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Pre-Law Resource Center

Cougar Pre-Law Day

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Chinook, Room 150

Students in all majors are invited to any or all events!

1:30–2:00 p.m. Keynote Address by Seattle City Council member Lorena González

Lorena Gonzalez, WSU Cougar Pre-Law Day speaker and Seattle City Council memberOne of two citywide representatives and the first person of Latino descent elected to serve the Seattle City Council, González is a nationally recognized civil rights leader and community advocate and a WSU alum. In her two years in office, she has spearheaded legislation to create secure scheduling for low-wage workers, to ban conversion therapy, to allocate $1 million for a legal defense fund for immigrants and refugees facing immigration proceedings, and to pass meaningful police reform.

2:00–3:00 p.m. Legal Professional Panel

Prominent attorneys and WSU alumni discuss their experiences and perspectives on careers in law. Q&A follows.

Speakers include:

  • Kari Brotherton, Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
  • Nathan Deen, Assistant Attorney General, WSU
  • Tim Filer, Foster Pepper PLLC
  • Lorena González, Seattle City Councilmember
  • Fé Lopez, Seattle Community Police Commission
  • Honorable Judge Jack Nevin, Pierce County Superior Court

3:15–4:00 p.m. Law School Admissions Panel

Admissions representatives from regional law schools provide information, insights, and tips for success. Q&A follows.

4:00–5:00 p.m. Law School Admissions Fair & Networking Reception

Opportunity for students to meet and speak with legal professionals and area law school representatives.

Participating Law Schools

  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA
  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA
  • University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow & Boise, ID
  • Concordia University School of Law, Boise, ID
  • Blewett School of Law at the University of Montana, Missoula, MT
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR
  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, OR
  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR

FREE  •  Refreshments provided

Sponsored by the Pre-Law Resource Center, Pre-Law Society, Minority Association of Pre-Law, and College of Arts & Sciences.