Upcoming Events: Marriage Equality, Travel Funding, Food Law

Attend Open House Marriage Equality Event on Monday, December 3

Marriage_equalityThe QLaw Foundation, the GSBA, Pride Foundation, ACLU of Washington, Legal Voice, Lambda Legal, Equal Rights Washington, the Human Rights Campaign, and SGN are co-sponsoring a public open house, “Marriage Equality Explained,” from 6:00–9:00 PM at Town Hall (1119 8th Avenue, Seattle) on Monday, December 3.

This event will host an educational panel on passage of Referendum 74 and its impact on gay and lesbian couples, particularly on the issues of marriage, registered domestic partnerships, and the interplay of state and Federal law.

See the QLaw Foundation website for more information. Please RSVP yourself and any guests to events@pridefoundation.org.

Need Travel Funding? Attend Info Session Friday, December 7

UW_Health_DeptWant to know how to Secure Travel Funding for Health Research? Join Daren Wade from the Global Health Resource Center on Friday, December 7th at 2PM in E 216 (around the corner from the Seminar Room D-209) for a 20-minute  information session about the GO HEALTH and THOMAS FRANCIS fellowships! Applications are not due until Winter quarter. But it is never too early to learn about what you will need to prepare for a competitive application.

The GO (Global Opportunities) Health Fellowship provides financial assistance to a graduate student, professional student, or medical resident at the University of Washington so that they may gain valuable international fieldwork experience in global health. The Fellowship of up to $4,000 (USD) can be used to support student travel costs, including room and board, travel health preparation, travel insurance and/or supplies for a particular global health project.

The Thomas Francis, Jr., Global Health Fellowship provides financial assistance to graduate or professional students across disciplines at UW to do problem-solving practice in other cultures, usually developing countries. The endowment was established in memory of Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr., a notable physician, virologist, and epidemiologist. He was instrumental in teaching Jonas Salk the methodology of vaccine development, which ultimately led to the polio vaccine. Eligible students may be enrolled in any graduate or professional school at the University of Washington and must submit a project proposal that addresses a global health issue or problem.

SAVE THE DATE, Jan 16: 2013 Bonderman Travel Fellowship Info Session

cambodian tuk tuk

Photo: Jen Marlow, Cambodia

The 2013 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available. Graduate and professional students at UW are eligible for this opportunity.

David Bonderman—the donor—wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2013. Each fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend an information session on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 12:30-2:00 p.m., Mary Gates Hall room 206.

If you do not have the chance to attend one of the information sessions and you have questions about this award, graduate/professional students may contact Marilyn Gray (megray@uw.edu) in The Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards, after having reviewed the FAQ.

SAVE THE DATE, Feb. 8: Towards Global Food Law: Transatlantic Competition and Collaboration

foodFriday, February 8, 2013
8:45 AM–5:30 PM
William H. Gates Hall Room 117

The European Union Center of Excellence and UW School of Lawpresent an all-day workshop featuring leading experts from the US and Europe discussing emerging policy and legal issues in transatlantic food regulation. The workshop is free and open to the public. Register online. (Photo: Jen Marlow.)

Keynote speaker: Food lawyer William Marler, Marler Clark LLP.

Presenters include: Alberto Alemanno (École des Hautes Études Commerciales, Paris), Aaron Bobrow-Strain (Whitman College), Ryan Calo (UW School of Law), Daniel Ho (Stanford Law School), Caoimhin Macmaolain (Trinity College, Dublin), Barbara Rasco (WSU School of Food Science), Ijaz Sabzwari (Sabzwari Law Associates, Islamabad), Denis Stearns (Seattle University Law School),  Jane Winn (UW School of Law).

Upcoming Federal Honors and Internship Program Deadlines

Attention 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls! Many federal internships have deadlines coming up in the next couple weeks. Review the list of opportunities here.

SAVE THE DATE: San Francisco Public Interest Law City Visit January 18, 2013

Special Announcement!

The Center for Public Service Law has planned our second annual San Francisco Public Interest Law City Visit for Friday January 18, 2013.  On that day we will visit 4 public interest/public service agencies in the city of San Francisco.  This year we will visit a variety of organizations including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Equal Rights Advocates, the International Justice Resource Center and the National Housing Law Project.  Last January 2012 we visited 4 different locations; 9 UW Law students went on the trip and received an excellent exposure to public interest law in San Francisco.

