Scholarship opportunity for 3Ls and new opportunity for those interested in Public Policy!

Attention 3LS: Loren Miller Bar Foundation’s Philip L. Burton Memorial Scholarship due May 15!

The Loren Miller Bar Foundation provides the Philip L. Burton Memorial Scholarship to deserving third-year law students of African/African-American descent and/or law students who possess a demonstrated commitment to improving the African-American community. The scholarship funds are provided expressly to offset the recipient’s Washington State Bar Exam preparation course expenses. For questions, please email scholarship@lmba.net. The scholarship application may be downloaded at www.LMBA.net. Deadline is May 15.

Graduating? Wondering about your education debt and loan repayment options? Don’t miss these great resources!

If you missed our recent presentations on financial planning and loan repayment options for graduates don’t fret- we’ve got you covered:

 Watch the Podcast: First, check out the podcast from our April 27 presentation here. To access the recording, click (or copy to browser address bar) the link below. You will be directed to a login page where you must enter your UW NetID and password before being directed to the download page. If you want to save the file, look for Save as (or similar command) in the File or context (right-click) menus.

 Download the power point: Wow, that went by too fast! Would you like to better understand what Aline Carton-Listfjeld was talking about in the podcast? Download the slides here.

 Get the resources: Access our basic checklist and resources so you can take control of your education debt.

 Still want more? Check out the free student debt relief webinars led by the our good friends at Equal Justice Works here.

Three UW Law Clinic Victories!

 Legislative Clinic (CAYLAC) Juvenile Records Sealing Bill:  Students have accomplished the passage of a far-reaching law that will impact tens of thousands of people who have been unable to seal their juvenile records because of the inability to pay court costs and other assessed legal costs. Congratulations are due to Erin McCann and her intrepid team!

IPNW Legislative Clinic Evidence Preservation Bill.   This year’s students saw through to passage a law to prevent the destruction of biological evidence.  Prior to the law’s passage, no statewide law governed the preservation of biological evidence.  IPNW has had to close many cases because testable evidence had been destroyed, so this issue was a high priority.  A shout-out to Lara Zarowsky and her team.

Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic Jury Trial:  Students Kiry Nelson and Claire Sullivan, completed a 2 day jury trial in the Tulalip Tribal Court today. After fairly brief deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty to the charge of Assault in the second degree. The defense, prepared for many weeks, was self defense. As you can imagine, the students were delighted to represent their client to this outcome.  Congratulations to Brenda Williams, Molly Cohan and the clinic students.

Concentration in Public Policy and Management (PPM) offered by the Evans School for PhD students from other UW academic units

The Concentration in Public Policy and Management offers University of Washington Ph.D. students in the social sciences and related applied fields an opportunity to broaden their background and credentials for the job market. To earn the concentration, students take a series of linked courses (21 credits) in the Public Policy and Management Ph.D. program at the Evans School of Public Affairs: