The Access to Justice Institute invites law students to meet with us any time, particularly when:

  • You are looking to gain legal experience, build your leadership capacity, or hone your legal skills while also serving the community.
  • You have questions about pro bono or other opportunities, or you want other students to know about opportunities that are not currently posted on the Pro Bono Portal.
  • You are looking for meaningful social justice or pro bono work and want help finding where to volunteer.
  • You or your student organization are working on a social justice project or planning an event, and want guidance on formulating a project plan, connecting with community partners, or other support to ensure success.
  • You want advice about public interest careers.
  • You need help with identifying specific people and organizations in the equal justice community to network with.

We also regularly talk with alumni, legal organizations, and community partners who are interested in engaging with law students on pro bono or social justice projects. For more information, please visit our Engage with Law Students & Alumni page.

Interested in meeting with an ATJI staff member? SU law students can drop by our office on the first floor (Suite 115). Or, email/call us to make an appointment. 

ATJI Staff

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Cindy Yeung

Cindy Yeung

Assistant Dean, Access to Justice Institute

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206-398-4455

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Cindy Yeung has rejoined ATJI after a six month position as a line administrative law judge with the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings adjudicating unemployment hearings. Originally, Cindy joined ATJI as Associate Director in March 2017 and then became the Director in July 2018 after spending the past 11 years at the Northwest Justice Project (NJP) providing direct legal service to low-income individuals. During her time at NJP, Cindy replicated the University of Michigan's Detroit Center for Family Advocacy in Seattle by partnering NJP with the Center for Children and Youth Justice to reduce the amount of time children spend in foster care. Prior to this, Cindy worked on the Coordinated Legal Education Advice and Referral Line at NJP. Cindy was also a judicial law clerk at Snohomish County Superior Court immediately after law school.

Cindy has a B.A. from the University of Washington and is a 2004 graduate of Seattle University School of Law. In addition to her dedication to public interest work, Cindy has sat on the board for Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets, volunteered for Bellevue Youth Court, and served as a mentor to undergrad students.

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Lily Su

Lily Su

Associate Director, Access to Justice Institute

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206-398-4168

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Lily joins the law school after having spent nine years at Open Door Legal Services, most recently as a senior staff attorney representing clients experiencing homelessness in a broad range of legal issues including relicensing, quashing warrants, vacating criminal records, and family law. Prior to her work at ODLS, Lily volunteered at Northwest Justice Project on the CLEAR line for five years.

Lily has extensive experience working with law student interns at ODLS and broader experience working with students and program development with her undergraduate alma mater. Lily has an A.B. in History from Duke University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduating from law school, Lily clerked for the 1st Judicial District of Pennsylvania and then worked in private practice at Olsson Frank and Weeda and Morgan Lewis in Washington D.C.

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Clay Wilson

Clay Wilson

Moderate Means Program Attorney

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206-398-4356

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Clay joined the ATJI staff in November 2010 and serves as the Moderate Means Program Attorney and as Adjunct Faculty teaching the Moderate Means Practicum. Prior to joining ATJI, Clay was an attorney with the Northwest Justice Project for thirteen years. During that time he was an advocate on the CLEAR legal hotline, represented low-income individuals in family law matters and eviction cases, managed the Northwest Justice Project's Contract Attorney Program, and was a CLEAR supervisor. Clay also has experience as a health care administrator, policy analyst, and mental health counselor.

Clay has an extensive history of community volunteer experience; he currently volunteers at legal clinics for Kitsap Legal Services, a non-profit volunteer lawyer program, and has served on their board for the last nine years, most recently as Board President. Clay received B.A. and B.S. degrees from Washington State University, and an M.P.A. and J.D. from the University of Washington.

Clay is the point person for the Moderate Means Program

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Liz Guinn

Liz Guinn

Faculty Legal Program Assistant

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206-398-4173

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Liz joined the ATJI team in September 2015 and serves as the assistant for ATJI, the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, the Center for Indian Law and Policy, and Graduate Law Programs. Prior to joining ATJI, Liz was community news editor at the Idaho Falls Post Register newspaper, and previously worked in communications and marketing for Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Liz received her B.A. from the University of Mary Washington.

Contact us

Access to Justice Institute
901 12th Avenue
Sullivan Hall Suite 313
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: 206-398-4173
Fax: 206-398-4077
atji@seattleu.edu

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  • Drop in anytime (8 to 4:30 pm M-F)
  • Contact us to schedule an appointment