Join the Community Partnership for Transition Services for the Reentry Summer institute in Tacoma!

‘Color of Justice’ kindles youth interest, encourages diversity in legal system by Peter Boskofsky

alaskanjustice1Learning by doing was part of an adventure that brought nearly 80 high school students from Anchorage and across Alaska to the Alaska Supreme Court in Anchorage. The concept is simple: A law-related education program designed to promote diversity in the legal profession through exposing high school students to legal training, exercises and active learning.

OK, we know what parents and teachers are thinking right now: How is that going to engage teenagers? Well, it’s simple. The Color of Justice Program is all about collaboration, interactivity, interesting and controversial legal scenarios, personal growth … and fun.

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Lawyers’ Committee looking for George N. Lindsay Civil Rights Fellows

skadden-foundationThe Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, one of the nation’s foremost civil right legal organizations, annually sponsors a one-year fellowship under the George N. Lindsay Civil Rights Fellowship Program. The Lindsay Fellowship provides an opportunity for recent law school graduates to become familiar with civil rights practice by working with many of the nation’s leading civil rights experts at the national office of the Lawyers’ Committee in Washington, D.C. Our fellows become involved with substantive legal activities, which involve co-counseled litigation with prominent law firms, including client contact, case investigation, discovery, negotiations, amicus briefs, appeals, and trial practice. Non-litigation activities include legal services to community development groups, legislative and public policy advocacy, and public education on important civil rights matters.

The one year Fellowship pays a stipend of $42,000, supplemented by a loan forgiveness payment of $2,000. The yearly stipend is also supplemented by payment of bar review and fees. Fellows have the opportunity to gain legal experience in one or more of the following areas: Voting Rights, Employment Discrimination, Criminal Justice, Education, or Fair Housing and Community Development.

To apply, click here

LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE SPONSORSHIP FOR SKADDEN FELLOWSHIP

skadden-foundation1The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is seeking to sponsor a bright, creative, and driven individual for the 2017-2019 Skadden Fellowship. The Skadden applicant has the option of working on any of the following project areas: Education, Employment Discrimination, Criminal Justice, or Fair Housing and Community Development.

Applications for sponsorship must be received by April 25, 2016. Please apply at: https://podio.com/webforms/15341491/1028436

After selection, the Lawyers’ Committee will work with the final candidate to compose the application to the Skadden Foundation by the October 3, 2016 deadline. Interested individuals should also consult the Skadden Foundation website for additional details about the applicable requirements, selection process and salary.

Due to the volume of applications received the Fellowship Selection Committee will not be able to inform every applicant regarding the status of his or her application. Semi-finalists will be contacted once candidates are selected for interviews. We thank you for your understanding in advance.

2016 PROGRAM OF ADVANCED STUDIES ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN LAW

logo_white_blueThe Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is happy to announce its call for applications to the 2016 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. This annual Program offers 19 courses in English and Spanish lectured by over 40 scholars of relevance in the field of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and gathers more than 150 participants from over 25 different countries and with different levels of professional experience. The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law provides through this Program the unique opportunity to learn and interact with judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Special Rapporteurs of United Nations, members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, experts from prominent NGO’s and professors from all over the world. DEADLINE: May 1, 2016

 The application form for this program is available at www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy. For more information please contact us at: hracademy@wcl.american.edu.

Join the Community Partnership for Transition Services for the Reentry Summer institute in Tacoma!

hqdefaultThe Community Partnership for Transition Services is hosting a Reentry Summer Institute this July 27-28 in Tacoma. Please forward widely http://www.cpts.info/summer_institute.aspx

2016 CPTS Summer Institute: Unstacking the Deck: Addressing Power, Race & Poverty After Incarceration

Pierce CPTS, the University of Puget Sound’s Race and Pedagogy Initiative, and New Connections invite you to the 2016 Regional Reentry Summer Institute.

The theme of the 2016 summer institute is Unstacking the Deck: Addressing Power, Race & Poverty after Incarceration. The institute aims to connect people and resources, support service providers, and foster collaborative partnerships to promote successful community transitions after incarceration.

2016 Summer Institute Schedule

Wednesday, July 27th

  7:30 am: Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking Opportunities

  8:30 am – 3:30 pm Plenary Session and Concurrent Sessions

Thursday, July 28th

  8:30 am – 3:30 pm Summer Institute Sessions