Social Justice Tuesday, UW Law JAG Panel and more!

Social Justice Tuesday – Fight to Win: Recent Social Justice Legal Victories

When:  Tuesday, October 2, 2018
12:30-1:20
W.H. Gates Hall Room 127
Speakers: Malou Chavez, with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Janet Chung with Columbia Legal Service
David Ward with Legal Voice
Impact litigation is generally focused on changing law or on the rights of specific groups of people. Panelists will address recent legal social justice victories and provide insight on the planning, preparing and filing or defending cases that affect more than one individual. What strategies worked? What were some challenges and barriers? Join us for lunch and prepare to be inspired by advocates working on issues in immigration, women’s rights, and civil legal aid.
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JAG Day-Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines

When: Thursday, October 4
12:30-1:20 pm
W.H. Gates Hall Room 127
Are you interested in a career with JAG?
How do I apply for a position with JAG?
Want to learn more about JAG and what it does?
Please join us for a panel discussion to have these questions answered and more.
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SABAW’s Annual Reception and FundraiserSABA Logo

When: Friday, September 28
6:30-9:30 PM
Noble Room at Washington Athletic Club
Join the South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) at its annual fundraiser reception.
For tickets and complete information here

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington-14th Annual Banquet

When: October 4, 2018
5:30-8:00 pm
Triple Door
Please join VABAW at the 14th annual. This event will consist of a fashion show Gustave Apiti’s designs, a keynote presentation by the Honorable John Chun, a raffle drawing and a scholarship fundraiser.
For tickets and complete information here

Washington Women Lawyer’s 4th Annual Event – Our Time is Now

When: Friday, October 12, 2018
6:00-9:00 pm
Fairmont Olympic – Spanish Ballroom
WWL’s Fourth Annual Event will feature a keynote panel moderated by the Hon. Faye Chess, recently appointed to Seattle Municipal Court Bench.
For tickets and complete information here

Filipino Lawyers of Washington Annual Banquet

When: Saturday, October 13
5:00-10:00 pm
Filipino Community Center

Our annual Barrio Fiesta brings together over 250 attorneys, judges and community leaders to celebrate the year’s achievements and to recognize individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to our communities.  This is also the premier fundraising event for the FLOW Foundation, which provides monetary scholarships to local law students.

In keeping with our tradition, we will be transforming the Filipino Community Center into a magical venue for our Barrio Fiesta.  Of course, the evening will feature an authentic Filipino buffet, cultural presentations, dancing, and highlights from our last ten years.  This is the most unique, entertaining, and fun-filled minority bar event, bringing together attorneys, judges, and community leaders to have a good time and to celebrate FLOW’s achievements.

For tickets and complete information here

Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association Twelfth Annual Banquet

When:  Wednesday October 17
12:00 pm -1:30 pm
Four Seasons Hotel

MAMA Seattle’s Twelfth Annual Banquet will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle. MAMA Seattle is proud to present Kellye Testy and Annette Clark with the MAMA Seattle 2018 Betty Binns Fletcher Leadership and Justice Awards.  Washington State Supreme Court Justice Debra Stephens, friend and colleague of Kellye and Annette, will moderate a discussion with the honorees.

For tickets and complete information here

Washington State Coalition for Language Access

When:  Friday, October 19
8:30-5:00
Lacey Community Center
Lacey, WA

Registration is still open for the 2018 WASCLA Summit, and slots are filling up fast.
Register now and don’t miss out!

At the 2018 WASCLA Summit, we’ll delve into identifying the essential components needed to create high-quality language access services into our programs statewide. We invite you to become part of this effort to make language accessibility work for everyone. Together Everyone Achieves More –TEAM–is this year’s Summit theme. TEAM up with us to learn about what’s in place now, new efforts underway, and to work on action plans to move language access services in Washington forward

To register here

Asian Bar Association of Washington Annual Gala

When: Friday, October 19
5:30-8:00
The Sanctuary
Keynote Speaker:
Frank H. Wu
Distinguished Professor, University of California Hastings
For tickets and further information here

Washington Attorneys with DisabilitiesWSBA Logo

When:  Wednesday, October 24
4:00-6:00 pm
1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101
Disability and Ableism in the Legal Profession

