Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mediation Training Program with Tony Piazza

Mediated Negotiations will be hosting a mediation training program with Tony Piazza in San Francisco on Saturday, April 15, 2017, beginning at 9:30 am.

This one-day training program is open to Seattle U students and will provide the opportunity for individuals to learn what a real mediation process looks like in the context of complex commercial litigation.

Students will engage in an intensive one day experiential training in negotiation and mediation. Participants are provided with the opportunity to apply, analyze, and evaluate in a supervised setting the results of applying mediation processes to actual cases that have been mediated.

Participants will develop and refine mediation techniques and skills through participation and observation of exercises and case studies and can witness first-hand how to transform the process from dialectic to dialogue. If you'll be in the Bay Area on April 15 and are interested in the training, please contact Stephanie Chow for additional information.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Money Barrier: 1st Annual Low Bono Conference

Presented by WSBA Low Bono Section and Seattle University School of Law CLE
The Money Barrier:
1st Annual Low Bono
Law Conference

Registration is now open for The Money Barrier: 1st Annual Low Bono Conference, presented by WSBA's Low Bono Section and Seattle University School of Law on Friday, February 24th.

Many people are priced out of the justice system, with incomes too high to qualify for legal aid, but too low to afford an attorney. The legal profession can help address this justice gap - come learn how.

Register or learn more about this full-day CLE here.

Lawyers from all practice areas and all firm sizes are welcome. LLLTs, law students, and non-lawyers are encouraged to join us as well.

Contact Low Bono Section Education Committee Chair, Veronica Smith-Casem, with questions: 425-243-9341 or

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

Seed IP Law Group Founders Scholarship
Applications due by February 6, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Seed IP Law Group Founders Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded each year to a Seattle University law student with a strong interest in the field of intellectual property law. Seed IP Law Group is one of the top-rated intellectual property law firms in the United States. The scholarship honors the firm’s founders, Dick Seed and Ben Berry, for their contribution to the law of intellectual property. As expressed by Bill Ferron of the Seed IP Law Group, “We think it’s very important to train the next generation of intellectual property attorneys so that we can continue to build on the legacy started by Ben Berry and Dick Seed. Only through strong support of higher education will our country continue to be a leader in the world.” The scholarship recipient receives $6,000.00.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must be currently enrolled as a law student at Seattle University School of Law and must have an undergraduate degree that qualifies you to sit for the USPTO Patent Agent Exam. Criteria for selecting the recipient of the scholarship include a well-developed interest in intellectual property and active participation in IP activities such as the Intellectual Property Law Society. Preference will be given to 2 and 3Ls and students with strong technical and/or scientific backgrounds.

Applications for the scholarship are due February 6, 2017.   All applications must include: (1) a cover letter explaining the applicant’s qualifications and merit, (2) the applicant’s resume, and (3) a copy of the applicant’s law school transcript that includes the grades through the Fall 2016 semester. Completed applications should be submitted to Dean Donna Claxton Deming. If you are submitting your materials in hard copy, please bring them to the Dean’s Office on the second floor of Sullivan Hall. If you are submitting your materials in a digital format, please email them to The scholarship recipient will be announced in late February and the recipient will be expected to attend a reception hosted by the firm in March.

WSBA Intellectual Property Scholarship Announcement 
Applications due by February 6, 2017

The Washington State Bar Association Intellectual Property section offers an annual $2500 scholarship to a student who has a demonstrable interest in the practice of  intellectual property law (whether litigation or transactional work) in the areas of patent, copyright, trademark or trade secret protection, arts and entertainment, advertising law and/or the intellectual property aspects of business.  The successful student will be selected based on their overall academic record, their performance in course work related to intellectual property and their extracurricular activities, particularly those that relate to IP.  Preference will be given to upper level students.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and law school transcript by Monday, February 6 to Dean Deming at  The scholarship recipient(s) will be presented with the award at the annual WSBA IP section meet and greet event, scheduled to be held on Friday, March 10th at 5:00 pm at the Washington Convention Center.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life

Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life
Film Screening, Thursday, February 9
Noon to 1:00 pm in Room 110

Celebrate Black History Month with Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) by attending a lunch hour movie, Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life Opening remarks will be made by Hardeep Rekhi, Chair of the WSAJ Diversity Committee.  Carl Maxey rose from a tragic childhood to make his own opportunities.  He found his calling in law, becoming the first black lawyer in Eastern Washington to pass the bar exam.  Maxey displayed his judicial prowess representing high profile white defendants, as well as championing black clients, often pro bono, and using litigation to dismantle systemic oppression in the Northwest.  Often, Maxey’s mere threat of a lawsuit was enough to convince bars, restaurants, and clubs to desegregate.  Pizza and soda will be provided.  Please RSVP in Symplicity.

Swing for the Fences! 24th Annual PILF Auction

Seattle University School of Law
You're cordially invited to the
Public Interest Law Foundation's

24th Annual Auction & Event

Saturday, March 4, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Seattle Marriott Waterfront
2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle, Washington
Swing for the Fences! will raise money that directly supports the PILF Summer Grant Program, which provides funding to Seattle University School of Law students who provide quality legal services to low-income and marginalized communities through unpaid summer jobs at nonprofit or public agencies.
Purchase Your Tickets
General Admission: $110 (Early bird pricing $95 before Feb. 6)
Public Interest Lawyers Admission: $75
Student Admission: $40
Table sponsorships for groups of 10 available.
Swing for the Fences! is unlike any prior PILF Auction. The event has evolved to feature many wonderful items - including a 12-day Holland America cruise! Take a peek at a sampling of the auction items available this year, and buy your tickets now while the early bird price lasts!
For the people who are unable to attend - click here to donate the cost of your ticket.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors

For information on sponsorships, go to our website or contact Brent Williams-Ruth at (206) 398-4127 and by e-mail at
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