Society, Justice and Law

My generation needs to apologize to the class of 2022

National Catholic Reporter

June 18, 2022

Photo of Robert Chang in his office at the School of Law.

Presenting the 2022-23 McGoldrick Fellow

Robert Chang, professor of law and executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center, is the recipient of the university’s most prestigious faculty honor. 

May 4, 2022

Illustration of ribbon symbolizing Sexual Assault Awareness. Text reads April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Observing Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Seattle University observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) through events related to awareness, education and prevention for the campus community.

April 5, 2022

Portrait of Deidre Bowen. Graphic reads Celebrating Women's History Month. Text below reads Deidre Bowen, JD, PhD, School of Law.

Transforming Legal Aid

Seattle University continues its female faculty series in honor of Women's History Month with Dr. Deirdre Bowen.

March 25, 2022

Exterior of brick building with signage that reads: Seattle University School of Law. Underneath text reads: Sullivan Hall.

Law School Gift will Transform Legal Aid

A $5 million gift to the School of Law’s Family Law program will serve more students training as family law lawyers and expand legal aid efforts to help domestic violence survivors.

February 1, 2022

School of Law Launches New Website

Seattle University School of Law celebrates the launch of a dynamic new website—made possible by the collaborative efforts of campus partners.

January 21, 2022

Fatal car crashes are surging – psychologist explains why

Story includes interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology.

KIRO7 News

December 14, 2021

Fatal police encounters in Washington fall to 5-Year low

Among those interviewed for the story was Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor of Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensics at Seattle University. 

KUOW-FM

December 13, 2021

Opinion: Mass shootings: We can prevent them, reduce harm

Co-author Brooke Miller Gialopsos, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Criminology & Forensics at Seattle University.

Cincinnatti Enquirer

December 13, 2021

Excessive Force Cases Not Tracked

Investigative story features interview with Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensics.

WTSP-TV(CBS) Tampa, FL

December 9, 2021

What Happens If Kshama Sawant Is Recalled?

Story includes interview with Marco Lowe, PhD, adjunct faculty in the Institute of Public Service.

Seattle Met

December 6, 2021

Seattle University law professor discusses Supreme Court abortion law arguments

Story features interview with Sital Kalantry, associate professor of law.

KIRO-AM

December 2, 2021

Free Press roundup: Alden’s turkey surprise

Times opinion column includes comments by John Kirkwood, professor of law.

The Seattle Times

November 24, 2021

Officers found guilty of excessive force in Florida doesn't mean they lose certification

Story includes comments from Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor of criminal justice. 

First Coast News (NBC)

November 23, 2021

Is the Fear Factor Overblown in Police Shootings? Share: Twitter Facebook E-mail

Story cites study co-authored by 2015 by Seattle University criminal justice professor Stephen K. Rice.

PBS Frontline/The Salt Lake Tribune

November 22, 2021

Justice Mary Yu’s portrait unveiled at SU

NW Asian Weekly

November 18, 2021

A look at how fear drives American politics - New Day NW

Story features an interview with Marco Lowe, PhD, of the Institute of Public Service.

KING TV New Day Northwest

November 17, 2021

Uwajimaya, Vulcan leaders named to Harrell's transition team

Among Seattle University-affiliated transition team members mentioned are Marco Lowe, PhD, of the Institute of Public Service; and criminal justice adjunct professor Bonnie Glenn.

Puget Sound Business Journal

November 17, 2021

Vehicle Residency: Homelessness We Struggle to Talk About

Story includes comments by Sara Rankin, director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project at Seattle University School of Law.

The Nation

November 11, 2021

Davison leads in race for Seattle City Attorney

Story includes comments by Marco Lowe, PhD, ddjunct faculty, Institute of Public Service.

KOMO News

November 3, 2021

Updated elections results show Bruce Harrell maintains strong lead over M. Lorena González

Story includes interview with Patrick Schoettmer, Phd, instructor of Political Science.

KOMO News

November 3, 2021

Analysis of initial results from Washington's 2021 general election

Scott McClellan, vice president for university affairs and a former White House press secretary, offered election night analysis.