A panel of legal practitioners will discuss the experience of disability and ableism through a variety of lenses.  Panelists will share their personal experiences of entering and excelling in the legal profession. This program is for everyone who cares about achieving equity in the legal profession.
To register here

Free Training: What Advocates Need to Know about Representing Immigrant Survivors of Violence

When: December 4
9:00 am – noon
Seattle Central Library – Level 4 Room 1

Part I is now full and registration has been closed. Registration for Part II is still open. Part II, experienced NWIRP legal staff will provide training on: – Writing declarations for VAWA Self-Petitions, U visas, and T visas – Writing Advocate Letters of Support – How VAWA, U visa, and T visa applications are put together

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is hosting a FREE training for advocates working with immigrant survivors of violence. The session is free to attend, and will be held at Seattle’s Central Library.

To register and complete information here

The Brookings Institute- Governance Studies Program Fellowship

Job Description
The Governance Studies program at The Brookings Institution (“Brookings”) is accepting applications for a two year Fellow appointment in support of Lawfare, a high-impact, rapidly-growing, nonpartisan website examining issues at the intersection of national security and the law, published in cooperation with Brookings. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in in national security policy, a working knowledge of and strong interest in Congress and legislative politics, and experience reading and analyzing legislation.
For complete job description and to apply: Application Instructions:
Apply at here
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply. Applicants must submit the following documents:
CV with a list of publications
Cover letter describing research interests
Writing sample
Starting date is negotiable; however, filling the position by November 1, 2018 is strongly preferred.

Mercy Corps – Spring 2019 Internship

Portland, OR
Job Description
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

Legal Services advances the mission of Mercy Corps by ensuring that it is carried out in compliance with ethical standards, laws and regulations, and by providing creative solutions. Recognizing that our work is done within the context of limited resources and fast-paced decision-making, Legal Services does not attempt to eliminate all risk or problems, but simply to make decision-makers aware of issues and minimize the risk as much as practicable.

For complete job description and to apply here

Immigration Counseling Services – Staff Attorney

Portland, OR
Job Description
The Staff Attorney provides legal services to individuals in a wide variety of immigration matters.
For complete job description and to apply here

Oregon Law Center – Staff Attorney Farmworker Program

Job Description
Position: Oregon Law Center (OLC) seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English) staff attorney to provide civil legal services to low-income farmworker clients on matters related to their status as farmworkers. The position is based in Hillsboro, Oregon and serves farmworkers statewide.
for complete job here

Legal Aid Services of Oregon-Statewide Pro Bono Program Manager

(LASO) is seeking a Statewide Pro Bono Program Manager to be based in its central administrative office in Portland.

For complete job description and to apply here

 

NHELP Paid Spitzer Summer Internship Program for 3Ls, Juvenile Justice Center Fellowship and Summer Internship and more.

National Health Law Program: Paid Spitzer Summer Internship Program for rising 3Ls- Apply Today

The National Health Law Program is pleased to announce the Spitzer Summer Internship Program in honor of former Executive Director Emily Spitzer. Up to three law students will be awarded Spitzer Internships to explore public interest health rights advocacy.

Spending the summer with National Health Law Program will enable students to learn from our legal and policy experts, and gain invaluable insight into the challenges of public interest advocacy. Our goal is to train future generations of public interest lawyers and policy advocates to protect and further the health and civil rights of all people. The paid internship allows us to provide law students from law schools from all parts of the country with annual summer positions in each of our three offices – Washington, Los Angeles, and Chapel Hill.

This internship is open to rising 3L students who have a proven and demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in working toward the expansion and protection of health care access for low-income and underserved populations. Visit www.healthlaw.org to learn more and apply.

More info here.

Immigrant Justice Corps: : Justice Fellowship Application Now Open!! Class of 2019 IJC Logo

Immigrant Justice Corps (“IJC”), is the nation’s first and only immigration legal fellowship program. IJC seeks to expand access to counsel by increasing the quantity of immigration lawyers and the quality of the immigration bar. Each year IJC recruits talented young lawyers (“Justice Fellows”) and college graduates (“Community Fellows”) many of whom are first-generation immigrants and bi-lingual graduates from the country’s top universities, for a two-year fellowship.  IJC trains Fellows to be experts in immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community–based organizations in New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley, Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas, Maryland, Virginia and Florida to provide legal services to low income immigrants. IJC is exploring expansion to California, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania as well.

