Friday, October 18, 2019

1L Success Series: Expectations of Employers and CPD Resources

Join CPD for an introduction to a range of professionalism topics- from networking to approaching law school as your full-time job. We’ll work on handshakes and introductions, and discuss communication with prospective employers, professional reputation building, managing your time and career development, and more.

Note: There are two time sections 

1. 12:00 - 1:00 pm in Room C6 

2. 4:45 - 5:45 pm in Room C5 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Tacoma Pro Bono Night

Friday, September 27, 2019

Longshore Act Workers' Compensation Case in Action


On Monday, October 21, Judge Evan Nordby of the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, will hear a Longshore Act workers' compensation case in the Law School's Moot Courtroom. Judge Nordby will call the hearing to order at 9:00 a.m.

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act is a federal law that provides for the payment of compensation, medical care, and vocational rehabilitation services to employees disabled from on-the-job injuries that occur on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas customarily used in the loading, unloading, repairing, or building of a vessel.  These benefits are paid by a private insurance company on the employer's behalf, or by the employer if it is self-insured.

Longshore Act hearings are public, adversarial hearings tried to a judge alone, and are governed by relaxed rules of evidence. They typically feature both lay witness testimony, and, expert testimony by medical and vocational experts. Both sides are typically represented by experienced counsel. This is an opportunity to see experienced attorneys give opening arguments and conduct direct and cross examination.

From 12 pm - 1 pm, the hearing will recess for lunch, and Judge Nordby - a former adjunct professor at the Law School and an attorney with the USDOL Solicitor's Office - will host a sack lunch Q&A covering working as a federal agency litigator, labor and administrative law, the OALJ, the Mariners, and any related topics.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Microsoft Agile Mentoring Program

CPD and BELA invites YOU to the 5th Annual Microsoft Agile Mentoring Program Kickoff.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 1 from 5 to 6:30 PM 
WHERE: 2nd Floor Gallery
WHY: The program is designed to connect you with in-house counsel attorneys. The panelists will discuss their career paths and what brought them to Microsoft. 
RSVP: This event is limited to 30 students. So, please RSVP to Josie Mitchell by Friday, September 27, at Noon.


Friday, September 13, 2019

Presidential Management Fellowship Info Session

Serving as a PMF is one of the few ways to secure a federal position right out of law school. This year the application window opens October 3 and closes October 17.  

TIME: 12 p.m. 

WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

LOCATION: Sullivan Hall, Room 328

Connection Café: Women in Nonprofit Leadership Panel

Please join us for an evening Connection Café sponsored by the Women of Seattle University. The Women of SU Alumni Chapter is dedicated to connecting women in the spirit of Jesuit tradition by promoting leadership and empowerment, encouraging service and philanthropy, and providing opportunities for personal and professional growth. We invite alumnae, faculty, staff and friends of Seattle University to join us at upcoming programs. Register online in order to purchase your ticket.

Connect with the Women of SU Alumni Chapter and learn more about the Women of SU Endowed Scholarship for STEM on SU Alumni Connect. 

Food will be provided. The space is intended to allow you time for networking and meaningful discussion. 

DATE: Thursday, September 19, 2019

TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Student Center, LeRoux Room

Alternative Careers Panel

Possessing a JD opens the door to a wide variety of non-traditional legal careers. Join CPD and BELA (Business & Entrepreneurship Law Association) for a panel discussion about job opportunities that go beyond traditional legal practice. 

Panelists are:
  • Joey Mack, Senior HR Manager, Microsoft Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA)
  • Bahareh Samanian ‘02, Director of Lawyer Recruiting, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Ian Warner, Public Policy Director, Zillow Group
  • Kate White, Co-Founder, Design Build Legal
DATE: Thursday, September 26, 2019
TIME: 12 p.m.
LOCATION: Sullivan Hall, Room C5

To attend, please RSVP here in Simplicity. 1Ls may e-mail their interest to Junsen Ohno.

