Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Happy Holidays!

CPD, along with the rest of the law school, will be closed until January 4, 2016. We look forward to seeing you in the new year.


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Peggy Browning Fund Fellowships

2016 Summer Fellowships
Funded positions in labor-related organizations
throughout the United States

Application deadline: January 15, 2016

Please view the application requirements and visit www.peggybrowningfund.org for additional information

Marine Corps Judge Advocate Info Session

This information session at UW Law is open to SU Law students. If you have questions about the event or are unable to attend and would like to learn more about opportunities with the USMC, please contact Capt. Justin Carrasco

Monday, November 30, 2015


Wednesday, January 27, 2016
4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Fenwick & West LLP
1181 2nd Avenue, Floor 10
Seattle, WA  98101

Fenwick & West looks forward to meeting first year law students seeking an exciting career in the corporate or litigation practices. A representative from Fenwick's San Francisco and Mountain View offices will be joining this evening of networking. Join them for drinks, appetizers and an interactive discussion about your career and their practice.
RSVP via Symplicity or through email to Junsen Ohno at ohnoj@seattleu.edu by noon on Friday, January 22. 


Wednesday, January 6, 2016
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle, Washington 98101

Seattle Area Legal Recruiting Administrators (SALRA) is proud to present a Seattle-wide reception geared toward all diverse law students, especially those visiting from out-of-town law schools. We are honored to have Davis Wright Tremaine hosting this year's reception! You are invited to Davis Wright Tremaine's office to enjoy refreshments and hors d'oeuvres and to meet with representatives from the following firms:
Cooley LLP, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Foster Pepper, Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson, K & L Gates, Lane Powell, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Perkins Coie LLP, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt and Stoel Rives.
For more information about SALRA, please visit the website at http://salra-seattle.org/. Please RSVP via Symplicity, email Junsen Ohno at ohnoj@seattleu.edu by noon, Monday, January 4.

SU Department of Public Safety Shuttle Service

Need a ride to the airport for winter break? The Department of Public Safety may be able to help. Sign up for FREE shuttle service by Tuesday, December 1.

Airport shuttle reservations must be made in person at the Public Safety Office located in the University Services Building (across from the bookstore). You must bring your student ID card and know your SU ID number as well as your flight departure time. 

Shuttle dates and times are:

TUES, DEC 8, 2015
Available times: 8AM, 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM, 8PM

WED, DEC 9, 2015
Available times: 5AM, 6AM, 7AM, 8AM, 9AM, 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM, 8PM

THUR, DEC 10, 2015
Available times: 5AM, 6AM, 7AM, 8AM, 9AM, 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM, 8PM  

FRI, DEC 11, 2015
Available times: 5AM, 6AM, 7AM, 8AM, 9AM, 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM, 8PM  

SAT, DEC 12, 2015
Available times: 5AM, 6AM, 7AM, 8AM, 9AM, 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM, 8PM    

If you have questions, contact the Public Safety Office at (206) 296-5992, or by email at airport_shuttle@seattleu.edu.

KCBA Young Lawyers Division December CLE and Happy Hour

Join the YLD for a free CLE on December 17, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at the KCBA office. The topic will be “Public Speaking for Attorneys: Credible Verbal and Nonverbal Communication in the Courtroom” presented by Alexis Knutson of Tsongas Litigation Consulting. The CLE will also be webcast.

Following the CLE, there will be a free happy hour at Trace sponsored by Tsongas. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

KCBA's Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon

The 2016 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon will take place Friday, January 15, from Noon to 1:15 pm  at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.

This year's luncheon will feature Dr. C.T. Vivian, legendary civil rights advisor and founder of the C.T. Vivian Leadership Institute.

General admission tickets are $50, student and law clerk tickets are $25. For general admission, please register online. For student and law clerk registration, call (206) 267-7008.

Monday, November 16, 2015

ATTN Alumni - CPD is Hiring!

SU School of Law’s Center for Professional Development is hiring an associate director, please review the job posting for details on how to join our dynamic team!

Free Airport Shuttle Service for SU Students

Need a ride to the airport for the Thanksgiving Break?
SU's Department of Public Safety may be able to help you, sign up for FREE shuttle service!

