Post-election discussions; UW externship fair; Southern Human Rights Organizer’s Conference save the date

Nov. 14: Women in Politics Panel & Networking Reception

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Time: 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 14, 2016

Place: Room 133

This year, the Women’s Law Caucus is hosting a unique event called ‘Women in Politics’. We are excited to host a panel of women who will share their unique experiences working in politics, with a special emphasis on the intersection between working in the law and working in politics. A networking reception will follow. Panelists include Representatives Farrell, Stambaugh, and Kuderer, Halei Watkins, Sahar Fathi, and judicial candidate Cathy Moore. Representative Laurie Jinkins will serve as moderator.

We expect the panel to last from 4:30pm-6:00pm (at the latest) and the reception will begin around 6:00pm in the Gallagher Law Library. We would love it if you could make it for one or both parts of our event.

Nov. 15, SJT: Palestine Exception to Free Speech: A Movement Under Attack in the U.S.

sjtTime: 12:30-1:20 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 

Place: Room 127

This presentation will discuss the ways that advocacy for Palestinian equality is both thriving and under attack, especially on U.S. college campuses. Palestine Legal has responded to nearly 600 incidents of suppression since 2014, the vast majority of which have targeted students or scholars. Activists — particularly students — have been questioned by police, investigated, censored, threatened with lawsuits and called terrorists and anti-Semites — all for taking a principled stance for Palestinian rights. Meanwhile, legislatures in more than 20 states have passed or considered bills designed to punish the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that boycotts are protected forms of political speech and thus a right under the Constitution, but political opponents of BDS are using state legislatures to chill speech. We’ll discuss the First Amendment right to support justice in Palestine – including through BDS.  

Nov. 17: Election Effects on Policy and Advocacy

Time: 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Place: Room 133

Join us for a panel discussion on this election’s effects on policy making and advocacy. Prof. Zarowsky teaches the Legislative Advocacy Clinic, Prof. Spitzer focuses on Washington state government and constitutional issues, and political science Prof. Wilkerson researches the US Congress. Lunch will be served. Hosted by SOFA & the Federalist Society. 

Nov. 17: Cardozo CLE on Paid Family Leave

jewish-foundationTime: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Place: Summit Law Group, 315 5th Ave S #1000 Seattle, WA 98104

Because Washington State has no required Paid Family Leave law, there are many questions running through the minds of most prospective parents. Join Cardozo, The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and a panel of experts for an incredible CLE on paid family leave – who has it, who doesn’t, and what the prospects are for the future. Read more and register here.

Nov. 18: Election Post-Mortem with Prof. Manheim

Time: 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Date: Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

Place: Room 133

Join UW Law’s expert in Election Law for a presentation and short discussion addressing what we can take away from the 2016 elections. Themes include polarization, race and ethnicity, and the role of constitutional norms. Lunch will be served. Hosted by American Constitution Society & the Federalist Society.

Nov. 18: UW Externship Fair 

UW Law LogoTime: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Nov. 18. 2016

Place: UW School of Law Galleria

Participating organizations include: ACLU of Washington Foundation; CoMotion; Earthjustice; Equal Employment Opportunity; Commission; Federal Public Defender; Federal Trade Commission; Hanford Challenge; IRS Office of Chief Counsel; KCBA Pro Bono Services; Kids in Need of Defense; King County Department of Public Defense; King County Prosecutor; Kitsap County Prosecutor; Legal Action Center; Legal Voice; NW Consumer Law Center; Northwest Immigrant Rights Project; Northwest Justice Project; Office of Program Research; Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel; Seattle City Attorney; Seattle Community Law Center; Snohomish County Legal Services; Student Legal Services; Thurston County Prosecutor; U.S. Attorney’s Office; U.S. Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights; U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs; Unemployment Law Project; Washington State Attorney General’s Office; Washington Appleseed; Washington Defender
Association; Washington State Health Care Authority

Nov. 18: Health Care CLE on Pursuing Equity & Value

nohlaTime: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Date: Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

Place: Riddell Williams P.S. 1001 Fourth Ave., Suite 4500, Seattle, WA

Washington State leads the nation in transforming health coverage and care. Please join us for our annual CLE – a unique opportunity to hear from advocates, practitioners, and state officials about how health care in Washington is being transformed.

This seminar offers you the most up-to-date information on health reform law as it affects Washington State residents and attorneys who advise and represent them. Experienced practitioners, government agency staff, and public policy professionals discuss highlights of new statutes, rules, programs and the status of their implementation in Washington.

Save the Date: Attorney General Open House

ago_logoTime: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

Place: AGO’s downtown Seattle office, 800 Fifth Ave., Suite 2000, Seattle, WA

Attorney staff from many of the AGO’s divisions will be in attendance to speak about opportunities that exist within their divisions and the AGO. Information about the Office’s volunteer law clerk recruitment program for first and second year law students will also be available.

Save the Date: Southern Human Rights Organizer’s Conference

shrocDates: Friday, Dec. 9 to Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. Register by Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 for a special rate.

Place: Tougaloo College, Tougaloo Missippi

SHROC serves as an important link between US Southern human rights struggles and those in the Global South. The primary goal is to develop innovative and practical methods of organizing across the region Another important objective is to strengthen the capacity of civil rights and social justice organizations in the Deep South. This would enable these organizations to expand their programmatic work beyond civil rights and social justice campaigns to more effectively address international human rights issues. Read more and register here.

Save the Date: Citizen University National Conference 2017
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Date: Friday, March 24 to Saturday, March 25, 2016

Place: Fisher Pavilion – Seattle Center, 298 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Citizen University National Conference is a civic gathering unlike any other in America. Join hundreds of change-makers, activists, and catalysts to learn about power, deepen your networks, and recharge your sense of purpose.

With luminary speakers, master teachers, and lessons on civic power, the conversation will be rich and provocative. This is a time when citizens are solving problems in new ways, bypassing broken institutions, stale ideologies, and polarized politics. We are part of a movement to rekindle citizenship and remake the narrative of America. Register and read more here.