Fall Farmworker Externship, Summer Internships in Immigration, Environmental Justice & DV and Chicago-based Post Grad Fellowship

Fall Quarter Laurel Rubin Rural Externship Advocacy Program (REAP) Seeking UW Applicants

farmworkerSpeak Spanish? Interested in immigrant justice and farmerworker rights? REAP is a collaborative externship program sponsored by the Washington Alliance for Equal Justice and all three Washington law schools – UW, SU and GU.

Through this unique public service opportunity, students will help expand access to justice for migrant and seasonal farm workers, who are among the poorest and most vulnerable group of workers in the U.S. With approximately 289,000 farm workers and family members, Washington has the fourth largest population of migrant and seasonal farm workers in the country.

For complete externship info please visit Symplicity. Applications are due no later than May 13.

South King County Immigration Firm Seeking Summer Intern

HIPlogoHanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC, seeks a summer intern to join its Immigration Department. The intern’s duties could include meeting with clients to prepare declarations, preparing immigration forms and submissions for both the Immigration Court and the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, as well as researching and writing legal briefs. All applicants must be fluent in Spanish, have a demonstrated interest in immigration law, and possess strong writing and interpersonal skills. Part/Full-time flexible. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Meghan Kelly, Associate Attorney, at mkelly@hiplawfirm.com. Applications accepted immediately.

Environmental Justice Program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Seeking Summer Intern

NYLPI_logoThe Environmental Justice Program at NYLPI is looking for a summer intern from mid May to mid August (dates flexible) to assist with trials, witness preparation, settlements, client outreach, and administrative tasks.

The intern would work directly the Healthy Homes Project. The project’s goal is to remediate indoor air pollutants and hazards such as mold, lead paint, infestations, and water leaks. They represent tenant associations (ranging from 15 tenants to several hundred) in group affirmative litigation against their landlords. Buildings are located in the South Bronx, West Harlem, and the Lower East Side. They also work closely with community organizers and other legal organizations, using a variety of legal and non-legal tactics, such as: media attention, policy advocacy, work with elected officials, protests, and rent strikes.

The ideal intern would be able to commit at least 15-20 hours a week (unpaid) but more time would certainly be welcome.

Desired skills include:

-Commitment to social justice and racial justice (including cultural sensitivity working with a diverse group of people).

-Reliability/ability to show up on time.

-Willingness/ability to travel around New York City frequently. We often “location hop” many times in a given day.

-Spanish language skills are a huge plus but not necessary. Mandarin also a plus.

-Able to learn tasks quickly and work independently

-Legal research skills are a plus but not a necessity

-Some availability on weekends and nights is ideal for tenant association meetings and legal clinics.

Hours/days worked are flexible as well as start and end date. Please send resumes to Stephanie Rudolph at srudolph@NYLPI.org and a short description (can be in the email itself) about yourself/your interest.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis so don’t delay!

National Network to End DV/ WomensLaw Project Seeks Summer Interns

cycle of violenceWomensLaw is a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. WomensLaw aims to provide easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence and/or sexual assault. By reaching out through the Internet, we empower women and girls to lead independent and productive lives, free from abuse and assault. Our website publishes state-specific legal information about domestic violence and sexual assault and is visited by more than 1,000,000 people per year. We also provide help through email, directly to women and advocates, throughout the U.S.

Law student interns at WomensLaw have the unique opportunity to produce information and materials that will be viewed by hundreds of thousands of survivors. Currently, over 100,000 different people visit our site per month; we also answer over 250 emails from survivors monthly. Applications will be accepted through May 16. For complete internship description please visit here.

Post Grad BPI Polikoff-Gautreaux Public Interest Fellowship

BPIlogo_bannerBusiness and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI), a Chicago-based not-for-profit law and policy center, seeks a recent law or public policy graduate to serve as the Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow for one year, renewable for a second, beginning in Summer or Fall 2014.

The fellowship offers the opportunity for recent law school or public policy school graduates to develop the experience, skills and network critical to a rewarding career in public interest advocacy. Fellows have gone on to become the Executive Director of a non-profit organization that serves youth interests, to practice affordable housing law, to accept a full-time staff position with BPI and more. Applications accepted through October 18, 2013. For complete info click here.

