Features

Disrupting disease

Alumni use their law degrees to further science and research. 

Books and babies

Students with children balance parental and school duties. 

A global leader

Rufus Yerxa ’76 shares his story of a life in international trade. 

Firm leaders

Law school alumni provide vision and oversight as managing partners. 

Thanks, coach

Alumni help law students through moot court 'dress rehearsals.' 

A familiar face with new ideas

Intellect, compassion, relationship building, drive, integrity, and devotion to the law school are all qualities that make Annette Clark '89 a great leader as the new dean of Seattle University School of Law. 

Q and A with Dean Annette Clark

Dean Clark talks about her path to the deanship and her plans for the future. 

Alum wins big victory in U.S. Supreme Court

Law school nurtured a passion for the Constitution that took Brian Hodges ’01 all the way to the United States Supreme Court. 

Student shines light on human trafficking

Yasmin Christopher ’14 is sharing her family's story to help advocate for immigrants' rights and to fight against what she calls modern-day slavery. 

Beyond the traditional law career

Alumni find their law degrees helpful in business and other careers at top employers. 

Graduate takes Street Law to Zambia

Nathan Nanfelt ’12 received an $18,000 grant from The World Justice Project to create a pilot program of legal education in Zambia. 

Spy the Lie

Michael Floyd '92, a leading authority on interviewing, detection of deception, co-wrote "Spy the Lie," which teaches people how to detect lies in their everyday lives. 

Truth, justice and reconciliation

Professor Ron Slye spent three years serving on the Kenyan Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission. 

A strong argument

Will Witherspoon argued before the Ninth District Court of Appeals.  

Her biggest case

Janis Puracal '07 devoted to freeing her brother from Nicaraguan prison  

Finally free

International Human Rights Clinic secures release for man unjustly imprisoned in Mexico 

A jury of their peers

Law students advise high schoolers in city’s first Youth Traffic Court 

A twin passion for teaching

Grads take their legal skills into the classroom  

Freedom restored

Professor and students help transformed man win clemency 

Changing the face

Law school celebrates commitment to diversity and Academic Resource Center 25th anniversary  

Seeking justice

Graduate fights for the rights of accused war criminal 

Student scholars

Law school's full-tuition scholars work to effect societal change 

Law making

Senators leave politics out of the classroom 

The promise of civility

Professor Paula Lustbader calls for lawyers to raise the bar 

Leaders for justice

Three fellows will work for underserved communities after graduation 

Honoring courage

Law school leads effort to award honorary degrees to Japanese Americans forced from school during WWII 

Pioneering professors

Professors Marilyn Berger and Melinda Branscomb, who helped shape the practical skills programs at the law school, retired this spring. 

A new voice for justice

Dean Mark Niles inspired by law school's mission 

Changing perceptions

Graduate protects education from attack, fights stereotypes 

At home in academia

Tom Galligan’s career takes him from practice to Congress 

Out of the Ashes

Documentary on 9/11 fund stirs emotions, asks hard questions 

Finding his voice

Graduate Keith Jang-Hoon Seo is committed to helping the immigrant community overcome language access barriers. 

A bold transformation

School of Law Annex now home to thriving skills programs 

A meaningful collaboration

Pioneering Mental Health Court Clinic trains students to represent a vulnerable population 

Global Law Brigades

Students make connections in Panama with service trip 

Miles away, close to home

Graduate Kabbie Konteh’s 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 is law school’s first governor 

Justice doesn't retire

Sandra Day O'Connor headlines national conference exploring judicial independence 

Study by the midnight sun

Study in Alaska Program provides unique view of state's legal issues  

Righting wrongs

Clinic cases give students opportunities to make a real difference 

Looking back, reaching forward

New Fred T. Korematsu Center works for law and equality 

Breaking down barriers

Leadership for Justice Fellow Kristi Cruz '08 works to improve language access 

Escaping abuse

Law school helped domestic violence survivor start new life 

Scholars for Justice bring broad experience to the law school

Two women committed to working with disadvantaged communities named Scholars for Justice. 

A fond farewell

Professors Boerner, Frankel and Oltman retire 

A strong foundation

PILF sowed seeds of public interest 

Love and the Law

Couple meets at 35th anniversary events 

Pursuing justice

Donald and Lynda Horowitz fund first law school chair 

Good decision

Justice Charles Johnson prides himself on work with the law school 

Law school at 35

Part 2: Growing into Seattle University School of Law 

Reaching out

First-year students spend spring break helping hurricane victims 

Opening doors

Academic Resource Center celebrates 20 years of realizing dreams 

Legal education without borders

Tracy Wood has always had an interest in international issues and has traveled to numerous developing countries. 

Law clinic celebrates 25 years

In October 2006, alumni gathered to celebrate the silver anniversary with former directors of the clinical program and to welcome Paul Holland, new director of what is now known as the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic. 

The daughters of clarity

Legal Writing professors take their knowledge to Africa 

A proper salute

Law school honors Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift for standing up for his principles and the Constitution 

A matter of principle

Former U.S. Attorney John McKay brings his integrity and experience to the law school 

A clear victory

Clinic students and professor win eye therapy for client 

Justice statue, Sullivan Hall