Law school co-sponsors in-depth CLE on civility in Italy; info session May 26

(May18, 2011) Seattle University School of Law will continue its series The Civility Promise with an in-depth seminar in Tuscany, Italy in October.

An information session about the program is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May May 26, in the dean's conference room at the School of Law. There is no cost or obligation to attend. Please RSVP at 206-398-4233 or The program is reaching capacity and may sell out soon. 

Professor Paula Lustbader and her family foundation, Robert's Fund, established the program to help restore civility in the legal profession. It culminates with an eight-day program co-sponsored by the law school and Robert's Fund in Tuscany that will integrate lectures, discussion and interactive exercises. Each day incorporates CLE programming as well as time for relaxing and exploring the region. Participants will earn 45 CLE credits, including ethics credits for an entire reporting period while experiencing a trip of a lifetime.   

The Italy CLE will include sessions on defining civility, civility for business and health, civility for the profession and the administration of justice, fostering individual and systemic civility, Italian legal system and culture of civility, and more. Faculty includes Lustbader; Seattle attorney Stella Rabaut; and Craig Sims, a 1997 graduate of the law school and Criminal Division Chief, Seattle City Attorney's Office. Learn more about the attending faculty.

The program includes one day-long excursion through La Maremma, with a stop in Capalbio and II Giardino dei Tarocchi, a sculpture garden created by Niki de Saint Phalle. It also includes three afternoons of creativity and art experiences with Sergio Tamassia, Italian Artist in Residence.

Detailed program information is available at For questions or to RSVP for the information session, contact or 206-398-4233.

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