Thursday, December 11, 2014

1L Diversity Summer Associate Program

Kenyon and Kenyon is pleased to announce its IL Diversity Program for the Summer of 2015. This position is a paid summer associate position in our Palo Alto, California office. This position would also include participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program which includes mentoring throughout the year as well as participation in the LCLD Summit in Dallas, TX, in May 2015.

We prefer candidates to have a strong technical background, preferably computer science and/or electrical engineering.

Visit for more information.

You can find this listing in Symplicity Job #6003.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

1L Diversity Fellowship Reception at K&L Gates

Thursday, January 8, 2015
5:00-7:00 p.m.
K&L Gates
925 4th Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA
Don't miss an opportunity to get all of your questions answered about the K&L Gates 1L Diversity Fellowship and network with attorneys. RSVP to Tia Chang.

King County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Happy Hour

December 11, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Regatta Bar and Grill
1113 6th Ave, Seattle, WA

Take a short break from studying and take advantage of this great opportunity to network with newer members of the legal profession, gather business cards, and make important connections that will further your career.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Think Locally, Act Globally: Exploring International Law Opportunities

Monday, November 10
2:30–3:30pm  | Room C7

Are you curious about the practice of international law or wondering how you can get engaged in international opportunities while you are still a law student? During this session you will hear from Professors Thomas Antkowiak and Gillian Dutton about clinics, internships, externships, and other opportunities that can expose you to the practice of international law. You will also hear from current students Sami Pearlman (3L) and Nyssa Chopra (1L) about their experiences living and working abroad and have an opportunity to ask panelists your burning questions about working internationally. Sponsored by the Student Bar Association. Questions? Please contact Fabio Dworschak,

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program for 1Ls

Thursday, October 30, 2014
5:00 p.m. in room 110

The Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program (PSAMFP) is designed to provide summer associate opportunities to diverse first-year law students. Students who are chosen to participate as Fellows in this highly competitive program will be placed as first-year summer associates with one of the program’s participating employers including Carney Badley Spellman, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, and T-Mobile. Representatives from the Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program will be on campus to discuss the program history, application details and deadlines, as well as to answer questions from interested students. If you are interested in applying to this hiring program, PLEASE plan to attend this session. Business casual attire recommended. Pizza will be served. RSVP in Symplicity or email Junsen Ohno.

Cocktail Reception in Hawaii: First and Second Year Law Students

7 small and mid-size law firms in Honolulu are hosting a cocktail reception.

This reception is not a job fair, and it is not intended to replace on-campus interviews or resume collection. However, unlike large firms, they find it challenging to annually conduct on-campus interviews at any campus because of their geographic location and the cost involved.

They would like to meet with students to encourage them to look into small and mid-size law firms as attractive alternatives to the large firms, and invite any 1L and 2L students to attend their cocktail reception if any students are there on the islands on December 29th!

FROM: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
WHERE: Koko Head Cafe - 1145-C 12th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Business Casaul and Aloha Attire, No resumes please

Space is limited so please RSVP by December 15, 2014 to

The Firms Hosting:

Chang Iwamasa & Chiu LLP
Chun Kerr LLP
Imanaka Asato LLLC
Marr Jones & Wang LLLP
Schlack Ito, LLLC
Sullivan Meheula Lee, LLLP
Yamamoto Caliboso

ONLINE Information Session - Law Librarianship

At the Catholic University of America, they've found that after completing their J.D., some graduates of Law programs decide to explore Law Librarianship as an alternative to the practice of law. They regularly enroll such students into their highly-ranked Master's program in the Department of Library and Information Science. The students have found that the combination of a J.D. and a Master's in Library and Information Science offers challenging and rewarding opportunities.

They will be holding an ONLINE information session for prospective students on Thursday, October 30th at 5:30 EDT. 

If you are interested, you may register to attend at: 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Finding a Public Interest Job

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Noon in Room 109
CPD's seminar will introduce you to the rewarding world of public interest work! We will provide information and resources for finding positions in public criminal law, direct client services, law reform/policy and public interest law firms. We will also discuss opportunities for the coming summer and post-graduation as well as tips for drafting compelling applications, tailoring cover letters, and building a network within the public interest community. In addition, we will talk about how you can fund your own public interest opportunities through scholarships, fellowships and grants. At the end of the seminar, you will have the tools you need to land a position in public interest! Please RSVP in Symplicity by clicking on the event on the Event tab or emailing Junsen Ohno. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Securing a Job for Summer 2015

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Noon in room 110

OCI is not the end of your job search, it is just the beginning! Join CPD for a lunchtime seminar on the next steps to secure employment for summer 2015. We will provide sure-fire strategies for seeking out and landing law clerk positions, internships, fellowships, and other experience-building opportunities next summer. RSVP in Symplicity by clicking the event on the Event tab, or emailing Junsen Ohno at Light snacks provided.