The Fellows provide a broad range of immigration services including deportation defense, applications for asylum, naturalization, green cards and other forms of relief available to juveniles and victims of crime, domestic violence or human trafficking.  Quality legal assistance allows immigrants to avoid deportation and separation of families.  Immigrants who can improve their legal status are better able to gain lawful employment, receive financial aid to college, access health care and live stable, productive lives in the United States.

IJC is infusing the legal profession with a new generation of lawyers and advocates committed to providing high quality representation and innovative thinking about the delivery of legal services to a vulnerable population, including the use of new technologies.

More info here.

Juvenile Law Center: Now Accepting Applications for Legal Fellowship and Internships

The Juvenile Law Center is now accepting applications for the Zubrow Fellowship and summer 2019 legal internships.

“Applications for the two-year Zubrow Fellowship are due October 5. Applications for summer internships will be reviewed on a rolling basis until February 8, 2019, and we will begin reviewing 1L applications after December 1st.

We are pleased to be able to offer a stipend to summer 2019 legal interns if they are unable to secure financial assistance from outside sources. Students should direct questions about fellowships to zubrow@jlc.org and about internships to internships@jlc.org.”

US Department of Justice InternshipsDOJ Law Jobs

The Department of Justice 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.  We welcome applications from candidates who are interested in positively contributing to Justice and hope that you will consider joining the dedicated public servants at the Department of Justice.  To learn more about Justice and our legal careers, please visit our website at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers.

Hiring Organization: USAO Central District of California:  Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year, Criminal Division

Hiring Organization USAO Central District of California:  Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year, Civil Division

Hiring Organization Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD):   Law Student Volunteer (Summer 2019) and Law Student Volunteer – Environmental Enforcement and Environmental Defense Sections (Spring 2019)

Hiring Organization USAO Eastern District of North Carolina:  Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year and Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Hiring Organization Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR):  Law Student Volunteer

Hiring Organization USAO District of New Mexico:  Law Student Volunteer, Summer

Hiring Organization USAO District of Nebraska:  Law Student Volunteer

Teamchild: Hiring King County and Yakima Staff AttorneyTeam Child Logo

  • King County Staff Attorney: TeamChild is seeking a full-time staff attorney in our King County office.  Primary job duties include providing holistic civil legal representation to youth who are at risk of or already involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. For full job description see below.

KING COUNTY Staff Attorney

  • Yakima Staff Attorney: TeamChild is seeking a full-time staff attorney in our Yakima County office.  Primary job duties include providing holistic civil legal representation to youth who are at risk of or already involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare system

YAKIMA COUNTY Staff Attorney

Internships: 2019 Goldmark Equal Access to Justice ($8,000 stipend), NWIRP, KCBA Family Law, and more!

Due October 10: 2019 Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship with Teamchild, $8,000 stipendLogo for the Legal Foundation of Washington

The Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship is a 10 week, paid summer internship for 2Ls and 3Ls created in honor of the Legal Foundation of Washington’s second president, Charles Goldmark. The Goldmark Internship provides hands-on experience in providing legal aid through research, writing, casework, and client services. In addition to gaining valuable experience in public interest law, the Goldmark Intern receives an $8,000 stipend. The 2019 host organization for the Goldmark Internship is TeamChild.

More info here.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Removal Defense Unit Internship in Seattle, and Legal Internship in Tacoma.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks bilingual law student applications for fall and spring internship position in its Removal Defense Unit (RDU) in its Seattle office. The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is also seeking law student applications for fall and spring internship positions in its Tacoma office.

These internships are unpaid, but NWIRP will work with applicants to secure outside funding or academic credit.

More info here.

KCBA Family Law Intern/Extern Fall 2018 – Spring 2019KCBA Logo

The Family Law Programs of the King County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Services promote family safety and equal access to the leg

al system by assisting domestic violence survivors, children at risk of abuse or neglect, and clients facing barriers to accessing the courts due to language, disability, and other factors. The Kinship Care Solutions program provides pro bono representation in nonparental custody actions, and the Self -Help Plus program provides pro se

assistance in uncontested dissolutions and parenting plan actions.

