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Woman of the Year
The Women's Law Caucus presented its Woman of the Year Award to United States Sen. Patty Murray for her tireless work for families, women and the state of Washington. WLC Co-Presidents Hannah McDonald (left) and Stacie Naczelnik presented the award at a special luncheon at the Rainier Club attended by WLC members, alumni and distinguished members of the legal community and judiciary. (Photo by Matt Hagen.)

Leadership for Justice Fellow named
Elizabeth Hendren '12 was awarded the 2012 Leadership for Justice Fellowship to help mothers being released from prison rebuild their families through legal advocacy. Hendren will work with the Northwest Justice Project in Seattle.

Avila receives Latino Amicus Award
Colleagues, alumni and students turned out to support Joaquin Avila, director of the law school's National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative, when he was honored with the law school's Latino Amicus Award for his lifelong work to ensure fairness in voting.

Legal Writing No. 1, law school rises
Seattle University School of Law continues to rise in the overall U.S. News and World Report rankings, and the Legal Writing Program was ranked No.1 in the country. The Part-Time program and clinical program also were ranked among the best in the country.

CLE focuses on sustainability
Washington Lawyers for Sustainability and Seattle University School of Law will present Sustainability and the Law: Making Sustainability Legal, Economically Viable, and Socially Just April 20 at the law school.

Lawyers help fight foreclosure
The law school's Pre-Foreclosure Mediation Project has two upcoming events in Tacoma aimed at helping distressed homeowners keep their homes.

April 2012

From Dean Mark Niles

This has been an impressive year for our faculty, with many members organizing academic conferences, publishing in prestigious journals and, of course, teaching and mentoring our students. Please visit the Faculty News section of our website to read regular updates on the outstanding work our professors are doing. In addition, they are regularly called on by the press as legal experts to provide context or understanding of important cases or current events. Professor Andy Siegel conducted an in-depth radio interview about the recent U.S. Supreme Court hearings on health care reform, and Richard Delgado was interviewed by national publications about the recent attention given to critical race theory and a controversial move to remove two of his books among others from classrooms in Tucson. I could not be prouder of the faculty at the law school and the examples they set for our students.

Upcoming Events

April 12
Annual Judicial Receptionr

April 13
35th Anniversary Law Review Alumni Dinner

April 18
5th Annual Celebration of Social Justice

April 20
Sustainability and The Law Symposium (CLE)

April 26
Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System

April 27
A Primer: What Corporate Lawyers Should Know About The America Invents Act (CLE)

May 5
Volunteer Intake at Foreclosure Outreach on May 5th in Tacoma

May 11
Baccalaureate and Reception

May 12
Spring Commencement

Visit the School of Law website for more events.

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