Learn About Careers in Indian and Tribal Law

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Noon in room 110

Indian and Tribal Law is a growing area of practice in the Northwest! Join CPD and the Center for Indian Law & Policy for a lunchtime panel on Thursday, November 6, at noon in room 110. You will hear from experienced practitioners who work for local tribes, law firms, and the federal government, including Marianne Jones, Office of Special Trustee for American Indians, Christina Parker, Tulalip Tribes Office of Civil Legal Aid, and Gabe Galanda, Galanda Broadman. Lunch provided. RSVP on Symplicity by clicking on the event on the Event tab, or emailing Junsen Ohno at

Thursday, October 9, 2014

#DomesticViolence: Does Media Coverage Help or Hurt?

Does Media Coverage Help or Hurt?
Monday, October 20, 2014
Noon - 12:50 p.m.
Sullivan Hall, Room C5
Lunch Provided
In recent weeks, awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault has increased as high profile cases receive extensive coverage in the news and on social media. Is this trend increasing awareness and dialogue or reinforcing sensationalism and stereotypes? Can media attention further real individual or community action and reform? In this spirited and interactive session offered as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, attorneys and advocates will discuss the ways in which they support survivors of domestic violence, the media’s influence on domestic violence, and how students can actively  engage in this issues.
Speakers will include David Martin, Chair of Domestic Violence Unit at King County Prosecutor’s Office; Amanda Irwin, Accredited Representative at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and Kim Morrill, Legal Advocate at New BeginningsCo-sponsored by the Women’s Law Caucus.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Professional Development Forum

The WA Initiative for Diversity and the Puget Sound Association of Legal Administrators are excited to host a "Professional Development Forum" to discuss how to be successful as a diverse attorney in the prevailing law firm culture.

The purpose of this forum is to offer insight into law firm drivers and type of skills desired by law firm employers. By offering these insights, we hope to raise awareness of law firm drivers, how best to navigate the law firm system to advocate for better growth opportunities and how to assist in making law firm culture to be inclusive of all. 

The Forum will cover:
- Law firm economics
- Universal skills to be successful in the legal profession
- CLOSED DOOR Affinity Group Breakout Session 

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, November 20, 2014

TIME: Registration starts at 8:00am and the program begins at 8:30am - 11:30am 

WHERE: Perkins Coie - 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA 

REGISTER: ; Registration fee: $50 Attorneys and $25 for Students ; Parking validated and light refreshments are provided

QUESTIONS?: Erica Chung, Executive Director of Washington Initiative for Diversity, can be reached on her cell at 206-720-4996 or via e-mail at 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Advocate for Workplace Justice

The Peggy Browning Fund educates and inspires the next generation of advocates for workplace justice. Through fellowships, workers' rights conferences, networking and other programs, they provide unique opportunities for law students to work for economic and social justice. 

Learn more at their event on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 4-6pm @ the University of Washington Law School. Admission is free to Seattle law school students. Register by October 21 with the Peggy Browning Fund at 
At this event, you will: 
  • Learn about the Peggy Browning Fund's Summer Fellowships
  • Hear what it's like practicing law for a union, a law firm representing workers or a government agency regulating the workplace
  • Find out how to get a job promoting workplace justice

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Learn About Tax LLM Programs and Tax/Estate Planning Practice

The Tax and Estate Planning Focus Areas are pleased to invite you to an information session about pursuing a masters degree (LL.M.) in tax law after graduating from law school. 

Professors Diane Lourdes Dick, John Eason (chair of the Estate Planning Focus Area), and Lily Kahng (chair of the Tax Focus Area) and will be on hand to talk about their practice experiences and to address questions such as, When do I need to apply to LLM programs?  Where should I apply and what are my chances of being admitted?  Will a tax LLM improve my marketability?  If so, how?  What JD classes do I need to take to prepare for the LLM program? 
The session will be held on Wednesday, October 15, @ noon in Room 109Snacks will be served.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

FANGS Happy Hour!!

FANGS is the Federal Attorneys Networking Group of Seattle - attorneys from federal agencies right here in Seattle (Labor, Education, Health & Human Services, Justice, etc.). They are hosting a happy hour and would like YOU to attend! 