Spring in Events in Full Swing

Challenges Facing Diverse Attorneys

SJTlogoTuesday, April 30, 12:30-1:20pm,  Room 133, Gates Hall

The Minority Law Students Association invites you to join Chach Duarte White, Consultant for TrueBearing, and formerly Diversity Program Manager at the Washington State Bar Association. She will be discussing the WSBA Membership study which was in the spring of 2011 in order to achieve four interlocking goals:

1) Gather reliable demographic and career-related data about the WSBA membership overall;

2) Initiate an exploration of the characteristics and work experiences of diverse segments of the membership;

3) Explore patterns of professional transitions among the WSBA membership, identifying causal factors where possible, and

4) Establish a statistically reliable database that can serve as:

• a practical benchmark for understanding membership trends,

• a guide to policy and program planning, and

• a clear baseline for use in future program evaluation.

If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu by 12:00 pm Monday, April 29, 2013. No RSVP for lunch accepted after 12:00 pm.

Need to Rethink Your Job Search Strategy? Recently Changed Your Career Goals? Interested in Public Service/ Public Interest? Attend the Four Job Search Essentials Workshop

Job SearchThursday, May 2, 12:30-1:20pm, Room 212

It’s never too late to take a step back and evaluate your professional development, career goals and strategies. In fact, job seekers who regularly spend some quality time examining their values, passions, skills, interests and experiences write better cover letters, perform better in interviews and feel more comfortable networking.

Join Aline Carton-Listfjeld from the Center for Public Service Law and Amy Kosterlitz, Professional Development Consultant, for an interactive small group workshop where you’ll get to take a step back and assess where you are and where you want to go in your professional development. 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls and LLM students are all welcome.

Please RSVP in Symplicity or via gatespsl@uw.edu.

burma051313Please join the Asian Law Center, on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary and the Sustainable International Development Law Graduate Program’s 20th Anniversary, for a roundtable discussion honoring Professor Roy Prosterman Founder of Landesa and the Sustainable International Development Law LL.M. Program at UW School of Law.

After more than 50 years of internal repression, civil wars and estrangement from the international community, Myanmar (Burma) has embarked on a process of reform. The country looks set once again to engage with the global economy.

What role can law play in alleviating poverty and in promoting responsible investment in Myanmar? Join a panel discussion that will discuss emerging legal challenges to inclusive development in Myanmar.

For complete program info and to RSVP please click here.

LRAP applications Now Available, Checklist for 3Ls, Thin Ice Film Screening, Animal Law CLE & Opportunity to Serve

Need Help Paying Off Student Loans? LRAP Applications Now Available for UW Law Grads in Public Service in WA State

LRAPapplyThe Loan Repayment Assistance Program constitutes a core component of the School of Law’s commitment to public service by increasing the ability of its graduates to enter public service law. The School awards $5000 each to approximately three new applicants per year and will commit to awarding an additional $5000 a year for two more years for a total commitment of $15,000 per participant.

Applicants must be UW Law grads in full time public service legal employment in Washington State. For complete information on the program and to download application materials please visit here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through May 30. Questions about LRAP? Email Aline Carton-Listfjeld

Graduating this Quarter? Don’t Forget Your Checklist

Screen shot 2013-04-03 at 1.41.11 PM1. Determine whether you need to take a bar exam loan


2. Figure out what kind of federal loans you have and which loan servicer manages your loan


3. Discover and compare loan repayment options


4. Use the repayment calculator


5. Assess Pros/Cons of Federal Direct Consolidation Loans


6. If planning on working in public service, research:

Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness

UW Law Loan Repayment Assistance Program

7. Around graduation time, complete exit counseling and select a loan repayment plan


Questions? Please contact Aline Carton-Listfjeld.

Free Film Screening! Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Seattle Public Library, Northeast Branch (6801 35th Ave NE)

Climate science continues to be a divisive topic with the science under attack by a vocal minority, leading geologist Simon Lamb to investigate what is really going on from his climate science colleagues. Simon followed scientists at work in the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe and the USA. The climate scientists talk about their work, and their hopes and fears, with rare candor and directness. This creates an intimate portrait of the global community of researchers racing to understand our planet’s changing climate. The original intention of the film was to provide a realistic portrait of the diverse range of scientific endeavor required to understand climate change.

