Scholarships for 3Ls applying to the California Bar; new reports on refugee crisis, gender equity

AG proposal to protect human trafficking victims passes Senate

washington-ago-color-sealOriginally published Feb. 8, 2017 as a Washington State Attorney General’s Office press release, media contact Peter Lavallee. Headline remained the same.

“An agency request bill from Attorney General Bob Ferguson aimed at extending the window of opportunity to prosecute human traffickers for their crimes today passed the Senate with unanimous bipartisan support. The bill extends the statute of limitations on human trafficking to match that of non-lethal arson and updates the definition of commercial sex to include “anything of value,” rather than simply a fee.” Read the full press release here.

Refugee crisis reaches new peak amid ongoing conflicts, Islamophobic policies 

refugeesOriginally posted Feb. 7, 2017 by the International Justice Resource Center. Photo courtesy of Ggia via Wikimedia Commons. Headline remained the same.

“In 2016, more than 65 million people were estimated to be refugees or internally displaced persons  – the highest number in history. [World Economic Forum] Many of the migrants who are fleeing their countries are unable to permanently resettle for a number of reasons, including the global underfunding of refugee support programs and national policies motivated by Islamophobia or isolationism. See Amnesty International, Refugees & Asylum. [Slate] Migrants face dangerous conditions and human rights abuses both during travel and once they reach host countries. Thousands of migrants have drowned while attempting to reach Europe by sea and the conditions of detention in more common refugee destinations may include overcrowding and a failure to provide basic necessities.” Read the full report here.

New report: Gender Equity Through Human Rights: Local Efforts to Advance the Status of Women and Girls in the United States

Columbia Law School LogoPrepared January 2017 by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute. Headline remained the same.

“With a focus on women’s rights, this resource provides an overview of core human rights principles and how they can strengthen local policy‐making in the United States.  It describes ways in which local governments around the country are incorporating human rights into efforts to advance gender equity.   This resource is also forward‐looking.  It offers concrete suggestions for ways that state and local agencies and officials throughout the United States can use human rights standards and strategies to improve outcomes and opportunities for women, building upon established and emerging human rights initiatives.” Read the full report here.

Due Feb. 14: California 3L Diversity Scholarship

forallcaliforniansCalifornia Bar Foundation 3L Diversity Scholarship Application is now open!  Any diverse 3L who has a commitment to social justice/public interest, plans to practice in California, and who plans to take the July 2017 California Bar Exam, is eligible.  Scholarship recipients receive a free BARBRI prep course along with a living stipend.

Learn more and apply here

The CPSL is Hiring! Want an Interview at the NW Public Service Career Fair? Don’t Delay- Monday, January 13 is the App Deadline

Monday, January 13: Application Deadline to Interview at the NW Public Service Career Fair!

NW PS Career Fair logoFor over two decades, the NW Public Service Career Fair has linked law students and alumni with opportunities to make a difference.  More than 75 non-profits and government offices and more than 600 students and alumni from our 11 schools participated in 2013.

Check out the list of employers participating at the Seattle fair on Friday, January 31. Check out the list of employers participating at the Portland fair on Saturday, February 1. Learn more about the application and interview process here.

The Center for Public Service Law is Hiring! Seeking a Communications Assistant- Work Study Position


About the CPSL: The Center for Public Service Law at UW Law aims to educate, empower and inspire all of our students, graduates and broader law school community to incorporate public service into their lives, regardless of where they work or what kind of position they hold.

The Center works to nurture the culture of a service-oriented legal education, career and community as a key component of the UW Law mission to be Leaders for the Global Common Good. To that end, we provide programming, opportunities and connections to help UW Law students and graduates realize this vision of generous public service.

Position Overview: The Center for Public Service Law at the UW School of Law is the hub of public interest and social justice activities and career support at the law school. The communications assistant will provide support to the CPSL with its online outreach and marketing primarily through its blog ( and weekly online newsletter. The blog provides the latest local, national and international news, announcements, events, job and internships postings related to public service law. It is updated three times per week. The weekly newsletter recaps the last week’s blog postings and directs its over 350 recipients to the blog.

For complete job description and application instructions please click here. For more information about federal work study at UW please click here.

Act fast! Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled.

Applications for Human Rights Institute Now Accepted

Human Rights Institute at the Urban Justice Center will be held from April 2- 4, 2014 in New York City.

