Career Development Office Update

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW

www.law.miami.edu/CDO

May 16, 2011

Table of Contents:

NEWS, Programs & UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES

Fall Recruiting Timeline for May and June 2011

Visit New Website With Updated Resources About Student Loans

Attend the National Women' Law Center and Law Students for Reproductive Justice One-Day Training

Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni Securities Law Writing Competition

Demystifying the Securities Laws: A Practitioner's Approach to Getting the Deal Done, Part 6-A

2011 National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference

New in the CDO in 2011!

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

The National LGBT Bar Foundation Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition

The Warren E. Burger Prize

The Twenty-Third Annual Law Student Essay Competition

SCHOLARSHIPS & Fellowships

The Southern Poverty Law Center Seeks Education Lawyer for Fellowship

The Information Law Institute of NYU's Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy is Accepting Applications for a One Year Fellowship in the Area of Privacy Law

Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Fellowship

Dickstein Shapiro Diversity Scholarship

Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarships

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Now Available

FedEx/United Airlines Resident Research Fellowship

Graduate Opportunities

Kahane & Associates Seeking Associates

University of Miami School of Law Seeks Student Service Fellow

University of San Diego School of Law Seeks Career Services Assistant Director

Soongsil University College of Law Seeks Assistant Professor

Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain in Tampa Seeks Associate

Tampa Creditor Rights, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Form Seeks Litigation Associate

American Academy of Family Physicians Seeks Grassroots Advocacy Specialist

Additional Opportunities

CLERKSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR LAW STUDENTS

Apply for the U.S. Department of State's 2012 Spring Student Internship Program

Digital Risk Summer 2011 Internship Program

The Office of Government Ethics in Washington, DC Seeking Law Students for Externship Program

Convergent Advisory Services, P.A. Seeks 2L Student for Securities Law Apprenticeship

The Florida House of Representatives 2011-12 Legislative Intern Program

Equal Justice Alliance Seeking Students for Internships and Externships

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

The ABA Section of International Law's 2011 International Internship Program Website

Judicial Opportunities

The Deadline for The Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students Has Been Extended

Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga Currently Accepting Applications for Law Clerks

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Staff Attorneys' Office, Seeking Federal Judicial Staff Attorneys

Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy A. Quince Accepting Applications

State Court Judicial Law Clerk Applications - Consider Your Options Now!

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

Federal Judicial Clerkship Opportunities

Government Opportunities

Social Security Administration Seeking Law Clerks

The Mohave County Public Defender in Arizona is Seeking an Attorney IV

U.S. Department of Homeland Security in San Francisco Seeking Privacy Analyst

PUBLIC INTEREST INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITIES

Educational Debt Relief Summer 2011 Webinar Schedule

Part-Time Attorney Legal Services for Entrepreneurs

Applications are now Available for the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee

The Brennan Center for Justice Seeking Counsel for Democracy Program

JOB FAIRS

Georgia State University College of Law is Hosting the 7th Annual Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair

Rocky Mountain Diversity Career Fair

Vault/MCAA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Virginia Bar Association Diversity Job Fair

National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair

The Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair

Heartland Legal Diversity Job Fair

Lavender Law Career Fair

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

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

The Northwest Minority Job Fair

The Indianapolis Diversity Job Fair


NEWS, PROGRAMS & UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES

 

Fall Recruiting Timeline for May and June 2011

May

·         Review the list of available job fairs and note any deadlines.

·         Prior to leaving for the summer, be sure you will have access to your application materials (resume, cover letter, writing sample) over the summer. 

June

·         Review the list of available job fairs and note any deadlines.

·         Review the Government Honors and Internship Handbook, a hard copy available at the Career Development Office ("CDO") or online at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm) and note any internships or honors programs of interest.   Application deadlines will vary, with the earliest application periods beginning in June.  The site is password protected.  You may obtain the login information from your CDO advisor. 

·         Update your resume, writing sample and other materials in anticipation of the start of bidding for employers participating in the Early Interview Program.  Make sure to include information regarding your summer position.  Please note that cover letters will not be requested by OCI employers but may be requested by Resume Referral employers.

·         Contact your CDO advisor to request a review of your updated resume prior to the start of bidding.  The CDO remains open throughout the summer.  You may contact your advisor via e-mail or by calling (305) 284-2668.  If you do not know who your assigned advisor is, please e-mail cdo@law.miami.edu

·         Review information sent to you via e-mail regarding the Fall 2011 Externship Program. 

·         Submit bids to employers participating in the Fall 2011 Externship Program.  If interested in securing your own placement, speak with your CDO advisor to discuss an externship search plan.  Direct any questions about the Externship Program to Sajani Desai, Externship Program Coordinator, at sdesai@law.miami.edu

Visit New Website With Updated Resources About Student Loans

Packed with frequently updated resources for student loan borrowers and the people who love them, askheatherjarvis.com is the go-to site for students, graduates, and school professionals. 

Webinar Series: Free interactive sessions with the expert herself, go to http://askheatherjarvis.com/webinars.

Essential Tools: Free worksheets, summaries, and multimedia resources to help borrowers understand their options and manage student loans.

Forums: Have a tricky student loan question?  Ask Heather in the forums and get a real answer at http://askheatherjarvis.com/tools.

Attend the National Women' Law Center and Law Students for Reproductive Justice One-Day Training

Are you a law student who will be in Washington, DC this summer? Are you interested in reproductive justice issues? Join the National Women's Law Center and Law Students for Reproductive Justice for a day-long training.

WHAT: Reproductive Law & Policy 101: A Training for Law Students; Co-sponsored by the National Women's Law Center and Law Students for Reproductive Justice.

WHEN: Friday, June 3, 2011; 9 am to 5 pm

WHERE: Hogan Lovells; 555 13th St NW

The training is FREE and breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Law students interested in attending must register by Friday, May 27. Space is limited, and last year the event reached capacity, so register early.

Presentation topics will include:

·         Reproductive Health on the Hill: What's Happening and What You Can Do

·         Abortion Case Law: Past, Present, and Future

·         Reproductive Health Care and the New Health Care Law

·         What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Religious Restrictions on Access to Reproductive Health Care

Questions? Contact your CDO advisor.

Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni Securities Law Writing Competition

Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni

Securities Law Writing Competition – 2011 

1st Place           $,5000

2nd Place          $3,000

3rd Place           $2,000 

Topic:              Any subject in the field of Securities Law 

Eligibility:     Students enrolled in any accredited law school in the United States, with expected graduation date in 2012 or later. Unpublished papers, papers published in any law journal or other publication during calendar year 2011, and papers scheduled for publication in 2011 or 2012 are eligible for submission. Co-authored papers are not eligible.

Deadline:        November 18, 2011

Mail Two Copies of Submissions to:

ASECA

P.O. Box 5767

Washington, DC 20016 

Demystifying the Securities Laws: A Practitioner's Approach to Getting the Deal Done, Part 6-A

 

The Florida Bar's Business Law Section and the Dade County Bar Association's Business Law Committee Present:

Demystifying the Securities Laws: A Practitioners Approach to Getting the Deal Done, Part 6-A

 

The Florida Bar's Business Law Section and the Dade County Bar Association's Business Law Committee present "Demystifying the Securities Laws: A Practitioners Approach to Getting the Deal Done," Part 6-A. This event will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. The 1.0 hour Florida CLE will be presented by Alan H. Aronson of Akerman Senterfitt. You may attend this event either in person or by telephone conferencing.

 

For those attending in person, the session will be held at:

 

 Akerman Senterfitt

One SE Third Avenue

24th Floor

Miami, Florida 33131

 

You are welcome to bring your own lunch.

 

Dial-in instructions will be e-mailed to all telephone participants one day prior to the course. Please mute your line for the duration of the call, unless you wish to speak or ask a question.

 

Law students are encouraged to participate in this event.

 

Please RSVP (and indicate whether participating in person or telephonically) to alan.aronson@akerman.com by May 23, 2011.

 

2011 National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference

The NATIONAL LAW STUDENTS WORKERS' RIGHTS CONFERENCE will be held on October 14 & 15, 2011 - SAVE THE DATE! 

Where:             National Labor College, Silver Spring, MD 

Keynote:          Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO 

Deadline:          August 25 if you ask The Peggy Browning Fund to pay for airfare. September 29 for all others.  

Brochure:         Conference brochures and registration forms will be mailed to you in July.

More Info:       Watch our website for more details in the coming months – www.peggybrowningfund.org.

New in the CDO in 2011!

What's New with the CDO in 2011?  A new calendar system and document library, both on Symplicity! 

