ATJI cosponsors 2009 Trina Grillo Retreat at Stanford

Seattle University School of Law's Access to Justice Institute will cosponsor the annual Trina Grillo Retreat with the Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School Feb. 20 and 21.

This year's theme is "Global Social Justice Lawyering." Professor Ron Slye, director of International and Comparative Law at Seattle University School of Law, will speak on the panel "Scanning the Globe for Criminal Justice." Clinical Professor Raven Lidman will take part in "The Impact of Human Rights Law on Civil Legal Services."

The keynote speaker is Kyong-Whan Ahn, Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea.

The Trina Grillo Law Retreat provides a unique opportunity for public interest and social justice-oriented law students, faculty, and practitioners to exchange viewpoints, explore career opportunities, and formulate strategies for social justice.

"This is an exceptional opportunity for students to network with their peers and with lawyers, academics, and other legal professionals involved in public interest law," said ATJI Director and Retreat Co-Chair Diana Singleton, who has been working with Stanford on development of the retreat.

With the support of the Office of Student Affairs, Admissions Office, Dean's Office, and ATJI, Seattle University School of Law will send a large contingent of law students committed to social justice to the retreat.

The Grillo Retreat, co-sponsored by SALT and a consortium of West Coast law schools honors the memory of Trina Grillo, a dedicated social activist and justice advocate who died in 1996. The first retreat was held in 1998.

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