Career Development Office Update

THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW

www.law.miami.edu/CDO

March 11, 2011

Table of Contents:

NEWS, Programs & UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES

Attend The Broward Inns of Court Meetings

The James E. Beckley Writing Competition in Securities Arbitration and Law

The National LGBT Bar Foundation Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition

International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest

Capital University Law School Summer Dispute Resolution Institute

Dade County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee Presents Avoiding Snags in the Social Network Intellectual Property Issues in Launching a Social Media Presence

The Warren E. Burger Prize

The Twenty-Third Annual Law Student Essay Competition

Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

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

The University of Connecticut School of Law Student Legal Writing Competition

Tax Law Writing Competition

Legal Brief Writing Contest Announced by New Tupper Lake Business Association

University of La Verne Law Review Writing Competition

Wildlife and Conservation Law Writing Contest

SCHOLARSHIPS & Fellowships

The Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship

The Voice of the Defense Bar - DRI - Law Student Diversity Scholarship

Fox Group Legal, Alston & Bird LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship

NAACP Law Fellows Program

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

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

Graduate Opportunities IN FLORIDA

CLERKSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR LAW STUDENTS

The NAWL-Prudential 2011 1L Summer Internship Program

American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations Minority Outreach Program

VABAW Hong Duc Clerkship Application Summer 2011

The White House Internship Program

Equal Justice Alliance Seeking Students for Internships and Externships

The 2011 NAPABA Internship with Non- Profit/Legal Organization

The U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program

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

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

Supreme Court of New Hampshire Law Clerk Positions for 2012 - 2013

Post Graduate State Court Judicial Clerkships

Post Graduate Judicial Clerkships With Administrative Law Judges

Federal Judicial Clerkship Opportunities

Government Opportunities

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

JOB FAIRS

Statewide Solo, Small Firm Interview Program

The Boston Lawyers Group Boston & Washington Job Fairs for Law Students of Color

The Southeastern Minority Job Fair

The Delaware Minority Job Fair for 2L and 3L Students

The Northwest Minority Job Fair

The Indianapolis Diversity Job Fair


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NEWS, PROGRAMS & UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES

 

Attend The Broward Inns of Court Meetings

The Broward Inns of Court brings together judges, lawyers, law professors and law students who meet regularly to discuss issues involving professionalism for the benefit of the bench and bar. Evening meetings center around dinner and thought provoking contemporary programs suited to increase professionalism and guide the less experienced members. Membership is considered an honor, and is limited in number.

The Broward Inns of Court will be conducting meetings on March 15, 2011 and April 13, 2011.  If you are interested in learning more about the Broward Inns of Court or attending future meetings, please contact Sajani Desai of the Career Development Office ("CDO") at sdesai@law.miami.edu. Please note the CDO will pay the registration fees for the first four students that contact Ms. Desai.

The James E. Beckley Writing Competition in Securities Arbitration and Law

Sponsored by Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association ("PIABA"), the James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition is a writing contest for law students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law. First Prize is $1000, Second Prize is $750, and Third Prize is $500. The PIABA Bar Journal Board-of-Editors publish the first place paper and may, at their option, elect to print additional submissions. Winners will be announced at the PIABA Annual Meeting and posted on the PIABA Website Student Section. 

Topic. The submission may address any aspect of Securities law; Securities arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code.  The writing can be based in theory or practice, but should ultimately advocate a position on the topic area chosen. 

Eligibility. The competition is open to all students who attend a law school in the United States.  Full-time students who are not law students but who write law-related papers as part of a course at an American law school are also eligible.  Employees of PIABA (except for students working less than 20 hours per week) are not eligible to enter the competition.

Authorship.The author must have performed all the key tasks of researching, writing, and revising the paper for himself or herself, but may have received a reasonable amount of advice from academicians or practitioners. Except for any discussions or other activities that occur as part of course activities approved by the student's professor, the author must avoid collaboration with other students. If the paper is written as an assignment in a legal writing class and if the student was assigned to produce the paper along with a partner, the student may submit the paper but must identify the portions for which the student was the sole author. Only those parts of the paper will be evaluated. Under no other circumstances may any of the written product be produced by another.

Criteria and Judging. All entries will be judged anonymously by the PIABA Competition Judges, who will select the winning submission(s). The PIABA Executive Director will notify the award winner(s). The Judges reserve the right not to award any prizes if it is determined that no entries are of sufficient quality to merit selection that year.

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: quality of research and authority provided; accuracy and clarity of the analysis; compliance with legal writing standards and technical quality of writing, including organization, grammar, syntax and form.

Purposes of the James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition. The purposes of the competition are to promote greater interest in and understanding of the fields of securities arbitration and securities law and to encourage excellent legal writing skills in law students. 

