Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Symplicity Postings

Check out Symplicity for the latest job postings. Information for various internship and law clerk position has been posted this week.


The Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) presents One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Different Trial Styles for Different Lawyers, April 15 at the Washington State Convention Center.

Consider attending this CLE designed to help you begin the journey to find your own style and voice as a trial lawyer. Join WSAJ (membership is free for law students) and the cost of the CLE and lunch is only $35. Hear from experienced practitioners, judges and public speaking professionals, and learn how to avoid struggling to imitate well-known trial lawyers, and start being confident in yourself!
Contact Rebecca Rook at, Joe Moore at, or seminar co-chair Pat Greenstreet at for more information.

Volunteer on a Campaign

Do you like the intersection of law and politics? If so, consider being a volunteer on the Jim Kenny for Snohomish County Prosecutor 2010 (D) campaign. Law students needed to help with legal research, 4+ hours per week. Other campaign opportunities are also available. If you are interested, please contact Jim at 425-232-2236 or or

Focus Area Distribution Lists

Do you know what your legal focus will be? Are you interested in learning more about specific areas of law? CPD is going to start email distribution lists based on a variety of focus areas.

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.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

IRS Special Agent: Closing Date 3/31/2010

IRS Criminal Investigation is offering an opportunity to attract, develop and retain high potential individuals with fast track progression to the manager level in an abbreviated time frame through the Special Agent Accelerated Leadership Program (ALP). ALP will focus on accelerated development from GL-1811-7/9 Special Agent entry level technical positions to IR-1811-04 management level WITHIN THREE TO FIVE YEARS!

Got to Create an account and search by announcement numbers: 10CN1-CIX0039-7-FCP or 10CN1-CIX0040-1811-9-FCO. Salary range $48,971 to $71,328. With 25% Law Enforcement Availability Pay: $61,214 to $89,160. Upon ALP completion and placement into management, you could be earning up to $155,500 (subject to future annual salary adjustments).


Alaska Summer Jobs: 1L & 2L

The Municipality of Anchorage has openings this summer on either an intern (unpaid) or an extern (for credit) basis. There are criminal and civil opportunities. Contact Stephanie Nichols at

Monday, March 29, 2010

IP Licensing CLE

A CLE can be a great learning and networking opportunity. The WSBA hosts its "Licensing Essentials" CLE, providing practical tools and tips in intellectual property licensing, on May 13 at the Washington State Convention Center. Get more information at:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

LAW CLERK POSITION AVAILABLE for Professor Marilyn Berger

Position involves working on a documentary about 9/11. You do not need to have film experience, though any familiarity would be welcome. PREFERENCE IS FOR WEB AND WEBSITE EXPERIENCE, BUSINESS EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS IN THE BUSINESS AREA.

Requirements: Prefer IL students for a commitment fulltime summer, 2010 [you can take summer-school classes] with a commitment to work part-time through the following school year, fall, 2010-spring, 2011.

You should be in the top 30% of your class (roughly) and be curious, creative, and hard working. You will be working closely with Professor Berger and with other students. The work is exciting, interesting, and covers a range of skills from writing, research, negotiation, copyright permissions, distribution and sales, and so forth. Good telephone skills are required and the desire to learn!

Apply by e-mail with a resume (e-copy) attached to Professor Berger at Professor Berger hopes to interview the week of April 5 – 8.

