AEJ Summer Intern Orientation and other Upcoming Events!

Save the Date: 2019 Alliance for Equal Justice Summer Intern Orientation, June 21, 2019

When: June 21, 2019, 10am-3:30pm
Where: Seattle University School of Law

The 2019 Alliance for Equal Justice Summer Intern Orientation is coming up! Sponsored by Gonzaga, UW, and SU Law Schools, the Summer Intern Orientation is a way for law students interning at Alliance organizations to learn about the Alliance gain skills necessary for their summer internship. The invitation to RSVP and agenda will be sent in early June.

The City of Seattle: Dying or Thriving

When: May 23, 2019, 7-9pm
Where: Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 NW Leary Way

Hosted by the Washington Policy Center and Peddler Brewing Company. Join us at Peddler Brewing’s outdoor movie venue in Ballard to watch KOMO 4’s “Seattle is Dying” documentary followed by a crossfire discussion from nationally acclaimed thought leaders on how to respond to Seattle’s homeless issue. Each $10 admission ticket includes one free microbrew. This event is open to the community.

For tickets visit here.

Examining and Undoing the Power and Privilege of Practice (CLE)

When:  Friday, May 24, 8:55am-12:15pm
Where: Washington State Bar Association

This training is designed to understand power and privilege dynamics in our work with diverse client populations by 1) acknowledging the impact of implicit bias individually and structurally; 2) examining implicit bias in the civil rights context; and 3) applying mindfulness techniques to reclaim health and wellness.

The CLE will be facilitated by JustLead Washington, a statewide capacity-building organization committed to helping equity & justice-committed advocates and organizations develop their equity and leadership skills.

For additional information and to register please visit here.

 

Foreign Service Careers, 2019 LRAP Application, Yakama Nation Counsel Position, and More!

Interested in working abroad or pursuing a career in foreign service?

World Globe FlagsCome hear from UW Law Alumna Kristin Roberts about her career with the US Department of State and her experiences working at offices and embassies across the globe. RSVP via SCS online.

When: Thursday, May 16, 12:30-1:20pm
Where: McFarlane Lounge.

2019 LRAP Application Deadline Extended to June 1

Planning to practice public service law in Washington state after graduation? If so, you may be eligible to apply for UW Law’s Loan Forgiveness Assistance Program (LRAP). Program details and application information are available here. Application deadline has been extended to June 1, 2019.

Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel seeks Staff Attorney

The Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel (“OLC”) is excited to offer the opportunity to work
as in-house legal counsel for the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
(“Yakama Nation”). Our team of seven staff attorneys provides high quality, cost effective,
culturally competent civil legal services to the Yakama Nation Government and its departments
and programs at the direction of the Yakama Nation Tribal Council.

For additional information about the position and application instructions please visit here. Application deadline is May 30, 2019. 

EarthRights International seeks Senior Attorney (Washington, DC)

ERI LogoOver the past 20 years, EarthRights International (ERI) has built a reputation as one of the leading legal organizations representing communities and individuals from around the world whose rights, livelihoods and homelands are harmed by corporations, financial institutions and governments. ERI seeks a seasoned litigator who is capable of advocating both inside and outside the courtroom, as well as mentoring and managing junior attorneys, to join its legal team.  The Senior Attorney’s docket will include work on our corporate accountability litigation and Foreign Legal Assistance litigation, as well as ERI’s US legal defense efforts, working with partner organizations to provide rapid response legal support, representing clients, providing legal advice and counsel, and coordinating with co-counsel and partner organizations.

For complete application instructions and to apply visit here. Position open until filled.

EJW Veterans Legal Corps – Application Deadline Extended to 5/31/19

Veterans often face complex and intertwined legal problems, many of which stem from physical and mental injuries sustained during military service. Through the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps (VLC), Fellows and law students provide legal services that enable low-income and homeless veterans and their families to stabilize, recover, and rebuild their lives.

For additional information and application instructions please visit here.

Panel on Homelessness in Seattle, Diversity Resource Expo, Human Rights Institute, and More!

If Seattle is Dying then We are Complicit: Rethinking Causes & Solutions for Homelessness

When: Monday, May 13, 2019, 12:30-1:20pm
Where: UW School of Law Room 127

Please join UW Law for a timely and informative conversation sparked by the KOMO News Special and a Seattle Times Editorial claiming that “Seattle is Dying.” Speakers include:

  • Helen Gebreamak, AVID Program Investigator, Disability Rights WA
  • Sara Rankin, Founder & Director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project at Seattle University
  • Sally Clark, Director, Office of Regional & Community Relations

UW Diversity Resource Expo

(c) Jason Frizzel_DiversityWhen: Wednesday, May 15, 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: UW Tower North Cafeteria

UW’s first-ever Diversity Resource Expo is Wednesday, May 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Stop by the UW Tower cafeteria for this free event and learn how community nonprofit organizations are providing services and resources to help foster equity and social justice. Organizations include Be The Match, El Centro de la Raza, Helping Link, Lighthouse for the Blind, Manuiki Foundation, OneWorld Now!, Pride Foundation, Rainier Scholars, Technology Access Foundation (TAF), The Amandla Project, UNCF, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, United Way of King County and UW Samuel Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center.

