For Our Alumni and Legal Community

Recruit Student Volunteers

Are you interested in connecting with the law school on a project to help meet the needs of underserved individuals and communities? ATJI is your starting point! Email ATJI at klineke@seattleu.edu or call 206-398-4173 and we would be happy to help you:

  • Share your existing volunteer, internship, and fellowship opportunities with law students
  • Brainstorm new projects or other ways in which law student volunteers can help further your work
  • Help develop law student trainings to prepare them to work with you

Support Our Law Students and Alumni

If you'd like to support the work of Seattle University law students, there are multitudes of ways to get involved:

  • Sign up to be an attorney with the Moderate Means Program

  • Volunteer as an attorney with the Foreclosure Mediation & Outreach Project's Tacoma Foreclosure Clinic

  • Volunteer as an attorney with Wayfind

  • Attend or help facilitate a Social Justice Monday session

  • Help mentor, train, or advise one of our many Student Organizations including the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF), Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington (SYLAW), Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project (IMAP), and Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). Contact Jennifer Werdell, Associate of Director of ATJI at werdellj@seattleu.edu for more information about student organizations.

  • Mentor a new graduate in the Low Bono Incubator Program in the area of law they are practicing in.

  • Make a gift to support the Access to Justice Institute, Public Interest Law Foundation, or school Annual fund

For more information, please contact ATJI by emailing atji@seattleu.edu or call 206-398-4173. We look forward to collaborating with you!

For Our Alumni Community

As alumni of Seattle University School of Law, you are part of our community for the long term. We value our alumni who make a difference in the lives of their clients and communities. We want you to keep coming back to your law school, because you make us better. In addition to the support from the Office of Alumni Relations, the Access to Justice Institute supports our alumni who want to or are doing public interest work in the following ways:

Post-Graduate Fellowships: Since 2009, Seattle University School of Law has offered Social Justice Post-Graduate Fellowships to SU law graduates, providing opportunities for new lawyers to work shoulder-to-shoulder with underserved and disadvantaged populations, or in other endeavors that promote social justice. Click here to learn more about the Leadership for Justice Fellowship and other post-graduate fellowship opportunities and resources.

Loan Repayment Assistance Program: Seattle University School of Law has a Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) to assist graduates who choose full time public interest legal careers and are licensed attorneys. Click here for more information about policies, procedures, and eligibility.

Low Bono and Solo Initiative and the Low Bono Incubator Program: The Low Bono and Solo Initiative and Incubator Program to assist alumni in starting their own solo practices or small firms, including those setting up their own practices with the intent of serving the moderate means client community. Click here for more information.