Who may attend?  UW law students

Why attend? If you are interested in seeking summer positions in San Francisco or if you think you might practice public interest law in San Francisco after graduating then this is a great opportunity to get a sense of the lay of the land in SF.  At each place we visit, the organization will give us a brief presentation and then lawyers on staff will answer our questions.  Meeting the public interest lawyers in these offices will help you to begin building relationships — which is vital to “breaking in” to a new community.  None of the employers we visit can guarantee our students jobs, but at least one attendee from last year secured a summer position after visiting one of the sites.

What are the expenses? You must provide your own transportation and lodging in the city.  On Friday we will provide lunch and although most of these organization are within walking distance of each other if a bus or cab is necessary we will cover that as well.

How to RSVP:  contact Dean Storms at mestorms@uw.edu if you are interested in attending or if you have additional questions.  Please be in touch right away as we will want to confirm a minimum number of participants in order to go forward with the trip.

Panels, Papers, Power, and Praise

Attend Friday’s Panel! The Death Penalty in Washington State. 

King County Bar Association is sponsoring a special, free CLE program on the death penalty at UW Law this Friday, November 30, 2012, 12:45-5:00pm. (Photo: FreeFoto.com.)The legal community is often asked to explain how and why the death penalty is applied in Washington State. How is prosecutorial discretion exercised in these cases? What are the financial costs to society? Is it a deterrent to other potential criminals? Does it unfairly impact some races more than others? Are convicted persons executed but later found to be innocent? Why have sixteen states abolished use of the death penalty in favor of life without parole sentences?

Legislators in Olympia will soon be called on to consider these questions and legislation aimed at abolishing the death penalty in Washington State. To better understand the issues surrounding the death penalty, KCBA’s Public Policy Committee has organized a half-day forum. This program is free, and will include 4 CLE/CJE credits for attorneys and judges. Advance registration is requested. Limited seating. Please visit www.kcba.org/deathpenalty for more information.

Welcome New Lawyers
Congratulations to all of the new admittees who recently passed the July bar exam. The King County Bar Association held three Swearing-In Ceremonies October 30th and 31st. Presiding Judge Richard McDermott officiated over all three ceremonies and addressed the new admittees with words of inspiration and sincerity. View more photos of the Swearing-In Ceremonies here. (Photo: I CANDI Studios.)
Earth: Too Big to Fail! Call for Papers

The Western Environmental Law Update (WELU) would like to invite environmental law students to submit articles for publication in its upcoming issue, which will be released at the 2013 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference happening February 8–March 3. Paper topics must confront issues in environmental law developing in or affecting the western United States. Word count for all submissions is 1500 to 2000 words. Editors reserve the right to shorten the piece for publication. Visit WELU online for more information. (Photo: fotopedia.com)

Spend a Summer in Cambodia!

The summer course, “Global Health, Human Rights, and the Rights of the Child in Cambodia,” offers a unique, multidisciplinary graduate-level study opportunity in Cambodia. Focusing on health and human rights of children, particularly those who have a disability, the course provides a classroom experience and an applied, skills-building practicum that explores the theoretical underpinnings and the practical applications of the rights of the child in the context of Cambodia’s health system. Child rights are studied from legal and health services perspectives, combining methodologies of research and analysis required for quality field work.

The six-week course is approved for a total of 10 credits. Five of the credits are received through the practicum experience. The practicum experience will enable the student to work with NGOs and other health and legal professionals in the investigation and analysis of a faculty-guided and approved practicum project.

For more information, please view the program brochure. After opening the web link, select “UW Programs: Summer 2013 and Cambodia:  Global Health, Law and Education” for details. Contact Sherrie Brown (sbrown@uw.edu) or Beth Rivin (brivin@uw.edu) for more information.

Save the Date! 

The King County Bar Association’s Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon is featuring Keynote Speaker Michelle Alexander on January 18, 2013. The luncheon will be held downtown at the Seattle Sheraton  (1400 Sixth Avenue). Registration starts at 11:30am. The hour-and-fifteen-minute program begins at 12:00 noon. (Photo New Jim Crow.)

