Career Development Office Update

THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW

www.law.miami.edu/CDO

February 11, 2011

Table of Contents:

NEWS, Programs & UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES

Attend the Thirteenth Annual International Career Fair

Attend the Informational Session Discussing the CDO's Externship Program

The Solo and Small Firm Practice Information Session

Attend the 4th Annual Diversity Picnic

Backpack to Briefcase Series

The Warren E. Burger Prize

The Twenty-Third Annual Law Student Essay Competition

Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

The Palm Beach County Bar Association Law Student Forum & Networking Event

The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy Announces its 2011 Summer Institutes

Recommended Hours of Practical Experience Prior to Graduation

U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Information Session

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

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 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

The Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Foundation Scholarship

New York State Office of Court Administration, Office of Workforce Diversity Legal Fellows Program

Scholarships Available for Postgraduate Study at the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London

Queen Mary University of London School of Law LL.M. Scholarships

Goodwin Procter Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color

Carlton Fields Diversity Scholarships

National Security Law Fellowship

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

Graduate Opportunities

Husch Blackwell in St. Louis Seeking Estate Planning Associate

Beckett Law LLC in Hartford Connecticut Seeks Bankruptcy Attorney

Chicago Law Firm Seeks Entry-Level Associate

Florida Opportunities

CLERKSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR LAW STUDENTS

The NFL Summer Internship Program

First-Year Law Student of Color Diversity Clerkship Applications

Upcoming Government Deadlines for 1L Students

Upcoming Government Deadlines for 2L Students

Palm Beach County Bar Association Diversity Internship Program

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

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

Judicial Opportunities

Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students

Judicial Internship Opportunity With the 15th Judicial Circuit

Post Graduate State Court Judicial Clerkships

Post Graduate Judicial Clerkships With Administrative Law Judges

State Judicial Opportunities

Just the Beginning Foundation Externship Program

Federal Clerk Hiring Plan - Critical Dates

The Fourth DCA is Currently Accepting Applications for Central Staff Attorney

Federal Judicial Clerkship Opportunities

NY Unified Court System Legal Fellows Program

Government Opportunities

ACLU Seeks Director for Immigrants' Rights Project

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 EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Robert M. Cover Public Interest Law Retreat

DV LEAP in Washington, DC Seeks Managing Attorney

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

Help PSLawNet Redesign Its Website

NALP/PSLawNet Job Announcements

PsLawNet Resources

JOB FAIRS

The Indianapolis Diversity Job Fair


NEWS, PROGRAMS & UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES

 

Attend the Thirteenth Annual International Career Fair

Thirteenth Annual Informational Career Fair

ATTENTION ALL LAW STUDENTS!  

Career choices keeping you up at night?  Get the answers you've been looking for at this year’s 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 it’s 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 and tax. 

What:   Thirteenth Annual Informational Career Fair 

When:  12:30-2 p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2011 

Where: The Bricks 

Why should you attend?

You’ll 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 potential employers

·         collect written information on different practice areas  

For more information on the Career Fair, please contact Cristina Ortega Lopez in the Career Development Office ("CDO") at cortega@law.miami.edu.

Attend the Informational Session Discussing the CDO's Externship Program

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 2011 session.

Please make sure to attend to hear details about this program.

The Solo and Small Firm Practice Information Session

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 Picnic

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 area. 

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 information.

Backpack 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 agperez@law.miami.edu.

The Warren E. Burger Prize

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 professionalism.

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 Law.

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 in October.

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 to:

Cindy Dennis

American Inns of Court

1229 King Street

Second Floor

Alexandria, VA 22314

For additional 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 1.

The Twenty-Third Annual Law Student Essay Competition

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 AJA’s journal, Court Review.  

The following rules and regulations apply:  

1.         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 groundsEssays determined not to meet this qualification will be not evaluated.

2.         The cover page of the paper must be submitted in a separate document and shall include the title and the author’s name, current mailing and e-mail addresses and telephone number. The author’s 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.

