Attention 2Ls and 3Ls! Sign Up to Learn More About Upcoming Judicial Clerkships!

Are you considering a post-graduate judicial clerkship?

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If so, sign up for one of UW Law’s judicial clerkship mailing lists by clicking the link for your class:

Please include your full name to expedite the approval process. We often send information about judicial clerkships to these mailing lists rather than the entire student body.

As you may have heard, some judges begin reviewing applications outside of any established recruiting schedule. We collect this information and share it as often as we can, but it is important for you to also do your own research into courts and judges.

2Ls and 3Ls, we also encourage you to create an account on OSCAR (www.oscar.uscourts.gov), which federal judges use to post clerkship information and collect applications.

1Ls will have access to OSCAR later in the school year.

Call for Submissions for the Women’s Human Rights Special Issue of Canadian Woman Studies, Submission Deadline Extended to January 30

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This special double issue of Canadian Woman Studies’ (CWS/cf) will focus on feminist women’s human rights theory and activism as a visionary framework for movement-building and social change, activism and education, considering both the historical trajectory of this movement, current efforts, challenges and debates, as well as possibilities for the future in troubled times. Since a locally-grounded, globally-engaged transnational women’s movement led to the international recognition in the 1990s that women’s rights are human rights, many women from all regions have organized under this shared banner while simultaneously shaping human rights discourse according to their unique and diverse needs, perspectives, and visions for a just world. By using CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (the UN women’s human rights convention), and other international and regional human rights mechanisms, and also by engaging in their broad social justice work from a women’s human rights perspective, feminists have contributed to transformative understandings and analysis of women’s human rights that reflect the diversity of women’s experiences and take into account intersectional discrimination. Indigenous women activists in particular are expanding the understanding of women’s human rights by linking violence against women with struggles for land, water, self-determination, and against transnational corporations and mining companies.

Articles should be typed, double-spaced, and a maximum of 16 pages long (4000 words).  A short (50-word) abstract of the article and a brief biographical note must accompany each submission.

For more information, click here.

Deportation Measures in Action: What Obama’s Enforcement Means for Immigration

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By: Washington State Bar Association

U.S. immigration laws contain numerous grounds upon which non-citizens, including green card holders, may be deported back to their country of origin. While deportation laws have largely remained the same over past decades, recent changes to their enforcement have made deportation a key concern for thousands of immigrants and attorneys who serve them in Washington, where 13.5% of the state’s population is foreign-born.

The government outlines priorities for deporting particular immigrants, but the numbers of those deportations are rising regardless. In 2011, 392,000 immigrants were deported from the U.S., but only 48% of those cases were linked to breaking a law inside the country.

Continue reading here.