Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mock Interview Program

Saturday, July 30; 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, August 3; 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

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Prepare for Fall OCI and sharpen your interviewing skills! Now is the time to contact Junsen Ohno at to reserve your spot in the Alumni Mock Interview Program. The interview will last 20 minutes and will be followed by 10 minutes of feedback. Spots are first come, first serve.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Washington Women Lawyers Invites You to a Film Screening of "Her Day in Court"

Washington Women Lawyers (WWL) has partnered with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington for a screening and discussion of the film, Her Day In Court. Her Day In Court is a documentary that includes interviews with women lawyers and judges on some of the issues they faced breaking into a male dominated profession and how the profession has changed, and continues to change.

This event will be an opportunity to not only honor women in the law, but to meet middle and high school girls who are exploring their future professional paths and are eager to meet women lawyers in their community. 

The film screening and discussion will take place Wednesday, May 31st from 6:30-8:00 pm at K&L Gates (925 Fourth Ave. Floor 2900). RSVP to Lauren Sancken.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Starbucks Law & Corporate Affairs 2016-17 Diversity Mentorship Program

The Starbucks Law & Corporate Affairs Department is now accepting applications for its 2016-17 diversity mentorship program. 

This program will connect Starbucks in-house lawyers with private practice junior attorneys from diverse backgrounds in one-to-one mentorship relationships.  Starbucks' legal department boasts one of the most experienced and diverse groups of attorneys in the region, and its lawyers are eager to share their insights into learning the practice of law, succeeding in law firm and other private practice environments, and for those who are interested, pursuing in-house career opportunities.  

Following a kick-off reception in July for incoming mentees and past participants, this program will foster direct, informal interactions over a one-year period to help diverse junior attorneys learn their craft and network in the local community of legal professionals and business leaders.  The program is open to all lawyers in private practice in their first six years as an attorney, who are members of one or more minority bar associations or diversity affinity groups

If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume to Brooke Harlowe by Friday, May 27.  In your cover letter, please identify your current area of practice (and your desired area, if different), your general interest in receiving mentoring, and the minority bar association(s) or affinity group(s) to which you belong.  If you have any questions, you may contact committee chairs Amy Hughes and Anthony Colburn.

Open Graduate Student Council Positions

If you are seeking leadership experience, student development knowledge, advocacy skills, and connections with graduate students from other colleges and the administrative body, consider getting involved with the Graduate Student Council (GSC).

You will be one of the forces making a difference in the lives of graduate students. GSC Executive Board positions come with a stipend.
Please review the detailed job descriptions on the positions open for the upcoming academic year:
  • Chief of Staff
  • Vice Chair Community Relations & Development
  • Vice Chair Marketing & Communications
  • Vice Chair Finance & Strategic Planning
  • Associate Vice Chair Community Relations & Development
  • Associate Vice Chair Marketing & Communications
  • Associate Vice Chair Finance & Strategic Planning
To apply, email a resume and cover letter by 11:59 pm on Monday, May 16th to Applicants will be notified by May 20th if they will be invited to interview the week of May 23rd. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

K&L Gates Rising 2L Summer Happy Hour

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The Seattle & Portland offices of K&L Gates LLP cordially invite you to our
Rising 2L Summer Happy Hour
Please join other 1L law students from national law schools, K&L Gates lawyers, and law school and legal profession representatives for an evening of networking. This year, we’ll host two receptions on back-to-back dates starting in Seattle and then moving to Portland. You are welcome to join us in either (or both!) locations for an evening of networking and fun.
Our Seattle Office
Established in 1883, the Seattle office of K&L Gates is both the city’s oldest and one of its largest law offices. It offers clients a full spectrum of legal services to emerging, middle-market, and capital market participants as well as nonprofit, governmental, and private clients. Selected areas of service include: corporate, litigation, electronic discovery, intellectual property, labor and employment, benefits, bankruptcy, energy, real estate, environmental, land use, and tax. We hope you’ll join us for this opportunity to meet some of our lawyers working in these areas, and get to know us as an office and a firm.
The evening will begin with a tour of our Seattle office and an introduction to some of our partners at 4:00 p.m., followed by a networking reception at 4:30 p.m. at Frolik Restaurant and Bar. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and appetizers will be served.
Our Portland Office
For more than 25 years, the lawyers of K&L Gates’ Portland office have been serving clients with innovative legal solutions to business challenges. In addition to its unique commercial landscape, Portland stands as a critical gateway for trade with the Asia Pacific region. With its unparalleled global reach, the Portland office of K&L Gates offers a unique platform for our clients’ most complex international commercial and transactional matters. We provide services to leading national and international businesses in connection with their interests in the Pacific Northwest, as well to regional companies seeking to expand their business onto the national or international stage.
The evening will begin with a tour of our Portland office and an introduction to some of our partners at 4:00 p.m., followed by a networking reception at 4:30 p.m. on the roof deck of our Portland office. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and appetizers will be served.
Business casual attire is suggested.
To RSVP, please contact Tia Chang at or 206.370.5760 by Monday, May 30, 2016. (Please specify which event(s) you plan to attend.)
Seattle Date:
June 8, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Seattle Location:
K&L Gates LLP
925 Fourth Avenue
Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104

Portland Date:

June 9, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Portland Location:
K&L Gates LLP
One SW Columbia Street
Suite 1900
Portland, OR 97258
Please feel free join us for both events if your schedule permits!
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Marine Corps Judge Advocate On Campus, April 28

A US Marine Judge Advocate will be on campus on Thursday, April 28 and will be available to meet with students one on one who may be interested in legal opportunities with the Marine Corps. If you’re interested, please email Erin Fullner as soon as you can with your availability.

12th Annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

12th Annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair | Sponsored by The Bar Association of San Francisco and underwritten by Orrick.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA
The Bay Area Diversity Career Fair attracts hiring representatives from the most prominent law firms, government legal departments, and nonprofit organizations. Only law students who have completed their first year of law school by the time of the interviews are eligible to participate. Openings are for 2017 2L summer associate positions. Please feel free to forward this invitation to your fellow 1Ls.

Registration begins on:
Monday, May 16
The registration site can be found here.

Registration and bidding deadline:
Sunday, June 12
11:59 p.m. PST

A welcome reception for registered students and employers will be held on:
Friday, July 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 (map)

For questions, please contact:
Erica Bailey | Simah Bargzie | Michelle Lockhart
Bay Area Diversity Career Fair Project Managers

Stokes Lawrence Diversity Scholarships

Stokes Lawrence is pleased to offer three $1,500 tuition scholarships to first-year students from diverse backgrounds; one at each of the three law schools in the State of Washington. The goal is to promote opportunities within the profession and to encourage a dialogue around the issue of diversity in the work place.

Criteria: The Diversity Scholarships are open to all first-year law students of diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated promise for a successful career in law and are committed to community involvement.

Application: Applicants will submit a current resume and a personal essay of no more than 1,000 words with the following content:
  • Description of his or her thoughts on diversity and/or how diversity has played a role so far in his or her life
  • Description of his or her community involvement
Materials must be submitted to the Dean Deming ( no later than April 22, 2016. Please direct questions to

Scholarship recipients will be announced by April 29, 2016.

All applicants for the scholarships will be invited to a reception at the Stokes Lawrence law offices in Seattle on May 18, 2016.