Compliance Management Panel - Alternative Pathway to a Rewarding Legal Career

Please join CPD and Dorsey & Whitney Partner Nelson Dong for a panel on Compliance Management, which examines this emerging field as a career pathway for law school graduates. Joining Mr. Dong to discuss their careers in the compliance field, methods for finding compliance positions, and enhancing your compliance credentials are:
  • Matt Lund '99, Director of Contracting, UW Medicine
  • Cassie Pemberton '01, Senior Attorney, Microsoft
  • Mike Wood, Global Payments Counsel, Expedia Group 
DATE: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
TIME: 12 p.m.
LOCATION: Sullivan Hall, Room C5

To attend, please RSVP here in Simplicity. 1Ls may e-mail their interest to Junsen Ohno.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Scholarship Season

Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW) and Student Scholarship Foundation (ABAWSSF) Announce Their 2019 Scholarship
Each year ABAW and ABAWSSF award four scholarships totaling $24,500 to APA/API law students attending Washington schools. Selection is competitive. Applications are due October 4, 2019 at 5 pm. Please review the information on how to apply.

South Asian Bar Association of Washington Seeks Applicants for Multiple Scholarships
Students are invited to apply to SABAW's Public Interest Law Student Scholarship and the Minority Legal Fellowship Grant, among others. Visit SABAW's scholarships page for more information.

King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers (KCWWL) is Offering a $1500 Scholarship to one 2L Woman at Seattle U Law
This scholarship is intended to promote individualism and courage in the profession and to recognize women who have made significant contributions to the community or have overcome great obstacles in their lives.  Recipients must be members of KCWWL (free for all students) and willing to commit ten hours of service to KCWWL. Read the application details and submit materials to Natalie Moore, Scholarship Committee Chair, at by October 14, 2019.

Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys Kristin Miles Memorial Student Scholarship

The Kristin Miles Memorial Student Scholarship honors Kristin’s commitment to ensuring that law students have the opportunity to participate in Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys (WSSHA) programs. She was ever vigilant in reminding the Board of its obligations to advance the education of future members by making programs accessible to the law student community. While Kristin’s passion, dedication, and always present good humor cannot be replaced, WSSHA seeks to honor her by providing this support to law students each year.

The scholarship provides:
  • All seminar fees to the WSSHA Annual Hospital & Health Law Mid-Year Seminar, November 1-2, 2019 in Vancouver, B.C.
  • One night lodging at the conference hotel, the Pan Pacific
  • $50/per diem for a maximum of two days

Any second- or third-year J.D. student, as well as any LL.M. student, enrolled in a law school located in the state of Washington, including previous applicants not selected who are encouraged to re-apply.
WSSHA will select one winner from each law school located in the state of Washington.


Email a résumé and brief statement (1 page or less) about why you are interested in healthcare law to Deanna Bui at Applications are due Monday, October 7, 2019.

Please note: The conference room rate at the Pan Pacific Hotel is available only until October 1st or until the reserved rooms have been taken. The winner of the Kristin Miles Memorial Student Scholarship will not be selected until after October 2nd, so students planning to attend the seminar are encouraged to reserve rooms before October 1st. Room reservations may be cancelled up to 24
hours prior to arrival.
Kristin Miles was a member of the WSSHA
Board of Directors from 2006 until her death in 2012.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who, Me? A Bankruptcy Judge?

The Judicial Conference of the U.S. Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System is hosting a nationwide event occurring live in 19 cities, including Seattle with the goal of increasing diversity in the bankruptcy bar and bench.

October 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
U.S. Courthouse, 700 Stewart Street, Seattle
Reception Follows

Registration opens September 17, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Space is limited so register early.

  • Panel Discussion
    • Live-streamed panel discussion with Judge Bernice Donald (6th Cir. Court of Appeals), Bankruptcy Judge Frank Bailey (D. Mass.), Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gordon (D. Md.)
    • Moderated by Judge Andre Davis (4th Circuit Court of Appeals, retired)
  • Bankruptcy Practice
    • Talk to judges, learn about bankruptcy practice, and find out how you might be a federal judge one day
  • Interface with Judges
    • Engage in discussion with multiple judges at small round-table discussions, including Circuit Judge Eric Miller (9th Cir. Court of Appeals), Chief District Judge Ricardo Martinez (W.D. Wash.), and other district, magistrate, and bankruptcy judges from Washington and Oregon