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Seattle University School of Law : Student Life

The tradition of Red Mass
The fourth annual celebration of Red Mass is Thursday, October 6, at the beautiful Chapel of St. Ignatius, followed by a reception at Sullivan Hall honoring State Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst. This traditional event has become a celebration for both the School of Law and the legal community. In honor of Justice Fairhurst's commitment to public service, the law school is creating a summer Public Interest Law Foundation Grant in her name. RSVP for Red Mass. Make a gift.

See and discuss 'Out of the Ashes'
Professor Emeritus Marilyn Berger's film, "Out of the Ashes: 9/11," was selected for the Gig Harbor Film Festival. Alumni are invited to a reception before the screening on Friday, Oct. 14. The reception will be at 7 p.m. at The Wine Studio Wine Bar, followed by the film at 8 at the Galaxy Theater Uptown.

ARC celebration inspires
Graduates came from as far as Texas and Hawaii to pay tribute to the Academic Resource Center on its 25th anniversary. Watch a video narrated by Gov. Christine Gregoire about how the program has changed the lives of students, faculty and alumni.

A living history
Beate Sirota Gordon, who wrote the Women's Rights Clause in Japan's Constitution, talked about her experiences at a lecture hosted by the School of Law's Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality.

Alumni board seeks nominations
The deadline to nominate a graduate to serve on the Law Alumni Board is Thursday, Oct. 20. Nominate yourself or a classmate to serve on this advisory body to the dean and the Office of Alumni Relations. You can easily nominate someone through an online application.

Looking for great students
The law school provides a waiver of the $60 application fee for applicants referred by an alumnus. Simply e-mail Carol Cochran, assistant dean for admission with your name, year of graduation and the applicant's name and e-mail.

October 2011

From Dean Mark Niles

This week the law school holds one of our signature events, Red Mass. This annual gathering of alumni, faculty and judges is a great way to recognize the contributions so many of you make to our legal community to further justice. I hope you can join us as we honor Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst and also consider supporting a Public Interest Law Foundation grant in her name. This is just one of the ways in which the law school reaches out to and supports our alumni and the legal community. I encourage you to find the best way for you to become involved in the law school and to let us know how we can better serve you.

Upcoming Events

October 6
Red Mass

October 7
Advanced WORD and Document Management for Legal Professionals (CLE)

October 14
Ethics: A Conversation with John Strait and David Boerner (CLE)

October 20
Regional Alumni Program: Washington D.C.

October 21
Legal Writing- The Foundation of Every Lawyer's Practice (CLE)

October 28
How to Hang Your Own Shingle – A Solo and Low Bono Practice Management Training for Law Students and New Lawyers (CLE)

Save the date

November 4
Early Brain Development & Best-Interest Decision Making in our Courts (CLE)

November 5
Class of 1981 30 year reunion

Visit the School of Law website for more events .

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