Tickets for Students & Law Clerks cost $25.00. If you would like to register at the $25.00 price point, please call 206.267.7057. Registrations must be received by January 9, 2013.

Michelle Alexander is the New York Times best-selling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The book challenges the conventional wisdom that with the election of Barack Obama as president, our nation has “triumphed over race.” Jim Crow laws were wiped off the books decades ago, but today an astounding percentage of the African American community is warehoused in prisons or trapped in a permanent, second-class status, much like their grandparents before them who lived under an explicit system of racial control. Alexander argues that the sudden and dramatic mass incarceration of African American men, primarily through the War on Drugs, has created a new racial under caste – a group of people defined largely by race that is subject to legalized discrimination, scorn, and social exclusion.

Professor Alexander is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Vanderbilt University. Following law school, she clerked for Justice Harry A. Blackmun on the United States Supreme Court, and for Chief Judge Abner Mikva on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

For additional information about the Annual Luncheon, please visit KCBA Annual Luncheon online.

This Week: Write for Rights

The Center for Human Rights and Justice (CHRJ) at UW Law will be participating in Amnesty International’s annual Write for Rights event, whose aim is to ensure through letters and cards that the rights of all people around the world are respected, and to show solidarity with those who suffer human rights abuses. CHRJ is gathering signatures during lunch this week—November 27th–30th. Stop by and express yourself. Your words have power. Your words can save lives. (Photo.)

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” -The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1.

If you have further questions or would like to volunteer to table for signatures, please contact Maggie Riley at rileymr@uw.edu .

Nominate Your Mentor for 2012 Outstanding Mentor Award

The Board of Trustees for the KCBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) seeks nominees for the 2012 Outstanding Mentor Award.  Nominees shall have made a demonstrable contribution to the teaching, training, or professional development of one or more young lawyers.  All nominations must be submitted by a young lawyer, defined as an attorney who, as of December 31 of the current year, has been in practice for five or fewer years or is age 36 or younger.  Nominators must be current KCBA members.  The winning nominee will be announced at the YLD Winter Blitz on February 7, 2013, @ the Hard Rock Café. (Photo Timothy Wildey.)

Nominations must be submitted by December 21, 2012, to Cate Humpage, Membership Services Assistant, at KCBA, 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA  98101, or via e-mail at cateh@kcba.org.

Three New Internships in Women’s Rights

1. Legal Internship Opportunity with API Chaya (Winter/Spring 2013)

Applications accepted on a rolling basis; internship to begin Jan. 2013. Bilingual applicants preferred

API Chaya is a community based nonprofit organization based in Seattle supporting South Asian, Asian and Pacific Islander, Arab and Middle Eastern survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes as well as human trafficking survivors of all backgrounds. API Chaya also organize communities to end violence and oppression. The legal intern will assist staff advocates in serving clients with legal needs which may include assisting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or trafficking with legal matters relating to immigration law, family law and criminal law; preparing for hearings; and completing legal paperwork. (Photo courtesy Laurelines.)

Preference for bilingual applicants, particularly in Asian, Pacific Islander or South Asian languages, for those who possess knowledge/familiarity with the communities we serve, and applicants with some previous experience with family or immigration law. Participating in 40–50 hour domestic violence and sexual assault training required in addition to 200 hours. Mentorship provided by an attorney with experience in areas of family, immigration, and criminal law. Position to begin in January 2013.

To apply send a resume and cover letter to: amber@apichaya.org. Applications will be considered as they come in.

PLEASE NOTE: Externship approval is pending; students who are interested should submit externship forms to extern@uw.edu as well as their applications to API Chaya.

2. 2013 Summer Internship at Legal Voice

Application deadline is January 31, 2013.

Legal Voice’s Legal Internship Program gives law students a unique opportunity to work in a non-profit legal setting and make a contribution to women’s rights. Interns work closely with staff attorneys on current legal issues in women’s rights law. Generally, interns research legal issues, work on case development, investigate policy issues, help staff the Legal Voice Information & Referral Phone Line and assist in preparing written materials. (Photo: Legal Voice.)

Summer internships require a time commitment of 40 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Applications should be submitted by January 31st of the year that you would like a summer internship. However, Legal Voice accepts interns year-round, with a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks. Submit applications five weeks prior to the beginning of the semester or quarter during which you would like to intern.

