Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bristow Fellowship

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General is now accepting applications for the Bristow Fellowship.

Bristow Fellows assist OSG attorneys in drafting briefs in opposition to certiorari filed against the government in the Supreme Court of the United States, preparing petitions for certiorari and briefs on the merits in Supreme Court cases, preparing recommendations to the Solicitor General regarding authorization of government appeals in the lower courts, and assisting in the preparation of oral arguments in the Supreme Court. OSG usually selects four Bristow fellows each year.

Details are available on Symplicity. Application deadline is September 1st.

2012 Goldmark Internship

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2012 Goldmark Internship program. This program is open to students who will complete their second year prior to the summer of 2012, and to recent law school graduates.

This year, the internship will be hosted by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project's Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. The intern will participate in every aspect of the work performed at the Northwest Detention Center where between 25 and 70 individuals are seen each day by NWIRP attorneys and legal advocates.

Program details and application instructions can be found on Symplicity. The application deadline is October 14, 2011.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Great Plains a Great Plan?

Washington State is a beautiful place to live, but it's certainly not the only one. Students and recent graduates, you owe it to yourselves to think adventurously as you navigate this still difficult job market.

You're already thinking creatively in terms of practice area and setting, but it's also important to be as open-minded as possible when it comes to location. Consider whether relocating to a new region will be a great way to launch your legal career.

The Great Plains states boast healthy economies, safe cities and towns, ample opportunities for advancement, and a low cost of living. In fact, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Northern Texas are among the ten best places for job seekers.

A little wanderlust can go a long way toward benefitting your future. If you're originally from Washington State and you've always wondered what it would be like to live somewhere else for a while, now might just be the perfect time to find out! Besides, wouldn't you like a little blue sky?

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Employer Added to OCI

The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia has just been added to the OCI schedule. They will be interview on campus on September 20th, and the application deadline will be September 6th.

Please see Symplicity for more information.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Riddell Williams 2L Diversity Fellowship

Do you want to work for a dynamic, entrepreneurial firm where the attorneys work collaboratively to achieve individual and collective success? Then we urge you to consider Riddell Williams. At Riddell Williams, we acknowledge and respect the differences of each person in our firm. Through our ongoing commitment to diversity, we foster mutual understanding, support and trust. This includes education, mentoring, training and encouraging community leadership activities.

To further this commitment,we are proud to offer the Riddell Williams (RW) Diversity Fellowship. Our Fellowship includes a salaried summer associate position in addition to a $7,500 scholarship to defray tuition and expenses during the academic year.

Additional details and application instructions can be found on Symplicity. The application deadline is September 8, 2011.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

OCI Update

If your anticipated graduation date is December of 2012, the OCI information appearing on Symplicity is now up-to-date. Your account will bring up any and all employers to which you are eligible to apply.

All accounts are now showing the correct information. If you are interested in participating in OCI, please start reviewing the participating employers under the OCI tab.