Dean Receives Honorary Degree

Seattle University School of Law Dean Rudolph C. Hasl has been selected to receive an Honorary Doctor of Law from the Far Eastern National University (FENU), the oldest and largest university in eastern Russia. Hasl was awarded the degree on September 30 in Vladivostok, Russia.

Hasl was in Vladivostok to lead a group of Western Washington lawyers and judges who are participating in the Rule of Law Exchange Program; a program designed to identify areas of cooperation and assistance among judges and lawyers within the American and Russian legal systems. In May, Seattle University hosted a delegation from Russia where participants focused on the effective use of jury trials and security in judicial proceedings. The Rule of Law Exchange Program is financed by the Foundation for Russian-American Economic Cooperation.

“Dean Hasl’s leadership in creating valuable dialogues between Russian and American legal experts has been invaluable,” said Washington State Supreme Court Justice Charles Johnson, a participant in the Rule of Law Exchange Program who was among those traveling with Hasl to Vladivostok.

Seattle University has been partnering with FENU since 2001 to provide unique opportunities for students such as joint Internet videoconferences, credit transfers, and student and faculty exchanges.

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