Thursday, October 27, 2011

Summer in DC Info Session

Interested in spending the summer in Washington D.C.? Then be sure to attend our Summer in DC Info session. This talk will answer any questions you might have about the program, and give you a timeline of important dates.

Tuesday, November 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m., C5.

RSVP in Symplicity.

Pizza will be served.

WSAJ Speed Networking Event

5 more spots have just been added to the WSAJ Speed Networking Event on November 9th. That means that 5 more lucky people will be able to attend!

Reserve your place now in Symplicity! Space is limited!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

REMINDER - How to Hang a Shingle: A Solo and Low Bono Practice Management Training for Law Students and New Lawyers

Quick reminder for those who've registered for the How to Hang a Shingle CLE: this event will take place Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

A networking reception will follow at the Chieftan Pub from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

Remember to bring your business cards, this will be a great opportunity to network with successful solo practitioners.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lecture with George William Van Cleve

"My Journey from Law Practice to Legal History"

A Talk by

Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence George William Van Cleve

October 27, 2011

Noon

Dore Courtroom

George Van Cleve’s legal career has included private practice, public service, and the publication of a major historical work on slavery’s role in the creation of the American constitutional scheme. Please join him as he shares his reflections on, among other things:

his involvement in the Congressional investigation into the Iran-Contra scandal;

his participation in the litigation arising out of the Exxon Valdez oil spill;

and why he decided to leave a successful practice and pursue an advanced degree in history.

Lunch will be provided.

Pizza and Conversation with U.S. Marshal Mark Ericks

Social Justice Policy Advocates and Phi Alpha Delta are excited to host United States Marshal Mark Ericks, serving the Western District of Washington. Mark your calendars for Tuesday October 25, 4-5:30 in Room 327!

Marshal Ericks was also a State Representative and former Police Chief of Bothell, so he brings a ton of experience and insight to our conversations about effective advocacy and employment prospects.

Come hear Marshal Ericks talk about effective advocacy in different governmental arenas, and what students can DO NOW to set themselves up to be in the best position for employment by DOJ (and other local, state, or federal jobs) in the future.

Tuesday, October 25, from 4-5:30 in room 327. Marshal Ericks has graciously offered to spring for Pizza.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Evening Student Week

Don't forget about Evening Student Week!

Monday, October 24th

Pizza starting at 5:00
  • 5:00-5:30 Resume and cover letter workshop, C5 - RSVP in Symplicity.
  • 5:30-6:00 Networking seminar, C5 - RSVP in Symplicity.
  • 20 minute appointments 5:00-8:00 - Focused on 2,3, and 4Ls, but also open to 1Ls
  • 20 minute appointments 8:00-10:00 - Focused on 1Ls, but 2, 3, and 4Ls also welcome.

Please make an appointment to see one of us through Emily von Seele vonseele@seattleu.edu.

Wednesday, October 26th

Pizza starting at 5:00
  • 5:00-5:30 Find a job in Fed Gov’t, C5 - RSVP in Symplicity.
  • 5:30-6:00 Interviewing seminar, C5 - RSVP in Symplicity.
  • 20 minute appointments 5:00-8:00 - Focused on 2,3, and 4Ls, but also open to 1Ls
  • 20 minute appointments 8:00-10:00 - Focused on 1Ls, but 2, 3, and 4Ls also welcome.


Thursday, October 27th
Pizza starting at 5:00
  • 5:00-5:30 Workshop on the WA equal justice community and ways to engage, Room 329 - RSVP in Symplicity.
  • 5:30-6:00 Workshop on the how to’s of the Externship Program , Room 329 - RSVP in Symplicity.
  • 20 minute appointments 5:00-8:00 - ATJI Staff and Externship Director
  • 20 minute appointments 8:00-10:00 - ATJI Staff and Externship Director

For Appointments Regarding Externships – Go to the TWEN Externship site and sign up directly.

For Appointments to learn more about ATJI and how to get involved: Contact Kerri Kline klineke@seattleu.edu

Monday, October 10, 2011

Alumni Stories from the Trenches

Are you worried about the job market? Have you read the blogs and are stressing about the prospects once you graduate? Are you curious how recent graduates have dealt with such a competitive landscape.

If your answer is yes to any of the above questions, then attend the upcoming lunch time panel: Find a Job: Alumni Stories from the Trenches.

Alumni from a variety of fields will join us to talk about the how they overcame a job market that seemingly provided little opportunity and how they struggled to find any job at all, but ultimately launched their career. Hear advice from the horse’s mouth and learn what worked and what didn’t as graduates from the last three years share their stories. Lunch will be served.

Thursday, October 20th, 12:00-1:00, C5. Reservation in Symplicity IS REQUIRED.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Legal Intern Wanted

2Ls and 3Ls - A local firm is accepting applications for a legal intern position. Duties include drafting pleadings, managing compliance with case schedules, writing letters, interacting with courts, client and defendant interaction and document drafting. This is a work-study position, and a great way to gain solid legal experience.

