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