Law Alumni Board
With its fully-formed board of 21 members, the Law Alumni Board has enjoyed getting to know one another while working together to advocate for and support Seattle University School of Law. The board is eager to become better acquainted with the school's new dean, Professor Mark Niles, and begin working with him this summer.
The Board is also in the process of reviewing and making recommendations to Dean Clark for new members to the LAB. Thank you to all of you who submitted a nomination on behalf of an alumni colleague. New members will be introduced during Alumni Weekend in April 2010.
Recent Alumni Committee
The story of the Recent Alumni Committee graphically represents all that can be accomplished through the commitment of alumni leadership partnering with the school. Both the connections among alumni colleagues and the alumni community with the law school are strengthened.
The Recent Alumni Committee is chaired by Brian Considine ’07. Other alumni providing leadership in five subcommittees are:
- Social Justice/Public Interest Awareness – Erin Shea ’07, chair
- Mentoring Programs –Mark Saku ’06, chair
- Networking - Hillary Madsen '08 and Chris Wong '08, co-chairs
- Program Development –Melissa Chin ’08, Megan Gebhardt ’06 and David Keenan ’08, co-chairs
- Leadership – Jeff Cox ’05 and David Keenan ’08, co-chairs
The Recent Alumni Committee meets monthly, clearly identifying the Committee as an active and vocal leadership group for the School of Law. One current project is to expand mentorship programs at SU Law and formally launch an alumni-to-alumni mentoring program. Any graduate in the past 15 years is welcome to join the Committee, and we hope many of you will consider doing so. Be in touch with the Office of Alumni Relations to express your interest.
Job Shadow Program
A partnership between the Student Bar Association (SBA) and the Office of Alumni Relations culminated in a huge success for the relatively new Job Shadow Program last spring. We want to once again say thank you to the 100 or so alumni who generously hosted students in their firms, organizations and courtrooms. The job shadow varied among practitioners but often included touring students through the different courthouses, having them attend client interviews, and in general sharing their experiences as attorneys. Your time is precious, and our students were most appreciative.
We are now gearing up for 2010 and Arthur Shwab, a 2L and the SBA Alumni Liaison to our office, is spearheading this year’s program. Please watch for an invitation to participate in Job Shadow Week, scheduled for March 8-12, 2010. More than 120 students signed up last year, and we expect increased interest this year.
Please note too that the job shadow program is different from the mentorship programs that our office also coordinates. To learn more about these programs, and to signup to serve as a mentor to students or alumni, please go to our website. Also important to know is that the Moot Court Board is generously supported by hundreds of alumni who serve as coaches and judges. If you want to explore an opportunity to serve in this capacity, please be in touch with the Office of Alumni Relations.