Jobs: Office of Program Research,Udall Foundation, US DOJ Civil Rights Division

Paid Legal Intern Program 2019-2020 in Olympia: Washington House of Representatives Office of Program Research

The Office of Program Research in the Washington House of Representatives is seeking candidates for its legal intern program. Both first and second year law students are invited to apply. Candidates must have exceptional legal research and analysis skills and strong communication and interpersonal skills.

About the OPR: The Office of Program Research (OPR) provides nonpartisan legal, research, and support services to the standing committees of the Washington House of Representatives.

About the Legal Intern Program: Since 1974, the OPR’s legal intern program has provided law students with an opportunity to observe and participate in the legislative process. Interns perform a variety of legislative work under the supervision of lawyers employed by the OPR, including general legal research; drafting bills, amendments, bill analyses/reports, legal memoranda, and other legislative documents; making presentations in front of House committees; and meeting with legislators and stakeholders. Work assignments vary depending on the needs of the office and the interests of the interns. Examples of committees for which past interns have performed work assignments include the Judiciary, Health Care and Wellness, Labor and Workplace Standards, Education, and Public Safety Committees.

The program is divided into two parts: summer and legislative session. Interns are expected to serve full time during the summer of 2019 and during that portion of the 2020 legislative session coinciding with the first academic period (quarter or semester) in 2020. The summer portion is considered a training period, during which interns acquire the knowledge and skills that will enable them to perform well during the legislative session. During the summer, compensation is $3,038 per month.

Externship Credit/Stipend Information: For the legislative session portion of the program, the student must make arrangements with the student’s law school to obtain academic credit; stipends are not permitted, but the student may be granted reimbursement for travel or Olympia room expenses.

More info and apply in SCS Online.

The Udall Foundation: Native American Congressional Internship; Deadline: January 31

The Udall Foundation’s Native American Congressional Internship program offers Native American and Alaska Native law students a unique opportunity to gain professional experience in Washington, D.C.

Our fully-funded ten-week summer internship offers distinctive opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native students to gain an insider’s view of the governments unique trust relationship with tribes. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they research legislative issues important to tribal communities, hone their legal research and writing skills, and network with public offices and tribal advocacy groups.

The Foundation seeks candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities and an interest in working with Native American issues and policy. Interns are provided round-trip airfare, lodging, per idem and an educational stipend.

For further information and apply here. 

Disability Rights Washington (DRW): Prisoners’ Rights Litigation Attorney (Seattle, Olympia or Spokane)Disability Rights Washington

DRW’s Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Program seeks a full-time prisoners’ rights litigator with a demonstrated interest in conducting impact litigation to enforce the legal rights of incarcerated individuals enduring abuse, neglect, or other human and civil rights violations. This position will require a licensed attorney with the ability to conduct systemic investigations, develop complex advocacy strategies, and represent both classes and individuals. The AVID Program enjoys DRW’s unique access authority, which will allow the attorney the ability to see firsthand the conditions in Washington prisons and jails, even in the most secluded and segregated parts of those facilities.

The ideal candidate would have lived and/or professional experience relating to the AVID Program’s practice areas, which include, but are not limited to: addressing discrimination, improving conditions of confinement for people experiencing incarceration, supporting community reentry from institutionalization or incarceration, and ending abuse and neglect. The attorney for this position must have a commitment and capacity to produce high quality legal analysis and to provide effective advocacy through complex civil litigation as well as informal and alternative dispute resolution. All DRW attorneys must demonstrate dedication to DRW’s values of inclusion, diversity, and equity [1] as well as the values of individual autonomy, community integration, universal accessibility, freedom from restraint, and respectful language. DRW seeks applicants who have the ability to work independently in a team of supportive colleagues and are seeking to join in our mission to “advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities.”

For complete job information and to apply here.

US Department of Justice: Civil Rights Division-Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative, Summer 2019 Internship – 2L,3L, Joint Degree, LLMDOJ - Attorney's Office

Deadline:  Friday, January 18
Location: Washington, DC

The law student intern for the office will assist the directors of the initiative in prosecuting cases on behalf of servicemembers, researching cutting edge servicemembers-related legal issues, providing input on suggested legislation to assist servicemembers and veterans, and providing support for intergovernmental meetings and base visits organized by initiative. The intern will work directly with Assistant Director Andrew Braniff.

