Tuesday, October 21, 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 email Junsen Ohno at ohnoj@seattleu.edu. Light snacks will be provided.  

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 ohnoj@seattleu.edu. 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 ohnoj@seattleu.edu.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

#DomesticViolence: Does Media Coverage Help or Hurt?

Does Media Coverage Help or Hurt?

Monday, October 20, 2014
Noon - 12:50 p.m.
Sullivan Hall, Room C5
Lunch Provided
In recent weeks, awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault has increased as high profile cases receive extensive coverage in the news and on social media. Is this trend increasing awareness and dialogue or reinforcing sensationalism and stereotypes? Can media attention further real individual or community action and reform? In this spirited and interactive session offered as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, attorneys and advocates will discuss the ways in which they support survivors of domestic violence, the media’s influence on domestic violence, and how students can actively  engage in this issues.

Speakers will include David Martin, Chair of Domestic Violence Unit at King County Prosecutor’s Office; Amanda Irwin, Accredited Representative at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and Kim Morrill, Legal Advocate at New BeginningsCo-sponsored by the Women’s Law Caucus.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Professional Development Forum

The WA Initiative for Diversity and the Puget Sound Association of Legal Administrators are excited to host a "Professional Development Forum" to discuss how to be successful as a diverse attorney in the prevailing law firm culture.

The purpose of this forum is to offer insight into law firm drivers and type of skills desired by law firm employers. By offering these insights, we hope to raise awareness of law firm drivers, how best to navigate the law firm system to advocate for better growth opportunities and how to assist in making law firm culture to be inclusive of all. 

The Forum will cover:
- Law firm economics
- Universal skills to be successful in the legal profession
- CLOSED DOOR Affinity Group Breakout Session 

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, November 20, 2014

TIME: Registration starts at 8:00am and the program begins at 8:30am - 11:30am 

WHERE: Perkins Coie - 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA 

REGISTER: http://bit.ly/1sPcATW ; Registration fee: $50 Attorneys and $25 for Students ; Parking validated and light refreshments are provided

QUESTIONS?: Erica Chung, Executive Director of Washington Initiative for Diversity, can be reached on her cell at 206-720-4996 or via e-mail at director@initiativefordiversitywa.org 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


The Peggy Browning Fund educates and inspires the next generation of advocates for workplace justice. Through fellowships, workers' rights conferences, networking and other programs, they provide unique opportunities for law students to work for economic and social justice. 
Learn more at their event on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 4-6pm @ the University of Washington Law School. Admission is free to Seattle law school students. Register by October 21 with the Peggy Browning Fund at http://tinyurl.com/nytflhx 

At this event, you will:

- Learn about the Peggy Browning Fund's Summer Fellowships
- Hear what it's like practicing law for a union, a law firm representing workers or a government agency regulating the workplace
- Find out how to get a job promoting workplace justice 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Learn about tax LLM programs and tax/estate planning practice:  

The Tax and Estate Planning Focus Areas are pleased to invite you to an information session about pursuing a masters degree (LL.M.) in tax law after graduating from law school. 

Professors Diane Lourdes Dick, John Eason (chair of the Estate Planning Focus Area), and Lily Kahng (chair of the Tax Focus Area) and will be on hand to talk about their practice experiences and to address questions such as, When do I need to apply to LLM programs?  Where should I apply and what are my chances of being admitted?  Will a tax LLM improve my marketability?  If so, how?  What JD classes do I need to take to prepare for the LLM program? 

The session will be held on Wednesday, October 15, @ noon in Room 109

Snacks will be served.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

FANGS Happy Hour!!

FANGS is the Federal Attorneys Networking Group of Seattle - attorneys from federal agencies right here in Seattle (Labor, Education, Health & Human Services, Justice, etc.). They are hosting a happy hour and would like YOU to attend! 

Come network and have some good fun: Good beer, great conversation, an opportunity to introduce yourself to federal attorneys, and a pretty awesome bacon cheeseburger!

WHEN: Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 5:00pm

WHERE: Collins Pub (526 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104)

If you can make it, go ahead and send a quick note to Abigail G. Daquiz (an attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor) at daquiz.abigail@dol.gov.

Annual Criminal Law Soirée

The King County Washington Women Lawyers are hosting their Annual Criminal Law Soirée. The purpose of the event is to highlight the work of KCWWL's Criminal Law section and to foster communication and collaboration among women lawyers. They will also be hosting Justice Mary Yu, of the Washington State Supreme Court, as a keynote speaker to discuss professionalism and civility in the courts.

Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be provided and there is not cost of admission! So, come learn more and network with fellow lawyers.

When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 5:30pm -8:00pm

Where: Chinese Room at the historic Smith Tower, 506 2nd Avenue #1021, Seattle, WA 98104

RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kcwwls-annual-criminal-law-soiree-tickets-12432699539