Opportunities for Involvement

Job Shadow Program

The law school's Job Shadow Program gives law students a firsthand look at the legal world outside the classroom. Alumni volunteers are vital to its success!

We invite alumni and non-alumni alike to host one or more law students at your place of work during the week of February 6-10, 2017. The time you are able to give to this project is completely at your discretion. A full day, half-day, or even an hour is truly appreciated. Past job shadow volunteers have invited students to witness depositions; hosted tours of a courthouse, their company, or law firm; and led informal discussions with office colleagues on the nature of their work.

The sign ups for this year's program have closed--thank you to everyone who volunteered! If you are interested in hosting a future job shadow, please be in touch with the Advancement Office at lawalumni@seattleu.edu.

We also ask that you invite your colleagues or friends who may be a good fit for this program; they need not be alumni of Seattle U Law to volunteer. Thank you for your support. 

Admission Ambassadors

The Alumni Ambassador program allows admitted students to contact graduates with questions about their law school experiences and the legal profession. Email the Admissions office, to sign up.

1L Mentorship Program

The Seattle University School of Law's Mentorship Program is now in its fourth year, and this January 2017 will start working with first-year students. The goal of the program is to provide law students with the leadership and professional tools they will need to succeed in law school and thrive afterward as they prepare for the bar exam and their legal careers.

This structured program combines specific strategies and key resources to promote a successful mentoring relationship. We expect that this mentorship program will be as beneficial to mentors as it will be to mentees.  Your commitment to advancing the cause of professionalism is a credit to you, and your mentoring relationship will be a source of knowledge and inspiration for years to come. 

If you accept this invitation, you will be paired with a Seattle University School of Law student in January 2017. Our hope with the expanded program is that your relationships will continue over the summer, through summer internships/externships, and into the fall.  In addition, the program will provide both mentor and mentee with a structured mentorship guide that will include topics and resources for review prior to each meeting.  We do not expect this time commitment to average more than two or three hours per month unless you and your mentee agree to meet more often. 

If you would like to participate, please complete the online mentorship form, and the Advancement Office will be in touch with questions to facilitate the matching process. If you have any questions, please contact the Advancement Office at lawalumni@seattleu.edu

Law Alumni Board

The Law Alumni Board (LAB) serves as an advisory body to the dean of the school and the Office of Advancement. Made up of members of the alumni body who have made a commitment to advance the mission of the law school, LAB serves to engage alumni in support of Seattle University School of Law’s mission of educating outstanding lawyers who are leaders for a just and humane world. The LAB advises the alumni office on initiatives and activities designed to strengthen relationships in building an inclusive law school community of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends.

For more information about getting involved, please contact the Advancement office.