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Seattle University School of Law : Student Life

Honoring Justice
Dean Mark C. Niles congratulates State Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst, who was honored at the law school’s 2011 Red Mass celebration for her commitment to public service.  The annual event recognized the contribution of Seattle University School of Law alumni, as well as others in the legal community and judiciary who are working for a more just world. (Photo by Jennifer Richard)

Changing the way we eat
The law school brings William Marler '87, the country's most prominent foodborne illness lawyer, and author Jeff Benedict to campus to discuss the importance of food safety on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in Piggot Auditorium.  RSVP online.

Pledge pro bono
A new Pro Bono Pledge Program provide students the opportunity to help meet the needs of underserved communities and contribute to a more just and humane world, while gaining valuable experience.

Beating domestic violence
Elizabeth Tonti, a May 2011 graduate, earned a fellowship to provide legal services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence as an AmeriCorps Attorney with Legal Aid of Arkansas.

November 2011

From Dean Mark Niles

This has been an exciting and productive fall at the law school. Our faculty’s outstanding conferences in areas such as domestic violence and summary judgment and our wonderful Red Mass celebration drew scholars, alumni and friends. There are more opportunities for you to become involved this month, and I hope you’ll join us for a conversation with Bill Marler, the nation's leading food safety attorney.

Upcoming Events

November 11
KCBA Bench Bar Conference (CLE)

November 17
Changing the Way Americans Eat, a conversation with William Marler and Jeff Benedict

November 30
National Native American Heritage Month Commemoration

December 10
2011 Law and Development Institute Conference

December 17
Winter Commencement

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