2018 Paid Summer Fellowships at Yale Law School; Summer 2018 Diversity Fellowships and Scholarships

Due February 10:  The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, 2018 Paid Summer Fellowships at Yale Law School

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization of Yale Law School (LSO) invites applications for its 2018 Summer Fellowship program. Applications will be accepted from December 4, 2017 and reviewed on a rolling basis. LSO is the main organization at Yale Law School providing legal representation to individuals and organizations in need of legal assistance but unable to afford private attorneys.  During the academic year, law students work closely with clinical faculty members to represent clients in a wide range of litigation and non-litigation matters, helping to fill a critical need in legal services delivery for poor and marginalized communities in Connecticut.  LSO seeks to hire 20-25 Summer Fellows to work with clinical faculty in order to continue this client representation. These are paid positions, with a salary of $6,960 for 12 weeks of full-time work ($14.50/hour). The Fellowship will run from May 22 to August 17, 2018, with some flexibility as to start and end dates.   For 2018, LSO seeks Summer Fellows for the following clinics:

  • Advanced Sentencing Clinic
  • Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic
  • Ludwig Community and Economic Development Clinic
  • Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Immigration Legal Services Clinic
  • Housing Clinic
  • Veterans Legal Services Clinic
  • Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic

For more information on the work of each of these clinics, please visit www.law.yale.edu/lso

Students who are eligible for summer funding from their own sources and who need an early decision on their LSO application to qualify for outside support are encouraged to advise LSO of their situation and to request expedited review of their candidacy.

Interested students should email a cover letter specifying the clinic(s) in which you have an interest, a resume, writing sample, transcript, and contact information for two references to lso.fellowships@yale.edu. (Transcripts, if not immediately available, can be sent after the initial application, but before the submission deadline.) The final deadline to submit application materials is February 10, 2018.  Early applications are encouraged.

Due January 9:  Foster Pepper 1L Diversity Fellowship Summer 2018

Foster Pepper established its own 1L Diversity Fellowship, which provides one summer associate with a paid position in our Seattle office, plus a $7,500 academic scholarship to be applied toward tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year. To further our commitment, Foster Pepper:

  • Recruits and hires the most qualified diverse attorneys.
  • Promotes diverse attorneys to key leadership positions.
  • Maintains a work environment that fosters mutual respect firm-wide.

More info here.

Due February 1: Bricker & Eckler LLP – Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

Established to provide a first-year law student with a valuable employment experience early in his or her legal career, this scholarship will be awarded to a candidate who: demonstrates leadership skills, academic strength, service to the community, an overall commitment to excellence and who has exhibited a meaningful commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Students who will be 1L students in an ABA-approved law school by January 2018 are eligible to apply for the scholarship. One scholarship in the form of a $10,000 cash award (less any applicable taxes and withholdings) towards law school tuition and other law school related expenses will be awarded. In addition, the scholarship recipient will receive a paid summer associate position for the summer of 2018.

Eligible candidates should forward their résumé with GPA to the attention of Patricia M. Lach, Director of Professional Development, Bricker & Eckler LLP, 100 South Third Street,

Columbus, OH 43215. All résumés must be submitted /received by February 1, 2018.  Scholarship finalists will be interviewed by members of the Firm’s Recruiting Committee and we hope to make the final selection by April 1, 2018.

More info here.

Due January 19 (11:59 PM EST): The 2018 Blank Rome Diversity Scholars Program

At Blank Rome, we believe that a diverse and inclusive work force provides better service to our clients and a better work environment for our attorneys and staff. We have therefore made it a priority of the Firm to recruit, retain, and promote attorneys who add to our overall diversity, including attorneys of color and members from the LGBTQ community.

