Class of 2009-2010 Scholars for Justice (left to right)
Amy Pritchard, Celeste Miller, Kevin DeLiban and Persis Yu.
Message from the Director
The law school is once again abuzz with students and activities. Throughout the upcoming fall semester, there are a plethora of programs and events, on campus and across the nation. We hope you will join us and bring an alumni colleague with you! Our calendar features the entire fall schedule.
Our alumni are leaders who continually set the bar high in their professional careers, the regions you call home, and especially among our future leaders – the youth. Erin Shea '07 is featured in Alumni on the Move, where she shares her motivation for working with youth. Erin has made the choice to lead by example, working in the public interest arena.
Our alumni continue to be a growing force within the Seattle legal community. There are many mentors for our recent graduates in the various bar organizations. In The Bar Scene section, we have included a list of alumni bar leaders, your resources in the community.
I also want you to know that we heard you and have added a section to highlight scholarly articles and publications written by our faculty. Please continue to send us your feedback and thoughts on making the Amicus Brief a more robust communication tool.
Most importantly, over the next few months we would like your input in deciding alumni leadership for the Law Alumni Board. There are 8 open positions. We have attached the nomination form for membership; it is also available in the Becoming Engaged section of this e-newsletter. This is an opportunity for you to help shape the direction of alumni programming.
I look forward to seeing you at upcoming programs and events this fall.
With warmest regards,
Grace A. Greenwich
Director of Alumni Relations
Access to Justice Institute Scholar Jennifer Garber sits down with Erin Shea '07
Erin Shea is working at Columbia Legal Services in Seattle to establish a system of adequate court representation for Washington’s foster youth. Her goals include publishing and disseminating a foster youth rights handbook and working with stakeholders in the implementation of the Braam settlement – a historic settlement agreement reached in July 2004, creating a blueprint for reform of the child welfare system in Washington State. She sat down with Access to Justice Institute Scholar Jennifer Garber to answer questions.
Alumni Greet the Incoming Class
The fall semester officially started on August 21st. More than 300 students arrived on campus for orientation, and were eagerly greeted by members of the recent alumni committee and our Law Alumni Board. Melissa Chin ‘08, Horace Lee ‘02 and Wilberforce Agyekum ‘99, distributed flash drives to the incoming class, while Law Alumni Board members P. Craig Beetham ‘89 and Sharon Sakamoto '84 gave a warm welcome to students on behalf of the alumni association. The Office of Alumni Relations and members of the alumni association hope to make the greeting of our incoming students an annual tradition.
Please click here to view welcome remarks by Law Alumni Board member Sharon Sakamoto ’84.
Reaching Out to Alumni:
One Region at a Time
The Regional Alumni Relations Program continues to be one of our most exciting recent programs, developed for alumni across the country. The program offers distinguished speakers, events and social gatherings for alumni in your area. The program also provides alumni with an opportunity to connect and network with other alumni in the area. In June, the law school was in Anchorage, Alaska.