Current/Immediate-Use Gifts are non-endowed contributions which are given annually or pledged over multiple years to provide restricted support in an area of interest to the donor.
Current-Use Gifts - sample gift opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- student scholarships
- faculty support and scholarship
- law library
- global education
- centers and institutes
- Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic
- student organizations and initiatives
Additionally, please consider a leadership gift to the Annual Fund for Excellence . The SU Law Annual Fund for Excellence is the foundation of the School of Law, providing structure and stability. A strong Annual Fund is crucial in sustaining the quality of the teaching and learning that occur here. The combined gifts of alumni and friends help the law school continue in its tradition of standing for excellence and reaching for justice.
Two new leadership levels have been created within the Dean's Club of the Annual Fund. Invitations to special events with the Dean of the Law School and President of the University will be offered donors who support the annual fund at the following levels -
• $10,000+ Justice Circle
• $5,000-9,999 Scholars Circle
Gifts in Honor and in Memory of - we welcome gifts made in memory of or in honor of alumni, faculty or other individuals. Such gifts may be directed to specific purposes.
For additional information and to discuss your specific
philanthropic situation please contact:
Lisa C. Barton
Associate Dean of Advancement
tel. - 206-398-4054
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Through the generous support of alumni and friends the following Current/Immediate-Use Gifts have been established in support of Seattle University School of Law.
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Washington Chapter)
Awarded annually to a student intent on pursuing a career in family law.
Association of Corporate Counsel Diversity Scholarship (Washington Chapter)
A scholarship established to honor a student with a diverse or ethnic background.
Fred H. and Mary S. Dore Charitable Foundation Scholarships
Awarded to the finalists of the annual James E. Bond/ABA Moot Court Competition and the Fredric Cutner Tausend Appellate Law Competition.
Editor in Chief SU Law Review Scholarship
Established for the editor in chief of Law Review.
The Grove Foundation Book Grants
Established to provide grants for books to students with financial need.
King County Bar Foundation Minority Scholarships
Established to provide scholarships for minority law students.
Law Librarianship Scholarship
Established to provide annual support for a student who is interested in law librarianship
Managing Editor SU Law Review Scholarship
Established for the managing editor of Law Review.
Professor Henry W. McGee Fellowship
Awarded to an active member of the Black Law Students Association who plans to pursue work with a civil rights organization dedicated to eradicating racial injustice.
George Nock Scholarship Fund
Established to recognize a student who reminds us of the late Professor Nock and the importance of laughter while pursuing consistent excellence.
The OutLaws Civil Rights Scholarship
Established by Professor Julie Shapiro to provide support for a student actively committed to and engaged in public interest law that benefits the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender community.
Public Interest Law Foundation Fellowships
Established to provide summer grants for students to pursue opportunities in public interest law.
The Mark Reutlinger Scholarship for Excellence in Legal Writing
Established in honor of Professor Emeritus Mark Reutlinger in recognition of outstanding writing in upper-division, non-legal writing courses.
The Matthew Henson Environmental Law Fellowship
Established to provide a summer fellowship in environmental law.
Seed Intellectual Property Law Group Founders Scholarship
Awarded annually to a top student with a strong interest in the field of intellectual property law.
The Kellye Testy Scholarship Award
Established in recognition of Seattle University School of Law's first female dean, this award recognizes the unique potential represented by women in the law, and fosters leadership abilities and excellence.
David Wescott Educational Law Scholarship Award
Established by Professor John Mitchell and former Registrar and Alumni Director Eva Mitchell to support a student who has persevered despite learning disabilities.
Washington State Bar Association Scholarship
Provided by the Intellectual Property Section.
Woodcock Washburn Patent Law Scholarship
Awarded annually to an outstanding student in patent law.
Access to Justice Institute Fund
Established to provide funding for the Access to Justice Institute and its many programs for students.
Andrew Walkover Library Fund
Established by Barbara Walkover in memory of the late Professor Walkover in support of the law library's Walkover Collection.
Center on Corporations, Law & Society Fund
Established to support the work of this center, including its annual Directors Training Academy; speakers series; and other initiatives.
Films for Justice Institute
Established to support the development of films for justice.
Established to provide funds for annual speakers who will address ethics, civility and professionalism in the law.
Founding Faculty Fund
Established by Bryant Reber '74 to honor the law school's founding faculty.
"For those whose objective is to serve the public-interest, the road is often unduly expensive. Mentorship in the form of advice and inspiration is encouraging; however, it is economic contribution—tangible mentorship—that makes these visions a reality. The aid I received as a student has allowed me to follow my dreams and to work in international human rights abroad, an immeasurable gift for which I am very grateful. As such, I truly believe this form of giving opens doors, and as a consequence, changes communities."
M. Fernanda Parra-Chico '09
Intern, Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica