NEWS, PROGRAMS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Attend the Thirteenth Annual International Career
Thirteenth Annual Informational Career
ATTENTION ALL LAW STUDENTS!
Career choices keeping you up at night? Get
the answers you've been looking for at this years Informational Career
Fair. Take this opportunity to speak with
attorneys practicing in different areas of law about how they
got started in their fields and what its like to practice law on
a day-to-day basis. The fair will include attorneys
working in small, midsize and large firms; public interest
organizations; government agencies; the judiciary; and multinational
corporations in a variety of practice areas, including antitrust,
class action litigation, commercial litigation, corporate, criminal
defense, criminal prosecution, entertainment, immigration, in-house,
insurance litigation, intellectual property, international, labor
and employment, media, public interest law, real estate, securities
Thirteenth Annual Informational Career
12:30-2 p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2011
Why should you attend?
Youll have the opportunity to:
meet and network with many attorneys
learn firsthand about various practice areas
assess your qualifications for and interest in
particular practice areas
sound like an insider when meeting with future
collect written information on different practice
For more information on the Career Fair, please
contact Cristina Ortega Lopez in the Career Development Office
("CDO") at email@example.com.
Attend the Informational Session Discussing the CDO's
The CDO will hold an informational session on Monday, February
14, 2011, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in Room F309 to answer questions
about the University of Miami Law Externship Program for the summer
Please make sure to attend to hear details about this
The Solo and Small Firm Practice Information
There will be a Solo and Small Firm Practice
Information Session with Monica Elliot, a representative of the
Florida Bar General Practice, Solo and
Small Firm section. This event will take place on Monday
February 28, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge.
Pizza and drinks will be provided to those that
RSVP in advance on Symplicity.
Attend the 4th Annual Diversity
The 4th Annual Diversity Picnic is
being held February 26, 2011 from 1:00PM-4:00PM at the Chester H.
Ferguson Law Center in Tampa. This is an exceptional
opportunity to network with legal professionals in the Tampa Bay
Students interested in attending should RSVP at
(813) 221 - 7777. The flyer for this event can be accessed on the
Symplicity Document Library to obtain additional
to Briefcase Series
From Lunch Interviews
to Cocktail Parties:
What You MUST Know
About Etiquette and Networking to Get Hired!
Presented by Dr. Sharon Meir Abrahams, Director of Professional
Development for Foley & Lardner LLP. Co-sponsored with the
Effective Firm Management Society.
Please join us for a lively and interactive program led by Dr.
Sharon Meit Abrahams, an expert in lawyer training and development.
Beyond why networking is important, this program will teach you how
to do so effectively!
The event is scheduled for Thursday, February 17th at 12:30 p.m.
in Room F-108. Chicken Kitchen will be served. If you have any
questions, please contact Amy Perez at the CDO at (305) 284-1924, or
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Warren E. Burger
The Warren E. Burger
Prize is a writing competition designed to encourage outstanding
scholarship that promotes the ideals of excellence, civility,
ethics and professionalism within the legal profession, the core
mission of the American Inns of Court. The American Inns of Court
invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars and other
authors to participate in the competition by submitting an original,
unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic of their
choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and
The judges for the
competition are Professor Stephen Gillers, Chair, Emily Kempin
Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law; Professor
Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., Trustee Professor of Law at the University
of Pennsylvania Law School; Professor Nancy J. Moore, Nancy Barton
Scholar and Professor of Law at the Boston University School of Law;
and, Professor Robert M. Wilcox, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
and Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of
The author of the
winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and the essay will
be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The Warren E. Burger
Prize is presented annually as part of the American Inns of Court
Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States
The 2011 Warren E.
Burger Prize Cover Page and Rules are now available in the Related
Links panel at http://www.innsofcourt.org/Content/Default.aspx?Id=309.
Send a completed cover page with the required
materials no later than June 1, 2011 to the American
Inns of Court national office. Submissions should be addressed
Inns of Court
information, contact Cindy Dennis at (703) 684-3590, ext. 104, or
click on http://www.innsofcourt.org/Content/SendEmail.aspx?ImisId=92473
to email Cindy. The winning essay will be selected by September
The Twenty-Third Annual Law Student Essay
The American Judges
Association (AJA) announces its annual essay competition open to
all full-time law students enrolled in, and attending, an accredited
law school in the United States or Canada. The first prize for the
contest is $3,000; second is $1,500; and third is $1,000. First,
second and third place winners and their law schools will be
presented with an award certificate. The winning essay may be
published in AJAs journal, Court Review.
The following rules
and regulations apply:
Any student regularly
enrolled in and attending classes at an accredited law school in the
United States or Canada is eligible to enter. Submission of a
paper, with one cover page and the completed entry form constitutes
entry. Essays submitted for the 2011 competition MUST
be under the topic of
Must a minor student be given his
or her rights, including a Miranda warning and the right to have a
parent present, before being questioned by police on school
determined not to meet this qualification will be not evaluated.
The cover page of the
paper must be submitted in a separate document and shall include the
title and the authors name, current mailing and e-mail addresses
and telephone number. The authors name should appear only on the
cover page and the entry form. The title and page number must appear
at the top of each page of the paper.
All papers shall be the
original, unpublished work of an individual student, but may have
been prepared as a course assignment. Normal guidance of law school
faculty is permitted.
