NW Public Service Career Fair, Diversity Fellowship Reception, MLSA Community Dinner, Gates Speaker Series, and More!

2020 NW Consortium Public Service Career Fairs – Student Registration Now Open! (Seattle & Portland)

FAIR DATES – LOCATIONS – COST
Seattle Career Fair: Friday, February 7, 2020; Campion Hall at Seattle University
Portland Career Fair: Saturday, February 8, 2020; Templeton Center at Lewis & Clark College
Cost: $15 for one fair / $25 for both fairs

For additional details and registration links please visit here.

Gates Public Service Law Speaker Series 2019-2020: Claudia Peña on Movement Building & Rebellious Lawyering

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 4-5pm
Where: UW School of Law, Room 138
RSVP: Via SCS Online

Law school can be a difficult terrain to navigate for public- interest minded law students, activists, organizers and lefties. But just as there is rebellious lawyering, so exists rebellious legal training. Claudia Peña, of UCLA School of Law, will be joining us to share her experience as a community organizer before, during, and after law school.

Claudia Peña teaches Introduction to Disability Law and Re-envisioning/Transformative Justice.
em. Her research interests include civil, human, and disability rights as well as trauma-informed lawyering. 

Brown & Down: Minority Law Student Association Community Dinner!

When: November 13, 2019, 6-8pm
Where: UW School of Law, Room 212
RSVP: Please use this link.

MLSA invites you to enjoy a night food, drink, and community. Minority students, allies, and to everyone else down, please come! Food and beverages served. Partners and children welcome. RSVP Required. 

UW Law 1L Diversity Fellowship Reception

(c) Jason Frizzel_DiversityWhen: Thursday, November 14, 4:30-6:30
Where: UW Law Library
RSVP: Via SCS Online

Wear your business professional attire and meet with representatives from some of the many firms who are offering 1L diversity fellowships for the summer of 2020. Use this event as an opportunity to set yourself apart by gathering information about firms of interest.

 

 

Gates Speaker Series, Social Justice Tuesday, and Upcoming Internship Info Sessions!

Gates Speaker Series: “Show and Prove”: Performative Politics, Movement Building, and Rebellious Legal Training

Law school can be a difficult terrain to navigate for public- interest minded law students, activists, organizers and lefties. But just as there is rebellious lawyering, so exists rebellious legal training. Claudia Peña, of UCLA School of Law, will be joining us to share her experience as a community organizer before, during, and after law school.

When: Wednesday, November 13th, 4-5pm
Where: UW School of Law, Room 138
RSVP: Via SCS Online

Claudia Peña teaches Introduction to Disability Law and Re-envisioning/Transformative Justice. Her research interests include civil, human, and disability rights as well as trauma-informed lawyering.

SJT: Building Justice in Times of War, Conflict, and the Ever-Elusive Peace

When: Tuesday, November 5th, 12:30-1:20
Where: UW School of Law, Room 127

After Anyieth D’Awol earned a Master’s in Human Rights Law in 2004 she returned to her homeland of South Sudan. For two years she worked for the United Nations as Human Rights investigator. Her work on behalf of justice, especially for South Sudanese women, led her to found the ROOTS Project** in 2009 to support the women and children of South Sudan.

Since 2018, with the US-Based Center for Mind and Body Medicine, Anyieth has been leading workshops for survivors of war-related trauma in South Sudan, Kenya and Mozambique.

**Beaded jewelry made by the women of the ROOTS Project will be available for purchase. All money received in sales or donation goes to the Project in South Sudan.

NJP Seeks Law Student Interns/Externs (Summer & School-Year)

NJP LogoThe Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is now accepting applications for school-year externships and summer internships. NJP welcomes law students to apply for externships/internships anytime during the year.  When applying, please specify the location(s) you are interested in or open to working in. NJP starts accepting summer internship applications in the fall, and will accept letters/emails of interest in externships or fellowships anytime during the year. Please email cover letter and resume to Karen Holland, Director of Human Resources at karenh@nwjustice.org.

