Friday, December 17, 2010

NWPIJF Info Session

Join us for an information session and learn more about the upcoming Northwest Public Interest Job Fair. We will discuss the format of the event, important deadlines, and go over the finer points of "table talk" to help you to make the most of the experience.

Wednesday, January 19th at noon in C6.

Symetra Info Session

Attention 1Ls - each year, Symetra accepts applications from 1L students for their 1L Summer Internship Program. Position and application details will be available in January, but for now, mark your calendars for the Symetra Info Sessions. Symetra representatives will be on campus to discuss the program and to answer your questions.

Thursday, January 27th at noon, C5.

Getty Images is Hiring a Law Student

Getty Images has posted a job opening for a law student at their Fremont headquarters. Areas of work include copyright and corporate governance. See Symplicity for details. If you are interested, don't put off submitting your application.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Upcoming 1L Diversity Events

1Ls - The Diversity application period takes place very soon after the start of the Spring Semester. Be sure to keep an eye on the important events and application deadlines over the break.

If you plan to apply to a summer diversity program, be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

* Diversity 1L Student Reception at K&L Gates on Thursday, January 6.

* The Annual Diversity Fellowship Meet & Greet with individual firms will be on Tuesday, January 11 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Gallery. The event format will feature "table talk" and an opportunity to mingle with attorneys and recruiting representatives from firms hosting a 1L summer diversity fellowship. Dress is business professional.

* Program representatives from the Puget Sound Area Minority Clerkship Program will be on campus at 5:30 on January 10 in the Second Floor Gallery to talk about the program and answer questions about the application process. Dress is business casual.

* CPD will be hosting an informal information session featuring last year's student participants in the Puget Sound Area Minority Clerkship Program on Thursday, January 13 at noon in the Courtroom. Come learn about the experience you can get in the program and the application process from people who have lived it!

For event details and application deadlines, be sure to check out our Diversity Page.

Northwest Public Interest Job Fair

Registration is open for the 2011 Northwest Public Interest Career Fair!

If you are interested in government or public interest, you should plan to attend the 2011 Northwest Public Service Career Fair. CPD, along with ten other law school career services, will be hosting the Career Fairs in Seattle on Friday, February 4, 2011 and in Portland on Saturday, February 5, 2011.

Complete details about the Career Fairs and the employers that are participating are available on-line. You may view the list of employers on the website prior to paying your registration fee. Please note that employers are added on a rolling basis, so it is critical to check the employer list frequently for additions.

Student registration is now open. Registration fees are $15 for one location, or $25 for both locations. Registration will remain open up to the Career Fair - however, remember if you are submitting application materials for an employer, you must be registered and have paid your registration fee prior to the deadline date, which is Monday, January 17, 2011.

Many of the participating employers are recruiting for law clerks and/or attorneys and will be conducting interviews either at the Career Fair, or will schedule interviews for a later date at their office. To be considered for an interview, you must register for the Career Fair, as well as submit a cover letter and resume (for each employer you wish to apply to) by 11:59 pm January 17th. If you choose to participate only in Table Talk, you may register up until the Career Fair. Complete details about the application process is available on the website.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Job Fair coordinators. Hope to see you at one or both Career Fairs!

2011 Global Grants Program

This program supports new initiatives that will make an ongoing contribution to the global mission of Seattle University. The primary focus is on 1) developing models and programs for experiential international learning both locally and internationally and on 2) capacity-building for SU faculty to develop these skills in our students. Experiential international learning gives students hands-on, practical experience so that they develop the capabilities to understand and adapt to an international environment, such as service learning, applied projects, and internships. These grants are made possible by a generous donor. This program is coordinated by the Office of Global Engagement and the Global Advisory Team, a committee of representatives from each college and across the campus.

Awards granted in this period will be available for the spring and summer terms of 2011. A total of $50,000 is available. There is no fixed amount for each grant, though the cost and number of students impacted will be a criteria for decisions.

Applications are due by January 31st. A copy of the necessary application form (which includes additional program details) will be attached to the upcoming CPD newsletter. Questions about the program can be directed to Janet Dickson.

Attorney General Info Session

Representatives from the Washington AG's office will be on campus to discuss their summer internship program.

Wednesday, January 12th, 12:00-12:50 p.m., C5.

CPD Seminar Day

Mark your calendars for the upcoming CPD Seminar Day. On Saturday, January 15th, CPD will be conducting a series of seminars designed to help prepare you for the upcoming recruitment period. Deadlines come up very quickly once the Spring Semester starts, and these workshops will help you to be ready for them. You can RSVP for each seminar in Symplicity.

The Schedule:

10:00: Interviewing Seminar
11:00: Networking Seminar
12:00: Resume/Cover Letter Seminar (lunch will be provided)
1:00: Public Interest Seminar

You can come for the entire day, or just for one or two seminars. Please RSVP for each workshop you plan to attend in Symplicity, under the "Events" section.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Summer Externships - U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Idaho is offering Summer Externships. See the posting on Symplicity and the District website for more information. Application deadline is January 28, 2011.

Twin Cities 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship

Get experience both a law firm and a corporation! Twin Cities Diversity in Practice is offering a 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship for Summer 2011. First-year law students now have a unique summer clerkship opportunity that combines a traditional law firm clerkship with experience working in an in-house corporate law department. Twin Cities Diversity in Practice is a collaboration of law firms and corporate law departments seeking to enhance the diversity of the legal profession. Our mission is to attract, recruit, advance and retain attorneys of color in the Minneapolis and St. Paul community.

For more information and for application instructions, please visit the program website. The application deadline is January 14, 2011.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Marine Policy Fellowship Info Session

Fellowship Information Session (Bring your lunch!)

2012 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, 2011 Coastal Management Fellowship, 2011 Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship, 2011 WSG Science Writing Fellowship,
2011 Sea Grant/NOAA Fisheries Fellowship

Please join Penny Dalton, Director of Washington Sea Grant; David Gordon, WSG Science writer; and Nancy Reichley, WSG Education Specialist, for an information session about our program and our marine policy and science fellowship opportunities. The Knauss Fellowship provides eligible graduate students a one-year work experience on the staff of the U.S. Congress or with a Federal agency dealing with marine issues. Similar in structure to the Knauss, the Hershman Fellowship offers graduate students a nine-month opportunity with Washington State Caucus agencies in Olympia. The two-year Coastal Management Fellowship matches postgraduate individuals with state coastal zone programs throughout the country. All three fellowships offer a first-hand look at how science is used in the policy arena and how decisions are made. The WSG Science Writing Fellowship enables undergraduate and graduate students to work with WSG Communications staff on developing materials that help individuals better understand and manage marine resources. The Sea Grant/NOAA Fisheries Fellowship offers two- and three-year research opportunities to Ph.D. candidates interested in population dynamics and stock assessment or marine resource economics.

