Seattle University School of Law

Incubator Program helps new lawyers
Congratulations to Katherine Rich, Eleanor Doermann, Olga Owens, and Bret Sachter! They're our new Incubator Program attorneys, and will receive stipends and guidance to start their law practices serving clients of moderate means. (Photo by Marcus Donner) Read more.

Lopez takes new job in mayor's office
Fé Lopez, director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund and a 2006 graduate of the law school, is the new director of the Seattle Community Police Commission, extending her longstanding commitment to advocacy for the underserved. Read more.

BLSA celebrates alumni, friends
The Black Law Student Association is gearing up for its annual awards reception on Feb. 6. Please join BLSA and the law school as we recognize leaders and friends who are outstanding mentors, accomplished professionals, and dedicated community servants. Read more.

Visit with peace activist Diane Nash
Diane Nash, who played a key role in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as the Selma Right-to-Vote movement, will visit the law school on Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. Alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited. Read more.

Shining a spotlight on our alumni
Hannalore Burns Merritt '09 knew Seattle U's legal writing program would open doors for her, even far away from Seattle. She's now an associate at a Connecticut law firm. What's your story? Email Whitney Earles if you'd like to be included in our Alumni Spotlight feature. Read more.


Join Seattle U's Search for Meaning
Join us Saturday, Feb. 15 for the Search for Meaning Book Festival, featuring more than 40 authors in session. Speakers include Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling authors Isabel Wilkerson and Katherine Boo. Participants from all walks of life will reflect on their own ability to contribute to a more just and humane world. Read more.

January 2014

Annette Clark From Dean Annette Clark

I hope you all enjoyed the holidays with family and friends and had the chance to relax a little. We're off to a great start here at the law school. In the continuation of a pilot program that began last year, we have a number of our students taking part in week-long, intensive Intersession courses on such interesting topics as Accounting and Finance for Lawyers, National Security Law, and Law Practice Management. We look forward to having all our students return next week and kicking off the spring semester.

In recent weeks I've been spending time reflecting on the state of the law school and legal education, the progress we're making on our priorities of alumni and law firm outreach, and our goals for 2014. I'm excited for the opportunities that await our students and alumni in the coming year and to working with you to build even stronger programs.

We have a number of exciting events upcoming this semester, including the presentation of our alumni awards from the Black Law Student Association and the Latino/a Law Student Association, and the Arctic Encounter Symposium, which will bring experts and lawmakers from around the country to campus.

Best wishes for a great start to the new year!

Upcoming Events

Jan. 25
CLE: 5th Parent Advocacy Training

Feb. 6
Black Law Student Association Alumni Awards Reception

Feb. 7
Arctic Encounter Symposium

Feb. 15
Search for Meaning Book Festival

Feb. 26
State Bar Exam Conclusion Celebration, Tacoma

Feb. 26
Sidebar at Pacific Grill, Tacoma

Visit the School of Law website for more events.

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