 Make Airport Shuttle Reservations
Friday, Nov 13th @ 9AM – Wednesday, Nov 18th

Shuttle Dates:

TUES, Nov 24, 2015
Available times: 5AM, 6AM, 7AM, 8AM, 9AM, 10AM, 11AM 12PM, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM, 8PM

Wed, Nov 25, 2015
Available times: 5AM, 6AM, 7AM, 8AM, 9AM, 10AM, 11AM, 12PM

RSVP in person at the Public Safety Office during business hours (Mon – Fri: 8:30am to 4:30pm) located in the University Services Building - across from the bookstore. You must bring your student ID card and know your SU ID number as well as your flight departure time.

If you have any questions, contact the Transportation Office at (206) 296-5992, or by email at airport_shuttle@seattleu.edu.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Finding and Funding Your Summer Job

Monday, November 16
Noon - 12:50 p.m., or 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
Sullivan Hall, Room C5
Pizza Provided

Wondering how to go about finding and choosing a job, internship, externship, or for-credit experience for the coming summer? Worried about how to pay the rent? Join the Academic Resource Center, Access to Justice Institute, Center for Professional Development, Externship Program, AND Student Financial Services for this Social Justice Monday that will help you not only find a summer position but also understand your options for funding your experience. Topics include job search resources, an overview applying for a variety of programs (including externships, work-study, PILF Summer Grants and more), and where to go to find the help you need to have a successful and rewarding summer legal experience.

Friday, October 16, 2015


Thursday, October 29

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
2nd Floor Gallery

The Washington State Association for Justice works with top law firms, attorneys, legal professionals and counsumer groups to protect the right sof consumers, citizens, patients and workers. Do not miss this networking event with members of the oldest and largest civil justice advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. Space is limited. RSVP in Symplicity or to Junsen Ohno at ohnoj@seattleu.edu.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Graduate Student Council (GSC) Academic and At-Large Representatives for 2015-16

The Seattle University Graduate Student Council (GSC) is looking for two academic representatives from the School of Law and at-large representatives (at-large positions have included: parent-student, international, veterans, access & ability, doctoral, and multicultural representatives) for the 2015-16 school year.  This is a great opportunity to network with other graduate students and get connected into the larger picture of what is happening at Seattle U.
 GSC's mission is to improve the graduate student experience at Seattle U by communicating the needs and ideas of the graduate student body to the University. The GSC advocates for services that better meet the needs of students in all seven colleges of the university.

Academic and at-large representatives serve as a direct connection between their academic school/college (academic representatives) or a specific graduate student population (at-large representatives) and the GSC, accurately conveying the needs of the student population. Representatives are expected to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with their school/college Dean’s office, faculty, and graduate student organizations. They will attend monthly GSC “All-Council” meetings and GSC events; attend retreats, in-service workshops, and council development activities; serve as liaison between the GSC and a specific graduate student population; serve and actively participate on GSC Committees, as needed; and represent the council to student, University administration, faculty, and other constituencies. These positions require a time commitment of approximately 5 hours per month and periodic availability during business hours. 

If interested, email the GSC president at GSCChair@Seattleu.eduAlso, find out how you can involved at the October GSC meeting, Tuesday, October 20th, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Pigott 103 (free pizza!).

Air Force JAG National Security Writing Competition

This year's Air Force JAG National Security Writing Competition topic is Public-Private Partnerships & Technology in the Air Force. The competition is open to graduates of ABA-accredited U.S. law schools. Original, previously unpublished papers are eligible for submission (papers prepared for law school credit are eligible provided they are original work). Jointly authored papers are not eligible.

The submission deadline is April 15, 2016. For information about this competition, please contact CPD.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New Lawyers: Improve Your Trial Performance, Save the Date for TAP 2015

Improve your performance in the fundamental stages of trial and train and practice with support from judges and litigation experts when the results don't count!

The annual WSBA Trial Advocacy Program offers a two-day trial-skills training from seasoned trial lawyers followed two weeks later by a one-day mock trial. This seminar is designed for attorneys working in the criminal or civil arena with little to no trial experience but a strong desire to become effective trial lawyers. Past participants commented that the seminar was "completely engaging and thought-provoking" and "entertaining, real-world skill development that every new lawyer should attend." 

