Monday, November 16, 2015

ATTN Alumni - CPD is Hiring!

SU School of Law’s Center for Professional Development is hiring an associate director, please review the job posting for details on how to join our dynamic team!

Free Airport Shuttle Service for SU Students

Need a ride to the airport for the Thanksgiving Break?
SU's Department of Public Safety may be able to help you, sign up for FREE shuttle service!

 Make Airport Shuttle Reservations
Friday, Nov 13th @ 9AM – Wednesday, Nov 18th

Shuttle Dates:

TUES, Nov 24, 2015
Available times: 5AM, 6AM, 7AM, 8AM, 9AM, 10AM, 11AM 12PM, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM, 8PM

Wed, Nov 25, 2015
Available times: 5AM, 6AM, 7AM, 8AM, 9AM, 10AM, 11AM, 12PM

RSVP in person at the Public Safety Office during business hours (Mon – Fri: 8:30am to 4:30pm) located in the University Services Building - across from the bookstore. You must bring your student ID card and know your SU ID number as well as your flight departure time.

If you have any questions, contact the Transportation Office at (206) 296-5992, or by email at

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Finding and Funding Your Summer Job

Monday, November 16
Noon - 12:50 p.m., or 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
Sullivan Hall, Room C5
Pizza Provided

Wondering how to go about finding and choosing a job, internship, externship, or for-credit experience for the coming summer? Worried about how to pay the rent? Join the Academic Resource Center, Access to Justice Institute, Center for Professional Development, Externship Program, AND Student Financial Services for this Social Justice Monday that will help you not only find a summer position but also understand your options for funding your experience. Topics include job search resources, an overview applying for a variety of programs (including externships, work-study, PILF Summer Grants and more), and where to go to find the help you need to have a successful and rewarding summer legal experience.

Friday, October 16, 2015


Thursday, October 29

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
2nd Floor Gallery

The Washington State Association for Justice works with top law firms, attorneys, legal professionals and counsumer groups to protect the right sof consumers, citizens, patients and workers. Do not miss this networking event with members of the oldest and largest civil justice advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. Space is limited. RSVP in Symplicity or to Junsen Ohno at

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Graduate Student Council (GSC) Academic and At-Large Representatives for 2015-16

The Seattle University Graduate Student Council (GSC) is looking for two academic representatives from the School of Law and at-large representatives (at-large positions have included: parent-student, international, veterans, access & ability, doctoral, and multicultural representatives) for the 2015-16 school year.  This is a great opportunity to network with other graduate students and get connected into the larger picture of what is happening at Seattle U.
 GSC's mission is to improve the graduate student experience at Seattle U by communicating the needs and ideas of the graduate student body to the University. The GSC advocates for services that better meet the needs of students in all seven colleges of the university.

Academic and at-large representatives serve as a direct connection between their academic school/college (academic representatives) or a specific graduate student population (at-large representatives) and the GSC, accurately conveying the needs of the student population. Representatives are expected to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with their school/college Dean’s office, faculty, and graduate student organizations. They will attend monthly GSC “All-Council” meetings and GSC events; attend retreats, in-service workshops, and council development activities; serve as liaison between the GSC and a specific graduate student population; serve and actively participate on GSC Committees, as needed; and represent the council to student, University administration, faculty, and other constituencies. These positions require a time commitment of approximately 5 hours per month and periodic availability during business hours. 

If interested, email the GSC president at GSCChair@Seattleu.eduAlso, find out how you can involved at the October GSC meeting, Tuesday, October 20th, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Pigott 103 (free pizza!).

Air Force JAG National Security Writing Competition

This year's Air Force JAG National Security Writing Competition topic is Public-Private Partnerships & Technology in the Air Force. The competition is open to graduates of ABA-accredited U.S. law schools. Original, previously unpublished papers are eligible for submission (papers prepared for law school credit are eligible provided they are original work). Jointly authored papers are not eligible.

The submission deadline is April 15, 2016. For information about this competition, please contact CPD.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New Lawyers: Improve Your Trial Performance, Save the Date for TAP 2015

Improve your performance in the fundamental stages of trial and train and practice with support from judges and litigation experts when the results don't count!

The annual WSBA Trial Advocacy Program offers a two-day trial-skills training from seasoned trial lawyers followed two weeks later by a one-day mock trial. This seminar is designed for attorneys working in the criminal or civil arena with little to no trial experience but a strong desire to become effective trial lawyers. Past participants commented that the seminar was "completely engaging and thought-provoking" and "entertaining, real-world skill development that every new lawyer should attend." 

Topics in the seminar include:
  • Trial Ethics
  • Trial Notebook and Organization
  • Objections and Motions in Limine
  • Voir Dire 
  • Opening and Closing Statements
  • Direct and Cross Examinations
Save the Date for TAP 2015
October 23-24, 2015 (Two-day seminar in Seattle and via webcast)
November 7, 2015 (TAP Mock Trial in Seattle)
November 14, 2015 (TAP Mock Trial in Spokane)

Unable to attend the seminar? Participate as a Volunteer Juror

Thursday, October 8, 2015

KCBA and WSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections Special Event

The KCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section presents a special event, co-sponsored by the WSBA ADR Section:
Escalating Cost of Civil Litigation Task Force:  
Recommendations Regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution

In April 2011 the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors chartered a Task Force on the Escalating Costs of Civil Litigation to:  1) Assess the current cost of civil litigation in Washington State Courts and make recommendations on controlling those costs; and 2) survey neighboring and similarly situated states to compare the cost of litigation in Washington. 

