UW Center for Human Rights Student Funding

FUNDING FOR UW STUDENTS! APPLY BY MARCH 30, 2018

The UW Center for Human Rights has the honor of administering several endowed funds to benefit UW graduate and undergraduate students. For this application cycle (February 20, 2018 to March 30, 2018), we have three funding opportunities for hands-on direct action projects as well as projects relating to dissertation and coursework (funds for travel, research, tuition, etc). Applications are open to graduate, professional and undergraduate students from all three UW campuses. Citizenship/permanent resident status not required.

1. Dr. Lisa Sable Brown Endowed Fund for Human Rights.
$1800 available. Graduate students only. For studies or research.

2. Peter Mack and Jamie Mayerfeld Endowed Fund for Human Rights. $5000 available. Graduate students only. For studies or research.

3. Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark Endowed Human Rights Fund.
$4500 available. Undergraduate and graduate students. For hands-on human rights projects through direct action.

More info here. 

WSBA, Sections Program LeadWSBA Logo

Starting Salary Range:  $55,033 – $61,912 DOE+ benefits

As a part of the sections team and with guidance from the Sections Program Manager, this position works collaboratively with leaders of an assigned number of the WSBA’s 29 sections in the development and implementation of the section’s vision, mission, goals and strategic plan. This includes the development and implementation of short- and long-term work plans to ensure that each of the sections work supports the WSBA’s Mission and Guiding Principles,  is viable and of value to its members and, that continuity of section leadership is established.

More info here.

PILnet Fellowship, Lawyering in the Age of Globalization

PILnet invites recent law graduates and students in their final year of study toward degrees in public interest law and related fields to apply for a fellowship at its New York office to begin in Summer 2018.

PILnet is an international non-profit organization that is changing the way people think about public interest law. By bringing the public and private sectors of the legal profession together, PILnet is unlocking law’s full potential to manage risks and protect the interests of everyone. This fellowship will provide an experiential learning opportunity in an emerging area of public interest lawyering that takes the techniques that have historically been used to benefit a powerful few and puts them to work for the most vulnerable.

Applications will be accepted beginning March 1, 2018, on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

More info here.

 

Women’s Law Caucus workshop

Women’s Law Caucus:  Elect Her workshop

Date:  Friday, March 2, 2018

Time:  1:00 – 4:30; networking 4:30-6:30 in room 115

Where:  Room 133

Elect Her is a workshop to train and encourage women to run for office. Elect Her will assist you in deciding what office is right for you, vocalizing your issues, and creating a network to run for office. A panel of local female elected officials with a career in law, including Judge Cathy Moore, Seattle City Councilwoman Debora Juarez, Redmond City Councilwoman Tanika Padhye and former State Representative Jessyn Farrell, will share their experiences and their advice on how to run for office. All UW students are welcome to attend.

There will be refreshments at both the event and at the networking event.

The event is Friday, March 2nd from 1:00-4:30 in room 133 at UW Law followed by a networking event from 4:30-6:30 (in RM 115).

Please RSVP by February 26.  Please email Sydney Bay at sbay@uw.edu if you have any questions!

Rural Summer Legal Corps; Wildlands Network; The Family Advocacy Center

RURAL SUMMER LEGAL CORPS APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 11:59 PM EST!EJW Logo

The Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC) program will connect 30 law students with different civil legal aid sites across the country this summer to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities. Students will gain valuable experience and will earn a $5,000 stipend for their summer service.

Each site has a different project focus and students can select up to three sites that they’re interested in with one application. The following sites in particular are seeking additional applications: Nebraska, Oklahoma, Northeastern New York, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Find out more about this program and apply here.

Wildlands Network Summer Interns

To achieve our mission of continental-scale conservation, Wildlands National Network employs a diverse team of scientists, advocates, policy experts, and other talented professionals who share a passion for wild nature. Our summer intern will be counted among these professionals. Wildlands Network is looking to employ 1 to 2 summer interns in our Seattle Office.

For complete job description, apply here.

