Opportunities for Involvement
The Alumni Ambassador program allows admitted students to contact graduates with questions about their law school experiences and the legal profession. Email Whitney Earles, director of outreach and communication in Admissions, to sign up.
3L/4L Mentorship Program
The Seattle University School of Law's Mentorship Program is dedicated to connecting 3L's and 4L's with a law alumni mentor. The program is in its second year and has been met with great enthusiasm. The goal of the program is to provide law students with the professional tools they will need to enter the employment market, prepare for the practical realities of the workplace, and foster healthy professional relationships.
This structured program combines specific strategies and key resources to promote a successful mentoring relationship. We expect that this mentorship program will be as beneficial to mentors as it will be to mentees. Your commitment to advancing the cause of professionalism is a credit to you, and your mentoring relationship will be a source of knowledge and inspiration for years to come.
If you accept this invitation, you will be paired with a 3L or 4L. The program begins in September with an orientation and reception and ends in April. Your participation in monthly meetings over the course of eight months (eight meetings total) beginning in September is vital to the program's success. In addition, the program will provide both mentor and mentee with a structured mentorship guide that will include topics and resources for review prior to each monthly meeting. Although the program requires an 8-month commitment, the time you are able to devote during the monthly meetings can be determined by you and your mentee. We do not expect this time commitment to exceed two hours per month, unless you and your mentee agree to meet more often.
Job Shadow Program
The law school's Job Shadow Program, a collaborative effort between the Office of Alumni Relations, the Student Bar Association, the Public Interest Law Foundation, and the Access to Justice Institute, provides an excellent opportunity for law students to get a firsthand look at what the legal world is really like outside of the classroom. We invite alumni and friends of the law school to consider hosting one or more students at your place of work during Job Shadow week.
The time you are able to give to this project is completely at your discretion. A full day, half-day, or even an hour to chat over coffee — any time you are able to give is truly appreciated. Past job shadow volunteers have invited students to witness client interviews, hosted tours of the courthouse, their company, or law firm, led informal discussions with office colleagues on the nature of their work, and in general, dialogued with the student(s) about their practice.
To volunteer, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information included in your response:
- the field of law you practice,
- how many students you can accommodate,
- your contact information (e-mail and physical address) and
- the date(s) and time(s) that work best for you within the week designated on the calendar. We recommend a morning (anytime between 9-12) and/or afternoon session (anytime between 1-4).
Contact the Office of Alumni Relations for more information. Attorney volunteers need not be SU Law alumni to participate.
Law Alumni Board
The Law Alumni Board (LAB) serves as an advisory body to the dean of the school and the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund. Made up of members of the alumni body who have made a commitment to advance the mission of the law school, LAB serves to engage alumni in support of Seattle University School of Law’s mission of educating outstanding lawyers who are leaders for a just and humane world. The LAB advises the alumni office on initiatives and activities designed to strengthen relationships in building an inclusive law school community of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends.
For more information about getting involved, please contact the Alumni Relations office.