Social Justice Tuesday: Loan Repayment; LBAW Annual Awards Gala; AGO Info Session

Social Justice Tuesday: Loan Repayment for Public Interest Law Oriented Students

Date:  Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time:  12:30 pm
Location: Room 127

Please join us for a panel discussion on Loan Repayment for Public Interest Law Oriented Students:
Join: Huy Nguyen, Assistant Director Gates Public Service Law Program
Mathiew Le, Assistant Dean Admissions and Financial Aid

Please RSVP in SCS Online.

Latina/o Bar Association of Washington’s 26th Annual Awards Gala

Date:  Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm
Location:  The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle

The Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW) is proud to announce our annual banquet on February 2, 2018, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.

LBAW seeks to make Washington more fair and equal by confronting inequities in our legal system which in turn affect our communities. For decades, LBAW has advocated for the well being of the Latino people of Washington State by bridging the divide between the legal profession and the community.

We hope you will be able to join us as we celebrate another year of LBAW’s contributions to the legal community.

RSVP here.

Office of the Attorney General – State of Washington Info Session

Date:  Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 12:30
Location: Room 127

Join AAG Troy Klika for a discussion about AG hiring practices, and recruitment. Any questions you may have will be answered.

Please RSVP in SCS Online.

UW Student Legal Services

UW Student Legal Services: Rule 9 Legal Intern

Student Legal Services (SLS) provides a safe and confidential space for UW students to get answers to their legal questions. We advise and represent students on a variety of issues such as landlord/tenant, protection orders, estate planning, name and gender marker changes, criminal law, discrimination, immigration, and more.

As a Rule 9 Legal Intern, you will be responsible for conducting one-time consultations with students, which includes researching and advising students on their legal matters. You will also have an ongoing caseload that may require you to draft documents, interact with opposing parties, and even appear in court under the supervision of an attorney, among other tasks. Finally, you may have the opportunity to give presentations on legal issues to student groups.

One intern will work full-time during summer quarter 2018. This intern, plus six other incoming interns, will work 10 -12 hours per week from autumn quarter 2018 to spring quarter 2019. The internships provide terrific opportunities to work on real cases with experienced practitioners.

More info here.


Air Force JAG Corps 2018 Summer Externship

Due February 9: Air Force JAG Corps 2018 Summer Externship

The Air Force Judge Advocate General‘s Corps is currently seeking applications for our 2018 summer unpaid externship program. The Air Force JAG Corps provides full-spectrum legal advice to military commanders. As an extern, you will gain hands-on experience in diverse areas of legal practice while learning more about the Air Force and the JAG Corps. Our program is an excellent way to gain exposure to substantive legal work while serving alongside Active Duty Air Force Assistant Staff Judge Advocates. Positions are available, full-time, for 8-12 consecutive weeks during the summer of 2018.

More info here.

Summer Fellowships: Northwest Justice Project, Peggy Browning Fund

Due February 1:  Northwest Justice Project, 2018 Steve Fredrickson Fellowship, $6,000 StipendNJP Logo

The Steve Fredrickson Fellowship funds a summer internship for a law student who has demonstrated commitment to redressing the housing and/or consumer rights of the poor.

The Steve Fredrickson Fellow will spend 10 weeks this summer at NJP working on important and exciting advocacy work in the field of housing or other consumer issues. The student will work with attorneys on ongoing cases and projects.

The Fellowship is open to any law student who will have completed at least the first year of law school as of June, 2018. Rule 9 eligibility is not required. The successful applicant will have strong communication, research and analytical skills, including excellent writing ability; a demonstrated commitment to social justice advocacy, with specific interest in work that addresses the fulfillment of basic human needs; cultural competence and appreciation for diversity and inclusion, racial equity and access to justice. This Fellowship can be located in any of NJP’s 18 office locations in Washington. The Fellowship stipend is $6000.

More info here.

Due January 12:  Peggy Browning Fund 2018 Fellowships, $6,000 StipendPeggy Browning Fund

Our core program is the Summer Fellowship Program, which is comprised of a 10-week fellowship during the summer months at labor-related organizations around the country.  In 2017, we awarded funded summer fellowships to 80 law students, and we anticipate awarding between 70 and 80 fellowships in 2018. We will also award one part-time funded School-Year Fellowship at the Chicago Newspaper Guild again for 2018-2019.

The Summer Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate this time to advancing the cause of workers’ rights.  We routinely collaborate with over 150 participating law schools and selected mentor organizations nationwide.

Summer Fellowship stipends will be a minimum of $6,000 per student for the ten-week employment period.

More info here.

Legal Lunchbox Series; Global Mondays Lecture, Protecting Human Rights in the Americas; ACLU Flights & Rights

Legal Lunchbox™ Series: Sex Trafficking Justice — Aspiration, Risk, and Reward in the “Impossible” Case

Date:  Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time:  12:00 – 1:35 pm
Location:  Webinar

In recognition of January as Human Trafficking Prevention month, this Legal Lunchbox™ features WSBA member Erik Bauer discussing the settlement he won on behalf of Washington victims against Backpage, a major public source for purchase of minor children for sex acts. Retired Washington Supreme Court Justice Faith Ireland, who helped him prepare for his successful argument before the Supreme Court, will join him to talk about taking on an “impossible” case. More discussion and a Q&A will follow on the ethics of taking on tough cases where principle matters, featuring the WSBA’s Professional Responsibility Counsel.