Entry grants AJA the
right of first publication of the paper and is agreement to hold AJA
and its members harmless from, and to indemnify them for, any and
all damages and costs relating to copyright infringement or
Papers become the
property of the American Judges Association and may be published in
the Court Review.
double-spaced and 10-25 pages in length. Extensive footnoting or end
noting is discouraged and is included in the papers length.
Citations, footnotes and endnotes should be in accord with the
current edition of A Uniform System of Citation.
Papers will be evaluated
considering: writing quality and clarity; the interest of the topic
and content to a broad segment of the judiciary; analysis and
reasoning; timeliness, originality, and creativity; quality and use
of research; and compliance with these rules.
Papers will be evaluated,
and prizes awarded, at the sole discretion of a panel of AJA members
who will have no knowledge of the authors name or law school.
Winners will be publicly
announced at the Associations 2011 Annual Educational Conference in
San Diego, California, September 11-16, and thereafter notified by
mail. All law schools and authors will also be notified by mail.
Entries must be e-mailed or
postmarked no later than June 1, 2011, and sent to
prize is $3,000, second prize is $1,500, and third prize is $1,000.
Prize monies are contributed by the American Judges Foundation.
Please notify us at email@example.com if any of your contact information
For additional information and the entry form,
please visit http://aja.ncsc.dni.us/essay-contest/pdfs/essayrules.pdf.
Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing
Notre Dame Law School sponsors an annual writing
competition on the topic of legal ethics. All students with an
interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate.
The competition is open to all law students at U.S. and Canadian law
schools. Entries should concern any issue within the general
category of legal ethics. Entries must be original, unpublished
work. Entries must not exceed 50 pages, including notes, on 8.5x11
paper, double space, and standard font. Coauthored essays may be
submitted. Submissions will be judged by a panel of faculty of the
Notre Dame Law School. A prize of $2,500.00 will be awarded for one
winning entry. All entries must be
received before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011.
Please include a cover letter with contact information and name of
current law school.
All entries should be submitted to:
Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition
Notre Dame Law School
P.O. Box 780
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Fax: (574) 631-3980
The Palm Beach County Bar Association Law Student
Forum & Networking Event
The Palm Beach County Bar Association would like
to invite diverse law students to attend a conference on diversity,
followed by a reception. The conference is attended by
approximately 1200 judges, lawyers and staff and is a signature
event for the Palm Beach County legal community. Please visit
for more information and to register for the event. Law
students attend both the conference and reception at no cost.
Deadline to register is February 25,
The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy
Announces its 2011 Summer
The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy
at Capital University Law School is pleased to announce that the
application for our 2011 Summer Institutes is now available.
Any student interested in adoption and child welfare topics should
consider registering for either (or both!) the Interdisciplinary Child
Welfare Institute or the Summer Adoption Law
which are organized by the National Center for Adoption
Law & Policy at Capital University Law School.
The Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute
("ICWI") will take place July 25-29 and the Summer Adoption Law
Institute ("SALI") will take place August 15 at Capital University
Law School in Columbus, Ohio. Both courses are dynamic, one-week
intensive two credit hour classes.
- For graduate social work and law students,
ICWI will help students develop a mutual understanding of complex
child and family issues from both law and social work perspectives
- For law school students only, SALI will
provide a comprehensive foundation of adoption and child
The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy
is a multi-purpose training, resource, and advocacy center that is
committed to improving child welfare and adoption practices and
policies so that all children can have healthy, safe and permanent
homes. For more information, see http://www.law.capital.edu/adoption/.
Recommended Hours of Practical Experience Prior to
students! Did you know the CDO recommends at least 400 hours
of practical legal work experience by graduation? Gaining
practical work experience not only allows you to refine your
real-life legal skills, but also provides you with opportunities to
network and great experiences and skills to highlight in your resume
and cover letter. Make an appointment with your CDO advisor to
learn more about all the different ways in which you can begin to
work towards your 400 hours.
U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Information
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
The Hillsborough County Bar Association Diversity
Committee Proudly Presents the 4th Annual Central Florida Diversity
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.
be Food, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Drinks, Live Entertainment and an
event is free of charge. Please RSVP at 221-7777.
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,
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
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
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 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
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.
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.
A grand prize
of $3,000 plus two honorable mentions of $1,000 will be awarded. The
winners 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 Centers quarterly
paper must be the applicants 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
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
All entries must be received by Friday, April 15,
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
any additional questions to Steven
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."
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 Levit Essay Contest for Law Students and Young
For Innovative Research and Writing on Lawyers' Professional
An Annual Competition
Concluding Every April
$5,000 PRIZE & a free
trip to Boston, MA!
Contest Deadline &
ONLINE entries MUST be
submitted by 11:59 PM CST on February 18, 2011.
MUST be postmarked by February 18, 2011.
The contest encourages
original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal
malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss
Cash award of $5,000.
All expense paid trip to the Spring 2011 National Legal Malpractice
Conference in Boston, MA on April 27-29.
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 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 lawyers 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.
additional information, please visit http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/lpl/levit/levit.html.
University of La Verne Law Review Writing
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
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
Submissions must include a
cover page which identifies the authors 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 authors name, school or any identifying information
must not appear on any page of the Note or Comment except for the
submissions must be emailed by
July 31, 2011. Write ADR Student Writing
Contest in the subject line. Early submissions are
Wildlife and Conservation Law Writing
Conservation Law Writing Contest
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.