New Calendar System on Symplicity 

The CDO will now post all upcoming workshops, presentations and other events on Symplicity.  Students will be able to RSVP online for events and easily add events to their Microsoft Outlook calendar.  To access the new calendar system, follow these instructions: 

  1. Log into Symplicity (https://law-miami-csm.symplicity.com/students).
  2. Under "shortcuts" in the upper right hand corner, select "CDO Events" or select "Events" from the top navigation bar.
  3. View upcoming CDO events.  If RSVP is required, click on the "RSVP button".  To cancel your RSVP, click on "Cancel RSVP".
  4. To add the event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar, click on the calendar icon in the far right hand column.

New Document Library on Symplicity

Starting spring 2011, the CDO will store important job search related materials including employment opportunities, application forms and employer information on Symplicity.  This document library will replace the CDO Student Portal.  To access the new document library, follow these instructions:

  1. Log into Symplicity (https://law-miami-csm.symplicity.com/students)
  2. Select "Documents" from the top navigation bar.
  3. Select "Document Library".

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.

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/Sende-mail.aspx?ImisId=92473 to e-mail Cindy. The winning essay will be selected by September 1, 2011.

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

The Southern Poverty Law Center Seeks Education Lawyer for Fellowship

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit legal and educational organization, seeks an attorney/law fellow to join its staff to focus on the educational rights of children, with a focus on immigrant or limited English proficient ("LEP") children in the South.  This is a new position and will be based in Montgomery, Alabama. 

The Center's mission is the advancement and protection of the rights of minorities, the poor, and victims of injustice in significant civil rights and social justice matters. Our legal agenda can be found at www.splcenter.org/legal/legal.jsp.  

The attorney will be expected to develop and handle cases related to education, particularly related to the rights of immigrant and LEP children and their families in schools throughout the South. Substantial travel may be required.    

This position provides the chance to help develop a new area of advocacy for the Center, focusing on equal educational opportunities and language access for immigrant and LEP students. 

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to social justice and excellent writing and advocacy skills.   Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required.  The salary is competitive and there is an excellent benefits package.   

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, and three references with telephone numbers preferably by e-mail.   Please send all application materials to: www.humanresources@splcenter.org.  

**Only candidates deemed qualified will be contacted.   

If interested, e-mail resume and cover letter to humanresources@splcenter.org.

The Information Law Institute of NYU's Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy is Accepting Applications for a One Year Fellowship in the Area of Privacy Law

The Information Law Institute of NYU's Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy is accepting applications for a one-year fellowship in the area of privacy law, with a focus on issues related to location tracking.  The fellowship is open to law school graduates with excellent credentials and will begin in Fall 2011.   

While in residence at NYU School of Law, the fellow will be expected to play a leading role in researching and writing a white paper on the subject of location tracking and privacy, disseminating the results of the study, and organizing a conference or workshop on the topic.  The fellow will also be encouraged to pursue his or her own privacy-related research agenda during the fellowship year. The location tracking project will be supervised by Helen Nissenbaum (Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication), Katherine Strandburg (Professor of Law), and Ira Rubinstein (ILI Senior Fellow).  

The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in Information Law Institute activities, including the multidisciplinary Privacy Research Group, to interact with other faculty associated with the ILI, and to take part in many other activities at NYU School of Law.  Further information about the ILI and our associated Privacy Research Group is available at http://www.law.nyu.edu/centers/ili/index.htm.  

The ILI fellow will receive a stipend of $50,000, along with benefits.  Applications for the fellowship should be sent by e-mail to ILI assistant Nicole Arzt, Nicole.arzt@nyu.edu, and should include:  a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of or links to any relevant publications, and the names and contact information of three references.   

The fellowship is made possible by a generous grant from Microsoft Corporation.

Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Fellowship

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – THURGOOD MARSHALL CIVIL RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until position is filled

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning on May 16, 2011.

Description of Fellowship: 

The Lawyers' Committee views the causes they champion as broadly related to positions and ethical stances taken by Justice Thurgood Marshall during his distinguished legal career. The Thurgood Marshall Fellowship is designed for an attorney who has practiced for a minimum of two years and has a demonstrated commitment to civil rights law. It is Committee's hope that the fellowship will enhance the Fellow's understanding of civil rights law and prepare the Fellow for a career of promoting social justice.  

Duration of Fellowship:

Fellowship is available for a two-year term (September 2011-September 2013)

Supervisor:

Associate Director of Policy and Programs  

General Summary of Work Performed:

The Thurgood Marshall Fellow will primarily assist with the Committee's impact litigation, policy advocacy and direct services work in the area of racial justice. The Fellow may also have the opportunity to work on projects in the area of immigrant justice.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.         Identify impact issues for impact litigation or policy advocacy, including conducting intake and investigation of cases, strengthening the organization's ties with grassroots, grasstops & legal groups, representing Lawyers' Committee at key coalition, task force & community meetings, and obtaining feedback from community stakeholders.  

2.         Assist with impact litigation. This may include legal research, drafting and reviewing filings and correspondence, discovery, motion practice, trial advocacy, appellate advocacy and/or other litigation tasks.  

3.         Engage in legislative & administrative advocacy, such as drafting of regulations and legislation, meetings with client organizations, representation of groups before administrative and legislative bodies, and technical assistance to policy makers.  

4.         Assist with intake and placement of cases through our Tuesday Legal Services Clinic. Our Tuesday Clinic helps clients overcome legal barriers to employment and housing resulting from past contact with the criminal justice system.  

5.         Proactively seek opportunities to engage in public education & media advocacy  

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

1.         A minimum of two years post-graduate legal experience (this may include up to one year of a post-graduate judicial clerkship)

2.         Bar membership (membership in California Bar preferred)

3.         Knowledge of and demonstrated interest in civil rights law

4.         Prior experience working with/ties to low-income communities of color and/or immigrant communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and/or proficiency in a foreign language (particularly Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin) is desired but not required

5.         Excellent oral and written communication skills

6.         Values working cooperatively with others, both within the organization and in the community

Compensation:

$56,000 annual salary. Competitive benefits package also offered.  

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, a resume with three references and a writing sample to Lawyers' Committee c/o Silvia Contreras by e-mail to scontreras@lccr.com, by fax to (415) 543-0296, or by mail at the address below.  

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

131 Steuart Street, Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94105

www.lccr.com

 

Dickstein Shapiro Diversity Scholarship

 

Dickstein Shapiro recognizes that quality and innovation derive from a workforce that is diverse. The firm is strongly committed to maintaining a work environment that embraces individuals from all backgrounds. Through both education and example, the firm enthusiastically promotes the treatment of all individuals with respect and dignity. To that end, the firm also has established a Diversity Committee to recognize the attributes and respond to the needs of a diverse workforce.

The Dickstein Shapiro Diversity Scholarship is part of the firm's ongoing efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession and support the next generation of diverse attorneys. A key component of Dickstein Shapiro's our diversity efforts is the aggressive recruitment of minority and LGBT candidates. To further these efforts, they are pleased to provide the Dickstein Shapiro Diversity Scholarship.

Dickstein Shapiro makes one $25,000 diversity scholarship available to a second-year law student who will participate in their Summer Associate Program and has excelled academically, professionally, and personally. The scholarship is intended to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses, and is awarded as follows: The scholarship recipient receives $15,000 upon completion of the Summer Associate Program and an additional $10,000 upon acceptance of a full-time offer of employment upon graduation. The scholarship recipient must spend his or her entire summer in the firm's Program (i.e., split summers are not allowed).

Selection Criteria

To qualify, candidates must: (1) meet the academic and hiring criteria of Dickstein Shapiro's summer associate program; and (2) be a member of one of the racial/ethnic groups set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, be a student with a disability, or be a member of the LGBT community.

Application Process

To apply for the 2012 Diversity Scholarship, please visit www.dicksteinshapiro.com/careers/diversity to complete the online application (beginning July 1, 2011). In the application form, please specify if you are applying for the DC, LA or NY summer program. Applications will be accepted until September 16, 2011. Callback interview invitations will be extended to selected applicants who meet the above criteria on a rolling basis.

 

For more information, please visit www.dicksteinshapiro.com/careers/diversity. Please contact Carrie Milliken at MillikenC@dicksteinshapiro.com in Attorney Recruiting with any questions.

Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarships

These scholarships are open to all incoming first, second, and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and Bi-Racial AAJ Law Student Members. Scholarships will be awarded to the applicants who best meet the criteria listed, but not limited to, below:

 

• Exhibit an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy

• Express a desire to represent victims

• Demonstrate a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through involvement in an AAJ student chapter and   Minority Caucus activities

• Show a financial need for the scholarship

 

Applications must include the following:

 

• A resume

• A 500-word essay on how you meet the criteria

• Up to three (3) recommendations from a faculty adviser, trial advocacy professor, dean, AAJ member, or trial lawyer; and

• A completed form verifying your student status. Download and print out the form at  http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xbcr/justice/AAJ_Richard_D__Hailey_Scholarship.pdf.

 

Every applicant must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Application Deadline is May 31, 2011!  Up to six $1,000 tuition assistance scholarships will be awarded in the Fall of 2011!

