Reproductive Justice on Your Ballot: A Discussion

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012, 6 pm – 8 pm

University of Washington School of Law, Room 133

Attend an evening of discussion about the role of reproductive justice in the upcoming election.

Moderator: Jamila Johnson, Seattle Women’s Commission

Panelists: Liezl Rebugio, Surge Northwest; Professor Sara Ainsworth, UW School of Law; Deborah Oyer, M.D., Aurora Medical Services

All candidates are invited to attend.

Sponsored by:

University of Washington School of Law’s Law Students Reproductive Justice chapter, Seattle University Law School’s Law Students for Reproductive Justice chapter, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington Foundation, Washington Women for Choice

Korean American Bar Association of Washington offers community service scholarship

Korean American Bar Association of Washington 2013 Scholarship Application

The Korean American Bar Association of Washington (“KABA”) offers a $4,000 scholarship to a law student who has demonstrated a significant commitment to community service, particularly service to the Korean/Korean American community. You need not be of Korean ethnicity to apply.

JUDGING CRITERIA

All applicants will be judged on the following criteria:

a. Community service and community involvement, particularly service to the Korean/Korean
American community;
b. Academic achievement, work experience, activities, and post-law school goals; and

c. Essay.

There is no minimum G.P.A. requirement. KABA will select candidates to be interviewed.

SELECTION & NOTIFICATION

The scholarship recipient(s) will be selected and notified by the KABA Scholarship Committee.  The award will be presented at the KABA Annual Banquet in February 2013.

Timeline

Applications are DUE January 11, 2013

Finalists contacted for interviews No later than January 25, 2013

Interviews January 28 – February 1, 2013

Notifications No later than February 11, 2013

Scholarship presentation at KABA Banquet February 2013

Canned Goods Drive

This year at UW LAW the Combined Fund Drive has chosen the Ronald McDonald House as the charity we will be supporting through Stock the Pantry. Please note: all canned goods (except coffee) should be 16 oz or smaller; RMHC cannot accept homemade food, food not in a package, or bulk foods.

The STOCK THE PANTRY donation box is located in the Third Floor Lounge, let’s see how many times we can fill it before October 31.

Helpful food and household items for STOCK THE PANTRY-Ronald McDonald House:

  • Ground Coffee
  • Pudding cups, fruit cups, applesauce cups
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Juice boxes
  • Breakfast and granola bars
  • Fruit snacks and leathers
  • Jam
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Canned fruits-peaches, pears, pineapple, mandarin oranges, pineapple
  • Non-condensed soups (e.g., Progresso and chili)
  • Canned meats- chicken, SPAM, salmon and beef (no tuna please)
  • Canned pasta – ravioli, SpaghettiOs
  • Meal helpers (e.g., Pasta Roni, Hamburger Helper)
  • Pancake Mix
  • Hot chocolate and cider packets

 Other Household Goods

Antibacterial hand soap

Dish washing soap

Liquid dishwasher detergent

Gallon size Ziploc bags

Forever stamps

 

Practicing Before the EPA’s Administrative Law Judges: A Litigation Seminar

U.S. EPA’s Administrative Law Judges and staff attorneys, along with Senior Counsel for EPA Region 10, will present a two-day practicum focused on administrative litigation and environmental law. Topics will cover the lifespan of environmental enforcement cases, from pleadings to appeals, with a focus on practical trial skills, negotiation before the ALJs, and penalty calculations. The seminar will offer a healthy mix of lectures, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and demonstrative exercises.

October 29 – 30, 2012,  8:30am – 4:30pm

Hosted by EPA Region 10 at the Henry Jackson Federal Building in downtown Seattle

Important Notes:

Seminar is free and open to the public upon registration (see below)

CLE credit is available to members of the Washington Bar ($1 filing fee)

You must bring proper photo ID to pass through building security

Check-in opens at 8:30 am, the Seminar begins at 9:00 am

Henry M. Jackson Federal Building

915 Second Avenue

Fourth Floor North/South Halls

Seattle, Washington 98104

For more information or to register contact:

Ms. Ann Prezyna, EPA Office of Regional Counsel, Seattle

prezyna.ann@epa.gov

 

Celebrate Pro Bono at UW Law! October 17, 2012

UW Law students, faculty and staff take note:

Pro Bono & Externship Fair

 Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kickoff Session Panel Presentation:

“Why Pro Bono?”

12:30-1:20 p.m. Room 133

 Featuring Professor Kimberly Ambrose, David Donnan, Washington Appellate Project

and 3Ls Courtney Skiles and Jesse Woo

 “Table Talk” networking and fair: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Gates Hall Galleria & Room 115

 Participating Agencies include:

ACLU of Washington * Associated Counsel for the Accused * Center for Children & Youth Justice * Disability Rights Washington * Eartjustice * Eastside Legal Assistance Program * Heart of America Northwest * Legal Voice * King County Pro Bono Services * Moderate Means Program * Multi-Care Health System * Northwest Defenders * Northwest Health Law Advocates * Northweset Immigrant Rights Project * Pierce County Dept. of Assigned Counsel * Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney * Pierce County Superior Court * UW Student Led Pro Bono Projects * Seattle City Attorney Criminal Division * Seattle Art Museum * Seattle Symphony * Seattle Community Law Center * Snohomish County Public Defender Association * US Federal Trade Commission * US Dept of Housing & Urban Development * AND MANY MORE!!!

Social Justice Tuesday October 16: Medical-Legal Partnership

 

Presented by: Center for Human Rights & Justice and Student Health Law Organization

 Please join us for an informative discussion on the Medical Legal Partnership:

 Across the U.S., health care providers who take care of low-income individuals and families are turning to new specialists to help keep them healthy and safe: attorneys who practice poverty law.

Medical-legal partnerships integrate attorneys as a vital component of the healthcare team. Through direct legal assistance, institutional and systemic policy change, MLPs address the non-medical determinants of health, including food and energy security, housing conditions, education and personal safety.

Speakers:

Amy Alexander – Medical Legal Partnership Unit at Northwest Justice Project

Scott Crain – Medical Legal Partnership Unit at Northwest Justice Project

Please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@u.washington.edu

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264/FAX, or by e-mail dso@u.washington.edu.

 

Louise Erdrich Speaking Tonight at Meany Hall

Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) presents Native writer Louise Erdrich tonight at UW’s Meany Hall at 7:30 PM. She’s a strong vivid writer approaching issues of local culture and national politics and everything in between.

[From the SAL website:] “Louise Erdrich was born in Little Falls, Minnesota, and grew up in North Dakota. Both her parents—her father was German-born and her mother Chippewa—taught at a school run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Erdrich often visited her maternal grandparents on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation, the setting for her first novel, Love Medicine (1984). In an award-winning series of novels and short stories, Erdrich has visited and revisited these lands and has traced love, loss, and violence in beautiful, masterful writing. “One can only marvel…at Erdrich’s amazing ability to do what so few of us can—shape words into phrases and sentences of incomparable beauty that, then, pour forth a mesmerizing story.” (USA Today.)
Erdrich has published three critically acclaimed poetry collections; one short story collection,The Red Convertible (2009); six books for children, including The Leap (1990) and The Porcupine Year (2008); and 13 novels, including Love Medicine (1984), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Beet Queen (1986); The Plague of Doves (2010), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and Shadow Tag (2011).
Erdrich is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Pembina Band and the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore in Minneapolis.” Buy tickets here or at the door.

International Rights Advocates Law Clerk

Summer 2013
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: 11/14/2012
Unpaid

International Rights Advocates (IRAdvocates) builds and supports the capacity of women, human rights, labor, and legal organizations to develop and promote innovative legal strategies to hold multinational corporations accountable for labor, human rights, and environmental violations. IRAdvocates does so by supporting direct legal advocacy both in the U.S. and abroad, and by working with local partner organizations to develop and undertake precedent-setting legal actions in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. IRAdvocates believes that only when multinational
corporate actors are subject to meaningful and enforceable legal mechanisms both in the country where the violation occurs and abroad can individual human rights be fully realized.

Job Description

  • Research legal issues particular to multinational corporate accountability litigation, including specifically the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), the Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA), and state law claims.
  • Draft legal memoranda concerning relevant issues in pending cases.
  • Conduct factual research to assist in filing complaints against multinational corporations and further case development.
  • Assist in preparations for conducting and defending depositions. – Other tasks as necessary to further IRAdvocates’ mission and goal in holding multinational corporations accountable for international human rights abuses.

Qualifications

ONLY J.D. candidates may apply for this position (2L and above).

  • Posses a strong interest in using the law as a vehicle for social change – Experience or course work relating to the research of jurisdictional, tort, corporate and international law issues
  • Some study or experience with human rights law
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.

Salary

This is an unpaid position. However, IRAdvocates can facilitate externship credit if this is available through the intern’s law school. Interns or volunteers can also work virtually or remotely, depending on the needs of IRAdvocates.

Application Instructions

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to mcrosby@conradscherer.com.

Contact Information

Maggie C. Crosby
Phone: 202-543-4001
Fax: 1-866-803-1125
mcrosby@conradscherer.com.
1156 15th Street NW
Suite 502
Washington, DC 20005