Applicants should email a resume and a cover letter indicating their skills and interest in the initiative to servicemembers by January 18, 2018. Candidates will be informed if an interview will be requested February 1, 2019. Further information on the initiative may be found here.

Entre Hermanos, Immigration Staff Attorney

Entre Hermanos is seeking a Staff Attorney to represent Latino LGBTQ/Latino immigrants in immigration proceedings. The ideal candidate is an excellent advocate with strong writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills who works well in a fast-paced collaborative environment and has experience providing immigration services to low-income people along with a demonstrated commitment to the LGBTQ community. The Staff Attorney will report to the Immigration Manager and Executive Director

More info here.

Jobs: Columbia Legal Services, Northwest Justice Project, Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

Columbia Legal Services: LAUREL RUBIN FARMWORKER JUSTICE Summer 2019 INTERNSHIP (Yakima Office, Paid) and INSTITUTIONS PROJECT INTERNSHIP (Seattle Office, Unpaid)

Columbia Legal Services represents communities facing poverty and oppression, and we use every legal tool available on their behalf. CLS has a special responsibility to serve people whose access to free legal services is restricted, due to institutionalization or immigration status. Through impact litigation, policy reform, and innovative partnerships, our staff works together to further our mission to achieve social and economic justice for all, and to reveal and end actions that harm the communities we serve. We share a deep commitment to serve and advocate alongside our clients as we seek justice together.

Positions Available
Externs and Interns are given the opportunity to participate in systemic advocacy on behalf of low-income people by engaging in legal research and writing, policy advocacy, and community outreach and education. Our internships are full-time and require a 10-12 week commitment. This summer, we will offer three internships:

The Institutions Project is seeking one law student intern or extern to assist with their litigation and policy advocacy. This position is unpaid and is generally self-supported through school credit, work-study, or through fellowships and public interest grants. Strong research and writing skills and interest in the criminal justice system are preferred. Institutions Project priorities include treatment of youth in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems, conditions of confinement in Washington’s jails and prisons, and legal assistance for people reentering the community following incarceration.

The Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice internship is funded at $6,000 (expected—final amount TBD) for the summer, and requires fluency in English and Spanish. Laurel Rubin Interns support litigation and policy efforts to improve wages and work conditions in concert with farmworker groups engaged in self-organizing, and to address systemic civil rights issues for immigrants in farmworker communities. Interns will engage in investigation, legal research and writing and community outreach, primarily to labor camps.

For complete information and to apply here.

Northwest Justice Project: Medical Legal Partnership Law Clerk Summer 2019NJP Logo

Under the supervision of  experienced staff attorneys, law clerks will serve as part of a statewide team of legal services advocates who work cooperatively, with other providers, in bringing high quality representation to indigent individuals and communities. With the Medical Legal Partnership, law clerks will aid three attorneys with legal research, interview and advise clients, and assist in case planning. Law clerks may also help develop self-help materials for pro-se litigants, training materials for staff and clients and work on other special projects depending on the needs of the office.
More information and apply here.


ELAW is a network of public interest environmental lawyers and scientists who use the law to protect the environment and human rights. We provide legal and scientific resources to grassroots advocates in approximately 70 countries. Legal interns assist the Staff Attorneys in responding to requests for assistance. These requests generate both short and long-term projects. Projects may include legal research (US and international law); identifying model statutes and regulations; or evaluating legal doctrines and theories. Interns prepare memoranda to send to overseas advocates and communicate directly with these lawyers. ELAW Staff Attorneys work with interns and oversee all projects.

Successful applicants generally possess excellent research and writing skills and a strong dedication to public interest environmental law. Proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred, but not required. ELAW actively seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds.

The internship is full-time on a volunteer basis during the summer of 2019 (approximately 10 weeks). Many students qualify for school credit or obtain public-interest stipends/fellowships.

For further information and to apply here.

Stanford Law School – Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Fall 2019 Immigrants’ Rights Litigation and Advocacy Fellowship

The Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (IRC) at Stanford Law School invites third-year law students and recent law graduates to apply for a new Immigrants’ Rights Litigation and Advocacy Fellowship. The Fellow will participate in all aspects of the Clinic’s litigation and advocacy docket, including representing immigrants facing removal and cutting-edge work to address recent enforcement practices, but will not participate in the supervision and teaching of law students. The fellowship will be for a two-year fixed-term period, starting in Fall 2019.

