Skies might be gray, but these events will brighten your day!

April 13 – Documentary showing – The Homestretch

HS_Poster27x40_2Please join us at William H. Gates Hall Room 133from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM on April 13 for a viewing of the documentary The HomestretchThe film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and create a new life. Each of these smart, ambitious youths — Roque, Kasey, and Anthony — will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their educations while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. While told through a personal perspective, their stories connect with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights.

With unprecedented access into Chicago public schools, The Night Ministry “Crib” emergency youth shelter, and Teen Living Programs’ Belfort House, The Homestretch follows these kids as they move through the milestones of high school while navigating a landscape of couch hopping, emergency shelters, transitional homes, street families, and a school system on the front lines of the homelessness crisis.

The Homestretch examines the struggles these young people face in obtaining a high school level education, and then follows them beyond graduation to focus on the crucial transition when the structure of school vanishes, and homeless youth often struggle to find the support and community they need to survive and be independent. A powerful, original perspective on what it means to be young and homeless in America today while striving to build a future.

April 14: Social Justice Tuesday – Getting a Judicial Clerkship: Myths and Facts

Tuesday, April 14, 12:30-1:20p.m., Room 127

SJTHave you considered a post-graduate judicial clerkship? Are you reluctant to apply because you think you may not be competitive? Or it’s too late? Or the application process is too difficult? If you’re interested in a judicial clerkship, we want to encourage you to apply. Come hear from some of your colleagues about their path to clerkships and learn some tips for applying. If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu. RSVP by 12:00 pm Monday, April 13, 2015.

 Panelists:

  • Christal Harrison, The Honorable Ronald E. Cox, Washington Court of Appeals, Division I
  • Jacob Operskalski, The Honorable Rosanna Malouf Peterson, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Casey Schaub, Stephen J. Dwyer, Washington Court of Appeals, Division I

April 24: Panel on the Violence Against Women Act

Join on Friday, April 24 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM at the Seattle University School of Law (Room C6) the American Indian Law Journal, Center for Indian Law & Policy, SU Washington Law Caucus, SU NALSA and UW NALSA to discuss the Violence Against Women Act. Please RSVP by April 20th to ceballosl@seattleu.edu. Panelists include:

  • Chief Judge William D. Johnson, Umatilla Tribal Court
  • Sharon Jones Haydent, Tulalip Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prosecutor Alfred Urbina, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Pasqua Yaqui Tribe
  • Molly Cohan, Public Defender Tulalip Tribe, Supervising Attorney for the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic
  • Ye-Ting Woo, AUSA Western District

April 25: Volunteer for CITIZENSHIP DAY in Vancouver, Mount Vernon, or Yakima

As we continue to wait for Congress and/or the President to act to reform the immigration system, there’s something you can do now to impact the lives of immigrant families: Volunteer at Citizenship Day on April 25, 2015. With administrative relief delayed, it’s more important than ever to ensure that the thousands of immigrants who arealready eligible for citizenship can start the process. Citizenship Day is a free one-day legal clinic to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship and it is hosted by the WA State Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and OneAmerica. It’s a great way to give pro-bono service without a long-term commitment, meet other attorneys and help your community. Signup now, and please forward the information below to your networks!

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE:

  • VANCOUVER: Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, WA 98663
  • MOUNT VERNON: KSVR-Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon Campus, Laura Angst Hall, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
  • YAKIMA: Central Lutheran Church, 1604 W Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98902

 PARALEGAL: Meet one on one with clients to help complete naturalization forms. Paralegals may NOT provide legal advice. This is a great role for certified paralegals as well as non-immigration attorneys and law students seeking to gain experience in immigration law.

Please contact WNA Manager Sarah Sumadi at sarah@weareoneamerica.org with any questions about volunteering. Volunteers who haven’t attended a Citizenship Day in the last year will be required to attend a 1.5 hour training prior to the day of the event. Trainings will be held via conference call or in person on Wednesday, April 15 from 12pm-1:30pm in Seattle. If you’re unable to make the call, a recording of the training will be circulated.

