Rome, Trina Grillo, Fellowships in Immigration and Civil Rights

This Friday Is the Deadline for Rome Program with Professors Ryan Calo and Anita Ramasastry 

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UW Law Professors Ryan Calo and Anita Ramasastry will be directing a 5-credit study abroad program focused on comparative law and politics in Rome Italy from August 21 to September 20.  This program will be held at the UW Rome Center.

The cost, including tuition, housing, program fees and some meals and trips, is approx. $4,000.  Financial aid is available and students may count these credits towards their JD degree.  The late summer start allows students to extern or work prior to coming to Rome. The program is hosted by the Law Societies and Justice program at UW and brings together advanced undergrads and JD students.  It is now in its 8th year and allows students to meet and interact with many Italian experts – lawyers, judges, human rights advocates, journalists, writers, etc.  Questions – please contact Prof Ramasastry at

Applications are made online via the Int’l Programs and Exchanges website. Learn more here.

Monday is Deadline to Register for April’s International Humanitarian Law Workshop on Law and War

Screen shot 2013-03-13 at 1.21.48 PMThe deadline to register for the upcoming humanitarian workshop has been extended until March 18.

The International Humanitarian Law Workshop: Law & War will be Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7, American Red Cross Seattle, 1900 25th Ave South, Seattle.

Interested in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) or want to learn more about what that is? Would you like to network with attorneys in international practice as well as students from across the northwest who are interested in international law and IHL? This two-day workshop, exclusively for law students, will feature lectures workshops that guide participants through an intensive examination of International Humanitarian Law, with a focus on its application to combatants and civilians.

Sessions will be led by law professors, military professionals, and non-governmental organizations and include topics ranging from an introduction to IHL, the role of entities such as the American Red Cross and International Criminal Court, domestic and international enforcement of IHL, constitutional issues over targeted killing of Americans, the case against torture, genocide, and professional careers in international law and IHL. Hosted by the American Red Cross and co-sponsored by Seattle University School of Law’s Access to Justice Institute and International Law Society. Applications to participate can be found here; more info available here.

There is a $20 registration fee but waivers can be requested. Single-day participation is also possible. Contact Holly Jacoby,, for more info.

Coming Up: Don’t Miss Trina Grillo Retreat for Spirited Entrepreneurial Weekend

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Want a chance to deeply engage with your aspirations and public service vision? Want to meet and interact with others of similar entrepreneurial spirit? Need help finding funding for your great idea? Then the Trina Grillo Retreat is just what the doctor ordered! Register today. (Photo:

UW Law and the Center for Public Service Law Team are hosting this year’s retreat. After months of careful planning, the dedicated theme for this year’s gathering is, “Social Justice Lawyering: Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship.”

Go here for more information. Register here (free).

Hey 1Ls! Apply for the Robert Masur Fellowship

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The Robert Masur Fellowship, sponsored by the Nation Institute in New York, is now accepting applications for 2013. The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties.

Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties, work on a civil rights or civil liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties. The fellowship recipient receives a $1,000 honorarium.

Applications must be sent via postal mail. E-mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted. Learn more and apply here.

Hey 3Ls! Apply for Post-Grad Fellowship in Immigration Law at the University of Arizona

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The Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program Fellowship at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law seeks 3Ls and Recent Law Graduates for paid ($44,000 annual salary plus benefits), full-time, 1-year fellowship, with possibility of a second year renewal.

The Fellowship has three major components:

1) primary responsibility for the Tucson Immigrant Workers’ Project, a component of the Program that advocates for the rights of low-wage immigrant workers through direct service, public policy research, and community education and outreach;

2) supervision of law students in the Immigration Law Clinic in preparing affirmative applications for immigration benefits, such as U visas, and/or possibly removal defense, and participation in the classroom component of the Immigration Law Clinic and teaching selected classroom sessions; and

3) design and implementation of an immigration policy research project, which will likely focus on immigrant workers, in order to build on the research previously conducted on working conditions for low-wage immigrant women workers in Tucson, Arizona.

3Ls must have relevant experience and qualifications. Recent law graduates may have up to 3 years of practice experience. Proficiency in Spanish is required; fluency is preferred. Other qualifications include: experience working with low-wage workers, immigrants, refugees, victims of trauma, and/or incarcerated populations; familiarity with immigration and/or employment law; strong communication skills, with particular sensitivity to cultural differences; experience working in interdisciplinary settings with minimal direct supervision; and willingness to work irregular hours (some nights and weekends).

Apply by Fri., Apr. 5, 2013. Submit cover letter, writing sample, law school transcript, and three references to Professor Nina Rabin, Director, The Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program, at Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged.