Free Ticket to Road Show, Opportunity Fund Competition, & Grant Writing Workshop

1. Free Ticket to’s Do the Math Tour / Roadshow Tonight!

On November 7th, Bill McKibben is hitting the road to jumpstart the next phase of the climate movement.

What: Do the Math Seattle

Where: Mark S. Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, Seattle WA, 98101

When: Nov. 7th, Doors open at 6:30, Event at 7:30pm

How to Get the Ticket? E-mail Jen Marlow. (Photo credit

2. Open Judicial Committee Position 

Application due November 14, 2012

The Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) is looking to fill its Judicial Committee. The Judicial Committee that generally meets once per week throughout the school year to discuss and make recommendations related to revisions and additions to the ASUW Bylaws and Constitution, including resolving disputes pertaining to these documents. This year the Committee will be especially active in amending the Elections Policy and Procedures (EPP) that sets the campus election policies in the Spring.

This Committee has traditionally included the input of UW Law students and we are hoping this year won’t be different. The position offers great on-campus experience in direct interpretation of Bylaws and Constitutions, as well as experience amending said documents.

The application can be found here. The deadline to apply is Wed. Nov. 14, 2012.

3. World Justice Project Announces Opportunity Fund Competition

Applications due December 31, 2012.

The World Justice Project is pleased to announce the launch of its Roderick B. Mathews Opportunity Fund Competition—its first online, global competition to identify innovative ideas that advance the rule of law! Awards of up to $30,000. Applications due December 31, 2012.

The Opportunity Fund provides seed grants to test and implement practical solutions to rule of law issues on the ground in communities around the world, acting as a justice laboratory. Through its emphasis on multidisciplinary participation, the Opportunity Fund reaffirms the World Justice Project’s philosophy that everyone is a stakeholder in the rule of law.

Since its launch in 2008, the Opportunity Fund has provided over $1,000,000 in financial, research, and networking support to interdisciplinary programs operating on five continents, from food security to health care to governance. These programs—incubated at World Justice Project events and led by artists, scientists, designers, business leaders, and other changemakers—are showing creative solutions to address some of the world’s most challenging issues.

All individuals, organizations, and entities are eligible to enter the competition and may submit multiple entries. In addition to funding, Opportunity Fund winners will receive publicity, research, and networking support from the WJP. Winners may also have the opportunity to present their work at the 2013 World Justice Forum, a global gathering that brings together hundreds of leaders and dignitaries.

Enter the competition online!

To explore some of the winning ideas incubated through the Opportunity Fund, visit the Program Library.

4. Graduate Student Grant Writing Workshop Friday, November 9

Are you developing your grant writing skills? Grant writing is an important tool for the public interest lawyer’s toolbox. It is never too early to hone grant writing skills. Attend the upcoming Graduate Student Grant Writing Workshop on Friday, November 9  12–1 PM, Smith 40A.

Join fellow grad students for a hands on workshop on how to apply for and be successful at attaining grants from major foundations such as the National Science Foundation (NSF). The workshop will provide general tips and also pointers for those working on socio-legal research.

Highlights include:

  • Practical tips for the planning stages of grant writing
  • Practical tips on writing your proposal
  • The opportunity to review and analyze successfully funded NSF dissertation proposals; and
  • How to write grants for interdisciplinary audiences

Come with your questions and curiosity.  Can’t stay for the entire time, no worries, come when you can, leave when you must.  Questions?  Please email the CLASS Center Director, Professor Rachel Cichowski at