Career Development Office Update

THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW

www.law.miami.edu/CDO

January 14, 2011

Table of Contents:

NEWS, Programs & UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES

Attend The Career Development Office Workshops for 1L Students

Sample Opportunities for 1L Students With Upcoming Deadlines

U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Information Session

Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC January 2011 Legal Education Department Seminars

The Hillsborough County Bar Association Diversity Committee Proudly Presents the 4th Annual Central Florida Diversity Picnic

The Santa Clara 2011 Centennial Celebration Student Writing Competition

Free Foreign Service Officer Test Selection Process Prep Session

University of Miami School of Law Legal Corps Program

The University of Connecticut School of Law Student Legal Writing Competition

The School of Advanced Studies in the UK Offering Postgraduate Study and Research Opportunities

Tax Law Writing Competition

Legal Brief Writing Contest Announced by New Tupper Lake Business Association

The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and ASIL Have Launched the International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition

The Levit Essay Contest for Law Students and Young Lawyers

University of La Verne Law Review Writing Competition

Wildlife and Conservation Law Writing Contest

SCHOLARSHIPS & Fellowships

Carlton Fields Diversity Scholarships

The Fowler White Diversity Scholarship

American Health Lawyers Association Summer Diversity Scholarship

F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association Bar Preparation Scholarship

National Security Law Fellowship

2011 Diversity Fellowships in Environmental Law

The Lewis & Clark 2010-2011 Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar Fellowship

Albert M. Sacks Fellowship

The Florida Bar Foundation's 2011 Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Now Available Online

Graduate Opportunities

Aspen Colorado Law Firm Seeking Associate

Missouri Law Firm Seeks Estate Planning Associate

Florida Opportunities

CLERKSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR LAW STUDENTS

International Legal Internships for Summer 2011

Diversity Program Law Clerk - Summer 2011

Law Students for Reproductive Justice is Seeking Student Applicants for its National Board of Directors

Immigration Court Internships

2011 Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program

Spring 2011 Internships

2011 Summer Legal Internship Program

The Rutherford Institute Summer Internship Program

The East Bay Community Law Center is Seeking Interns for its 2011 Summer Program

The ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program

ACLU of Colorado Seeks Summer Law Clerks

The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General - Division of Criminal Justice - Summer Internships

The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Volunteer Internship Opportunities

Judicial Opportunities

Federal Clerk Hiring Plan - Critical Dates

Federal Judicial Clerkship Opportunities

The Supreme Court of the State of New York Commercial Division Clerkship Program 2011

NY Unified Court System Legal Fellows Program

Government Opportunities

The Pennsylvania Attorney General is Recruiting for a Deputy Attorney General III

The New York Housing Authority Seeks Executive Agency Counsel for Equal Opportunity

Public Interest OPPORTUNITIES

The University of Baltimore School of Law, Immigrant Rights Clinic Seeks Teaching Fellow

DART Seeking Community Organizer for Social Change

Help PSLawNet Redesign Its Website

NALP/PSLawNet Job Announcements

PsLawNet Resources


NEWS, PROGRAMS & UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES

 

Attend The Career Development Office Workshops for 1L Students

The Career Development Office ("CDO") will host mandatory career development workshops for 1L students in January.   All sessions are the same and you will only need to attend one.  All sessions will take place at 12:30 p.m. 

·         Monday, January 24th in room 309

·         Tuesday, January 25th in room 309

·         Wednesday, January 26th at the Learning Center, room 170

·         Friday, January 28th in room 352

Sample Opportunities for 1L Students With Upcoming Deadlines

The following opportunities are some of the many available to 1L students this summer, all with deadlines prior to or around the start of classes next semester.  If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please be sure to speak with your CDO advisor about how best to proceed with the application process. 

Many of these opportunities – and more – are posted on Symplicity, the CDO online job posting database.  You should have received your Symplicity login information on November 1.  If you need your login information resent, please let the CDO know.  

To view job postings on Symplicity, log onto the system at https://law-miami-csm.symplicity.com/students and select “Job Postings” from the top navigation bar.  You can filter job postings by position type and sort results by deadline.  If you want additional instructions on how to use Symplicity, please view the Student Guide to Symplicity available at http://www.law.miami.edu/cdo/pdf/student_guide_to_symplicity.pdf

1.      Florida Bar Foundation Fellowship

The Florida Bar Foundation is sponsoring the 2011 Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program at legal aid and legal services programs in Florida.  It is expected that approximately 20 full-time fellowships will be offered to first and second-year law students. The Legal Services Summer Fellowship Program runs for a period of 11 weeks and is a full-time position for the summer. Fellowship stipends are expected to be $5,500 for first-year students and $7,000 for second-year students for the eleven week period.  The application deadline is January 19th.  More information is available in Symplicity posting #5734 and at http://www.flabarfndn.org/grant-programs/lsa/summer-fellowship-program.aspx

2.      American Bar Association (ABA) Summer Opportunities

Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program:  Provides summer business law internship placements to qualified first or second year law students. This program is designed to expose participants to essential business practices. In considering a student's diversity, the Section will give special consideration to individuals who have overcome social or economic disadvantages such as a physical disability, financial constraints, or cultural impediments to becoming a law student.  The application deadline is January 20th.  More information is available in Symplicity job posting #7284. 

Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Section Fellowships in Environmental Law designed to encourage disadvantaged or traditionally underrepresented law students to study and pursue careers in environmental law.  The Section’s work on environmental justice is coordinated with not-for-profit organizations representing traditionally underserved groups, other not-for-profit environmental organizations, and local, state and federal governmental organization.  Fellowship placements are currently available in Florida, California, North Carolina and Rhode Island.  Deadlines vary.  The earliest deadline is January 18th for the Florida placement.  More information is available in Symplicity posting #7477.

Antitrust Section Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project 20 first or second year law students serve a minimum of eight weeks in the consumer protection department of one of the participating State Attorney General Offices during the summer of 2011. Each selected student will receive a $5,000 stipend for the summer.  The application deadline is January 31st.  More information is available in Symplicity job posting #4433. 

3.       US Department of Justice Volunteer Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Justice offers approximately 1,000 volunteer internships each summer to 1L and 2L students.  Many opportunities are available in Washington, D.C. but opportunities are available with United States Attorney’s Offices throughout the country.  Application deadlines vary, with many due in January and February.  To learn more about available opportunities, please visit http://www.justice.gov/oarm/arm/int/internsum11.htm.  

4.       Judicial Internships

Summer judicial internships are available at every level of the judiciary at both the federal and state level.   Federal judges begin to interview and hire summer judicial interns early in the year.  Most state court judges hire throughout the spring semester.  Students interested in interning with a federal judge this summer should begin their internship search in January.  

U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Information Session

Jeffry R. Olesen, a Senior Foreign Service Officer and Diplomat-in-Residence at Florida International University and Miami-Dade College, will give an Information Session on State Department careers on Monday, March 7 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in Room A110

The presentation will cover both Foreign Service Officer and Specialist job opportunities, Civil Service and student internships. The Foreign Service Officer Selection Process will also be reviewed, as well as issues about Foreign Service life and how best to prepare for a career in International Affairs.  

All students are welcome to attend. For further information, please visit the Department of State employment website at http://careers.state.gov.

Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC January 2011 Legal Education Department Seminars

ATTORNEYS’ TITLE FUND SERVICES, LLC

January 2011 Legal Education Department Seminars 

The Fund offers seminars to law students. As a law student, you are eligible to attend any of these seminars, on a space available basis, AT NO CHARGE. If you would like to attend a seminar, please complete the registration form which can be picked up at the CDO (cross through the charge part, indicate on the form you are a law student) and send it to the Fund's Education Registrar, by mail, fax, or e-mail. Alternatively, you can register by telephone at 888-407-7775. The Fund encourages advance registrations, as space is limited. By registering in advance we can inform you of any changes to the schedule or a change in space availability. 

As a law student who has signed up with The Fund, you are eligible to receive a complimentary copy of the monthly Fund Concept.

To see a listing of Fund Seminars for January 2011, please visit http://www.thefund.com/content/_files/Portal/Services/Download/Education110101.pdf.

The Hillsborough County Bar Association Diversity Committee Proudly Presents the 4th Annual Central Florida Diversity Picnic

The Hillsborough County Bar Association is inviting students to attend the 4th Annual Central Florida Diversity Picnic to be held on February 26, 2011 from 1:00 -4:00 pm at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center, located at 1610 N. Tampa Street, Tampa 33602. 

There will be Food, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Drinks, Live Entertainment and an Obstacle Course.  

The event is free of charge. Please RSVP at 221-7777.

The Santa Clara 2011 Centennial Celebration Student Writing Competition

 

Santa Clara Announces

The 2011 Centennial Celebration
Student Writing Competition

Future Ethical Challenges in Intellectual Property,
International Property Law and Public Interest Law

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2011 

Topics: Original, unpublished scholarly writing on future ethical challenges lawyers may face practicing in the areas of (i) intellectual property law, (ii) international law or (iii) public interest law. 

Prizes: The winning submission in each of the three areas will receive a $1,000 prize. One of the three winning submissions will be selected as the overall winner and will receive an additional $1,000 prize and be considered for publication in the Santa Clara Law Review. All three winners will be invited to present their papers and receive their prizes at an event co-sponsored by the School of Law and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. 

Judging: The entries will be judged anonymously based on quality, clarity, originality and organization by a panel of practicing attorneys, judges and law professors. 

Eligibility: The submission must be written by an upper division student currently enrolled (full-time or part-time) in an ABA-accredited law school. Full-time students expecting to receive their degrees in 2011 or 2012 and part-time students expecting to receive their degrees in 2011, 2012 and 2013 are eligible for consideration. The submission must be written by one and only one student, without line editing by professors or other advisors. No paper that has been published previously in any form shall be considered. 

Deadline: Entries must be received by midnight, Pacific Time, January 31, 2011. 

