Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program for 1Ls

Thursday, October 30, 2014
5:00 p.m. in room 110

The Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program (PSAMFP) is designed to provide summer associate opportunities to diverse first-year law students. Students who are chosen to participate as Fellows in this highly competitive program will be placed as first-year summer associates with one of the program’s participating employers including Carney Badley Spellman, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, and T-Mobile. Representatives from the Puget Sound Area Minority Fellowship Program will be on campus to discuss the program history, application details and deadlines, as well as to answer questions from interested students. If you are interested in applying to this hiring program, PLEASE plan to attend this session. Business casual attire recommended. Pizza will be served. RSVP in Symplicity or email Junsen Ohno.

Cocktail Reception in Hawaii: First and Second Year Law Students

7 small and mid-size law firms in Honolulu are hosting a cocktail reception.

This reception is not a job fair, and it is not intended to replace on-campus interviews or resume collection. However, unlike large firms, they find it challenging to annually conduct on-campus interviews at any campus because of their geographic location and the cost involved.

They would like to meet with students to encourage them to look into small and mid-size law firms as attractive alternatives to the large firms, and invite any 1L and 2L students to attend their cocktail reception if any students are there on the islands on December 29th!

FROM: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
WHERE: Koko Head Cafe - 1145-C 12th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Business Casaul and Aloha Attire, No resumes please

Space is limited so please RSVP by December 15, 2014 to ocihawaii@gmail.com.

The Firms Hosting:

Chang Iwamasa & Chiu LLP
Chun Kerr LLP
Imanaka Asato LLLC
Marr Jones & Wang LLLP
Schlack Ito, LLLC
Sullivan Meheula Lee, LLLP
Yamamoto Caliboso

ONLINE Information Session - Law Librarianship

At the Catholic University of America, they've found that after completing their J.D., some graduates of Law programs decide to explore Law Librarianship as an alternative to the practice of law. They regularly enroll such students into their highly-ranked Master's program in the Department of Library and Information Science. The students have found that the combination of a J.D. and a Master's in Library and Information Science offers challenging and rewarding opportunities.

They will be holding an ONLINE information session for prospective students on Thursday, October 30th at 5:30 EDT. 

If you are interested, you may register to attend at:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Finding a Public Interest Job

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Noon in Room 109
CPD's seminar will introduce you to the rewarding world of public interest work! We will provide information and resources for finding positions in public criminal law, direct client services, law reform/policy and public interest law firms. We will also discuss opportunities for the coming summer and post-graduation as well as tips for drafting compelling applications, tailoring cover letters, and building a network within the public interest community. In addition, we will talk about how you can fund your own public interest opportunities through scholarships, fellowships and grants. At the end of the seminar, you will have the tools you need to land a position in public interest! Please RSVP in Symplicity by clicking on the event on the Event tab or emailing Junsen Ohno. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Securing a Job for Summer 2015

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Noon in room 110

OCI is not the end of your job search, it is just the beginning! Join CPD for a lunchtime seminar on the next steps to secure employment for summer 2015. We will provide sure-fire strategies for seeking out and landing law clerk positions, internships, fellowships, and other experience-building opportunities next summer. RSVP in Symplicity by clicking the event on the Event tab, or emailing Junsen Ohno at ohnoj@seattleu.edu. Light snacks provided.

Learn About Careers in Indian and Tribal Law

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Noon in room 110

Indian and Tribal Law is a growing area of practice in the Northwest! Join CPD and the Center for Indian Law & Policy for a lunchtime panel on Thursday, November 6, at noon in room 110. You will hear from experienced practitioners who work for local tribes, law firms, and the federal government, including Marianne Jones, Office of Special Trustee for American Indians, Christina Parker, Tulalip Tribes Office of Civil Legal Aid, and Gabe Galanda, Galanda Broadman. Lunch provided. RSVP on Symplicity by clicking on the event on the Event tab, or emailing Junsen Ohno at ohnoj@seattleu.edu.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

#DomesticViolence: Does Media Coverage Help or Hurt?

Does Media Coverage Help or Hurt?
Monday, October 20, 2014
Noon - 12:50 p.m.
Sullivan Hall, Room C5
Lunch Provided
In recent weeks, awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault has increased as high profile cases receive extensive coverage in the news and on social media. Is this trend increasing awareness and dialogue or reinforcing sensationalism and stereotypes? Can media attention further real individual or community action and reform? In this spirited and interactive session offered as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, attorneys and advocates will discuss the ways in which they support survivors of domestic violence, the media’s influence on domestic violence, and how students can actively  engage in this issues.
Speakers will include David Martin, Chair of Domestic Violence Unit at King County Prosecutor’s Office; Amanda Irwin, Accredited Representative at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and Kim Morrill, Legal Advocate at New BeginningsCo-sponsored by the Women’s Law Caucus.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Professional Development Forum

The WA Initiative for Diversity and the Puget Sound Association of Legal Administrators are excited to host a "Professional Development Forum" to discuss how to be successful as a diverse attorney in the prevailing law firm culture.

The purpose of this forum is to offer insight into law firm drivers and type of skills desired by law firm employers. By offering these insights, we hope to raise awareness of law firm drivers, how best to navigate the law firm system to advocate for better growth opportunities and how to assist in making law firm culture to be inclusive of all. 

The Forum will cover:
- Law firm economics
- Universal skills to be successful in the legal profession
- CLOSED DOOR Affinity Group Breakout Session 

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, November 20, 2014

TIME: Registration starts at 8:00am and the program begins at 8:30am - 11:30am 

WHERE: Perkins Coie - 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA 

REGISTER: http://bit.ly/1sPcATW ; Registration fee: $50 Attorneys and $25 for Students ; Parking validated and light refreshments are provided

QUESTIONS?: Erica Chung, Executive Director of Washington Initiative for Diversity, can be reached on her cell at 206-720-4996 or via e-mail at director@initiativefordiversitywa.org