Melissa Racki

Adjunct Professor


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


JD, Stetson University College of Law, cum laude, 1994
BA in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Government, University of Maryland, European Div., 1990
Schiller International University, 1986-1988


Legal Writing and Analysis


Melissa Racki teaches Legal Analysis, Research & Writing, and Contract Review & Policy Drafting in the online MLS program at Seattle University School of Law. She specializes in legal writing and analysis, and has worked as an Assistant Dean, Adjunct Professor, and Advisor in 15 years as a legal educator. She practiced as a plaintiff's attorney in Florida, representing clients with Social Security Disability, ERISA, personal injury, and workers' compensation claims. She specialized in Social Security and ERISA administrative hearings and appeals, and assisted in the preparation of the ERISA course outline and materials taught at Stetson University College of Law. She also worked as a Social Security law clerk for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, drafting orders, and reports and recommendations for eight U.S. magistrates. She graduated cum laude from Stetson University College of Law and earned her bachelor's degree from University of Maryland - European Division.