Friday, April 27, 2012

REMINDER: Inn of Court Applications Due Monday

Please finish up those Dwyer Inn of Court applications this weekend so you can turn them in by 5 pm on Monday.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

REMINDER: Marine Corps Judge Advocate Talk on Trial Advocacy and Criminal Practice in the Corps

Capt. Logan, USMC Judge Advocate, will visit our campus TOMORROW, April 25, to talk about trial advocacy and criminal practice in the Marine Corps. This event will take place at noon in room 109.

Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP (there's still time, email Erin Fullner). If you don't RSVP, you're still welcome to attend, but please bring your own lunch.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The WSBA's online directory of pro bono opportunities is a great resource for attorneys looking to give back and also build experience. Please visit

Thursday, April 19, 2012

William L. Dwyer Inn of Court Student Applications Are Now Being Accepted

Current 2Ls are encouraged to apply for 2012-2013 membership in the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court. Materials required are 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, 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 commitment consists of nine evening monthly meetings held the second Tuesday of each month September-May at Seattle University. The membership dues for 2012-2013 are $100, which will cover the cost of all the meals.

Applications for the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court are due Monday, April 30 by 5 p.m. Application materials can be submitted in person to Leann Wagele in the Dean’s Office or electronically to

Inn of Court serves as an educational and mentoring organization to law students who are dedicated to perpetuating high-quality, ethical lawyering. The general membership is made up of judges, attorneys with varying practice experience, and law students in their third year.

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

Questions can be directed to Professor Deborah Ahrens, Erin Fullner or Leann Wagele.

Monday, April 16, 2012

LexisNexis Solo Practice Webinar

Lexis is offering a Hanging Your Own Shingle webinar on Monday, April 23. The program will include a panel of attorneys who have successfully gone the solo or small firm route:

Christopher Anderson started as a New York City assistant district attorney and is now a managing partner for an eight-attorney firm in Athens, GA

Johnathan Stone is a recent graduate who started a solo practice in Austin, TX

Richard Vanderslice began his career as a large law firm associate and then left to become the managing partner of Richard L. Vanderslice PC in Philadelphia

Friday, April 13, 2012

Upcoming Presentation: Trial Advocacy & Criminal Law in the Marine Corps

Capt. Logan, USMC Judge Advocate, will visit our campus on Wednesday, April 25, to talk about trial advocacy and criminal practice in the Marine Corps. This event will take place at noon; lunch will be provided.

For students interested in judge advocate work, federal service, or criminal trial practice generally, this will be an outstanding opportunity! RSVP to Erin Fullner.

The photo above is of the Commandant's Own, the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, performing at the Marine Corps War Memorial outside of Arlington National Cemetary.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

SU Law Veteran's Association - Happy Hour/Networking Extravaganza

Attention Veterans! The SU Law Veteran’s Association showcase event of the year, a Happy Hour/Networking Extravaganza is coming up around the corner on Monday, 23 April, at 6.30 at a swanky new Capitol Hill bar ‘The Pinebox.’

The WSBA ‘LAMP’ (Legal Assistance to Military Personnel) is publicizing this event to ensure that local lawyers/veteran’s interest groups will attend and have the opportunity to meet and greet enthusiastic, educated, job-hungry law students like you and me!

The funds of our SBA org will subsidize the necessaries (tasty appetizers, and calming beverages).

Who: Local Lawyers and You
What: Networking Event
When: 6.30 pm. Monday, April 23rd
Where: The Pinebox Bar, 1600 Melrose Ave Seattle, WA, (206) 588-0375
Questions: Please Contact SULVA VP Leif Drangsholt, at

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Clerkship Info Session Make-Up

For those with class schedules that conflict with both of the Clerkship Kickoff sessions, CPD is offering a make-up session. Please email Erin Fullner for details.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

REMINDER: The Clerkship Information Session is Mandatory

If you plan to apply for judicial clerkships this summer (applications submitted this summer are for clerkships that begin fall 2013--yep, that's right, you apply more than a year in advance for most clerkships) the upcoming Clerkship Kickoff is MANDATORY.

We're offering two chances for you to attend, the first is TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 11, noon in C5 (lunch will be provided). And if you can't make it tomorrow, we'll be offering a session on Tuesday, April 17, 5:00pm in C6 as well.

The Clerkship Kickoff is only open to 2, 3, and 4Ls.

Get Engaged Program

The Get Engaged program places young adults ages 18-29 on the City of Seattle’s public boards and commissions. Get Engaged commissioners serve a one-year term starting in September of each year. Acting in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City Council, commissioners help shape policy decisions, make recommendations, and provide citizen participation in city government. Started in 2001, Get Engaged is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of leaders and advocating for the influence of young voices in city affairs.

An information session will be held on May 7th, and the application deadline is May 14th

For more information and for a list of participating boards, please visit the program website.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


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 April 6th.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mandatory Clerkship Information Session

If you plan to apply for judicial clerkships this coming season, the upcoming Clerkship Kickoff is MANDATORY.

Judicial clerkships are post-graduate research/writing-intensive positions with judges that typically require applications a full year in advance. If you are currently a 2L, this is the ideal time to apply, though 3Ls, you may apply at this time as well.

At the Clerkship Kickoff Erin Fullner will provide information on SU's judicial clerkship program, give clerkship candidates their application handbooks, and sign candidates up for the clerkship program listserv. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions of a panel of alumni who are currently clerking or have recently clerked.

THIS IS A REQUIRED MEETING for anyone who plans to apply for judicial clerkships this coming season (this does not apply to judicial externships), so please put one of the following dates in your calendar today:

  • Wednesday, April 11, noon in C5

  • Tuesday, April 17, 5:00pm in C6
The Clerkship Kickoff is only open to 2, 3, and 4Ls