Register here.

Global Mondays Lecture:  Protecting human rights in the Americas:  Challenges and opportunities in the Inter-American Human Rights System World Globe Flags

Monday, January 8, 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 117
Refreshments will be served.

Commissioner Macaulay will provide an overview of the Inter-American human rights system and share her current work as the Rapporteur for the United States and the Rapporteur on the Rights of Women and Afro-descendants. She will provide concrete examples of the Inter-American Commission’s reaction to new immigration policies in the United States and to claims of human rights abuse at immigration detention centers, such as the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.

ACLU: Flights & Rights #10ACLU of WA

Tuesday, January 30th 6pm-8pm
Location:  KEXP Studios Gathering Space (Google Map)

When we talk about the risks of technology and data, we often focus on “privacy” and “security.” Both are important, but what about fairness, transparency, and accountability? The game is changing, and if we don’t also change the terms of the debate, we could be designing a world in which biases are embedded in our technology, magnifying unfairness everywhere from education and employment to the criminal justice system. Technology & Liberty Director Shankar Narayan will discuss these critical dynamics and how we can advocate for transparency, accountability, and fairness along the way.

Must be 21+ and RSVP to attend.

RSVP here.

Office of Program Research; Gates Foundation Internship Info Session; WSAJ Speed Networking Event

Information Session: Washington State House of Representatives, Office of Program Research

Date:  Friday, January 5

Time: 12:30-1:20 pm

Location Room 119

The Office of Program Research (OPR) provides nonpartisan legal research and support services to the standing committees of the Washington House of Representatives. Come join us for an interesting conversation about this important office and how you can get involved.

If you have submitted your resume and application, please make sure that you attend this information session as it is required for the interview that day.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Internship Information Session

Date:  Monday, January 8, 2018

Time: 12:30-1:20 pm

Location: Room 119

A panel of Gates Foundation attorneys will join us to discuss their career paths from law school to their current roles with the Gates Foundation. They will also speak about their summer internships for 1Ls and the type of work they do at the foundation.  RSVP in SCS Online.

Washington State Association for Justice-Speed Networking with Civil Justice AttorneysWSAJ Logo

Date:  Tuesday, January 9

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Room 115

 Do you want a career that is rooted in Social Justice?

Do you want to advocate for real people against corporations and special interests?

Learn from real trial lawyers who stand up in the courtroom every day for the powerless, poor and disenfranchised against injustice!   RSVP information in SCS Online.

Hiring: Teamchild 2018 Summer Fellow; NWIRP; JustLead

Open Until Filled:  TeamChild, 2018 Paid Summer Fellow working with LGBTQ YouthTeam 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.

More info here.

The Law Office of William D. Hochberg: 2018 Summer Internship  

The Law Office of William D. Hochberg is looking for a 1L/2L student who wants to work in a small but busy plaintiff practice law office.  We specialize in helping injured people through the workers’ compensation system, as well as representing those injured as the result of someone else’s negligence.  Our office is located in beautiful downtown Edmonds, and this is a paid position with the rate of pay depending on the student’s qualifications and experience.  This intern will have the opportunity to work closely with our attorneys and clients, learn case intake and analysis skills, perform research, draft pleadings and assist with trial and witness preparation, as our practice is litigation-based.  The intern would also have the opportunity to attend depositions and hearings as the opportunities arise over the course of the summer.  Please submit a resume, 2 writing samples and a list of references via email to

Webinar:  Equal Justice Works, Student Debt Relief BasicsEJW Logo

Date:  December 29, 2018

Time:  8:00 am

This free webinar will teach you about the various repayment plans, loan cancellation provisions, how to earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness, what to do if you are behind on your payments, and how to lower your loan payments using loan repayment assistance programs. You can join live or watch later. If you register prior to the live event, you will receive a recording in the 48 hours following the live version. Register for a free webinar today!

Rolling: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Staff Attorney, Central and Eastern Washington

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking third-year law student, law graduate (including those pursuing a judicial clerkship) or attorney to provide direct representation, community outreach and education to individuals seeking legal assistance in a variety of immigration matters. This position would begin after the February or July 2018 bar exam.

This position is expected to be based in Eastern Washington, in either NWIRP’s Granger or Wenatchee Office. These offices serve a client base consisting largely of farmworkers and their families.  The successful candidate will be informed of the placement by May 1, 2018.

More info here.

Due January 10:  JustLead Washington:  Director of Equity & Community Partnership

The Director, reporting to JustLead’s Executive Director, will design and implement JustLead’s anti-racism work in partnership with the Executive Director and Senior Education Consultant and with guidance from the volunteer-led Washington Race Equity & Justice Initiative. In 2018, this work will largely focus on supporting Alliance for Equal Justice (civil legal aid) organizations that are developing and enhancing equity strategies and practices within their organizations and inter-organizationally; the Manager will also work with other justice system and community partners.

Services will include trainings on topics such as implicit bias, structural racism, and managing conflict and organizational change; consultation to support creating and implementing organizational equity initiatives; and the development of and connection to racial justice resources and accountability measures for organizations and advocates. The Manager will directly provide services and engage volunteers and external organizations and consultants to help identify and advance our community’s collective priorities around racial justice.

More info here.