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Seattle Journal for Social Justice

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

Volume 11 Issue 3 Article 16

11-2013

About the Authors

About the Authors

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ANIETIE MAUREEN-ANN AKPAN

Anietie Akpan is a 2013 Graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, TX. During her time at St. Mary’s, she served as Executive Editor for The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race & Social Justice, and a Student Attorney in the Immigration & Human Rights Clinic. Originally from Houston, TX, she received her BA in African & African-American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her academic background in the collective African-American cultural and historical experience is what inspired her to do research on racist human experimentation and author her student note that is being published in the present volume of the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. She is currently studying for the Texas Bar and hopes to continue legal writing in the future. She hopes that her note will bring another voice to the tragedy of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment as well as other historical incidents of human experimentation in the African-American community.

ROBERT C.BORUCHOWITZ

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Assistance Center at The Defender Association. He has taught in the Youth Advocacy Clinic, and among other projects, has pursued due process rights for children in truancy proceedings. He attended a two-week training for law teachers at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and developed a seminar on Law and the Holocaust and the Abuse of Executive Power. He also teaches criminal procedure and has taught a seminar on Right to Counsel, Law and Lawyering. He is beginning a Right to Counsel Clinic in January 2014 at Seattle University School of Law.

He has been working to persuade misdemeanor courts to provide counsel at arraignment. As a Soros Senior Fellow, Professor Boruchowitz worked on the access to counsel in misdemeanor and juvenile cases. More recently, The Defender Initiative received grant funding for three years from the Open Society Foundation for a misdemeanor right to counsel project working in Kentucky, New Hampshire, and South Carolina as well as in Washington state. The Defender Initiative is now working with The Sixth Amendment Center to provide technical assistance in public defense matters.

Professor Boruchowitz writes and speaks frequently on the right to counsel, and ethical issues related to it. He wrote, Diverting and Reclassifying Misdemeanors Could Save $1 Billion per Year: Reducing the Need For and Cost of Appointed Counsel, published by the American Constitution Society. Additional articles include, Sexual Predator Law— The Nightmare in the Halls of Justice, published by the University of Puget Sound Law Review, and Victimless, published by Judicature. His most recent articles could be found in the King County Bar Bulletin, the Seattle Times, the Knoxville News Sentinel, the Louisville Courier Journal, and the Everett Herald.

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and Defender Association Reginald Herber Smith Award, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Champion of Indigent Defense Award, and the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers William O. Douglas Award.

MARK R.CARTER

Mark R. Carter, JD, PhD, is currently a Patent Examiner in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Before that, he was a Visiting Scholar at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit associated with the Hon. Pauline Newman. Dr. Carter received his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown, Dr. Carter was an AIPLA Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Scholar three straight years. Georgetown awarded him its 2012 CALI Patent Licensing Award and its 2010 ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Copyright Writing Award. Before law school, he practiced patent law as a registered patent agent at many law firms, including Morrison & Foerster. Before entering patent law, Dr. Carter was a research scientist at Lockheed and the University of Maryland. He earned his PhD in Theoretical Physics at Stanford University. While there, he was a James Chadwick Memorial Prize Scholar. He earned his BA in Physics and Mathematics at Harvard University where he was a National Achievement Scholar.

NANCY P.COLLINS

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Cases she has argued and won in the Washington Supreme Court include State v. Vasquez, 309 P.3d 318 (2013); State v. Ortega, 297 P.3d 57 (2013), State v. Jasper, 271 P.3d 876 (2012), State v. Monday, 257 P.3d 551 (2011), and State v. Sandoval, 249 P.3d 1015 (2011).

CHARLES R.DYER

Charles R. Dyer is a consultant to law libraries and court systems. While available for consulting in law library administration generally, he specializes in helping court systems and law libraries work with self-represented litigants and in training those interested in legislative advocacy for law libraries, especially public law libraries, court systems, and other justice system agencies. Secondary specialties include private fund raising and grantsmanship.

Mr. Dyer is also an author and scholarly researcher. Over the years, he has written on a large number of topics, mostly in connection with the administration and governance of public law libraries. His present research interests are directed toward the interdisciplinary study of philosophy, law, cognitive science, cognitive linguistics, and information science. In addition to theoretical work, he is concerned with practical applications of his findings, which leads to the current emphases in his consulting practice.