Length and Format: The maximum length of submissions is 12,000 words, inclusive of footnotes, in Times New Roman 12-point typeface, triple-spaced, with one-inch margins and page numbers on bottom center of the page. To ensure anonymity, the author’s name should appear only on a separate cover page with mailing address, telephone number, email address and name of law school. Entries should be submitted as an email attachment in electronic format (Word 2003 or higher or searchable .pdf). 

Submissions and Questions: Please send to the SCU 2011 Centennial Student Writing Competition at centennialwriting@scu.edu. For writing competition FAQs, please visit http://law.scu.edu/100/file/writing-competition-faq.pdf.

 

Free Foreign Service Officer Test Selection Process Prep Session

Free Foreign Service Officer ("FSO") Test Selection Process

Prep Session 

Date:  Monday, January 17, 2011

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

A free Foreign Service Officer Test (“FSOT”) and Oral Assessment (“FSOA”) Prep Session will be held on Monday, January 17, 2011 at Florida International University’s Graham Center, room 316, on the Modesto Maidique campus (“MMC”) located at 11200 SW 8th St., Miami. 

This is designed for individuals planning to take the FSOT and/or the FSOA in the near future.  The evening will be a discussion of the overall FSOT selection process.  The FSOT portion will include a review of the five career tracks, and a discussion of the written test and essay. The FSOA portion will discuss the three components of the oral assessment. 

More information can be obtained at the U.S. Department of State’s employment website at www.careers.state.gov.

University of Miami School of Law Legal Corps Program

 

Legal Corps is an ambitious postgraduate fellowship program which will place recent law graduates in government agencies, public interest organizations, and judicial chambers in Florida and throughout the country. The recent economic crisis has resulted in a reduction of funding for public sector agencies while the demand for legal services has dramatically increased. The goal of Legal Corps is to fill the gaps at these understaffed agencies by providing them with some of the most prepared, skilled and diverse individuals entering the legal community today.

For more information about Legal Corps, please visit http://www.law.miami.edu/cdo/legal_corps.php. All inquiries should be sent to legalcorps@law.miami.edu. You can also call (305) 576 - 9303.

The University of Connecticut School of Law Student Legal Writing Competition

The Competition rules and an intent to enter form are available online at http://www.law.uconn.edu/node/9541.  All students intending to enter the competition must register by April 15, 2011.   Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 1, 2011.  Details on how to submit entries are available at http://www.law.uconn.edu/node/9541.

The School of Advanced Studies in the UK Offering Postgraduate Study and Research Opportunities

The School of Advanced Study is the UK's national centre for the promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities and social sciences and is located in Bloomsbury, in central London. The School brings together the specialized scholarship and resources of ten prestigious postgraduate research institutes to provide a uniquely multidisciplinary postgraduate community where students and researchers can benefit both from the specialist expertise of a single research institute and the inspiring body of scholarship across the School and the University of London as a whole.   

Postgraduate study and research opportunities are available in: 

The School also offers a number of postgraduate and postdoctoral funding opportunities <http://www.sas.ac.uk/fileadmin/documents/postgraduate/SAS_postgrad_funding_2011-12.pdf>  in 2011/12. 

In addition to postgraduate study and research opportunities, the School of Advanced Study provides the following specialist services to humanities and social science scholars in the UK and around the world: 

Tax Law Writing Competition

Topic:  The scope of permissible topics for the writing competition is broad – any aspect of Tax Law is acceptable. Students are encouraged to submit a paper on a public policy issue, a critique of a leading case or doctrine, a comment on a statute or the need for statutory modification, or a comment on a common law doctrine.

 

Eligibility:  Any currently enrolled law school student, JD or LL.M. candidate, attending an ABA – accredited law school in the United States may enter. Entries will be evaluated on topic selection, analysis, quality of research, grammar, spelling, usage and syntax, clarity, structure, and overall appearance.

 

Prizes:  A grand prize of $3,000 plus two honorable mentions of $1,000 will be awarded. The winner’s paper will also be posted on the website of The John Marshall Law School Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits and excerpted in an upcoming issue of the Center’s quarterly newsletter.

 

Rules:  The paper must be the applicant’s original work. Each student entrant is limited to one entry; multiple entries from the same person are expressly prohibited. Additionally, the paper must not be under consideration for any other publication or written as part of paid employment.

 

Specifications:  All papers are to be submitted electronically by e-mail. Please reference “Writing Competition” in the subject line. Your paper should be typed double-spaced, set in Times New Roman font on 8.5×11 inch paper with 1 inch margins on all sides. Papers are to be formatted with endnotes. Papers submitted with footnotes will not be accepted. Entries should be between 25-30 pages long, not including endnotes. Citations are to conform to A Uniform System of Citation (the Bluebook).

 

Deadline:  All entries must be received by Friday, April 15, 2011. Papers submitted after that date will not be considered. Include a cover letter with your entry stating your name, mailing address, and phone number along with the name of your law school and your expected year of graduation.

 

Please direct any additional questions to Steven Szydelko.

To download a copy of the rules, visit http://www.jmls.edu/academics/tax_eb_law/pdf/2011_Faherty_Rules.pdf.

 

Legal Brief Writing Contest Announced by New Tupper Lake Business Association

 

On Friday, November 19th, the newly created Tupper Lake Business Community, Inc. announced a writing contest that is being submitted to law schools around the country, seeking students who are interested in preparing a brief concerning the influences that have had a negative effect on the Adirondack economy.  Full details and rules regarding the contest are posted online at http://tlbusiness.org.

 

First prize for the writing contest will be $7,500; second prize $2,000; and third prize $500.  All brief submissions must be received by April 15th.  The panel of judges will be announced in the near future.

 

Committee Spokespeople Mark Moeller and Beth Johnson told the group of nearly 50 people, that there has been tremendous attention given to the environment in the Adirondack Park, with little regard to the economy.  Moeller noted, "the intent of the contest is to have the law students from around the country review the influences on local businesses as well as on the regulatory agencies within the Adirondack Park, by outside parties and preservationist advocacy groups, and to prepare a brief that will be judged by a panel of experts in order to highlight and quantify the impact those influences have had on the economy and the people of the Adirondacks."

 

Johnson added, "we believe this group supports the true intent of the Adirondack Park Act, and believes the staff of the Adirondack Park Agency are true professionals that care about the environment and economy of the Park.  This effort is not directed at them."  Johnson went on to say, "there are groups who have had an undue adverse impact on our economy, and have used tactics that have come at a great cost to the local economies within the Park."

 

Moeller also clarified the difference between this group and ARISE.  "The TLBC group has a very narrow focus with donations going for a specific purpose.  ARISE has a more broad approach, and they are not set up for this type of advocacy."

 

The writing contest will focus specifically on Tupper Lake, knowing that much of the information provided by the students, will have a regional implication.  

 

Attorneys Doug Wright and Kirk Gagnier, have been in contact with top law schools and, gauging the reaction by some of the professors, have reported that there seems to be overwhelming excitement about the project.  Gagnier said, "there is a growing trend across the country, that advocacy group influence has come at a quantifiable cost, and this writing contest will offer a legal opinion on the impact felt in Tupper Lake."

 

Wright added, "there has been no discussion of this leading to a legal suit against any groups or individuals.  This is an educational, research based effort that will be reviewed carefully after the submissions are made."

 

Tupper Lake Business Community, Inc. is a New York not-for-profit association of businesses, formed to aggressively solicit information and solutions from various groups to advance the business environment in upstate New York, specifically Tupper Lake.  More information is available at http://tlbusiness.org.

The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and ASIL Have Launched the International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition

The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law and the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict (“ASIL”) have launched the International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition.   The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of IHL from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad. The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship and deepen understanding among students in this important area of international law. In addition to publishing the winning submissions in an academic journal, the winning authors will be flown to Washington, DC, to present their papers at a conference at the Washington College of Law focused on emerging issues in IHL with a panel of expert professors and practitioners.  Winners also will receive a one-year ASIL student membership.     

To be eligible to make a submission, students must be enrolled in a law degree program at a US or foreign law school. Submissions must be unpublished academic papers on a topic within the scope of international humanitarian law. The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 31, 2011 by 12pm EST.  

The Competition presents an invaluable opportunity for students. For complete rules and submission guidelines, please visit http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/center/student_ihl_writing_competition.cfm.

The Levit Essay Contest for Law Students and Young Lawyers

For Innovative Research and Writing on Lawyers' Professional Liability

An Annual Competition Concluding Every April

 

$5,000 PRIZE & a free trip to Boston, MA!

 

Contest Deadline & Information

 

Deadline for Submission
ONLINE entries MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on February 18, 2011.
MAILED entries MUST be postmarked by February 18, 2011.

 

Contest Mission:


The contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention.

Prize:

Cash award of $5,000. All expense paid trip to the Spring 2011 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Boston, MA on April 27-29.

Sponsors:

The Bert W. Levit Essay Contest is conducted by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and the San Francisco law firm of Long & Levit LLP. The 2011 contest is administered and judged by a subcommittee designated by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability.

The Assignment:

The 2011 Contest Essay Hypothetical concerns whether a party who has engaged in fraud has standing to bring a suit against a lawyer for fraud and legal malpractice based on the lawyer’s conduct relating to the fraud itself, or rather if such a claim is barred by the doctrine of in pari delicto, which prohibits one wrongdoer from suing another wrongdoer for a fraud the two parties committed together.

For additional information, please visit http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/lpl/levit/levit.html.

University of La Verne Law Review Writing Competition

 

The University of La Verne Law Review is seeking submissions for its Symposium Issue on ADR to be published in fall 2011.  Law students have the opportunity to submit a Note or Comment to be considered for its Student Writing Competition.


The grand prize is $200 and publication in volume 33 of the
University of La Verne Law Review.  An eligible Note or Comment must have been written while the author was an enrolled student in an ABA-accredited law school during the 2010 calendar year.  No paper that has been published in any form will be considered.

