SJT: Financial Planning for Public Service Law School Students; Webinar: Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Social Justice Tuesday:  Financial Planning for Public Service Law School Students

November 20, 2018, 12:30 – 1:20 pm
Room: 127

AccessLex Institute will be on campus to provide Financial Planning for Public Service Law School Students. In this workshop we will be exploring the 5 financial planning elements: Earn, Spend, Protect, Borrow, and Save/Invest and we will spend time in the Borrow section focusing on the federal student loan Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program as part of setting goals, plans and strategies, we call GPS to achieve your personal and professional success story.

Rsvp in SCS Online.

Webinar:  Combating the Opioid Epidemic: How Civil Legal Aid Helps Those Affected by the Opioid Crisis

Date and Time: November 28, 2018, 12:00 pm

Across the country, communities are struggling to respond to the opioid crisis. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has reported that more than 2.1 million are experiencing opioid use disorder. When we consider those in recovery and their extended family members, more than 11 million Americans are affected by the opioid crisis. Civil legal aid helps those affected by the opioid crisis by helping to secure housing and health care, ensure children are cared for, escape domestic violence, and remove barriers to employment.

Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) awarded grants to civil legal aid programs in Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, and West Virginia to launch projects that provide legal assistance to children and their caregivers who are affected by the opioid crisis.

Register here.

Free Training: What Advocates Need to Know
About Representing Immigrant Survivors of Violence, Part II

Tuesday, December 4,  9 a.m. – noon at Seattle Central Library

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is hosting a FREE training for advocates working with immigrant survivors of violence. The session is free to attend, and will be held at Seattle’s Central Library.

In Part II, experienced NWIRP legal staff will provide training on: – Writing declarations for VAWA Self-Petitions, U visas, and T visas – Writing Advocate Letters of Support – How VAWA, U visa, and T visa applications are put together

More info here.

ACLU Flights & Rights – Immigration Detention Abuses: What you can do to fight back!

Tuesday, November 27 6-8 p.m.
KEXP Studio

Please join us this November where we’ll hear from ACLU Staff Attorney Eunice Cho, who will discuss the detention of immigrants by ICE, the private prison corporations that profit from working with ICE, and our lawsuit in support of hunger strikers at the Northwest Detention Center. She will be joined by Activist Maru Mora Villalpando (NWDC Resistance), and Shacorrie Tunkara, the wife of Saja Tunkara, a Seattle resident who was detained and recently deported by ICE. Come and learn how we can support immigrants in detention and challenge abuses. 21+ Must RSVP to attend.

Register here.

Legal Voice Summer Legal Intern; ABA Antitrust Law, Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project, $6,000 summer stipend


Legal Voice is a progressive feminist organization using the power of the law to make change in the Northwest. We use that power structure to dismantle sexism and oppression, specifically advocating for our region’s most marginalized communities: women of color; people with disabilities; LGBTQ+ populations; gender non-binary and gender non-conforming people; immigrants; low-income women; and others affected by gender oppression and injustice.

We make change through high-impact litigation, legislative and policy advocacy, and education about legal rights. We work in many different areas of the law, including reproductive rights, family law, LGBTQ+ rights, civil rights, gender-based violence, affirmative action, public benefits, rights of incarcerated people, employment, health care, insurance, and education.

For complete job description, see the PSJD posting here.

ABA Antitrust Law, Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project, $6,000 summer stipend 

Law Students: Experience a career-making internship opportunity through The ABA Antitrust Law Janet D. Steiger Fellowship.

Work in the consumer protection and antitrust departments of state Offices of Attorneys General and other governmental offices throughout the US.

he Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project provides law students the extraordinary opportunity to work in the consumer protection departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General and other consumer protection agencies, including the National Association of Attorneys General and the Attorney General’s Office of the District of Columbia, throughout the United States. The eight to ten-week paid Fellowships were initiated in 2004 by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, in cooperation with the National Association of Attorneys General, as a consumer protection outreach initiative to introduce law students to the rewards of legal careers in public service. A total of 355 Steiger Fellowships have been awarded through the summer of 2018.

The Council of the Section approved funding for states and other entities to participate in the 2019 Steiger Fellowship Project. Each selected student will receive a $6,000 stipend (subject to certain federal taxes and administered through the offices of the various consumer protection agencies). This Project continues to be a tribute to the memory of the late Janet D. Steiger, one of America’s great public servants who, during her remarkable tenure as FTC Chairman, dramatically improved cooperation, communication and coordination between state and federal consumer protection and antitrust enforcement agencies.

More info here.


Practice Areas: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Litigation

The Institute for Justice’s Dave Kennedy Summer Fellowship program provides an unparalleled opportunity for select law students to substantively contribute to IJ’s cutting-edge civil-rights litigation. Fellows conduct legal research; help develop litigation strategies for active and potential cases; and draft discovery requests, motions, and briefs filed in both state and federal court.

Complete job description here.


Social Justice Tuesday, Yakama Nation Fellowship

Social Justice Tuesday “Trump’s Dismantling of the National Monuments: Sacrificing Native American Interests on the  Alter of Business”

Tuesday, November 13
Room 127

Speaker: Amber Penn-Roco of Galanda Broadman

In December of 2017, President Trump demolished the Bears Ears National Monument, shrinking it by 85%. That same day, President Trump also cut the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by 46%. The Trump Administration was urged by energy companies to shrink the National Monuments so they could take advantage of the natural resource deposits located within the National Monument areas.

Mrs. Penn-Roco will discuss the creation and dismantling of the National Monuments and address the Trump Administration’s policies which prioritize the promotion of business interest over the preservation of natural resources.

Information Session: Yakama Nation Fellowship

Friday, November 16
Room 127

Ethan Jones, Lead Attorney
Marcus Shirzad, Senior Attorney

Please join us for an informational session on the summer Legal Fellowship Program, with a stipend of $7,000.00 plus housing.

Speakers will provide an overview of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and practicing Federal Indian Law with the Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel.


Save the Date: 2019 Breakfast with Champions King County Bar Association Featuring Loretta LynchKCBA Logo

April 3, 2019
7:30-8:45 am

Keynote Speaker: Loretta Lynch
U.S. Attorney General 2015-2017

The Honorable Loretta Lynch is the first female African American Attorney General of the United States, appointed by President Barack Obama in 2015. She also served as the head of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York twice, under both President Clinton and President Obama.

Visit the Breakfast With Champions website here.


2019 NW Public Service Career Fair; WSAJ Bar Prep Scholarships

2019 NW Public Service Career Fairs in Seattle and Portland

Student Registration NOW OPEN!

Seattle Career Fair: Friday, February 1, 2019 in LeRoux Center, Student Center at Seattle University

Portland Career Fair: Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Templeton Center at Lewis & Clark College

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


November 5, 2018: Student Eventbrite Registration opens.

January 11, 2019: Student Eventbrite Registration closes for students planning to apply for job postings.

*NOTE: If you plan to apply for positions with employers who are interviewing at the fair or are collecting application materials, you must be registered via Eventbrite by this date.

January 15, 2019 @ Noon: Student Application Deadline for submitting materials to specific job postings.

January 16, 2019: Student Eventbrite Registration re-opens for students only planning to attend Table Talk.

More info here.

Washington State Association for Justice Bar Prep Scholarship Applications due on November 30

Applications for Women of WSAJ Bar Preparation Scholarship, Diversity Bar Preparation Scholarship, and LGBTQ Bar Preparation Scholarship are due on Friday, November 30.

More info here.


CAP employs attorneys, caseworkers, and law student interns to accomplish its work. Their responsibilities involve working on issues of general importance to capital litigation: reviewing case records; preparing research memoranda, pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents; client relations; case assistance to appointed panel attorneys; case investigation; preparing training and resource materials; digesting recent case decisions; and participating in the development of litigation strategies.

