Society, Justice and Law

Seattle U Support for National Voter Registration Day Sept. 22

Seattle University is marking the day with activities and projects all focused on providing information, data and access to spur voter registration and engagement.

September 18, 2020

Crime fears mount in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood

Story includes comments by Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

KOMO News

September 16, 2020

NYT: Attorney General explored possible criminal charges against Durkan for allowing CHOP

Story includes comments by Seattle U School of Law Prof. Andrew Siegel.

KOMO News

September 16, 2020

This Year's Common Text program addresses racial justice

Each year the university selects a text or texts to launch the academic year for incoming students. Incoming students receive the year’s Common Text over the summer, and the issues it raises are incorporated into some classes and pursued in a year-long series of programs built around the themes. This year, rather than having just one text, organizers selected a number of resources.

September 11, 2020

19 years after 9/11, Americans continue to fear foreign extremists and underplay the dangers of domestic terrorism

Article was co-authored by William Parkin, PhD, associate professor of criminal justice.

The Conversation (published online in the Houston Chronicle)

September 10, 2020

Debates over Seattle spending, policing spotlight tension between mayor and City Council

Story includes comments by Marco Lowe, Seattle U political science professor.

The Seattle Times

September 8, 2020

For Black lives to truly matter, we must go beyond pervasive pronouncements

Column by Marcus Harrison Green, founder of the South Seattle Emerald, includes an interview with Seattle U political science professor Angelique Davis.

The Seattle Times

September 3, 2020

Professor: Transparency will be key as four regional police agencies get new leaders

Story features an interview with Seattle U law professor Deborah Ahrens.

KNKX-FM

August 27, 2020

For people in crisis, Seattle defaults to police

Story includes comments from Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

Crosscut

August 27, 2020

'The video stands by itself:' Seattle police guild releases edited footage from Sunday riot

Story features interview with Victor D. Evans, PhD, assistant professor of communications.

KING 5 News

August 19, 2020

Motel eviction exposes gaps in Seattle’s low-income housing options

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

Crosscut

August 18, 2020

After Epic 8-Year Battle, California Uber, Lyft Drivers May Soon Receive Employee Benefits

Story includes comments by Charlotte Garden, JD, professor of law.

KQED (San Francisco NPR)

August 18, 2020

The Seattle City Council owes Police Chief Best an apology

Guest editorial by Professor Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, of the Criminal Justice program.

The Seattle Times

August 12, 2020

Cuts to Seattle police department face potential problems from federal authorities

Story features comments from Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

KOMO News

August 11, 2020

Graphic of AI4ALL program

Future Leaders in AI

About 70 high school students took part in a two-week virtual program sponsored by Seattle University and AI4ALL to learn about artificial intelligence and machine learning using data from the Seattle Police Department to help it identify potential bias crimes in the details of police reports.  

August 4, 2020

Hundreds become lawyers in Washington state without bar exam requirement due to COVID-19 exemption

The Washington Supreme Court decided the state should grant diploma privilege in June after a petition from the faculty of Seattle University’s School of Law.

The Spokesman-Review

August 2, 2020

King County’s plan to fix homelessness put power in the hands of those who’ve been homeless. But who gets to choose them?

Story includes comments by Sara Rankin, a co-founder of the Lived Experience Coalition and law professor at Seattle University.

The Seattle Times

July 31, 2020

New Study Analyzes the Psychological Impact of Discussion-Based Active Assailant Response Training on Students

Empirical peer-reviewed study conducted by researchers at Seattle U, Xavier and Northern Kentucky University found that students report lower levels of psychological distress during active assailant response trainings compared to other routine emergency preparedness practices.

July 22, 2020

'Racial gaslighting made me feel like a foreigner in my own home'

Story includes comments by Angelique Davis, JD, associate professor of Political Science.

BBC 3

July 19, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Criminal Justice Chair in New York Times Story About Trump Support for Police

“The ‘law and order’ thing is nothing new, but what is new in the Trump era is police chiefs pushing back on that," Matthew Hickman, PhD, told reporter Katie Rogers, a White House correspondent.  

