Women’s Law Caucus workshop

Women’s Law Caucus:  Elect Her workshop

Date:  Friday, March 2, 2018

Time:  1:00 – 4:30; networking 4:30-6:30 in room 115

Where:  Room 133

Elect Her is a workshop to train and encourage women to run for office. Elect Her will assist you in deciding what office is right for you, vocalizing your issues, and creating a network to run for office. A panel of local female elected officials with a career in law, including Judge Cathy Moore, Seattle City Councilwoman Debora Juarez, Redmond City Councilwoman Tanika Padhye and former State Representative Jessyn Farrell, will share their experiences and their advice on how to run for office. All UW students are welcome to attend.

There will be refreshments at both the event and at the networking event.

The event is Friday, March 2nd from 1:00-4:30 in room 133 at UW Law followed by a networking event from 4:30-6:30 (in RM 115).

Please RSVP by February 26.  Please email Sydney Bay at sbay@uw.edu if you have any questions!

Events: Social Justice Tuesday, PILA Auction and more!

Social Justice Tuesday “Foster Care and Ending Youth Homelessness”

When: February 13, 2018 12:30-1:20

Where: Room 127

The Mockingbird Society, an advocacy group trying to improve foster care and end youth homelessness, has teamed up with SYLAW to host a panel discussion on this Social Justice Tuesday.

Please RSVP in SCS Online.

PILA Auction: A Night at the MoviesPILA Logo

When: February 16, 2018

Where: HUB Ballroom

You are cordially invited to join the Public Interest Law Association (PILA) at our 23rd annual benefit auction on Friday February 16th on the University of Washington Seattle campus. The event will feature a silent auction, cocktail hour, and a live auction plated dinner.

PILA is proud to announce that our keynote speaker for the evening will be Ada Shen-Jaffe. Ms. Shen-Jaffe is a dedicated community change-maker committed to addressing racial and social inequity.

Purchase tickets here.

Eliminating the Pipeline: Workshop V: Courts Igniting Change

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:30-8:30 pm

Where: Tukwila Municipal Court 6200 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188


The final workshop in the series connecting schools and educators with those who work in the courts and justice system to reflect, learn and take action – working to put an end to disproportionate discipline practices and provide better service to our children. This workshop will focus on how students become court-involved from schools, the role that courts play in the school-to-prison pipeline, and the ways that courts are disrupting the pipeline.

More info here.

Legal Foundation Goldmark LuncheonLogo for the Legal Foundation of Washington

When: February 23, 2018 11:30

Where: Westin Seattle

HONORING: Washington State Attorney General’s Office; Northwest Immigrant Rights Project President’s Award Winner Dick Manning; Keynote by Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft.

More info here.

Legal Voice: Cocktails for a CauseLegal Voice Logo

When: Thursday, March 8

6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Seattle Hotel 515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA

Join us for a fun-filled evening of mixing, mingling, and championing women’s rights with out community. You’ll strengthen connections, meet new friends, and toast to 40 years of taking names and making change.

Register online here.

Trina Grillo Conference

When: March 16-17

Where: San Francisco School of Law

UW Law students: the upcoming Trina Grillo Social Justice Retreat is an unparalleled opportunity to recharge your social justice batteries at a day and a half long gathering with law students, faculty, staff and social justice advocates from the west coast.  This year’s event is March 16-17 at the University of San Francisco School of Law. More information about the Trino Grillo Retreat can be found here.  UW Law students can apply for up to $250 for documented travel reimbursement to attend this event. As funds are limited, we are only able to offer travel reimbursement to a limited number of students.  If you are interested, please send a note about why you would like to attend along with your resume to Ann Spangler at Spangler@uw.edu by Thursday, February 16, at 3 pm. Students selected for travel reimbursement will be notified on Friday, February


Social Justice Tuesday, Equal Justice Works Info Session, WA AGO Open House and more!

Social Justice Tuesday: “Biting the Hands That Feed Us, How Fewer Smarter Laws Would Make our Food System More Sustainable”

When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Time:  12:30-1:20

Where: Room 127 UW School of Law

Hosted: Food Law Policy Association

Join us for a lively conversation with the author of Biting the Hand Hands that Feed Us”, Baylen Linnekin, a Seattle-based scholar, adjust professor, and food lawyer. Linnekin will discuss the book’s main theme, how federal, state, and local laws and regulations both restrict sustainable food practices and promote unsustainable food practices.

