Full statement from School of Law Dean Anthony E. Varona
Full statement from School of Law Dean Anthony E. Varona
Human Rights Clinic issues statement, student organizations hold a teach-in.
Gift from Satya and Rao Remala Family Foundation to fund scholarship program
David Zapolsky participated in Dean Anthony E. Varona’s Luminaries in Law Lecture and Conversation Series.
The program, named in honor of former Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, recognizes students for their academic and professional achievements, unique perspectives, and leadership potential to diversify the legal profession in Washington. Five first-year students at Seattle University School of Law were named Gregoire Fellows: Kali Clark, Gabriela Dionisio, Ania Kamkar, Kalina Spasovska, and Sarah Yoon.
September 15, 2022
Meg Rutherford and Tsechu Dolma are the 2022 Scholars for Justice, which is a three-year full scholarship for outstanding law students committed to working in the public interest.
September 6, 2022
There are 224 students in the class, with 178 full-time students and 46 in the hybrid online Flex JD program for part-time students. Students of color comprise 37 percent of the entering class, an increase from 35 percent last year. Thirty-two percent were the first in their family to attend college.
August 17, 2022
Inspired by their visit to civil rights sites in Alabama earlier this summer, Seattle University School of Law’s Calhoun Fellows assisted in writing a moving and persuasive legal brief to encourage jury diversity. The case aims to strengthen the right of defendants to have a jury drawn from a jury pool that reflects a fair cross section of the community.
August 12, 2022
Jessica Pouley is one of only 11 students nationally who were selected for the prestigious Native American Congressional Internship, a program run by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation and the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy.
July 22, 2022
Two Seattle University School of Law students were selected for the prestigious Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship Program, which expanded to include Seattle U Law and seven other new law schools this year.
June 30, 2022
Nora Hendricks, a rising 2L, will focus primarily on eviction defense cases in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
June 28, 2022
As a 2022 LEPPC Fellow, Timea Soos joined a cohort of inaugural fellows from 33 Consortium member law schools supporting a multidisciplinary approach to policing. The American Bar Association formed the Legal Education Police Practices Consortium in 2020 to contribute to the national effort to examine and address legal issues in policing and public safety.
April 29, 2022
The law school welcomes an accomplished cohort of new tenure-track faculty members, each of whom brings a wealth of teaching, practical, and scholarly expertise.
April 12, 2022 | Announcements
In accepting the 2022 Woman of the Year award, Tarra Simmons ’17 thanked the many women in the legal profession who helped her along the way and encouraged those who will come after her.
March 31, 2022 | Announcements
Seattle University School of Law has partnered with Refugee & Immigrant Services Northwest to provide legal assistance to more than 30 Ukrainian refugees fleeing their war-torn home country. Thirteen student volunteers, overseen by professors and licensed attorneys, will help the refugees complete the initial paperwork required to seek asylum in the United States.
March 29, 2022 | Announcements
Five dedicated students and equal justice advocates will undertake a summer of skills training and race equity work as part of Seattle University School of Law’s Calhoun Family Fellowship. The 2022 fellows are Marcel Baugh ‘24, Leslie Burnett ‘24, Naomi Rothenberg ‘24, Jean Russell ‘24, and Talia Starr ‘24.
March 22, 2022
Cierrah Loveness is an aspiring public defender from Mount Vernon, Washington, and the first recipient of Seattle University School of Law’s newly created Dean James E. Bond Endowed Scholarship.
March 18, 2022 | Announcements
Former Miami Law dean Anthony E. Varona brings strong legal background, leadership experience to position
February 17, 2022 | Announcements
Goal is to meet the need for 'homegrown' lawyers who can serve Central Washington's communities
December 8, 2021
For the second straight year, law students and alumni teamed up to hold a one-day Housing Justice Clinic, helping residents at risk of losing their homes. Twenty clients received valuable legal counseling on issues such as the eviction moratorium, disputes with their landlords, confusing legal notices, and questions about their leases or federal housing vouchers.
November 15, 2021
Thanks to Amanda DuBois's advocacy and generosity, Seattle University School of Law launched the Full Circle Scholarship, which provides $5,000 each year for a student whose life has been directly impacted by the criminal justice system, with a preference for students who have been incarcerated themselves.
October 6, 2021
Ana Hernández-Zamudio and Zulen Pantoja-Ortega were named the 2021 Scholars for Justice, an honor that goes to students committed to working in public interest. Molly Gunther received the 2021 Douglas R. Nash Native American Law Scholarship, given to an enrolled member of an Indian tribe (or lineal descendant of an enrolled member). The awards are three-year, full-tuition scholarships that recognize outstanding law students.
October 1, 2021
First-year students Emery Birch, Betsy Castro, and Halley Cody were selected as Seattle University School of Law's 2021 Gregoire Fellows. The program recognizes students for their academic and professional achievements, unique perspectives, and leadership potential to diversify the legal profession and law schools in Washington.
September 21, 2021
"Seattle U Law's reputation for social justice advocacy; innovative legal writing, academic support, and bar preparation programs; and talented faculty and staff made the decision nearly effortless."
January 11, 2021
Seattle University School of Law is proud to announce its inaugural cohort of the Gregoire Fellows Program, a unique initiative founded in 2015 to increase diversity in the legal profession in Washington state.
October 27, 2020
With this incoming class, the law school maintains its status as the Pacific Northwest's most diverse law school, with 40 percent students of color. Seventeen percent are LGBTQ and 65 percent are women.
August 20, 2020
Lavena Staten: "The federal government deemed farmworkers essential but made their safety optional. The pandemic is exposing our country's cruel treatment of farmworkers."
July 31, 2020
Court's order suspends requirement to pass bar exam, enabling aspiring lawyers to begin practicing law and earning income more quickly
June 17, 2020
We are a law school dedicated to a lifetime in the law at the service of justice, and we have work to do together.
June 2, 2020
Two part-time JD students help region respond to pandemic in their roles as medical professionals
May 4, 2020
Liu and almost a dozen other Seattle University School of Law students have signed up for a new project launched by Professor Deirdre Bowen - a "pop-up clinic" of sorts that addresses the increased need for domestic violence protection orders during the pandemic. Student volunteers, all of whom studied family law with Bowen, will be on call to help victims fill out the required legal forms to obtain a protection order. And all of it will happen online.
April 20, 2020
In early March, as the spread of the coronavirus was beginning to accelerate, Seattle University made a difficult yet necessary decision: to protect the health and safety of students, classes would no longer meet in person, and all instruction would take place exclusively online. Practically overnight, the Seattle U Law faculty found themselves having to adapt their courses to the virtual world.
April 3, 2020