Many of the cases that are handled help unaccompanied children from Central America and other countries who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by a parent and who may be eligible for protective immigration relief called Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS).

More info here.

Entry Level Staff Attorney for Housing Justice Project

The Housing Justice Project (HJP) is a homelessness prevention program providing accessible, volunteer-based legal services to low-income, residential tenants facing eviction in King County. Legal assistance is provided through counsel and advice, negotiated settlements, limited representation at Show Cause hearings, trials and appeals; and/or referrals depending on tenants’ needs and financial eligibility.

Apply here.

Position Announcement: Legislative Director for Militarism and Human Rights

“The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) seeks an experienced lobbyist to lead our Congressional advocacy to repeal the 2001 blanket authorization for war, promote respect for human rights and international law, and reduce armed U.S. interventions around the world. The Legislative Director for Militarism and Human Rights will join our team of lobbyists who develop and lead strategies to advance our legislative priorities in Congress and with the administration.”

Full description: https://www.fcnl.org/updates/legislative-director-for-militarism-and-human-rights-1608

Air Force JAG Corps – November Direct Appointment Program board is now open!

The Air Force JAG Corps’ November Direct Appointment Program board is now open!  Students/Graduates awaiting bar licensing/Alumni can apply at www.airforce.com/JAG.  The online application is due 10 October 2018, and the Staff Judge Advocate interview must be completed by 1 November 2018.

Students/alumni may call 1-800-JAG-USAF (524-8723) or airforcejagrecruiting@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Entry Level Position: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office, Attorney Honors Program. 

An extraordinary opportunity is available to start your legal career in fall 2019 in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of the General Counsel by gaining a position through its selective Attorney Honors Program. The NOAA Office of the General Counsel employs approximately 110 attorneys at headquarters in the Silver Spring, MD/Washington, DC area and six regional offices. The Office provides legal advice to the NOAA Administrator and NOAA program offices on a wide variety of legal issues including U.S. and international fisheries, marine mammals, endangered and threatened marine species, preservation of coastal areas, marine sanctuaries, and licensing of commercial satellites.

More Info Here.

2018 Paid Summer Fellowships at Yale Law School; Summer 2018 Diversity Fellowships and Scholarships

Due February 10:  The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, 2018 Paid Summer Fellowships at Yale Law School

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization of Yale Law School (LSO) invites applications for its 2018 Summer Fellowship program. Applications will be accepted from December 4, 2017 and reviewed on a rolling basis. LSO is the main organization at Yale Law School providing legal representation to individuals and organizations in need of legal assistance but unable to afford private attorneys.  During the academic year, law students work closely with clinical faculty members to represent clients in a wide range of litigation and non-litigation matters, helping to fill a critical need in legal services delivery for poor and marginalized communities in Connecticut.  LSO seeks to hire 20-25 Summer Fellows to work with clinical faculty in order to continue this client representation. These are paid positions, with a salary of $6,960 for 12 weeks of full-time work ($14.50/hour). The Fellowship will run from May 22 to August 17, 2018, with some flexibility as to start and end dates.   For 2018, LSO seeks Summer Fellows for the following clinics:

  • Advanced Sentencing Clinic
  • Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic
  • Ludwig Community and Economic Development Clinic
  • Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Immigration Legal Services Clinic
  • Housing Clinic
  • Veterans Legal Services Clinic
  • Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic

For more information on the work of each of these clinics, please visit www.law.yale.edu/lso

Students who are eligible for summer funding from their own sources and who need an early decision on their LSO application to qualify for outside support are encouraged to advise LSO of their situation and to request expedited review of their candidacy.

Interested students should email a cover letter specifying the clinic(s) in which you have an interest, a resume, writing sample, transcript, and contact information for two references to lso.fellowships@yale.edu. (Transcripts, if not immediately available, can be sent after the initial application, but before the submission deadline.) The final deadline to submit application materials is February 10, 2018.  Early applications are encouraged.

Due January 9:  Foster Pepper 1L Diversity Fellowship Summer 2018

Foster Pepper established its own 1L Diversity Fellowship, which provides one summer associate with a paid position in our Seattle office, plus a $7,500 academic scholarship to be applied toward tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year. To further our commitment, Foster Pepper:

  • Recruits and hires the most qualified diverse attorneys.
  • Promotes diverse attorneys to key leadership positions.
  • Maintains a work environment that fosters mutual respect firm-wide.

