Announcing Clerkship with US Attorney’s Office, Q Law Summer Grants

MLKWhat Are You Doing for Others?

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”   ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each year on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, University of Washington students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and family answer this persistent and urgent question through service. Together, we deepen and localize the 20-year national tradition and “make it a day on, not a day off.” (Image: Fotopedia.)

On Monday, January 21, the UW family will start this day of giving at an inspiring and community-building Kick-Off Event. Connect with fellow volunteers over refreshments, honor Dr. King’s legacy, and participate in meaningful conversations at this event. After the Kick-Off, join friends and colleagues to make a difference at a local nonprofit organization.

Who: You + 2,000 UW family, friends, and community members
What: MLK Day of Service Kick-Off Event and Service Projects
When: Monday, January 21, 2013. Kick-Off Event 8:00 a.m. sharp!
Where: Kick-Off at the newly remodeled UW HUB (North Ballroom). Service projects at various locations.
How: Sign up to lead or participate in a project here.

Hurry–service projects are filling up fast! Sign up.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sponsored by UW Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center and the United Way of King County.

Call for Participation/Delegates: 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

CASINDeadline for applications: January 11, 2013

The Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN) is seeking American students and/or young professionals to serve as delegates to the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations (CSW57). The Commission’s 2013 priority theme is elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. The Commission will also consider the equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS. Read more. (Image: CASIN.)

Apply for Summer Law Clerk Opportunities with the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington

DurkinApplication deadline: January 30 (but review is rolling)

The US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington is accepting applications for its summer law clerk program, which allows up to six 1L and 2Ls to work at the offices in Seattle and Tacoma in both criminal and civil divisions.  The deadline for applications is January 30, 2013, but the Office is looking at applications on a rolling basis, so early applications are strongly encouraged. Students can find more information about the program online, or they can call the office at (206) 553-7970, and ask to speak to Ryan Hebert, the program coordinator. (Image: US Attorney Jenny Durkin.)

The US Attorney’s Office is an approved externship site for UW Law. Students who are interested in pursuing the clerkship as an externship should also submit an Externship Application, transcript, and resume to

Learn about Q Law Summer Summer Grants for Law Students

Q_LawApplications due by end of February.

It is time to apply for Q Law’s summer grant program. Details about the program can be found here. Q Law is looking for law students from all years interested in working on projects that benefit the LGBT community and/or have a focus on HIV/AIDS legal issues. There is a preference for students from Washington schools or with a Washington connection, but the Summer Grant opportunity is open to all applicants.

Learn More about “Pay As You Earn” Loan Repayment Option

JarvisObama’s Pay As You Earn (PAYE) repayment option is now available as of December 21, 2012.

Only new borrowers qualify for PAYE, with the Income-Based Repayment plan still filling in the gap for borrowers who don’t qualify.

Learn more about who can benefit from Pay As You Earn from Heather Jarvis, Student Loan Expert.

Urban Indian Legal Clinic Seeks Attorney Volunteers

Give a few hours of your time every 1st and 3rd Tuesday. Attorney volunteers needed to help members of our Native community who are in need of legal advice. To sign up, contact Olive at 206.292.6214, ext. 1286, or e-mail