NEWS, PROGRAMS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Attend The Broward Inns of Court
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
To Enter. Submit entries electronically to email@example.com 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
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.
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
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,
International Association of Defense Counsel Legal
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.
$2,000 and a plaque
Place: $1,000 and a plaque
$500 and a plaque
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.
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.
and the entry form are available on the IADC website at http://www.iadclaw.org/publications/contest.aspx.
Capital University Law School Summer Dispute
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
Courses being offered:
Dispute Resolution (2 credits) - July 11-15, 8
Labor & Employment Arbitration (2 credits) -
July 11-15, Noon-5:10 pm
Mediation (2 credits) - July 18-22, 8 am-1:10
General Arbitration (2 credits) - July 18-22,
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
International Dispute Resolution (2 credits) -
Aug. 1-5, Noon-5:10 pm
Business Negotiations (2 credits) - Aug. 8-12, 8
Mediating Workplace Conflicts (2 credits) - Aug.
8-12, Noon-5:10 pm
You can also learn more about the Institute by
Dade County Bar Association Intellectual Property
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Cecelia Dempsey - Burger King Corporation
Ernesto Luciano - Yahoo! Hispanic Americas
Tricia McDermott Thompkins - Applica Consumer
Gustavo Lopez - Discovery
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
The Warren E. Burger
Prize is a writing competition designed to encourage outstanding
scholarship that "promotes the ideals of excellence, civility,
ethics and professionalism within the legal profession," the core
mission of the American Inns of Court. The American Inns of Court
invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars and other
authors to participate in the competition by submitting an original,
unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic of their
choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and
The judges for the
competition are Professor Stephen Gillers, Chair, Emily Kempin
Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law; Professor
Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., Trustee Professor of Law at the University
of Pennsylvania Law School; Professor Nancy J. Moore, Nancy Barton
Scholar and Professor of Law at the Boston University School of Law;
and, Professor Robert M. Wilcox, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
and Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of
The author of the
winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and the essay will
be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The Warren E. Burger
Prize is presented annually as part of the American Inns of Court
Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States
The 2011 Warren E.
Burger Prize Cover Page and Rules are now available in the "Related
Links" panel at http://www.innsofcourt.org/Content/Default.aspx?Id=309.
Send a completed cover page with the required
materials no later than June 1, 2011 to the American
Inns of Court national office. Submissions should be addressed
Inns of Court
information, contact Cindy Dennis at (703) 684-3590, ext. 104, or
click on http://www.innsofcourt.org/Content/SendEmail.aspx?ImisId=92473 to email Cindy. The winning essay will be selected by September
The Twenty-Third Annual Law Student Essay
The American Judges
Association ("AJA") announces its annual essay competition open to
all full-time law students enrolled in, and attending, an accredited
law school in the United States or Canada. The first prize for the
contest is $3,000; second is $1,500; and third is $1,000. First,
second and third place winners and their law schools will be
presented with an award certificate. The winning essay may be
published in AJA's journal, Court Review.
The following rules
and regulations apply:
Any student regularly enrolled in and attending classes at an
accredited law school in the United States or Canada is
eligible to enter. Submission of a paper, with one cover page and
the completed entry form constitutes entry. Essays submitted for the
2011 competition MUST be under the topic of "Must a minor student be given his or her rights,
including a Miranda warning and the right to have a parent present,
before being questioned by police on school grounds." Essays determined not to
meet this qualification will be not evaluated.
The cover page of the paper must be submitted in a separate document
and shall include the title and the 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.
All papers shall be the original, unpublished work of an individual
student, but may have been prepared as a course assignment. Normal
guidance of law school faculty is permitted.
Entry grants AJA the right of first publication of the paper and is
agreement to hold AJA and its members harmless from, and to
indemnify them for, any and all damages and costs relating to
copyright infringement or plagiarism.
Papers become the property of the American Judges Association and
may be published in the Court Review.
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
First prize is $3,000, second prize is $1,500, and third prize is
$1,000. Prize monies are contributed by the American Judges
Please notify us at email@example.com if any of your contact information
For additional information and the entry form,
please visit http://aja.ncsc.dni.us/essay-contest/pdfs/essayrules.pdf.
Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing
Notre Dame Law School sponsors an annual writing
competition on the topic of legal ethics. All students with an
interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate.