Where and when: Wednesday, December 1, 2010, from 12:30-1:15 at Washington Sea Grant, 3716 Brooklyn Avenue, NE, Seattle.

Please contact Nancy Reichley with any questions about the fellowships or how to find our office.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Symplicity Postings

More postings are being added to Symplicity each week - be sure to keep checking!

Janet D. Steiger Fellowship

The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project provides law students the extraordinary opportunity to work in the consumer protection departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General throughout the United States. The eight-week paid Fellowships were initiated in 2004 by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, in cooperation with the National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”), as a consumer protection outreach initiative to introduce law students to the rewards of legal careers in public service.

The first and second year law students who have served as Steiger Fellows have characterized their experiences as truly rewarding, often well beyond their expectations. A number of students have said that for the first time they are considering law careers in public service, and several have already entered public service upon graduation.

For more information, see the posting on Symplicity. Applications are due by January 31st.

Trial Skills Workshop

Trial Skills Workshop
Sponsored by SUTLA
Seattle University Trial Lawyers Association

Interested in civil litigation?
Want to gain much needed trial skills from some of the best
trial lawyers in the Northwest?

SUTLA is proud to offer students interested in plaintiff side civil
litigation an opportunity to learn trial skills through a monthly
workshop, sponsored by the Washington State Association for
Justice (WSAJ) and the Law Offices of Karl E. Malling, P.S.

We will be holding an information session on
Monday, November 22 at 4pm in
Room 109

The Trial Skills Workshop is limited to 15 students. The monthly
sessions will be held on the second Thursday of each month from
6pm to 9pm starting January 13th.

If you are interested please RSVP for the information session on our
TWEN Page: Seattle University Trial Lawyers Association – Sign-
Up Sheets - Trial Skills Workshop.
Questions? Email Joe Moore (

Institute for a Democratic Society Program

The Institute for a Democratic Society is accepting applications for their upcoming Fellowship program.

IDF is a 6 month fellowship from January through June, occurring over 11 intensive weekends. During these weekends the program focuses on a diverse range of political topics, the nuts and bolts of campaigns and elections, the geographic issues around the state, and developing leadership skills within our community. Fellows meet with elected officials, leading experts, business owners, lobbyists, nonprofit leaders, and people making a difference in their communities all over the state and in Washington D.C. We want our fellows to get engaged in the political process while introducing them to the people and issues that are affecting our state. Each year IDF graduates a "farm team" of progressive leaders who go out into the world and make a difference within campaigns, policy, non profits and their communities.

IDF offers training to exceptional women and men ages 21 to 36.The topics focus on three major areas:

* Public policy and emerging issues
* The legislative and political process
* Campaigns and elections

Fellows travel across Washington State and topics cover the breadth of policy issues including agriculture, homelessness, transportation, education, energy, and the environment. Our days in Washington, DC and Olympia have included meeting elected officials, lobbyists and dignitaries. Campaign training includes development of a campaign plan, effective messaging and communications, volunteer recruitment and managing a budget.


Applications for the Class of 2011 will be accepted starting on July 1, 2010 and must be postmarked or submitted online by November 19, 2010.

If you cannot apply by November 19th, a 'late registration grace period' will be extended through Monday, November 22; however, the application fee then increases to $40 per registrant.

For more information and for application instructions, please visit the IDS website.

DOJ Volunteer Positions

The Environmental Enforcement Section of the Department of Justice plans to recruit 1L and 2L volunteer summer interns at the Northwest Public Interest Job Fair, here at Seattle University on February 4.

Read about EES and other DOJ volunteer programs at:

Read about the Northwest Public Interest Job Fair at:

Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation Fellowship

The State of Washington Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) invites Washington’s future leaders to apply to their Fellowship program in the CAPAA office. CAPAA is an Executive Branch agency which serves to advise the Governor, the Legislature, and state and local agencies on issues of concern to the Asian Pacific American community. ACLF is a community-based, nonprofit organization that trains and supports the leadership of Asian Pacific Islanders with a commitment to social justice, community empowerment and public service. This program allows students to make a significant contribution to our state while earning academic credit, exploring career options, and gaining valuable professional experience.

For more information, please see the posting on Symplicity. Application review will begin on December 1st.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2011 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest

THE HOGAN/SMOGER ACCESS TO JUSTICE ESSAY CONTEST offers law students an opportunity to receive reward and recognition for expounding on whether and how the courts can be used to obtain justice.

For 40 years, the competition was known as the Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest, providing law students an opportunity to investigate and offer solutions to the multitude of injustices inflicted on the environment. The contest was established in 1970 by the late Roscoe B. Hogan of Birmingham, Alabama, a prominent environmental lawyer. With additional support from noted attorney Gerson Smoger, the contest was renamed and expanded beginning with the 2011 competition.

The topic for the 2011 contest is "The Gulf Oil Spill: Who Are the Victims and How Do They Get Compensated?"

Any student currently enrolled in an accredited American law school may submit a legal essay for the competition.

The author of the winning essay will receive a $5,000 cash prize; recognition in the Public Justice newsletter and on the website; publication of the essay in the Vermont Law School’s online Journal of Environmental Law; and a free Public Justice Foundation membership for the Contest Year.

Any student currently enrolled in an accredited American law school may enroll in the contest. Each entry must be submitted through a faculty adviser. All entrants must submit an INTENT TO ENTER FORM by January 31, 2011. The deadline for the essay is March 31, 2011. A panel of nationally renowned trial lawyers and law professors will judge the entries.

For contest rules and criteria, please visit the contest website.

Monday, November 15, 2010

LCC Minority Outreach Program

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations announces the Minority Outreach Program. The program is designed to introduce minority law students to the practice of labor law and to the labor community by providing summer clerkship opportunities with the participating firms and union legal departments.

Students with a demonstrated interest in labor law, as well as those students who may be interested in the field, are encouraged to participate in the program. Students should contact the firms or legal departments directly with inquiries or applications, and are advised to reference the "LCC Minority Outreach Program" in all correspondence.

