Check out these upcoming judicial externships!

Judicial Externships Available in Summer 2016

 The Honorable Charles K. Wiggins of the Washington Supreme Court.

 justice_charles_wigginsTo apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and legal writing sample. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. Applications may be submitted by mail:

 The Honorable Charles K. Wiggins

Washington Supreme Court

P.O. Box 40929

Olympia, WA 98504-0929

 Or by email to Sylvia Campbell at Sylvia.Campbell@courts.wa.gov.

 The Honorable Ann Schindler of the Washington Court of Appeals, Division I.

116as To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, self-edited writing sample, and list of references by email to erin.sanders@courts.wa.gov or by regular mail.

 The Honorable Ann Schindler

Washington Court of Appeals, Division I

600 University Street

Seattle, WA 98101

 Judge Sharon L. Gleason of the U.S. District Court for the District Of Alaska.

judge_sharon_l-_gleason To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample, and list of references by email to Anne_Masneri@akd.uscourts.gov (PREFERRED) or by regular mail.

 The Honorable Sharon L. Gleason

U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska

222 West Seventh Avenue, No. 54

Anchorage, AK 99513-7545

 Opportunities with other judges in these and other courts are also available. If you are interested in a judicial externship, please complete the Externship Interest Form at http://tinyurl.com/newcmqd.

Externship Fair – Wednesday, March 2, 12:30-1:20p.m. in Room 115

taupc7ah_400x400 Now is the time to plan for externships in the 2016-2017 school year. Come meet representatives of various organizations to learn about what they do and opportunities available during the school year. Some organizations may also still have openings for the summer.

 Please go to Symplicity for details and to RSVP.

 Current list of participating organizations:

  • CoMotion (formerly UW Center for Commercialization)
  • Earthjustice
  • Legal Voice
  • MultiCare Health System Legal Department
  • New Beginnings Legal Advocacy Program
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • Seattle City Attorney’s Office
  • Seattle Community Law Center
  • Solid Ground Family Assistance Program
  • Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney
  • U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Legal Office
  • U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of the Solicitor
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel
  • Unemployment Law Project
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Washington State Attorney General’s Office

DUE PROCESS OF LAW FOUNDATION (DPLF) seeking Legal Intern

logo1DPLF, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization based in Washington, D.C., works to strengthen the rule of law and promote respect for human rights in Latin America through applied research, strategic alliances, advocacy and outreach.

Our vision is a Latin America in which civil society, using national and international legal instruments,participates fully in consolidation of the rule of law, and in which judicial institutions are independent,transparent, accessible, and able to fulfill their role in strengthening democracy. DPLF was founded by Professor Thomas Buergenthal, retired judge at the International Court of Justice (The Hague), and his former colleagues from the UN Truth Commission for El Salvador.

The legal intern’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, following and researching various issues of interest to DPLF and keeping the project staff informed on relevant legal and factual developments.

Research issues include:

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Impact of the mining industry on indigenous Peoples
  • Transitional justice
  • Inter-American Human Rights System
  • Pretrial detention
  • Selection of Judges in Central America

In addition to legal research, interns will have the opportunity to participate in activities surrounding DPLF’s thematic hearings before the Inter?American Commission on Human Rights where logistical support and attendance at events and meetings on behalf of the organization will be required.

Application Instructions: Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, 2 writing samples(English and Spanish) to info@dplf.org, with “Legal Internship Application” in the subject line.

Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) – Atlanta is looking for applicants for attorney fellowship position!

zuno-client-kindWe are recruiting for a justice Americorps attorney fellowship position in KIND’s Atlanta office.  We are seeking to fill this position immediately.  Here is the posting:

 https://supportkind.org/jobs/justice-americorps-fellow-atlanta-ga/

 Christina Iturralde, who is running KIND’s Atlanta office and is frankly, fantastic, will be overseeing the lucky attorney fellow.  Also, we were also funded for a justice Americorps paralegal in KIND’s Atlanta office, in addition to this attorney fellow position, which means the attorney fellow will have tremendous support for his or her case work.  The paralegal, Kevin Amaya, has already started in KIND’s Atlanta office and is looking forward to the attorney fellow coming on board.  In short, the justice Americorps attorney fellow will be able to hit the ground running with a great team in place, and working in a beautiful office at our generous Atlanta host, Troutman Sanders LLP, I might add! 

 Applicants should send cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and references to: jobs@supportkind.org. No phone calls please.

INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES ASSOCIATE (HUMAN RIGHTS LAW)

logo2 International Rights Advocates (IRAdvocates) seeks a full time associate to work on its international human rights cases, which employ legal strategies to hold multinational corporations accountable for human rights abuses. All cases are administered through Washington, D.C.

 The applicant must be a U.S. licensed attorney with at least three years substantive, civil litigation experience in U.S. courts and possess the ability to work independently under time constraints.*  The applicant should also possess excellent research and writing skills, as well as a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and/or human rights advocacy. Please also note that this position may require travel outside the U.S. (particularly to Colombia and Indonesia). Women and Persons of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. IRAdvocates is an equal opportunity employer.*

 *Please note that this is not an entry level position. We will not review any applications with less than the required minimum 3 years of substantive, civil litigation experience.

