Press Coverage Archives
2015 Press Coverage
December 22, 2015 | The Seattle Times
Professor Lorraine Bannai's book on civil rights pioneer Fred Korematsu is featured in a book round-up.
December 17, 2015 | GeekWire
Professor Charlotte Garden offers legal analysis of Seattle City Council's for-hire driver union measure.
December 16, 2015 | Tacoma News Tribune
Staff attorney Angeline Thomas '11 talks about why our foreclosure prevention program is reaching out to homeowners in Tacoma.
December 16, 2015 | Lansing State Journal
Professor Bob Boruchowitz spoke to the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission about reasonable limits on caseloads for public defenders.
December 15, 2015 | KPLU
The latest twist in the legal fight over a $15 minimum wage at SeaTac airport is likely a delaying tactic, said Professor Charlotte Garden.
December 15, 2015 | The Seattle Times
Professor Charlotte Garden sees little "wiggle room" for plaintiffs to reverse a ruling by the Washington Supreme Court.
December 15, 2015 | Route Fifty
Employee classification and antitrust are the major legal hurdles for the new law, said Professor Charlotte Garden.
December 14, 2015 | USA TODAY
Seattle may have overstepped in passing the new law, Professor John Kirkwood said.
December 14, 2015 | KING 5
Professor John Kirkwood identifies major legal problems with Seattle's new law.
December 14, 2015 | CNBC
Professor Charlotte Garden is quoted in this Associated Press story, which was published by news outlets around the country.
December 14, 2015 | The Huffington Post
The new law is more worker-friendly than federal labor law, said Professor Charlotte Garden.
December 14, 2015 | KPLU
Professor Charlotte Garden says state and city laws can protect workers when federal laws exclude them.
December 13, 2015 | The Spokesman Review
This story about nuisance laws in Spokane cites research by our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project and quotes student Justin Olson.
December 13, 2015 | New York Times
Professor John Kirkwood comments on the antitrust implications of collective bargaining among Uber, Lyft drivers.
December 11, 2015 | Bloomberg Business
Professor Charlotte Garden said Uber is trying to limit the size of a pending class action.
December 09, 2015 | Bloomberg Business
Professor Charlotte Garden says a court ruling could dramatically increase the number of Uber drivers joining a lawsuit against the company.
December 07, 2015 | KUOW
Professor Charlotte Garden says Seattle is on the forefront of worker protection laws.
December 01, 2015 | KPLU
Professor Charlotte Garden says further appeals are unlikely in the legal battle over SeaTac's minimum wage law.
November 19, 2015 | Crosscut
Labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden offers insight into Seattle's new protections for workers.
November 18, 2015 | World Trademark Review
Our Professor Margaret Chon says "tracermarks" would bring trademarks into the digital age.
November 17, 2015 | The Seattle Times
This editorial cites Professor Bob Boruchowitz's study on the costs of seeking the death penalty.
November 17, 2015 | KPLU
Angeline Thomas '11, staff attorney for our Foreclosure Mediation and Outreach Project, describes assistance for homeowners.
November 13, 2015 | The National Jurist
Professor Robert Chang is featured in the article "Why Diversity Matters." The article calls out the Civil Rights Amicus Clinic and our work on behalf of high school students fighting to preserve Mexican American Studies in Arizona.
November 13, 2015 | The North American Post
Professor Lori Bannai's new book about Fred Korematsu shows that his legal crusade for civil rights is still relevant even today.
November 06, 2015 | KIRO TV
Online reviews are protected speech, but get the facts right, says Professor Bryan Adamson.
November 05, 2015 | KUOW
Nestora Salgado's legal team, led by Professor Tom Antkowiak, continue to fight for her release.
November 05, 2015 | Seattle Times
Juvenile and young offenders should be treated differently when charged as adults, says Professor Paul Holland.
October 30, 2015 | Seattle Met
Professor Bryan Adamson comments on the consumer's financial risk of sites like Kickstarter.
October 29, 2015 | Washington Post Wonkblog
Professor Charlotte Garden explains the determination of what makes an independent contractor or an employee.
October 29, 2015 | KUOW
Our Professor John McKay talks about the release of Washington's Civil Legal Needs Study Update.
October 28, 2015 | Herald of Everett
Despite opposition from the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, Everett has passed an ordinance to criminalize "aggressive panhandling."