More info here.

Due February 1: Bricker & Eckler LLP – Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

Established to provide a first-year law student with a valuable employment experience early in his or her legal career, this scholarship will be awarded to a candidate who: demonstrates leadership skills, academic strength, service to the community, an overall commitment to excellence and who has exhibited a meaningful commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Students who will be 1L students in an ABA-approved law school by January 2018 are eligible to apply for the scholarship. One scholarship in the form of a $10,000 cash award (less any applicable taxes and withholdings) towards law school tuition and other law school related expenses will be awarded. In addition, the scholarship recipient will receive a paid summer associate position for the summer of 2018.

Eligible candidates should forward their résumé with GPA to the attention of Patricia M. Lach, Director of Professional Development, Bricker & Eckler LLP, 100 South Third Street,

Columbus, OH 43215. All résumés must be submitted /received by February 1, 2018.  Scholarship finalists will be interviewed by members of the Firm’s Recruiting Committee and we hope to make the final selection by April 1, 2018.

More info here.

Due January 19 (11:59 PM EST): The 2018 Blank Rome Diversity Scholars Program

At Blank Rome, we believe that a diverse and inclusive work force provides better service to our clients and a better work environment for our attorneys and staff. We have therefore made it a priority of the Firm to recruit, retain, and promote attorneys who add to our overall diversity, including attorneys of color and members from the LGBTQ community.

To help meet our commitment to diversity, we launched the Blank Rome Diversity Scholars Program (“Program”). The Program, established in 2006, serves to attract outstanding law students to our New York and Washington D.C. offices. Students selected to participate in the Program will be awarded:

  • A ten week salaried summer associate position in our highly regarded Summer Associate Program.
  • A $15,000 scholarship. The scholarship will be paid in two installments: 1) $7,500 for the student’s second-year tuition and expenses, payable in August of 2018, provided the student has received and accepted an offer to join the 2019 Summer Associate Program on a full-time basis; and 2) another $7,500 toward the student’s third-year of law school, provided the student receives and accepts an offer to return to Blank Rome as a full time Associate after graduation.

The scholar will also benefit from the active and committed training and mentorship from Blank Rome partners and associates throughout the Program.

More info here.

Summer fellowships, clerkships and internships: Peggy Browning Fund, KCPA, Institute for Justice, Pacific Legal Foundation, Legal Voice, ACLU, and more!

Due January 12:  Peggy Browning Fund 2018 Summer FellowshipsPeggy Browning Fund

Funded positions for 1Ls & 2Ls in labor-related organizations throughout the United States and 1 funded part-time position in Chicago.

The Summer Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate this time to advancing the cause of workers’ rights.  We routinely collaborate with over 150 participating law schools and selected mentor organizations nationwide.

Summer Fellowship stipends will be a minimum of $6,000 per student for the ten-week employment period.  In many cases, mentor organizations will supplement the stipend. (See each fellowship description for details)

We recruit interested students and work closely with our mentor organizations to ensure that each fellow will experience unique and challenging work assignments.   Our strong relationships with leading national labor leaders, labor attorneys and labor law professors make our fellowship program the preeminent one of its kind.

More info here.

Due January 12:  King County Prosecuting Attorney Summer 2018 externships

This is a 10-week program for students during the summer between their first and second years of law school.  Externs must be able to work full time, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. for a minimum of ten weeks.

The externship program is designed to give students a meaningful experience and exposure to our law practice. It is an excellent way to become acquainted with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, pursue an interest in criminal law, and determine whether trial practice is a future career path. The extern positions are unpaid, but many law schools offer credit for externship programs.

More info here. 

Due January 12: Institute for Justice Summer 2018 Clerkships

The Institute for Justice’s summer clerkship program provides an unparalleled opportunity for select law students to substantively contribute to IJ’s cutting-edge civil-rights litigation. Clerks conduct legal research; help develop litigation strategies for active and potential cases; and draft discovery requests, motions, and briefs filed in both state and federal court.  Clerks have been involved in projects as diverse as:

  • Researching and preparing a United States Supreme Court cert. petition regarding just compensation in an eminent domain action.
  • Participating in moots for dispositive-motion hearings in a challenge to protectionist mobile vending regulations.
  • Analyzing discovery objections in a civil forfeiture class action lawsuit.
  • Assessing how to certify a new class and add new plaintiffs to an existing class action.
  • Developing litigation strategies for potential challenges to licensing requirements in several states across the country.
  • Helping prepare motions to exclude expert witness testimony and reports.
  • Drafting portions of opposition briefs to motions to dismiss and for summary judgment in both state and federal court.