Come network and have some good fun: Good beer, great conversation, an opportunity to introduce yourself to federal attorneys, and a pretty awesome bacon cheeseburger!

WHEN: Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 5:00pm

WHERE: Collins Pub (526 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104)

If you can make it, go ahead and send a quick note to Abigail G. Daquiz (an attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor) at

Annual Criminal Law Soirée

The King County Washington Women Lawyers are hosting their Annual Criminal Law Soirée. The purpose of the event is to highlight the work of KCWWL's Criminal Law section and to foster communication and collaboration among women lawyers. They will also be hosting Justice Mary Yu, of the Washington State Supreme Court, as a keynote speaker to discuss professionalism and civility in the courts.

Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be provided and there is not cost of admission! So, come learn more and network with fellow lawyers.

When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 5:30pm -8:00pm

Where: Chinese Room at the historic Smith Tower, 506 2nd Avenue #1021, Seattle, WA 98104

RSVP online.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CPD Interviewing Information Session TONIGHT at 5:30!

Attention Rising 2L and 3L Students: please join CPD for a seminar on effective interviewing skills TONIGHT at 5:30 p.m. in Room 109. If you have been selected to interview with a Session 1 OCI employer this presentation is not to be missed! We will provide strategies for tackling difficult interview questions, ideas for crafting great questions, and more.  No RSVP necessary.  Light snacks provided.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

REMINDER & EXTENDED DEADLINE: OCI Session 1 Interview Scheduling

Please make sure to check Symplicity this Wednesday morning to see if you have been selected to interview with a Session 1 employerNote that this date has been extended for an additional day to allow employers more time to make their selections.  Session 1 employers have until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, to select students to interview.  (You should receive an email Wednesday morning notifying you of any employer who has selected you for an interview; however, you should still check Symplicity).  If you are selected, you must log-in to Symplicity and select your interview time at 9 a.m. on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20.  You will have until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 to schedule your interviews.  However, schedules can fill up quickly and your preferred time may not be available.  Log-in early and be prepared to be flexible. 

All Session 1 employer selections will be visible in Symplicity by 9 a.m. on Wednesday with the exception of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.  CPD will notify the students selected to interview with Schwabe by email on Friday, August 22. 

If you are selected to interview as an alternate, you should receive email notification on Friday, August 22.  If you are selected as an alternate, you must log-in to Symplicity and select your interview time on Friday, August 22.  Alternates will have until 11:59 p.m. on August 22 to schedule interviews. 
If you have any questions about how to select your interview times, please contact Junsen Ohno,

Thursday, August 14, 2014

National Law Student Workers' Rights Conference

The 16th Annual National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, just outside of Baltimore, MD.

The conference's impressive lineup of speakers and workshop facilitators includes keynote speaker Nancy Schiffer, Member of the National Labor Relations Board.

Details and registration information can be found at Brochures are also available in CPD. The final deadline to register is October 10, but space is limited so register early!

Questions can be directed to Mary Anne Moffa, Peggy Browning Fund Executive Director.

OCI Session 2 Deadline: Monday, August 18 at Noon

The deadline to submit applications to OCI Session 2 employers is THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 18 AT NOON!

Employers seeking both 2Ls and 3L/4Ls will be interviewing during the second session, including the Washington Attorney General's Office (3 and 4Ls) and a number of great firms (2Ls).

Be sure to upload your perfected materials into Symplicity over the weekend, don't wait until the last minute!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair will be held on October 24 & 25 in Washington, D.C.  More than 1,200 students and 125 public interest employers will participate in this year’s conference.  Public interest employers conduct interviews (for 2Ls and 3Ls) for internship and full-time positions and meet with students (including 1Ls) in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities. The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and much more! Check out the EJW website for more details and to register. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Do not miss your chance to apply to Session 1 employers including Davis Wright Tremaine, Graham and Dunn, Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt, Perkins Coie, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, IRS, Seattle City Attorney's Office, Stoel Rives, and many others. 
Please remember that law school offices will be closed THIS Friday, August 8, so the time to have your documents reviewed by CPD is NOW!  Contact Junsen Ohno or email a counselor directly. 

KCBA Young Lawyers Division and Judicial Dispute Resolution Present a FREE Happy Hour, August 20

The KCBA Young Lawyers Division and JDR are proud to present

The Annual JDR Happy Hour

Wednesday August 20, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Judicial Dispute Resolution's office, 1425 4th Ave., Ste. 300, Seattle

Join in for an evening of food, drinks, and discussion with former and sitting judges.  
There will be nametags for this event, so please RSVP  to Chelsea at

This event is free for everyone thanks to JDR’s generous sponsorship!

