The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship (named in memory of the late Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission)

Selected (1L or 2L) students will serve for eight or ten weeks during the summer of 2016 in the consumer protection or consumer affairs offices of participating state and territorial governments.

Visit here to view a video and learn more about the Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project.   Students applying for the Janet D. Steiger Fellowship must complete an online application survey available here. At the completion of the application survey students must also submit, via email, required material.

The application period is November 1, 2015 until January 15, 2016. Applications will not be accepted beyond the January 15, 2016 deadline date.

Each selected student will receive a $6,000 stipend for the summer (administered through the offices of the state/territory attorneys general and subject to certain federal taxes). In the event that a Steiger Fellow is not living at home during their fellowship, there is a possibility that a limited optional travel/housing stipend allowance in an amount yet to be determined may be available.

The participating office locations for the summer of 2016 are listed below.   *Note: *Will only accept 2Ls  #Fluency in Spanish will be required. 
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  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Phoenix, Arizona
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Lansing, Michigan
  • Pierre, South Dakota Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Nashville, Tennessee Wilmington, Delaware
  • Helena, Montana
  • Austin, Texas Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Lincoln, Nebraska Salt Lake City, Utah Atlanta, Georgia
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Montpelier, Vermont Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Concord, New Hampshire
  • Richmond, Virginia Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • Seattle, Washington Des Moines, Iowa
  • New York, New York
  • Charleston, West Virginia Topeka, Kansas
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Madison, Wisconsin Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Portland or Salem, Oregon
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming 

*Note: *Will only accept 2Ls  #Fluency in Spanish will be required.

This Week at the CDO (Week of October 26, 2015)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015:

  • 1L CDO Orientation – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Room F-309 – The CDO 1L Orientation will introduce current first year law students to the services and programs of the CDO and provide the initial tools needed to begin a job search. This is one of two sessions taking place this week. All sessions are the same and students only need to attend one.

Thursday, October 29, 2015:

  • 1L CDO Orientation – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Room F-309 – The CDO 1L Orientation will introduce current first year law students to the services and programs of the CDO and provide the initial tools needed to begin a job search. This is one of two sessions taking place this week. All sessions are the same and students only need to attend one.

 

 

Diversity Open House – An Invitation to All Law Students

The Legal Aid Society, the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA), the Attorneys of Color Caucus (ACLA), and the LGBT Caucus welcome all 1L and 2L law students to attend a networking and informational Open House, generously sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton, LLC.

The Legal Aid Society is the oldest and largest law firm for low-income New Yorkers. We offer law students the opportunity to advocate for social justice, while developing the legal skills they need to compete in the workforce.

  • Networking opportunities are available for persons from all diverse communities, including networking with attorneys and supervisors who are People of Color and/or LGBT.
  • Our Civil, Criminal Defense and Juvenile Rights Practices will be represented.
  • Obtain information about the internship application process and deadlines.
  • Learn about employment opportunities at The Legal Aid Society.
  • Light refreshments and food will be provided. 
Location:            Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
                                919 Third Avenue, New York, NY 
Date:                    November 18, 2015 
Time:                     6:00pm – 8:00pm 

RSVP here by November 13, 2015.

The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Women, People of Color, Gays and Lesbians, Transgender People, Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Law Student Opportunities & Webinar in IP Law

The American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) provides opportunities for law students to get involved and gain hands-on experience within this fascinating practice field. Opportunities range from working with practicing attorneys across the nation (and world) to drafting articles, legislative comments and policy considerations to attending ABA events as a “Law Student Reporter” and more!

There is an upcoming webinar event for law students that will provide a brief, introductory overview of the field of intellectual property law, plus the various job/internship opportunities that are available to law students and young lawyers.

The event is on Monday, October 26th, at 10am PT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET.  Simply dial in to (866) 646-6488 and enter conference code: 3219-88-5608.

ABA membership is free for law students and first-year attorneys.

 

Animal Legal Defense Fund Summer 2016 ALDF Criminal Justice Program Legal Clerkship

When: The clerkships are full-time, during summer 2016, for a period of 3 months (approximately 12 weeks) with a flexible starting date (dependent upon the student’s schedule). 

