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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.

Coming up: Presidential Power in 2017, Revolutionary Mothering and Queer Survival, and more

Jan. 31, SJT: Apply to a PILA Grant

sjtTime: 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017
Place: UW School of Law, Room 127

Are you working at an unpaid summer internship with a non-profit organization or government agency? Want to apply for a $2,500 or $5,000 grant to support your work?

Don’t miss out on your chance to learn about how to apply for a PILA grant! Come learn about the application, requirements, deadline, etc.!

Feb. 1: Presidential Power in 2017

presidential-powerTime: 7:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017
Place: Town Hall Seattle, The Great Hall, 1119 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

Presidential transitions raise a host of important questions. Among them, how much power does a president have? In what ways will an incoming president exercise that power? And how, if at all, can individuals participate in the political process once the election is over? The University of Washington School of Law invites members of the public to join a panel of scholars to discuss the scope, and limits, of presidential power in modern politics. Topics include how President Trump plans to exercise power in his own administration and how members of the public can remain engaged, beyond the ballot box, in the political pro‍cess. Read about the event here.

Feb. 2: Launching Your Public Interest Law Career

hereTime: 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
Place: UW School of Law, Room 118

Equal Justice Works staff will provide expert advice on: postgraduate fellowship opportunities, law student internship opportunities, educational awards for public interest internships, managing your student debt.

 

 

 

Feb. 2: Alex Baron and Friends: a fundraising concert for AID NW

screenshot-50Time: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
Place: Jewel Box Theater at the Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave. Seattle, WA

AID NW is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving detained immigrants at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, both during detention and post release. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or online. Read more here.

Feb. 3: What Exxon Knew – and What it Did Anyway

UW Law LogoTime: 12:30 to 1:20 p.m
Date: Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
Place: UW School of Law, Room 117

Join us for Matt Pawa’s presentation on the strategies that he is bringing to bear in litigating cases in the fight against global warming. More information can be found on the registration page. Lunch will be provided; please RSVP by February 1.

Feb 6: Revolutionary Mothering and Queer Survival

revolutionary-mothering-and-queer-survival-3Time: 4:30 p.m.
Date: Monday, Feb. 6., 2017
Place: UW School of Law, Room 138

Learn abut the legal system’s relationship to family through the lens of incarceration, race and queerness. Join activists working at the intersections locally and nationally for a discussion on critical strategies of reproductive injustice and community-generated strategies for survival, healing, justice and transformation.

ACLU invites you to watch arguments for landmark discrimination case before WA Supreme Court

Nov. 7: Special Lunch with Civil Rights Attorney Jason Downs

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We are no longer collecting RSVPs. This event is now full. Please join us for the talk at 4pm.

Time: 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.

Place: UW School of Law, Room 115.

Join for an informal gathering preceding Mr. Downs’ evening presentation. Jason Downs is a trial attorney and partner at the Baltimore firm of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy. Mr. Downs focuses his practice on complex cases involving fraud, conspiracy, and police brutality. He was also a part of the litigation team that investigated and settled the Freddie Gray civil matter for $6.4 million. He is currently part of the litigation team handling a class action in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals based on the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Also, he currently represents the family of Terrence Sterling in the police-involved shooting in Washington, DC. Read the flyer here.

Nov. 7: Racial Justice in Modern America: From Baltimore to Flint & Beyond

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Date: Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.

Place: UW School of Law, Room 133

Jason Downs is a trial attorney and partner at the Baltimore firm of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy. Mr. Downs focuses his practice on complex cases involving fraud, conspiracy, and police brutality. He was also a part of the litigation team that investigated and settled the Freddie Gray civil matter for $6.4 million. He is currently part of the litigation team handling a class action in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals based on the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Also, he currently represents the family of Terrence Sterling in the police-involved shooting in Washington, DC. Read the flyer here.

November 8: Election Day. Do Your Part-Don’t Forget to Vote!

