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August 25, 2017  -  August 26, 2017

Western Regional Legal Writing Conference

Seattle University School of Law will be hosting the Western Regional Legal Writing Conference on August 25 and 26, 2017.

The theme of this year's conference is Connections. This broad theme includes topics such as the following:

  • connecting your legal writing classes with students' other foundational courses;
  • connecting and collaborating with other faculty to improve your students' ability to transfer what they have learned to clinics, externships, and jobs;
  • connecting legal writing classwork with clinics or external nonprofits;
  • connecting with alumni and practitioners;
  • connecting with other legal scholars; and
  • connecting with others to help improve legal writing faculty status.

These themes and more will be explored in 24 sessions involving presenters associated with 17 law schools across the country. In addition, making the connection to practice and to current events, we will hear from Washington State Deputy Solicitor General Anne Egeler '90, who will give us an insider's view into the Washington v. Trump et al. litigation. Finally, we will hear from local practitioners at the Microsoft Corporation with their views on the skills that law graduates need for successful entry into practice.

You can find a detailed program here.


Silver Cloud Hotel

We have reserved a block of rooms at group rate hotel rooms at the Broadway Silver Cloud Inn (located across the street from the university at 1100 Broadway in Seattle).

You can reserve a room online. Alternatively, you can call the hotel. To reserve a room, call 1-800- 206-325-1400. Give the group name Legal Writing Institute NW Regional Conference or group code LEGAL and ask for the discounted group rate. For more information about Silver Cloud Inn, please visit their website.

On Campus Dorm Rooms

In addition, for those of you looking for a more economical option, we have dorm rooms available on campus. We have both single and double rooms available; restrooms are communal and located in the middle of each hall. Rooms are available from the day before the conference until the day after. The rates are as follows:

Single-Occupancy: $49.55/night per person
Double-Occupancy: $34.30/night per person

In addition, there is a non-refundable $50 booking fee. You can book online here. When you book, the system will require you to purchase a meal stipend in the amount of $23.56/day; while you will need to pay the fee up front, we have arranged to have this fee waived on the back end. Once you have registered, please contact Lori Lamb, and she will ensure that the fee is waived.

If you have any questions or need more information about the dorm rooms, please contact Mimi Samuel at or Lori Lamb at


Registration is now closed. 

For questions or additional information, please contact Professor Janet Dickson at