July 14, 2020

A Japanese exchange student studying for finals

Court Victory for International Students

Legal action, including a lawsuit by a coalition of West Coast universities, including Seattle U, convinced the federal government to rescind an order that would have prohibited international students from remaining in status or obtaining a visa to study in the U.S. if they are receiving remote-only instruction this fall.

July 14, 2020

Trump Continues Criticism of Movement to Defund the Police

Story includes comments by Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor and chair, Criminal Justice.

The New York Times

July 13, 2020

If Seattle defunded its police department, what would happen next?

Story includes comments from Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, professor of criminal justice.

KOMO News

July 10, 2020

Trumps CHOP claim is false say governor, Seattle mayor

Story includes remarks by Seattle U Political Science Adjunct Professor Marco Lowe.

KIRO 7

July 10, 2020

Religion, LGBT Rights Again on Collision Course at High Court

Story includes comments from School of Law Prof. Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Law

July 8, 2020

To Keep Bad Cops Off Streets, States Consider Police Licensing

Story cites earlier research led by Seattle University and Professor Matthew Hickman.

Bloomberg Law

July 7, 2020

Washington universities push back against new ICE international student guidelines

Puget Sound Business Journal (subscriber content)

July 7, 2020

This court case could weaken WA’s Indian Child Welfare Act

Story includes comments by Brooke Pinkham, staff director for the Center for Indian Law & Policy.

Crosscut

July 6, 2020

The fight over monuments asks, who is an American hero and who is a 'symbol of hate'?

Story includes comments by School of Law Professor Ronald Slye.

USA Today

July 3, 2020

Washington law schools form task force, addressing racial discrimination in state’s courts

Gonzaga University, University of Washington and Seattle University law schools have formed a task force to address racial discrimination in Washington’s criminal justice system.

KXLY TV (Spokane)

July 2, 2020

Behind America’s Mutual Aid Boom Lies A Long History Of Government Neglect

Story includes comments by Dean Spade, associate professor of law and an expert on mutual aid.

Huffington Post

July 2, 2020

After appearing to drop, homelessness rose last year in King County, estimate says

Story includes comments by Sara Rankin, associate professor of law and Director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project (HRAP) at the Korematsu Center.

The Seattle Times

July 1, 2020

Guardians or warriors? How hiring veterans impacts Seattle Police

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

Crosscut

July 1, 2020

We Continue to Spin in Circles.’ Inside the Decades-Long Effort to Create A National Police Use-of-Force Database

Story includes comments from Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor and chair of the Criminal Justice Program.

Time

June 30, 2020

Seattle police have made gains in recent years, but work remains

Guest op-ed by J. Michael Diaz, a King County Superior Court Judge, includes mention of work by Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

The Seattle Times

June 30, 2020

How to recognize if you're being racially gaslighted

Story features interview with Angelique Davis, JD, associate professor of political science.

Mashable

June 26, 2020

Seattle U in the News: How to Recognize if You're Being Racially Gaslighted

Associate Professor of Political Science Angelique Davis, JD, is the primary source for a story in Mashable that defines and explains racial gaslighting

June 26, 2020

Why refusing to forget is a powerful political force

Guest op-ed by Onur Bakiner, associoate professor of political science.

Crosscut

June 24, 2020

Listen, learn and act on police reform

Editorial board opinion column mentions work done by Seattle U Criminal Justice Department Chair and Prof. Matthew Hickman.

The Seattle Times

June 21, 2020

US Supreme Court building

The Dream Lives on for DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upholds the eight-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is a “significant victory for Dreamers, who are valued members of campuses and communities across the nation who make many positive contributions to our country,” says President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.

June 18, 2020

Civil asset forfeiture used by some law enforcement ‘as a major revenue source’

Story features interview with Brian Kelly, PhD, associate professor of economics.

KIRO Radio

June 17, 2020

King County Labor Council expels Seattle police union

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Charlotte Garden.

Crosscut

June 17, 2020

A look at Trump's executive order to improve policing

Story includes comments from Matthew Hickman. PhD, chair of the Criminal Justice Program. 