Fluency in Spanish is helpful in all positions and may be required for specific positions. Read NJP’s Law Student informational brochure for more information, or check the Law Students Section of NJP’s website.

King County DPD seeks Rule 9 Interns (Summer 2020)

The King County Department of Public Defense (DPD) is now actively recruiting second-year law students to begin a 10-week paid internship beginning in June 2020. This is an excellent opportunity for students contemplating a career in public defense. DPD represents indigent clients in several practice areas: criminal defense (felonies and misdemeanors), juvenile defense, family defense, involuntary commitment (mental illness), sex offender commitments, and contempt of court. Students will be offered an internship in a single practice area and should express any preference in their cover letter.

For additional information please visit here. Application deadline is rolling; positions will be open until filled.

Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel Info Session:  Summer Legal Fellowship Program

Yakama Nation LogoWhen: Wednesday, November 13, 12:30-1:20pm
Where: UW School of Law, Room 127

Please join the Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel for an informational session on their summer Legal Fellowship Program, with a stipend of $7,000.00 plus housing. Speakers include Lead Attorney Ethan Jones and Senior Attorney (and UW Alum) Kate Marckworth, and they will provide:

  • An overview of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
  • Insights on practicing Federal Indian Law with the Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel
  • Information regarding the the Yakama Nation Summer Legal Fellowship Program

Peggy Browning Fund Info Session

Peggy Browning FundInterested in advocating for workplace justice? Attend an informational session about the Peggy Browning Fund paid summer fellowship program! Panel, discussion, and refreshments provided.

  • Learn about PBF’s paid Summer Fellowships ($6,000 & up)
  • Network with Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Refreshments provided with RSVP

When: Thursday, November 14th, 12:30-1:20pm
Where: UW School of Law, Room 127
RSVP: By Monday, November 11th using this link

The QLaw Foundation LGBTA+ Legal Clinic Volunteer Training

QLaw LogoWhen: November 22, 2019, 9am-4:30pm
Where: Davis Wright Tremaine, 920 5th Ave., Suite 3300
Details & Registration Information: Please visit here

The QLaw Foundation LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic is rolling out an exciting new volunteer training program starting November 22. This multi-part training is part of QLaw Foundation’s partnerships with Entre Hermanos and the Lavender Rights Project, and offers great training for new and returning volunteers, as well as attorneys who want to volunteer with QLaw’s pro bono network launching in 2020. The new trainings will cover lots of key issues and topics that will be coming our way through the new partnerships, including legal issues affecting Latinx individuals and immigration and asylum issues, legal and non-legal issues for survivors of violence, as well as case management, intake, and client relationship-building. We are really excited about our new client-focused clinic model and community partnerships, and cannot wait to get all of our existing volunteers and new volunteers on board!

 

 

 

 

Pro Bono & Externship Fair, NWIRP Fellowship, Community Events, and More!

UW Law Pro Bono and Externship Fair!

Curious about pro bono or externship opportunities available through UW Law and in the broader community? Eager to start networking with local employers? Join us for UW Law’s annual Pro Bono and Externship Fair!

When: Tuesday, October 15, 12:30-1:20pm
Where: UW School of Law Galeria

Come and “table talk” with over 30 organizations to learn about their work,  as well as potential externship and pro bono opportunities.

NWIRP Seeks EJW Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellow – Fall 2019 Start Date!

NWIRP LogoNorthwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) will host a fellow (licensed attorney) over 8 months as part of the Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps. The fellowship will begin on or about November 15, 2019 and end on July 31, 2020.

The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps is a legal fellowship program designed to increase capacity and access to civil legal help for crime survivors. A cohort of approximately sixty fellows are placed at nonprofit organizations across the country to provide direct representation to survivors of crimes, including human trafficking, fraud/identity theft, campus sexual assault, and hate crime, and immigrant survivors of crime with meritorious claims for immigration relief, and outreach and education to community partners. All fellows will incorporate crime survivors’ rights enforcement into their practice and will receive training from the National Crime Victim Law Institute and other training and technical providers.

