Students honored for outstanding work

Among the many awards and honors conferred on Seattle University School of Law students, two students received national recognition for their work this spring.

Pete TalevichPete Talevich won a 2009 Distinguished Writing Award from the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement, and Bryan Case received the 2009 American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence.

Talevich was honored for his article, "During and In Relation To: How the Ninth Circuit Rewrote a Statute in the Case of the Millennium Bomber." He was one of only 15 student recipients in the country and will be honored at an award program at the Library of Congress. He has been a full-time extern to the Honorable Thomas S. Zilly, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington and is a summer associate at K&L Gates. A 3L scheduled to graduate in December, he also served as a research assistant to Professor from Practice John McKay and assisted in writing his article.

Bryan CaseMay graduate Bryan Case received the Medal of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy Institute. He was nominated by Professor Rafael Pardo as the top bankruptcy student at the law school. He participated in the Bankruptcy Clinic and helped a married couple file for bankruptcy. He was a research assistant for Professor Pardo helping with a project studying the discharge of student loans in bankruptcy.

He also was a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Association and Federalist Society. He is working for Riddell Williams in Seattle in the litigation department, in particular products liability, creditors' rights, and commercial litigation.