For more information, and to see a complete list of firms participating in the clerkship program, please visit the MOP website.

NYU Offers Law and Social Enterprise Fellowship

New York University School of Law is proud to announce the Law and Social Enterprise Fellowship, which will be offered for only the second time in the academic year of 2011-2012. The purpose of the fellowship is to promote research and curriculum development in subjects related to legal issues in the area of social entrepreneurship. The fellowship broadly defines social enterprise as the use of business strategies to solve intractable social problems and advance a social mission. It encompasses topics including but not limited to start-up social ventures, corporate social responsibility, impact investing, and microfinance. The Fellowship is open to third year law students ad recent law school graduates with the strongest credentials and the most exciting ideas that have the potential to impact the fast-growing field of social entrepreneurship.

See Symplicity for details. Application Deadline is December 3, 2010.

NYU Offers the Kauffman Legal Research Fellowship

New York University School of Law is proud to announce the Kauffman Legal Research Fellowship, which will be offered for the third and final time in the academic year of 2011-2012. The purpose of the fellowship is to promote research and curriculum development in the subjects related to law, innovation, and economic growth. The Fellowship is open to law school graduates with the strongest credentials and most exciting ideas.

Please see Symplicity posting for more information. The Application Deadline is February 1, 2011.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Study Law in Alaska

Study Law in Alaska - 1Ls and 2Ls: Have you ever wanted to go to Alaska? How about this summer? Numerous internships and externships available! We have added many more since last summer. Gain significant and relevant experience that will assist you in obtaining a job, whether it's working with a judge, a non-profit, the Attorney General's office, or a small firm.

Students earn four course credits, gain significant legal experience, and spend the summer in beautiful Alaska. This innovative and very popular program provides internship and externship opportunities and the nation’s only substantive law course titled, “Alaska Natives and Environmental Law”.

For more detailed information, please see the Study Law in Alaska Program website at: See what students who have participated in the program have to say on the testimonials page of the website.

For more information, please contact the Study Law in Alaska Director: Stephanie M. Nichols at:

Lapham River Conservation Fellowship

The Anthony A. Lapham River Conservation Fellowship at American Rivers provides an excellent professional development opportunity for talented post-graduates pursuing careers as leaders in the field of conservation advocacy. Recent graduate degree (MA/MS/PhD/JD/MBA) recipients will focus on an applied research project that will make a tangible contribution to AR’s mission. Working with a team of professional staff, the individual will apply practical research and advocacy skills and develop a network of professional contacts in their field of expertise. The individual will be an integral part of a dynamic organization comprised of experienced conservationists and emerging leaders and will participate in a range of organizational functions including staff retreats and Board of Directors meetings.

This fellowship honors the memory of Anthony A. Lapham who served for many years on the board of American Rivers, including as its Chairman. The program reflects his integrity, intellect, concern for humanity and commitment to excellence; we seek candidates who possess these qualities.

Please see Symplicity posting for details and application instructions. The application deadline is January 3, 2011.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Equal Justice Works Public Defender Corps

Across the country, public defender offices are underfunded and understaffed, drowning in untenable caseloads. With too few public defenders handling too many cases, those who cannot afford representation are being denied their fundamental right to counsel, and many are languishing in jail at taxpayers’ expense.

Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center have partnered to develop a solution to this growing crisis and improve the quality of representation for adults and juveniles nationwide. Public Defender Corps is a three-year fellowship program aimed at addressing the ongoing national crisis of providing quality representation to accused persons who cannot afford counsel.

We are currently accepting applications for this public defense pilot project. Approximately 20 fellowships will be selected, with terms commencing in the Fall of 2011. The application is open to all law students from Equal Justice Works member law schools and lawyers with less than three years of practice.

For for more information and for application instructions, please visit the Corps website. Application and supporting documents are due by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, December 17, 2010.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Lan and Mark Beyster Public Interest Fellowship

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California is accepting applications for the Lan and Mark Beyster Public Interest Fellowship.

The Lan and Mark Beyster Public Interest Fellowship will provide $25,000 to one law graduate who will work for one year to provide legal services to and advocacy for the Vietnamese American community and/or other underserved, underresourced communities. The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (VABANC) will administer the Fellowship Program.

Details can be found on Symplicity. The application deadline is December 1st.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

University of Washington Antitrust Day

Open to all UW and Seattle U Law Students

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Room 117, William H. Gates Hall

A panel of distinguished antitrust attorneys discussing antitrust issues and related practice challenges and career opportunities.

If you might be interested in any aspect of business law, attendance should be a no-brainer. Even if you have no such interest, this provides a great opportunity to hear some excellent lawyers discuss very interesting issues. Remember Brandeis’ warning:

“A lawyer who has not studied economics and
sociology is very apt to become a public enemy.”

Sponsored by the Antitrust Section of the Washington State Bar Association and the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.


RSVP: or

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Jobs on Symplicity

Keep checking Symplicity for an updated list of job opportunities. If you have lost your password, email Emily von Seele - please do not attempt to register for a new account.

Evening with the Equal Justice Community

Thursday, November 4th, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Sullivan Hall, Second Floor Gallery

What areas of law are you passionate about? Housing Justice? Immigration? Juvenile Justice? Come meet practicing attorneys who share your passion and be ready to be inspired by your conversations with them.

The Evening with the Equal Justice Community Event is a unique opportunity for students and equal justice attorneys to informally meet and discuss their practice area(s)/interest(s). To facilitate the discussion, students and attorneys will be seated together based on their common areas of practice/interest. Heavy appetizers, drinks and discussion questions will be provided.

Please RSVP to including your name and up to two practice areas of interest by November 4, 2010. Space is limited!

This event is organized by the Public Interest Law Foundation and co-sponsored by the Access to Justice Institute. If you have any questions about the Evening with the Equal Justice Community Event, feel free to contact Celeste Miller, ATJI Program Coordinator at

Disability Rights CLE

Lawyering in a Diverse World presents

Disability Rights:
Ethics and Practical Skills

Thursday, November 04, 2010
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us for an engaging CLE/training about interviewing people with disabilities, applying the Rules of Professional Conduct to practice when representing clients with disabilities, and issue-spotting special education in civil legal services cases.

Presenters include David Carlson, Stacie Siebrecht, and Heather Kimmie from Disability Rights Washington and Scott Crain from Northwest Justice Project.