Monday, August 4, 2014

VABAW and DLA Piper Present a Summer Social, August 13

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) cordially invites you to a summer social sponsored by DLA Piper, Wednesday, August 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at DLA Piper's downtown Seattle office: 701 5th Ave., Ste. 7000.
Please RSVP to Binh Nguyen by August 8.

SAVE THE DATE: Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington's 10th Annual Banquet

For more information contact Ada Wong, (206) 805-1493 or Tien Nguyen, (425) 743-8800.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Reminder: WA State AG’s Office Open House is THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 4

If you are a rising 3L interested in a position with the AG’s office, you do not want to miss this event!  Learn about the AG’s various divisions, programs and application processes.  Meet with the Attorney General, his Assistant Attorneys General from various AGO divisions, and members of the recruitment team.  The open house will take place at the AG’s Olympia office, 7141 Cleanwater Lane SW starting at 10 a.m. 

OCI Session 1 Deadline is Right Around the Corner!

Now is the time to bid for OCI Session 1 employers! Do not miss your opportunity to apply to the 30+ employers in the first session. Davis Wright Tremaine, Graham & Dunn, and Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt are among the amazing employers waiting to hear from you!   The deadline for Session 1 applications is Monday, August 11 at NOON School offices are CLOSED on Friday, August 8, so the time to have your documents reviewed by CPD is NOW.  Contact Junsen Ohno,, to schedule an appointment with an advisor or email an advisor directly.  Remember to email your resume and other OCI materials to CPD in advance of your appointment. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

2014 Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair

The Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair will take place on August 21, 2014 at Sheraton Time Square in New York. The Continuing Legal Education Conference will take place August 22-23.
Lavender Law is attended by 1,600 legal professionals every year. More than 450 law students are given the opportunity to speak with more than 150 recruiters at the career fair. The continuing legal education conference features more than 40 workshops discussing topics such as LGBT athletes, criminal justice/prisons and updates in transgender law.
Lavender Law recruiters come from across the country and represent law firms, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. View a current list of recruiters.

For those who cannot afford to attend the career fair, the LGBT Bar offers a limited number of Law Student Scholarships to students who cannot otherwise attend. Scholarships cover the cost of registration only. Room block rates are available for the conference hotel.

For details, visit the career fair webpage. Additional questions can be directed to

Monday, July 28, 2014


The deadline to apply for positions at the Northwest Minority Job Fair has been extended until the morning of Friday, August 1. Do not wait until the last minute because the exact time the system will stop accepting applications has not been disclosed.  Get details here.

OCI Bidding for All Sessions Begins Today!

Students may begin to submit their applications to OCI employers on Symplicity TODAY.  Applications may be made for employers in Sessions 1, 2 & 3. While there is no advantage to submitting your application immediately, be aware of deadlines for each session.  The deadline to apply to employers in Session 1 is Monday, August 11 at NOON. Don’t forget, the CPD is available to review your application materials before you apply! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Hour Presented by the KCBA Young Lawyers Division and Washington Arbitration & Mediation Service

The KCBA Young Lawyers Division and Washington Arbitration & Mediation Service (WAMS) are proud to present a free happy hour: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5:00-7:00 pm at the WAMS office (600 University Street, Suite 900, Seattle).
WAMS will generously provide free drinks and appetizers to all attendees. Take advantage of this opportunity to network, get to know your peers, and check out the WAMS office.

To help the organizers order enough food and drinks for everyone, please RSVP by email to Chelsea Harris.

Friday, July 18, 2014

OCI Information Session Recording

If you missed the OCI info session earlier this week, you can view it here in CPD's media library.

KCBA Young Lawyers Division Free CLE

The KCBA Young Lawyers Division is proud to present a free afternoon CLE: Managing Client Expectations in Mediation (1.00 General CLE Credit). Thursday, July 24, 2014, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., WAMS, 600 University Street, Suite 900, Seattle. Presented by: Michele Sales, Mediator, Arbitrator.

Program Details
This program will discuss the importance of managing client dollars and expectations before and during mediation, with tips for valuing your case and timing the mediation session.