Topics in the seminar include:
  • Trial Ethics
  • Trial Notebook and Organization
  • Objections and Motions in Limine
  • Voir Dire 
  • Opening and Closing Statements
  • Direct and Cross Examinations
Save the Date for TAP 2015
October 23-24, 2015 (Two-day seminar in Seattle and via webcast)
November 7, 2015 (TAP Mock Trial in Seattle)
November 14, 2015 (TAP Mock Trial in Spokane)

Unable to attend the seminar? Participate as a Volunteer Juror

Thursday, October 8, 2015

KCBA and WSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections Special Event

The KCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section presents a special event, co-sponsored by the WSBA ADR Section:
Escalating Cost of Civil Litigation Task Force:  
Recommendations Regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution

In April 2011 the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors chartered a Task Force on the Escalating Costs of Civil Litigation to:  1) Assess the current cost of civil litigation in Washington State Courts and make recommendations on controlling those costs; and 2) survey neighboring and similarly situated states to compare the cost of litigation in Washington. 

In celebration of ABA Mediation Week (Oct. 11-17), join us for a panel discussion with members of the ECCL Task Force to learn about their upcoming report and the recommendations regarding the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution to reduce the escalating cost of litigation.

•         Motivation behind the task force
•         How the task force came up with its recommendations
•         If adopted, how the recommendations will be implemented

Russ Aoki - Chair, ECCL Task Force
Breean Beggs - ECCL Task Force
Isham Reavis - ECCL Task Force
Alan Alhadeff - ADR Subcommittee, ECCL Task Force
Moderator: Sasha S. Philip, Philip Mediation
October 15, 2015
5:00-6:30 pm, Presentation
6:30-7:00 pm, Reception

King County Bar Association, Conference Room 1, 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700, Seattle

1.50 General CLE Credits

Please RSVP to:  membership@kcba.org 

1L Resume Workshops Begin October 15

A successful job search begins with a strong resume, so be sure to sign up in TWEN for a 1L resume workshop. Legal resumes are different from other resumes, so even if you love your current version, it's time to revamp it.

Each workshop will be led by a CPD counselor and will consist of a small group of students. Time slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  If none of the available times fit with your schedule, please email Junsen Ohno so we can find an alternative.

You can register on TWEN beginning Tuesday, October 13 at 9:00 am. If you're already registered for TWEN, you should immediately be directed to the workshop sign-up page.  If you'e not immediately directed to the sign-up page, select “Add a Course” and find “1L Resume/Cover Letter Workshop” among the list of courses available for Fall 2015. CPD has emailed all 1Ls with sign-up information and a materials packet. Use the materials provided in the packet to complete your first resume draft and bring it, along with your laptop or tablet, to the workshop.

This  workshop is your first opportunity to work directly with CPD and is required before you'll be able to schedule a one-on-one with CPD staff; we can't wait to meet all of you and begin helping you uncover your career path!

DELOITTE DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit Applications by 5:00 pm this Friday

Deadline extended to 5:00 pm, Friday, October 9
Deloitte, is seeking to hire a 3L/4L student for a post-graduate position. Please follow the strict application guidelines found in Symplicity.
For complete details, log in to your Symplicity account and click on the OCI tab. Select "OCI Deloitte" from the drop-down menu. 
If you have questions about applying to Deloitte, please contact Junsen Ohno.

NEXT WEEK: Alternative Careers Panel

Tuesday, October 13
Noon in Room C5

Please join CPD, the Business & Entrepreneurship Law Association (BELA), and the JD/MBA Student Association for an Alternative Career Panel. Come learn about career paths in a variety of fields including human resources, compliance, consulting, and accounting. There are many beyond-traditional opportunities available in this changing employment market. What will YOU choose to do with your law degree? Please RSVP in Symplicity, or e-mail Junsen Ohno.