 

Submissions must include a cover page which identifies the author’s name and law school affiliation, the title of the paper, and contact information including mailing address, telephone number and current email address.  An abstract of the submission should follow the cover page.  The author’s name, school or any identifying information must not appear on any page of the Note or Comment except for the cover page.

 

All submissions must be emailed by July 31, 2011.  Write “ADR Student Writing Contest” in the subject line.  Early submissions are encouraged.

 

Wildlife and Conservation Law Writing Contest

 

Attention Law Students

 

Wildlife & Conservation Law Writing Contest

 

Sponsored by the Legal Committee of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies ("SEAFWA"). SEAFWA is an organization whose members are the state agencies primarily responsible for the management and protection of fish and wildlife resources in the 16 southeastern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Member states include Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana and Texas. The Legal Committee is composed of attorneys representing the members.

 

The winning paper will be published at the SEAFWA Annual Conference on October 22-26, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. The winner will receive up to $1,000.00 to defray the cost of a trip to the conference to present the paper.

 

Participants may select their own topic relating to fish and wildlife, habitat or conservation law or choose from the following topics:

 

1) Constitutional issues relating to the state regulation of hunting and fishing;

2) Criminal Law issues related to the regulation of hunting and fishing;

3) Liability of states for damage by wildlife;

4) Privatization of fish and wildlife resources;

5) Issues arising under the Endangered Species Act;

6) Regulation of exotic wildlife/holding wildlife as pets/exotic wildlife trade and commerce.

 

Papers will be judged by a panel of legal committee members based on:

 

1) Substantive content (papers subject to a 25-page maximum on text)

2) Clarity

3) Style

 

Students interested in preparing for a future in fish and wildlife conservation who attend an ABA accredited law school in a SEAFWA state or who are legal residents of a SEAFWA state may submit papers no later than July 31, 2011 to:

 

Sheryl Holtman, General Counsel

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

 P.O. Box 40747

Nashville, TN 37204

 

For information on the SEAFWA and the annual conference, see www.seafwa.org.

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

Carlton Fields Diversity Scholarships

Carlton Fields is dedicated to promoting diversity and fostering an environment of inclusion and respect. The firm recognizes that diverse backgrounds and perspectives enrich the workplace and add value to the legal services they provide to their clients.

As part of an ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Carlton Fields is sponsoring the Carlton Fields Diversity Scholarships to qualifying first-year law students. Each scholarship recipient will receive a paid position in the firm's summer associate program (Tampa, Miami, West Palm Beach, or Orlando offices) and a $5,000 scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a Florida law school; the second will be awarded to a student attending a law school outside the state of Florida. 

Eligibility: 

Applicants should have: 

  • Diverse backgrounds, including ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, or disabilities;
  • Good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school;
  • Possess record of achievement that demonstrates great promise for a successful legal career;
  • Possess a high level of work intensity and aspire to practice law in a highly focused but collegial setting; and
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, excellent writing and interpersonal skills and academic achievement

Eligible Applicants Must Submit the Following Materials: 

  • Application form (available to download from our website at www.carltonfields.com);
  • Current resume;
  • Official transcript;
  • Two letters of reference from law professors and/or deans; and
  • A personal statement describing background and interests the applicant would bring to the summer associate program and why applicant believes he/she is a strong candidate for the scholarship.

Application Deadline: 

Application materials must be received by February 5, 2011.

The Fowler White Diversity Scholarship

Fowler White Boggs P.A. is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2011 diversity scholarship program. Fowler White strives to increase diversity in the legal field and offers this scholarship program to support those individuals with similar goals and interests. This program is open to law students in their second or third year who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity. Diversity comes in many forms, including age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, marital status, economic background and life experiences.  Fowler White promotes all types of diversity in the practice of law and will award up to two scholarships per year through this program.  Successful applicants will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.  

Interested applicants should fill out the application and attach a current resume, a personal statement (not to exceed 1,500 words), a sealed transcript, and two (2) letters of recommendation (one must be from a law professor).  The personal statement should describe the applicant’s leadership, relevant background and characteristics, and commitment to diversity.  While financial need is not determinative, please explain any financial need you would like the selection committee to consider. 

Mail all application materials by January 31, 2011 to Kerri Haley, Fowler White Boggs P.A., P.O. Box 1438, Tampa, FL 33601. Applicants will be notified about selection by February 28, 2011.

For additional information and to complete an application, please visit  http://www.fowlerwhite.com/docs/DiversityScholarshipApplication.pdf.

American Health Lawyers Association Summer Diversity Scholarship

Duration of Internship:         

June through Mid-August, 2011. Preferred start date early June, 2011.   

Stipend:

Nominal monetary stipend will be provided throughout the eight week period (paid bi-monthly). This payment is based on an approximate 30 hour work week.  

Qualifications:

 

  • 1L or 2L at an ABA-accredited law school
  • U.S. citizen
  • Law student is of diverse background
  • Excellent writing, editing, research and analytical skills

Duties: 

  • Assist (80%) the Vice President and Managing Editor of Professional Resources by:

o       Editing the Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law, including cite-checking

o       Editing the Health Lawyers Weekly

o       Editing Practice Group newsletters and member briefings

o       Writing case summaries for the Health Law Digest

o       Interviewing leaders and writing special profiles for the Health Lawyers Weekly

o       Monitoring and identifying legal developments in health law

o       Attending Professional Resources staff meetings 

·        Assist (20%) Senior Manager of Public Interest by:

o       Editing documents in the Public Information Series

o       Researching topics for the Conversations with Policymakers series

o       Assisting in the marketing of Public Interest resources

o       Researching various fundraising initiatives

o       Attending public interest staff meetings

o       Assisting with efforts and initiatives of the Association’s Diversity Council 

Benefits:

Aside from writing, researching and editing, the law student intern will also: 

  • Attend networking lunches with local health attorneys from small and large firms, solo practitioners, government attorneys, in-house counsel, etc.
  • Attend the AHLA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA (June 26 – June 29, 2011), a major networking opportunity with health lawyers from around the country while attending select CLE programs and other programs related to the conference.

To apply for this internship, please send a formal cover letter and resume to Cynthia Conner, Vice President of Professional Resources at cconner@healthlawyers.org or fax to her attention at 202-833-1105. 

Deadline for submission:   

Monday, February 7, 2011 

Only candidates chosen for an interview will be notified. No phone calls, please.

F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association Bar Preparation Scholarship

The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association is seeking candidates for the Bar Preparation Scholarship.  The Association provides scholarships to offset bar examination preparation expenses for economically disadvantaged third-year law students who are members of the Black Law Students Association or Caribbean Law Students Association who demonstrate a commitment to excellence.  The award will be presented at the annual William M. Holland Scholarship luncheon to be held on February 12, 2010 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

 

The criteria for scholarship eligibility are listed below. 

 

Eligibility:  Applicants must graduate from law school and must be scheduled to take the Florida Bar Examination in February or July 2010.

 

Criteria for Selection:  Academic performance; involvement and leadership in law school organizations; work experience while attending law school; law school awards and honors; financial need

 

Number of Awards:  The Association will award two (2) scholarships

 

Application:  All applicants must complete the application and provide all supporting documents including personal statement, resume, transcript and declaration of financial need.   The application is available on the CDO Student Portal in the Scholarship Information folder or via email from Diane Quick at dquick@law.miami.edu or Tamesha Keel at tkeel@law.miami.edu at the CDO.

 

Interviews:  An interview with the scholarship committee may be required

 

Deadline:   Submit your completed application to be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 5, 2010.

 

National Security Law Fellowship

The Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law is pleased to announce a new two-year National Security Law Fellowship designed for a highly-qualified law graduate specializing in national security law who intends to pursue a law teaching career.

The Center seeks applicants who have demonstrated an aptitude for independent scholarly research, as demonstrated by their scholarly work in law school, research related to other graduate degree programs, and/or their professional activities after law school. The Fellow's time will be spent producing significant scholarship for publication. The Fellow also will contribute to the intellectual life of the Center, by regularly contributing commentary to the Security Law Brief blog run by the Center, and will have the opportunity to take part in the Georgetown Law Fellows' Collaborative in preparation for the academic job market. This fellowship is designed for individuals intending to go onto the legal academic job market within two years. 

Please visit www.law.georgetown.edu/cnsl/fellowships.htm for more details, including application instructions. 

2011 Diversity Fellowships in Environmental Law

The Florida Bar's Environmental and Land Use Law Section ("ELULS") is partnering with the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources to fund the Fellowships in Environmental Law Program in Florida. The program is designed to encourage students from underprivileged and disadvantaged backgrounds to study and pursue careers in environmental and/or land use law. The program is open to first and second-year law students (and third year night students).

The program will fund two full time summer internships at a government agency or public interest organization in Florida with a stipend of $5,000.00 each. The Fellowship guidelines require an 8-10 week full time commitment wherein the recipient will work on legal matters for a government agency or a public interest organization in the fields of environment, energy, natural resources and/or land use law. The recipient is required to work on-site with the host organization and to have no other employment that interferes with the full time commitment.

In addition, each recipient will be expected to attend the Annual Update meeting of the ELULS and will be assigned a mentor from the Section to aid in the pursuit of a career in environmental and/or land use law.

Applications can be found on the ELULS and the ABA-SEER websites: http://www.eluls.org/lawschools.html and http://www.abanet.org/environ/committees/lawstudents/fellowship_home.shtml.

Applications need to be postmarked by January 18, 2011. If you have any questions please contact Jeanne M. Zokovitch Paben at jzokovitch@mail.barry.edu or (321) 206-5750.

Selection Criteria: ABA fellowships will be awarded primarily upon the applicant’s essay, transcript, resume and application. Members of the selection committee will conduct a phone interview with the most competitive candidates, to determine who will ultimately be selected to participate in the Fellowship.