Associated Press

June 16, 2020

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda unveils her own proposal for taxing Seattle’s big businesses

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

The Seattle Times

June 16, 2020

LGBT Ruling Paves Way for Bathroom, Religious Battles at Work

Story includes comments by Seattle U School of Law Prof. Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Law

June 16, 2020

Seattle U’s Korematsu Center among advocates filing suit on behalf of Black Lives Matter

Legal advocacy agencies filed a lawsuit in federal court this week on behalf of Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County against the Seattle Police Department for its use of force against crowds that gathered to protest the death of George Floyd

June 11, 2020

Seattle council begins ‘inquest’ of SPD budget amid call to defund police

Story includes comments by Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

KIRO 7

June 10, 2020

Black Lives Matter sues over violent Seattle police tactics

The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and the law firm Perkins Coie filed the complaint in U.S. District Court on behalf of Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County

Associated Press

June 10, 2020

What Would It Mean to Defund the Police?

Panel discussion that included Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

KQED

June 10, 2020

What Does Defunding Police Forces Look Like?

Story features an interview with Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, professs of criminal justice.

Wisconsin Public Radio

June 9, 2020

Food, medics, free rides home: Seattle protests see rush of volunteer support

Story includes comments by Dean Spade, associate professor of law.

Crosscut

June 9, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Faculty expert talks about police use of force data and research

Matthew Hickman, PhD, chair of the Criminal Justice Program, and research partner Bob Scales, spoke with NBC News Bay Area about the need to track use of force data so that police officials can learn about unrecognized bias and more effective techniques, achieving better, less violent results.

June 4, 2020

Experts Track Data To Reduce Police Violence

Story features interview with Criminal Justice Professor Matt Hickman, who is an expert in police use of force and data-driven reforms.

NBC News Bay Area

June 3, 2020

Protesters demand city defunds Seattle Police Department, invests in community based solutions

Story includes interview with Jacqueline Helfgott, Ph D, criminal justice professor. 

KIRO Radio

June 3, 2020

‘Outside agitator’ narrative not supported by Seattle arrest data

Story includes comments by Deborah Ahrens, SU law school professor.

Crosscut

June 3, 2020

Seattle receives 14,000 complaints about police conduct in protests

Story includes comment by Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor and chair of the criminal justice program. 

KIRO 7

June 2, 2020

As police decry George Floyd killing, new force report signals encouraging direction in San Jose

Story mentions data analysis done at Seattle U for a report on police use of force in San Jose, CA.

The Mercury News

May 29, 2020

42 faith groups in 14 countries announce divestment from fossil fuels

Story mentions Seattle 's decision to divest from fossil fuels.

National Catholic Reporter

May 17, 2020

The Presidential race, the race to reopen, and blowback for Inslee

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

KING 5 New Day Northwest

May 12, 2020

Seattle University to Receive Award for Work with Surrounding Neighborhoods

Seattle University will be recognized for its commitment to its adjacent neighborhoods next week by Campus Compact, which will bestow its Richard Guarasci and Eduardo J. Padrón Awards for Institutional Transformation.

May 7, 2020

Mental health experts warn of COVID-19 emotional distress

Story includes comments by Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology. 

KOMO News

May 7, 2020

New tools to help WA abuse victims put to the test during coronavirus

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Deirdre Bowen.

Crosscut

May 5, 2020

Uber Budges, a Bit, on Virus Sick Pay for California Drivers

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Business

May 1, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Seattle U law students helping domestic violence survivors file protection orders

Deirdre Bowen, a law professor at Seattle University, created a new pop-up clinic that allows law students to help domestic violence survivors file protection orders in King County. 

April 22, 2020

Cities Cut Back Homeless Sweeps During Crisis. Activists Hope They’ll Stop For Good.

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.

HuffPost

April 14, 2020

Judge G. Helen Whitener appointed to state Supreme Court

Judge Whitener is an alumna of the Seattle U School of Law.

Associated Press

April 13, 2020

Coronavirus will trigger ‘staggering and unprecedented’ increase in number of homeless in US, say experts

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.

