Thursday, October 24, 2013

Resume and Cover Letter Seminar

What makes a legal resume different from a business resume? How can I set my cover letter apart from the rest?

These are not uncommon questions, and just a couple of the points that will be covered in this seminar. Learn how to properly craft your application materials to speak to your strengths.

Don't miss this important seminar! Let us help you to get a good start on your December and January applications.

Thursday, October 31st, 12:00-1:00 p.m., C5. RSVP in Symplicity.

Air Force JAG Informational Interviews

A representative from the Air Force JAG will be on campus in November to conduct informational interviews with interested students. If you are at all interested in learning more about a career in JAG, this is a fantastic opportunity!

The interviews will take place on Wednesday, November 6th in the CPD office. Please email Emily von Seele to schedule an interview time.

Air Force JAG Open House

If you're interested pursuing JAG, or are just interested in learning more about it, be sure to attend the Air Force JAG Open House at McChord Air Force Base.

The event will take place on November 1st, and interested students need to RSVP to Lt. Christine E. Kugele by October 30th.

Schedule of Events – McChord Legal Office Open House
1 November 2013

9:00 AM – Pick-Up at Main Gate and Tour of Legal Office
9:45 AM – Staff Judge Advocate Opening Remarks
10:00 AM – 62d Airlift WingMission Brief
10:30 AM – JAG Responsibilities& Opportunities
11:00 AM – Squadron Commander Discussion
11:30 AM– Lunch
12:30 PM– Paralegal Teaming Discussion
1:00 PM - Application Process and Benefits
(Breakout Sessions for ROTC students and law students)
1:30 PM – Tour of Base
2:00 PM– Tour of C-17
3:00 PM – Departure at Main Gate

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) Will Soon Be Accepting Applications

The ABA's Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) will begin to accept judicial internship applications from 2Ls on Monday, November 4. Applications from 1Ls will be accepted starting December 1. The deadline for all applications is Friday, January 10, 2014. No applications will be accepted after the deadline and students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Only the first 500 applicants are guaranteed a screening interview.                  
JIOP's mission is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged, and students who identify as LGBT.

JIOP will place 150 students in summer judicial internships. This year’s students will each receive $2,000 to help offset the expenses associated with the placement. For more info on participating courts visit the JIOP law students page and consult the FAQs.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Navy JAG Information Session

Lt. Philip Rohlfing, US Navy JAG, will visit campus next week for an informational brown bag lunch.

If you're interested in Navy JAG service generally, or have specific questions about applying to the Navy JAG Corps, please attend.
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 23 at noon
Location: Room 109
RSVP: Email Erin Fullner

Thursday, October 10, 2013

King County Washington Women Lawyers Scholarship

The King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers is pleased to provide a scholarship in the amount of $1,500.00 to one second year female law student at the Seattle University School of Law. The scholarship is intended to promote individualism and courage within the profession and to recognize women who have made a significant contribution to the community or have overcome great obstacles, including financial, in their lives.

The deadline is October 15th, 2013. Details can be found here.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

WSAJ Speed Networking Event

Speed Networking with Civil Justice Attorneys

Not sure what kind of law you want to practice? Interested in helping the little guy?

Come to this speed-networking event to get one on one time with civil litigators. At the event, you will have 5-7 minutes with each attorney to ask any questions you have about school, the bar, getting jobs, different areas o f practice, etc. So come join us!

Refreshments and appetizers will be provided.

The WSAJ represents attorneys and professionals in the legal field committees to championing the cause of those who deserve redress for injury to person, property or civil rights. WSAJ members practice primarily representing the plaintiff int he areas of Civil Rights, Consumer Protection, Elder Abuse, Employment Law, Insurance Law, Maritime, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Product Liability, and Worker's Compensation.

For more information about the WSAJ, please visit

Thursday, November 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Second Floor Gallery

RSVP in Symplicity. Space is limited!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

WSBA Seeking Volunteer Jurors for Mock Trial Program

WSBA New Lawyer Education is seeking jurors for the mock trial portion of its Trial Advocacy Program (a 2-day CLE).  The mock trials will be conducted by new lawyers and presided over by actual superior court judges.  This is a great way for Seattle University Law Students to become involved in the WSBA New Lawyer section, meet young lawyers in the community, network with lawyers and judges, and learn from watching mock trials of real lawyers.  

WHEN:   November 9, 2013
WHERE:   Seattle Justice Center, 600 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104
TIME:   8:00 to 4:00
HOW:   To sign up, contact Kiley Thorton a or 206-733-5996.

We reserved 11 courtrooms and expect to fill them.  Therefore, we need at least 6 jurors in each room, or a minimum of 66 volunteers! 

The volunteer form online can be accessed at 
We need jurors confirmed by Friday, October 25th.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Filipino Lawyers of Washington's Annual Barrio Fiesta and Pangarap Scholarship

The Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW) is hosting its Fifth Annual Barrio Fiesta on October 25, 2013 at the Filipino Community Center of Seattle.

As part of the Barrio Fiesta, FLOW will award two $1,500 scholarships to law students attending school in Washington State. The Pangarap Scholarships are intended to recognize law students who have demonstrated significant commitment to community service, particularly service to the Filipino/Filipina American community. Scholarship applicants do not have to be of Filipino descent.

The deadline for submitting applications is Wed., Oct. 9, 2013. Contact Erin Fullner for a scholarship application form, which includes instructions and details about the scholarship. Please email Abigail Daquiz, Filipino Lawyers of Washington Foundation President, with any questions.

Pangarap means to "dream and strive for a goal" in Tagalog, the language of the Philippines.