Pro Bono Honors Society plus new Scholarships, Jobs, and Fellowships!

UW Law 2019 Pro Bono Honors Society – Submit Pro Bono Hours by May 1 at NOON!

pro bonoDid you do any of the following during the 2018-2019 academic year?

  • Volunteer for IFAP, PFJP, SYLAW, CHRJ App Help, MMP, or an ELS research project?
  • Do pro bono work for a community-based public interest organization or student-led project?
  • Intern last summer for a public interest organization and didn’t receive funding or academic credit?

If you can answer YES to any of these questions you are likely eligible to be recognized as a member of the UW Law Pro Bono Honors Society! All class levels are eligible for Pro Bono Awards and graduating students will be recognized in the graduation program.

Report hours via Google Form by May 1: https://forms.gle/e5HR72DmC4v9fT2L9

LCCR seeks 2020-2021 Lindsay Fellow

Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights LogoThe Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, one of the nation’s foremost civil rights legal organizations, annually sponsors the one-year George N. Lindsay Civil Rights Fellowship. 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. The Fellowship pays a stipend of $57,500, 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, Stop Hate, Public Policy, Special Litigation and Advocacy, or Fair Housing and Community Development.

Applicants can have, at most, two years of practice by the time the fellowship starts (clerkships excluded). Current law students who expect to graduate in the spring of 2020 (i.e. students who are currently in their second year of law school) are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 7. For complete application and instructions visit here.

SABA 2019 Scholarships – Call for Applications!

SABAW LogoThe South Asian Bar of Washington (SABAW) is an organization of South Asian legal professionals in Washington State dedicated to providing access to legal resources and support for issues relevant to the South Asian community. SABAW offers an annual $1,000 Student Stipend to a current law student, and a $4,000 scholarship award to a public interest law student.

For descriptions and application instructions please visit here.

WA Women Lawyers 2019 UW Law Scholarship

Washington women Lawyers LogoThe King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers (KCWWL) is pleased to provide a scholarship in the amount of $1,500.00 to one second year law student at University of Washington School of Law. The scholarship is intended to promote individualism and courage within the profession and to support women who have the potential to make a significant contribution to the community and/or have demonstrated an ability to overcome significant obstacles, including financial obstacles, in their lives.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here.

WA House of Representatives OPR Public Affair Internship Program (Olympia, WA)

The Office of Program Research in the Washington House of Representatives is seeking candidates for a legislative public affairs internship.  Candidates must be graduate students in public administration or related programs emphasizing public policy.  They must have exceptional policy research and analysis skills and strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to a career involving the analysis and management of public policies and programs.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here.

Legal Voice seeks Staff Attorney

Legal Voice LogoLegal Voice believes that all women and LGBTQ people should be able to live their lives with dignity, safety, and autonomy. To this end, we work in the Northwest’s courtrooms, legislatures, and communities, creating and enforcing strong, equitable laws and empowering people to know their rights.

Legal Voice seeks a Staff Attorney who will work to advance women’s and LGBTQ people’s
legal rights in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, and Montana, through impact litigation,
legislative advocacy, and public education.

For additional information and application details please visit here. Application deadline is May 31, 2019.