Thursday, April 28, 2016

K&L Gates Rising 2L Summer Happy Hour

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The Seattle & Portland offices of K&L Gates LLP cordially invite you to our
Rising 2L Summer Happy Hour
Please join other 1L law students from national law schools, K&L Gates lawyers, and law school and legal profession representatives for an evening of networking. This year, we’ll host two receptions on back-to-back dates starting in Seattle and then moving to Portland. You are welcome to join us in either (or both!) locations for an evening of networking and fun.
Our Seattle Office
Established in 1883, the Seattle office of K&L Gates is both the city’s oldest and one of its largest law offices. It offers clients a full spectrum of legal services to emerging, middle-market, and capital market participants as well as nonprofit, governmental, and private clients. Selected areas of service include: corporate, litigation, electronic discovery, intellectual property, labor and employment, benefits, bankruptcy, energy, real estate, environmental, land use, and tax. We hope you’ll join us for this opportunity to meet some of our lawyers working in these areas, and get to know us as an office and a firm.
The evening will begin with a tour of our Seattle office and an introduction to some of our partners at 4:00 p.m., followed by a networking reception at 4:30 p.m. at Frolik Restaurant and Bar. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and appetizers will be served.
Our Portland Office
For more than 25 years, the lawyers of K&L Gates’ Portland office have been serving clients with innovative legal solutions to business challenges. In addition to its unique commercial landscape, Portland stands as a critical gateway for trade with the Asia Pacific region. With its unparalleled global reach, the Portland office of K&L Gates offers a unique platform for our clients’ most complex international commercial and transactional matters. We provide services to leading national and international businesses in connection with their interests in the Pacific Northwest, as well to regional companies seeking to expand their business onto the national or international stage.
The evening will begin with a tour of our Portland office and an introduction to some of our partners at 4:00 p.m., followed by a networking reception at 4:30 p.m. on the roof deck of our Portland office. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and appetizers will be served.
Business casual attire is suggested.
To RSVP, please contact Tia Chang at or 206.370.5760 by Monday, May 30, 2016. (Please specify which event(s) you plan to attend.)
Seattle Date:
June 8, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Seattle Location:
K&L Gates LLP
925 Fourth Avenue
Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104

Portland Date:

June 9, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Portland Location:
K&L Gates LLP
One SW Columbia Street
Suite 1900
Portland, OR 97258
Please feel free join us for both events if your schedule permits!
K&L Gates Offices
K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. For more information about K&L Gates or its locations, practices and registrations, visit
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Marine Corps Judge Advocate On Campus, April 28

A US Marine Judge Advocate will be on campus on Thursday, April 28 and will be available to meet with students one on one who may be interested in legal opportunities with the Marine Corps. If you’re interested, please email Erin Fullner as soon as you can with your availability.

12th Annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

12th Annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair | Sponsored by The Bar Association of San Francisco and underwritten by Orrick.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA
The Bay Area Diversity Career Fair attracts hiring representatives from the most prominent law firms, government legal departments, and nonprofit organizations. Only law students who have completed their first year of law school by the time of the interviews are eligible to participate. Openings are for 2017 2L summer associate positions. Please feel free to forward this invitation to your fellow 1Ls.

Registration begins on:
Monday, May 16
The registration site can be found here.

Registration and bidding deadline:
Sunday, June 12
11:59 p.m. PST

A welcome reception for registered students and employers will be held on:
Friday, July 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 (map)

For questions, please contact:
Erica Bailey | Simah Bargzie | Michelle Lockhart
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair Project Managers

Stokes Lawrence Diversity Scholarships

Stokes Lawrence is pleased to offer three $1,500 tuition scholarships to first-year students from diverse backgrounds; one at each of the three law schools in the State of Washington. The goal is to promote opportunities within the profession and to encourage a dialogue around the issue of diversity in the work place.

Criteria: The Diversity Scholarships are open to all first-year law students of diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated promise for a successful career in law and are committed to community involvement.

Application: Applicants will submit a current resume and a personal essay of no more than 1,000 words with the following content:
  • Description of his or her thoughts on diversity and/or how diversity has played a role so far in his or her life
  • Description of his or her community involvement
Materials must be submitted to the Dean Deming ( no later than April 22, 2016. Please direct questions to

Scholarship recipients will be announced by April 29, 2016.

