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Seattle University School of Law : Student Life

Pursuing Justice
Dean Mark Niles and Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg S.J., congratulate the Honorable Donald Horowitz, who received the Washington State Bar Association's highest honor, the Award of Merit. He and his wife, Lynda, who established the Donald and Lynda Horowitz Chair for the Pursuit of Justice, recently made a significant gift to the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality. He also serves on the University's Board of Trustees.


Honoring excellence
Four exceptional graduates of the law school will be honored with awards from the law school. You are invited to honor M. Lorena Gonzalez '05 (pictured left), Lyn Johnson '95, Mark McLaughlin '94 and Anthony Ravani '07 at an April 15 luncheon at the law school. The School of Law also recently presented the Latina/o Alumni Awards and the Black Law Student Association Awards. University alumni awards were presented to Anita Crawford-Willis '86 and Bill Marler '87.


A gifted teacher
Professor John Mitchell was installed as the William C. Oltman Professor Teaching Excellence April 5. A beloved teacher and respected scholar, Professor Mitchell gave a lecture, "Teaching and the Three Gifts," in which he discussed what the gifts he has received during his 30 years as a law professor: the gift of community, the gift of fun and the gift of hope.


Woman of the Year
U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan was named Woman of the Year by the law school and the Women's Law Caucus. Accepting the award, she encouraged the audience to 'be intentional' in finding ways to make a difference in their communities.


Law Review publishes spring issue
The spring 2011 issue of Seattle University Law Review features a colloquy on the work-family debate by 10 distinguished scholars that results in surprising, sometimes provocative new ideas for cultural, legal, and policy reform at the nexus of work and family.


April 2011

From Dean Mark Niles

As we approach the end of this academic year, I want to thank all of you for your support and insight in my first year as dean. I have often said that accepting the position of dean at Seattle University School of Law was the pinnacle of my career, and indeed meeting many of our outstanding alumni and the members of the legal community has been a privilege. I hope you enjoy this new monthly communication from the law school, which will give you a quick look at all the great things our alumni, faculty and students are doing and the many ways you can stay involved with the law school. I hope to see many of you at events in and out of the law school in the near future.

Upcoming Events

April 14
SJSJ Alumni Dinner

April 15
CLE: Civil and Criminal Advocacy Strategies

Tribal Business Law Institute

Alumni Awards Luncheon

Law Review Alumni Dinner

May 5
Recent Alumni Committee
Networking Social
, Space Needle

May 14
Baccalaureate Mass and
Graduation Reception

May 15

Save the date
June 23
Ethics CLE and Reception, Anchorage

September 9-10
ARC 25th Anniversary

October 5
Red Mass

Visit the School of Law website for more events.

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