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November 8: Social Justice Tuesday- Student-Led Pro Bono Projects: Rewards, Challenges & Opportunities

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Time: 12:30-1:20pm

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 8

Place: W.H. Gates Hall room 127

Interested in student-led law-related pro bono projects?  

Curious about what it takes to lead a mini-non-profit organization trying to increasing access to justice to underserved communities?  

Come hear from a panel of your colleagues who are taking on leadership roles with student-led pro bono projects here at UW Law. You’ll learn about the work of these projects and get an opportunity to speak to the students leading the charge. They are eager to share with you the project missions, goals and why there is a need for these kinds of projects here in Washington State. RSVP in Symplicity for lunch.

Nov. 14: Let’s Talk About Justice Speaker Series: “Criminal Justice Reform: National & Local Efforts”

seattle_university_school_of_lawTime: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 14, 2016

Place: Seattle University School of Law, Sullivan Hall

The Let’s Talk About Justice Speaker Series is the first in what we hope will be provocative gatherings featuring change agents, policy makers, and civil legal aid providers discussing issues facing the growing number of low-income families in America. These events will shed light on the important role of civil legal aid in alleviating the effects of poverty and we’ll hear first-hand from our grantees providing legal aid around the state. Featuring Alison Holcomb, ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice, Director and Rhona Taylor, Columbia Legal Services Institutions Project, Director.

Nov. 15: Join the ACLU support the Arlene’s Flowers plaintiffs

ACLU of WATime: 7: 30 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

Place: Bellevue College, Carlson Theatre

Curt Freed and Robert Ingersoll wanted flowers for their wedding, but a flower shop in Tri-Cities turned them away because they are gay.  The case is now before the state’s highest court and the ACLU is representing the couple.

Join us on November 15 at 7:30 am at Carlson Theatre on the campus of Bellevue College to support Curt and Rob at oral argument of their case, Ingersoll v. Arlene’s Flowers, before the Washington Supreme Court. We anticipate a large showing of people in support of the florist.  Please join us to show Curt and Rob we support their courageous effort to fight discrimination in Washington state. Discrimination hurts. No one should be turned away from a public business just for being who they are. Businesses open to the general public may not violate anti-discrimination laws, even on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs.

Please let the ACLU-WA know if you can join us so we have an accurate count.  Here’s to equality!

Nov. 16: Live Broadcast: Making the Case for Community Lawyering

Shriver CenterTime: 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

Place: Online, register here.

Legal aid lawyers and community organizers may work with the same client groups, but their strategies and perspectives may not always align. Can lawyers and organizers ever work together? Can such a community lawyering practice benefit clients?

Join our next Advocacy Exchange, our live monthly video broadcast with advocates advancing change. We’ll talk with Taylor Healy—a Bread for the City attorney—and Aja Taylor—a Bread for the City organizer—about their community lawyering practice.

 

Don’t miss Jessica Stern at UW Law!

April 21: Environment and Natural Resources Division: U.S. DOJ Information Session

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 Are you interested in litigating in any of these areas?:

  • Wildlife and Marine Resources
  • Pollution
  • Lands and Natural Resources
  • Indian Resources
  • Land Acquisition

Internships for law students and entry-level attorney positions are available with the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) of the U.S. Department of Justice in a variety of locations across the country.

Attorneys at ENRD represent many federal agencies by preparing and arguing civil and criminal enforcement cases, appeals, and by defending challenged federal agency actions arising from well over 100 federal environmental laws. Cases are at the cutting edge of environmental and natural resources practice. Come learn more about these positions and the work of the ENRD.
Please RSVP in Symplicity. Lunch is being sponsored by the Environmental Law Program

April 22, 23: 2016 Anti-Human Trafficking Conference

2016-human-trafficking-conferenceThis conference will examine the intersection between human trafficking, trade & business, and global health. The discussion highlights are as follows:  Survivors of Human Trafficking and Forced Labor;  Trade Agreements and Forced Migration; Tools for Social Change; Ethical Sourcing; Student and Community Activism; and Health Care and Human Trafficking.