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.
may select their own topic relating to fish and wildlife, habitat or
conservation law or choose from the following topics:
Constitutional issues relating to the state regulation of hunting
Criminal Law issues related to the regulation of hunting and
Liability of states for damage by wildlife;
Privatization of fish and wildlife resources;
Issues arising under the Endangered Species Act;
Regulation of exotic wildlife/holding wildlife as pets/exotic
wildlife trade and commerce.
will be judged by a panel of legal committee members based on:
Substantive content (papers subject to a 25-page maximum on text)
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
Sheryl Holtman, General Counsel
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
P.O. Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37204
information on the SEAFWA and the annual conference, see www.seafwa.org.
SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS
The Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Foundation
Applicants must submit an application,
scholarship essay, two letters of reference each written by someone
in the legal profession and the most recent official law school
transcript. Applications are due by
Friday, February 11, 2011 at 5:00PM.
Selected recipients will be invited to attend the
Foundations annual awards gala on Saturday, February 26, 2011.
1. DEADLINE: Foundation scholarship applications
must be received by Friday, February 11,
2011, 5:00 p.m. (no exceptions).
2. Refer to page six (6) of the application for a
list of the supporting documents required to be submitted with the
application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
3. Type or print legibly. Illegible applications
will not be considered.
4. Scholarship recipients will be invited to
attend the Foundations annual awards gala on Saturday, February 26,
2011 at The Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida 33131
from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5. If you have any questions about the
application, please call Nicole M. Ellis at (305) 982-6610.
New York State Office of Court Administration, Office
of Workforce Diversity Legal Fellows
New York State Office of Court Administration, Office of Workforce
Diversity (New York, NY)
2011-2012 Legal Fellows Program
Send cover letter indicating preference of location;
current resume; law school transcript (unofficial copies will
suffice), a current unedited legal writing sample, and two recent
letters of recommendation from law school professors via mail.
If you have been practicing law following receipt of a JD degree,
letters from legal employers may be substituted.
Legal Fellows Coordinator
Fellowships are offered for one year. Assignments are available in
judicial offices throughout the state.
Annual salary will be $64,834. Must be in
receipt of a JD degree from accredited law school. Must anticipate
graduation from law school by August 2011 or have graduated no more
than 3 yrs. prior to May 2011.
Desired Class Level: 3L,
Scholarships Available for Postgraduate Study at the
School of Law at Queen Mary, University of
The School of Law at Queen Mary, University of
London, has consistently been ranked in the top 10 in the UK for
research and the Guardian's University
2011 Guide ranks the law school third overall in the
UK and first in London for law. The Humanities and Social Sciences
Sector at Queen Mary, of which the School of Law is a key part, has
just been awarded Doctoral Training Centre Status by the Economic
and Social Research Council, in recognition of the outstanding
research training within the sector.
The School is able to offer financial support to
outstanding applicants in specific areas who wish to pursue their
PhD research at the School of Law. These awards are highly
competitive and are available for applicants wishing to commence
study in the academic year 2011-12. Please note the deadline
The School of Law is offering 5 Studentships for
the 2011-12 academic year, covering all tuition fees (home/EU or
overseas level) and providing a maintenance grant at research
council rates of at least £15,590 per year (reviewed
Awards are available to support research in the
Department of Law:
Criminal Law & Criminal Justice
Equality, Diversity and the Law (joint
studentship with the Queen Mary Centre for Research in Equality
and Diversity at the School of Business and Management)
Centre for Commercial Law
Creative Media & Commercial Law (a Joint
award offered with the School of Electronic Engineering &
Computer Science ("EECS"). Research should focus on the legal
implications of collaborative work in creative media, including
open source and user generated content ("UGC")
Risk Assessment & Decision Analysis in the
Legal Context (a Joint award offered with the School of EECS).
Research should focus on models of risk assessment in law,
including dispute resolution, finance and banking, and information
applications: 21st February 2011.
For further details on entry requirements, how to
apply, all our available funding and deadlines, please visit:
Queen Mary University of London School of Law LL.M.
LL.M. Scholarships and MSc Law and Finance
Bursaries at Leading UK Law School
Over £142,000 of scholarships available for full
time postgraduate study only at the School of Law at Queen Mary,
University of London in 2011-12.
- Ranked third overall in the UK and first in
London for law in the Guardian's University 2011 Guide;
- Classes taught by leading academics with
contributions from respected practitioners and industry experts;
- Postgraduate School of Law Centre, including
the Centre for Commercial Law Studies ("CCLS") located in
Lincolns Inn Fields, Holborn legal district of London.
LL.M. funding covering General LL.M. and 18
Specialist LL.M. Programmes
The School of Law will be
- 5 International (non-EU) and 7 Home/EU LL.M.
scholarships covering full tuition fees only across the range of
18 specialist and General LL.M. programmes listed below for
full-time study only
- 4 partial LL.M. scholarships worth £3,000 each
to students of the following nationalities: Colombian,
Kazakhstani, Sri Lankan, Ugandan
- 2 LL.M. Queen Mary Alumni scholarships to
Home/EU Queen Mary LLB graduates on or prior to 2010 worth £1,000
LL.M. in Banking and Finance Law
LL.M. in Commercial and Corporate Law
LL.M. in Comparative and International
LL.M. in Competition Law Dispute Resolution
LL.M. in Computer and Communications Law
LL.M. in Economic Regulation
LL.M. in European Law
LL.M. in Environmental Law
LL.M. in Human Rights Law
LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law
LL.M. in International Business Law
LL.M. in Law and Development
LL.M. in Legal Theory and History
LL.M. in Media Law
LL.M. in Medical Law
LL.M. in Public International Law
LL.M. in Public Law
Deadline for applying
for all LL.M. related scholarships: 4 April 2011.