Celebrate Earth Week by checking out Thin Ice! This film has been featured on the popular climate science blog Real Climate and will be screened around the world as part of Earth Week. Discussion of climate science (with UW climate scientists) and reaction to Thin Ice, following the screening, represents a great opportunity to put this important topic into local perspective.

Animal Law CLE: Conceptualizing Our Relationships with Animals – The Six Ways We Interact: Food, Clothing, Wildlife, Science, Pets and Entertainment


Keynote Speaker: Carter Dillard, Director of Litigation, Animal Legal Defense Fund.

UW Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is hosting its annual Animal Law CLE program in Room 133 at William Gates Hall from 8:30am-4:30pm on May 10.

FREE for non-credit seeking attendees. $25 for those who would like the 6.25 CLE Credits, including 1.0 Ethics credit. If you cannot attend the entire day’s events, please still register, and attend individual presentations! For complete info and registration click here.

Program Highlights:

  • Ethics of Animals in Entertainment
  • Animal Rights in the Farming Industry
  • Obstacles for Companion Animal Protections
  • Marine Life Preservation
  • Issues in the Animal Shelter System
  • Discharging Firearms at Nonhuman Animals

SeattlelogoSeattle Councilmember Harrell Seeks Applications for the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities

The Commission is a 16-member body that advises the Mayor, City Council and City departments on issues that affect people with disabilities. The Commission works to increase understanding within the disability community as well as between the disability community and the nondisabled community. The Commission monitors and provides expertise on issues that affect people with disabilities in Transportation, Housing, Employment and Public Accommodations.

Councilmember Harrell strongly encourages veterans with disabilities to apply. The most recent data shows that veterans make up 9.4% of the population for people with disabilities in the United States. As of May 2012, 45% of the 1.6 million veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were seeking compensation for service-related injuries with these numbers currently on the rise. This is more than double the estimate of 21% who filed claims after the Gulf War in the early 1990s.

“The representation of our veterans with disabilities on the Commission is absolutely essential to greater communication between the City and the communities we serve. Their representation will work to facilitate a greater understanding of the issues that affect veterans with disabilities and create a more inclusive Seattle while creating policy decisions,” said Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology committee.

Interested candidates should deliver a resume and cover letter by April 30th to Councilmember Bruce Harrell by email (bruce.harrell@seattle.gov), by fax (206-684-8587; provide cover memo with Attn: Bruce Harrell) or by mail to:

Councilmember Bruce Harrell

Seattle City Council

P.O. Box 34025

Seattle, WA 98124-4025

Appointment to the Commission is subject to confirmation by the City Council. Commissioners serve two-year terms, although may be appointed to fill the remainder of an existing term.

CA-based Post Grad Immigration, Child Advocacy & Workers’ Rights Fellowships & Civil Rights Summer Internship in DC

Public Law Center Seeking Post Grad Immigration Fellow

PLCThe Public Law Center , Orange County’s pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Through volunteers and staff,  PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices.

The fellow will serve for one year providing direct legal services with the following forms of relief: U visa, T visa, VAWA, SIJS and DACA. Spanish fluency and admission to the California Bar is required. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For complete info click here.

Alliance for Children’s Rights Seeking Policy Attorney

TheAlliance_HeaderPanel1 (1)The Alliance for Children’s Rights is seeking a dedicated Policy Attorney who will provide support to the organization in the areas of legislative advocacy, strategic planning, public education, communications, media relations, and litigation. The position is based in San Francisco, CA and travel to/from Los Angeles and Sacramento is required. The Alliance is a nonprofit legal services organization devoted to protecting the rights of abused and impoverished children in Los Angeles County. In 2010, the Alliance established a policy unit to systemically address the varied needs of its client population. Based in San Francisco, the unit works with Alliance program staff to identify and track child welfare practices that adversely impact our clients, and helps to establish and implement responses to those practices which include legislative advocacy, impact litigation and other reform efforts. The Policy Attorney position is a wonderful opportunity for a well-qualified candidate. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. CA bar admission and litigation experience preferred. For complete job info click here.

Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center Seeking Post Grad Fellow

The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center is pleased to invite applications for Shartsis Friese LLP Public Interest Fellowship for the two-year period beginning in September 2013. The fellowship offers a recent law school graduate the opportunity to work directly with low-income clients who need legal assistance in employment claims. Shartsis Friese LLP created this Fellowship in 2004 to provide legal services to members of the Bay Area community who cannot afford these services. The Fellow will perform an important role in the LAS-ELC’s Community Legal Services Program by establishing the Vietnamese American Workers’ Rights Project (VAWRP) in San Jose, California. Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in Vietnamese and English is required. Membership in the California Bar preferred. Applications accepted on a rolling basis through May 10. For complete job description click here.

Asian American Justice Center Seeking Summer Interns

AAJCAsian American Justice Center (AAJC) is accepting applications from law students for its 2013 Summer Clerkship Program.

AAJC, a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. Based in Washington, DC, AAJC is one of the nation’s leading experts on issues of importance to the Asian American community, including affirmative action, anti-Asian violence prevention/race relations, census, healthcare, immigration and immigrant rights, telecommunications and broadband policy, media diversity, and voting rights. AAJC advances its mission through advocacy, public policy, litigation, and community education and outreach.

The summer internship program provides a structured and intensive experience for students to immerse in civil rights issues and prepare for careers in public interest law and advocacy. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For complete info click here.

SJTon DOMA/Prop 8, Info for Graduating 3Ls, Federal Jobs Webinars, ELAP Fundraiser Breakfast & Honoring Public Servants

Social Justice Tuesday: Discussion on DOMA & Prop 8

SJTlogoTuesday, April 23, 12:30-1:20pm, room 133

Presented by the American Constitution Society and co-sponsored by Federalist Society, Law Women’s Caucus, OutLaws, and ACLU.

Come join the American Constitution Society for a Social Justice Tuesday discussion about the recent DOMA and Proposition 8 cases argued before the Supreme Court. Our speakers include Ilya Shapiro, who filed an amicus brief in the DOMA case on behalf of the Cato Institute, and Margaret Chen of the ACLU of Washington.

Join us for some free food and learn more about these exciting cases!

If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu by 12:00 pm Monday, April 22.

Attention Graduating 3Ls! Financial Planning & Loan Repayment Checklist for Graduation

graduating chickHow do I find out about bar loans? How should I plan for my financial future?  What should I do if I don’t have a job yet? What  are my loan repayment options?

Get these questions answered and more.

The Office of Admissions & Financial Aid together with the Center for Public Service Law and the Center for Professional Development are teaming up to provide graduating 3Ls a two-part info session twice!

Tuesday, April 23, Room 117, 12:30-1:20: Graduation Checklist for 3Ls: Financial Planning/Jobs

Wednesday, April 24, Room 117, 12:30-1:20: Loan Repayment Options for 3Ls

Tuesday, April 30, Room 117, 12:30-1:20: Graduation Checklist for 3Ls: Financial Planning/Jobs

Wednesday, May 1, Room 117, 12:30-1:20: Loan Repayment Options for 3Ls

Interested in Working for the Federal Government?

USAJOBS_Home_ScreenCome to three important webinar sessions on job search strategies for federal employment:

Wednesday, April 24 12:30-1:20 Room 118:  Webinar I: Landing Your Dream Job or Internship

Wednesday, May 1 12:30-1:20 Room 118: Webinar II: What Happens After My Application is Submitted

Wednesday, May 8, 12:30-1:20 Room 119: Webinar III: Securing Federal Employment Abroad

Coaching staff from the Center for Professional & Leadership Development and the Center for Public Service Law will be present at each webinar to answer any questions.

Please RSVP in Symplicity or to gatespsl@uw.edu

Honoring Our Public Servants: Connecting Citizens with Their Government 

Federal PS recognition weekPlease join the Partnership for Public Service and Public Employees Roundtable at the third annual Public Service Town Hall on:

Monday, May 6 at 10:00 am in Room 115 for the streaming video.

Federal agency leaders will discuss the value of government service, how to communicate that value to the American people, and ways to support and motivate employees in this challenging and uncertain environment.