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Networking Event

Tuesday, November 3
5:30 p.m. on the 2nd Floor Gallery of the Law School

Join CPD and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL), a statewide association of more than 750 civil defense attorneys, for a networking event offering the chance to get to know many practicing attorneys. An exclusive interest in civil defense is not required; participating attorneys have diverse legal backgrounds and experience. Space is limited. Please RSVP through Symplicity or email Junsen Ohno.

Learn About Careers in Indian and Tribal Law

Wednesday, November 18
Noon in Room 110 (pizza will be provided)

Indian and Tribal Law is a growing area of practice in the Northwest. Join CPD, the Office of Admissions, and the Center for Indian Law & Policy for a lunchtime panel and networking event. You will hear from practitioners who work for local tribes and law firms, including Bree Black Horse (Class of 2013), Galanda Broadman; Joshua Osborne-Klein (2005), Ziontz Chestnut; Holly Sprague (2014), Muckleshoot Indian Tribe; and Sarah Lawson, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. RSVP on Symplicity by clicking on the event name on the Event tab, or email Junsen Ohno.

Join the WSBA New Lawyers List Serve

New Lawyers: Join the WSBA New Lawyers List Serve! Your quick and easy connection to a network of fellow new and young lawyers. Ask questions, seek referrals, and learn about upcoming events. To join, email newlawyers@wsba.org

2016 Emil Gumpert Applications Are Due October 15

The American College of Trial Lawyers is seeking applications for its 2016 Emil Gumpert Award, an annual honor with a $100,000 prize which is awarded to an outstanding program that is designed to improve the administration of justice.  The award is named in honor of the founder of the College, Emil Gumpert. The deadline to submit an application is Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. To submit an application, click through to the form here.

Alumni in Eastern WA, Please Save the Date for WSBA's Open Sections Night

The popular Open Sections Night in Spokane will be held on Oct. 22 (5-7 p.m.) at the Spokane Club. This is a great opportunity to meet experienced practitioners, learn about WSBA’s 28 practice sections and meet other new lawyers. RSVP to attend.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tech Talk

University of Washington's Tech Talks are open to SU students. Please email Emily McReynolds if you have questions.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Washington Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel Law Student Ambassador Program

The Washington Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC Washington) is pleased to announce the launch of its Ambassador Program for Washington state law students!

ACC Washington Ambassadors that are selected to participate will volunteer at ACC Washington's various events during the year, providing the students with a unique networking and educational opportunity.  With access to ACC Washington's in-house counsel membership and its law firm sponsors, students are able to build relationships and attend seminars on current legal issues.
Current law students interested in applying to the Program should click on the link below and return the completed form via email to washington@accchapters.com.  Participants selected for the Program will be contacted via the information provided on the form. 

For additional questions about the ACC Washington Ambassador Program, please contact washington@accchapters.com.  To apply, click here: Ambassador Application.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Veterans Career and Education Readiness Fair

To attend, RSVP by phone: 206‐220‐6171 or email: SeattleFEB@gsa.gov

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CPD Seminar for 2Ls: Securing a Job for 2016

Wednesday, October 7
Noon in Room 110

Fall OCI is not the end of your job search, it is just the beginning. Join CPD on this seminar on the next steps to securing employment for summer 2016. We will provide sure-fire strategies for finding and landing law clerk positions, internships, fellowships, and other experience-building opportunities. Light snacks provided. Please RSVP through Symplicity, or email Junsen Ohno.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Information Session

Wednesday, September 30
Noon in room 110

Thursday, October 1

5:00pm in room 309

PMF is a prestigious leadership program offering third year law students a chance to secure post graduate positions in federal government agencies. This session will provide an overview of the application process, tips for a federal resume, and important deadlines. The 2016 application windows is September 28 through October 13. Contact Maureen in CPD with questions.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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. 
  • The session will be held on Wednesday, October 14, at noon in Room 109 
Professors Diane Lourdes Dick, John Eason (chair of the Estate Planning Focus Area), Lily Kahng (chair of the Tax Focus Area), and Jeff Liang 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 employment prospects? If so, how? What JD classes do I need to take to prepare for the LLM program? Snacks will be served.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Making the Right Moves: Annual Professional Development Conference for Military Spouse Attorneys

Making the Right Moves is the Military Spouse JD Network's annual career development conference created for the specific needs of military spouse attorneys. This year’s event will discuss leveraging technology, alternative career paths, building a mindset for grit and growth, and other topics aimed at equipping military spouses in the legal field to lead and succeed. For more information and to register, please visit the event page and Facebook event.

