Looking for a Paid Internship? Check Out ACLU’s Reproductive Rights Project in New York!

On Campus Interviews: New Employers, Apply Through Symplicity

Session:  OCI Fall 2014 – Deloitte Tax” CPSL Logo

Deloitte Tax Interviews (3L, LL.M.) – Application deadline:  Thursday, October 2 at 11:30 P.M.
Students will be notified of interviews by Friday, October 10.  Interviews will be held on campus Thursday, October 16.   Deloitte Tax Information Session:  Monday, September 29 in Room 115.

Session:  “OCI Fall 2014 – Public Defender/Navy OGC” 

Department of the Navy OGC (2L) — Application deadline: Wednesday, September 10 at NOON
Public Defender Service for DC (2L, 3L) — Application deadline: Wednesday, September 10 at NOON

Students will be notified of interviews by Monday, September 15.  Interviews will be held on campus Friday, September 19.

Session:  OCI Fall 2014 – NOAA OGC.”    (Apply through Symplicity—not USA Jobs.)

NOAA Office of General Counsel Honors Program (3L, LL.M.) – Application deadline:  Monday, September 15 at NOON
Students will be notified of interviews by Thursday, September 18.  Interviews will be held on campus Wednesday, September 24.

On-Campus Interview employers – Continuing to accept applications

Session:  “OCI Fall 2014 – Session 2.”

Application deadline:  Monday, September 15, at NOON.  Students will be notified of interviews by Tuesday, September 23.
King County Bar Association (2L, 3L, LL.M.) – Interview date October 3
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (3L, LL.M.) – Interview date October 2

Arctic Frontiers’ Emerging Leaders Program Calling for 2015 Applications, Due 9/28

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The U.S. Embassy in Oslo, together with the Arctic Frontiers Secretariat, is excited to announce a unique opportunity for young U.S. citizens with a professional interest in the Arctic to learn more about the region. The annual Arctic Frontiers conference brings academia, government and business together to create a firmer foundation for decision-making and sustainable economic development in the Arctic. The conference takes place in the Norwegian city of Tromsø, known as the Gateway to the Arctic.

Arctic Frontiers’ Emerging Leaders program invites young representatives of academia, business and the public sector to meet with leaders to discuss future development in the High North. Selected candidates will participate in a blend of technical, social and cultural events, accompanied by mentors. The program starts in the city of Bodø, then continues onboard the coastal steamer and ends in Tromsø. The participants will be challenged to engage in discussions and presentations during the program. The content of the program is linked to the Arctic Frontiers 2015 conference topic “Climate and Energy.”

For a complete program description and application instructions, click here.

ACLU Foundation & HRW Seeking Applicants for 2015-2017 Aryeh Neier Fellowship, Due 10/15

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The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (“ACLU”) and Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) invite applications for the Aryeh Neier Fellowship. The fellow will work with both organizations on joint initiatives to strengthen respect for human rights in the United States.

Human Rights Watch and the ACLU created the fellowship in 2002 with generous funding from the Open Society Institute to honor the legacy of Aryeh Neier. As executive director of the ACLU and then of Human Rights Watch, Aryeh Neier helped develop both organizations into powerful forces for justice and human rights.

A special committee from both organizations will select the fellow, who will begin the two-year fellowship in the fall of 2015. He or she will most likely be placed in the New York City offices of Human Rights Watch and the ACLU, spending a year at each; however, the fellow should be open to placement in the organizations’ offices in other locations in the US.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

SCLC Seeking Directing Attorney of Social Security Advocacy Project

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The Seattle Community Law Center (SCLC) is a non-profit specialty civil legal aid organization that provides legal representation to low-income individuals with disabilities in matters related to their eligibility for Social Security Disability (SSDI) and SSI benefits. SCLC hosts two major projects: the Social Security Advocacy Project (SSAP) and the Disabled Homeless Advocacy Project (DHAP). SSAP prioritizes cases in which a person who has received or is receiving SSI/SSDI receives notice of reduction or termination of benefits. SSAP clients have a difficult time obtaining representation through the private bar, either due to lack of fee generating potential or multiple barriers, such as mental illness, limited English proficiency, and chemical dependency, which make it difficult for the client to stay engaged in an attorney client relationship and navigate the administrative structure of the Social Security Administration.