May 6: WASHINGTON STATE ASSOCIATION for JUSTICE – Legal Education Seminars: POLICE MISCONDUCT: From Ferguson to Pasco

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (1:00 PM – 4:45 PM) at Arctic Club, Seattle; 3.5 CLE Credits Approved

The 2015 Law Day and Awards Dinner featuring Keynote Speaker National Civil Rights Lawyer Connie Rice will immediately follow the seminar. Join the Washington State Association for Justice in honoring members of the Judiciary and presentation of the 2015 WSAJ Judge of the Year: The Honorable Susan Cook, Skagit County Superior Court. Click here to register for Law Day.To register for the Police Misconduct seminar, click here.

Attention! Fellowships, grants, volunteering and more opportunities are waiting for you!

Deadline extension!: Apply for the QLaw Foundation’s Sher Kung Grant and Receive up to $5,000

Are you a member of the LGBT community or an ally? Do you have a full-time summer internship that focuses on promoting the rights of LGBT persons or persons living with HIV/AIDS? Will you be working with a non-profit organization or government agency?

If so, you may be eligible for up to a $5000 grant to fund full-time work (at least 400 hours over the duration of the summer). The goal of the QLaw Foundation’s Sher Kung Grant is to ensure that unmet legal needs in the LGBT community are recognized and prioritized, and that the next generation of legal advocates for LGBT rights develop the skills necessary for careers in public interest law.

 Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to advancing LGBT rights and/or the rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS. Preference is given to applicants who are either a Washington State graduate student, a student working on projects within Washington State, or a student who has a demonstrated interest in working in Washington State after graduation.

All students working on behalf of LGBT rights or persons living with HIV/AIDS – including allies who do not personally identify as LGBT – are encouraged to apply.

Application is available here:  QLaw Foundation 2015 Grant Application.doc

For more information email Grant Coordinator, Nicholas Oakley at noakley@ccyj.org.

Completed applications are due by April 12, 2015.

IPS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE HUNEKE FELLOWSHIP – OPPORTUNITY FOR CURRENT 1LS AND 2LS

 The WSBA International Practice Section is now accepting applications for the Huneke Fellowship.

 The Huneke Fellowship is an annual program administered by the Washington State Bar Association’s International Practice Section (IPS).  The Fellowship is designed to provide real-world experience, networking opportunities, and modest financial assistance for a law student interested in the international practice of law. Each year the IPS awards one Huneke Fellowship, which includes a $1,000 stipend, to a current 1L or 2L student.

 Each Huneke Fellow agrees to serve as the official student liaison of the IPS for the subsequent school year and is expected to:

  • act as the chief point of contact between the IPS and the law schools.
  • assist with the planning and execution of IPS initiatives such as the Foreign Lawyer and Law Student Reception, the Mentor-Mentee Program, and the Annual General Meeting.
  • attend monthly mini-CLEs and, in conjunction with the presenters, write a 2-4 paragraph summary to be published on the IPS website.
  • publicize each IPS event at all three Washington state law schools.
  • recruit interested law students to become IPS members and apply for the following year’s Fellowship.

Any current 1L or 2L attending law school in the state of Washington (i.e., at the University of Washington, Seattle University, or Gonzaga University) is eligible for the Huneke Fellowship.

 To apply for the Huneke Fellowship, please send (i) a brief statement of interest (300 word maximum), (ii) a resume, (iii) a transcript, and (iv) a short writing sample (3-5 pages) to Matthew Dresden (matthew.dresden@harrismoure.com) by May 1, 2015. After reviewing the applications, the IPS executive committee will interview the top two candidates.

For more information about the Huneke Fellowship, please visit the Global Gavel website.