To register or for more information go to:

Monday, November 1, 2010

1L Symplicity Access

Attention 1Ls - You should now have full access to the Symplicity system. This includes the Job Board. If you have lost your password or are having difficulty logging on, please email Emily von Seele for assistance.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

National Resources Defense Council 2L Summer

Application deadline is November 15; hiring is done on a rolling basis, so please don't delay.

Summer legal internships in SF, LA, CH, NY or DC with one of the nation's most prominent environmental advocacy firms.

See for details and application instructions.

Nov. 3 State Department Summer Intern Deadline

The State Department Summer Intern Program application deadline is 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time on November 3. Job description and application instructions may be found at:

This program is attractive to lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Openings are available both domestically and abroad. Get your foot in the door at State, get international experience, build up your international professional credentials.

It takes some time to fill out the application and specify location preferences and make other selections, so please don't delay.

Monday, October 25, 2010

ABA Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

The ABA Business Law Section is sponsoring its 25th Annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest to encourage and reward law student writings on a business law subject of general and current interest.

- First Place: $2,500
- Second Place: $1,000
- Third Place: $500

All winners will be invited and subsidized to attend the Section Spring Meeting 2011 in Boston, MA to receive their award.

Submission Process
Papers will be judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the literature available on the topic. Papers submitted are normally 20-30 pages long, but should not exceed 100 pages of double-spaced typed text, including footnotes. Students need not be members of the Business Law Section to participate.

All entries must be submitted electronically by January 14, 2011. For more information click here.

ABA Business Law Diversity Clerkship Program

The Business Law Diversity Clerkship Program encourages students to pursue business court clerkship opportunities and to consider careers in the practice of business law. In considering a student's diversity, the Section will give special consideration to individuals who have overcome social or economic disadvantages such as physical disability, financial constraints, or cultural impediments to becoming a law student.

The objectives of the Program include:
• To encourage more diverse law students to apply for clerkship positions
• To foster relationships between business court judges and diverse law students
• To provide students with a foundation in various aspects of business law

Up to nine interns will be given a summer stipend of $6,000 and placed in business court clerkships in the Philadelphia Commerce Court or the Delaware Court of Chancery.

All application materials must be received on or before Friday, January 21, 2011.

For more information about the Business Law Diversity Clerkship Program click here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

IPLS Speed Networking Event

Join us for an evening of speed networking. We are inviting IP attorneys from a variety of backgrounds to join us for this event. This is a fantastic way to connect with local practicing attorneys.

Wednesday, January 19th, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.

Space is limited. RSVP in Symplicity.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

SEC Honors Program for Summer: 1L & 2L

The SEC is stepping up hiring in its Honors Program. Apply now through November 15!

The Summer Honors Law Program gives law and JD/MBA students the opportunity to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities markets and careers within the Commission.

Students have the opportunity to work for ten weeks during the summer at the Commission's Washington, D.C., headquarters or in one of its 11 regional offices nationwide including: New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco.

Selection for employment is based on many elements of a candidate's background including academic achievement, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, and summer or part-time legal employment.

Please consult with Laura Murphy in CPD about your SEC resume. Your private sector resume almost certainly does not do what a federal resume needs to do to prove your qualifications.

For more information about the SEC Honors Program, see announcement number 10-387192-NW.

Application instructions may be found at

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Robert L. Carter Fellowship

The Opportunity Agenda, a project of Tides Center, seeks candidates for the Robert L. Carter
Fellowship, for a 2-year term beginning no later than September of 2011. The Opportunity
Agenda is a communications, research, and advocacy organization dedicated to building the
national will to expand opportunity in America.

The Fellow will participate in legal research and legal advocacy; work with coalitions on framing
and messaging concerns; and collaborate with local and national public interest organizations
and policymakers on policy and communications efforts. The Fellow will focus on promoting
equal opportunity and protecting human rights in sectors such as economic opportunity and
immigration policy. Activities are likely to include research and writing of legal and policy
briefs; creating communications strategies and tools; and engaging in policy advocacy. This
work will be done in close collaboration with The Opportunity Agenda’s legal, research, and
communications staff, providing opportunities for social science research and media experience,
as well as legal work.

We encourage applications from attorneys with 5-10 years of legal experience in relevant fields
such as economic security and immigration who are interested in incorporating framing and
messaging strategies into their work. Law students graduating in 2011 and judicial law clerks
completing their clerkships in 2011 are also eligible. We are particularly interested in candidates
with a background in the social sciences, journalism, and/or communications. Candidates must
have a strong interest in working with advocates and communities in the field, and a
demonstrated commitment to social justice. The Opportunity Agenda is an equal opportunity
employer. We value a work place that is diverse in terms of gender, race, class, geographic
origin, sexual orientation, and other differences that enrich our society.

Please see the Symplicity posting for details and application instructions.
Application Deadline is January 31, 2011.

Upcoming Speed Networking Events

Don't forget to sign up for the upcoming Speed Networking Events. These are wonderful ways to connect with practicing attorneys in your field. Sign up in Symplicity - space is limited.
  • WSAJ Speed Networking Event - October 28th
  • Family Law Speed Networking Event - November 10th
  • KCBA/YLD (Young Lawyers Division) Speed Networking Event - November 17th
  • IPLS Speed Networking Event - January 19th

KCBA/YLD Speed Networking Event

Join us for an evening of speed networking. The KCBA/YLD (Young Lawyers Division) provides professional development opportunities and information resources to lawyers who have been in the profession for five years or less or who are 36 years old and under. YLD also delivers law-related services to the general public, including community education and information as well as advice and consultation through the Neighborhood Legal Clinics.

YLD has a board of 16 volunteer trustees. The Board oversees YLD's member services and community programs.

Wednesday, November 17th, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Second Floor Gallery.

RSVP in Symplicity - Space is limited.

The Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL) Conference

The Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL) Conference
University of Tennessee College of Law
Knoxville, Tennessee
November 19-21
Register Today!

Registration is now open for the 1st annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL) conference at the University of Tennessee College of Law. APIEL welcomes law students, attorneys, activists, scientists, and community members to the UT College of Law for a weekend of workshops and panels focused on exchanging information and fostering collaboration between activists and attorneys addressing the most critical ecological issues of our time.