Michele Sales
A full-time mediator and arbitrator through WAMS, Ms. Sales has a primary mediation practice focus on employment-based disputes and serious personal injury claims. She in an experienced litigator in Superior and Federal courts, having tried liability and personal injury cases lasting four weeks or more. She has served as an instructor for mediation, negotiation and trial skills seminars sponsored by Washington State Association of Justice, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, the Defense Research Institute and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Happy Hour
Even if you can’t make the CLE make sure to stop by the WAMS office for this month’s free happy hour, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. This is a great chance to network and enjoy free drinks and appetizers with your peers. Please let me know if you are planning on attending this happy hour so that we can order sufficient food and drinks for everyone! Also a big thank you goes out to WAMS for generously agreeing to host and sponsor this CLE and happy hour!

This CLE will not be streamed or recorded. It will only be available in person.
Please RSVP by email to and specify if you will be attending the CLE, the happy hour or both.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

School of Law Alumni Board Nominations

Seattle University School of Law Alumni Board
Nominations for 2014 - 2017

Seattle University School of Law’s alumni board, LAB, is seeking new members to join the Board for the 2014 - 2017 term.

The mission of the Law Alumni Board (LAB) is to protect and enhance the strength of Seattle University School of Law’s academic and professional development programs, to promote and extend the positive profile of the School of Law, to support students and alumni in achieving their professional goals, and to ensure the fulfillment of the School of Law’s mission to educate powerful advocates for justice.

The LAB is an active, working board and meets at least four times per year. The first meeting of the year will be on September 10 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in Sullivan Hall. Each LAB member serves a three-year term, with the possibility of renewing for one additional year. Every member of LAB serves on one or more of the following committees:  Development, Mentoring and Professional Development, Outreach, and Strategic planning. More information about the LAB and its committees can be found here.

If you are interested in joining the LAB, please complete and submit the application form by August 4, 2014.

An Evening with Justice Yu

Perkins Coie will host an evening with Justice Mary Yu, Tuesday, July 29 at 4:30 p.m., at their downtown Seattle office (1201 Third Ave., Ste. 4900). Please RSVP by July 22.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Washington State Attorney General's Open House

Attorney General Bob Ferguson will host an open house in his Olympia/Tumwater office for those who wish to learn more about the office and how to apply for attorney positions.  This event is open to all current and incoming 3Ls, judicial clerks, and licensed attorneys.

Monday, July 7, 2014

On Campus Interview (OCI) Information Session

Attention rising 2Ls and 3Ls: CPD will host an On Campus Interview (OCI) Information Session on Tuesday, July 15 at 5:00 pm in Room 110. OCI is an excellent way for rising 2Ls to apply for summer associate and law clerk positions for summer 2015 and for rising 3Ls to apply for post-grad jobs. Evening and joint JD students, you may apply to OCI employers as a rising 2L in both your 2 and 3L year, and for post-grad positions when you're a rising 4L. There are firm and government opportunities available, so please review the OCI information on Symplicity, which opened for student viewing on July 1.

At the session, we will cover tips for your application materials, the mechanics of how to submit applications through Symplicity (OCI applications are completed online), and an overview of the "bidding" and interview process. The OCI process is competitive, so planning ahead will help give you an edge!

Northwest Minority Job Fair

Student registration is now open until July 21.  Registration is free for students and all expenses are paid by the participating employers. Visit for more information.

CPD Interviewing Information Session

Please join CPD for a seminar on effective interviewing skills on Wednesday, August 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 109. We will provide strategies for tackling difficult interview questions (including those tricky behavioral interviewing questions), tips on how to answer the ubiquitous "Tell me about yourself" interview opener, ideas for crafting great questions for your interviewers, and more. We look forward to seeing you there. Light snacks provided.

2014 Public Interest Law Fellowship Panel

Interested in a post-graduate public interest fellowship? Attend the panel and discussion followed by a networking reception. Come learn more about the process of applying for postgraduate public interest law fellowships, including Equal Justice Works Fellowships, EJW AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Presidential Management Fellowships, and other opportunities. Whether you are in the process of applying for a fellowship or just want to learn more about this unique and rewarding way to launch your public interest career, this panel and networking reception with current and former fellows is for you.

Monday, July 21, 2014, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Seattle University School of Law
Sullivan Hall, Room C5
901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA

RSVP by Wednesday, July 16th with Jennifer Werdell at

Spokane-area students: Videoconference feed available at Gonzaga University School of Law, Center for Law & Public Service.

Sponsored by the WA Access to Justice Board Leadership Development Committee. Questions? Please contact

Job Search Strategies Seminar

Attention rising 3Ls and recent graduates: please join us for a job search strategies seminar on Tuesday, August 19 at 5:30 pm in Room 109. This will be a helpful refresher on networking and job search tips, and will also cover new material on how to best take advantage of membership in local bar associations and professional organizations. No RSVP is necessary. Light snacks will be provided.

