NYU Global Justice Clinic – Clinical Teaching Fellowship

NYU School of Law invites applications for a one-year Teaching Fellowship with its Global Justice Clinic for the academic year 2014-2015. The fellowship will begin during summer 2014, with the exact start date negotiable. The ideal candidate will be an experienced advocate who is both passionate and critical of human rights as a response to global injustice. S/he should be enthusiastic about supporting students in reflexive, accountable human rights advocacy.

The Fellow will work closely with Clinic Director Professor Margaret Satterthwaite, and will enjoy mentorship in teaching, scholarship and human rights lawyering. The Fellow will have the opportunity to gain teaching experience and will directly supervise students on clinic cases and projects.

The Global Justice Clinic provides high quality, professional human rights lawyering services to individual clients and non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations, partnering with groups based in the United States and abroad, as well as undertaking its own projects where independence is a strategic benefit. Serving as legal advisers, counsel or advocacy partners, Clinic students work side-by-side with human rights activists from around the world. Working on cases and projects that involve cross-border human rights violations, the deleterious impacts of extraterritorial activities by state and non-state actors, and emerging problems that require close collaboration between actors at the local and international levels, students engage in human rights advocacy in domestic and international settings.

For more on the Clinic, see the website.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a minimum of two to five years of relevant experience, and must have a law degree (from any country). Preference will be given to individuals who have experience as practicing lawyers or human rights advocates in one or more countries. Evidence of the following will be especially helpful:

  • In-depth knowledge of international human rights law, mechanisms, and debates
  • Experience puzzling through difficult strategic, ethical, and/or legal challenges related to human rights, social justice or inequality
  • Ability to conduct multifaceted work with multi-national and/or multi-lingual teams
  • Capacity to work in high-pressure, low-resource, time-stressed environments
  • Aptitude for teaching, management and supervision
  • Ability to work in more than one language (especially relevant to GJC’s current docket are French, Haitian Creole and Arabic)
  • Willingness to travel internationally
  • Desire to develop a career devoted to human rights or social justice—as a clinician or a practicing lawyer or advocate 

To apply: Applicant should submit (1) a 2-3 page cover letter addressing the qualifications described above; (2) a one-page description of a project the Fellow would propose to develop as part of the GJC; (3) a resume or curriculum vitae; (4) a law school transcript; (5) one or two writing samples; and (6) the names and contact information for three referees. Submit these materials to Professor Satterthwaite’s assistant Diana Limongi.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled; however, applicants are encouraged to apply by May 8, 2014. Applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Competitive salary and benefits.

 

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Now Available! Application Deadline is June 10, 2014

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 2014.

Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2015 in one of the Firm’s offices.  Additionally, 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.

For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit the website

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Beasley.

 

 

Professor Michael Froomkin is Seeking a Summer Research Assistant

Professor Froomkin is seeking a part-time summer research assistant. The hours are negotiable, but likely would be in the 15 hour per week range, preferably starting after final exams finish. Current UM Law 1Ls and 2Ls are welcome to apply.  This job is only available to current UM Law students. This is a paid position.

The research assistant will assist Professor Froomkin with summer writing projects. The job requires someone who can write clearly, is well-organized and who is good at research in libraries and on the Internet. There may be some bluebooking involved also.

If you are interested, please send e-mail Professor Froomkin with the words RESEARCH ASSISTANT (in all caps) followed by your name in the subject line. In the email, please advise as to how many hours you would ideally like to work per week and what other jobs/courses you have planned for the summer (if any); when you are free to start and whether you have vacation plans (no problem if you are planning to take a week or two off during the summer); your phone number and email address; and whether you might be interested in continuing on at 10/hours per week during the next academic year.

Please attach the following to your email: 1) A copy of your resume (c.v.); 2) A short writing sample (non-legal is preferred — in any case, please do NOT send your LCOMM memo); and  transcript (need not be an official copy).

Deadline to apply is April 30, 2014.