The competition is open to all law students at U.S. and Canadian law
schools. Entries should concern any issue within the general
category of legal ethics. Entries must be original, unpublished
work. Entries must not exceed 50 pages, including notes, on 8.5x11
paper, double space, and standard font. Coauthored essays may be
submitted. Submissions will be judged by a panel of faculty of the
Notre Dame Law School. A prize of $2,500.00 will be awarded for one
winning entry. All entries must be
received before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011. Please include a cover letter with contact information and name of
current law school.
All entries should be submitted to:
Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition
Notre Dame Law School
P.O. Box 780
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Fax: (574) 631-3980
The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy
Announces its 2011 Summer
The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy
at Capital University Law School is pleased to announce that the
application for our 2011 Summer Institutes is now available.
Any student interested in adoption and child welfare topics should
consider registering for either (or both!) the Interdisciplinary Child
Welfare 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
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,
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
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.
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
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
Specifications: All papers are
to be submitted electronically by
e-mail. Please reference
"Writing Competition" in the subject line. Your paper should be
typed double-spaced, set in Times New Roman font on 8.5×11 inch
paper with 1 inch margins on all sides. Papers are to be formatted
with endnotes. Papers submitted with footnotes will not be accepted.
Entries should be between 25-30 pages long, not including endnotes.
Citations are to conform to A Uniform System of Citation (the
All entries must be received by Friday, April 15,
submitted after that date will not be considered. Include a cover
letter with your entry stating your name, mailing address, and phone
number along with the name of your law school and your expected year
any additional questions to Steven
To download a
copy of the rules, visit http://www.jmls.edu/academics/tax_eb_law/pdf/2011_Faherty_Rules.pdf.
Legal Brief Writing Contest Announced by New Tupper
Lake Business Association
On Friday, November 19th,
the newly created Tupper Lake Business Community, Inc. announced a
writing contest that is being submitted to law schools around the
country, seeking students who are interested in preparing a brief
concerning the influences that have had a negative effect on the
Adirondack economy. Full details and rules regarding the
contest are posted online at http://tlbusiness.org.
First prize for the writing contest
will be $7,500; second prize $2,000; and third prize $500.
All brief submissions must be received by
April 15th. The panel of judges will
be announced in the near future.
Committee Spokespeople Mark Moeller
and Beth Johnson told the group of nearly 50 people, that there has
been tremendous attention given to the environment in the Adirondack
Park, with little regard to the economy. Moeller noted, "the
intent of the contest is to have the law students from around the
country review the influences on local businesses as well as on the
regulatory agencies within the Adirondack Park, by outside parties
and preservationist advocacy groups, and to prepare a brief that
will be judged by a panel of experts in order to highlight and
quantify the impact those influences have had on the economy and the
people of the Adirondacks."
Johnson added, "we believe this group
supports the true intent of the Adirondack Park Act, and believes
the staff of the Adirondack Park Agency are true professionals that
care about the environment and economy of the Park. This
effort is not directed at them." Johnson went on to say,
"there are groups who have had an undue adverse impact on our
economy, and have used tactics that have come at a great cost to the
local economies within the Park."
Moeller also clarified the difference
between this group and ARISE. "The TLBC group has a very
narrow focus with donations going for a specific purpose.
ARISE has a more broad approach, and they are not set up for this
type of advocacy."
The writing contest will focus
specifically on Tupper Lake, knowing that much of the information
provided by the students, will have a regional implication.
Attorneys Doug Wright and Kirk
Gagnier, have been in contact with top law schools and, gauging the
reaction by some of the professors, have reported that there seems
to be overwhelming excitement about the project. Gagnier said,
"there is a growing trend across the country, that advocacy group
influence has come at a quantifiable cost, and this writing contest
will offer a legal opinion on the impact felt in Tupper Lake."
Wright added, "there has been no
discussion of this leading to a legal suit against any groups or
individuals. This is an educational, research based effort
that will be reviewed carefully after the submissions are made."
Business Community, Inc. is a New York not-for-profit
association of businesses, formed to aggressively solicit
information and solutions from various groups to advance the
business environment in upstate New York, specifically Tupper
Lake. More information is available at http://tlbusiness.org.
