Summer Practice Academy

Seattle University School of Law is  proud to announce the launch of  its Summer Practice Academy.  The Summer Practice Academy, with programs beginning in the summer of 2014, will offer comprehensive certificate programs that will deepen practitioners' understanding and skills in specially selected practice areas. These programs will go beyond the typical CLE, offering intensive and interactive content and skills development taught by successful practitioners and law school faculty who are experts in those areas. There is no more comprehensive training program for lawyers in Washington, and we are confident that our Summer Practice Academy offerings will provide an exceptional and high value experience for participants.

June 2 – 6

The Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute

Designed by national experts Professors Marilyn Berger and Ron Clark, the institute will offer a proven approach to trial practice, including strategies for every phase of trial from preparation through closing argument. Sponsored with the American College of Trial Attorneys some of the state's most successful  trial lawyers will share their secrets. (31.5 CLE credits pending)


July 18, 22, 25

Mastering Legal Writing Certificate Program 

In response to many requests, Seattle University School of Law will bring its No. 1 ranked Legal Writing Program to the legal community with the program Mastering Legal Writing. Be prepared for an exceptional experience tailored specifically for practicing attorneys.  For more information contact Professor Laurel Oates.  (18 CLE credits pending)


June 25 – 27

Indian Law Certificate

Tribal business interests are dramatically expanding and changing.  the 2014 Summer Practice Academy's Indian Law Certificate Program will focus on Tribal Government Business Law.  For the most important and current litigation and legislation attend this year's five session program, spread over 2 1/2 days.  Contact Eric Eberhard to talk with the program chair.  (13.75 CLE credits pending)


August 18 – 20

Health Law Certificate

For those wanting to expand their practice and learn more on Health Law we will be offering a thee-day Health Law Certificate program.  The certificate program will also address the new Affordable Care Act and how it is impacting health law practice and litigation. For more information, contact Erica Wolf, attorney, Seattle University School of Law.  (17.25 CLE credits pending)



Sullivan Hall Court Level Atrium

If you have ideas on programs you would like to see added to the Summer Practice Academy, contact CLE Director Mark Sideman