Law for Black Lives and Huneke Fellowships plus Public Service Postgrad Jobs!

2019 Law for Black Lives Fellowship

Law For Black Lives is offering a 6-month fellowship for legal workers and lawyers to support work towards divestment from exploitative forces including prisons, police, surveillance and fossil fuels and investment in long term community based strategies for safe, sustainable communities. Fellows receive funding, training and community to turn their ideas into a reality and help build the necessary infrastructure to support transformative social change.

Application deadline is. June 17, 2019. For complete information and to apply visit here.

2019 Huneke Fellowship for Students Interested in International Practice

The Huneke Fellowship is an annual program administered by the Washington State Bar Association’s International Practice Section (IPS). The Fellowship is designed to provide real-world experience, networking opportunities, and modest financial assistance for a law student interested in the international practice of law. The Huneke Fellow will also have the opportunity to work directly with practitioners in the field of international law on IPS events and logistics. Each year the IPS awards one Huneke Fellowship, which includes a $1,000 stipend, to a current 1L or 2L student.

Application information is available here. Application deadline is July 8, 2019.

Alaska Public Defender Agency seeks Staff Attorneys

The Alaska Public Defender Agency seeks Staff Attorneys for its Juneau, Kodiak, Bethel and Palmer offices. Trial attorneys for the Alaska Public Defender Agency provide court appointed legal representation to indigent individuals in criminal cases. Applicants must possess outstanding writing and analytical skills and be able to work independently to research and compose legal briefs as well as possess strong oral advocacy skills and clinical/trial practicum experience. Applicants must be admitted to the Alaska bar, be willing to sit for the next Alaska Bar exam, or be eligible for bar admission by reciprocity. Prior legal experience preferred but not required.

For additional information and application instructions visit here. Application deadline is June 30, 2019.

Sauk-Suitattle Tribe seeks Public Defender/Legal Aid Attorney (near Darrington, WA)

The Sauk-Suitattle Tribe has a vacancy in their legal aid/public defender office. The Public Defender/ Legal Aid Attorney serves the general membership of the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe. The primary duty of this position is to act as a public defender in the Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court, representing eligible defendants, and to advise and represent eligible clients in addressing civil legal matters before the Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court and elsewhere.

If you would like additional information or to apply, please contact Elmer Ward.

Disability Rights Advocates seeks applicants for Fall 2020 Public Interest Fellowships (Berkeley, CA or NY, NY)

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a non-profit law firm advancing equal rights and opportunities for people with a wide range of disabilities, is setting precedents and challenging norms. Attorneys at DRA gain valuable experience in undertaking high-impact litigation while doing work that is meaningful and advances civil rights. With offices in California and New York, we provide legal representation in complex, system-changing, class-action cases, achieving dramatic improvements for people with all types of disabilities in all areas of life, such as: technology, health care, employment, transportation, education, disaster preparedness planning, voting, juvenile justice, and housing.

DRA seeks passionate, talented, hard-working candidates to apply for a DRA Fellowship which will begin in September of 2020. For additional details and application instructions please visit here. Priority application deadline is June 28, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

Register now for AEJ Summer Intern Orientation plus other Public Service Opportunities!

Alliance for Equal Justice Summer Orientation – Friday, June 21! Register now!

When: Friday, June 21, 2019, 10am-3:30pm
Where: Seattle University School of Law, Room c-5, or Gonzaga Law School, Courtroom

What is the Alliance for Equal Justice? What should you know to get the most out of your summer public interest internship? Join UW, Seattle U, and Gonzaga law schools on June 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Seattle University School of Law or at Gonzaga University School of Law to learn about the Alliance, receive substantive training, and meet students interning at other public service organizations. Register HERE! Lunch will be provided.

It Takes Roots seeks National Organizer

It Takes Roots (ITR) to Grow the Resistance centers the leadership and power of urban and rural communities on the frontlines of racial, gender, housing, environmental, energy and climate justice in the United States to advance regenerative economies and healthy communities. ITR is a multiracial, multicultural, multi-generational alliance of networks and alliances representing over 200 organizations and affiliates in over 50 states, provinces,
territories and Native lands in the U.S. and Canada, and is led by women, gender nonconforming people, Indigenous Peoples, Black, Latina/o, API, Arab and working class white communities.

ITR seeks a National Organizer to lead, develop, and implement programs across its 4 key alliances (Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network, and Right to the City Alliance).

For additional details and to apply please visit here.

ACLU Racial Justice Project (RJP) seeks Fall 2020 Legal Fellowship Applicants

ACLU’s RJP is dedicated to the advancement of a country in which people of color have full access to the benefits of American society and live with dignity, opportunity, and freedom from discrimination.  Through litigation, advocacy, grassroots mobilization, and public education, RJP fights to dismantle barriers to equality for people of color in education, housing, the economy, and the criminal legal system.  RJP has filed strategic litigation challenging the school-to-prison pipeline, attacks on educational diversity and inclusion programs, discrimination in housing and lending, racial profiling, debtors’ prisons, and the violation of the rights of Native Americans.

