Seattle University School of Law

Beloved mentor 'Judge Anita' is Woman of the Year
The Honorable Anita Crawford-Willis '86 was named Woman of the Year by Seattle University School of Law and the Women's Law Caucus. She encouraged women lawyers to both seek mentors and be mentors.(Photo by Marcus Donner) Read more.

Legal Writing tops rankings again
For the sixth consecutive year, Seattle University School of Law has the top Legal Writing Program in the nation, and its clinical and Part-Time Programs also are among the best, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of Best Graduate Schools. Read more.

Latina/o awards honor alumni, friends
The Latina/o Law Student Association will honor two alumnae (including Malou Chavez '10, left) and a professor for their tireless advocacy on behalf of educational diversity and immigrant communities. Please join us for a reception on March 13 at 5:30 p.m. Read more.

Take your career to the next level
Need a career boost? Consider taking a course as part of our Summer Practice Academy. Get in-depth training from top practitioners and faculty in the areas of trial advocacy with Professor Marilyn Berger, legal writing, Indian law, or health law. Read more.

Professor wins major writing award
Professor Anne Enquist, director of our Legal Writing program, is the 2014 recipient of the Burton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Legal Writing Education. She will receive her award at the Library of Congress this summer. Read more.

Need help repaying student loans?
Application information and forms are now available for our Loan Repayment Assistance Program, which helps graduates who choose full-time public interest legal careers and are licensed attorneys. Apply by April 1. Read more.

Take a law student to work
Our Job Shadow Program allows law students to see firsthand what their working life might look like after graduation. Please consider hosting one or more students at your workplace during the week of April 7. Contact us by March 26. Read more.

March 2014

Annette Clark From Dean Annette Clark

I always appreciate the chance to connect with alumni through this monthly message, and I have some very good news to share in this issue. We have moved back into the top 100 law schools in the 2015 U.S. News Rankings, to #87. Our Legal Writing Program remains the top-ranked such program in the country, our Clinical Program is ranked 18th, and our Part-Time Program is ranked 25th. We are also again on the list of the most diverse law schools.

While this ranking system is a decidedly imperfect and incomplete measure of the quality of the legal education we provide, we are grateful for the recognition. It remains an important reputational factor for you — our alumni — as well as our students seeking work and prospective students weighing their options about where to enroll.

Speaking of alumni, what a joy it was to present Judge Anita Crawford-Willis '86 the 2014 Women's Law Caucus Woman of the Year Award. "Judge Anita" is among our most dedicated alumni and has mentored countless students. We were all inspired by her speech in which she urged each of us to reach back to assist those who are coming behind us. Thank you, Judge Crawford-Willis!

I'm also looking forward to honoring Malou Chavez '10 and Emily Gonzalez '10, along with Professor Bob Chang, at the Latina/o Community Awards Reception this week. I hope you'll join us for this or another upcoming event soon.

Enjoy the longer days and the approach of spring!

Upcoming Events

March 13
Latina/o Community Awards

March 21
CLE: Business Development 101

March 25
Sidebar, Pacific Grill, Tacoma

March 26
Beyond Traditional Job Fair

March 28
Tomodachi Luncheon

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