In celebration of ABA Mediation Week (Oct. 11-17), join us for a panel discussion with members of the ECCL Task Force to learn about their upcoming report and the recommendations regarding the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution to reduce the escalating cost of litigation.

•         Motivation behind the task force
•         How the task force came up with its recommendations
•         If adopted, how the recommendations will be implemented

Russ Aoki - Chair, ECCL Task Force
Breean Beggs - ECCL Task Force
Isham Reavis - ECCL Task Force
Alan Alhadeff - ADR Subcommittee, ECCL Task Force
Moderator: Sasha S. Philip, Philip Mediation
October 15, 2015
5:00-6:30 pm, Presentation
6:30-7:00 pm, Reception

King County Bar Association, Conference Room 1, 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700, Seattle

1.50 General CLE Credits

Please RSVP to: 

1L Resume Workshops Begin October 15

A successful job search begins with a strong resume, so be sure to sign up in TWEN for a 1L resume workshop. Legal resumes are different from other resumes, so even if you love your current version, it's time to revamp it.

Each workshop will be led by a CPD counselor and will consist of a small group of students. Time slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  If none of the available times fit with your schedule, please email Junsen Ohno so we can find an alternative.

You can register on TWEN beginning Tuesday, October 13 at 9:00 am. If you're already registered for TWEN, you should immediately be directed to the workshop sign-up page.  If you'e not immediately directed to the sign-up page, select “Add a Course” and find “1L Resume/Cover Letter Workshop” among the list of courses available for Fall 2015. CPD has emailed all 1Ls with sign-up information and a materials packet. Use the materials provided in the packet to complete your first resume draft and bring it, along with your laptop or tablet, to the workshop.

This  workshop is your first opportunity to work directly with CPD and is required before you'll be able to schedule a one-on-one with CPD staff; we can't wait to meet all of you and begin helping you uncover your career path!

DELOITTE DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit Applications by 5:00 pm this Friday

Deadline extended to 5:00 pm, Friday, October 9
Deloitte, is seeking to hire a 3L/4L student for a post-graduate position. Please follow the strict application guidelines found in Symplicity.
For complete details, log in to your Symplicity account and click on the OCI tab. Select "OCI Deloitte" from the drop-down menu. 
If you have questions about applying to Deloitte, please contact Junsen Ohno.

NEXT WEEK: Alternative Careers Panel

Tuesday, October 13
Noon in Room C5

Please join CPD, the Business & Entrepreneurship Law Association (BELA), and the JD/MBA Student Association for an Alternative Career Panel. Come learn about career paths in a variety of fields including human resources, compliance, consulting, and accounting. There are many beyond-traditional opportunities available in this changing employment market. What will YOU choose to do with your law degree? Please RSVP in Symplicity, or e-mail Junsen Ohno.

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Networking Event

Tuesday, November 3
5:30 p.m. on the 2nd Floor Gallery of the Law School

Join CPD and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL), a statewide association of more than 750 civil defense attorneys, for a networking event offering the chance to get to know many practicing attorneys. An exclusive interest in civil defense is not required; participating attorneys have diverse legal backgrounds and experience. Space is limited. Please RSVP through Symplicity or email Junsen Ohno.

Learn About Careers in Indian and Tribal Law

Wednesday, November 18
Noon in Room 110 (pizza will be provided)

Indian and Tribal Law is a growing area of practice in the Northwest. Join CPD, the Office of Admissions, and the Center for Indian Law & Policy for a lunchtime panel and networking event. You will hear from practitioners who work for local tribes and law firms, including Bree Black Horse (Class of 2013), Galanda Broadman; Joshua Osborne-Klein (2005), Ziontz Chestnut; Holly Sprague (2014), Muckleshoot Indian Tribe; and Sarah Lawson, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. RSVP on Symplicity by clicking on the event name on the Event tab, or email Junsen Ohno.

Join the WSBA New Lawyers List Serve

New Lawyers: Join the WSBA New Lawyers List Serve! Your quick and easy connection to a network of fellow new and young lawyers. Ask questions, seek referrals, and learn about upcoming events. To join, email

2016 Emil Gumpert Applications Are Due October 15

The American College of Trial Lawyers is seeking applications for its 2016 Emil Gumpert Award, an annual honor with a $100,000 prize which is awarded to an outstanding program that is designed to improve the administration of justice.  The award is named in honor of the founder of the College, Emil Gumpert. The deadline to submit an application is Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. To submit an application, click through to the form here.

Alumni in Eastern WA, Please Save the Date for WSBA's Open Sections Night

The popular Open Sections Night in Spokane will be held on Oct. 22 (5-7 p.m.) at the Spokane Club. This is a great opportunity to meet experienced practitioners, learn about WSBA’s 28 practice sections and meet other new lawyers. RSVP to attend.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tech Talk

University of Washington's Tech Talks are open to SU students. Please email Emily McReynolds if you have questions.