RJP seeks to sponsor a Legal Fellow to develop a project that advances our campaign to fight the criminalization of poor people of color through court fines and fees. The Legal Fellow will function as part of the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program’s litigation team.

For additional details and to apply please visit here. Application deadline is June 30, 2019.

Reminder: UW Law Clinics are still hiring Work Study Interns!

The UW Law School Clinical Law Program provides legal representation, advice and other appropriate legal services to eligible clients on a pro bono basis. During the summer, legal interns provide legal assistance to clients of the Federal Tax Clinic, Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic, and Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. Intern tasks vary from clinic to clinic and generally include legal research, analysis and writing, client interviewing and other communications, court or administrative agency appearances, case management as well as additional tasks assigned.

The UW Clinical Program seeks up to six summer legal interns. Pay is $17/hour for up to 40 hours/week. Applicants should specify if they have a preference for working in a particular clinic.

How to Apply: Send a cover letter (include LARW instructor), resume and brief legal writing sample to clpapps@uw.edu. Please apply ASAP – positions open until filled. For questions regarding Work Study eligibility, please contact the Work Study Office of Student Financial Aid (workstdy@uw.edu) before applying.

EJW Seeks Disaster Recovery Legal Corps Fellow

EJW LogoHouston Volunteer Lawyers, the pro bono service arm of the Houston Bar Association, has been selected to host a legal fellow as part of the Equal Justice Works Disaster Recovery Legal Corps for 1 year. The Equal Justice Works Disaster Recovery Legal Corps is a cohort of approximately twenty Legal Fellows placed at nonprofit legal services organizations in Texas and Florida to provide direct services, educate community members, and leverage volunteer resources in order to ensure that low-income individuals directly affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have access to a range of legal services needed to stabilize and rebuild their lives. The legal fellow will be supervised by Houston Volunteer Lawyers and based in Houston

For additional information and to apply please visit here. Applications reviewed as received.

AEJ Summer Intern Orientation, ATJ Conference, Clinic Work Study Positions and More!

Alliance for Equal Justice Summer Intern Orientation — Registration now Open!

When: Friday, June 21, 2019, 10am-3:30pm
Where: Seattle University School of Law, Room c-5, or Gonzaga Law School, Courtroom

What is the Alliance for Equal Justice? What should you know to get the most out of your summer internship? Join UW, Seattle U, and Gonzaga law schools on June 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Seattle University School of Law or at Gonzaga University School of Law to learn about the Alliance, receive substantive training, and meet students interning at other public service organizations. Register HERE!

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

This year, we celebrate our 20th Annual 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 several $250.00 stipends to students that wish to attend. To apply for a stipend, please send a current resume and a personal statement of 50 words or less of why you wish to attend to gatespsl@uw.edu by Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

UW Law Clinics Now Hiring Summer Work Study Interns!

The UW Law School Clinical Law Program provides legal representation, advice and other appropriate legal services to eligible clients on a pro bono basis. During the summer, legal interns provide legal assistance to clients of the Federal Tax Clinic, Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic, and Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. Intern tasks vary from clinic to clinic and generally include legal research, analysis and writing, client interviewing and other communications, court or administrative agency appearances, case management as well as additional tasks assigned.

The UW Clinical Program seeks up to six summer legal interns. Pay is $17/hour for up to 40 hours/week. Applicants should specify if they have a preference for working in a particular clinic.

How to Apply: Send a cover letter (include LARW instructor), resume and brief legal writing sample to clpapps@uw.edu. Application deadline is Friday, June 7 by 5pm. For questions regarding Work Study eligibility, please contact the Work Study Office of Student Financial Aid (workstdy@uw.edu) before applying.

Columbia Legal Services seeks Elder Law Adjunct Attorney and Legal Fellow

Columbia Legal Services represents communities facing poverty and oppression, and uses every legal tool available on their behalf. Columbia Legal Services currently seeks to fill the following positions:

  1. Elder Law Adjunct Attorney (Seattle, WA): Columbia Legal Services seeks a full time adjunct attorney to support its practice on behalf of low income clients and to advance systemic reform on behalf of seniors including public benefits, guardianship, housing, long-term care, and access to medical or mental health services, as well as other areas of practice based upon the attorney’s experience, such as family law. A willingness and ability to learn these areas is critical to success. This  is a full‐time, grant‐funded, adjunct position that ends on December 20, 2019. For complete job description and to apply visit here. Priority application deadline is June 12.
  2. Legal Fellow, Working Families Project (Wenatchee, WA): Columbia Legal Services seeks a full-time Legal Fellow to work in our Working Families Project for a two-year fellowship. This position will provide systemic, multi-forum legal advocacy to advance a broad range of legal issues affecting farm and other low-wage workers and their families in Washington. This position will focus primarily on employment, as well as related civil rights matters and access to equal opportunities in our communities. For complete job description and to apply visit here. Position open until filled.

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.