Continuing Legal Education

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

Summer Practice Academy 2015

Seattle University School of Law is  proud to announce the second year of its Summer Practice Academy. The Summer Practice Academy offers 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.

Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute

June 15-19, 2015 • 30.5 CLE credits pending

Designed by national experts Professors Marilyn Berger and Ron Clark, the Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute offers a proven conceptual approach to trial practice combined with premier trial principles and strategies for every phase of trial from preparation through closing argument. During the week-long course, the best of the best trial lawyers and faculty will provide you with lectures and demonstrations of successful trial skills.

Mastering Legal Writing Certificate Program

June 24, 25, and 26, 2015 • 18 CLE credits pending

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.

Tribal Governmental Law Certificate Program

July 8, 9, and 10, 2015 • 13.75 CLE credits pending

Tribal Law: governorship and Leadership is the focus for the 2015 Summer Practice Academy's Indian Law Certificate Program. The five-session program will be spread over two and a half days from July 8 through July 10, 2015.

Intellectual Property Certificate Program

July 22-24, 2015 • 18 CLE credits pending

In this innovative and cutting edge look at IP, Program Developers John Denkenberger (Managing Member of Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness) and Brian McMahon have created a three stage program: Day 1 is about understanding the basics of IP---learning terminology, definitions and how IP has evolved in recent years. Day 2 is about practical understanding and application of IP in the business world and for attendees to build "their lens" for issue spotting IP issues for their clients. Day 3 is about advanced issues in IP Law including dealing with IP conflicts and choosing the best options for their clients

Health Law Certificate

August 10-12, 2015 • 17.25 CLE credits pending

For those wanting to expand their practice and learn more on Health Law we will be offering a three-day Health Law Certificate program. The 2015 program will address Health Law Basics and Our Aging Population