 

For more information, contact:

 

American Association for Justice

The Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarships

Attn: Brandon Grubesky

777 6th Street NW, Suite 200

Washington, DC 20001

800.424.2725, ext. 8302

brandon.grubesky@justice.org

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Now Available

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Now Available!  Application deadline is June 17, 2011.    

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2011. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of the firm's following offices: Birmingham, AL; Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; or Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, TN.   

For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit: www.bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship-diversity-practices.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Beasley at hbeasley@bakerdonelson.com or 205.328.0480.    

FedEx/United Airlines Resident Research Fellowship

FedEx/United Airlines

Resident Research Fellowship 

2011-2012 

The International Aviation Law Institute of DePaul University College of Law invites applications for an appointment as FedEx/United Airlines Resident Research Fellow in the Institute for 2011-2012.  The appointment will take effect on August 1, 2011 and run for one year.

The Institute is a Chicago-based academic center for the study of international aviation law and policy and is the first entity of its kind in the United States.  The Fellowship was established in 2005 through the joint support of FedEx and United Airlines.  Additional information regarding the Institute is available online at www.law.depaul.edu/aviation.

Duties will include researching and writing Institute publications, briefing papers, presentations and commentaries on law and policy matters that impact civil aviation worldwide.  Additional duties include maintaining the Institute's aviation law and policy Internet weblog, performing research for the Institute's oral history project on U.S. airline deregulation, involvement in Institute conference activities in the United States and overseas, helping coordinate the Institute's relationships with its international academic, government, and industry partners and briefing the Institute's Advisory Board of distinguished aviation leaders.  The Fellowship may also include adjunct teaching duties, which will be separately compensated.

The successful applicant will have a J.D. degree and solid experience in high-level academic research.  Knowledge of the U.S. and global aviation industry, or academic credentials in the civil aviation field, would be helpful.

Applications from May/June 2011 law school graduates will be considered.  If requested by the Institute during the screening process, such applicants must submit official evidence of successful completion of the J.D. degree program.

Applications must include a cover letter, current resume/C.V. with employment history, writing sample, two letters of recommendation, and an official law school transcript.  Letters of recommendation should be submitted by law school professors, judges, or attorneys to whom an applicant is personally known.  Further, it is strongly suggested that those writing recommendations be individuals from whom the applicant has taken a law school class, or for whom the applicant has worked in a professional capacity.

With the exception of the law school transcript and the letters of recommendation, all application materials must be submitted in a single package.

Applications and all accompanying materials will be accepted for consideration until 4:00 p.m., CDT, on Monday, June 13, 2011.  Applications that are received, or remain incomplete, after this date and time will be discarded.  The selection process will be completed no later than Friday, July 1, 2011 and may include a personal interview.  Application materials are not returnable.

All application materials, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other correspondence, are to be mailed to:

Stephen B. Rudolph, M.Ed., J.D.
Executive Director
International Aviation Law Institute
DePaul University College of Law
25 E. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604

Stipend is $40,000 for the year.  In addition, and solely at the Institute's option, an additional stipend may be offered for adjunct teaching duties.

All questions and requests for additional information should be sent via e-mail to srudolph@depaul.edu.  Do not submit application materials to this e-mail address, as they will be discarded.

 

Graduate Opportunities

 

Kahane & Associates Seeking Associates

Kahane & Associates, recipient of over 15 Industry Accolades for service and performance, is seeking experienced associate attorneys for the litigation, bankruptcy, foreclosure, and real estate departments. An eligible candidate will be a member of the Florida Bar with a minimum of two years of experience. Impeccable research, communication skills and follow through with clients are required. All inquiries are handled in confidence. Excellent salary and benefit package.

Please send resumes to hr@kahaneandassociates.com or fax to 954-626-3601.

Expiration Date: May 31, 2011.

University of Miami School of Law Seeks Student Service Fellow

The Fellows Program challenges each Fellow to evaluate, research, design and implement new programs, systems and services to better the law student experience at Miami Law. Fellows are expected to think outside the box and propose innovative and creative suggestions to enhance the student experience.

Student Support: Will always be responsible for connecting students in need with the Dean of Students or other law school resources, (Financial Aid, Law Registrar, Disability Services among others) and University Resources (Health Center, Parking, Student Accounts among others) to ensure that services are provided.

Student Programming: Will be responsible for coordination and/or providing support for large law school events and programs which may include Orientation, meetings for social events organized by the Dean or the Dean of Students to promote community life at the UM School of Law, 1L social events, Wellness Week, Mental Health Day, U Networking lunches and breakfasts and Mindfulness and the Law Programming.

Technology: Maintain current student webpage with new articles, upcoming events, and other relevant information. Develop additional content for Website including FAQ's on topics of concern to the Student Body. Special Projects, Professionalism/Networking.

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree required and JD degree prfd., significant experience w/the University of Miami Coral Gables campus and the School of Law prfd.Excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills. Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Salary: $24,049.33-$48,585.00

Apply through UM's Human Resources webpage: www.miami.edu/careers, select a job, and click on Apply Online. (Position # 040890, Department: School of Law, Job Title: Program Coordinator). Please contact Greg Levy if you have questions regarding the position by e-mail, glevy@law.miami.edu or call Greg at 305.284.6087.

Deadline to apply: June 13, 2011.

University of San Diego School of Law Seeks Career Services Assistant Director

Assistant Director.  University of San Diego School of Law seeks an Assistant Director to join our Career Services staff.  This individual will advise J.D. and LL.M. students and alumni on legal careers and job opportunities and develop career-search resources, tools and programs. The individual will serve as a liaison to local, regional and national legal employer communities, design and initiate programs and projects in response to legal employment environment, and coordinate graduate data collection, under general guidance of the Assistant Dean for Career Services.   

Requirements:  Juris Doctor is strongly preferred. At least three years of work experience in the legal profession, legal education administration, legal recruiting or a related field is required along with excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated administrative acumen. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of legal career employment opportunities with the ability to develop and implement marketing strategies for local, regional and national job markets. 

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, tuition remission, and a 12% retirement contribution by the University.   

For a full description of the position and to apply, click here:  http://www.sandiego.edu/administration/businessadmin/humanresources/ and then on Job Opportunities.  Applications should be submitted through the website and not directly.

Soongsil University College of Law Seeks Assistant Professor

Soongsil University College of Law in Seoul is seeking candidates for a non-tenure track position teaching undergraduate American law courses. The position will commence this September 2011 and continue for 2 years. The instructor will teach law subjects in English. The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

- teaching Korean undergraduate students major legal subjects such as legal research & writing, introduction to Anglo-American law, constitutional law, and civil procedure, etc.
- 2-year-long contract (non-tenure track with possibility of renewal)

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

- J.D./S.J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school
- at least 3 years of professional legal experience preferred (not required if the applicant has an excellent academic record)
- good communication skills
- Korean language skills are not required since the courses will be taught in English

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be kept strictly confidential. References will be contacted only with the approval of the applicant.

Compensation is DOE. Housing will be provided in addition to salary.

Please send your cover letter, resume, transcript, and a list of 3 references to:

Professor Wan Q Pak
Head, International Legal Affairs
Soongsil University College of Law
511 Sangdo-Dong
Dongjak-Ku
Seoul, Korea 156-743
Tel: 82 2 828 7412
Mobile: 82 10 6740 1212
Fax 82 2 817 5837
e-mail: bach737@gmail.com

Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain in Tampa Seeks Associate

Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue, & McLain, P.A., a Tampa Workers' Compensation AV rated, well respected workers' compensation and insurance defense firm seeks associate with zero to two years experience. Qualified candidates should possess superior communication skills, graduated within top third of class, and have participated in Law Review, Moot Court, or Trial Team.  

How to Apply:            Send letter of interest (not just a cover letter) and resume to jeffrey.kerley@rissman.com. 

Expiration Date:        May 20, 2011 

Contact:                     Joli Boulet

                       Administrative Assistant

                       1 North Dale Mabry Hwy

                       11th Floor

                       Tampa, Florida 33609

Tampa Creditor Rights, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Form Seeks Litigation Associate

Daniel C Consuegra, a Tampa statewide creditor rights, foreclosure, and bankruptcy firm seeking Litigation Attorney. They offer a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience including a great retirement plan. Casual work environment! Must be admitted to FL bar and in good standing. High volume Litigation experience required!

How to apply:

 

Log in to the Florida Bar News Classifieds www.floridabar.org . Click on Career Center, then

Job Seekers and look for 163773 posting to apply.

 

Expiration Date: May 31, 2011.

 

American Academy of Family Physicians Seeks Grassroots Advocacy Specialist

The American Academy of Family Physicians ("AAFP") in Washington, D.C. is seeking Grassroots Advocacy Specialist. 