The Institute is a three-day professional development conference that brings select human rights advocates and policymakers from across the country to network, share ideas, and collaborate with others who are working to advance domestic human rights. Participants will be able to learn about the international human rights framework, apply it to their local organizing efforts and become contributors to the growing domestic human rights movement.

Previous presenters have included:

  • Laila Bourhil,Human Rights Officer at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights;
  • Jamil Dakwar,Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Human Rights Program;
  • Risa Kaufman,Executive Director, Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School;
  • Ann Lehman, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women;
  • Juhu Thukral, Director of Law and Advocacy for The Opportunity Agenda; and
  • Miriam Yeung, Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum.

We have also offered an array of programming, such as:

  • The Fundamentals of Human Rights: Economic and Social Rights;
  • Crafting a Human Rights Media Strategy to Advance Your Domestic Campaign;
  • Employing International Human Rights Mechanisms for Domestic Advocacy;
  • A Guided Tour of the United Nations;
  • Reception with members of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW);
  • The Arts and Community Organizing.

The Institute application is available on the Human Rights Project website. The application process is open until February 7, 2014. A limited number of scholarships are available for those eligible for financial assistance; those applications are due February 1, 2014.

Announcing the 2014 UW Law Summer Course in Cambodia: Global Health, Human Rights, and the Rights of the Child in Cambodia

Cambodia summer courseUniversity of Washington, Law H516, Global Health GH 590, College of Education EDLPS 600, International Studies JSIS 596

This course offers a unique, multidisciplinary graduate-level study opportunity in Cambodia. Focusing on health and human rights of children, particularly those who have a disability, the course provides a classroom experience and an applied, skills-building practicum that explores the theoretical underpinnings and the practical applications of the rights of the child in the context of Cambodia’s health system. Child rights are studied from legal and health services perspectives, combining methodologies of research and analysis required for quality field work.

The six-week course is approved for a total of 10 credits. Five of the credits are received through the practicum experience. The practicum experience will enable the student to work with NGOs and other health and legal professionals in the investigation and analysis of a faculty-guided and approved practicum project.

The course is open to graduate and professional students from other universities.

Check out the UW Study Abroad website and the program brochure. For questions, contact Beth Rivin ( or course TA, Ashley Paintner (

Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, Diversity on the Bench, IFAP Volunteer Attorney Training and More

October 28: Human Trafficking Speaker Series- Supporting Human Trafficking Survivors in the Philippines


Where? Room 117

When? Monday, October 28, 12:30-1:20

Lunch will be served.

Speakers include:
Mr. Benjamin Aritao Jr., Barer Fellow; LL.M. Candidate in Sustainable International Development, UW Law; Founder of The Paper Project, Inc.
Mary Tal, iLeap Fellow; Founder and Project Director of Whole World Women Association 

Hosted by the Barer Institute for Law and Global Human Services, the International Law Society, and the Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development

October 29: Social Justice Tuesday- Addressing Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System


Where? Room 133

When? Tuesday, October 29, 12:30-1:20pm.

Join Lisa Daugaard, Policy Director at The Defender Association, and UW alum Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney for a discussion of Racial Disparities in the Criminal System and local collaborative efforts to address the problem. 

If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or Please RSVP by 12:00 pm Monday, October 28, 2013.

October 30: Diversity in the Judiciary- Panel Discussion with Washington Supreme Court Justices & the Washington Leadership Institute


Where? Room 133

When? Wednesday, October 30, room 133

The UW Law School Chapter of the American Constitution Society is hosting an informal panel discussion about the importance of diversity in the judiciary. The panel will include Justice Steve Gonzales as well as members of the Washington Leadership Institute who will discuss their own experiences as well as the broader importance of diversity in the judiciary. 

October 30: Externship Information Session


Where? Room 133

When? Wednesday, October 30, 3:30-4:30pm

What is an externship? How do I apply for one? How do I register and earn credit?

In this session, we will answer your questions and many more as we explain the nuts and bolts of externships. We will also provide an overview of the objectives and requirements of our Externship Program, and outline the responsibilities of student, field supervisor and faculty supervisor.

RSVP via Symplicity or

October 31: Litigation and Political Movements: Challenging Prolonged Solitary Confinement in American Prisons 

Jules Lobel

Where? Allen Auditorium, Allen Library, room 181L, UW Campus

When? Thursday October 31, 3:30-5:00pm

Professor Jules Lobel is the Bessie McKee Wathour Endowed Chair at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Lobel is the co-author with David Cole of Less Safe, Less Free: Why America is Losing the War on Terror (2007), which won the first Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for exemplary scholar-ship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security. He is also the author of Success without Victory: Lost Legal Battles and the Long Road to Justice in America (2003), and editor of several books on civil rights litigation as well as the U.S. Constitution. Lobel is president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a national human and constitutional rights organization headquartered in New York City. He has litigated numerous cases involving constitutional and human rights issues in the United States courts, including several cases challenging presidential assertions of executive power to unilaterally initiate warfare and cases challenging US policy toward suspected terrorists. Professor Lobel involved his students in all these cases, giving them first hand exposure to the constitutional litigation of important and complex issues.

Sponsored by the Center for Human Rights; the Hilen Endowment for American Literature and Culture; the Law, Societies & Justice Program; the Program on Values in Society; the UW School of Law; and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

November 1: Attention Seattle Area Attorneys! Don’t Miss this Fantastic Opportunity to Mentor Students & Assist Immigrant Survivors of Violence

Where? Davis Wright Tremaine, 1201 Third Ave., Suite 2200, Seattle

When? Friday, Nov. 1, 10am-4:30pm.

The Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP) seeks volunteer attorneys to take on U-Visa cases and supervise student teams in 2013-2014. IFAP, a project of the University of Washington School of Law and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, pairs pro bono attorneys with law student teams to help secure U-Visas for immigrant survivors of qualifying crimes. The majority of clients are women who have suffered physical and emotional intimate partner violence. Attorneys do not need any experience in immigration law. IFAP provides the necessary training.

Pro Bono attorneys who are new to IFAP must attend our annual CLE. This year’s CLE is hosted by Davis Wright Tremaine, 1201 Third Ave., Suite 2200, Seattle, on Friday, Nov. 1st from 10am-4:30pm. Registered attendees get 4.25 CLE credits, including 0.75 ethics credits. The cost is $35 for those who volunteer to supervise a student team and take on a U-Visa case, and $150 for attendees who do not volunteer.

Dont’ delay! Registration ends October 30. To register please click here

Attorneys who have previously attended the CLE needn’t attend this year in order to volunteer. To RSVP as a repeat volunteer, e-mail Shira Zucker.  IFAP CLE 2013 FLYER

Veteran Legal Corps Fellowship at NJP, Fall Externships in DC & San Diego, Colorado Migrant Farm Worker Justice and Fellowships with Equal Rights Advocates in SF

Northwest Justice Project Hiring Post Grad Veteran Legal Corps Fellows

homeless_veteransThe Northwest Justice Project is now accepting applications for three new one-year fellowships sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service AmeriCorps and Equal Justice Works to focus exclusively on assisting at-risk and homeless veterans remove barriers to housing, employment, and self-sufficiency.  This Fellowship is focused on attorneys with 0-1 year experience, but NJP will consider applicants with up to 3 years’ experience, contingent on Equal Justice Works approval.  For complete info click here.  Applications due no later than July 22.

Fall Externship with the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth in DC

CFSYlogoThe Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY) works to end the practice of sentencing youth to life without the possibility of parole (JLWOP) in the United States. The CFSY works with advocates across the United States and in Washington, D.C. that use public education, advocacy, and litigation as strategies to pursue this goal. We work with active state campaigns and are advised by a committee of experts in the field.


  • Collaborate with attorneys in post-conviction challenges to juvenile life without parole sentences
  • Participate in amicus strategies in state supreme court cases regarding the implementation of Miller v. Alabama
  • Develop trainings and materials to be used in mitigation hearings
  • Track case law developments with regards to Miller v. Alabama
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in public interest or criminal defense law. Second or third year law student. Excellent legal writing and research skills. Well developed organizational skills and attention to detail.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (3-5 pages) no later than August 1.