October 26, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal
Professor Bob Boruchowitz's Defender Initiative, along with the Sixth Amendment Center, released a report showing that most people charged with a misdemeanor in Utah go to court without an attorney.
Seattle's Audacious Plan To Let Uber And Lyft Drivers Unionize Raises Eyebrows In The On-Demand Economy
October 09, 2015 | International Business Times
Uber may challenge the right of Seattle drivers to unionize but Professor Charlotte Garden thinks that effort would be unsuccessful.
October 06, 2015 | VICE News
This U.S. Supreme Court preview quotes Professor Charlotte Garden's essay on public sector union challenges.
October 02, 2015 | Crosscut
A story on efforts to close the school-to-prison pipeline cites our report on racial inequality in the criminal justice system. This story was also published on TruthOut.
October 02, 2015 | KBSX
Professor Sara Rankin says the city must protect the constitutional rights of its homeless citizens.
September 24, 2015 | National Catholic Reporter
Professor Carmen Gonzalez outlines a plan for environmental protection based on Pope Francis's vision of justice and morality.
September 22, 2015 | ThinkProgress
Research by our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project is cited in this story about HUD grants.
September 17, 2015 | Policy and Regulatory Report
Antitrust expert Professor John Kirkwood comments on the chances of Apple taking its ebooks pricing case to the high court.
September 16, 2015 | Washington Post
Labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden says she isn't optimistic about a new bill that would better protect workers' rights to organize.
September 14, 2015 | Al Jazeera America
A plan by presidential candidate Scott Walker would gut union protections, says labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden.
September 09, 2015 | The Kenya Star
Professor Ron Slye comments on the state of journalism in Kenya.
September 04, 2015 | KUOW
Professor Elizabeth Ford says collective bargaining for Uber drivers would serve the common good.
September 01, 2015 | NW Lawyer
Dean Annette Clark and UW Law Dean Kellye Testy respond to common suggestions for how to improve law school.
September 01, 2015 | Seattle Globalist
Professor Thomas Antkowiak and co-counsel Alejondra Gonza call on the United States to demand freedom for Nestora Salgado.
August 31, 2015 | The Seattle Times
Professors Charlotte Garden and Liz Ford comment on a Seattle City Council plan to let Uber drivers collectively bargain.
August 27, 2015 | Smithsonian.com
Professor Thomas Antkowiak discusses opposition by indigenous groups to a major canal project in Nicaragua.
August 26, 2015 | CBC Radio
Professor Robert Chang is quoted about opposition to a trademark for the name of a Portland dance rock band.
August 20, 2015 | Tacoma News Trbune
Despite the protests of several legislators, the Washington Supreme Court is within its constitutional powers to levy sanctions, says Prof. Andrew Siegel.
August 20, 2015 | The Seattle Times
Does a court ruling in favor of a $15 minimum wage at SeaTac airport apply retroactively? Professor Charlotte Garden comments.
August 20, 2015 | Seattle Weekly
The Department of Justice is a new ally in the fight against municipal laws that unfairly punish the homeless.
August 20, 2015 | KPLU
Our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project has notified cities throughout Washington that their anti-homeless laws could be unconstitutional.
August 20, 2015 | KPLU
Professor Charlotte Garden says the city of SeaTac was a political pioneer in the fight for a higher minimum wage.
August 19, 2015 | National Law Journal
Legal education expands in Alaska, with Seattle University School of Law's new satellite campus in Anchorage.
August 19, 2015 | The Californian
Voting rights legend Professor Joaquin Avila on Latino political power, Donald Trump, and district elections.
August 13, 2015 | FAIR
Does visibility create a false story that trans people's struggles are over? Professor Dean Spade comments on CounterSpin.
August 13, 2015 | The Seattle Times
Professor Andrew Siegel and adjunct James Lobsenz break down the practical legal issues of the Washington Supreme Court sanction order in the McCleary school funding case.
August 10, 2015 | KIRO Radio
Do county clerks have the right to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples? Professor Julie Shapiro comments. (Skip ahead to 11:32.)
August 10, 2015 | Reuters
Professor Ronald Slye makes the case for a truth and reconciliation commission in the United States to cope with lingering social wounds from slavery.
August 08, 2015 | The Seattle Times
Professor John McKay calls for "tough love" to end Israel-Palestinian conflict.