The Independent (UK)

April 12, 2020

As virus batters government, US mutual aid groups step up

Story includes comments by Dean Spade, associate professor of law.

Agence France Presse (AFP)

April 8, 2020

Graphic depicting business, law and nursing programs

Seattle University Business, Nursing and Law Earn High Rankings Nationally in Latest U.S. News ‘Best Graduate Schools’ Rankings

Seattle University business, nursing and law graduate programs made the rankings in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools 2021,” including several ranked in the Top 25 nationally.

April 3, 2020

Pandemic-Stoked Instacart Strike Exposes Risks for Gig Workers

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Charlotte Garden. 

Bloomberg Law

March 31, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Homeless feel the effect of social distancing

Law Professor Sara Rankin on the effects of social distancing on the most vulnerable.

March 20, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Why Foreign-Trained Lawyers Should Consider a Two-Year J.D.

Josie Mitchell, associate director of the School of Law's Center for Professional Development, has some advice for international students interested in earning a two-year J.D. in the U.S.

March 19, 2020

Why Foreign-Trained Lawyers Should Consider a 2-Year J.D.

U.S. News & World Report

March 19, 2020

After Judge’s ‘Troubling’ Behavior, Lawmakers Question Court Misconduct Rules

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Brooke D. Coleman.

The New York Times

February 6, 2020

Seattle City Council tangles with Indian politics

Story includes comments from Seattle U English professor Nalini Iyer.

KUOW-FM

February 4, 2020

Public Space, No Exceptions

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

Landscape Architecture Magazine

February 4, 2020

‘Scared for my life’: why more Indians are joining migrants on risky journey to reach the US

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Tayyab Mahmud.

The Guardian

February 3, 2020

Why is next week's Iowa Caucus such a big deal?

Interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING TV New Day Northwest

January 29, 2020

State proposal would let King County tax large businesses to pay for homelessness and housing

Story includes comments by Sara Rankin, Seattle U law school professor and member of the Third Door Coalition. 

Crosscut

January 29, 2020

West Coast longshore union braces for bankruptcy, unnerving labor nationally

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Diane Lourdes Dick.

Los Angeles Times

January 28, 2020

New city councilmember proposes downtown storefront for police and community service officers

Story includes comments from Seattle U criminal justice professor Jacqueline Helfgott.

KIRO 7

January 27, 2020

Amid Protests, Seattle Public Library Affirms Commitment to Free Speech

Story includes comments by Seattle U professor Caitlin Carlson.

The Stranger

January 13, 2020

‘Third World hellhole?’ New data shows Seattle had lowest property crime rate in decades

Story includes comment by Seattle U criminal justice professor Jacqueline Helfgott.

The Seattle Times

January 10, 2020

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign to add Washington state staff

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

KING 5 News

January 9, 2020

Here's how homelessness in Seattle has changed over the decade

Story includes interview with Catherine Hinrichsen, project director for the Project on Family Homelessness at Seattle University.

KOMO News

January 8, 2020

How Local and Federal Policies are Criminalizing Homelessness

Interview program included Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.

The Takeaway podcast (NPR)

January 2, 2020

Uber, Postmates sue California to block gig-worker law

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg

December 30, 2019

Seattle man’s website helps millions figure out the daily tumult in the other Washington

Story includes comments by Seattle U political science professor Erik Olsen.

The Seattle Times

December 23, 2019

DRIVING WHILE INDIAN? YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO BE SEARCHED BY THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Robert Chang.

Investigate West

December 19, 2019

U.S. government is, yet again, unhelpful

Editorial by Real Change founding director Tim Harris includes comments by Sara Rankin, Seattle U law professor.

Real Change

December 18, 2019

The Supreme Court won’t hear a case on a ‘constitutional right to camp.’ Here’s what that means for homelessness in Washington

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Sara  Rankin.

The Seattle Times

December 17, 2019

Fighting for survival: A veteran’s take on homelessness

Guest op-ed by Seattle U student and Army officer veteran Lauren Romero.

The Seattle Times

December 13, 2019

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