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Seattle University School of Law : Student Life

Scholars for Justice
Dean Mark Niles talks with this year’s Scholars for Justice, Alex Kain, left, and Becky Fish. The law school is proud to offer these two full-tuition scholarships to students who are committed to working for justice. Read more about the experience this year’s Scholars for Justice and Native American Law Scholar Jocelyn McCurtain bring to the law school. (Photo by Marcus Donner)


Red Mass
This year’s Red Mass will celebrate the contributions of our alumni and the legal community toward building a more just world. Special recognition will be made to Supreme Court Justice Steven González, for his commitment to equal justice.


Our newest teacher-scholar
The law school is proud to welcome Assistant Professor Anna Roberts, who joined the faculty this fall after three years as an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at New York University School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on race and the criminal jury.


Honoring transformational service
Join us for a reception to honor the late Professor Thomas J. Holdych and Professor Laurel Oates, at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Tacoma Art Museum. RSVP today. Read more about the award.



Evening with Equal Justice
Join representatives from the equal justice community for a CLE on the Five Essential Tools of Social Justice Lawyering, and the Evening with Equal Justice on Oct. 10. Please RSVP by Oct. 3, including your name and your practice area.


Save the Date: How to Hang a Shingle
If solo or low-bono practice appeals to you, sign up for How to Hang Your Own Shingle, an all-day CLE. This program is free for students and 2012 graduates and low cost for 2010 and 2011 graduates.



Equal Justice Leadership Academy
Alumni who are based in Washington and hold leadership positions in community-based organizations or civil equal justice organizations are encouraged to apply for a new Equal Justice Leadership Academy cosponsored by the law school. Applications will be available early October. For more information, contact Allison Durazzi at WSBA.


Looking for great students
The law school provides a waiver of the $60 application fee for applicants referred by an alumnus. If you know of someone who would be great for us, simply e-mail Carol Cochran, assistant dean for admission with your name, year of graduation and the applicant's name and e-mail.


October 2012

From Dean Mark Niles

We are enjoying a warm, beautiful autumn in Seattle, and I hope the change of the seasons treats you well. We have many exciting programs this fall, including the kickoff of our Influential Voices Lecture Series this week and our annual Red Mass Celebration next week. I hope those of you in the area can attend those events and that many of you, especially our South Sound alumni, will help us honor the memory of Professor Emeritus Tom Holdych and the work of Professor Laurel Oates at a special reception in Tacoma Oct. 24.

Upcoming Events

October 4
Influential Voices lecture

October 9
Red Mass

October 10
Evening with Equal Justice

October 11
What Lawyers Should Know About Arbitration

October 12
How to Hang Your Own Shingle (CLE)

October 19
Navigating the Ethical Mine Field (CLE)

October 24
Holdych Award Reception

November 2
Annual Ethics CLE

November 13
Sidebar Happy Hour at Columbia Tower

November 14
Sidebar Happy Hour, Olympia

Visit the School of Law website for more events .

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