SCLC is searching for an outstanding attorney to serve as the directing attorney of the Social Security Advocacy Project (SSAP). The directing attorney is responsible for overseeing and managing SSAP. This is a full-time attorney position starting immediately. This position requires the ability to travel to client meetings, community events, and hearings, and may require some work on nights or weekends.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

ACLU Offering 2014-2015 Internships/Externships, Due 11/30 for Winter or Spring Quarter Externship

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is pleased to offer unpaid
summer and school-year internships and externships to interested law school students. A
minimum commitment of 12 hours per week is required during the school year. Summer
positions are full-time and last a minimum of seven weeks.

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 work closely
with staff attorneys conducting legal research, writing legal memoranda, and drafting
correspondence to government agencies in response to documented complaints of civil liberties
and civil rights violations. Students also assist ACLU attorneys in the development of cases for
litigation, preparation of cases for trial, and submission of amicus curiae briefs in courts of
appeal.

Educational benefits include obtaining hands-on experience in applying constitutional theories
and case law to legal problems and learning how to conduct factual investigation of complaints.
Students become familiar with administrative regulations and agency protocols, while
developing a practical understanding of constitutional law. Academic credit can be arranged.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

New York Civil Liberties Union’s Reproductive Rights Project Offering Paid Internship for Summer of 2015

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The ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project’s (RFP) mission is to secure a world that respects and supports everyone’s right to form intimate relationships and to decide whether and when to have a child. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, the Project strives to ensure that the freedoms and opportunities enjoyed by some become the freedoms and opportunities enjoyed by all. In particular, RFP works to ensure access to abortion services, comprehensive sex education, and affordable contraception, and to protect the rights of all women to continue their pregnancies. The ACLU is particularly committed to ensuring that individuals’ reproductive rights are not compromised because of their race, youth, or economic status, and believes that reproductive rights work must be informed by broader racial and social justice considerations.

The internship offers the opportunity to work on a variety of litigation projects. The internship is full-time and requires a 10 week commitment with a preferred start date of May 26, 2015.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

City of Seattle Posted New Job of Employee and Labor Relations Specialist

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The Employee and Labor Relations Specialist is a trusted advisor who builds the capacity of managers to create and sustain safe, innovative and inclusive workplaces within a union environment. This position provides support within Seattle Public Utilities for labor policy and procedures; works directly with management and staff to administer labor agreements, assists with disciplinary processes and provides expert-level consultation and guidance to managers and staff on a variety of workplace issues. We are looking for a human resource professional who has successfully provided consultation on, and managed, complex workplace and employee issues in a manner that ensures consistency, fairness, perseveration of employee rights, supports effective decision-making and mitigates organizational risk. The position reports to the Labor Relations Strategic Advisor.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

Save the Children International Seeks Project Coordinator, Lucens Guideline Process (Geneva)

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Save the Children International is looking for a project coordinator, Lucens Guideline Process, to support the process of finalizing the  Lucens Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict, and encouraging states to endorse and implement them, including by mobilizing civil society support.  The project coordinator will support the work of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA), of which Save the Children is a Steering Committee member.

The position is located at the Geneva Advocacy Office of Save the Children International and the contract will last through June 2015.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

 

Looking for a Fellowship Opportunity? Organizations Accepting Applications Now

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies in Geneva Seeking United Nations Advocacy Officer

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The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) is seeking well-qualified applicants for the position of a United Nations Advocacy Officer of the Arab Regional Advocacy Program (ARAP).

The UNAO reports to the Director of the Geneva Office of CIHRS (GO-CIHRS).  The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS): The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) was established in 1993 as a regional NGO dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights. Its mission is to strengthen the human rights movement within the Middle East and North Africa.

The Arab Regional Advocacy Program (ARAP) is a regional program that is designed to increase the ability of human rights actors in the Arab region to achieve positive change by enhancing their campaigning tactics, with a specific emphasis on creating synergy between national, regional and international advocacy and influence.

The full-time UN Advocacy Officer performs advocacy, outreach, training and research duties in the context of the United Nations, as well as other tasks, according to the needs of the organization and its partners. As the UN Advocacy Officer you will be working with a small team of co-workers within the Geneva Office of CIHRS, as well as with a larger team of program and CIHRS staff located in multiple countries. Finally you will also be working with partner organizations and human rights activists from throughout the Arab region and around the world to carry out national, regional and global human rights advocacy campaigns and initiatives.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

Harvard Law School Seeking Assistant Director for its Public Interest Advising Office

