Postgraduate Jobs & Fellowships + Upcoming Community Events!

ACLU of Washington seeks Public Interest Fellow to address Youth Homelessness (Fall 2020 Start)

The ACLU of Washington welcomes applications from rising or graduating third-year law students and recent law graduates to apply during the 2019-2020 funding cycle for a public interest legal fellowship. As an integral part of ACLU-WA, the fellow will work closely with attorneys to gain practical experience through defending and expanding civil liberties and constitutional rights. The position will provide recent graduates with a unique opportunity to participate in ACLU’s cutting-edge legal work, gaining practical hands-on experience in a supportive and mentoring environment.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until September 23, 2019.

WSAJ 2020 Summer Fellowship Program (paid position)

The Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) has established a Fellowship Program to introduce a diverse group of law students to the plaintiffs’ bar generally, and to WSAJ specifically. The Fellowship Program will allow selected students to observe the work of trial attorneys as part of a twelve week mentoring program during the summer. Fellows will gain exposure to the work of trial attorneys by “shadowing” three mentor law firms during the summer. Fellows will attend depositions, hearings, settlement proceedings, and possibly even trial with their mentors. They will also have the opportunity to work on short-duration projects, including a writing assignment.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Application deadline is October 18, 2019. 

U.S. Copyright Office, Barbara A. Ringer/Copyright Honors Program

The Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program (Ringer Honors Program) offers 18 to 24 month paid fellowships for attorneys in the initial stages of their careers who demonstrate exceptional ability and interest in copyright law. Ringer Fellows work closely with senior attorneys and others in the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Policy and International Affairs, the Office of the Register, and/or the Registration Program on a range of copyright-related law and policy matters. In addition to performing an important public service, Ringer Fellows acquire unparalleled insight into the U.S. copyright system to draw upon in their future careers.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Application deadline is September 30, 2019.

Super Law Group, LLC seeks Associate Attorney (New York)

Super Law Group (SLG) seeks an associate attorney to join its team of litigators dedicated to environmental protection. The position will start in the fall of 2019. Established in 2008, SLG is a small law firm based in lower Manhattan that represents environmental organizations and others who seek to preserve natural resources. As lawyers for the environmental movement, SLC’s practice concentrates on litigation in federal and state courts and administrative forums, with a strong focus on water. Other practice areas include energy, endangered species, parkland protection, land use, environmental impact review, and access to public records.

SLC seeks a full-time associate attorney with 0-3 years of experience after law school (1-3 years of experience is preferred). We require an exceptional commitment to environmental protection, a strong academic record, excellent research and writing skills, and relevant experience in environmental law, advocacy, or science (before, during, and/or after law school). For additional information and to apply please visit here.

QLaw Foundation LGBTQ+ Community/Legal Convening – September 27th at Seattle University

QLaw LogoWhen: Friday, September 27th, 10am-3pm
Where: Seattle University School of Law, Room 110
RSVP to: info@qlawfoundation.org
Facilitated by: Nikkita Oliver!

This event will create an opportunity for LGBTQ+ community, and particularly queer and trans communities of color, to connect with legal services providers to communicate current or emerging needs, and for legal services providers to take LGBTQ+ communities “behind the curtain” and provide understanding about their programs, functions, decisionmaking with respect to taking cases, and strategic approaches.

If you are a legal service provider, this event is for you!  If you are part of LGBTQ+ community-based movements and organizing, this event is also for you!

For additional details please visit here.

South Asian Bar Association of Washington’s Annual Banquet ~ September 27th!

SABAW LogoWhen: Friday, September 27th at 6pm
Where: Washington Athletic Club, Seattle
RSVP: bit.ly/sabaw2019

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 invites you to attend its annual Banguet & Fundraiser which supports SABAW’s efforts to expand its community outreach and enhance opportunity for law students and young lawyers.

UndocuQueer Conference ~ October 12 @ UW

UndocuQueer is a day long mini conference to bring together students, professionals, and community to discuss the challenges and successes in higher education regarding undocumented/queer students.  This event is geared toward providing knowledge, resources, tools, and networking opportunities for students and student affairs professionals who care about these issues. Some functional areas targeted in this event include considerations for working with undocumented/queer students in the following areas: legal resources, academic advising, financial aid, study abroad, access to food stamps and emergency resources, and ally training.

When: Saturday, October 12th from 9am-4pm
Where: UW Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE
RSVP: RSVP here by October 1, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Catalina Velasquez