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Miriam D'Jean
Miriam D’Jaen ’08 from Perkins Coie talks strategy with Dean Testy.

Who's going to win? Everyone…

The Law Firm Alumni Challenge launched on March 1, 2009.  A friendly competition between alumni at the six firms that boast the largest number of law alumni on their rosters, the Challenge is about building a stronger Seattle University School of Law alumni network within the firms and greater legal community. Alumni leaders at each firm strive to reach 100 percent alumni participation in giving back to SU Law, and to come in first … winner takes all!


Already there are friendly wagers over who will win bragging rights. Will it be Perkins Coie, which boasts the largest SU Law alumni contingent? Or will it be Gordon Thomas Honeywell with its long tradition of hiring the school's graduates? The ‘08 associates who are providing leadership are no strangers to this kind of initiative; the Class of 2008 has the largest participation rate in the history of the School of Law with 49 percent of the graduates contributing to the class gift. Will the associates garner 100 percent participation ahead of the partners?


The six founding firms are Davis Wright Tremaine, Eisenhower Carlson, Foster Pepper, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, K & L Gates and Perkins Coie. If you don’t see your firm’s name on this list and want to get involved, please contact Satcha Dearborn Graham in the Annual Giving Office.


The Challenge runs through June 20, so check current results often to see which firm is on top!


"I am delighted to lend my support to this new initiative for the School of Law. This is a great opportunity to strengthen our alumni network and give back to SU at the same time." - Miriam D'Jaen '08



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