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Grassroots Advocacy Specialist is responsible for managing the grassroots programs and activities for the AAFP, and communicating policy issues to family physician advocates and supporting member engagement in the legislative issues of AAFP. The Specialist works with the government relations team to plan and execute grassroots campaigns. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an academic field directly related and essential to the job or through equivalent work experience plus at least two years related experience. The incumbent must possess strong knowledge of health care policy, grassroots advocacy, and federal and state government relations.  

Duties include:

-- Propose and develop grassroots strategy and execute legislative grassroots campaigns to implement that strategy.

-- Recruit, train, and communicate with AAFP Key Contacts.

-- Manage online Connect for Family Medicine grassroots program to engage advocates on family medicine issues in Washington and in the Congressional legislator's district.

-- Assist in promotion, planning and execution of annual 2-day advocacy conference.

-- Maintain, organize and develop multiple web pages related to public sector advocacy.  

-- Develop online and in-person training programs to assist AAFP members in becoming more active and adept with the legislative and political process.

-- Work with a cross-functional team to promote grassroots opportunities through AAFP social media platforms.  

Applicants must be authorized to work in the U. S. on an unrestricted basis. Get more information regarding AAFP's culture, benefits and employee rights. Minorities are encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply:

To express your interest in the position send your cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, by e-mail to: careers@aafp.org

Deadline to apply is June 30, 2011.

Additional Opportunities

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.

AV-Rated Fort Myers law firm seeks civil litigation attorney with one to four years of experience to join established law firm. For consideration, please submit resume to keithhagman@paveselaw.com.

Growing PBG AV-rated insurance defense firm seeks an attorney with 1-2 years experience in worker's compensation/insurance defense litigation. Salary negotiable and excellent benefits.

Estate Planning and Tax Group of an AV-rated firm in the affluent Florida coastal community of Vero Beach, Florida seeks an associate attorney with 1-5 years experience to join its dynamic, five-lawyer practice group having a dedicated focus on estate planning, estate and trust administration and related areas of taxation. Only candidates possessing an LL.M. in Taxation or Estate Planning and strong academic credentials will be considered. Experience in corporate/transactional matters would also be helpful. Exceptional team atmosphere and opportunity for growth and advancement. Send resume in confidence by e-mail to als@gouldcooksey.com.

McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A. seeks 2 entry level associates for our Ft. Lauderdale office. Civil lit and workers' comp depts. 0-2 yrs. exp. Must be FL licensed. We are a large statewide Workers' Compensation, Civil, Insurance Defense, Elder Law and Employment and Labor Law Firm offering excellent benefits, competitive salaries and a great work environment. Visit www.mcconnaughhay.com to obtain employment application and submit with resume to HR Dept, fax 850-558-1605 or mmcinnis@mcconnaughhay.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 e-mail: mike@crewlaw.com.

Commercial litigation associate 2-4 yrs experience, for "AV-Rated" commercial litigation boutique in Downtown Miami with experience in bank litigation, condo association litigation, bankruptcy litigation and/or state and federal court complex litigation. The law firm practices in the areas of commercial litigation, construction litigation, bankruptcy, condo and bank foreclosure litigation, aviation lien actions, business torts, statutory actions and collection matters. Knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and legal research and courtroom experience are a must, as are excellent drafting skills for pleadings and discovery. Time Matters document management software and TABS billing system knowledge are a plus. Please submit resume in confidence with references. Salary commensurate with experience, extra benefits include health insurance, disability insurance, and 401K. Please respond to News Box #608.

Leading Tampa Venture Capital, Private Equity, and M&A Corporate Practice: Hill Ward Henderson, an AV-rated, Tampa, Florida law firm seeks qualified attorneys for its Corporate & Tax Group. Candidates must have 1-5 years of experience in securities, mergers and acquisitions, significant lending transactions and/or corporate tax. The position requires

excellent academic credentials, major 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 private equity and venture capital firms, as well as significant public companies. Send resume and cover letter in confidence to Jeanie M. Poley at jpoley@hwhlaw.com. Please visit our firm website at www.hwhlaw.com.

AV-Rated Downtown Law Firm seeking 2-3 year experienced Insurance Defense and Commercial Litigation Attorney. Candidate must possess excellent communication skills (oral and written) and be a non-smoker. We offer great benefits with a competitive salary. If interested, please e-mail your resume to Partner c/o kss25@dbksmn.com or fax to 407-992-3595.

CLERKSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR LAW STUDENTS

 

Apply for the U.S. Department of State's 2012 Spring Student Internship Program

The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for the 2012 Spring Student Internship Program.

Click here (http://careers.state.gov/students/programs and choose either Graduate/Post-Graduate or Undergraduate) for more information and to start the online application process. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is July 01, 2011.

You must be a U.S. Citizen and a student (a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student - including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school) to be eligible.

Please read the program description and vacancy announcement for more information and for all requirements and qualifications.

Questions? Contact the Department of State at http://contact-us.state.gov/cgi-bin/state.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php. 

Digital Risk Summer 2011 Internship Program

Digital Risk is currently seeking highly motivated law students to fill its Summer 2011 Internship Program Class.  The applicant should have a demonstrated interest in corporate and securities law.  The Digital Risk in-house legal department is interested in law students at all levels (1L thru 3L) for an unpaid internship for the Summer 2011 internship session.  

The ideal candidate should be able to work 24 to 40 hours a week. Interns must be able to commit to a 10-week program commencing on May 30, 2011 to end on August 5, 2011. The intern will have a rare opportunity to learn the inner workings of an in-house legal department, while gaining exposure to corporate and securities law. The functions of this position will include, but not be limited to, legal research, drafting and review of transactional documentation and agreements.  

To apply please submit a cover letter and a resume via e-mail to bbewley@digitalrisk.com. Additionally, all applicants must complete a Digital Risk application online, prior to being considered and/or contacted.  The application can be found at http://careers.digitalrisk.com/jobs, indicate that the position desired is that of ‘legal assistant' when applying online.  All applicants will be subject to a full background check and drug test. 

The Office of Government Ethics in Washington, DC Seeking Law Students for Externship Program

The Office of Government Ethics ("OGE") in Washington, DC seeks 1L and 2L law students participating in an externship program in Washington, D.C. to work with attorneys in support of the Office of Government Ethic's mission.  This may include aiding attorneys in:   

  • providing oral and written advice to senior agency ethics officials and ethics counselors throughout the Executive Branch on a wide variety of topics of interest to the ethics community;  
  • preparing memorandum on policy and advisory opinions;  
  • making presentations to Federal agencies and other organizations;  
  • working with the White House and Executive Branch agencies in reviewing candidates for positions requiring Senate confirmation;  
  • drafting legislation and regulations, formulating ethics and conflict of interest policy for the Executive Branch; and  
  • assisting the OGE Director in the administration of the agency. 

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and unofficial law school transcript to kerri.cox@oge.gov and addressed to Kerri Cox, Associate General Counsel, U.S. Office of Government Ethics, Suite 500, 1201 New York Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.  For more information on the Office of Government Ethics, see:  www.oge.gov.

Convergent Advisory Services, P.A. Seeks 2L Student for Securities Law Apprenticeship

Convergent Advisory Services, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale seeks a 2L student for a securities law apprenticeship. The position can be best described as an apprenticeship with a 1-2 year commitment to build into an associate position.  Small firm environment with flexible hours. Previous experience in finance / accounting and strong academic background preferred.  Please send resume along with e-mail cover letter explaining your interest in the position and availability for both the current term and expected availability until graduation. 

If interested, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to um@globalsecuritieslaw.com.

The Florida House of Representatives 2011-12 Legislative Intern Program

The Florida House of Representatives is accepting applications for the 2011-12 Legislative Intern Program.  The forms and directions to apply for the Intern Program are on the House website, www.myfloridahouse.gov, under "House Intern Program."   

The Legislative Intern Program offers a unique opportunity for college graduates and graduate students to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and to participate in the work of the legislative branch of state government.   The 2011-12 Intern Program begins on 8/1/11 and ends on 3/30/2012. From 8/1/11 through 12/2/11 participants work 20 hrs per week.    From 12/5/11 through 3/30/12, participants work 30 hrs. per week. Interns are paid $13/hr. Interns may choose to receive up to 18 hrs. of graduate tuition at FL in-state rates during the time of the internship (Fall '11 and Spring/Summer'12) or receive a monthly stipend of $400 from 8/1/11 through 11/30/11, and $500 from 12/1/11 through 3/30/12.

Must be a FL resident or be enrolled in a FL school at the time of application. 

Interns are paid at the rate of $13 per hour, and receive payment of 18 hours of tuition at Florida in-state rates OR a monthly stipend of $400 per month from 8/1/11 through 11/30/11 and $500 from 12/1/11 through 3/30/12. 

To apply: 

Application materials and instructions are available on the website at www.myfloridahouse.gov under "House Intern Program". 

e-mail lucy.ciccone@myfloridahouse.gov or beverly.broussard@myfloridahouse.gov or call 850.487.2290 for more information. 

