Monday, February 27, 2012

CIA Info Session

If you have been considering pursuing a career in the federal government - as a lawyer or perhaps a clandestine officer, be sure to sign up for the CIA Information Session. CIA representatives will be on campus to talk about program and its hiring process. This is a great way to get more information about federal work.

Thursday, March 1, 4:00, Room 109

RSVP in Symplicity.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

SU's 9th Annual Job Shadow Week

Important Dates

Training: February 28 - Noon (Room 109) and on Media Law
Spreadsheets released: February 29
Sign-ups: February 29-March 1
Job Shadow Week: March 5-9

Available to All Students!
Sign-up on TWEN for a spot during SU’s job shadow week and learn about an area of the law you’re interested in, from a lawyer who practices it every day! Gain insight, information, and networking opportunities from this unique program held the week of March 5 - 9.
Job shadows are limited, so sign-up initially for just one; the spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Signups for the actual job shadows will not be available until February 29, 2012.
Mandatory Training will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2012, in Room 109 at noon.
Link to training:

You must attend the training or watch it on Media Law prior to attending your Shadow!!!!
Questions? Email Nathaniel Feltner [] or Chanele Brothers []

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Small Firm Fair

There is no better way to start connecting with employers and building relationships in the community. Last year, students secured jobs, found mentors, learned about specific fields of law, and connected with members of the bar in a relaxed setting through this event.

During the fair, attorneys will meet with students to discuss practice areas and how to effectively develop opportunities within the profession.

Whether you already have a job or not, this fair is not to be missed!

March 6, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Campion Ballroom. RSVP in Symplicity.

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Speed Networking Event

The Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association (WDTLA) Speed Networking Event is a great way to make contact with practicing attorneys. Space is limited!

March 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Second Floor Gallery.

RSVP in Symplicity - space is limited!

Solo Practice Speed Networking Event

Interested in solo practice? Come to this exciting event and network with a group of local solo practitioners across a wide range of practice areas. Learn about solo practice from the people who do it!

March 21, 5:30-7:00, Second Floor Gallery.

RSVP in Symplicity - Space is limited!

QLAW Foundation Summer Grant Program

QLAW Foundation Summer Grant Program
Application Instructions & Information

The GLBT Bar Association of Washington Foundation (“QLAW Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community and people living with HIV/AIDS.

The QLAW Foundation Summer Grant Program funds innovative public interest projects that benefit the gay, lesbian bisexual or transgender (GLBT) community and/or people living with HIV/AIDS. The award consists of a maximum of $5000 for 10 full-time, 40-hour weeks.

The goal of the QLAW Foundation grant program is to ensure that unmet legal needs are recognized and prioritized, and that the next generation of legal advocates for GLBT rights develops the skills necessary for careers in the public interest.

Please see Symplicity posting for application packet and details. Application deadline is March 16th.

Oregon State Bar Career Center

Oregon job seekers, be sure to make effective use of the Oregon State Bar's online career center. New jobs are posted all the time!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Legal Internship with Amazon

Work hard, have fun and make history working with Amazon's legal department. If you’re a person who loves fast- paced business action, has attention to detail, works well across different business and legal groups and is able to multitask... we are looking for you! You’ll get a chance to work across multiple legal teams, with placement opportunities with Intellectual Property, Contracts and Marketing. Responsibilities may include direct client contact, policy reviews, legal research and identifying process improvements.

Details and application instructions can be found on Symplicity. Application deadline is March 10th.

Friday, February 10, 2012

PILF Summer Grant Information Session

PILF Summer Grant Information Session
Monday, February 27th, 4pm, Room 309

The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) is a student group dedicated to promoting public interest law. PILF offers a Summer Grant Program to provide funding to Seattle University School of Law (SU Law) students who will work in summer public interest jobs that offer little or no pay.

PILF welcomes applications from all currently enrolled SU Law students who are interested in public interest summer jobs. PILF defines public interest broadly as an area of law that focuses on the representation and organization of groups and interests currently under-represented in our society. Rather than provide a rigid definition, PILF looks to the individual applicant to explain how his or her summer position will advance the public interest (as defined in the preceding sentence). The following list of public interest work that would qualify for funding is intended to provide examples rather than to narrow the possibilities: an effort directed at legal assistance for the victims of discrimination based on sex, color, race, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, language, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status; an effort directed at meeting the civil legal needs of the poor, the disadvantaged, people with disabilities, the homeless, veterans, tenants, and those who have been deprived of their civil or human rights; environmental interest groups; prisoners’ rights projects; international human rights organizations; and consumer advocacy groups.