Legal Voice is committed to diversity in the workplace. Students of color and students from diverse communities and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The internship is unpaid. Although Legal Voice cannot afford to pay a stipend, it will work with interns to obtain academic credit or outside funding.

Application Instructions: Interested persons should submit a detailed cover letter, résumé, transcript and writing sample. Mail, email or fax your application materials to:

Chloë Phalan
Program Assistant
Legal Voice
907 Pine Street, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98101-1818
Fax: (206) 682-9556

3. InMotion Spring 2013 Legal Internship in New York in Women’s Rights

InMotion invites part-time law student interns for the spring semester. InMotion is a non-profit agency providing free legal services to low-income women throughout New York City. Since 1993, inMotion has helped thousands of women free themselves from abusive relationships, stay in their homes and win the financial support to which they—and their children—are legally entitled. (Photo from inMotiononline.org.)

InMotion’s mission is to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of women—low-income, under-served, abused—by offering them legal services designed to foster equal access to justice and an empowered approach to life. We fulfill our mission by providing free legal services, primarily in the areas of matrimonial, family and immigration law in a way that acknowledges mutual respect, encourages personal growth, and nurtures individual and collective strength. Informed by this work, inMotion promotes policies that make our society more responsive to the legal issues confronting the women we serve. This position requires a commitment of 10 –20 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks.

Internships are unpaid, however interns may apply work-study, public interest law fellowship or clinical credit through their law schools to their internship. All positions are in our Manhattan office.

Interns work under the direction of inMotion’s staff attorneys and legal services director. Interns’ responsibilities will vary depending on their interests and inMotion’s program needs. Assignments include substantial opportunities to work directly with clients to conduct intake, assist in case assessment, secure uncontested divorces or immigration status through VAWA self-petitions and battered spouse waivers. Interns also draft responsive pleadings and motions, research legal issues, or attend domestic violence, Family Court, and/or immigration working group meetings.

InMotion is seeking a first, second or third year law student with good interpersonal and organizational skills, who is a self-starter, and highly motivated individual. Demonstrated interest in domestic violence issues or women’s issues is important. Knowledge of family, matrimonial and/or immigration law helpful but not required. Ability to work collaboratively and independently required. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

To apply, upload your application via a secure online link.

Your application should include a cover letter with your availability, resume, writing sample and two (2) references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information, visit inMotion’s website.

Happy Thanksgiving from Common Good!

Greetings, with some Thanksgiving–worthy annoucements from Equal Justice Works. But first, the Center for Public Service Law would like to wish you a thanksgiving full of gratitude. Reach out to those in need over the holidays and speak for justice as you give thanks for life. Travel well and be safe. Stay tuned for CommonGood’s next post on Monday, November 26. (Photo from Seems Artless.)

Bringing your Kindle with You on Holiday Travel Adventures? New educational debt relief ebook is available in the Kindle Store! Equal Justice Works (EJW) strives to ensure that the burden of high educational debt does not stand in the way of a public interest career. Check out EJW’s recent book on the subject, written to help students and public interest workers navigate the educational debt maze and earn public service loan forgiveness. Take Control of Your Future: A Guide to Managing Your Student Debt offers detailed information and guidance, from borrowing through repayment and relief programs. Download it as a resource to help you make future plans. (And, proceeds from the sale support the Equal Justice Works Educational Debt Relief Program.)

Lend your voice to improving Access to Justice. Equal Justice Works is partnering with the National Center for Access to Justice, and is asking for student input on its survey on pro bono in law schools. If you’re interested in lending your voice, please complete the survey here.

Fellowship Announcement in Transactional/Community Economic Development Law

The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of The George Washington University Law School announce the availability of new graduate clinical fellowships for the academic years of 2013–15.  In recognition of the generous gift of Philip Friedman, the Fellows are known as Friedman Fellows.  Friedman Fellows obtain LL.M. degrees while examining and engaging in clinical legal education and public interest law. (Photo: Jacob Burns Clinics.)

