Foreclosure mediation: Helping clients while building skills

angeline-thomasAs the staff attorney for the Foreclosure Mediation and Outreach Project (FMOP) I train law students on how to help homeowners facing foreclosure.  Foreclosure is complicated and the process can be overwhelming for clients.  Through FMOP, students help clients who may not know they have any legal rights and who could not otherwise afford an attorney. Students do community outreach, staff a legal clinic in Tacoma, and intern with local legal aid organizations.
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Law students have plenty of fun outside the classroom


The Sidebar cafe in Sullivan Hall is a popular gathering spot for law students.

As assistant director for student life, I work with students every day to help them develop interesting and informative programs, initiatives, and events, and help them enrich their law school experience outside of the classroom.  I provide support to both full-time and part-time students, and I serve as a liaison between students and the administration.

I also work with more than 40 student organizations and their leaders, who are not only leaders in the law school community but also in the larger community where they regularly help disenfranchised and underserved people. Continue reading

Preparing you for the bar and beyond


Lisa Young, Director of the Bar Studies Program

Prior to attending Seattle University School of Law, I had always thought of becoming a lawyer, but I also felt a higher calling to be a teacher. The LSAT was given before the GRE, so I ended up in law school and not graduate school. Fortunately for me, I am able to have the best of both worlds in my position as director of the Bar Studies Program.

In this role, I combine my passion for the law with my passion for teaching by providing students and graduates with guidance during their legal education. The Bar Studies Program delivers valuable services to students and contributes to their personal and intellectual growth as they prepare for success on the bar examination and beyond. Continue reading