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City of champions, law school of champions

Seattle is a city of champions, and Seattle University School of Law produces champions. Students, faculty, and alumni are committed to creating a more just and humane world and are successful in all areas of the law. (And yes, they also love the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks!)

Champions of justice

Bob ChangWe are committed to social justice, and you'll find evidence of that throughout our programs and people. People like Professor Bob Chang, executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, who was recognized for his work leading a statewide task force to confront racial disparity in the criminal justice system.  

Champions of diversity

Fe LopezSeattle University School of Law is the most diverse law school in the Northwest. Students of color make up 38 percent of the 2013 entering class, and the Princeton Review ranked the law school in the Top 10 in the nation for faculty diversity. We are proud of champions like Fe Lopez '06, who received the 2013 Washington State Bar Association Excellence in Diversity Award. After working at the law school on student and alumni affairs, she was appointed director of the Seattle Community Police Commission.

Champions of human rights

Yasmin ChristopherThe School of Law and student Yasmin Christopher, Class of 2014, received Human Rights Awards from the City of Seattle. Christopher is a survivor of human trafficking who has put the issue in the spotlight by sharing her story. The award recognized the law school's broad work, such as that of Professor Tom Antkowiak and his International Human Rights Clinic, working to right wrongs around the world.

Champions of government

Sean and Sandy ParnellOur alumni go on to serve their communities, including seeking political office. Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell '87 is the first graduate of our law school to be elected to a state's highest office.