Deadline for application is May 16, 2011.

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 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.

The ABA Section of International Law's 2011 International Internship Program Website

The ABA Section of International Law's 2011 International Internship Program website, hosted by the Law Student, LL.M., and New Lawyer Outreach Committee, lists law firms across the globe who have offered to host internships for the Summer of 2011.  Some of the deadlines have passed for this summer, but there are still some international opportunities available and this resource may be helpful in the future.  The listing is available at http://apps.americanbar.org/intlaw/internprofiles.html

JUDICIAL OPPORTUNITIES 

 

The Deadline for The Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students Has Been Extended

The deadline to submit applications for the Fall 2011 Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students has been extended until Monday, May 23rd at 5:00 pm.  Applications are available in the CDO, Room A112.   For questions regarding the Program you may contact the Director of Judicial Clerkships, Amy Perez (agperez@law.miami.edu or 305.284.1924), and/or listen to the podcast from the recent summer 2011 program information session, located at  http://www.law.miami.edu/webcast/video.php?location=Departments&stream=20110210_CDO_InternProgram.mp3&width=480&height=270&page=.   

Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga Currently Accepting Applications for Law Clerks

Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga is currently accepting applications for two term clerk positions commencing in August and October 2011. Details are available at http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/employment/labarga.shtml

This is a great opportunity.  Please Amy Perez, Director of Judicial Clerkships for the CDO, with any questions.

 

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Staff Attorneys' Office, Seeking Federal Judicial Staff Attorneys

The United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, Staff Attorneys' Office, in Atlanta is seeking federal judicial staff attorneys.

STARTING SALARY: $59,987 

LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia 

OPENING/CLOSING DATES:  The Staff Attorneys' Office is accepting applications for current and future staff attorney position openings on an ongoing basis. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2011.                       

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  All Sources–Nationwide 

Staff Attorneys' Office is a central legal staff, serving the Court at large rather than individual judges.  The principal task of the office is to assist in the disposition of appeals through the preparation of legal memoranda.  The types of cases the office presently handles include: (1) direct criminal appeals involving sentencing guidelines and guilt/innocence issues; (2) all pro se appeals, including collateral attacks on criminal convictions by state and federal prisoners, and civil rights suits under 42 U.S.C. § 1983; (3) employment discrimination cases; (4) immigration cases, and (5) social security appeals.  There are also three specialized units within the office.   

The Jurisdiction Unit assists the Court in the initial review of all appeals filed for the purpose of determining appellate jurisdiction.  The Issue Tracking Unit serves to track and catalog relevant legal issues. The Motions Unit  processes certain substantive motions, including those for in forma pauperis status, certificates of appealability for 28 U.S.C. §§ 2254 and 2255 appeals, transcripts at government expense, and motions to appoint, withdraw, and/or substitute counsel. 

Staff attorneys work in a highly collegial environment with other recent law school graduates and lawyers coming from judicial clerkships or private practice, as well as with more experienced supervisory staff attorneys and senior management.  Employment with the office offers a generous benefits package, civil and criminal law experience at the federal court level, and an environment providing significant responsibility and challenge. 

Requirements:  Applicants must possess a Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and have excellent academic credentials.  They must also have superior analytical, research, and writing skills and be proficient in computer-assisted research and WordPerfect.  Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential. 

Apply immediately by submitting a resume (including law school class rank and/or percentile if available), cover letter, law school transcript, self-edited writing sample, and a list of at least three professional references. DO NOT e-mail APPLICATION PACKETS. Apply immediately to Sara Gilibert, Manager for Recruiting, Training, and Professional Development, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Staff Attorneys Office, 56 Forsyth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2289. Third year law students are encouraged to apply.  It is very important that a complete application package is sent (cover letter, resume, three professional references, law school transcript, and writing sample, and law school class rank and/or percentile) in your first mailing.  Incomplete application packages cause delays in processing.

Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy A. Quince Accepting Applications

Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy A. Quince is currently accepting applications for a two year clerkship to commence in October 2011.  Additional information is available at http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/employment/quince.shtml. 

State Court Judicial Law Clerk Applications - Consider Your Options Now!

Many of the state courts around the country are hiring NOW for post-graduate judicial clerkships. Last year 51% of judicial clerkships nationwide were at the state court level; they are excellent opportunities and should not be overlooked.   For information regarding state courts' hiring timelines, please consult the Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships (www.vermontlaw.edu/Resources/Judicial_Clerkship_and_Internship_Resources.htm).  The site is password protected.  Select "Access the Guide" and enter username long and password trail.    Specifically, the following state courts are currently accepting applications for 2012 term clerks: 

New Jersey:  New Jersey is a rich source of judicial clerkships, as each justice and judge hires recent law school graduates, resulting in approximately 480 openings.  Information regarding the application procedure is attached.  While the vacancy announcement states that applicants may begin contacting individual justices and judges starting in September, we suggest that you apply sooner as many of the appellate positions are filled during the summer.  The position is also posted in Symplicity (ID #6397). 

Minnesota:  Both the Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals are currently accepting applications for judicial clerks.  The deadline to apply online is August 1st for the Supreme Court (see Symplicity ID #7983) and August 19th for the Court of Appeals (see Symplicity ID #7984). 

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).

Federal Judicial Clerkship Opportunities

 

The following judges have added new clerkship positions on OSCAR: 

 

Judge Chris McAliley, United States District Court, Miami, FL

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 13, 2011 - Jun 15, 2011; Term Start: Nov 21, 2011

 

Judge William Alsup, United States District Court, San Francisco, CA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 11, 2011 - Oct 31, 2011 Term Start: Sep 1, 2012

 

Judge Amy Jackson, United States District Court, Washington, DC

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: May 10, 2011 - Dec 1, 2011; Term Start: Oct 1, 2012

 

Judge Joseph McKinley, United States District Court, Owensboro, KY

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: May 11, 2011 - Sep 9, 2011; Term Start: Sep 4, 2012

 

Judge Sidney Thomas, United States Court of Appeals, Billings, MT

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 11, 2011 - Dec 1, 2011; Term Start: Aug 27, 2012

 

Judge Maryanne Barry, United States Court of Appeals, Newark, NJ

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 9, 2011 - Aug 1, 2011 Term Start: Sep 1, 2012

 

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

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 13, 2011 - Jan 15, 2013; Term Start: Jan 15, 2013

 

Judge Robert Patterson, United States District Court, New York, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 13, 2011 - Sep 9, 2011; Term Start: Sep 4, 2012

 

Judge Michael Baylson, United States District Court, Philadelphia, PA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 11, 2011 - Jun 30, 2011; Term Start: Sep 1, 2012

 

Judge J. Breen, United States District Court, Jackson, TN

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 11, 2011 - Sep 15, 2011; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge Ewing Werlein, United States District Court, Houston, TX

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: May 12, 2011 - Nov 1, 2011; Term Start: Sep 4, 2012

 

Judge Mark Davis, United States District Court, Norfolk, VA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 12, 2011 - Aug 15, 2011; Term Start: Sep 17, 2012

 

Judge Diane Sykes, United States Court of Appeals, Milwaukee, WI

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 9, 2011 - Jul 15, 2011; Term Start: Aug 13, 2012

 

Judge Ursula Ungaro, United States District Court, Miami, FL

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: May 2, 2011 - Nov 30, 2011; Term Start: Aug 31, 2012

 

Judge Andrew Kleinfeld, United States Court of Appeals, Fairbanks, AK

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 3, 2011 - Jun 2, 2013; Term Start: Aug 17, 2013

 

Judge Gary Feess, United States District Court, Los Angeles, CA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 5, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011; Term Start: Sep 4, 2012

 

Judge Mark Kravitz, United States District Court, New Haven, CT

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 3, 2011 - Sep 15, 2011 Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge Gladys Kessler, United States District Court, Washington, DC

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: May 2, 2011 - Oct 27, 2011; Term Start: Aug 1, 2012

 

Judge Clay Land, United States District Court, Columbus, GA

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: May 4, 2011 - Jun 3, 2011; Term Start: Aug 20, 2012

 

Judge Janice Karlin, United States Bankruptcy Court, Topeka, KS

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: May 5, 2011 - Aug 29, 2011; Term Start: Aug 29, 2011

 

Judge Patricia Minaldi, United States District Court, Lake Charles, LA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 6, 2011 - Nov 14, 2011; Term Start: Aug 10, 2012

 

Judge George Singal, United States District Court, Portland, ME

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 3, 2011 - Sep 15, 2011; Term Start: Sep 3, 2012

 

Judge Brian Cogan, United States District Court, Brooklyn, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 6, 2011 - Sep 1, 2011; Term Start: Aug 1, 2012

 

Judge Alice Batchelder, United States Court of Appeals, Medina, OH

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 1, 2011 - Oct 30, 2011; Term Start: Aug 20, 2012

 