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The Office of Public Interest Advising at Harvard Law School seeks an assistant director. The assistant director is expected to counsel a large volume of highly sophisticated JD (1L, 2L, and 3L), LLM, and SJD students and clerks about all facets of a public sector career choice/job search, including advising on how to determine “fit,” the diverse range of practice options and the career decision-making process.  In addition, candidates must keep current on public interest hiring trends, plan, develop, and manage an extensive array of career programs and workshops.   S/he must also coordinate with HLS administrative offices and student groups to avoid duplication and leverage resources, manage larger-scale projects under office’s purview/related to office’s mission, conceive of/develop and write varied materials for office publications and website.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

Thurston County’s OIC Seeking Special Assistant to the Insurance Commissioner

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The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) is seeking a highly skilled, Civil Service Exempt, Special Assistant to the Insurance Commissioner. This position acts as the Commissioner’s assistant on varied issues and special projects as assigned.

As part of the agency’s policy development effort, the position acts as an assistant to the Commissioner on various special projects and assignments, and identifies emerging policy issues that affect the Commissioner’s business and strategic plan. The position leads or participates in, and manages complex projects, rule making, reports and represents the Commissioner on work groups, technical advisory groups task forces, boards, commissions or to external groups of stakeholders and constituents. The position provides testimony before and works with and on legislation and regulations at the state and federal level, and with other agencies and public private partnerships. The position represents the Commissioner on NAIC work groups, committees and task forces. The position is the agency subject matter expert on assigned areas of health coverage and health care administration.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

Attention 3Ls! George N. Lindsay Civil Rights Fellowship Accepting Applications Now

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The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, one of the nation’s foremost civil right legal organizations, annually sponsors a one-year fellowship under the George N. Lindsay Civil Rights Fellowship Program. The Lindsay Fellowship provides an opportunity for recent law school graduates to become familiar with civil rights practice by working with many of the nation’s leading civil rights experts at the national office of the Lawyers’ Committee in Washington, D.C. Our fellows become involved with substantive legal activities, which involve co-counseled litigation with prominent law firms, including client contact, case investigation, discovery, negotiations, amicus briefs, appeals, and trial practice. Non-litigation activities include legal services to community development groups, legislative and public policy advocacy, and public education on important civil rights matters.

The one year Fellowship pays a stipend of $42,000, supplemented by a loan forgiveness payment of $2,000. The yearly stipend is also supplemented by payment of bar review and fees. Fellows have the opportunity to gain legal experience in one or more of the following areas: Voting Rights, Employment Discrimination, Education, or Fair Housing and Community Development.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

Conservative/Libertarian Public Interest Litigation Fellowship Now Accepting Applications

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Pacific Legal Foundation’s College of Public Interest Law offers 2-year litigation fellowships to graduates interested in rapidly gaining experience in the litigation of major constitutional cases. The fellowships are  open to all graduating individuals of demonstrated high achievement and offer an exceptional opportunity  as a stepping stone to private practice, public agency law, an academic career, or a permanent position with Pacific  Legal Foundation (www.pacificlegal.org). Applicants accepted for the College of Public Interest Law  Fellowship will begin September, 2015.

Fellows will work in the Sacramento, California, headquarters of  Pacific Legal Foundation, the largest and oldest national public interest law foundation litigating in support of  private property rights, environmental balance, individual liberties, limited government, and the free enterprise  system. Guided by experienced attorneys, each Fellow will participate in hands-on litigation, including lead  attorney responsibilities in both trial level and appellate cases; write publishable legal scholarship; and attend  on-site training for MCLE credit.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

UW’s Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Seeking Director of the Yakima and Skagit Valley GEAR Up Program

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The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) works to increase diversity on campus and enrich the collegiate experience of all UW students, faculty and staff.

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Director to provide leadership, oversight, and compliance with all applicable rules and regulations pertaining to a federal training grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. As a partnership grant under the GEAR UP Program, this project is a collaboration between the University of Washington (UW), 13 school districts and several community-based partners including Junior Achievement, Boeing, Museum of Flight, College Board, etc. Given the predominance of services to schools and students in the Yakima Valley and to lesser degree the Skagit Valley, the position is stationed off-campus in a rented facility at Heritage University in Toppenish Washington.

The Yakima and Skagit Valley GEAR UP program provides a variety of college readiness activities and programs through direct service and contracts with schools. These services include college immersion experiences, mentoring, tutoring, career exploration and development, and resources for essential college planning and financial support. Since the grant focus is centered on STEM it also includes STEM curriculum support services and activities, classroom/lab development, establishment of a robotics program throughout the schools and professional development for teachers in STEM related subjects.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

NWIRP Seeking Spanish-Speaking Bilingual Attorney in Seattle, Priority Deadline 9/21

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The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish‐speaking bilingual attorney to
provide direct representation, community outreach and education to survivors of domestic
violence and sexual assault and others who qualify for humanitarian protections.

