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If you have ideas on programs you would like to see added to the Summer Practice Academy, contact CLE Director Mark Sideman

Summer Practice Academy 2017

Seattle University School of Law is  proud to announce the fourth year of its Summer Practice Academy. The Summer Practice Academy offers comprehensive certificate programs that will deepen practitioners' understanding and skills in specially selected practice areas. These programs will go beyond the typical CLE, offering intensive and interactive content and skills development taught by successful practitioners and law school faculty who are experts in those areas. There is no more comprehensive training program for lawyers in Washington, and we are confident that our Summer Practice Academy offerings will provide an exceptional and high value experience for participants.

Mastering Legal Writing Certificate Program

June 21-23, 2017 • 18 CLE credits pending

Seattle University School of Law brings its No. 1 ranked Legal Writing Program to the legal community with the program Mastering Legal Writing. Be prepared for an exceptional experience tailored specifically for practicing attorneys.

Intellectual Property Certificate Program

July 12-14, 2017 • 18 CLE credits pending

In this innovative and cutting edge look at IP, Program Developers John Denkenberger (Managing Member of Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness) and Brian McMahon have created a three stage program, providing you with the necessary and relevant information for your role as a business lawyer. Day one is all about the basics of IP. If you are new to IP or just want to build your knowledge on a stronger foundation, this day is for you. Day two focuses on risk mitigation and how to best support your clients by providing guidance about their valuable IP. Day three is about IP enforcement, and how to protect your clients from potential infringement, and determine if enforcement is necessary.

Health Law Certificate

August 9-11, 2017 • 17.25 CLE credits pending

For those wanting to expand their practice and learn more on Health Law we will be offering a three-day Health Law Certificate program. The 2017 program will look at the changes being made by the new Congress and administration to the Affordable Care Act, as well as addressing fundamentals of health law as a practice area.