Full details including application form and
criteria can be found at http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees/index.html#funding.
Goodwin Procter Public Interest Fellowships for Law
Students of Color
The law firm of Goodwin Proctor is sponsoring two
Public Interest Fellowships for students of color. Each
fellowship will provide a $7500 award to be used by the selected 1L
students to cover expenses while working in public interest during
the summer following the students 1L year. A third fellowship
in the same amount and to be used for the same purpose is
co-sponsored by both the firm and MassMutual. The three
recipients will also receive a guaranteed call back interview with
Goodwin Proctor during fall recruiting in the students 2L year; the
opportunity to participate in some of Goodwin Proctors 2011 summer
associate activities; and, mentorship from Goodwin Proctor attorneys
or MassMutual Legal Department attorneys.
Applicants must be a 1L student of color and
demonstrate some of the following characteristics: excellent
academic performance, outstanding leadership skills, involvement in
minority student organizations and a commitment to community
service, among others. Please visit http://www.goodwinprocter.com/Careers/Diversity/The-Goodwin-Diversity-Fellowships.aspx for further information. Deadline for submission of materials is Friday,
February 25, 2011.
National Security Law
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
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.
The Lewis & Clark
2010-2011 Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar
FELLOWSHIP - Legal
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.
students and practitioners.
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.
To apply, please
submit the following by the deadline given above to the contact
- 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
Natural Resources Program
Lewis & Clark Law School, Natural
Resources Law Institute
10015 SW Terwilliger
Portland, OR 97219
Husch Blackwell in St. Louis Seeking Estate Planning
Husch Blackwell LLP (St. Louis, MO)
a cover letter, resume and transcripts to Andrea Conley
Blackwell LLP 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. We offer a competitive compensation structure and
an outstanding opportunity to work with a progressive and growing
Beckett Law LLC in Hartford Connecticut Seeks
Beckett Law, LLC (Hartford, CT) seeks a
Bankruptcy Attorney to handle consumer bankruptcy matters from A -
Z, including client intake, contact, preparation of petition, legal
analysis of issues, filing of petitions and appearance in Bankruptcy
Court for both uncontested and contested matters. At least 1 year
legal experience required. Bankruptcy experience preferred but may
be willing to train the right candidate.
apply, send a resume and cover letter to:
Ms. Suzann Beckett: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hartford, CT 06105
The deadline to apply is February 12,
Chicago Law Firm Seeks Entry-Level
Allison, Slutsky &
Kennedy, P.C. (Chicago, IL) is seeking an associate with
0-5 years experience and demonstrated commitment to the cause of
organized labor to work in small firm representing unions, benefit
funds and individuals in employment-related and other matters.
Collegial environment. Excellent writing and analytic skills
required. Work includes labor arbitrations, federal and state court
litigation, NLRB and other agency proceedings, and counseling labor
unions and benefit funds. Proficiency in Spanish a
interested, send resume and cover letter via email or mail to:
West Monroe Street
The expiration date to apply is February 23,
Butler Pappas. AV-rated, civil litigation defense firm
has an opening in its
Miami office for a property coverage litigation attorney with one or
more years experience. Competitive compensation offered. Please
submit resume to Hiring Partner, Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz
Craig, LLP, 777 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 500, Tampa 33602, or
fax to (813) 281-0900.
Busy General Practice law firm
operating in Hernando, Citrus and Sumter
counties looking for
enthusiastic attorney eager to develop a practice in diversified
areas of the law with a minimum of 2 years experience. Excellent
organizational skills required. Send resume and salary requirements
AV-rated Sarasota law
firm seeks an experienced Commercial Litigation Attorney with a
minimum of three years experience with loan closings, loan workouts,
and foreclosures in Florida. Must have superior academic record,
exceptional organizational and written skills. Pleasant work
atmosphere and excellent salary/benefits. Please e-mail to email@example.com.
Lee County Legal
Aid Society in Fort Myers,
Florida seeking staff
attorney. Family law office. Must be member of Florida Bar in good
standing. Salary + benefits. Fax resume to 239-334-4305 or e-mail to
AV rated firm seeks Insurance Defense
Associate with 1-5
years experience, PIP a plus. Send resumes to 8700 4th Street N.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33702, Fax 727-456-1310.
Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A.
seeks attorneys for
its Panama City and Sarasota offices. 0-2 years experience. WC
experience preferred. Must be FL licensed. Firm is a large statewide
Workers Compensation, Civil, Insurance Defense, Elder Law and
Employment and Labor Law Firm offering excellent benefits,
competitive salaries and a great work environment. A completed
employment application must be submitted. Visit www.mcconnaughhay.com
to obtain employment application and submit with resume to HR Dept,
fax 850-558-1605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tampa law firm seeks
associate attorney with 1-3 years of litigation experience to handle
workers compensation and tort defense litigation. Applicant should
possess strong legal research and writing skills and be an effective
court room and deposition room advocate for the firms clients.