Volunteer for CITIZENSHIP DAY in Vancouver, Mount Vernon, or Yakima on Saturday, April 25, 2015

As we continue to wait for Congress and/or the President to act to reform the immigration system, there’s something you can do now to impact the lives of immigrant families: Volunteer at Citizenship Day on April 25, 2015. With administrative relief delayed, it’s more important than ever to ensure that the thousands of immigrants who are already eligible for citizenship can start the process. Citizenship Day is a free one-day legal clinic to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship and it is hosted by the WA State Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and OneAmerica. It’s a great way to give pro-bono service without a long-term commitment, meet other attorneys and help your community. Signup now, and please forward the information below to your networks!

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE:

  • VANCOUVER: Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, WA 98663
  • MOUNT VERNON: KSVR-Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon Campus, Laura Angst Hall, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
  • YAKIMA: Central Lutheran Church, 1604 W Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98902

 PARALEGAL: Meet one on one with clients to help complete naturalization forms. Paralegals may NOT provide legal advice. This is a great role for certified paralegals as well as non-immigration attorneys and law students seeking to gain experience in immigration law.

Please contact WNA Manager Sarah Sumadi at sarah@weareoneamerica.org with any questions about volunteering. Volunteers who haven’t attended a Citizenship Day in the last year will be required to attend a 1.5 hour training prior to the day of the event. Trainings will be held via conference call or in person on Wednesday, April 15 from 12pm-1:30pm in Seattle. If you’re unable to make the call, a recording of the training will be circulated.

ABOUT: Washington New Americans, a program of OneAmerica, promotes successful integration by connecting Legal Permanent Residents to the information and services they need to successfully pursue citizenship and become active members of our community. Citizenship Days, held in partnership with AILA and community organizations across the state, offer assistance with citizenship applications in 8 cities in Washington State. Last year, we had over 375 volunteers supporting Citizenship Days and were able to serve 531 individuals at 13 sites across the state! Visit our website www.wanewamericans.org for more information.

Community Representatives Sought for Law-Related Boards and Council

The Washington State Bar Association seeks members of the public to serve on three boards and one council for terms beginning October 1, 2015. Serving on a WSBA board or council is an excellent opportunity to get an insider’s view on how the practice of law is regulated in Washington State. Applications are being accepted through May 1.

 This year the WSBA will appoint (or, in some cases, recommend to the state Supreme Court) Community Representatives to the following boards:

 The Character and Fitness Board deals with matters of character and fitness bearing on qualifications of applicants for admission to practice law in Washington. The Board conducts hearings on the admission of any applicant referred to it for hearing, considers petitions for reinstatement after disbarment, and makes recommendations to the Board of Governors and Supreme Court regarding admission and reinstatement. Hearings generally are held every month. Appointment is for a three-year term.

 The Council on Public Defense addresses concerns about the quality of indigent defense services in Washington State. Appointment is for a two-year term.

 The Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Board compensates clients who have suffered a direct financial loss caused by the dishonest conduct of a lawyer in connection with the practice of law. The Fund is funded by an annual assessment of members of the WSBA by order of the Washington State Supreme Court. Appointment is for a three-year term.

 The Limited License Legal Technician Board authorizes non-attorneys who meet certain educational requirements to advise and assist clients on specific areas of law. Licensing of LLLTs will begin soon. Appointment is for a three-year term.

 If you would like to be considered for any of these openings, please complete the application by following the instructions posted here: http://tinyurl.com/WSBACommMem. Previous applicants should re-apply as applications expire after one year.

 For further information about each board, contact the staff liaison listed on the web page linked to above. If you have questions about the application process, email barleaders@wsba.org or call Pam Inglesby at 206-727-8226.

 

Lots of cool new job opportunities at awesome organizations are waiting for you!

Calling UW Law Students: Disability Rights Advocates seeking Summer 2015 Law Clerks

draEach summer, DRA hires up to six summer law clerks who work with our experienced and talented attorneys in all aspects of high impact litigation, including case development, legal and factual research, legal writing, discovery, and court appearances.  DRA is known for offering law clerks frequent interactions with attorneys and staff and numerous opportunities for both formal and informal career-building feedback. DRA’s focus on thorough training and supportive mentorship provides a great opportunity to learn about litigation in a supportive public interest environment.