Format. Submissions should be on one of the topics listed above. The text of a submission must be double-spaced, with twelve-point font and one-inch margins. Any Question(s) Presented section, the Statement of the Facts / Statement of the Law section, the Argument section, and/or the Conclusion together are limited to 35 pages. If the submission covers both a topic among those listed above and a topic not listed above, only the topic listed above will be evaluated. Submissions will not be penalized for arguing a position that would limit investor rights rather than expand them.

To Enter. Submit entries electronically to rsringo@piaba.org with the subject heading, "2011 Writing Competition". Entries must be received via e-mail no later than midnight October 3, 2011 and shall include the required entry form. The contestant's name and other identifying markings such as school name are not to be on any copy of the submitted entry. The PIABA Executive Director will assign a random number to each entry and will record this number on all copies of each submission. Neither the contestant's identity nor his or her academic institution will be known to any PIABA Competition Judge. Each entrant may submit only one entry.

Submission Deadline. October 3, 2011. The first place winner is invited to accept the James E. Beckley Writing Competition in-person (expenses paid by the PIABA Investors Foundation) during the President's Dinner at the PIABA Annual Meeting on October 28, 2011. 2nd - 3rd places, and Honorable Mention(s) are announced at that time as well.

About James E. Beckley.James E. Beckley – a passionate securities arbitration activist and an accomplished scholar – was well known for defending and promoting the rights of public investors. Along with his advocacy skills, he was as a prolific and outstanding writer. Mr. Beckley served on the Securities Industry Conference on Arbitration, an organization created at the request of the Securities and Exchange Commission to maintain and update the Uniform Code of Arbitration for securities arbitration, and to serve as a sounding board on issues of fairness in arbitration. At the time of his death in 1999, Mr. Beckley was the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association ("PIABA") President. This competition and award has been established to honor his legacy.

 

For additional information, please visit https://piaba.org/law-students/2011-student-writing-competition

 

The National LGBT Bar Foundation Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition

The National LGBT Bar Foundation Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition is open to all students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school during the 2010-2011 academic year. First prize a $1000 and registration for the 2011 Lavender law Fair and Conference, Runner-up also receives registration for the 2011 Lavender Law Fair and Conference. 

Please visit: http://www.lgbtbar.org/competition.html for more detailed information.  Submissions are due May 23, 2011.

International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest

All J.D. candidates currently enrolled in accredited law schools are eligible to participate in the International Association of Defense Counsel ("IADC") Legal Writing Contest. Entrants must write on subjects in the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence or other areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation. The contest is judged by a committee of the IADC.

 

Prizes:

 

First Place:  $2,000 and a plaque

Second Place:  $1,000 and a plaque

Third Place:  $500 and a plaque

Honorable Mention:  Plaque

 

Winning and honorable mention entries are considered for publication in the IADC's quarterly academic publication, the Defense Counsel Journal. The judges also may award honorable mentions. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to the Defense Counsel Journal.

 

Past experience has shown that teachers of litigation-related subjects are in an ideal position to stimulate student interest in legal writing and to encourage participation in the IADC Legal Writing Contest. Each year, a number of the entries appear to have been prepared initially for various courses or seminars, and the caliber of the papers has been high. These faculty members are in an excellent position to encourage their students to enter the IADC contest.

 

More information and the entry form are available on the IADC website at http://www.iadclaw.org/publications/contest.aspx.

Capital University Law School Summer Dispute Resolution Institute

This summer, Capital University Law School will be offering the Summer Dispute Resolution Institute ("SDR") and some of these courses may be of interest to you.  This is the third summer that Capital Law has offered SDR and it is a unique opportunity for law students to gain practical skills in this rapidly growing field. 

SDR is designed to meet the needs of law students seeking to accelerate their study of law in the summer.  SDR consists of 10 different week long courses. Law students can select to take one or more of the course offerings in the areas of negotiation, mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution. The courses are taught by nationally recognized ADR faculty and practitioners.  

Courses being offered: 

Dispute Resolution (2 credits) - July 11-15, 8 am-1:10 pm 

Labor & Employment Arbitration (2 credits) - July 11-15, Noon-5:10 pm 

Mediation (2 credits) - July 18-22, 8 am-1:10 pm 

General Arbitration (2 credits) - July 18-22, Noon-5:10 pm

Divorce Mediation (3 credits) - July 25-July 29, 8 am-5:30 pm

Health Care & Dispute Resolution (2 credits) - July 25-July 31, 1 pm-4:30 pm 

Negotiation (2 credits) - Aug. 1-5, 8 am-1:10 pm 

International Dispute Resolution (2 credits) - Aug. 1-5, Noon-5:10 pm 

Business Negotiations (2 credits) - Aug. 8-12, 8 a.-1:10 pm 

Mediating Workplace Conflicts (2 credits) - Aug. 8-12, Noon-5:10 pm 

You can also learn more about the Institute by visiting www.law.capital.edu/summer.