Please e-mail your resume to email@example.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 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Injury Protection and SIU: AV rated well-respected law firm seeks
associate with two plus years of PIP litigation experience for our
Orlando office. Applicants must be a member of the Florida Bar and
possess superior communication skills. Send letter of interest and
resume to email@example.com.
CLERKSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR LAW
NFL Summer Internship Program
The NFLs Summer Internship Program is designed
to provide participants a rare glimpse into the league's playbook of
business strategies. Selected participants will have the
opportunity to contribute to the NFL's success while receiving an
unmatched, behind-the-scenes learning experience.
NFL Summer Internship
NFL Summer Internship Program participants have
the opportunity to contribute to the organization's success while
receiving an unmatched, behind-the-scenes learning experience.
Though interns work within specific departments, they are able to
explore all aspects of the business of professional football through
speaker presentations, mentoring relationships and networking
Selected applicants are placed within the NFL
based on interest, experience, academic coursework and the NFL's
business needs. This years intern roles at the League Office will
include the following departments: Communications & Public
Affairs, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Internal Audit,
Legal, Security and Digital Media.
The summer program runs from June 6, 2011 to July
29, 2011. The program will require interns to work 5 full days
(approximately 40 hours) per week. Interns will receive a stipend of
$500 per week. Law students selected for the legal internship will
receive a stipend of $750 per week.
- All prospective interns must be currently
enrolled undergraduates entering their senior year in the fall
2011 or graduate or law students currently enrolled at and
returning to school in the fall 2011.
- Applicants must be legally permitted to work
in the United States and international students must have all
visas and employment authorizations prior to the start of the
- Where possible, students must be within the
United States at the time of the interview process, which will
begin in March 2011. Selection decisions typically are made by
late March or early April.
- First consideration will be given to
undergraduate students with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and law
students in the top half of their class.
The NFL is accepting
applications now and the application deadline for the Summer
Internship Program is February 25,
Interested students may find postings and apply
on-line by visiting https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com.
First-Year Law Student of Color Diversity Clerkship
Reminder: First Year Law Student of Color
are due February 11,
The Boston Lawyers Group ("BLG") announces its
2011 1L Diversity Clerkship Program. The clerkship is for
first-year law students of color. Clerks will spend the first
five weeks of the ten-week program working in the Boston office of
one of the BLG member participating law firms or corporations and
the second five weeks working with the BLG member government
The goal is for each student to receive a minimum
of five weeks of compensation for the clerkship. Typically,
the law firms and corporate positions are paid while the government
positions are unpaid.
Please see the website www.thebostonlawyersgroup.com for additional details and information.
This Clerkship is for
students who have a strong commitment to a legal career in the
Upcoming Government Deadlines for 1L
The following government
programs have 1L deadlines coming up in the next two weeks.
Details of these programs are provided in the 2010-11 Government
Honors & Internship Handbook, located at https://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. For more
information, please feel free to contact your
Dept. of Justice - Volunteer/Part-time Legal Intern Program (Unpaid,
Between Dec. and April 2011)
Transportation Security Administration Office of Civil Rights
Summer Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, After 12/01/10, but
no later than end of March)
Communications Commission Wireline Competition Bureau Pricing
Policy Division, Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Between
01/01/11 & 03/15/11)
Chicago Mayors Office Summer Fellowship Program (Paid, 02/11/11)
Environmental Protection Agency - R6 2011 Summer Intern Honors
Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/11/11)
Comptroller of the Currency Law Dept. Legal Internships (Unpaid,
Dept. of Justice Division of Legal Services Law Clerk Program
(Unpaid, Deadline 02/11/11)
Employment Opportunity Commission Legal Unit, Chicago District
Office Student Externships (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/11)
Attorney Generals Office Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline
Private Investment Corporation Department of Legal Affairs legal
Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/11)
Philadelphia District Attorneys Office Summer Legal
Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/11)
Smithsonian Institution Office of General Counsel Legal
Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/11)
Environmental Protection Agency Office of Enforcement &
Compliance Assurance Law Clerk & Intern Program (Paid &
Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/11)
Assistance Commission Office of General Counsel Law Clerkship
Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/25/11)
Environmental Protection Agency R1 Legal Internship Program (Paid
& Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/11)
Communications Commission International Bureau Strategic Analysis
& Negotiations Division Student Internship (Unpaid, Deadline
Office of the Attorney General Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid,
Office of the President Council on Environmental Quality Legal
Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)
Deposit Insurance Corporation Legal Division Summer Legal Intern
Program (Paid, Deadline 03/01/11)
Health & Human Services - Departmental Appeals Board -
Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)
Health & Human Services Centers for Disease Control
& Prevention, Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship
Program (Paid, Deadline 03/01/11)
Attorney Generals Office Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline
Attorney General Division of Law Volunteer Internship Program
(Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)
Defender Services for the District of Columbia Criminal Law
Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)
Attorney General Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline
Franchise Tax Board Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline
Futures Trading Commission Summer Legal Intern Program (Paid &
Unpaid, Deadline not yet established was
Many federal and state programs
will be filled as soon as the ideal candidates are identified.
You should consider that any Federal or State Program with a Rolling
Deadline, please apply as soon as possible.