Moderator: Cokie Roberts, Political Commentator ABC News

3rd Annual Eastside Legal Assistance Program Breakfast for Justice

ELAP_2012_Logo_for_web_mod_3_AEH_560x560Please join ELAP at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue on Thursday, May 16th, at 7:30am  for the Third Annual ELAP Breakfast for Justice to ensure that everyone has equal access to our justice system.

The Fight Against Domestic Violence: Turning Victims Into Survivors

Keynote speaker Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney, will offer insight into the phenomenon of victim recantation in the criminal prosecution of domestic violence cases and will talk about the support that vulnerable victims need to change their lives and end the abuse.

To register click here. If you can’t attend the breakfast but would like to help ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, please make a donation by clicking here. Your tax-deductible gift will make a real difference in the life of someone in crisis.

The Eastside Legal Assistance Program non-profit agency that provides access to justice through free civil legal aid to low income residents of East and Northeast King County Washington and domestic violence legal aid throughout King County.

Donate-a-Day’s Pay to CHRJ, EJW Survey on New Post Grad Fellowship, VA Benefits Pro Bono & CLE, Brazilian Women’s Movement Talk

Support Student Human Rights Work: Give to CHRJ’s Donate-a-Day’s Pay

chrjDonate a Day’s Pay is the Center For Human Rights and Justice (CHRJ) at University of Washington School of Law’s annual spring fundraiser. They ask students who have secured paying jobs for the summer or alumni and practicing attorneys to donate the equivalent of one day’s pay to CHRJ. Along with the proceeds from the used bookstore that we run on campus, all funds raised through the Donate a Day’s Pay campaign fund University of Washington Law School students’ unpaid human rights work around the world.

They award these funds through Public Interest Law Association (PILA) grants. Since 2006, CHRJ has funded at least one full $5,000 grant. Last year they were able to fun three! And their goal is to beat that this year! Learn more about former grantees here. To donate a day’s pay, click here or contact chrjbookstore@gmail.com to pledge an amount.

Can’t donate a full day’s pay? CHRJ welcomes all donation amounts!

If you have any questions about Donate a Day’s Pay or CHRJ, please feel free to contact Priya Rai.

Should EJW Create Post Grad Fellowships in Organizing & Housing Law?

Screen shot 2013-04-03 at 1.49.27 PMEqual Justice Works may have an opportunity to fund a bunch of law and organizing fellowships to work with tenant organizers on Section 8 issues all over the nation including Seattle.  They are trying to gauge whether there is sufficient interest amongst law students and recent law graduates in such opportunities.  Have your voice heard! Fill out their survey here.

Represent a Disabled Vet Pro Bono Before the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

vetprobonoThe Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program is seeking volunteer lawyers to assist veterans who claim entitlement to VA benefits. You are invited to attend their upcoming training on this unique area of law.

When: Friday, May 17, 9am-5pm

Where: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle

Cost: Free (in exchange for handling one appeal pro bono)

Students are encouraged to attend! Students still need to register. Organizers recommend that students click 2012 for graduation year and explain in the comments section that they are law students.

No prior experience necessary. Lawyers do not need to reside near Court. For complete information and registration please visit here.Sustaining_Activism_Spring13

Gates Foundation’s New UW Law Summer Internship, IFAP Hiring Summer Fellow, New Summer Internship at NJP, Post Grad Fellowships with NWLC and More!

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Paid Legal Summer Internship for UW Law Students

icon_small_bill_melinda_gates_foundation_logoThe Legal Team of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks a highly motivated 1L or 2L student to join their  2013 Summer Associate Program. “Guidance, Solutions, Integrity” describes the Legal Team’s approach to providing comprehensive legal guidance supporting the implementation of the foundation’s strategies. The Legal Team offers creative solutions that accomplish programmatic objectives, develops and implements efficient legal processes to streamline the foundation’s investment making practices, and applies preventive legal strategies and compliance policies to minimize risks and safeguard the foundation’s reputation.

For complete information about the internship, and to submit an application, use the Job Posting/Resume Collection tab in SymplicityDeadline to apply is Thursday, April 25, 2013.