The 2013-15 Friedman Fellowships begin in the summer of 2013.  Each fellowship is affiliated with a specific law school clinic.  Although the various clinics provide the fellows diverse responsibilities and experiences, each provides the Fellow with opportunities to co-teach and co-supervise, alongside experienced clinical faculty, the law students enrolled in the clinic.

The Friedman Fellowship program enables every Fellow to learn about clinical education and public interest lawyering through the practice of engaging in each, teaching and supervising law students engaged in these endeavors, and participating in a program of study in which these are the primary topics of inquiry.  In the process, Fellows receive mentorship and support from the clinical faculty and administration, and the law school in general.

Fellows enroll in two year-long courses in Clinical Teaching and Scholarship taught by the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and other clinical faculty.  As part of this course sequence, Fellows receive specific instruction and guidance in teaching and supervising law students, and in writing a publishable thesis.  Fellows also enroll part-time in other law school classes, and receive an LL.M. degree upon completion of the class and thesis requirements of the LL.M. program.

George Washington is currently seeking applications from candidates with strong academic, clinical, and lawyering experience.  It is especially interested in applications from lawyers with background and experience in transactional law and community economic development law.  Fellows receive an annual stipend between $45,000 and $50,000, tuition remission for the LL.M. program, health insurance and other benefits, and possible student loan deferment. Fellows must be members of a state bar.  Candidates who are not members of the D.C. Bar must be eligible for immediate waiver into the D.C. Bar.

Applicants should send letters of interest, resumes, a list of  references, and a complete law school transcript by Nov. 26, 2012,to Associate Dean Phyllis Goldfarb.  The preferred submission method is by e-mail to clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu. In the alternative, applications can be mailed to the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics c/o Executive Assistant Norma Lamont, The George Washington University Law School, 2000 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20052.

Summer Fellowships in Immigration and Legal Ethics; 3 Exciting Jobs for Recent Grads


1. Apply to the 2013 Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program

Application deadline is December 29, 2012.

Since 2009, the Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program has awarded a dedicated law school student each year the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for advocacy and promotes justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups. The Fellowship awards $2,500 to a law student to work on an immigration related student-initiated project.

The Fellowship was established by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL), and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIP/NLG), to commemorate the life and legal contributions of Michael Maggio and to continue his pursuit for equality and peace.

Applicants must submit a project proposal with an organization willing to host the student for 10 weeks. The student’s proposal must include a collaborative plan with the host organization to partially match the Fellowship award in the amount of $1,500. This matching may be done by either direct stipend by the host organization or through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. This ensures that the student will receive a total funding in the amount of $4,000.

The deadline for the 2013 Fellowship is December 29, 2012.

To learn more about the Fellowship and to download the application form, visit www.maggiofellowship.org. Please contact  Dan Kesselbrenner, Executive Director of the National Immigration Project of the Naltional Lawyers Guild, with specific questions.

2.  Two-Week Intensive Summer Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

Application deadline is January 11, 2013.

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) is now accepting applications. This fellowship would fund successful applicants to participate in an intensive two-week early summer program about contemporary legal ethics, which considers the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a starting point for investigation and conversation.

Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz), where students will work with leading faculty to explore both legal history and the ethical issues facing lawyers today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.

The tentative program dates for FASPE Law are May 26–June 6, 2013.

Completed applications must be received by January 11, 2013. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply or to learn more, please visit FAPSE online or view this flyer. If you have any questions, please contact Thorin Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at ttritter@FASPE.info.


1. Assistant Attorney Position Open with The Coquille Indian Tribe in Oregon

Application deadline is November 26, 2012.
Must be certified to practice law in Oregon to be eligible.

Under the supervision of the Tribal Attorney, the Assistant Attorney performs legal representation research, legal writing, and provides legal representation in State, Federal and Tribal Courts. This low-key law office responds to a high volume of complex, difficult and ever-changing legal issues, many of which have strict deadlines. We take pride in our ability to address these issues in a friendly, humorous and cooperative way. Candidates should enjoy interpersonal challenges and computer work. Position is responsible for typing, editing, proofing and drafting legal documents along with legal resarch. To learn more about general duties and responsibilities, and minimum job qualifications, please view the online job description.