There will be light snacks, hula and ukulele performances at 11:45 a.m. and door prizes from Banya 5 Spa, Starbucks, Ram Restaurant, Seattle Chocolates and more. Free and open to all faculty, staff and students.

Summer Human Rights Institute (NYC, June 17-28, 2019)

The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School is pleased to announce the 2019 Summer Human Rights Institute, a two-week certificate program that will provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of international human rights law, June 17 – 28, 2019.

Designed for students and professionals from around the world, this immersive program enables individuals with limited time to gain an in-depth understanding of international human rights law and practice. Participants will take part in daily lectures and workshops with Fordham Law professors, supplemented by fieldwork and discussions with members of New York’s prominent human rights community. The program may also include field trips to the United Nations Headquarters and other local institutions. To register visit here.

20th Annual Access to Justice Conference: Amplifying the Power of Community

This year, we celebrate our 20th Access to Justice Conference!  Through interactive workshops, inspiring remarks, and listening sessions, the Conference aims to generate innovative strategies and partnerships that can advance our collective work toward creating a more fair, just, and inclusive community.

When: June 14-16, 2019
Where: Spokane Convention Center, 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd.

The Gates Public Service Law Program is awarding ten $250.00 stipends to students that wish to attend. To apply for a stipend, please send a current resume and a personal statement of why you wish to attend to gatespsl@uw.edu by May 15, 2019.

Summer Funding Opportunities, Yakima Legal Department Rule 9 Internship, EJW Housing Justice Program and more!

City of Yakima Legal Department seeks Summer Rule 9 Intern (paid position)

The City of Yakima Legal Department is seeking a Rule 9 eligible summer Intern. Anticipated duties include assisting in legal research, preparation of municipal legislation, assisting in civil litigation and other civil matters, assisting in criminal arraignments, case preparation, briefing, bench and jury trials and disposition of criminal and traffic cases in the City of Yakima Municipal Court.

To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, transcript (unofficial is fine) and writing sample to Jeff Cutter, City Attorney, City of Yakima Legal Department, 200 S. Third Street, 2nd Floor, Yakima, WA 98101 (or by email to patricia.martinez@yakimawa.org). Salary is approximately $20-22/hour.

2019 Gates Summer Public Interest Law Stipend (open to ALL UW law students)

Gates Summer Public Interest Stipends are awarded to fund projects that serve the public interest and provide a tangible benefit to the community. Grant proposals should describe projects that advance the concepts of justice, equity, and the public good on behalf of individuals and causes seldom or inadequately served. Funding is limited to students working at a non-profit organization or government agency.

Application deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019. Application instructions and form available here.

Still seeking funding for your summer internship? Check UW Law’s Summer Funding Sources Database!

Several summer fellowships and stipends have upcoming deadlines (including Joan Fitzpatrick, Gates PSL Stipends, and WSBA Labor & Employment). Don’t forget to peruse the Summer Funding Sources database on Canvas for opportunities you might be eligible to apply for!

EJW Housing Justice Program recruiting recent law graduates!

The Equal Justice Works Housing Justice Program mobilizes a cohort of Fellows to serve low-income individuals residing in the Greater Richmond Region of Virginia who are currently, or at risk of, experiencing housing instability and involuntary displacement, particularly due to eviction. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Ann Voss. Organizations seeking Fellows are looking to hire immediately and include: The Central Virginia Legal Aid Society; the Legal Aid Justice Center; and the Virginia Poverty Law Center.

For additional information and to apply please visit here.

Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit (July 29, Denver, CO)

The Annual Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit is a full-day annual conference which features national experts discussing cutting-edge diversity and inclusiveness topics. The Summit features two plenary speakers, four tracks comprised of 16 concurrent sessionspractice pitch program and a reception all located at the Embassy Suites Denver Tech Center North. This year’s conference also includes an informational interview component.

For additional details and registration information visit here.

 

PILA Grant Application Now Open, Civil Rights Bootcamp, ATJ Conference and more!

PILA 2019 Grant Application Now Open! (May 6 deadline)

PILA LogoThe Public Interest Law Association at the University of Washington is a student-run organization dedicated to promoting legal work that serves the public and improves the quality of life for individuals in our community and elsewhere. PILA helps to fund summer stipends for students doing unpaid, public interest legal work during their 1L or 2L summer.