Colorado Legal Services Seeking Staff Attorney for Migrant Farm Worker Division

colorado farm workers pesticides1 resized smallColorado Legal Services Migrant Farm Worker Division cases mainly involve issues surrounding the working conditions of farm workers (e.g., wages, pesticides, sexual harassment and human trafficking), immigration law cases, as well as cases occasionally related to housing, benefits or civil rights. Duties include federal and state litigation; administrative advocacy; summer outreach to workers at labor camps; and working with community-based groups. The staff attorney will assume a caseload that includes federal litigation and will supervise summer interns doing outreach throughout Colorado. Excellent opportunity to work with other advocates committed to combating poverty and injustice in a friendly and supportive office environment.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate has experience working with or on behalf of low-income communities, a demonstrated commitment to workplace and social justice, excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to successfully balance a variety of responsibilities. Spanish/English proficiency and regular travel in Colorado is required. Preference for applicants with prior litigation experience and admission to the Colorado Bar or eligible for reciprocal admission.

Applications considered on a rolling basis; position open until filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, list of three references and one legal writing sample to:

Amy Wood-Ocaña, Migrant Farm Worker Division, Colorado Legal Services, 1905 Sherman St., Ste. 400, Denver, CO 80203;

Need Some Sun in the Fall? Labor-Side Public Interest Firm in San Diego Hiring Fall Legal Clerks

OLG Logo NewOchoa Legal Group is seeking 1-2 law clerks for Fall 2013 positions in workers’ rights. The firm is committed to training and mentoring the next generation of law students interested in joining the ranks of union-side labor lawyers, and takes great pride in giving students challenging work opportunities that mirror the daily work done by our lawyers while providing exposure to the wide variety of issues that arise in the labor and employment field.

A law clerk can expect to take on brief-writing, assist with grievances and arbitrations, hearings, negotiations, meet with clients, engage in community legal education and work on litigation in state court, federal court, and various administrative agencies.

To be considered for a law clerk position, 2L and 3L law students should forward a resume, cover letter, references, writing sample and law school transcript to Ochoa Legal Group.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For complete application instructions please click here.

White House Council on Environmental Quality Seeking Fall 2013 Externs from UW Law 

CEQThe Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. The Council’s Chair, Nancy Sutley, serves as the principal environmental policy adviser to the President.

CEQ is also responsible for ensuring that Federal agencies operate in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The challenge of harmonizing our economic, environmental and social aspirations has put NEPA and CEQ at the forefront of our Nation’s efforts to protect the environment.

CEQ interns are given a wide range of assignments including conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, and writing memos on a variety of environmental issues. Interns have the opportunity to be involved in groundbreaking projects, working closely with staff from all levels and a variety of backgrounds. The pace in the office is fast, so accuracy and attention to detail are absolute requirements. Interns can expect to begin with the basics and gradually add more specialized projects as they gain experience.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. The last day to apply for the fall term has been extended to July 12. For complete info and application instructions please click here.

Equal Rights Advocates Opening 2014 Ruth Chance Fellow Applications


ERA has been a pioneer in advancing gender equity in work and schools for women and girls across the country since its founding.  Through our campaign approach—which incorporates public education, direct services, legislative advocacy, and litigation—ERA seeks to assist women and girls throughout a life-long continuum: from ensuring access and equity in educational institutions, to combating sex discrimination in employment, to advocating for policies that make the workplace more hospitable to working families.  From assisting in the passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act to arguing seminal gender rights cases before the United States Supreme Court, ERA is known for being the home of visionary leaders, unflinching advocates, and hard-nosed litigators for justice.

The Ruth Chance Law Fellowship is an entry level position for a recent law school graduate, which offers the opportunity to obtain training and experience in litigation and other aspects of public interest practice.  As a member of the legal team at ERA, the Ruth Chance Law Fellow oversees the Advice and Counseling program, assists other attorneys with litigation and special projects, and participates in community outreach, public education, and policy advocacy efforts. For more about the position and application instructions please click here.

ERA is also seeking to sponsor Equal Justice Works or Skadden fellows. For more about these post grad fellowship opportunities with ERA please click here.

Chock Full O’ Events Galore

Moderate Means Program: What it’s All About!

SJTlogoLooking for a chance to work with real clients? Want to learn about housing, consumer and family law and help REAL people with REAL problems?

The Moderate Means Program may be the answer for you. 

Hear from Moderate Means Program Attorney, Clay Wilson, and current interns, Amy Shebeck and Caitlyn Evans about their work with clients of moderate mean.s

Tuesday, April 16, 12:30-1:20pm, Room 133

If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or by 12:00 pm Monday, April 15.

