RSVP for San Francisco Trip ASAP, Human Trafficking Conference

REQUESTING CONFIRMATION: San Francisco Public Interest Law City Visit January 18, 2013

1stPlaceSanFranciscoCableCarsLast month we notified you of the Center for Public Service Law second annual San Francisco Public Interest Law City Visit for Friday January 18, 2013.


If you wish to attend, contact Dean Storms at no later than December 20, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.. If we do not have the minimum number of attendees by this time the event will be cancelled.

DETAILS: On January 18 we will visit 4 public interest/public service agencies in the city of San Francisco.  This year we will visit 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 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 to and from San Francisco.  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 if you are interested in attending or if you have additional questions.  Deadline to confirm attendance is December 20 at 5:00 p.m. 

Attend the Human Trafficking Conference at a Special Student Rate
Law Students, attend the upcoming Human Trafficking Conference, January 11–12, 2013, at a special rate of $50 early registration/$75 after December 28th. A separate link to student registration can be found online here. Please contact Ashley Velarde ( to pay by cash or check. A valid student ID is required.

The Conference, Human Trafficking in an Era of Globalization: Forced Labor, Involuntary Servitude, and Corporate & Civic Responsibility, is an international conference to examine the root causes of human trafficking and develop strategies to work towards not only preventing, but also eradicating the trade.

Topics include:

  • Forced Migration & Labor Rights
  • International Trade Agreements
  • Human Rights
  • Public Health
  • How Survivor Services Can be Improved
  • Ethical Sourcing & Sustainable Development
  • Humanizing the Impacts of Human Trafficking

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