Deadline: Completed applications and related documents must be postmarked by January 18, 2011.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Lorenzo, Associate Director, Diversity & Special Programs, at llorenzo@law.miami.edu.

The Lewis & Clark 2010-2011 Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar Fellowship

Job Type: FELLOWSHIP - Legal
Schedule Type: Full Time
Application Deadline: 03/04/2011
Practice Areas: Academic, Environmental

Job Description:

The Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar researches and writes at least one article or other scholarly piece on topics of his/her choice in the environmental or natural resources fields. The Scholar also writes a short article for the newsletter, participates in the LL.M. seminar and, depending on interest and experience, may teach a seminar in the environmental/natural resources curriculum and contribute in other ways to the law school community. This is a one year position which begins in late August.

See http://www.lclark.edu/dept/elaw/nrli_fellowship.html for more information.

Qualifications:

Graduating law students and practitioners.

 

Salary:
 

The Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar receives a stipend of $25,000.00, plus generous employer contribution towards benefits. The Scholar will have his or her own office in the law school building, along with secretarial support and access to an excellent library.

 

Application Instructions:

 

To apply, please submit the following by the deadline given above to the contact person provided.

  • Resume
  • Letter explaining your interest in the Scholar position, describing how you propose to contribute to the Law School's environmental and natural resources community, and your qualifications to make such a contribution
  • Explanation of proposed research
  • Official law school transcript
  • Writing sample: copies of published articles or publishable papers (no more than two)
  • Three letters of reference

Fellowship deadlines are updated on a rolling basis. If application deadline has passed, next deadline will be noted once available. Alternatively, please contact organization directly for new application deadline information.

Contact Information:

Janice Weis
Associate Dean
Phone: 503-768-6649
elaw@lclark.edu
Environmental & Natural Resources Program
Lewis & Clark Law School, Natural Resources Law Institute
10015 SW Terwilliger Boulevard
Portland, OR 97219

Albert M. Sacks Fellowship

Albert M. Sacks Fellowship

Harvard Law School, Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (Cambridge, MA)

Post-Graduate Fellowship/Public Interest/Public Service

Starting in the summer 2011.  Will work closely w/experienced attorneys, clinicians and academics at Harvard Law School and Greater Boston Legal Services.  Professional development and scholarship in the areas of immigration and refugee law.

Fellow's will supervise student casework and development of teaching and training materials alongside clinical faculty. 

JD required.  Candidates w/3 yrs. of practice experience in immigration removal and asylum practice strongly preferred  Excellent academic credentials, superior research and writing skills, and a strong commitment to public interest lawyering.  Second language capability in Spanish or French preferred.

Email hirc@law.harvard.edu or mail:

·        Statement of Interest:  750 words;

·        Writing sample:  approx. 10 pages;

·        3 reference letters;

·        Law School transcript (applicants accepted for final round interviews will be asked to have a sealed transcript sent from their registrar's office);

·        Cover Letter; and

·        Unofficial Transcript

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until February 1, 2011.

The Florida Bar Foundation's 2011 Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Now Available Online

The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2011 Legal Aid Summer Fellowship application is now available on-line.  Please note that the application deadline date is January 19, 2011. Applications submitted after January 19, 2011 will not be considered.  

Copies of the 2011 Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program brochure, 2011 Program Placement List, and other application materials are now available online at the Student Portal.   

The Florida Bar Foundation’s Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program is a great opportunity for law students to work at a Florida legal aid program for eleven weeks during the summer to get hands-on experience while solidifying their commitment to practicing public interest law upon graduation.   

Important Application Information:

Applications will only be accepted the on-line application form located on the Foundation’s website (http://www.flabarfndn.org/). Because the Foundation generally receives more than 250 student applications for the 20 available Summer Fellowship positions, they are not able to conduct interviews with students before selecting the top 20 student applicants.  When making selection determinations, they rely on the information provided by the students in their application and in their accompanying attachments such as resumes and writing samples.  The Foundation encourages students to have their application reviewed by Career Services staff or Career Development staff prior to submission.   

Selection Criteria:

Among the several factors to be considered in the selection of successful applicants are:  

  • The depth and breadth of the applicant’s commitment and experience in working with the low-income community;
  • The applicant’s passion, insight, and personal commitment to public service and pro bono work;
  • The applicant’s background and personal story, including their minority status, cultural diversity and poverty experience;
  • The applicant’s future career goals and employment objectives;
  • The thoughtfulness, care, and clarity the applicant puts into completing the application; AND
  • The applicant’s writing skills and academic achievements. 

Where Can the Application be Found:

The on-line application and other materials can be also found on the Foundation’s website (http://www.flabarfndn.org/), by following these steps:  

1) click on the Grant Programs tab at the top of the homepage,  

2) scroll down to Law Student Assistance,

3) click on the Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program button.    

Applicants will need to review and print out the 2011 Program Placement List (found at the Legal Services Summer Fellowship Program webpage) before submitting their application.  Students may list up to 4 program placement preferences on their application.   

Who To Contact:

Please let the Foundation know if they can provide additional information or brochures or respond to any questions during the student application period.  The contacts at the Florida Bar Foundation are Clara Bevington (cbevington@flabarfndn.org) or Jennifer Wimberly (jwimberly@flabarfndn.org).  They can be reached by phone at: 407-843-0045.

 

Graduate Opportunities

 

Aspen Colorado Law Firm Seeking Associate

Thomas|Genshaft, PC, an Aspen based law firm with an emphasis in civil litigation, resort real estate and development is seeking an associate attorney with 1-5 years of experience.  Clerkship preferred but not required.  Located slope-side at a world renowned ski area, the firm provides a singular work-life balance with a fast paced, sophisticated practice in the heart of a resort community.  An exciting opportunity for an attorney who wants to be a part of a small firm with a big footprint. 

Enjoy a unique Lifestyle compensation package that seeks to blend the collaborative culture of lockstep compensation programs with merit based incentive pay that rewards individual performance, profitability and productivity.  

If interested, email resume and cover letter to peter@thomasgenshaft.com. Also, please submit 2 writing sample with professional references.

Missouri Law Firm Seeks Estate Planning Associate

Husch Blackwell LLP in St. Louis, Missouri, has an immediate opening for an estate planning associate with strong technical skills and experience with high net worth clients.  The ideal candidate will have a Tax LL.M., be technically savvy, comfortable working across multiple offices and interested in joining a practice with an excellent and growing client base positioned for substantial growth, sophisticated technology and a strong infrastructure. The position is in the St. Louis office. 

The firm offers a competitive compensation structure and an outstanding opportunity to work with a progressive and growing law firm.  Please send a cover letter, resume and transcripts to Andrea Conley at andrea.conley@huschblackwell.com.

Florida Opportunities

The Pensacola office of Carr Allison is hiring an associate with one to five years of civil defense litigation experience. The firm is looking for an associate with a strong work ethic and experience in handling civil defense litigation. Candidates should send their resume to managing shareholder, Thomas Logan, at tlogan@carrallison.com. The firm’s website is www.carrallison.com.

Associate Attorney with 0-3 yrs experience, capable and self-motivated for busy general practice, including corporate, real estate, family, probate, estate planning and trial in the Treasure Coast. Email resume to bob@rjgpa.com; coni@rjgpa.com or fax to 772-465-5722 or mail to Robert J. Gorman & Associates, P.A., 1209 Delaware Avenue, Fort Pierce, Florida 34950.

Attorney wanted for Tampa boutique personal injury/product liability firm to win trials, assist in research and writing. Only motivated lawyers with 2 to 5 years, send resume, cover letter and your best writing sample to warriorsforyou@gmail.com.

Orlando AV-Rated litigation firm seeks attorney with 2-5 years litigation/insurance defense experience. Competitive salary and benefits. Please fax cover letter and resume to Vasquez & Tosko, LLP at 407-481-9171.

Tallahassee-based boutique firm with national practice specializing in franchise law seeks attorney with 3-5 years of commercial real estate (sale and lease) transaction experience and portable book of business. Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications. Please email resume and salary history to accounting@dealerlawyer.com.

Attorneys – Orlando defense firm seeks: 1. Attorney with 0-2 years liability experience, 2. Attorney with 3-5 years PIP experience. Great opportunity. Send resume: recruiter@conroysimberg.com.

AV-Rated Downtown Law Firm seeks litigation attorney with 3-5 years of experience to join established and growing law firm. Immediate Opening. The firm offers a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package and partnership track. Requirements include: insurance defense and commercial litigation experience, excellent communication skills (oral and written), strong work ethic and non-smoker. For consideration, please email your resume to Partner c/o kss25@dbksmn.com or fax 407-992-3595.  

CLERKSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR LAW STUDENTS

 

International Legal Internships for Summer 2011

Interested in working abroad this summer for academic credit?   Possibly in Paris, Hong Kong, or Buenos Aires?  The CDO is hosting an information session on Tuesday, January 25 at 12:30 in Room 108

Suffolk University Law School and The Center for International Legal Studies offer this unique opportunity to law students to acquire practical legal experience in law firms and international organizations in Europe, the Americas and Asia.  During the summer of 2011, you can travel to another country, engage in the practice of law, and earn academic credit towards your JD degree.  To learn more, please join us. 

Diversity Program Law Clerk - Summer 2011

In partnership with Pfizer Inc, Beveridge & Diamond PC, and the American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, the Environmental Law Institute ("ELI") seeks applications from law students for two Diversity Program Law Clerk positions. The program’s goal is to encourage additional participation by minority students and students from disadvantaged households in environmental law, policy and management. 

For three decades, ELI has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy and management, both domestically and internationally. ELI’s mission is to protect the environment by improving law, policy and management. For more information visit http://www.eli.org

Law clerks will work on projects involving both domestic and international environmental law. Subject areas include, among others, wetlands and watershed policy, sustainable land use, biodiversity, environmental enforcement, long-term management of hazardous sites, public participation and international environmental policy. Law clerks conduct legal and policy research, conduct interviews, attend and report on events and prepare written materials and scholarly work for publication. Part of the summer experience includes opportunities to attend seminars put on by ELI for law students and lawyers. 