Topics Include:
• The Basics of Mountaintop Removal and Strip Mining
• Utilizing the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act in the Appalachian region
• The Endangered Species Act and its potential for impact in the Southeastern U.S.
• Lawyering for Environmental Justice: The Broadform Deed
• NEPA and the Precautionary Principle
• Forest Protection and Ecological Restoration
• “Know your rights” as activists and as the attorneys who represent them

With the assistance of lawyers, grassroots activists, keynote speakers and presenters, the first APIEL conference hopes to both energize lawyers and create a common ground for community organizers and their legal support to communicate, educate each other and have fun.
For a complete list of workshops and panels visit

The attendance fee for the conference is $45 for Friday through Sunday, which includes pizza on Friday night. All other meals, transportation and lodging are the responsibility of the participant. Participants who are only attending part of the conference may pay by the day.

For More Information and to Register for APIEL
Visit the APIEL website at
Or visit our Facebook event page:

Email us:
Call: (865) 257-4029
Fax: (888) 201-1104

Monday, October 18, 2010

You Are Invited to a Talk with Judge Rosselle Pekelis: The Evolution of an American Attorney

“The Evolution of an American Attorney” is presented by the King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers.

Please join KCWWL for a cocktail hour discussion with former Washington State Supreme Court Justice Rosselle Pekelis on Thursday, October 28 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Blueacre Restaurant, 1700 7th Ave. S. (7th and Olive) in Seattle. $20.00 includes wine, appetizers, tax, and gratuity.

Judge Pekelis will share an account of her personal journey from Europe to the courtrooms of America, personal anecdotes, practical advice, and her observations about the experiences of women attorneys in today’s legal environment.

To RSVP or ask questions about the event, please contact Natalie Findley-Wolf or Meg McCann.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Federal Hiring Update

The Washington Post reports that the federal government will hire an estimated 125,000 new, full-time employees during this fiscal year. About two-thirds of them will replace approximately 82,000 retiring employees. If economic conditions improve, the estimate of retirees likely will increase.

NB More than 77% of FY 2010's new hires were in Homeland Security, Defense, Veterans Affairs and Justice.

Resume/Cover Letter Seminar

What makes a legal resume different from a business resume? How can I set my cover letter apart from the rest?

These are not uncommon questions, and just a couple of the points that will be covered in this seminar. Learn how to properly craft your application materials to speak to your strengths.

  • Wednesday, November 17th, 12:00-12:50 p.m., C5
  • Tuesday, January 18th, 12:00-12:50 p.m., C5
RSVP in Symplicity.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

CPD 1L Orientation

What is the best way to start my career development? Have I missed any important application deadlines? What is the best way to build up my resume during law school?

These and many other questions will be answered during the 1L Orientation. Come and learn about everything that CPD offers and what you should be doing at this point in your professional development.
  • Monday, October 25th, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Courtroom
  • Wednesday, October 27th, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 110
  • Friday, October 29th, 10/29 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 109
  • Tuesday, November 2nd, 5:00-6:00 p.m., C1
  • Wednesday, November 3rd, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Room 109
  • Friday, November 5th, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Room 109
RSVP in Symplicity.

Federal Resume Seminar

Get that federal job interview! Join us for a demonstration of how to build a federal resume. Learn how to communicate your skills and experiences in ways that will attract the attention of federal recruiters.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 12:00-12:50 p.m., C5.

RSVP in Symplicity.

Partnership for Public Service: Students & New Grads

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking current students or recent graduates to become Public Service Fellows.

• Are you a student or recent graduate of an undergraduate or graduate program?
• Are you passionate about public service?
• Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your skills and gain valuable experience?
• Are you looking for a paid position in the heart of Washington, D.C.?

Then we want to hear from you! We anticipate spring fellows beginning work in mid-January, but start dates are flexible based on teams. Full-time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree will receive a $1000 per month stipend. Full-time fellows who are currently undergraduate students will receive an $800 per month stipend.

The application deadline is October 29, 2010. To learn more and to apply, please visit If you have questions, please email or call (202) 775-9111.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

State Dept. Extends Application Period

The State Department is extending the application period for Foreign Service General Services Officer positions. The new deadline is November 1, 2010. For details, go to State's website:

Symplicity Postings

Be sure to keep checking Symplicity regularly. We have had a variety of postings added this week, including summer positions, fellowship positions, and current positions with local firms.

Study Law in Alaska

Study Law in Alaska - 1Ls and 2Ls: Have you ever wanted to go to Alaska? How about this summer? Come learn more about our Study Law in Alaska Program at our information session on Tuesday, October 26 from NOON- 1:00 p.m. in the Courtroom. Students who have participated in the program during previous summers will also be there to share some of their experiences.

Students earn four course credits, gain significant legal experience, and spend the summer in beautiful Alaska. This innovative and very popular program provides internship and externship opportunities and the nation’s only substantive law course titled, “Alaska Natives and Environmental Law”.

• For more detailed information, please see the Study Law in Alaska Program website at: See what students who have participated in the program have to say on the testimonials page of the website. Please see below for an example of some of the places where interns and externs have worked in the past. We are currently in the process of adding more opportunities for this coming summer. Past employers for internships opportunities have included:

• Alaska Immigration Justice Project
• The Alaska Labor Relations Agency and the Alaska Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission
• Fortier & Mikko, P.C.
• The Native American Rights Fund
• The Municipality of Anchorage
• Judicial Clerkship with Judge Colleen Ray
• Judicial Clerkship with Judge Patrick McKay
• Judicial Clerkship with Judge Stephanie Joannides
• Judicial Clerkship with Judge Eric Aarseth
• Law Office of Robert D. Stone, LLC

For more information, please contact Stephanie Nichols at:

ABA John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Internship

Applications are now being accepted for the Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program.

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum. Through this, it aims both to help homeless clients and to encourage careers in the law that further the goals of social justice.

Details can be found on Symplicity. Applications will be accepted through March 25, 2011.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Marine Corps Judge Advocate Talk on Prosecution of War Crimes

Col. Joseph P. Lisiecki, III, 12th Marine Corps District Reserve Support Officer and Officer in Charge of the 12th Marine Corps District Reserve Support Unit, will be speaking at UW School of Law at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19th. SU School of Law students have been invited to join. A light lunch will be provided.

After his presentation, Col. Lisiecki will be available for 15-minute informational interviews (from 1:30-3:30) with students interested in Marine Corps JAG service.

