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If you have ideas on programs you would like to see added to the Summer Practice Academy, contact CLE Director Mark Sideman

Summer Practice Academy 2016

Seattle University School of Law is  proud to announce the third year of its Summer Practice Academy. The Summer Practice Academy offers comprehensive certificate programs that will deepen practitioners' understanding and skills in specially selected practice areas. These programs will go beyond the typical CLE, offering intensive and interactive content and skills development taught by successful practitioners and law school faculty who are experts in those areas. There is no more comprehensive training program for lawyers in Washington, and we are confident that our Summer Practice Academy offerings will provide an exceptional and high value experience for participants.

Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute


We regret to announce that the Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute has been cancelled for 2016.

Mastering Legal Writing Certificate Program

June 8-10, 2016 • 18 CLE credits  • WSBA Activity ID #1010092

In response to many requests, Seattle University School of Law will bring its No. 1 ranked Legal Writing Program to the legal community with the program Mastering Legal Writing. Be prepared for an exceptional experience tailored specifically for practicing attorneys.

Intellectual Property Certificate Program

July 20-22, 2016 • 18 CLE credits pending

In this innovative and cutting edge look at IP, Program Developers John Denkenberger (Managing Member of Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness) and Brian McMahon have created a three stage program: Day 1 is about understanding the basics of IP---learning terminology, definitions and how IP has evolved in recent years. Day 2 is about practical understanding and application of IP in the business world and for attendees to build "their lens" for issue spotting IP issues for their clients. Day 3 is about advanced issues in IP Law including dealing with IP conflicts and choosing the best options for their clients

Health Law Certificate

August 3-5, 2016 • 17.25 CLE credits pending

For those wanting to expand their practice and learn more on Health Law we will be offering a three-day Health Law Certificate program.