LDF Civil Rights Fellowships, Job Opportunities with KIND, ATJ Tech Challenge, and more!

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational, Fund (LDF) Seeks Candidates for Postgraduate Fellowships

NAACP LDF LogoThe NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”) invites rising third-year law students, judicial clerks and other recent law school graduates to apply for LDF sponsorship for public interest fellowship projects to begin the fall of 2020.

For complete job description and to apply please visit here. Positions open until filled.

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) seeks Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney (Seattle, WA)

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) helps unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children who come to the United States without parents or legal guardians seeking protection. KIND envisions a world in which children’s rights and well-being are protected as they migrate alone in search of safety.

KIND works to achieve it’s vision by:

  • Ensuring that no child appears in immigration court without high quality legal representation
  • Advancing laws, policies, and practices that ensure children’s protection and uphold their right to due process and fundamental fairness
  • Promoting in countries of origin, transit, and destination durable solutions to child migration that are grounded in the best interests of the child and ensure that no child is forced to involuntarily migrate.

KIND’s Seattle Office currently is currently seeking a Staff Attorney, Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney, and a half-time Paralegal. For complete details and application instructions please visit here.

The Justice Innovation Challenge

The Justice Innovation Challenge is seeking your bold solution to address important access to justice issues. The challenge—which will be run by the Access to Justice Tech Fellows program and sponsored by the Law School Admission Council—invites law student innovators and entrepreneurs from around the nation to participate in developing practical solutions that address communities’ legal needs for a chance to receive seed funding and mentorship.

For complete description and to apply please visit: https://www.atjtechfellows.org/overiview

2019 Gates Summer Public Interest Law Stipend (open to ALL UW law students) – Application Deadline Friday, May 24th!

Gates Summer Public Interest Stipends are awarded to fund projects that serve the public interest and provide a tangible benefit to the community. Grant proposals should describe projects that advance the concepts of justice, equity, and the public good on behalf of individuals and causes seldom or inadequately served. Funding is limited to students working at a non-profit organization or government agency.

Application deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019. Application instructions and form available here.

 

 

 

 

AEJ Summer Intern Orientation and other Upcoming Events!

Save the Date: 2019 Alliance for Equal Justice Summer Intern Orientation, June 21, 2019

When: June 21, 2019, 10am-3:30pm
Where: Seattle University School of Law

The 2019 Alliance for Equal Justice Summer Intern Orientation is coming up! Sponsored by Gonzaga, UW, and SU Law Schools, the Summer Intern Orientation is a way for law students interning at Alliance organizations to learn about the Alliance gain skills necessary for their summer internship. The invitation to RSVP and agenda will be sent in early June.

The City of Seattle: Dying or Thriving

When: May 23, 2019, 7-9pm
Where: Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 NW Leary Way

Hosted by the Washington Policy Center and Peddler Brewing Company. Join us at Peddler Brewing’s outdoor movie venue in Ballard to watch KOMO 4’s “Seattle is Dying” documentary followed by a crossfire discussion from nationally acclaimed thought leaders on how to respond to Seattle’s homeless issue. Each $10 admission ticket includes one free microbrew. This event is open to the community.

For tickets visit here.

Examining and Undoing the Power and Privilege of Practice (CLE)

When:  Friday, May 24, 8:55am-12:15pm
Where: Washington State Bar Association

This training is designed to understand power and privilege dynamics in our work with diverse client populations by 1) acknowledging the impact of implicit bias individually and structurally; 2) examining implicit bias in the civil rights context; and 3) applying mindfulness techniques to reclaim health and wellness.

The CLE will be facilitated by JustLead Washington, a statewide capacity-building organization committed to helping equity & justice-committed advocates and organizations develop their equity and leadership skills.

For additional information and to register please visit here.

 

Foreign Service Careers, 2019 LRAP Application, Yakama Nation Counsel Position, and More!

Interested in working abroad or pursuing a career in foreign service?

World Globe FlagsCome hear from UW Law Alumna Kristin Roberts about her career with the US Department of State and her experiences working at offices and embassies across the globe. RSVP via SCS online.

When: Thursday, May 16, 12:30-1:20pm
Where: McFarlane Lounge.

2019 LRAP Application Deadline Extended to June 1

Planning to practice public service law in Washington state after graduation? If so, you may be eligible to apply for UW Law’s Loan Forgiveness Assistance Program (LRAP). Program details and application information are available here. Application deadline has been extended to June 1, 2019.

Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel seeks Staff Attorney

The Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel (“OLC”) is excited to offer the opportunity to work
as in-house legal counsel for the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
(“Yakama Nation”). Our team of seven staff attorneys provides 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.