Col. Lisiecki is a veteran trial attorney who now serves as an Administrative Law Judge for the Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in Los Angeles. He served in the Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate for seven years before leaving active duty and transferring to the Marine Corp Reserve. While on active duty, he served as a legal assistance attorney, prosecuting trial counsel, defense counsel, senior defense counsel, and review officer. Col. Lisiecki also served as a General and Special Court Martial Military Judge, and in 2004 served as the Deputy Commander of a Marine Corps Civil Detachment, operating in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to speak with Col. Lisiecki!

Contact Erin Fullner to reserve your spot and for information on transportation.

Addressing Cover Letters

Avoid sending a cover letter addressed to "To Whom It May Concern." If the job announcement instructs that resumes be sent to William Smith, address the letter to "Mr. William Smith" and, in the salutation, write, "Dear Mr. Smith:". Example:

Mr. William Smith
Jones, Jones & Jones
123 A Street
Anytown, WA 90000

[indent] Re: Legal Internship, Summer 2011

Dear Mr. Smith: [that's a colon, not a comma]

If there is no name given, take the time to look up the name of the General Counsel or call and ask the receptionist for the name of the Hiring Partner at the firm.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

InfoSpace: Part-Time Now & Full-Time Summer

InfoSpace is hiring a work-study eligible Corporate Legal Intern. Work part-time (up to 19 hours per week) during the schoolyear, and work full-time in the summer.

Check out their job posting on Symplicity, and apply ASAP.

Goldmark Internship Deadline

Just a reminder - the deadline to apply for the Goldmark Internship is quickly approaching. All materials must be submitted by Friday, October 15th.

Program details and application instructions can be found at the above link and on Symplicity.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Presidential Management Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the Presidential Management Fellowship program with the federal government. Applications must be submitted between October 1 and October 15, 2010.

If you plan to apply, please schedule two CPD appointments: (1) Before Oct.15: with Laura Murphy to ensure your federal resume meets federal hiring standards; (2) Before Oct. 20: with Shawn Lipton, the SU Law nominating official (a personal interview is required if you are to be nominated by SU). Contact Emily Von Seele today to get on their calendars: For application information, see:

Announcing The John R. Justice Loan Repayment Program

A student financial aid program designed to promote careers in public interest law is now available to Washington lawyers through the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB).

The John R. Justice Loan Repayment Program promises to forgive a portion of the outstanding student debt incurred by lawyers who make a three-year commitment to work as prosecuting attorneys or public defenders.

For the program’s first year, the HECB is accepting applications from eligible attorneys through Nov. 30, 2010.

The John R. Justice program was passed by Congress in 2008 as a way to encourage more lawyers to pursue careers as public prosecutors and defenders. Because of educational debts, many attorneys forego such career options for more lucrative opportunities in the private sector.
The program is open to licensed attorneys working full-time as prosecutors in state or local agencies, and to public defenders in state, federal or non-profit offices. It also is open to attorneys who have accepted employment in any of those categories. Under the law, federal prosecutors are not eligible for the program.

For fiscal year 2010-11, qualified recipients will be eligible for an award of $8,905, assuming their outstanding student debts are not less than that. Awards will be granted subject to available funds, and the HECB has adopted rules for determining how loan reimbursements will be awarded under the program.

Application forms and additional information about the John R. Justice program is available on the HECB website.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cascade Land Conservancy: Real Estate & Land Use Internship

The Cascade Land Conservancy is hiring a part-time legal intern to draft documents and perform legal research in areas such as land use policy, contract law and various aspects of land transactions for conservation. This is an excellent opportunity to work alongside an experienced land use attorney, in support of the CLC’s considerable land conservation efforts. See Symplicity for application details.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Marine Corps Judge Advocate Talk on Prosecution of War Crimes—SAVE THE DATE

Col. Lisiecki, USMC will be giving a 40-minute talk at UW School of Law on October 19 and SU students have been invited to attend the presentation as well as register for 15-minute informational interview slots with Col. Lisiecki.

This is a can't miss event for students interested in JAG Corps service.

Please mark your calendars and contact Erin Fullner to reserve your spot (space may be limited). Additional details regarding time, specific location, and ride share information will be available soon.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Symplicity Postings

Be sure to check Symplicity for the latest job postings. We currently have a variety of positions with local firms listed, as well as numerous Fellowship opportunities.

Distribution Lists

We are still accepting sign-ups for our Focus Area Distribution Lists in the following areas:

  • Business Law
  • Civil Advocacy
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law & Practice
  • Elder Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family & Juvenile Law
  • Health Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Environmental
  • Natural Resource
  • Land Use
  • Law and Social Inequality
  • Real Estate Law
  • Taxation Law.
To add yourself to one or more lists, please email Emily von Seele. Please indicate the specific focus area in the subject line, and send a separate email for each area.

Tax Law Info Session

Learn about tax LLM programs and tax practice: On Wednesday, October 6, at 5 pm, in Room C-6, the Tax Focus Group will hold an information session about pursuing a masters degree (LLM) in tax law after graduating from law school, and about the practice of tax law. Professors John Eason, Lily Kahng and James Puckett will be on hand to talk about their practice experience, and to address questions such as "When do I need to apply?" "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?", etc. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP in Symplicity.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Richard S. White Fellowship

At Helsell Fetterman, we believe that achieving and maintaining diversity are key to providing exceptional solutions to our clients' legal problems. We embrace our responsibility of maintaining a workplace of inclusion, recognizing that our clients are best served by a team of attorneys and staff that is as diverse as the world in which we practice.

The Richard S. White Fellowship includes both a paid, 12 week summer associate position and a $7,500 academic scholarship to be remitted directly to the student's law school at the beginning of the school year following the summer clerkship to assist in paying the student's tuition.
Application Time line
  • 2L Application Postmark: Between Sept 10 and Oct 10, 2010.
  • 1L Application Postmark: Between Jan 1 and Feb 1, 2011.
  • The summer position will be in our downtown Seattle office.
Application instructions can be found on Symplicity.

Presidential Management Fellowship Program

The PMF Program attracts to Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. The PMF Program, administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is the Federal Government’s cornerstone succession planning program to help agencies meet their critical need for leadership continuity.

This rigorous two-year paid fellowship includes:

* Full-time salary and benefits,
* Formal classroom training of 160 hours,
* Mandatory four to six month developmental assignment,
* Optional rotations of one to six months in duration,
* Challenging work assignments,
* Potential for accelerated promotions, and
* Opportunities to network with other future leaders.