Dade County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee Presents Avoiding Snags in the Social Network Intellectual Property Issues in Launching a Social Media Presence

Dade County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee Proudly Presents Avoiding Snags in the Social Network Intellectual Property Issues in Launching a Social Media Presence 

Guest Speakers: 

Cecelia Dempsey - Burger King Corporation

Ernesto Luciano - Yahoo! Hispanic Americas

Tricia McDermott Thompkins - Applica Consumer Products

Gustavo Lopez - Discovery Communications 

This event will take place on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, from 12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m. at: 

The Banker's Club

One Biscayne Tower

2 South Biscayne Blvd., 14th Floor 

Registration includes lunch and CLE credit. $35 Members $45 Non-Members. For information, please visit http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=smvnmxn6&v=001p2v57KM8pgaglpRPwDuS2sa1IhZ5ckHaPl6m4uyr4W3rNYcVlR1HBBkDsqzhajQgb785bR0AM_Yo-QmSBlV47sxA1EVtH8wFnCQizoajt31YOQs1ODA43ISR-UpWsRjefmJnITG0PI2n8PxH1LnGj0K5aShHvK5otS7esBxVgW6sXHvnJRqu8JyZxkQ98raSjDhVjm15Vrg%3D.

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 grounds." Essays 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 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 Instituteor 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/.

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.

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.

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 Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship

This Midwest firm with offices in Minneapolis, Des Moines, Bismarck, Fargo, Mexico and Shanghai, in collaboration with the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation is providing a scholarship of $10,000 to a first-year law student of a diverse background. 

Application deadline is March 31, 2011.  Please visit http://www.fredlaw.com/firm/scholarship.htm for more information, including the link to the application and application checklist.

The Voice of the Defense Bar - DRI - Law Student Diversity Scholarship

DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American students. Incoming second and third-year female law students are also eligible, regard­less of race or ethnicity. Incoming second and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice ("AAJ"), Law School or Law Student members of AAJ or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. To qualify for this scholarship, candidate must be a full-time student or evening student who has completed two-thirds or more of the total credit hours requirement for a degree by the applicant's law school. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tan­gible way, the DRI Diversity Statement in Principle. 

Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:  

  • Demonstrated academic excellence

  • Service to the profession

  • Service to the community

The deadline to apply is April 27, 2011.

DRI law student memberships are available for an annual fee of $20.00. For more information on DRI, how to apply for the scholarship or become a member, visit www.DRI.org.

Fox Group Legal, Alston & Bird LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship

Fox Group Legal ("FGL"), Alston & Bird and Kirkland & Ellis are seeking two Fellows for their Summer 2011 Diversity Fellowship Program. During this 10-week program, the Fellows will spend five weeks at one of the participating law firms and five weeks at FGL. Fellows will be exposed to a variety of work assignments from different practice areas, including intellectual property, employment law and general litigation. At the firms, the Fellows will also be exposed to corporate transactional matters. The Fellows will be paid a weekly stipend of no less than $1,500 for the duration of the Fellowship. The program is intended to advance the Fellows' professional development by enabling the formation of collegial and mentoring relationships and allowing the Fellows an early view into two significant career alternatives – in-house work at an entertainment company and work as outside counsel at a major law firm.

Candidates must be currently enrolled as first-year students at an accredited law school. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, undergraduate transcript, all available law school grades or transcripts, and the contact information for one law school faculty member as a reference. In the cover letter, applicants should describe their experience with and commitment to diversity (including but not limited to diversity in the context of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion and disability), and in particular, describe how their career will enhance diversity in the legal profession. Cover letters should be no more than 500 words. The cover letter should also indicate whether the candidate desires to be considered for placement at Alston & Bird, Kirkland & Ellis or either.

Current 1L students are encouraged to apply for this exciting 10 week program.  Five weeks will be spent with Fox Group Legal, a fast-paced worldwide entertainment company whose businesses include motion picture and television production companies, and five weeks will be spent with either Alston & Bird or Kirkland & Ellis working on corporate transactional matters including IP, employment and others. 

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, undergraduate transcript, law school transcript and the contact information for one law school faculty member as a reference by March 11, 2011.  The required cover letter should meet the specifications described in the attached announcement. Applications should be directed to Kelli Serden, Recruiter, at kelli.serden@fox.com with the subject line "Diversity Fellowship Application."

NAACP Law Fellows Program

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ("NAACP") is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. The principal object of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all minority group citizens. As part of its mission, the NAACP seeks to enforce federal, state and local laws securing civil rights and to educate persons about their constitutional rights. 

Throughout its history, the NAACP has provided attorneys the opportunity to make significant, historic contributions to the field of civil rights law. Past NAACP attorneys include Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, Constance Baker-Motely, Robert Carter and Nathaniel Jones. The NAACP hopes to inspire attorneys to enter the field of civil rights law and to provide broad exposure to various strategies utilized by grass roots civil rights organizations.  