Behind the Scenes OCI Info Session at Perkins Coie

For those students planning to participate in OCI, please make sure to attend a behind the scenes information session at Perkins Coie on Wednesday, July 23 at 4:30 p.m. at Perkins Coie's downtown Seattle office (1201 Third Ave, 49th Floor).

Members of the Perkins Coie recruiting team will share the scoop on on-campus and callback interviews, followed by a reception with members of the hiring and diversity committees at 5:30. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about what firms are really looking for! RSVP by July 21 to

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Low Bono and Solo Initiative Monthly Series

If you're interested in solo or low bono practice, be sure to attend the upcoming workshops through the law school's Low Bono and Solo Initiative. Monthly sessions are free and hosted by Stan Perkins '85 at the Law Offices of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, 1800 9th Ave., Ste. 1630, Seattle.

RSVP for the May and June sessions!

May: Marketing and Business Development
Thursday, May 29, 2014
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
RSVP online
Attend this workshop for an opportunity to ask questions and learn about tried and true approaches to marketing your practice, developing business, and getting client referrals.
June: Legal Research Refresher
Thursday, June 26, 2014
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This brown-bag workshop will cover best practices for brief writing and tips on how to do quality, low-cost research effectively and efficiently.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Coast Guard JAG Opportunities

The Coast Guard has a continuing need for attorneys. To help meet this need, qualified 3Ls and alumni are encouraged to apply for Direct Commission Lawyer (DCL) positions for 2015.
Selected DCLs are commissioned as Lieutenants and sign a four-year active duty contract with the Coast Guard. DCLs will attend a five-week Direct Commission Officer Courst at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, followed by a two-week Operations Orientation and ten-week Basic Lawyer Course at the Naval Justice Schol in Newport, RI. Judge advocates will then be assigned based on the needs of the service.
The application deadline is August 18. Please contact Erin Fullner for additional information and visit the Coast Guard careers webpage.  

Free CLE: Institutional Racism and Lawyer Responsibilities

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The King County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division is pleased to present a free afternoon CLE (1.00 CLE credit pending) on Thursday, May 22, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the KCBA Offices - 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600 (conference room 2-3).

Evaluating Premises Liability: Slip, Trip & Falls
Presented by
John Bolig, R.A., LEED AP
Following the program there will be a YLD happy hour at Trace - 1112 4th Avenue, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Program attendees will enjoy free drinks and appetizers and a chance to network.

YLD Happy Hour presented by Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Professional Headshots for a Dollar!

Gone are the days of closely cropping a photo from your sister's wedding (since it's the only picture of you in a suit) to use on your LinkedIn profile. For just $1 you can get a headshot that will be perfect for LinkedIn.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, April 9), from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the law school courtroom, the Student Bar Association will host a professional headshots event. Hope you can make it!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Clerkship Program Info Sessions

State judicial clerkship season is upon us! If you're interested in learning more about how to apply for post-graduate clerkships at the Washington State Supreme Court or Washington State Court of Appeals (as well as courts in other states), be sure to attend one of the two upcoming clerkship program info sessions: Monday, April 7 from 5:15 to 6:00 pm in room 110 or Wednesday, April 9 from 12:00 to 12:45 pm in room 110. If both of the meeting times conflict with your class schedule, please let Erin Fullner know; CPD will work to schedule a make-up session if needed.

At the info session you'll get a clerkship application handbook, learn the ins and outs of the intricate clerkship application process, and have the opportunity to join the clerkship program listserv.

For those interested in federal clerkships who have not yet had a clerkship meeting with CPD, that application season is well underway. There may still be an opportunity to apply to positions, so please join us at the info session, but the focus at this point will mainly be state appellate clerkships.

If you're not sure whether a clerkship is right for you, attend the meeting to learn a bit more. If you're an especially strong writer, a judicial clerkship could be a great fit for you.

A word of clarification: Judicial clerkships are different from judicial externships. While externships are student positions where you can work for a judge for class credit, clerkships are post-graduate, paid positions. They usually last one to two years and are typically done during the first year or two after graduation from law school. Clerkship applications sent out this spring/summer (2014) will be for positions that begin in the fall of 2015, as a result, 2Ls are especially encouraged to apply at this time. 3 and 4Ls are also welcome to attend the info meeting and apply, but keep in mind that applying at this point would likely create a gap year after graduation. 1Ls, feel free to schedule an appointment with Erin Fullner to get preliminary information about the judicial clerkship process, especially if you think you'd be a good candidate for a clerkship in federal court, but there's no need to attend an info session at this point.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

JAG Listserv

If you're interested in learning more about JAG opportunities, please contact Erin Fullner to be added to CPD's JAG listserv so you can be kept apprised of JAG-related events.