For further information and to apply please visit here.

Enabling People to Be Their Best: WA Attorneys with Disabilities Annual Event!

Join the Washington Attorney with Disabilities Association and the Washington State Bar Association for the 3rd Annual WA Attorneys with Disabilities Reception!
When: Thursday, October 24 at 5:00 pm
Where: Washington Bar Association, 1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600
RSVP: Using this link

Workers Rights Legal Internships with the Fair Work Center

The Fair Work Center is currently accepting applications for law student interns for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Beginning and end dates for the internship are flexible based upon student’s academic schedules. However, interns must be available for full-time work in Seattle for at least 10 weeks. Interns are paid $16/hour.

For additional information and to apply please visit here.

Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who Me? A Bankruptcy Judge?

Join the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System for its upcoming diversity symposium geared towards increasing diversity in the Bankruptcy Bar and Bench.
When: Thursday, October 24th at 1:00 pm (Reception to follow)
Where: U.S. Courthouse, 700 Stewart Street, Seattle
RSVP: Using this link

The panel will discuss a wide range of topics, including bankruptcy practice, how to succeed as a bankruptcy judge, diversity statistics, why diversity is important, how to improve diversity, and what students and lawyers should do to enhance their chances of one day becoming a bankruptcy judge.

Native American Internship Program: Gain Real World Experience at San Diego’s Largest Law Firm!

Procopio LogoProcopio’s Native American Law Practice Group offers 10 week paid internships for Native American law students or law students with an emphasis in Native American law. Interns join a nationwide network of the next generation of Native American Law attorneys in an active alumni program consisting of Tribal Judges, governmental attorneys, Tribal attorneys, university professors, entrepreneurs and associates at law firms. Following the internship, Procopio remains active with its alumni to mentor and prepare them for their success in their career.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Application deadline is Thursday, October 31, 2019.

USAO, Western District of Washington, Seeks Summer 2020 Law Clerks

DOJ - Attorney's OfficeThe United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Western District of Washington is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Western District of Washington (WDWA). This includes criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. WDWA has an authorized strength of approximately 72 Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs). The USAO is divided into two litigating Divisions (Criminal and Civil). The USAO’s main office is in Seattle, Washington, with a branch office located in Tacoma, Washington.

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities. For additional details and to apply please visit here.

Immigration SJT, Legal Services of Northern CA, Scholarships, and More!

Local Resistance to Trump’s Deportation Agenda

When: Tuesday, October 1st, 1:30-2:30pm
Where: Gates Hall Room 127
RSVP: Via SCS Online

This week’s Social Justice Tuesday will feature a lively conversation about local action for immigrant justice. You’ll hear about local organizing to push back on deportations, Amazon’s links to ICE, La Resistencia’s campaign to close the detention center, and more! Panelists include:

  • Angélica Cházaro, UW Law Asst. Professor
  • Maru Mora Villalpando, Immigrant Rights Activist and Co-Founder of La Resistencia
  • Megan Ybarra – UW Geography Professor
  • Monserrate Padilla-Washington Immigrant and Solidarity Network, Western WA. Network Coordinator

Opportunities in Legal Aid for Systemic Advocacy: Info Session with Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC)

Curious to learn about opportunities in Legal Aid for Systemic Advocacy? Join us for an information session with Legal Services of Northern California!

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019, 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Gates Hall Room 116 (Lunch will be provided!)
RSVP: Via SCS Online

Come hear from Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) about how they are fixing systemic problems for communities in poverty, and about job and internship opportunities for law students and recent grads.