Through the PILF program, students contact employers themselves, arrange for potential summer positions, and then apply to the Summer Grant Program. Please note that all organizations will be expected to explain why they cannot financially support an applicant’s summer internship.

PILF will be hosting an info session for students interested in applying for a summer grant on Monday, February 27th at 4pm in Sullivan Hall Room 309. Application materials will be made available electronically via [link] after the info session has taken place. Applications will be due no later than April 1st—this date is a hard deadline and each applicant must submit his or her Employer Form by that time. Applications should be submitted electronically to

2012 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

Loyola University Chicago School of law is hosting the 2012 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday, August 2 and Friday, August 3 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.

Last year roughly 100 employers, 180 law schools, and 1,600 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, approximately half of the participating students were selected for 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

Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program will begin on Monday, February 13 and close on Monday, March 5.

We will be paying the $35 registration fee for our students, so you will not be charged anything when you register online.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Attorney Jobs in Alaska

The opportunities for lawyers in Alaska are abundant. Visit the Alaska Bar Association's current list of attorney employment postings.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps applications open March 1

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps provides law students with the chance to spend their summer working on a legal project at a qualifying nonprofit public interest organization or public defender office of their choosing. Summer Corps members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country on a broad range of issue areas. TEN SU students received the educational award in 2011.

Summer Corps will begin accepting online applications for the 2012 program on March 1, 2012. The deadline to apply is March 23, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that in 2012 will provide 711 law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,175 education award voucher for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.

To learn more about Summer Corps and how to apply, click here.

2012 Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Internship

Columbia Legal Services seeks up to three farm worker justice interns who will work on farm worker advocacy cases and projects in one of the following offices: Olympia, Wenatchee, and Yakima. All applicants must have the ability to communicate effectively in verbal Spanish. The Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Project funds successful applicants at $5,500 for the 10-12 week internship.

The Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice interns will support the advocacy of the CLS Working Families Project as it relates to farm workers including community and economic development, legislation and litigation. Working as part of a statewide outreach team, the interns will participate in efforts to educate farm workers about their basic employment rights and other relevant topics through visits to farmworker housing, presentations and meetings with community groups, and radio advocacy. The interns will also do legal research, prepare written memoranda, and assist in case planning for litigation or administrative actions on behalf of low-wage workers. Every effort will be made to provide interns with the opportunity to work on an advocacy project on behalf of an individual worker or family and therefore the intern will likely have some opportunity to work on client interviewing skills.

Details on Symplicity.

IPLS Speed Networking Event

The Intellectual Property Law Society is proud to host the annual IPLS Speed Networking Event on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 5:30-7:30. The event will be held on the 2nd Floor Gallery of Sullivan Hall. Meet and network with attorneys practicing in all areas of IP who will be available to answer your questions about IP and about pursuing a career in IP. We will have a meet & greet from 5:30-6pm, and speed networking from 6-7:30pm. Appetizers and beverages will be provided for students and attorneys attending the event.

Please RSVP by emailing by February 14th.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

REMINDER: Judge Beistline Will Be On Campus Tomorrow

Judge Beistline, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska, will be at the law school for a question and answer session in the courtroom on Wednesday, February 8 (TOMORROW) at noon. Don't miss this chance to meet a distinguished member of the federal bench.

Both Judge Beistline and his clerk are proud SU alumni, let's give them a warm welcome back!

RSVP is not required, though if you did not RSVP, please BYO Lunch. For those who sent an RSVP, lunch will be provided.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

LGBT Bar Association/Prudential Financial 2012 1L Summer Internship Program

The National LGBT Bar Association is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity to a highly-motivated first-year law student. Through this partnership, the National LGBT Bar Association will select a student to join the 2012 summer law intern class at Prudential for a 10-week internship at Prudential’s offices with a stipend of approximately $10,000. Internship positions will be located in the New Jersey tri-state area. A position may be available in Dallas, Texas.

See Symplicity Posting for more details. Application deadline is March 16th.