For additional information about the position and application instructions please visit here. Application deadline is May 30, 2019. 

EarthRights International seeks Senior Attorney (Washington, DC)

ERI LogoOver the past 20 years, EarthRights International (ERI) has built a reputation as one of the leading legal organizations representing communities and individuals from around the world whose rights, livelihoods and homelands are harmed by corporations, financial institutions and governments. ERI seeks a seasoned litigator who is capable of advocating both inside and outside the courtroom, as well as mentoring and managing junior attorneys, to join its legal team.  The Senior Attorney’s docket will include work on our corporate accountability litigation and Foreign Legal Assistance litigation, as well as ERI’s US legal defense efforts, working with partner organizations to provide rapid response legal support, representing clients, providing legal advice and counsel, and coordinating with co-counsel and partner organizations.

For complete application instructions and to apply visit here. Position open until filled.

EJW Veterans Legal Corps – Application Deadline Extended to 5/31/19

Veterans often face complex and intertwined legal problems, many of which stem from physical and mental injuries sustained during military service. Through the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps (VLC), Fellows and law students provide legal services that enable low-income and homeless veterans and their families to stabilize, recover, and rebuild their lives.

For additional information and application instructions please visit here.

Panel on Homelessness in Seattle, Diversity Resource Expo, Human Rights Institute, and More!

If Seattle is Dying then We are Complicit: Rethinking Causes & Solutions for Homelessness

When: Monday, May 13, 2019, 12:30-1:20pm
Where: UW School of Law Room 127

Please join UW Law for a timely and informative conversation sparked by the KOMO News Special and a Seattle Times Editorial claiming that “Seattle is Dying.” Speakers include:

  • Helen Gebreamak, AVID Program Investigator, Disability Rights WA
  • Sara Rankin, Founder & Director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project at Seattle University
  • Sally Clark, Director, Office of Regional & Community Relations

UW Diversity Resource Expo

(c) Jason Frizzel_DiversityWhen: Wednesday, May 15, 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: UW Tower North Cafeteria

UW’s first-ever Diversity Resource Expo is Wednesday, May 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Stop by the UW Tower cafeteria for this free event and learn how community nonprofit organizations are providing services and resources to help foster equity and social justice. Organizations include Be The Match, El Centro de la Raza, Helping Link, Lighthouse for the Blind, Manuiki Foundation, OneWorld Now!, Pride Foundation, Rainier Scholars, Technology Access Foundation (TAF), The Amandla Project, UNCF, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, United Way of King County and UW Samuel Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center.

There will be light snacks, hula and ukulele performances at 11:45 a.m. and door prizes from Banya 5 Spa, Starbucks, Ram Restaurant, Seattle Chocolates and more. Free and open to all faculty, staff and students.

Summer Human Rights Institute (NYC, June 17-28, 2019)

The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School is pleased to announce the 2019 Summer Human Rights Institute, a two-week certificate program that will provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of international human rights law, June 17 – 28, 2019.

Designed for students and professionals from around the world, this immersive program enables individuals with limited time to gain an in-depth understanding of international human rights law and practice. Participants will take part in daily lectures and workshops with Fordham Law professors, supplemented by fieldwork and discussions with members of New York’s prominent human rights community. The program may also include field trips to the United Nations Headquarters and other local institutions. To register visit here.

20th Annual Access to Justice Conference: Amplifying the Power of Community

This year, we celebrate our 20th Access to Justice Conference!  Through interactive workshops, inspiring remarks, and listening sessions, the Conference aims to generate innovative strategies and partnerships that can advance our collective work toward creating a more fair, just, and inclusive community.

When: June 14-16, 2019
Where: Spokane Convention Center, 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd.

The Gates Public Service Law Program is awarding ten $250.00 stipends to students that wish to attend. To apply for a stipend, please send a current resume and a personal statement of why you wish to attend to gatespsl@uw.edu by May 15, 2019.

Summer Funding Opportunities, Yakima Legal Department Rule 9 Internship, EJW Housing Justice Program and more!

City of Yakima Legal Department seeks Summer Rule 9 Intern (paid position)

The City of Yakima Legal Department is seeking a Rule 9 eligible summer Intern. Anticipated duties include assisting in legal research, preparation of municipal legislation, assisting in civil litigation and other civil matters, assisting in criminal arraignments, case preparation, briefing, bench and jury trials and disposition of criminal and traffic cases in the City of Yakima Municipal Court.

