Thursday evening, March 14th, students in Ben Meiches’s TPOLS 275 Urban Debate class hosted members of PLU’s debate club. The result? A rousing debate over a proposal to increase the salaries of public school teachers by 50 percent.
This event marked the first time UWT students have participated in intercollegiate debating. But not the last! This class, taught for the first time this winter, demonstrates students’ interest in learning to be better public speakers. Prof. Meiches is now working on establishing a UWT Debate Team. Next spring, interested students will be meeting during the Wednesday lunch hour to help launch further debating opportunities. For more information, contact Ben Meiches at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a PP&E or Law and Policy student, and expect to graduate with a GPA of 3.5 or higher? If so, consider the option of graduating with honors. To qualify, you must:
- Maintain a 3.5 cumulative UW Tacoma GPA at the time of application and at the time of graduation.
- Submit an application to the SIAS office.
- Meet all program and major graduation requirements.
- Take TWRT 211 Argument and Research in Writing and earn at least a 3.0 in the class.
- Take an additional (second) capstone class (TPOLS 480, TPOLS 497, TLAW 496 or TPOLS 496), and earn at least a 3.5 in the class.
For more information, talk with your adviser and go here.
Please consider attending the following informational session tomorrow about a paid summer internship opportunity!!
What: Governor’s Leadership Academy Information Session
When: Tomorrow, Jan 16th at 3pm
Where: GWP 320
The attached flyer about the Governor’s Leadership Academy
has information about the program. To ask questions about the process and the internship, please consider attending the information session!
If you are a senior looking to meet your PP&E or Law and Policy capstone requirement, consider an internship this Winter. You can find out more by attending an info session next Thursday:
Info Session on Internships
When: Thursday Nov 8, 2018, 12:30 pm
Where: WCG 322
We have a number of terrific internship opportunities available, from working for members of the US Congress, to interning with the Pierce County public defender’s office, the County Prosecutor, to working for the city of Tacoma. There are additional opportunities in Olympia, such as working with the Attorney General’s office, the Secretary of State, the State Auditor.or the State of Washington Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. We also can offer internships in policy, such as with the Washington Policy Center in Seattle. If interested in learning more, attend the session above. If interested but not able to attend, contact Professor Katie Baird (email@example.com), as space in the internship is limited!
TCC Ballot Initiative Debate and Forum
What: Please join us at the Tacoma Community College campus for our second biennial WA Ballot Initiative Debate and Community Forum hosted by the TCC Student Government, the Department of Political Science and the Office of Student Engagement. We will host a debate between representatives who are for and against the following two controversial ballot initiatives:
· Washington Initiative 1631, the Carbon Emissions Fee Measure
· Washington Initiative 1634, the Prohibit Local Taxes on Groceries Measure
At the end of each debate, community members will have an opportunity to ask questions of our debaters.
When: 6:30-8:30 PM, Monday, October 22, 2018
Where: Student Center, Building 11, Tacoma Community College Main Campus, 6501 South 19th Street, Tacoma, WA 98466
Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. No registration required. Questions? Please contact Professor Katrina Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-566-5215
Please join us for free LSAT prep workshops this fall! You do not need to buy materials, but should bring a laptop to the sessions. This event is open to all UWT students!
Register through the UWT Events Calendar links below for the days you plan to attend.
Interested in interning at the state Capitol this winter? Attend an info session during the lunch hour on Tuesday Oct 2th.
The Washington State Legislative Intern Program offers a terrific opportunity for undergraduate juniors and seniors from all majors to learn the legislative process while gaining professional work experience. Interns are placed in the office of a state senator or state representative with similar interests. A few interns work for the Republican and Democrat caucus communication departments to assist with writing floor speeches, op-eds, talking points, and newsletters. This is a paid internship, and you’ll receive 15 academic credits. If your major is PP&E or Law and Policy, the internship satisfies your capstone requirement
More information on the program can be found on the program’s web page. Priority application deadline is October 9, and the final deadline is October 16, 2018. Information on the application process is available on the program website.
What: Information Session about Washington State’s Legislative Internship Program
Where: JOY 117
When: 12:30-1:20 Tuesday Oct 2nd
Watch a 4 minute video on the program that features former UWT interns (go to link and scroll down).
Application instructions are here.
Christopher Martinez, ’15
Christopher Martinez can confidently say that UW Tacoma was the right choice for him. “I made some lifelong friendships and met mentors that I still keep in touch with today,” he says. “My time at UW Tacoma had a huge impact on my career and education.” And his career and education are going far — currently, Christopher is in his third year at the University of Washington School of Law, and works in California with the Department of Justice’s Civil Division doing employment and labor litigation.
As a Politics, Philosophy, and Economics major with a minor in Human Rights, Christopher secured an internship through the Washington State Legislative Internship program at UW Tacoma, and he credits that experience with his subsequent job at the Attorney General’s Office. Continue reading
Now that the dust has settled from commencement, grad parties, and those first gorgeous days of summer… isn’t it time to think about going back to school??
Meet three of PPPA’s Class of 2018 who are heading to law school this fall.
Gabi Gutierrez, ’18
Gabi Gutierrez, a Law & Policy major with a minor in Human Rights, will be attending the University of Washington Law School, with a major focus in Public Service Law. “Although I am extremely grateful for the time I had at the University of Washington Tacoma, I feel like I have even more vigor to practice law. If you are interested in following a career in the legal field, I would highly recommend taking the time to explore the law through internships or volunteering. I’m extremely grateful to have interned for the Department of Assigned Counsel and to have developed supportive relationships with faculty members, because without my experience I would have never discover my true desire to practice criminal law.” Continue reading