For complete job description and to apply here,  Job Number: 80840

Legal Services of New Jersey: Deborah T. Poritz Legal Fellowship Program, 2019 Summer Paid Internship 1L and 2L

Legal Services of New Jersey invites applications from first and second year law students for the Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program beginning in May 2019. Since inception, 30 years ago, this has been the premier opportunity for students committed to or considering public interest and poverty law to learn about the challenges and rewards involved.

Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as hiring decisions will be made on a continuing basis.

For more information and to download an application here.

Yakama Nation 2019 Summer Legal Fellowship Program (Paid).

$7,000.00, plus housing (or an additional housing allowance)

12 Weeks – June 2019 to September 2019 (start/end dates negotiable)

2L’s preferred, although 1L’s will be considered; Yakama/Indian preference

Up to three fellowships will be awarded

The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation is a federally recognized, sovereign Native Nation with inherent sovereign and Treaty-reserved rights and interests.  In the Treaty of 1855 (12 Stat. 951), the Yakama Nation reserved the exclusive use and benefit of its 1.4 million acre Reservation located in south central Washington State for its 11,000 enrolled members.  The Yakama People continue to live by their unwritten laws, customs, and traditions as they have done since time immemorial.

Position Description: The Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel (“OLC”) is excited to offer the opportunity for students to work alongside our in-house legal team for the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation (“Yakama Nation”).  Our seven staff attorneys provide high quality, cost effective, culturally competent civil legal services to the Yakama Nation Government and its departments and programs at the direction of the Yakama Nation Tribal Council.

OLC’s legal practice is broad in both scope and substance.  We litigate in Yakama, federal, state, and local forums, negotiate contracts, develop laws consistent with Tribal Council’s policy direction, facilitate government-to-government consultations, and provide other general civil legal services.  Our Staff Attorneys assert and defend the Yakama Nation’s inherent sovereign and Treaty-reserved rights and interests related to fish and wildlife, natural resources, cultural resources, healthcare, employment, taxation, economic development, and land use planning, to name a few.

We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated interest in advocating for the sovereign rights and interests of original, free, and independent Nations and Peoples.  Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast paced and collaborative team environment, and have established legal writing and research skills.  Applicants must also be willing and able to work daily from OLC’s offices at the Yakama Agency in Toppenish on the Yakama Reservation.

Application Requirements: Cover letter; resume; law school transcript; 5-7 page writing sample; list of three references. Apply via SCS online

City of Olympia,Contract Public Defender

The City of Olympia is accepting applications for two contract public defenders to represent indigent defendants in the Olympia Municipal Court. Position one is a 280 case credit max position with an opportunity to carry a misdemeanor/gross misdemeanor caseload.  Position two is a 300 case credit max position with primary focus on working as an attorney of the day in community court, appear on the out of custody arraignment calendar, and carry an adjusted misdemeanor/gross misdemeanor caseload.

Applicants must be a member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association with a minimum of five years criminal defense experience. Experience handling public defense cases is preferred. Contract period for both positions run from January 1st, 2019 through December 31st, 2019, with a possible option to renew.

The flat rate monthly compensation for position one is anticipated to be based on the following scale:  280 case credits/year=$5,786.66/month.

The flat rate monthly compensation for position two is anticipated to be based on the following scale:  300 case credits/year=$6,200/month.

For a complete job description and to apply here. 

Council on American-Islamic Relations, 2019 Law Clerk (Winter/Spring)

Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Law clerks will gain exposure to a broad range of civil liberties and civil rights issues and the opportunity to improve legal writing and research skills. Students receive a $1750 stipend for the term of the internship. Apply for this position here.

ABA Business Law Section: Business Law Section, Diversity Clerkship Program, $3,000 Stipend

In order to apply for the ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program, sponsored by the Business and Corporate Litigation, Diversity and Inclusion, and Judges Initiative Committees, applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) be currently enrolled as a first or second-year student in good standing at an ABA accredited law school J.D. program; (2) be a minority group member (students of color, women, students with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered students) or have overcome a social or economic disadvantage such as a physical disability, financial constraints, or cultural impediments to becoming a law student; (3) demonstrate financial need; and (4) be a member of the ABA Law Student Division and the Business Law Section.

Law students selected to participate in the program will receive a clerkship with a business court judge in one of several locations, including but not limited to Pennsylvania, Delaware, Michigan, North Carolina, and Illinois, and a stipend of $3,000. All application materials must be received no later than January 7, 2019. Selected clerks will be notified in March 2019.

