Seattle University School of Law : Student Life

Helping homeowners
Angeline Thomas ’11, the attorney coordinator for the law school’s Foreclosure Mediation Outreach Project, shows one of the fliers she and student volunteers distributed in Korean. Over the summer, 10 interns worked with the program. Through outreach and collaboration with legal service organizations, they hosted two events for distressed homeowners in Lakewood and Burien and assisted 22 homeowners facing foreclosure by allowing them to meet with a housing counselor or an attorney at no charge. They were just some of the students who spent the summer working in the public interest. Read the Summer Journals kept by Public Interest Law Foundation grant recipients.


Symposium on domestic violence
Lawyers, judges, law enforcement, social workers, victim advocates, scholars and experts from around the country will explore the complex problem of domestic violence and potential solutions at "Intersections, Insights and Interventions: Fourth Annual Domestic Violence Symposium" Sept. 6 and 7.


The Red Mass Tradition
The annual Red Mass honoring the contributions of our alumni, the bench, bar, and our legal community will be Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chapel of St. Ingatius. A reception afterward at the law school will honor Washington Supreme Court Justice Steve González.


Leadership for social good
Are you interested in starting or leading a nonprofit, community organization or other socially conscious endeavor someday? Thinking about transitioning into or exploring the nonprofit sector, but not sure where to start? A new series of workshops will help.


Sidebar Happy Hour
Join Dean Mark Niles and the Law Alumni Board at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at The Triple Door for the first Sidebar Happy Hour. This series of receptions was started to keep alumni and friends connected.


What are you doing with your degree?
We've launched an interactive new site that shows the breadth of work our alumni are doing. Read about their varied and meaningful careers and then tell us about yours. Learn more.


September 2012

From Dean Mark Niles

As the law school starts its 40th year, our fall semester is in full swing. I enjoyed teaching in our Summer in D.C. Program this summer, and our placements for our students at firms, governmental agencies and the private sector doubled this year. I also was fortunate to travel around the country visiting accomplished alumni and potential employers for our students and graduates. Everyone was enthusiastic about the school and pleased with its current trajectory. Our faculty members also have been very productive, teaching, writing, researching, publishing and presenting papers at conferences around the country and the world. I look forward to another successful year and I hope to see you at the law school or in the community soon.

Upcoming Events

September 6-7
Domestic violence symposium

September 13
Sidebar Happy Hour

September 14
Mindfulness and the Law

September 14
Trivia Night with students and faculty

September 18
Northern California Alumni Reception

September 21
Legal Writing CLE

September 28
Annual Supreme Court Watch CLE

September 28
Leadership for Social Good

October 4
Influential Voices

October 7-15
The Civility Promise in Italy

October 9
Red Mass

Save the Date

October 24
Professor Emeritus Tom Holdych Award Reception

Visit the School of Law website for more events.

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