About the documentary:
Out of the Ashes: 9/11
A Film Documentary

On September 11th, three thousand and fifty-six lives turned into ash.
Stories of seven families provides an unprecedented window into the psychology of harm and justice – Eleven days after the terrorist attack, the federal government put in place the largest public entitlement program, The Victim Compensation Fund. It distributed 7 billion dollars to over 5,500 families. Was giving them money a misguided failure or a lifeline to survival -- an undocumented worker family describes how the Fund helped them cope; a widow of a bond trader explains why she spent her multi-million award on designer clothes and shoes; a widow of an insurance agent tells why she rejected the likely multi-million dollar award and filed litigation.
Did the Fund undermine our legal system, or did it offer 9-11 families justice by avoiding lawsuits?
Director Sarah Holt and co-producer, Marilyn Berger ask this and other hard questions of the families and Fund Special Master, Kenneth Feinberg, politicians, lawyers and psychologists. Given the threat of future attacks, should our government have a plan for compensating victims, and if so, is this Fund a model? Should the 9-11 Fund be re-established to compensate the victims of the toxic dust at Ground Zero? If the Victim Compensation Fund was the right thing to do, do those hurt in past tragedies like the Oklahoma City bombing also deserve compensation? Through relics salvaged from Ground Zero that look as if they’ve gone through a nuclear holocaust --burned emergency vehicles, steel beams bent like ribbons, charred files, personal items, and photos -- this visually powerful film captures– the shattered American dream and how we tried to use money to put it back together.
Was justice delivered?

Laurel Rubin Rural Externship Advocacy Program

A Collaborative Project of the Access to Justice Law School Relations Committee
Autumn Semester/Quarter 2010

REAP is a collaborative externship program between:
*The Washington Alliance for Equal Justice and
*All three Washington law schools - University of Washington, Seattle University, and Gonzaga University.

The goal is to expand access to justice for migrant and seasonal farm workers, who are among the poorest and most vulnerable group of workers in the U.S. With approximately 289,000 farm workers and family members, Washington has the fourth largest population of migrant and seasonal farm workers in the country.

This externship honors Laurel Rubin, who was a young, talented legal aid lawyer and advocate for farm worker justice. Laurel died tragically on her way to meet with clients in Southeastern Washington. Laurel was passionately committed to advocating for farm worker justice and helping farm workers obtain some measure of fairness and respect. Despite working in a somewhat isolated and rural community, Laurel’s good will, intelligence, and tenacity quickly established her promise as a justice fighter and admired community asset. Her memory lives on in this statewide collaborative program through the training of law students advocating for farm worker justice.

Placement: The Access to Justice Law School Relations Committee, together with the Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Project, is proud to announce the continuation of this unique externship program, which will place three bilingual (Spanish-speaking) law students in the Yakima Valley, with Northwest Justice Project, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and Columbia Legal Services. The students will work under the supervision of a team of experienced legal aid attorneys during the autumn academic term assisting farm workers on a wide variety of civil legal issues.

Structure. Students are eligible for their school’s maximum academic credits for the autumn term. All students will receive a housing stipend. The cohort will receive substantive training from private and legal aid practitioners on a wide array of legal subjects, along with academic seminars conducted by law school faculty. See reverse for more details. Students must have a high proficiency in Spanish to be considered for this externship. Professors from all three law schools, Gonzaga University, Seattle University and the University of Washington have successfully coordinated their faculty externship sponsorships. Students may be required to complete a contemporaneous externship seminar for academic credit as set out in their law school’s Externship Program guidelines for field supervisors, faculty, and students.

Student Selection: The cohort of three students will be selected from the Gonzaga University (GU), Seattle University (SU), and the University of Washington (UW) law schools. Students interested in applying for this externship should submit contact the Externship Office. The application deadline is April 10th.

Monday, March 22, 2010

CIA Information Session

Make a world of difference.

The CIA's Clandestine Service is the cutting-edge of American Intelligence. It is an elite corps, providing vital information needed by US policymakers, the military and law enforcement services to protect the national security interests of the American people. For the extraordinary person who wants more than just a job, the Clandestine Service offers a unique career - a way of life that challenges the deepest resources of an individual's intelligence, self reliance and responsibility. It demands an adventurous spirit, a forceful personality, high intellectual ability, toughness of mind, a superior degree of personal integrity, courage and love of country.

To find out more about careers with the CIA's Clandestine Service, please attend our information session on April 1, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm in Room C5.

