Announcing Workshops, Scholarships, & Competitions

Did You Recently Attend the Cultural & Cross Difference Competent Legal Assistance Training?

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Gender Lens 3.0: An Evening with Social Change Leader Christine Grumm

Screen shot 2013-02-27 at 7.26.55 AMThursday, February 28th, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Room 305, UW School of Social Work

The UW Student Activities Committee, Social Work Global Alliance and the School of Social Work Women’s Group present Christine Grumm, President and CEO of the Women’s Funding Network (WFN). Join this engaging discussion on women’s funding, leadership shifts and the next phase of the women’s movement through the Gender Lens 3.0.

Bring questions. Bring ideas. Bring your friends and family for a frank and forward-thinking talk, followed by a Q&A with Chris!

Speaker Bio: Christine Grumm has more than three decades of experience as a leader in affecting social change through civil society, especially through women’s philanthropy. Chris passionately believes in the power of women and girls’ solutions and is dedicated to helping unleash that potential to transform the world. During her 11 year tenure at WFN – one of the world’s largest collaborative philanthropic networks – Chris expanded the program from 75 to over 160 partners active over six continents, with assets of over $500,000,000.

Learn more about Christine and the event here.

Come learn, engage and discuss leadership, philanthropy, empowerment and social justice on local and global scales!

Funds for Summer: Announcing the KCBA Labor & Employment Section Summer Clerkship Competition

Screen shot 2013-02-27 at 7.34.39 AMDeadline: April 3, 2013 

Have you secured an unpaid internship with a non-profit organization or government agency working in labor and employment law in Washington State? (Photo: IRS EIN.)

Looking for summer funding?

The King County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law section is dedicated to educating future lawyers about the practice of labor and employment law. This summer clerkship helps give students the opportunity to have hands-on experience in the field of labor and employment law.

The $6,000 award is open to 1Ls and 2Ls.

Please find the application and guidelines here. For more information please contact Aline Carton-Listfjeld, Assistant Director, Center for Public Service Law, at acarton@uw.edu.

APPLY: Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington Scholarship

Screen shot 2013-02-27 at 7.32.04 AMDeadline: All application materials must be received by April 30, 2013.

The Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington (“MELAW”) will award one $1,000 public interest scholarship to a Washington state law student who has, is currently, or is planning on pursuing a public interest project that benefits the Middle Eastern community of Washington.

Applicants will be judged on their successful completion of the scholarship application, project description, and its connection to the Middle Eastern community of Washington.

To apply, see application here. Please e-mail completed applications to the MELAW Scholarship Committee at scholarship@melegal.org.

The recipient will be selected and notified by the MELAW Scholarship Committee and/or Board of Directors by June 1, 2013.

Scholarship recipients will be expected to provide a brief written report of the Project and may be asked to present on their experience at a MELAW event.