More info here.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Summer 2019 Legal Internships in Berkeley, California

The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (“DREDF”), located in Berkeley, California, offers summer internships for law students. The internships generally involve a 40-hour per week commitment for at least 5 weeks, and preferably 8 to 10 weeks. Individuals with disabilities, women, and other candidates who are members of historically marginalized groups are especially encouraged to apply.

More info here.

Accountability Counsel, Summer Fellow in San Francisco

San Francisco-based Law Fellows will primarily support Accountability Counsel’s collaboration with communities around the world in filing complaints and the development of resource materials for communities and advocates. Law Fellows will work on legal research assignments and fact memos, and may participate in meetings with community members, international institutions, and NGO colleagues as opportunities arise.

More info here.

Open Society Post-grad FellowshipOSF Logo

Application Deadline:  February 4, 2019

Applicants for the Open Society Fellowship are invited to address the following proposition:

New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality.

This proposition is intended as a provocation—to stimulate productive controversy and debate—and does not necessarily represent the views of the Open Society Foundations. Applicants are invited to dispute, substantiate, or otherwise engage with the proposition in their submissions. Though the proposition deals with economic issues, those without an economics or business background are welcome to apply, provided they have a relevant project in mind.

Once chosen, fellows will work on projects of their own design and passion. At the same time, they are expected to take advantage of the intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and contribute meaningfully to the Foundations’ thinking. Fellows will also have opportunities to collaborate with one another as a cohort. It is hoped that the fellowship will not only nurture theoretical debate but also bring about policy change and reform.

Learn more and apply online.

Soros Equality Post-grad Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 10, 2019

The U.S. Programs’ Equality team seeks applicants for its Soros Equality Fellowship, which aims to support emerging mid-career professionals who will become long-term innovative leaders influencing the racial justice field. The fellowship award provides individuals with a grant of $100,000 to support production of an innovative racial justice project over the course of 18 months.

We seek a diverse cohort of applicants, including but not limited to activists, artists, journalists, and organizers, to produce a project with meaningful impact. This approach recognizes the power of individuals to use a variety of tools, from traditional advocacy to the arts, to impact change and uplift the mission and values of an open society.

Learn more and apply online.

University of Wisconsin Law School: William H. Hastie Post-grad Fellowship

The University of Wisconsin Law School seeks applications for the William H. Hastie Fellowship. The application deadline is February 1, 2019.

For over forty years, the Hastie Fellowship has helped aspiring scholars from underrepresented communities in the legal academy prepare for a career in law teaching. Hastie Fellows devote the majority of their time to their own research agenda, researching and writing scholarly articles with support from a faculty advisor and the Hastie Fellowship Committee. During their residence, Hastie Fellows become part of the rich intellectual community at the University of Wisconsin, participating in workshops, symposia, and colloquia at the law school and broader campus community. Hastie Fellows participate in the entry-level law teaching market during the fellowship’s second year, and receive support and mentoring from the faculty. Most fellows also elect to teach or co-teach a course in an area of their interest during their second year in residence. Upon the successful completion of their work, typically involving the preparation of two publishable articles, fellows may elect to receive an LL.M.

More info here.


Social Justice Tuesday: Peggy Browning Fund; Legal Lunchbox Series: Guide to Juvenile Defense Representation.