In-House, Part-time, 2010-11 Academic Year

INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE THIS APRIL 2010. A local corporation, known around the world for its innovative business model and use of technology, plans to hire 3-4 Seattle University Law School students to work part-time during the 2010-11 academic year. It will conduct interviews in April 2010, in anticipation of a September 2010 start date. One position is IP-oriented; the others deal with contract law. For details, please take a look at Symplicity Job Posting No. 1250. If you will be a 2L or 3L next year, apply ASAP!

Best Practices: New Solo or Small Law Firm Start-Up Webinar

Considering solo practice? Check out this complimentary Webinar. LexisNexis® Certified Independent Consultant Kelly Jones will cover best practices for setting up a solo or small law firm, from the business side to practice management.

Webinar topics include:
• Scaling and growing your business
• Taking in clients and initiating billing
• Working with vendors and outside experts, bookkeepers, accountants, consultants, etc...

Thursday, March 25, 2010 11:00 a.m. to Noon

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Symplicity Postings

Take a look at Symplicity for job updates. We have added postings for several internships, fellowships and Rule 9 positions.

The National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair

The National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, July 20 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, California. Job fair participants can register at The NBPA website.

If lodging is needed, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel has extended a special room rate to students of $99.00 per night for a single or double room and $129.00 for a triple room for July 19 and July 20; for laterals, the rate is $144.00 To make reservations, interviewees should call the InterContinental Mark Hopkins at (415) 392-3434. Please note: the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel will not accept reservations under the NBPA conference block of rooms at the discounted rate until you are a registered job fair participant , therefore; job fair participants must register for the Job Fair prior to making hotel reservations.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DRI's Law Student Diversity Scholarship Now Accepting Applicants

DRI is proud to announce its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program open to incoming second and third-year African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian, Native American and female law students. Two $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to applicants who best demonstrate:

■ Academic excellence
■ Service to the profession
■ Service to the community
■ Service to the cause of diversity

If you exemplify these traits, complete the Scholarship Application and make sure it, and your references are received by DRI no later than Monday, May 3, 2010. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Winners will be announced at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar, June 10 - 11, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. For complete details and rules of participation, visit, or contact DRI at 312.795.1101.

Job Postings

Be sure to keep checking Symplicity for the latest job postings.

Clerkship Info Session

Students interested in pursuing judicial clerkships in 2011 need to attend the Clerkship Program Kickoff Meeting. This meeting is open to 2, 3, and 4L students. The application season for positions beginning in 2011 will be this summer and fall. Judicial clerks provide assistance to judges in researching issues before the court and in writing opinions. These positions are a great way to perfect research and writing skills and open up career opportunities for the future. Students in the top quarter of the class are strongly encouraged to consider clerking.

April 5th, 4:00 - 4:50 p.m., C6
April 6th, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m., C6

RSVP in Symplicity

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair

Many of the federal agencies that compose the United States Intelligence Community are hosting a Virtual Career Fair on March 16, 2010, from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Explore career opportunities, chat with recruiters and apply for job openings during this online session with the CIA, FBI, Homeland Security and Naval Intelligence, among others. Among the areas where your law, undergraduate or on-the-job experience may be relevant:

• Cybersecurity/Information Assurance
• Engineering and Physical Science
• Foreign Languages*
• Information Technology
• Intelligence Analysis
• Law Enforcement
• Many others


2010 Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship

Information Session: Tuesday, March 16, from 12:00 - 12:30 at Washington Sea Grant, 3716 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle. (Bring your lunch!)