Location: ALDF’s Portland, Oregon office.

Responsibilities: The clerks will be closely supervised and trained by top experts in animal law. Clerks will learn how to review cruelty reports, communicate with law enforcement officers, animal welfare investigators and prosecutors, assist in the development of proposed legislation, research a wide range of legal issues, and help draft pleadings and research memoranda. The successful applicant must have a sincere interest in animal protection and be willing to accept a variety of assignments within the expanding field of animal law. The primary focus of this clerkship is on criminal cases involving animal cruelty, but there will exposure to civil animal law issues as well.

Stipend: This is an unpaid clerkship. There is a monthly stipend of $2,400 (the total stipend is $7,200.) This is to assist you in paying for reasonable expenses, including room and board, gas, travel, and other expenses.

Eligibility: Summer clerkships are open to second-year students only (rising third year students).

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015.

How to Apply: Students must apply for either the Criminal Justice Program Clerkship OR the Litigation Program Clerkship; applications submitted to both programs will not be considered. Law students interested in applying should forward an application form, cover letter, resume (including 2-3 professional references), original writing sample, and transcript (unofficial is okay) via email.

Please consolidate application materials into one PDF, if possible. Only complete applications will be considered. In the alternative, materials can be sent to: 
 
Animal Legal Defense Fund
ALDF Criminal Justice Program Legal Clerkship
919 SW Taylor, 4th Floor
Portland, OR 97205
Attention – Lisa 

One of these summer clerkships is a David Reuben Clerkship that is generously sponsored by David Reuben.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Summer 2016 ALDF Litigation Program Clerkship

When: The clerkships are full-time, during summer 2016, for a period of 3 months (approximately 12 weeks) with a flexible starting date (dependent upon the student’s schedule). 

Location: ALDF’s Cotati, California office.

Responsibilities: The clerks will be closely supervised and trained by top experts in animal law. Clerks will complete legal research, work with ALDF’s litigation department in developing new cases, and learn how to prepare pleadings in cases currently handled by ALDF. The successful applicant must have a sincere interest in animal protection and be willing to accept a variety of assignments within the expanding field of animal law. The primary focus of this clerkship is on civil animal law issues, but there will be exposure to criminal anti-cruelty cases as well.

Stipend: This is an unpaid clerkship. There is a monthly stipend of $2,400 (the total stipend is $7,200.) This is to assist you in paying for reasonable expenses, including room and board, gas, travel, and other expenses.

Eligibility: Summer clerkships are open to second-year students only (rising third year students).

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015.

How to Apply: Students must apply for either the Criminal Justice Program Clerkship or the Litigation Program Clerkship. Applications submitted to both programs will not be considered. Forward an application form (PDF), cover letter, resumé (including 2-3 professional references), original writing sample, and transcript (unofficial is okay) via email. Please consolidate application materials into one PDF, if possible. Only complete applications will be considered. In the alternative, materials can be sent to:

Animal Legal Defense Fund
ALDF Litigation Program Legal Clerkship
170 E. Cotati Ave
Cotati, CA 94931
Attention – Wendy Cromwell 

One of these summer clerkships is a David Reuben Clerknship that is generously sponsored by David Reuben.

Visit the website for additional details.

American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law and The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2015-2016

The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers are pleased to announce their 2015-2016 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2015. Graduate students in law school (LL.M. candidates) are not eligible.

Entries should address aspects of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Students are encouraged to discuss a public policy issue, practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, a statute or the need for statutory modification, or a common law doctrine. Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country. Papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered. Papers must be analytical in nature, not merely a summary of the law. Students must present and discuss competing points of view with respect to the issue addressed and must distinguish their conclusions from opposing positions with sound logic and reference to multiple primary and secondary sources. We discourage students from writing articles about a recent Supreme Court decision or a case pending before the Supreme Court unless the article focuses upon case law or statutory developments subsequent to the Supreme Court’s decision.

The following prizes may be awarded by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers: First Place: $3000, Second Place: $1000, Third Place: $500. The first-place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. In addition, the author will be a guest at the annual CLE program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for outstanding legal writing.

