Archive for the ‘Featured Resource’ Category

  • #DomesticViolence: Does Media Coverage Help or Hurt?

    Social Justice Monday – Monday October 20, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern In recent weeks, awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault has increased as high profile cases receive extensive coverage in the news and on social media. Is this trend increasing awareness and dialogue or reinforcing sensationalism and stereotypes? Can media […] Read more...
  • Hospital Mergers: Shrinking or Growing Access to Health Care?

    Social Justice Monday – October 13th, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern Dean Annette Clark moderated a discussion on healthcare access with Leah Rutman from the ACLU of Washington and Janet Chung from Legal Voice. A recent wave of mergers between secular and Roman Catholic hospitals is raising the question of whether access to […] Read more...
  • Sex, Money, and Irrationality

    Social Justice Monday – October 6, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern Professor Julie A. Nice explored constitutionally permissible government “irrationality.” The lowest level of scrutiny that a court must apply when considering constitutional questions of due process or equal protection is a “rational basis review,” where a rule must simply be “rationally […] Read more...
  • History of the Revised Code of Washington

    Our state was created in 1889.  However, the Revised Code of Washington was adopted in 1950.  What gives?  Was the state lawless prior to that time?  The answer is no.  Codes were created and published in the state privately before that time.  The fascinating history of statutory compilation in Washington has been documented by one […] Read more...
  • Washington State “Stuff”

    You know it is the Evergreen State so you can probably guess the state tree (but not its botanical name) and you can probably guess the state fruit. But do you know the state tartan’s colors? Did you know there was a state tartan? Or a state ship? And who decides this stuff? The answer […] Read more...
  • Not Your Grandma’s Law Practice: Leveraging Technology and Innovation to Improve Access to Legal Services

    Monday, September 29, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern Dan Lear ‘07 and Greg McLawsen discussed how emerging ideas, innovations and technologies are fundamentally changing everything from retail to hospitality and from transportation to finance and how these changes can and should inform the practice of law and access to justice. Tomorrow’s lawyers […] Read more...
  • What’s Law Got to do With It?

    Social Justice Monday – September 22, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern Professor Deb Eddy discussed how federal and state law stops short of establishing any effective legal framework for megacities like Seattle to meet 21st Century challenges such as social inequality and economic isolation. Existing regional entities are constitutionally or statutorily hamstrung […] Read more...
  • Investing in the Future: Working with Youth at Seattle University

    Social Justice Monday – September 15, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern This Social Justice Monday facilitated an engaging presentation on some issues local youth face and how students can engage with them through projects right here on campus. Here are some resources in our law library that deal with themes mentioned in […] Read more...
  • A Conversation with Two Equal Justice Leaders: “Wait, Why Did I Come to Law School?”

    Social Justice Monday – September 8, 2014 Submitted by Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern Timothy Harris, Founding Director of Real Change newspaper, and Aurora Martin, Executive Director of Columbia Legal Services, shared their personal and professional stories in order to facilitate a discussion about why our community needs lawyers and the kind of lawyers it […] Read more...
  • National Sea Grant Law Center

    The National Sea Grant Law Center provides free access to information and resources about coastal problems and issues. Content includes analytical reports and articles from the Center’s journals and newsletters. Read more...