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.