Gates Speaker Series, Social Justice Tuesday, and Upcoming Internship Info Sessions!

Gates Speaker Series: “Show and Prove”: Performative Politics, Movement Building, and Rebellious Legal Training

Law school can be a difficult terrain to navigate for public- interest minded law students, activists, organizers and lefties. But just as there is rebellious lawyering, so exists rebellious legal training. Claudia Peña, of UCLA School of Law, will be joining us to share her experience as a community organizer before, during, and after law school.

When: Wednesday, November 13th, 4-5pm
Where: UW School of Law, Room 138
RSVP: Via SCS Online

Claudia Peña teaches Introduction to Disability Law and Re-envisioning/Transformative Justice. Her research interests include civil, human, and disability rights as well as trauma-informed lawyering.

SJT: Building Justice in Times of War, Conflict, and the Ever-Elusive Peace

When: Tuesday, November 5th, 12:30-1:20
Where: UW School of Law, Room 127

After Anyieth D’Awol earned a Master’s in Human Rights Law in 2004 she returned to her homeland of South Sudan. For two years she worked for the United Nations as Human Rights investigator. Her work on behalf of justice, especially for South Sudanese women, led her to found the ROOTS Project** in 2009 to support the women and children of South Sudan.

Since 2018, with the US-Based Center for Mind and Body Medicine, Anyieth has been leading workshops for survivors of war-related trauma in South Sudan, Kenya and Mozambique.

**Beaded jewelry made by the women of the ROOTS Project will be available for purchase. All money received in sales or donation goes to the Project in South Sudan.

NJP Seeks Law Student Interns/Externs (Summer & School-Year)

NJP LogoThe Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is now accepting applications for school-year externships and summer internships. NJP welcomes law students to apply for externships/internships anytime during the year.  When applying, please specify the location(s) you are interested in or open to working in. NJP starts accepting summer internship applications in the fall, and will accept letters/emails of interest in externships or fellowships anytime during the year. Please email cover letter and resume to Karen Holland, Director of Human Resources at

Fluency in Spanish is helpful in all positions and may be required for specific positions. Read NJP’s Law Student informational brochure for more information, or check the Law Students Section of NJP’s website.

King County DPD seeks Rule 9 Interns (Summer 2020)

The King County Department of Public Defense (DPD) is now actively recruiting second-year law students to begin a 10-week paid internship beginning in June 2020. This is an excellent opportunity for students contemplating a career in public defense. DPD represents indigent clients in several practice areas: criminal defense (felonies and misdemeanors), juvenile defense, family defense, involuntary commitment (mental illness), sex offender commitments, and contempt of court. Students will be offered an internship in a single practice area and should express any preference in their cover letter.

For additional information please visit here. Application deadline is rolling; positions will be open until filled.

Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel Info Session:  Summer Legal Fellowship Program

Yakama Nation LogoWhen: Wednesday, November 13, 12:30-1:20pm
Where: UW School of Law, Room 127

Please join the Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel for an informational session on their summer Legal Fellowship Program, with a stipend of $7,000.00 plus housing. Speakers include Lead Attorney Ethan Jones and Senior Attorney (and UW Alum) Kate Marckworth, and they will provide:

  • An overview of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
  • Insights on practicing Federal Indian Law with the Yakama Nation Office of Legal Counsel
  • Information regarding the the Yakama Nation Summer Legal Fellowship Program

Peggy Browning Fund Info Session

Peggy Browning FundInterested in advocating for workplace justice? Attend an informational session about the Peggy Browning Fund paid summer fellowship program! Panel, discussion, and refreshments provided.