Judge Marcos Lopez, United States District Court, San Juan, PR

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 7, 2011 - Oct 14, 2011; Term Start: Sep 17, 2012

 

Judge Andrew Hanen, United States District Court, Brownsville, TX

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 3, 2011 - Nov 25, 2011; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge George Kazen, United States District Court, Laredo, TX

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 3, 2011 - Nov 3, 2011; Term Start: Aug 10, 2012

 

Judge John Conroy, United States District Court, Burlington, VT

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: May 6, 2011 - Sep 15, 2011; Term Start: Sep 6, 2012

 

Judge James Robart, United States District Court, Seattle, WA

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: May 3, 2011 - Dec 1, 2011; Term Start: Sep 1, 2012

 

Judge Susan Kelley, United States Bankruptcy Court, Milwaukee, WI

Term: Career; Applications accepted: May 3, 2011 - Aug 1, 2011; Term Start: Sep 1, 2011

 

Judge Emmett Cox, United States Court of Appeals, Mobile, AL

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 20, 2011 - Jan 1, 2012; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge Sandra Ikuta, United States Court of Appeals, Pasadena, CA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 18, 2011 - Nov 14, 2011; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge William Fletcher, United States Court of Appeals, San Francisco, CA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 18, 2011 - Sep 16, 2011; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge David Ebel, United States Court of Appeals, Denver, CO

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 19, 2011 - Oct 30, 2011; Term Start: Aug 1, 2012

 

Judge Guido Calabresi, United States Court of Appeals, New Haven, CT

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 18, 2011 - Sep 15, 2012; Term Start: Jul 1, 2013

 

Judge Ellen Huvelle, United States District Court, Washington, DC

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 18, 2011 - Sep 1, 2011; Term Start: Oct 15, 2012

 

Judge David Tatel, United States Court of Appeals, Washington, DC

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 19, 2011 - Sep 30, 2012; Term Start: Aug 1, 2013

 

Judge Susan Braden, United States Court of Federal Claims, Washington, DC

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 19, 2011 - Sep 24, 2011; Term Start: Sep 3, 2012

 

Judge Mary Scriven, United States District Court, Tampa, FL

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 19, 2011 - Dec 1, 2011; Term Start: Jun 1, 2012

 

Judge John Smoak, United States District Court, Panama City, FL

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Apr 18, 2011 - Sep 6, 2011; Term Start: Aug 1, 2012

 

Judge James Cohn, United States District Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Apr 18, 2011 - Sep 15, 2011; Term Start: Aug 25, 2012

 

Judge Suzanne Conlon, United States District Court, Chicago, IL

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 22, 2011 - May 31, 2012; Term Start: Jul 1, 2012

 

Judge Suzanne Conlon, United States District Court, Chicago, IL

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 21, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011; Term Start: Jun 6, 2011

 

Judge Michael Boudin, United States Court of Appeals, Boston, MA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 19, 2011 - Sep 20, 2011; Term Start: Jun 1, 2012

 

Judge Duane Benton, United States Court of Appeals, Kansas City, MO

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 19, 2011 - Oct 19, 2011; Term Start: Aug 27, 2012

 

Judge Leslie Southwick, United States Court of Appeals, Jackson, MS

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 18, 2011 - Oct 18, 2011; Term Start: Sep 1, 2012

 

Judge Kent Dawson, United States District Court, Las Vegas, NV

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 18, 2011 - Apr 25, 2011; Term Start: Jun 6, 2011

 

Judge Lawrence Kahn, United States District Court, Albany, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 21, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011; Term Start: Sep 1, 2012

 

Judge Lawrence Kahn, United States District Court, Albany, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 21, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011; Term Start: Mar 1, 2013

 

Judge P. Castel, United States District Court, New York, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 18, 2011 - Oct 31, 2011; Term Start: Sep 30, 2012

 

Judge Deborah Batts, United States District Court, New York, NY

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Apr 19, 2011 - Oct 31, 2011; Term Start: Aug 27, 2012

 

Judge Jane Restani, United States Court of International Trade, New York, NY

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Apr 18, 2011 - Sep 19, 2011; Term Start: Sep 3, 2012

 

Judge Jose Fuste, United States District Court, San Juan, PR

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Apr 20, 2011 - Sep 7, 2011; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge Diane Vescovo, United States District Court, Memphis, TN

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 18, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011; Term Start: Aug 1, 2012

 

Judge A. Fish, United States District Court, Dallas, TX

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 21, 2011 - May 31, 2012; Term Start: Sep 1, 2012

 

Judge Joseph Goodwin, United States District Court, Charleston, WV

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 19, 2011 - Nov 30, 2011; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge Ed Carnes, United States Court of Appeals, Montgomery, AL

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 12, 2011 - Sep 1, 2011; Term Start: Sep 1, 2012

 

Judge Ed Carnes, United States Court of Appeals, Montgomery, AL

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 12, 2011 - Sep 1, 2011; Term Start: Sep 15, 2012

 

Judge Margaret Morrow, United States District Court, Los Angeles, CA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 12, 2011 - Jun 17, 2012; Term Start: Aug 6, 2012

 

Judge Michael Seng, United States District Court, Fresno or Yosemite National Park, CA

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Apr 11, 2011 - Apr 22, 2011; Term Start: May 2, 2011

 

Judge James Boasberg, United States District Court, Washington, DC

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 15, 2011 - Sep 4, 2011; Term Start: Apr 1, 2012

 

Judge James Boasberg, United States District Court, Washington, DC

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 15, 2011 - Sep 4, 2011; Term Start: Sep 6, 2012

 

Judge Eric Bruggink, United States Court of Federal Claims, Washington, DC

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 14, 2011 - Oct 17, 2011; Term Start: Aug 30, 2012

 

Judge Timothy Dyk, United States Court of Appeals, Washington, DC

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 15, 2011 - Oct 31, 2011; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge Mary Schoelen, United States Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims, Washington, DC

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Apr 13, 2011 - May 15, 2011; Term Start: May 16, 2011

 

Judge R.  Anderson, United States Court of Appeals, Macon, GA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 12, 2011 - Jan 28, 2012; Term Start: Aug 12, 2012

 

Judge R.  Anderson, United States Court of Appeals, Macon, GA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 12, 2011 - Jan 28, 2012; Term Start: Aug 17, 2012

 

Judge Thomas Thrash, United States District Court, Atlanta, GA

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Apr 14, 2011 - Oct 7, 2011; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge David Ezra, United States District Court, Honolulu, HI

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 13, 2011 - Dec 1, 2011; Term Start: Nov 19, 2012

 

Judge David Ezra, United States District Court, Honolulu, HI

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 13, 2011 - Dec 1, 2011; Term Start: Sep 2, 2012

 

Judge Edmond Chang, United States District Court, Chicago, IL

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 14, 2011 - Oct 31, 2011; Term Start: Sep 1, 2012

 

Judge Matthew Kennelly, United States District Court, Chicago, IL

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 14, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge Edmond Chang, United States District Court, Chicago, IL

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 14, 2011 - Oct 31, 2011; Term Start: Jan 1, 2013

 

Judge Matthew Kennelly, United States District Court, Chicago, IL

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 14, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011; Term Start: Oct 15, 2012

 

Judge Arlander Keys, United States District Court, Chicago, IL

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Apr 14, 2011 - Dec 14, 2011; Term Start: Sep 10, 2012

 

Judge Richard Holwell, United States District Court, New York, NY

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

 

Judge Richard Holwell, United States District Court, New York, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 12, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011; Term Start: Oct 15, 2012

 

Judge Robert Katzmann, United States Court of Appeals, New York, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 11, 2011 - Sep 6, 2011; Term Start: Sep 1, 2013

 

Judge Richard Sullivan, United States District Court, New York, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 13, 2011 - Feb 1, 2012; Term Start: Sep 1, 2012

 

Judge Richard Sullivan, United States District Court, New York, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 13, 2011 - Nov 1, 2011; Term Start: Feb 1, 2012

 

Judge Arthur Spatt, United States District Court, Central Islip, NY

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Apr 13, 2011 - Oct 15, 2011; Term Start: Oct 1, 2012

 

Judge Deborah Cook, United States Court of Appeals, Akron, OH

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 15, 2011 - Oct 1, 2011; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge Ransey Cole, United States Court of Appeals, Columbus, OH

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 14, 2011 - Oct 1, 2011; Term Start: Aug 20, 2012

 

Judge Ransey Cole, United States Court of Appeals, Columbus, OH

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 14, 2011 - Oct 1, 2011; Term Start: Aug 6, 2012

 

Judge Joe Heaton, United States District Court, Oklahoma City, OK

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 15, 2011 - Sep 6, 2011; Term Start: Aug 27, 2012

 

Judge Jan DuBois, United States District Court, Philadelphia, PA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 12, 2011 - Oct 1, 2011; Term Start: Sep 4, 2012

 

Judge Patrick Higginbotham, United States Court of Appeals, Austin, TX

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 13, 2011 - Sep 15, 2011; Term Start: Aug 17, 2012

 

Judge Sidney Fitzwater, United States District Court, Dallas, TX

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 13, 2011 - Sep 7, 2011; Term Start: Aug 22, 2012

 

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

GOVERNMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Social Security Administration Seeking Law Clerks

The Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review has multiple vacancies for Law Clerk positions located in Arlington (Crystal City) and Falls Church, VA.