To apply, return completed Coquille Indian Tribe Application to:

Larry D. Scarborough
Human Resources Director
3050 Tremont Street
North Bend, OR 97459
Telephone: 541-756-0904
Fax: 541-751-2014
E-mail: HRDirector@coquilletribe.org

Please contact the Human Resources Director with questions or for more information.

2. Centro Legal de la Raza Seeks Bilingual Staff Attorney

Application deadline is December 1, 2012.
Qualified applicants must be certified to practice law in California and fluent in Spanish

The Organization: Centro Legal de la Raza has an opening for a Spanish-speaking staff Attorney to assist tenants and sexual assault survivors. Founded in 1969, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income and Latino individuals and families by providing free and low-cost, bilingual, and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy. The mission of Centro Legal is to protect and expand the rights of low-income people, particularly monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrants, throughout the East Bay region of Northern California.

The Position: Centro Legal provides an ideal training ground for an attorney seeking experience in providing direct legal aid to low-income individuals and families in a community-based setting. The Staff Attorney will be responsible for working in both the Healing with Justice and Tenants’ Rights Projects.

For duties and responsibilities, qualifications, and more information, view the online job description.

Salary: Salary starts at $42,000 and commensurate with experience, plus medical and dental benefits and a generous vacation and holiday package.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until December 1, 2012. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three professional references to jobs@centrolegal.org. Place these words in the subject line “Housing Staff Attorney.”

3. Graduate Teaching Fellowship: Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic, Georgetown Law Center

Application due December 1, 2012
3 years of post J.D. legal experience required

The Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center,  opening Fall 2013, is hiring a post graduate fellow. The two-year fellowship is an ideal position for a transactional lawyer interested in developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitment—clinical education of law students and the promotion of triple-bottom line corporate sustainability. (Photo, Georgetown Law Center.)

The fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role as the fellowship progresses. Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will: (i) supervise students in representing nonprofit organizations and social enterprises on transactional, operational, and corporate governance matters, (ii) share responsibility for teaching seminar sessions, and (iii) share in the administrative and case handling responsibilities of the Clinic. Fellows also participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. The fellowship start date is July 1, 2013, and the fellowship is for two years, ending June 30, 2015.

Qualifications: Applicants must have at least 3 years of post J.D. legal experience. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in a transactional area of practice such as nonprofit law and tax, corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, or finance. Applicants with a strong commitment to economic justice and corporate sustainability are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be admitted or willing to be admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.

Application Process: To apply, send a resume, an official or unofficial law school transcript, C.V., and a detailed letter of interest by December 1, 2012. The letter should be no longer than two pages and address a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the Clinic; c) your experience with transactional matters and/or corporate law; and d) anything else that you consider pertinent. Please address your application to Professor Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Suite 434, Washington, D.C. 20001, or electronically to socialenterprise@law.georgetown.edu.

Salary: Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $53,500 (taxable), health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program. As full-time students, teaching fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

Need Inspiration: Attend an Upcoming Film Screening

1. Free this Afternoon? Curious about the Bottled Water You Buy?

The Global Health Resource Center is screening the incredible film, Tapped, TODAY, Friday, November 16, 2:30 – 4:20, Health Sciences Building, K-069.

Tapped is a documentary that takes on the bottled water industry.

It examines the effects of bottled water on local communities where the water is sourced, as well at the environmental impact of the production and disposal of plastic water bottles.

Though this film is set in the U.S., the issues it raises are global.

Dr. Joseph Cook, Assistant Professor, Evans School of Public Affairs, will lead a post-screening discussion. (Photo: Jen Marlow, Rio, Brazil.)

Attend today!



2. Juvenile Justice: Film Screening of Minor Differences on Monday!

Interested in social justice for minors?  On November 19th at 5:30pm, the film Minor Differences will be screened at the School of Social Work, Room 305 A/B.  This film follows the lives of five juvenile offenders completing their sentences in maximum-security lockup.  Following the film, two of the former inmates will be present to answer questions and engage in dialogue surrounding the life and impacts of juvenile incarceration. Snacks and beverages will be offered.