The NAACP Law Fellow Program is designed to give students who have completed at least one year of law school the opportunity to work for the summer at NAACP Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. The NAACP Law Fellow Program is made possible through the generous support of the Kellogg's Corporate Citizenship Fund, which has funded the program since its 2003 inception.  

Those selected for the program will: 

  • Work with civil rights attorneys on relevant issues concerning criminal justice, education, housing, voting rights and environmental justice;
  • Attend the NAACP National Convention and Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Los Angeles, California;
  • Examine and evaluate citizen complaints of civil rights violations;
  • Increase their opportunities to obtain judicial clerkships;
  • Interact with civil rights leaders and attorney advocates;
  • Review and obtain approval for direct action.

Law Fellows will be selected based on a number of factors, including recommendations; interest in civil rights law and academic performance. Selected participants will be awarded a stipend of $6,000 to offset living and travel expenses while participating in the program. Fellows will be responsible for securing their own housing and transportation for the duration of the program. Fellows may also seek funding from outside sources to supplement the stipend. Questions concerning the program should be directed to Dorcas R. Gilmore, Assistant General Counsel, at (410) 580-5798, or via email at dgilmore@naacpnet.org

To Apply: 

  • Completed Application
  • Law School Transcript
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (from at least one; preferably two professors)
  • Résumé
  • 50-100 word essay describing your interest (see no. 10 on application)

Please forward completed application packet no later than March 18, 2011 to: 

Dorcas R. Gilmore

Assistant General Counsel

NAACP

4805 Mount Hope Drive

Baltimore, Maryland 21215

(410) 580-5792

(410) 358-9350 (fax)

Law fellows will work at the NAACP National Legal Department at NAACP headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland and be exposed to every aspect of the legal field from litigation to advocacy to corporate governance. Ask your CDO advisor for an application or you may access it online.

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.

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 IN FLORIDA

Tucker & Tighe, P. A. - Fort Lauderdale small downtown A-V Rated law firm seeks litigation associate with 0-2 years experience for community association practice. Please refer to www.tuckertighe.com for info on firm. E-mail resume to hire710@yahoo.com.

Real Estate & Commercial Litigation. Fort Walton Beach law firm seeks Fla. Bar member with minimum of two years experience in real estate or commercial litigation. Construction litigation experience is a plus. Busy practice offers exceptional opportunities for professional growth and partnership. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume and salary requirements in confidence to fax: 850-244-4488, or email: mike@crewlaw.com.

Leading Tampa Commercial Real Estate Practice: Hill Ward Henderson, an AV-rated, Tampa, Florida law firm seeks qualified attorneys for its Real Estate Group. Candidates must have 1-3 years of experience in commercial real estate, lending and/or leasing transactions. The position requires excellent academic credentials, sizeable transaction experience, client development potential and strong work ethic. This position offers immediate front-line deal involvement in a friendly, collegial work environment, an equity partner opportunity, and excellent compensation and benefits. Clients include recognized commercial developers, major lending institutions, brokers and investors as well as schools and universities. Send resume and cover letter in confidence to Jeanie M. Poley at jpoley@hwhlaw.com. Please visit our firm website at www.hwhlaw.com.

Statewide AV rated defense firm seeking attorneys with 1 - 3 years experience in property loss claims to join their Tampa and Wellington locations. Litigation experience is necessary. SIGNING BONUS available to attorneys with more than one (1) year sinkhole experience. Send resume in confidence to dsalmon@gspalaw.com (Tampa) or rgroelle@gspalaw.com (Wellington).

AV-Rated firm in Lakeland searching for an attorney with 0-3 years experience in tax, estate planning, guardianship, and probate. LL.M. or CPA preferred. Top 25% of law school class and relocation to Lakeland is required. Fax cover latter and resume to E. Reynolds at 863-583-0447.

Associate Attorney for West Palm Beach office at AV rated statewide law firm. Zero to four years experience in workers' compensation and/or general liability. Growing firm with Partnership track. E-mail resume to lfullwood@waltonlantaff.com.

CLERKSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR LAW STUDENTS

 

The NAWL-Prudential 2011 1L Summer Internship Program

 

The National Association of Women Lawyers ("NAWL") is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. ("Prudential") to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity to a highly-motivated first-year law student. Through this partnership, NAWL will help select a student to join the 2011 summer law intern class at Prudential for an 11-week internship at Prudential's offices in Newark, New Jersey; Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA, San Francisco, CA; or Shelton, CT for a stipend of approximately $8,500.
 

About NAWL and Prudential:

 

Founded over 100 years ago, NAWL is the leading voluntary organization devoted to the interests of women lawyers and women's legal rights. NAWL has members in all 50 states and engages in numerous programs and activities to advance its mission.  More information can be found at www.nawl.org. Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance
and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management and real estate services. For more  information, please visit http://www.prudential.com.

