Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Apply Now to Join the 2015 Ms. JD Academic Committee

Interested in learning more about the law review community? Believe in the importance of diversity on law reviews? Want to work with Ms. JD and the NYU Law Review?

Apply now to join the 2015 Ms. JD Academic Committee!

Ms. JD's Academic Committee and NYU Law Review are launching the 2015 Law Review Diversity Survey. This is a unique opportunity to gain outreach experience with the legal academy, inviting members of law review editorial boards throughout the country to participate in this important and distinguished survey.
  • Anticipated start date for this volunteer opportunity is late May 2015
  • Time commitment is approximately 10-15 hours in May, with the possibility of an additional (likely, much smaller) time commitment during the summer
    • Volunteers' individual schedules can be accomodated
    • If the candidate desires, this can potentially be made into a full-time volunteer position - Ms. JD has a list of other exciting projects they may need help with
  • To learn more about Ms. JD, visit www.ms-jd.org
  • To learn more about this specific volunteer opportunity, email academicdirector@ms-jd.org
To apply, send your resume and letter of interest by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, May 1, 2015 to academicdirector@ms-jd.org.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Brew Review: A Fundraising Event Benefitting the Unemployment Law Project

You're invited to Brew Review! A networking, fundraising, beer tasting event benefitting the Unemployment Law Project.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 5:00-8:00 pm
  • AXIS Pioneer Square
  • Northwest Brewfest & Silent Auction
Those in attendance will include attorneys working in law firms - large and small, non-profits, and government agencies.

Tickets are $30 online and $35 at the door. 100% of the funds will go to the Unemployment Law Project, including potential fellowship funds.

This is event is for guests 21 and over.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Equal Justice Works is launching a nationwide competition to find seven passionate immigration attorneys to begin two-year, post-graduate Fellowships in September 2015!

Each Fellow will work with a prominent non-profit organization selected by Equal Justice Works in one of six cities - Denver, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Oakland, Sacramento, and San Francisco - to provide high-quality, high volume legal services to immigrants in the host organization’s community seeking relief under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs. Services may include but are not limited to:

  • conducting outreach to underserved populations to locate individuals eligible for DAPA or DACA relief;
  • providing direct legal representation to assist with DAPA and DACA applications;
  • creating and conducting culturally competent “know your rights” sessions;
  • training and managing pro bono attorneys to expand DAPA and DACA services;
  • preparing written brochures and/or manuals on DAPA and DACA issues for widespread distribution; and
  • collaborating with other legal and non-legal service providers in the community to share information and run trainings.

The Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program provides financial and other forms of support to lawyers serving vulnerable individuals and communities throughout the United States. The two-year Fellowships offer salary (at least $41,000 annually), fringe benefits, generous loan repayment assistance, a national training and leadership development program, and other support services during the term of the Fellowship.

General Information about the Application Process

Candidates may submit applications here on our website from April 17 through June 1. Completed applications require a resume, personal statement, references, and two letters of recommendation.

Fellows will be placed at a host organization with expertise in immigration law chosen by Equal Justice Works. Candidates may request to be considered for multiple cities. Top-scoring candidates will interview with the host organization, but final selection of the Fellows will be made by an anonymous sponsor. Interviews will be conducted nationwide throughout June, and offers will be extended on a rolling basis beginning in July. Fellows will start work in September 2015.

To be considered, a candidate must be a qualified and dedicated graduate of an Equal Justice Works member school committed to working with immigrant populations. Individual candidates will be judged based on immigration law experience (in general and DACA/DAPA in particular); language skills; personal connection to the issues and to the locale; and strength of recommendations.

Please visit our website for more detailed information about the competition, including candidate criteria and timeline of the selection process. Please contact fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org with any questions.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Panel: How to Succeed in Your Judicial Clerkship

Tuesday, April 14
Noon in Room 110

A Panel of Former Clerks Will Present
If you are applying for or have secured a post-graduate judicial clerkship, attend our upcoming panel, How to Succeed in Your Judicial Clerkship, to learn from a panel of former clerks how to create a successful clerkship application packet and how to make the most of a clerkship. RSVPs are not required but are appreciated,  please email Erin Fullner if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

How to Succeed in Your Summer Position

Tuesday, April 21
Noon in Room C1

Excited about your summer placement? Eager to start off on the right foot? Come hear valuable tips on how to set yourself up for success this summer. RSVP attendance on Symplicity via Events, or contact Junsen Ohno at ohnoj@seattleu.edu.

Presentation by Pierce County Prosecutor

Are you interested in a career in public criminal law? Don't miss this great opportunity to hear from Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist and Chief of Staff Dawn Farina on Wednesday, April 22  at noon in Room C5, as they discuss a day-in-the-life of a prosecutor, Pierce County's specialized trial teams, and available positions for Summer 2016. Mr. Lindquist and Ms. Farina each have more than 20 years of experience as prosecutors and have tried nearly every type of criminal case! Lunch will be provided. RSVP in Symplicity under Events, or email Junsen Ohno at ohnoj@seattleu.edu.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Student Applications Are Now Being Accepted for Inn of Court

Current 2L students are encouraged to apply for 2015-2016 membership in the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court. Materials required are a resume and a letter of interest detailing why you would like to join the Inn. There are seven spots available for Seattle University law students and applications will be reviewed by Professor Deborah Ahrens and Erin Fullner, Associate Director of the Center for Professional Development. 

Selection criteria include a demonstrated interest in litigation and dispute resolution, participation in activities supporting that interest, and a thoughtful and compelling cover letter. The membership commitment consists of nine evening (5:30-8:00 pm) monthly meetings held the second Tuesday of each month September through May at Seattle University. The membership dues for 2015-2016 are $100, which will cover the cost of all the meals.

Applications for the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court are due Monday, April 13 by 4:30 p.m. Application materials can be submitted in person to Jessica Fuqua in the Dean’s Office or electronically at fuquaj@seattleu.edu.

Inn of Court serves as an educational and mentoring organization to law students who are dedicated to perpetuating high-quality, ethical lawyering. The general membership is made up of judges, attorneys with varying practice experience, and law students in their third year. The William L. Dwyer Inn of Court is part of the American Inns of Court, a national organization which is comprised of around 320 chapters and over 23,000 members.

Questions can be directed to Professor Deborah Ahrens or Erin Fullner, Associate Director in the Center for Professional Development.