State Bar Honors Dean

Seattle University School of Law Dean Kellye Testy received the 2007 President’s Award from the Washington State Bar Association. The award is given annually in recognition of special accomplishment or service to the WSBA.

“Dean Kellye Testy is a leader with a vision and an absolute conviction – that a world in which justice is available to all can be a reality,” WSBA President Ellen Condera Dial said. “She inspires us with her strong commitment to social justice and her abundant generosity of spirit.”

Testy is known for her caring involvement not just with students, the law school, and the university, but the legal community and the community at large, Dial said.

Testy became dean of Seattle University School of Law in February 2005. She joined the faculty in 1992, after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Jesse Eschbach of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Prior to being named dean, she was associate dean for academic administration. Testy co-founded the law school’s Access to Justice Institute, and founded both the Seattle Journal for Social Justice and the Center on Corporations, Law & Society. She also served as co-director of the Seattle University Wismer Center for the Study of Justice.

She has published many articles and book chapters on corporate governance and other business law and economic justice issues and is a frequent speaker on such topics. She is also active as a consultant and expert witness on a variety of corporate and securities law matters, in both state and federal court. Her writing has been published in many journals, including the Duke Journal of Law & Contemporary Problems, Northwestern Law Review, the New York Journal of International and Comparative Law, California Law Review and George Law Review.

Testy, along with Ellen Condera Dial, also will receive the President’s Award from Washington Women Lawyers on September 28.

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