Law clerks may also assist with the editing and production of ELI’s publications, the Environmental Law Reporter ("ELR"), the National Wetlands Newsletter ("NWN"), and The Environmental Forum ("TEF"), as well as various books.  Law clerks support editors of these periodicals by conducting research, bluebooking, monitoring and writing summaries of current events, and engaging in various tasks and special projects on an as-needed basis. 

Qualifications: (1) superior research and writing skills; (2) strong academic performance; and (3) strong communication skills.  Only students currently enrolled in law school are eligible to apply. Students who will have completed their second year of law school are preferred, though first-year students will also be considered.  

Stipend: Diversity law clerks will be paid $5,000 for the summer. 

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, list of references, law school transcript, college and law school GPAs, and writing sample. Cover letters should address the candidates’ personal goals and interests, as well as their experience and interest in environmental law and policy. They should also state how candidates will contribute to the diversity of the environmental law, management, and policy field. Application materials should be submitted to: law@eli.org The deadline for applications for summer 2011 is January 31, 2011.

Law Students for Reproductive Justice is Seeking Student Applicants for its National Board of Directors

Law Students for Reproductive Justice (“LSRJ”), a national nonprofit working to advance reproductive justice at law schools across the country, is now seeking student applicants for its National Board of Directors.  

Board Membership is an invaluable experience. It allows an opportunity to work with a diverse team of talented law students and professionals in the reproductive justice movement.  Together, you can shape and advance the goals of an organization that is changing our nation’s legal culture for the better. 

The application for LSRJ’s National Board of Directors and the Call for Applications which provides background information on board membership can be accessed at www.lsrj.org.

Applications should be submitted by March 12, 2011 to Lauren Mendonsa at lrsmendonsa@gmail.com.  The Board will conduct interviews with finalists at the end of March and beginning of April. 

If you have any questions about the application or board membership, please do not hesitate to Lauren R.S. Mendonsa directly.

Immigration Court Internships

Position Locations:   Miami Immigration Court and Krome Immigration Court (Detained), Miami

Qualifications:          Applicants must be United States citizens who are enrolled in law school at the time of the  internship.  Strong research and writing skills are necessary.  Prior knowledge of immigration law is preferred but not required.  Selected applicants will be required to submit to a security background check that takes six to eight weeks to complete. 

Description:               This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop research, writing, and analytical skills.  Students will work directly under the supervision of Judicial Law Clerks and perform research and writing for immigration judges.   

The internship is a volunteer, unpaid position with a minimum time commitment of 40 hours a week over a period of 10 to 12 weeks.  Students may be eligible for academic credit or educational grants and are encouraged to contact the appropriate person at their law school to determine eligibility. 

Duties:                        Pre-hearing preparation involving work on motions and preparation of bench memoranda; research of relevant immigration case law and regulations; research of relevant criminal law; drafting of decisions. 

Application:               Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and unofficial law school transcript to:

                                                Attn:  Patricia Cooper, Judicial Law Clerk

                                                United States Department of Justice

Miami Immigration Court         

333 South Miami Ave, Suite 700

                                                Miami, Florida 33130

                                                -or-

                                                Patricia.Cooper2@usdoj.gov 

                                    Inquires may be directed to Patricia Cooper at (305) 808-9472.  

Deadline:                   February 7, 2011 

Interviews:                 Interviews will be conducted by telephone or in person.

2011 Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program

2011 CHARLOTTE LEGAL DIVERSITY CLERKSHIP PROGRAM

A Unique Program Allowing First-Year Law Students to Experience

Law Practice within a Law Firm and a Corporate Legal Department

QUICK FACTS

WHO           All first-year law students who advance the value of diversity in the Charlotte legal market may apply.  

WHAT        A highly competitive program sponsored by the Mecklenburg County Bar (Charlotte, NC), where rising 2Ls spend six weeks as a summer associate at a law firm, and six weeks as a legal intern in a corporate law department. 

WHERE    In Charlotte, at one of six in-house law departments: Bank of America • Compass Group • Duke Energy • Goodrich • TIAA-CREF • Wells Fargo

In Charlotte, at one of nine law firms: Alston & Bird LLP • Hunton & Williams LLP • K&L Gates LLP • Mayer Brown LLP • McGuireWoods LLP • Moore & Van Allen PLLC • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP • Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. • Womble Carlyle • Sandridge & Rice, PLLC  

WHEN        Applications due by noon, January 28, 2011. Program runs May – August 2011.  

WHY            To gain valuable legal experience in a progressive and dynamic city.

Students who are selected will fully participate in the summer programs of the participating law departments and law firms and will be compensated by those entities at the same level as other first-year summer associates. The law students will participate in professional, civic and social activities that highlight the benefits of practicing law and living in the progressive and dynamic city of Charlotte, North Carolina.  

More information is available at www.charlottelegaldiversity.org. 

All applications should include a resumé, copies of college and first-semester law school transcripts and a writing sample. Additionally, applicants must submit a brief statement explaining how he or she would contribute to the goal of creating a more diverse legal community in Charlotte. These application materials must be received no later than 12 p.m. on January 28, 2011 and should be sent to: 

Christen Vreeland, Attorney Recruiting Manager, McGuireWoods LLP

201 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone 704.343.2065 | Fax 704.444.8876

cvreeland@mcguirewoods.com 

Any applications submitted by electronic mail should be received in one file; however, first-semester grades may be submitted in a separate file in the event grades are not available when the rest of the application is submitted. Please see the website for additional information about the application and application process. 

Interviews will be conducted in Charlotte on the afternoon of February 22, 2011 and the morning of February 23, 2011. The participating law departments and law firms will cover reasonable travel costs for persons who are selected for in-person interviews.

The Mecklenburg County Bar looks forward to welcoming talented legal interns to Charlotte in 2011 through this dynamic program.

Spring 2011 Internships

SPRING 2011 INTERNSHIPS
For Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law Students

Spring internships are available for the following program areas (open to all unless otherwise noted):

Anti-Trafficking Initiative, legal research and writing related to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act ("TVPRA") and Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), as well as outreach, community education, and advocacy on the rights of women and youth trafficking survivors. **Law students ONLY**

Economic Justice for Workers, litigation on behalf of garment, restaurant, and other low wage workers.  

New Jersey Asian American Legal Project, community outreach, education, and legal services to Asian Americans in New Jersey, as well as community organizing and litigation on employment-related claims for Asian immigrant workers in New Jersey.  Must have Gujarati or Korean language ability.

Educational Equity and Youth Rights, legal services, policy work, community education, research and litigation concerning educational equity, juvenile justice, language access and anti-Asian harassment.

Housing & Environmental Justice Project, responsibilities include coordinating multi-city land use survey, community outreach, and general support for community planning and anti-displacement projects. 

Immigrant Access to Justice, litigation, legal services, and organizing/outreach with communities impacted by 9-11, including special interest detainees, special registration, voluntary interviews by the government, the 9-11 absconder initiative, and local and state enforcement of immigration laws.  **Law students ONLY**

Voting Rights, legal research and fact development under the Voting Rights Act and Equal Protection Clause challenging anti-Asian voter discrimination, advocacy on bilingual ballots, and the redrawing of local, state and federal district lines; produce reports and organize public forums; assist in organizing legal trainings.

Description of Internships:

Interns are supervised by attorneys and/or AALDEF staff in specific program areas.  These internships are not paid positions, but academic credit can be arranged.  Interns work anywhere between 8 to 25 hours per week.  Internships usually commence with the start of classes through late April/early May.

To Apply:

Any bilingual ability should be stated in the resume.  Bilingual ability is helpful but not required.  Applications should also state the number of hours the intern is able to work per week and which program area(s) you are interested in.  Email applications are accepted.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Send a resume and cover letter (law students should include a writing sample) to:

AALDEF Spring Intern Search
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund ("AALDEF")
99 Hudson Street, 12th floor, New York, New York 10013-2815
Fax: 212-966-4303 or Email: info@aaldef.org

For more information, contact Jennifer Weng at 212-966-5932, ext. 212 or jweng@aaldef.org.

2011 Summer Legal Internship Program

Internships for the summer of 2011 are available in the following program areas:

• Anti-Trafficking Initiative - legal research and writing on the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as outreach, community education, and advocacy on the rights of women and youth trafficking survivors.

• Community Health Care Initiative - legal research, community education and outreach in the areas of immigration, government benefits, language rights, and health care access;

• Economic Justice for Workers - litigation on behalf of garment, restaurant, and other low wage workers; 

• New Jersey - Asian American Legal Project - community outreach, education, and organizing with Asian immigrant workers in New Jersey; performing client intake and legal interpretation; managing workers’ claims with government agencies; conducting legal research and writing, and administering community surveys with workers. Bilingual ability in Gujarati, Hindi, or Korean is highly preferred.

• Educational Equity and Youth Rights - legal services, policy work, community education, research and litigation concerning educational equity, juvenile justice, affirmative action and post 9-11 hate violence and racial targeting;

• Housing Justice Project - community outreach/education, community planning, research, and litigation on housing and land use issues affecting low-income Asian immigrant communities;

• Immigrant Access to Justice - litigation, legal services, and organizing/outreach with communities impacted by 9-11, including special interest detainees, special registration, racial profiling, voluntary FBI interviews, and local and state enforcement of immigration laws.

• Voting Rights - legal research and fact development under the Voting Rights Act and Equal Protection Clause challenging anti-Asian voter discrimination, advocacy on bilingual ballots, and the redrawing of local, state and federal district lines; produce reports and organize public forums; assist in organizing legal trainings.

