Seattle University School of Law

Congrats, grads!
Andre Dayani takes in the moment at Commencement 2013. He was among more than 270 graduates to receive degrees Saturday at KeyArena. Beth Leonard was honored as the Faculty Scholar, and Sarah Haywood received the Dean's Medal. Professor Brooke Coleman addressed the graduates as the Faculty Award recipient. See more photos from the celebration and watch a time-lapse video. (Photo by Marcus Donner)

A Toast to Our Donors
Sample wines generously donated by Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Barrage Cellars, Cuillin Hills Winery, and Sparkman Cellars, as we thank you for your donations to the law school at our annual Toast to our Donors May 30. Everyone who has made a gift of any amount is invited to this special evening, including music by Standard Deviation featuring Ken Masters '92. Ensure your spot by giving today.

Reaching out to alumni
Alumni in Alaska and Washington, D.C., we hope you’ll attend our regional receptions next month. Alumni and students can connect in D.C. on June 6 or attend a CLE and reception in Anchorage on June 13. Come wish Dean Niles well and meet incoming Dean Annette Clark ’89.


Emeriti honors
Professors David Engdahl and Raven Lidman retired this year, after decades of teaching and scholarship. They were granted emeriti status in recognition of their longtime commitment to the law school.

Students pledge pro bono
In just its second year, the Pledge Pro Bono program reported that 214 students — nearly a quarter of the student body — completed more than 9,500 hours of service this academic year. That’s the commitment to social justice we promote.

Student wins elite summer internship
Charisse Arce ’14 is one of just 12 students in the country to earn a Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship. She will work with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs.

May 2013

From Dean Mark Niles

It was wonderful to oversee Commencement and shake the hands of the members of the Class of 2013, who started at Seattle University School of Law the same year I began serving as dean. I can’t wait to see where your legal education takes you.

It has been a remarkable three years, and I appreciate having spent this time with the students, faculty, staff and alumni of this great law school and in the community of Seattle that so strongly supports us. I look forward to teaching a course as part of the law school’s Summer in D.C. program next month. And I hope to personally thank you for your support of the law school, me and my family, at A Toast to Our Donors event May 30, or at alumni receptions in Anchorage and D.C. I will stay in touch, and I hope you will do the same. Enjoy your summer.

Upcoming Events

May 30
A Toast to Our Donors

June 6
Washington D.C. Reception

June 13
Anchorage CLE and Reception

Visit the School of Law website for more events.

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Enjoy summer!

In Summary will take a break for the summer. We'll be back in August with more news from the law school.