Kids in Need of Defense, Children’s Coordinating Attorney

Application Deadline: Rolling Basis

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is an innovative partnership among the Microsoft Corporation, Angelina Jolie and other interested philanthropists, law firms and corporate supporters. As the leading national organization that works to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone, KIND is dedicated to providing pro bono representation as well as positive systemic change in both law and policy to improve the protection of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. KIND also engages in programming in Central America and Mexico to promote the best interests and protection of migrant children throughout the region.  Launched in fall 2008, KIND is headquartered in Washington, DC and has 10 field offices across the United States.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

KIND seeks a Children’s Coordinating Attorney to provide representation to unaccompanied immigrant children in Office of Refugee Resettlement custody in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties.

Apply here.

Due February 21: Tacoma Community College, Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion.

Responsibilities of the Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion
The Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the Leadership Team.  This position provides leadership in the college’s efforts to create an environment that values and demonstrates its commitment to equity and inclusion.   The Executive Director of Equity and Inclusion in collaboration with appropriate staff or units will ensure the development of diversity awareness and training, collaboration in the design of educational materials that enhance awareness of equity and inclusion, and facilitation of initiatives designed to enhance the college’s climate for faculty, staff, and students of all backgrounds.  The Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion serves as a strategic forward-thinking leader.  The position is responsible for aligning and integrating a range of new and existing initiatives at TCC into a cohesive platform of services that will foster a more inclusive, diverse community and to guide the college community to extend the values of diversity and equity broadly through teaching, scholarship, and community engagement.

Apply Here.

Due March 16: The Family Advocacy Center, Summer InternshipeWomen Foundation Grants_Photo of Woman and Kids

The Family Advocacy Center is a joint pilot project between Northwest Justice Project, the Center for Child and Youth Justice, and the King County Superior Court Parents for Parents Program developed to address civil legal issues that could either avoid or end a family’s involvement with the child welfare system. The FAC is comprised of a multidisciplinary team made up of an Attorney, a Social Worker, and a Parent Ally. The team provides legal services, social services, and peer mentorship that help stabilize families with the goal of keeping children out of foster care.

The FAC assists clients with family law, domestic violence, housing, public benefits, and limited consumer law issues. Our intern will assist primarily with family law issues, with options to expand scope of cases based on individual interests and will be based out of NJP’s Seattle office. The internship is open to 1Ls and 2Ls and is unpaid. Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication, attention to detail, compassion, and a sense of humor.  For consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to marjieh@nwjustice.org by March 16, 2018.

Due February 25: YWCA Sexual Violence Legal Services, Staff Attorney

Sexual Violence Legal Services (SVLS) aims to improve the legal response to survivors of sexual violence through (1) holistic legal representation in King and Snohomish Counties; (2) consultations for survivors, attorneys and advocates assisting survivors statewide; (3) trainings and education for legal professionals and advocates statewide; and, (4) brief services and resources for survivors, attorneys and sexual assault advocates statewide.

This position has a social justice component that will require critical thinking around how external systems impact the work we are doing through the intersectional lens of racism and poverty. Knowing the core principles of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work, as well as working well in non-white environments and championing anti-racism policy, are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.

The Staff Attorney implements the core services provided by SVLS. The ideal candidate will be a solutions-oriented, multi-tasking social justice advocate who is adept at facilitating creative and strategic trauma-informed legal representation and assistance for victims of sexual violence.

This is a temporary position with funding through December 31, 2018, with the possibility of becoming permanent dependent upon continued funding.

Apply here

 

Events: Social Justice Tuesday, PILA Auction and more!

Social Justice Tuesday “Foster Care and Ending Youth Homelessness”

When: February 13, 2018 12:30-1:20

Where: Room 127

The Mockingbird Society, an advocacy group trying to improve foster care and end youth homelessness, has teamed up with SYLAW to host a panel discussion on this Social Justice Tuesday.

Please RSVP in SCS Online.

PILA Auction: A Night at the MoviesPILA Logo

When: February 16, 2018

Where: HUB Ballroom

You are cordially invited to join the Public Interest Law Association (PILA) at our 23rd annual benefit auction on Friday February 16th on the University of Washington Seattle campus. The event will feature a silent auction, cocktail hour, and a live auction plated dinner.