To help meet our commitment to diversity, we launched the Blank Rome Diversity Scholars Program (“Program”). The Program, established in 2006, serves to attract outstanding law students to our New York and Washington D.C. offices. Students selected to participate in the Program will be awarded:

  • A ten week salaried summer associate position in our highly regarded Summer Associate Program.
  • A $15,000 scholarship. The scholarship will be paid in two installments: 1) $7,500 for the student’s second-year tuition and expenses, payable in August of 2018, provided the student has received and accepted an offer to join the 2019 Summer Associate Program on a full-time basis; and 2) another $7,500 toward the student’s third-year of law school, provided the student receives and accepts an offer to return to Blank Rome as a full time Associate after graduation.

The scholar will also benefit from the active and committed training and mentorship from Blank Rome partners and associates throughout the Program.

More info here.

Summer fellowships, clerkships and internships: Peggy Browning Fund, KCPA, Institute for Justice, Pacific Legal Foundation, Legal Voice, ACLU, and more!

Due January 12:  Peggy Browning Fund 2018 Summer FellowshipsPeggy Browning Fund

Funded positions for 1Ls & 2Ls in labor-related organizations throughout the United States and 1 funded part-time position in Chicago.

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.  In many cases, mentor organizations will supplement the stipend. (See each fellowship description for details)

We recruit interested students and work closely with our mentor organizations to ensure that each fellow will experience unique and challenging work assignments.   Our strong relationships with leading national labor leaders, labor attorneys and labor law professors make our fellowship program the preeminent one of its kind.

More info here.

Due January 12:  King County Prosecuting Attorney Summer 2018 externships

This is a 10-week program for students during the summer between their first and second years of law school.  Externs must be able to work full time, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. for a minimum of ten weeks.

The externship program is designed to give students a meaningful experience and exposure to our law practice. It is an excellent way to become acquainted with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, pursue an interest in criminal law, and determine whether trial practice is a future career path. The extern positions are unpaid, but many law schools offer credit for externship programs.

More info here. 

Due January 12: Institute for Justice Summer 2018 Clerkships

The Institute for Justice’s summer clerkship program provides an unparalleled opportunity for select law students to substantively contribute to IJ’s cutting-edge civil-rights litigation. Clerks conduct legal research; help develop litigation strategies for active and potential cases; and draft discovery requests, motions, and briefs filed in both state and federal court.  Clerks have been involved in projects as diverse as:

  • Researching and preparing a United States Supreme Court cert. petition regarding just compensation in an eminent domain action.
  • Participating in moots for dispositive-motion hearings in a challenge to protectionist mobile vending regulations.
  • Analyzing discovery objections in a civil forfeiture class action lawsuit.
  • Assessing how to certify a new class and add new plaintiffs to an existing class action.
  • Developing litigation strategies for potential challenges to licensing requirements in several states across the country.
  • Helping prepare motions to exclude expert witness testimony and reports.
  • Drafting portions of opposition briefs to motions to dismiss and for summary judgment in both state and federal court.

More info here.

Due January 30:  Summer 2018 Pacific Legal Foundation’s Liberty Clerkships

As Pacific Legal Foundation marches toward its 45th anniversary next year, we are redefining what it means to be a public interest law firm. Our attorneys identify and litigate important legal issues to set landmark precedent that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion.

PLF attorneys continue to bring and win cases in the United States Supreme Court. Again this year, PLF will be arguing an important First Amendment case before the nation’s highest court. Simply put, we know how to get cases to the Supreme Court and we know how to win. Sound like the reason you went to law school? Then you ought to apply for our clerkship program.

We seek highly motivated, principled, and liberty-minded law students for paid, full-time summer clerkships, June through August 2018, in each of our offices: Sacramento, California; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Bellevue, Washington; and Washington, DC.

More info here.

Rolling:  Legal Voice’s Legal Internship ProgramLegal Voice Logo

Legal Voice’s Legal Internship Program gives law students a unique opportunity to work in a non-profit legal setting while making a contribution to women’s rights! As an intern, you will work closely with staff attorneys on current issues in women’s rights law by researching legal issues, working on case development, investigating policy questions, and assisting in the preparation of written materials.

