Apply to Serve on Seattle Community Police Commission

City announces creation of a Community Police Commission

Applications to serve on the Commission now available online; students encouraged to apply! Applications due November 1, 2012.

Today Mayor Mike McGinn issued an Executive Order, drafted in consultation with the City Council, creating a Community Police Commission. The Commission is a partnership between the Police Department, its officers, community members, and public officials. Its role is to support the development of reforms, the establishment of police priorities, and mechanisms to promote community confidence in the Seattle Police Department. The Commission is part of the Settlement Agreement and the Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Justice.

“The Community Police Commission is an important part of building a strong partnership between the people of Seattle and our officers,” said McGinn. “I encourage anyone interested in that work to apply to serve on this Commission.”

“The Community Police Commission is intended to create an empowered commission that community members have long wanted,” said Councilmember Bruce Harrell. “The Public Safety Committee worked directly with community members to write an ordinance, which will be introduced this week that demonstrates the City’s commitment to providing effective and constitutional policing for all of Seattle’s residents.”

The Community Police Commission will include members from each precinct of the City, police officer unions, faith communities, minority, ethnic, and other community organizations, and student or youth organizations. McGinn will submit nominees to the City Council for their confirmation no later than 90 days from the issuance of the Executive Order. More information about the Commission and an application can be found online here.

Summer Employment Opportunity with EPA Office of Administrative Law Judges

Attention 2Ls! Apply for a summer position with the EPA Office of Administrative Law Judges in Washington, D.C.. The deadline for this summer position is December 7, but EPA Staff Attorney Steven Sarno would like to interview interested candidates on Tuesday, October 30 (late afternoon), and/or Wednesday, October 31 (morning). The interview will be held downtown at the Jackson Federal Building (but final location to be confirmed).

The position may or may not be paid dependent on funding.

Apply online here. Attach your cover letter, resume, writing sample of 10 pages or less, and an unofficial transcript. Good luck!

START HERE: Finding a Target for Your Job Search Strategy

UW Law students: Sign up now for a Job Search Workshop for 2L’s and 3L’s:

“START HERE: Finding a Target for Your Job Search Strategy”

 Tuesday, October 23, 3-5 pm, Rm 118; sign up on Symplicity, space limited

Join career coaches Amy Kosterlitz (CPSL) and Holly Morris (CPLD) in a small group workshop to plot or refine a job search strategy.  Your job search can be more effective if you take time to reflect on how various skills and experiences can be woven into a compelling “narrative” that points you in a legal career direction(s).

Participants will assess their key interests, strengths, experiences and job search targets, and craft these into a personal narrative that expresses their interest in and suitability for particular types of legal employment.  We will also discuss how to turn one’s narrative into a marketing “pitch” that can be used in networking, job applications, cover letters and interviews.

Because the range of job opportunities may not be obvious, we will also explore strategies for researching the job market and talking with people in your network about what you’re looking for.  The interactive workshop format allows for peer feedback, as well as fellowship with others who are confronting similar challenges.  The goal of the workshop is to make your job search more productive and more fun!


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.


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.


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.


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