Social Justice Tuesday: Peggy Browning Fund, Interested in ADVOCATING FOR WORKPLACE JUSTICE?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
University of Washington School of Law
Room 127

Liz Ford | Legal Director, Fair Work Center, PBF Mentor | Moderator
Madison Brown | Student, University of Washington School of Law | PBF ‘17 & ‘18
Danielle Franco-Malone | Partner, Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, LLP, PBF Mentor
Ava Sanchez | Student, University of Washington School of Law | PBF ‘18
Ann Marie Skov | Field Attorney, National Labor Relations Board, Region 10 | PBF ‘00

To learn more about the Peggy Browning Fund visit

Legal Lunchbox™ Series: A Guide to Juvenile Defense RepresentationWSBA Lunchbox Series Image

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018
Noon — 1:35 p.m.
Webcast only

In April 2018 the Washington State Supreme Court adopted new guidelines for juvenile defense counsel who represent clients involved in juvenile justice proceedings. This seminar will focus on the roles and responsibilities of juvenile defense counsel as laid out in the new guidelines. Focus will be given to the seven specific guidelines outlined in the document that are intended to be used as a guide to professional conduct and performance.

The presenters will speak about how the object of the guidelines is to identify the course of action that may be necessary, advisable, or appropriate for counsel to take in a case to ensure that the client receives the best representation possible. Guideline principles will be applied to hypothetical case examples to illustrate the concepts being discussed in the presentation. This seminar is designed to be helpful for the new attorney or the experienced practitioner.

More info here.

REJI Webinar Nov 15: Generating Organizational & Leadership Commitment for Race Equity Work

On November 15th, the Washington Race Equity & Justice Initiative (REJI) invites you to an interactive webinar: Generating Organizational & Leadership Commitment for Race Equity Work. This webinar will explore the components needed and challenges faced when embarking on a race equity initiative and aligning your organization underneath a shared vision for race equity. Participants will be presented with strategies and discussion questions to understand how to better collectively and intentionally generate commitment and action from leadership and decision-makers, including organizational directors and board members.

The topic of this webinar focuses on areas highlighted in the REJI Organizational Race Equity Toolkit downloadable here:


Thursday, November 15, 2018

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific Time – Webinar

Registration is free but required in advance

Those who register for the webinar will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar live, how to view the webinar later on-demand, and other important info for viewing the webinar.

Learn more here about our growing REJI Community and what it means to do race equity work.

Jobs with Earthjustice and Environmental Law Institute

Earthjustice Paid Law Clerkship, Summer 2019

Earthjustice is seeking summer law clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment.

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization.  We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country.  We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.  We partner with thousands of groups and supporters to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change.  We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

More info here.

Environmental Law Institute, 2019-2020 Public Interest Environmental Law Post-Graduate FellowELI Logo

Since 1999, the Research and Policy Division of the Environmental Law Institute has awarded a prestigious annual fellowship for outstanding recent law school graduates.

The law fellow works closely with ELI attorneys and other professionals, including U.S. and international partners, to advance environmental protection by analyzing existing legal tools, developing new ones, and crafting innovative approaches. This may require considering how environmental protection is affected by other laws and policies that are related to environment and society —e.g., those governing energy, taxation, land use, human rights, and administration.

More info here.

Environmental Law Institute, 2019 Summer Law Clerk

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

ELI summer law clerks work closely with ELI experts on domestic and international projects spanning ELI’s full range of expertise. Law clerks also may assist in the editing and production of ELI publications, such as the Environmental Law Reporter. Law clerks provide crucial support for ELI projects and publications by conducting legal and policy research, drafting memoranda, attending and reporting on briefings and current events, and assisting in the preparation of reports and other published materials. This position also will include working with ELI members and staff on programming for a conference planned for September in Seattle on Innovation, Change Management, and Environmental Law in the Next 50 Years.

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

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

More info here

Paid Fellowship Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Project, CLS Externships/Internships, Washington State Labor Council, and more!

Paid Fellowship ($6000): Available through Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Project, 2019 Summer Internship in Yakima and/or Wenatchee

The Northwest Justice Project Farmworker Unit seeks summer interns to assist experienced attorneys in serving migrant farm workers through farm labor camp outreach, community education and legal work. Summer law students form an outreach team to share resources and legal information with migrant farmworkers throughout the state of Washington.