Summer Internships: 40 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Applications must be submitted by January 31 of the year in which you would like to intern.

School-year Internships: Legal Voice accepts interns year-round, with a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks. Please submit your application 5 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester or quarter during which you would like to intern.

Please submit a detailed cover letter, résumé, transcript, and writing sample to CPhalan@LegalVoice.org or by mail.

More info here.

Rolling: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific District North, Labor and Employment Law Summer InternVA Seal

Portland, OR
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
North Las Vegas, NV

The Office of General Counsel, Pacific District North, of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs seeks students for a volunteer internship this summer 2018. Interns will receive assignments in the area of LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW. There are internship opportunities in our Seattle, Washington, San Francisco, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Portland, Oregon offices.

The Department of Veterans Affairs operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, and other facilities. It also administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to service members, veterans, their dependents, and survivors.

More info here on PSJD.

Rolling:  2018-19 ACLU of Washington Legal FellowshipACLU of WA

The ACLU of Washington welcomes applications from third-year law students and recent law school graduates for its Legal Fellowship.  The Fellowship will begin in the late summer/fall of 2018 and is a full-time position in ACLU of Washington’s Seattle office.  It provides recent graduates with a unique opportunity to participate in our organization’s legal work supporting the civil rights of all Washington citizens.

More info here.

Rolling: ACLU-WA Summer Legal Internships

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is pleased to offer full-time summer legal internships to interested law school students for the summer of 2018.

At the ACLU-WA, law students gain exposure to a broad range of civil liberties and civil rights issues and the opportunity to improve legal writing and research skills. Students can work in either the litigation department, or in the policy advocacy group. Students will work closely with staff attorneys on active litigation, case development, advocacy with community groups and government entities, and legal research.

More info here. 

Open Until Filled: National Center for Youth Law – Law Clerk, Summer 2018

National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) is a non-profit law firm that has transformed how public agencies support our country’s most vulnerable children, including foster youth, youth with disabilities, child sex trafficking victims, youth in the juvenile justice system, and youth of color. NCYL leads multiyear campaigns to change laws and regulations, redesign government services, and hold public agencies accountable for the well-being of children in their care through litigation and other approaches.

NCYL is currently seeking 7-10 Summer Law Clerks to volunteer for ten weeks in Summer 2018 in their Oakland, CA and Washington, DC offices.  Applications for the summer program are reviewed on a rolling basis and applications from rising 3Ls are encouraged to be submitted as soon as possible.

NCYL is interested in applicants with a strong commitment to social justice. In particular, applicants should demonstrate interest in protecting the rights of low-income children and youth.

Oakland office, more info here; DC office, more info here.

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

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

Date: Friday, February 2, 2017

Time:  5:30 PM–10:00 PM

Place:  Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle, WA

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.

More info here.

Diversity Fellowships, Teamchild 2018 summer internships, Environmental Law Institute Summer Clerkship with stipend

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Kegler Brown & Ritter
Deadline: January 29, 2018

The Columbus, Ohio-based law firm of Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter is offering a first-year law student, who is a member of a historically underrepresented population a $10,000.00 scholarship, plus a paid summer clerkship position with our 2018 first-year class. Our Diversity Scholarship is awarded annually based on demonstrated academic performance, accomplishments and activities. Those interested in being considered should submit the following materials no later than January 29, 2018:   Cover page including name, address, phone number, e-mail address and underrepresented population status·  Resume· Undergraduate Transcripts· First Semester Transcripts when available·  Completed Application Questions  (Please keep each response to one typed page): 1. Describe a major accomplishment that has shaped your life, how it influenced your decision to pursue a career in law and prepared you for your future as a lawyer.2. Explain what diversity means to you.3. List any training and/or experience you believe to be relevant to this clerkship. 4. Discuss why you have applied for this scholarship.

More info here.

Cooley 1L Diversity Fellowship:  For 1L students in the 2017–2018 academic year
Applications must be received by January 5, 2018.