Please click here for a copy of the 2019 Grant Application. Application deadline is 4pm on Monday, May 6, 2019. 

WSBA Labor & Employment Summer Grant – Deadline Extended to May 10!

WSBA LogoPlanning to spend your summer working in labor and employment law? Consider applying for a $6,000 Labor and Employment Summer Grant. Application deadline has been extended to Friday, May 10th, 2019.

For complete details and application instructions please visit here.

Civic Boot Camp on Civil Rights (May 24, Scholarships Available!)

Learn about and explore the legacy of the civil rights movement in the Central District! Gain the knowledge and tools needed to take action in the community and protect the future of civil rights. Participants will learn about the past Civil Rights Movement (and Black Panther Party) in Seattle, visit local landmarks/buildings in the Central District (Byrd Barr Place, Mt Zion Church, Liberty Bank Building), see the results of gentrification and learn from local activists how to advocate for civil rights.

For more information and registration visit here. Scholarship application is available here.

20th Annual Access to Justice Conference: Amplifying the Power of Community

This year, we celebrate our 20th Access to Justice Conference!  Through interactive workshops, inspiring remarks, and listening sessions, the Conference aims to generate innovative strategies and partnerships that can advance our collective work toward creating a more fair, just, and inclusive community.

When: June 14-16, 2019
Where: Spokane Convention Center, 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd.

The Gates Public Service Law Program is awarding ten $250.00 stipends to students that wish to attend. To apply for a stipend, please send a current resume and a brief Please provide a resume personal statement describing why you wish to attend to gatespsl@uw.edu by May 15, 2019.

The History of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement: 50 Years after Stonewall

QLaw LogoJoin QLaw for a presentation and discussion about the history and evolution of the LGBTQ civil rights movement. RSVP here to participate!

When: Thursday, June 6, 5:30pm
Where: Seattle Municipal Court, Jury Room, 600 5th Ave.

Pints and Progress with Legal Voice

Legal Voice LogoEach year, Legal Voice and our allies advocate for strong laws that support and protect you, your family, and your community. Please join us for snacks and libations as we discuss progress made by the Washington State Legislature this year! We’ll chat about the issues we supported, what they mean for you and your community, and how you can access your new rights.

When: Monday, May 6, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Hillman City Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Ave. S

Joan Fitzpatrick Summer Stipend, Paid Summer Internships, and other Public Service Employment Opportunities

2019 Joan Fitzpatrick Fellowship in Human Rights ($5,000 Summer Stipend)

Planning to spend your summer working in human rights and/or international law? Consider applying for the 2019 Joan Fitzpatrick Fellowship! All rising 2 and 3Ls are eligible to apply.

Application instructions: Submit a resume, unofficial transcript, two letters of recommendation and a 2-3 page proposal outlining your proposed work. Applications should be emailed to Ann Spangler at spangler@uw.edu.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 24 by 5pm PST. Contact Sara Jackson at sjacks@uw.edu with questions.

NWIRP Seeking Summer Interns (paid positions in Granger or Wenatchee offices; Spanish fluency required)

NWIRP LogoThe Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is still accepting law student applications for summer internship positions in its Granger and Wenatchee offices. One internship in each of the Granger and Wenatchee offices are eligible for a $6,000 stipend (before tax). Wenatchee’s stipend is funded by NWIRP and Granger’s stipend is funded by the Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Fellowship. NWIRP will work with all summer interns to secure outside funding or academic credit if needed. Spanish fluency required. For more information, please visit NWIRP’s jobs and internships page: https://www.nwirp.org/join-us/jobs-internships/.

Summer Positions still available with EJW AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps

Through the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps (formerly AmeriCorps JD), Fellows and law students provide legal services that enable low-income and homeless veterans and their families to rebuild their lives. Law students, referred to as “Student Members” are hosted at legal services organizations across the country where they: provide legal assistance to veterans and their families on issues related to housing, employment, consumer and medical debt, government benefits, child support, and other family law matters; build relationships with community partners; and deliver presentations on veterans’ rights and benefits.

To Apply: visit https://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-students/part-time-summer/vlc/. Application deadline is May 15, 2019. 

Davis Wright Tremaine seeks Pro Bono Specialist

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking an energetic Pro Bono Specialist to join its Seattle team. As a member of the firm-wide Pro Bono and Social Impact Department, this position supports DWT pro bono program initiatives, matters, and case-sourcing across all 8 offices.

Apply online using this link. Position open until filled.