The staff attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct
representation (2) individual consultations; and (3) community education.  The attorney will
focus on providing representation on cases involving U visa petitions, VAWA self‐petitions,
adjustment of status applications and other forms of immigration relief.  The attorney will also
provide representation in removal proceedings before the immigration court. The staff attorney
may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

Attention 3Ls and Recent Grads! Associate Positions Available Across the Nation!

Attention 3Ls and Recent Grads! Murphy Anderson PLLC Seeking Litigation Associate in Washington, D.C., Due 4/20

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Murphy Anderson PLLC, a fast-paced and innovative public interest firm, is seeking a litigation associate with 0-5 years of experience for its Washington office.  The firm represents unions in all sectors of the economy, with a particular focus on finding creative ways to help workers organize.  The firm also represents employees concerning unpaid wages and whistleblowers fighting fraud in health care, military procurement and the construction industry using the False Claims Act and similar SEC and IRS programs.  The successful applicant will work in all areas of the firm’s practice.

Applicants should have excellent writing skills, strong academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights and public service.  Federal judicial clerkship and law journal experience are favored, as is Spanish-language proficiency.

For a complete description and application information, click here. Photo of Washington, D.C. Capitol Building courtesy of Stockvault and Nicolas Raymond.

Attention 3Ls and Recent Grads! Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick LLP Seeking Associate Attorney to Work in Pasadena, California, Due 4/20

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Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick, LLP, a prominent civil rights and plaintiffs’ employment law firm located in Pasadena, California, announces an opening for the position of associate attorney with 0-5 years experience.  Excellent writing skills and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law are required.  Current admission to the California Bar preferred.  Judicial clerkships are a plus.  We value a diverse workplace and welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

For a complete description and application details, click here.

Attention 3Ls and Recent Grads!  Northwest Office of Earthjustice Seeking Associate Attorney, Due 4/25

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Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law firm.  We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country.  We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.  We partner with thousands of groups, supporters and individuals to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change.  We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

The associate attorney program comprises a two-year position with a possible extension for a third year.  Associate attorneys work closely with staff attorneys and clients to investigate, develop, and prosecute cases.  The associate attorney program is designed to help attorneys develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation.  Many associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice or with other public interest organizations.

For a complete description and application information, click here.

Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP Seeking Associate Attorney in Denver, Colorado

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The lawyers of KILLMER, LANE & NEWMAN, LLP are concerned, above all else, with the protection of the civil rights and liberties of our clients. In our role as trial and appellate lawyers, we are the advocates of the underdog. Whether litigating on behalf of employees against the wrongful conduct of their employers, on behalf of people against oppressive governmental conduct, or on behalf of criminal defendants, our mission, first and foremost is to defend the Constitutional and statutory rights of our clients against illegal corporate or governmental conduct and criminal accusations.

We represent people, and our opponents are almost always institutional entities. We strongly believe in, and take pride in enforcing, our Constitution and the laws guaranteeing the rights and liberties of the clients we represent.  We seek an associate attorney to join our office.  Candidates must have at a minimum a Juris Doctorate.  Bilingual in English and Spanish is helpful.  For more information about the position, contact Darold Killmer.

For more about the firm, click here.

National Center for Law and Economic Justice Accepting Applications for Paul M. Dodyk Fellowship for Economic Justice, Due 4/30

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The Paul M. Dodyk Fellowship for Economic Justice has been established by generous donors to the National Center for Law and Economic Justice in honor of Paul M. Dodyk, past Chair of NCLEJ and a great champion of using the law to promote economic justice and fair and dignified treatment for everyone in our society, regardless of their means. The Fellowship is designed to foster the next generation of lawyers working for economic justice while enhancing NCLEJ’s capacity to serve those who have the least in our society.

For this cycle we are seeking applications from candidates who bring considerable experience in addressing issues confronting low wage workers, such as wage theft, equal pay for low-income women, and fair pay for low-income immigrant communities.

We seek energetic, motivated candidates with a record of commitment to social justice work with a strong component addressing issues confronting low wage workers, experience in developing and implementing projects, excellent writing, legal research and communication skills, and leadership potential.