In addition to the fellowship, many federal agencies are looking at "succession planning" - as the federal work force gets closer to retirement, the various agencies need committed public servants from the next “generation” to be groomed as leaders. The PMF program provides for non-competitive hiring of graduating grad students (which includes law grads). Then, after the two year fellowship, PMF’s are non-competitively converted to permanent positions.

The application period runs from October 1st through October 15th. Details can be found on the PMF website.

Applicants must print out a pre-populated nomination form (available through the PMF Website) and schedule a meeting with Shawn Lipton in order to be nominated for the program. Appointments can be made by emailing Emily von Seele.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance

Attention all Graduate and Professional Students interested in Global Policy:

The Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance in Geneva, Switzerland is now accepting applications for its 2011 cohort.

Who: Past program participants include graduate and professional students from all disciplines, including law, medicine, public policy, international affairs, business, environmental studies, and other graduate or professional students interested in issues of global policy and governance.

What: The Program on Global Policy and Governance offers students unparalleled access to internships in Geneva-based institutions, the opportunity to learn directly from experts working to resolve some the world's biggest challenges, and a community of fellow students from around the world.

The program includes:

** A 10-12 week policy internship in Geneva
** Events throughout the summer providing opportunities to socialize and network with other policy interns and experts
** A choice of one of the following four intensive, weeklong courses:

1) Environment and Sustainable Development
2) Global Health Fellows: Health Policy in a Globalizing World
3) Global Economic Governance and Development
4) Humanitarian Assistance and Human Rights

When: A typical internship spans between May 15 and August 15, 2011. The course week will take place in late June or early July. There is flexibility on the start and ending dates for individual students.

Application for the Summer 2011 program are due November 29, 2010.

Additional details about the program and admission requirements can be found on our website:

For questions contact or 919.613.9214.

Filipino Lawyers of Washington Scholarship

Apply now (or encourage others to apply) for the FLOW 2010 Pangarap Scholarship! One law student attending a Washington law school will be awarded a $500 scholarship, which will be presented to the recipient at FLOW's Barrio Fiesta on October 22, 2010. The scholarship is intended to recognize a law student who has demonstrated significant commitment to community service, particularly service to the Filipino/Filipino American community. The applicant need not be of Filipino descent to apply.

Applications can be found on the FLOW website ( and must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

Law Students for Reproductive Justice Fellowship

In 2010, Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) successfully launched the Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP), designed to provide recent law school graduates with entry points into careers in reproductive justice advocacy and to build the legal and policy capacity of non-profit organizations in the field.

To participate in the Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program, prospective fellows and placement organizations will apply for the opportunities and be chosen through rigorous review by a selection committee each year. Applications for the 2011-12 fellowship year are due by 5:00 pm PST on Monday, November 1, 2010.

Again this year, six (6) RJ Fellows will be selected and placed at six (6) host organizations with offices in Washington D.C., capitalizing on their proximity to legal, legislative, and policy-making bodies. The 2011-12 fellowship class will begin their yearlong positions in August 2011. In addition to their work at the host organizations, the RJ Fellows will participate in a year-long program that includes mentoring, professional development, training, and networking opportunities.

LSRJ will provide each RJ Fellow with an annual stipend of $50,000, and placement organizations will provide benefits.

Please see the Symplicity posting for more information.

New Distribution Lists

If you are interested in being added to the Corporate Law Distribution List or the Elder Law Distribution List, please email Emily von Seele.

Family Law Speed Networking Event

Join us for an evening of Speed Networking. Meet local attorneys and make connections in the community. If you are interested in Family Law, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the field and to make valuable contacts.

Wednesday, November 10th, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Second Floor Gallery

RSVP in Symplicity - space is limited.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Local company hiring 2L's NOW for part-time work

Amazing opportunity to get contract drafting and negotiation experience. Check out Symplicity posting 1613. They still have jobs (yes, plural) available. Send your resume, cover letter and unofficial transcript THIS WEEK.

Work-study qualification required; 15-19 hours per week. This employer loves to hire SU Law students. Let's keep them loyal!

This job can continue into the summer. It pays well and the lawyers are great mentors.

The Annual Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) Speed Networking Event

Fifteen attorneys from small firms who represent the plaintiff side will attend the event and provide insight into the excitement, challenges, and satisfaction of advocating for the little guy. The members of this organization are very collegial and rely heavily on a supportive network of colleagues. Attend this event to learn and equally important, to build relationships that will benefit you throughout your career. Not to be missed. Appetizers will be served - sponsored by Schroeter Goldmark & Bender and the Center for Professional Development.

Thursday, October 28th from 5:30-7:30 in the Second Floor Gallery

RSVP in Symplicity.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Marine Corps Added to OCI

Marines Corps Officer Selection will be on campus to hold informational interviews (business casual attire is requested) As the Marine Corps does not have separate recruitment for JAG, this will be a great opportunity to learn about JAG programming and ask questions.

They will be interviewing on September 28th. You can sign up in Symplicity under "Session 4" for OCI.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

State Dept. Summer Internships: Application Period is Open

Applications for the State Department's Student Summer Intern Program are being accepted between 9/15/2010 and 11/1/2010. See the following website for details:

CPD Facebook Page

Don't forget to "Like" our Facebook page for the latest news, info and updates!

Job Postings on Symplicity

Be sure to check out Symplicity for the latest job postings. This week, we have added multiple internship and post-graduate fellowship positions.

Student Debt Relief Webinars

Equal Justice Works is sponsoring a series of Webinars on student debt relief.

Counseling Students and Graduates About Income-based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Thursday, September 16th, 9:00-10:00 a.m., PST

Getting Your Student Loans Forgiven: How Government and Non-profit Employees Can Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Wednesday, September 29th, 9:00-10:00 a.m., PST

Please go to to register. Space is limited.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Presidential Management Fellowship Info Session

Presidential Management Fellow and SU Law alum Michael Clyburn will speak with students about the Presidential Management Fellowship Program, and provide tips about how to apply. This is also a good chance for students to learn about employment with the federal government.

Wednesday, September 29th, 5:00-5:50 p.m., C1

RSVP in Symplicity.

LLM Info Session

Want to pursue a specialized area of law but are not sure how to break in?
Think a legal career in Washington, D.C. or somewhere outside Seattle might be for you? Considering becoming a law professor?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, an LLM might be a good option for you. Professor Maryam Ahranjani, former chair of the post-graduate legal education section of the Association of American Law Schools, will talk about the pros and cons of obtaining an LLM degree. She will also discuss the LLM in Law & Government at American University Washington College of Law. Pizza will be provided.