We regularly invite JAGs to campus for presentations and interviewing and there are also opportunities to visit local military installations for open houses and public court proceedings.

Don't miss out!

Business Development 101

This cutting edge program will demonstrate how you can build a law practice successfully and ethically.  You will hear some of the best tips and techniques to connect with potential clients and referral sources, maximize marketing opportunities within your comfort areas, learn the importance branding your practice, identify creative ways to expand your practice, navigate the ethical uses of social media, and create higher visibility for your law firm.  You have limited dollars to spend on client development activities; sign up for this program to learn what will work for you. 
  • March 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the law school
  • 1.0 Ethics CLE Credits pending
Click on the link below for details, registration, and the day's agenda:
Business Development 101: Tools and Techniques to Build a Successful Law Practice

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Working with Clients with Mental Health Issues, a Lawyering in a Diverse World Workshop

This Lawyering in a Diverse World session is geared to give you practical tools for working with clients with mental health issues. Merf Ehman, staff attorney with Columbia Legal Services, will introduce interviewing and advocacy skills for effectively working with clients with mental health issues. And our own Kerri Kline, Seattle University Community Counseling graduate student, in collaboration with Dr. William O'Connell, Associate Professor in the Seattle University College of Education's Department of Counseling and School Psychology, will provide an overview of common mental health diagnoses within marginalized communities.
If you have questions about this event, please contact Diana Singleton, Access to Justice Institute.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Register for the Small Firm Fair

Be sure to sign up in Symplicity for the annual Small Firm Fair! The event will take place Monday evening, March 10 and is open to all SU law students.
We've posted a list of participating firms and organizations on Symplicity and will continue to add to the list. This year's lineup includes an outstanding group of solo, small, and mid-sized firms as well as organizations that serve small practices.
Please contact Bahareh Samanian or Erin Fullner if you have questions.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

KCBA Young Lawyers Division Bridging the Gap CLE

Presented by KCBA Young Lawyers Division
March 7, 2014

Rainier Square Conference Center, 1301 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor Atrium, Seattle

 Low-cost practical skills to help prepare new lawyers for success in their legal careers, regardless of practice area

6.00 General CLE Credits; 1.00 Ethics CLE Credit
  • Registration fee is only $95.00
  • Lunch is provided – sponsored by Principal Financial Group
  • Enter the drawing for a chance to win a set of Bose Wireless Speakers – sponsored by LawPay
  • Opportunity to network
  • And more!
The agenda includes presentations on immigration, trust and estates, contracts, pro bono opportunities, tradmark law, litigation for small business clients, social media for legal marketing, key elements of a successful practice, and more!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Loyola Patent Interview Program

Loyola University Chicago School of law is hosting the 2013 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1 in Chicago, Illinois.  This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, rising 2L and 3L students, and students in Intellectual Property LLM programs. 

Last year roughly 125 employers, 190 law schools, and 1,700 law students from across the country participated in the program.  The program is entirely pre-selected, which means that students submit resumes and transcripts to bid on interviews with the employers they are interested in, and employers then review the materials of the students who bid on them and select the students they wish to interview at the program.  Last year, approximately half of the participating students were selected for interviews.

Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program.  You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.

For more information on the program, please refer to the Loyola Patent Program website at:

Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program will begin on Monday, February 10 and close on Monday, March 3. 

CPD will pay the registration fee for any attending students.







Below is information about two summer clerkship opportunities for non-graduating students (including 1L students).

The two scholarships are sponsored by the Labor and Employment Sections of the WSBA and the KCBA, respectively.  The clerkship awards fund summer employment with a public interest component in the labor and employment law field.  You can find the detailed application Guidelines on the Labor and Employment Law (LELA) TWEN site.  If you are interested, review the guidelines and prepare now by contacting the potential placement organization where you would like to gain experience and interviewing to determine if it is willing to host you for summer employment if you win one of the two summer clerkship competitions.  The best news is that when the potential employers understand that the student’s salary is paid for, they are thrilled and often jump at the chance to have a fully-funded summer employee, providing you with the incredible opportunity to gain experience in the field!

Interested students should: 

1.    Read the Guidelines posted on the Labor and Employment Law (LELA) TWEN site.

2.    Decide on the qualifying agency that you would like to work for.  (The Guidelines include a list of qualifying agencies.  If an organization of your choice does not appear on the list, however, inquire with Professor Natasha Martin or Professor Charlotte Garden to determine whether the agency meets the requirements for acceptable placements set forth in the Guidelines.