All applicants for the scholarships will be invited to a reception at the Stokes Lawrence law offices in Seattle on May 18, 2016. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2016 Carole Bailey Scholarship

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Carole Bailey Scholarship, which will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000 in honor of the Court's former Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey. Further details and rules may be found here. The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm Eastern Time on July 31, 2016. 

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
Ben Franklin Station
P.O. Box 7614
Washington, DC 20044
phone:  202-220-8638
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Peace Corps Info Session

Meet the Peace Corps recruiter and get your questions answered Thursday, April 28, 12:30 - 1:20 pm in ENGR 307.

The Peace Corps is hiring Corps members of all majors, with an emphasis on education (humanities for teaching), English, modern languages (specifically Spanish and French), environmental studies/science, engineering, anthropology, business, and more.

Peace Corps Volunteers work in collaboration with community members in more than 70 developing countries worldwide in areas such as education, youth and community development, agriculture, health and HIV/AIDS, business development, the environment, and information technology. 

Volunteers receive intensive training in foreign languages, cross-cultural awareness, and technical subjects related to their projects.  

RSVP on the Redhawk Network.

Please direct questions to

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Leadership, Compliance, and Strategic Risk: A Group Discussion with Col. Randall Bagwell

Speaker Colonel Randall Bagwell
Staff Judge Advocate l Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McCord
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Noon – 1 pm
Sullivan Hall, Room 110

"Leadership, Compliance and Strategic Risk"

Colonel Randall Bagwell will be at SU to talk with students about leadership, ethics, and risk management.  In addition to skills necessary to being able to adapt to change, being successful in complex environments, and managing stressful situations. This is a small group discussion where students will be able to engage or observe, while learning about this career path and many skills that can be applied to a variety of careers.  Come join us in this opportunity to talk with Colonel Bagwell before he leaves Seattle for a position as the JAG dean in Virginia.

This event is being hosted by the Seattle University School of Law Business Entrepreneurship Law Association, JD/MBA Association, and Veterans Law Association.  All Seattle University Students are welcome to attend.  RSVPs are welcomed, but not required.  Contact with questions or to RSVP.  

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

2016 Low Bono CLE Connection Series

In partnership with WSBA’s Low Bono Section, Moderate Means Program, and Law Office Management Assistance Program, 
the SU Low Bono and Solo Initiative presents the

2016 Low Bono CLE Connections Series

Marketing 101

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Seattle University – Pigott Building

1.5 CLE Credits Pending — Free — RSVP here
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If a lawyer has top notch legal skills, a comfortable office, a stellar case management system, but no one knows about the lawyer or her firm, does she have a viable law practice?  Building a successful law practice requires developing a brand, building and implementing marketing strategies, which includes identifying your market, honing your elevator speech, networking, and participating in the community you serve.  Join us for a hands-on training with Madhu Singh who will share best practices of building a successful practice through a variety of marketing strategies. You will leave with a marketing plan in hand with ideas to get you going right away. 

Madhu Singh is the Chief Legal Office of the Foundry Law Group. Since starting her solo practice, MK Singh Law, in 2009, Madhu has worked to pioneer a nontraditional approach to legal support that emphasizes efficiency, agility and hands-on collaboration. Today, as the founder and Chief Legal Officer of Foundry Law Group, Madhu fosters a unique innovative work environment that empowers both the team and their clients’ teams to achieve their fullest potential. She is in her element working side by side with CEOs and businesses crafting legal solutions that fit the needs, vision and values of today’s growing companies. She is particularly interested in the emerging intersections of technology, new media and business law and enjoys helping companies navigate the front lines of these fast-developing areas. Madhu is Adjunct Faculty Lead at the Community Development and Entrepreneurship Clinic at Seattle University School of Business and School of Law and on the Board of Director of the Women’s Business Exchange. She received the SBA 2014 Women business owner of the year award, been named a rising star each of the last three years by Superlawyers, and awarded "Superb business attorney" by Seeking to make a positive impact in our community, Madhu also spends her time speaking at CLEs for attorneys, advising at micro-enterprise clinics, providing pro bono services for nonprofits, serving on nonprofit boards and hosting free seminars for local businesses. 

The 2016 CLE Connections Series, which is open to law students and attorneys, aims to offer high quality CLEs designed to help you run a successful law practice and opportunities to connect with other lawyer-entrepreneurs, especially those serving the moderate income client community. 