RSVP SCS Online.

Equal Justice Works – Launching Your Public Interest Law Career Info SessionEJW Logo

When: Wednesday, January 31

Time: 12:30-1:20

Where: Room 127 UW School of Law

Join Equal Justice Works staff while they provide expert advice on:

Postgraduate Fellowships

Summer Internships

Educational Awards for Public Service

Student Leadership & Advocacy Opportunities

Managing Student Debt

Attorney General Bob Ferguson invites you to an Open House

When: Thursday, February 1, 2018

3:30-5:30 pm

Where: In the AGO’s Downtown Seattle office at 800 5th Ave, Suite 2000 (Bank of America, Fifth Avenue Plaza Bldg.)

Assistant Attorneys General from many of the AGO’s divisions will be in attendance to speak about opportunities that exist within their divisions and the AGO. Information about the Office’s volunteer law clerk recruitment program for first and second year law students will also be available.

Northwest Public Service Career Fairs: Feb. 2 (Seattle) & 3 (Portland)

If you missed the registration deadline, you should still attend table talks. Click here for more information or see the SCS Resource Center.

The Public Interest Law Association invites you to A Night at the Movies, AuctionPILA Logo

When: Friday, February 16, 2018

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Husky Union Building 4001 E Stevens Way NE Seattle, WA 98195


$125 per individual ($150 after Jan. 26) $75 for reduced admission* ($90 after Jan. 26) $850 per table of 8 ($1,000 after Jan. 26) $550 for reduced price table of 8* ($700 after Jan. 26) *Available to students, nonprofit employees, government employees and those otherwise unable to afford a regularly priced ticket. Students may buy one additional ticket.

Rsvp here.

2018 Goldmark Award Luncheon

When: February 23, 2018

Noon-1:30  The Westin Seattle

Register here.


Social Justice Tuesday: Loan Repayment; LBAW Annual Awards Gala; AGO Info Session

Social Justice Tuesday: Loan Repayment for Public Interest Law Oriented Students

Date:  Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time:  12:30 pm
Location: Room 127

Please join us for a panel discussion on Loan Repayment for Public Interest Law Oriented Students:
Join: Huy Nguyen, Assistant Director Gates Public Service Law Program
Mathiew Le, Assistant Dean Admissions and Financial Aid

Please RSVP in SCS Online.

Latina/o Bar Association of Washington’s 26th Annual Awards Gala

Date:  Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm
Location:  The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle

The Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW) is proud to announce our annual banquet on February 2, 2018, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.

LBAW seeks to make Washington more fair and equal by confronting inequities in our legal system which in turn affect our communities. For decades, LBAW has advocated for the well being of the Latino people of Washington State by bridging the divide between the legal profession and the community.

We hope you will be able to join us as we celebrate another year of LBAW’s contributions to the legal community.

RSVP here.

Office of the Attorney General – State of Washington Info Session

Date:  Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 12:30
Location: Room 127

Join AAG Troy Klika for a discussion about AG hiring practices, and recruitment. Any questions you may have will be answered.

Please RSVP in SCS Online.

Legal Lunchbox Series; Global Mondays Lecture, Protecting Human Rights in the Americas; ACLU Flights & Rights

Legal Lunchbox™ Series: Sex Trafficking Justice — Aspiration, Risk, and Reward in the “Impossible” Case

Date:  Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time:  12:00 – 1:35 pm
Location:  Webinar

In recognition of January as Human Trafficking Prevention month, this Legal Lunchbox™ features WSBA member Erik Bauer discussing the settlement he won on behalf of Washington victims against Backpage, a major public source for purchase of minor children for sex acts. Retired Washington Supreme Court Justice Faith Ireland, who helped him prepare for his successful argument before the Supreme Court, will join him to talk about taking on an “impossible” case. More discussion and a Q&A will follow on the ethics of taking on tough cases where principle matters, featuring the WSBA’s Professional Responsibility Counsel.

Register here.