KING 5 News

November 2, 2021

Can either of the candidates for Seattle mayor truly tackle the city’s homelessness crisis?

Story includes comments by law professor Sara Rankin, director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

The Independent (UK)

November 1, 2021

Democratic cries to 'defund police' fade in U.S. mayoral races as crime surges

Story includes comments by Zachary Wood, PhD, asssitant professor in the Institute of Public Service.

Reuters

October 29, 2021

Can a New Mayor Fix Seattle’s Downtown?

Story includes comments by Sara Rankin, a law professor and director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

Bloomberg

October 28, 2021

Gonzalez withdraws attack ad condemned as racist

Story includes interview with Kimberly Harden, PhD, instructor of Communication, who writes about the intersection of race, gender, and masculinity.

KIRO 7

October 25, 2021

Former Washington State coach Nick Rolovich has limited options after firing over vaccine mandate

Story includes comments by Chris Casillas, a labor law expert in the SU law school.

USA Today

October 20, 2021

Seattle survey wants to know: How do you feel about public safety?

Guest op-ed by Jacqueline B. Helfgott, PhD, professor and director of the Department of Criminal Justice Crime & Justice Research Center; and  William S. Parkin, PhD, associate professor of criminal justice.

Crosscut

October 19, 2021

Seattle U professor breaks down policy differences on homelessness in Seattle mayor race

Story is an interview with Zachary Wood, PhD, assistant professor in the Institute of Public Service.

KOMO News

October 18, 2021

Annual public safety survey for people who live and work in Seattle starts Oct. 15

Story features interview with Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, director of the SU Crime & Justice Research Center and professor of Criminal Justicep, who administers the survey.

Fox 13 Seattle

October 13, 2021

An update from Marco Lowe ahead of the upcoming local election

Story features an interview with Marco Lowe, PhD, instructor, Institute of Public Service.

KING 5 New Day Northwest

October 11, 2021

Senate confirms 1st Native American US judge in Washington

Court appointee Lauren King taught federal Indian law at Seattle University School of Law.

Associated Press

October 6, 2021

The Census Bureau’s first ever data on LGBTQ+ people indicates deep disparities

Story includes comments by Dean Spade, an associate professor at Seattle University School of Law.

PBS Newshour

October 1, 2021

Arizona breaks new ground in nixing peremptory challenges

Story includes comments from Robert Chang, director of Seattle U School of Law’s Korematsu Center for Law and Equality.

Reuters

September 1, 2021

Arizona to end peremptory challenges to potential jurors

Story includes comments by Robert Chang, executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and a professor of law.

Associated Press

August 29, 2021

How Washington’s new laws on police use of force have changed officers’ training, weapons

Story includes comments from Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor of Criminal Justice and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, Criminology & Forensics.

The Seattle Times

August 28, 2021

Unions warn of ‘mass exodus’ over city of Seattle vaccine mandate

Story includes comments from Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, professor of Criminal Justice and director of the Crime & Justice Research Center.

Crosscut

August 26, 2021

Seattle University political science professor discusses Washington primary election

Story features an interview with Marco Lowe, instructor in the Master of Public Administration program.

KING TV New Day Northwest

August 10, 2021

Can A Court Victory Provide Refuge For Foster Youth?

Story includes comments by Anne Farina, PhD, assistant professor of social work.

Investigate West

August 4, 2021

Seattle U in the News: The Most Socially Equitable Cities in the U.S.

What is a socially equitable city? Seattle U's Rashmi Chordiya, PhD, says, "Socially conscious cities and communities are adept and agile in progressing towards disrupting and dismantling oppressive systems while re-designing, rebuilding, and re-aligning systems to be firmly rooted in anti-racist, socially just, liberatory practices that lift-up and center the most vulnerable communities."

July 30, 2021

‘You’re the Problem’: When They Spoke Up About Misconduct, They Were Offered Mental Health Services

Story includes comments by Kristi Lee, PhD, associate professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling. 