 Global Health Career Week at UW


The Global Health Resource Center (GHRC) in the UW Department of Global Health is excited to announce that Global Health Career Week 2013 is coming up next week – April 15-20th! This year’s line up includes:• a Career Resource Fair where you can network with over 20 local global health organizations • panel discussions with graduate students and faculty in the field • a screening of the film Girl Rising • a talk by a World Health Organization (WHO) leader on malaria • a new Global Health and the Arts Cafe and Symposium, featuring performances and discussion on innovative approaches to global health.

If you have ever been interested in global health, this week’s events are for you! The full schedule is available online here. You can also find their events on Facebook. Questions? Please contact

Pioneering the Sacred: Indigenous Peoples and the ‘Genome Commons’


Wednesday, April 17, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Gates Hall, room 133

Rebecca Tsosie, Regents’ Professor of Law

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

For more information contact: Kevin Schuda;; 206-616-5398

The Interaction of Legal Systems in the Proceedings of the International Criminal Tribunal For the Former Yugoslavia


Patrick Lipton Robinson, OJ (born 29 January 1944, in Jamaica), is the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, a position he was elected to in November 2008. He was first elected to the Tribunal in 1998 and has been re-elected twice since. In 2004, he presided over the trial of Slobodan Milošević, the former Yugoslav president and the first former head of state to be tried for war crimes.

He will be discussing on the interaction of the two legal systems (common law adversarial and civil law inquisitorial) in the work of the Tribunal and the impact of that interaction on the fairness of trials.

For more information contact



Congressman Adam Smith on Budgetary Effects on Our National Security


Please join us on May 1 to hear from Congressman Adam Smith of Washington’s 9th Congressional District. The event will take place from 5-6 p.m. in Parrington’s Forum.

Congressman Smith will be discussing “Budgetary Effects on Our National Security.”  While our economy is recovering from a devastating recession, our nation faces new threats to economic growth.  Sequestration, the debt ceiling, climbing deficits, and some Members of Congress using our regular appropriations process as a bargaining chip have placed our national security and economic health in jeopardy.

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to hear from a senior member of the House of Representatives.

Litigating the Right to Peace CLE


WSBA-CLE Presents “Litigating the Right to Peace”

Co-sponsored by the WSBA World Peace Through Law Section

When: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 7–9 p.m., Social Event to Follow

Cost: Free to WSBA members and guestsWhere: Seattle University School of Law, 901 12th Ave., Seattle

International human rights attorney Roberto Zamora will talk about his successful litigation against governmental practices violating Costa Rica’s “Peace Constitution.” He will describe the use of an international forum, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, to protect and institutionalize the right to peace, and discuss cooperation with Japanese lawyers and peace organizations to safeguard Article 9 (Peace Article) of Japan’s Constitution. Lessons for U.S. lawyers and peace activists will be explored.

Seating is limited, so please register online!

Approved for 2 CLE credits

PIRGs Recruiting JDs, Gender Violence Post Grad Fellowship, Human Rights Internship at CCR & Fall Internships

PIRGs Recruiting JDs for Advocacy & Leadership Positions Nationwide


U.S. PIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. For decades, they’ve stood up for consumers, countering the influence of big banks, insurers, chemical manufacturers and other powerful special interests. State-based PIRGs and the US PIRG are  soliciting applications from JDs with a passion for consumer and environmental justice and leadership and organizing skills. Postions are located in DCMontana , Florida, North Carolina, Texas, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.

Post Grad Fellowship Working with the Allied Criminal Justice System to Refine System Reponses to Gender-Based Violence

AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women, a non-profit agency comprised of former prosecutors, is accepting applications from candidates for two post-graduate fellowship opportunities. The Fellows will begin in the fall of 2014.

AEquitas is comprised of legal experts whose mission is to improve the quality of justice in sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking cases by developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices that increase victim safety and offender accountability. Their goal is to constantly develop innovative prosecutorial practices that directly affect the way that justice professionals and all of society respond to crimes involving violence against women. They also collaborate on special projects that support their mission of increasing victim safety. For complete application info visit here.