August 07, 2015 | The St. Louis American
One year after protests in Ferguson, Missouri, Professor Dean Spade joined a panel in St. Louis to discuss reform and racial justice.
July 29, 2015 | The Seattle Times
Professor Bob Boruchowitz's study on the costs of the death penalty is cited in this news story about a woman charged with murdering six members of her family.
July 28, 2015 | The Recorder
Our Korematsu Center joins in an amicus brief supporting the denial of a trademark for a Portland band whose name is a historically disparaging word.
July 27, 2015 | Wall Street Journal
Do price limits on human eggs constitute an antitrust violation? Professor Julie Shapiro offers her thoughts.
July 24, 2015 | BuzzFeed
The U.N. is notoriously bad about internal accountability, Professor Ron Slye explains in this story about the rape of an aid worker at a refugee camp.
July 24, 2015 | Just Security
Professor Ron Slye urges President Obama to address "Kenya's persistent legacy of impunity with respect to gross violations of human rights and corruption."
Homeless Bus Ticket Programs Across The Nation Offer Little Accountability, Poor Housing Solutions, Activists Say
July 24, 2015 | International Business Times
One-way bus tickets are just another way for cities to avoid meaningful solutions to the problem of homelessness, Professor Sara Rankin told International Business Times.
July 23, 2015 | EarthJustice
Professor Carmen Gonzalez discusses how marginalized communities bear the brunt of economic activities that wreak havoc on the environment.
July 22, 2015 | Huffington Post
Professor Robert Chang's research on racial disparity in the criminal justice system, particularly minor traffic offenses, is cited in The Huffington Post's coverage of Sandra Bland.
July 16, 2015 | KIRO News Radio
In an interview with KIRO Radio's Dave Ross, Professor Julie Shapiro explains the next legal steps in dealing with discrimination based on sexual orientation. (The story begins at 21:36.)
July 15, 2015 | KIRO News Radio
"We should prioritize the areas of change where there is the greatest need," Professor Dean Spade told KIRO Radio. (The story begins at 18:37.)
July 07, 2015 | Seattle Times
David Keenan '08 co-authors an editorial citing International Human Rights Clinic report "Voices from Detention: A Report on Human Rights Violations at the Northwest Detention Center".
Friedrichs v. Calif. Teachers Association: Union Fair Share Fees Endangered in One of Next Term's Biggest Cases
July 03, 2015 | ACS Blog
Next year's blockbuster Supreme Court case could be one that affects public sector unions, says labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden.
July 01, 2015 | Policy and Regulatory Report
Antitrust expert Professor John Kirkwood said there was extensive evidence that Apple encouraged and assisted in a conspiracy to impose a new pricing model on e-books.
July 01, 2015 | Talking Points Memo
Professor Charlotte Garden explains that a pending Supreme Court case could curtail unions' efforts to get out the vote.
July 01, 2015 | Al Jazeera America
A pending case against the California Teachers Association could impact public sector unions across the country. Professor Charlotte Garden offers her thoughts and analysis.
June 28, 2015 | Everett Herald
In an op-ed column, Kristina Jorgensen discusses our report on criminalization of the homeless from the perspective of someone who used to be homeless.
June 26, 2015 | KING 5
Law student Janice Langbehn describes her struggle for spousal rights and celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality.
June 26, 2015 | KIRO News Radio
"If there's any surprise today, it's the tone of the dissents," Professor Andrew Siegel said. (His comments begin at 10:54.)
June 26, 2015 | MyNorthwest.com
Professor Julie Shapiro offers reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
June 25, 2015 | KIRO Radio
Dean Annette Clark and Professor Andrew Siegel comment on a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding health care subsidies.
June 24, 2015 | KING 5
"The Equal Protection Clause evolves as norms of equality evolve." Professor Andrew Siegel commented on the major cases remaining before the U.S. Supreme Court.
June 22, 2015 | The National Law Journal
More and more women are leading law schools, thanks in part to a diversity conference held every two years and launched by our law school in 2007.
June 21, 2015 | The Christian Science Monitor
Professor Bob Boruchowitz's study on the costs of pursuing capital punishment is cited in this story about whether the Charleston church shooter could face death.
June 16, 2015 | Bloomberg View
Scholarly papers from our annual Berle Symposium, published in the Seattle University Law Review, feature in this story about competing viewpoints on corporate law.
