Seattle Inn of Court Chapter Established

Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington Law School have jointly established a Seattle Chapter of the American Inns of Court. There will be places for twelve third year Seattle University Law Students in the Inn (as of fall, 2003).

The Inn is an educational and mentoring organization comprised of federal and state judges, practicing litigation attorneys representing a broad range of practice backgrounds and experiences, and law students. Beginning next fall, the members of the Inn will meet once a month for dinner on the second Tuesday of the month, and watch a program on some aspect of litigation/dispute resolution.

The William L. Dowyer Inn of Court has been a great experience for me in my third year of law school. Every month, I have a chance to have dinner with excellent trial lawyers and members of the Seattle legal community. In January, I sat at a table with a law school dean, a U.S. Attorney, a district court judge, and a defense attorney, along with two of my fellow students. Each pupilage presents a creative CLE program for the entire Inn, always followed by refreshing discourse. After each meeting, I leave feeling excited to join this community of professional, ethical, and passionate attorneys, and I know that I will never be alone in my practice. There is no other opportunity like this for a law student. I am grateful to have been a part of this Inn in its inaugural year.
Colin Folawn, 3L

The Inn of Court has been a wonderful and helpful experience for me. I appreciate the comfortable, social environment it fosters for interactions between students and accomplished members of the Seattle legal community. The performance have been lively, entertaining, thought-provoking and at times revealing of the professional instincts or approaches of different practitioners.
Courtney Grote, 3L

As you can see, this is a great opportunity to learn from and connect with many of this areas finest judges and litigators (both civil and criminal, large firm and small practice, government and private).

Applications for one of the twelve student memberships must be submitted by the end of the day Monday, April 14th to April Bostwick, Sullivan Hall room 210B. Applications should include (1) a cover letter explaining why you want to join the Inn, and (2) a current resume. Only students who will be 3Ls next year will be considered.

If you would like more information, visit the American Inns of Court Web site at