 

Internship Responsibilities:

 

The summer intern will have the opportunity to work with attorneys who support the broad reach of the Prudential businesses. The summer intern will also participate in the summer intern training program, which includes programs presented by Prudential attorneys that highlight different areas of the business and the legal department. Each intern will be paired with an attorney who will serve as a mentor during the program and will provide guidance on projects. The summer intern may also have an opportunity to practice interviewing skills, prepare presentations and shadow attorneys on various projects. The summer internship will run between May 23, 2011, and August 12, 2011. The summer intern will be paid a stipend of approximately $8,500, which shall accrue and be paid on an hourly basis.

 

Qualifications:

 

Each applicant must be a member of NAWL and must be a law student enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school and have successfully completed the first year of law school and be scheduled for graduation in spring 2013 (full-time students) or spring 2014 (part-time students). Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent. The ideal applicant will have financial or business-related experience or interest.

 

How to Apply:

To apply, you must submit a cover letter, resume, a list of three references, and a copy of your transcript to:

Rebecca Whitehurst
Communications Coordinator
National Association of Women Lawyers
321 N Clark St. MS 15.2
Chicago, IL 60654
Fax: 312.988.5491
Phone: 312.988.5861
whitehurstr@nawl.org  

Please write "Prudential Internship" in the subject line of all correspondence. All materials must be received by 12:00 p.m. CST on March 11, 2011. Finalists must be available to participate in phone interviews between March 21-25, 2011. A finalist shall be selected and notified on or before April 1, 2011.

 

American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations Minority Outreach Program

Students with a demonstrated interest in labor law or students that may be interested in the field are encouraged to apply to the LCC Minority Outreach Program.  This program is designed to introduce minority students to the practice of law and to the labor community by providing summer clerkship opportunities with participating firms and union legal departments. 

Please follow this link, http://unionlawyers.aflcio.org/, for more information, a listing of participating employers and employer specific application information and deadlines.  Please note that each organization has its own specific deadline and interested applicants should apply as soon as possible.  Please contact the firms or legal departments directly with any questions or to submit an application.  Be sure to reference "LCC Minority Outreach" in all correspondence.   

VABAW Hồng Đức Clerkship Application Summer 2011 

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington is excited to provide an opportunity for a law student to work for the firm Hogan Lovells in its Vietnam office for three months this summer.  Selected applicant will be provided with round trip airfare and $1000 a month stipend for each of the three months in Vietnam. Applicants can be a 1L, 2L or 3L but must be a US citizen or permanent resident, be eligible to work and study in Vietnam and must also posses or be able to obtain a US passport.  Applicants will be evaluated based on several criteria and should submit a completed application packet. 

A completed application must include all of the following: 

1.         This completed application form signed and dated by the applicant.

2.         A separate personal statement explaining your interest in comparative law and/or international law in Vietnam and why you are the best candidate for the Clerkship (1,000 words or less).

3.         A legal writing sample (Maximum 5 pages).

4.         A letter of recommendation (which may be included in the applicant's packet or mailed/emailed directly to Lam Nguyen-Bull, Garvey Schubert Barer, 18th Floor, Second & Seneca Building, 1191 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, lam@gsblaw.com, separately)

5.         Most recent law school transcript (unofficial accepted).

6.         Resume.

7.         Signed Release Form. 

All application materials must be received by March 21, 2011, by 5 pm (PST). Application materials may be submitted: 

  • In hard copy to Lam Nguyen-Bull, Garvey Schubert Barer, 18th Floor, Second & Seneca Building, 1191 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101; or
  • In legible .pdf copy via email to lam@gsblaw.com.

If you have any questions, please check the website at www.vabaw.com, or contact Lam Nguyen-Bull at lam@gsblaw.com.

The White House Internship Program

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities. All White House Internship Program participants must be:

·        United States citizens

·        At least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship

·        Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university OR graduated in the past two years from undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university 

OR  

·        A veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces with a high school diploma or equivalent and has served on active duty over past 2 years

All White House Interns are expected to intern full-time for the entire term of the program:

  • Please visit the FAQ page for questions regarding quarter systems

  • The White House internship program is an unpaid program

  • The White House internship program is a full-time program

  • Interns will be expected to work from approximately 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday-Friday

  • Hours may vary by office

  • The fall internship term runs from September 6, 2011 - December 16, 2011

Please visit the FAQ page for questions regarding the definition of "full-time"

To apply, a completed packet includes:

  • Two Essays: Each answer should be between 300-500 words in length

  • Current Resume: Your resume should not exceed one page

  • Three Letters of Recommendation

All application materials must be submitted online. 

·        The Fall 2011 application is now available

·       All Fall 2011 White House Internship application materials MUST be submitted ON or BEFORE 11:59 p.m. EDT March 13, 2011.