June 16, 2015 | KIRO Radio
On the air with radio news host Dave Ross, Professor Julie Shapiro says issues of "conscience clauses" for judges and parental status could follow SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality.
June 12, 2015 | Socialist Alternative
This report about Nestora Salgado, a client of our International Human Rights Clinic, calls on supporters to plan protests on her behalf.
June 10, 2015 | Grist
Tent cities are one way to protect homeless people from criminalized activities but they don't solve homelessness, Professor Sara Rankin says.
June 09, 2015 | Crosscut
John Midgely reviews Professor Steven Bender's latest book, "Mea Culpa: Lessons on Law and Regret From Human History."
June 08, 2015 | MyNorthwest.com
Rep. Adam Smith joined Seattle U's International Human Rights Clinic to demand the release of client Nestora Salgado.
June 05, 2015 | VICE News
Nestora Salgado, a client of our International Human Rights Clinic, continue to fight for her freedom.
SCOTUS's NC Dental decision will have impact on private, government cases against associations going forward
June 02, 2015 | Policy and Regulatory Report
Antitrust expert Professor John Kirkwood comments on a dispute between a state dental board and professional teeth whiteners who aren't dentists.
May 29, 2015 | New York Times
Research by Professor Anna Roberts on the problem of jury bias is cited in this article about the trend toward participatory defense.
May 29, 2015 | Al Jazeera America
The labor community is divided over a new $15 minimum wage law in Los Angeles. Professor Charlotte Garden explains how union escape clauses could come into play.
May 27, 2015 | FSRN
"The due process situation has been absolutely atrocious." Professor Thomas Antkowiak discusses his client, who is illegally detained in Mexico.
May 27, 2015 | Legal Broadcast Network
Professor Sara Rankin describes the research work done by our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.
May 26, 2015 | Seattle Weekly
"When it costs money to obey the law, the poorest among us necessarily become criminals." More great coverage of our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.
May 20, 2015 | Real Change
This follow-up Real Change story on our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project describes how the work has been received in the community and how our students are motivated to keep up the fight.
May 20, 2015 | The Christian Science Monitor
A Seattle University study, co-authored by Professor Bob Boruchowitz, on the costs of pursuing the death penalty is cited in this report about a move to abolish the death penalty in Nebraska.
May 20, 2015 | Washington Post
Professor Tom Antkowiak's announcement that client Nestora Salgado would be moved to a better detention facility in Mexico received widespread media coverage, including the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC, NBC, and FOX News.
May 18, 2015 | The Epoch Times
Because people lack public defenders when accused of misdemeanors, Professor Bob Boruchowitz told a Senate committee, they go to jail for minor offenses like sleeping in a cardboard box, providing food to homeless people in a park, and walking a dog without a leash.
May 15, 2015 | The Seattle Globalist
Professor Thomas Antkowiak describes the struggle that led to a hunger strike by his client, Nestora Salgado of Renton, who is illegally jailed in Mexico.
May 15, 2015 | New York Times
A DealBook column cites research by Professor Diane Dick on shareholder activism in cases of company bankruptcy.
May 14, 2015 | Seattle Times
An editorial praises our students' homeless rights advocacy, and calls on cities to be more thoughtful in their policy-making
May 14, 2015 | Newsweek
Analysis by Professor Charlotte Garden is cited in this opinion piece about how the right-to-work movement affects all workers.
May 14, 2015 | GOOD
Professor Thomas Antkowiak said his students in the International Human Rights Clinic are fighting a massive canal project in Nicaragua because it threatens indigenous communities.
May 13, 2015 | The Augusta Chronicle
Professor Robert Boruchowitz's testimony in favor of right to counsel for indigent clients charged with misdemeanors is featured in this story about hearings before the Senate Judicial Committee.
May 06, 2015 | Seattle Times
Professor Dean Spade calls on Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to cancel an upcoming trip to Israel for "a propaganda conference that promotes Israel as a gay-rights haven in order to cover up the realities of apartheid."
May 06, 2015 | KUOW
Marcie Sillman talks to Professor Sara Rankin about how city ordinances and laws affect the homeless in Washington cities.
May 06, 2015 | Seattle Weekly
"Cities are relying on criminalization to make this uncomfortable, visible poverty go away." Our students' homeless rights advocacy work is featured.
