Society, Justice and Law

With Referendum 88, Washington voters this election will decide whether to keep affirmative action

Story includes comments from Seattle U law school professor Deirdre Bowen.

The Seattle Times

September 22, 2019

Sister Prejean returns

September 13, 2019

Looking to quell downtown disorder, Seattle and King County announce plan for repeat offenders

Story includes comments by Seattle U law Prof. Sara Rankin.

The Seattle Times

September 12, 2019

Despite rampant bad driving in Seattle, tickets for traffic violations down more than 40% since 2015

Story includes mention of findings by the Seattle U neighborhood crime survey. 

The Seattle Times

September 10, 2019

Intriguing certificate programs in the Seattle area, from crime to wine

Seattle U's fully online, graduate certificate program in Crime Analysis is among some unusual offerings at Seattle colleges.

September 4, 2019

Intriguing certificate programs in the Seattle area, from crime to wine

Story includes Seattle U's Crime Analysis Graduate Certificate Program.

The Seattle Times

September 4, 2019

A New Assault on Organized Labor

Story includes mention of issue analysis by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.


September 2, 2019

Obama-Backed Netflix Documentary Causes Headaches for Fuyao Glass

Labor law experts, including Seattle U's Charlotte Garden, comment on statements made in the documentary that appear to violate federal labor law.

August 30, 2019

Obama-Backed Netflix Documentary Causes Headaches for Fuyao Glass

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Law

August 30, 2019

Property crime, homelessness among top public safety concerns in Seattle, survey says

Faculty and students in the SU Criminal Justice program collaborate with the Seattle Police Department to create and conduct the survey.

KING 5 News

August 27, 2019

Seattle U Releases 2018 Seattle Public Safety Survey Results

Now in its fourth year as a collaboration between the Seattle Police Department and Criminal Justice program faculty and students, the survey gauges attitudes around public safety issues, perceptions of police, neighborhoods and crime.

August 27, 2019

Police use of force data ‘a huge mess’ across the U.S.

Despite decades of credible allegations of police brutality, and a 25-year-old federal law requiring the government to collect national data on excessive force, the United States still has little or no reliable information to show for it.   

August 26, 2019

Connecticut’s Rest-Stop McDonald's Are New ‘Fight for $15’ Target

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.


August 26, 2019

Police use of force data ‘a huge mess’ across the U.S.

Story includes comments from Seattle U criminal justice professor and chair Matthew Hickman. 


August 25, 2019

As the economy booms, Washington voters see a system rigged for the rich

Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe was among those interviewed for a story in Crosscut to analyze the results of the publication's latest Crosscut/Elway Poll.

August 23, 2019

As the economy booms, Washington voters see a system rigged for the rich

Story includes comments from Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.


August 23, 2019

Homelessness is on the Rise, Despite Efforts at Intervention

Story includes interview with Sara Rankin of the Seattle U School of Law.

The Takeaway, WNYC/NPR

August 19, 2019

Gender X may soon grace Washington state licenses. But why is gender tracked at all?

Story features interview with Dean Spade, associate law professor at Seattle University.


August 14, 2019

Who Broke Baltimore? We Did.

Story was written by Emily Lieb, PhD, Seattle U assistant professor of history.

The Nation

August 8, 2019

America’s Homeless Crisis Is Inspiring New Acts Of Cruelty

Story includes comments by Seattle U law school professor Sara Rankin. 


August 2, 2019

Crosscut's newsroom votes unanimously to form a union

Story includes interview with Seattle U law school professor Charlotte Garden.


July 31, 2019

Taking a look at Mueller, the Democratic presidential debates, and local races to keep an eye on

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

KING TV New Day Northwest

July 29, 2019

‘Crowdworking’ provides the humans who train artificial intelligence

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

The Seattle Times

July 26, 2019

Homelessness top of mind for Seattle voters as ballots start dropping

Story includes interview with Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.