This is a full-day program on October 23 in Seattle. Military spouse attorneys will have the opportunity to attend panels and educational presentations, participate in a networking lunch, and get resume reviews and headshots. Please email events@msjdn.org with your questions.

Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies

All Major League baseball players, through the Major League Baseball Players Trust, honor the life of former MLBPA Executive Director, Michael Weiner, through the "Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies."   This scholarship seeks to recognize and support the efforts of graduate and/or law students dedicated to improving the lives of workers, by awarding up to five $10,000 scholarships annually.

For those who don't know, Michael spent 25 years, nearly his entire professional career, with the MLBPA working in support of the Players - past, present and future.  Despite being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in August of 2012, Michael waged an inspiring battle against his disease as he continued to work on behalf of the Players right up to the time of his passing in November of 2013, at the age of 51.

To be eligible for an award, individuals must be graduate or law students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States or Canada and must have a demonstrated interest in, and wish to make a career out of, working in the labor movement and on behalf of workers' rights. To receive an award, eligible candidates must meet a combination of criteria identified below:
  • A superior academic record
  • Demonstrated commitment to the labor movement
  • A strong recommendation from an academic or a labor/workers' rights practitioner
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) scores or otherwise.

Scholarship applications are being accepted through 
Monday, November 2, 2015.

Each student selected as a Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recipient will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Up to five awards will be presented annually, and the winners will be notified in February 2016.

For more information, please click here to visit our website.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to call the Players Trust at (212) 826-0809.  

Thank you for your consideration and support.


Hillary Caffarone
Senior Program Coordinator
Major League Baseball Players Trust
12 East 49th Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10017
(212) 826-0809

Monday, September 21, 2015

WSBA Trial Boot Camp CLE

Trial Boot Camp - Direct and Cross of Expert Witnesses: “How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love Opinion Testimony”, Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 9:00-10:00 am in the King County Bar Association office conference room, 1200 Fifth Ave., Ste. 700, Seattle. 1.00 General CLE credit for attorneys ($25 for KCBA members, $40 for attorneys who are not KCBA members, $30 for non-attorneys).

  • 8:45-9:00 am: Registration and Coffee Service 
  • 9:00-10:00 am: Direct and Cross of Expert Witnesses: “How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Opinion Testimony”
  • 10:00 am: Evaluations & Adjourn
The Honorable Matthew W. Williams is currently assigned to the South Division Maleng Regional Justice Center where he hears mainline criminal matters.  He is the Chair of the King County District Court (KCDC) Technology Committee and has served as a member of the Rules and Education Committees of the Washington State District & Municipal Court Judges Association since 2011.  He leads the KCDC intensive pro-tem judicial training program.  Judge Williams has taught trial practice at Seattle University/University of Puget Sound School of Law since 1991.  He serves as the Director of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Northwest Regional Deposition program. He has served many terms as faculty team leader at Emory Law School's renowned Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program. He has trained over 3,000 attorneys, judges, and prosecutors across the U.S.   Judge Williams holds a BS in Economics from the University of Nebraska (1980), and a JD from the University of Nebraska, School of Law (1983).

Jesuit Educated

Celebrate Jesuit education and gain a chance to win a limited edition JES-U-IT tee!

During Pope Francis’ historic first visit to the U.S., all 28 Jesuit colleges and universities are participating in the national #JesuitEducated campaign. Throughout the week, SU will feature Buzzfeeds, videos, news and posts from students.

For the chance to win a tee shirt between Sept. 20-23:

  • Share what #JesuitEducated means to you or what makes you proud to be #JesuitEducated on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtags #JesuitEducated & #SeattleU
Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Seattle U social media channels Sept. 24.

Contact Sarah Hyde, Social Media Marketing Specialist, Seattle University Marketing Communications with your questions.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Minority & Justice Commission Judicial Reception

Please contact Cynthia Delostrinos to RSVP.