3.         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.

4.         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 plagiarism.

5.         Papers become the property of the American Judges Association and may be published in the Court Review.

6.         Papers should double-spaced and 10-25 pages in length. Extensive footnoting or end noting is discouraged and is included in the paper’s length. Citations, footnotes and endnotes should be in accord with the current edition of A Uniform System of Citation.

7.         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.

8.         Papers will be evaluated, and prizes awarded, at the sole discretion of a panel of AJA members who will have no knowledge of the author’s name or law school.

9.         Winners will be publicly announced at the Association’s 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.

10.       Entries must be e-mailed or postmarked no later than June 1, 2011, and sent to aja@ncsc.org.

11.       First prize is $3,000, second prize is $1,500, and third prize is $1,000. Prize monies are contributed by the American Judges Foundation.

12.       Please notify us at aja@ncsc.org if any of your contact information changes.

For additional information and the entry form, please visit http://aja.ncsc.dni.us/essay-contest/pdfs/essayrules.pdf.

Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

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

(574) 631-6749

Fax: (574) 631-3980

Email: sumption.1@nd.edu

Website: www.nd.edu/

 

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 www.palmbeachbar.org 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, 2011.

The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy Announces its 2011 Summer Institutes

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 Institute, 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 1–5 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 protection law

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 Graduation

Attention 1L 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 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.

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 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 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

The Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Foundation Scholarship

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 Foundation’s 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 Foundation’s 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 Program

Employer:                      New York State Office of Court Administration, Office of Workforce Diversity (New York, NY)

Position:                        2011-2012 Legal Fellows Program

How to Apply:               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.

Contact:                        Legal Fellows Coordinator 

Description:                  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, Graduate/Alumni

Expiration Date:        February 19, 2011

Scholarships Available for Postgraduate Study at the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London

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 carefully. 

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 annually). 

Awards are available to support research in the following areas: 

For the Department of Law: 

  • Criminal Law & Criminal Justice 

  • Public Law 

  • 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) 

For the Centre for Commercial Law Studies: 

  • 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 technology law 

Deadline for applications: 21st February 2011. 

For further details on entry requirements, how to apply, all our available funding and deadlines, please visit: www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees/index.html#funding.

Queen Mary University of London School of Law LL.M. Scholarships

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 Lincoln’s 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 offering: 

  • 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 each

• 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 Proctor’s 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 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. 

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

 

Graduate Opportunities

 

Husch Blackwell in St. Louis Seeking Estate Planning Associate

Employer:                   Husch Blackwell LLP (St. Louis, MO)

Position:                     Estate Planning Associate

How to Apply:           Send a cover letter, resume and transcripts to Andrea Conley at   

                                   andrea.conley@huschblackwell.com.   

 

Description:               

 

Husch 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 law firm. 

Expiration Date:        March 8, 2011

Beckett Law LLC in Hartford Connecticut Seeks Bankruptcy Attorney

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.    

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:

 

Ms. Suzann Beckett: suzannb@beckett-law.com

860-236-1111

543 Prospect
Hartford, CT 06105 

 

The deadline to apply is February 12, 2011.

 

Chicago Law Firm Seeks Entry-Level Associate

 

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 plus.     

 

If interested, send resume and cover letter via email or mail to:

 

N. Elizabeth Reynolds

230 West Monroe Street

Suite 2600

Chicago, Illinois 60606   

reynolds@ask-attorneys.com     

 

The expiration date to apply is February 23, 2011.

Florida Opportunities

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 to: lisa@hoganlawfirm.com.

Commercial Litigation Attorney. 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 jrd@jrdlaw.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 KEPugh2@Earthlink.net.

St. Petersburg “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.

McConnaughhay, 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 mmcinnis@mcconnaughhay.com.

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 firm’s clients. Please e-mail your resume to jbluffstone@thebleakleylawfirm.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 recruiter@conroysimberg.com.

