Immediate and Summertime Positions

Thursday Panel: International Human Rights Careers at Home and Abroad

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Room 133, 12:30-1:20PM

Are you interested in what opportunities are available in the field of human rights? Are you asking how do I apply my interest/passion in International Human Rights to a career? (Illustration: Zack Lee.)

This information session may have some of the answers for you. Please join us for lunch and hear from the following speakers:

  • Angelina Godoy (UW Center for Human Rights)
  • Mary Fan, Assistant Professor of Law
  • Jonathan Eddy, Professor of Law
  • Stephen Rosenbaum, Visiting Lecturer

Short-Term Paid Research Assistant Position in Environmental Law

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The Washington Business Alliance is seeking a 3L to assist it with stormwater regulatory research.

The Business Alliance received a grant from the Russell Family Foundation to analyze the cumulative burden of stormwater regulatory compliance on businesses that discharge stormwater into the Puget Sound.  The project also includes an analysis of the efficiency and effectiveness of the regulations in measurably improving water quality.  Three businesses will participate in the project.  The project is beginning on March 1st and will be completed in approximately four months.

The research requires a delineation of the regulations on the federal, state, county, and city levels impacting the three businesses.  The research should take approximately 25 hours, and the pay rate is $20/hour.  As the project proceeds, there may be need for additional research, and so we are seeking an individual who has some flexibility to work extra hours if necessary.

In order to apply, please send a cover letter and resume, along with one letter of recommendation (preferably from an environmental or administrative law professor) to project manager Sanjay Kapoor ( by noon on March 8th.

Summer Internships Available with California Attorney General’s Office in Fresno

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The California Attorney General’s Office has positions available for its Summer Honors Program in Fresno, California.

The internship focuses in areas of criminal law and procedure, as well as constitutional law.

The office is actively recruiting UW Law students to fill these open positions.

To learn more see here.

Northwest Justice Project Hiring Attorneys to Work in its Medical-Legal Partnership Program

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The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is a not-for-profit law firm whose mission is to secure justice through high quality legal advocacy that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families and communities through legal representation, community partnerships, education and other advocacy. NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys to work within our Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) project to address the legal needs of low-income families with children affected by the impacts of diabetes. This is a two year grant based position. 

The successful applicant will work together with our MLP team on a range of legal needs experienced by families identified by community health care ambassadors, specifically focused on the unmanaged health care needs of children being served through diabetes care clinics in Seattle, Everett and Yakima, Washington. While the attorney will work across legal and practice disciplines, priority areas of legal practice will include access to Medicaid and other public benefits, education law, housing and kinship care issues.  Experience with community based outreach and advocacy and working within low-income communities is required. Applicants must be culturally competent and have demonstrated experience working with low-income communities. Washington State Bar membership in good standing or ability to become a member through reciprocity is required. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

JOB DUTIES: The attorney will undertake a range of duties including, but not limited to:

  • Conduct outreach and provide training to health care providers and client families on a broad range of legal issues, including identification of legal needs.
  • Work collaboratively with health care providers to identify the most important problems that impact families affected by unmanaged diabetes.
  • Engage with the low-income patient communities to devise and seek systemic solutions to health care access, education, housing, kinship care and other legal needs presented by the target client population.
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with a network of advocates addressing similar and related issues through advocacy task forces or work groups to address systemic issues that arise for diabetes affected families and communities.
  • Produce legal brochures and materials to assist target families to address day-to-day legal needs.
  • Utilize NJP’s case management and timekeeping systems and comply with all applicable regulatory requirements and reporting needs.
  • Support the work of NJP partners including the volunteer lawyers, private attorneys, other legal aid providers and interested parties and organizations addressing the legal needs of low-income persons on matters related to the health care needs of children with diabetes.
  • Participate in meetings with MLP partners and advisory committee, and prepare reports of activities as needed to meet grant reporting requirements.
  • Salary depends on experience. NJP offers an attractive benefits package.
  • Ability to travel to Everett, Yakima and other locations is required

To Apply: Submit a letter of interest, current resume and writing sample to: Sue Encherman at Letters and email subject line should clearly reference MLP Diabetes position. Information about NJP is available at Application deadline: March 15, 2013.

Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact Sue Encherman at (206) 464-1519 ext. 250.

PILA funding Is Not the Only Game in Town: Apply for the EJA 2013 Fellowship

Screen shot 2013-03-04 at 12.00.06 PMThe deadline to apply for an EJA Summer 2013 Fellowship is March 25th.

Equal Justice America’s Fellowship program puts law students to work with organizations that provide civil legal assistance to those in need.  EJA sponsors Law Student Fellowships during the school year and summer for University of Washington law students and law students across the country. EJA has funds available for Summer 2013 Fellowships, which pay up to $4,000 for 10 weeks of full-time work.

EJA will also supplement funding for students already receiving grants from University of Washington or other sources. Students may receive supplemental funding from Equal Justice America up to a maximum of $7,500 from all sources.

APPLY! Students can apply for an EJA Summer Fellowship here. We’ve had a number of UW law students successfully apply for this funding in the past.

For more information about Equal Justice America, please visit the website at