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Red Mass 2009

Red Mass 2009 was held on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at St. Ignatius Chapel.  A  special ceremony and reception followed at Sullivan Hall featuring Robert Lasnik, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, and honoring the memory of Norm Maleng, King County Prosecutor from 1978–2007.

Red Mass is an annual tradition that proudly honors the contributions of our alumni, the bench, bar, legislators, law students and other members of the legal and legislative communities.

Click on any photo to view a larger image. Photos by Jennifer Richard.
Dean Annette Clark leads the procession to St. Ignatius Chapel.  Behind her from the left are Mary Petersen, Vice President and University Counsel, John Eshelman, Professor of Economics and Provost Emeritus, and Tim Leary, Executive Vice President of Seattle University. Dean Clark and Provost Isiaah Crawford lead members of the judiciary and the faculty to St. Ignatius Chapel University President Steven Sundborg, S.J. presides over Red Mass at St. Ignatius Chapel.
Fr. Frank Case, Jesuit assistant to the School of Law, speaks with Grace Greenwich, director of alumni relations, at the reception in Sullivan Hall following Red Mass. Judy Maleng, the widow of Norm Maleng, former King County Prosecutor who served for 29 years and passed away in May 2007, and their son Mark, unveil the Portrait of St. Thomas More that was gifted to the School of Law by the firm of McKay Chadwell PLLC.  Mike McKay, a founding partner of the firm, looks on. Professor from Practice John McKay, Mike McKay, Mark Maleng, Judy Maleng, Dean Clark and Fr. Sundborg gathered together as the evening’s Red Mass Celebration concluded.


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