For more information, please visit: 

*Admission is free, however, donations will be accepted*

Film Screening Tonight!, Global Health Seminar Series, Upcoming Government Internship Deadlines

1. Passionate about Equity and Health? Attend Tonight’s Screening of Nicholas Kristof’s Film, Half the Sky 

The Critical Development Forum is partnering with GlobeMed, UW FeelGood, Amnesty International, the Health Equity Circle, the Global Health Resource Center, and the Global Health Group, to present a screening of Nicholas Kristof’s Half the Sky film, followed by a discussion panel. It’s tonight! (Photo credit halftheskymovement.org)

6:30-8:30 pm
Sieg Hall 134


  • Silvia Huaynoca: a MPh student at UW who previously earned an MD at Universidad Mayor de San Andrés in La Paz Bolivia, and has worked for Breakthrough Partners and Save the Children.
  • Onyinye Edeh another MPh student at UW who additionally has worked with Partnering for Progress in Kenya, Action Health Incorporated in Nigeria, and the Georgia Department of Community Health.
  • Professor Amanda M. Fulmer of the political science department who focuses on human rights issues in Latin America.
  • Lisa Cohen the director of the Washington Global Health Alliance.

Please join us in the screening and critical discussion of the film. We will also be having a Coffee Chat on the themes presented in this film as well as on the criticisms and critiques of the film. Please be on the lookout for this e-mail after the Thanksgiving break.

2. Attend the Global Health Seminar Series: Thursdays Starting Winter Quarter

Save the date(s) for an exciting new collaborative series brought to you by the UW School of Law and Global WACh. The series beginning in Winter Quarter combines panel discussions and interactive case analysis to determine ways in which law, policy, and social determinants intersect to affect the health of women, children, and adolescents. This weekly series will involve panel discussions with leaders in health, law, policy and communities. (Photo credit Jen Marlow, Ethiopian highlands.)

Details: Events will be held Thursdays during Winter Quarter 2013, beginning on January 10, 2013 from 5:30–6:30 PM, followed by 30 minute networking reception. Location: William H. Gates Hall, Room TBD.

The first event on January 10 is titled, “Legal and policy solutions to improve the global health of women, children and adolescents (WACh): A forum with health, legal and community leaders.”

*The series is open to the public. UW graduate students can earn 1 credit (Law599/GH590). More details will be available on the UW Course Descriptions website and at Global WACh.

 3. Fast Approaching Deadlines for Federal Honors and Internship Program

Attention 2Ls

November 15, 2012

November 16, 2012

Attention 3Ls

November 15, 2012

November 16, 2012

Details of these programs are provided in the 2012–13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located online. Login and password information is available in the document library on Symplicity.

Internship with International Criminal Court, Positions with NJP, & Environmental Careers Event

1. Labor Internship with the International Criminal Court

Deadline: As soon as possible; applications accepted over the next few weeks. (Photo credit ICC.)

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued a special call for internship applications in the field of labor and employment law.

For candidates with a legal background and an interest in international administrative/employment law, the intern will be expected to work on employee appeals moving through the ICC’s internal grievance proceedings, for which the final appeal is heard by the International Labour Organisation’s Administrative Tribunal (ILO AT) in Geneva. In addition, the intern will help prepare a compendium of ILO AT jurisprudence on the subjects for which we have the most appeals (contract terminations, harassment, reclassification of posts). Staff Union advisors will benefit from this guide when providing legal advice on whether to pursue an internal appeal.

Please note: The ICC is also looking for interns to assist with the Staff Union’s communications platforms. Internship candidates with a background in communications, web design, journalism, etc., are also encouraged to apply.

The internship would be based at The International Criminal Court, which is located in the city of The Hague, The Netherlands. The working languages of the ICC are French and English. For this internship with the ICC Staff Union Council, fluency in English is essential.

The duration of the internship is 6 months. On the application form, applicants may indicate their preferred start dates. However, the ICC prefers candidates who can begin in January 2013, but spring internships are also possible.

The internship is unfunded. The ICC expects this application process to be competitive; only 2 openings are available per internship period. Here is the link to apply. Best of luck!

2. Networking for Environmental Careers 

The Program on the Environment alumni board is hosting a career skills workshop for autumn quarter, and you’re invited. It’s happening Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 5:30–7:30 pm, PoE Commons, Wallace Hall Suite 012. It’s free. RSVP here.

