Faculty News

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.

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.

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.

Hirabayashi, Yasui, Korematsu families file brief in Supreme Court in opposition to travel ban

September 18, 2017

The Korematsu Center filed an amicus brief on behalf of the children of Gordon Hirabayashi, Minoru Yasui, and Fred Korematsu in opposition to Trump's travel ban.

Deborah Ahrens earns teaching excellence award

August 18, 2017

Her dedication to her students and her commitment to academic achievement has earned Professor Deborah Ahrens the 2017-19 William C. Oltman Professor of Teaching Excellence Award.

John Kirkwood elected to prestigious legal institute

August 03, 2017

Antitrust scholar Professor John Kirkwood has been elected to The American Law Institute (ALI), the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.

Professor, alumna work to improve language access in courts

July 28, 2017

Professor Gillian Dutton and 2008 graduate Kristi Cruz were both significant contributors to a new plan that assists state courts in ensuring access for all limited English proficient (LEP) people who need court services and programs.

Ethnic studies case heads to trial in Tucson

June 21, 2017

The case that helped launch the law school’s Civil Rights Clinic in 2012 heads back to the courtroom this summer, as Professor Robert Chang and a team of attorneys continue legal efforts to protect ethnic studies in Arizona.