Seattle University School of Law is located in Sullivan Hall at the corner of 12th Avenue and Columbia on Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Continuing Legal Education

Seattle University School of Law is pleased to announce the following Continuing Legal Education programs. Click on the title links to register. 

April 25, 2014

Climate Change:  The Rules are Changing 
Current changes and challenges in policies, standards and regulations will be addressed at local, state, and national levels (and internationally as they impact Washington).  Areas of focus will include: shoreline development, public trust litigation; and legal standing status.  An all-star faculty will present and lead panel discussions to provide you with the information most valuable to you.  Co-sponsored with Futurewise, Earthjustice and the Center for Environmental Law and Policy.

May 26 - 31, 2014

South African Law, Policy, and History: Apartheid, Democracy, and the Future 

CLE Study-Abroad Program for LawyersSponsored by: Seattle University School of Law and The Mandela Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand Law School

Practicing attorneys can gain invaluable experience and insight at this unique CLE. The course will run for five days and will involve lectures from academics, practitioners, and judges as well as field trips to key sites.  The first day, the focus will be on the history of South Africa; on the second and third days, the South African legal system; and the fourth and fifth days, business, political, and social policies. Field trips to the world-recognized Apartheid Museum; to a magistrate court and the Constitutional Court; to the site of the main prisons used during the Apartheid era; to Soweto; and to a law clinic are planned to coincide with and complement the topic covered in each day's lectures.  Participants will visit Pilanesburg Game Park, just a few hours outside Johannesburg, where they will have the opportunity to view the "big five" and enjoy a traditional South African braai or barbeque. Many participants opt to stay longer to enjoy a safari or other parts of South Africa.

For more information, contact Professor Laurel Oates or Professor Mimi Samuel. Complete this form and we will send you a thumb drive providing more information about the program.  Sometimes pictures are worth thousands of words.

June 2 - 6
The Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute

Designed by national experts Professors Marilyn Berger and Ron Clark, the institute will offer a proven approach to trial practice, including strategies for every phase of trial from preparation through closing argument. Sponsored with the American College of Trial Attorneys some of the state's most successful trial lawyers will share their secrets. (31.5 CLE credits pending).  For more information CLICK HERE.

July 18, 22, 25
Mastering Legal Writing Certificate Program
In response to many requests, Seattle University School of Law will bring its No. 1 ranked Legal Writing Program to the legal community with the program Mastering Legal Writing. Be prepared for an exceptional experience tailored specifically for practicing attorneys. For more information CLICK HERE.

June 25 - 27
Indian Law Certificate
Tribal business interests are dramatically expanding and changing.  The 2014 Summer Practice Academy's Indian Law Certificate Program will focus onTribal Government Business Law.  For most important and current litigation and legislation atthend this year's five session program, spread over 2 1/2 days. For more information CLICK HERE.


August 8-9, 2014

The Civility Promise: Foundations of Civility CLE/CJE

Civility in law practice benefits clients, practitioners, the profession, and the pursuit of justice. Furthermore, the costs of incivility extend beyond economics and time. Incivility impacts the mental and physical health of all who are involved in the system, and it impairs the pursuit of justice. The Civility Promise: Foundations of Civility seminar provides an overview of the issues related to incivility, as well as strategies on how to effectively foster civility within our profession. In this 2-day intensive seminar, we will strive to create a retreat-like seminar. Through a series of lectures from prominent practitioners and judges, interactive exercises, and group discussion, we will explore and discuss characteristics of civility, the costs of incivility, the benefits of civility, the foundations of civility, and strategies to foster civility. Participants will also have the opportunity to reflect on the ideals of our profession, revitalize their commitment to their practice, and address relevant areas in their personal and professional lives to enable them to foster civility in their practice and promote justice for their clients. Co-sponsored by Robert's Fund and Seattle University School of Law 

August 18 - 20
Health Law Certificate
Health Law is an important and growing area of practice. This three day program is designed to be a "practice foundation" program. For those attorneys interested in seeing how the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act is changing the world of Health Care Law, attend day 3 only with its exclusive focus on Obamacare.  For more information CLICK HERE.


September 28-October 6, 2014
Civility Promise CLE/CJE Seminar for Legal Professionals: Tuscany, Italy
Come enjoy the fall colors in the peaceful setting of Sovana, Italy. In this seminar,  participants immerse themselves in a continuing education program that integrates lectures, art, discussions, and interactive exercises that focus on fostering civility in the legal profession, complemented by guided excursions through the nearby villages and beautiful countryside. Join us for this seminar that one participant called, "a MUST, fantastic and thoughtful program with solid materials and seasoned presenters."

Contact CLE

Continuing Legal Education
Sullivan Hall #210
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Phone: 206.398.4233