·        When an applicant enters a recommender's email address into the application, the recommender will be sent an email with instructions on how to submit a recommendation for the applicant.

·        When a letter of recommendation has been successfully submitted, both the applicant and the recommender will receive an email confirmation with the name of the recommender who has submitted a letter on the applicant's behalf

To apply, go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/apply/application.

As a reminder, the application deadline for the White House Internship Program's fall 2011 session is Sunday, March 13.  Below is more information that might be helpful to prospective White House Interns: 

-          Visit the White House Internship website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/

-          Apply to the White House Internship program: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/apply/

-          Learn more about the selection process: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/selection/

A White House Internship provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and prepare them for future public service involvement.

Equal Justice Alliance Seeking Students for Internships and Externships

Equal Justice Alliance is a coalition of organizations challenging the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and other similar legislation affecting the civil liberties and First Amendment rights of individuals advocating for animals.

For information about the organization, visit www.equaljusticealliance.org. 

Externships / Internships:  Seeking law students to work full-time (40 hours / week) or part-time (see below) during the following periods: 

Summer 2011 (11 weeks, preferably full-time; if part time, at least 14 hours/week)

Fall 2011 (if part time, at least 8-10 hours/week)

Spring 2012 (if part time, at least 8-10 hours/week) 

Note:  This does not qualify for federal work study programs. 

Duties:

Conduct legal and fact research on civil liberties/rights issues as they relate to protecting the constitutional rights of individuals advocating for animals, including the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and its state analogues.  This will involve researching and analyzing recent cases, laws and law enforcement trends; tracking legal updates for our website; liaising with bar associations, constitutional rights societies and other organizations, and with the legislative communities on the local, state and federal level; and organizing forums at law schools and elsewhere to create awareness.   Working with social networking tools to create legal awareness.

Qualifications:

Required:  excellent legal writing and research and oral communication skills, and facility with Word and Excel.  This is a telecommuting position from anywhere in the U.S. (initial contact is in NYC); therefore, must be able to work independently, be self motivated and work well through telephone conferences.  Access to Lexis/Nexis or Westlaw, and familiarity with social networking tools a plus.   

The 2011 NAPABA Internship with Non-Profit/Legal Organization

Intern will work closely with the NAPABA Policy Director and the Programs Associate in Washington DC.  Internship is unpaid, but NAPABA will support the applicants' efforts to seek academic credit for their work.  Excellent writing skills and attention to detail are required.  Ideal candidate will be self-motivated, hard-working and have an ability to work with a diverse staff. 

Applicants must submit resume, cover letter, list of three references and a writing sample.  Internship will remain open until the position is filled.

Please visit the following website for more information:

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=a9n6dgdab&v=001F21jA-5PIHb4lCttjKWMuhfHhQxPrJAUjHM1i0gmvOuRu2HvCH_aC8xuT0Bvfaupe4we0h-QDhFq3R_rL3REF3Jd8NJblei8ExT-Acr-t7U%3D.

 

The U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program

The Office of the Solicitor is responsible for the legal work of the U.S. Department of the Interior ("DOI"), with nearly 200 practicing attorneys in the headquarters office and more than 300 attorneys nationwide. DOI is the Nation's premier conservation agency. The agency's mission is to protect America's treasures for future generations, provide access to our nation's natural and cultural heritage, offer recreation opportunities, honor our trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives and our responsibilities to island communities, conduct scientific research, provide wise stewardship of energy and mineral resources, foster sound use of land and water resources, and conserve and protect fish and wildlife. The work that the agency does through their offices and bureaus (including the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Surface Mining, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement) affects the lives of millions of people; from the family taking a vacation in a national park to a child studying in an Indian school. 

The Office of the Solicitor has responsibility for advising DOI officials on the legal aspects and impacts of its programs, and assisting the U.S. Department of Justice in litigation in the federal courts. With an emphasis on high ethical standards, excellence in public service, and the delivery of high quality legal counsel, the agency provides advice and representation to assist DOI to fulfill its broad mission, including management of the Department's Ethics Office and resolving appeals under the Freedom of Information Act.

With this diverse work load and the demand of extensive litigation and program counseling, the Office is continually looking for talented, dedicated law students with an interest in gaining practical experience in complex civil litigation and in advising agencies on the legal aspects of their mission. The legal interns/externs will be called upon to conduct legal research on a variety of environmental and administrative law issues, as well as on issues involving Indian law. Students typically draft legal memoranda, briefs and motions, and assist with discovery in active federal cases.  

Students may participate in conference calls and strategy sessions with other agency counsel, including Justice Department lawyers and agency officials. There may be additional opportunities to attend hearings and meetings in the Washington, D.C. area. Due to the agency's unique responsibilities to support the Department's programs to benefit American Indians and Alaska Natives, Native American candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Qualifications:To qualify, individuals must be a student in good standing at an accredited law school. Candidates desired are those possessing excellent legal research and writing skills. 

