2020 News

Advocates respond "The Fight for the Soul of Seattle"

December 15, 2020

The Homeless Rights Advocacy Project at Seattle University School of Law has joined with other organizations in a statement responding to a recent news video.

Law students mark Pro Bono Week by helping clients with housing challenges

November 20, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, housing insecurity has emerged as an area where legal services can provide crucial support for vulnerable communities. That need inspired Seattle University School of Law students and staff to hold a Housing Justice Clinic as part of Pro Bono Week in October.

Alumni help keep courts safe and operational during COVID-19 crisis

November 04, 2020

Judges have worked to implement technology, teach lawyers how to use Zoom, and build a new system of video voir dire.

Seattle U Law announces inaugural Gregoire Fellows cohort

October 27, 2020

Seattle University School of Law is proud to announce its inaugural cohort of the Gregoire Fellows Program, a unique initiative founded in 2015 to increase diversity in the legal profession in Washington state.

Alum earns fellowship to help victims of elder abuse

September 04, 2020

Archie Roundtree, Jr. ’18 has earned a spot in a new national program, launched by Equal Justice Works, to help victims of elder abuse and exploitation.

Scholarship recipients driven by passion for social justice

August 28, 2020

Both scholarships are three-year, full-tuition awards that recognize outstanding law students. The Scholars for Justice award goes to a student committed to working in public interest, and the Nash award goes to an enrolled member of an Indian tribe (or lineal descendant of an enrolled member).

Law school welcomes newest class of 'society's problem solvers'

August 20, 2020

With this incoming class, the law school maintains its status as the Pacific Northwest's most diverse law school, with 40 percent students of color. Seventeen percent are LGBTQ and 65 percent are women.

Fellowship provides legal aid to pandemic's hard-hit farmworkers

July 31, 2020

Lavena Staten: "The federal government deemed farmworkers essential but made their safety optional. The pandemic is exposing our country's cruel treatment of farmworkers."

Clinic advocacy leads to protection order for immigrant detainees

July 31, 2020

Working with Global Rights Advocacy and La Resistencia NW, the clinic convinced the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to adopt a resolution granting protections for the life, personal integrity, and health of immigrants held at the Northwest Detention Center.

Law student and physician treats COVID patients, eyes future health law practice

July 10, 2020

Law student and physician treats COVID patients, eyes future health law practice

Alum celebrates anti-discrimination win at U.S. Supreme Court

June 24, 2020

Seattle University School of Law alumnus Brian J. Sutherland '06 represented Gerald Bostock, one of the plaintiffs in the LGBTQ discrimination case.

Seattle U Law faculty successfully petitions Washington Supreme Court to grant diploma privilege

June 17, 2020

Court's order suspends requirement to pass bar exam, enabling aspiring lawyers to begin practicing law and earning income more quickly

Recent law graduate overcomes coronavirus, looks forward to starting career

June 05, 2020

Recent law graduate overcomes coronavirus, looks forward to starting career

Dean Annette Clark issues call to action on racial justice

June 02, 2020

We are a law school dedicated to a lifetime in the law at the service of justice, and we have work to do together.

Two 2020 grads receive Equal Justice Works fellowships

May 21, 2020

Vallen Solomon and Javiera Wood are two of 78 public interest lawyers across the country chosen to receive the 2020 fellowship, which allows them to pursue a project of their own design for two years following graduation.

On the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

May 04, 2020

Two part-time JD students help region respond to pandemic in their roles as medical professionals

Law students help protect domestic violence victims during pandemic

April 20, 2020

Liu and almost a dozen other Seattle University School of Law students have signed up for a new project launched by Professor Deirdre Bowen - a "pop-up clinic" of sorts that addresses the increased need for domestic violence protection orders during the pandemic. Student volunteers, all of whom studied family law with Bowen, will be on call to help victims fill out the required legal forms to obtain a protection order. And all of it will happen online.

Human Rights Clinic petitions U.N. for COVID-19 protections for detained immigrants

April 09, 2020

Arguing that detained immigrants are especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, Seattle University School of Law students recently succeeded in petitioning the United Nations for better health protections for detainees.

Homeless Rights Advocacy Project issues call to action for COVID-19

April 03, 2020

The steps outlined in this call to action will ensure the immediate and long-term health of our entire community. There's no time to waste.

Seattle U Law faculty quickly pivot to online teaching during COVID-19 crisis

April 03, 2020

In early March, as the spread of the coronavirus was beginning to accelerate, Seattle University made a difficult yet necessary decision: to protect the health and safety of students, classes would no longer meet in person, and all instruction would take place exclusively online. Practically overnight, the Seattle U Law faculty found themselves having to adapt their courses to the virtual world.

Be your own boss: Incubator program welcomes seven new attorneys

January 24, 2020

Seattle University School of Law announced the participants in the 2020 Incubator Program this month. The program provides training, guidance, and resources to help alumni manage a solo or small firm practice that offers reduced-fee, high-quality legal services.