Attention Law Students! Last Minute Employers Have Signed at Public Service Career Fair

Interested in International Development? Rural Land Rights? Human Rights? Women’s Rights? Want to Stay in Seattle this Summer?

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Well look no further! Landesa will now be at the Seattle Career Fair tomorrow, Friday. January 31. They are now accepting applications for their PAID research assistant positions. Talk to their reps at the fair and submit an application through the Landesa website. For more info see here:

Haven’t registered for the public service career fair yet? No worries! You can register at the door. For complete career fair info please click here.

RSVP by December 10 for the Public Service City Visit to San Francisco on January 17 and Apps due January 13 for NW Public Service Career Fair

January 13 is the NW Public Service Career Fair Application/Request Interview Deadline 

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RSVP By December 10 ! San Francisco Public Service Employer Visit

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2014 SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC SERVICE CITY VISIT: JANUARY 17, 2014

The  Center for Public Service Law has planned our third annual San Francisco  Public Interest Law City Visit for Friday, January 17, 2014.  On that day we will visit 4 public interest/public service agencies – two in Oakland  and two in San Francisco.  This year we will visit a variety of  organizations including the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, the US Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), the California Department of Justice (Attorney General’s Office) and one more site awaiting final confirmation.  Over the past two years 13 UW Law students have taken this trip and visited different public service and public interest sites, receiving excellent exposure to public service law in San Francisco.

Who may attend?  UW law students.

Why attend? If you are interested in seeking summer positions in the San Francisco Bay Area or if you think you might practice public interest law in the Bay Area after graduating then this is a great opportunity to get a sense of the lay of the land.  At each place we visit, the  organization will give us a brief presentation and then lawyers on staff will answer our questions.  Meeting the public interest lawyers in these offices will help you to begin building relationships — which is vital to “breaking in” to a new community.  None of the employers we visit can guarantee our jobs for students, but students have created important connections and at least one secured an externship.  Two other organizations we have visited have welcomed collaborative projects with students or hosted Equal Justice  Works fellowship applications, based on us establishing relationships with them through the city visits.

What are the expenses? You must pay for your own airfare and lodging. On Friday we will provide lunch and public transportation fees.  Participants will be eligible for up to $150 reimbursement of documented travel expenses.

How to RSVP:  contact Dean Storms at mestorms@uw.edu if you are interested in attending or if you have additional questions.  Please do so by December 10 as  we will want to confirm a minimum number of participants in order to go forward with the trip.

Announcing EJW’s AmeriCorps JD Program

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While, in past years, our Summer Corps program has given AmeriCorps education awards to law students serving during the summer, law students will now be able to earn education awards throughout the year. Because of the expansion, we will now refer to our program as AmeriCorps JD.

Law student slots throughout the school year will be available for placements where students provide legal assistance to low-income and homeless veterans or victims of disasters. Students can serve in any U.S. nonprofit organization, but they must be supervised by a licensed attorney. Please note that students receiving school credit for their service must get permission from their school’s administration to also receive an AmeriCorps education award. Students who receive compensation in excess of $4,300 for their service are not eligible.

Learn more about AmeriCorps JD!

ABA Rule of Law Initiative Announces New Platform Consolidating Human Rights Resources for ASEAN Civil Society Organizations

The website consolidates information and advocacy materials on human rights institutions and issues in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region.In October, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) launched the Human Rights in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Online Platform. The website (www.humanrightsinasean.info), which consolidates information and advocacy materials on human rights institutions and issues within the ASEAN, is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The website consolidates information and advocacy materials on human rights institutions and issues in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region.

The website’s content—available in English with online translation options for seven Southeast Asian languages—includes information on the mandate, representatives and activities of three key ASEAN human rights bodies: the Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, the Commission on the Rights of Women and Children and the Committee on Migrant Worker Rights. Prior to the platform’s launch, information on these human rights institutions was scattered across different websites, with activity-related information only able to be obtained via informal communications with the institutions’ members or representatives. The platform will make a broader range of information more easily accessible to the public, facilitating increased civil society engagement as well as increased transparency in the ASEAN region.

