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Seattle University School of Law : Student Life

Leaders for Justice
Seattle University School of Law is the only law school in the state to provide post-graduate fellowships for social justice work, and this year's recipients will do life-changing work. Andra Kranzler, pictured above, will help people of color find living wage jobs in South King County, and Anupa Iyer will report on human rights issues faced by women with mental disabilities in Africa.


‘Out of the Ashes’
Alumni in the Washington D.C. area have a chance to see Professor Marilyn Berger's compelling documentary about the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund when it airs at the Politics on Film Festival May 7.



Degrees of healing
In 1942, 15 Japanese American students were forced by federal order to leave Seattle University during World War II. The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and the law school led the effort to recognize their courage by awarding them undergraduate degrees and will sponsor a teach-in May 17.


In Memoriam
The law school community mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Tom Holdych, a founding faculty member who taught the first class at the law school Sept. 5, 1972. He was an influential teacher and cherished faculty colleague.

SU Law at Work
The law school's friendly competition between alumni at firms and organizations participating in the SU Law at Work Challenge is underway. All gifts to the Annual Fund for Excellence count in a firm's participation.

Summer in D.C.
The School of Law has launched a new Summer in D.C. Program to provide students vital career experience and the opportunity to network with legal professionals in the nation's capital.

Access to Justice
The School of Law and the Access to Justice Institute will pay the registration fee for a limited number of alumni to attend the 16th Annual Washington Access to Justice/Bar Leaders Conference in Kennewick June 3-5. The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 12.


May 2011

From Dean Mark Niles

Students are in the thick of finals, and we are about to celebrate graduation. Our students face a changing job market, and everyone at the law school is committed to working hard to prepare our students and graduates for success. From adding staff in our Center for Professional Development to expanding our summer internship opportunities to Washington D.C. and providing two post-graduate social justice fellowships, we aim to meet the needs of students with diverse goals. We welcome help from alumni, who can serve as mentors, internship and externship supervisors and employers. I urge you to take part in the SU Law at Work campaign, as this is one way you can support students through our Annual Fund for Excellence. I hope to see many of you at our Alaska and D.C. area alumni regional events this summer. Thank you for your continued support.

Upcoming Events

May 5
Recent Alumni Committee
Networking Social
, Space Needle

May 14
Baccalaureate Mass and
Graduation Reception

May 15

May 20
Statewide Diversity Conference

June 2
Washington D.C. alumni reception

June 23
Ethics CLE and Reception, Anchorage

Save the date

July 21
Washington D.C. alumni reception

August 5
Par fore the Course Golf Tourney
and CLE

September 9-10
ARC 25th Anniversary

October 6
Red Mass

October 12-20
CLE in Tuscany, Italy The Promise
of Civility

Visit the School of Law website for more events.

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