Log on to Symplicity and search for Job#2537.

Keep checking Symplicity for new opportunities!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

The GRAMMY Foundation is sponsoring the 14th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition.

The GRAMMY Foundation, in concert with some of the nation’s most prominent entertainment attorneys, established the Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) in 1998 to promote discussion and debate about the most compelling legal issues facing the music industry today. The initiative also endeavors to promote future careers in entertainment law by seeking out the nation’s top law students and giving them invaluable networking and educational opportunities.

The Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition invites law students to write a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today. The contest culminates with the winning student authors presenting their essays at the prestigious ELI luncheon.

Awards
  • First Place Winner Receives $5,000
  • Four Second Place Winners Receive $1,500
All Winners Receive
  • One GRAMMY® Awards Show Ticket
  • Round-Trip Ticket to the GRAMMY Awards
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Ticket to MusiCares® Person of the Year Dinner

Important Dates
  • January 2, 2012: Paper Submission Deadline
  • February 3, 2012: Winners Announced
  • February 10, 2012: Scholarship Luncheon, Los Angeles

For more information, please visit the contest website.

Public Interest Grants

The Berkeley Law Foundation (BLF) is now soliciting proposals for one-year public interest legal projects to begin in 2012. To be considered, proposals must be received electronically by 11:59
p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012.

BLF traditionally awards one to two grants per year to individuals undertaking public interest law projects that will serve legally disadvantaged or politically under-represented groups and promote systemic change. We view our grants as seed money for innovative projects that will immediately provide sorely needed legal services and will continue providing such services for years to come.

What BLF Will Fund
BLF seeks to fund projects that include the following components: legal advocacy, community education, and/or policy change in areas affecting groups of people who generally lack access to the legal system.

Please visit http://www.berkeleylawfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Berkeley-Law-Foundation-Request-for-Proposals-2012-2013.pdf for more information and for application instructions.

Application deadline is January 13, 2012.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tell Us What You Did Last Summer!

2Ls, 3Ls and 4Ls - Tell us what you did this past summer and win prizes! Whether you were a legal intern/extern, took classes, studied or worked abroad, and/or waited tables to pay the bills – LET US KNOW!

The form can be found in Symplicity. Just go to the “Profile” section, and click on the “Employment” tab. Click on “Add New,” to start the new survey. Complete the questionnaire and click “Submit.” You’re done!

As a token of our appreciation, we are offering the following prizes. Winners will be selected at random.
$150 gift card to Apple Store
$50 gift card to Macy’s
$25 gift card to Fandango
$10 gift card to Starbucks
$5 gift card to Starbucks

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 2nd, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Second Floor Gallery

RSVP in Symplicity. Space is limited!

Evening Student Week

CPD/ATJI/Externships Evening Student Week

Monday, October 24th
Pizza starting at 5:00
  • 5:00-5:30 Resume and cover letter workshop
  • 5:30-6:00 Networking seminar
  • 20 minute appointments 5:00-8:00 - Focused on 2,3, and 4Ls, but also open to 1Ls
  • 20 minute appointments 8:00-10:00 - Focused on 1Ls, but 2, 3, and 4Ls also welcome.

Please make an appointment to see one of us through Emily von Seele vonseele@seattleu.edu.

Wednesday, October 26th

Pizza starting at 5:00
  • 5:00-5:30 Find a job in Fed Gov’t
  • 5:30-6:00 Interviewing seminar
  • 20 minute appointments 5:00-8:00 - Focused on 2,3, and 4Ls, but also open to 1Ls
  • 20 minute appointments 8:00-10:00 - Focused on 1Ls, but 2, 3, and 4Ls also welcome.


Thursday, October 27th
Pizza starting at 5:00
  • 5:00-5:30 Workshop on the WA equal justice community and ways to engage
  • 5:30-6:00 Workshop on the how to’s of the Externship Program
  • 20 minute appointments 5:00-8:00 - ATJI Staff and Externship Director
  • 20 minute appointments 8:00-10:00 - ATJI Staff and Externship Director

For Appointments Regarding Externships – Go to the TWEN Externship site and sign up directly.

For Appointments to learn more about ATJI and how to get involved: Contact Kerri Kline klineke@seattleu.edu

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Army National Guard JAG

If you've considered Judge Advocate service but aren't sure whether a full military career is the right fit for you, you may want to explore the possibility of part-time JAG service through the Washington Army National Guard.

JAG officers in the Army National Guard investigate, prosecute, and defend those charged with crimes in the military; provide legal advice for soldiers; and work with international contracts.

For Army National Guard JAG information, contact Capt. Lauren Manibusan, Camp Murray, WA: (253) 512-1422.

To learn about other JAG opportunities, contact Erin Fullner in the Center for Professional Development.