LCCR of the SF/Bay Area Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Fellowship

The Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights fellowship for attorneys is a signature endeavor of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, which lasts for a three-year term, with possible extension. This fellowship is designed for an attorney who has practiced for a minimum of three years and has a demonstrated commitment to civil rights law. It is our hope that the fellowship will enhance the Fellow’s understanding of civil rights law and prepare the Fellow for a career of promoting social justice.

Application deadline is June 1, 2019, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. $65,000 annual salary plus a competitive benefits package. For additional information and to apply visit here.

Good news from Washington’s Equal Justice Coalition — the legislative session has ended with major gains for civil legal aid!

The WA Legislature recently approved a biennial budget that will significantly expand access to justice in Washington. Thanks to the many equal justice champions who raised their voices at our Lobby Day and throughout the session, legislators increased funding for the Office of Civil Legal Aid by more than $7 million. The increase includes:

  • 20 new civil legal aid attorney positions around the state, as part of the Civil Justice Reinvestment Plan to reach the “minimum access” standard of service delivery. We are now more than halfway toward closing the justice gap since the CJRP began in 2017.
  • Compensation equity for pro bono programs. The $300,000 funded by the state will be leveraged with additional investment from the Legal Foundation of Washington to retain vital staff and increase service capacity.
  • Stabilization funding to protect previous gains and maintain client service at the Northwest Justice Project.

 

 

Pro Bono Honors Society plus new Scholarships, Jobs, and Fellowships!

UW Law 2019 Pro Bono Honors Society – Submit Pro Bono Hours by May 1 at NOON!

pro bonoDid you do any of the following during the 2018-2019 academic year?

  • Volunteer for IFAP, PFJP, SYLAW, CHRJ App Help, MMP, or an ELS research project?
  • Do pro bono work for a community-based public interest organization or student-led project?
  • Intern last summer for a public interest organization and didn’t receive funding or academic credit?

If you can answer YES to any of these questions you are likely eligible to be recognized as a member of the UW Law Pro Bono Honors Society! All class levels are eligible for Pro Bono Awards and graduating students will be recognized in the graduation program.

Report hours via Google Form by May 1: https://forms.gle/e5HR72DmC4v9fT2L9

LCCR seeks 2020-2021 Lindsay Fellow

Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights LogoThe Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, one of the nation’s foremost civil rights legal organizations, annually sponsors the one-year George N. Lindsay Civil Rights Fellowship. The Lindsay Fellowship provides an opportunity for recent law school graduates to become familiar with civil rights practice by working with many of the nation’s leading civil rights experts at the national office of the Lawyers’ Committee in Washington, D.C. The Fellowship pays a stipend of $57,500, supplemented by a loan forgiveness payment of $2,000. The yearly stipend is also supplemented by payment of bar review and fees. Fellows have the opportunity to gain legal experience in one or more of the following areas: Voting Rights, Employment Discrimination, Criminal Justice, Education, Stop Hate, Public Policy, Special Litigation and Advocacy, or Fair Housing and Community Development.

Applicants can have, at most, two years of practice by the time the fellowship starts (clerkships excluded). Current law students who expect to graduate in the spring of 2020 (i.e. students who are currently in their second year of law school) are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 7. For complete application and instructions visit here.

SABA 2019 Scholarships – Call for Applications!

SABAW LogoThe South Asian Bar of Washington (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 offers an annual $1,000 Student Stipend to a current law student, and a $4,000 scholarship award to a public interest law student.

For descriptions and application instructions please visit here.

WA Women Lawyers 2019 UW Law Scholarship

Washington women Lawyers LogoThe King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers (KCWWL) is pleased to provide a scholarship in the amount of $1,500.00 to one second year law student at University of Washington School of Law. The scholarship is intended to promote individualism and courage within the profession and to support women who have the potential to make a significant contribution to the community and/or have demonstrated an ability to overcome significant obstacles, including financial obstacles, in their lives.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here.

WA House of Representatives OPR Public Affair Internship Program (Olympia, WA)

The Office of Program Research in the Washington House of Representatives is seeking candidates for a legislative public affairs internship.  Candidates must be graduate students in public administration or related programs emphasizing public policy.  They must have exceptional policy research and analysis skills and strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to a career involving the analysis and management of public policies and programs.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here.

Legal Voice seeks Staff Attorney

Legal Voice LogoLegal Voice believes that all women and LGBTQ people should be able to live their lives with dignity, safety, and autonomy. To this end, we work in the Northwest’s courtrooms, legislatures, and communities, creating and enforcing strong, equitable laws and empowering people to know their rights.

Legal Voice seeks a Staff Attorney who will work to advance women’s and LGBTQ people’s
legal rights in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, and Montana, through impact litigation,
legislative advocacy, and public education.

For additional information and application details please visit here. Application deadline is May 31, 2019.