Rules:

  1. Judges will pay specific attention to these questions:
    • Is the topic relevant to labor and employment law practice?
    • Is the paper well written?
    • How well is the author’s position argued and supported?
    • Is the topic handled with originality and not simply descriptive of a court decision or other legal development?
  2. Entries will also be evaluated on grammar, spelling, usage and syntax, clarity, structure, overall appearance, strength of writing, and strength of consideration of competing viewpoints.
  3. Students are strongly encouraged to confer or consult with a labor or employment law professor or practitioner on topic selection and in the formation of arguments presented in the paper. However, manuscripts must be the original work of a single author, may not have been written for paid employment, and may not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.
  4. The article should be in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with the footnotes single-spaced and double-spacing between footnotes on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper with one-inch margins on all sides. The manuscript, exclusive of the cover page, must be between 20 and 35 pages. Do not submit endnotes, a table of contents, or table of cases. Articles must be submitted as two attachments, one in Microsoft Word and one in PDF format. Please do not use the author’s name when saving the file.
  5. All citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edition).
  6. Submissions must have been written while the author was a student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2015. Graduate students in law school (LL.M. candidates) are not eligible.
  7. No person may submit more than one entry.
  8. The judges reserve the right not to award any prizes and to reject any or all submissions.
  9. Articles must be submitted via email, using the subject line “Writing Competition,” by midnight (EDT) on June 15, 2016. To assure that competition judges are not provided information on authors’ identity, a separate cover page must also be submitted that includes the paper’s title, author’s name, law school, graduation date, e-mail, street address and telephone number. No personal information should appear on the manuscript itself; however, the title should appear at the top of the first page and pages should be numbered. Do not include your name as part of the file names of your Word or PDF documents; instead use a descriptive name related to the subject matter of your article, such as “Sexual Harassment” or “Union Organizing.”

Publication and Prizes:

  1. The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers may award the following prizes: First Place: $3000, Second Place: $1000, Third Place: $500.
  2. The first-place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law.
  3. The names of the authors of the second- and third-place winning articles will be mentioned in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law.
  4. The author of the first-place winning article will be invited as a guest of the annual CLE program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
  5. The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers may, at its discretion, include a copy of any or all of the prize-winning manuscripts in an issue of its newsletter and/or on its web site.

 

Internet Public Interest Opportunities Program (IPIOP) Clerkships

The EPIC Internet Public Interest Opportunities Program (IPIOP) is an intensive legal internship with EPIC that is held during the summer, fall, and spring terms. IPIOP seeks outstanding law students interested in public interest issues related to the Internet to spend a summer or a semester at the EPIC office in Washington.

 

Description: Learn about the legislative process, public interest litigation, the Freedom of Information Act, online activism, and emerging Internet issues. The IPIOP Program gives law students the opportunity to actively participate in valuable programs in Internet law, policy, and legislation. IPIOP clerks also attend weekly seminars led by eminent scholars and practitioners in the field of Internet policy. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for clerks to experience first-hand the new and exciting intersection between Internet law and public policy.

Washington, D.C. provides an ideal location for an introduction to Internet law and policy. IPIOP clerks attend agency proceedings, policy meetings, Congressional hearings, and visit many landmarks in the Nation’s Capital.

Legislation: IPIOP clerks research and draft memoranda on critical issues before Congress, and attend hearings. Clerks learn about the legislative process, which is the critical opportunity for public interest organizations to make a case directly to lawmakers, to engage in discussion about the details of proposed legislation, and to establish connections with critical committees and decision makers.

Government Oversight: The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a powerful tool for public interest organizations to learn about otherwise inscrutable governmental activities and to promote public oversight. Each IPIOP clerk researches, drafts, and submits a FOIA request on a controversial issue to one of many governmental agencies. Clerks also assist in litigating pending FOIA matters.

Litigation: Clerks assist EPIC staff in developing litigation strategy in key cases with significant impact on critical Internet issues. Clerk activities in this area include drafting memoranda, meeting with attorneys, and attending court hearings.