Upon receipt of first-term law school grades, please send a copy of your law school transcript to diversityfellowship@cooley.com. Selected applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis to arrange for personal interviews. Please direct any inquiries to diversityfellowship@cooley.com  As part of Cooley’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are proud to offer diversity fellowships to outstanding first year law school students. Award recipients will receive a paid 1L summer associate position and an award of up to $30,000 to assist with law school tuition. The award will be paid in three installments: $10,000 upon completion of the 1L summer with the firm; $10,000 upon completion of the 2L summer with the firm; and the remaining $10,000 upon joining the firm as a full-time associate. Students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

More info here.

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
Deadline for applying is January 16, 2018.

Students are encouraged to apply before winter break http://diversityinpractice.org/programsinitiatives/1l-summer-rotation-clerkship/. 4. Questions? Call (612) 343-7999. First-year law students now have a unique summer clerkship opportunity that combines a traditional law firm clerkship with experience working at an in-house corporate law department. Twin Cities Diversity in Practice is a collaboration of law firms and corporate law departments seeking to enhance the diversity of the legal profession. Our mission is to attract, recruit, advance and retain attorneys of color in the Minneapolis and St. Paul community.

More info here.

Open until filled: Teamchild, 2018 Summer Internships Team Child Logo

TeamChild is a nationally recognized nonprofit serving vulnerable youth across Washington State.  TeamChild is best known for its legal services program reaching children in crisis in King, Pierce, Spokane, and Yakima counties. Our clients are generally 12-18 years old or older and many are involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Our legal services program is designed to keep young people out of juvenile court by supporting them in how they want to reconnect to education, healthcare, housing, and other community supports. We work closely with families, public defenders, juvenile court staff, and the community to positively impact the young person’s life while helping the youth to accomplish their goals and reduce further contact with the courts. Our mission is to uphold the rights of youth involved, or at risk of involvement, in the juvenile justice system to help them secure the education, healthcare, housing, and other support they need to achieve positive outcomes in their lives. In our work we aim to move systems away from exclusion, arrest, and incarceration towards more effective strategies that have the best chance of promoting the well being and success of our most vulnerable children.

More info here.

Due January 12:  Environmental Law Institute Summer Clerkship with stipend
Application deadline extended to January 12, 2018

In accord with our mission to build the skills and capacity of tomorrow’s leaders, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) provides opportunities for law students to join us at the Institute. The University of Washington School of Law, with the generous sponsorship of Marten Law, is providing funding for one UW Law student to participate in our summer clerkship program with a stipend.

ELI summer law clerks work closely with ELI experts on domestic and international projects spanning ELI’s full range of expertise. Law clerks also may assist in the editing and production of ELI publications, such as the Environmental Law Reporter. Law clerks provide crucial support for ELI projects and publications by conducting legal and policy research, drafting memoranda, attending and reporting on briefings and current events, and assisting in the preparation of reports and other published materials.

We encourage law clerks to supplement their work experience by attending the lunchtime seminars and events that ELI hosts, as well as social and networking opportunities provided by ELI and our partners.

The position is open to current 2Ls, and to exceptional 1Ls with outstanding environmental experience or education prior to law school.

Stipend: Clerks will be paid $6,500 for the summer and must commit to working with ELI for at least 10 weeks.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit an application to toddw2@uw.edu. Please include a cover letter, resume (including law school and undergraduate GPAs), references, and a writing sample. 2L applicants should include a law school transcript; 1L applicants should include an undergraduate transcript. Cover letters should address the candidates’ personal goals as well as their experience and interest in environmental law and policy.

More info here. Please note that the deadline is no longer December 1 but has been extended to January 12

Jobs, fellowships, and scholarships!