The New York Times

July 28, 2021

From Minneapolis riots to Capitol attack, social media users broadcast their own crimes

Story includes remarks from Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, professor of Criminal Justice and director, Crime & Justice Research Center.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune

July 24, 2021

2021's Most & Least Stressed Cities in America

Story features a Q&A interview with Deirdre Bowen, associate professor of law. 

WalletHub

July 12, 2021

Supreme Court Rules Against Union Organizers’ Access to California Farms

Story includes comments by Eduardo Peñalver, incoming president of Seattle U and a property law scholar.

The Wall Street Journal

June 23, 2021

Violent Encounters With Police Send Thousands of People to the ER Every Year

Story quotes Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor and chair of Criminal Justice.

NBC News in partnership with The Marshal Project

June 23, 2021

Seattle U School of Law

School of Law Welcomes New Faculty, Including Our New President

Beginning this summer, three outstanding professors will join the faculty of the Seattle University School of Law, including president-elect Eduardo Peñalver, his spouse, Sital Kalantry, and Carwina Weng. Each bring deep expertise and an impressive record of scholarship.

June 22, 2021

Professors Isaac, Coleman and Cosgrove

Faculty Receive Provost’s Awards

Professors Mathew Isaac in Albers, Brooke Coleman in Law and Serena Cosgrove in Arts and Sciences received this year’s Provost’s Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors for Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty. The awards were presented by Provost Shane P. Martin on June 7.

June 8, 2021

There's a database whose mission is to stop problematic police officers from hopping between departments. But many agencies don't know it exists

Story includes comments by Matthew Hickman, PhD, chair of the Criminal Justice program.

CNN

May 16, 2021

Announcing the 2021 Stevens Initiative Grantees

The Stevens Initiative is supporting 19 virtual exchange programs that will prepare young people to be leaders in our interconnected world.

Stevens Initiative

April 9, 2021

Seattle law professor: Asian-American history often viewed as ‘side subject’

Interview is with Robert Chang, director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University.

MyNorthwest.com

March 19, 2021

Racist, colonialist and misogynist narrative abets violence against Asian women

Guest op-ed authored by Hye-Kyung Kang, PhD, chair of the Department of Social Work. 

The Seattle Times

March 18, 2021

Looking to get around court rulings on homelessness, Washington cities may offer shelter, then crack down

Story includes comments from Sara Rankin, associate professor of law and director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

The Seattle Times

February 20, 2021

COVID crisis: After losing jobs and homes, more people are living in cars and RVs and it's getting worse

Story includes comments from Sara Rankin, associate professor of law and director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project at Seattle University.

USA Today

February 12, 2021

New York City Looks To Wring More Money Out Of Residents By Grabbing Property And Handing Out Tickets

Story includes details of a study on forfeiture by Brian Kelly, PhD, associate professor of economics.

Forbes

February 11, 2021

New Report: Forfeiture Doesn’t Work to Combat Crime but Is Used to Raise Revenue

Across the country, law enforcement agencies use forfeiture to take billions of dollars in cash, cars and homes under the guise of fighting crime. Yet a new study authored by Brian Kelly, PhD, associate professor of economics at Seattle University and released by the Institute for Justice, demonstrates that police use forfeiture to boost revenue.

February 10, 2021

Far-right extremist violence and American presidents: The pattern isn't what you'd think

Guest column co-authored by William Parkin, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Seattle University and co-investigator for the U.S. Extremist Crime Database.

Salon

January 30, 2021

'A return to normalcy': Former press secretaries weigh in on Psaki

Among those former presidential press secretaries is Scott McClellan, vice president of university affairs. 

CNN Reliable Sources

January 24, 2021

Concern for US homeless population as street counts cancelled amid pandemic

Story includes comments from Sara Rankin, director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project in the Seattle U School of Law.

The Guardian (UK)

January 21, 2021

Residents demand answers from Seattle City Hall about ongoing violent protests

Story includes comments from Patrict Schoettmer, PhD, instructor in political science.

KOMO News

January 21, 2021

Brother and sister from King County cancel inauguration plans to DC

Story includes comments by Patrick Schoettmer, PhD, instructor in political science.

