School of Law celebrates 35th anniversary at spectacular gala

More than 1,000 alumni, faculty and students attended a gala celebration to mark the 35th anniversary of Seattle University School of Law April 25.

The evening included a reception at Benaroya Hall, a special Seattle Symphony performance and a formal dinner. Under the direction of Maestro Gerard Schwarz, the symphony played Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," with acclaimed actress, playwright and author Anna Deavere Smith providing the stirring narration.

Dean Kellye Testy thanked the founders of the law school and those who have helped it thrive.

"It has been my profound honor to serve this law school - to have taught many of the alumni I see in the audience, to have worked side-by-side with so many outstanding professors and staff members, and now to be leading the law school into its next generation of excellence," she said.

She also announced the law school's first endowed faculty chair, the Donald and Lynda Horowitz Chair for the Pursuit of Justice, named in honor of former Judge Donald Horowitz and his wife, Lynda. The law school also established two professorships in honor of University Provost John Eshelman and former Dean Fred Tausend. The first recipient of the John D. Eshelman Professorship is Janet Ainsworth, and the first recipient of the Fredric Tausend Professorship is Professor David Skover. Read more about the chair and professorships.

View a slideshow of photos from the gala online.

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