Due December 6:  Columbia Legal Services, Temporary Research Attorney

Columbia Legal Services is looking for a temporary, part-time Research Attorney. The Research Attorney will report to the Advocacy Director and will work with our project teams to conduct discrete legal research projects relating to their litigation and policy efforts. The Research Attorney’s duties may also include assisting with individual case work, such as factual investigation, drafting memos and pleadings, client outreach, and litigation support. Desired qualities include proficiency with legal research and writing consistent with experience.

Open until filled:  Columbia Legal Services, Policy Analyst, Children and Youth Project

Columbia Legal Services is looking for a temporary, part-time Policy Analyst for our Children and Youth Project. The Policy Analyst will work with a team of attorneys, paralegals, and staff to develop policy options to improve education outcomes and housing options for Washington’s 32,494 homeless students. The Policy Analyst will work closely with staff to collect and evaluate all relevant research and data that will be used to create a compelling public policy narrative to address student homelessness. The position is available for 20 hours per week and concludes on February 16th, with a possible extension.

More info here.

Due December 31: The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Staff Attorney in Wenatchee, WashingtonNWIRP

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Bilingual Staff Attorney to work in our office in Wenatchee, Washington. Fluency in Spanish is required.

The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation; (2) individual consultations; (3) self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and (4) community education. The attorney will focus on providing legal representation in various matters, but focusing on 1) defending individuals in removal proceedings; 2) representing victims of violent crimes in applying for immigration benefits (including self-petitions, U visas, T visas and other forms of relief; and 3). representing community members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions. The staff attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters as needed.

Priority December 10:  The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Staff Attorney in Tacoma, Washington

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking bilingual attorney to provide direct representation, community outreach and education to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and others who qualify for humanitarian protections. The staff attorney will be a member of the Tacoma Survivors’ Unit (TSU), which provides legal services to immigrants in the South Sound area, including the Olympic Peninsula and Southwestern Washington.

Priority December 11:  The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Internship in Tacoma

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is seeking law student applications for spring and summer internship positions in its Tacoma office. These internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit. Interested applicants should apply to each office individually by sending a cover letter and resume to the contact person listed below with “2018 Summer [or Spring] Internship- NAME” in the subject line.

For summer, full consideration will be given to applications received by December 11, 2017. No
applications will be accepted after March 1, 2018.

More info and apply 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. (If you are only interested in our Spokane office, you must apply to the “2018 Spring Law Clerk Recruitment Program – Spokane Office” posting by January 28th.)

More info here.

Due December 15:  Center for Constitutional Rights, Ella Baker Summer Internship Program, 1Ls Only

We are now seeking applications from 1Ls until December 15, 2017.

CCR created the Ella Baker Summer Internship Program in 1987 to honor the legacy of Ella Baker, a hero of the civil rights movement, and to train the next generation of social justice lawyers. Through our program, interns gain practical litigation experience and sharpen their theoretical understanding of the relationship between social change, organizing and lawyering. Ella Baker Interns also become connected to a global community of social justice law students and lawyers through our Ella Baker Alumni Network.

Ella Baker interns work at the Center for Constitutional Rights’ office in New York City on cases in CCR’s three docket areas: Government Misconduct/Racial Justice, Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative and International Human Rights. Students at CCR experience the unique opportunities and challenges of doing social justice lawyering at a national organization.

More info here.

Due February 9: Access to Justice Tech Fellows program 2018.

The deadline for applications is February 9, 2018.

Each tech fellow will receive a $4,000 stipend in consideration for the ten weeks that she or he spends with their designated host organization over the summer. Fellows may also seek additional outside funding in addition to the stipend provided by the fellows program.

To be considered for the ATJ Tech Fellows program you must submit a completed application including 1) responses to personal statement questions; 2) a resume; 3) an official letter of academic good standing from a ABA-accredited law school; and 4) a contact list of two references, which should be included with your attached resume document.

Training followed by a 10-week host placement, where fellows work with some of our nation’s most dynamic legal services organizations in the country, working on innovative projects and initiatives that leverage technology to improve the delivery of legal services for low-income Americans.

