Four Civil Survival members, Amanda DuBois, Tarra Simmons, Madeleine DuBois and Carolina Landa, recently had the opportunity to dine with the Dean of Seattle University Law School, Annette Clark. All of the women from Civil Survival are connected to SU Law School. Two are graduates, one is a current student and one is a future applicant. The evening included a deep and rich discussion of criminal justice reform and the ongoing work of Civil Survival. The experience was made possible by Dean Clark’s generous donation of a home-made dinner and round table discussion at the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) auction.

PILF is a student-led SU Law organization that supports programs that allow students to explore and engage in public interest careers through job-shadowing, mentoring and networking opportunities with many allied organizations. PILF also makes possible the opportunity for students to intern over the summer in the public interest arena, and receive a grant to support their living expenses. The group discussion at Dean Clark’s home was enhanced by her preparation of a delicious Greek dinner. The event highlighted SU Law School’s commitment to social justice, including its Access to Justice Institute, which promotes engagement between students and marginalized communities and supports students exploring public interest careers.