New deadline for the Pro Bono Honors Society and new funding options for unpaid internships!

Attention all Students! Pro Bono Honors Society Deadline Extended to Monday, May 4!

  • 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 visit: https://commongooduw.org/2015-pro-bono-honors-society/\

Funding options for unpaid summer internships! 

UW Law is offering short-term interest-free loans of up to $2,000 each to qualified first-year and second-year law students who have unpaid summer internships doing law-related work for a total of at least 200 hours.  Priority will be given to students with public service (non-profit, government, judicial) internships. For detailed information and application instructions, please email cpsl@uw.edu.The deadline to apply is Friday, May 15, 2015.

Judicial externship with the Honorable Richard C. Tallman

The Honorable Richard C. Tallman, of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is accepting applications for a full-time extern during the Autumn 2015 quarter. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, writing sample (15 page limit), and list of three references to: Elizabeth_Mendoza@ca9.uscourts.gov by Monday, May 18, 2015.

 Cover letters should be addressed to:

  • The Honorable Richard C. Tallman
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Nakamura Courthouse
  • 1010 Fifth Avenue, Suite 902
  • Seattle, WA 98104