Seattle University Mission

Seattle University is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world.

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School of Law Mission

  • We seek and support a diverse and distinguished group of students.
  • We immerse our students in the legal knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to solve real-world problems.
  • We develop leaders who make a difference for their clients and communities.

Jesuit Tradition

Seattle U Law is an engaged community of faculty, staff, and students who view the law as a deeper calling to create a just and humane world. Through clinics, externships, pro bono activities, and more, students pursue a legal education in order to become civically engaged advocates and leaders in service to their communities. Consistent with the school’s Jesuit identity, the values of equity, dignity and justice form the curriculum’s foundation, through which students are encouraged to reflect upon and impact the world around them.

Fr. John Topel faculty profile

Fr. John Topel, S.J.

Seattle University Law’s commitment to social justice means everything you hope for, and much more. We educate the whole person for the common good of human society, for solidarity with the forsaken, and for change in the structures that produce poverty and alienation. These homilies illustrate the Spirit of Christ which underlies that education. We make a difference!

Homilies by Fr. John Topel, S.J.

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Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

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