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January 21, 2020 | Alison Pagan

Founded in 1899, the University of Washington School of Law is one of the nation’s top public law schools; it also enjoys strong private support for leading programs in Asian Law, Global Health, Law & Technology, Tax, and Environmental Law.  Located in William H. Gates Hall, a new state-of-the-art facility in vibrant Seattle, the School of Law is also home to the Gates Public Service Scholars program and the Barer Institute for Law and Global Human Services.

The mission of William H. Gates Public Service Law Program (Gates PSL) is to create a culture at the University of Washington School of Law (UW Law) where students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to make public service, equity, and inclusion an integral feature of their professional lives.

As part of Student and Career Services, Gates PSL is the central hub for public service/public interest law events and programming, career coaching and academic advising, pro bono service, and leadership development at UW Law.

Under the direction of the Gates PSL Director, the Assistant Director will provide specialized career coaching and academic advising to public service law students and graduates. This includes providing coaching/advising sessions to students and alumni; developing, organizing, facilitating, and leading presentations, workshops, panels, and trainings related to public service law pathways, equity and inclusion issues, pro bono service, and professional development; engaging in strategic outreach and relationship-building with public service legal employers locally and nationally; fostering and supporting leadership opportunities for students and student organizations; and working in collaboration with faculty and staff in the equity, justice, and inclusion communities.

For more information, including how to apply, click here.