At this short workshop you will:

  • Learn about the importance of networking as well as the best approach to take through a workshop led by an adviser from the UW career center;
  • Practice networking with PoE alumni from a variety of career fields and graduate programs;
  • Get resources for environmentally oriented networking events around the UW and the Seattle area; and
  • Eat a light meal and have open time to network with alumni and students from PoE.

3. The Northwest Justice Project Foreclosure Prevention Unit is Hiring a Legal Assistant

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is the largest publicly funded civil legal aid organization in Washington with 17 offices located throughout the state providing legal services to low income persons and their communities. NJP’s Foreclosure Prevention Unit (FPU) is headquartered in Seattle, but serves at-risk homeowners throughout the state.  NJP seeks an experienced legal assistant to help coordinate and support the work of the FPU attorneys. For more information, see the online job description here.

Job duties include:

  • Understand the stresses experienced by NJP’s client community including the impacts of poverty, mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, immigration status and other barriers.
  • Prepare and edit correspondence, legal pleadings and other documents independently and consistent with attorney/advocate instructions.
  • Maintain legal files and records in the case management system.
  • Assist in filing pleadings, recording documents and arranging service of process.
  • Assist in client communication, fact development, limited computer-assisted legal research and community outreach/education where appropriate.
  • Manage litigation, mediation and outreach calendar for Seattle FPU.
  • Have knowledge of referral resources to help clients access other legal and human services providers or appropriate organizations.
  • Develop working knowledge of FPU cases and projects in order to respond to client needs and questions.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary scale DOE.  Attractive benefits package, including medical, dental and disability coverage.

APPLICATIONS:  Email Cover letter, resume and references to Bridgette Murphy Bridgettem@nwjustice.org.

4. The Northwest Justice Project Foreclosure Prevention Unit Is Hiring a Staff Attorney

Application due November 26, 2012.

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit statewide law firm that pursues its mission through legal representation, community partnerships, and education to combat injustice and promote the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities throughout Washington. In anticipation of receipt of funding to support legal services to preserve homeownership and mitigate the adverse effects of foreclosure on our low-income client communities, NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission through the work of our Foreclosure Prevention Unit. Depending on funding, we anticipate the positions will be based in Everett, Olympia, Spokane, Tacoma and Yakima. Additional positions may be based in NJP field offices in other locations.

JOB DUTIES: The attorneys will undertake a range of duties including, but not limited to:

  • Work collaboratively with unit/office team to provide day to day legal assistance and direct representation to eligible clients on foreclosure matters, including advice and referral, mediation, state and federal litigation and appeals as required.
  • Engage with the client communities and conduct legal education events for client groups, social and human services providers, and justice system stakeholders, and serve as a resource to other advocates and housing counselors on foreclosure prevention, mediation and the tools available to mitigate the impacts of foreclosure, with particular focus on persons and groups that experience special barriers to accessing civil legal services, including veterans, immigrants, limited English speaking, seniors, and other groups.
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with a statewide network of advocates working on similar issues throughout the state and participate in advocacy task forces or work groups to address systemic issues that arise in the foreclosure context.
  • Utilize NJP’s case management and timekeeping systems and comply with all applicable regulatory requirements and reporting needs.
  • Help identify and develop on-line resources for use by attorneys and/or unrepresented litigants on matters within areas of practice and expertise.
  • Support the work of NJP partners including the volunteer lawyers, private attorneys, other legal aid providers and interested parties and organizations addressing the legal needs of low-income persons on matters related to foreclosure.

Salary depends on experience. NJP offers an attractive benefits package and a comfortable work environment. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, current resume and writing sample to: Sue Encherman at suee@nwjustice.org. Letters of interest and subject line should clearly reference “Foreclosure Attorney” position and preferred location. Date of availability should be noted in cover letter. Include proficiency in languages other than English on the resume. More information about NJP online. Application deadline: November 26, 2012.

P.s. Event Tonight: Planning as If People Mattered. Common Good is putting in a plug for tonight’s Greening for All Event: Creating a Livable and Equitable Puget Sound Region. It’s happening at Town Hall Seattle tonight from 7:30–9:oo PM. It costs $5 to attend and features Ron Sims, former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Island Press authors Marc Brenman and Howard Frumkin (Dean of Public Health at UW), as well as Seattle community advocates Rich Stolz and Sue Sherbrooke.