Thursday, April 6, 2017

South Asian Bar Association of Washington Scholarships

SABAW Student Stipend
$1,000 awarded to a current law student based on a totality of factors, including but not limited to: contribution to the South Asian community in Washington, need, academic excellence and community involvement. All applications will require an essay of no more than 300 words to show suitability to criterion, resume, and any other materials the applicant deems relevant. Applications should be sent to M. Abbas Rizvi by April 15, 2017.

SABAW Public Interest Law Student Scholarship
A $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to a law student working on a discrete public interest law project or doing a summer/fall 2017 public interest law internship. Applicants must show either that they have contributed to the South Asian community, or that the project is connected to South Asia or the South Asian community. All applications will require an essay of no more than 500 words to show suitability to criterion, resume, and any other materials the applicant deems relevant. Applications/questions should be sent to scholarships@sabaw.org by May 15th, 2017.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Student Applications Now Being Accepted to Dwyer Inn of Court

Current 2Ls are encouraged to apply for 2017-2018 membership in the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court. One of the Inn of Court’s functions is to serve as an educational and mentoring organization to law students who are dedicated to the pursuit of high-quality, ethical lawyering. The general membership of the Inn is made up of judges, professors, law firm partners, prosecutors and defenders, and other lawyers with varying levels of practice experience. The Inn meets on the Seattle University campus the second Tuesday night of each of the nine months of the academic year for drinks, dinner, networking, and a CLE presentation.  Students are each assigned to one of seven sub-groups, called pupilages, where they work with the judges and lawyers in those groups to develop and help lead the monthly CLEs – each pupilage presents one CLE for the year.

Applications require a resume and a letter of interest detailing why you would like to join the Inn. There are seven spots available for Seattle University law students and applications will be reviewed by Professor Deborah Ahrens and Erin Fullner, Senior Associate Director of the Center for Professional Development. 

Selection criteria include a demonstrated interest in litigation and dispute resolution, participation in activities supporting that interest, and a thoughtful and compelling cover letter. The membership dues for 2017-2018 are $100, which will cover the cost of the nine meals.

Applications for the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court are due Wednesday, April 19 by 5 p.m. Application materials should be addressed to Prof. Ahrens and Ms. Fullner but can be emailed to Jessica Fuqua or delivered in person to the Dean’s Offices in Sullivan Hall on the 2nd Floor.


The William L. Dwyer Inn of Court is part of the American Inns of Court, a national organization comprised of around 320 chapters and over 23,000 members.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Social Justice Week


April 3, Bannan 501

  • 3:00 pm - Christiana Obey Sumner, Seattle University graduate student: A Story of Mental Health, Cultural Awareness, and Activism
  • 4:30 pm - Dr. Colleen Woolsey, PhD, MA, MSN, ARNP, Assistant Professor, Seattle University: Social Justice in Healthcare-Privilege, Affordable Care Act, and Healthcare for Underserved Populations 

April 4, Bannan 501

  • 3:00 pm - Alex Cornell, Senior Education Specialist, Treehouse: Educational Options for Teens in Foster Care
  • 4:30 pm - Heather Kirkwood, Advocacy Lawyer, Innocence Project
  • 6:00 pm - Robin Narruhn, PhD, MNRN, Faculty, Seattle University: Marshallese Health Care Structural Factors, Social Yustice in Healthcare

April 5, Bannan 501

  • 3:00 pm - Larry Gossett, District 2 Councilmember, King County Council: Social Justice in Politics
  • 4:30 pm - Conrad Reynoldson, Washington Civil & Disability Advocate: ADA Myths
  • 6:00 pm - RedWolf Pope, MPA, JD, Member of the Tulalip Tribal Bar and CEO of a local tech startup: Standing Rock Experiences

April 6, SGSU Mission Day - Register online

Braden Wild and Gabriel Narvaez: Moral Responsibility in an Intersectional World


DONATIONS

GSC is collecting donations for Treehouse

There will be collection bins in Lemieux Library, Pigott, and at each presentation. Specific needs include:

  • Denim jeans and joggers for young men
  • Hoodies in all sizes
  • Toddler jeans sizes 2T – 5T

Cash donations are also welcome, and GSC is collecting canned goods for the new student food pantry as well.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

YLD Volunteer Opportunity

The Young Lawyers Division of the King County Bar Association is looking for volunteers to assist experienced Union Gospel Mission staff in providing much needed resources for Seattle’s homeless population.

Volunteers and staff will drive around downtown Seattle together in the UGM Search & Rescue Van on Wednesday, March 29 and invite those sleeping on the street to come to the UGM shelter for the night. If they decline, volunteers will hand out supplies from the van (blankets, food, hot drinks).

An experienced staff person will be leading the group. Sign up here.

Free Family Law CLE

Miriam Gordon of Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson will give a free one-hour presentation: Family Law – The Basics for Non-Family Law Attorneys. The CLE will start at 4:00 p.m. on March 16 at KCBA and webcasting will be available. RSVP here.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

CPD Working Lunches: Networking & Interviewing Basics

Working Lunches/Working Dinners with CPD
Monday, March 20 at 5 pm or Monday, March 27 at Noon – Intro to Networking
Tuesday, March 21 at 5 pm or Thursday, March 23 at Noon – Effective Interviews

CPD will be offering a series of working lunch and working dinner sessions for students who want to learn about networking and interviewing basics. Bring your laptop and your lunch/dinner to CPD and come learn about effective strategies in small group sessions. These working lunches and dinners will be limited to five students per session, so RSVP to Erin Fullner right away if interested.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Coffee & Cram

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 2017 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 2017 Warren E. Burger Prize is July 1, 2017.