More info here.

Due January 30:  Summer 2018 Pacific Legal Foundation’s Liberty Clerkships

As Pacific Legal Foundation marches toward its 45th anniversary next year, we are redefining what it means to be a public interest law firm. Our attorneys identify and litigate important legal issues to set landmark precedent that will benefit Americans nationwide. Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion.

PLF attorneys continue to bring and win cases in the United States Supreme Court. Again this year, PLF will be arguing an important First Amendment case before the nation’s highest court. Simply put, we know how to get cases to the Supreme Court and we know how to win. Sound like the reason you went to law school? Then you ought to apply for our clerkship program.

We seek highly motivated, principled, and liberty-minded law students for paid, full-time summer clerkships, June through August 2018, in each of our offices: Sacramento, California; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Bellevue, Washington; and Washington, DC.

More info here.

Rolling:  Legal Voice’s Legal Internship ProgramLegal Voice Logo

Legal Voice’s Legal Internship Program gives law students a unique opportunity to work in a non-profit legal setting while making a contribution to women’s rights! As an intern, you will work closely with staff attorneys on current issues in women’s rights law by researching legal issues, working on case development, investigating policy questions, and assisting in the preparation of written materials.

Summer Internships: 40 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Applications must be submitted by January 31 of the year in which you would like to intern.

School-year Internships: Legal Voice accepts interns year-round, with a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks. Please submit your application 5 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester or quarter during which you would like to intern.

Please submit a detailed cover letter, résumé, transcript, and writing sample to CPhalan@LegalVoice.org or by mail.

More info here.

Rolling: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Pacific District North, Labor and Employment Law Summer InternVA Seal

Portland, OR
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
North Las Vegas, NV

The Office of General Counsel, Pacific District North, of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs seeks students for a volunteer internship this summer 2018. Interns will receive assignments in the area of LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW. There are internship opportunities in our Seattle, Washington, San Francisco, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Portland, Oregon offices.

The Department of Veterans Affairs operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, and other facilities. It also administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to service members, veterans, their dependents, and survivors.

More info here on PSJD.

Rolling:  2018-19 ACLU of Washington Legal FellowshipACLU of WA

The ACLU of Washington welcomes applications from third-year law students and recent law school graduates for its Legal Fellowship.  The Fellowship will begin in the late summer/fall of 2018 and is a full-time position in ACLU of Washington’s Seattle office.  It provides recent graduates with a unique opportunity to participate in our organization’s legal work supporting the civil rights of all Washington citizens.

More info here.

Rolling: ACLU-WA Summer Legal Internships

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is pleased to offer full-time summer legal internships to interested law school students for the summer of 2018.

At the ACLU-WA, law students gain exposure to a broad range of civil liberties and civil rights issues and the opportunity to improve legal writing and research skills. Students can work in either the litigation department, or in the policy advocacy group. Students will work closely with staff attorneys on active litigation, case development, advocacy with community groups and government entities, and legal research.

More info here. 

Open Until Filled: National Center for Youth Law – Law Clerk, Summer 2018

National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) is a non-profit law firm that has transformed how public agencies support our country’s most vulnerable children, including foster youth, youth with disabilities, child sex trafficking victims, youth in the juvenile justice system, and youth of color. NCYL leads multiyear campaigns to change laws and regulations, redesign government services, and hold public agencies accountable for the well-being of children in their care through litigation and other approaches.

NCYL is currently seeking 7-10 Summer Law Clerks to volunteer for ten weeks in Summer 2018 in their Oakland, CA and Washington, DC offices.  Applications for the summer program are reviewed on a rolling basis and applications from rising 3Ls are encouraged to be submitted as soon as possible.

NCYL is interested in applicants with a strong commitment to social justice. In particular, applicants should demonstrate interest in protecting the rights of low-income children and youth.

Oakland office, more info here; DC office, more info here.