Upcoming Government Deadlines for 2L
The following government
programs have 2L deadlines coming up in the next two weeks.
Details of these programs are provided in the 2010-11
Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at
https://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. For more
information, please feel free to contact your
City of Chicago
Mayors Office Summer Fellowship Program (Paid,
Agency R6 2011 Summer Intern Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline
Comptroller of the Currency
Law Dept. Legal Internships (Unpaid, Due 02/12/11)
Wisconsin Dept. of Justice
Division of Legal Services Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline
Public Defender Services for
the District of Columbia Criminal Law Internship Program (Paid
& Unpaid, Deadline (02/12/11)
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission Legal Unit Chicago District Office, Student Externships
(Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/11)
Health & Human Services
Seattle Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program
(Paid, Deadline 02/15/11)
Institute of Museum &
Library Services Office of General Counsel Legal Internship
Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/11)
New York Attorney Generals
Office Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline
Overseas Private Investment
Corporation Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program
(Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/11)
Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline
Agency Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Law Clerk
& Intern Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline
Commission Office of General Counsel Law Clerkship Program (Paid
& Unpaid, Deadline 02/25/11)
Agency R8 Volunteer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline
Agency R1 Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline
Commission International Bureau Strategic Analysis &
Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline
New Jersey Attorney General
Division of Criminal Justice Summer Law Internship Program (Unpaid,
Executive Office of the
President Council on Environmental Quality legal Internship
Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)
Federal Deposit Insurance
Legal Division Summer Legal Intern Program (Paid, Deadline
Health & Human Services
Departmental Appeals board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program
(Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)
Health & Human Services
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Office of General
Counsel Law Student Internship (Paid, Deadline
Illinois Attorney Generals
Office Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline
New Jersey Attorney General
Division of Law Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline
Public Defender Service for
the District of Columbia Criminal law Internship Program (Paid
& Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)
Virginia Attorney General
Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline
California Franchise Tax
Board Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline
Commodity Futures Trading
Commission Summer Legal Intern Program (Paid & Unpaid,
Deadline not yet established was 03/02/10)
Securities & Exchange
Commission Law Student Observer Program (Unpaid, Deadline Between
01/24 & 04/04/11)
Dept. of State Student
Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline
Many federal and state programs will be filled as
soon as the ideal candidates are identified. Apply for
programs with Rolling Deadlines as soon as
Palm Beach County Bar Association Diversity Internship
The Palm Beach County Bar Association, in
conjunction with several Palm Beach County employers, are proud to
introduce the new Diversity Internship Program. Interns will
be placed with either a law firm or government employer in Palm
Beach County. Law firm interns will be paid at a rate of
$10-$15 per hour (determined by the firm), and government interns
will be paid a stipend of $1200.
First and second year students in the top 50% of
their class, involved in student organizations and community service
with a interest in employment in Palm Beach County are encouraged to
apply. Application to this opportunity indicates a students
serious intent to participate as a failure to follow through on the
Internship obligation negatively impacts the participating employers
and makes the program less appealing to employer participation in
For consideration please submit an application
(available on the Symplicity Document Library/Student Portal),
resume and a brief statement indicating your commitment to
work the Internship from June 20, 2011 through August 5, 2011 to
Lori Lorenzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All submissions must be
received no later than 2:00PM on Monday, February 21, 2011.
Law Students for Reproductive Justice is Seeking
Student Applicants for its National Board of
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
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 nations
legal culture for the better.
for LSRJs 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 email@example.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.
Graduate, and Law Students
are available for the following program areas (open to all unless
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
Justice for Workers, litigation on behalf of garment,
restaurant, and other low wage
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.
Equity and Youth Rights, legal services, policy work, community
education, research and litigation concerning educational equity,
juvenile justice, language access and anti-Asian harassment.
& Environmental Justice Project, responsibilities include coordinating
multi-city land use survey, community outreach, and general support
for community planning and anti-displacement
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
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.
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.
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
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
99 Hudson Street, 12th floor, New York, New York
Fax: 212-966-4303 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
information, contact Jennifer Weng at 212-966-5932, ext. 212 or email@example.com.
2011 Summer Legal Internship
Internships for the summer of 2011 are available in the following
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
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
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 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
- 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
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
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 AALDEFs 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)
American Legal Defense and Education Fund
99 Hudson Street, 12th
New York, New York 10013-2815
For more information,
Sameer Ahmed at 212-966-5932 x220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Aparna Garg at 212-966-5932 x207 or email@example.com
* * *Please do NOT email applications to
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com *
The Rutherford Institute Summer Internship
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 programs 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
An internship at The Rutherford
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
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
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
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
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org.The internship is
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
Health: Public School-based Legal
Services Project (multidisciplinary)
HIV/AIDS Project and Medical-Legal Partnership
(administrative with some litigation)
Housing & Eviction Defense (litigation)
Income Support (administrative, regulatory, policy advocacy)
Neighborhood Justice Clinic (self-help
The summer program runs for ten weeks, from
Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, August 5, 2011.
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 email@example.com:
Short Writing Sample (5-10 pages)
Letter (please succinctly describe your experience and
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
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 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
For additional information on available
internships for the fall 2010 term, please visit the Divisions new
Volunteer Internship Opportunities page at http://www.justice.gov/crt/vol_intern_opps.php.
Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law
Applications for the Summer 2011 Florida Supreme
Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students are
now available. Copies of the application materials may be
picked up in the CDO, Room A112. The
deadline to submit application materials to Amy Perez, Director of
Judicial Clerkships (CDO, Room A112) is Thursday, February
24th at 5:00 pm.
Judicial Internship Opportunity With the 15th Judicial
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit is now accepting applications from 1Ls
and 2Ls for summer judicial internships (unpaid) at the Miami
Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida. The
internship program will allow the law student to observe firsthand
the workings of the judiciary and legal community while reinforcing
the legal research and writing skills learned in law school. The
interns work on criminal and civil appellate matters as well as
other assignments in the areas of civil, criminal, juvenile, family
and probate law. The interns are given the opportunity to attend
trials and hearings, tour the local governmental facilities and
learn more about the program offered in the Fifteenth Judicial
Circuit. Discretion, honesty and confidentiality are
strong academic record;
excellent research, writing and communication skills;
proficient in word processing and computer skills;
must commit at least 10 weeks to the program. The program may
qualify as an externship and course credit may be available through
your law school;
program is also used to evaluate law students for clerkship
applicants are to submit the
letter 2)resume 3) college and law school transcript (official or
unofficial) 4) three names and phone numbers of work or school
related references 5) 5-8 page double spaced writing sample that
must include legal analysis and case citations.
materials are to be sent to:
Palm Beach, Florida
must be received by 4:00 p.m. on or before Wednesday, March
9, 2011. Applications will be reviewed as they and therefore the
available positions may be filled prior to the application
information about the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, please go to www.15thcircuit.com.
For more information on the Trial Law Court program go to www.15thcircuit.com/trialcourtlawclerks.
Post Graduate State Court Judicial
While most federal courts hire in the fall, State
Supreme Courts often hire earlier, some much earlier. If you
are interested in this type of clerkship, the time to start looking
is now, as many courts begin hiring in the spring and early
summer. For example, the Oregon judiciary is already
accepting applications for fall 2012 clerks and the deadline to
apply is April 16th (Symplicity ID#7604). For
detailed information regarding state court hiring at all levels in
all 50 states and some U.S. territories, please see the Vermont
Guide to State Judicial Clerkships (www.vermontlaw.edu/Resources/Judicial_Clerkship_and_Internship_Resources.htm).
The site is password protected so please contact the CDO for this
information. For additional insider information on state
court clerkships, please see the NALP State Court Insight and Inside
Information Guide at http://www.nalp.org/uploads/StateCourtSummaries_june10.pdf.
While it is important to check with each court
you apply to for deadlines and procedures, when it comes to the
State Supreme Courts, applying earlier is generally the way to go,
as many hire on a rolling basis. Even if a court has a
deadline of late August, you might consider sending your materials
now and then updating them with your spring semester grades if you
are still interested this summer. If you wait for summer
transcripts, you may fail to get your application in before the
judges make interviewing decisions.
Remember that State Supreme Courts offer a
fabulous clerkship opportunity for students. Students clerking
for state supreme courts get a terrific background in civil and
criminal law issues, and have a chance to do appellate level
work. Additionally, most state supreme courts are courts of
discretion, meaning the cases that come before them generally raise
significant legal issues. Moreover, state supreme court
justices have usually risen through the ranks of various other state
courts, and have done so because of excellence in legal reasoning
and writing. Therefore, they make excellent mentors and
teachers to their clerks. In sum, state court clerkships are a
GREAT opportunity and should not be discounted or overlooked as you
consider your post-graduate employment options.
Post Graduate Judicial Clerkships With Administrative
Another great way to get experience clerking for
a federal judge is to clerk for an Administrative Law Judge
(ALJ). The federal government employs 1150 judges in
28 administrative agencies, and
a good number of them hire law clerks. They hear cases
pertaining to their particular agency. Agencies with ALJs that hire
clerks include the Department of Labor, Environmental Protection
Agency, Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal
Energy Regulation Commission
just to name a few! For
more information regarding ALJ hiring, please see http://www.nalp.org/aljclerkshipinfo.
Part-Time Trial Court
Law Clerk Fifth Judicial Circuit
Closing Date: Open
Court Law Clerk Twelfth Judicial Circuit
and/or Sarasota County Judicial Centers
Closing Date: Open
the Beginning Foundation Externship
The Just the Beginning Foundation is an
organization committed to enhancing the legal pipeline for diverse
and minority students. To this end, the organization offers a
judicial externship program which allows participating students the
exceptional opportunity to work closely with federal and state
judges to enhance their legal research and writing skills and
develop other practical legal skills essential for success in law
school and law practice.
Students interested in an externship in their 1L
or 2L summer or during their 3L year should apply. Please
for details on required documents and a further description of the
program. The deadline is Sunday,
February 6, 2011.
Federal Clerk Hiring Plan - Critical
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.
The Fourth DCA is Currently Accepting Applications for
Central Staff Attorney
The 4th DCA is currently accepting
applications for a Central Staff Attorney position. May
2011 graduates are invited to apply.