Women in the Law Panel, Thursday, September 10 at Noon

Please join CPD for pizza and a lively discussion of “hot topics” facing women in the legal profession this Thursday, September 10, Noon – 1:00 p.m., Room C5.

Panelists include:  Judy Jennison, an IP Litigation Partner with Perkins Coie with more than 20 years of experience litigating for and counseling clients on intellectual property and unfair competition issues; Tessa Gorman, the Chief of the Criminal Division for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington; Nichole Abbotts, an SU-alum and commercial attorney at Microsoft who provides legal support for Microsoft’s Worldwide Sales Group; and SU-alum Leslie Boyd, who practiced commercial litigation and bankruptcy at Cairncross & Hempelmann, then went in house to Intellectual Ventures, where she focused on patent acquisitions, divestures, and licensing, and currently works at Microsoft, supporting its commercial hosting and cloud licensing programs.

These highly successful attorneys will discuss their personal career trajectories and respective leadership paths, as well as topics including the major issues facing women in the legal profession, flexibility in career planning, selecting and transitioning between practice areas, how to create a network while in law school, and the importance of mentors.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Junsen Ohno, ohnoj@seattleu.edu.   

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

JAG Reminders

Please be aware of the following JAG deadlines and events:
  • September 10 is the deadline to apply for Air Force JAG's October Direct Appointment Program (DAP) board. Staff Judge Advocate interviews must be completed by October 1.
  • The best way for students to get the most up-to-date information about applying for active duty Air Force JAG and AF JAG externships is to like the AF JAG Facebook page. You can also contact Capt. Hooper with your questions.
  • Navy JAG will be visiting our campus this Thursday for a brown bag informational at noon in room 109. RSVPs are not required, but are appreciated. Please contact Erin Fullner to RSVP.
  • As always, if you'd like to be kept abreast of JAG updates, contact Erin Fullner to be added to the JAG listserv.

Friday, August 28, 2015

On-Campus Alaska Clerkship Interviews

A representative for the Alaska Court System will visit our campus this fall to conduct interviews for post-graduate clerkship positions that begin in 2016 at all levels of state appellate and trial court in Alaska. If you'd like to be considered, please contact Erin Fullner right away.

National Law Student Workers' Rights Conference Reminder

If you need the Peggy Browning Fund to cover your airfare for the 17th Annual National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference October 16 & 17, 2015 at the Conference Center at Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, you need to contact Mary Anne Moffa (267-273-7992) immediately. The conference registration deadline is October 1.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Apply to the Seattle IP Inn of Court by Friday August 28 at Noon

The Seattle IP Inn of Court is a membership organization dedicated to improving the skills, professionalism, and ethics of the Seattle intellectual property bar. Its members include law students, lawyers, academics, and judges. Members meet once per month during the academic year for dinner, networking, and a CLE program. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to build relationships with IP attorneys in the area.  More information can be found here.

CPD will collect resumes from students who are interested in applying to participate in the Seattle IP Inn of Court, and the deadline to submit resumes to CPD is this Friday, August 28 at noon.  

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

VABAW Summer Social

Join the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) for a summer social this Thursday, August 20 at DLA Piper. All attorneys, law students, friends, and family are welcome!

Contact Melanie Nguyen with questions or to RSVP.

Seattle Start Up Recruit Week

Starting 8/17/15, mingle with hiring managers at some of the most interesting startups in the greater Seattle area. Hosts will provide you an exclusive look into their companies, as well as plenty of treats and libations.  Participating companies include Avvo, Simply Measured, Porch, RealSelf, Gratafy, Author-It, BitTitan, and Indeed.  More information can be found here.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP! 3L/4L Mentorship Program

One of the most important things you can do for your professional development while in law school is surround yourself with terrific mentors…let the law school help you!  We have many outstanding mentors waiting for you.  All you need to do is sign up.

What is itThe law school’s mentorship program connects 3Ls/4Ls with mentors from the legal community and faculty/adjunct faculty members.  This exciting program is now in its THIRD year and has proved to be a valuable resource to many students.  The program combines a structured mentorship process, specific strategies, and key resources to promote a successful mentorship relationship.

The goal:  Provide you with the professional tools you need to enter the employment market, prepare you for the practical realities of the workplace, and develop healthy professional relationships. 

