LatinoJustice, Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund-PRLDEF (New York, New York) FALL 2015 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIP

LATINOJUSTICE PRLDEF seeks to SPONSOR rising 3L or recent law graduates currently clerking for  Fall 2015 PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIP.

LatinoJustice is one of the foremost Latino civil rights organizations in the country, serving a pan-Latino constituency. Since 1972, they have brought precedent setting impact litigation that has profoundly improved the treatment of Latinos in our society. Current areas of focus include immigrants’ rights, redistricting, voting rights, housing, access to education, language and job discrimination, workplace justice issues, freedom of movement and treatment  of day laborers, criminalization of Latinos, unlawful police practices and all forms of bias that adversely affect Latinos.

Primary fellowship geographic area is the Eastern United States, including an expanded focus on Florida from the new Southeastern Regional Office in Orlando.

Qualifications:

Applicants must be rising law students entering their third or final year of law school or recent graduates completing a judicial clerkship in 2014-15 who are eligible for a fellowship commencing Fall 2015. LatinoJustice is seeking energetic, motivated candidates with a record of commitment to social justice issues and who have excellent legal research, writing and communications skills. Bilingual Spanish/English fluency is required.

LatinoJustice invites applicants to submit a fellowship project proposal summary or outline which should describe how the proposed project  fits within  LatinoJustice’s mission and their current  litigation  priorities. Proposals should also incorporate and include law reform litigation  as part of the project. Note that  Skadden, Equal Justice Works and other  fellowship programs each have their own specific eligibility  criteria which applicants should check for further details and requirements.

For additional information, including how to apply, please see Symplicity Posting ID#13222.

University of San Diego School of Law is Seeking an Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development

University of San Diego School of Law is seeking an Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development to focus primarily on employment reporting with some advising and other duties.

Title: Assistant Director

Department:  School of Law/Career & Professional Development                                          

Admin Full-Time 

Job IRC#14329

Job Description:

Manage graduate and student data collection and reporting together with Assistant Dean.  Advise J.D. and LL.M students and alumni on legal careers and law clerk and post-graduate job opportunities.  Develop career-search resource and tools and programs   Design, create and present programs and projects in response to dynamic legal employment market.  Manage relationships with student groups and outside constituents to design and initiate programs and projects.

Works under the general guidance of Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development of the Law School.  Provides direction and oversight to staff and student workers on relevant projects and assignments, as needed.

Essential Duties:

  • Statistical Collection, Recordkeeping, Reporting
  • Career Advising and Programs
  • External Relations and Management
  • Management of Recruitment Programs
  • Other Duties, As Assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Juris Doctor strongly preferred.
  • At least three years of work experience in the legal profession, education administration, student services, recruiting or a related field required.
  • One year of counseling experience in a student-oriented (customer-service) setting preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in Excel and/or database management and Word.
  • Demonstrated ability to address issues raised by a large, diverse student body, along with the ability to successfully interact with various populations including students, faculty, administrators, employers and colleagues at other institutions.
  • Strong understanding of career development issues affecting law students, lawyers, and the legal profession.
  • Ability to develop related programs and materials.
  • Knowledge of legal career employment opportunities and local, regional and national job markets.
  • Ability to develop marketing strategies to enhance employment opportunities.
  • Skill in use of computer software and web-based legal employer and job search programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.

 Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.  

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Business & Administration: Human Resources: Benefits.

Hours: 37.5 per week; 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday.

Requires occasional late evenings when programs and events occur, and during extended office hours at peak times.

Closing date: August 1, 2014.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is Seeking an Associate Dean of Enrollment Management and Communications

The University of Detroit Mercy invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Communications at the School of Law. Founded in 1912, the School of Law is located in the heart of Detroit’s growing downtown. The School of Law’s innovative curriculum integrates theory, doctrine and practice through its nationally-recognized Clinical Programs, Legal Writing Program and Law Firm Program. The School of Law places social justice and engagement in global affairs at the core of its educational missions. The School has an expanding dual degree program with the University of Windsor Faculty of Law.

This position reports directly to the Dean of the School of Law and works in a collaborative relationship with faculty and other departments within the School of Law, alumni and the legal community. Key responsibilities include providing the overall vision and administrative leadership in the admissions department, developing and implementing competitive marketing and recruitment strategies to strengthen the academic quality and diversity of the student body, and strategically leveraging resources to meet enrollment and retention goals in a competitive market. Travel is required.

This position requires a minimum of three years of enrollment management experience, with preference given to those who have experience in law schools and/or a Juris Doctor. In addition, because this position will coordinate admissions in our dual degree programs as well as the J.D. program, experience with international programs and/or multiple degree programs is a plus.