3.    Interview with your chosen agency and verify that, if you win one of the awards, it will allow you to work there fully funded this summer. Then submit your application by 12:00 NOON on FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014. (Candidates submit only one application which is considered for both awards by the selection committee.)

For further information, see the LELA TWEN site or contact the Labor and Employment Law Faculty Members, Advisor Professor Natasha Martin ( as well as  Professor Charlotte Garden ( 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Speed Networking Event

The Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL) Speed Networking Event is a great way to make contact and build relationships with practicing attorneys.

It will be held on Wednesday, March 12th from 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the Second Floor Gallery.

Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP in advance in Symplicity, under the Events section.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Law & War: An International Humanitarian Law Workshop

Dates: Saturday, March 1—Sunday, March 2, 2014

Deadline: Registration ends by Monday, February 24, 2014

Location: American Red Cross, Seattle Office
1900 25th Ave South; Seattle, WA 98114
Content: This workshop features lectures and hands-on exercises that guide
participants through an intensive examination of International
Humanitarian Law (IHL) with a focus on its application to combatants
and civilians. Sessions will be led by law professors, military
professionals, and non-governmental organizations. Topics include:
- Protections for individuals under IHL
- Means and Methods of Warfare
- Enforcement IHL
- Non-state Actors
- Direct Participation in Hostilities
- Targeted Killings
Eligibility: The workshop is available to full– and part–time law students who are
attending a U.S. or Canadian law school as of the date of the program.
Students will be expected to attend all sessions of the entire program.
Students who complete the workshop will receive a Certificate of

Costs: Participants will be asked to pay a $20 non-refundable fee for the
workshop, the course materials, morning refreshments, lunches, and an
evening reception on Saturday, March 1st. Students will be responsible
for their own transportation and lodging.

Registration: Submit your registration by visiting
Registration is limited so please sign
up early to make sure you get a spot!
For additional information, please contact:
American Red Cross
Cody Austin, International Services Coordinator or 206.726.3554

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Beyond Grades: How to Distinguish Yourself

Ken Payson is Davis Wright Tremaine’s Seattle office hiring partner, and he has been actively involved in the Asian Bar Association of Washington, the Washington State Minority & Justice Commission, and the Minority Bar Associations of Washington.  His practice focuses on class action defense, other complex commercial litigation and appellate work, particularly with respect to claims under state and federal consumer protection laws.  Mr. Payson has nearly a dozen years of experience in law firm hiring, and he will share his views on what makes an applicant stand out.  He will talk about looking beyond grades and developing other important personal and professional attributes.  He will also discuss the importance of volunteer activity, pro bono work, and service to the profession.  

Monday, February 10th, 12:00-1:00 p.m., C5. RSVP in Symplicity.

Friday, January 31, 2014

First Year Law Student Reception - Hosted by Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt - Seattle
First-Year Law Student Reception

We would like to invite you, as a first-year law student, to participate in our Seattle Area First-Year Law Student Reception.  This reception will provide you with the opportunity to visit our office and learn about the recruiting and interviewing process from our attorneys, including members of our Hiring Committee.  A panel presentation will take place from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception where you can mingle with our colleagues and some of your fellow alumni.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
5:00 – 6:30 P.M.

Presented in the Seattle
office of
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
1420 5th Ave., Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101

Parking for the US Bank Centre will be validated for each vehicle.  We encourage students to carpool.  Please bring your parking ticket to the registration desk. 
Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided

Please contact Emily von Seele to participate in this reception.  The deadline to sign up is no later than Monday, February 24. Also, if you are IP with an electrical engineering or chemical engineering background, please mention it in your RSVP.

Space is limited!

Winter Tax Open House - KPMG Seattle

“I love what I do” is a common phrase we hear within the KPMG tax practice. Come find out if you will love a career with KPMG tax at our Winter Tax Open House on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, 2014. Join us for a morning of networking and fun. Leaders from our tax practice will discuss the various career paths within the tax field and opportunities for students to get involved. There will be plenty of professionals on hand to answer your questions about KPMG’s tax practices, summer leadership programs and internship opportunities.

Friday, February 14, 2014
9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
KPMG Seattle Office
1918 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Who Should Attend

Accounting students who are interested in learning more about opportunities in tax.
Attendees do not need to know for sure if Tax is for them.


Reserve your spot at by February 5.


Contact our recruiting team at