Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Moderate Means Practicum

Build practical legal skills! Seattle University's Moderate Means Practicum (LPRC-425-A, 3 Credits; Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30 to 3:45) is open to all 2 and 3Ls.

The Statewide Moderate Means Program (MMP) is a joint venture between the Washington State Bar Association and the Washington State law schools. The goal of the program is to increase access to civil legal services by people of moderate means who cannot afford an attorney but make too much money to qualify for traditional legal aid services. The program is focused on the areas of family, housing and consumer law.

Law students participating in the practicum will interview potential clients by telephone to collect information and evaluate their cases. Students have the opportunity to interview many different clients with a broad array of legal issues. Qualifying cases will be referred by students to participating attorneys who have agreed to represent MMP clients for a reduced fee.

Benefits to students include:
  • Hands-on experience interviewing clients
  • Training in substantive legal issues, issue-spotting, interviewing skills and ethics
  • Instruction on how to use the Legal Server database, which is used by most of the civil legal aid organizations in Washington State as well as the SU Law clinics
  • Supervision and mentoring by experienced attorneys
  • The satisfaction of helping moderate income individuals who otherwise might not receive any legal help at all
The total time commitment is eight hours a week. If you have questions or would like additional information please email Clay Wilson.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Bloodworks Northwest Scholarship

Bloodworks Northwest is offering scholarships of up to $500 for students who host blood drives this summer.

If you or a student you know would like to host a blood drive, email: Scholarship@bloodworksnw.org. Include in the email your name, where you donate, and your city. You may also inquire by phone: (425) 656-3039.

Official rules and details can be found here. Help better our community drop by drop!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference Registration

What:              National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference        

When:             October 13 & 14, 2017

Where:            Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD

Deadline:        August 28 if you would like the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for airfare;
                        September 29 for all other registrations

Details:           See the brochure and FAQs for info, or visit www.peggybrowningfund.org

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hot Jobs

If you're a Seattle U Law alum on the hunt for a job, make sure you're on the Hot Jobs listserv!

CPD sends out a digest of entry-level legal positions every two weeks, including law practice and non-traditional jobs. Email Erin Fullner to get on the list.

OCI Deadline on Monday

The first On-Campus Interviewing deadline is Monday, July 24. Login to Symplicity for details and get your materials to a CPD adviser this week. 

DON'T DELAY!


Richard S. White Fellowship

ATTENTION RISING 2LS:

It's the last chance to apply for the Richard S. White Fellowship, which includes a paid, 12-week 2018 summer associate position with Helsell Fetterman, and a $7,500 academic scholarship.

Applications may be mailed or submitted online and must be postmarked or emailed by July 19.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hot Tip: Make Time This Summer for Informational Interviews

Summer can be an unexpectedly busy time for law students. When your calendar fills up, it's all the more important to use your time wisely. The CPD team is a big fan of activities that can serve two purposes for you. Informational interviewing allows you to network while gaining valuable insight into a particular practice area. Check out this Forbes article for tips on informational interviewing and make a plan to reach out to some contacts this week!

Attorney General's Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program Webinar

2Ls, 3Ls, and grads in or entering judicial clerkships are invited to attend a webinar about the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP). The webinar will be hosted by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management and will provide info on the HP and SLIP application process, opening on Monday, July 31, 2017.

Please attend one of the three sessions:
  • July 25th at 12:00 PM
  • July 26th at 9:00 AM
  • July 27th at 9:00 AM 
Additional information about both programs, including eligibility and offices participating, can be found online: HP and SLIP.




Wednesday, July 5, 2017

OCI Is Coming


The application deadline for the first session of On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) is Monday, July 24 at 5:00 pm. Review the list of employers on Symplicity and be sure to work with a CPD adviser on perfecting your materials!

OCI is a great way to reach numerous employers at once - start working on your applications TODAY.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

SABAW Public Interest Law Student Scholarship

The South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) will award a $4,000 scholarship to a law student working on a discrete public interest law project or doing a summer/fall 2017 public interest law internship.

Applicants must show either that they have contributed to the South Asian community, or that the project is connected to South Asia or the South Asian community.

All applications will require an essay of no more than 500 words to show suitability to criterion, resume, and any other materials the applicant deems relevant. Applications/questions should be sent to scholarships@sabaw.org by JUNE, 30, 2017.