CCR Seeks International Human Rights Summer Intern

Center for Constitutional Rights

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) seeks a third or fourth year undergraduate student, recent graduate, or graduate student with a strong commitment to social justice to help with several legal and advocacy-related projects.

The intern will work 20-40 hours per week (unpaid) over the summer, assisting legal workers and attorneys in CCR’s IHR docket on several on-going projects and case development. Interns will have the opportunity to work on a range of issues and cases. Responsibilities would include: assisting in factual research, review, and writing; reviewing and indexing documents, especially those released by government agencies in FOIA requests; litigation; performing literature and press reviews, identifying vendors; experts, and gathering information as part of outreach strategy; and general administrative tasks. Application deadline is May 3. For complete info visit here.

ACLU Seeking Fall Legal Intern for Criminal Law Reform Project

The Criminal Law Reform Project seeks an end to excessively harsh crime policies that result in mass incarceration and stand in the way of a just and equal society. The Project focuses its work at the “front end” of the criminal justice system, from an individual’s first contact with law enforcement through to the sentencing phase, with an emphasis on ending drug prohibition, which has failed to achieve public safety while putting unprecedented numbers of people behind bars and eroding constitutional rights.

The Project fulfills its mission by litigating and conducting strategic and precedent-setting advocacy that promotes reform of the criminal justice system and drug laws in particular, reduces the number of people entering the system, and protects the constitutional rights of those in the system. Application deadline is August 15. For complete application info visit here.

ABA Death Penalty Representation Project Seeks Fall Legal Interns


The ABA created the Project in 1986 in order to better inform the bar and public about the lack of representation available to death row inmates. They address this urgent need by recruiting competent, volunteer attorneys, offering counsel training and assistance, and working for systemic reform to ensure that individuals facing a sentence of death are represented at every stage of the proceedings by competent counsel.

Interns do legal and policy research, prepare case summaries, review inmate letters, maintains resources and website. Application deadline is August 15. For complete application info visit here.

Breakfasts and Workshops to Attend in March & April!

Info for Seattle International Humanitarian Law Workshop, April 6–7

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Are you a current law student interested in learning more about international humanitarian law? Do you work closely with law students who might be interested in international humanitarian law?

Please join us on April 6-7 for: “Law and War: An International Humanitarian Law Workshop.”

The American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties and Seattle University’s School of Law will present a two-day intensive workshop in international humanitarian law April 6–7, 2013.  Legal professionals, law professors, and a representative from the American Red Cross will lead a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises.  Topics include the role of the ICRC in IHL, the law governing the means and methods of warfare, protection of civilians under IHL, actions by non-state actors, and enforcement of IHL.

The workshop is available to full- and part-time students attending a U.S. or Canadian law school.  Registration is limited and competitive.  Completed applications must be received by Saturday, March 9th, 2013. 

To Apply: Please see here.

For questions or comments regarding the international humanitarian law workshop or American Red Cross International Services, please feel free to contact Holly Jacoby at or 206-726-3554.

KCBA Breakfast with Champions Is March 19

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Join us for a Film Screening & Discussion on Human Trafficking on April 11, 2013

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The Women’s Center at the University of Washington, the Gates Center for Public Service Law are co-hosting a film screening & discussion on human trafficking on April 11, 2013, from 3:30–5:00 PM, at the Women’s Center.

Watch a screening of the film The Dark Side of Chocolate. In this amazing film, a team of journalists investigate how human trafficking and child labor in the Ivory Coast fuels the worldwide chocolate industry. The crew interview both proponents and opponents of these alleged practices, and use hidden camera techniques to delve into the gritty world of cocoa plantations.

Save the Date: Climate Solutions 5th Annual Breakfast & 15th Anniversary Celebration

Screen shot 2013-03-08 at 7.04.14 PMClimate Solutions Annual Breakfast is on Monday, May 13, at the Westin Seattle, with Tom Steyer as our keynote. Tom Steyer, Co-Founder, Center for the Next Generation, believes “global warming is the big moral issue of our time. I want to change the dialogue and practices around energy.” California League of Conservation Voters refers to him as a “Game-changing clean energy advocate.”

The Climate Solutions Breakfast is a not-to-miss event and networking opportunity that will inspire and bring together supporters of the climate and clean energy economy.

If you’ve already registered or are sponsoring the Breakfast, thank you.  If not, click here for information about registration.

Join us!