We invite all alumni and members of the legal community to become a part of our thriving community. From attending world-class CLEs, to serving as a mock trial judge, to mentoring students, there is a convenient and rewarding way for you to get involved withUW
Law. Here are some opportunities for you to consider:
Admitted Student Outreach
Reach out to admitted students
Share your positive UW Law experience, answer any questions they might have and
generally reassure them that UW Law is the place for them. Contact Admissions
at for more information.
Become a professional mentor
Through our Professional Mentor program, the law school pairs
students with practicing professionals and Judges in the Seattle area.
You can offer guidance and encouragement, facilitate networking
opportunities, and share your specialized knowledge with 1L
students. We will pair you with a student who will benefit from
your experience when making academic and professional choices.
Contact the for more information.
Judge a mock trial or coach a moot court team
UW Law's Moot Court Honor Board, which assists law
students in developing their advocacy skills through practice and
competition, seeks the expertise of alumni in the legal community.
MCHB relies on volunteer attorneys to provide Judging and
feedback for our in-house competitions. In addition to allowing
the competitions to function, volunteer judges provide valuable
feedback that helps students improve their advocacy skills.
Attend or participate in a CLE
The UW School of Law Continuing Legal Education (CLE) offers in-depth continuing legal education opportunities for the legal community and professionals in other related disciplines.
Our programs are led by members of our outstanding faculty,
local, regional, national and international attorneys and professors
from other law schools as well as federal and state court judges.
Our seminars, symposiums and conferences are designed to
update the legal community and others on recent developments in
the law, to assist in increased understanding of substantive areas
of the law, and to provide opportunities to enhance legal skills for
constituents of both the public and private sectors.
Share your expertise with a class or clinic
Are you working on an interesting case? Have you set a precedent?
Students, faculty members, and clinic directors welcome your
involvement and insight.
Help students plan for their careers
Students benefit from working with alumni as they seek
employment. Your advice and suggestions open doors as students
navigate the job market. Our Center for Career and Leadership Development staff are always
looking to alumni to help students with their Job search and career
options. Alumni meet with students for an evening to discuss topics such as government employment, finding a summer
externship, navigating the world of private practice, public interest law,
working overseas, and networking opportunities. Programs include:
1L Mock Interview Program (January), Pre-On-Campus Interviews (OC I)
Mock Interview Program (Summer), OCI Information Sessions (May),
"Practical Tips for a Successful Summer (What the Employer Really
Wants You to Know)" and Meet the Legal Professionals.
Serve on an alumni association committee
The Law School Alumni Association
(LSAA) is always looking for enthusiastic
volunteers. LSAA committees help with alumni outreach to support
the Association's mission of serving and supporting law school alumni,
students and faculty through programming.
Arrange a faculty presentation at your office
Our distinguished faculty are available for formal or informal speaking
engagements. You pick the topic; we provide the speaker.
For additional details about these opportunities, contact Beverly Sanders (, 206.543.8707)