The application deadline is January 7, 2019. This means that all materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by then. The application consists of six primary parts:

For further information and to apply here.

Out of State Internships

Organization: Fair Elections Center
Position: Spring 2019 Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: Rolling Basis

Legal Interns will support the work of legal counsel to identify and respond to legal and administrative obstacles to voter participation and election administration. Interested students can learn more and apply here.

Organization: Constitutional Accountability Center
Position: 2019 Summer Intern
Location: Chicago, IL
Deadline: Rolling Basis

The legal interns will be immersed in all aspects of the Center’s substantive legal work and earn a $3,500 stipend for the 10-week internship. Apply for this opportunity here.

Organization: ArchCity Defenders (ACD)
Position: Summer Internship
Location: St. Louis, MO
Deadline: January 15, 2019

Interns will work with attorneys and staff to support ACD’s mission of providing holistic legal advocacy to indigent clients, and expand the reach of the ACD. Students interested in this internship can learn more and apply here.

Organization: Mountain State Justice, Inc.
Position: Legal Internship (Spring/Summer)
Location: Various in WV
Deadline: Not Specified

Legal interns will protect the rights of low-income West-Virginians in their internships. Accepting applications for both spring and summer internships. Students can learn more about these opportunities and apply on

Organization: Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

Position: Summer Internship
Location: Eugene, OR
Deadline: February 22, 2018

Legal Interns assist the staff attorneys in responding to requests for assistance in protecting the environment and human rights. Learn more about this position and apply here.

Organization: Disability Rights NC
Position: Law Student Summer Internship
Location: Raleigh, NC
Deadline: Rolling

Interns will support representation of clients with all types of disabilities. If interested, please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in disability law to

Organization: Juvenile Law Center
Position: Summer Law and Policy Internship
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: February 8, 2019

Interns assist attorneys in researching children’s rights issues, writing legal and policy memoranda, and supporting ongoing litigation and legislative initiatives. Learn more and apply for this position here.

SJT: Financial Planning for Public Service Law School Students; Webinar: Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Social Justice Tuesday:  Financial Planning for Public Service Law School Students

November 20, 2018, 12:30 – 1:20 pm
Room: 127

AccessLex Institute will be on campus to provide Financial Planning for Public Service Law School Students. In this workshop we will be exploring the 5 financial planning elements: Earn, Spend, Protect, Borrow, and Save/Invest and we will spend time in the Borrow section focusing on the federal student loan Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program as part of setting goals, plans and strategies, we call GPS to achieve your personal and professional success story.

Rsvp in SCS Online.

Webinar:  Combating the Opioid Epidemic: How Civil Legal Aid Helps Those Affected by the Opioid Crisis

Date and Time: November 28, 2018, 12:00 pm

Across the country, communities are struggling to respond to the opioid crisis. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has reported that more than 2.1 million are experiencing opioid use disorder. When we consider those in recovery and their extended family members, more than 11 million Americans are affected by the opioid crisis. Civil legal aid helps those affected by the opioid crisis by helping to secure housing and health care, ensure children are cared for, escape domestic violence, and remove barriers to employment.

Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) awarded grants to civil legal aid programs in Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, and West Virginia to launch projects that provide legal assistance to children and their caregivers who are affected by the opioid crisis.

Register here.

Free Training: What Advocates Need to Know
About Representing Immigrant Survivors of Violence, Part II

Tuesday, December 4,  9 a.m. – noon at Seattle Central Library

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is hosting a FREE training for advocates working with immigrant survivors of violence. The session is free to attend, and will be held at Seattle’s Central Library.

In Part II, experienced NWIRP legal staff will provide training on: – Writing declarations for VAWA Self-Petitions, U visas, and T visas – Writing Advocate Letters of Support – How VAWA, U visa, and T visa applications are put together

More info here.

ACLU Flights & Rights – Immigration Detention Abuses: What you can do to fight back!

Tuesday, November 27 6-8 p.m.
KEXP Studio

Please join us this November where we’ll hear from ACLU Staff Attorney Eunice Cho, who will discuss the detention of immigrants by ICE, the private prison corporations that profit from working with ICE, and our lawsuit in support of hunger strikers at the Northwest Detention Center. She will be joined by Activist Maru Mora Villalpando (NWDC Resistance), and Shacorrie Tunkara, the wife of Saja Tunkara, a Seattle resident who was detained and recently deported by ICE. Come and learn how we can support immigrants in detention and challenge abuses. 21+ Must RSVP to attend.

