Friday, March 30, 2012

Mary Ellen Krug Scholarship

“Encouraging Excellence and Professionalism in
Our Labor and Employment Law Community”


2d, 3d, and 4th YEAR STUDENTS:

(Includes a cash grant awarded to a student showing
promise or distinction in Labor and Employment Law.)**

DEADLINE: Monday, April 9, 2012, @ 12:00 Noon

The Mary Ellen Krug Award honors a student who has shown strong interest, promise, or distinction in labor and employment law and includes a cash grant. The cash grant, awarded by the King County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, is a variable amount generated in part from proceeds originating from the annual Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference each spring, which now comprises an endowed scholarship at Seattle University School of Law.* (The amount of the 2012 scholarship has not been determined. However, in recent years, the amount of the award has been sizable, ranging from $6,000.00 - $8,000.00.) In addition to the cash grant, the winner is honored with recognition at the Conference luncheon attended by some 300 labor and employment attorneys. The conference awards luncheon is typically held in early May. For details see the guidelines posted on the Labor and Employment Law Association (LELA) TWEN site.

Snapshot of the Eligibility and Requirements:

1. Second, third, and fourth-year students are eligible to apply, including graduating students.

2. The student must have demonstrated interest and “promise or distinction in labor and employment law.” Interest, promise, and distinction might be evidenced by one or more of a wide range of activities, for example:

• Past paid or volunteer positions involving labor or employment law.
• Relevant courses studied at the law school or undergraduate level.
• Relevant personal background and personal experiences involving labor or employment law.
• Any other experiences and activities showing a dedication and commitment to the field of labor and employment law as a career.
• Personal qualities, such as good judgment and leadership potential, that will contribute to professionalism in the field.
• Contributions to labor and employment organizations, such as professional organizations or to the S.U. Labor and Employment Law Association (LELA).
• Grades are considered but are not the primary consideration for the award.

Application Process:

To apply, read the guidelines on the LELA TWEN site and submit the following to Professor Martin’s Administrative Assistant, Nancy Harrop (4th floor) by the deadline: Resume; Transcript; 1-2 page letter describing your interest, commitment, and any past involvement in the field, and your career goals; two (2) blind letters of recommendation (e.g., either (a) submitted by the candidate with his or her application materials in an envelope indicating that the letter was sealed by the recommender, or (b) mailed or e-mailed by the recommender to Professor Martin and received by the deadline. In the interest of confidentiality, recommendations should not reflect a “cc” to the candidate).

*See Labor and Employment Law Association (LELA) TWEN site for full information and grant Guidelines.

**The amount of the 2012 scholarship has not yet been determined. However, in recent years, the amount of the award has been sizable, ranging from $6,000.00 - $8,000.00.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WSBA International Practice Section Reception

Washington State Bar Association International Practice Section
Reception for Students Interested in Practicing International Law

April 5, 2012
6–8 p.m.

The WSBA International Practice Section (IPS) cordially invites you to this year’s Law Student Reception! Come meet and network with attorneys practicing in international law and students interested in this practice area. Mari Horita will be the guest speaker talking about her unique career path as an attorney, legal recruiter, and president of a non-profit. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
U.S. Bank Centre
1420 5th Avenue, Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101-4010

Cost of Attendance:
Free for WSBA IPS members and law students.
Non-Members: $40 (this amount includes membership to IPS).

Please contact Max Yoshimura with questions

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

JAG Information Lunch with Capt. David Iglesias, United States Navy

Capt. David Iglesias, distinguished naval officer and former U.S. Attorney, will visit our law school on Wednesday, April 4 and he has graciously agreed to lunch with law students who are interested in JAG service.

Capt. Iglesias' visit to our campus last year was a highly informative and fun event; the topcis discussed ranged from Capt. Iglesias' role in the real case that the movie A Few Good Men is based on to how to be a competitive JAG applicant.

