Thursday, December 11, 2014


Every year, a number of local firms including, K&L Gates, Foster Pepper, Davis Wright Tremaine, and Perkins Coie, sponsor 1L Diversity summer programs as part of their diversity efforts. Each program includes a paid position for the summer, and some also include a scholarship. Evening students are eligible and have been selected in the past, but you must be able to accept a full-time job for at least six to eight consecutive weeks. Applications are being accepted NOW and deadlines vary by firm. For participating firms and their program information, visit

Don't forget to have CPD review your application documents before you submit them.
Kenyon & Kenyon is pleased to announce its IL Diversity Program for the Summer of 2015. This position is a paid summer associate position in our Palo Alto, California office. This position would also include participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program which includes mentoring throughout the year as well as participation in the LCLD Summit in Dallas, TX, in May 2015.

We prefer candidates to have a strong technical background, preferably computer science and/or electrical engineering.

Visit for more information.

You can find this listing in Symplicity Job #6003.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Thursday, January 8, 2015
5:00-7:00 p.m.

K&L Gates
925 4th Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA

Don't miss an opportunity to get all of your questions answered about the K&L Gates 1L Diversity Fellowship and network with attorneys. RSVP to Tia Chang at
December 11, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Regatta Bar & Grill
1113 6th Ave, Seattle, WA

Take a short break from studying and take advantage of this great opportunity to network with newer members of the legal profession, gather business cards, and make important connections that will further your career.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Monday, November 10
Think Locally, Act Globally: Exploring International Law Opportunities
2:30–3:30pm  | Room C7

Are you curious about the practice of international law or wondering how you can get engaged in international opportunities while you are still a law student? During this session you will hear from Professors Thomas Antkowiak and Gillian Dutton about clinics, internships, externships, and other opportunities that can expose you to the practice of international law. You will also hear from current students Sami Pearlman (3L) and Nyssa Chopra (1L) about their experiences living and working abroad and have an opportunity to ask panelists your burning questions about working internationally. Sponsored by the Student Bar Association. Questions? Please contact Fabio Dworschak,

Wednesday, October 29, 2014



The Annual Diversity Fellowship Meet & Greet with individual firms will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Gallery. Students will have an opportunity to mingle with attorneys and recruiting representatives from firms hosting a 1L summer diversity fellowship. Visit the website for a list of participating firms - Dress is business professional. RSVP in Symplicity or email Junsen Ohno at

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program (For 1Ls)
Thursday, October 30, 2014
5:00 p.m. in room 110

The Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program (PSAMFP) is designed to provide summer associate opportunities to diverse first-year law students. Students who are chosen to participate as Fellows in this highly competitive program will be placed as first-year summer associates with one of the program’s participating employers including Carney Badley Spellman, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, and T-Mobile. Representatives from the Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program will be on campus to discuss the program history, application details and deadlines, as well as to answer questions from interested students. If you are interested in applying to this hiring program, PLEASE plan to attend this session. Business casual attire recommended. Pizza will be served. RSVP in Symplicity or email Junsen Ohno at

Cocktail Reception in Hawaii: First and Second Year Law Students

7 small and mid-size law firms in Honolulu are hosting a cocktail reception.

This reception is not a job fair, and it is not intended to replace on-campus interviews or resume collection. However, unlike large firms, they find it challenging to annually conduct on-campus interviews at any campus because of their geographic location and the cost involved.

They would like to meet with students to encourage them to look into small and mid-size law firms as attractive alternatives to the large firms, and invite any 1L and 2L students to attend their cocktail reception if any students are there on the islands on December 29th!

FROM: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
WHERE: Koko Head Cafe - 1145-C 12th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Business Casaul and Aloha Attire, No resumes please

Space is limited so please RSVP by December 15, 2014 to

The Firms Hosting:

Chang Iwamasa & Chiu LLP
Chun Kerr LLP
Imanaka Asato LLLC
Marr Jones & Wang LLLP
Schlack Ito, LLLC
Sullivan Meheula Lee, LLLP
Yamamoto Caliboso

ONLINE Information Session - Law Librarianship

At the Catholic University of America, they've found that after completing their J.D., some graduates of Law programs decide to explore Law Librarianship as an alternative to the practice of law. They regularly enroll such students into their highly-ranked Master's program in the Department of Library and Information Science. The students have found that the combination of a J.D. and a Master's in Library and Information Science offers challenging and rewarding opportunities.

They will be holding an ONLINE information session for prospective students on Thursday, October 30th at 5:30 EDT. 

If you are interested, you may register to attend at: 

Thursday, October 23, 2014



Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Noon in Room 109

CPD's seminar will introduce you to the rewarding world of public interest work! We will provide information and resources for finding positions in public criminal law, direct client services, law reform/policy and public interest law firms. We will also discuss opportunities for the coming summer and post-graduation as well as tips for drafting compelling applications, tailoring cover letters, and building a network within the public interest community. In addition, we will talk about how you can fund your own public interest opportunities through scholarships, fellowships and grants. At the end of the seminar, you will have the tools you need to land a position in public interest! Please RSVP in Symplicity by clicking on the event on the Event tab or emailing Junsen Ohno at 

Friday, October 10, 2014


Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Noon in room 110

OCI is not the end of your job search, it is just the beginning! Join CPD for a lunchtime seminar on the next steps to secure employment for summer 2015. We will provide sure-fire strategies for seeking out and landing law clerk positions, internships, fellowships, and other experience-building opportunities next summer. RSVP in Symplicity by clicking the event on the Event tab, or emailing Junsen Ohno at Light snacks provided.
Learn About Careers in Indian and Tribal Law
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Noon in room 110

Indian and Tribal Law is a growing area of practice in the Northwest! Join CPD and the Center for Indian Law & Policy for a lunchtime panel on Thursday, November 6, at noon in room 110. You will hear from experienced practitioners who work for local tribes, law firms, and the federal government, including Marianne Jones, Office of Special Trustee for American Indians, Christina Parker, Tulalip Tribes Office of Civil Legal Aid, and Gabe Galanda, Galanda Broadman. Lunch provided. RSVP on Symplicity by clicking on the event on the Event tab, or emailing Junsen Ohno at