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Upcoming events with Student and Career Services 

Academic Advising Information Session: Study Abroad, Externships and Non-Law Classes. Session led by Externship Director Esther Park, Professor Dana Raigrodski

Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Place: UW School of Law, Room 133

Academic Advising Information Session: Health Law. Session led by Health Law Program Associate Director Terry Price

Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Date: Monday, April 24, 2017
Place: UW School of Law, Room 115

April 24: Discussion with Col. Matthew Kent (USMC) Military Lawyer, Advisor and Judge Workshop

Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Date: Monday, April 24, 2017
Place: UW School of Law, MacFarlane Lounge
Please join a discussion with Lt. Col. Matthew Kent (USMC) Military Lawyer, Adviser and Judge. He will be discussing operational law issues faced by military Judge Advocates in athe field and detainee issues. RSVP via Symplicity.

April 25: Rights and Resistance: Lessons from the Frontlines of the Global LGBTIQ Movement

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Place: Edelman, 1505 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

Please join us in Seattle for this year’s edition of TalkStory featuring Executive Director of OutRight Action International, Jessica Stern, and Nigerian LGBTIQ Activist, Michael Ighodaro. You’ll enjoy drinks and international hors d’oeuvres as we impart the challenging circumstances faced by LGBTIQ people.

Get your free ticket here.

Not sure how to deal with that one family member at the reunion? SPLC has a guide for responding to everyday bigotry

During a time of great change, civil legal aid may be threatened

screenshot-37Originally published as “Prepare To Dig In To Preserve Civil Legal Aid” by Lonnie A. Powers, executive director of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, on the Huffington Post. Image courtesy of the Huffington Post.

“We don’t quite know what to expect from the federal government in the weeks and months ahead in terms of support for civil legal aid. For decades, support for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the nonprofit that administers federal funding to legal aid programs across the country, has been seen as a smart investment by members of both parties.” Read the full article here.

SPLC: “Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry”

SPLC LogoOriginally published by the Southern Poverty Law Center. This guide provides ideas and actions for responding to bigotry and ignorance in everyday life.

“Your brother routinely makes anti-Semitic comments. Your neighbor uses the N-word in casual conversation. Your co-worker ribs you about your Italian surname, asking if you’re in the mafia. Your classmate insults something by saying, “That’s so gay.”

And you stand there, in silence, thinking, “What can I say in response to that?” Or you laugh along, uncomfortably. Or, frustrated or angry, you walk away without saying anything, thinking later, “I should have said something.” Learn how to deal with these types of situations with the Speak Up guide. Read the full guide here.

Shriver Center creates “Racial Justice Training Institute”

Shriver CenterIn the face of a coming transition in federal leadership and deep societal divisions, anti-poverty advocates must understand and address issues of race, implicit bias, and how to affirmatively advance racial equity. The Racial Justice Training Institute is a groundbreaking national leadership program that offers a transformative experience to build and fortify agents for change.

Working in teams, and with support from skilled faculty and coaches, you’ll learn how to use new racial justice knowledge and skills in your daily work and apply these to a racial equity initiative that your team will work on throughout the Institute. Learn more and apply to the institute here.

Donate-a-Day’s Pay to CHRJ, EJW Survey on New Post Grad Fellowship, VA Benefits Pro Bono & CLE, Brazilian Women’s Movement Talk

Support Student Human Rights Work: Give to CHRJ’s Donate-a-Day’s Pay

chrjDonate a Day’s Pay is the Center For Human Rights and Justice (CHRJ) at University of Washington School of Law’s annual spring fundraiser. They ask students who have secured paying jobs for the summer or alumni and practicing attorneys to donate the equivalent of one day’s pay to CHRJ. Along with the proceeds from the used bookstore that we run on campus, all funds raised through the Donate a Day’s Pay campaign fund University of Washington Law School students’ unpaid human rights work around the world.

They award these funds through Public Interest Law Association (PILA) grants. Since 2006, CHRJ has funded at least one full $5,000 grant. Last year they were able to fun three! And their goal is to beat that this year! Learn more about former grantees here. To donate a day’s pay, click here or contact to pledge an amount.

Can’t donate a full day’s pay? CHRJ welcomes all donation amounts!

If you have any questions about Donate a Day’s Pay or CHRJ, please feel free to contact Priya Rai.

Should EJW Create Post Grad Fellowships in Organizing & Housing Law?

Screen shot 2013-04-03 at 1.49.27 PMEqual Justice Works may have an opportunity to fund a bunch of law and organizing fellowships to work with tenant organizers on Section 8 issues all over the nation including Seattle.  They are trying to gauge whether there is sufficient interest amongst law students and recent law graduates in such opportunities.  Have your voice heard! Fill out their survey here.

Represent a Disabled Vet Pro Bono Before the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

vetprobonoThe Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program is seeking volunteer lawyers to assist veterans who claim entitlement to VA benefits. You are invited to attend their upcoming training on this unique area of law.

When: Friday, May 17, 9am-5pm

Where: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle

Cost: Free (in exchange for handling one appeal pro bono)

Students are encouraged to attend! Students still need to register. Organizers recommend that students click 2012 for graduation year and explain in the comments section that they are law students.

No prior experience necessary. Lawyers do not need to reside near Court. For complete information and registration please visit here.Sustaining_Activism_Spring13