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October 24, 2012

Professor Emeritus Tom Holdych Award Reception

5:30 p.m.  -  7:00 p.m.

 Seattle University School of Law
Professor Thomas J. Holdych Award Reception

Please join Dean Mark Niles, faculty, staff, alumni and friends for
a reception to present the 
Professor Thomas J. Holdych Award for Meritorious and Transformational Service
to its first recipient,

Professor Laurel Oates

Tacoma Art Museum
5:30 - 7 P.M.
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

We welcome your RSVP today and look forward to seeing you there!


 Seattle University School of Law has established a new award in memory of Professor Emeritus Tom Holdych to honor exemplary service and transformational institutional building. The Professor Thomas J. Holdych Award for Meritorious and Transformational Service will honor an individual whose skill and dedication has resulted in institutional development that has advanced and enhanced the long-term stability and reputation of the law school. It will be awarded periodically as merited.

The first recipient of the Holdych Award is Professor Laurel Oates. She is receiving this honor after her 28 years of outstanding leadership as director of the law school's acclaimed Legal Writing Program. She has stepped down from this position but continues teaching at the law school.

Professor Holdych, who died in April 2011, was a founding faculty member at the law school, taught the very first class on September 5, 1972, and helped shape the law school into the success it is today. He taught thousands of students in contracts and commercial law. He was a beloved teacher, often cited by alumni as their most memorable professor. 

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