Applicants for summer law clerk opportunities should provide:

1. Cover letter

2. Resume

3. Transcript

4. References

5. Writing sample

Please send the completed package by email only to:  Rebecca Williford atrwilliford@dralegal.org

Hiring decisions are made on a rolling basis.

DRA is an equal opportunity employer.  Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC) – OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

The employee serves as an attorney-adviser working in the SEC’s Denver Regional Office as a member of the Investment Adviser/Investment Company Examination Program.  As part of a team, the employee conducts examinations of registered investment advisers, investment companies, and transfer agents to assess compliance with applicable securities laws and regulations.

Please mail your resume and cover letter to the following address:

Attn: Amy Mitchell

Byron G. Rogers Federal Building

1961 Stout Street

Suite 1700

Denver, CO  80294-1961

New Judicial Externship Opportunities!

Judge George Fearing of the Washington Court of Appeals, Division III is accepting applications for judicial externs for all quarters, starting Summer 2015. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample of no more than 10 pages, and unofficial law school transcript via email to: Emily.Nelson@courts.wa.gov. Applications for all quarters accepted on a rolling basis.

 The Honorable George Fearing

Washington Court of Appeals, Division III

500 N. Cedar Street

Spokane, WA 99201

Judge John C. Coughenour of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington is accepting applications for judicial externs for Fall Quarter 2015. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and one optional letter of reference (preferably all in one file) to andrea_woods@wawd.uscourts.gov no later than Friday, May 15th.

The Honorable John C. Coughenour

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

700 Stewart St., Suite 16229

Seattle, WA 98101

Opportunities with other judges and in other courts are also available. If you are interested in a judicial externship, please email extern@uw.edu with a copy of your resume and transcript.

CHILDREN’S LAW CENTER – WASHINGTON, DC: Policy Attorney

The Policy Attorney will work on CLC’s policy initiatives, which will focus in the next few years on child welfare, children’s mental health and special education.   CLC’s policy work is outcome-oriented and involves legislative, budget, and administrative advocacy.    The Policy Attorney will work closely with the policy attorneys on the team and work with staff in our core, direct services programs in order to implement strategies for improving the laws, policies and programs which affect our client community.  The Policy Attorney’s duties will include drafting letters, memoranda, proposed legislation and other policy and legal documents; attending meetings and participating in collaborative projects with agencies, child advocacy and legal service groups;  lobbying the City Council, Mayor’s Office and agencies on policy initiatives; and identifying, researching and recommending strategy choices and positions for CLC.    

Position is open until filled.

No telephone calls please. Send resume, cover letter, three references, and a writing sample via email or fax to:

Policy Attorney Search Committee

Children’s Law Center

616 H Street, NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20001

202.467.4949 (fax)

jobs@childrenslawcenter.org

SCHONBRUN, DESIMONE, SEPLOW, HARRIS & HOFFMAN, LLP – Litigation Associate, Civil Rights Law Firm

Employment/Civil Rights plaintiffs firm seeking litigation associate with at least 1-2 years experience.  Must have: Excellent research, writing skills,  strong client relationship ability, commitment to justice and some experience preparing for trials. 

Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration.

Contact Information:

Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP
Fax: 310-399-7040
associateposition@sdshhlaw.com
723 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291

American Red Cross Nat’l Headquarters – International Humanitarian Law Intern

The International Humanitarian Law Intern will focus on educating peers of the Geneva Conventions and humanitarian principals during times of conflict. The goal of this internship is to teach other students and community members of the hardships that war brings to everyday life. This internship will provide the intern with the tools necessary to teach others of the enforced American Red Cross humanitarian laws. This internship is unpaid.

Please visit this link to apply. 

THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT – Policy Internship

The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to leading a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis by using cutting-edge communications and grassroots strategies to educate the public about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.