PILA is proud to announce that our keynote speaker for the evening will be Ada Shen-Jaffe. Ms. Shen-Jaffe is a dedicated community change-maker committed to addressing racial and social inequity.

Purchase tickets here.

Eliminating the Pipeline: Workshop V: Courts Igniting Change

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:30-8:30 pm

Where: Tukwila Municipal Court 6200 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188

FREE

The final workshop in the series connecting schools and educators with those who work in the courts and justice system to reflect, learn and take action – working to put an end to disproportionate discipline practices and provide better service to our children. This workshop will focus on how students become court-involved from schools, the role that courts play in the school-to-prison pipeline, and the ways that courts are disrupting the pipeline.

More info here.

Legal Foundation Goldmark LuncheonLogo for the Legal Foundation of Washington

When: February 23, 2018 11:30

Where: Westin Seattle

HONORING: Washington State Attorney General’s Office; Northwest Immigrant Rights Project President’s Award Winner Dick Manning; Keynote by Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft.

More info here.

Legal Voice: Cocktails for a CauseLegal Voice Logo

When: Thursday, March 8

6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Seattle Hotel 515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA

Join us for a fun-filled evening of mixing, mingling, and championing women’s rights with out community. You’ll strengthen connections, meet new friends, and toast to 40 years of taking names and making change.

Register online here.

Trina Grillo Conference

When: March 16-17

Where: San Francisco School of Law

UW Law students: the upcoming Trina Grillo Social Justice Retreat is an unparalleled opportunity to recharge your social justice batteries at a day and a half long gathering with law students, faculty, staff and social justice advocates from the west coast.  This year’s event is March 16-17 at the University of San Francisco School of Law. More information about the Trino Grillo Retreat can be found here.  UW Law students can apply for up to $250 for documented travel reimbursement to attend this event. As funds are limited, we are only able to offer travel reimbursement to a limited number of students.  If you are interested, please send a note about why you would like to attend along with your resume to Ann Spangler at Spangler@uw.edu by Thursday, February 16, at 3 pm. Students selected for travel reimbursement will be notified on Friday, February

 

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project; AGO’s Law Clerk Positions

Due March 16: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), Summer Internships 2018

The internship is open to first, second, and third year law students. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills, an interest in immigration law, an ability to work in a diverse and fast-paced work environment, and a commitment to advancing and defending the legal rights of low-income immigrants and refugees. Spanish-bilingual applicants are strongly preferred.

NWIRP’s Seattle Office serves low-income immigrants and refugees in Western Washington. The office provides direct legal representation, referrals to pro bono attorneys, pro se assistance, and workshops on immigration matters ranging from asylum, citizenship, family petitions, and protections for immigrant children and victims of crimes. The Seattle office consists of the following units:

  • Asylum: Helps persons who face persecution in their home countries in applying for asylum, and assists asylees and refugees in applying for permanent resident status and petitioning for their family.
  • Children & Youth Advocacy: Helps children and youth seek Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, & DACA
  • Family Services: Promotes family unity and stability by assisting with family visa applications.
  • Impact Litigation: Works for systematic change through individual and class-action lawsuits.
  • Naturalization: Assists immigrants and refugees, particularly elderly and/or persons with disabilities, obtain citizenship, including seeking disability waivers from the required English and civics tests.
  • Removal Defense: Represents individuals in immigration court proceedings against deportation.
  • VAWA: Assists immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and other crimes in obtaining U & T visas and other immigration benefits derived from the Violence Against Women Act.

The internship is unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit.

More info here.

Due February 12:  Attorney General’s Office, Law Clerk Opportunities – All Offices

The Attorney General’s Office is pleased to invite qualified first and second-year law students to apply for summer 2018 volunteer or externship positions. Volunteer law clerks and externs glean worthwhile, enriching and educational experiences working for what we believe to be the best public law firm in the country.

In addition to fully completing a profile and responding to all supplemental questions, you
must upload the following materials by Monday, February 12, 2018.

More info here.

Robert Masur Fellowship; National Employment Law Project 2018 Summer Law Clerk, and more.