University of La Verne Law Review Writing
The University of La Verne Law
Review is seeking
submissions for its Symposium Issue on ADR to be published in fall
2011. Law students have the opportunity to submit a Note or
Comment to be considered for its Student Writing
The grand prize is $200 and publication
in volume 33 of the University of
La Verne Law Review. An eligible Note or Comment must have
been written while the author was an enrolled student in an
ABA-accredited law school during the 2010 calendar year. No
paper that has been published in any form will be
Submissions must include a
cover page which identifies the 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
submissions must be emailed by
July 31, 2011. Write "ADR Student Writing
Contest" in the subject line. Early submissions are
Wildlife and Conservation Law Writing
Conservation Law Writing Contest
by the Legal Committee of the Southeastern Association of Fish &
Wildlife Agencies ("SEAFWA"). SEAFWA is an organization whose
members are the state agencies primarily responsible for the
management and protection of fish and wildlife resources in the 16
southeastern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Member
states include Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana and Texas. The Legal
Committee is composed of attorneys representing the members.
winning paper will be published at the SEAFWA Annual Conference on
October 22-26, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. The winner will receive
up to $1,000.00 to defray the cost of a trip to the conference to
present the paper.
may select their own topic relating to fish and wildlife, habitat or
conservation law or choose from the following topics:
Constitutional issues relating to the state regulation of hunting
Criminal Law issues related to the regulation of hunting and
Liability of states for damage by wildlife;
Privatization of fish and wildlife resources;
Issues arising under the Endangered Species Act;
Regulation of exotic wildlife/holding wildlife as pets/exotic
wildlife trade and commerce.
will be judged by a panel of legal committee members based on:
Substantive content (papers subject to a 25-page maximum on text)
interested in preparing for a future in fish and wildlife
conservation who attend an ABA accredited law school in a SEAFWA
state or who are legal residents of a SEAFWA state may submit papers no later than July 31, 2011 to:
Sheryl Holtman, General Counsel
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
P.O. Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37204
information on the SEAFWA and the annual conference, see www.seafwa.org.
SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS
The Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority
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
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
The Voice of the Defense Bar - DRI - Law Student
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.
scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to
applicants who best meet the following criteria:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the
subject line "Diversity Fellowship Application."
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
- Interact with civil rights leaders and
- 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 email@example.com.
- Completed Application
- Law School Transcript
- Letter(s) of Recommendation (from at least
one; preferably two professors)
- 50-100 word essay describing your interest
(see no. 10 on application)
completed application packet no later than March 18, 2011
Dorcas R. Gilmore
Mount Hope Drive
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.
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
- 5 International (non-EU) and 7 Home/EU LL.M.
scholarships covering full tuition fees only across the range of
18 specialist and General LL.M. programmes listed below for
full-time study only
- 4 partial LL.M. scholarships worth £3,000 each
to students of the following nationalities: Colombian,
Kazakhstani, Sri Lankan, Ugandan
- 2 LL.M. Queen Mary Alumni scholarships to
Home/EU Queen Mary LLB graduates on or prior to 2010 worth £1,000
• LL.M. in Banking and Finance Law
• LL.M. in Commercial and Corporate Law
• LL.M. in Comparative and International
• LL.M. in Competition Law Dispute Resolution
• LL.M. in Computer and Communications Law
• LL.M. in Economic Regulation
• LL.M. in European Law
• LL.M. in Environmental Law
• LL.M. in Human Rights Law
• LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law
• LL.M. in International Business Law
• LL.M. in Law and Development
• LL.M. in Legal Theory and History
• LL.M. in Media Law
• LL.M. in Medical Law
• LL.M. in Public International Law
• LL.M. in Public Law
Deadline for applying
for all LL.M. related scholarships: 4 April 2011.
Full details including application form and
criteria can be found at http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees/index.html#funding.
The Lewis & Clark 2010-2011 Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar
Job Type: FELLOWSHIP - Legal
Schedule Type: Full Time
Application Deadline: 03/04/2011
Practice Areas: Academic, Environmental
The Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar researches and writes
at least one article or other scholarly piece on topics of his/her
choice in the environmental or natural resources fields. The Scholar
also writes a short article for the newsletter, participates in the
LL.M. seminar and, depending on interest and experience, may teach a
seminar in the environmental/natural resources curriculum and
contribute in other ways to the law school community. This is a one
year position which begins in late August.
See http://www.lclark.edu/dept/elaw/nrli_fellowship.html for more information.
students and practitioners.
Environmental Law Scholar receives a stipend of $25,000.00, plus
generous employer contribution towards benefits. The Scholar will
have his or her own office in the law school building, along with
secretarial support and access to an excellent library.