IFAP is Hiring Summer/Fall Work Study Fellow

IFAP 2The IFAP Fellow will have the opportunity to work with attorneys at NWIRP, connect with the greater legal community in the area, and gain valuable project management experience.

The responsibilities of the Fellow will continue through the Fall 2013 quarter, and Fellows are encouraged to remain involved in IFAP on the Steering Committee even after all tasks have been completed.

Please take a look at the job description and application attached. Any questions can be directed to Maria Manza (manzam2@uw.edu). Note that the deadline to apply is Monday, April 29th @ 7pm. (Please see the attached application for additional information.)

NJP Seeking  Summer Intern for the New Foreclosure Consequences Action Team

NJPjustice-250The Foreclosure Consequences Advocacy Team at the Northwest Justice Project works on issues involving loan origination; scams involving mortgage rescue and credit repair; barriers to housing and employment; remaining debt issues post-foreclosure; issues with credit, education, health and transportation stemming from foreclosure; eviction from foreclosed homes; neighborhood blight; promoting occupation of foreclosed homes; and discriminatory or otherwise improper marketing of bank-owned properties. The Foreclosure Consequences Advocacy Team conducts outreach to minority communities and collaborates with community organizations.

All law clerks will be expected to bring the maturity and commitment to their work necessary to participate as members of a comprehensive, statewide equal justice delivery system.

The law student will aid attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning. Students may also help develop self-help materials for pro se litigants, training materials for staff and clients, and work on other special projects, depending on the needs of the office. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For complete application info please click here.

ABA Division for Public Services Summer Clerkship

div_public_services_430x250 The American Bar Association Division for Public Services is offering a unique opportunity to spend the summer focusing on a substantive legal topic. Their Summer 2013 ABA Public Services Clerkship is open to incoming 2Ls and 3Ls at ABA-accredited law schools. The successful candidate must be a member of the ABA Law Student Division by the time the internship begins.

The Public Services law clerk spends the summer researching and writing a publishable monograph on a substantive public interest law topic of concern to the Division and its committees. If of suitable quality, they will release the monograph as a downloadable document from their web site. The application deadline for Summer 2013 is MAY 31, 2013. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and a complete application is required in order to be considered. For details, visit their web site.

San Francisco-based Immigrant Rights Legal Aid Org Seeks Summer Intern

Immigrant_rights_FellowsPangea Legal Services stands with immigrant communities and to provide services through direct legal representation, especially in the area of deportation defense. Their clients who are in removal or deportation proceedings are largely eligible for Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, DACA, or a U-Visa. In addition to representation and advocacy on behalf of clients in immigration court, they advocate on behalf their our community through policy advocacy, education, and legal empowerment efforts.

Pangea seeks a law interns with some experience in immigration or refugee rights work and a passion for immigrant and human rights. Interns will become well-trained and efficient at performing intakes, taking statements and drafting declarations, research human rights abuses, preparing applications and forms, drafting and filing motions, observing hearing, participating in policy and legislative advocacy. Proficiency in Spanish and/or French preferred. For complete info please visit Symplicity.

National Women’s Law Center Seeks Education & Employment, Health Policy & Reproductive Health Law Post Grad Fellows

Rosie& childThe NWLC has worked for 40 years to expand, protect, and promote opportunity and advancement for women and girls at every stage of their lives—from education to employment to retirement security, and everything in between.

The Center’s research, analysis, and advocacy take place when legislatures are enacting or amending laws, the executive branch and its agencies are writing regulations or otherwise enforcing laws and policies, and the courts are reviewing actions. The Center also conducts campaigns and public awareness efforts to educate and mobilize the public to press for policy changes to improve women’s lives.

Post grad fellowship positions range between one to two years. All start no later than September 2013. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For complete info visit their website here.

Chock Full O’ Events Galore

Moderate Means Program: What it’s All About!

SJTlogoLooking for a chance to work with real clients? Want to learn about housing, consumer and family law and help REAL people with REAL problems?

The Moderate Means Program may be the answer for you. 

Hear from Moderate Means Program Attorney, Clay Wilson, and current interns, Amy Shebeck and Caitlyn Evans about their work with clients of moderate mean.s

Tuesday, April 16, 12:30-1:20pm, Room 133

If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu by 12:00 pm Monday, April 15.