Due April 27: 2018 Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties

Applications are now open for the 2018 Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties at The Nation Institute. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 27, 2018, to be eligible for the fellowship.

The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second years) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. The fellowship recipients each receive a $2,000 honorarium. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization, work on a law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties.

Applicants should submit a proposal, no more than two pages, describing their intended summer project, along with a resumé, a brief letter of recommendation, and the name of their faculty or organizational sponsor HERE  https://nationinstitute.submittable.com/submit/103596/robert-masur-fellowship-in-civil-liberties or send a hard copy application to the address below:

Robert Masur Fellowship
The Nation Institute
116 East 16th Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10003
For more information, visit www.nationinstitute.org,
or email annelise@nationinstitute.org with any questions

Due February 9: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Diversity Committee Summer Law Fellowship

Location: Various locations

Selected Fellows from historically underrepresented backgrounds will receive a $500 stipend weekly stipend for 8 weeks for work with selected criminal defense offices. Apply for this opportunity here.

National Employment Law Project (NELP), 2018 Summer Law Clerk
Location: Berkeley, CA
Deadline: Rolling

Law clerks will focus on NELP’s fair chance advocacy and assist NELP attorneys in all aspects of this work. Learn more and apply for this position here.

Due February 15: Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services, Staff Attorney-Family LawTacoma Pierce County Bar Association

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Salary: Full time, $50,000/year (grant funded and non-negotiable)

Benefits: Medical/dental insurance; vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, flexible schedule

Program Role: The mission of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLS) is to ensure meaningful access to justice for low-income individuals by providing clients with volunteer attorney advice, representation, self-help materials, and paralegal support.

This position will (1) provide legal assistance to clients eligible for services in Pierce County under the South Sound Immigrant Survivor Project (SSIP); will (2) develop and supervise a newly funded Client Follow-Up Program to provide improved access to resources and follow-up assistance for pro se clients.

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, please submit BY E-MAIL ONLY a letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to Laurie Davenport, Program Director, at vls@tacomaprobono.org

Due February 19: King County Public Defense Attorney

Salary: 65,109.41 – $98,162.48 Annually

Location: Dexter Horton Building – 710 Second Ave. #200 Seattle

Job: Full, 40 hours/week

Summary: The Department of Public Defense (DPD)  provides legal representation to indigent clients in several practice areas, including felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile offenders, dependencies, involuntary commitment, civil commitment of sexually violent predators, and contempt of court.

The Department is looking for talented, committed, hardworking advocates with excellent trial, research and writing skills. DPD is accepting applications from attorneys possessing between three to five years of experience in either criminal defense or family defense.

Apply online: http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs

Equal Justice Works Rural Summer Legal Corps and Americorps JD Program; Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, State Policy Fellowship Program.

Due February 11: Equal Justice Works Rural Summer Legal Corps EJW Logo

The Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC) program connects public interest law students with civil aid organizations to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities. Thirty students will gain valuable experience and will earn a $5,000 stipend for their summer service.

The RSLC application is open now and closes February 11, 2018.
Apply here and direct questions to ruralcorps@equaljusticeworks.org.

Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD ProgramEJW Logo

The AmeriCorps JD Program gives students the opportunity to join a network of more than 80,000 AmeriCorps members and receive invaluable experience in various legal areas. All participants will receive a $1,222 Segal AmeriCorps Education award with the successful completion of the program.

Program Issue Areas:

  • Veterans Legal Corps
  • Elder Justice AmeriCorps
  • New York State Family Security Project (immigration)

If you have already secured a position with a legal host organization for this summer, you can apply for the AmeriCorps JD program here. If you are seeking an organization to work with this summer, see a list of potential AmeriCorps JD host sites here.

