Seattle University School of Law

Defending civil rights
The Fred T. Korematsu Center filed a critical amicus brief in Hedges v. Obama, pending before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The brief was filed by Professor Lori Bannai, director of the center, and others on behalf of the children of Fred Korematsu, Minoru Yasui, and Gordon Hirabayashi, who took their wartime internment of Japanese Americans to the U.S. Supreme Court. It argues that courts must carefully scrutinize government national security actions that impinge on constitutional rights. Bannai is pictured with Korematsu's daughter, Karen, far right, and widow, Kathryn, at the launch of the center honoring him. (Photo by Steve Shelton.)

Helping homeowners
More distressed homeowners will have help navigating the foreclosure mediation process through the law school's Foreclosure Mediation and Outreach Project thanks to a $100,000 grant.

BLSA Awards February 7
Three outstanding graduates will be honored at the annual Black Law Student Association Alumni Awards Thursday, Feb. 7. Join us as we recognize the Honorable Willie Gregory II '89, Ahoua Koné '03 and Rashelle Tanner '98.

Planning for the future
Are you interested in buying or selling a practice? Check out the new matchmaking tool the law school helped create with the WSBA at a CLE Jan. 25. The new Succession Planning program connects retiring firm owners with attorneys who wish to take over.

Small Firm Fair March 5
Are you looking for a part-time or summer legal intern? Make plans to take part in the 7th Annual Solo, Small and Mid-Size Firm Career Fair on Tuesday, March 5. If you would like to host a table or discuss a hiring need, contact Bahareh Samanian.

Celebrating 40 years
Save the date now for an April 11 celebration to mark the law school's 40th anniversary. That night we will also present our annual alumni awards. If you have a nomination for someone you think should be recognized, email us. Read more about our awards.

SU Alumni Voice
In addition to this law school e-newsletter, the university's alumni office, directed by Assistant Vice President Susan Vosper (Woerdehoff), sends out a monthly communication, SU Voice. Law alumni don't receive this via email any longer, but can find it online or in our quick links section.

January 2013

From Dean Mark Niles

Happy New Year! We're off to a great semester here. Many of our students chose to take advantage of our long break by taking intensive one-credit mini-courses in areas such as Contract Drafting and Practice Planning and Management last week. Student interest was high, and courses filled up quickly. It's just one way we're working to find innovative ways to meet the needs of our students. It's great to have all students back for Spring Semester – and I'm happy to be back in the classroom this semester teaching again. I love teaching our students, who continue to inspire me with their intellect and commitment to working for justice. I hope to see many of our alumni in the halls as well at our upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

January 22
Civility Promise in Tuscany Info Session

January 24
Alumni Sidebar Happy Hour, Black Bottle, Seattle

January 25
Succession Planning CLE

January 31
Facts and Fiction about Islam in Prison

February 2
SU Basketball Homecoming

February 7
BLSA Alumni Awards

February 16
Law Night at KeyArena

February 16
Diversity Week Reception


March 5
Solo, Small and Mid-Sized Firm Career Fair

March 7
Civility Mural Installation

March 14
Latina/o Alumni Awards

April 11
40th Anniversary Celebration

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