How to Apply:Students may apply by submitting the following documents: 

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume' which includes 2 professional or academic references
  • Student Volunteer Application Form (on website - see below)
  • Copy of most recent transcripts (official or unofficial)
  • Writing Sample (no more than 3 pages)

*A consolidated PDF file of all documents submitted for consideration is preferred.

Please submit application packages NO LATER THAN MARCH 25, 2011 Via email to studentemployment@sol.doi.gov.

OR 

Via FAX to Human Resources Team on (202) 513-0790. 

Please include in subject line of email and/or Fax: "INTERNSHIP APPLICATION – FALL 2011". The application forms can be accessed at http://www.doi.gov/solicitor/DOI_Solicitor_Legal_Intern-Extern_program_Spring_2011.pdf.  

If you have questions regarding this program, you may contact Kimberly Benton on (202) 208-6240 or Leslie McBroom on (202) 208-0273.

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.

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 

 

Supreme Court of New Hampshire Law Clerk Positions for 2012 - 2013

Supreme Court of New Hampshire

Law Clerk Positions 2012 - 2013

Judicial clerkships with the New Hampshire Supreme Court in Concord, New Hampshire will be filled for employment to begin in late August 2012.  Each of the five justices of the Supreme Court has two law clerks who work closely with the justice in the process of researching and writing opinions.  The annual salary is currently $51,624.00, plus certain benefits.

The deadline for filing application materials is August 1, 2011, but applicants are encouraged to file early.  Interviews will be held in September 2011. Successful candidates will demonstrate an excellent writing and research background. Admission to the New Hampshire Bar is not a requirement for the law clerk position.

Applicants who either possess a law degree or are candidates for a law degree in 2012 should mail one copy of their application materials to Mrs. Margaret Haskett, Executive Secretary to the Chief Justice, N.H. Supreme Court, One Charles Doe Drive, Concord, NH 03301 (603-271-2646).  Electronic applications are not accepted.  Application materials should include a cover letter, a resume, the names of three references with contact information, a law school transcript and a writing sample of not more than ten pages in length.

For further information on the clerkship positions, please contact Margaret Haskett by e-mail at MHaskett@courts.state.nh.us or by phone (603-271-2646).

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                                     

Federal Judicial Clerkship Opportunities

 

The following judges have added new clerkship positions: 

 

Judge Pamela Rymer, United States Court of Appeals, Pasadena, CA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 4, 2011 - Sep 10, 2011; Term Start: Aug 1, 2011

 

Judge Timothy Bommer, United States District Court, Sacramento, CA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 4, 2011 - Mar 21, 2011; Term Start: Mar 21, 2011

 

Judge Patricia Seitz, United States District Court, Miami, FL

Term: Temporary; Applications accepted: Feb 28, 2011 - May 1, 2011; Term Start: Sep 1, 2011

 

Judge B. Edenfield, United States District Court, Savannah, GA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 1, 2011 - Jul 15, 2011; Term Start: Aug 1, 2012

 

Judge Timothy Batten, United States District Court, Atlanta, GA

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Feb 28, 2011 - Apr 15, 2011; Term Start: May 9, 2011

 

Judge Theresa Springmann, United States District Court, Fort Wayne, IN

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 28, 2011 - Mar 31, 2011; Term Start: Aug 1, 2011

 

Judge Kermit Lipez, United States Court of Appeals, Portland, ME

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 4, 2011 - Feb 1, 2012; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge E. Jolly, United States Court of Appeals, Jackson, MS

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 4, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011; Term Start: Aug 13, 2012

 

Judge Thomas Waldrep, United States Bankruptcy Court, Winston-Salem, NC

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Mar 1, 2011 - Nov 4, 2011; Term Start: Aug 27, 2012

 

Judge Joanna Seybert, United States District Court, Central Islip, NY

Term: Temporary; Applications accepted: Mar 4, 2011 - Apr 30, 2011; Term Start: Apr 1, 2011

 

Judge Sara Lioi, United States District Court, Akron, OH

Term: 1 Year, Applications accepted: Feb 28, 2011 - Mar 31, 2011; Term Start: Mar 31, 2011

 

Judge Ronald Gilman, United States Court of Appeals, Memphis, TN

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 3, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011; Term Start: Aug 20, 2012

 

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, United States Court of Appeals, Washington, DC

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 11, 2011 - Sep 14, 2011; Term Start: Aug 6, 2012

 

Judge Pierre Leval, United States Court of Appeals, New York, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 8, 2011 - Sep 27, 2011; Term Start: Dec 15, 2012

 

Judge Pierre Leval, United States Court of Appeals, New York, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 8, 2011 - Sep 27, 2011; Term Start: Sep 1, 2012

