2019 News

Gregoire Fellows Program expansion to further increase diversity in Washington's legal community

November 08, 2019

The unique initiative, which recognizes students for academic and professional achievements, unique experiences, and leadership potential, now includes Seattle U Law.

Korematsu Center asks U.S. Supreme Court to protect DACA

November 06, 2019

The federal government's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was arbitrary, capricious, and infected with racial animus, according to an amicus brief filed by the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality.

Law students help clients vacate criminal records

November 01, 2019

Seattle University School of Law held its first-ever free legal clinic for criminal records vacation in conjunction with the King County Bar Association.

Seattle U Law remembers the life of longest-serving dean

October 16, 2019

James E. Bond, who led the law school through significant change during his 13-year tenure, passed away in September.

Jeff Minneti earns Oltman honor for teaching excellence

September 18, 2019

Professor Jeff Minneti teaches criminal law and trusts and estates. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. He also teaches students mindfulness meditation techniques, leads discussions about what makes lawyers happy, and models civility for the entire Seattle U Law community.

Scholars for Justice advocate for kids and climate justice

September 13, 2019

One started with mock trial and one started with debate, but both of this year's Scholars for Justice got their first taste of lawyering in high school. And for both, that teen intrigue eventually led to a passion for using their skills on behalf of vulnerable communities.

Law school welcomes incoming class

August 21, 2019

Seattle University School of Law's newest students arrive with a wide array of life experiences before law school. They've worked as journalists, teachers, artists, activists, and game developers. The 2019 cohort of first-year students includes former college athletes and a certified yoga instructor.

Law school clinic asks U.N. to protect courts from Trump Administration

August 01, 2019

The International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) of Seattle University School of Law has asked the United Nations to protect courts and lawyers in the United States from interference by President Donald Trump, presenting an urgent complaint to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers.

Seattle U Law to accept GRE scores, add online classes

July 22, 2019

As part of the law school’s ongoing mission to make legal education more accessible, Seattle University School of Law will accept GRE scores from prospective students, starting with incoming first-year students in fall 2020.

Report identifies cost-effective solution to chronic homelessness

July 15, 2019

Permanent supportive housing is the most humane and cost-effective solution to chronic homelessness, according to a new report from Seattle University School of Law's Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

Grant recipients start summer of public interest work

June 03, 2019

The Public Interest Law Foundation has awarded 21 full-time and two part-time grants to law students working at government agencies and nonprofit groups this summer.

Korematsu Center earns prestigious race equity award

May 22, 2019

The Korematsu Center at Seattle University School of Law is the 2019 recipient of the Derrick Bell Legacy Award from the Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA). Professor Robert Chang, executive director of the center, will receive the award at CRSEA's annual conference later this month.

Two law students earn prestigious Equal Justice Works fellowships

May 14, 2019

Law students Alex Romero and Hyun-mi Kim have both earned prestigious Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowships to engage in a public interest project of their own design for two years following graduation.

Seattle U Law hosts Annual Association of Academic Support Educators Conference

May 09, 2019

Law school academic support educators from across the country will gather at Seattle University School of Law this month to share ideas, research, and real-world experiences in order to better help students succeed in law school and on the bar exam.

Tribal justice event celebrates power of community, healing

May 07, 2019

Law students learned about an innovative approach to restorative justice, called “Healing to Wellness,” at a special event hosted by the Center for Indian Law and Policy (CILP) last month.

New online degree program meets growing need for compliance officers

April 30, 2019

Seattle U Law launches fully online Master of Legal Studies in compliance and risk management.

Korematsu Center files Supreme Court amicus brief challenging the 2020 census citizenship question

April 04, 2019

The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality joins American citizens of Japanese descent who were incarcerated during World War II, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and CAIR-New York, in filing an amicus brief challenging the census citizenship question in the Supreme Court.

Judge Helen Whitener '98 named Woman of the Year

March 29, 2019

Seattle University School of Law and the Women’s Law Caucus honored Pierce County Superior Court Judge Helen Whitener ’98 as Woman of the Year for 2019 this week. The award recognized her accomplishments as well as her activism on behalf of human rights and diversity.

Haiku fan, legal writing prof Connie Krontz retires

March 28, 2019

There’s a reason why Professor Connie Krontz ’89 connects so strongly with non-traditional students at Seattle University School of Law. It’s because she was one herself, starting law school at the age of 33 after working at several jobs. Like many whom she taught, she was also a first-generation college student.

Seattle U Law professor named a Distinguished Summer Scholar

January 29, 2019

Vermont Law School has honored Professor Carmen Gonzalez as a Distinguished International Environmental Law Scholar for 2019. Gonzalez teaches torts and environmental law at Seattle University School of Law.

Latest incubator attorneys get ready to launch

January 24, 2019

Seattle University School of Law announced the participants in the 2019 Low Bono Incubator Program this month. The program, which launched its first cohort in 2014, provides training, guidance, and resources to help alumni manage a solo or small firm practice that offers reduced-fee, high-quality legal services.