Diversity Fellowships, Teamchild 2018 summer internships, Environmental Law Institute Summer Clerkship with stipend

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Kegler Brown & Ritter
Deadline: January 29, 2018

The Columbus, Ohio-based law firm of Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter is offering a first-year law student, who is a member of a historically underrepresented population a $10,000.00 scholarship, plus a paid summer clerkship position with our 2018 first-year class. Our Diversity Scholarship is awarded annually based on demonstrated academic performance, accomplishments and activities. Those interested in being considered should submit the following materials no later than January 29, 2018:   Cover page including name, address, phone number, e-mail address and underrepresented population status·  Resume· Undergraduate Transcripts· First Semester Transcripts when available·  Completed Application Questions  (Please keep each response to one typed page): 1. Describe a major accomplishment that has shaped your life, how it influenced your decision to pursue a career in law and prepared you for your future as a lawyer.2. Explain what diversity means to you.3. List any training and/or experience you believe to be relevant to this clerkship. 4. Discuss why you have applied for this scholarship.

More info here.

Cooley 1L Diversity Fellowship:  For 1L students in the 2017–2018 academic year
Applications must be received by January 5, 2018.

Upon receipt of first-term law school grades, please send a copy of your law school transcript to diversityfellowship@cooley.com. Selected applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis to arrange for personal interviews. Please direct any inquiries to diversityfellowship@cooley.com  As part of Cooley’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are proud to offer diversity fellowships to outstanding first year law school students. Award recipients will receive a paid 1L summer associate position and an award of up to $30,000 to assist with law school tuition. The award will be paid in three installments: $10,000 upon completion of the 1L summer with the firm; $10,000 upon completion of the 2L summer with the firm; and the remaining $10,000 upon joining the firm as a full-time associate. Students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

More info here.

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
Deadline for applying is January 16, 2018.

Students are encouraged to apply before winter break http://diversityinpractice.org/programsinitiatives/1l-summer-rotation-clerkship/. 4. Questions? Call (612) 343-7999. First-year law students now have a unique summer clerkship opportunity that combines a traditional law firm clerkship with experience working at an in-house corporate law department. Twin Cities Diversity in Practice is a collaboration of law firms and corporate law departments seeking to enhance the diversity of the legal profession. Our mission is to attract, recruit, advance and retain attorneys of color in the Minneapolis and St. Paul community.

More info here.

Open until filled: Teamchild, 2018 Summer Internships Team Child Logo

TeamChild is a nationally recognized nonprofit serving vulnerable youth across Washington State.  TeamChild is best known for its legal services program reaching children in crisis in King, Pierce, Spokane, and Yakima counties. Our clients are generally 12-18 years old or older and many are involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Our legal services program is designed to keep young people out of juvenile court by supporting them in how they want to reconnect to education, healthcare, housing, and other community supports. We work closely with families, public defenders, juvenile court staff, and the community to positively impact the young person’s life while helping the youth to accomplish their goals and reduce further contact with the courts. Our mission is to uphold the rights of youth involved, or at risk of involvement, in the juvenile justice system to help them secure the education, healthcare, housing, and other support they need to achieve positive outcomes in their lives. In our work we aim to move systems away from exclusion, arrest, and incarceration towards more effective strategies that have the best chance of promoting the well being and success of our most vulnerable children.

More info here.

Due January 12:  Environmental Law Institute Summer Clerkship with stipend
Application deadline extended to January 12, 2018

In accord with our mission to build the skills and capacity of tomorrow’s leaders, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) provides opportunities for law students to join us at the Institute. The University of Washington School of Law, with the generous sponsorship of Marten Law, is providing funding for one UW Law student to participate in our summer clerkship program with a stipend.

ELI summer law clerks work closely with ELI experts on domestic and international projects spanning ELI’s full range of expertise. Law clerks also may assist in the editing and production of ELI publications, such as the Environmental Law Reporter. Law clerks provide crucial support for ELI projects and publications by conducting legal and policy research, drafting memoranda, attending and reporting on briefings and current events, and assisting in the preparation of reports and other published materials.

We encourage law clerks to supplement their work experience by attending the lunchtime seminars and events that ELI hosts, as well as social and networking opportunities provided by ELI and our partners.