 Global Health Career Week at UW


The Global Health Resource Center (GHRC) in the UW Department of Global Health is excited to announce that Global Health Career Week 2013 is coming up next week – April 15-20th! This year’s line up includes:• a Career Resource Fair where you can network with over 20 local global health organizations • panel discussions with graduate students and faculty in the field • a screening of the film Girl Rising • a talk by a World Health Organization (WHO) leader on malaria • a new Global Health and the Arts Cafe and Symposium, featuring performances and discussion on innovative approaches to global health.

If you have ever been interested in global health, this week’s events are for you! The full schedule is available online here. You can also find their events on Facebook. Questions? Please contact ghrc@uw.edu.

Pioneering the Sacred: Indigenous Peoples and the ‘Genome Commons’


Wednesday, April 17, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Gates Hall, room 133

Rebecca Tsosie, Regents’ Professor of Law

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

For more information contact: Kevin Schuda; kschuda@uw.edu; 206-616-5398

The Interaction of Legal Systems in the Proceedings of the International Criminal Tribunal For the Former Yugoslavia


Patrick Lipton Robinson, OJ (born 29 January 1944, in Jamaica), is the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, a position he was elected to in November 2008. He was first elected to the Tribunal in 1998 and has been re-elected twice since. In 2004, he presided over the trial of Slobodan Milošević, the former Yugoslav president and the first former head of state to be tried for war crimes.

He will be discussing on the interaction of the two legal systems (common law adversarial and civil law inquisitorial) in the work of the Tribunal and the impact of that interaction on the fairness of trials.

For more information contact gatespsl@uw.edu.



Congressman Adam Smith on Budgetary Effects on Our National Security


Please join us on May 1 to hear from Congressman Adam Smith of Washington’s 9th Congressional District. The event will take place from 5-6 p.m. in Parrington’s Forum.

Congressman Smith will be discussing “Budgetary Effects on Our National Security.”  While our economy is recovering from a devastating recession, our nation faces new threats to economic growth.  Sequestration, the debt ceiling, climbing deficits, and some Members of Congress using our regular appropriations process as a bargaining chip have placed our national security and economic health in jeopardy.

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to hear from a senior member of the House of Representatives.

Litigating the Right to Peace CLE


WSBA-CLE Presents “Litigating the Right to Peace”

Co-sponsored by the WSBA World Peace Through Law Section

When: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 7–9 p.m., Social Event to Follow

Cost: Free to WSBA members and guestsWhere: Seattle University School of Law, 901 12th Ave., Seattle

International human rights attorney Roberto Zamora will talk about his successful litigation against governmental practices violating Costa Rica’s “Peace Constitution.” He will describe the use of an international forum, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, to protect and institutionalize the right to peace, and discuss cooperation with Japanese lawyers and peace organizations to safeguard Article 9 (Peace Article) of Japan’s Constitution. Lessons for U.S. lawyers and peace activists will be explored.

Seating is limited, so please register online!

Approved for 2 CLE credits

Volunteer blog opportunity, LGBT rights training and free public interest career building webinars

KCBA Seeking Volunteer Editor for Pro Bono Services Blog

 Pro Bono Dicta encourages, inspires, and supports King County Bar Association Pro Bono Services’ volunteer community, and by doing so, enhances the level of pro bono services provided to low-income individuals in King County. Pro Bono Dicta was created with the goal of starting a dialogue among KCBA volunteers.

The Blog Editor will be responsible for editing content, creating an editorial plan, developing a consistent editorial voice for the blog and managing the blog’s publishing calendar. The Blog Editor will work with the Pro Bono Dicta subcommittee to recruit writers, produce content, and plan future blog posts. This is a volunteer position. Application deadline is April 30. For complete volunteer job description visit here.