To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, transcript (unofficial is fine) and writing sample to Jeff Cutter, City Attorney, City of Yakima Legal Department, 200 S. Third Street, 2nd Floor, Yakima, WA 98101 (or by email to patricia.martinez@yakimawa.org). Salary is approximately $20-22/hour.

2019 Gates Summer Public Interest Law Stipend (open to ALL UW law students)

Gates Summer Public Interest Stipends are awarded to fund projects that serve the public interest and provide a tangible benefit to the community. Grant proposals should describe projects that advance the concepts of justice, equity, and the public good on behalf of individuals and causes seldom or inadequately served. Funding is limited to students working at a non-profit organization or government agency.

Application deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019. Application instructions and form available here.

Still seeking funding for your summer internship? Check UW Law’s Summer Funding Sources Database!

Several summer fellowships and stipends have upcoming deadlines (including Joan Fitzpatrick, Gates PSL Stipends, and WSBA Labor & Employment). Don’t forget to peruse the Summer Funding Sources database on Canvas for opportunities you might be eligible to apply for!

EJW Housing Justice Program recruiting recent law graduates!

The Equal Justice Works Housing Justice Program mobilizes a cohort of Fellows to serve low-income individuals residing in the Greater Richmond Region of Virginia who are currently, or at risk of, experiencing housing instability and involuntary displacement, particularly due to eviction. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Ann Voss. Organizations seeking Fellows are looking to hire immediately and include: The Central Virginia Legal Aid Society; the Legal Aid Justice Center; and the Virginia Poverty Law Center.

For additional information and to apply please visit here.

Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit (July 29, Denver, CO)

The Annual Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit is a full-day annual conference which features national experts discussing cutting-edge diversity and inclusiveness topics. The Summit features two plenary speakers, four tracks comprised of 16 concurrent sessionspractice pitch program and a reception all located at the Embassy Suites Denver Tech Center North. This year’s conference also includes an informational interview component.

For additional details and registration information visit here.

 

PILA Grant Application Now Open, Civil Rights Bootcamp, ATJ Conference and more!

PILA 2019 Grant Application Now Open! (May 6 deadline)

PILA LogoThe Public Interest Law Association at the University of Washington is a student-run organization dedicated to promoting legal work that serves the public and improves the quality of life for individuals in our community and elsewhere. PILA helps to fund summer stipends for students doing unpaid, public interest legal work during their 1L or 2L summer.

Please click here for a copy of the 2019 Grant Application. Application deadline is 4pm on Monday, May 6, 2019. 

WSBA Labor & Employment Summer Grant – Deadline Extended to May 10!

WSBA LogoPlanning to spend your summer working in labor and employment law? Consider applying for a $6,000 Labor and Employment Summer Grant. Application deadline has been extended to Friday, May 10th, 2019.

For complete details and application instructions please visit here.

Civic Boot Camp on Civil Rights (May 24, Scholarships Available!)

Learn about and explore the legacy of the civil rights movement in the Central District! Gain the knowledge and tools needed to take action in the community and protect the future of civil rights. Participants will learn about the past Civil Rights Movement (and Black Panther Party) in Seattle, visit local landmarks/buildings in the Central District (Byrd Barr Place, Mt Zion Church, Liberty Bank Building), see the results of gentrification and learn from local activists how to advocate for civil rights.

For more information and registration visit here. Scholarship application is available here.

20th Annual Access to Justice Conference: Amplifying the Power of Community

This year, we celebrate our 20th Access to Justice Conference!  Through interactive workshops, inspiring remarks, and listening sessions, the Conference aims to generate innovative strategies and partnerships that can advance our collective work toward creating a more fair, just, and inclusive community.

When: June 14-16, 2019
Where: Spokane Convention Center, 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd.

The Gates Public Service Law Program is awarding ten $250.00 stipends to students that wish to attend. To apply for a stipend, please send a current resume and a brief Please provide a resume personal statement describing why you wish to attend to gatespsl@uw.edu by May 15, 2019.

The History of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement: 50 Years after Stonewall

QLaw LogoJoin QLaw for a presentation and discussion about the history and evolution of the LGBTQ civil rights movement. RSVP here to participate!

When: Thursday, June 6, 5:30pm
Where: Seattle Municipal Court, Jury Room, 600 5th Ave.

Pints and Progress with Legal Voice

Legal Voice LogoEach year, Legal Voice and our allies advocate for strong laws that support and protect you, your family, and your community. Please join us for snacks and libations as we discuss progress made by the Washington State Legislature this year! We’ll chat about the issues we supported, what they mean for you and your community, and how you can access your new rights.

When: Monday, May 6, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Hillman City Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Ave. S