"My work experience in combination with my passion for affordable health care is what led me to pursue a law degree."
"I wanted to explore a graduate-level degree geared towards finding solutions and effecting change. That led me to law school."
"I knew I was going to law school to become a criminal defense attorney after my first criminal justice class my freshman year at Washington State University. I felt so compelled to help fix a broken system."
"I resolved to learn more about the law and how to assist those who cannot help themselves."
"I wanted to be Claire from the Cosby Show. But even more importantly I wanted to have the tools I needed to make a difference in my community."
"I wanted to make a difference and advocate for people that are either under-represented or have been wronged. As lawyers, we are in a position to make a difference."
"The lowlight of Joey Mack’s football career at the University of Memphis was getting knocked unconscious on national television. But one of the highlights was meeting a football booster who helped shape his career."
"Finance skills are valuable in this job, and that’s the kind of thing you can learn in business school or on the job, but I wanted a law degree to set myself apart"
"I found an internship at Starbucks the summer after my 1L year and stayed on part-time through the school year," she said. "I enjoyed the spirit of the company and its mission. I had a unique opportunity to see what practicing law might look like."
“There’s so much I got out of going to law school that I use every day in business — whether it’s dealing with issues of contract performance, delivery, compliance or something else.”
"I applied to law school because I have always had an interest in the law. I was not sure exactly what I wanted to do, but I knew that a law degree was going to help me get there."
"I found employment law to be incredibly interesting, and I decided to pursue a law degree so that I could help employers dealing with legal issues."
"Arguing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is a rarity for practicing lawyers. So when Will Witherspoon found out he would have the opportunity to do so while still a student in the Seattle University School of Law Part-Time Program, he knew it was an extraordinary opportunity."
"During my time with the State Department, I received extensive training at the Foreign Service Institute and U.S. and international law enforcement agencies."
"The part-time program is filled with many students who are working professionals, starting a second career, or returning to school after raising children. This professional diversity offered an array of perspectives that led to lively classroom discussion."
"I choose to embark on my work career and forgot about my interest in the law. Years later, because of my role supporting EEO investigations, I began working on matters with my employer’s outside legal counsel."
"While I wanted to pursue a legal degree, I was not willing to leave my developing career. When the opportunity to accomplish both goals became available through the Part-Time Program, the pursuit of a law degree was an easy decision to make."
"Moreover, studying the law gave me the opportunity to increase my knowledge and understanding of a subject that affects nearly every aspect of our society."
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Seattle, WA 98122-1090