Candidates for the Dodyk Fellowship should be at a relatively early stage of their legal careers – preferably those with up to four years of practice in the public or private sector, including law clerks and current or former Skadden, Equal Justice Works, or other Fellows. While preference will be given to candidates with one to four years of relevant experience after law school, third year students with extensive experience working with low wage worker issues or labor organizing may be considered. Applicants not yet admitted to the bar should be prepared to satisfy bar admission requirements.

For a complete description and application information, click here.

OCA Seeking Candidates for 2014-2015 Civil Rights Fellowship, Due 4/30

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OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership-driven organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), is seeking qualified candidates for the 2014 – 2015 OCA Civil Rights Fellowship.

The OCA Civil Rights Fellowship is a national advocacy fellowship based at the OCA National Center in Washington DC which seeks to organize and mobilize the chapter networks across the country to support the building of individual and community capacity for greater civic engagement among Asian Pacific Americans.

The Fellow will work directly and collaborate with the OCA Chapters through a series of turn-key projects. The ultimate objective of this program is to create a movement of APAs that embrace the vision of robust civic engagement that fosters a strong democratic society for generations to come.

For a complete description of the fellowship and application instructions, click here.

Center for Reproductive Rights Seeking Advocacy Adviser in Geneva, Due 5/1

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The Advocacy Adviser will be joining the Center at a critical time for reproductive rights globally. As opponents of women’s rights are mounting a scorched-earth campaign to turn back decades of hard-won progress, the Center is fighting back with short-, medium-, and long-term strategies, to reverse the erosion of reproductive rights protections across the U.S. and establish the right to affordable reproductive healthcare in the U.S. A key component of our strategic plan is to restore heightened protections for abortion rights, as promised to American women in the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade (1973).

The Center seeks an Advocacy Adviser for Global Advocacy who will support the Global Advocacy Team in the Global Legal Program and will report to the Director of Global Advocacy.

The position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

Attention Post-Grads!  Partnership for Working Families Seeking Staff Attorney for Community Benefits Law Center, Due 5/9

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The Partnership for Working Families is a national network of leading regional advocacy organizations who find solutions to our nation’s economic and environmental problems. We are driving change in major cities across the country, bringing together community, labor, faith, and environmental partners to build coalitions and campaigns that create and sustain an economy that works for everyone. Our network does all of the kinds of work that is required to make real change. We research tough problems, develop new policy tools, give individuals a way to find power though organizing, and put together new coalitions. Most importantly, we build the long term governing power that it takes to implement our ideas and policy solutions.

The Partnership seeks a dynamic, resourceful, highly effective Staff Attorney to undertake major pieces of the core work of the Center. To be eligible, an applicant must have a J.D. and at least 2 years of work as an attorney in a field relevant to the Partnership’s work and, prior to starting work with the Center, be admitted to practice in a jurisdiction in which a Partnership affiliate is located.

For a complete job description and application information, click here.

Pro-Bono Summer Opportunities on Long Island: Hurricane Sandy Legal Assistance Work

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Hurricane Sandy struck Long Island in October 2012 devastating the lives of thousands of residents.
Thanks to a generous grant by the Rausch Foundation, Touro Law Center was able to set up TLC-HEART
(Hurricane Emergency Assistance and Referral Team) which enabled the school to provide assistance in
the immediate aftermath of the storm. At that time pro-bono opportunities involved direct client contacts,
performing intakes, and advising on where to obtain immediate survival assistance relating to food and shelter.
Now the work has evolved to researching and preparing for litigating cases in federal court on flood insurance
claims and researching and preparing policy recommendations to advocate for better disaster management
policy and procedures in case of future natural or man-made disasters. Touro Law Center’s continued work
in the area of disaster related legal assistance is now made possible by a grant from Montana Legal Services
Association which sponsors a Volunteer Sandy Assistance at Touro Law Center for a period of one year

For more information about the clinic and how to participate, click here.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Office of the Chair Internship Program Seeking Fall 2014, Winter/Spring 2015, and Summer 2015 Interns, Fall 2014 Applications Due 5/16

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The Office of Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien is currently seeking interns for Fall 2014, Winter/Spring 2015, and Summer 2015.

The Office of the Chair (OCH), headquartered in Washington, DC, assists the Chair in fulfilling her responsibilities as Chair of the Commission and administrative head of the agency.  As one of five commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, the Chair votes on all matters that come before the Commission, including policy issues, litigation recommendations, federal sector appellate cases, amicus briefs, subpoena determinations and contracts; issues Commissioner’s charges of discrimination, where appropriate; and performs such other functions as may be authorized by law, regulation, or order.  The Chair is the official spokesperson for the Commission and is responsible for the development and implementation of Commission policies, procedures, and programs.   The Chair also handles all operational aspects of the Commission, including managing Executive and Legislative branch relationships, the budget, personnel, and EEOC’s headquarters and 53 field offices.

