Sullivan Hall 312-A
(206) 398-4323


B.A., University of Washington, 1997
J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law, 2000; Seattle University Moot Court Board; President, Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF), 1998-1999

Lisa Young

Adjunct Professor


Lisa Young received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and her law degree from Seattle University School of Law. As an active Moot Court Board member, she received the Order of the Barristers Award for her oral advocacy achievement. She was the President of the Public Interest Law Foundation and an active member of the Women's Law Caucus.

Since 2001, Lisa has been tutoring, designing curricula, lecturing, and preparing students for the Washington and Multistate Bar Exams As a life-long learner, she is continuing her educational pursuits by working toward her Doctor of Education in Adult, Post-Secondary, and Higher Education from Seattle University.

Lisa has a passion for helping students succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in legal practice. As Director of the Bar Studies Program, she teaches Bar Exam Skills and Strategies for third year law students. Her teaching focuses on analytical writing, legal issue spotting, and critical thinking within the realm of the core substantive subjects tested on the Bar exam. She oversees classes and programs designed to help Seattle University School of Law students be successful in law school and on the bar exam. Lisa additionally focuses on integrating academic support and law practice skills into the law school curriculum.

Lisa is a national presenter and a published author, as well as a member and officer of several national and regional committees dedicated to effective teaching and law student academic support. She serves as the Executive Editor of The Learning Curve, the official publication of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Academic Support, as Chair Elect of the AALS Section on Academic Support, and as a Contributing Editor of the Law School Academic Support Blog. She co-founded the West Coast Consortium of Academic Support Professionals and is the Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the Association of Academic Support Educators.

She serves the community as a long-time Board Member of Seattle Children's PlayGarden, which is an organization focused on providing outdoor play space, preschool, camp, and other programming for children with special needs, and she serves on several other school and community committees.

In her free time she enjoys coaching and playing soccer, intuitive cooking, reading everything she can get her hands on, and perfecting her waterskiing technique.