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.