Law students will work with attorneys on ongoing cases and projects, including farmworker sexual harassment cases and community education, pesticide safety, wage theft, and advocacy related to the H-2A temporary visa program for farmworkers.  Northwest Justice Project is the LSC funded staffed Legal Services program for Washington State.  The positions are focused full –time on farmworker advocacy.

More info here.

Northwest Justice Project:  Medical Legal Partnership Summer Internship (c) University of Kansas - Medical Legal Partnership

Under the supervision of  experienced staff attorneys, law clerks will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to indigent individuals and communities. With the Medical Legal Partnership, law clerks will aid three attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning. Law clerks may also help develop self-help materials for pro-se litigants, training materials for staff and clients and work on other special projects depending on the needs of the office.

The Medical Legal Partnership works in partnership with providers at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center and Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation to address patients’ health-harming legal needs, including accessing Medicaid-funded care and therapy, reducing the length of hospital stays, obtaining guardianships for disabled adults and a variety of other issues.   More information available at

More info here. 

Columbia Legal Services 2019 Externships/InternshipsCLS Logo

We offer internship and externship opportunities for law students throughout the year, on an as-needed basis, with the most capacity in the summer.

Externs and Interns are given the opportunity to participate in systemic advocacy on behalf of low -income people by engaging in legal research and writing, policy advocacy, and community outreach and education.

We are only able to offer unpaid positions that are self-supported, generally through school credit, work-study, or through fellowships and public interest grants.

Examples of the types of cases and projects that CLS advances to cause systemic change in Washington State include:

Protecting the health and safety of farm workers and their families working in Washington orchards

Improving access to and quality of healthcare for prisoners, disabled individuals, seniors, and low-income people from public housing and mobile home communities

Working on legislation to improve the situations of thousands of unaccompanied youth and young adults living in homelessness.

More info here.

Washington State Labor Council, 2019 Legislative Intern

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is seeking a full-time legislative intern beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, for the 105-day legislative session that begins the following Monday, Jan. 14 to help develop and coordinate legislative advocacy for Washington working families. This is a fun and challenging opportunity to learn more about issues important to working families, our labor movement, public policy and the legislative process. Plus, there are many opportunities for interns to pursue and develop their own policy interests and to build relationships with affiliated unions, legislators and coalition partners.

More info here.

Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark, Paid Student InternUS Patent and Trademark Office Seal

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, the agency has over 12,000 employees, including engineers, scientists, attorneys, analysts, IT specialists, etc. dedicated to accomplishing the mission, vision, strategic goals and guiding principles.  Please visit the USPTO Careers Website.

More info here.

Want to be a movement lawyer? Law for Black Lives 2019 Summer Internship

Law for Black Lives is partnering with Ayuda Legal Puerto RicoCommunity Justice Project, and The Detroit Justice Center to host a summer internship next year. We’ll have an opening retreat and cross-organizational exchanges, so interns can learn about varied approaches to Movement Lawyering across Detroit, Miami, Puerto Rico, Memphis, and NYC.

1L applications are due on December 15th!

More info here. 

The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, technology and innovation, and public health.

The AIF Clinton Fellowship is helping to shape the next generation of leaders committed to positive change while also strengthening civil society in both the U.S. and India.

Through collaboration and capacity-building, Fellows, mentors, and civil society leaders form dynamic partnerships to capacity-build, exchange knowledge and skills, and share a mutual passion for advancing social and economic development. Fellows serve on an annual basis from September to July with development organizations across India.

More info here

Immigrant Law Group, PC Summer Clerk Program

Each summer, ILG sponsors a summer clerk to work with the firm in advancing the human rights of immigrants and refugees.  The clerkship provides an opportunity for law students to work directly with clients and get hands-on experience with impact litigation.  Past clerks worked on nationwide-precedent setting cases, engaged in civil rights litigation on detainers, represented asylum-seekers and special immigrant juveniles, and provided inspiring community-education workshops on going beyond just knowing one’s rights.

More info here.