April 29, 2015 | In These Times
Labor expert Professor Charlotte Garden tackles a First Amendment question at play in a case against a California teachers' union.
April 28, 2015 | ACS Blog
Will the Supreme Court take a case that could undermine public sector unions? Professor Charlotte Garden weighs in.
April 28, 2015 | KING 5
Professor Andrew Siegel analyzes oral arguments in the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage case and predicts a victory for marriage rights.
April 15, 2015 | Crosscut
Homeless rights advocate Professor Sara Rankin expresses concern that smoking bans will be used as a way to prosecute the homeless in Seattle city parks.
April 07, 2015 | WalletHub
Should people consider property taxes before buying a home? Professor Diane Lourdes Dick offers guidance.
April 01, 2015 | King County Bar Bulletin
An in-depth profile of Professor Tom Antkowiak uncovers the roots of his dedication to fighting injustice internationally.
April 01, 2015 | SNL
Environmental law expert Professor Catherine O'Neill comments on the cost-benefit analysis of new regulations for Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
March 27, 2015 | The Guardian
Professor Charlotte Garden is cited in this article about Amazon's abrupt change in policy for its hourly workers.
March 26, 2015 | The Verge
Professor Charlotte Garden says a tough job market makes workers vulnerable to restrictive contracts.
March 10, 2015 | Al Jazeera
Labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden speculated that a federal judge would be unlikely to grant an injuction against Seattle's $15 minimum wage law for franchises of large chain businesses.
March 05, 2015 | Seattle Times
Visiting professor Elizabeth Ford says a lawsuit by home care workers challenges the viability of public sector unions.
February 23, 2015 | Policy and Regulatory Report
Antitrust expert Professor Jack Kirkwood says it's unusal but not unprecedented for judges to telegraph their thoughts on a case as a way of encouraging parties to reach a potential remedy on their own.
February 05, 2015 | Washington Post
As states try to recover from the recession, the high costs of seeking the death penalty become much less tenable, accoridng to this story that cites our recent study of the subject.
January 27, 2015 | Politico
Labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden finds the silver lining in a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on retiree health benefits.
January 26, 2015 | In These Times
Analyzing a lawsuit over "fair share" fees for public sector unions, labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden explains the differences between lobbying and collective bargaining.
January 26, 2015 | KPLU
Employers can't make staff feel like their union activities are being watched, says labor law expert Professor Charlotte Garden in this piece about a ruling against the Space Needle.
January 23, 2015 | Forbes
Antitrust expert Professor John Kirkwood offers his thoughts on a lawsuit against Facebook by virtual currency company Social Ranger.
January 20, 2015 | KIRO
Professor Tom Antkowiak appears in a TV news report about his clinic's client, Nestora Salgado, and efforts to dismiss charges against her in Mexico.
January 20, 2015 | KUOW
Professor Deborah Ahrens explains that the insanity defense is more popular on TV and in movies than in reality.
January 20, 2015 | The Seattle Times
"Mea Culpa: Lessons on Law and Regret From U.S. History" challenges reader's sense of enlightenment.
January 20, 2015 | KING 5 News
KING 5 featured Professor from Practice Bob Boruchowitz in this story about two high-profile murder trials starting in Seattle, and the costs associated with seeking the death penalty.
January 17, 2015 | The Seattle Times
When tribes offer per capita payments of gaming revenues, they actually experience an increase in poverty rates. This piece cites a study published in our American Indian Law Journal.
January 13, 2015 | KING 5 News
Professor Emeritus Dave Boerner, former chief criminal deputy and assistant attorney general, helped draft an ordinance protecting the rights of peaceful protesters.
January 09, 2015 | The Seattle Times
Professor John Strait offers thoughts on the legality of an app for medical marijuana delivery.
January 07, 2015 | The Seattle Times
Press coverage details the rigorous research behind the law school's study of higher costs with death penalty cases.
January 07, 2015 | KPLU-FM
KPLU featured a report about our study of the $1 million pricetag for pursuing the death penalty.
January 07, 2015 | KUOW-FM
Professor Robert Boruchowitz discusses his study on the steep costs of pursuing the death penalty.
January 01, 2015 | The New York Times
Ideas about the American Dream tend to break down along racial lines. Our own Professor Steve Bender explains why in The New York Times - Room for Debate.