Register here.

Legal Voice Summer Legal Intern; ABA Antitrust Law, Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project, $6,000 summer stipend


Legal Voice is a progressive feminist organization using the power of the law to make change in the Northwest. We use that power structure to dismantle sexism and oppression, specifically advocating for our region’s most marginalized communities: women of color; people with disabilities; LGBTQ+ populations; gender non-binary and gender non-conforming people; immigrants; low-income women; and others affected by gender oppression and injustice.

We make change through high-impact litigation, legislative and policy advocacy, and education about legal rights. We work in many different areas of the law, including reproductive rights, family law, LGBTQ+ rights, civil rights, gender-based violence, affirmative action, public benefits, rights of incarcerated people, employment, health care, insurance, and education.

For complete job description, see the PSJD posting here.

ABA Antitrust Law, Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project, $6,000 summer stipend 

Law Students: Experience a career-making internship opportunity through The ABA Antitrust Law Janet D. Steiger Fellowship.

Work in the consumer protection and antitrust departments of state Offices of Attorneys General and other governmental offices throughout the US.

he Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project provides law students the extraordinary opportunity to work in the consumer protection departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General and other consumer protection agencies, including the National Association of Attorneys General and the Attorney General’s Office of the District of Columbia, throughout the United States. The eight to ten-week paid Fellowships were initiated in 2004 by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, in cooperation with the National Association of Attorneys General, as a consumer protection outreach initiative to introduce law students to the rewards of legal careers in public service. A total of 355 Steiger Fellowships have been awarded through the summer of 2018.

The Council of the Section approved funding for states and other entities to participate in the 2019 Steiger Fellowship Project. Each selected student will receive a $6,000 stipend (subject to certain federal taxes and administered through the offices of the various consumer protection agencies). This Project continues to be a tribute to the memory of the late Janet D. Steiger, one of America’s great public servants who, during her remarkable tenure as FTC Chairman, dramatically improved cooperation, communication and coordination between state and federal consumer protection and antitrust enforcement agencies.

More info here.


Practice Areas: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Litigation

The Institute for Justice’s Dave Kennedy Summer Fellowship program provides an unparalleled opportunity for select law students to substantively contribute to IJ’s cutting-edge civil-rights litigation. Fellows conduct legal research; help develop litigation strategies for active and potential cases; and draft discovery requests, motions, and briefs filed in both state and federal court.

Complete job description here.


Social Justice Tuesday, Yakama Nation Fellowship

Social Justice Tuesday “Trump’s Dismantling of the National Monuments: Sacrificing Native American Interests on the  Alter of Business”

Tuesday, November 13
Room 127

Speaker: Amber Penn-Roco of Galanda Broadman

In December of 2017, President Trump demolished the Bears Ears National Monument, shrinking it by 85%. That same day, President Trump also cut the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by 46%. The Trump Administration was urged by energy companies to shrink the National Monuments so they could take advantage of the natural resource deposits located within the National Monument areas.

Mrs. Penn-Roco will discuss the creation and dismantling of the National Monuments and address the Trump Administration’s policies which prioritize the promotion of business interest over the preservation of natural resources.

Information Session: Yakama Nation Fellowship

Friday, November 16
Room 127

Ethan Jones, Lead Attorney
Marcus Shirzad, Senior Attorney

Please join us for an informational session on the summer Legal Fellowship Program, with a stipend of $7,000.00 plus housing.

Speakers will provide an overview of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and practicing Federal Indian Law with the Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel.


Save the Date: 2019 Breakfast with Champions King County Bar Association Featuring Loretta LynchKCBA Logo

April 3, 2019
7:30-8:45 am

Keynote Speaker: Loretta Lynch
U.S. Attorney General 2015-2017

The Honorable Loretta Lynch is the first female African American Attorney General of the United States, appointed by President Barack Obama in 2015. She also served as the head of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York twice, under both President Clinton and President Obama.

Visit the Breakfast With Champions website here.


2019 NW Public Service Career Fair; WSAJ Bar Prep Scholarships

2019 NW Public Service Career Fairs in Seattle and Portland

Student Registration NOW OPEN!

Seattle Career Fair: Friday, February 1, 2019 in LeRoux Center, Student Center at Seattle University

Portland Career Fair: Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Templeton Center at Lewis & Clark College

Cost: $15 for one fair / $25 for both fairs


November 5, 2018: Student Eventbrite Registration opens.