More info and apply here.

Due January 23: Steiger Fellowship Project legal internship in Seattle, WA

The Steiger Fellowship Project is a ten-week (paid) legal internship in the Seattle office of the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Divisions of the Washington Office of the Attorney General.  Applications are due on January 23, 2018.

More info and apply here.

Rolling: Center for Reproductive Rights, U.S. Human Rights Summer 2018 Law Student Internship

The Center’s U.S. Human Rights team is looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful, and highly organized intern with a commitment to reproductive rights and reproductive justice issues to engage in a variety of projects related to our work. The internship will provide the successful candidate with experience in researching, analyzing, and developing human rights strategies to advance the full spectrum of reproductive rights in the United States, and will include work focused on maternal  health and assisted reproductive technologies.

More info and apply here.

Events! AGO Open House; Race Relations, Policing, and the Law; Qlaw Holiday Party

Attorney General Bob Ferguson invites you to an Open House

Date:  Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Where:  800 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA

Assistant Attorneys General from many of the AGO’s divisions will be in attendance to speak about opportunities that exist within their divisions and the AGO. Information about the Office’s volunteer law clerk recruitment program for first and second year law students will also be available.

More info here.

Race Relations, Policing, and the Law — What is the legal system’s response in this time of racial tension?WSBA Logo

Date: Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Washington State Bar Association Conference Center

1325 Fourth Ave., 6th Floor

Seattle, WA 98101

Panelists
Norm Stamper – Former Chief of Police, Seattle Police Dept. (1994-2000)
Sue Rahr – Executive Director, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission
Michele Storms – Deputy Director, ACLU Washington
Moderator: Bill Pickett – President-elect, Washington State Bar Association

The public and members of the Bar are invited to attend and participate in these conversations at the WSBA Conference Center. Decoding the Law is also available via live webcast and recorded for viewing after each event.

Registration for in-person attendance is not required. Access to the live webcast will be available on Dec. 4 here.

Qlaw Holiday PartyQLaw Logo

When: December 11, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Aluel Cellars, 801a E Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98102

RSVP here.

2018 NW Public Service Career Fairs Student Registration NOW OPEN!; Amazon Catalyst Award; Advocates for Community Alternatives; Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic; U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division Law Clerk Positions.

 2018 NW Public Service Career Fairs in Seattle and Portland: Student Registration NOW OPEN!

FAIR DATES – LOCATIONS – COST

Seattle Career Fair: Friday, February 2, 2018 in LeRoux Center, Student Center at Seattle University

Portland Career Fair: Saturday, February 3, 2018 in Templeton Center at Lewis & Clark College

Cost: $15 for one fair / $25 for both fairs

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Registration is a multiple-step process. Your second step(s) will be determined by the fair you are attending and the school you attend. The Seattle Fair will manage applications through Symplicity; the Portland Fair will manage applications through Career Connect.

Step One (ALL STUDENTS/FAIRS):

Click on the FAIR(s) below that you plan to attend.

Follow the link and submit your initial registration (use your school email) and payment.

Seattle Fair.

Portland Fair.

Both Fairs.

Step Two for the SEATTLE FAIR:

Step two for students attending law schools other than Seattle University:

1. Go to the SU School of Law Symplicity website here.

2. Select the ‘Sign Up’ button and sign up for an account. Required fields are: Name; Email (you must use your school email address only); Graduation date; Year in school (select from the NW Consortium student list); Practice area(s); work authorization; and privacy notifications.

3. Within 48 hours, you will receive confirmation that your registration has been accepted, and you will be prompted to log in to the system. To view participating employers and to submit applications for interviews, log in to Symplicity, select the OCI tab, and from the drop down menu select “2018 Seattle NW Public Service Career Fair.”

Apply for the Amazon Catalyst Award!UW Logo

Got a big idea that could change the world? Got a small idea that could have a huge impact? Apply for an Amazon Catalyst award.

