Friday, February 26, 2010

Preparing for the March 4th Small Firm Fair

Continue to check Symplicity as we add outstanding firms—Ahlers & Cressman, Saku Collins, Schulkin Rein, and other great additions will now be joining us.

On the day of the event please arrive in interview dress with resumes and business cards on hand. When you enter Campion Hall for the fair, check in at the student registration table to get a name tag before proceeding to the ballroom.

The purpose of this fair is to give you an opportunity to network with and gain knowledge from the 40+ firms and organizations in attendance. Do your due diligence and come prepared with strong questions for the attorneys.

BE PROACTIVE. Don’t limit yourselves to only those firms collecting resumes. This is an excellent chance to make connections for the future, be sure you talk with as many attorneys as possible.

We’re looking forward to a great event and hope you are as well. As the fair approaches please feel free to contact Erin Fullner with questions.

4th Annual Solo, Small and Mid-Sized Firm Information, Networking and Career Fair
March 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Seattle University, Campion Ballroom

WSAJ Diversity Bar Exam Preparation Scholarship

On behalf of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), the WSAJ Diversity Committee is proud to announce that it is seeking applications for its inaugural Diversity Bar Exam Preparation Scholarship.

The amount and the number of scholarships will be determined by the WSAJ Diversity Committee and will vary in amount, up to the full tuition for the bar preparation course. Applicants must be a diverse individual, as defined within the attached application form, and must take the Washington State bar exam in July 2010 or February 2011.

All applicants will receive written notification from WSAJ of award or non-award by April 15, 2010.

The application form, including additional instructions and deadline details, can be found in the attached document or online at the following link

Application deadline is March 17th.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Jobs on Symplicity

Login to Symplicity and check out the latest job postings, including numerous legal intern positions, summer programs and Rule 9 positions.

Northwest Minority Job Fair

Registration is now open for the 24th annual Northwest Minority Job Fair. This event will be held on Saturday, August 28th, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, in K&L Gates' Seattle offices, located at 925 4th Avenue, Suite 2900. Job Fair participants are also encouraged to attend the Fair luncheon held at 12:00 pm, featuring a local guest speaker.

Check out the NWMJF website for details and registration information. The registration deadline is April 30th.

The New Lawyer: Emerging Perspectives for a Noble Profession CLE

Join us on a journey to expand the way we view and practice law. From all perspectives, including the legal system, firm systems and the individual lawyer, we see an impulse toward conscious growth. Many lawyers are hungering for a balance that embraces the imagination, creativity, humanity and wholeness. Come nurture new possibilities with pragmatic tools to improve client relationships, find your center in the storm, and create more fulfillment and meaning in your practice.

Friday, March 12, 2010, SU LeRoux Conference Room

Details and registration can be found on the CLE website.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Small Firm Fair Employers

A list of employers participating in the Small Firm Fair is now posted in the Events section of Symplicity (where you RSVP). Some firms will be collecting resumes, while others are attending in an informational capacity (both are noted next to the firm name). Be sure to keep checking back, because additions will be made in the next week.

If you have not yet signed up for the fair, be sure to do so.

3L Work-study Position

Attention 3Ls - The Crowley Law Firm is accepting applications for a legal intern position. Duties will include legal research and writing. Details on Symplicity.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Attorney General One-on-One Sessions

Representatives from the Washington AG's office will be on campus to have a one-on-one discussion regarding their internship program, as well as work on interview skills and resume pointers with any interested students.

March 2nd, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., CPD Office.

Appointments will be made every 30 minutes. Email Emily von Seele to reserve a time in advance.

Spots Still Open for the WDTLA Speed Networking Event

There are a few spots open for the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association (WDTLA) Speed Networking Event.

Wednesday, March 24th, 5:30-7:30, 2nd Floor Gallery

Sign up in Symplicity.

Symplicity Postings

Take a look at Symplicity for the latest job postings, including several fellowship positions, summer positions, and legal interns.

Ms. JD Fellowship

Ms. JD announced a new fellowship opportunity, which will select 20 of the most promising second-year law students in the country and provide them with one-on-one career mentorship from the nation's most accomplished female attorneys.

See Symplicity posting for details and application instructions.

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

Loyola University Chicago School of law is hosting the 2010 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30 in Chicago, Illinois. This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, rising 2L and 3L students, and students in Intellectual Property LLM programs.

Student registration is now open. CPD will cover the $35 registration fee for each student interested in attending this event. The Registration Deadline is March 8th.

Last year roughly 90 employers, 170 law schools, and 1,800 law students from across the country participated in the program. The program is entirely pre-selected, which means that students submit resumes and bid on interviews with the employers they are interested in, and employers then review the resumes of the students who bid on them and select the students they wish to interview at the program. Last year, less than half of the participating students were selected for interviews, but many students were selected for multiple interviews.

Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program. You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.

For more information on the program, please refer to the program website at

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Writing Competitions

Have you ever thought about entering a writing competition? Participating in writing competitions are a great way to advance your legal writing skills, and perhaps earn a scholarship and continue developing recognition and expertise in a legal area of interest. Lewis & Clark Law School has a long list of student writing competitions.