Collaboration: IPIOP works in association with public interest litigators and law school clinics across the country. A distinguished Advisory Committee oversees the work of IPIOP.

 

Qualifications: Energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. Currently enrolled in law school. (Students enrolled in non-US schools are welcome to apply.) Excellent writing and communication skills. Strong interest in civil liberties issues relating to the Internet, particularly free speech, privacy, open government, and democratic governance.

 

Application: Submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, law school transcripts, and three references as a combined PDF via email. Please use the email subject line “EPIC IPIOP Clerkship” and indicate semester or summer, e.g., “Fall 2015,” “Spring 2016,” or “Summer 2016.”

 

Application deadlines: Spring Semester (typically for an internship from Jan through April or May): September 1 – November 15; Summer (typically for an internship from May through July or August): November 1 – February 5; Fall Semester (typically for an internship from August or Sept through Dec): April 15 – July 15.

 

Applications will be evaluated as they are received. You are encouraged to apply early, as we will be accepting on a rolling basis. Compensation: Law schools routinely fund IPIOP clerkships. Upon law school approval, IPIOP clerks may also receive course credit for their time spent with EPIC. EPIC is happy to work with applicants to obtain funding from their respective law schools.

This is also posted on Symplicity.

 

The 2016 EPIC Law Fellowship

EPIC invites outstanding applications for the 2016 EPIC Law Fellowship. EPIC encourages applications from law students graduating in 2016, recent graduates, and judicial clerks.

The EPIC Law Fellow will fill an integral role in EPIC’s Washington, DC office. The Fellow will work on various EPIC Projects in areas such as Administrative Law, Appellate Advocacy, Consumer Privacy, International Privacy, Open Government, and State Policy. Creative, highly motivated, and accomplished law school graduates are encouraged to apply. The EPIC Law Fellowship is a one-year position to begin September 2016.

Responsibilities: 

  • Undertake legal research
  • Draft complaints, petitions, briefs, and testimony
  • Pursue Freedom of Information Act requests and identify appellate amicus opportunities
  • Prepare posts for EPIC website and EPIC Alert
  • Participate in legal strategy sessions and coalition meetings
  • Provide support and assistance to EPIC staff and EPIC advisory board 

Compensation:

The EPIC Law Fellow will receive an annual salary of $51,500. EPIC provides all employees with a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply:

Applicants should prepare a cover letter, resume, unofficial law school transcript, and writing sample. The writing sample should be legal in nature (brief, memorandum, or research paper) and should be the applicant’s own work, not a collaborative piece or something heavily edited by someone else. Please send the complete document, not an excerpt.

Letters of recommendation are welcome and encouraged, not to exceed more than two. Applications to be submitted via email should be sent via email with the subject line “EPIC Law Fellowship.” Please direct cover letters to Khaliah Barnes, EPIC Associate Director. The application deadline is November 2, 2015.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • J.D. before September 2016;
  • Exceptional academic background;
  • Outstanding research, writing, and analytic skills;
  • Passionate commitment to public interest law;
  • Deep interest in EPIC’s subject areas.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Journal experience, such as law review, preferred but not required
  • Masters degree in computer science or related field preferred but not required
  • Clerkship preferred but not required.

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The Fullbright Program Information Session on November 12, 2015

INFORMATION SESSION – NOVEMBER 12, 2015

Hecht Residential College – Faculty Master’s Apartment, Room 122, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

The Fulbright Program awards approximately 6,000 new grants annually to support an individually designed study/research plan, artistic project, or teaching assistantship that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.

The information session will cover program basics, the ins and outs of the application process and will help students begin to organize their proposals.

Deans, department chairs, faculty members, directors of undergraduate studies, and advisors are also invited to learn how to better mentor and connect students to the educational opportunities available through this prestigious scholarship program. (Students must be U.S. citizens to apply.)

Presented byJennifer Connor, Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Outreach Program Officer for the Institute of International Education (IIE). 

All undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about the Fulbright Program are welcome to attend. The event is free and open to the public.  

For more information, contact: April Dobbins, Director, Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships.