2018 NW Public Service Career Fairs Student Registration NOW OPEN!; Amazon Catalyst Award; Advocates for Community Alternatives; Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic; U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division Law Clerk Positions.

 2018 NW Public Service Career Fairs in Seattle and Portland: Student Registration NOW OPEN!

FAIR DATES – LOCATIONS – COST

Seattle Career Fair: Friday, February 2, 2018 in LeRoux Center, Student Center at Seattle University

Portland Career Fair: Saturday, February 3, 2018 in Templeton Center at Lewis & Clark College

Cost: $15 for one fair / $25 for both fairs

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Registration is a multiple-step process. Your second step(s) will be determined by the fair you are attending and the school you attend. The Seattle Fair will manage applications through Symplicity; the Portland Fair will manage applications through Career Connect.

Step One (ALL STUDENTS/FAIRS):

Click on the FAIR(s) below that you plan to attend.

Follow the link and submit your initial registration (use your school email) and payment.

Seattle Fair.

Portland Fair.

Both Fairs.

Step Two for the SEATTLE FAIR:

Step two for students attending law schools other than Seattle University:

1. Go to the SU School of Law Symplicity website here.

2. Select the ‘Sign Up’ button and sign up for an account. Required fields are: Name; Email (you must use your school email address only); Graduation date; Year in school (select from the NW Consortium student list); Practice area(s); work authorization; and privacy notifications.

3. Within 48 hours, you will receive confirmation that your registration has been accepted, and you will be prompted to log in to the system. To view participating employers and to submit applications for interviews, log in to Symplicity, select the OCI tab, and from the drop down menu select “2018 Seattle NW Public Service Career Fair.”

Apply for the Amazon Catalyst Award!UW Logo

Got a big idea that could change the world? Got a small idea that could have a huge impact? Apply for an Amazon Catalyst award.

Amazon Catalyst is an award program that helps UW students, staff, and faculty launch their big ideas. Offered through a collaboration between Amazon and UW CoMotion, initial awards are $25,000, given to individuals or teams that want to pursue solutions to real-world problems and make a positive impact.

We are hosting an Info Meeting on Nov 14.

AMAZON CATALYST AWARD
– $25K award
– Potential for up to $75K more
– Open to UW students, faculty, and staff from all campuses
– All ideas are welcome, from any discipline: arts to engineering
– Simple application: 20 questions
– Next deadline: December 16

AMAZON CATALYST INFO MEETING
Want to learn more about the program and how to create a compelling application? Join us for the upcoming Amazon Catalyst Info Meeting. Snacks will be served!

Tuesday, November 14
6-7 pm
HUB 106

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact comoazon@u.washington.edu

Due November 30: Advocates for Community Alternatives, Legal Coordinator

Application Due: November 30, 2017

Advocates for Alternatives (ACA) is seeking a lawyer with international human rights expertise to manage our legal docket and provide support to our legal partners throughout West Africa.  The intended start date for this position is January 2018.

Established in April 2016, ACA helps West African communities that are threatened by the destructive impacts of extractives-led development to take control of their own futures.  We do this by working with communities to design their own sustainable development plans and advocate to achieve those plans.  And we build networks of lawyers and other experts to help the communities’ plans come to fruition.  Based in Accra, Ghana, ACA has projects in communities in Ghana’s Brong Ahafo and Volta Regions, in addition to its collaboration and support programs for the Public Interest Lawyering Initiative for West Africa (PILIWA), a network of lawyers and legal advocates in eight West African countries.

Apply here.

Due December 15: Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic,

Clinical Teaching Fellowship 2018-2020

Application Due: December 15, 2017

Columbia Law School is inviting applications for the Human Rights Clinical Teaching Fellowship.  The two-year fellowship will begin in the summer of 2018.

The Fellow will work in the Columbia Human Rights Clinic and in the Human Rights Institute, and with its directors and staff, on clinical projects, syllabus development, teaching, scholarly research and writing, and human rights programming. The Fellow will be an integral part of the Columbia human rights community, and over the two years, will undertake increasing responsibility for designing and teaching clinic seminars; building and leading clinic projects in partnership with civil society organizations and affected communities; providing close supervision, guidance, and feedback to teams of students working on those projects; and conducting scholarly research and writing. The Fellow will be provided extensive professional, teaching, practice, and scholarship mentoring.

Apply here. 

U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division Law Clerk Positions.

U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division is hiring volunteer law clerks in Denver, Sacramento, and Washington, DC. Below are links to all of ENRD’s open volunteer law clerk positions.

Location Semester Deadline Link
Denver, CO Spring 2018 11/30/2017 https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/law-student-volunteer-84
Denver, CO Summer 2018 12/31/2017 https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/law-student-volunteer-85
Sacramento, CA Summer 2018 2/1/2018 https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/volunteer-law-clerk-intern-summer-2018
Sacramento, CA Fall 2018 5/1/2018 https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/volunteer-law-clerk-intern-fall-2018
Sacramento, CA Spring 2018 11/30/2017 https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/volunteer-law-clerk-intern-spring-2018-0
Washington, DC Summer 2018 1/5/2018 https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/summer-2018-volunteer-law-clerk

Posner says he is organizing a national pro-bono group that includes ex-prisoner

By Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal

“Former Judge Richard Posner is continuing his quest to help pro se litigants by forming a nationwide pro bono law group made up of lawyers and consultants.

Posner, a former judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, hopes to raise money for the group through foundations and other charitable sources, WBEZ reports.

Posner sees some merit in pro se litigating. He told the Chicago Tribune he would like to see both sides in a civil case go to trial without lawyers, like on Judge Judy. As a model, he pointed to nonadversarial legal systems that are led by judges in some European countries.”

Read the full article here.