Welcome Class of 2022! Kicking off the year with LOTS of events & public service jobs!

The Weight of the World: Civil Rights Advocacy in 2019

Join the Gates PSL Program for this year’s FIRST Social Justice Tuesday!

When: Tuesday, September 24th, 1:30-2:30pm
Where: Gates Hall Room 127
RSVP: Via SCS Online

Are you curious what it’s like to be a civil rights lawyer in 2019? Do you want to learn more about what state and local civil rights legal organizations are doing to defend civil rights in an era of rights retrenchment? Come hear from seasoned civil rights lawyers and leaders about the challenges they face, the victories they’ve achieved, and what it’s like to have the “weight of the world” on your shoulders.

The State of African American Seattle

Join UW Law’s Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DAC-DEI) for a conversation about the state of African-American Seattle. All are Welcome!

When: Wednesday, September 25th, 12:30-1:20pm
Where: Gates Hall Room 133

National Juvenile Defender Center seeks 2020-2022 Gault Fellows and 2020 Summer Law Clerks

The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) provides national leadership on juvenile indigent defense and due process deprivations that young people face in the delinquency system by providing training, technical assistance, policy development, community-building, leadership opportunities, legislative advocacy, litigation support, and research.

  • Gault Fellowship (Postgraduate Fellowship): NJDC invites recent law school graduates and current 3L/4LEs (Class of 2019 or 2020) to apply for a two-year juvenile defense fellowship in Washington, DC, starting in September 2020. The Gault Fellowship is in honor of the U.S. Supreme Court case In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967). The Gault decision extended to youth many of the same due process protections afforded adults accused of crimes, including the right to counsel. NJDC currently hosts two Gault Fellows who overlap for one year. For additional details and to apply please visit here. Application deadline is October 28, 2019.
  • 2020 Summer Law Clerks: Current law school students are invited to apply for a 2020 Summer Law Clerk position with the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) in Washington, DC. For additional information and application instructions please visit here.

Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel (Public Defender) seeks Staff Attorney and Rule 9 Interns

Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel seeks Rule 9 licensed legal interns or externs, and a full-time extra-hire attorney. The ideal candidates will have excellent research and writing skills, courtroom experience, and a demonstrated commitment to social justice. Experience working with mentally ill, non-English speaking, and/or indigent populations is a plus. Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel provides in-house training, mentorship, and allows new attorneys to gain significant courtroom experience.

  • Rule 9’s: start date and length are flexible – both 2020 summer and 19-20 academic year opportunities may be available. Rule 9 unpaid externship or $20/hour internship positions available.
  • Extra-hire attorney: start date flexible, length is 6 month temporary position, that can be extended, and may lead to permanent staff attorney position. Extra-hire attorney pays $33 per hour, for 35 hours per week.

The deadline to apply is this Sunday, September 22. Interviews will be held at UW Law on Thursday, October 3. Apply via SCS Online.

Immigrant Justice Corps seeks Fellowship Applicants (3Ls or Recent Graduates)

IJC LogoThe Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC’s) mission is to recruit, train, and populate the immigration field with the highest quality legal advocates to create a new generation of leaders with a lifelong commitment to immigrant justice. Our fellowships is the first and only fellowship of its kind, creating opportunities to become an expert in immigration law while filling critical gaps in representation for people that would otherwise face the system alone. As an IJC Fellow you will:

  • Work directly with the community you’re best positioned to serve: All Fellows have demonstrated commitment to immigrant legal services and find placement attuned to their interests, experience and urgency of community needs.
  • Join a host organization at the front lines of immigration law and advocacy: IJC Fellows join an active practice at one of our 42+ host organizations around the country, working in a wide range of communities and areas of the law.
  • Build expertise in immigration law and connect with leaders in our field: IJC provides immersive upfront training and ongoing support and career development – and all Fellows join an active network of alumni and host organizations sharing new practices and insights.

For additional information and to apply please visit here. Application deadline is October 11, 2019.

The American Immigration Council seeks Summer 2020 Policy Interns

The American Immigration Council, established in 1987, works to strengthen America by shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration and by working toward a more fair and just immigration system that opens its doors to those in need of protection and unleashes the energy and skills that immigrants bring.

The Council’s Policy Department is staffed by experienced immigration lawyers who endeavor to provide thought leadership and expert insight for today’s immigration debate. In line with the mission of the Council, the Policy Department pursues strategies to limit unfair enforcement policies, protect due process rights and ensure a fair immigration process, reduce restrictions in business immigration, and maintain robust channels for future immigration flows.

The American Immigration Council (the Council) is looking for a qualified law student to join the policy department as an intern for the summer of 2020. For additional information and to apply visit here.

Fight for Social Justice With Your Legal Practice: WSAJ Plaintiff’s Practice Panel

Join the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) for a plaintiff’s practice panel. Talk to attorneys practicing in the areas of civil rights, personal injury, medical negligence, employment law, and more. Pizza will be served!

When: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Where: Gates Hall Room 127
RSVP: To raphaela@washingtonjustice.org

JAG Day: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard

Are you interested in a career with JAG? Wondering how to apply for a position with JAG? Want to learn more about JAG and what it does? Please join UW Law for a panel discussion to have these questions answered and more.

When: Monday, September 30, 12:30-1:20
Where: Gates Hall Room 117
RSVP: via SCS Online