Global Mondays Lecture:  Protecting human rights in the Americas:  Challenges and opportunities in the Inter-American Human Rights System World Globe Flags

Monday, January 8, 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 117
Refreshments will be served.

Commissioner Macaulay will provide an overview of the Inter-American human rights system and share her current work as the Rapporteur for the United States and the Rapporteur on the Rights of Women and Afro-descendants. She will provide concrete examples of the Inter-American Commission’s reaction to new immigration policies in the United States and to claims of human rights abuse at immigration detention centers, such as the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.

ACLU: Flights & Rights #10ACLU of WA

Tuesday, January 30th 6pm-8pm
Location:  KEXP Studios Gathering Space (Google Map)

When we talk about the risks of technology and data, we often focus on “privacy” and “security.” Both are important, but what about fairness, transparency, and accountability? The game is changing, and if we don’t also change the terms of the debate, we could be designing a world in which biases are embedded in our technology, magnifying unfairness everywhere from education and employment to the criminal justice system. Technology & Liberty Director Shankar Narayan will discuss these critical dynamics and how we can advocate for transparency, accountability, and fairness along the way.

Must be 21+ and RSVP to attend.

RSVP here.

Office of Program Research; Gates Foundation Internship Info Session; WSAJ Speed Networking Event

Information Session: Washington State House of Representatives, Office of Program Research

Date:  Friday, January 5

Time: 12:30-1:20 pm

Location Room 119

The Office of Program Research (OPR) provides nonpartisan legal research and support services to the standing committees of the Washington House of Representatives. Come join us for an interesting conversation about this important office and how you can get involved.

If you have submitted your resume and application, please make sure that you attend this information session as it is required for the interview that day.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Internship Information Session

Date:  Monday, January 8, 2018

Time: 12:30-1:20 pm

Location: Room 119

A panel of Gates Foundation attorneys will join us to discuss their career paths from law school to their current roles with the Gates Foundation. They will also speak about their summer internships for 1Ls and the type of work they do at the foundation.  RSVP in SCS Online.

Washington State Association for Justice-Speed Networking with Civil Justice AttorneysWSAJ Logo

Date:  Tuesday, January 9

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Room 115

 Do you want a career that is rooted in Social Justice?

Do you want to advocate for real people against corporations and special interests?

Learn from real trial lawyers who stand up in the courtroom every day for the powerless, poor and disenfranchised against injustice!   RSVP information in SCS Online.

Events: Someday We’ll All Be Free: Patrisse Cullors and Luis Rodriguez; Webinar: Tent City, USA

Tonight: Someday We’ll All Be Free: Patrisse Cullors and Luis Rodriguez
 Date: Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Where:  Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

What is the role that libraries can play in imagining a future without prisons? Join an interactive community dialog featuring local leaders and national advocates on criminal justice reform to close out our year-long meditation on criminal justice. Our presenters include:

• Luis Rodriguez (Los Angeles poet laureate, author, mentor)
• Michele Storms (ACLU of Washington)
• Jerrell Davis (Rainier Beach Action Coalition; Wa-BLOC)
• Wesley Roach (Breakdances With Wolves – Indigenous Pirate Radio)

We’ll have a video call-in with Patrisse Cullors (co-founder Black Lives Matter). The evening will include a panel, a live tweet up and Q&A.

More info here.

Webinar: Tent City, USA: The Growth of America’s Homeless Encampments and How Communities are Responding
Date:  Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This webinar introduces the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty’s new report on homeless encampments or “tent cities”. Confirming anecdotal evidence, the report documents a dramatic increase in the number of encampments reported across the country. It also addresses how communities are responding with both constructive and destructive policies, including multiple case studies of promising and innovative solutions.

Speakers include:

  • Mike O’Brien, Seattle City Councilor
  • Maurice Young, advocate currently experiencing homelessness
  • Don Sawyer, advocate and documentary producer, a Bigger Vision Productions
  • Nicole Martinez, Executive Director, Mesilla Valley Community of Hope
  • Carol Sobel, Civil Rights Attorney
  • Major Wendy Stiver, Central Patrol Operations Division, Dayton Police Department
  • Eric Tars, Senior Attorney, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register here.