Clinical Teaching Fellowship – Refugee & Human Rights Clinic, UC Hastings

The Refugee and Human Rights Clinic (RHRC), in collaboration with the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS), at U.C. Hastings is seeking applications for a two-year teaching fellowship (July 2015-June 2017). The fellowship provides the opportunity to learn how to teach law in a clinical setting. The fellow will work under the supervision of the RHRC Director, Karen Musalo, and will share in the full-range of responsibilities of teaching the RHRC, including co-teaching the clinic seminar, and supervising the clinic students’ work.

Requirements for candidates: 

  • Experience in asylum and immigration law (experience in human rights law is a plus, but not
  • required)
  • Excellent academic record
  • Two to five years minimum practice experience, including some direct representation
  • Admission to a State bar
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Aptitude for student supervision
  • Prior teaching experience is a plus; and
  • Bilingual ability in Spanish is desirable

Salary and benefits:

The Fellow will receive a salary of $52,000 per year, with full benefits, which includes health, dental and vision care insurance plans.

To apply:

Send a resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and a statement of interest. The statement should address: 1) why you are interested in this fellowship; 2) how your experiences make you particularly suitable to contribute to the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic; 3) your specific experience with asylum, or other immigration cases, and/or international human rights litigation or advocacy; 4) your professional goals and how this fellowship is related to your longer-term goals; 5) your understanding of the objectives of clinical teaching.

Address your application to:

Clinical Fellowship
Refugee and Human Rights Clinic
U.C. Hastings
200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

and submit it electronically.

Please write in the subject line: your last name, RHRC Fellowship Application. The resume, law school transcript, writing sample and statement of interest should be sent as attachments to your email.

Deadline for applications:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are submitted, with a deadline of November 1, 2014.

For more information about the RHRC, click here.

Suffolk University Law School Seeks Asst./Assoc. Director, Professional & Career Development

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Professional and Career Development, the successful candidate will assist law students with their professional development through career counseling, employer development and professional skills training. Will work collaboratively with the PCD team to prepare students for 21st century practice, assisting students to obtain internships and post-graduate employment. Applicants whose experience is in public interest and/or government are strongly encouraged to apply. Where appropriate, the successful applicant may be tasked with administering the Law School’s Pro Bono Program.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide student-centered comprehensive career counseling, both individually and through workshops and related programming; such services will include individually tailored career and professional development counseling, resume and cover letter writing, and interview preparation.
  • Assist in the development of PD curricula and programming designed to provide students with training in 21st century competencies required for modern practice.
  • Maintain and expand experiential training opportunities for students through internship programs, on-campus interviewing and other coordinated recruiting programs and job fairs.
  • Assist with employer cultivation and marketing of the Suffolk University Law School, its students and programs.
  • Serve as a liaison to law student groups and bar associations.
  • Assist the Assistant Dean for Professional and Career Development on various projects.

 Requirements:

  • J. D. required.
  • A minimum of three years government and public interest law practice or advising, or corporate law, or law practice technology and innovation experience a plus. Counseling experience is helpful.
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise considerable judgment and discretion on matters pertaining to the career development office a must.
  • Excellent communication skills to establish and cultivate rapport with students, alumni and employers, necessary.
  • Must be a team-player, possess eagerness to initiate new projects and ability to set priorities and employ time management.
  • Strong computer literacy.

To apply, please visit the website.

Read the 2014 Working Mother and Flex-TimeLawyers “50 Best Law Firms for Women”

Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyer announced the 2014 Working Mother and Flex-TimeLawyers “50 Best Law Firms for Women,” lauded for their family friendly policies, and business and career development initiatives that help women attorneys succeed and advance into the leadership pipeline.

Click here to read the Executive Summary for aggregated data on the 2014 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women and other interesting information which may be useful for future reference.

Women Thrive Seeking a New Director of Global Partnerships

Women Thrive Worldwide, one of the leading organizations working to bring the voices of women and men around the world to policymakers in Washington, D.C. and beyond, seeks a Director of Global Partnerships (GP). Please click here for the full job description and information on how to apply.

The GP Director will lead the organization’s work to strengthen and expand relationships with women’s and grassroots movements, as well as the Global Partnership Network (GPN). The GPN is a dynamic network comprised of 115 groups in 34 countries, each working to help women, girls, and their families to break free from poverty, violence, and inequality with advocacy and programs shaped by their individual communities.

The GPN offers its members the opportunity to gain more visibility, increase access to other organizations and information-sharing and promote innovative work through collaboration and advocacy. The Director will liaise with each functional department within Women Thrive to ensure that the partnership work informs the organization’s advocacy, communications, and fundraising agendas with input from the women and communities served.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Global Partnerships Director” via email.

Position open until filled.  No phone calls please. 

 

Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar From Sterling Education Services, Inc. on Landlord-Tenant Law

Sterling Educational Services, Inc. (Sterling) would like to offer 5 law students freescholarship-passes to an upcoming seminar as an introduction to their company. Sterling is a non-profit continuing education company that conducts seminars across the nation. Please visit us online for information on our company.

They are holding a Landlord-Tenant Law:  How to Prosper in the New Market seminarinOrlando, Floridaon September 9, 2014 and would like to offer 5 law students freescholarship-passes to this seminar. The students get a day-long overview of a particular aspect of the law, a seminar manual and an opportunity to network with practicing attorneys.

Students who wish to register can call 715-855-0495 or register online. Only current law students may take advantage of these passes and MUST provide their student id number or other proof of enrollment in order to register. All students must be pre-registered; no walk-ins will be allowed.

