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Seattle University School of Law : Student Life

A proud graduate
Nearly 70 years after she was forced to leave school and report for an internment camp during World War II, Uri Matsuda finally wore a Seattle University cap and gown. Matsuda is pictured with Professor Lori Bannai, associate director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, who spearheaded the drive to award undergraduate honorary degrees to Matsuda and other Japanese American students whose educations were disrupted. Keiro Nursing Home held a ceremony in August for Matsuda, who was unable to attend the university's June commencement. (Photo by Marcus Donner.)


Register now for ARC celebrations
The deadline to register for the Sept. 9 and 10 events marking the 25th anniversary of the Academic Resource Center and the law school’s commitment to access and diversity is Friday, Sept. 2. Register now.


10 years after 9/11
Professor Marilyn Berger's film "Out of the Ashes" will play in NYC Sept. 12. Alumni can see it and hear from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. The film will play at the Gig Harbor Film Festival in October.

Scholars work for change
The Scholars for Justice and the Adolf A. Berle Scholar are already committed leaders for justice, passionate about environmental and immigration issues, indigient defense and business ethics.

Online Directory connects alumni
Looking for a classmate, a job or an employee? The Alumni Online Directory is a great way for members of the alumni community to keep tabs on where fellow graduates are working.


Faculty-Staff Campaign sets record
The 2010-2011 Faculty and Staff Campaign to support the law school's Annual Fund for Excellence was the most successful in law school history with over 56% participation. Also, Foster Pepper won the SU Law at Work Challenge with greatest participation.

Looking for great students
The Office of Admission begins its new recruiting cycle this month. We are looking for outstanding students for the entering class of 2012. Alumni can refer prospective students to our recruitment calendar and feel free to stop by and say hi at events near you.

September 2011

From Dean Mark Niles

The halls of Sullivan Hall and the School of Law Annex are buzzing with the start of the fall semester. I’m thrilled to be in a classroom this fall teaching civil procedure. It is a great way to get to know our students and to share the day-to-day duties of providing an outstanding legal education with my faculty colleagues. This year's incoming class of 322 students is 53 percent women and 30 percent students of color. Students range in age from 20 to 60, with the average age being 28. The law school has an extremely busy fall, and we look forward to several important events in the coming weeks, including the ARC 25th anniversary, the annual Domestic Violence Symposium, the Summary Judgment Trilogy Colloquium, the Diversity in Deanship Workshop and Red Mass. I hope to see many of you soon.

Upcoming Events

September 8-9
Annual Domestic Violence Symposium

September 9
Tribal Governmental Business Law CLE Institute

September 9-10
ARC 25th Anniversary

September 15
Influential Voices: Hon. Lee H Rosenthal

September 16
Summary Judgment Colloquium

September 17
Constitution Day

September 21
Spanish for Lawyers Opening Class (open to visitors)

September 22
An Evening with Beate Sirota Gordon

September 23
Tribal Governmental Business Law Institute: Insurance

September 30
The Annual Supreme Court Watch

October 6
Red Mass

Save the date

November 5
Class of 1981 30 year reunion

Visit the School of Law website for more events .

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