Policy Job and Fellowship for Recent Grads; Judicial Externships for 1Ls and 2Ls

Attention Recent Grads: Seattle City Council Is Hiring a Legislative Policy Analyst

seattleApplications due February 12, 2013.

Interested in law and public policy?

Apply for a legislative policy analyst position with Seattle City Council. The position requires three to five years of experience involving public policy development and/or analysis. Learn more. (Photo: R. Wollstadt.)

1Ls and 2Ls: Washington Court of Appeals, Division II, Hiring Externs 

Court_of_appeals_IIDeadline to Apply is February 13, 2013.

The Washington Court of Appeals, Division II is recruiting 1Ls and 2Ls to be court externs this summer and next school year.  Judge Joel Penoyar will be at UW Law on Monday, March 4, 2013, to conduct interviews.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample as a single pdf to extern@uw.edu by Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 5:00p.m.  In your cover letter, please indicate which quarter(s) you are available.

Public Justice Is Hiring a Recent Law Graduate for Two-Year Public Interest Fellowship

public_justiceDeadline to apply is February 15, 2013.

Public Justice, a national public interest law firm dedicated to pursuing justice for the victims of corporate and government abuses, seeks to hire a recent law school graduate to serve as a Fellow for two years in either its Washington, D.C. headquarters or its Oakland, California office.  The Fellow will help develop and litigate Public Justice’s cases.  The two-year position will be open beginning in the Summer or Fall of 2013.  Please note in your cover letter when you would be available to start.

Public Justice is involved in a broader range of high-impact, cutting-edge litigation than any other public interest firm in the nation.  Our lawsuits fight for consumers’ and victims’ rights, the environment, civil rights and civil liberties, public health and safety, workers’ rights, government and corporate accountability, and the protection of the poor and powerless.  Our Access to Justice Campaign works to keep the courthouse doors open for all – by battling federal preemption, unnecessary court secrecy, class action bans and abuses, unfair mandatory arbitration, and other efforts to deprive people of their day in court.

The Fellow will work collaboratively with Public Justice’s staff attorneys, outside lawyers who support Public Justice’s work, and other public interest groups to develop and bring precedent-setting and socially significant litigation.  He or she may also help to develop materials designed to educate members of the public and the bar about Public Justice’s cases and the issues they address.


  • Superb analytical, legal research, legal writing, and speaking skills
  • Preference given to individuals with demonstrated commitment to the public interest and at least two years of litigation experience
  • Self-motivation, creativity, and can-do personality
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel for several weeks per year
  • Good sense of humor and ability to get along with others
  • Healthy sense of outrage and desire to change the world for the better

Salary is $50,000 per year.  Excellent benefits.  Public Justice is an equal-opportunity employer.  Diversity valued.  Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript, and references to:  lawfellow@publicjustice.net or 2013-15 Fellowship Opening, Public Justice, 555 12th Street, Suite 1230, Oakland, CA 94607.  Electronic submissions are strongly preferred.  The deadline for applications is February 15, 2013.  For more information, please visit our website at http://www.publicjustice.net.