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 robert.bartels@rissman.com.

CLERKSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR LAW STUDENTS

The NFL Summer Internship Program

The NFL’s 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 Program:

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 opportunities.

Selected applicants are placed within the NFL based on interest, experience, academic coursework and the NFL's business needs. This year’s 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.

 Selection Criteria:

  • 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 internship.
  • 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, 2011

Interested students may find postings and apply on-line by visiting https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com. 

First-Year Law Student of Color Diversity Clerkship Applications

Reminder:  First Year Law Student of Color -

Diversity Clerkship Applications

are due February 11, 2011 

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 agencies.   

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 Boston area.

Upcoming Government Deadlines for 1L Students

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 advisor:        

            • 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)

• Federal Communications Commission – Wireline Competition Bureau Pricing Policy Division, Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Between 01/01/11 & 03/15/11)

• City of Chicago – Mayor’s 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, Due 02/12/11)

• Wisconsin Dept. of Justice – Division of Legal Services Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/11/11)

• Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Legal Unit, Chicago District Office Student Externships (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/11)

• New York Attorney General’s Office – Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 02/15/11)

• Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/11)

• City of  Philadelphia District Attorney’s 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)

• Election 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)

• Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/11)

• Alabama Office of the Attorney General – Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)

• Executive Office of the President – Council on Environmental Quality Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)

• Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – Legal Division Summer Legal Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 03/01/11)

• Dept. of  Health & Human Services - Departmental Appeals Board - Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)

• Dept. of  Health & Human Services – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 03/01/11)

• Illinois Attorney General’s Office – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)

• New Jersey Attorney General – Division of Law Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)

• Public Defender Services for the District of Columbia – Criminal Law Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)

• Virginia Attorney General – Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)

• California Franchise Tax Board – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/02/11)

• Commodity Futures Trading Commission – Summer Legal Intern Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline not yet established was 03/02/10) 

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 Students

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 advisor:

Summer Programs

• City of Chicago – Mayor’s 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, Due 02/12/11)

• Wisconsin Dept. of Justice – Division of Legal Services Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/11/11)

• 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 General’s Office – Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 02/15/11)

• Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/11)

• Smithsonian Institution – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/14/11)

• Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Law Clerk & Intern Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/11)

• Election Assistance Commission – Office of General Counsel Law Clerkship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/25/11)

• Environmental Protection Agency – R8 Volunteer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/11)

• Environmental Protection Agency – R1 Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/11)

• Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/11)

• New Jersey Attorney General – Division of Criminal Justice Summer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/11)

• 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 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 (Paid, Deadline 03/01/11)

• Illinois Attorney General’s Office – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)

• New Jersey Attorney General – Division of Law Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)

• 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 03/01/11)

• California Franchise Tax Board – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/02/11)

• Commodity Futures Trading Commission – Summer Legal Intern Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline not yet established was 03/02/10)

Fall Programs

• Securities & Exchange Commission – Law Student Observer Program (Unpaid, Deadline Between 01/24 & 04/04/11)

• Dept. of State – Student Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/11)

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 possible.

Palm Beach County Bar Association Diversity Internship Program

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 student’s 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 future years. 

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 llorenzo@law.miami.edu

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 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.

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 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

 

Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students 

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 Circuit                                 

Overview: The 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 essential.                                                                                          

Applicant must:

·        Have a strong academic record;

·        Posses excellent research, writing and communication skills;

·        Be proficient in word processing and computer skills;

Each intern 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;

The summer program is also used to evaluate law students for clerkship opportunities following graduation.           

Application Process:

Interested applicants are to submit the following:                             

1) Cover 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.

All materials are to be sent to:

Amy S. Berman                                                                                                           

General Counsel                                                                                                                      

15th Judicial Circuit                                                                                                                  

205 North Dixie Highway – 5th Floor                                                                                       

West Palm Beach, Florida 33401        

Submissions 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 deadline.

