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2013 - 14 Social Justice Tuesdays

Throughout the school year, the Center for Public Service Law teams up with a different student organization as host of this innovative programming series. Programming includes a wide range of events such as talks by nationally recognized practitioners, films with related discussions, discussions facilitated by professors (including non-law professors), debates between professors and/or practitioners and much more.

October 1 - Social Justice Tuesday

What I did Last Summer in Public Service Law Student speakers: Blake Koerner: Northwest Justice Project; Jessica Erickson: Washington Defender Assn; Elysia Ruvinsky: Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project; Ashley Paintner: Human Rights in Cambodia; Liz Allen: Office for Civil Rights, US Dept. of Education

Learn about public service “real world” experiences from students who have experienced it firsthand. How did they find their jobs? How did they fund their summers? What did they learn?  Host: Center for  Public Service Law

October 8 – Social Justice Tuesday

Pro Bono Opportunities and the Pro Bono Honors Program Learn about pro bono service and training right here at UW Law! Get the nuts and bolts about the Pro Bono Honors Program and learn from fellow students about their experiences volunteering with the following: Immigrant Family Advocacy Project (IFAP); Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project (IMAP); Street Youth Legal Advocates of WA (SYLAW); International Treaty Monitoring Project (ITMP); Environmental Law Society and more! Host: Center for Public Service Law

October 15– Social Justice Tuesday

Mobilizing our Communities against Gender ViolencePresenters: Sabrina Chen and Katrina Pestanto. Sabrina and Katrina are from API Chaya. Where mission statement is: “Supporting Survivors, Strengthening Communities”. The mission of APA Chaya is to organize communities to educate, train, and offer technical assistance; and to provide comprehensive relevant services on domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking to Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander community members, service providers, survivors and their families. P lease join us for a very informative and relevant hour. Host: SBA

October 22– Social Justice Tuesday

Pro Bono and Externship Fair “Table Talk” Networking and Fair with 44 participating organizations and agencies Host: Center for Public Service Law

October 29– Social Justice Tuesday

“Racial Disparities in the Criminal System”  Discussion with Lisa Daugaard, Policy Director of the Public Defender Association and UW alum Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney for a discussion of Racial Disparities in the Criminal System and local collaborative efforts to address the problem. Host: Center for Public Service Law

November 5– Social Justice Tuesday

“When Labor Rights Mean Immigrant Rights: Union, Immigrant Workers and, Immigration Reform Labor Rights and immigration rights are increasingly intertwined. Join us to hear Dan Hutzenbiller and Professor Angélica Cházaro discuss the growth of alliances and strategies for representation and reform that bring these actors and their legal issues together and the resulting benefits and compromises.  Host: Students for Labor and Employment Justice

November 12– Social Justice Tuesday

“Public Service Law Career Strategies 101” Featuring Mary Whisner, Reference Librarian, Gallagher Law Library and Aline Carton-Listfjeld, Assistant Director Center for Public Service Law Learn about: Ways to use a law degree for public service, How to research opportunities, What public service legal employers are looking for, How to build connections with employers and apply for opportunities, Northwest Public Service Career Fair Host: Center for Public Service Law

November 19– Social Justice Tuesday

“Citizen Enforcement of Environmental Laws: Why it is Essential and How it is at Risk” Speaker: Patti Goldman, Vice President for Litigation, Earthjustice Leads the organization’s ten regional offices in developing and implementing effective legal strategies to protect the environment for future generations. Patti works with Earthjustice ‘s managing attorneys to coordinate the legal program, knit together the work throughout the regions and ensure that the organization achieves long-range goals.  Host: Center for Public Service Law

November 26 - Social Justice Tuesday

“History did not end in 1965: Shelby County and the Voting Rights Act” Speaker: Professor Lisa Manheim We will discuss the Voting Rights Act, the Court’s decision in Shelby County, the effects of the Court’s ruling, and what interested observers might do in response.

January 7 - Social Justice Tuesday Host: American Constitution Society

January 14 - Social Justice Tuesday “Funding your summer” Host: Center for Public Service Law

January 21 –Social Justice Tuesday “Working in Cambodia, during the summer” Host: Ashley Paintner

January 28 –Social Justice Tuesday “The new Voting Rights Center” Host: Center for Public Service Law

February 4 – Social Justice Tuesday Host: Christian Law Center

February 11 – Social Justice Tuesday “Legal Issues for Veterans” Host: Leo Flor

February 18 – Social Justice Tuesday Host: Black Law Students Association

February 25– Social Justice Tuesday “Public Interest Law Firms” Host: Center for Public Service Law

February 25– Social Justice Tuesday “Educational Debt Relief” Host; Center for Public Service Law

March 4– Social Justice Tuesday “Educational Debt Relief” Host: Center for Public Service Law

March 11– Social Justice Tuesday “International Public Service” Host: Center for Public Service Law

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Last updated 7/7/2014