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.