 

Judge Pierre Leval, United States Court of Appeals, New York, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 8, 2011 - Sep 27, 2011; Term Start: Jun 15, 2012

 

Judge D. Smith, United States Court of Appeals, Duncansville, PA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 8, 2011 - Sep 1, 2011; Term Start: Sep 1, 2012

 

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

GOVERNMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

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

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

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

JOB FAIRS

Statewide Solo, Small Firm Interview Program

Statewide Solo, Small Firm Interview Program
April 2, 2011 in Weston, FL

Student registration is now open for the 2011 Solo, Small Firm Interview Program.  The event will take place in Weston at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center and Spa during the Solo, Small Firm Conference, on April 2, 2011.  The Program enables law students and recent graduates from all of Florida's law schools to interview for legal positions with solo and small firm practitioners. Attached below as a link is the Student Registration Form and Participating Employer List.

Students are also encouraged to attend the Conference as it provides an excellent networking opportunity. During the past two years, several students were interviewed on the spot by attorneys who had openings at the last minute.  Students attending the Interview Program and/or the Conference are invited to attend the FREE law student session at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, April 2nd, "The Extraordinary New Associate:  Landing & Keeping a Dream Job" a panel discussion moderated by UF Law Assistant Dean Linda Calvert Hanson.

Currently, the following employers are scheduled to participate in the Interview Program:

David B. Haber, PA - Miami
http://www.dhaberlaw.com/
Seeking resumes from: 3Ls, LL.M.s & Recent Graduates (Graduated on/after May 2010)
Qualifications: Litigation or judicial internship experience preferred
Full-time position

Lockwood Law Group - Sarasota
http://www.lockwoodlawgroup.com/
Seeking resumes from: 2Ls, 3Ls & Recent Graduates (Graduated on/after May 2010)
Qualifications: Have taken Trial Advocacy
Part-time, Summer Associate/Clerk positions

RESUME COLLECT ONLY:
Chris Mancini, PA - Ft. Lauderdale
http://www.chrismanciniesq.com/
Seeking resumes from: 1Ls
Qualifications: Research and writing skills
Project based position

Student Registration Submission Instructions

Your Registration Form must be faxed or scanned and emailed contemporaneously with your resume.  Resumes must be submitted in .pdf format as an email attachment to bryantk@law.ufl.edu by 12:00 pm on March 11, 2011.  The filename must contain your last name and law school initials.  Please include "SFIP 2011 Student Registration" in the subject line.  In the body of the email indicate employers with whom you are interested in interviewing.  You will be notified whether selected or not via email by 12:00 pm on March 22, 2011, unless the employer is only collecting resumes. Employers conducting resume collects will contact students directly at will. 

PLEASE NOTE:  If selected, you must accept or decline the interview by 4 p.m. on March 25, 2011.  If a student does not respond during the accept/decline period it will be considered an Accept.

Think before submitting.  You signed your registration form stating you understood that you will be expected to attend if you receive two or more interviews.  Do not submit a resume if you are unsure of your level of commitment to traveling to Weston for these interviews. Please contact me or Kristen Bryant at UF Law to resolve any issues or questions before submitting your resume.

The Boston Lawyers Group Boston & Washington Job Fairs for Law Students of Color

The Boston Job fair will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at the InterContinental Hotel, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA. The Washington, D.C. Job Fair will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2011, at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

In addition to the job fairs, the Boston Lawyers Group ("BLG") will host networking receptions for selected students. Registration for the fair is open April 1, - July 11, 2011. For more information, please visit www.thebostonlawyersgroup.com and click on "Employment Opportunities."

The Southeastern Minority Job Fair

Pre-registration will be open April 7 at 12:00 noon through April 14th through the Miami Law CDO. Please be monitoring your Miami Law email account for registration information and other important deadlines related to this job fair. The fair will be held on Friday, July 30 & Saturday, July 31, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta Northwest in Marietta, Georgia. A complete time line and other information may be found at www.semjf.org.

The Delaware Minority Job Fair for 2L and 3L Students

This year's Job Fair will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011, in Wilmington, Delaware. The Job Fair is open to all second and third-year law students seeking positions in Delaware for the summer of 2012 and fall of 2013. Interested students must complete and return an application form, along with their resumes and college and law school transcripts to the Job Fair Administrator by Wednesday, April 28, 2011. All questions can be directed to Kara P. Zidek, Job Fair Administrator at (302) 571-5006.

The Northwest Minority Job Fair

This event will be held on Saturday, August 27th, 2011 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, in K&L Gates' Seattle offices, located at 925 4th Avenue, Suite 2900. Job Fair participants are also encouraged to attend the Fair luncheon held at 12:00 p.m., featuring a local guest speaker. Applications for the fair are due April 30, 2011. Please see website for more information www.NWMJF.org.

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.