Description of Summer Internship Program:

The summer program is ten weeks, from approximately June 6 through August 12. Interns work full-time and are supervised by attorneys in specific program areas. Interns will work on litigation, legal and policy advocacy, community outreach and education, and client intakes. Each program area differs in emphasis. Summer interns attend weekly brown bag lectures on a range of public interest legal topics along with interns from other legal defense funds and civil rights groups. The position is unpaid. However, in previous years many AALDEF interns have been successful at securing independent funding. Academic credit can be arranged.

To Apply:

• Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to be received by AALDEF before and no later than Friday, February 11, 2011 at the address below. Please indicate the top three program areas. Only law students qualify for AALDEF’s legal internships. Fax and email applications are also acceptable.

• Any bilingual ability should be stated in the application. Bilingual ability is helpful but not required. Gujarati, Hindi, Khmer, Korean, and Urdu-speaking applicants are especially urged to apply.

• Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until the February 11, 2011 deadline. Interviewing will take place on a rolling basis in January and February. Only applicants who have been granted interviews will be notified of their advancement in the application process.

Summer Internship Search (Legal)
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
99 Hudson Street, 12th floor
New York, New York 10013-2815
Fax: 212-966-4303
Email: info@aaldef.org

For more information, contact:
Sameer Ahmed at 212-966-5932 x220 or
sahmed@aaldef.org
Aparna Garg at 212-966-5932 x207 or
agarg@aaldef.org
* * *Please do NOT email applications to
sahmed@aaldef.org or agarg@aaldef.org * * *

 

The Rutherford Institute Summer Internship Program

The Rutherford Institute Summer Internship Program offers law students and undergraduates the unique opportunity to learn practical legal skills, while developing a critical understanding of constitutional law. The Summer Internship Program, open to qualified law students interested in receiving a grounding in critical areas of law impacting civil liberties and religious freedom, has attracted top students from law schools across the country and abroad. The program’s intensive lectures and course work are coupled with practical assignments related to the ongoing work of The Rutherford Institute.

Many students have made contacts through the intern program that proved to be beneficial in developing career opportunities. Former interns now serve in nationally recognized law firms, as clerks for federal and state judges and in leadership roles with various civil liberties groups, including The Rutherford Institute. But perhaps more importantly, Summer Interns at The Rutherford Institute learn that we all have a duty to rise above our self-interests and work to help fight human rights abuses.

An internship at The Rutherford Institute offers:

Practical Legal Experience
Interns research and write legal memoranda and briefs for attorneys affiliated with the Institute in cases in state and federal courts throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court.

Intensive Instruction in Law, Philosophy & Culture Affecting Human Rights & Religious Freedom
Interns analyze and discuss a broad range of constitutional and cultural issues under the instruction of attorneys who have practical and theoretical knowledge of their fields.

Direct Client Contact
Interns receive and respond to calls and letters for legal assistance from potential clients. Under the supervision of qualified personnel, interns gain hands-on experience in the art of integrating theoretical knowledge into real cases.

Opportunities for Cultural Enrichment
Charlottesville, nestled at the foot of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, is home to the University of Virginia, which was founded by Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson's home, Monticello, is just outside the city limits, as is Ash Lawn, the home of James Monroe. Montpelier, the home of James Madison, is a 20-minute drive from Charlottesville. The colonial city of Williamsburg, Virginia, and the nation's capital are also nearby.

Work Study, Independent Research and Externships
Work Study, Independent Research and Externship Programs provide law students with the opportunity to gain procedural and substantive knowledge through legal research and writing. Most of the assignments are for cases in litigation, providing a unique opportunity to improve legal skills while researching cutting-edge law.

The Rutherford Institute uniquely provides a way for law students to expand their legal education, increase their research skills and gain practical experience while attending law school through participation in these programs.

To Apply:

First, second and third year law students are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate students are also welcome to apply. Application deadline is February 15. Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample (under 2o pages) and two references to internships@rutherford.org.

The internship is unpaid.

 

The East Bay Community Law Center is Seeking Interns for its 2011 Summer Program

The East Bay Community Law Center ("EBCLC") is seeking full-time law student interns for its 2011 summer program. EBCLC is the community-based clinic for Berkeley Law School (University of California, Boalt Hall) during the academic year, and provides free civil legal services to low-income clients of Alameda County, California. During the summer session, EBCLC welcomes students from all law schools.

Students handle their own cases under the day-to-day supervision of staff attorneys in one of the following practice areas:

•    Clean Slate: Criminal Records Remedies (administrative, regulatory, policy advocacy)
•    Health: Public School-based Legal Services Project (multidisciplinary)
•    Health: HIV/AIDS Project and Medical-Legal Partnership (multidisciplinary)
•    Health: Immigration (administrative with some litigation)
•    Housing & Eviction Defense (litigation)
•    Income Support (administrative, regulatory, policy advocacy)
•    Neighborhood Justice Clinic (self-help services, litigation)

The summer program runs for ten weeks, from Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, August 5, 2011.

No specific previous training or coursework is required; however, a demonstrated commitment to serving low-income, minority and underrepresented individuals and groups, and/or previous experience in one of the agency's practice areas or in public interest law is highly desirable, as is second language ability in Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Cambodian or Farsi. EBCLC staff will work with students to secure funding through fellowships from law schools and other public interest sources; however, the agency is unable to offer compensation for summer internship positions.

Interested law students should submit the following application materials electronically to summerintern@ebclc.org:

•    Resume
•    Short Writing Sample (5-10 pages)
•    Cover Letter (please succinctly describe your experience and interests)
•    Practice Group Preference (please rank your top preferences and whether you would accept a placement in any practice group)
•    3 References (please provide current email addresses and include at least one employment-related reference)

Applications are accepted and hiring decisions made on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  All completed applications will be acknowledged.

The ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program

 

The ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program will place selected students in judicial clerkship positions for the summer of 2011.  The clerkship program is open to 1L and 2L students and has a deadline of January 21, 2011.  More information on how to apply, including a copy of the application, is available at http://www.abanet.org/buslaw/students/2011clerkship.doc.

In recent years, many areas of the legal profession have made pursuing diversity a priority objective. Business law presents many distinct diversity challenges, as law students are often unfamiliar with the field and perceive it as conservative and unaccepting. This realization is troubling, particularly for the American Bar Association Business Law Section because its mission is:

To encourage diversity in the Section by fostering a welcoming environment for all lawyers and promoting full and equal participation by all lawyers, including lawyers of color, women lawyers, gay and lesbian lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities ("Diverse Lawyers").

To help address this problem, the Business Law Section has created the Diversity Clerkship Program. This is a summer program providing business law clerkship placements for qualified diverse candidates who are first or second-year law students, and will provide support and mentoring to the student participants in order to give them the exposure to business practices that many of them lack. In considering a student's diversity, the Section will give special consideration to individuals who have overcome social or economic disadvantages such as physical disability, financial constraints or cultural impediments to becoming a law student.

The clerkship program will place up to nine students in business court clerkships in the Philadelphia Commerce Court, the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Price George's District Court in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Possible other placements include New York, NY and Orlando, Florida.

The Business Law Section Diversity Program will focus on judicial clerkships, where diversity among judicial clerks remains disproportionately low. For recent law school graduates, serving as a judicial law clerk is a mark of distinction and honor that advances their future career opportunities in law practice and academia, in government as high-level appointees, and in securing appointments to the bench. Clerkships in business law courts provide another unique and highly important benefit to law students: the ability to see a microcosm of business practice, and allow the student to become familiar with business issues. Such a background will prove invaluable to a career in business law, whether it be litigation or transactional work. It is hoped that after a summer's experience in the business court system, we will be able to assist participants in finding other business law placements, in law firms or corporate law departments.

The Business Law Section Diversity Program encourages students to pursue business court clerkship opportunities and to consider careers in the practice of business law. The mission of the Program is to expose law students to the practice of business law and to provide them with work experience and foundations in business law that will further their careers.

The objectives of the Program include:

  • To encourage more diverse law students to apply for clerkship positions.
  • To foster relationships between business court judges and diverse law students.
  • To provide students with a foundation in various aspects of business law.
  • To provide opportunities for students to meet a wide variety of lawyers who are active in the practice of business law and are members of the Business Law Section.
  • To establish a support system for diverse students who are pursuing business court clerkship positions and a possible career in business law.

Membership in the ABA and the Business Law Section is required of students applying for the program. Membership and can be obtained at the time application. Business Law Section membership is free to ABA law student members. Applications for the internships will be solicited from all ABA accredited law schools, and a committee within the Section will screen and interview the applicants, and make the selection for summer placements. Judges will be asked to participate in the program and to accept those candidates selected by the internship selection committee. The Section will select up to nine interns and will provide a summer stipend to each intern. Additionally, during the course of the internship, there will be networking opportunities designed to enhance the learning experience for the interns and to strengthen their interest in business law.

