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).

Exciting Job & Internship Leads: PDS, Sierra Club, CLS, and Echoing Green!

Washington DC Public Defender Services seeks 2020 Summer Law Clerks

The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) provides and promotes quality legal representation to indigent adult and children facing a loss of liberty in the District of Columbia and thereby protects society’s interest in the fair administration of justice.

PDS’s Summer Law Clerk Program gives students an opportunity to assist attorneys in all aspects of case preparation. Law clerks perform legal research, draft motions, interview incarcerated and institutionalized clients, perform field investigations, represent juveniles in disciplinary hearings, respond to inmate correspondence, attend discovery conferences, parole hearing and appellate arguments.

PDS will be participating in OCI at UW Law on Friday, September 13th. For additional details and to apply please visit here. Application deadline is September 4, 2019.

Sierra Club seeks Associate Attorney (Oakland, CA)

Sierra Club LogoThe Sierra Club enforces environmental laws and targets the nation’s most pressing environmental issues through strategic legal advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels. The Sierra Club Environmental Law Program seeks an associate attorney to begin work at Sierra Club national headquarters in Oakland, California starting in September 2020. As part of the national Sierra Club’s legal team, the associate attorney helps coordinate all aspects of the Club’s legal work. The Environmental Law Program directs legal strategy for the Sierra Club’s campaigns, including Beyond Coal, Beyond Dirty Fuels, and Our Wild America. We litigate cases and coordinate legal work among campaigns, state-level chapters, and partner coalitions.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Priority application deadline is September 9, 2019 for a start date of September 2020. 

Columbia Legal Services seeks full-time Staff Attorney (Olympia, WA)

Columbia Legal Services is a legal advocacy organization that advances social, economic, and racial
equity for people living in poverty. Columbia Legal Services seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to join its statewide advocacy team. CLS staff attorneys engage in systemic, multi-forum legal advocacy and community engagement to dismantle the structures that perpetuate poverty, racism, and other injustices in Washington.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Priority application deadline is September 6, 2019.

2020 Echoing Green Fellowship Opens September 18!

For more than 30 years, Echoing Green has been on the front lines of solving the world’s biggest problems by raising up transformational leaders who challenge the status quo. Through its two-year, full-time Fellowship, Echoing Green finds people working on a plan to make the world better in a big way. Then, they help them become impactful leaders by connecting them with the tools, resources, and communities they need to bring their ideas to life.

Echoing Green’s 2020 Fellowship application opens on September 18, and will close on October 16, 2019. For additional fellowship details and application instructions please visit here.

 

Staff Attorney & Postgraduate Fellowship Opportunities: TeamChild, ACLU, NWIRP, EDF, and More!

TeamChild seeks Staff Attorney

Team Child LogoTeamChild upholds the rights of youth involved, or at risk of being involved, in the juvenile justice system to help them secure the education, healthcare, housing and other supports they need to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.

TeamChild seeks a full-time Staff Attorney in its King County office. Primary job duties include providing holistic civil legal representation to youth who are at risk of or already involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. For a complete job description and application instructions please visit here. Priority application deadline is September 16, 2019. 

ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project seeks Applicants for Legal Fellowships

The Reproductive Freedom Project of the ACLU’s national office in New York invites third-year law students and recent law graduates to apply for a sponsorship opportunity to work with ACLU as a Legal Fellow to begin in the fall of 2020. The Reproductive Freedom Project strives to secure a world that respects and supports everyone’s right to form intimate relationships and to decide whether and when to have a child and where all people have the resources and tools to access the health care they need to effectuate these decisions.

For additional details and to apply please visit here.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project seeks Staff Attorney (Wenatchee, WA)

NWIRP LogoThe Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking attorney or recent law school graduate (2019 bar taker) to provide direct representation and community outreach and education to individuals seeking legal assistance in a variety of affirmative and defensive immigration matters. The staff attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation (2) individual consultations; (3) self-help assistance; and (4) community education. The attorney will provide legal representation in various matters, but will focus on 1) defending individuals in removal proceedings; 2) representing victims of crime 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.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Priority application deadline is September 16, 2019.

BPI Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship now accepting Postgraduate Fellowship Applications (Fall 2020 start)

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI), a Chicago-based nonprofit law and policy center, seeks law or public policy graduates to serve as the Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow for one year, beginning in Summer or Fall 2020.

The Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship offers Fellows the opportunity to develop the experience, skills and network critical to a rewarding career in public interest advocacy. Fellows have gone on to pursue successful careers in affordable housing law, legal aid, civil rights advocacy, non-profit leadership and government.

