At this year’s Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference in Seattle, 3L student Benjamin Blohowiak was honored as the 2013 Gonzaga recipient of the WSBA Labor and Employment Law Summer Clerkship Grant recipient.
A Long History of Volunteering
Blohowiak has volunteered in the Labor and Industries section of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) since May 2012. In that capacity, he logged more than 400 volunteer hours in 2012. He then logged an additional 200 hours in an externship in that office this past spring semester.
These 600 hours of volunteer work were just the beginning. Blohowiak was planning to return to his volunteer position in the AGO’s office last summer and this academic year. In addition, he met all of the other grant requirements, including providing superlative letters of recommendation from his supervisors at the AGO. The Selection Committee saw fit to recognize Ben’s demonstrated commitment with this year’s grant.
About the Clerkship Grant
First given in the 2004-2005 academic year, this grant is funded by the Labor and Employment section of the WSBA along with the Schools of Law of Gonzaga University, Seattle University, and the University of Washington. The Summer Clerkship grant is intended to help give students the opportunity to have hands-on experience in the field of Labor and Employment Law where such experience would not otherwise be available because of limited funding. Grants are awarded to fund projects with government or non-profit agencies that will provide a tangible benefit to the community.