Tuesday, October 5th from Noon – 12:45 pm in C1.

RSVP in Symplicity.

Monday, September 13, 2010

What They Don't Teach You in Law School: How Law Firms Really Work

1989 SU Law grad John Worden is a corporate trial lawyer and equity partner with the San Francisco office of Schiff Hardin. Over John's career, he has realized that there was quite a lot he had to learn on the go and he wished he had some insight about these issues while in law school. Whether you're thinking of working in a small, mid or large firm, this program is not to be missed. Topics covered include: billable hour requirements, practice groups, partnership tracks, equity vs. non-equite partners, profits per partner, the importance of business development, origination credit, billing credits, and conflicts. Pizza will be provided.

Tuesday, September 21st, 12:00-1:00, C6.

Please RSVP in Symplicity.

Army JAG Interviews

The Army JAG rep will be on campus on Wednesday, September 15th, for OCI. If any 2L or 3L students are interested in learning more about the program, you can still be added to the schedule for an informational interview.

If you are interested, please email Emily von Seele to schedule a time.

City of Everett Added to OCI

The City of Everett will be interviewing for OCI on September 30th.

You can apply to this employer under "Session 4" in Symplicity. All materials are due by noon on September 21st.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Indian Law and Education Law

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting applications through 9/17/2010, for a Student Rights Specialist at Haskell Indian Nations University. Work on student Due Process hearings, evaluate witnesses and evidence, provide assistance with case preparation and ensure compliance with statutes, regs and due process obligations.

Outstanding and well-paid opportunity to get experience in fields of Education Law and Indian Law.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New OCI Employers

We have added several employers to Session 3 this week:
  • The Navy JAG has been added to Session 3 for 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • The IRS Office of Chief Counsel has added a Resume Collection to Session 3 for 2Ls and 3Ls.
  • Ryan Swanson has added a 2L Resume Collection to Session 3.
  • Expeditors International has been added to Session 3 for 2Ls.
  • Forsberg & Umlauf has been added to Session 3 for 2Ls.
  • The Marten Law Group has been added to Session 3 for 2Ls.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

2010 Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

Attention all 2Ls and 3Ls!
If you are committed to or exploring the possibility of a career in public interest or with the federal government, please consider attending the upcoming Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. Coinciding with this event, SU Law will be hosting its Second Annual networking event for all student attendees and D.C.-area SU Alumni. This is a great way to get an instant network of contacts in D.C.
This year's Career Fair will be the weekend of October 22-23 in Bethesda, Maryland. CPD and AtJI will be offering scholarship reimbursements of up to $250 for your attendance at the Conference and Career Fair and the SU Student-Alumni networking event, to take place on Thursday, October 21.
If you are interested in attending, please make note of the following important dates:
  • Monday, August 30 - EJW registration opens. This is the first opportunity to see which employers will be participating in this year's Fair. Please do not register for the Fair until you have heard that you are receiving the CPD/AtJI reimbursement.
  • Tuesday, September 7 - Applications for SU stipend due to Stacey Lara-Kerr ( by NOON. Please submit a one page statement of interest detailing your interest in attending the Fair.
  • Wednesday, September 8 - Applicants for the stipend will be notified whether they have received the stipend by this date.
  • Friday, September 24 - All applications to interview for positions at the Fair due to EJW. Additional information about the application process and important dates is available.
A list of last year's employer participants can be viewed at the 2009 EJW Conference and Career Fair website.
If you have any questions about the EJW Fair or the application process, please contact Stacey Lara-Kerr.

Symplicity Postings

Be sure to check out Symplicity for the latest job postings.

Young Lawyers Turning to Public Service

This recent New York Times article discusses the current trend of new attorneys seeking work in public interest as their start dates have been deferred by larger firms. It's a very interesting read, detailing the various paths these attorneys have pursued in the meantime, as well as their experiences.

Intern and Attorney Positions with the Department of Justice

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is currently accepting applications for their Honors Attorney Program and their paid Summer Law Intern Program, as well as for volunteer summer opportunities.

Established by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the Civil Rights Division has grown in size and scope over the decades. The landmark civil rights laws of the 1960s greatly expanded civil rights protections, as well as the jurisdiction of the Division. Our statutes aim to protect the civil rights not only of racial and ethnic minorities, but also of religious minorities; women; immigrants; persons with disabilities; servicemembers; individuals housed in public institutions; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals; and individuals who come from other nations and speak other languages.

Over the decades, the Division has been instrumental in many of our nation’s battles to advance civil rights, from the desegregation of our nation’s schools to the prosecution of hate crimes, from ensuring girls and women have equal opportunities in schools and the workplace to guaranteeing that individuals with disabilities can access civic services to which we all have a right. Today, the Division continues to combat traditional civil rights violations, while also addressing new, emerging challenges to equal justice and equal rights.

For more information, please see the postings on Symplicity.

Monday, August 23, 2010

New OCI Firms

Expeditors International has been added to Session 3 for 2Ls.

Forsberg & Umlauf has been added to Session 3 for 2Ls.

The Marten Law Group has been added to Session 3 for 2Ls.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Session 1 OCI Deadline

The application deadline for Session 1 is NOON on Tuesday.

As we are still waiting for grades to be posted, please try to upload any documents that are not dependent on this information (writing sample, cover letter, references, if applicable) over the weekend. This will help to decrease system traffic on Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholarship Program

Latham & Watkins is once again pleased to announce the Latham Diversity Scholars Program which will award a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship to each of four second-year law students for use during their third year of law school (2011-2012). Factors considered in choosing the Latham Diversity Scholars will include a candidate’s:

• Ability and commitment to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms;
• Life experiences that have shaped values and that provide a unique perspective, including
any obstacles or challenges faced in choosing or pursuing law as a profession;
• Academic and/or leadership achievements; and
• Desire to practice in a global law firm environment.

Students will be asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume and official or unofficial law school transcript by September 30, 2010. This scholarship is not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham. Rather, it is open to all law students in the hope that greater diversity among the attorneys at large law firms will benefit the entire profession. Recipients will be announced in the Spring of 2011.

The Latham Diversity Scholars Program, among other outreach efforts by Latham’s Diversity Hiring Sub-Committee, enhances Latham’s efforts to recruit and hire diverse summer clerks and attorneys.

Application forms can also be found on our Web site at under the Diversity Scholars Program heading.