Summer Clerkships, Child Law Fellowship, & Attorney Positions with Northwest Justice Project and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Institute_for_Justice2013 Summer Clerkships with Institute for Justice

Application deadline is January 4, 2013.

Founded in 1991, the Institute for Justice engages in cutting-edge litigation and advocacy both in the court of law and in the court of public opinion on behalf of individuals whose most basic rights are denied by the government-like the right to earn and honest living, private property rights, the right to free speech, and educational choice.

The Institute for Justice is now accepting applications for 2013 Summer Clerkships.  Summer clerkships are open to first and second year law students and are available at the Institute for Justice’s headquarters in the DC metro area and at our chapter offices in Austin, TX; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Seattle, WA; and Tempe, AZ.  Students interested in applying for summer clerkships should apply at  Summer clerkships are offered on a rolling basis and students are strongly advised apply by January 4, 2013.  Applications are only accepted through the IJ website.

For more information on the Institute for Justice, our cases or our student programs visit or contact Krissy E. Keys, Special Projects Manager, at

Northwest Justice Project Announces Two New Attorney Positions in Bellingham and Pasco

NJPThe Northwest Justice Project, Washington’s largest statewide publicly funded civil legal aid program, is hiring for two positions.

1) Foreclosure Prevention Staff Attorney in Bellingham, Washington (application deadline January 11, 2013).

2) Senior Attorney in Pasco/Walla Walla, Washington.

2013 Bergstrom Fellowship Training in Child Welfare Law

Application deadline is February 11, 2013.

UW_Law_Child_Welfare_FellowshipThe Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship is committed to inspiring the best and brightest law students to pursue careers in child welfare law. Through the fellowship, students gain experience and insight into the field and provide much needed services to various child welfare offices specializing in representing children, parents, and social service agencies. After attending a three-day training session May 20, 21 and 22, 2013,at the University of Michigan Law School, Fellows spend at least 10 weeks at their placements.

Our selection criteria include evidence of commitment to the field of children’s law, past experiences related to children and family, and performance indicative of likely future success in the field. We will give some advantage to students who have arranged their own summer placements and all or part of their summer living stipend. Interested applicants should not be deterred if they have not identified their summer placement or source of summer money, however. Once accepted into the fellowship program, we will assist in placement and the search for funds.

View the application to apply. Please contact Alicia Lixey, Training Coordinator, with questions at 734-763-6750 or by e-mail at

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Hiring Two Attorney Positions in Seattle

Applications received by December 31, 2012 will receive full consideration. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled, however.

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is hiring for two attorney positions in our Seattle office. The first position seeks an attorney to work under a new grant providing immigration legal assistance to survivors of torture. The second position seeks a bilingual Spanish-speaking attorney to help us continue our work on behalf of immigrant youth seeking assistance with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. See the online job descriptions here and here.