April 22: 9am-5:30pm at Intellectual House; 6:30pm Keynote Speaker in Kane Hall Room 130

April 23: 9am-10:30am Kane Hall Room 130

Click here to register

April 27: From Standing in the Street to Having a Seat at the Table

jsternJoin CPSL and Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International for a discussion of OutRight’s work supporting LGBTQI individuals living in the Middle East. OutRight Action International is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Jessica Stern specializes in gender, sexuality and human rights globally. As the first researcher on LGBT rights at Human Rights Watch and a Ralph Bunche Fellow at Amnesty International, she conducted fact-finding investigations and advocacy in relation to Iran, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. RSVP for this event through Symplicity. Campus location: William H. Gates Hall (LAW). Campus room: Room 138. Event types: Lectures/Seminars.

Event sponsors: The Center for Public Service Law and OutRight Action International. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Welcome back! Check out these exciting job opportunities as you prep for your Spring classes!

City of Bellevue is looking for a Legal Planner!

coblogoThe Legal Planner/Consulting Attorney position in the Development Services Department supports the code development, permit review, inspection and enforcement functions of the City.  Specifically, this position is responsible for providing legal and policy advice and counsel for Development Services (DS), working under moderate to general supervision of the Land Use Director.

Development Services is a multi-department line of business that offers one-stop shopping for general information and the permits needed for development activity, and for enforcement of codes in the City of Bellevue. Staff supporting the DS function include code compliance officers, current planners, engineers, finance analysts, inspectors, plans examiners, permit technicians, and support staff from the Development Services, Fire, Transportation, and Utilities departments. DS staff also work closely with staff from other departments, like Planning & Community Development, to develop codes necessary to implement policy direction adopted by the City Council.

For more information, click here.

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) – 2017-2018 LEGAL HONORS PROGRAM

hudseal_teal_1The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of General Counsel (OGC) is accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Legal Honors Program.

HUD’s Legal Honors Program is designed for law students graduating from J.D. and LLM programs, and recent law school graduates completing a judicial clerkship. The Legal Honors Program is HUD’s only hiring program for entry-level attorneys. Subject to appropriations, approximately 10-20 legal honor positions are available annually in headquarters and field offices. Successful candidates begin work in August or September and participate in a 14-month appointment that may lead to a permanent position, pending bar admission. During the program, Legal Honors are assigned mentors, are given the opportunity to rotate to other offices within OGC, and participate in additional training and monthly discussions to enhance their program experience and develop their legal abilities.

The program is highly competitive and candidates are selected on the basis of merit. Selection considerations include many factors such as: academic achievement; law review and other publication work; extracurricular activities such as moot court competitions and legal clinics; employment history;and participation in activities related to HUD’s mission.

Visit the OGC website at www.hud.gov/offices/ogc to access the brochure and a fillable version of the application form. Please note electronic application opens on Friday, July 1, 2016, and closes on Friday,September 9, 2016.

HELLER HURON CHERTKOF & SALZMAN – Litigation Associate (Washington, D.C.)

U.S. Capitol at DuskHeller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman, a boutique public interest-oriented civil rights/employment discrimination law firm representing individuals located in Washington, D.C., is currently accepting applications for a junior litigation associate position. The associate will work initially under the supervision of more senior attorneys in the office, but is expected to be involved in all phases of federal and state litigation, including investigating potential cases, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, arguing motions and fully participating in trials.

Applicants should have an interest in litigation and civil rights work; strong academic credentials; superior research, writing and verbal skills; and the ability to multi-task on a variety of cases. A clerkship and/or one year of employment litigation experience is preferred, as is membership in the District of Columbia and Virginia or Maryland bars.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript, no later than April 29, 2016, to Cassandra Lenning, Esq., Heller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman PLLC, 1730 M Street, N.W., Ste. 412, Washington, D.C. 20036. Applications may also be submitted by email to Lenning@HellerHuron.com, subject line: “2016 Litigation Associate.”