QLaw LGBT Legal Clinic Training

When: Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:30 a.m.-5p.m., includes breakfast and lunchGLBT clinic logo

Cost: $75 per person; free to QLaw Foundation GLBT Legal Clinic Volunteers*

Where: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

The QLaw Association and the QLaw Foundation GLBT Legal Clinic are proud to present their members and other interested Washington attorneys the opportunity to receive a full-day, affordable and high-quality CLE regarding a variety of ways that the law supports and protects LGBT individuals and families. The program examines the legal issues that arise at all stages of an LGBT relationship as well as discrimination protections and employee benefits issues for LGBT individuals and families. The morning session will conclude with a lunch and Supreme Court Update presented by David Ward of Legal Voice and Sarah Dunne of the ACLU of Washington.

For those wishing to complete training for the QLaw Foundation’s GLBT Legal Clinic, the CLE continues with afternoon programming on a variety of topics key to working with clients in the Legal Clinic context. The program is hosted by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and, for the convenience of QLaw members who are traveling to Seattle to attend our Eighth Annual Banquet, will be held the day following the Banquet.

For complete info visit the QLaw website.

Free Equal Justice Works Webinars

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Professional Social Networking

Friday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m. PST. Register here.

Helping Those Who Served: Addressing the Legal Needs of Veterans

Friday, April 26 at 12 p.m. PST. Register here.

PIRGs Recruiting JDs, Gender Violence Post Grad Fellowship, Human Rights Internship at CCR & Fall Internships

PIRGs Recruiting JDs for Advocacy & Leadership Positions Nationwide


U.S. PIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. For decades, they’ve stood up for consumers, countering the influence of big banks, insurers, chemical manufacturers and other powerful special interests. State-based PIRGs and the US PIRG are  soliciting applications from JDs with a passion for consumer and environmental justice and leadership and organizing skills. Postions are located in DCMontana , Florida, North Carolina, Texas, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.

Post Grad Fellowship Working with the Allied Criminal Justice System to Refine System Reponses to Gender-Based Violence

AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women, a non-profit agency comprised of former prosecutors, is accepting applications from candidates for two post-graduate fellowship opportunities. The Fellows will begin in the fall of 2014.

AEquitas is comprised of legal experts whose mission is to improve the quality of justice in sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking cases by developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices that increase victim safety and offender accountability. Their goal is to constantly develop innovative prosecutorial practices that directly affect the way that justice professionals and all of society respond to crimes involving violence against women. They also collaborate on special projects that support their mission of increasing victim safety. For complete application info visit here.

CCR Seeks International Human Rights Summer Intern

Center for Constitutional Rights

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) seeks a third or fourth year undergraduate student, recent graduate, or graduate student with a strong commitment to social justice to help with several legal and advocacy-related projects.

The intern will work 20-40 hours per week (unpaid) over the summer, assisting legal workers and attorneys in CCR’s IHR docket on several on-going projects and case development. Interns will have the opportunity to work on a range of issues and cases. Responsibilities would include: assisting in factual research, review, and writing; reviewing and indexing documents, especially those released by government agencies in FOIA requests; litigation; performing literature and press reviews, identifying vendors; experts, and gathering information as part of outreach strategy; and general administrative tasks. Application deadline is May 3. For complete info visit here.

ACLU Seeking Fall Legal Intern for Criminal Law Reform Project

The Criminal Law Reform Project seeks an end to excessively harsh crime policies that result in mass incarceration and stand in the way of a just and equal society. The Project focuses its work at the “front end” of the criminal justice system, from an individual’s first contact with law enforcement through to the sentencing phase, with an emphasis on ending drug prohibition, which has failed to achieve public safety while putting unprecedented numbers of people behind bars and eroding constitutional rights.

The Project fulfills its mission by litigating and conducting strategic and precedent-setting advocacy that promotes reform of the criminal justice system and drug laws in particular, reduces the number of people entering the system, and protects the constitutional rights of those in the system. Application deadline is August 15. For complete application info visit here.

ABA Death Penalty Representation Project Seeks Fall Legal Interns


The ABA created the Project in 1986 in order to better inform the bar and public about the lack of representation available to death row inmates. They address this urgent need by recruiting competent, volunteer attorneys, offering counsel training and assistance, and working for systemic reform to ensure that individuals facing a sentence of death are represented at every stage of the proceedings by competent counsel.

Interns do legal and policy research, prepare case summaries, review inmate letters, maintains resources and website. Application deadline is August 15. For complete application info visit here.