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Seattle University School of Law : Student Life

A great partnership
Dean Mark Niles, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell ’87 and University of Alaska Anchorage Provost Michael Driscoll gathered for a reception in Anchorage in June. Dean Niles presented a CLE, followed by a reception attended by alumni and friends of the law school and featuring the governor as the keynote speaker. The Study Law in Alaska Program, in partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage, has been in existence for nearly a decade and is directed by Stephanie Nichols ’06 . The law school is committed to being a resource for the state of Alaska, the only state without a law school.¬†(Photo courtesy of the Governor's Office.)


Legal Writing faculty on tenure track
In a move that recognizes and reinforces the strength of its nationally acclaimed Legal Writing Program, Seattle University School of Law has created an opportunity for those teaching in the program to attain tenure.


LAB thanks past president
The Office of Alumni Relations¬†welcomes John Worden ’89 to the Law Alumni Board and thank outgoing member Linda Strout ’79, a past president of the board.



Law school bids farewell to retirees
Professors Marilyn Berger and Melinda Branscomb, who helped shape the practical skills programs at the law school, retired this spring.


ARC prepares for 25th celebration
The law school will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Academic Resource Center, a life-changing program that exemplifies the law school's commitment to educating leaders for justice and its goal of increasing access to and diversity in the legal profession, Sept. 9 and 10.

July 2011

From Dean Mark Niles

This has been a great summer for the law school. We launched our Summer in D.C. Program, had a successful event with members of the alumni and legal communities in Anchorage and welcomed a great crop of our Class of 2014 who chose to start their legal studies in the summer. I am also pleased to highlight the faculty's move to provide opportunities for our exceptional Legal Writing Faculty members to attain tenure. This is further recognition of the importance of this program and of the excellence of the faculty colleagues who teach legal writing. I wish members of the class of 2011 good luck on the various bar exams they are taking this summer and encourage alumni to support them in their endeavors.

Upcoming Events

July 19
U.S. - Mexico Relations Today: Law, Society & Business

July 21
Washington D.C. alumni reception

July 28
End of bar celebration

August 5
Par Fore the Course Golf Tourney and CLE

August 26
Job Strategies Workshop

September 9-10
ARC 25th Anniversary

Save the date

October 6
Red Mass

October 12-20
CLE in Tuscany, Italy The Promise
of Civility

November 5
Class or 1981 30 year reunion

Visit the School of Law website for more events.

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