Seattle University School of Law

Law school welcomes legal community for Red Mass
Faculty, students, and members of the legal community celebrated Red Mass last week and warmly welcomed Annette Clark '89 to her first year as dean. At a reception following the mass, Clark shared her plan to be "ethically aggressive" in planning the law school's future. Check out the video of Dean Clark's comments and our photo album on Facebook. (Photo by Jennifer Richard.)

Incubator helps launch low bono firms
A new Low Bono Incubator Program will help recent alumni start sustainable solo practices that are built around serving clients of moderate means. Each incubator attorney will receive $3,000, use of free office space downtown, and mentoring. Four spots are available; apply by Nov. 8.

Defender Initiative wins DOJ grant
The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded our Defender Initiative, along with the Sixth Amendment Center, a $450,000 grant to respond to the crisis in public defense. "Defenders need the resources and training to represent the millions of accused people across the country," said Professor Bob Boruchowitz.


Chang to receive Goldmark award
For their important work confronting racial disparity in the criminal justice system, Professor Robert Chang and Washington Supreme Court Justice Steven González will be honored with the Legal Foundation of Washington's 2014 Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award in January.


WSBA honors law school alumni
The Washington State Bar Association gave its highest honor, the 2013 Award of Merit, to Rebecca Roe '77. Karen Murray '91 received the Public Service Award, and the Excellence in Diversity Award went to Alumni Relations Director Fé Lopez '06.


Join us for Supreme Court Watch
It seems like just yesterday we were talking about United States v. Windsor and Fisher v. University of Texas, but a new U.S. Supreme Court session is already here. This six-credit CLE features faculty experts previewing the hottest cases on the SCOTUS docket, offering analysis and predictions.


Send us students
Our admissions officers are visiting 28 states — and Canada — this fall, recruiting our next class of bright and eager 1Ls. We'll waive the $60 application fee for your referrals. Simply e-mail Carol Cochran, assistant dean for admission, with your name, year of graduation, and the applicant's name and e-mail.

October 2013

Annette Clark From Dean Annette Clark

As I stood before a crowd of alumni and friends at the reception following our annual Red Mass, I was reminded again of the wonderful and supportive community that is Seattle University School of Law. I have enjoyed seeing so many friendly faces at Red Mass and at our alumni happy hours in Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia, and I'm looking forward to meeting with many of our East Coast alumni in Washington D.C. at our reception on Oct. 24. I genuinely appreciate the opportunity to talk to our graduates about the work that you're doing, how the law school can assist you in those endeavors, and the ways in which alumni can be involved in the life of the law school.

The fall semester is in full swing, and there are many exciting happenings at Sullivan Hall. You'll read about our many successes and upcoming events in this issue of In Summary. We're particularly looking forward to welcoming Governor Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, other leaders in the legal community, and representatives of the state's minority bar associations for the Statewide Diversity Conference at the law school on Oct. 18.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 11
Annual U.S. Supreme Court Watch

Oct. 17
Sidebar, El Gaucho, Tacoma

Oct. 18
Gov. Inslee speaks at Statewide Diversity Conference

Oct. 23
CLE: Your Law Practice as a Business

Oct. 24
FMOP-sponsored screening of foreclosure film

Oct. 24
Sidebar, Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington, D.C.

Nov. 1-2
CLE: Working with Human Trafficking Survivors

Nov. 6
CLE: Show Me the Money

Visit the School of Law website for more events.

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