Please Welcome Huy Nguyen: UW Law’s New Assistant Director for Public Service
The W. H. Gates Public Service Law Program and Student and Career Services is excited to announce that Huy C. Nguyen is joining the Gates PSL Program as our new Assistant Director. Huy has worked as a staff attorney with the Northwest Justice Project since 2000. He has conducted trainings and presentations on a variety of issues to diverse local communities and has taught courses on Public Benefits and Introduction to Practice at SU School of Law and will teach Poverty Law at UW Law this Spring. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and Peace for the Streets, for Kids from the Streets. Huy is a proud double dawg and obtained his J.D. from UW Law in 2000.
In addition to having a wealth of experience supervising and mentoring law students, Huy has deep ties to the public service legal community as well as with pro bono partners in the private sector and a commitment to advancing the mission of the W.H. Gates Public Service Law Program. As Assistant Director, Huy will provide career coaching and academic advising to our Gates Scholars as well as other law students interested in pursuing careers in public interest and public service law. He will also lead trainings and workshops on a variety of public service law issues. Finally, he will be administering the Gates Scholarship and Loan Repayment Assistance Programs.
Decoding the Law: The Death Penalty in Three Parts
The Washington State Bar Association invites you to Decoding the Law, a community justice forum to discuss timely and relevant legal topics. Join for the series kickoff, “The Death Penalty in Three Parts,” featuring leading academics and legal practitioners who provide an overview of the death penalty, its financial implications, and the question of disproportionate impacts. This three-part series takes place at the WSBA Conference Center. The Decoding the Law series will be available via live webcast and recorded for viewing after each event.
Part One takes place from noon until 1 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017. Learn more here
Pro Bono Opportunity with TeamChild for UW Law students
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2017
In partnership with the UW Chapter of Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington (SYLAW), TeamChild seeks four law student volunteers to work directly with its staff attorneys on sex offender registration removal cases. The volunteers’ work will involve legal research, managing discovery and records, and drafting pleadings.
Apply and learn more here.
Due March 10: Equal Justice Works Public Interest Awards
Application Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017
The annual Equal Justice Works Public Interest Awards application is open! Every year, we honor law students who have provided extraordinary service through clinics, volunteer work, internships, extracurricular projects, and more.
If you know a law student who has a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and pro bono work, direct them to our Student Justice Center so they can find out more info and apply! Students can apply directly or be nominated by others. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.