To apply, please
submit the following by the deadline given above to the contact
- Letter explaining your interest in the Scholar position,
describing how you propose to contribute to the Law School's
environmental and natural resources community, and your
qualifications to make such a contribution
- Explanation of proposed research
- Official law school transcript
- Writing sample: copies of published articles or publishable
papers (no more than two)
- Three letters of reference
Fellowship deadlines are updated on a
rolling basis. If application deadline has passed, next deadline
will be noted once available. Alternatively, please contact
organization directly for new application deadline
Natural Resources Program
Lewis & Clark Law School, Natural
Resources Law Institute
10015 SW Terwilliger
Portland, OR 97219
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org (Tampa) or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLERKSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR LAW
The NAWL-Prudential 2011 1L Summer Internship
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
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.
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.
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
How to Apply:
To apply, you must submit a cover letter, resume,
a list of three references, and a copy of your transcript to:
National Association of Women Lawyers
321 N Clark
St. MS 15.2
Chicago, IL 60654
"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
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
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:
This completed application form signed and dated by the
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).
legal writing sample (Maximum 5 pages).
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, email@example.com, separately)
Most recent law school transcript (unofficial accepted).
Signed Release Form.
materials must be received by March 21, 2011, by 5 pm
(PST). Application materials may be
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please check the
website at www.vabaw.com,
or contact Lam Nguyen-Bull at email@example.com.
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
· 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
· A veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces with a high school
diploma or equivalent and has served on active duty over past 2
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
The White House internship program is a
Interns will be expected to work from
approximately 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday-Friday
Hours may vary by office
fall internship term runs from September 6, 2011 - December 16,
Please visit the FAQ page for questions
regarding the definition of "full-time"
To apply, a completed packet
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,
· 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
- 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
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
Spring 2012 (if part time, at least 8-10
Note: This does
not qualify for federal work study
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.
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
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
Please visit the
following website for more information:
U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor Legal
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
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
individuals must be a student in good standing at an accredited law
school. Candidates desired are those possessing excellent legal
research and writing skills.
Apply:Students may apply by submitting the following
- Cover Letter
- Resume' which includes 2 professional or
- Student Volunteer Application Form (on website
- see below)
- Copy of most recent transcripts (official or
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Via FAX to Human Resources Team on (202)
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
Law Students for Reproductive Justice is Seeking
Student Applicants for its National Board of
Law Students for
Reproductive Justice ("LSRJ"), a national nonprofit working to
advance reproductive justice at law schools across the country, is
now seeking student applicants for its National Board of
is an invaluable experience. It allows an opportunity to work with a
diverse team of talented law students and professionals in the
reproductive justice movement. Together, you can shape and
advance the goals of an organization that is changing our nation's
legal culture for the better.
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 email@example.com.
The Board will conduct interviews with finalists at the end of March
and beginning of April.
If you have any
questions about the application or board membership, please do not
hesitate to Lauren R.S. Mendonsa directly.
The East Bay Community Law Center is Seeking Interns
for its 2011 Summer Program
The East Bay Community Law Center ("EBCLC") is
seeking full-time law student interns for its 2011 summer program.
EBCLC is the community-based clinic for Berkeley Law School
(University of California, Boalt Hall) during the academic year, and
provides free civil legal services to low-income clients of Alameda
County, California. During the summer session, EBCLC welcomes
students from all law schools.
Students handle their own
cases under the day-to-day supervision of staff attorneys in one of
the following practice areas:
• Clean Slate: Criminal Records
Remedies (administrative, regulatory, policy
• Health: Public School-based Legal
Services Project (multidisciplinary)
HIV/AIDS Project and Medical-Legal Partnership
• Health: Immigration
(administrative with some litigation)
Housing & Eviction Defense (litigation)
Income Support (administrative, regulatory, policy advocacy)
• Neighborhood Justice Clinic (self-help
The summer program runs for ten weeks, from
Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, August 5, 2011.
previous training or coursework is required; however, a demonstrated
commitment to serving low-income, minority and underrepresented
individuals and groups, and/or previous experience in one of the
agency's practice areas or in public interest law is highly
desirable, as is second language ability in Spanish, Cantonese,
Vietnamese, Cambodian or Farsi. EBCLC staff will work with students
to secure funding through fellowships from law schools and other
public interest sources; however, the agency is unable to offer
compensation for summer internship positions.