 

Law Clerk, GS-904-9

This is a 14-month appointment pending admission to the Bar and cannot be extended. 

Law clerks who are admitted to the Bar before the expiration of their 14-month appointment can be converted to Attorney Advisor positions.

The Attorney Advisor positions are time-limited appointments not to exceed two years.  There is no guarantee that at the end of the two-year period, the appointment will be extended or lead to a permanent position.

 

Qualifications:

LL.B. or J.D.

 

Summary of Major Duties:

 

-          Provide independent technical assistance to the Appeals Council in review of decisions and dismissals rendered by Administrative Law Judges ("ALJ").

-          Conduct an in-depth review including any necessary research of the program and legal aspects in individual cases and an evaluation of the legal sufficiency of the ALJ's decision or dismissal.

-          Recognize and identify multiple and complex policy and legal issues and provide a written evaluation to support a recommendation to the Appeals Council that encompasses the entire spectrum of case dispositions.

-          Provide additional oral advice and consultation to the Council as necessary.

 

Required documents:

Applicants must provide a current resume and official college transcript.

Veteran's Preference:

If you are claiming veterans' preference, submit a copy of your military discharge certificate (DD 214 member 4 copy), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other proof of eligibility. To be acceptable, the document must show Character of Service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF 15) and the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF 15. Preference will be granted based on the documents received.

For more information about the Appeals Council and the Social Security appeals process, visit the website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/appeals/appeals_process.html.

 

This job is sedentary and performed in an office setting with extensive computer usage.

Social Security offers a comprehensive benefits program that you can customize for your individual medical and financial needs. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, they offer a range of benefits to help you balance life with Social Security to life outside of workPlease visit the Careers website at www.ssa.gov/careers for additional information.

Please send your application materials to:  Social Security Administration, Office of DisabilityAdjudication and Review, Office of Appellate Operations, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1400, Falls Church, VA  22041, Attn: Legal HiringTeam or electronically to: ODAR.OAO.Recruitment@ssa.gov. 

 

The Mohave County Public Defender in Arizona is Seeking an Attorney IV

The Mohave County Public Defender in Kingman, AZ is seeking an attorney. 

Description: 

The importance of this position requires that the Attorney IV be an experienced trial attorney with excellent leadership qualities. The ideal candidate must have a juris doctorate degree and must become licensed by the State Bar of Arizona, within two years of accepting employment. Arizona recently enacted limited reciprocity, and allows attorneys in rural indigent defense offices a two year exemption from licensing requirements if other conditions are met. Please refer to Arizona Supreme Court Rule 32 for more details. Additionally, Arizona allows for Admission on Motion. Please refer to Arizona Supreme Court Rule 38(h). Serious candidates will have at least seven years of significant professional experience in a mid to large indigent or criminal defense office, with management and administrative responsibility. 

·         In addition to the education and experience as described above, the ideal candidate will be:

·         Knowledgeable in the management and administration of Indigent Defense, including the Ten Principles of Indigent Defense and the Performance Guidelines for Criminal Defense Representation  

·         Knowledgeable of advance trial presentation skills, teaching principles and human resource principles 

·         Skilled in mentoring, trial advocacy, management, interpersonal communication and conducting positive performance monitoring

·         Knowledgeable of basic human resource and management techniques 

·         Effective at delegating authority and recognizing the potential of staff 

·         Analytical and a quick study 

·         A strong leader who acts as mentor who coaches and empowers employees 

·         Open, accessible, friendly, and outgoing; calm under pressure with a positive attitude and a good sense of humor 

·         Flexible, unbiased and compassionate with a high level of integrity 

·         Decisive and willing to face up to problems 

·         Client focused  

·         Able to demonstrate enthusiasm about and commitment to quality 

To apply, mail or e-mail resume, cover letter and three work-related references and current salary to: 

Public Defender

P.O. Box 7000

Kingman, AZ 86402-7000

www.co.mohave.az.us

john.pecchia@co.mohave.az.us  

 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security in San Francisco Seeking Privacy Analyst

U. S. Dept. of Homeland Security, USOPM San Francisco Services Branch (San Francisco, CA) is seeking a Privacy Analyst.  

Requirements:

U. S. Citizenship is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security Clearance. Relocation expenses will not be paid. Overnight travel 1-5 nights a month required. Appointment subject to availability of funds. Selectee will be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement. Develop and support the development of privacy impact assessments. Knowledge of laws and regulations regarding the Privacy Act, E-Government Act, Homeland Security Act, Federal Information Security Management Act and other federal privacy and security laws and statutes. Ability to apply discretion and judgment when dealing with sensitive issues, research and analyze sensitive and complex data and systems related to privacy issues; oral communication, written communication. 

Application Process:

Resume, Supporting Documents, Assessment Questionnaire. See Instructions on website. Apply online: https://applicationmanager.gov (vacancy id# 460233) or fax:  1.478.757.3144.

PUBLIC INTEREST INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITIES

 

Educational Debt Relief Summer 2011 Webinar Schedule

Equal Justice Works is pleased to announce the launch of its new educational debt relief webinar series!  This new series is designed to address the concerns and needs of students before, during and after law school, as well as provide law school professionals with tools to help students make more informed decisions on managing educational debt.  

 

Featured topics include:

*  Getting Your Student Loans Forgiven

*  How to Pay Your Bills AND Your Student Loans

*  Planning Before You Borrow

 

The following are descriptions and dates for the upcoming schedule:

 

Learn How Government and Nonprofit Workers Can Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness. A must attend for anyone with high educational debt planning to work or currently working for the government or a nonprofit organization, this webinar explains how you can benefit from the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, the most significant law affecting public service in a generation.

 

Friday, July 8, Noon-1 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. CDT, 9 a.m. PDT). Click on http://e2ma.net/go/9326635861/3614410/105585338/9710/goto:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/850558961 to register for this session. 

 

How to Pay Your Bills AND Your Student Loans: Utilizing Income-Based Repayment Saddled with high student debt?  This webinar reviews Income-Based Repayment, a powerful provision of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act that allows anyone with high debt relative to their income to reduce their federal student loan payments.

 

Wednesday, May 18, 2-2:45 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. PDT). Click on http://e2ma.net/go/9326635861/3614410/105585339/9710/goto:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/638519849 to register for this session.

 

Get Your Educational Loans Forgiven: Public Service Loan Forgiveness. For recent graduates working in government or at a nonprofit, this webinar explains how to make sure you immediately begin fulfilling requirements to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness so that your educational debt will be forgiven as soon as possible.

 

Thursday, May 25, 2-2:45 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. PDT). Click on http://e2ma.net/go/9326635861/3614410/105585340/9710/goto:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/264420113

to register for this session.

 

Plan Before You Borrow: What You Should Know About Educational Loans BEFORE You Go to Graduate School. Interested in government or public interest work after graduating?  This webinar will help you plan ahead and make sure you can take full advantage of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, the most significant law affecting public service in a generation.

 

Thursday, June 16, 2-3 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. PDT). Click on http://e2ma.net/go/9326635861/3614410/105585341/9710/goto:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/629400105

to register for this session.

Part-Time Attorney Legal Services for Entrepreneurs

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

Application Deadline: May 31, 2011. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

General Summary of Work Performed: 

Manage Legal Services for Entrepreneurs ("LSE"), a racial and immigrant justice project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. LSE provides free legal assistance to low-income individuals, including women, people of color, and immigrants, who want to start or develop for-profit businesses, and for-profit businesses committed to investing in economically distressed minority and immigrant communities. LSE clients are matched with pro bono attorneys from law firms throughout the Bay Area.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

1.         Manage LSE's pro bono attorney matching program, including reviewing applications for LSE services, conducting intakes with potential clients, screening cases, and overseeing placement of cases with pro bono attorneys.

2.         Oversee LSE's community-based legal clinics and workshops. Supervise volunteers who are staffing clinics and workshops, update workshop presentations and self-help materials, and attend clinics and workshops.

3.         Provide legal consultations to small business clients and represent individual clients, as needed, on an emergency basis.

4.         Oversee ongoing outreach to potential LSE clients, and build LSE's relationships with community-based organizations and within the microenterprise community.

5.         Identify issues appropriate for LSE to address through policy advocacy and/or community education.

6.         Supervise the work of LSE law students, fellows, volunteers, and other LSE staff.

7.         Proactively seek opportunities to engage in public education and media advocacy to strengthen pro bono and impact work.  