Amazon Catalyst is an award program that helps UW students, staff, and faculty launch their big ideas. Offered through a collaboration between Amazon and UW CoMotion, initial awards are $25,000, given to individuals or teams that want to pursue solutions to real-world problems and make a positive impact.

We are hosting an Info Meeting on Nov 14.

AMAZON CATALYST AWARD
– $25K award
– Potential for up to $75K more
– Open to UW students, faculty, and staff from all campuses
– All ideas are welcome, from any discipline: arts to engineering
– Simple application: 20 questions
– Next deadline: December 16

AMAZON CATALYST INFO MEETING
Want to learn more about the program and how to create a compelling application? Join us for the upcoming Amazon Catalyst Info Meeting. Snacks will be served!

Tuesday, November 14
6-7 pm
HUB 106

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact comoazon@u.washington.edu

Due November 30: Advocates for Community Alternatives, Legal Coordinator

Application Due: November 30, 2017

Advocates for Alternatives (ACA) is seeking a lawyer with international human rights expertise to manage our legal docket and provide support to our legal partners throughout West Africa.  The intended start date for this position is January 2018.

Established in April 2016, ACA helps West African communities that are threatened by the destructive impacts of extractives-led development to take control of their own futures.  We do this by working with communities to design their own sustainable development plans and advocate to achieve those plans.  And we build networks of lawyers and other experts to help the communities’ plans come to fruition.  Based in Accra, Ghana, ACA has projects in communities in Ghana’s Brong Ahafo and Volta Regions, in addition to its collaboration and support programs for the Public Interest Lawyering Initiative for West Africa (PILIWA), a network of lawyers and legal advocates in eight West African countries.

Apply here.

Due December 15: Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic,

Clinical Teaching Fellowship 2018-2020

Application Due: December 15, 2017

Columbia Law School is inviting applications for the Human Rights Clinical Teaching Fellowship.  The two-year fellowship will begin in the summer of 2018.

The Fellow will work in the Columbia Human Rights Clinic and in the Human Rights Institute, and with its directors and staff, on clinical projects, syllabus development, teaching, scholarly research and writing, and human rights programming. The Fellow will be an integral part of the Columbia human rights community, and over the two years, will undertake increasing responsibility for designing and teaching clinic seminars; building and leading clinic projects in partnership with civil society organizations and affected communities; providing close supervision, guidance, and feedback to teams of students working on those projects; and conducting scholarly research and writing. The Fellow will be provided extensive professional, teaching, practice, and scholarship mentoring.

Apply here. 

U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division Law Clerk Positions.

U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division is hiring volunteer law clerks in Denver, Sacramento, and Washington, DC. Below are links to all of ENRD’s open volunteer law clerk positions.

Location Semester Deadline Link
Denver, CO Spring 2018 11/30/2017 https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/law-student-volunteer-84
Denver, CO Summer 2018 12/31/2017 https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/law-student-volunteer-85
Sacramento, CA Summer 2018 2/1/2018 https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/volunteer-law-clerk-intern-summer-2018
Sacramento, CA Fall 2018 5/1/2018 https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/volunteer-law-clerk-intern-fall-2018
Sacramento, CA Spring 2018 11/30/2017 https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/volunteer-law-clerk-intern-spring-2018-0
Washington, DC Summer 2018 1/5/2018 https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/summer-2018-volunteer-law-clerk

Posner says he is organizing a national pro-bono group that includes ex-prisoner

By Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal

“Former Judge Richard Posner is continuing his quest to help pro se litigants by forming a nationwide pro bono law group made up of lawyers and consultants.

Posner, a former judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, hopes to raise money for the group through foundations and other charitable sources, WBEZ reports.

Posner sees some merit in pro se litigating. He told the Chicago Tribune he would like to see both sides in a civil case go to trial without lawyers, like on Judge Judy. As a model, he pointed to nonadversarial legal systems that are led by judges in some European countries.”

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