Thursday, April 6, 2017

South Asian Bar Association of Washington Scholarships

SABAW Student Stipend
$1,000 awarded to a current law student based on a totality of factors, including but not limited to: contribution to the South Asian community in Washington, need, academic excellence and community involvement. All applications will require an essay of no more than 300 words to show suitability to criterion, resume, and any other materials the applicant deems relevant. Applications should be sent to M. Abbas Rizvi by April 15, 2017.

SABAW Public Interest Law Student Scholarship
A $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to a law student working on a discrete public interest law project or doing a summer/fall 2017 public interest law internship. Applicants must show either that they have contributed to the South Asian community, or that the project is connected to South Asia or the South Asian community. All applications will require an essay of no more than 500 words to show suitability to criterion, resume, and any other materials the applicant deems relevant. Applications/questions should be sent to by May 15th, 2017.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Student Applications Now Being Accepted to Dwyer Inn of Court

Current 2Ls are encouraged to apply for 2017-2018 membership in the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court. One of the Inn of Court’s functions is to serve 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 and defenders, 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 they work with the judges and lawyers in those groups to develop and help lead the monthly CLEs – each pupilage presents one CLE for the year.

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, Senior 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 2017-2018 are $100, which will cover the cost of the nine meals.

Applications for the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court are due Wednesday, April 19 by 5 p.m. Application materials should be addressed to Prof. Ahrens and Ms. Fullner but can be emailed to Jessica Fuqua or delivered in person to 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 comprised of around 320 chapters and over 23,000 members.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Social Justice Week

April 3, Bannan 501

  • 3:00 pm - Christiana Obey Sumner, Seattle University graduate student: A Story of Mental Health, Cultural Awareness, and Activism
  • 4:30 pm - Dr. Colleen Woolsey, PhD, MA, MSN, ARNP, Assistant Professor, Seattle University: Social Justice in Healthcare-Privilege, Affordable Care Act, and Healthcare for Underserved Populations 

April 4, Bannan 501

  • 3:00 pm - Alex Cornell, Senior Education Specialist, Treehouse: Educational Options for Teens in Foster Care
  • 4:30 pm - Heather Kirkwood, Advocacy Lawyer, Innocence Project
  • 6:00 pm - Robin Narruhn, PhD, MNRN, Faculty, Seattle University: Marshallese Health Care Structural Factors, Social Yustice in Healthcare

April 5, Bannan 501

  • 3:00 pm - Larry Gossett, District 2 Councilmember, King County Council: Social Justice in Politics
  • 4:30 pm - Conrad Reynoldson, Washington Civil & Disability Advocate: ADA Myths
  • 6:00 pm - RedWolf Pope, MPA, JD, Member of the Tulalip Tribal Bar and CEO of a local tech startup: Standing Rock Experiences

April 6, SGSU Mission Day - Register online

Braden Wild and Gabriel Narvaez: Moral Responsibility in an Intersectional World


GSC is collecting donations for Treehouse

There will be collection bins in Lemieux Library, Pigott, and at each presentation. Specific needs include:

  • Denim jeans and joggers for young men
  • Hoodies in all sizes
  • Toddler jeans sizes 2T – 5T

Cash donations are also welcome, and GSC is collecting canned goods for the new student food pantry as well.