July 24, 2019

Seattle U President Stephen V. Sundborg, SJ, addressed the Seattle Rotary Club.

Civility and Reclaiming the Idea of America

President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., received a standing ovation after he gave the inaugural keynote talk at a Seattle 4 Rotary meeting in July that launched the club's emphasis this year on civic engagement and civil discourse. 

July 24, 2019

Law School to accept GRE scores, add online classes

As part of the law school's ongoing mission to make legal education more accessible, Seattle University School of Law will accept GRE scores from prospective students, starting with incoming first-year students in fall 2020.

July 22, 2019

Former Stevens Clerks Tell Us Their Strongest Memories of 'One of a Kind' Mentor

Story includes reminiscences by Seattle U law professor Andrew Siegel who clerked for Justice Stevens in 2000. (The National Law Journal)

July 17, 2019

The Homelessness Crisis is Getting So Bad That Cities Are Now Building Their Own Camps

Story includes comment by Sara Rankin, associate professor and director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project at the Seattle University School of Law.

Vice News

July 16, 2019

'Why should I have to work on stilts?': the women fighting sexist dress codes

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Janet Ainsworth.

The Guardian

July 11, 2019

How to Talk to Kids About Race

Story features interview with Seattle U Communications Professor Kimberly Harden.


July 9, 2019

Trans Women of Color Are the Past and Future of LGBTQ Liberation

Story includes information attributed to Seattle U Assistant Professor Joseph DeFilippis.

The Nation

June 27, 2019

What Pete Buttigieg Has and Hasn’t Done About Homelessness in South Bend

Story includes interview with Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.

The New Yorker

June 24, 2019

Is a stepfather still a father? Court says yes, handing Seattle woman a win

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Deidre Bowen.

The Seattle Times

June 15, 2019

Opinion: When We Kill/ Everything you think you know about the death penalty is wrong.

Column by Nicolas Kristof includes mention of, and quote from, research conducted by Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Peter Collins and colleagues about the cost of death penalty cases.

The New York Times

June 14, 2019

7 Seattle Hotels Sued for Alleged Violations of Americans with Disabilities Act

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Brooke Coleman.


June 13, 2019

Study: Civil asset forfeiture doesn’t discourage drug use or help police solve crimes

Story cites new study by Seattle U Associate Professor of Economic Brian Kelly.

The Washington Post

June 11, 2019

Amazon Led a Tax Rebellion. A Year Later, Seattle Is Gridlocked

Story includes comments from Seattle U law school Prof. Sara Rankin.


June 9, 2019

SUURA brochure

Celebrating Student Scholarship

An impressive array of student research was presented at the Seattle University Undergraduate Research Association (SUURA) Conference on May 31.

June 3, 2019

Why America Can’t Solve Homelessness

Story includes comments from Seattle U law school Prof. Sara Rankin.

The Huffington Post

May 19, 2019

Jay Inslee announces $9 trillion comprehensive climate change plan

Story includes interview with Seattle U political scienced Prof. Marco Lowe.


May 16, 2019

Where abortion could immediately be illegal if Roe v. Wade were overturned

Story includes interview with School of Law Prof. Deirdre Bowen.

Q13 Fox

May 16, 2019

Health companies announce $15m for Seattle housing projects

Story includes comments by Seattle U School of Law Prof. Sara Rankin.

AP via KOMO News

May 15, 2019

Justice Kavanaugh's Apple decision has 'shaken up' antitrust law

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor John Kirkwood.

Yahoo Finance

May 13, 2019

Photo of city of Seattle

SU Now Offers Minor in LGBTQ Studies

Seattle University’s Women and Gender Studies Program is offering a new minor in LGBTQ studies. Approved by the Board of Trustees’ Academic Committee, 14 students were enrolled in the minor by the time it was operational in winter quarter, says Program Director Theresa Earenfight.

May 10, 2019

Uber’s Arbitration Addiction Could Be Death by 60,000 Cuts

Story includes comments by Seattle U law school Prof. Charlotte Garden.