Interested law students should submit the
following application materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Short Writing Sample (5-10 pages)
Letter (please succinctly describe your experience and
• Practice Group Preference (please
rank your top preferences and whether you would accept a placement
in any practice group)
• 3 References (please
provide current email addresses and include at least one
Applications are accepted and hiring decisions made on
a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. All completed
applications will be acknowledged.
The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
Volunteer Internship Opportunities
The Civil Rights Division offers competitive
student volunteer internship positions in Washington, D.C. each
academic semester, including the summer, for both law and
undergraduate students. Interns gain a unique and exciting view of
the work and mission of the Division.
The Division is primarily responsible for enforcing federal
statutes and executive orders that prohibit, among other things,
unlawful discrimination in voting, education, employment, housing,
police services, public accommodations and facilities, and federally
funded and conducted programs.
Interns will assist Division attorneys or specialists in legal
and factual research, prepare documents and exhibits, interview
witnesses, summarize depositions, analyze records, and other
case-related work. Some sections may also involve interns in
policy-related assignments. Given the nature of the work and the
high quality of its staff, the Division expects interns to be able
to grasp issues quickly, complete work thoroughly and accurately,
and write clearly and concisely. These positions are without
compensation or may be used for work-study credit.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens; dual citizens will be
considered on a case-by-case basis. The following students are
eligible to apply: undergraduate students who are enrolled at least
half-time; first-year (second semester), second- and third-year law
students; and law school graduates who are enrolled in graduate law
programs (e.g., LL.M. programs) at least half-time. All students
must be in good academic standing and will be required to provide
official documentation from their school. First-year, first-semester
law students may apply after December 1 for internships the
Interested students should submit a resume, brief
writing sample (no more than 5 pages), transcript (unofficial is
acceptable) and a cover letter describing your specific
qualifications, listing the section where you want to be considered,
and providing the time period you are available to work.
Applications must be e-mailed to email@example.com or faxed to (202) 305-9667. Please include Volunteer Internship in
the subject line of your communication.
Click on http://www.justice.gov/crt/sec_desc.php to learn more about the work of the individual sections in
the Division, which ones are recruiting for student volunteer
interns, their specific expectations and requirements, and
For additional information on available
internships for the fall 2010 term, please visit the Division's new
Volunteer Internship Opportunities page at http://www.justice.gov/crt/vol_intern_opps.php.
Supreme Court of New Hampshire Law Clerk Positions for
2012 - 2013
Court of New Hampshire
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
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
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
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
While most federal courts hire in the fall, State
Supreme Courts often hire earlier, some much earlier. If you
are interested in this type of clerkship, the time to start looking
is now, as many courts begin hiring in the spring and early
summer. For example, the Oregon judiciary is already
accepting applications for fall 2012 clerks and the deadline to
apply is April 16th (Symplicity ID#7604). For
detailed information regarding state court hiring at all levels in
all 50 states and some U.S. territories, please see the Vermont
Guide to State Judicial Clerkships (www.vermontlaw.edu/Resources/Judicial_Clerkship_and_Internship_Resources.htm).
The site is password protected so please contact the CDO for this
information. For additional "insider" information on state
court clerkships, please see the NALP State Court Insight and Inside
Information Guide at http://www.nalp.org/uploads/StateCourtSummaries_june10.pdf.
While it is important to check with each court
you apply to for deadlines and procedures, when it comes to the
State Supreme Courts, applying earlier is generally the way to go,
as many hire on a rolling basis. Even if a court has a
deadline of late August, you might consider sending your materials
now and then updating them with your spring semester grades if you
are still interested this summer. If you wait for summer
transcripts, you may fail to get your application in before the
judges make interviewing decisions.
Remember that State Supreme Courts offer a
fabulous clerkship opportunity for students. Students clerking
for state supreme courts get a terrific background in civil and
criminal law issues, and have a chance to do appellate level
work. Additionally, most state supreme courts are courts of
discretion, meaning the cases that come before them generally raise
significant legal issues. Moreover, state supreme court
justices have usually risen through the ranks of various other state
courts, and have done so because of excellence in legal reasoning
and writing. Therefore, they make excellent mentors and
teachers to their clerks. In sum, state court clerkships are a
GREAT opportunity and should not be discounted or overlooked as you
consider your post-graduate employment options.