For additional details and to apply please visit here. Applications will be accepted from September 1 through October 11, 2019. 

Oregon DOJ 2020 Honors Attorney Program – Now Accepting Applications

State of Oregon SealThe Oregon Department of Justice is accepting applications for its 2020 Honors Attorney Program.  Placement will begin September 2020 following a comprehensive recruitment and evaluation process.   Depending on assignment, selected candidates may be located in the DOJ’s Salem or Portland offices. For additional information and application instructions please visit here. Application deadline is September 27, 2019.

Environmental Defense Fund seeks U.S. Clean Air Legal Interns

The EDF’s U.S. Clean Air team envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We are dedicated to achieving that vision in our work, helping achieve clean air for all. The U.S. Clean Air team works out of the Washington, D.C., and Boulder, CO offices.

Legal interns on the U.S. Clean Air team contribute meaningfully to the team’s work securing clean air and climate protections. We aim to make our interns’ experience relevant, challenging, and rewarding. Our interns have directly contributed towards landmark cases over the years and have supported activities including: U.S. Supreme Court litigation, D.C. Circuit litigation over greenhouse gas regulation under the Clean Air Act, major international agreements and guidelines regarding trans-boundary pollution control programs in the U.S./Mexico border region, and projects that work towards ensuring protections for low-income and vulnerable communities from air pollution.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here.

DPD Rule 9 Positions, ILS Bar Scholarship, NY Public Defender Fair, and More!

King County DPD seeks 2020 Summer Legal Interns (Rule 9 Licensed)

The Department of Public Defense (DPD) is actively recruiting 2nd 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.  Application deadline is rolling — positions will remain open until filled, but early application is encouraged.

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 details and application instructions please visit here.

UC Hastings Law School seeks Director of Public Interest and Public Service Programs

The Director for Public Interest and Public Service Programs oversees and manages programs, resources and advising to support and promote students and alumni pursuing non-profit and government careers. The Director designs, coordinates and will expand programming for law students and alumni relating to public interest and public service opportunities, post graduate fellowships, post-graduate judicial clerkships, summer funding, career development/transitions and starting their own law practices.

For further information and to to apply please visit here. Please note — depending on experience, this hire will be hired at either the Associate Director or Director level. Position open until filled.

The Wilderness Society seeks Megan Dickie Leadership Fund Summer Legal Clerk (Summer 2020)

Seeking a highly motivated current second-year law student for a paid summer law clerk position in our Denver, CO office.   The position is paid and includes a stipend to assist with costs associated with relocating to Denver for the summer.

The Wilderness Society (TWS) is the leading American conservation organization working to protect our nation’s shared wildlands. Founded 1935, TWS works to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for its wild places. TWS believes that public lands belong to and should benefit all of us.  TWS’s Denver Office houses its Agency Policy and Planning team, which focuses on defending and protecting important landscapes, wildlands, and bedrock conservation laws and policies, including through land use planning.

TWS seeks a highly motivated current second-year law student for a summer law clerk position in its Denver, CO office.  The position is paid and includes a stipend to assist with costs associated with relocating to Denver for the summer. For additional information about the position and to apply please visit here.

Registration Now Open for the Second Annual New York State Public Defenders Career Fair! (Buffalo, NY)

The University at Buffalo School of Law, in conjunction with the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services, the Chief Defenders Association of New York, the New York State Defenders Association, and the New York County Defenders Office will host the second annual New York State Public Defenders Career Fair. All current law students and recent graduates with an interest in criminal law or public service are welcome to attend for free.

More than 20 criminal defense providers will be available to meet with applicants to discuss public defense opportunities throughout New York State.  Many offices will be conducting on-site interviews for internships and employment opportunities.

To register and for additional information, please visit : www.law.buffalo.edu/pd-career-fair. There is no registration deadline, but applicants who submit resumes by September 20 will have their materials forwarded in advance to the employers of their choice.

Spokane County Bar Association: Indian Law Section 2019-2020 Bar Preparation Scholarship

The Spokane County Bar Association (SCBA) Indian Law Section (ILS) was established in 2008 to create a forum and opportunity for the exchange of ideas in the field of Indian law for practitioners in the Inland Northwest, and to further the development and improve the application of justice in this field of law. For the past ten years, the SCBA ILS has organized and held an all-day Indian law conference in Spokane, Washington. The SCBA ILS leadership uses the proceeds from these conferences to fund a bar preparation scholarship for individuals who recently have or are planning to take a state bar exam in the near future, and who have demonstrated a commitment to furthering the goals of the SCBA ILS.

For additional information about the scholarship, and to apply, please visit here. Applications are due by October 15, 2019, and applicants will be notified if they are selected by December 15. 2019.