  • Learn about PBF’s paid Summer Fellowships ($6,000 & up)
  • Network with Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Refreshments provided with RSVP

When: Thursday, November 14th, 12:30-1:20pm
Where: UW School of Law, Room 127
RSVP: By Monday, November 11th using this link

The QLaw Foundation LGBTA+ Legal Clinic Volunteer Training

QLaw LogoWhen: November 22, 2019, 9am-4:30pm
Where: Davis Wright Tremaine, 920 5th Ave., Suite 3300
Details & Registration Information: Please visit here

The QLaw Foundation LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic is rolling out an exciting new volunteer training program starting November 22. This multi-part training is part of QLaw Foundation’s partnerships with Entre Hermanos and the Lavender Rights Project, and offers great training for new and returning volunteers, as well as attorneys who want to volunteer with QLaw’s pro bono network launching in 2020. The new trainings will cover lots of key issues and topics that will be coming our way through the new partnerships, including legal issues affecting Latinx individuals and immigration and asylum issues, legal and non-legal issues for survivors of violence, as well as case management, intake, and client relationship-building. We are really excited about our new client-focused clinic model and community partnerships, and cannot wait to get all of our existing volunteers and new volunteers on board!





Pro Bono & Externship Fair, NWIRP Fellowship, Community Events, and More!

UW Law Pro Bono and Externship Fair!

Curious about pro bono or externship opportunities available through UW Law and in the broader community? Eager to start networking with local employers? Join us for UW Law’s annual Pro Bono and Externship Fair!

When: Tuesday, October 15, 12:30-1:20pm
Where: UW School of Law Galeria

Come and “table talk” with over 30 organizations to learn about their work,  as well as potential externship and pro bono opportunities.

NWIRP Seeks EJW Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellow – Fall 2019 Start Date!

NWIRP LogoNorthwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) will host a fellow (licensed attorney) over 8 months as part of the Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps. The fellowship will begin on or about November 15, 2019 and end on July 31, 2020.

The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps is a legal fellowship program designed to increase capacity and access to civil legal help for crime survivors. A cohort of approximately sixty fellows are placed at nonprofit organizations across the country to provide direct representation to survivors of crimes, including human trafficking, fraud/identity theft, campus sexual assault, and hate crime, and immigrant survivors of crime with meritorious claims for immigration relief, and outreach and education to community partners. All fellows will incorporate crime survivors’ rights enforcement into their practice and will receive training from the National Crime Victim Law Institute and other training and technical providers.

For further information and to apply please visit here.

Enabling People to Be Their Best: WA Attorneys with Disabilities Annual Event!

Join the Washington Attorney with Disabilities Association and the Washington State Bar Association for the 3rd Annual WA Attorneys with Disabilities Reception!
When: Thursday, October 24 at 5:00 pm
Where: Washington Bar Association, 1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600
RSVP: Using this link

Workers Rights Legal Internships with the Fair Work Center

The Fair Work Center is currently accepting applications for law student interns for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Beginning and end dates for the internship are flexible based upon student’s academic schedules. However, interns must be available for full-time work in Seattle for at least 10 weeks. Interns are paid $16/hour.

For additional information and to apply please visit here.

Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who Me? A Bankruptcy Judge?

Join the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System for its upcoming diversity symposium geared towards increasing diversity in the Bankruptcy Bar and Bench.
When: Thursday, October 24th at 1:00 pm (Reception to follow)
Where: U.S. Courthouse, 700 Stewart Street, Seattle
RSVP: Using this link

The panel will discuss a wide range of topics, including bankruptcy practice, how to succeed as a bankruptcy judge, diversity statistics, why diversity is important, how to improve diversity, and what students and lawyers should do to enhance their chances of one day becoming a bankruptcy judge.

Native American Internship Program: Gain Real World Experience at San Diego’s Largest Law Firm!

Procopio LogoProcopio’s Native American Law Practice Group offers 10 week paid internships for Native American law students or law students with an emphasis in Native American law. Interns join a nationwide network of the next generation of Native American Law attorneys in an active alumni program consisting of Tribal Judges, governmental attorneys, Tribal attorneys, university professors, entrepreneurs and associates at law firms. Following the internship, Procopio remains active with its alumni to mentor and prepare them for their success in their career.

For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Application deadline is Thursday, October 31, 2019.

USAO, Western District of Washington, Seeks Summer 2020 Law Clerks

DOJ - Attorney's OfficeThe United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Western District of Washington is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Western District of Washington (WDWA). This includes criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. WDWA has an authorized strength of approximately 72 Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs). The USAO is divided into two litigating Divisions (Criminal and Civil). The USAO’s main office is in Seattle, Washington, with a branch office located in Tacoma, Washington.

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities. For additional details and to apply please visit here.