Washington Sea Grant announces an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of Washington's ocean and coastal policies. The Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship offers graduate students a first-hand experience in crafting marine and natural resource policies. Beginning October 2010, one to three qualified students will spend nine months working in Olympia with Washington State Ocean Caucus agencies.*

Graduate students who attend Washington universities and are enrolled in a marine-related field, including policy, law, social sciences, oceanography and fishery sciences, are encouraged to apply. Fellows may be involved in working on marine policy questions from a variety of scientific, legal, social or economic perspectives. Among the issues identified for 2010 Fellows are Washington coastal hazards, renewable ocean energy, and marine spatial planning.

Application Deadline --- April 30, 2010

For more information, visit or contact Nancy Reichley, 206.685.8302 or

*Current members of the Caucus include the Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Ecology, Department of Health, Department of Natural Resources, the Governor's Office, Military Department Emergency Management Division, State Parks and Recreation Commission, and Washington Sea Grant

Friday, March 5, 2010

ABA Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Writing Competition

The Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section is offering a writing competition, open to all law students. By writing an essay on Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law, students are eligible to win $500, plus up to $500 reimbursement towards attendance at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Topic: Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law. Maximum length: 20 pages, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font. First prize: $500, plus up to $500 reimbursement towards attendance at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Submission Deadline: May 22, 2010

Please submit all essays to Laurie Sands at:
For the writing competition rules, visit:

To learn more about the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee or to join, please visit:

Study Law in Alaska Internships are still available

Study Law in Alaska - INTERNSHIPS still available! 1Ls and 2Ls - Have you ever wanted to travel to Alaska? Check out our Study Law in Alaska Program!! The internships are filling quickly, but there are still some places available. This is an incredible opportunity to gain some substantive legal experience whether it's working for a judge, in a non-profit organization, or in a small firm.

In addition to the internship opportunities, this innovative program also offers the nation’s only substantive law course titled, “Alaska Natives and Environmental Law”. In Alaska, students earn four course credits, gain significant legal experience, and spend the summer under the beautiful midnight sun in Alaska.

For more detailed information, please visit the website at: and contact Stephanie Nichols at: Also, see what students who have participated in the program have to say on the testimonials page of the website. Past employers for internships opportunities have included:

• The Alaskan Bar Association
• The Alaska Labor Relations Agency and the Alaska Workers' Compensation Appeals Commission
• 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

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Final Info on the Solo, Small & Mid-Sized Firm Information, Networking & Career Fair

Networking allows you to do two important things: first, it allows you to gather information and advice; and second, it helps you develop professional relationships. Our hope is that you'll achieve both of these goals through the fair.

You’ve done your due diligence, you’ve researched the firms, and you’ve constructed great questions to ask of the attorneys, now you’re ready to NETWORK!

Make the most of this opportunity by connecting with as many attorneys as possible. Don’t limit yourselves to only those firms collecting resumes, that would be a mistake; every year students make connections with attorneys who weren’t seeking resumes, those connections lead to major opportunities. Ask the attorneys meaningful questions about their firms and practice areas, get contact information, follow-up, and stay in touch. This is an outstanding opportunity to make connections for the future and your participation in this event will play a critical role in your job search strategy this year, and into the future.

Review the Networking Top 10 on our webpage:

We look forward to a fantastic event! For those of you who haven't yet registered, it's not too late to sign up through Symplicity, let's impress the attorneys with a phenomenal turnout!

Contact Erin Fullner ( with questions or to obtain a roster of participating firms.

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

The Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court, Chapter XXV


Monday, April 12th, at 9:00 a.m., Casey Commons. Snacks provided.

The Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court, the 25th Chapter of the American Inns of Court, will celebrate the beginning of its 23rd year in September 2010, and invites all law professors and law students to an information session for prospective new members.

The American Inns of Court are designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar, and is an amalgam of judges, lawyers, law professors, and law students. The HRJB Inn meets once a month both to attend programs on matters of ethics, skills, and professionalism, and to continue discussion afterwards over dinner in a relaxed atmosphere.

The HRJB Inn of Court helps lawyers and judges rise to higher levels of excellence, professionalism, and ethical awareness. The Inn helps lawyers become more effective advocates and counselors with keener ethical awareness. Members learn side-by-side with the most experienced judges and attorneys in their community.

