their memories.

Founding professor John Weaver retires

March 29, 2018

Professor Weaver has taught property law at Seattle University School of Law since its first day of operation in 1972, when it was affiliated with the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Professor Weaver, the last of the law school's founding faculty members, is retiring just four years shy of its 50th anniversary.

Law school pays tribute to Joaquin Avila at Latinx Community Awards

March 15, 2018

The voting rights movement lost one of its greatest champions this month when former Professor Joaquin Avila passed away. Seattle University School of Law will remember his contributions to the country and the law school at the Latinx Community Awards on March 21.

Rod Rosenstein visits law school, extols work in public service

February 21, 2018

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein praised the “extraordinarily principled” and “public-spirited” employees of the U.S. Department of Justice, encouraging students to consider careers in public service during a visit to Seattle University School of Law Wednesday.

BLSA recognizes champions of diversity

February 15, 2018

The Black Law Student Association will honor four people this month whose careers have been dedicated to diversifying the legal profession through education and outreach.

Cary Moon to keynote forum on land use and homelessness

February 01, 2018

Civic leader Cary Moon will deliver the keynote speech at an upcoming forum on land use and homelessness sponsored by Seattle University School of Law, the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, and Seattle Journal for Social Justice.

Incubator attorneys to help moderate income clients

January 25, 2018

The Low Bono Incubator Program celebrated its fifth year of operation by welcoming a new class of attorneys who combine their legal skills with entrepreneurial business savvy to help moderate-income clients.

Former competitive rower's new goal: a law degree

January 22, 2018

First-year student Natalie McCarthy takes on law school after years of pursuing Paralympic dreams.