The Climate Reality Project offers an unpaid internship program to qualified candidates in several areas of interest including communications, grassroots organizing and development. Every Climate Reality intern is assigned an intern mentor who is responsible for ensuring that the intern experience is educational and rewarding. The overall objective is for the intern to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible while working with the organization.

The Science and Solutions team is looking for a policy intern who will be part of a campaign to encourage a strong international agreement on climate change and push key countries on their international targets.

Send a resume, cover letter, short writing sample, and dates of availability to internships@climatereality.com. Please use the subject line in the email to identify that you are interested in the Solutions internship. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.

Public Citizen – GLOBAL ACCESS TO MEDICINE – LEGAL PATENT INTERNSHIP – SPRING AND SUMMER 2015

Public Citizen is a non-partisan public interest group with more than 300,000 members and activists. Key areas of organizational focus include pharmaceutical drug safety and consumer health, among others. Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program works with partners worldwide to help improve access to medicines through use of cost-lowering measures including generic competition. Please see www.citizen.org/access

The intern will be supervised by our Legal Counsel on assigned matters and will have numerous opportunities to learn about the practice of patent law in the public interest.

Submit a resume and cover letter to medsaccess@citizen.org

Due April 10: Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain – Summer 2015 Advocacy Internship

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is seeking creative, organized, passionate, and hard-working applicants for the Advocacy Internship position for the summer semester May – August, 2015).

Intern duties will range from doing legislative research to managing social media accounts to community organizing. This is a great opportunity for students hoping to fine-tune their legal research skills and get tangible experience in grassroots work!

Please visit this link to apply. 

Due April 15: Bertha Legal Fellow – EarthRights International (Washington, D.C.)

Full-Color-StackedEarthRights International, a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment, is seeking a recent U.S. law graduate for a fellowship in our Washington, D.C., office.

EarthRights International (ERI) is now seeking applications for the position of 2015-2017 Bertha Legal Fellow. Under the guidance and direction of the U.S. Legal Director, the Fellow will work with other ERI attorneys to develop and implement legal strategies to protect human rights and the environment. The Fellow will be based out of ERI’s U.S. office in Washington, D.C., but may work in coordination with legal staff in other country offices in Peru and Southeast Asia. Applications due April 15, 2015.

Due April 17: Center for Death Penalty Litigation seeks Staff Attorney

The Center for Death Penalty Litigation (CDPL) in Durham, North Carolina is accepting applications for an entry-level staff attorney position.  

CDPL is a non-profit law firm and advocacy organization that provides direct representation in capital cases and serves as a resource for capital defense attorneys throughout North Carolina. 

CDPL is staffed by eight attorneys, two investigators, two public information officers and support personnel. The attorneys at CDPL provide direct representation to indigent defendants facing capital trial, on direct appeal and in post-conviction litigation. 

Applicants should send a cover letter by April 17, 2015, detailing interest, as well as a resume, two professional references and a writing sample of approximately 10 pages to Ms. Barrie Wallace at barrie@cdpl.org or to her attention at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, 123 West Main Street, Suite 700, Durham, N.C. 27701.  For additional information, please contact Barrie Wallace at barrie@cdpl.org

Due April 30: CONSUMERS FOR A RESPONSIVE LEGAL SYSTEM – Fall Internship/Externship

Responsive Law is a national, nonprofit advocacy organization that works to improve accessibility, accountability, and affordability in the civil justice system. We advocate for more competition in the provision of legal services, better self-help options for the legal system’s customers, and improved legal literacy for those customers. 

Interns will work on policy research in support of our advocacy efforts before state legislatures, bar associations, and supreme courts.

Applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to interns@responsivelaw.org. Please note that applications submitted solely through this website will not be considered; applicants MUST submit materials directly to interns@responsivelaw.org. For more information about the organization and its advocacy, visit responsivelaw.org.

Keep these riveting upcoming events on your radar!

