Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Advocate for WORKPLACE JUSTICE! 

The Peggy Browning Fund educates and inspires the next generation of advocates for workplace justice. Through fellowships, workers' rights conferences, networking and other programs, they provide unique opportunities for law students to work for economic and social justice. 
Learn more at their event on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 4-6pm @ the University of Washington Law School. Admission is free to Seattle law school students. Register by October 21 with the Peggy Browning Fund at http://tinyurl.com/nytflhx 

At this event, you will:

- Learn about the Peggy Browning Fund's Summer Fellowships
- Hear what it's like practicing law for a union, a law firm representing workers or a government agency regulating the workplace
- Find out how to get a job promoting workplace justice 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Learn about tax LLM programs and tax/estate planning practice:  

The Tax and Estate Planning Focus Areas are pleased to invite you to an information session about pursuing a masters degree (LL.M.) in tax law after graduating from law school. 

Professors Diane Lourdes Dick, John Eason (chair of the Estate Planning Focus Area), and Lily Kahng (chair of the Tax Focus Area) and will be on hand to talk about their practice experiences and to address questions such as, When do I need to apply to LLM programs?  Where should I apply and what are my chances of being admitted?  Will a tax LLM improve my marketability?  If so, how?  What JD classes do I need to take to prepare for the LLM program? 

The session will be held on Wednesday, October 15, @ noon in Room 109

Snacks will be served.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

FANGS Happy Hour!!

FANGS is the Federal Attorneys Networking Group of Seattle - attorneys from federal agencies right here in Seattle (Labor, Education, Health & Human Services, Justice, etc.). They are hosting a happy hour and would like YOU to attend! 

Come network and have some good fun: Good beer, great conversation, an opportunity to introduce yourself to federal attorneys, and a pretty awesome bacon cheeseburger!

WHEN: Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 5:00pm

WHERE: Collins Pub (526 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104)

If you can make it, go ahead and send a quick note to Abigail G. Daquiz (an attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor) at daquiz.abigail@dol.gov.

Annual Criminal Law Soirée

The King County Washington Women Lawyers are hosting their Annual Criminal Law Soirée. The purpose of the event is to highlight the work of KCWWL's Criminal Law section and to foster communication and collaboration among women lawyers. They will also be hosting Justice Mary Yu, of the Washington State Supreme Court, as a keynote speaker to discuss professionalism and civility in the courts.

Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be provided and there is not cost of admission! So, come learn more and network with fellow lawyers.


When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 5:30pm -8:00pm

Where: Chinese Room at the historic Smith Tower, 506 2nd Avenue #1021, Seattle, WA 98104


RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kcwwls-annual-criminal-law-soiree-tickets-12432699539

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CPD Interviewing Information Session TONIGHT at 5:30!

Attention Rising 2L and 3L Students: please join CPD for a seminar on effective interviewing skills TONIGHT at 5:30 p.m. in Room 109. If you have been selected to interview with a Session 1 OCI employer this presentation is not to be missed! We will provide strategies for tackling difficult interview questions, ideas for crafting great questions, and more.  No RSVP necessary.  Light snacks provided.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

REMINDER & EXTENDED DEADLINE: OCI Session 1 Interview Scheduling

Please make sure to check Symplicity this Wednesday morning to see if you have been selected to interview with a Session 1 employerNote that this date has been extended for an additional day to allow employers more time to make their selections.  Session 1 employers have until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, to select students to interview.  (You should receive an email Wednesday morning notifying you of any employer who has selected you for an interview; however, you should still check Symplicity).  If you are selected, you must log-in to Symplicity and select your interview time at 9 a.m. on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20.  You will have until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 to schedule your interviews.  However, schedules can fill up quickly and your preferred time may not be available.  Log-in early and be prepared to be flexible. 

All Session 1 employer selections will be visible in Symplicity by 9 a.m. on Wednesday with the exception of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.  CPD will notify the students selected to interview with Schwabe by email on Friday, August 22. 

If you are selected to interview as an alternate, you should receive email notification on Friday, August 22.  If you are selected as an alternate, you must log-in to Symplicity and select your interview time on Friday, August 22.  Alternates will have until 11:59 p.m. on August 22 to schedule interviews. 
 
If you have any questions about how to select your interview times, please contact Junsen Ohno, ohnoj@seattleu.edu.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

National Law Student Workers' Rights Conference

The 16th Annual National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, just outside of Baltimore, MD.

The conference's impressive lineup of speakers and workshop facilitators includes keynote speaker Nancy Schiffer, Member of the National Labor Relations Board.

Details and registration information can be found at www.peggybrowningfund.org. Brochures are also available in CPD. The final deadline to register is October 10, but space is limited so register early!

Questions can be directed to Mary Anne Moffa, Peggy Browning Fund Executive Director.

OCI Session 2 Deadline: Monday, August 18 at Noon

The deadline to submit applications to OCI Session 2 employers is THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 18 AT NOON!

Employers seeking both 2Ls and 3L/4Ls will be interviewing during the second session, including the Washington Attorney General's Office (3 and 4Ls) and a number of great firms (2Ls).

Be sure to upload your perfected materials into Symplicity over the weekend, don't wait until the last minute!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Registration opens TODAY for the LARGEST PUBLIC INTEREST CONFERENCE and CAREER FAIR IN THE COUNTRY!

The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair will be held on October 24 & 25 in Washington, D.C.  More than 1,200 students and 125 public interest employers will participate in this year’s conference.  Public interest employers conduct interviews (for 2Ls and 3Ls) for internship and full-time positions and meet with students (including 1Ls) in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities. The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and much more! Check out the EJW website for more details and to register.