Due February 9:  Cozen O’Connor 1L Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship

At Cozen O’Connor P.C., we understand the value of a diverse work environment and believe that such diversity adds to our firm’s successes and ability to provide better service to our clients. We seek to employ lawyers of diverse backgrounds, and also those committed to the furtherance of a more diverse and inclusive profession. Students in their first year of law school with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

  • Fellows will participate in the firm’s summer associate program beginning in May following their 1L year.
  • Fellows will spend two weeks during the summer associate program working on a pro bono project.
  • Fellows will participate in a diversity & inclusion mentorship program.
  • Fellows will be eligible for a $10,000 scholarship to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses, paid in two phases:
  • $5,000 will be awarded upon completion of the Fellow’s 1L summer associate position, to be used toward the Fellow’s 2L year; and
  • If the Fellow receives and accepts an offer to join Cozen O’Connor’s summer associate program following his/her 2L year, $5,000 will be awarded upon completion of the Fellow’s 2L summer associate position and acceptance of an offer to return to Cozen O’Connor as an entry level associate, to be used toward the Fellow’s 3L year.”

More info here. 

Due February 12:  Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, State Policy Fellowship Program.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a leading national policy institute, is hosting several State Policy Fellowships across its network of State Priorities Partnership (SPP) organizations. The fellowship program is a two-year paid opportunity that will give fellows the chance to start their careers in a well-respected state policy organization, learn from professionals in the field, and make real contributions to public policy.

While they can’t guarantee placement in Seattle, the Washington State Budget & Policy Center is one of the hosting sites for a State Policy Fellow. They hope to have a fellow join our team to help us in our efforts to advance shared prosperity in Washington!

Eligible candidates must have received a graduate degree in public policy, public affairs, economics, law, social work, public health, or a related field in the past two years, or expect to receive a degree before August 1, 2018. Candidates must also have a strong academic record and be eligible to work full-time in the United States for the two-year duration of the program.

Completed applications must be submitted online by February 12, 2018. The fellowship is designed to:

  • Bring diverse perspectives to state policy debates. To expand the voices that speak with authority in state policy debates, the program identifies highly qualified candidates with a track record of working on public policies affecting low-income and diverse communities and policies that advance racial equity.
  • Make a difference for low-income families and communities. Working in independent, highly respected policy organizations across the country, Fellows analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents, promote positive reforms, and collaborate with advocates to engage the public on the impacts of public policies on local communities.
  • Launch careers. State Policy Fellows spend two years developing expertise in issues such as state budget and tax policies, health care, education finance, family economic security, and criminal justice. Fellows will travel to Washington, D.C. for training and career development, work with mentors, and have access to ongoing training and opportunities for professional growth.

For complete program information, please visit www.cbpp.org/fellowship.

Knobbe Martens, 1L Diversity Scholarship Program

“As part of our commitment to diversity in the workplace, Knobbe Martens is proud to offer a 1L Diversity Scholarship Program which is open to qualified first-year law students interested in Intellectual Property Law.  Recipients of the scholarship will be awarded a paid summer associate position following their first year of law school and a grant of up to $10,000.  After completing the 1L Summer Associate Program, recipients will receive a grant of $5,000 and may receive an offer to return for the 2L Summer Associate Program.  After completing the 2L Summer Associate Program, recipients may receive an offer to join the firm as an associate.  If the offer is accepted, an additional $5,000 will be awarded. Applications for the 1L Diversity Scholarship Program will be accepted starting December 1. For more information, please click on the “Apply Here” link to access our informational flier and application.”

More info here.

Due April 9:  Q-LAW SHER KUNG SUMMER FELLOWSHIP – 2018 TACOMA/PIERCE COUNTY OFFICETeam Child Logo

TeamChild is seeking a full-time Summer Fellow for our Tacoma, WA office, located at 715 Tacoma Ave. South.  The fellow will work in partnership with Oasis Youth Center and be co-located at Oasis and TeamChild.  Under the guidance of TeamChild attorneys and in consultation with Oasis Youth Center the fellow will advise LGBTQ youth about their legal rights.  The fellow will be asked to research various legal issues frequently affecting LGBTQ youth in the community and develop policy responses to those issues.  The fellow will also be asked to develop sustainable policy options to create an ongoing TeamChild/Oasis legal clinic partnership. Duties also include community education, outreach to clients and potential referral sources and collaboration on community based projects that serve TeamChild’s and Oasis Youth Center’s client base.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  $7,500 for 10 week fellowship.

More info here.