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.