Seattle University School of Law

Sullivan Hall abuzz with students
Classrooms, hallways, and study nooks are humming once again now that fall semester is in full swing. We're thrilled to welcome our students back to class, including the latest group of 1Ls — 230 in all. As always, the School of Law draws students from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. (Above: Law Alumni Board members David Keenan '08 and Cynthia Jones '06 greet students at orientation.)

Dean Clark to speak after Red Mass
Please join us for Red Mass, where we honor the contributions of our alumni, the bench, bar, legislators, law students, and members of the legal and legislative communities. It begins at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 and will be followed by a reception in Sullivan Hall, featuring a talk by Dean Annette Clark '89.

Students spend summer in service
More than 30 students used Public Interest Law Foundation grants to work this summer in the areas of homelessness prevention, immigrant rights, and more. Wrote 3L Dougal Neralich: "The most important thing that I learned was that I can make a difference, a big difference, every day, to people that need help."


Law school awards full scholarships
This year's Scholars for Justice and Berle Scholarship recipients include an advocate for land rights for the poor, a legal outreach worker who worked for two years in Hawaii, and an international merchandise planner who's pursuing a career at Two are enrolled in our Part-Time Program.

Low Bono and Solo Initiative launches
A new program will help recent graduates who want to start their own practices, including those devoted to helping clients of moderate means. The Low Bono and Solo Initiative will provide training, mentoring, and resources. It kicks off with a full-day CLE on Sept. 20, "How to Hang Your Own Shingle." Register now.

September 2013

From Dean Annette Clark

We're already three weeks into our fall semester here at the law school, with a talented and enthusiastic group of new students joining us as 1Ls. This year's incoming class is the most diverse in our history, with 38 percent students of color and 53 percent women, and we are proud that we continue to be the most diverse law school in the Northwest.

I've had the joy of meeting with many alumni, including some of my former students, in my first few months on the job, and I look forward to getting to work with many more of you. Please join us at our annual Red Mass, Tuesday, Oct. 1., including the reception following, when I'll have the opportunity to speak about my vision for the future of the law school.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 12
Domestic Violence Symposium

Sidebar, Waterstreet Café, Olympia

Sept. 20
CLE: How to Hang Your Own Shingle

Oct. 1
Red Mass

Oct. 17
Sidebar, El Gaucho, Tacoma

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