ACLU of Colorado Seeks Summer Law Clerks

Employer:                   American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, ("ACLU") (Denver, CO) 

Position:                      Summer Clerk Positions 2011 

How to Apply:            Email dwoods@aclu-co.org 

Students interested in spending a summer or a semester with the ACLU of Colorado should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, list of three references (with email and phone number contact information), and short writing sample (5-10 pages) to:  

 

Mark Silverstein, Legal Director

Attn: Law Student Internship Application

ACLU of Colorado

400 Corona St.

Denver, CO 80218  

Or by email, with “Law Student Internship” in the subject line, to ACLU of Colorado Legal Assistant Debra Woods at dwoods@aclu-co.org

The ACLU of Colorado will confirm the receipt of applications by letter or email. Qualified applicants will be contacted directly by ACLU of Colorado attorneys for an interview. Any questions regarding whether the application has been received or is complete should be directed to ACLU of Colorado Legal Assistant Debra Woods at dwoods@aclu-co.org

Contact:                       Debra L. Woods 

Description:                Law students interested in public interest work are encouraged to apply for summer clerk positions with the ACLU of Colorado in Denver. A full-time externship for the spring and fall semesters is also available. Law students working at the ACLU of Colorado will gain valuable experience working under the supervision of ACLU attorneys on the wide variety of human rights and civil liberties cases that comprise the ACLU’s docket.  Visit http://www.aclu-co.org/docket/docket.htm for descriptions of recent ACLU of Colorado cases, and http://www.aclu-co.org/docket/advocacy.htm for descriptions of recent ACLU of Colorado advocacy. Students interning with the ACLU of Colorado participate in meetings of staff and co-counsel and all aspects of litigation and legal advocacy including legal research, legal writing, interviewing witnesses and other factual and legal investigation. Students will be working with an enthusiastic group of over-qualified and underpaid individuals who are committed to their work and the organization. There are currently ten full-time staff members, including two attorneys, who work with numerous volunteers in our own building (with free parking) close to downtown Denver. Students are encouraged to seek grants or fellowships from public interest fellowship funds through their law school or other funders. Arrangements can also be made with the student's law school for work/study stipends. Some summer students have received law school credit for their work. Unfortunately, the ACLU of Colorado must rely on students’ ability to obtain their own funding for the internship. The ACLU prefers students who will have completed two years of law school, have a demonstrated interest in civil rights, civil liberties and social justice, and excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Exceptional first-year students are also encouraged to apply. The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. 

Applications for summer clerk positions are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed until the internships are filled. Interested applicants for the summer clerk positions are encouraged to submit their applications no later than January 15th, and supplement their application with fall semester grades when they become available.

Applicants for fall and spring semester positions are also accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed until the internships are filled. Interested applicants for fall and spring semester are encouraged to submit their applications no later than two months before the beginning of the externship semester. 

Desired Class Level:   1L, 2L, 3L

Expiration Date:         January 30, 2011

 

the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General - Division of Criminal Justice - Summer Internships

The New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice offers law students the opportunity to complete an unpaid internship during the summer between their second and third years of law school. The 2011 summer law internship runs for 10 weeks from May 31 through August 5, 2011. If accepted into the program, interns will be assigned to one of the Division’s Bureaus and supervised by a Deputy Attorney General.

Law interns will be exposed to a variety of substantive areas of the law, and are expected to have excellent legal research, legal writing and interpersonal communication skills.

Beyond performance of the responsibilities assigned by each law intern’s supervisor, interns are provided opportunities to observe Deputy Attorneys General appearing before the Law Division, Appellate Division and, occasionally, the New Jersey Supreme Court. They may also attend the Summer Intern Speaker Series, weekly speaking events held in our Trenton offices, at which Assistant Attorneys General and Deputy Attorneys General share their knowledge of substantive law and litigation technique.

Law internship applicants should express their interest in multiple specific Bureaus within the Division as well as any geographic preference. Effort will be made to accommodate such interests, but no particular assignment is guaranteed.

Hiring for the summer of 2011 will occur from August 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011. Interested second-year law students should submit a resume, legal writing sample, and unofficial transcript to:

A.A.G. John-Robin M. Quelch
Division of Criminal Justice
Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market Street - PO 085
Trenton, NJ 08625-0085
(609) 984-6500
NJDCJApplicants@njdcj.org

Accepted applicants will be required to complete a full employment application and pass a background investigation. Questions concerning the application process may be directed to NJDCJApplicants@njdcj.org.

The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Volunteer Internship Opportunities

The Civil Rights Division offers competitive student volunteer internship positions in Washington, D.C. each academic semester, including the summer, for both law and undergraduate students. Interns gain a unique and exciting view of the work and mission of the Division.

The Division is primarily responsible for enforcing federal statutes and executive orders that prohibit, among other things, unlawful discrimination in voting, education, employment, housing, police services, public accommodations and facilities, and federally funded and conducted programs.

Interns will assist Division attorneys or specialists in legal and factual research, prepare documents and exhibits, interview witnesses, summarize depositions, analyze records, and other case-related work. Some sections may also involve interns in policy-related assignments. Given the nature of the work and the high quality of its staff, the Division expects interns to be able to grasp issues quickly, complete work thoroughly and accurately, and write clearly and concisely. These positions are without compensation or may be used for work-study credit.

Eligibility

Applicants must be U.S. citizens; dual citizens will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The following students are eligible to apply: undergraduate students who are enrolled at least half-time; first-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students; and law school graduates who are enrolled in graduate law programs (e.g., LL.M. programs) at least half-time. All students must be in good academic standing and will be required to provide official documentation from their school. First-year, first-semester law students may apply after December 1 for internships the following summer.

How to Apply

Interested students should submit a resume, brief writing sample (no more than 5 pages), transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and a cover letter describing your specific qualifications, listing the section where you want to be considered, and providing the time period you are available to work. Applications must be e-mailed to crt.volunteervacancies@usdoj.gov or faxed to (202) 305-9667. Please include Volunteer Internship in the subject line of your communication.

Click on http://www.justice.gov/crt/sec_desc.php to learn more about the work of the individual sections in the Division, which ones are recruiting for student volunteer interns, their specific expectations and requirements, and application deadlines.

For additional information on available internships for the fall 2010 term, please visit the Division’s new Volunteer Internship Opportunities page at  http://www.justice.gov/crt/vol_intern_opps.php.

JUDICIAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

Federal Clerk Hiring Plan - Critical Dates

10:00 a.m. (EDT), September 6, 2011 - Applications received (OSCAR release).

10:00 a.m. (EDT), September 9, 2011 - First date judges can contact applicants to schedule interviews.

10:00 a.m. (EDT), September 15, 2011 - First date and time when interviews may be held and offers made.

Federal Judicial Clerkship Opportunities

 

The following is a sample of federal judicial clerkships that are available around the country (sorted by application deadline): 

The following judges have added new clerkship positions: 

 

Judge Dee Lord, United States Court of Federal Claims, Washington, DC

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Nov 16, 2010 - Jan 16, 2011; Term Start: Aug 15, 2011

 

Judge Oscar Test, United States District Court, Washington, DC

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Nov 18, 2010 - Dec 23, 2011; Term Start: Jan 18, 2013

 

Judge Debra Livingston, United States Court of Appeals, New York, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Dec 10, 2010 - Nov 5, 2011; Term Start: Aug 6, 2012

 

Please visit the OSCAR website for additional information and instructions at https://oscar.symplicity.com/.

The Supreme Court of the State of New York Commercial Division Clerkship Program 2011 

New York County is one of the principal commercial centers in the country, a major situs of  national and international financial transactions, commercial finance and the equity markets, business, technology, the media, publishing and the arts. Because of New York County’s vital and vibrant role as a center for commerce, the Commercial Division of New York County is a key forum for important commercial litigation. 

What is the Commercial Division? 

THE COMMERCIAL DIVISION IS THE SPECIALIZED BUSINESS COURT of the New York State Supreme Court, the highest trial-level court in New York. Many of the most complicated and important commercial cases in the State are adjudicated in the Division. The Commercial Division was established in 1995 after a two-year pilot program in New York County. The Division carries forward the great New York tradition of leadership in the development of commercial law in the United States, a tradition which began with Chancellor Kent and Alexander Hamilton, was built upon significantly by Chief Judge Cardozo and colleagues, and continues today. 

How does the New York County Commercial Division operate? 

THE COMMERCIAL DIVISION Justices in New York County are experienced members of the New York State Supreme Court assigned to the Division by the Administrative Judge of New York County Supreme Court with the approval of the Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York. The Justices serve in the Division for indefinite terms.

Cases are accepted in accordance with written standards. Among the categories of eligible cases are commercial contract disputes, cases involving commercial finance or commercial banking transactions, claims of commercial misrepresentation or unfair competition, matters arising out of commercial real property transactions, major insurance matters, and UCC cases. Commercial cases seeking monetary damages will be accepted in the Division if a sum of $150,000 or more is at issue. 

THE CONCENTRATION OF COMPLEX COMMERCIAL LITIGATION in New York County has permitted the Justices of the Division to develop substantial familiarity with the dynamics of commercial litigation and expertise in commercial law. The Division seeks to achieve resolution of matters on the merits in accordance with the highest judicial standards. The familiarity of the Justices with commercial litigation also contributes to efficient and effective case management, particularly of the discovery process, which in the absence of management can lead to serious delay and significant expense for the parties. Cases are assigned to the Division Justices at random. Justices are responsible for their own inventory from the outset of each matter to its conclusion. 

What will a Commercial Division Clerkship offer? 

FOR NEW ATTORNEYS, especially those who aspire to a career in commercial law, a clerkship in the New York County Commercial Division will be an invaluable experience. Law Clerks will be in a position to make significant contributions to the resolution of major cases and in doing so will gain a vast amount of practical understanding of the litigation of commercial cases. Law Clerks will be afforded a special perspective on the workings of the Commercial Division, the judicial process in commercial cases and the operation of the courts. Law Clerks will be exposed daily to the work of firms practicing law at the highest professional level. 

THE ROLE OF THE CLERK: 

Commercial Division Clerks will be assigned to work directly for a Justice in the Commercial Division and will be responsible for:

  • Drafting decisions and orders.
  • Assisting Justices with discovery disputes.
  • Assisting Justices with case scheduling conferences.
  • Assisting in the overall management of the Justice’s inventory.
  • Reviewing and researching evidentiary issues before and during trials.
  • Drafting jury instructions and verdict sheets.

ELIGIBILITY: 

  • Receipt of a Juris Doctor degree from a fully accredited law school.
  • Applicants must be law school graduates or anticipate graduation from law school by Spring 2011.
  • Application packages must be filed by January 31, 2011 for positions beginning September 2011.

THE APPLICATION PACKAGE SHOULD INCLUDE: 

  • Current resumé
  • Law school transcript (unofficial copy will suffice)
  • Writing sample (unedited)
  • Two letters of recommendation from law school professors (if you have been practicing
  • law following receipt of a J.D. degree, letters from legal employers may be substituted)
  • Cover letter indicating qualifications and demonstrated interest in commercial law

Application packages must be filed by January 31, 2011 for positions beginning September 2011.  