For more 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 Clerkships

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 Law Judges

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                                     

State Judicial Opportunities

 

Part-Time Trial Court Law Clerk – Fifth Judicial Circuit

Location:  Ocala, FL

Symplicity ID#7606

20 hrs/week

Closing Date:  Open until filled

 

Trial Court Law Clerk – Twelfth Judicial Circuit

Location:  Manatee and/or Sarasota County Judicial Centers

Symplicity ID#7608

Closing Date:  Open until filled

 

Just the Beginning Foundation Externship Program 

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 visit: http://www.jtbf.org/index.php?submenu=ExternshipProgram&src=gendocs&ref=LawSchoolPrograms&category=Programs for details on required documents and a further description of the program.  The deadline is Sunday, February 6, 2011.

 

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.

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 appointment. 

Federal Judicial Clerkship Opportunities

 

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

 

Judge Karon Bowdre, United States District Court, Birmingham, AL

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Jan 18, 2011 - Jul 8, 2011; Term Start: Aug 1, 2012

 

Judge Janet Arterton, United States District Court, New Haven, CT

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Jan 18, 2011 - Sep 16, 2011; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge W. Barfield, United States District Court, Augusta, GA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Jan 21, 2011 - Jul 1, 2011; Term Start: Sep 4, 2012

 

Judge M. Lauck, United States District Court, Richmond, VA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Jan 21, 2011 - Apr 30, 2011; Term Start: Sep 6, 2011

 

Judge Jeanne Graham, United States District Court, St. Paul, MN

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Feb 4, 2011 - Mar 18, 2011; Term Start: Sep 6, 2011

 

Judge Raymond Lohier, United States Court of Appeals. New York, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 2, 2011 - Jun 15, 2012; Term Start: Jun 15, 2012

 

Judge Raymond Lohier, United States Court of Appeals, New York, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 2, 2011 - Aug 15, 2012; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge Robert Littlefield, United States Bankruptcy Court, Albany, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 3, 2011 - Mar 11, 2011; Term Start: Apr 3, 2011

 

Judge Raymond Lohier, United States Court of Appeals, New York, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 2, 2011 - Aug 15, 2011

Term Start: Aug 15, 2011

 

Judge Raymond Lohier, United States Court of Appeals, New York, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 2, 2011 - Jun 15, 2011

Term Start: Jun 15, 2011

 

Judge F. Stillman, United States District Court, Norfolk, VA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Jan 31, 2011 - Sep 12, 2011; Term Start: Aug 20, 2012

 

Judge John Gibney, United States District Court, Richmond, VA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Jan 31, 2011 - Feb 15, 2011; Term Start: Jan 1, 2012

 

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

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

ACLU Seeks Director for Immigrants' Rights Project

Employer:                     American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU

Position:                       Director, Immigrants' Rights Project IRP-05

How to Apply:              Send cover letter, resume and writing sample by email to staff_search_sa@aclu.org

                                      and reference IRP-05/ALUM in subject line

Contact:                       Human Resources

Description:                Will 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.

Expiration Date:        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 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 EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Robert M. Cover Public Interest Law Retreat

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 year’s retreat will take place March 4 — March 6, 2011 at Nature’s Classroom at Sargent Center, Peterborough, NH.


The retreat brings to life the vision of Robert Cover, a Yale Law School professor and social change activist. Cover’s 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.
 

University of 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 Attorney

Employer:                   Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment & Appeals Project, DV LEAP (Washington, DC)

Position:                      Managing Attorney/Custody & Abuse Project

How to Apply:             Send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Liu at elizabeth@dvleap.org

Description:               Lead responsibility for management of a two year federal grant for this Project. www.dvleap.org.     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 grant reporting.

Expiration Date:       February 24, 2011

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.

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
  • 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 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.

JOB FAIRS

The Indianapolis Diversity Job Fair

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 $2500 scholarship. 

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.