April 6: Lunch with Gates PSL Speaker Julia Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at OneJustice

There will be a limited seating lunch on Monday, April 6 from 12:30 PM -1:30 PM in Room 115 for those who wish to spend more time with speaker Julia Wilson. Although you must RSVP, this will be an informal gathering and not a formal presentation.

As Chief Executive Officer, Julia R. Wilson is responsible for leading OneJustice’s statewide network of 100+ nonprofit legal organizations, law firms, law schools and businesses that together provide life-changing legal assistance to over 270,000 low-income Californians each year. Julia Wilson also provides training and consulting support to the executives and boards of the legal nonprofit organizations in OneJustice’s network. Her programmatic areas of expertise include designing innovative pro bono delivery systems and building effective and engaging board governance.

Her talk as the Gates Public Service Law Speaker will be from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM in Room 133 on the same date. 

Please RSVP to Symplicity or gatespsl@u.washington.edu by 4:00 pm Friday, April 3.

April 7: Social Justice Tuesday – Civil Rights and Labor Organizing in Farmworker Communities in Washington State

SJTHosted by the Immigrant Families Advocacy Project, this panel will offer insight into the organization of farmworkers, becoming an activist for farmworkers rights and working with farmworker communities on various social justice issues.

Panelists include:

  • Guadalupe Gamboa – is the Senior Program Officer at Oxfam and directs the US Workers Rights Program. He has previously worked as a labor organizer and farmworker attorney in Washington State. After graduating from the University of Washington and working for the national United Farm Workers in the 1970s, he helped launch the United Farm Workers of Washington State and coordinate farmworker strikes.
  • Allyson Dimmitt Gnam – graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 2014 and is currently an Equal Justice Works Fellow. She works to combat sexual harassment of farmworkers in Washington State by providing legal education, investigating claims of sexual harassment and assisting farmworkers to file complaints.

 If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or gatespsl@uw.edu; RSVP by 12:00 pm Monday, April 6, 2015.

April 8: Discover Entry-Level Pathways to a Career in Public Service Law – Nuts & Bolts of Public Interest Post Grad Fellowships

Join us from12:30-1:20pm in Room 127 as we discuss post grad public interest fellowshipsEqual Justice Works, Skadden, Echoing Green, AmeriCorps…Oh my! Trying to make sense of the all the fellowships out there? Get vital resources and learn about the different types of fellowships for recent law grads with experience and passion for social justice and public interest law. All law students are welcome!

April 13 – Documentary: The Homestretch

HS_Poster27x40_2Please join us at William H. Gates Hall Room 133 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM on April 13 for a viewing of the documentary The HomestretchThe film follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and create a new life. Each of these smart, ambitious youths — Roque, Kasey, and Anthony — will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their educations while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. While told through a personal perspective, their stories connect with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights.

With unprecedented access into Chicago public schools, The Night Ministry “Crib” emergency youth shelter, and Teen Living Programs’ Belfort House, The Homestretch follows these kids as they move through the milestones of high school while navigating a landscape of couch hopping, emergency shelters, transitional homes, street families, and a school system on the front lines of the homelessness crisis.

The Homestretch examines the struggles these young people face in obtaining a high school level education, and then follows them beyond graduation to focus on the crucial transition when the structure of school vanishes, and homeless youth often struggle to find the support and community they need to survive and be independent. A powerful, original perspective on what it means to be young and homeless in America today while striving to build a future.

April 19: SHLO’s Race Judicata

Join Student Health Law Organization’s Yearly Fundraiser, Race Judicata! The race is off campus at Magnuson Park (7400 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115) by the picnic shelters from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Many of you probably know of the Student Health Law Organization’s yearly fundraiser, Race Judicata. SHLO is excited to announce that this year’s race will be on April 19th!

If you don’t know what Race Judicata is, it’s a fundraising event for SHLO. We raise money for a PILA grant that goes to a student whose position is health-law related.