To view the full listing and to apply, please visit the website.

 

16th Annual NATIONAL LAW STUDENTS WORKERS’ RIGHTS CONFERENCE

What:             16th Annual NATIONAL LAW STUDENTS WORKERS’ RIGHTS CONFERENCE

When:            October 17 & 18, 2014

Where:           The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD 

Deadline:      August 28, 2014

Register:       Register online (this option will be available shortly) or use the form in the conference brochure.

Check for additional details on the website.

For a copy of the brochure or the FAQs, please visit the CDO or ask your CDO advisor.

 

Dive In, Palm Beach County Attorneys – DiveBar is Coming to West Palm!

Enjoy a free drink and appetizers…on Thursday, August 14th 2014, from 6pm-8pm at The Dive Lounge at The Wine Dive, 319 North Clematis Street, West Palm Beach.

Space is limited. Please RSVP here.

What is DIVEBAR?

DiveBar is a bar association composed of legal professionals that promotes education and awareness about coral reefs and the marine environment through scuba diving, philanthropic activities, and learning experiences. In the past year, they have:

- Traveled to Belize to dive with whale sharks

- Explored some of the world’s largest artificial reefs in the Florida Keys

- Gone diving in the Bahamas with lemon sharks and tiger sharks

Some of their philanthropic achievements include:

- Joining the world renowned biologists at the University of Miami’s RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program on an expedition to tag and release sharks for research and conservation

- Partnering with Nova Southeastern Oceanographic Center to support coral research and restoration through the sponsorship and development of a new DiverBar Reef in South Florida

- Pairing with the Diveheart Foundation, an organization that builds confidence and independence in people with disabilities through scuba diving

Why Join?

Anyone who dives knows the excitement that comes with it, the colorful characters it attracts and the great stories to tell. When you join DiveBar, you’ll expand your network of legal professionals all while going on some of the best dive trips South Florida and the Caribbean have to offer.

You’ll also get to combine your passion for the sea with “doing good,” as DiveBar is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which has had its impressive array of philanthropic work featured in four articles in just the past year: twice on the cover of the Florida Bar News, as well as in Florida Trend and Nova Southeastern University’s Horizons magazine.

Not a diver? Not a problem! DiveBar has plenty of members who do not dive, and if you want to become certified, we can connect you with a dive shop in your area.

DiveBar membership year runs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

Law students pay $60.00 for membership.

Signing up now provides you with membership until June 30, 2015.

Learn more on the website.

U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Solicitor General Bristow Fellowship Program

Every year, the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) accepts applications for one-year Bristow Fellowships. Bristow Fellows assist OSG attorneys in drafting briefs in opposition to certiorari filed against the government in the Supreme Court of the United States, preparing petitions for certiorari and briefs on the merits in Supreme Court cases, preparing recommendations to the Solicitor General regarding authorization of government appeals in the lower courts and assisting in the preparation of oral arguments in the Supreme Court. OSG usually selects four Bristow Fellows each year.

Qualifications:

Applicants must be law school graduates with excellent academic records. They typically come to the Fellowship after completion of a one-year judicial clerkship, most frequently with a federal appellate court judge. OSG receives applications from a diverse group of graduates from law schools throughout the United States.

The Fellowship has a one-year term that cannot lead directly to employment in the Solicitor General’s Office. The salary is established at the GS-12 level.

Application Process:

Applications for Bristow Fellowships are accepted between July 15 and September 1 of the preceding year. Fellows are appointed for a one-year period starting in July or August of each year. Fellowship selections will be announced no later than December of the application submission year. All application materials must be postmarked no later than September 1, 2014 to be considered.

Application Materials Required:

  1. Cover letter containing a statement of interest;
  2. Resume;
  3. Official law school transcript;
  4. Three letters from references familiar with the applicant’s work and abilities; and
  5. Writing sample.

All materials should be enclosed in one package, including letters of reference.

Application materials may be sent via regular or express mail to the following address:

Department of Justice
Office of the Solicitor General
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 5142
Washington, D.C. 20530
Attention: Bristow Hiring Panel

You may also email your application. Please send attachments in pdf format and note “Bristow Applicant” in the subject line.

For more information, please visit the website.

The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology 2014 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition

The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2014 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition.  From now until midnight EST on Friday, October 3, 2014, all law students across the country will be eligible to compete in the writing competition for cash prizes and a chance to be published in a future issue of the Journal.

