If you would like to learn about a unique practice area or if you are interested in a one-of-a-kind legal experience, check out the Center for Indian Law & Policy at Seattle University School of Law! The Center oversees several Indian law programs, projects, and activities.
It’s an exciting time for Indian law scholarship here at Seattle University School of Law. Continue reading
Professor Brooke Coleman
I am being completely serious when I say that my job is the paradigmatic dream job. I get to teach a subject that I love to the best and most interesting law students in the country. This week, I have been reminded about another exciting and rewarding aspect of my job — being a scholar. I am honored that I am allowed to think deeply about my subject, and even more honored when I am called on to weigh in with my expertise.
My scholarly focus is on Civil Procedure. It is what I live, breathe, and teach. I have written extensively about the Civil Rules, and I have even co-authored a Civil Procedure textbook. Before taking a job in academia, I was a law clerk to Hon. David F. Levi (E.D. Cal.). In addition to his job as a federal district court judge, Judge Levi was also the chair of the committee responsible for drafting the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. I worked with Judge Levi and that committee for three years, and I learned so much about the federal rules and the rule-making process. Continue reading
Professor Julie Shapiro
Being on a law school faculty is a terrific job, in large part because it combines so many different activities. Each piece of the job brings its own joys and challenges. Here’s what has been on my plate recently.
I teach first-year students, trying to help them gain a grasp not only of the doctrines, but also of the skills they’ll need to thrive in law school and beyond. Because I teach civil procedure — which is really the nuts and bolts of what many lawyers do — it’s also a chance to introduce them to the life of a lawyer, complete with ethical and moral dilemmas. This week’s classes, focused on discovery, were all about the moral and ethical quandaries lawyer’s face. There aren’t any answers but there are a lot of terrific questions and it makes for great discussion. Continue reading