CILP News & Events

Scholarship recipients driven by passion to help others

September 12, 2016

The recipients of Seattle University School of Law's most prestigious scholarships have different passions — immigration, at-risk youth, and tribal representation — but all three share the same devotion to helping others and the same belief in the power of a legal education to give them the skills they need to do so.

Center for Indian Law and Policy welcomes new staff director

August 11, 2016

Attorney Brooke Pinkham has joined the Center for Indian Law and Policy as the new staff director. A member of the Nez Perce tribe who grew up within the community of the Yakama Nation in south central Washington State, she brings a lifelong commitment to Indian people and tribes throughout Washington State.

Seattle U offers advanced law degrees

March 14, 2016

After more than 40 years of bestowing juris doctor degrees, the law school will offer a master of laws (LLM) in two fields – tribal law and technology – as well as a master of legal studies (MLS). The American Bar Association has also acquiesced in an LLM program in elder law, which will be added soon.

1L selected for Native American Congressional Internship

April 20, 2015

Elisabeth Guard will spend her summer in Washington, D.C., interning at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the office of Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn. She is one of just 12 students in the country to be selected for the Native American Congressional Internship Program.

Students take third place in national Indian law moot court competition

March 09, 2015

Team Steel Eyes — also known as Seattle University School of Law students Jocelyn McCurtain and Drew Pollom — took third place at the National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition this past weekend.