Seattle University School of Law

Say cheese! Legal Writing students celebrate
We asked a few Legal Writing students to show up for a photo shoot with our new celebratory banner and this was the result! Our fantastic students are a big part of our success.


Should WWII rulings be repudiated?
University of Hawai'i Professor Eric K. Yamamoto, who helped Fred Korematsu successfully reopen his case against the federal government for Japanese American internment, will talk about why the U.S. Supreme Court's WWII rulings on this issue should be repudiated. Join us April 15, 4:30 p.m. Read more.



Students win relief for immigrants
Five refugees held at the Northwest Detention Center are free and will remain in the United States, thanks to the diligent research and passionate advocacy of students in Professor Won Kidane's Immigration Clinic. The students gave up their time off for Spring Break to argue their clients' cases in court. Read more.



Corporate Counsel Awards honor grads
Catherine Walker '80, senior vice president and general counsel of REI, was named by the Puget Sound Business Journal as Outstanding Corporate Counsel for a private company with more than 10,000 employees. Other law alumni have been named as finalists in various categories. Read more.



Learn trial advocacy from the pros
Expert litigators and faculty will offer a proven approach to trial strategy at the Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute, the state's premier training program. Sign up now for the course that runs June 2-6. Read more.



Study law where Mandela did
Our law school and the Mandela Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand offer this once-in-a-lifetime chance to earn CLE credits in a place of vast historic significance. Sign up for South African Law, Policy, and History to learn from experts and visit notable sites. Contact Professor Laurel Oates for more information.



Check out our new alumni section
We've recently revamped the alumni section of Seattle University School of Law's website. Click around and let us know what you think. While you're there, send in a Class Note and let us know what you've been up to!

April 2014

Annette Clark From Dean Annette Clark

The spring semester is flying by, and our students are hard at work in their last few weeks of class. I am continually proud of the efforts of our students and faculty, including the group of students in our Immigration Clinic who spent their entire Spring Break in court. Along with their professor, Won Kidane, they successfully advocated for five refugees, who now have the right to legally stay in the United States. This is life-changing work, not only for the clients, but also for the students as they experience the transformative impact of a Seattle University School of Law education. Our students are truly powerful advocates for justice.

Professor Kidane, in addition to being a devoted mentor and teacher, is also a nationally and internationally renowned scholar. It is with great pride that we announce that Won has won a Fulbright Scholar Award to spend a year teaching and conducting research in his home country of Ethiopia. Congratulations, Professor Kidane!

Speaking of our outstanding scholars, Margaret Chon, the Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, and Professor Lorraine Bannai, the director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, will present at an upcoming Influential Voices lecture April 15. They will join our keynote speaker, Professor Eric Yamamoto from the University of Hawaii, for his lecture, "Repudiating the Supreme Court's WWII Japanese American Ruling." That lecture is based upon the landmark book he co-wrote with Professor Chon, "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment."

I hope you will join us for this Influential Voices program. And, as always, I thank you for your support.

Upcoming Events

April 15
Influential Voices with Eric K. Yamamoto

April 25
CLE: Climate Change

April 25
Seattle Journal for Social Justice End of Year Banquet

May 16
Graduation Reception and Baccalaureate Mass

May 17
Spring Commencement

June 5
Washington, D.C. Alumni Reception

June 18
Alaska Alumni Reception, Anchorage

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