Carl Livingston is the lead professor in the Political Science Department at Seattle Central Community College. Carl grew up in Tacoma, Washington. He graduated from Oral Roberts University in 1982 and the Notre Dame School of Law in 1987. Before entering law school Carl married Evie, his college sweetheart.
During his years at Notre Dame Carl was the Dean's student assistant and ex-terned for U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Miller.
From 1987 - 1990, Carl was an associate at the construction litigation law firm formerly known as Ulin, Dann & Lambe. There he worked on environmental law and civil rights matters in addition to the construction and design work in which Ulin, Dann specialized. Since 1995, he has been an active member of the judicial selection committee of the Loren Miller Bar Association.
Carl presided over the Seattle Central Community College Faculty Senate from 1994-1995, and gave the school's keynote graduation speech at the end of that academic year. He wrote a 60-page scholarly article entitled Affirmative Action on Trial: The Retraction of Affirmative Action and the Case for its Retention published by the Howard Law Journal Fall of 1996. He is working on a social gospel manuscript presently entitled Hidden Wisdom of the Kingdom.
After the tumultuous events surrounding the 1999 World Trade Organization Ministerial, the Seattle City Council authorized the formation of three citizen panels to advise the City as to what went wrong and how to better host such future events. Carl was chair of Panel II, one of two persons conducting most of the interviews, and a major drafter of its report. He has delivered the Martin Luther King keynote speeches for the cities of Moses Lake, Federal Way, and for the Seattle Community Colleges.
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