For the posting, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#12726.

Jotwell, The Online Journal, Seeks Law Journal Editor

Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law, needs a Student Summer Editor. This is a paid position.

The student editor supports faculty editors both at UM and elsewhere, and has a role that is a blend of a substantive editor and a managing editor. Jotwell uses WordPress to publish, but it is easy to learn, so no experience needed.

The ideal candidate will be a current University of Miami School of Law 1L or 2L who is organized, a careful editor and enjoys reading legal scholarship. Although grades are a factor for this position, a demonstrated ability to write and edit may substitute for grades.

The job would start as soon after Spring 2014 final exams as possible and run until mid-August. One or more vacation periods during that time may be negotiated, as long as none of them are for a long continuous period.

Some preference may be given to applicants who indicate that they also would be willing to continue as a part of the team of Student Editors during the 2014-2015 school year, a job that typically takes 7-10 hours per week.

If you are interested, please email your résumé and a copy (unofficial is fine) of your transcript to Professor Michael Froomkin.   Please put “JOTWELL 2014″ and your name in the subject line.  If you have a non-legal writing sample please include that also. DO NOT SEND LCOMM writings.

Deadline to apply is April 25, 2014. 

For the posting, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#12662.

 

PRESENTATION: BUSINESS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE INTERNET ON TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014

Join us for a presentation titled “Business, Human Rights and the Internet” given by Michael Samway on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 2:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. in the Law Library, D-201.

Michael Samway is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he also leads an initiative on business, human rights and technology. He is also a visiting scholar at NYU’s Stern School of Business, focusing on digital privacy and surveillance issues.

Michael spent ten years at Yahoo! and was a vice president and deputy general counsel, leading Yahoo!’s international legal team and founding Yahoo!’s Business & Human Rights Program. Before joining Yahoo!, he practiced corporate and securities law at White & Case in the Latin America Practice Group. He earned his BSFS/MSFS from GeorgetownUniversity and his JD/LLM in international and comparative law from Duke University School of Law. Michael was also a Fulbright scholar in Chile, and he has published commentary on international business, legal and human rights issues and has testified before Congress on Internet freedom.

“Business, Human Rights and the Internet” is co-sponsored by the Business Law Review, the International Graduate Law Programs, the International Law Society, and the University of Miami Business Ethics Program.

The Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties

The Robert Masur Fellowship committee is now accepting applications for the 2014 Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties. The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and or civil liberties.

Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties, work on a civil rights or civil liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties. Applications are due on April 15, 2014.

No email applications will be considered; all applicants must send a hard copy. Applicants should send a proposal, no more than two pages, describing their intended summer project, along with a resume, a brief letter of recommendation, and the name of their faculty or organizational sponsor to: Robert Masur Fellowship, The Nation Institute, 116 East 16th Street, 8th floor, New York, NY10003. For more information, visit the website.

 

YALE LAW SCHOOL ROBERT M. COVER FELLOWSHIP-VETERANS LEGAL SERVICES CLINIC

Yale Law School seeks applications for a Robert M. Cover Fellowship in Public Interest Law, a two-year position beginning on or about July 1, 2014 in the Yale Law School clinical program.  The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer with at least two years of practice who is considering a career in law school clinical teaching.  The 2014-2016 Fellow will work with the Veterans Legal Services Clinic (“VLSC”).  Prior experience in veterans’ law, disability law, or civil rights law is preferred by not required.

VLSC is a semester-long, in-house clinic offered in both fall and spring semesters, with a substantial number of continuing students who have completed the seminar but remain enrolled in the clinic to handle ongoing or new cases. The clinic focuses on representation of the more marginalized veterans populations, including women, veterans of color, recently returned veterans, and immigrant and LGBT veterans, but its docket is not limited to any particular class of veteran. Students represent individual veterans and veterans’ organizations in litigation concerning U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) benefits, record correction and discharge upgrade applications, Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) requests, civil rights matters, deportation defense, federal habeas corpus petitions, and class-action litigation; state legislative and regulatory advocacy; media advocacy; strategic planning; and other non-litigation matters. For more information on the clinic, see the website.