A former White House Fellow and U.S. Attorney for New Mexico from 2001 to 2007, Capt. Iglesias is currently active duty Navy. His visit will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about the Navy JAG Corps from a fascinating lawyer and officer, Esquire Magazine 2009 “Best and Brightest” honoree, and author of In Justice: Inside the Scandal That Rocked the Bush Administration. Capt. Iglesias has given candid and memorable interviews on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and Meet the Press. This will be an engaging lunch!

CPD is sponsoring this event, which will take place noon-1:30 pm. SPACE IS LIMITED. RSVP to Erin Fullner ASAP.

Weyerhaeuser Internships

The Weyerhaeuser Company has two Internships posted to Symplicity. The application deadline is April 2nd, and representatives will be on campus to conduct interviews on April 17th.

For more than 100 years, Weyerhaeuser has been releasing the potential in trees to solve
important problems for people and the planet. Weyerhaeuser operates in 10 countries,
employing about 14,900 people, primarily in the United States and Canada. Our four major
business segments are Cellulose Fibers, Real Estate, Timberlands and Wood Products. The
Weyerhaeuser Legal Department consists of 20 attorneys spanning a wide variety of legal
practice areas including litigation, commercial, employment, forestry, M&A, environmental,
corporate, securities and intellectual property.

Matthew Henson Environmental Law Fellowship

If you are passionate about environmental issues and seeking hands-on professional experience, please take advantage of this exciting opportunity offered by your Environmental Law Society!

Just as it did for the past seven years, the Matthew Henson Environmental Law Fellowship will provide one continuing Seattle University law student financial assistance to participate in an otherwise unpaid (includes government agencies) full-time summer environmental or land use law position.

The Fellowship is open to all continuing Seattle University law students in good standing (current 1Ls, 2Ls, and non-graduating 3Ls). However, the successful candidate must have a genuine and documented commitment to environmental stewardship and environmental protection.

Details are available on Symplicity. The application deadline is April 5th.

King County Bar Association (KCBA) Spring Meet ‘n’ Greet

Come on out on Monday, April 2 and meet some of the lawyers on KCBA’s Young Lawyer’s Division Board of Trustees. The Meet ‘n’ Greet will run from 5-7pm on the 2nd Floor Gallery and is an easy way to connect with local attorneys. Refreshments and light appetizers will be provided. Questions? Please contact Omar Nur.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Health Law Speed Networking Event

The Health Law Society is sponsoring a Speed Networking Event. Local attorneys will be in attendance to meet with students and share their experiences in health law. This is a fantastic way to make contacts in the legal community.

Wednesday, April 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Second Floor Gallery.

RSVP in Symplicity - space is limited!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps

UPDATE: The application deadline for Equal Justice Works Summer Corps has been EXTENDED. The new deadline will be 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10th. All application materials must be submitted by that time. No late or partial applications will be accepted.

If you have any questions about the EJW Summer Corps program, please contact Stacey Lara at

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WSAJ & WDTL Mentorship Programs

The civil plaintiff and defense bars are eager to mentor you!

Want to learn more about civil litigation? The plaintiff attorneys with the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) and defense attorneys with the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL) want to share their experiences, show you their take on the practice of law and help you build connections. Sign up and view litigation first-hand, from depositions to court hearings and more.

If interested, please sign up in Symplicity or email Bahareh Samanian at by March 30.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Business Cards

Nothing says spring has sprung like a fresh set of business cards!

So celebrate the vernal equinox with a box of cards from Seattle University SuperCopy.

Crisp, professional business cards are essential; without them, you're that guy or gal writing your contact info on a cocktail napkin--not a great first impression.

Visit SuperCopy to place your order today!

Solo Practice Speed Networking

Let's meet some solos!

Tomorrow night's speed networking event will be a top notch way to meet and make connections with several solo practitioners in one evening. An extremely accomplished and varied group will be joining us and their work spans a wide range of pratice areas, including:

Administrative & regulatory law ▪ arbitration & mediation ▪ business law ▪ civil litigation ▪ civil rights ▪ commercial litigation ▪ construction law ▪ consumer protection ▪ criminal law ▪ disability rights ▪ employment law ▪ estate planning & probate ▪ family law ▪ foreclosure defense ▪ human rights ▪ immigration law ▪ juvenile law ▪ land use & planning ▪ medical malpractice ▪ personal injury ▪ real estate ▪ workers compensation

Come learn why solo practice has been the right fit for many attorneys in our community.

