Employment at UW Law
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At UW Law, advancing access to justice, facilitating a fair and thriving global marketplace and fostering an environment of inclusivity and equity is integral to who we are. Our community is driving public and institutional dialogue on issues at the intersection of industry, invention, society and integration.
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The Budget Fiscal Analyst (BFA) is responsible for ensuring salary and payroll accuracy at the School of Law and providing analysis and forecasting for personnel costs. This position plays a key role in addressing and responding to a wide variety of fiscal requests from employees and students at the School of Law shared environment. The successful candidate will be adept at solving complex problems, optimizing financial systems and processes, and communicating effectively with all members of the law school community.
The Assistant to the Dean oversees projects and performs high-level administrative duties for the Dean of the School of Law. Responsible for the day-to-day calendaring and management of contacts for the Dean, this position will work with highly confidential information and is responsible for maintaining an organized and professional office, and for prioritizing their own workload to meet a multiplicity of deadlines. The Assistant to the Dean will work with faculty, students and staff in the Law School and the University at large, as well as members of the broader legal community, including alumni, judges and other external constituencies.
The Assistant to the Dean must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with many complexities and ambiguity. This person is expected to model UW Law’s values and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all interactions with internal and external stakeholders, colleagues, and other members of the UW community.
The Senior Career Counselor is responsible for developing effective working relationships with students, alumni, faculty and employers; identifying and fostering employment opportunities for students and graduates; creating, implementing, and managing events, programs, and outreach materials in support of the SCS office; and leading, designing, organizing and hosting customized career programming. The individual in this position must possess a depth of knowledge, skills and expertise in career coaching, as well as strong familiarity with the legal industry and hiring practices and requirements of legal employers.
The Director leads, guides, manages and ensures compliance with the mission, vision, values and governing bylaws, and stewards the program’s endowment and operating funds. The Director develops and implements program policies and procedures, promotes the program at the law school, locally and nationally, and cultivates key partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
The position is responsible for finance management, budgeting, and reporting to the Gates Public Service Law Advisory Board and supervising program staff. This position leads quarterly Gates PSL Advisory Board meetings and guides the board’s annual budget-setting, together with the Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services, the Director leads and executes strategic planning for Gates Public Service Law Program. As part of the Center for Career Development, the Gates PSL Director has an important leadership role in integrating public service and pro bono work into student life and professional development and engaging in strategic planning for the department.
The position provides specialized public service career coaching and academic advising to UW Law students and alumni that wish to pursue public service law careers and incorporate pro bono service in their professional lives. Although the Director’s primary focus is on public service, public interest and pro bono work, student interest cannot always be neatly categorized as public interest or not. As a result, the Director must also be comfortable speaking to students about a variety of career paths as they explore and consider all their options, both during law school and beyond.
This work includes providing individualized and group coaching/advising sessions; engaging in strategic outreach and relationship-building with public service legal employers locally and nationally; fostering leadership opportunities for students and student organizations with regard to various public service activities; and developing, organizing and leading presentations, workshops, panels and trainings related to public service law pathways as well as other topics, including professionalism, researching employers, drafting application materials, interviewing skills and techniques and leadership development. The position is expected to provide supervision, support and professional development opportunities for Gates PSL staff. The Director is a leader within the Center for Career Development, and directly manages the Assistant Director and an Administrative Assistant. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Career Development.
Under the supervision of the Program Support Supervisor, this position provides specialized program support to the daily operations and complex matters of the various legal clinics of the Clinical Law Program at the UW School of Law. The major duties of this position will be to utilize program knowledge and expertise to advance the efforts of the faculty, staff, attorneys, and students that comprise the Clinical Law Program, and to independently advise members of the public seeking information about program policies and services. This position will coordinate, schedule and monitor Clinical Law Program activities to align with program goals. The successful candidate is one who desires a dynamic work environment, exhibits professional responsibility, and seeks to further our mission of providing real-world legal education through assisting our clients and communities in-need.
This position will provide overall program and administrative support in the Center for Career Development, ensuring that aspects of the administrative, operational and outreach activities are functioning at their highest capacity. The Program Coordinator will organize the activities of the office by coordinating leadership’s dynamic schedules, providing logistical support for events and preparing background materials for meetings with a wide variety of constituents. This position requires a high degree of discretion, attention to detail, organization and ability to multi-task effectively, and may be required to represent the Center for Career Development at public events.
The Trial Advocacy Program supports a cohort of courses focused on the litigation process including: Pre-Trial Advocacy, Trial Advocacy 1 and 2, Depositions, and Persuasive Oral Advocacy. The Moot Court Honor Board provides students with a variety of advocacy skills through brief-writing and competition opportunities. In-house competitions give students appellate and trial level litigation experience and national and international competitions give students the opportunity to compete against teams from around the world on a focused area of the law. MCHB provides training and coaching to students and national and international teams work with coaches to develop advocacy skills effectively. While MCHB members are selected through a competitive application process, all UW students may participate in any MCHB competition, earning points towards membership. This is an hourly, limited-term position expected to work an average of 15 hours per week for nine months.