Seattle University School of Law

Helping Alaskans come home for law school
Seattle University School of Law has requested approval from the American Bar Association for a satellite campus in Anchorage. The program will allow Alaskan law students to spend as much time in their home state as possible — two summers and their entire third year. Read more.

School receives Human Rights Award
Seattle's Office for Civil Rights will present the law school, as well as third-year student Yasmin Christopher, with Human Rights Awards at a celebration on Dec. 10. The law school was honored for its multiple programs aimed at ensuring equal rights for all. Read more.

Wrap up 2013 with a CLE course
Looking to grab a few CLE credits before the end of the year? There are some great options for you this month at the law school, including how to start your own law firm, a discussion of emerging legal issues with marijuana, and challenges in regulating hazardous drugs. Read more.


There's a new leader in the CPD
The Center for Professional Development welcomes Lucas Cupps as its new director. Cupps is a familiar face, as he was a member of the Legal Writing faculty from 2005-2007 and again this fall. He has an excellent professional network that he will be able to use for the benefit of students and alumni. Read more.


Clinic fights to free Renton woman
Professor Tom Antkowiak and the International Human Rights Clinic are working with a Renton family to free community activist Nestora Salgado, who has been jailed in Mexico for more than three months. Her supporters will rally at 11 a.m. on Dec. 10 at the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle, 2132 3rd Ave. Read more.


Refer an applicant, fee is waived
Do you know someone who would be a great fit for our law school? Remember: We'll waive the $60 application fee for applicants referred by alumni. Simply e-mail Carol Cochran, assistant dean for admission, with your name, year of graduation, and the applicant's name and e-mail.


Give a year-end gift
Cheers to you! Your generosity fuels Seattle University School of Law's success. Make your tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund for Excellence by Dec. 31 to support students, faculty, and our programs now and in the new year.

December 2013

Annette Clark From Dean Annette Clark

As is the case for most of us, December is an exciting but also somewhat stressful time at the law school. Students are preparing for and taking exams, faculty are grading, and we are planning for our December graduation — followed by a much-anticipated holiday break with family and friends.

This fall has indeed been a busy time, featuring outstanding programs and extraordinary work by our students, staff and faculty, culminating with the launch of our Low Bono Incubator Program and the exciting news that our proposed Alaska satellite campus has garnered wide support and is now under review by the American Bar Association.

As we reflect upon this year, I want to again thank our many alumni and friends who have supported me and the law school during my first semester as dean. It has been a personally and professionally gratifying experience for me to lead the law school, and I am excited to see what opportunities this next year will bring.

I wish you all a season of joy and peace, and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year. I hope you enjoy this special holiday message from me.

Upcoming Events

Dec. 10
CLE: How to Start Your Own Law Firm

Dec. 17
CLE: Challenges in Regulating Hazardous Drugs

Dec. 17
CLE: Marijuana: Laws, Litigation, Licensing, and Employment

Dec. 20
Winter Baccalaureate 2013

Dec. 21
Winter Graduation 2013

Dec. 23 - Jan. 1
Sullivan Hall closed

Dec. 25
Merry Christmas!

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