Post Graduate Judicial Clerkships With Administrative
Another great way to get experience clerking for
a federal judge is to clerk for an Administrative Law Judge
("ALJ"). The federal government employs 1150 judges in
28 administrative agencies, and
a good number of them hire law clerks. They hear cases
pertaining to their particular agency. Agencies with ALJs that hire
clerks include the Department of Labor, Environmental Protection
Agency, Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal
Energy Regulation Commission … just to name a few! For
more information regarding ALJ hiring, please see http://www.nalp.org/aljclerkshipinfo.
Federal Judicial Clerkship
following judges have added new clerkship positions:
Pamela Rymer, United States Court of Appeals, Pasadena, CA
1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 4, 2011 - Sep 10, 2011; Term
Start: Aug 1, 2011
Timothy Bommer, United States District Court, Sacramento, CA
1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 4, 2011 - Mar 21, 2011; Term
Start: Mar 21, 2011
Patricia Seitz, United States District Court, Miami, FL
Temporary; Applications accepted: Feb 28, 2011 - May 1, 2011; Term
Start: Sep 1, 2011
B. Edenfield, United States District Court, Savannah, GA
1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 1, 2011 - Jul 15, 2011; Term
Start: Aug 1, 2012
Timothy Batten, United States District Court, Atlanta, GA
2 Years; Applications accepted: Feb 28, 2011 - Apr 15, 2011; Term
Start: May 9, 2011
Theresa Springmann, United States District Court, Fort Wayne, IN
1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 28, 2011 - Mar 31, 2011; Term
Start: Aug 1, 2011
Kermit Lipez, United States Court of Appeals, Portland, ME
1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 4, 2011 - Feb 1, 2012; Term
Start: Aug 15, 2012
E. Jolly, United States Court of Appeals, Jackson, MS
1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 4, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011; Term
Start: Aug 13, 2012
Thomas Waldrep, United States Bankruptcy Court, Winston-Salem,
2 Years; Applications accepted: Mar 1, 2011 - Nov 4, 2011; Term
Start: Aug 27, 2012
Joanna Seybert, United States District Court, Central Islip, NY
Temporary; Applications accepted: Mar 4, 2011 - Apr 30, 2011; Term
Start: Apr 1, 2011
Sara Lioi, United States District Court, Akron, OH
1 Year, Applications accepted: Feb 28, 2011 - Mar 31, 2011; Term
Start: Mar 31, 2011
Ronald Gilman, United States Court of Appeals, Memphis, TN
1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 3, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011; Term
Start: Aug 20, 2012
Brett Kavanaugh, United States Court of Appeals, Washington, DC
1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 11, 2011 - Sep 14, 2011; Term
Start: Aug 6, 2012
Pierre Leval, United States Court of Appeals, New York, NY
1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 8, 2011 - Sep 27, 2011; Term
Start: Dec 15, 2012
Pierre Leval, United States Court of Appeals, New York, NY
1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 8, 2011 - Sep 27, 2011; Term
Start: Sep 1, 2012
Pierre Leval, United States Court of Appeals, New York, NY
1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 8, 2011 - Sep 27, 2011; Term
Start: Jun 15, 2012
D. Smith, United States Court of Appeals, Duncansville, PA
1 Year; Applications accepted: Feb 8, 2011 - Sep 1, 2011; Term
Start: Sep 1, 2012
visit the OSCAR website for additional information and instructions
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.
Statewide Solo, Small Firm Interview
Statewide Solo, Small Firm Interview
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
resumes from: 3Ls, LL.M.s & Recent Graduates (Graduated on/after
Qualifications: Litigation or judicial internship
Lockwood Law Group - Sarasota
resumes from: 2Ls, 3Ls & Recent Graduates (Graduated on/after
Qualifications: Have taken Trial Advocacy
Summer Associate/Clerk positions
Chris Mancini, PA - Ft. Lauderdale
resumes from: 1Ls
Qualifications: Research and writing skills
Project based position
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
The Boston Lawyers Group Boston & Washington Job
Fairs for Law Students of
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
Southeastern Minority Job Fair
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
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.
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.
Indianapolis Diversity Job
Full-time 2L law students representing all
aspects of diversity are invited to participate in the IndyBar
Diversity Job Fair. In addition to the opportunity to
interview with more than 20 firm, government and corporate legal
employers, three (3) student attendees will each be presented with a
This job fair is Thursday and Friday, August
18-19, 2011 and registration includes student reception on the first
night of the job fair. For more information, including
registration information, and a list of participating employers from
the 2010 job fair please see the flyer located on the Symplicity
Document Library/Student Portal.
The deadline to
register to participate is July 18, 2011.