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2021 PILF Video

Seattle U Law At Home for the Holidays
From our home to yours, the Seattle U Law alumni, staff, and faculty wish you a blessed holiday season and health and happiness in the new year.

Korematsu Center Town Hall
Professor Robert Chang, executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, and alumni moderator Matthew Sanders ‘12, former Korematsu Center research fellow, joined a group of supporters to discuss the Korematsu Center’s fou...

How to hand off an award during a pandemic, featuring student speaker Efrain Hudnell '20 and faculty speaker Professor Brooke D. Coleman.

Presentation of Our Spring 2020 Graduates
Though we weren't able to celebrate in person, Seattle University School of Law celebrates and congratulates each one of our spring 2020 graduates. This video features a faculty procession via Zoom, a blessing from Fr. John Topel, S.J., an introducti...

Faculty Speaker Brooke D. Coleman
Professor Brooke D. Coleman receives the Outstanding Faculty Award and praises the Class of 2020 for their powerful advocacy in a time of daunting challenges.

President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg opens the virtual commencement ceremony with personal reflections on the role of lawyers in society.

Student Speaker Efrain J. Hudnell
Efrain J. Hudnell '20, Student Bar Association president, offers his classmates -- now fellow attorneys -- congratulations and a call to leadership.

Dean Annette E. Clark '89
Dean Annette E. Clark '89 addresses the spring graduating class of 2020, who persevered through unprecedented challenges to finish law school.

Online MLS student shares recent career achievements
Since starting the online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program, Cynthia Scott has been promoted to an executive role with a new employer. She joined Program Director Linda Hiemer to talk about her career focused on mortgage lending and how she has e...

2020 James E. Bond Competition Final Round
Finalists Afton Gregson and Todd Brannon compete before our panel of judges -- Justice Mary Yu of the Washington Supreme Court, Judge Linda Coburn '05 of Edmonds Municipal Court, and Judges David Keenan '08 and Ken Schubert of King County Superior Co...

Excessive Force Litigation Program
Professors Julie Shapiro, Michael Russo, and Leonard Feldman lead a discussion on how courts can respond to the problem of excessive use of force by police. The panel is moderated by Professor Charlotte Garden. Our panelists considered the pros and...

The Killing of Breonna Taylor
Professors Deborah Ahrens and Michael Russo lead a discussion about the killing of Breonna Taylor and a grand jury's failure to indict Louisville police officers directly in her death.

Legal Writing Disruptors with Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb
The Legal Writing Program hosted this presentation and Q&A session on Sept. 24 with Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb of University of Illinois Chicago's John Marshall Law School. The session discussed law students' unexamined assumptions about race, cla...

Reflecting on RBG's Life & Work
Professors Deborah Ahrens, Brooke Coleman, Charlotte Garden, and Andrew Siegel reflect on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy through some of her most impactful opinions.

Constitution Day/Influential Voices Event: Justice Whitener
The Honorable G. Helen Whitener '98 of the Washington Supreme Court, in a conversation with Dean Annette Clark '89 joined us for our Influential Voices speaker series (which also marked Constitution Day 2020). Justice Whitener talked about the 100th ...

Seattle U MLS Webinar: Think Like a Lawyer (Without Being One)
What does it mean to work in compliance and risk management? How can you learn to “think like a lawyer,” working at your company or within your industry to assess risk through a legal lens? What’s the difference between the legal team and a com...

Timely & Relevant: A Student Shares Benefits of the MLS in Compliance and Risk Management Program
Since starting the Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program, Anne Bayerkohler has been named among 2020 Women Leaders in Technology, and she’s been promoted to Senior Director after five years working remotely for a company that provides cybersecurity...

Seattle U MLS Webinar: Let's Talk Financial Aid
Our Seattle U Law team shares tips to help you plan, prepare, and pay for your online MLS at Seattle U Law. Our panelists include Seattle U Law’s Lynette Splinter, director of Student Financial Services, and Linda Hiemer, director of Graduate Law P...

Seattle U MLS Webinar - Keeping Technology Human-Centered: Managing Privacy Rights & Risks
Graduate Law Program Director Linda Hiemer and guest speaker Dr. Tracy Kosa, Google privacy engineer and a professor in Seattle U Law’s online MLS in Compliance and Risk Management program, come together for a conversation on the importance of a hu...

Seattle U MLS Webinar: Who CARES? Compliance & Risk under the CARES Act
Graduate Law Program Director Linda Hiemer and Ali Higgs, JD, professor, and senior compliance consultant created a special webinar that focuses on risk and compliance issues related to COVID-19, especially the recent passage of the Coronavirus Aid, ...

When Can Police Use Force?
Professor Deborah Ahrens explains which amendment governs the use of force by police officers and how previous cases before the U.S. Supreme Court have shaped the legal parameters.

What Is Qualified Immunity?
Professor Deborah Ahrens explains the concept of qualified immunity, and why it's so difficult to prove that a law enforcement officer violated someone's civil rights.

Hey, Aren't You In Law School? An Introduction
Professor Deborah Ahrens explains how this series of short videos can help students, prospective students, and even alumni talk with curious friends and loved ones about the legal issues at play in the the country's growing cries for racial justice.

George Floyd Teach-In (Part 3)
In the final installment of our George Floyd Teach-In Series, we compare the COVID-19 stay-home protests with the Black Lives Matter protests and discuss the intersection of the rights to free speech and to bear arms under the First and Second Amendm...

George Floyd Teach-In, Part 2
Reform the police? Defund the police? Join Professor Bryan Adamson as we continue our Zoom Teach-In series surrounding the George Floyd killing. This week we will discuss officer-involved killings, police responses to demonstrations across the natio...

George Floyd Teach-In
Join Professor Bryan Adamson as he moderates an online teach-in with criminal law experts Professor Deborah Ahrens (Seattle University School of Law) and Professor Ayesha Bell Hardaway (Case Western Reserve University) about the factual and legal asp...

2020 (Socially Distant) Commencement
In the era of COVID-19, Seattle University School of Law was forced to postpone its May 16 Commencement Ceremony. Because, as you can see, trying to get that graduation hood on from six feet away (in compliance with public health guidelines) just doe...

PILF 2020 Auction: Visionaries
Support law students working at unpaid public interest internships by support the Public Interest Law Foundation.

Seattle U Gives - Thank You!
Professor Lisa Brodoff, director of the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic, thanks the supporters who invested in the clinic's mission during Seattle U Gives 2020.

Welcome to Seattle University School of Law
Supportive classmates, practical hands-on curriculum, top-notch faculty, and a social justice mission: Seattle U Law is the right place to prepare for a career in the legal profession.