Seattle University School of Law

Celebrating 40 years!
Alumni, faculty and students packed the Second Floor Gallery April 11 to mark the 40th anniversary of Seattle University School of Law. Professors John Strait and Annette Clark ’89 spoke about the history of the law school, and four outstanding graduates received alumni awards: from left, David Keenan ’08, Bill Marler ’87, Debora Juarez ’87 and Justice Charles Johnson ’76. See more photos from the celebration and read more about the law school’s first 40 years. (Photo by Matt Hagen)

Next law dean is familiar face
Professor Annette Clark ’89 will be the law school’s next dean. An accomplished scholar and talented administrator, she is the first graduate of the law school chosen to lead it. Her tenure starts July 1.

Korematsu Center joins two cases
Clinical Teaching Fellow Anjana Malhotra and Professor Robert Chang and their students in the Civil Rights Amicus and Advocacy Clinic are working to overturn a ban on Mexican American Studies in Tucson schools. They also filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court asking the Court to safeguard anti-retaliation protections for employees who report discrimination.


Carmen González speaks on new book
Professor Carmen G. González will present a lecture about race, gender, and class in academia at 4:30 p.m. April 25 at the law school. It is based on her new book, “Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia,” co-edited by Seattle U Associate Professor Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, who also will take part in the lecture.

Skype links students cross-country
Two Spring 2013 classes taught by Professors Margaret Chon and Dean Spade are taking advantage of technology to enhance students' academic experience, using Skype every week to link up with classrooms on the East Coast.

A toast to our donors
We look forward to celebrating all the alumni and friends who support us as at an evening of wine tasting and music May 30. If you’d like to attend and haven’t made your gift this year, you can easily donate online. Watch for more details about the event soon.

April 2013

From Dean Mark Niles

We enjoyed a wonderful celebration of the law school’s first 40 years last week. It has been my great privilege to share a small part of that history with you all. I was proud to present alumni award to graduates who are making a difference in the world and to see so many of the people who have made the law school into what it is today at the event. It was especially nice to introduce one of our own as the next dean: Annette Clark ’89. Annette was instrumental to the law school before my arrival, and she’s the perfect choice to succeed me. Please join me in congratulating and supporting her as she takes over the deanship later this summer.

Our students are in the last throes of studying, with exams just around the corner. I look forward to Commencement soon. I hope to see many of you at our upcoming events, so I can thank you one more time for your support over the past three years.

Upcoming Events

April 25
Influential Voices: Presumed Incompetent

May 1
Dunk the Dean

May 18

May 30
A Toast to Our Donors

Visit the School of Law website for more events.

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