January 11, 2019: Student Eventbrite Registration closes for students planning to apply for job postings.

*NOTE: If you plan to apply for positions with employers who are interviewing at the fair or are collecting application materials, you must be registered via Eventbrite by this date.

January 15, 2019 @ Noon: Student Application Deadline for submitting materials to specific job postings.

January 16, 2019: Student Eventbrite Registration re-opens for students only planning to attend Table Talk.

More info here.

Washington State Association for Justice Bar Prep Scholarship Applications due on November 30

Applications for Women of WSAJ Bar Preparation Scholarship, Diversity Bar Preparation Scholarship, and LGBTQ Bar Preparation Scholarship are due on Friday, November 30.

More info here.


CAP employs attorneys, caseworkers, and law student interns to accomplish its work. Their responsibilities involve working on issues of general importance to capital litigation: reviewing case records; preparing research memoranda, pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents; client relations; case assistance to appointed panel attorneys; case investigation; preparing training and resource materials; digesting recent case decisions; and participating in the development of litigation strategies.

More info here.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Summer 2019 Legal Internships in Berkeley, California

The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (“DREDF”), located in Berkeley, California, offers summer internships for law students. The internships generally involve a 40-hour per week commitment for at least 5 weeks, and preferably 8 to 10 weeks. Individuals with disabilities, women, and other candidates who are members of historically marginalized groups are especially encouraged to apply.

More info here.

Accountability Counsel, Summer Fellow in San Francisco

San Francisco-based Law Fellows will primarily support Accountability Counsel’s collaboration with communities around the world in filing complaints and the development of resource materials for communities and advocates. Law Fellows will work on legal research assignments and fact memos, and may participate in meetings with community members, international institutions, and NGO colleagues as opportunities arise.

More info here.

Open Society Post-grad FellowshipOSF Logo

Application Deadline:  February 4, 2019

Applicants for the Open Society Fellowship are invited to address the following proposition:

New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality.

This proposition is intended as a provocation—to stimulate productive controversy and debate—and does not necessarily represent the views of the Open Society Foundations. Applicants are invited to dispute, substantiate, or otherwise engage with the proposition in their submissions. Though the proposition deals with economic issues, those without an economics or business background are welcome to apply, provided they have a relevant project in mind.

Once chosen, fellows will work on projects of their own design and passion. At the same time, they are expected to take advantage of the intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and contribute meaningfully to the Foundations’ thinking. Fellows will also have opportunities to collaborate with one another as a cohort. It is hoped that the fellowship will not only nurture theoretical debate but also bring about policy change and reform.

Learn more and apply online.

Soros Equality Post-grad Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 10, 2019

The U.S. Programs’ Equality team seeks applicants for its Soros Equality Fellowship, which aims to support emerging mid-career professionals who will become long-term innovative leaders influencing the racial justice field. The fellowship award provides individuals with a grant of $100,000 to support production of an innovative racial justice project over the course of 18 months.

We seek a diverse cohort of applicants, including but not limited to activists, artists, journalists, and organizers, to produce a project with meaningful impact. This approach recognizes the power of individuals to use a variety of tools, from traditional advocacy to the arts, to impact change and uplift the mission and values of an open society.

Learn more and apply online.

University of Wisconsin Law School: William H. Hastie Post-grad Fellowship

The University of Wisconsin Law School seeks applications for the William H. Hastie Fellowship. The application deadline is February 1, 2019.

For over forty years, the Hastie Fellowship has helped aspiring scholars from underrepresented communities in the legal academy prepare for a career in law teaching. Hastie Fellows devote the majority of their time to their own research agenda, researching and writing scholarly articles with support from a faculty advisor and the Hastie Fellowship Committee. During their residence, Hastie Fellows become part of the rich intellectual community at the University of Wisconsin, participating in workshops, symposia, and colloquia at the law school and broader campus community. Hastie Fellows participate in the entry-level law teaching market during the fellowship’s second year, and receive support and mentoring from the faculty. Most fellows also elect to teach or co-teach a course in an area of their interest during their second year in residence. Upon the successful completion of their work, typically involving the preparation of two publishable articles, fellows may elect to receive an LL.M.

More info here.


Social Justice Tuesday: Peggy Browning Fund; Legal Lunchbox Series: Guide to Juvenile Defense Representation.