Heller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. To find out more about our practice, please visit our website at www.hellerhuron.com.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL – LEGISLATION AND POLICY CLINICAL TEACHING FELLOW

loyola_chicago_law_school_logoLoyola University Chicago School of Law invites applications for the post-graduate Child Law Legislation and Policy Clinical Teaching Fellowship. This two-year Fellowship, a non-tenure track faculty position,will commence July 1, 2016.

Under the direction of the director of the Child Law Policy Institute, housed in the Civitas Child Law Center at Loyola’s School of Law, the Fellowship provides an opportunity for a recent law school graduate to gain experience in the area of clinical law teaching specific to policy and legislative reform.The Clinical Fellow will work closely with the Policy Institute’s director, participating in the Institute’s policy initiatives. The Policy Institute works on a broad range of projects related to children, including child protection, juvenile justice, domestic violence and children’s health through policy reform,legislative advocacy, research and training. The Fellow also will participate in the development of course curriculum for the Child Law Legislation and Policy Clinic and may have the opportunity to participate in teaching and supervision of students involved in other child law classes. The Fellow will been couraged to develop independent areas of interest, consistent with the mission of the Child Law Policy Institute.

Criteria for Selection: Preference will be given to recent law school graduates with experience in legislative and policy research and analysis on the state and/or federal level and familiarity with the legislative process; a demonstrated interest in the field of child law; and an interest in pursuing a career in clinical law teaching. Candidates with at least two years of relevant experience are preferred.Must possess excellent communication and writing skills.

Selection Process: Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. The position will begin July 1, 2016. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a letter of interest describing the candidate’s reasons for applying for the fellowship, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) samples of scholarly or other written work, (4) a law school transcript, (5) two letters of recommendation, and (5)the names and contact information of up to three additional individuals prepared to provide professional references.

Applications may be submitted through Loyola University Chicago’s Careers website at: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58764.

Inquiries should be directed to:Professor Anita Weinberg, Director, ChildLaw Policy Institute, Loyola University Chicago, 25 E. Pearson,11th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60611, aweinbe@luc.edu.

ROSEN, BIEN & GALVAN, LLP – Associate Position (San Francisco, CA)

logo-rbggRosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP, a San Francisco law firm specializing in complex trial and appellate litigation in both federal and state courts, seeks an attorney with two to five years of litigation or clerkship experience. We have a broad practice, including both public interest and private sector litigation. Key practice areas include business and commercial litigation, employment counseling and litigation, civil rights, white collar and government investigation, and First Amendment. More information about the firm can be found at our website, http://www.rbgg.com/.

 Excellent research and writing skills are essential. Applicants must be admitted to the California Bar, and ideally be available to start as soon as possible.

 Application due May 19, 2016. Please apply via e-mail to kvanzetti@rbgg.com, and include all of the following:  a cover letter addressed to the Managing Partner, Michael W. Bien, a resume, two writing samples, two or more references (including mailing address, email, and telephone number), and law school transcript. In your email, please also identify where or from whom you heard about this position. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please; our website will be updated when the position is filled.

WHITMAN-WALKER HEALTH – THE BENACH COLLOPY ASYLUM SUMMER FELLOWSHIP 2016

wwh_tvSurging violence against transgender and gender nonconforming communities worldwide continue to force a record number of individuals to seek protection at U.S. borders and points of entry. Many of these people qualify for asylum based on past persecution, but encounter difficulties navigating the complex U.S. immigration system. The Benach Collopy Fellowship offers the opportunity for an outstanding law student to work side by side with transgender asylum seekers to vindicate their rights and access the legal process in a way that is supportive and affirming.

Under the supervision of expert asylum attorneys at the respected law firm of Benach Collopy and the Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program, the Fellow will represent transgender asylum seekers fleeing persecution based on gender identity. The fellow will work closely with clients at Benach Collopy LLP and Whitman-Walker Health, both located in Northwest DC. Whitman-Walker Health is a medical-legal partnership dedicated to providing appropriate trans-affirming services.