May 8, 2019

Walmart’s push for advanced technology has workers asking how they’ll coexist with robots

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

The Seattle Times

May 6, 2019

Doug Baldwin should look to make bigger plays

Coverage of the Crosscut Festival hosted by Seattle U.


May 5, 2019

Boeing prepares for lawsuits

Story includes interview with Seattle U Law School Prof. Janet Ainsworth. 


May 1, 2019

State universities may consider race and gender in admissions, hiring

Story includes comments from Dierdre Bowen, Seattle U law professor.

The Seattle Times

April 30, 2019

Experts: Education, training key to ending police shootings

Story references 2015 book “From Warriors to Guardians: Recommitting American Police Culture to Democratic Ideals” by Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Stephen K. Rice and former King County, Washington Sheriff Sue Rahr.

New Haven Register

April 29, 2019

Michael Eric Dyson

The Uncomfortable Truth

Mission Day challenges SU community to confront white privilege.

April 12, 2019

Lemieux Library

Alfie Scholars Increases Award

Seattle University’s Alfie Scholars Program, which provides financial support for underrepresented college transfer students to obtain a bachelor’s degree and become leaders for civility, has increased its award from $10,000 to $15,000 annually.

April 10, 2019

The audience at Crosscut Festival

Big Issues and Bold Ideas

Crosscut Festival returns to Seattle U campus.

April 10, 2019

Benes Aldana

The Unending Fight for Justice

Alumnus leading change as president of The National Judicial College.

March 29, 2019

Serena Cosgrove, Father Chepe, Father Sosa, and members of the UCA Cabinet

In Solidarity with UCA

Professor Serena Cosgrove visits sister Jesuit school in Nicaragua.

March 13, 2019

Students in classroom

Seattle U Business and Law Programs Earn High Rankings in Latest U.S. News Best Graduate Schools Rankings

Six Seattle University business and law graduate programs are ranked in the Top 30 nationally, according to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings released today.

March 12, 2019

a focused audience at the 2018 Crosscut Festival

Crosscut Festival Returns to Seattle U this May

The second annual festival will feature a stellar lineup that includes Valerie Jarrett, former advisor to President Barack Obama, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker, former New Jersey Governor and EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman and civil rights activist and community organizer DeRay McKesson.

February 19, 2019

Laura Emiko Soltis

"The Urgency of Now"

Featured speaker at SU’s MLK Celebration will address immigration crisis

January 11, 2019

Sullivan Hall Law School

A Lasting Legacy

School of Law remembers former Dean Fredric Tausend

December 21, 2018

School of Law professor Brooke Coleman hosting Red Talks

Red Talks Launches

Brooke Coleman delivers inaugural talk on diversity and inclusion.

December 11, 2018

Sullivan Hall School of Law in the Spring

"A Vehicle for Health Promotion"

Law student's novella promotes suicide prevention.

December 4, 2018

Connor Wesley, '14, is creating safer health care settings for the LGBTQ community.

Inclusivity in Action

University and alumni activate change from the classroom to the boardroom.

October 13, 2018

John Kerry speaking at Seattle University

John Kerry visits Seattle U, calls for civility in politics

Former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator John Kerry called for a return to civility in American politics and a renewed commitment to the responsibilities of citizenship in an address at Seattle University Monday night.

September 18, 2018

Seattle University School of Law

Justice Brennan Was Right

Law Professor Robert Chang discusses state constitutions and individual rights.

September 18, 2018

West Seattle

New Civic Alliance Aims to End Seattle’s Chronic Homelessness

Seattle University’s Homeless Rights Advocacy Project (HRAP) announced the Third Door Coalition, a new alliance of civic leaders working together to develop solutions to chronic homelessness in the city.

July 19, 2018

Won Kidane

Justice through a Cultural Lens

Faculty Spotlight featuring Won Kidane, School of Law.

July 13, 2018

Class discussion

Creating a Space for Students and Practitioners to Grapple with Faith-Based Responses to Homelessness

This academic year, the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs rolled out a series of courses around faith-based responses to homelessness and the affordable housing crisis.

May 29, 2018

Two students walking on the upper mall

Cultivating a Culture of Inclusivity

SU dialogue sessions on diversity and inclusion aim to unite and foster a greater sense of belonging.

May 21, 2018

Move in day

Seattle-Area Universities and Colleges Declare Affordable Housing Week, May 14-18

The presidents of four Seattle-area universities and colleges, including Seattle U, have joined forces to declare May 14-18, 2018 as Affordable Housing Week on their campuses.

May 15, 2018

Students sitting on the grass in front of Seattle University School of Law

Seattle U Law Students Again Produce Groundbreaking Research on Homelessness

City officials, elected leaders and community advocates can now access new research and analysis about cutting edge interventions to address homelessness thanks to the groundbreaking research of Seattle University School of Law students.

May 7, 2018

Seattle waterfront and skyline

Finding Space

The School of Law will sponsor a forum on land use and homelessness.

March 21, 2018

Seattle skyline and moon at night

What to Do About Homelessness?

SU provides moviegoers with guides for addressing homelessness.

March 14, 2018

The audience at a Town Hall

An Urgent Conversation on Guns

The forum will be held at SU with Criminal Justice Chair Jackie Helfgott participating.

March 12, 2018

Rain in Pioneer Square

The Florida Project: Taking Action to Help Kids

Many moviegoers who see the award-wining film The Florida Project are often overwhelmed with the feeling that they need to do something to help. To answer the “what can we do?” question for viewers, Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness worked with the film’s distributor to create advocacy guides.

March 1, 2018

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein visiting Seattle U law school

Principled Service

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein visits the law school and encourages students to become public servants.

February 23, 2018

Students volunteer at Seattle U Service Day

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Visits Law School, Extols Work in Public Service

The former deputy attorney general praised the "extraordinarily principled" and "public-spirited" employees of the U.S. Department of Justice during his visit to the School of Law.

February 22, 2018

Seattle U Sullivan Hall building exterior

From Paralympics to Law School

A former competitive rower's new goal is to earn a law degree.

January 29, 2018

 Natalie McCarthy

Former Competitive Rower's New Goal: A Law Degree

Twenty years after brain cancer surgery damaged her optic nerve and left her without sight at age 10, Natalie McCarthy hasn't stopped setting goals for herself and achieving them. First, a biology degree from Pacific Lutheran University. Then, competing internationally as a world-class rower. Her latest goal: law school.

January 29, 2018

Downtown Seattle, Washington

Study: Retaliatory Violence Between Police and Citizens Is Primed by Social Media

Research led by Seattle U criminal justice faculty provides strong initial evidence of an increase in deaths of minority citizens by law enforcement following an unexpected increase in officers killed in the line of duty; unexpected increases in social media posts highlighting these incidents are associated with an increased risk of fatal contacts between police and citizens.

January 10, 2018

Sirin Aysan, Nancy Chang, Anne Rosellini, Jennifer Roth, Courtney Sheehan

Seattle University Film Studies Presents Panel Discussion

Seattle University Film Studies presented Avengers, Wonder Wom[e]n, and Predators: Sharing Experiences and Strategies for Women Working in the Film Industry.

December 21, 2017

Ethics Bowl Representatives

Ethics Bowl

Seattle U team earned its first-ever spot in the national competition with regional win.

December 13, 2017

tulip magnolia blossoms in front of Garrand

A New Approach

A political science instructor shares lessons he learned from teaching his first fully online course.

November 20, 2017

Professor Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD

Theology Of Nonviolence

Professor Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD, is a member of an international roundtable hoping to influence the Pope's next Catholic teaching.

October 25, 2017

<< < 1 2 3 4 > >>

Back to top