Presenters include Jill Guernsey - HRJB Inn President Elect and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Pierce County Prosecutor;s Office, Mark Arend - HRJB Inn Member and litigation attorney with Nelson & Carver, P.S. The brief presentation includes the mission, goals, history, and distinguished membership of the HRJB Inn, Q&A, and the application process for law professors and law students interested in applying for membership.

2010 Labor and Employment Summer Clerkship and Scholarship Opportunities

DEADINE: MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010 (by Noon)

Below is information about two Summer Clerkships for 1Ls, 2Ls, and non-graduating 3Ls, as well as, information regarding the Krug Scholarship for students who are not 1Ls.

These are summer jobs with a public interest component that around $5,000, funded in part by the WSBA Labor and Employment Section and the King County Bar Association. To apply, you need to start now by contacting the potential placement where you would work, and interviewing to see if they would be willing to host you to work there if you win the Competition. The deadline is noon on Monday, April 5, 2010. The best news is that when the potential employers understand the student’s salary is paid for, they are thrilled to have a “free” summer employee, so they usually jump at the chance to have you! See details below.

I. The LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT SUMMER CLERKSHIP COMPETITION (sponsored by the King County Bar Association) has generally awarded around $6,000 to a non-graduating student (1Ls are eligible) who has shown interest and distinction or promise in labor or employment law for certain summer employment.

II. The LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT SUMMER CLERKSHIP COMPETITION (sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association) awards a non-graduating student (1Ls are eligible) who has shown interest and distinction or promise in labor or employment law for certain summer employment. UPDATE - The WSBA award has been increased to $6,000.

Interested students in either of the opportunities listed above should:

1. Read the Guidelines, posted on the Labor and Employment Law (LELA) TWEN site.

2. Decide which qualifying agency you would like to work for. A list of qualifying agencies is in the Guidelines, and if you feel another would be your choice, but is not listed, ask Professor Martin if it meets the requirements for acceptable placements set forth in the Guidelines.

3. Interview at your chosen agency and ask if you win if they would allow you to work there (for free!) this summer. If so, submit your application by noon on Monday, April 5, 2010, per the Guidelines.

For further information, contact either of the Seattle University’s LELA Presidents Susan Marx ( or labor and employment law faculty advisor, Professor. Martin (

III. Last, the Mary Ellen KRUG SCHOLARSHIP is a cash grant which usually ranges from $4,000 - $8,000, with the exact amount determined by the proceeds from the Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Conference each year. The cash grant is awarded to a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year student (including graduating students) who has shown interest and distinction or promise in Labor and Employment law. The deadline is in mid-to-late April each year. The recipient is also honored at the Pacific Coast L&E Conference, attended by some 400 practicing attorneys from the West Coast. For details, see the Guidelines, posted at the Labor and Employment Law (LELA) TWEN, and look for announcements in the Prolific Reporter and law school communications. Please direct any additional questions to labor and employment law faculty advisor, Professor Natasha Martin ( or her assistant, Nancy Harrop (

Symplicity Postings

Check out Symplicity for the latest job postings. We have added several fellowship opportunities, as well as various legal internship and law clerk positions.

Patent Law Interview Program Deadline

The deadline to register for the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is Monday, March 8th.

The event will be held 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.

Remember - CPD will cover the $35 registration fee for each student interested in attending this event.

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

Women of WSAJ Bar Preparation Scholarship

To support aspiring women plantiff's attorneys, WOW will provide women law school grads with scholarships to help defray the cost of bar review courses. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on financial need and demonstrated interest and intent to practice in the plaintiff's bar.

Details are available on the WSAJ website. Application Deadline is March 25th.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Where Does Your Name Tag Belong?

Consult Emily Post's Etiquette Daily

"Right or Left?: Where to wear a name badge"