The position is open to current 2Ls, and to exceptional 1Ls with outstanding environmental experience or education prior to law school.

Stipend: Clerks will be paid $6,500 for the summer and must commit to working with ELI for at least 10 weeks.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit an application to toddw2@uw.edu. Please include a cover letter, resume (including law school and undergraduate GPAs), references, and a writing sample. 2L applicants should include a law school transcript; 1L applicants should include an undergraduate transcript. Cover letters should address the candidates’ personal goals as well as their experience and interest in environmental law and policy.

More info here. Please note that the deadline is no longer December 1 but has been extended to January 12

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, NJP, ACLU, and OCI

Due July 1: Bilingual Staff Attorney – Northwest Immigrant Rights Project – Seattle, WA

Application Deadline:  July 1, 2017, or until filled.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a full-time bilingual staff attorney to work in our Family Services Unit (FSU) in Seattle, WA.

The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: direct representation; individual consultations; self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and community education. The attorney will focus on providing legal representation in various matters, but focusing on 1) defending individuals in removal proceedings, and 2) representing community members seeking immigration status through family visa petitions. The attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

Apply and learn more here.

Due July 10: Northwest Justice Project – Staff Attorney & Senior Attorney, Yakima, WA;  Senior Attorney, Pasco, WA.

Application Deadline:  July 10, 2017. 

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NJP pursues its mission through legal representation, community partnerships, and education to combat injustice and promote the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities throughout Washington. NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys committed to supporting our mission through the work of our Yakima office. NJP’s Yakima office serves Yakima and Kittitas counties. This is a full-time position.  Application deadline is July 10, 2017.

Apply and learn more here.

NJP is seeking qualified candidates willing to serve as Senior Attorney for is six-county Southeast Washington regional services office located in Pasco.  Application deadline is open until filled.

Apply and learn more here.

NJP is seeking qualified candidates to serve as Senior Attorney for its central Washington regional service office located in Yakima. NJP’s Yakima office serves Yakima and Kittitas counties.  Application deadline is open until filled.

Apply and learn more here.

Rolling Deadline:  ACLU of Washington – Seattle, WA:  Staff Attorney & Senior Attorney

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.

ACLU of WA

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking an attorney with five or more years of litigation experience to build, file, and litigate complex civil actions in state and federal court to protect and preserve civil liberties for all Washingtonians.

Apply and learn more here .

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking an experienced attorney to build, file, and litigate complex civil actions in state and federal court to protect and preserve civil liberties for all Washingtonians—work that is important now more than ever.

Apply and learn more here.

Due June 30:  South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) Public Interest Law Student Scholarship

Application Deadline:  Friday, June 30, 2017

A $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to a law student working on a discrete public interest law projector doing summer/fall 2017 public interest law internship. Applications must show either that they have contributed to the South Asian community, or that the project is connected to South Asia or the South Asian community. All applications will require an essay of no more than 500 words to show suitability to criterion, resume and any other materials the applicant deems relevant. Applications/questions should be sent to scholarships@sabaw.org by June 30, 2017.

Due July 18:  OCI: Thinking about your next move professionally?

Application Deadline:  Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at noon.

OCI isn’t just for private sector employers there are a variety of public service opportunities as well. The following employers will be participating in OCI in August:

Earthjustice
Federal Trade Commission
King County Department of Public Defense
King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Seattle City Attorney
Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Social Security Administration
Washington State Attorney General’s Office

Want to make sure that your application materials are ready to go? Before submitting your final resume on Symplicity, ask your coach or another member of the Student and Career Services to review it.  Resumes may be submitted in hard copy to Suite 346 or via email to your coach or lawpath@uw.edu.  Please submit your resume and other application materials for review as soon as possible.  After July 7 we will do our best but cannot guarantee a complete review of your materials.  All OCI application materials must be submitted through Symplicity by Tuesday, July 18 at noon.

Now is a great time to start thinking about references.  As you compile your list, check with each reference to confirm their preferred email address and phone number.

Finally, if you wish to participate in the Fall Recruiting Program through either OCI or Resume Collections, you must complete the 2017 Fall Recruiting Participation Agreement, by noon on Tuesday, July 18.  The agreement requires that you read, understand, and agree to comply with the following three documents:

Please contact lawpath@uw.edu with any questions – we are here to help!