Friday, May 29, 2015

Seattle University Public Safety is Offering Free Shuttle Service to the Airport

Need a ride to the airport? The Department of Public Safety & Transportation may be able to help! SIGN UP FOR FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE.
 
Make your airport shuttle reservations today through Wednesday, June 4.
Shuttles are available Friday, June 11 through Saturday, June 13, every other hour from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.
 
RSVP in person at the Public Safety Office, located in the University Services Building (across from the bookstore). Bring your student ID card and SU ID number along with your flight departure time.
 
Questions can be directed to Public Safety at (206) 296-5992 or airport_shuttle@seattleu.edu.

K&L Gates Happy Hour for 1Ls


K&L Gates LLP cordially invites you to the
1L Summer Happy Hour
Please join other 1L law students from national law schools, K&L Gates lawyers, and law school and legal profession representatives for an evening of networking.
 
Established in 1883, the Seattle office of K&L Gates is both the city’s oldest and one of its largest law offices. It offers clients a full spectrum of legal services to emerging, middle-market, and capital market participants as well as nonprofit, governmental, and private clients. Selected areas of service include: corporate, litigation, electronic discovery, intellectual property, labor and employment, benefits, bankruptcy, energy, real estate, environmental, land use, and tax. We hope you’ll join us for this opportunity to meet some of our lawyers working in these areas, and get to know us as an office and a firm.
 
The evening will begin with a tour of our Seattle office and an introduction to some of our partners at 4:00 p.m., followed by a networking reception at 4:30 p.m. at Frolik Restaurant and Bar. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and appetizers will be served.
 
Business casual attire is suggested.
 
To RSVP, please contact Tia Chang at tia.chang@klgates.com or 206.370.5760 by Monday, June 15, 2015.

Wednesday
June 24, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 
Location:
K&L Gates LLP
925 Fourth Avenue
Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104

 
For directions to K&L Gates, please click here.

ACC Washington Ambassadors Program - JOIN TODAY!


Be part of the ACC Washington by joining their new Ambassador Program. WA State law students selected as ambassadors have the opportunity to volunteer at ACC Washington networking and professional development events. Apply today using the link below!

*** Upcoming opportunity: Next Thursday, ACC Washington Ambassadors will attend the CLE presentations on technology issues at Microsoft. This is a great summer networking event!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Seattle University Graduate Student Council Executive Board Invites You to Apply

The Graduate Student Council is looking to fill the following positions for the 2015-2016 academic year:
  • Chief of Staff
  • Vice Chair Community Relations & Development
  • Vice Chair Marketing & Communications
  • Vice Chair Finance & Strategic Planning
  • Associate Vice Chair Community Relations & Development
  • Associate Vice Chair Marketing & Communications
  • Associate Vice Chair Finance & Strategic Planning
Serving on the GSC Executive Board provides opportunities for leadership experience, student development knowledge, advocacy skills, and making great connections with graduate students from other colleges and the administrative body.
 
The GSC Executive Board positions come with a quartlery stipend.
 
Please visit the GSC wepage for detailed job descriptions. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Duangkamol Chungsiriwat by May 10th.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Call for Authors: American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in its 2015 Warren E. Burger Prize. Authors should submit an original, unpublished, 10,000–20,000 word essay on a topic that addresses the issues of excellence in legal skills, civility, ethics, and professionalism. The winning essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review and the author will receive a cash prize of $5,000. The submission deadline for the 2015 Warren E. Burger Prize is July 1, 2015. More information is available on the American Inns of Court website.

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