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Seattle University School of Law Business Boot Camp

The Business Boot Camp will be held Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Check back for information on the 2017 Business Boot Camp. 


Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Sullivan Hall, Room C6
8:30 AM - 5 PM

Seattle University School of Law is proud to offer an intensive one-day boot camp for legal professionals designed to build a basic foundation in real-world business skills. The course will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, in Sullivan Hall, Room C6, from 8:30 AM - 5 PM and feature intensive study of:

  • Finance and accounting principles
  • Corporate management and strategy
  • Current business models and the role of business plans
  • The role of policies and procedures in company management
  • How companies are structured and regulated
  • How intellectual property strategies fuel today’s high-tech businesses


Learn from a world-class faculty from the business world, including:

  • Blair Westlake, Principal, MediaSquareup (formerly Chairman, Universal Television & Networks Group, Universal Studios)
  • Hillery L. Nye, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Glympse, Inc.
  • John Patera, Management, Finance and Business Consultant, Strong-Bridge Consulting
  • Keith Dolliver, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
  • Dan Lear, Director of Industry Relations, Avvo
  • Kelly Kunsch, Reference Librarian, Seattle University School of Law
  • Steve Tapia, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Seattle University School of Law (formerly of HBO, DIRECTV and Microsoft)


Important details:

  • The Business Boot Camp is part of Seattle University School of Law’s continuing efforts to bring entrepreneurship and business acumen into the legal curriculum. It is intended to provide a strong foundation on an expedited basis in the knowledge, skills and values promoted in other related offerings such as the Innovation and Technology LLM program, the Community Development and Entrepreneurship Clinic, the one week-intensive “The Lawyer's Role in Entrepreneurship and Innovation: An Immersion Experience” program and the Business of IP class.
  • The program is limited to students who will be 2L, 3L or 4L in the next academic year and recent graduates on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There is no fee for the class, but registration in advance is required.
  • As a non-curricular program, attendees will not receive academic credit.
  • Program content highlights essential and practical business concepts, but is not intended to replace the more intensive study of Business, Tax, and similar subjects provided through traditional Law School curricular offerings.


For further information, contact Steve Tapia