Social Justice Tuesday: Peggy Browning Fund, Interested in ADVOCATING FOR WORKPLACE JUSTICE?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
University of Washington School of Law
Room 127

Liz Ford | Legal Director, Fair Work Center, PBF Mentor | Moderator
Madison Brown | Student, University of Washington School of Law | PBF ‘17 & ‘18
Danielle Franco-Malone | Partner, Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, LLP, PBF Mentor
Ava Sanchez | Student, University of Washington School of Law | PBF ‘18
Ann Marie Skov | Field Attorney, National Labor Relations Board, Region 10 | PBF ‘00

To learn more about the Peggy Browning Fund visit

Legal Lunchbox™ Series: A Guide to Juvenile Defense RepresentationWSBA Lunchbox Series Image

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018
Noon — 1:35 p.m.
Webcast only

In April 2018 the Washington State Supreme Court adopted new guidelines for juvenile defense counsel who represent clients involved in juvenile justice proceedings. This seminar will focus on the roles and responsibilities of juvenile defense counsel as laid out in the new guidelines. Focus will be given to the seven specific guidelines outlined in the document that are intended to be used as a guide to professional conduct and performance.

The presenters will speak about how the object of the guidelines is to identify the course of action that may be necessary, advisable, or appropriate for counsel to take in a case to ensure that the client receives the best representation possible. Guideline principles will be applied to hypothetical case examples to illustrate the concepts being discussed in the presentation. This seminar is designed to be helpful for the new attorney or the experienced practitioner.

More info here.

REJI Webinar Nov 15: Generating Organizational & Leadership Commitment for Race Equity Work

On November 15th, the Washington Race Equity & Justice Initiative (REJI) invites you to an interactive webinar: Generating Organizational & Leadership Commitment for Race Equity Work. This webinar will explore the components needed and challenges faced when embarking on a race equity initiative and aligning your organization underneath a shared vision for race equity. Participants will be presented with strategies and discussion questions to understand how to better collectively and intentionally generate commitment and action from leadership and decision-makers, including organizational directors and board members.

The topic of this webinar focuses on areas highlighted in the REJI Organizational Race Equity Toolkit downloadable here:


Thursday, November 15, 2018

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific Time – Webinar

Registration is free but required in advance

Those who register for the webinar will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar live, how to view the webinar later on-demand, and other important info for viewing the webinar.

Learn more here about our growing REJI Community and what it means to do race equity work.

Jobs with Earthjustice and Environmental Law Institute

Earthjustice Paid Law Clerkship, Summer 2019

Earthjustice is seeking summer law clerks who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment.

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization.  We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country.  We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.  We partner with thousands of groups and supporters to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change.  We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

More info here.

Environmental Law Institute, 2019-2020 Public Interest Environmental Law Post-Graduate FellowELI Logo

Since 1999, the Research and Policy Division of the Environmental Law Institute has awarded a prestigious annual fellowship for outstanding recent law school graduates.

The law fellow works closely with ELI attorneys and other professionals, including U.S. and international partners, to advance environmental protection by analyzing existing legal tools, developing new ones, and crafting innovative approaches. This may require considering how environmental protection is affected by other laws and policies that are related to environment and society —e.g., those governing energy, taxation, land use, human rights, and administration.

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Environmental Law Institute, 2019 Summer Law Clerk

In accord with our mission to build the skills and capacity of tomorrow’s leaders, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) provides opportunities for law students to join us at the Institute. The University of Washington School of Law, with the generous sponsorship of Marten Law, is providing funding for one UW Law student to participate in our summer clerkship program with a stipend.

ELI summer law clerks work closely with ELI experts on domestic and international projects spanning ELI’s full range of expertise. Law clerks also may assist in the editing and production of ELI publications, such as the Environmental Law Reporter. Law clerks provide crucial support for ELI projects and publications by conducting legal and policy research, drafting memoranda, attending and reporting on briefings and current events, and assisting in the preparation of reports and other published materials. This position also will include working with ELI members and staff on programming for a conference planned for September in Seattle on Innovation, Change Management, and Environmental Law in the Next 50 Years.

We encourage law clerks to supplement their work experience by attending the lunchtime seminars and events that ELI hosts, as well as social and networking opportunities provided by ELI and our partners.

Stipend: The clerk will be paid $6,500 for the summer and must commit to working with ELI for at least 10 weeks.

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