Serving as a Prosecutor: A Panel Discussion

Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney SealWhen: October 10, 2019 4-6pm (Panel 4-5pm; Reception to follow)
Where: Jury Assembly Room, Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, 1717 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA
RSVP: by October 4 to andre.penalver@usdoj.gov

Featured Speakers:

  • Chief Judge Ricardo Martinez of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Judge Richard Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran

ABAW Student Scholarships – October 4 Application Deadline!

ABAW LogoThe Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation (“ABAWSSF”) provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to students of Asian heritage currently attending law schools in the state of Washington. For 2019, ABAWSSF will award four (4) scholarships and a fifth scholarship on behalf of the Northwest Minority Job Fair to selected law students.

For additional details and to apply please visit here. Application deadline is Friday, October 4, 2019.

WSAJ Bar Preparation Scholarships – Now Accepting Applications!

The Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) is now accepting applications for its bar preparation scholarships. Application deadline for all scholarships is 5pm on Friday, November 15th. See below for scholarship descriptions and links to the applications.

Women of WSAJ Bar Prep Scholarship: In 1993, the Women of WSAJ (WOW) section was established to encourage female-identifying members to exchange ideas and create mentorship relationships with  other female attorneys to further the mission of WSAJ. To support aspiring female-identifying plantiff’s attorneys, WOW provides women law school graduates and APR 6 law clerk graduates with scholarships to help defray the costs of bar review courses.

Diversity Bar Prep Scholarship: WSAJ is committed to implementing strategies that will result in significant and measurable progress towards increasing diversity in the plaintiff’s bar. To help achieve this endeavor, WSAJ has pledged scholarship monies to assist diverse individuals in covering the tuition cost of a Themis bar preparation course. Diversity refers to individuals who self-identify with those groups historically discriminated against and/or those groups that are historically under-represented in the legal profession based on disability, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

LGBTQ Bar Prep Scholarship: In December of 2016, WSAJ created its LGBTQ section, a group open to all WSAJ members to focus on LGBTQ issues in the law, as well as to provide a safe, open and honest environment for LGBTQ members to discuss and confront issues that arise in their day-to-day practices and legal communities. To support aspiring plaintiff’s attorneys from the LGBTQ community, the section raises funds from its membership to provide scholarships to help defray the costs of a Themis bar review course to law school graduates and APR 6 law clerk graduates who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise self-identify as a part of the queer community.

 

Welcome Class of 2022! Kicking off the year with LOTS of events & public service jobs!

The Weight of the World: Civil Rights Advocacy in 2019

Join the Gates PSL Program for this year’s FIRST Social Justice Tuesday!

When: Tuesday, September 24th, 1:30-2:30pm
Where: Gates Hall Room 127
RSVP: Via SCS Online

Are you curious what it’s like to be a civil rights lawyer in 2019? Do you want to learn more about what state and local civil rights legal organizations are doing to defend civil rights in an era of rights retrenchment? Come hear from seasoned civil rights lawyers and leaders about the challenges they face, the victories they’ve achieved, and what it’s like to have the “weight of the world” on your shoulders.

The State of African American Seattle

Join UW Law’s Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DAC-DEI) for a conversation about the state of African-American Seattle. All are Welcome!

When: Wednesday, September 25th, 12:30-1:20pm
Where: Gates Hall Room 133

National Juvenile Defender Center seeks 2020-2022 Gault Fellows and 2020 Summer Law Clerks

The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) provides national leadership on juvenile indigent defense and due process deprivations that young people face in the delinquency system by providing training, technical assistance, policy development, community-building, leadership opportunities, legislative advocacy, litigation support, and research.

  • Gault Fellowship (Postgraduate Fellowship): NJDC invites recent law school graduates and current 3L/4LEs (Class of 2019 or 2020) to apply for a two-year juvenile defense fellowship in Washington, DC, starting in September 2020. The Gault Fellowship is in honor of the U.S. Supreme Court case In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967). The Gault decision extended to youth many of the same due process protections afforded adults accused of crimes, including the right to counsel. NJDC currently hosts two Gault Fellows who overlap for one year. For additional details and to apply please visit here. Application deadline is October 28, 2019.
  • 2020 Summer Law Clerks: Current law school students are invited to apply for a 2020 Summer Law Clerk position with the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) in Washington, DC. For additional information and application instructions please visit here.

Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel (Public Defender) seeks Staff Attorney and Rule 9 Interns

Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel seeks Rule 9 licensed legal interns or externs, and a full-time extra-hire attorney. The ideal candidates will have excellent research and writing skills, courtroom experience, and a demonstrated commitment to social justice. Experience working with mentally ill, non-English speaking, and/or indigent populations is a plus. Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel provides in-house training, mentorship, and allows new attorneys to gain significant courtroom experience.

  • Rule 9’s: start date and length are flexible – both 2020 summer and 19-20 academic year opportunities may be available. Rule 9 unpaid externship or $20/hour internship positions available.
  • Extra-hire attorney: start date flexible, length is 6 month temporary position, that can be extended, and may lead to permanent staff attorney position. Extra-hire attorney pays $33 per hour, for 35 hours per week.

The deadline to apply is this Sunday, September 22. Interviews will be held at UW Law on Thursday, October 3. Apply via SCS Online.

Immigrant Justice Corps seeks Fellowship Applicants (3Ls or Recent Graduates)

IJC LogoThe Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC’s) mission is to recruit, train, and populate the immigration field with the highest quality legal advocates to create a new generation of leaders with a lifelong commitment to immigrant justice. Our fellowships is the first and only fellowship of its kind, creating opportunities to become an expert in immigration law while filling critical gaps in representation for people that would otherwise face the system alone. As an IJC Fellow you will:

  • Work directly with the community you’re best positioned to serve: All Fellows have demonstrated commitment to immigrant legal services and find placement attuned to their interests, experience and urgency of community needs.
  • Join a host organization at the front lines of immigration law and advocacy: IJC Fellows join an active practice at one of our 42+ host organizations around the country, working in a wide range of communities and areas of the law.
  • Build expertise in immigration law and connect with leaders in our field: IJC provides immersive upfront training and ongoing support and career development – and all Fellows join an active network of alumni and host organizations sharing new practices and insights.

For additional information and to apply please visit here. Application deadline is October 11, 2019.

The American Immigration Council seeks Summer 2020 Policy Interns

The American Immigration Council, established in 1987, works to strengthen America by shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration and by working toward a more fair and just immigration system that opens its doors to those in need of protection and unleashes the energy and skills that immigrants bring.

The Council’s Policy Department is staffed by experienced immigration lawyers who endeavor to provide thought leadership and expert insight for today’s immigration debate. In line with the mission of the Council, the Policy Department pursues strategies to limit unfair enforcement policies, protect due process rights and ensure a fair immigration process, reduce restrictions in business immigration, and maintain robust channels for future immigration flows.

The American Immigration Council (the Council) is looking for a qualified law student to join the policy department as an intern for the summer of 2020. For additional information and to apply visit here.

Fight for Social Justice With Your Legal Practice: WSAJ Plaintiff’s Practice Panel

Join the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) for a plaintiff’s practice panel. Talk to attorneys practicing in the areas of civil rights, personal injury, medical negligence, employment law, and more. Pizza will be served!

When: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Where: Gates Hall Room 127
RSVP: To raphaela@washingtonjustice.org

JAG Day: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard

Are you interested in a career with JAG? Wondering how to apply for a position with JAG? Want to learn more about JAG and what it does? Please join UW Law for a panel discussion to have these questions answered and more.

When: Monday, September 30, 12:30-1:20
Where: Gates Hall Room 117
RSVP: via SCS Online

Postgraduate Jobs & Fellowships + Upcoming Community Events!