Reserve your spot for the rest of the 2016 Low Bono Connections CLE Series which usually take place
at noon on the first Wednesday of most months:

June 1: Tech Set-Up – RSVP
July 13: The Paperless Law Office – RSVP
August 3: Marketing 102 – RSVP
September 7: Low-Cost Legal Research – RSVP
October 5: Ethical Considerations for a Low Bono Practice – RSVP
November 2: Back-Up and Succession Planning – RSVP
December 7: Strategic Planning for Sustainability and Growth – RSVP

The Low Bono and Solo Initiative
aims to assist our alumni in starting their own solo practices or small firms, including those whose practices are designed to serve the moderate means client community. You are receiving this email because you have attended past programs or expressed interest in our programs.
If you have any questions or no longer wish to receive these emails, please contact Diana Singleton ’98, Access to Justice Institute Director at or 206-398-4168. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Call for Authors: American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in its 2016 Warren E. Burger Prize. Authors should submit an original, unpublished, 10,000–20,000 word essay on a topic that addresses the issues of excellence in legal skills, civility, ethics, and professionalism. The winning essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review and the author will receive a cash prize of $5,000. The submission deadline for the 2016 Warren E. Burger Prize is July 1, 2016. More information is available on the American Inns of Court website at

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Inn of Court Student Membership Applications

Current 2Ls are encouraged to apply for 2016-2017 membership in the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court. The Inn of Court serves, among other things, as an educational and mentoring organization to law students who are dedicated to the pursuit of high-quality, ethical lawyering.

The general membership of the Inn is made up of judges, professors, law firm partners, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other lawyers with varying levels of practice experience. The Inn meets on the Seattle University campus the second Tuesday night of each of the nine months of the academic year for drinks, dinner, networking, and a CLE presentation.  Students are each assigned to one of seven sub-groups, called pupilages, where students work with the judges and lawyers in those groups to develop and help lead the monthly CLEs.

Applications require a resume and a letter of interest detailing why you would like to join the Inn. There are seven spots available for Seattle University law students and applications will be reviewed by Professor Deborah Ahrens and Erin Fullner, Associate Director of the Center for Professional Development. 

Selection criteria include a demonstrated interest in litigation and dispute resolution, participation in activities supporting that interest, and a thoughtful and compelling cover letter. The membership dues for 2016-2017 are $100, which will cover the cost of all the meals.

Applications for the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court are due Monday, April 18 by 5 p.m. Application materials can be submitted to Jessica Fuqua through email at or in person in the Dean’s Offices in Sullivan Hall on the 2nd Floor.

The William L. Dwyer Inn of Court is part of the American Inns of Court, a national organization which is comprised of around 320 chapters and over 23,000 members.

Questions can be directed to Professor Deborah Ahrens, Erin Fullner, or Jessica Fuqua.

Legal Journal Write-On Competition Mandatory Information Sessions

If you are interested in applying for a 2L staff position on Seattle University Law Review,  Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Seattle Journal of Environmental Law, or the American Indian Law Journal, you must attend one of the information sessions listed below. Free pizza will be provided and attendance does not obligate you to apply for the journals. 

Info Sessions:
Tuesday, April 12th Noon Room C5
Thursday, April 14th  5:15 - Room C6
Wednesday, April 20th Noon Room C5

Student Publications Open House: 
Also, stop by the office of Student Publications (located next to the library Reference desk) between 4-6pm on Thursday, April 14th for a meet and greet with the Managing Editors of the journals, and to take a tour of the office. Snacks will be provided! 

American Indian Law Journal (AILJ)
Prinka Bedi
Managing Editor
Seattle Journal of Environmental Law (SJEL)
Ai-Li Chiong-Martinson
Managing Editor
Seattle Journal for Social Justice (SJSJ)
Darrah Hinton
Managing Editor
Seattle University Law Review
Dean Williams
Managing Editor

In-House Counsel Panel TODAY

Wednesday, April 6
Noon in Room C5

Join BELA for an in-house counsel panel featuring attorneys working at companies based in the Seattle area.

  • Courtney Fuller, '07 - General Counsel at Guidant Financial Group
  • Andrew Haring - General Counsel and VP at Talking Rain
  • Eric Lent - General Counsel and VP at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
  • Nicholas Wolfe, '10 - Legal Counsel at BitTitan
  • Ryan Nichols, '11 - Corporate Counsel at Rightside
Panelists will discuss their career paths and experiences working in-house. RSVP to Kelly Lawton. Lunch provided.