Alumni

Alumni Profiles

We love to tell stories about what alumni of Seattle University School of Law are doing. Here are a selected few. If you have an idea for an alumni profile, let us know!

Disrupting disease

Alumni use their law degrees to further science and research


A life in international trade

Former WTO Deputy Director Rufus Yerxa '76 shares his story.


Thanks, coach

Alumni help students through moot court 'dress rehearsals.


Firm leaders

Alumni serve as managing partners at top Seattle firms.


Alumni award winner

Lorena Gonzalez '05 wins Community Service Award for civil rights work


Woman of the Year

Judge and mentor Anita Crawford Willis '86 honored for contributions to community.


A familiar face with new ideas

Dean Annette Clark '89 shares her vision for the law school


The highest court

Brian Hodges '01 wins in the U.S. Supreme Court.


Street Law

Nathan Nanfelt'12 wins grant for work in Zambia


Beyond the traditional

Alumni use their degrees at Seattle's biggest employers.


Her biggest case

Janis Puracal '07 devoted to freeing her brother from a Nicaraguan Prison


A twin passion for teaching

John '07 and Ryan '07 Prosser take their legal skills into the classroom


Seeking justice

Jason Pirtle '05 fights for the rights of accused war criminal


Changing perceptions

Courtney Erwin '05 protects education from attack, fights stereotypes


At home in academia 

Tom Galligan's ('81) career takes him from practice to Congress


Finding his voice

Keith Jang-Hoon Seo '09


Miles away, close to home

Kabbie Konteh's ('08) foundation keeps him connected to his roots


On the Hill

Graduates share top-secret work and friendship


A great story

Prosecutor and novelist combines truth and fiction


Where his heart is

Sean Parnell '87 is law school's first governor


Escaping abuse

Law school helped domestic violence survivor start a new life


Love and the Law

aw school unites Frank Edmondson '82 and Vickie Grahn '04.


Good decision

Justice Charles Johnson '76 prides himself on his work with the law school.


Sons follow in dad's footsteps

P. Craig Beetham '89 and his two sons, Scott '06, and Brett '08, compare law school stories.


Answering his call to law

Craig Sims '97 talks about his most memorable moments in law school, his practice and what inspires him.


Alumni honored at BLSA reception

The Black Law Student Association honored Judge Anita Crawford-Willis '86 and Karen Murray '91 for their contributions to you.


Linda Strout '79 honored for leadership

Women's Law Caucus presents her with Reah Whitehead Public Leadership Award.


Alumni at forefront of food poisoning litigation

Bill Marler '87 and Bruce Clark '84 of Marler Clark lead the way in food poisoning litigation.


A Proper Salute

Law school honors Charles Swift '94 for standing up for his principles and the Constitution.


Lawyer and Entrepreneur

Sang Chae '91 uses his law degree to make sound business deals.


Your Molokai Can be Anywhere

Maria Sullivan '80 finds purpose and satisfaction on small Hawaiian island.

Read updates on alumni achievements in the Class Notes section.