Q13 Fox Seattle

January 19, 2021

Biden's Recovery Plan to offer aid to Americans, unemployed workers, and small businesses

Story includes interview with Vlad Dashkeev, PhD, assistant professor of economics.

KOMO News

January 15, 2021

What does President Trump's impeachment mean this time? A Seattle political scientist explains

Story features interview with Patrick Schoettmer, PhD, instructor in political science.

KING 5

January 14, 2021

Parler CEO complains about backlash from tech world

Story includes comments from two Seattle University professors.

KOMO News

January 12, 2021

President Trump blocked from Facebook and Instagram

Story includes interview with Caitlin Carlson, PhD, associate professor of communication.

Q13 Fox

January 7, 2021

Seattle author says ‘mutual aid’ will be crucial in 2021 and beyond

Story about book - Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next). -  written by Seattle U law professor Dean Spade.

Crosscut

January 7, 2021

Google Union’s Future Likely Hinges on Tech Giant’s Response

Story features comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Law

January 6, 2021

Why you should care about the Senate runoffs in Georgia - New Day NW

Story features interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING TV New Day Northwest

January 5, 2021

Lakewood family among the first to receive $600 stimulus payments

Story includes comments from Seattle U political science professor Patrick Schoettmer.

Q13 News

December 31, 2020

Dean Spade on the Promise of Mutual Aid

Dean Spade is an associate professor of law at Seattle U. 

The Nation

December 16, 2020

County officials discuss future of Renton hotel being used as temporary homeless shelter

Story includes interview with Sara Rankin, director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project in the Seattle U School of Law.

KOMO News

December 3, 2020

The hidden victims of gaslighting

Story includes the work of Angelique Davis, PhD, associate professor of political science; and Rose Ernst, PhD, assistant professor of political science, who have been researching how racial gaslighting maintains a pro-white/ anti-black balance in society. 

BBC Future

November 24, 2020

All eyes on public safety: A look at Seattleites’ concerns about their neighborhoods

Guest op-ed by William S. Parkin, PhD, associate professor of criminal justice; and Jacqueline B. Helfgott, PhD, professor of criminal justice and director of the Crime & Justice Research at the Seattle University.

The Seattle Times

November 13, 2020

Is the Seattle Police Department understaffed? Here’s what the data shows.

Story includes interview with Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, professor of criminal justice. 

The Seattle Times

November 9, 2020

President elect Biden's anticipated impact on WA State

Story features interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

Q13 Fox

November 8, 2020

A criminal defense for poverty, behavioral health? Seattle officials to weigh controversial proposal

Story includes interviews with Bob Boruchowitz, director of the Seattle University School of Law’s Defender Initiative; and Jacqueline Helfgott, professor of criminal justice and director of the Crime & Justice Research Center.

The Seattle Times

November 3, 2020

Understanding the landscape of Facebook’s dominance

Times op-ed column includes interview with John Kirkwood, Seattle U law professor.

The Seattle Times

October 23, 2020

Mayor, experts warn of dire situation as SPD loses ‘unprecedented’ number of officers

Story includes interview with Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, professor of criminal justice.

MyNorthwest.com

October 16, 2020

Western Washington Gets Real: Asians push for the 2020 Census

Story includes comments by Robert Chang, professor of law and executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality.

KIRO 7

October 14, 2020

Within Boston police, more often white officers win the awards and Black officers get punished

Story includes interview with Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor Criminal Justice and chair of the Criminal Justice Department.

The Boston Globe

October 10, 2020

Analysts weigh political impact after President Trump tests positive for COVID-19

Story includes interview with Seattle U political science professor Patrick Schoettmer.

KOMO News

October 2, 2020

What Amy Coney Barrett will mean for the High Court

Story includes interview with Seattle U School of Law Prof. Andrew Siegel.

KOMO News

September 27, 2020

Seattle University law prof: For civility, we should restore filibuster and not pack the court

Story features interview with Prof. Brooke Coleman.

MyNorthwest

September 22, 2020

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