There's still time to RSVP for the event. Visit Symplicity to reserve your spot.
See you there: March 21, 5:30-7:00pm, 2nd Floor Gallery.

Hong Duc Clerkship

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) is pleased to offer a summer clerkship through our Hong Duc Clerkship program. This year recipient will be VABAW’s 5th Hong Duc Clerk. The clerk will be working at Hogan Lovells in Ho Chi Minh City this summer. Application Deadline is March 21, 2012. For more information, please visit our website

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

DRI 2012 Law Student Diversity Scholarship

DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program* open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students.

The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle. Incoming second-and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second-and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply.

To qualify for this scholarship, candidates must be full-time students. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school.

Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Service to the profession
  • Service to the community
  • Service to the cause of diversity
Download DRI’s Law Student Diversity Scholarship Application and Eligibility Requirements at

Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

THANK YOU to All Who Made This Year's Solo, Small & Mid-Sized Firm Fair a Success!

Students, be sure to follow up with the attorneys you made connections with at the fair!

Beyond the Traditional Fair

Employers working in a variety of industries where the JD degree is highly valued will be available to share how they developed their career. Potential participants include people doing regulatory analysis, policy analysis, HR, Federal Agents, as well as many others. If you are considering a career outside the traditional practice of law, then the fair is not to be missed.

Thursday, March 29, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Campion Ballroom.

RSVP in Symplicity.

Careers in Tax Law

Tuesday, March 20, at 4:00 pm, in Room C-5: Professors Eason, Kahng and Puckett are pleased to invite you to hear from some of our graduates about the wide range of career possibilities in tax law, followed by a reception to meet and network with the speakers. Confirmed speakers:

Warren Baker (Seattle University JD 2004, UW LLM (tax) 2005) is an attorney at Amicus Law Group, where he focuses on estate planning and trusts, business transactions, and self-directed IRA tax consulting. He previously co-founded and operated the law firm of Baker & Carr, which merged with Amicus Law Group in 2010.

Angela Carr Baker (Seattle University JD 2004, UW LLM (tax) 2005) is an attorney at Amicus Law Group, where she advises privately held companies (including non-profits) in general corporate matters and is also a member of the estate planning group. She previously co-founded and operated the law firm of Baker & Carr, which merged with Amicus Law Group in 2010.

Stephanie Boehl (Seattle University JD 2007, UW LLM (tax) 2008) is an associate in the state and local tax department of Perkins Coie.

Matt Fox (Seattle University JD 2009) is a tax consultant in the Multistate Group at Deloitte Tax.

Jordan Klein (Seattle University JD 2008, NYU LLM (tax) 2009) is of counsel at Monahan & Biagi where he advises on international tax, tax planning and estate planning.

Jeff Liang (Seattle University JD 2007, NYU LLM (tax) 2008) is in solo practice in the International District, focusing on tax and business law planning for small businesses. He was formerly an associate with Lane Powell’s tax practice group

Nick Nilan (Seattle University JD 2009) is an attorney at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.

John Quirk (Seattle University JD 2005, NYU LLM (tax) 2006) is counsel in the legal department of the Group Health Cooperative. He was formerly an attorney in Amazon’s tax department, specializing in international tax matters and mergers and acquisitions, and before that, a tax associate in Portland office of Miller Nash.

Jay Riffkin (Seattle University JD 2009, Florida LLM (tax) 2010) is an associate in the Tax, Trusts, and Estates Group at Dorsey & Whitney.

Jessica Yu (Seattle University JD 2008, UW LLM (tax) 2009) is an associate Wong Fleming, where she focuses on bankruptcy, commercial law, and tax, including a growing federal tax controversy practice.

Please RSVP in Symplicity.