Securities and Exchange Commission: Chair’s Attorney Honors Program

The Chair’s Attorney Honors Program is a highly selective program that allows students to begin work as Law Clerks after graduation and before they pass the bar.  Upon being admitted to a state bar association, Law Clerks are eligible to be converted to Attorney positions.  This program is designed for third year law students, LL.M. students, joint degree JD/graduate students and those selected for a judicial clerkship as a means to secure future employment with the SEC.

You are eligible to apply for the Chair’s Attorney Honors Program if you are a law student who will graduate between October 1, 2014, and September 30, 2015; or you are a joint degree law student who will complete all academic requirements for both degrees and graduate from both programs between October 1, 2014, and September 30, 2015; or if you have been selected for, but have not started working at, a judicial clerkship.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Our mission includes advocating for investors who seek to secure a future for their family, providing guidance and regulations for the nation’s securities industry in an increasingly global market, and taking action with an eye toward promoting the capital formation necessary to sustain economic growth.

This vacancy is for a Law Clerk position with the SEC located in Washington, D.C. and throughout their regional office locations.  Many selections will be made from this announcement.

This announcement will close August 10th, 2014 or when the 500th application is received, whichever comes first.  

For full details about the position and to apply online, please visit the website.

 

 

Upcoming 2L & 3L Government Honors Deadlines:

The following government programs have 2L and 3L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014 – 2015 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Upcoming 2L Government Honors Deadlines:

Fall

  • Florida Attorney General – Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/06/14)
  • Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration, Office of Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement Compliance – International Trade Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/15/14)
  • Government Accountability Office – Office of General Counsel – Summer Associate Program (Paid, Deadline 08/15/14)
  • Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/15/14)
  • New Jersey Attorney General – Division of Law Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/15/14)
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/15/14)

Summer

  • Ohio Attorney General’s Office – Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 08/15/14)

Programs with “Rolling Deadlines” review applications and fill positions on an ongoing basis, so apply early for these programs.

Upcoming 3L Government Honors Deadlines:

  • Attorney  General of Washington – Preferred Pool Status in Attorney Hiring (Paid, Deadline 08/15/14)

Fall

  • Florida Attorney General – Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/06/14)
  • Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration, Office of Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement Compliance – International Trade Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/15/14)
  • Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/15/14)
  • New Jersey Attorney General – Division of Law Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/15/14)
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/15/14)

 

 

The Expert Institute’s Legal Blog Writing Contest

Contest Overview:

To participate, submit a 1,000 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation through the online submission portal at the bottom of this page by December 31, 2014. If your article wins, you will receive a $500 cash prize, and your article will be published on The Expert Institute’s blog and distributed in our weekly newsletter, where it will be read by thousands of practicing attorneys.

Official Guidelines:

To win, your article not only has to be logically rigorous and substantive, it also needs to be engaging, entertaining, and eye-catching. Ideally, lay people should be able to understand and enjoy the article, while lawyers should find it useful and insightful.

Eligibility and Topic:

J.D. Students – Any topic in litigation involving expert witnesses.

Prizes:

1ST Place:              $500.00 cash prize
                                Blog publication
                                Newsletter circulation
                                Email Announcement 
 
2ND Place:             $200.00 cash prize
                                Blog publication               
             
3rd Place:              Blog publication                               

All submissions must be received before midnight on December 31, 2014 in order to be considered. Please include all required information in a cover sheet on the submitted document.

For additional information about parameters, submission, judging, etc. please visit the website.

 

2014 North American Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law Summit; Akerman Senterfitt Student Scholarship Application; Scholarship Description and Instructions

The 26th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law Summit will take place November 12-16, 2014 in Liberia, Costa Rica. The Akerman Senterfitt Student Scholarship provides a partial scholarship to three (3) law students attending the Summit in an amount of no less than $1000 per recipient. The scholarship funds awarded to each student will be deducted from Summit travel expenses.

All applicants must have completed at least the first year of study at their respective law school.

Scholarships are awarded on criteria as the Summit Board sees fit including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. A strong interest in entertainment, sports, and/or intellectual property law, including the applicant’s participation in their school’s Sports, IP, and/or Entertainment Society (if applicable).
  2. All application questions must be answered.
  3. Grades are considered if and when the Board deems necessary.
  4. All applicants must attach a resume, cover letter, and transcript.
All applications must be received at the following address no later than August 25, 2014. Time is of the essence. Late applications will not be considered. 
 
Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC
Attention: Johnna A. Lee, Scholarship Application
3330 Cumberland Blvd.
Suite 600
Atlanta, Georgia 30339               
 
Application packages can also be sent to Johnna A. Lee via e-mail

Scholarship recipients will be contacted via e-mail concerning their applications once all decisions have been made. Please refer to the Summit brochure for more information and details concerning the 2014 North American Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law Summit. For a copy of the brochure, application, travel package and brochure information, please visit the CDO or email your CDO advisor.

 

Read “Fostering Diversity in the Workplace: How to Navigate the Challenges” by Cindy Krischer Goodman

The Miami Herald recently ran an article titled “Fostering Diversity in the Workplace: How to Navigate the Challenges” by Cindy Krischer Goodman. As the title reflects, the article discusses diversity and flexibility in the workplace and highlights a recent diversity event.

Women and minority lawyers gathered in Miami last week at a Diversity and Flexibility Seminar to offer solutions, share ideas and speak candidly about the changing face of professional services businesses and how diverse talent plays an important role. Some of our UM Law alumni are quoted in the article.

Cindy Krischer Goodman is a business journalist and CEO of BalanceGal, a provider of news and advice on work life issues.

To read more, click here.