The Fellow will work directly with clients, carrying active caseloads for filing to USCIS and the Immigration Court under the supervision of experienced attorneys.

Submit all applications via email only to Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program Attn: Cori Alonso-Yoder, calonso-yoder@whitman-walker.org, with the subject line “Benach Collopy Fellowship Application.” Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references.Please describe your interest in the issues addressed by the Fellowship and specify your desired start and end dates.

Deadlines: Applications must be received by April 15, 2016.

Transgender, gender queer, and gender nonconforming individuals are encouraged to apply.

Advances in Transgender Rights in Vietnam! Parliament Adopts New Legislation

Vietnam: Positive Step for Trangsender Rights – Vietnamese Parliament Adopts New Transgender Legislation

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By: Human Rights Watch

On November 24, 2015, the Vietnamese National Assembly approved a bill to legalize sex reassignment surgery and to introduce the right to legal gender recognition for transgender people who have undergone such surgery.

The law allows people who wish to undergo gender affirming surgeries to do so in Vietnamrather than abroad, and to subsequently change the gender marker on their official documents. This constitutes a small, but significant step toward recognition of transgender people’s rights, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Thousands Mourn Kurdish Human Rights Lawyer Killed in Turkey

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By: Ayla Albayarak | Wall Street Journal | Photo credit: Reuters

Tens of thousands of mourners gathered on Sunday to bid farewell to a prominent human rights lawyer whose shooting death delivered a setback to hopes of bringing an end to months of political violence that has swept through Turkey’s Kurdish region.

Tahir Elci, one of Turkey’s leading advocates for Kurdish rights, was killed Saturday after making an appeal for an end to clashes between Kurdish militants and state security forces.

Mr. Elci was shot during a clash on a narrow street in Diyarbakir, the Kurdish majority city in southeastern Turkey that has been one of the central battlegrounds for renewed clashes since a two-year-old cease-fire collapsed in July.

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Employers and Workers Grapple with Laws Allowing Marijuana Use

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By: G.M. Filisko | ABA Journal

On June 15, 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court was the ultimate buzzkill.

When the state’s residents passed a referendum in 2012 legalizing recreational marijuana use—long after the state sanctioned medical use in 2000—few had any idea that Coloradans who partook in the bud would end up jeopardizing their livelihood.

That’s exactly what the court permitted inCoats v. Dish Network. The case pitted a quadriplegic licensed to use medical marijuana against his employer. The court held the state’s “lawful activities statute,” which generally prohibits employers from firing employees for engaging in lawful activities off the job, applied only to activities lawful under Colorado and federal law. Because marijuana is illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act, its use isn’t lawful—and can remain a valid basis for termination in the state.

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Supreme Court Ruling Could Spark More Unintentional-Discrimination Cases

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By: Stephanie Francis Ward | ABA Journal | Photo of Eva Paterson; Photo credit: Eva Paterson

A recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion that addressed unconscious discrimination in a low-income housing case could have far-reaching effects on future civil rights and criminal cases involving implicit bias.

The June 2015 opinion (PDF) dealt with a claim against the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. It alleged that the department disproportionately gave tax credits to developers of low-income housing in minority inner-city Dallas neighborhoods, while denying the credits in suburbs with large white populations. The Inclusive Communities Project brought the case, alleging that the state agency’s actions led to segregated housing, in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

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Attention 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls! Paid Internships Available with NHeLP and Center for Food Safety!

Attention Rising 3Ls! National Health Law Program Seeking Spitzer Summer Intern, Paid Position

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The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) is pleased to announce the Spitzer Summer Internship Program in honor of immediate past Executive Director Emily Spitzer.

NHeLP seeks rising 3L students who have a proven and demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in working toward the expansion and protection of health care access for low-income and underserved populations.