2015 Details:

Date: April 19th, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM race time, 8:30 AM
Location: Magnuson Park (7400 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115) by the picnic shelters
Cost: $25 for students; $30 for non-students; teams of 5 get $5 off per registration.
Facebook Event
To Register

Questions? Please contact Mariah Hanley, Co-President of SHLO and Race Director at mhanle20@uw.edu.
http://www.active.com/seattle-wa/running/races/race-judicata-2015

April 22: The Unemployment Law Project’s “Brew Review”

Join the Unemployment Law Project on Wednesday, April 22 for their Northwest brewfest and silent auction: Brew Review. The event will be held at AXIS in Pioneer Square from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM.

Auction items include a seaplane ride for two, a weekend cabin getaway for eight, and a Seattle Seahawks helmet autographed by Richard Sherman!

Tickets are $30 and include seven tastings!

April 24: 2015 Stand Against Racism: Race & Health Equity

Join the YWCA’s fifth annual Stand Against Racism community discussion. This live program begins at noon with featured speaker Dr. Ivor Horn, followed by a panel discussion. Health information and resources will be available; light snacks will be served.

Seating for this event is limited! To register, please email sar@ywcaworks.org or call 206.461.4481.

Stand Against Racism is an annual campaign from YWCA USA to build community for those working toward racial justice, and to raise awareness about the negative impacts of racism. Visit StandAgainstRacism.org to learn more.

Adrdess: Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

April 24: Spring Health Law Conference

The law school is hosting the Washington State Society of Healthcare Lawyer’s Continuing Education Seminar on Friday, April 24th.  Registration begins at 7:30 AM and there will be a cocktail party with Washington Supreme Court Justices after the conference, starting at 5:00 PM.

You may attend this fabulous networking and learning event for free, although you are not entitled to a copy of the materials unless you pay $50.00. The CLE will feature outstanding practitioners who will speak on interesting and timely subjects.  

 The conference will be held in Room 133.  If you let the individuals at the Registration Desk know you are a UW student, they will let you in.  It would be best if you could RSVP to me and then hopefully, we can arrange for you to have name tags.  Also, I can provide them with a list of the students who will be attending. WSSHA is ordering lunch for the lawyers who pay the registration fee.  The co-chairs indicated that you are welcome to any leftover lunches and to the snacks provided.  If you pay the student fee, of course, you will get all of the benefits of a registered attendee.

April 30 Deadline- It’s April Fools Day but this is No Joke! Report Your Pro Bono Hours & Pave Your Way Towards Membership in the UW Law Pro Bono Honors Society!

It’s April Fools Day but this is no Joke! Time to Report Pro Bono Hours for Membership into the Pro Bono Honors Society! Submission Deadline: April 30!

2014 PB Leadership Training Collage

  • Did you volunteer for IFAP, PFJP, SYLAW, CHRJ App Help, ELS research project between April 2014 and March 2015? ?
  • Did you do law-related pro bono work for a community-based legal or public interest organization between April 2014 and March 2015?
  • Did you volunteer as a case manager or leader for a student-led pro bono project between April 2014 and March 2015?
  • Did you intern last summer for a public interest organization and didn’t get a summer grant, stipend or externship credit?

If you can answer YES to any of these questions you are likely eligible to participate in the UW Law Pro Bono Honors Society! 

Submit your online form so that you can be recognized with fellow students, faculty and staff with a Pro Bono Service Award at graduation! Don’t forget the program recognizes student leaders pro bono legal assistance projects as well as legal assistance hours.

How does recognition work?

JD Program Students = 70 hours of pro bono by March 31 of your graduating year (10 1L year and 30 in both 2L & 3L years)

LLM & PhD Students= 30 hours of pro bono by March 31 of your graduating year

Not in it for the award? We get it. The Pro Bono Honors Society though gives us the opportunity to tell the story of UW Law and what our commitment to public service really looks like.  We are also able to pull together resources to help future generations of students connect to the volunteer opportunities that resonate for them.  So please take the time to do this!

For complete details please click here.