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.