Spitzer Interns will work closely with NHeLP staff attorneys who are among the most experienced, knowledgeable, and respected health law advocates in the nation. NHeLP attorneys work collaboratively across offices and all engage in the primary work of the organization – providing high quality advice and support to state-based health lawyers, administration officials, and policy makers. All of our offices engage in federal administrative advocacy, litigation, and state-based advocacy, however opportunities to participate in litigation may be greater in our Carrboro, NC office, opportunities to work on California state policy may be greater in Los Angeles and opportunities to work on national policy may be greater in Washington, DC.

For more information, click here.

Attention 2Ls and 3Ls! The Consumer Protection Branch of the United States Department of Justice Seeks Legal Interns, Applications Reviewed on a Rolling Basis

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The Consumer Protection Branch is responsible for protecting the health, safety, and economic security of the American consumer. Based in Washington, D.C., the Consumer Protection Branch leads the Justice Department’s efforts to enforce federal consumer protection statutes throughout the United States.

Legal interns works closely with trial attorneys on substantive assignments, including draft pleadings and motions; legal research projects and memos; trial preparation; and attend hearings and case meetings. Interns are assigned an Attorney Mentor in the office and have the opportunity to attend presentations by CPB attorneys about recent cases, in addition to Justice Departmentwide training programs and special intern events.

To apply, 2L and 3L students should submit a cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to: CPB.lawintern@USDOJ.gov.

Include in the subject line of your message: “Law Intern Application – [Last Name]”

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications for future terms welcome. Selected candidates must undergo a background investigation.

National Employment Law Project Seeking 2016 Summer Legal Intern, Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis

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The National Employment Law Project (www.nelp.org) is a non‐profit research and advocacy organization that partners with national, state and local allies – including community groups, immigrant advocacy organizations, worker centers, unions, faith-based organizations, policy makers and think tanks – to develop and promote policies and programs that create good jobs and enforce hard-won worker rights. NELP is one of the country’s leading workers’ rights organizations, developing innovative policy models, conducting research and education, supporting worker organizing, and engaging in strategic communications.

With a staff of lawyers, social scientists, and policy experts, NELP’s approach is to work in close partnership with grassroots organizing groups and reformers to test new models in the states and cities and translate them to the federal level, in order to respond to the key problems of the U.S. labor market in the twenty‐first century.

For more information, click here.

Attention Recent Grads! Neighborhood Legal Services Programs Seeking Staff Attorney for Housing and Community Redevelopment

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Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP), a private, non-profit law firm that provides high quality civil legal services to low-income residents of the District of Columbia, seeks a Staff Attorney who will focus on implementing a project to prevent loss of home ownership in DC’s Deanwood neighborhood. The Staff Attorney should have at least two years of housing law experience (law school clinical experience may count), be passionate about achieving justice and overcoming barriers facing low-income people, a creative and zealous lawyer and a team-player, committed to achieving lasting results for clients and low-income communities. This is a grant-funded project that currently is funded for one year.

For more information, click here.

Center for Food Safety Seeking Summer 2016 Law Clerk, Paid Position

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Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a nonprofit public interest and environmental advocacy organization that works to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture.

CFS is seeking motivated law clerks interested in doing meaningful litigation and policy work on behalf of the public and the environment. Specific issues include, for example, genetic engineering, pesticides, concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs, or factory farms), aquaculture, organics, and food labeling. Clerks’ responsibilities vary each year but typically include performing legal research, drafting pleadings, attending hearings, drafting comments and petitions to submit to administrative agencies, and supporting attorneys in litigation. Clerks are also expected to do minor administrative tasks as needed. Law clerks work closely with attorneys and staff, and are able to gain practical litigation and policy experience in a small nonprofit setting.

For more information, click here.

