Seattle University School of Law

Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall, Seattle, WA 98122-1090, USA
Phone: 206.398.4200 | Fax: 206.398.4058
Email: lawadmis@seattleu.edu | Website: www.law.seattleu.edu

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment-related policies and practices. In addition, the university does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment-related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program. All university policies, practices, and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the university’s vice president for human resources and university services and equal opportunity officer at 206.296.5870. Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated three individuals responsible for coordinating the university’s Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact any one of the following Title IX coordinators:

Gerald Huffman
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and University Services
RINA 214
Phone: 206.296.5870
Email: huffmaje@seattleu.edu

Michele Murray
Associate Vice President of Student Development
Student Center 140B
Phone: 206.296.6066
Email: mmurray@seattleu.edu

Ruth Donohue
Manager of Human Resources
RINA 215
Phone: 206.296.5865
Email: donohue@seattleu.edu

Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the US Department of Education.

For more information, visit University Policies.

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment-related policies and practices. In addition, the university does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment-related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program. All university policies, practices, and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the university’s vice president for human resources and university services and equal opportunity officer at 206.296.5870. Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated three individuals responsible for coordinating the university’s Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact any one of the following Title IX coordinators:

Gerald Huffman
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and University Services
RINA 214
Phone: 206.296.5870
Email: huffmaje@seattleu.edu

Michele Murray
Associate Vice President of Student Development
Student Center 140B
Phone: 206.296.6066
Email: mmurray@seattleu.edu

Ruth Donohue
Manager of Human Resources
RINA 215
Phone: 206.296.5865
Email: donohue@seattleu.edu

Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the US Department of Education.

For more information, visit University Policies.

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

Our students’ association is OUTLaws. OUTLaws was organized to provide support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender law students and their friends; to present information about legal issues and problems facing individuals; to work with the faculty and the law school to eradicate barriers to the success of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender law students; and to offer a network for social gatherings among our members and friends.

For more information, students may contact the Office of Admission at 206.398.4200 or lawadmis@seattleu.edu.

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

Bryan Adamson
Associate Professor

Lisa Brodoff
Associate Professor, Director of the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic

Jeffrey Minneti
Associate Professor, Director of the Academic Resource Center

Russell Powell
Professor, Associate Provost for Global Engagement

Dean Spade
Associate Professor of Law

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

Matthew Etter
Associate Director of the Center for Professional Development

Gerald Heppler
Director of Admission

Erica Wolf
Director of Graduate Programs

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

Seattle University School of Law offers classes related to sexual orientation and gender identity law and law and social movements such as Law and Sexuality.

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

Yes

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

Yes

Additional Information

Seattle U Law strives to create an open and inclusive environment for LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff. Applicants are asked, but not required to disclose, if they identify as LGBTQ. Over 12 percent of our diverse student body identifies as LGBTQ or gender nonconforming.

Our OUTLaws law student organization is an active campus group. Many faculty and administrators identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Gender-neutral restrooms are provided in the law school facility.

Numerous courses relating to gender and sexuality in the law are offered on a regular basis.

In addition, the law school is located in Capitol Hill, the vibrant LGBTQ epicenter of Seattle.