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Public Service Events

2014 - 15 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.

September 30 : What I did Last Summer in Public Service Law

Writing seminars are conducted by various members of the law school faculty. Seminars will be organized around broad themes such as public interest, criminal law, international law, etc. Students will be required to do in-depth research and to write substantial papers on specific subjects. These seminars typically relate to subject matter areas (e.g. environmental law, health law, etc.) but there are several generic writing seminars available as well.

Student Panel:

  • Jordan Taren: Columbia Legal Services
  • Amanda Dalmendray: U.S. Dept. of Labor
  • Crys R. O’Grady: Judicial Internship-Northern District of Alabama
  • AnnaRae Goethe: Open Society Foundation (Budapest)

Host: Center for Public Service Law

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?

October 8 : UW Pro Bono Program: Get Trained, Do Pro Bono, Make A Difference

Learn about pro bono service and training right here at UW Law! Get the nuts and bolts about the Pro Bono Program and learn from fellow students about their experiences volunteering with the following:

  • Street Youth Legal Advocates of WA
  • CHRJ’s Asylum Application Help Project
  • Immigrant Families Advocacy Project
  • Environmental Law Society
  • Bridging the Gap/Moderate Means Program

Host: Center for Public Service Law

October 14 : Pro Bono and Externship Fair

"Table Talk" Networking and Fair with 44 participating organizations and agencies

Host: Center for Public Service Law

October 28 : The ROOTS Project: Good News from Africa

Presented by Frank and Pam McKulka

2005 marked the end of a 21 year civil war in Sudan, which left more than 2 million dead. 2011 was the year that South Sudan became an independent country; tragically in December 2013 a rebellion began and many again have died or been displaced.

After working as a human rights investigator for the United Nations, Anyieth D’Awol, a South Sudanese woman established the ROOTS project in 2009. The organization’s mission is economic empowerment of women and preservation of traditional arts and crafts. More information at www.rootsofsouthsudan.org Traditional and contemporary jewelry made at the Centre in Juba, South Sudan will be available on this date.

Host: Gates Public Service Law Program

November 4 : Justified?: Examining Police Brutality and Civil Rights Issues

Join the Center for Public Service Law and the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity for a conversation with:

  • David Whedbee (attorney, MacDonald Hoague & Bayless)
  • Fe Lopez, Executive Director-City of Seattle community Police Commission
  • Sgt. Adrian Diaz, SPD Community Outreach Unit

Host: Center for Public Service Law and the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity

November 18 : Civil Rights and Employment Law: Labor Issues in Marginalized Populations

Come hear two experts in the field speak about the ever-changing landscape of labor and employment law.

Panelists:

  • Sarah Leyrer, Staff Attorney with Columbia Legal Services
  • Bill Tamayo, EEOC Regional Attorney for the Northwestern United States

Host: Students for Labor and Employment Justice

January 13 : CENTS Project

Host: Gates Public Service Law Program

January 20

Host: Students for Labor and Employment Justice

January 27

Host: Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington

February 3 :

Diversity Topic Host: Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity

February 10

February 17 : "Problem of Affordable Legal Justice"

Host: Bridging the Gap Program

February 24 : "How to Write a Successful Grant application for Public Interest Internships"

Host: Center for Human Rights and Justice

March 3 : "Educational Debt Relief"

Host: Center for Public Service Law

March 10 : "PILA Grants and the application process"

Host: Public Interest Law Association

April 7

Host: Immigrant Family Advocacy Project

April 14

Host: Gates Public Service Law Program

April 21

April 28

May 5 : "Making the most of your Public Service/Interest Summer"

Host: Center for Public Service Law

 

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Last updated 12/9/2014