“FORUM-ASIA hopes to see the [website] used by civil society in [the] ASEAN region and beyond to build solidarity and sharing on their human rights advocacy,” said Atnike Sigiro, FORUM-ASIA’s ASEAN advocacy program manager.

In addition to providing a registry of human rights organizations in Southeast Asia and a forum where civil society organizations (CSOs) can access information about how to engage with different ASEAN bodies, the platform also allows CSOs to post documents, including information on upcoming events.

To learn more about our work in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, contact the ABA Rule of Law Initiative at rol@americanbar.org.

One-Pagers on Human Rights Issues

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Civil Society Section – Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

We are pleased to share a series of one-pagers developed by OHCHR. One-pagers provide concise and practical information on complex human rights issues. We hope you find them useful in your human rights work.

Please find below one-pagers on:

Core human rights in the two Covenants

Death penalty

Free, prior and informed consent of indigenous peoples

Gender-related killings of women and girls

Maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights

National action plans against racial discrimination

Participation of minorities in policing

Trafficking in persons

Transitional justice

Xenophobia

Save the Date Events: Get Ready for Fall!

Octorber 15: Washington Appleseed’s Breakfast with the Best

Please join Washington Appleseed for breakfast on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:30am in celebration of a year of great social progress and the pro bono teams who helped to make it all happen! RSVP to Katie@WaAppleseed.org.

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November 13: Global Washington’s 5th Annual Conference

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Join Global WA on November 13th at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle for our 5th Annual Conference! This year’s conference will continue to use Collective Impact to highlight the best examples of partnerships, innovations, and collaborations in the global development community. We invite you to join us this November to connect, learn, and share with others in Washington State’s vibrant global development community!

Reserve your spot. Early bird pricing ends Friday, August 30th.

Early bird: Member: $100 Non-Member: $150

Registration after August 30: Member: $150 Non-Member: $225

RSVP today- click here!

Conference Speakers:

GlobalWA Deogratias NiyizonkizaDeogratias “Deo” Niyizonkiza is the founder and chief executive officer of Village Health Works, a grassroots non-profit organization providing compassionate, quality health care to the most vulnerable community members in rural Burundi, East Africa. Deo is the protagonist of The New York Times bestseller Strength In What Remains, which depicts Deo’s journey from medical student in Burundi, to struggling immigrant in New York City, to Ivy League-educated global health practitioner and doctor-in-training.

GlobalWA Sam Daley-HarrisSam Daley-Harris is founder of RESULTS, an international citizens’ lobby dedicated to creating the political will to end hunger and poverty. There are 100 RESULTS groups in the U.S. and 40 more in six other countries. In 2007, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus said: “…no other organization has been as critical a partner in seeing to it that microcredit is used as a tool to eradicate poverty and empower women than RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund’s Microcredit Summit Campaign.”

January 31- February 1, 2014: NW Public Service Career Fair

NW PS Career Fair logoGet Ready Law Students and Recent Grads! Don’t miss on this great opportunity to connect and interview with non-profit and government legal employers in Seattle on Friday, January 31 and/or in Portland on Saturday, February 1.

For complete info check out the career fair website here. Employers will be registering on a rolling basis throughout the fall check the website frequently for the latest updates!

IMPORTANT DATES FOR LAW STUDENTS & RECENT GRADS

November 4, 2013: Student registration opens

January 13, 2014: Student deadline for requesting interviews

January 24, 2014: Students are notified of interview schedules

January 26, 2014: Student pre-registration closes (you may still register at the door)

January 29, 2014: Student deadline for rejecting interviews

January 31, 2014: Seattle Career Fair at Seattle University

February 1, 2014: Portland Career Fair at Lewis & Clark College

October 23: Columbia Legal Services 2013 Annual Pro Bono Reception 

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