I am so honored to be the dean of Seattle University School of Law, one of the country's leading law schools. I look forward to helping you get to know more about this remarkable place committed to social justice.
The School of Law is home to leading academic programs, including the country's top-ranked Legal Writing Program and the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic, which both provide excellent practical skills training to prepare students to be leaders for change.
The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, the Center for Global Justice, and the Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Center on Corporations, Law & Society, provide intellectual enrichment and opportunities for students to work with faculty scholars on cutting-edge legal issues. Our Access to Justice Institute stands as the core of our social justice mission and seeks to inspire our students toward a lifelong commitment to social justice, no matter where their careers take them. And the Center for Indian Law and Policy is a nationl leader in training Native and non-Native students, attorneys and community leaders about legal and cultural issues.
Our international programs are ever-growing, with summer study abroad programs in Madrid and South Africa, and international internships and externships around the world. The law school's outstanding faculty members are experts in their fields and mentors to the students. Curriculum, courses and student organizations are tailored to meet the needs of a variety of students and interests.
We have an active student body with a wide array of student organizations, educational experiences and co-curricular activities. The law school regularly brings in distinguished speakers and top-notch scholars to further enhance your educational experience.
Our alumni are successful in every area of the law – as defense attorneys and managing partners, corporate counsel and prosecutors, public interest lawyers, lawmakers and judges – and enjoy sharing their experiences with students. You'll have a wealth of experience at your disposal.
I encourage you to read more about the programs and people who make Seattle University such a special place. I know you will be inspired, just as I have been since joining this vibrant community in July 2010. You may contact any of our faculty, staff or administrators for more information, and please feel free to e-mail me directly with any questions.
Mark C. Niles
Dean and Professor of Law