Labor and Employment Law Panel and Meet and Greet

Save the Date for Upcoming Labor and Employment Law Panel!

LELA and the ABA are co-sponsoring a Labor and Employment Law Panel and meet and greet on Tuesday, March 2 at 7:30 pm in the 2nd Floor Gallery.

Learn more about what a Labor or Employment Law practice is like, ask questions, and meet with attorneys in this area of law. Desserts will be served.

If you have specific questions or topics you would like covered, please email Susan Moriarty at More information about the panelists is forthcoming.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jobs on Symplicity

Check out Symplicity for the latest job postings, including info for various legal intern positions as well as multiple fellowship positions.

Careers in Tax Law Panel

Monday, February 22, at noon, in Room C-1: Learn about the wide range of possibilities in tax law. Confirmed speakers:
  • Kim Anderson (Seattle University JD 2007, NYU LLM (tax) 2008) is an associate at Gordon Thomas Honeywell. Previously, she clerked for U.S. Tax Court Judge Juan Vasquez in Washington, D.C.
  • Stephanie Boehl (Seattle University JD 2007, UW LLM (tax) 2008) is an associate in the state and local tax department of Perkins Coie.
  • Jordan Klein (Seattle University JD 2008, NYU LLM (tax) 2009) is of counsel at Monahan & Biagi.
  • Jeff Liang (Seattle University JD 2007, NYU LLM (tax) 2008) is an associate at Lane Powell.
  • John Quirk (Seattle University JD 2005, NYU LLM (tax) 2006) is currently at Amazon’s legal department, specializing in international tax matters. He was formerly a tax associate at Miller Nash in Portland.

Pizza will be served. RSVP in Symplicity.

Attorney General Info Session

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Attorney General Info Session. Representatives from the Washington State AG's Office will be on campus to discuss their summer programs, as well as take student questions about upcoming opportunities and work that the AG's office does.

Tuesday, February 16th, 12:00, Room C6.

Job Postings: Read the Instructions

Job postings will specify how to submit your application materials. Not all employers use Symplicity to review materials -- even if their job is posted on Symplicity. We have had good employers question why they have not received applications, only to find that students were uploading their materials onto Symplicity, but not following the posting's instructions to email documents to the employer. Click "Apply" in Symplicity to make sure your materials are actually emailed to the employer.

Fenwick & West Announces 2010 1L Diversity Program

Fenwick & West LLP works closely with clean technology, life sciences and other technology companies that are changing the world through innovation. The firm has more than 30 years of experience crafting innovative solutions to the business challenges that arise at the intersection of technology and law. The firm is ranked by Minority Law Journal as one of the top five most diverse law firms in the United States. Fenwick, through its Diversity Committee and otherwise, has been actively involved in various groups and projects that promote diversity both in the legal profession and in the community.

The Seattle office is conducting a search for diverse first-year law students to apply for our 10-week summer associate program. As part of the program, students will work for several weeks at Fenwick's San Francisco Bay Area offices.

Application details are available on Symplicity. Deadline is February 22nd.

Attorney General Open House

The Attorney General's Office (AGO) serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and Governor. The mission of the office is to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies and citizens of the state of Washington. The office is comprised of over 500 attorneys and 700 professional staff.

Please join Attorney General Rob McKenna on Thursday, March 4, 2010 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in his downtown Seattle office at 800 5th Ave, Suite 2000 (Bank of America, 5th Ave Plaza Building).

In addition to Attorney General Rob McKenna, Assistant Attorneys General from many of the AGO's divisions will be in attendance to speak with you about the exciting opportunities that exist within their divisions and the AGO. Information about the office's various recruitment programs for first-second- and third-year law students will also be available.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Health Law Speed Networking Event

Join us for an evening of Speed Networking! Local attorneys will be in attendance to meet with students and share their experiences in health law. This is a fantastic way to make contacts in the legal community.

Wednesday, March 10th, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 2nd Floor Gallery.

Space is limited! RSVP in Symplicity.

Symplicity Postings

Be sure to keep checking Symplicity for the latest job postings. This week, we have added several legal intern positions for summer as well as spring semester.

Division II Externship Interviews

Judge Quinn-Brintnall from the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II, will be conducting on-campus interviews this Friday, February 5th, from 10am-12pm for the Summer and Fall 2010 Court Extern positions.

Interested students should contact Karen Connors ( in the externship office as soon as possible. Please email a cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample electronically as time is too short to send hard copies. Judge Quinn-Brintnall will review the resumes ahead of time in order to decide which applicants to interview.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Immigration Law: Part time now w/summer potential

Interested in immigration law and litigation? There is a paying immigration law, 2L opportunity posted on Symplicity. Please review posting number 1091. The employer is conveniently located for Seattle University Law School students. Research and prepare asylum claims; prepare trial documents. An excellent opportunity, part-time during the school year, with the potential for continuing full-time in the summer. This employer is experienced at having law student interns and promises a great learning experience.