Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Construction Law Happy Hour

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Learn About Careers in Indian and Tribal Law

Thursday, April 19
Noon in Room C5
Lunch will be provided

Indian and tribal law is a growing area of practice in the Northwest. Join CPD and the Center for Indian Law & Policy for a lunchtime panel. You will hear from Lisa Koop Gunn '05, Kent Rasmussen '04, Joshua Osborne-Klein '05 and Diana Bob, experienced practitioners who work for local tribes, law firms, and the federal government. RSVP in Symplicity.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

“Tips from the Interviewer’s Chair,” A Pre-Fall OCI Employer Panel

Wednesday, April 11
Noon-12:50, Room 109

Want the inside scoop on Fall On-Campus Interviewing (OCI), and tips on securing a great position for Summer 2019? Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from attorneys who have participated in hiring at Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson, Perkins Coie, and the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Learn what to do—and what not to do—to make a good impression and stand out from the crowd during the interview process. Fall OCI applications are due in July, and interviews will take place on campus the weeks of August 6, 13 & 20. 

Panelists are:
-Gena Bomotti, Partner, Fox Rothschild
-Jake Ewart, Partner, Hillis, Clark, Martin and Peterson
-Katie Page, Partner, Perkins Coie
-MafĂ© Rajul, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

To attend, register on the Events tab in Symplicity.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Washington State Minority and Justice Commission Annual Symposium

The Washington State Minority and Justice Commission is proud to announce that it will host its annual symposium on June 6, 2018, at Seattle University School of Law

This year’s symposium, Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs): Beyond Defining the Problem; Advancing Solutions, will be held in conjunction with Exploring Policy Implementation and Alternatives, a conference organized by the University of Washington Department of Sociology that will take place immediately after the symposium at Seattle University School of Law.  

RSVP HERE by May 31.

These events are FREE and open to the public. More details about the symposium will be posted on the Commission’s website closer to the symposium date.

Experience Exchange

The Washington State Bar Association is Hosting its Experience Exchange Event on May 31, 2018

  • This event is designed to match new and young lawyers and 3Ls with seasoned lawyers in the profession for facilitated interaction and meaningful engagement. Mentees from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
  • This Experience Exchange creates an intimate setting over breakfast for mentees to connect with and learn from bar and bench leaders they might not otherwise have access to in the early days of their career.

Would you like to be a mentee? Register Here by April 30, 2018.

Would you like to be a mentor? Register Here by April 30, 2018.

Sponsored by K&L Gates

Center for Women in Democracy's 2018 Leadership Institute

The Center for Women in Democracy (CWD) is recruiting applicants for its 2018 Leadership Institute. CWD seeks 25 outstanding young women to spend five days at Seattle University learning skills that will feed their personal and professional development. Submit an application by April 20th

The 2018 CWD Leadership Institute will be held June 26-30 on campus at Seattle University. Attendees will be introduced to leading Seattle professionals for local non-profits, corporations, and government. They will have a chance to practice and refine their public speaking skills, wage negotiation strategies, and job search ability. 

The application can be completed by following this link

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Call for Authors: American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in its 2018 Warren E. Burger Prize. 

Authors should submit an original, unpublished, 10,000–20,000 word essay on a topic that addresses the issues of excellence in legal skills, civility, ethics, and professionalism. 

The winning essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review, and the author will receive a cash prize of $5,000. 

The submission deadline for the 2018 Warren E. Burger Prize is July 1, 2018. More information is available on the American Inns of Court website.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Stokes Lawrence 1L Diversity Scholarship

Stokes Lawrence is pleased to offer three $1,500 tuition scholarships to first year students from diverse backgrounds; one at each of the three law schools in the State of Washington.  The goal is to promote opportunities within the profession and to encourage a dialogue around the issue of diversity in the work place.

Criteria:  The Diversity Scholarships are open to all first-year law students of diverse backgrounds who demonstrate promise for a successful career in law and are committed to community involvement.

Application:  Applicants will submit a current resume and personal essay of no more than 1000 words with the following content: description of their thoughts on diversity and/or how diversity has played a role so far in their lives; description of their community involvement.
Materials must be submitted to Dean Donna Deming no later than April 13, 2018.  Please direct questions to

Scholarship recipients will be announced by April 27, 2018.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

KCBA Young Lawyers Division Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer at Northwest Harvest with the Young Lawyers Division of the King County Bar Association on Saturday, May 26 at the Northwest Harvest Kent Warehouse

Lend a hand in the fight against hunger by joining the KCBA Young Lawyers Division’s group of volunteers from 12-2pm on Saturday, May 26. This is a great opportunity to build relationships with attorneys and help the community at the same time!

KCBA will help coordinate carpools for this event.  Email Anna Robson, King County Bar Association Member Services Assistant, to learn more and sign up.

Volunteer Duties:  At the warehouse, volunteers help by repacking bulk food into family-sized portions, as well as sorting food drive donations.  This food is distributed throughout NW Harvest's network of more than 375 food banks, meal programs, and high need schools.  Volunteers should be prepared to wear a hair net and gloves during their shift.

When Not To Come:  To protect the safety and wholesomeness of the food please do not volunteer if you are sick.

Personal Items:  Please do not bring items of value with you.  Though there are lockers available, there may not be enough to accommodate every volunteer.  Northwest Harvest cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.

Northwest Harvest's Dress Code:
  • JEWELRY: Please leave jewelry, including watches and Fitbits, at home.  Jewelry may not be worn while packing food (rings and medical jewelry are okay).
  • SHOES: Closed-toe shoes are required (no sandals or flip flops of any kind permitted—including sandals with socks).  Volunteers without closed-toe shoes will not be able to participate.
  • CLOTHING: Sleeves must completely cover underarms.  Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, and even cap sleeves are not permitted in the food packing rooms (short sleeves are fine as long as underarms are completely covered).
Shift Time:
  • Orientation will begin promptly at the start of each shift and is required for all volunteers. 
  • It is important that all volunteers start and finish together. The work is done assembly-line style and all volunteers work as a team.