SAHAR FATHI

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New York bar. She also earned a Masters in International Studies from the University of Washington, and graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California with a dual Bachelor of Arts in French and International Relations. Additionally, Sahar attended the Sorbonne Université in Paris, France, on exchange from 2003-2004 and received a diploma in International and European Law from the Université Jean-Moulin in Lyon, France, in 2008. Sahar is a past president and co-founder of the Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington, as well as the founder and current chair of its Legal Clinic. She is also a board member for the American Civil Liberties Union—Washington State Chapter, and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

EVE KERBER

Eve R. Kerber is a 2013 graduate from Seattle University School of Law, where she served as a member for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice and as Vice President of Community Development for the Dispute Resolution Board. She was inspired to study law after seeing how law impacts local and global systems during her career as a social worker in Northwest Washington and as a volunteer abroad in Kenya and Guatemala. She was inspired to write an article on food justice after volunteering at her local food bank farm and urban farming collective.

During her time in law school, Ms. Kerber worked as a summer associate at Gordon Thomas Honeywell, LLP, then as a legal extern at the Community Health Plan of Washington and as a legal intern at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. She competed in the Negotiation competition, advancing to the regional level of the ABA’s Law and Employment competition in Oregon.

JANET MOORE

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Religion from Kalamazoo College. At Duke, she served as Editor-in-Chief of Law & Contemporary Problems, the nation’s first interdisciplinary law journal. She then clerked for the Honorable J. Dickson Phillips, Jr., on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Professor Moore’s scholarship focuses on the legal and political conditions that empower stakeholders to obtain greater transparency and accountability from criminal justice systems. Her work is informed by critical theory and long experience in capital defense and criminal justice reform research and advocacy. From 1998 to 2012, she won some form of relief for about 80 percent of her capital clients. In 2006, she joined the Ohio Justice & Policy Center, a nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to evidence-based justice reform. In 2007, she was awarded a Senior Justice Advocacy Fellowship by the Open Society Institute. Her project focused on improving indigent defense systems. That work led to her appointment by the Ohio Supreme Court to the state Public Defender Commission in 2009.

In January 2011, Professor Moore joined the University of Cincinnatti College of Law faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She became an Assistant Professor at the College of Law in 2012. The same year, Professor Moore received the College of Law’s Goldman Prize for Teaching Excellence and the annual Junior Scholar Paper Competition Award sponsored by the Criminal Justice Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

TRAVIS STEARNS

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for public defenders and frequently presents at conferences on issues relating to trial advocacy, the right to counsel, and the impact of criminal convictions. He is an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law where he teaches a seminar for criminal law externs. He has been awarded with the "Golden Door" Award by Northwest Immigration Rights Project for his work redefining gross misdemeanor in Washington to 364 days.

KIM TAYLOR-THOMPSON

Kim Taylor-Thompson teaches courses related to criminal law and community and criminal defense. Her teaching and scholarship focus on the impact of race and gender in public policy—particularly criminal and juvenile justice policy—and the need to prepare lawyers to meet the demands of practice in and on behalf of subordinated communities. In 2012, Taylor-Thompson received the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award. Taylor-Thompson has recently returned from leave, having served for three years as the chief executive officer of Duke Corporate Education, ranked by Financial Times as the #1 global provider of customized executive education. She worked with Fortune 500 companies and governments and taught in numerous programs focusing on translating and executing strategy and leading in complex environments.

Prior to joining NYU School of Law, Taylor-Thompson was an associate professor of law at Stanford, where she received the John Hurlburt Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Outstanding Teaching Award. Before academia, Taylor-Thompson spent a decade at the DC Public Defender Service, ultimately serving as its director. She is a frequent moderator of Socratic dialogues. Taylor-Thompson received her JD from Yale Law School and her BA from Brown University.

KAREN GRAY YOUNG

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Journal for Social Justice. She graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in English Literature. While in law school, she worked as a research assistant to Professor Jane K. Stoever regarding domestic violence issues and received a Pro Bono Outstanding Service Award for her service with the Public Interest Law Foundation. She also worked as a legal extern at the Office of Regional Counsel for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Northwest Justice Project.

STEVEN ZEIDMAN

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