Illustrative cases include representation of Vietnam veterans with PTSD and other-than-honorable discharges in a proposed nation-wide class action; a former cadet raped while attending West Point in federal civil rights litigation; individual veterans who survived rape or sexual assault in their applications for VA benefits; veterans illegally discharged for an alleged personality or adjustment disorder in record correction applications to administrative boards and on review in federal court; veterans organizations in FOIA litigation; a disabled Navy veteran denied spousal benefits for her same-sex partner; veterans facing deportation or seeking to return to their families after removal; and local veterans organizations in state legislative campaigns to expand veteran access to pre-trial diversionary programs and to reform occupational and professional licensing procedures more fully to credit military training and experience.

The Fellow’s responsibilities include representing clients, supervising students, assisting in teaching classes, and working on one’s own scholarship.  Candidates must be prepared to apply for admission to the Connecticut bar.  (Pursuant to a pending state bar admission amendment, candidates may qualify for admission without examination.)  All work will be conducted with the support of the clinical faculty, and will focus on providing legal assistance to low-income and civil rights clients and organizations.  The principal supervisor will be Professor Michael Wishnie.

Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must possess strong written and oral communication skills.  Experience in creative and community-driven advocacy is a strong plus.  Annual salary is $63,000.  Fellows receive health benefits and access to university facilities.  Send (or email) a resume, cover letter, writing sample, law school transcript, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references by May 1, 2014 (early applications encouraged) to: Kathryn Jannke, Office Manager, The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, P.O. Box 209090, New Haven, CT 06520-9090; telephone: (203) 432-4800; fax: (203) 432-1426.

The Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section 2014 Wade L. Hopping Memorial Scholarship Application

Hopping Green & Sams, P.A. (HGS) and the Environmental and Land Use Law Section (ELULS) of The Florida Bar sponsors an annual scholarship, in the amount of $5000, for eligible Florida law students.

Eligibility:

  • 2L, 3L, or LL.M. candidate at an accredited Florida law school.
  • Students who demonstrate a potential to make a significant positive contribution to the practice of environmental or land use law in Florida.

Application Requirements:

  • A completed application form;
  • A law school transcript;
  • A personal statement of no more than 1000 words, explaining why the applicant should be selected;
  • Letter(s) of endorsement.

The Application and Attachments: Please provide answers to the application questions and required attachments. The Florida Bar ELULS will maintain all information received from applicants in confidence.

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated potential to make a significant positive contribution to the practice of environmental or land use law in Florida;
  • Endorsed by at least one environmental or land use law professor or practitioner, such recommendation to explain why the professor/practitioner believes that the candidate has a high potential to make a significant positive contribution to the practice of environmental or land use law in Florida.

Instructions: Please return completed application along with the required documents to Calbrail L. Bennett, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL  32399-2300.  Applications should be either typed or handwritten in block letters. Completed applications and all related documents must be postmarked by or emailed no later than May 23, 2014.  Applicants will be contacted shortly after the application deadline.  The successful applicant will be announced at the Environmental and Land Use Law Section Annual Meeting Luncheon, August 8, 2014. 

Deadline: Completed applications and related documents must be postmarked by May 23, 2014.

For More Information Contact: Calbrail L. Bennett, 850.561.5623.

The 2014 Dean Frank E. Maloney Memorial Writing Contest

RULES:

The submission must be on a subject in the area of environmental, land use, zoning or energy law and must be relevant to Florida.  The first place prize is a cash award of $500 and free admittance to and an additional $500 towards expenses at the 2014 Annual Update of the Environmental and Land Use Law Section. Second and third place prizes are free admittance to the Annual Update but do not include any cash award.  Papers should be postmarked or delivered to The Florida Bar no later than May 23, 2014. Papers failing to comply with the deadline will not be considered except upon a majority vote of the judging committee under extraordinary circumstances.

