Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hot Jobs

If you're a Seattle U Law alum on the hunt for a job, make sure you're on the Hot Jobs listserv!

CPD sends out a digest of entry-level legal positions every two weeks, including law practice and non-traditional jobs.

OCI Deadline on Monday

The first On-Campus Interviewing deadline is Monday, July 24. Login to Symplicity for details and get your materials to a CPD adviser this week. 


Richard S. White Fellowship


It's the last chance to apply for the Richard S. White Fellowship, which includes a paid, 12-week 2018 summer associate position with Helsell Fetterman, and a $7,500 academic scholarship.

Applications may be mailed or submitted online and must be postmarked or emailed by July 19.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hot Tip: Make Time This Summer for Informational Interviews

Summer can be an unexpectedly busy time for law students. When your calendar fills up, it's all the more important to use your time wisely. The CPD team is a big fan of activities that can serve two purposes for you. Informational interviewing allows you to network while gaining valuable insight into a particular practice area. Check out this Forbes article for tips on informational interviewing and make a plan to reach out to some contacts this week!

Attorney General's Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program Webinar

2Ls, 3Ls, and grads in or entering judicial clerkships are invited to attend a webinar about the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP). The webinar will be hosted by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management and will provide info on the HP and SLIP application process, opening on Monday, July 31, 2017.

Please attend one of the three sessions:
  • July 25th at 12:00 PM
  • July 26th at 9:00 AM
  • July 27th at 9:00 AM 
Additional information about both programs, including eligibility and offices participating, can be found online: HP and SLIP.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

OCI Is Coming

The application deadline for the first session of On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) is Monday, July 24 at 5:00 pm. Review the list of employers on Symplicity and be sure to work with a CPD adviser on perfecting your materials!

OCI is a great way to reach numerous employers at once - start working on your applications TODAY.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

SABAW Public Interest Law Student Scholarship

The South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) will award a $4,000 scholarship 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 JUNE, 30, 2017.

Monday, June 19, 2017

American Indian Law Journal and Seattle Journal of Environmental Law Application

Rising 3L students, you're invited to apply to two of our journals: American Indian Law Journal (AILJ) and Seattle Journal of Environmental Law (SJEL).

If you missed out on a journal opportunity the first time and would like to join a journal as an associate editor during your 3L year, this is your chance.

Please visit the Membership and Write-On Competition page and download the application and instructions. The application is due via Symplicity by Sunday, July 9, at 11:59 pm PDT.  Please contact lawjournals@seattleu.edu if you have any questions.

Hot Tip: How to End a Conversation at a Networking Event

You did it! You conquered your fears, went to a networking event, and struck up a conversation with an attorney you'd never met before. 

Now what?

You've been chatting with a helpful lawyer for eight minutes (but who's counting?) and she's told you about her practice areas and given you some tidbits for surviving your second year of law school, you've even managed to work in your elevator pitch, but now you feel the conversation starting to wind down. How do you end it gracefully?

Don't panic. This is the perfect opportunity to hand her one of your business cards and ask for hers in return. A simple handshake accompanied by an exit phrase like, "I've enjoyed speaking with you and hope to run into you again soon," will suffice. 

If you're worried about making an exit, practice. Here are some other exit phrases you can try:
  • Thanks for taking a moment to chat with me, [insert name (this is a great way to help you remember names)]. I hope our paths cross again soon.
  • It's been a pleasure meeting you. I spotted my mentor and should go say 'hello' but I hope we can speak again some time.
  • It's been really helpful learning more about [insert practice area]! Thanks for taking some time to speak with me. Take care.
With practice, these conversations will feel more and more comfortable. Reach out to someone in CPD if you'd like coaching. Let's get out there and NETWORK!

Announcing the Thomas Tang Brief Competition

The Moot Court Board is Excited to Announce the 2017 Summer Thomas Tang Brief Competition

The Moot Court Board invites you to sign up to compete in the 2017 Thomas Tang Brief Writing Competition. The competition is open to all 3Ls and 2Ls.  The Tang Competition is perfect for students ready to practice their appellate brief writing skills gained in Legal Writing II.  However, completion of Legal Writing II is NOT a prerequisite for this competition; training will be provided.

Winners from the in-house writing competition will have the opportunity to compete at the regional level in San Francisco, October 13-15 and gain valuable oral advocacy experience.

This year’s problem presents the issues of whether warrantless acquisition of cell phone records for the purpose of identifying an individual’s location over the course of months and warrantless use of cell-site simulators to track an individual’s location and movement in real-time are in violation of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures.

To sign up and receive more specific information and deadlines, go to TWEN, add "Moot Court Sign Up Page", and then click on "Sign Up Sheets." Two-person teams are required. To download the problem, go to the same page and click on "Competition Problems." The deadline to sign up is Monday, August 7.  Mandatory training will be held on August 7 as well.

If you have any questions, please direct them to the competition administrator Nathan Duletzke.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

WWL 2017 Annual Event

Save the date for Washington Women Lawyers' Annual Event!
  • Dates: October 13-14, 2017 
  • Location: Montvale Event Center, Spokane, WA
Weekend activities will include a Friday night reception and an informative CLE on Saturday afternoon. WWL has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Montvale Hotel at a discount, so book your room as soon as possible using code “MEC”.

Registration and further details to follow. Please email event VPs, Alice Serko, Alice Levy, and Katie Yuen if you have questions.

OCI in Hawaii

First- and second-year law students are invited to a summer cocktail reception with small and mid-sized law firms in Honolulu.

The following firms are sponsoring the event:
Chun Kerr
Imanaka Asato
Marr Jones & Wang
Schlack Ito
Sullivan Meheula Lee
Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris
Yamamoto Caliboso

Business casual and aloha attire is requested

Date and time: JuIy 28 at 5:30 pm
Location: The Bankers Club at First Hawaiian Center, 999 Bishop Street, Suite 1900, Honolulu, HI
Please RSVP by July 15 (no resumes please)

Journal Write-On Competition

There's still time to apply to join the American Indian Law Journal, Seattle Journal of Environmental Law, Seattle Journal for Social Justice, and Seattle University Law Review by participating in the write-on competition.  

Please visit the membership and write-on competition page and download the application and instructions. The application is due via Symplicity by Sunday, June 4, at 5 pm. Contact lawjournals@seattleu.edu if you have any questions.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Legal Research Tune Up

Legal Research Tune Up 2017

The Seattle University and Lane Powell law libraries are pleased to offer a legal research workshop to help law students brush up on their legal research skills for their summer employment or other summer research endeavors. The workshop will cover state and federal legislative history, regulations, and practice materials using a problem-based approach. Students will have hands-on practice working through research scenarios. Please bring a laptop.

The workshop is FREE and will be held on Thursday, May 18th from 9:30 – 11:30 am in Sullivan Hall room 109. Please RSVP by May 16th.

Questions? Contact: LeighAnne Thompson at thompsol@seattleu.edu