 **Only selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. Please do not call the office.

 Specific Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with legal issues that arise in transnational corporate accountability litigation, including case law under the ATS and TVPA, international human rights, and issues of corporate law (alter ego), choice of law and forum non conveniens.
  • Experience working with and relating to indigenous peoples in the Latin America, Africa, and Asia, especially concerning human rights.
  • Spanish-language ability strongly preferred.
  • Interest, enthusiasm, and affinity for using the law as a vehicle for social change.

 To Apply: Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Jianing Xie at info@iradvocates.org. Please address your materials to Terrence Collingsworth. Position open until filled.

Join the Washington Policy Center’s Statewide Policy Conference and Register Early!

December 1: Global Monday Lecture by Professor Alejandra Gonza on International Human Rights and the Inter-American System

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Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
12:30 – 1:20 PM
William Gates Hall, RM 117

The states of the American continents have created a regional institution, the Organization of American States (OAS), which includes several structures for protecting human rights. The OAS Charter created substantive human rights norms and established two main institutions designed specifically for human rights protection and promotion: the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Ms. Gonza will provide an overview of the Inter-American human rights system and share from her experience working with its main bodies including successfully petitioning on behalf of clients who have been tortured.

Alejandra Gonza is a Commissioner with the Seattle Human Rights Commission and a legal adviser to the Due Process of Law Foundation in Washington, DC. She will teach the International Human Rights Clinic at UW Law starting winter. Ms. Gonza has been representing victims of human rights violations before the Inter-American human rights system. She also served as a senior staff attorney at the Special Rapporteurship for Freedom of Expression at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (both of the Organization of American States). Ms. Gonza received her law degree from the National University of Tucumán in her native Argentina and her Masters in European Studies and Human Rights from the Pontific University of Salamanca, Spain.

December 2: A Celebration of Asian and Comparative Law Scholarship at UW Law, Presenting the Asian Law Center 50th Anniversary Publication and Honoring Our Distinguished Visiting Scholars

Asian Law Center

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
3:30 – 5:30 PM
William H. Gates Hall, RM 115

The University of Washington School of Law is distinguished by a long standing tradition of research and scholarship on Asian and comparative law and by a vibrant Visiting Scholars Program. We are honored to host many senior legal career professionals, policy makers and eminent academics from around the world and to serve as a leading research center contributing to exciting scholarship on Asia. Please join President Young, Dean Testy, faculty and friends for A Celebration of Asian and Comparative Law Scholarship at UW Law:

  • Introduction by Dean Testy and Welcome by President Young
  • Presenting the ALC 50th Anniversary Publication, Legal Innovations in Asia: Judicial Lawmaking and the Influence of Comparative Law
  • Honoring our distinguished Visiting Scholars, click here.

Please RSVP to asianlaw@uw.edu.

December 4: Transpacific Conversation on Comparative Constitutional Law in Asia

Asian Law Center

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
3:30 – 5:20 PM
William H. Gates Hall, RM 119

School of Law and the Asian Law Center are pleased to announce two special panels on Thursday, December 4th. These panels are presented by some of the leading scholars in Asian comparative law.

3:30 – 4:20: Constitutionalism in Hong Kong and Taiwan
Chaired by John O. Haley (Vanderbilt, UW Law)
Panelists:

  • Swati Jhaveri (National University of Singapore): Constitutional Implications of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central
  • Jimmy Chia-Shin Hsu (Academica Sinica, Taiwan): The Sunflower Student Movement and Democracy in Taiwan

4:30 – 5:20: Constitutional Law in Japan and Korea
Chaired by Daniel H. Foote (University of Tokyo, UW Law)
Panelists:

  • Jonathan Kang (Yonsei University, Seoul): Good for the Gander: The Appropriation of Law Rhetoric by Korean Conservatives
  • Larry Repeta (Meiji University, Tokyo): Freedom of Thought and Conscience: Compulsory Flag-and-Anthem Rituals, and the Supreme Court of Japan
  • Shigenori Matsui (University of British Columbia): Criminalization of Revenge Porn in Japan

RSVP by December 1st.  Register online here.

January 7: Register for the Washington Policy Center’s Statewide Policy Conference – 2015 Solutions Summit

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Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2014
7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Western Washington Location: Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Eastern Washington Location: 3 Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA 99336

The conference will be attended by policy makers, elected officials, and business leaders and consist of a breakfast speaker, then breakout sessions in the morning, featuring local and national experts, on the following policy topics:

  • Education Reform
  • Environment
  • Balancing the Budget without Raising Taxes
  • Health Care Reform
  • Improving the Small Business Climate
  • Transportation
More than 20 national and regional policy experts will be on hand for the conference. They include:
Congressman Doc Hastings
State Senator Michael Baumgartner, (R) – Spokane
State Senator Andy Hill, (R)-  Woodinville and chair of Senate Ways and Means Committee
State Senator Curtis King , (R) – Yakima and chair of the Senate Transportation Committee
State Representative Ross Hunter, (D) – Medina and chair of the House Appropriations Committee
State Representative Reuven Carlyle, (D) – Seattle and chair of the House Finance Committee
Rob McKenna, former Attorney General
Avik Roy, Forbes Columnist
Howard Behar, former COO of Starbucks
Emily Goff , Transportation Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation

Register online here.