OCH is currently looking for 2L, 3L or LLM law student interns for Fall 2014, Winter/Spring 2015, and Summer 2015.  Successful applicants will possess strong legal research, analysis and writing skills and have a demonstrated interest in civil rights issues, employment law, or public interest law.  Interns will be supervised by an attorney and will have opportunities to produce a legal writing work-product.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

Human Rights, Justice, and Public Interest Related Announcements

Hunger Strike at Tacoma’s Immigration Detention Center Enters Day Four

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By Alexis Krell, The News Tribune

Tacoma’s federal immigration detention center was working Monday to determine how many of its 1,300 detainees were on a hunger strike, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.

The agency said 130 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center on the Tideflats declined meals as of lunchtime and indicated they were striking, compared to 330 Sunday. Supporters said about 1,200 detainees started the strike Friday in protest of deportations, and in demand of better food, treatment by guards and working conditions at the center.

Continue reading herePhoto courtesy of the Associated Press and Ted S. Warren.

Washington State Ranks High on Justice Index

By: Cardozo Law School, The Justice Index

The Justice Index is a snapshot of the degree to which best practices for ensuring access to the civil and criminal justice systems have been adopted across the country. This aggregate map gives a summary view of the national and state-by-state commitment to providing access to the civil and criminal courts for some of our most vulnerable populations.

For complete information and details on the Justice Index’s findings, click here.

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Leitner Center at Fordham Law School Offers New Summer Human Rights Program, July 28 – Aug. 8

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The Leitner Center is organizing a new program this year — the 2014 Summer Human Rights Institute at Fordham Law School. The Institute is a two-week certificate program that will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of human rights law. The course, this year held from July 28 to August 8, will include practice-based examples for lawyers and other professionals working in a range of fields. The course will be taught by professors from Fordham Law School, and will be a rigorous program with daily lectures and workshops. The program will provide an overview of international law as well as focused subject lectures and workshops. It will also include fieldwork and discussions with attorneys practicing international law in New York, in governments, and with non-governmental organizations.

The program is suitable both for recent graduates from undergraduate programs as well as advanced degrees, advanced professionals, as well as people working in international law, development, and business. The course is open to students from around the world. The Leitner Center will work with students to obtain necessary visas and other paperwork.

For inquiries about the program, contact the Leitner Center here.

PILA Grants Application Now Available, Due 4/3

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The PILA grant application is now available!  PILA provides $5,000 and $2,500 grants to fund students’ public service projects. Students may use their grant this summer or any quarter in the 2014-2015 academic year. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have already completed 5 volunteer hours for PILA.

The application can be accessed hereThere is a binder of past PILA grant applications in the Career Services Office (Room 346) that applicants may look at for guidance and inspiration.

Applications are due to Academic Services (Room 361) by 4:30PM on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

If you have any questions regarding the application or the grants process, please contact PILA Grants Coordinator Tori Ainsworth.

Attention 1Ls!  Goodwin Proctor Public Interest Fellowship for Law Students of Color Due THIS FRIDAY, 3/15

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For the past eight years, Goodwin has invested in a diverse legal community by offering fellowships to high-achieving law students of color. This year, we will again offer awards of $7,500 to students of color who work in public interest positions the summer after their first year of law school. This program allows us to connect with a wide array of talented students early in their legal careers who are committed to giving back to their communities.

In addition to the monetary fellowship award, selected fellows are guaranteed a “straight-to-callback” interview with the Goodwin Procter office of their choice in the fall interview season during their second year of law school. Fellows will also be invited to participate in some of our summer associate program events during their summer at the public interest organization.

For additional information on the Fellowships, please click here.

U.S. Justice Gap is Under International Scrutiny – Op-Ed

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By Risa E. Kaufman, The National Law Journal

The United States will be reviewed on March 13 and 14 for how it is meeting its commitments under this core human rights treaty. Concerned with the civil justice gap in the United States, the U.N. committee of human rights experts conducting the review has put squarely on the agenda the question of what steps this country has taken to improve legal representation in civil proceedings for litigants belonging to racial, ethnic and national minorities, and for victims of domestic violence.

Continue reading here.  Photo courtesy of Alandj / iStockphoto.com. UN European HQ in Geneva