ACLU of Washington seeks Public Interest Fellow to address Youth Homelessness (Fall 2020 Start)

The ACLU of Washington welcomes applications from rising or graduating third-year law students and recent law graduates to apply during the 2019-2020 funding cycle for a public interest legal fellowship. As an integral part of ACLU-WA, the fellow will work closely with attorneys to gain practical experience through defending and expanding civil liberties and constitutional rights. The position will provide recent graduates with a unique opportunity to participate in ACLU’s cutting-edge legal work, gaining practical hands-on experience in a supportive and mentoring environment.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until September 23, 2019.

WSAJ 2020 Summer Fellowship Program (paid position)

The Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) has established a Fellowship Program to introduce a diverse group of law students to the plaintiffs’ bar generally, and to WSAJ specifically. The Fellowship Program will allow selected students to observe the work of trial attorneys as part of a twelve week mentoring program during the summer. Fellows will gain exposure to the work of trial attorneys by “shadowing” three mentor law firms during the summer. Fellows will attend depositions, hearings, settlement proceedings, and possibly even trial with their mentors. They will also have the opportunity to work on short-duration projects, including a writing assignment.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Application deadline is October 18, 2019. 

U.S. Copyright Office, Barbara A. Ringer/Copyright Honors Program

The Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program (Ringer Honors Program) offers 18 to 24 month paid fellowships for attorneys in the initial stages of their careers who demonstrate exceptional ability and interest in copyright law. Ringer Fellows work closely with senior attorneys and others in the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Policy and International Affairs, the Office of the Register, and/or the Registration Program on a range of copyright-related law and policy matters. In addition to performing an important public service, Ringer Fellows acquire unparalleled insight into the U.S. copyright system to draw upon in their future careers.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Application deadline is September 30, 2019.

Super Law Group, LLC seeks Associate Attorney (New York)

Super Law Group (SLG) seeks an associate attorney to join its team of litigators dedicated to environmental protection. The position will start in the fall of 2019. Established in 2008, SLG is a small law firm based in lower Manhattan that represents environmental organizations and others who seek to preserve natural resources. As lawyers for the environmental movement, SLC’s practice concentrates on litigation in federal and state courts and administrative forums, with a strong focus on water. Other practice areas include energy, endangered species, parkland protection, land use, environmental impact review, and access to public records.

SLC seeks a full-time associate attorney with 0-3 years of experience after law school (1-3 years of experience is preferred). We require an exceptional commitment to environmental protection, a strong academic record, excellent research and writing skills, and relevant experience in environmental law, advocacy, or science (before, during, and/or after law school). For additional information and to apply please visit here.

QLaw Foundation LGBTQ+ Community/Legal Convening – September 27th at Seattle University

QLaw LogoWhen: Friday, September 27th, 10am-3pm
Where: Seattle University School of Law, Room 110
RSVP to: info@qlawfoundation.org
Facilitated by: Nikkita Oliver!

This event will create an opportunity for LGBTQ+ community, and particularly queer and trans communities of color, to connect with legal services providers to communicate current or emerging needs, and for legal services providers to take LGBTQ+ communities “behind the curtain” and provide understanding about their programs, functions, decisionmaking with respect to taking cases, and strategic approaches.

If you are a legal service provider, this event is for you!  If you are part of LGBTQ+ community-based movements and organizing, this event is also for you!

For additional details please visit here.

South Asian Bar Association of Washington’s Annual Banquet ~ September 27th!

SABAW LogoWhen: Friday, September 27th at 6pm
Where: Washington Athletic Club, Seattle
RSVP: bit.ly/sabaw2019

SABAW is an organization of South Asian legal professionals in Washington State dedicated to providing access to legal resources and support for issues relevant to the South Asian community. SABAW invites you to attend its annual Banguet & Fundraiser which supports SABAW’s efforts to expand its community outreach and enhance opportunity for law students and young lawyers.