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Work to further LCCR's long-range goals as appropriate, including maintaining and establishing good relationships with the

private bar and work on internal matters as identified or assigned, including:  

 

·        Ensuring that LCCR's pro bono and impact work is functioning in furtherance of LCCR's

·        strategic goals and mission

 

·        Assisting the Development and Communications Team in the drafting and development of

·        proposals and reports, program budgets, and fundraising materials

 

·        Identifying potential donors and solicitors, as well as new members and Board members

 

·        Attending staff meetings

 

·        Attending Board meetings, including the Annual Meeting

 

·        Contributing to the newsletter and other public relations materials

 

·        Other duties as assigned by the Director of Policy and Programs and/or Executive Director

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

1.         Member of CA Bar in good standing with experience in transactional law &/or experience working with small businesses on legal issues

 

2.         Proficiency in a foreign language (particularly Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin) and/or prior experience working with/ties to low-income communities of color and/or immigrant communities in the San Francisco Bay Area is desired but not required

 

3.         Ability to plan and coordinate own work and to meet deadlines with minimal supervision

4.         Strong supervision and mentoring skills

5.         Excellent oral and written communication skills

6.         Values working cooperatively with others, both within the organization and in the community

Compensation:

Salary depends on experience. Competitive benefits package also offered.  

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, a resume with three references and a writing sample to Lawyers' Committee c/o Silvia Contreras by e-mail at scontreras@lccr.com, by fax to (415) 5430296, or by mail at the address below.  

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

131 Steuart Street, Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94105

www.lccr.com

 

Applications are now Available for the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee

Applications are now available for the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee ("NAC") at www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/nac

The National Advisory Committee ("NAC") seeks to recruit three (3) new law student members and three (3) law school professional (faculty and staff) members to serve two-year terms from August 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013.   

 

The NAC provides a vehicle through which students and professionals at Equal Justice Works member law schools help advance the organization's goal of having students develop a lifelong commitment of working on behalf of under-represented individuals, communities and causes. 

Additional information about the NAC including a list of current members is available at www.equaljusticeworks.org/about/national-advisory-committee.

Current NAC members represent the following schools:

·        Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

·        Boston University School of Law

·        California Western School of Law

·        DePaul University College of Law

·        Lewis and Clark University School of Law

·        Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

·        Rutgers University Law School at Camden

·        Texas Tech University School of Law

·        The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

·        Thomas Jefferson School of Law

·        University of Alabama School of Law

·        University of Houston Law Center

·        University of Miami School of Law

·        University of Southern California Law School

 

The Brennan Center for Justice Seeking Counsel for Democracy Program

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice.  Our work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to presidential power in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution – part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group – the Brennan Center combines scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector. 

Position: The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is seeking three attorneys to work in the Brennan Center's Democracy Program.  The Program seeks to bring the ideal of representative self-government closer to reality, by eliminating barriers to full and equal political participation and by striving to ensure that public policy and institutions represent and reflect the diverse voices and interests that make for a rich and energetic democracy.

These positions may focus on voting rights and election reform (including practices likely to suppress the vote and have a disproportionate impact on communities of color); money in politics, including managing current constitutional litigation defending state and federal campaign finance reforms; integrity of the judicial system; and/or redistricting.  Ideally, the positions will commence in June 2011 or soon afterward.

Qualifications: The Center is looking to hire three attorneys, with experience ranging from two years of legal experience and up.  For one position, they prefer a candidate with six or more years of litigation experience. The ideal candidates will have a J.D.; several years of legal experience (including clerkships, if any) in the private sector, government, academia or policy advocacy; and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Excellent writing skills (for a variety of audiences, including legal, legislative, journalistic and public), as well as excellent analytic, strategic and research skills; creativity, versatility, and flexibility; organizational skills; and the ability to deal with diverse clients and allies and to coordinate work effectively with other entities will be required.  Demonstrated commitment to the public interest field a real plus. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package. 

Applications: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and decisions will be made as soon as appropriate candidates are identified. To apply, visit http://brennancenter.theresumator.com/apply/u0zDNq/Counsel-Democracy-Program.html?source=staff. Please upload (where it says "attach resume") as one document the following application materials: cover letter, resume, two writing samples (up to 10 pages each), and contact information for three references. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: brennancenterjobs@nyu.edu with "Democracy Attorney" in the subject line, after registering in the online system.

JOB FAIRS

Georgia State University College of Law is Hosting the 7th Annual Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair

Georgia State University College of Law is hosting the 7th Annual Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair ("SIPJF") on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia. This is an excellent opportunity if you are interested in intellectual property law.  Students will be able to interview for positions in various areas of IP, including patent, trademark, trade secrets, and copyright law. 

 

To register for the Job Fair, please complete the following steps: 

(1)  Review the Employer List (available in the Document Library on Symplicity) to determine if you are qualified and interested in participating in the job fair.  The positions are for rising 2Ls or 3Ls. 

(2)  Review the Student Instruction Checklist and complete the Participation Form (available in the Document Library on Symplicity), which must be submitted to Karen Warren in the CDO on or before 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 19th.  UM Law will pay your registration fee so please carefully consider if you are interested in attending this job fair. 

(3)  Starting Friday, May 27th, you will be able to download instructions on how to upload your resume and bid on the participating employers.  Visit http://law.gsu.edu/careers/2164.html for step-by-step instructions.

 

Rocky Mountain Diversity Career Fair

The Rocky Mountain Diversity Career Fair aims to assist employers in fulfilling their commitments to diversity and expand opportunities for law students and law graduates traditionally under-represented in the practice of law in the Rocky Mountain region, including law students and graduates who are ethnic or racial minorities, disabled, and/or gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. 

 

The job fair takes place at Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado, Friday, September 9, 2011.  Interested applicants can begin applying April 15 (deadline is July 25) at https://law-rmdlcf-csm.symplicity.com/students.

 

Vault/MCAA Legal Diversity Career Fair

The Vault/MCAA Legal Diversity Career Fair is open to 2L, 3L and lateral candidates in Washington D.C. on Friday, July 29. The Los Angeles fair will take place Tuesday, July 26. Registration for each fair is separate and both are currently open. Apply at: http://registration.vault.com/legaldiversity/.  No registration deadline is indicated, apply now if interested.

 

Virginia Bar Association Diversity Job Fair

The Virginia Bar Association ("VBA") Annual Diversity Job Fair is open to rising 2L and 3L law students of diverse backgrounds (including race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or age) who are interested in practicing in Virginia. There is no cost to students for participation in the fair.  More information and registration at:  https://m360.vba.org/event.aspx?eventID=28670&instance=0Student registration began on May 16th and end on July 1st.

 

National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair

The National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, July 26 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The early registration fee for the Job Fair and Job Fair Reception is $25.00 for law students and members of the class of 2011, and $50.00 for laterals. After May 20th, the regular registration fee is $50.00 for law students and members of the class of 2011, and $75.00 for laterals.  Registration is also available online with a credit card at www.blackprosecutors.org. Registration is now open, deadline is July 12th

The Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair

On September 2, 2011, the Hispanic National Bar Association ("HNBA") will host its annual Career Fair, the largest Latino Career Fair for legal professionals in the country. The HNBA 36th Annual Convention: Forging the Future Together will be held August 31 - September 3, 2011 at the Sheraton Dallas hotel in Texas.

  

As part of the convention, the HNBA Career Fair provides law students, young and seasoned attorneys and Convention attendees with a tremendous opportunity to meet and network with other leading Latino attorneys from across the country.  The Career Fair also plays host to a symposium designed to help law students enhance their marketing skills for the tough legal market.

   

The HNBA Career Fair starts on Friday, September 2nd with an orientation from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M., where candidates are invited to meet with employers and are provided interviewing advice, tips to enhance resumes and network. Beginning at 9:00 A.M., one-on-one interviews will be scheduled in 30-minute intervals until 4:00 P.M.  The Career Fair will break for ninety minutes during the afternoon so attendees can participate in the Friday Convention Luncheon.

 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to participate in the HNBA's Annual Career Fair.

 

Please visit www.hnba.com/career-fair/ to register for the HNBA's Annual Career Fair today!

Heartland Legal Diversity Job Fair

The Heartland Diversity Job Fair takes place August 5-6 and is open to rising 2Ls, 3Ls and class of 2011 graduates. The  Fair is designed to expose students to both traditional and non-traditional employers.  For more information visit: www.heartlanddiversity.org/studentreg/htmRegistration deadline is May 20, 2011.

 

Lavender Law Career Fair

The Lavender Law Job Fair is open to rising 2L and 3L lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and in 2011 will be held in Los Angeles, California on September 8.  For more information please visit: www.lavenderlaw.org/careerfair.htmlRegistration deadlines are August 1 (early registration) and August 15.

 

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 Indianapolis Diversity Job Fair

Full-time 2L law students representing all aspects of diversity are invited to participate in the Indy Bar 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.