Society, Justice and Law

 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

Dr. Onur Bakiner

Onur Bakiner, PhD, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Receives Best Book Award

Onur Bakiner, PhD, Assistant Professor in Political Science, has received the Best Book Award from the Human Rights section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) for Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy. 

August 31, 2017

Seattle Housing

Student Creates Infographic for 2017 “count Us in”

Results of the 2017 "Count Us In" point-in-time count of homelessness were announced by All Home last week. The sobering news, sensitively presented, included this infographic created for All Home by project assistant for the Project on Family Homelessness, Seattle University senior Mandy Rusch.

June 5, 2017

Fr. James Martin S.J. (center), STM dean Mark Markuly (left), Fr. Steve Sundborg

Becoming a Lighthouse in a Sea of Addiction

Dr. Mark Markuly, Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry, reflects on free speech, critical thinking and passionate debates within higher education and the world.

June 1, 2017

Seattle University Law Professor Thomas Antkowiak

Human Rights Crusader

School of Law Professor directs the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) that is helping to shape the next generation of legal advocates.

May 17, 2017

School of Theology and Ministry

Commentary: Is Truth Dead or Are We Inadvertently Killing It?

Column by Mark Markuly, PhD, dean of the School of Theology and Ministry

April 21, 2017

Father Stephen V. Sundborg, President Seattle University

Guest Op-Ed by Leaders of Seattle U, UW and Seattle Colleges Urge State Legislature to Fully Fund the State Need Grant

For years, the State Need Grant has been underfunded by the state. Last year, more than 24,000 eligible students were denied funding.

April 17, 2017

Jacqueline Helfgott, Chair of Seattle University Criminal Justice Department

Seattle U and Seattle PD Join Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice

Seattle University’s Criminal Justice program and the Seattle Police Department have joined similar public/private partnerships in six localities across the country as part of the Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice, which is based at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.

February 16, 2017

Space Needle in Red

Korematsu Center Condemns President Trump's Executive Order

The law and equality center stands with many other groups in denouncing the president's executive order restricting immigration

January 29, 2017

Exterior of the Sullivan Law School

Freedom!

Client of law school's clinic finally freed from prison

March 29, 2016

Albers School Pigott Building

High Rankings

Business and law school programs earn top 25 marks nationally in latest U.S. News ‘Best Graduate Schools’ rankings

March 15, 2016

Bryan Adamson

Highly Regarded

Law school's Bryan Adamson receives prestigious national award.

February 3, 2016

Exterior view of Sullivan Law School on a sunny day

Remarkable Opportunity

Law students are on hand as governor signs bill they helped to pass.

May 4, 2015

students stroll on the upper deck of Lemieux Library at dusk

Truman Scholar!

Junior Olivia Smith is the recipient of a prestigious academic award.

April 21, 2015

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J. giving a speech

About the Dream

SU president tells the story behind Martin Luther King's iconic speech. 

January 26, 2015

students lounging on the grass to the side of Sullivan Law School

Filling a Need

With ABA approval secured, the School of Law is preparing to open a satellite campus in Anchorage.

January 12, 2015

Sullivan Hall - Seattle U's School of Law

Advocate for Access

Professor Lustbader is being honored for opening the law school to underrepresented students.

November 24, 2014

Exterior of the Sullivan Law School

Justice is Served

A law school clinic helps secure reparations for a man in Mexico who was unjustly imprisoned.

September 29, 2014

downtown Seattle skyline with space needle and Mt. Rainier shot from Kerry Park

Shining a Light on Homelessness

A report produced by a Journalism Fellow wins a prestigious award.

April 23, 2014

Exterior of Sullivan Law School surrounded by blooming trees in the spring

Spring Break for Others

Law students in Professor Won Kidane’s class helped refugees stay in the United States.

April 22, 2014

St. Ignatius fountain in the afternoon shaded quad

Supreme Achievement

Susan Matt of the College of Nursing is admitted to the highest court in the land.

March 12, 2014

Sullivan Hall - Seattle U's School of Law

High Marks

Legal Writing tops U.S. News rankings and accounting moves up to #14.

March 12, 2014

exterior of Sullivan Law School

A Witness for Justice

Eddie Salazar served as an observer in this month's El Salvador presidential election.

February 24, 2014

Lemieux Library and Plaza at dusk

Modeling the Mission

2014 McGoldrick Fellow Paul Holland reflects on the journey that brought him to SU.

February 11, 2014

students reading and talking on the grass next to Sullivan Law School

I Am the Future of… Politics

Eric Chalmers, president of Student Government at Seattle University, is ready for a career in politics.

November 13, 2013

Sullivan Hall - Seattle U's School of Law

Justice for the Poor

The DOJ awards a grant for law school's Defender Initiative to tackle public defense crisis. 

October 8, 2013

a red painted steel sculpture by Calder - a Seattle icon on the waterfront on a grey day

Deconstructing Terror

SU alumnus contributes significantly to the study of terrorism.

August 12, 2013

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