UndocuQueer Conference ~ October 12 @ UW

UndocuQueer is a day long mini conference to bring together students, professionals, and community to discuss the challenges and successes in higher education regarding undocumented/queer students.  This event is geared toward providing knowledge, resources, tools, and networking opportunities for students and student affairs professionals who care about these issues. Some functional areas targeted in this event include considerations for working with undocumented/queer students in the following areas: legal resources, academic advising, financial aid, study abroad, access to food stamps and emergency resources, and ally training.

When: Saturday, October 12th from 9am-4pm
Where: UW Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE
RSVP: RSVP here by October 1, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Catalina Velasquez

 

Jobs & Internships at NWIRP, Justice in Aging plus upcoming Events of Interest!

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project seeks Law Student Interns (Tacoma) and Removal Defense Attorney (Seattle)

NWIRP LogoLegal Internships (Tacoma): Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks law student applicants for fall and spring internship positions in its Tacoma office. These internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit.

For spring interns, the priority application deadline is the first Monday in October (Oct 7), however all applications will be consider on a rolling basis. For additional details and to apply please visit here.

Bilingual Removal Defense Attorney (Seattle): NWIRP seeks a full-time bilingual staff attorney to work with individuals in removal proceedings in Seattle, Washington. The attorney will provide direct representation in removal proceedings, including at the Seattle and Tacoma Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The attorney will be managing a high-volume workload with complex legal issues in immigration and criminal law. The attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

For complete descriptions and to apply please visit here. Priority application deadline is September 20, 2019.

Justice in Aging seeks Racial Justice & Health Law Summer Fellowship Applicants and Summer/School Year Interns (Los Angeles, CA)

Justice in Aging is a national non-profit legal advocacy organization that fights senior poverty through law.

  • Racial Justice Fellowship for Summer 2020: Justice in Aging seeks an outstanding law student for its third annual Racial Justice Fellowship for Summer 2020. The fellow may work in any of Justice in Aging’s three offices: Washington, DC, Oakland, or Los Angeles, CA. This is a paid fellowship. For complete job description and to apply visit here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 25th.
  • Colin Alexander Health Law Fellowship for Summer 2020: Justice in Aging seeks an outstanding law student for its third annual Colin Alexander Health Law Fellowship for Summer 2020. The fellow may work in any of our three offices: Washington, DC, Oakland, or Los Angeles, CA. This is a paid fellowship. For complete job description and to apply visit here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 25th.
  • Internships/Externships: Justice in Aging seeks current law students to work with attorneys on multiple projects that integrate Justice in Aging’s core programs. Generally, interns will have the opportunity to author a writing sample, conduct shorter term writing and research projects, participate in intern trainings and events, attend external stakeholder meetings, and have the opportunity to learn more about the legal non-profit world. Interns can work on policy advocacy or litigation-based projects. For complete job description and to apply please visit here.

Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who Me? A Bankruptcy Judge?

CourtThe Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System, invites law students and young lawyers to an upcoming diversity symposium, Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who Me? A Bankruptcy Judge?

When: October 24, 2019 at 1pm (Reception to Follow)
Where: US Courthouse, 700 Stewart Street, Seattle
To Register: Additional information and registration available here. Space is limited!

The program will inform law students and attorneys about federal judgeships with a spotlight on bankruptcy judgeships. The event will feature a live broadcasted national panel discussion from Washington, DC, followed by local roundtable discussions in 19 cities with the federal bench, bar association members, and law students.

MELAW Annual Event – Registration Now Open!

The Middle Eastern Law Association of Washington (MELAW) is a non-profit legal organization for attorneys and law students of Middle Eastern descent, along with their friends and supporters.

Join MELAW for a night of celebration appreciation, and camaraderie, all while enjoying delicious Middle Eastern cuisine.

When: October 3, 2019, 5-9pm
Where: Impact Hub Seattle, 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Registration Info: Please visit here

The keynote speaker is Majd Baniodeh, a revolutionary woman who will share a compelling life journey that helped transform her love for giving back to a full-time career. In an effort to continue paying it forward, MELAW is donating a percentage of this year’s proceeds to the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA).