Society, Justice and Law

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

Seattle to invest a record $110M in new affordable housing

Story concludes with mention of a study on permanent, supportive housing published by Seattle University School of Law’s Homeless Rights Advocacy Project last summer that concluded that "providing this kind of housing for the chronically homeless decreased other public costs in emergency-room visits, hospital admissions and incarceration incurred by people who would otherwise still be on the street."

The Seattle Times

December 9, 2019

Magnolia residents’ AI-powered surveillance camera tracks people, cars at entrance to neighborhood, experts caution bias

Story includes comments by Seattle U criminal justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

The Seattle Times

December 7, 2019

When Shelters Are Full, Sleeping Outside Can Be the Only Option

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.

Bloomberg Businessweek

December 6, 2019

Fall hits campus

Sustainability at Seattle U

Co-chairs of the President's Committee for Sustainability share their insights on SU's progress toward becoming an even greener university.

December 5, 2019

Let's Talk Politics: Local elections and impeachment

Story contains a pair of interviews with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe. 

KING TV New Day Northwest

December 4, 2019

The Homeless Fund: In Seattle, rapid rehousing with private sector provides ‘the normal things people take for granted’

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

The Independent (UK)

November 28, 2019

Uber accused of cheating the public in driver’s suit over pay

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

The Los Angeles Times

November 21, 2019

More Seattleites are housing homeless people in their backyards, but it’s hard to find the right fit

Story includes an interview with Seattle U Law School Prof. Sara Rankin. 

The Seattle Times

November 18, 2019

Making Seattle neighborhoods feel safe

Editorial board column about the Seattle Public Safety Survey that is a joint project of Seattle University and the Seattle Police Dept.

The Seattle Times

November 17, 2019

Former ambassador to Ukraine testifies, critics try to discredit her

Story features interview with Seattle U law professor Brook Coleman.

KOMO News

November 15, 2019

Seattle PACs spent $4 million on the election. Who got paid?

Story includes comments by Seattle U political science instructor Patrick Schoettmer.

Crosscut

November 14, 2019

Starbucks ask citizens to "Wake up and Vote"

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

KIRO 7

November 4, 2019

Affirmative-action measure: Are Washingtonians voting on Referendum 88, Initiative 1000, or both?

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Deirdre Bowen.

The Seattle Times

November 1, 2019

What to know before voting in Seattle's upcoming election

Segment featured interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING TV New Day Northwest

October 30, 2019

Harvard Grad Students Are Taking on the Trump Administration and Their Own School

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Vice

October 30, 2019

City council candidates are making big promises on homelessness. Can they deliver?

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin, directoe of the Homelessness Rights Advoacy Project.

Crosscut

October 30, 2019

Allow Dreamers to become police officers to better serve our communities

Guest opinion column penned by faculty members in Seattle U's Criminal Justice program urges changes to state law to allow DACA recipients to become police officers. The column focuses on a current Seattle U public safety officer and alumni, a "Dreamer" whose dream is to become a police officer.

The Seattle Times

October 30, 2019

Courts Dent Gig Companies’ Shield Against `Existential’ Threat

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Law

October 23, 2019

The Shooting of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton, 10 Years Later

Story includes interview with Seattle U criminal justice professor Matthew Hickman.

Seattle Met Magazine

October 22, 2019

Seattle police increasingly involved in moving homeless people from sidewalks

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin. 

The Seattle Times

October 18, 2019

Washington State Voters Will Decide Whether to Reinstate Affirmative Action. Here’s What You Need to Know.

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

The Chronicle of Higher Education

October 16, 2019

Uber: The ride-hailing app that says it has ‘zero’ drivers

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

The Washington Post

October 14, 2019

NORTHWEST NOW 2019: Election Round Table

Public affairs program with guest panel including Seattle U political science instructor Partrick Schoettmer, PhD.

KBTC

October 11, 2019

Provincials urge compassionate asylum policies

October 11, 2019

Jesuit leaders from the U.S. and Canada met with the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security this week to advocate for people seeking asylum in the U.S.

‘We don’t deserve to be slaughtered’: Kurdish business owner speaks out against Turkish offensive

Story includes interview with Seattle U assistant professor of political science Onur Bakiner.

Q13 Fox

October 10, 2019

A lot of homeless people referred to shelters in Seattle don’t go. These are some reasons why

Story includes interview with Sara Rankin, a professor at Seattle University School of Law and the founder and director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

Seattle P-I

October 10, 2019

Seattle University Signs Amicus Brief in Support of DACA Recipients

Seattle University has joined 165 colleges and universities from across the country in signing an amicus brief supporting the young immigrants who came to the United States as children and who hold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

October 8, 2019

Caffé Vita Employees Say They're Getting Fired for Giving Old Pastries to Homeless People

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

The Stranger

October 2, 2019

Federal Judge in Kansas City Is Reprimanded for Sexual Harassment

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

The New York Times

October 1, 2019

University admissions, public contracting take center stage in Washington’s affirmative-action campaign

Story includes comments from Seattlle U law professor Deirdre Bowen.

The Seattle Times

September 30, 2019

Legal experts say affirmative-action measure wouldn’t permit use of racial quotas

Story includes comments from Seattle U law school Prof. Deidre Bowen.

Crosscut

September 27, 2019

What happens when an impeachment inquiry is called for?

Program segment features interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING TV New Day Northwest

September 26, 2019

The fear that permeates the streets of Seattle for women

Story includes comments from Seattle U Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott, chair of the Criminal Justice program.

KIRO-AM

September 25, 2019

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

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.

Slate

September 2, 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.

Bloomberg

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. 

Register-Guard

August 25, 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.

Crosscut

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.

KUOW-FM

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. 

HuffPost

August 2, 2019

Crosscut's newsroom votes unanimously to form a union

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

Crosscut

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.

KUOW-FM

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.

Law.com (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.

ParentMap

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.

KIRO 7

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.

Bloomberg

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.

KIRO 7

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.

Bloomberg

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

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