Submit application packages to: 

 

Lauren DeSole, Esq.

Division of Human Resources

NYS Office of Court Administration

25 Beaver Street

New York, NY 10004 

INFORMATION: 

  • Clerkships begin in September 2011 and will be offered for one and two years.
  • Annual salary as of September 2011 is $68,531.
  • Clerkships include a comprehensive employment benefits package.

More information about the Division is available at www.nycourts.gov/comdiv.

NY Unified Court System Legal Fellows Program

Employer:                   New York State Unified Court System (New York)

Position:                      Legal Fellows Program

How to Apply:            Send the following directly to employer via U.S. mail: cover letter indicating preference of location, current resume, law school transcript (unofficial copies will suffice - not self prepared), current legal writing sample (unedited), of your own work, two recent letters of recommendation from law school professors. If you have been practicing law following receipt of a J.D. degree, letters from legal employers may be substituted.

Contact:                     Alice M. Chapman-Minutello

                        Deputy Director, Division of Human Resources

                                    Workforce Diversity Office New York State Unified Court System

                                    25 Beaver Street, Room 1009

                                    New York, New York 10004

Description:                THE NEW YORK STATE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM is offering one year Legal Fellowships to recent law school graduates interested in pursuing a legal career in public service. Legal Fellows are assigned to work in judicial offices, assisting with legal research and writing. Assignments offer valuable professional legal experience to new attorneys and expose them to judicial decision making and court operations.

THE LEGAL FELLOWS PROGRAM also offers a special window into the justice system.  Forums are conducted for Legal Fellows to meet with judges, elected officials, government appointees and public policy makers to learn about their work in public service as well as their individual professional experiences. Together with the Fellowship assignments, these forums will provide practical insight into the courts and professional opportunities in the legal system.

Applicants must anticipate graduation from law school by August 2011, or have graduated no more than 3 years prior to May 2011.

For additional information, visit www.nycourts.gov.

Expiration Date:       February 19, 2011  

GOVERNMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Pennsylvania Attorney General is Recruiting for a Deputy Attorney General III

The Pennsylvania Attorney General in Harrisburg, PA is seeking a Deputy Attorney General III in the practice areas of Civil, Criminal – Prosecution and Public Interest. 

This is advanced professional work rendering legal services of a difficult nature. Employees in this class work independently in most cases or under minimum guidance in complex, varied and exceptional cases of particular significance. Employees appear in trial and appellate courts. Positions allocated to this class differ from those allocated to the Deputy Attorney General II class in the complexity of legal work involved and the minimal amount of guidance received.  

The minimum qualifications for this class are graduation from an accredited law school, admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and three years of progressively responsible experience in professional legal work. 

This position expires on June 30, 2011. Apply online at http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/theoffice.aspx?id=172.

The New York Housing Authority Seeks Executive Agency Counsel for Equal Opportunity

The New York City Housing Authority (“NYC”) is seeking an Executive Agency Counsel - Department of Equal Opportunity. This position reports to the Director, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, initiative and decision, the Assistant Director will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Department of Equal Opportunity’s Office of Employment and Fair Housing Investigations and the Services for People with Disabilities Unit. 

For more information, please visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/about/job_opp_50.shtml.  

Interested candidates may fax cover letter and resume to (212) 306 – 5194 or e-mail to Hr.Recruitment@nycha.nyc.gov or mail to: 

New York City Housing Authority

Human Resources Recruitment Unit

90 Church Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10007

Attn.: DMP, Senior Recruiter

Job Code: Assistant Director, DEO

Public Interest OPPORTUNITIES

The University of Baltimore School of Law, Immigrant Rights Clinic Seeks Teaching Fellow

University of Baltimore School of Law, Immigrant Rights Clinic is seeking a Clinical Teaching Fellow. Excellent oral and written communication skills; minimum two years of experience as a practicing lawyer, primarily in the area of immigration law; strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; a commitment to work for low-income clients; and a strong interest in teaching.  Must be members of a state bar before commencement of the fellowship.  

Compensation is $50K first year; $53K for the second year. 

To apply, email resume, cover letter, writing sample and references to Anjum Gupta at agupta@ubalt.edu.

DART Seeking Community Organizer for Social Change

Direct Action Research and Training (“DART”) in Lawrence, Kansas is looking for a Community Organizer for Social Change. DART is now accepting applications for the 2011 DART Organizers Institute, the paid, four month field school for people interested in launching a career in community organizing. Participants will undergo a combined classroom and field training covering topics including: 

· Entering a community

· Identifying and training local leaders

· Strategic planning and issue cutting

· Relationship and community building

· Direct Action on community issues

· Fundraising 

The DART Center has built coalitions throughout the country that have won important victories on a broad set of justice issues including: 

· Education reform in low-performing public schools

· Job Training

· Drugs and Violence

· Criminal Recidivism

· Living Wage

· Neighborhood Revitalization, etc. 

The 7-day classroom orientation and 15 week infield training start mid-summer 2011 and run through early fall 2011. Training locations will include placements in several states around the country. 

Although it may be helpful, no direct experience is necessary. Organizer Trainees ("OT"s) hired to participate in the DART Organizers Institute must demonstrate a desire to pursue community organizing as a long-term professional career. A J.D. or equivalent professional experience is required.  Also, candidates must display a workmanlike diligence, be driven to produce sustained results, have proven capacity to build relationships of trust, create and execute a plan, act professionally, feel comfortable working with religious institutions, be accountable and willing to hold others accountable, demonstrate disciplined thought and action, and work in a team setting. 

OTs must also have access to a car during their training and be flexible regarding relocation. Fluency in Spanish/English is a plus and people of color are encouraged to apply. 

To find out more about DART or to apply, send your resume and a cover letter to: Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org. For questions about the Institute, please call: (785) 841-2680.  You can download the application or view profiles of previous OTs at the DART website: www.thedartcenter.org.

Help PSLawNet Redesign Its Website

PSLawNet is an online resource connecting public interest law job-seekers with their ideal opportunities in the public interest arena, in government, at law schools, and around the globe.  They are seeking input from students as they are redesigning their website.  Please see their request below:

PSLawNet is beginning a large-scale website redesign to ensure that we provide you with the most comprehensive and useful resource for law students and attorneys looking for public interest legal jobs .

We need your input to guarantee that PSLawNet makes the changes to the website’s design, job search functions, career resources, and social media interfaces to ensure that we best serve you.  Please go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MSCHXGZ to complete our short survey (should take you no more than 5-10 minutes).

To thank you for your time, completion of the survey by individuals with PSLawNet job seeker accounts will give them the opportunity to enter a drawing for a gift card.  To create a PSLawNet job seeker account, visit http://pslawnet.org/jobseekers-accountmanagement.

  • First Prize Winner: $100 gift card
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Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey! Please feel free to contact us at pslawnet@nalp.org with any other feedback.

NALP/PSLawNet Job Announcements

NALP/PSLawNet  are now taking applications for two positions in the NALP/PSLawNet office: the 2011-12 PSLawNet Fellowship and the 2011 Summer Publications Coordinator position.  Both are listed on www.pslawnet.org

1.                  The PSLawNet Fellowship is a one-year position for a public-service minded law graduate with an interest in nonprofit administration. The position announcement can be found at https://pslawnet.org/uploads/Temporary_Links/2011-12_PSLawNet_Fellowship_Position_Announcement.pdf

2.                  The Summer Publications Coordinator is a paid summer internship through which a law or graduate student will edit and produce the 2011 PSLawNet Comprehensive Fellowship Guide. The position announcement can be found at https://pslawnet.org/uploads/Temporary_Links/NALP-PSLawNet_Publications_Coordinator_Job_Announcement_-_Summer_2011.pdf.                       

PsLawNet Resources

The following information is from the PSLawNet website:

Many law students and attorneys explore careers in government and nonprofit settings. Remember that PSLawNet is a terrific public service career resource that is free for all students, alumni and career services staff of subscribing schools. PSLawNet’s career database includes:  

·        Over 12,000 employer organization profiles.  

·        Currently over 1000 job and work experience opportunity postings, including public service internships, postgraduate fellowships, and full-time positions for attorneys that range from entry- to executive-level.  

Additionally, PSLawNet offers an extensive, publicly available library of career resources covering a range of topics from public service job application and research tips to practice area descriptions to a fellowship application deadline calendar.

PSLawNet’s most popular resources include:                          

Federal Government Career Resources – this page offers an extensive overview of hiring processes and application tips for law students and attorneys pursuing federal government careers. Also the webpage’s key content is distilled into the 2010-11 Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide – a free downloadable PDF.  

Postgraduate Fellowship Listings and Application Resources– PSLawNet’s jobs database has over 225 fellowships currently posted. Additionally, we offer a detailed Q&A about fellowships and the application process and a calendar of deadlines for many popular recurring fellowship programs. A print version of the 2010-11 PSLawNet Comprehensive Fellowship Guide – a handy compendium of current fellowship postings as well as significant supplemental information – is now available for career services offices to purchase in NALP’s online bookstore.  

Summer Funding Resources – PSLawNet has an extensive list of organizations which offer funding opportunities to support law students in unpaid summer internships, including details about the level of support and application process.  

International Resources – In addition to having dozens of international opportunities listings posted, PSLawNet provides links to and descriptions of several useful resources to help students and attorneys find international internships and postgraduate jobs.  

State and Local Government Employment– This year PSLawNet launched a searchable, state-by-state database with links to government employment websites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several large cities.  

Don’t forget to visit The PSLawNet Blog - The Blog offers career and professional development resources, interviews with public interest leaders from the law school and employer communities, and public interest news items which allow students and attorneys to stay current and informed. Students and attorneys can now also stay updated by following @PSLawNet on Twitter. Contact PSLawNet at pslawnet@nalp.org or 202.296.0076.