‘Tis the Season to Apply for Summer Internships at the NW Public Service Career Fair! Application Deadline for Interviews at the Fair is January 17!
Are you interested in an internship or externship with a public interest organization or government agency this summer in the Northwest? If yes, don’t miss your best shot at securing a position with an employer participating in the 2016 NW Public Service Career Fair. 50+ employers are registering on a rolling basis through January 11 but now is the time to work on your application materials and upload them to the career fair website. Students can do informational interviews (aka table talk) in the morning and have formal interviews in the afternoon. To get a chance at a pre-selected afternoon interview be sure to review UW Law public service career resources and tips and to submit your tailored application materials through the career fair website by January 17.
When? Friday, February 5, 2016, 10:00 – 10:30 AM Student/Employer Check-In
Where? LeRoux in the Student Center at Seattle University
When? Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10:00 – 10:30 AM Student/Employer Check-In
Where? Templeton Center at Lewis & Clark College
For complete details and registration information please click here.
Innocence Project Northwest Client Donovan Allen Freed After 15 Years in Prison
On December 2, 2015, Donovan Allen was freed from prison after spending nearly 16 years wrongly convicted of his mother’s murder. On December 1, the Cowlitz County Prosecutor’s Office formally charged Donovan’s cousin, Brian Kitts, with the February 2000 murder of Sharon Cox. Prosecutors then agreed to vacate Donovan’s conviction based on new DNA evidence obtained by Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW). Superior Court Judge Stephen Warning dismissed the charges and ordered Donovan Allen’s immediate release from prison.
Donovan was met at Clallam Bay Corrections Center by his attorneys, IPNW Director Anna Tolin, Legal Intern Richard Devenport and former Intern Lauren Connor. After a welcome cup of fresh coffee, Donovan took a walk on the beach while a pair of bald eagles landed nearby. Richard Devenport had recently visited Donovan in prison and said: “Watching Donovan walk free and confront the sea, made even the Juan de Fuca look small in comparison.”
Study: Reason, not disruption, rules when growing a social movement
By: Peter Kelley
When campaigning for social change, disruptive protests may win a few battles but education is more likely to win the war, according to research by Abhinav Gupta, an assistant professor of strategic management at the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
Gupta and co-authors studied “Rein in Russell,” a 2009 campaign by United Students Against Sweatshops at Pennsylvania State University and other institutions designed to pressure the company Russell Athletic to change its anti-union business tactics and reopen a shuttered unionized plant in Honduras. Their campaign involved targeting Russell Athletics’ major business allies — other universities in the United States — and urging them to sever their licensing contracts with the company.
Attention 2L & 3L Pro Bono Project Leaders! Registration for Winter Pro Bono Leadership & Advocacy Course is Now Open!
Attention leaders of student-initiated pro bono service learning projects including IFAP, IMAP, SYLAW, App Help, ELS, Ed Law and any other emerging pro bono legal assistance projects!
Get academic credit for your pro bono legal aid leadership work AND get concrete tools and skills to apply to your day-to-day organizational leadership and management. You can now register for our 2 credit Pro Bono Leadership & Advocacy class taught by Dean Michele Storms and Aline Carton-Listfjeld from the Center for Public Service Law. The class will meet Tuesdays, 5:30-7:20pm.
Click here for the syllabus. Registration is by instructor permission only so please email Aline Carton-Listfjeld at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Ideally we’d like at least two student leaders from each student-led pro bono service learning project.