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