For more information, please see the job posting
in Symplicity (ID#7546). The position is for a one year
Federal Judicial Clerkship
following judges have added new clerkship
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
Judge Oscar Test,
United States District Court, Washington, DC
Term: 1 Year;
Applications accepted: Nov 18, 2010 - Dec 23, 2011; Term Start: Jan
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,
Karon Bowdre, United States District Court, Birmingham, AL
1 Year; Applications accepted: Jan 18, 2011 - Jul 8, 2011; Term
Start: Aug 1, 2012
Janet Arterton, United States District Court, New Haven, CT
2 Years; Applications accepted: Jan 18, 2011 - Sep 16, 2011; Term
Start: Aug 15, 2012
W. Barfield, United States District Court, Augusta, GA
1 Year; Applications accepted: Jan 21, 2011 - Jul 1, 2011; Term
Start: Sep 4, 2012
M. Lauck, United States District Court, Richmond, VA
1 Year; Applications accepted: Jan 21, 2011 - Apr 30, 2011; Term
Start: Sep 6, 2011
Jeanne Graham, United States District Court, St. Paul, MN
2 Years; Applications accepted: Feb 4, 2011 - Mar 18, 2011; Term
Start: Sep 6, 2011
Raymond Lohier, United States Court of Appeals. New York, NY
1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 2, 2011 - Jun 15, 2012; Term
Start: Jun 15, 2012
Raymond Lohier, United States Court of Appeals, New York, NY
1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 2, 2011 - Aug 15, 2012; Term
Start: Aug 15, 2012
Robert Littlefield, United States Bankruptcy Court, Albany, NY
1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 3, 2011 - Mar 11, 2011; Term
Start: Apr 3, 2011
Raymond Lohier, United States Court of Appeals, New York, NY
1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 2, 2011 - Aug 15, 2011
Start: Aug 15, 2011
Raymond Lohier, United States Court of Appeals, New York, NY
1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 2, 2011 - Jun 15, 2011
Start: Jun 15, 2011
F. Stillman, United States District Court, Norfolk, VA
1 Year; Applications accepted: Jan 31, 2011 - Sep 12, 2011; Term
Start: Aug 20, 2012
John Gibney, United States District Court, Richmond, VA
1 Year; Applications accepted: Jan 31, 2011 - Feb 15, 2011; Term
Start: Jan 1, 2012
visit the OSCAR website for additional information and instructions
NY Unified Court System Legal Fellows
York State Unified Court System (New York)
Position: Legal Fellows
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
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,
Date: February 19, 2011
ACLU Seeks Director for Immigrants' Rights
Civil Liberties Union, ACLU
Immigrants' Rights Project IRP-05
Send cover letter, resume and writing sample by email to
and reference IRP-05/ALUM in subject line
oversee team of litigators and support staff with an active docket
of cases in federal district and appellate courts throughout the
country and in the Supreme Court. JD strongly preferred it or other
training and background appropriate to the Director's roles and
responsibilities required. Experience either litigating complex
constitutional cases or experience in immigration policy development
and advocacy. Excellent oral and writing skills; fluency in spoken
and written Spanish a significant asset. Location in either NYC or
San Francisco, CA office.
February 26, 2011
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 Opportunitys
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
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
Interest EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
Robert M. Cover Public Interest Law
Every year, public
interest law students, professors, and practitioners from the
Eastern, Mid-Eastern, and Southern United States gather together at
the Robert M. Cover Public Interest Law Retreat to network,
strategize, and socialize in a beautiful, secluded setting. This
years retreat will take place March 4 March 6, 2011 at
Natures Classroom at Sargent Center, Peterborough, NH.
brings to life the vision of Robert Cover, a Yale Law School
professor and social change activist. Covers vision encompassed
four principal goals: 1) to connect students with common goals and
interests from across the country; 2) to create a network of
professors, peers, and practitioners for students headed toward
careers in public interest; 3) to provide a forum for discussions
about change and growth pertaining to public interest law; and 4) to
provide a platform for change in the public interest sector and
perceptions about public interest law.
Miami School of Law students are cordially invited to
attend.The registration deadline is
February 15 and all registrations can be completed online at http://www.law.yale.edu/news/coverretreat11.htm.
DV LEAP in Washington, DC Seeks Managing
Violence Legal Empowerment & Appeals Project, DV LEAP
Position: Managing Attorney/Custody &
Send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Liu at email@example.com
responsibility for management of a two year federal grant for this
3-4 years' experience with domestic violence litigation
and a strong commitment to ending violence against women. Strong
organizational, communication and management skills. Experience with
The University of Baltimore School of Law, Immigrant
Rights Clinic Seeks Teaching
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
We need your input to guarantee that PSLawNet makes the
changes to the websites 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
- Second Prize Winner: $50 gift card
- Third Prize Winner: $50 gift card
Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey! Please feel
free to contact us at email@example.com
with any other feedback.
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.
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.
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.
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. PSLawNets career database includes:
Over 12,000 employer
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.
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.
popular resources include:
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 webpages
key content is distilled into the
2010-11 Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide
Listings and Application Resources PSLawNets 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 NALPs online bookstore.
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.
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.
Dont 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.296.0076.
Indianapolis Diversity Job
Full-time 2L law students representing all
aspects of diversity are invited to participate in the IndyBar
Diversity Job Fair. In addition to the opportunity to
interview with more than 20 firm, government and corporate legal
employers, three (3) student attendees will each be presented with a
This job fair is Thursday and Friday, August
18-19, 2011 and registration includes student reception on the first
night of the job fair. For more information, including
registration information, and a list of participating employers from
the 2010 job fair please see the flyer located on the Symplicity
Document Library/Student Portal.
The deadline to
register to participate is July 18, 2011.