EJW Fellowships, AGO Internships, Postgraduate opportunities and more!

Equal Justice Works Fellowships – Class of 2020 Application Deadline is September 20th, 2019!

Each year, Equal Justice Works aims to launch around 70 new Fellows nationwide who have designed their own Fellowship project. Over the course of two-year project terms, these Fellows build sustainable solutions for the communities they serve, addressing areas of law as diverse as veterans benefits, access to education, immigration and asylum, community economic development, voting rights, and so much more. In short, designing your own Fellowship project presents a unique opportunity for you to create your dream job, and launch your public interest career The Class of 2020 EJW Design Your Own Fellowship Application deadline is rapidly approaching. For detailed information and instructions please review EJW’s Fellowship Application Guide.

If you have questions or would like individualized assistance with your fellowship application, please feel free to schedule an appointment with Huy Nguyen or Sara Jackson with the Gates Public Service Law Program. UW Law has a strong track record of sponsoring fellows and we are happy to assist you with the application process!

AGO’s Fall Law Clerk Recruitment Program (for summer 2020) is now underway! Deadline is 9/3

The Attorney General’s Office is pleased to invite qualified second-year law students to apply for summer 2020 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.

The Office’s fall recruitment program is available to any qualified second-year law student.  At the conclusion of this recruitment program, offers to serve as a volunteer law clerk or extern will be made.  Those who receive offers will begin their clerkship during the summer of 2020.

The AGO will not be conducting on-campus interviews for the 2L fall recruitment program this year.  All applicants must apply via this system by 5:00 p.m. on September 3, 2019.  (The Honors Program will be participating in on-campus interviews.  If interested in that program, please visit our website at www.atg.wa.gov for deadlines and other information.). For complete information and application instructions please visit here.

UW Law Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic seeks Part-Time Staff Attorney

The University of Washington School of Law’s Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic is recruiting a Part-Time Temporary Staff Attorney. The staff attorney will be responsible for providing professional legal indigent defense representation for clients in the Tulalip Tribal Court (Felony and Misdemeanors) where the UW Tribal Defense Clinic maintains an office. The staff attorney would also be responsible for jail visits at the Snohomish County Jail and the Marysville Jail where Tulalip Tribal Court Defendants ordered held are detained. The position is 60% time and therefore a commitment of 3 days per week is required, with a typical schedule of Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The position is a 9 month appointment to practice in the Tulalip Tribal Court with direct supervision and frequent collaboration with other attorneys in a mutually supportive office environment. For additional details and application instructions please visit here.

Legal Counsel for Youth & Children seeks Staff Attorneys in Walla Wall and TriCities

In 2017, the Homeless Youth Legal Network of the American Bar Association named Legal Counsel for Youth and Children (LCYC) as one of twelve model programs serving homeless youth nationally. In partnership with local schools, government, and community organizations, LCYC is expanding its Youth Homelessness Program to Walla Walla, Benton, and Franklin counties this year. LCYC is looking for two passionate, collaborative, and innovative attorneys to help LCYC with this exciting new expansion initiative.

This is a fabulous opportunity to help design and implement an innovative service model to a new area of Washington. The attorneys’ focus will be on meeting the direct service needs of youth struggling with homelessness, while also collaborating with youth and community providers to help identify and influence systemic barriers to the elimination of youth homelessness.

For additional information and to apply please visit here. Positions will be open until filled.

City of Seattle seeks Legal Externs

City of Seattle LogoThe Civil Division of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office offers a number of law student externship opportunities throughout the year. The Civil Division provides legal counsel and representation to the City’s elected and appointed officials, and departments, and consists of seven specialized areas of practice. To learn more about externship opportunities available and application instructions for the upcoming academic year please visit here.

US Department of Transportation Honors Program – August 18 Deadline!

The DOT’s Honors Attorney Program offers new law graduates and recent law graduates completing judicial clerkships or fellowships a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the Department’s diverse law practice.

During the two-year program, honors attorneys complete one rotation in the Department’s Office of the General Counsel and five rotations in the operating administrations’ Offices of Chief Counsel. Rotations provide each honors attorney with substantive and challenging assignments across a wide spectrum of legal fields. Honors attorneys find themselves working in practice areas such as administrative, aviation, environmental, constitutional, torts, labor and employment, and contract and procurement law. Honors attorneys may assist with litigation, draft legislation, enforcement, and participate in the rulemaking process. For additional details and application instructions please visit here.

**UW Law Students may apply to this position through OCI — please search for “Department of Transportation Honors Program” in SCS Online.