The entries must focus on topics at the intersection of technology and the law.  The first place prize is $1,500 and the second place prize is $700.  Additionally, one student from the University of Richmond will be awarded the Rick Klau prize of $300.

In order for an article to be properly considered, it must be submitted according to the guidelines provided below.

Submission Guidelines: 

  • Papers must be written independently
  • Only students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school’s J.D. program as of January 1, 2015 may participate.
  • The topic of the paper MUST deal with a topic at the intersection of both law and technology.
  • Papers that have been submitted to or published by a student publication are not acceptable for submission to the contest.
  • Papers submitted must not exceed 30 pages in length and should be formatted as follows: using size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and 1-inch margins on all sides.  Submissions may not be in .pdf format.
  • Citations for the paper must be in compliance with the rules set out in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th ed.
  • An entry form must be included with each submission, a copy of the entry form is available on the Journal‘s website.

To Submit:

All entries for the 2014 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition must be submitted via e-mail by Friday, October 3, 2014 at midnight EST and themail submissions must mail address.

For additional information, including the entry form and general information, please ask your CDO advisor or visit the website.

Good Luck!

 

Available 2014 Summer Job Opportunities for 1L and 2L Students

AmeriBar Campus Representative:

Work just a few hours every week and receive a FREE BAR REVIEW COURSE plus gain valuable experience and earn a competitive hourly wage as a campus representative for AmeriBar Bar Review.  Ccampus representatives provide law students with information about course offerings, host promotional events and offer special promotions. AmeriBar Bar Review provides comprehensive bar review courses containing written and online-supported materials in a state-of-the-art learning management system.  They seek to promptly hire several outgoing, energetic individuals as campus representatives to educate law students about our products and services.  AmeriBar provides you with training, dedicated campus representative support, and all informational and promotional material. For more information, see Symplicity Job Posting #12894. This posting expires on July 31, 2014.

Law Clerk (Coral Gables, FL):

Well-established Coral Gables law firm seeks a 2L student to work alongside three attorneys writing and researching about cutting edge immigration issues. The applicant MUST have excellent writing skills. Must also be fluent in English and Spanish. The position is part-time and salary is competitive.  For more information, see Symplicity Job Posting #12455. This posting expires on July 31, 2014.

Law Firm in New Jersey:

Firm  is looking for a diligent and responsible law student to work part-time on litigation-related matters ($20/hr).  The law student is also expected to handle administrative tasks ($10/hr). For this position, you may work from home!  For more information, see Symplicity Job Posting #12885. This posting expires on August 30, 2014.

The Cuban American Bar Association Presents “Getting the Job and Keeping It: A Panel and Cocktail”

The Cuban American Bar Association invites you to attend “Getting the Job and Keeping It: A Panel and Cocktail.”  The event takes place on August 14, 2014, from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The panel discussion is from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a cocktail reception.

The event will be held at the offices of Greenberg Traurig, 333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400, Miami, FL 33131. 

Featured Speakers: 

  • Cori Lopez Castro: Shareholder and former Managing Partner at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton
  • Frank Angones: Former President of the Florida Bar and Founding Partner of Angones McClure & Garcia
  • Jacqueline Becerra: Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig
  • Derek Jackson: General Counsel for the Miami Marlins
  • Diana Vizcaino: Assistant City Attorney / Division Chief Labor and Employment / Intern and Recruitment Coordinator City of Miami

The cost for CABA members, law student members and law school chapter members is FREE. Cost for all others is $35.00. 

To RSVP, contact Diana Powell via email or by phone to 786-210-5984. 

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Perez.

2014 EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS CONFERENCE AND CAREER FAIR

Equal Justice Works (EJW) invites you to join them for the 2014 Conference and Career Fair!

Each year, the EJW Conference and Career Fair brings together 1,200 law students with more than 125 public interest employers from around the country under one roof.

The EJW annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair in the country.  More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities.  Public interest employers conduct interviews for internship and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities.  The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.

When:  Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014!

Where: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Road Bethesda, MD 20852

Important Dates
May 1 – September 4: Employer registration and job posting
August 12 – September 16: Student and recent graduate registration and application
August 12 – October 10: Law school professional registration
September 17 – October 10: Student and recent graduate registration (for those not applying for pre-scheduled interviews)
September 19 – October 2: Employer application review and interviewee selection
October 3: Last day to reserve a hotel room at our discounted rate
October 8: Last day for students and recent graduates to accept/decline interview invitations
October 10: Last day for students and recent graduates to cancel registration and request a full refund
October 24 – 25: Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference and Career Fair

If you have any questions about the Conference and Career Fair, please contact EJW via email.