August 1- American Immigration Lawyers Association Lunch for Law Students
The American Immigration Lawyers Association New Members Division would like to invite Seattle area law students who are interested in immigration law to attend our upcoming lunch gathering on 8/1/13 at Fado (801 1st Ave Seattle). We hope to hold monthly informal lunch gatherings throughout the year and welcome individuals who would like to learn about what practicing immigration law as a new lawyer is like.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of over 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA Members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 38 chapters and over 50 national committees.
Visit the AILA Washington Chapter here.
August 8- Loren Miller Bar Association Summer of Success Dinner
Originally formed in Seattle in 1968 as the Loren Miller Bar Club, and officially renamed as the Loren Miller Bar Association in 1997, LMBA is at its core a civil rights organization, focused on addressing the issues of race, and social and economic disparities that affect the African-American community. LMBA was named after Loren Miller, the famed civil rights attorney who successfully argued Shelley v. Kramer, 334 U.S. 1 (1948). Read more about history of the LMBA here.
Date and Time:
Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Island Soul Restaurant
4869 Rainier Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118
Cost: Attorneys – $60 & Free for students
Please RSVP by August 1st to email@example.com
September 26-27- Save the Date! ACLU Northewest Conference
The fourth annual conference brings together law students, legal professionals and civil libertarians from around the region to explore current civil liberty issues.
General Information: The keynote address will be on Thursday, September 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Three panels will take place between 10 am and 5 pm on Friday, September 27, 2013. All events will take place on the Lewis & Clark Law School campus. Lunch will be provided on Friday, and a reception with appetizers and refreshments will follow the panels. Click here for general conference information.
Keynote: Vanita Gupta, Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU and Director of the ACLU’s Center for Justice, will deliver this year’s keynote address on the topic of Mass Incarceration: Race, Justice and Jim Crow. Ms. Gupta’s work is very impressive, and we are honored to host her. Read more by and about Ms. Gupta here.
Friday will feature three panel discussions followed by a reception where light appetizers and refreshments will be served. The topics up for discussion are:
- Marijuana Reform and the War on Drugs;
- Fourth Amendment and Privacy: Big Brother is Watching; and
- Can We Have Police Accountability?
Cost: $45 for attorneys and $10 for students.
October 25-26- Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair Update
Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
The event schedule, including workshop sessions, and more details will be forthcoming on the EJW website.
Attention UW Law Students!
As usual, the Center for Public Service Law will be able to provide travel stipends of up to $450 for a limited number of UW Law students wishing to attend the conference and career fair. Stay tuned for a future announcement with information about how to apply for a stipend, including deadlines and priorities for granting stipends.
August 13- September 12: Student and recent graduate registration and application
September 13- October 11: Student and recent graduate registration (for those not applying or seeking an interview)
September 19- October 3: Employer application review and interview selection
September 19- October 8: Student and recent graduate accept/decline interview invitations