Judging is by members of the Environmental and Land Use Law Section of The Florida Bar and is based on creativity and originality of thought; breadth and depth of content, analysis, and sources; objectivity (all sides of problem presented) and legal accuracy; effectiveness of communication (including grammar, punctuation, and style); practicality of the paper and its proposed solutions for addressing current problems; and compliance with the competition rules.  Authors may not contact members of the judging committee.

Any submission must be the work of a single author, who is a student (J.D.) at a Florida law school, which work has not been published previously, is not pending publication and does not infringe upon any statutory or common law copyright or other right and does not contain obscene, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful material or violate any right of privacy.  Papers may be no less than 10 pages (2,500 words) nor more than 50 pages (17,500 words), double-spaced in conventional typeface, 12-point font size, and 1 inch margins and may be edited for possible publication in The Florida Bar Journal to no more than 12 double-spaced pages, including citations.  Each page must have a header including the title of the paper and a page number.  For anonymous evaluation of the entries, no information that could identify the author should appear anywhere in the body of the paper, including in the header.  Each entry must have a separate cover sheet (not included in the page limit) that includes the following contact information: (1) name; (2) address; (3) phone number; (4) email address, (5) law school and (6) paper title.  Citations may be footnotes or endnotes and shall be in accordance with Rule 9.800, Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, and, to the extent not inconsistent with those Rules, A Uniform System of Citation (most recent edition).

Each paper submitted will be listed and indexed by the Environmental and Land Use Law Section and made available as a scholarly resource to Section members.  All entries shall be submitted to Calbrail Bennett, Section Administrator, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300. Telephone: 850-561-5623.  In addition to the hard copy, an electronic version in MS Word should be e-mailed to cbennett@flabar.org prior to the May 23, 2014, deadline.

PRIZES:

First Place:

A.  Five Hundred Dollars ($500).

B.   Free admittance to and Five Hundred Dollars ($500) toward expenses at the 2014 Annual Update Seminar of the Environmental and Land Use Law Section, August 7-9, 2014, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island Resort.

C.   Award of a plaque recognizing the winner’s achievement at the Annual Meeting of the Environmental and Land Use Law Section, August 8, 2014, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island Resort.

Second and Third Place:

A.  Free admittance to the 2014 Annual Update Seminar of the Environmental and Land Use Law Section, August 7-9, 2014, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island Resort.

B.   Presentation of a certificate recognizing your achievement at the Annual Meeting of the Environmental and Land Use Law Section, August 8, 2014, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island Resort.

For additional information, please ask your CDO advisor.

 

The ProofreadingServices.com High School and University Writing Scholarships

The ProofreadingServices.com Writing Scholarship program was created to reward America’s most talented student writers at the high school and university levels.

This year, six scholarships will be awarded, ranging from $100 to $500. Three scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and three will be awarded to university students (graduate students and undergraduate students are judged in the same category).

To qualify, you must be enrolled in a U.S. university or high school, you must meet the GPA minimum of 3.2, and you must write an essay responding to the prompt below and submit it online by June 1, 2014.

The winners of this year’s writing scholarships will be announced on July 1, 2014, and their entries will be posted on the blog for thousands of writers to read.  

Category 2: College and Graduate School Students:

Awards: 

  • 1st Place – $500
  • 2nd Place – $300
  • 3rd Place – $100

Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate or graduate student (any field of study) enrolled in a US university (you do not need to be an American citizen)
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA

Deadline and Guidelines:

  • All scholarship writing submissions must be received by noon (US Eastern time) on June 1, 2014. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • If you have questions, please use the contact form. We cannot answer any scholarship questions via phone.
  • Your response to this year’s writing prompt (see website) must be between 750 and 2,000 words (including your MLA Works Cited page). Please make sure you respect the minimum and maximum word counts. The panel of educators will judge your writing’s clarity, grammar, organization, and creativity.

See more information here.