Attention 1Ls and 2Ls! Center for Children’s Law and Policy in DC Seeking Academic Year Intern/Extern and 2016 Summer Legal Intern

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The Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) seeks first- and second-year law student applicants for its summer internship program and academic year internships and externships. CCLP is a public interest law and policy organization focused on reform of juvenile justice and other systems that affect troubled and at-risk children, and protection of the rights of children in those systems.  The Center’s work covers a range of activities including research, writing, public education, media advocacy, training, technical assistance, administrative and legislative advocacy, and litigation. Based in Washington, DC, the Center’s staff work with federal, state, and local officials throughout the country on a range of issues that include reducing the unnecessary incarceration of youth, promoting racial and ethnic justice, and eliminating dangerous and inhumane conditions in facilities that house children.

For more information about the academic internship/externship, click here.

For more information about the summer internship, click here.

HomeBase – Center for Common Concerns Seeking Legal Intern

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HomeBase is California’s public policy law firm on homelessness. Our purpose is to end homelessness, prevent its recurrence and decrease its effect on communities. Our approach is two-fold:identifying and analyzing the causes of homelessness and developing and implementing long-term solutions that remove thesecauses. We work with service providers, local communities and public and non-profit sectors to implement these solutions. HomeBase has an available internship opportunity for a law studentinterested in homelessness, housing, and health care in a publicpolicy, non-profit and/or administrative law setting. This unpaid internship is a great opportunity for a law student interested in homelessness and housing in a public policy and/or administrative law framework. We work with local, state, and federal governmentsto impact regulations, funding, and programming related to the myriad of issues faced by persons experiencing homelessness. We provide technical assistance to local non-profit service providersactively addressing the needs of the most vulnerable members of the communities we serve. Our method is to collaborate with policymakers to create local strategic plans, develop appropriate implementation mechanisms, monitor progress and outcomes, andseek out best practices for replication.

For more information, click here.

American Bar Association Section of Litigation Now Accepting Summer 2016 Judicial Intern Applications

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The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2016 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program on November 9. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1, 2015, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first- or second-year diverse law students.

The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged, and students who identify themselves as LGBT.

 

For more information, click here.

Attention 3Ls and Recent Grads! 2016-2017 Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program Applications Now Available, Due 12/1

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Fired up about social justice issues like immigration, LGBTQ rights, and racial justice, and how they intersect with reproductive rights and justice?  Want to get hands on training in federal or state law and policy and rub elbows with and learn from leading advocates in the field?

Then consider submitting an application for the 2016-17 Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP). The program runs from the end of August 2016 through August 2017.

RJ Federal Fellows will be placed at nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C. to help advance reproductive justice through law and policy. Fellows in our pilot RJ State Program will be matched with one of two joint placements: New Voices For Reproductive Justice & Women’s Law Project, in Pittsburgh, PA, or Legal Voice & Surge NW, in Seattle, WA.

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Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard Invites Applications for One-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship, Due 12/1

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The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of violence and non-violence. The call to arms and the politics of non-violent resistance are often represented as polarities. There are, however, many gray areas that define the dialectical relationship between violence and non-violence. The Mellon seminar, in which the postdoctoral fellows play a central role, explores a different dimension of the interrelationship between violence and non-violence—as disciplinary formation, historical event, ideological or ethical discourse—each year.

Following on the themes of war (2014-15) and everyday violence (2015-16), the seminar will focus on slow violence in 2016-17.

We intend to focus on practices and processes of violence involved in large-scale historical and political transformations. The ongoing, incremental processes of slow violence may be manifested in the degradation of social and economic structures, the violation of cultural forms and practices, and the fraying of ethical and political systems. Slow violence endangers the security and sustainability of the quality of life.

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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Seeks Fellowship Lawyer, Due 12/1

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The Legal Department of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (“AFL CIO”) is offering a one year fellowship beginning in September 2016. The fellowship offers an excellent opportunity for recent law school graduates to work with experienced union-side lawyers on a wide variety of issues.

The Legal Department works on a wide range of litigation, policy, regulatory and legislative matters, and assists with organizing campaigns, corporate governance issues, and other AFL CIO initiatives. The Legal Department also administers the Lawyers Coordinating Committee, a national organization of union side attorneys, which issues various publications and holds educational conferences on a regular basis.

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