The details:    Sign up and you will be paired with a mentor.  The program kicks off in September with an Orientation/Reception (date TBD) and ends in April.  Your participation in monthly meetings will be required over eight months (eight meetings total) beginning in September.  You and your mentor will receive a structured mentorship guide that will have a variety of great topics and resources for review before your monthly meetings.  The time you can give to each monthly meeting can be determined by you and your mentor.  We don’t expect this time commitment to exceed two hours per month, unless you and your mentor agree to meet more often.  Meetings can be in person, over the phone, via Skype – whatever is most convenient for both of you.  

To sign up:  Please provide the following to lawalumni@seattleu.edu by TOMORROW, August 14, 2015
  • Your name and expected graduation date
  • Your contact information and geographic mentor preference (phone, e-mail and physical address for geographic purposes)
  • Three general practice areas of interest or JD Preferred/Beyond Traditional areas of interest – we will do our best to pair you with a professional that matches your preferences
Questions?  Contact lawalumni@seattleu.edu or Joan Knight at knightjo@seattleu.edu.

Representing Parents in Muckleshoot Youth-in-Need-of-Care Cases: Free CLE

Our friends at University of Washington School of Law have invited SU Law grads to attend a free CLE.

If you have questions or would like to RSVP, please email Stacey Lara, Director of the Parent Advocacy Project at UW School of Law's Native American Law Center.

Monday, August 10, 2015

WWL J-Fab Event & School Supplies Drive

Please join Washington Women Lawyers Pierce County Chapter (PCWWL), as they honor the hard work and dedication of Jessica Hogan, a local teacher and artist with Hilltop Artists. PCWWL will also collect school supplies at the event, which will be donated.

When: Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Ledger Square Law, P.S., in Tacoma

Fall OCI Session 3 Deadline Extended to 5:00 pm

Due to continued technology issues, the deadline to submit applications for Session 3 of Fall OCI has been extended to 5 PM TODAY.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fall OCI Deadline for Session 1 Has Been Extended!

Due to a university-wide email problem that began over the weekend, we are extending the deadline to apply to Fall OCI Session 1 employers. The deadline will be extended until 5:00 pm TODAY, Monday, July 27. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding Fall OCI or you are awaiting documents from a counselor, please call Junsen Ohno, (206) 398-4105, or a CPD counselor as soon as possible.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

17th Annual National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference

For details on the National Law Students Workers' rights Conference on October 16 and 17 in Baltimore, visit the Peggy Browning Fund website. The registration deadline for students asking the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for airfare is August 27.

Brochures on the conference are available in CPD.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Application materials to Session I employers are due MONDAY, JULY 27 AT NOON.

Make sure to have a CPD counselor check your materials before you submit them. Good luck!

Monday, July 13, 2015


More than 55 employers are participating in this year’s OCI Program including large local law firms, technology companies, and public service organizations.  The deadline for Session 1 applications is Monday, July 27 at NOON.  Do not forget to have your materials reviewed by a CPD counselor.  Contact Junsen Ohno, ohnoj@seattleu.edu, to schedule an appointment with an advisor or email an advisor directly.

Monday, July 6, 2015

How Technology Impacts Civil Liberties: Town Hall Seattle, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14

Newly-emerging technologies affect us all in a multitude of ways and today’s turned-on, always-connected world has reached an all-time high. Nuala O’Connor, president of the Center for Democracy & Technology, will discuss how the internet and interconnected world shape our lives, impact our civil liberties, and inform our daily decisions. Other panelists include Ryan Calo, faculty director of the University of Washington’s Tech Policy Lab; Racquel Russell, Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs for Zillow; and Matt Wood, the General Manager of Product Strategy for Amazon Web Services. From the Internet of Things to the wireless technologies in automobiles, the panelists will explain the range of this digital world and what steps can be made to stay plugged in, while still maintaining personal privacy and security. The panel will be moderated by Jenny Durkan, former United States Attorney and Quinn Emanuel’s Global Chair of the Cyber Law and Privacy Group. Ira Rubinstein, CDT Board of Directors, Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law will be giving a special welcome to the program.