Cure your post-NFL season blues with breakfasts, speakers, trainings, and bingo

2/3: Social Justice Tuesday – “Green Building” with Nicole DaNamur from Pacifica Law Group

Nicole is a LEED® Green Associate™ and has a passion for the intersectionSJT of green building, sustainability, and the law. She has presented on her holistic and proactive approach to the legal issues associated with high-performing buildings, and advocates for developing greater connections between the legal community and the sustainability community.

Sustainable “green” building has seemed to the be the domain of the wealthy but in fact it is a basic human right for everyone to be able to live, work and be educated in buildings that are not full of carcinogens and other chemicals leading to chronic long term health impacts.

Equitable sustainable in work and living spaces should belong to everyone but we may need a revolution in our thinking and work to make it happen. Come to this talk in room 127 at 12:30p to understand the relationship of sustainable building to the broader movement for social justice.

2/4: Public Service Law Connections Breakfast (7:30a-8:30a)

Interested in pursuing a career in public service law?  Want to hear from and meet attorneys from non-profit advocacy organizations and government agencies in an informal setting? Working on getting up earlier in the morning? Join us for an informal panel discussion & light breakfast with Seattle City Attorney’s Office, Columbia Legal Services, Hanford Challenge, US Dept. of Labor Office of the Solicitor, and KCBA Pro Bono Services. Please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu by Feb. 3. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to hear about their career paths and their hot public service career tips!

2/5: NLG Hosts a Legal Observer Training at UW Law

The National Lawyers Guild will be coming this Thursday 2/5 from 8:30-10:30 in room 118 to facilitate a training for law students on Legal Observing. Legal observers watch and record the actions of the police during demonstrations and their presence often deters police brutality. The information they collect is vital to court proceedings and legal actions that may arise as a result of unconstitutional actions by the police. Legal observers have been playing  a major role in the recent demonstrations in Seattle regarding the #blacklivesmatter movement and it’s a great way to put our law school privilege to use in the community.

2/6: Statewide Diversity Conference to be hosted UW Law

Since 2006, the Minority Bar Associations Collaboration Project (WAMBAC) has presented the Statewide Diversity Conference. Inspired by the ABA Conference for the Minority Lawyer, WAMBAC’s Statewide Diversity Conference is an opportunity for legal professionals to convene, learn about and discuss ideas, trends, and issues impacting and affecting diversity in the legal profession. Our theme for the 2015 conference is “Diversity is Good Business”.

2/6-2/7: Don’t forget the Northwest Public Service Career Fair

For twenty-five years, the NW Public Service Career Fair has linked law students & alumni with opportunities to make a difference.  We typically have more than 50 non-profits & government offices and more than 500 students & alumni from our 11 schools participating in the fairs. Help today’s clients and inspire tomorrow’s justice seekers.

In the morning during the Table Talk portion of the fairs, employers are available to talk to students who approach their tables.  This is a great opportunity for students to find out more about what different organizations do, to find out about a particular area of the law, to get a feel for different office cultures, and perhaps to impress someone enough to get hired.  There are always employers who participate in the table talk but not in the pre-scheduled interviews.  Table talk is not a formal interview, but it is a time for employers to meet and connect based on shared interests. There will also be interviews happening for students who submitted application material by the January 19 deadline.

2/9: Gates Public Service Law Speaker Series – Why Prosecutors Might Do Bad Things? with Professor Alafair Burke

Professor Burke, Professor of Law and Hofstra Research Fellow at Hofstra University teaches criminal law and criminal procedure subjects. Her research intersects criminal law and procedure and focuses on policing and prosecutorial policies. She has written about prosecutorial decision making, community policing and non-punitive responses to crime problems, and the criminal law’s treatment of domestic violence, both in punishing batterers and in explaining the conduct of battered women.

Before joining the law school faculty in 2001, Professor Burke served as a deputy district attorney in Portland, Oregon, where she tried more than 30 criminal cases, primarily against domestic violence offenders, and helped innovate neighborhood-based prosecution methods.

Co-sponsored by the King County Prosecutor’s Office

RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu

2/27: NALSA Salmon Bingo Dinner

The Native American Law Student Association at UW Law invites you to attend Salmon Bingo. Our annual Salmon Bingo Dinner will be held on February 27th from 5:30PM-8:30PM at the Ethnic Cultural Center on UW’s campus (3931 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105).

We will be having sides from Off the Rez and cedar smoked salmon along with jovial games of Bingo with prizes.

TICKET SALES: Tickets will be $10.00 per person/ $5.00 for children who will eat dinner/free for children who will not eat. Pre-sale for practitioners and faculty has begun. Please reserve your ticket now, because sales will be open to students on February 10th. We have limited space at this event and when we are sold out, we cannot open sales for more seats. (Please inform us if you will have children attend, so that we can ensure to accommodate them with appropriate Bingo prizes.)

We hope to see you soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Crys O’Grady at crystalo@uw.edu or (650) 269-5909.