Staff Attorney

06/13/2016 3:00 PM | Anonymous

Position Details Position Title Staff Attorney, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law & Equity 

Position Number Staff_11163

 Department Law School 

Additional Department Market Reference 

Pay Range 11

 FLSA Status Exempt 

Position Category Professional 

Position Type Part­time 

Months Per Year 12 

Hours Per Week 20 FTE .53 FTE 


Job Description Position Summary Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Staff Attorney to join our community. 

The Korematsu Center advances justice and equality through research, advocacy, and education. Its advocacy work includes involvement in civil rights litigation and policy; its research includes work on book projects and other scholarship; and its education efforts include its work with students and outreach to the general public. The Staff Attorney will assist in all dimensions of the Center’s work and report directly to the Executive Director and Director of the Korematsu Center. 

Seattle University School of Law educates ethical lawyers who distinguish themselves through their outstanding professional skills and their dedication to law in the service of justice. Faculty, students and staff form a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative community that promotes leadership for a just and humane world. The Law School’s commitment to academic distinction is grounded in its Jesuit Catholic tradition, one that encourages open inquiry, thoughtful reflection and concern for personal growth. Innovation, creativity and technological sophistication characterize our rigorous educational program, which prepares lawyers for a wide range of successful and rewarding careers in law, business and public service. 

Essential Job Functions 

The Staff Attorney will assist the Korematsu Center Executive Director and Director with the day­to­day operation of the Center, which will include the following: 

1. Further develop the Civil Rights Amicus Brief Project Researching and drafting amicus briefs on civil rights and criminal justice issues Engaging communities through sign­on strategies Developing and sustaining relationships with other advocacy organizations to support their work via amicus contributions 

2) Help oversee and support the Korematsu Center’s litigation and advocacy efforts. 

3) Assist in the Civil Rights Amicus & Advocacy Clinic. The clinic is a 6­unit course offered once each academic year. The staff attorney may co­teach classes and supervise clinic students on litigation and advocacy efforts. In the past, these efforts have included direct representation in federal district and appellate courts, amicus briefs before the Washington Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court, and advocacy reports. 

4) Supervise student fellows and volunteer advocacy fellows working on Center projects. In previous years, we have had student fellows and volunteer advocacy fellows work on discrete projects, such as amicus briefs and policy reports. 

5) Assist with Center’s advancement efforts, including writing grant proposals. Marginal Job Functions Other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications Qualifications: J.D. degree or equivalent; active bar membership; at least three years of federal or state litigation or judicial clerkship experience; excellent communication, research, writing, and analytic skills; facility with Microsoft Office and computerized legal research (Westlaw or Lexis) 

All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission, vision, and values. All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check. 

Preferred Qualifications Teaching experience and civil rights litigation experience helpful 

Compensation Salary will be discussed during the interview process and is commensurate with qualifications. 

Excellent Benefits Package Our excellent benefits package currently includes: Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, significantly subsidized for employee and dependents; generous retirement plan; vacation, sick leave, 12 holidays plus Christmas week off, community service leave; Transportation pass 75% paid; Automatic payroll deposit; Library privileges for employees; University fitness facilities free for employees; S.U. tuition for employees and dependents administered in accordance with University policies. 

Application Instructions Please apply online at: https://jobs.seattleu.edu. Applicants are also required to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. 

Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206­296­5870. 

Non­Discrimination Policy Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam ­era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school­ administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices. In addition, the University does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program. 

All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the University’s Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity, Chief EEO Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA/504 Coordinator by calling (206) 296­2824. 

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated three individuals responsible for coordinating the University’s Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact any one of the following Title IX coordinators: 

Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) 901 12th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122­1090 (206) 296­2824 Office of Human Resources RINA 214 (206) 296­5870 hr@seattleu.edu Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. Quick Link

 http://jobs.seattleu.edu/postings/18902 

Applicant Documents Required Documents 

1. Resume 

2. Cover Letter 

Optional Documents 

1. Curriculum Vitae 

2. References Supplemental 

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