Restorative Justice Circle Facilitator training coming up
This initial training will include: An overview of restorative justice and IPP philosophy; an introduction, explanation and demonstration of IPP facilitation techniques; an overview of the Restorative Justice Circle curriculum; opportunities to complete and process exercises in a group setting, as well as to facilitate a simulated Restorative Justice Circle group with an IPP Lead Facilitator; discussion with a survivor of severe and violent crime who will share their story and provide insight into working with survivors to support healing and transformation; participation at a half-day salon and training at Monroe Correctional Complex; specific training on facilitator and volunteer roles in prison-based settings. Read more here and apply here.
LSAC opens writing competition on pipeline programs
Writing competition subject: Why pipeline programs targting students from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds are essential to the future of the legal profession. Learn more here.
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is committed to fostering diversity in law schools and the legal profession. Currently, through its Diversity Committee, LSAC sponsors and funds a number of initiatives aimed at increasing the diversity of the legal profession. These initiatives include organizing national and regional pipeline workshops that promote the development of outreach and early educational programs for students from diverse backgrounds; offering grants to support diversity initiatives at LSAC-member law schools; maintaining databases and websites such as DiscoverLaw.org with information, resources, and programs that encourage students of color, students living with a disability, and LGBTQ students to pursue a legal career and equip them with the tools for successful admission and graduation from law school; and engaging in ongoing collaborative programs and projects with prelaw advisors and students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACUs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).
Public Service Law Program guide to a great interview
Not quite sure how to prepare for your upcoming interview? Or just need a few quick reminders? Check out the interview guide here. Written by Aline Carton-Listfjeld, Director, Gates Public Service Law Program University of Washington School of Law.
UW Stories of Resilience at the UW Law Gallagher Law Library: Share your story!
The Failure Walls have traveled around campus collecting stories from our community. The cathartic nature of sharing our short comings about career and academic failures – sometimes funny and sometimes tragic – have helped all of us who stop to read them feel a little less alone in our stumbles. On behalf of the UW Resilience Lab and the UW School of Law Student and Career Services and Gates Public Service Law Program, UW Law Faculty, Staff and students are welcome and encouraged to come by and share your stories on the walls with the dry-erase markers provided for you.
You can post anonymously. The Failure Walls will be in the Gallagher Law Library through Friday, January 20. More information about the UW Resilience Lab and Failure Walls can be found here.