U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Coming to Campus Next Week – Learn About Summer and Postgraduate Opportunities

Interested in pursuing an opportunity with the federal government, either for the summer or after graduation?

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will conduct information sessions next week to discuss opportunities available with their agencies, and the government hiring process overall. Below is information the upcoming sessions as well as currently opportunities for law students and their deadlines. Finally, additional resources helpful to students pursuing careers in government are listed.

Students interested in applying to government employers are encouraged to attend the upcoming sessions and to review opportunities with all agencies of interest so that deadlines are not missed. Please schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss further your interest in government opportunities.

1. Upcoming Information Sessions

United States Department of Justice Information Session Wednesday, August 27th 12:30 p.m. Room 109

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Information Session Thursday, August 28th 12:30 p.m. Room 109

2. Opportunities for Law Students and Upcoming Deadlines

The DOJ is currently accepting applications both for its paid Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) and its postgraduate Honors Program (HP):

  • Summer Law Intern Program – Information and application available here . Deadline to apply is September 2, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Between 700 and 900 students will be hired as part of the SLIP program.
  • Honors Program – Information and application available here. Deadline to apply is September 2, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

HUD is currently accepting applications for its postgraduate honors program:

  • More information is available here. The application is available here. The deadline to apply is September 5, 2014.

3. Additional Resources for Government Job Searches

Comprehensive information about government opportunities is available in the Government Honors and Internship Handbook published by the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. University of Miami School of Law students may access the handbook online.

The 2014-2015 Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide (FLEOG) is now available for download on PSJD.org FLEOG offers a broad-based review of different career opportunities and paths to employment for law students and graduates who are interested in federal legal careers. Free registration is required to access the resources of PSJD.org.

We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday and Thursday at the information sessions.

The University of Miami Faculty Senate Seeks Legal Intern, Faculty Senate Office

This is a pert-time position, consisting of approximately 10 hrs. week, $14/hr. The duties include composing and editing correspondence; sorting, categorizing and provisionally determining what should be archived or deleted; drafting of legislation and maintenance of the Faculty Manual; and other duties as assigned.

Must be self-motivated and able to work w/minimal supervision. This is a busy, quiet, small office that deals with sensitive materials. Employee must exhibit discretion and professionalism. 2L and 3L students are eligible.

For additional information, including how to apply, please visit Symplicity Posting ID# 13195.

This Week at the CDO (Week of August 18, 2014)

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome our new students to UM Law!

Monday, August 18:

  • First Day of Classes! 

Thursday, August 21: 

  • Student Organization Fair – 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., The Bricks Come meet the new leaders of the various Miami Law student organizations.


Upcoming 3L Government Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 3L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

  • Department of State – Office of the Legal Advisor (Civil) 3-Year New Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 09/01/14)
  • Department of Justice – Attorney General’s Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/02/14)
  • Housing & Urban Development – Office of General Counsel Legal Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/05/14)
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Louis D. Brandeis Attorney Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/07/14)


  • Government of the District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 08/29/14)
  • Federal Communications Commission – Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/31/14)
  • Illinois Attorney General’s Office – Law  Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/01/14)


  • Department of the Interior – Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/01/14)
  • The White House – Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/07/14)


  • Department of Justice – Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 09/02/14)


Upcoming 2L Government Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 2L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.


  • Government of the District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/29/14)
  • Federal Communications Commission – Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/31/14)
  • Illinois Attorney General’s Office – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/01/14)


  • The White House – Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/07/14)
  • Department of the Interior – Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/01/14)


  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation – Office of General Counsel Student Trainee Legal Pathways Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 08/22/14)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – Office of General Counsel Summer Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 08/30/14)
  • Indiana Office of the Attorney General – Law Clerkship Program (Paid, Deadline 09/01/14)
  • Department of State – Office of the Legal Advisor (Civil) – Summer Intern (Unpaid, Deadline 09/01/14)
  • Department of Justice – Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 09/02/14)

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



Sterling Educational Services, Inc. is Offering Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar on International Taxation

Sterling Educational Services, Inc. (Sterling) would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-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 an International Taxation seminar in Miami, Florida on September 23, 2014 and would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-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.

The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) is Accepting Entries for its Seventh Annual Essay Contest

The CAP Essay Contest is intended to foster debate, analysis and examination of state alcohol regulation and its implications for citizens across the United States.


The topic for this year’s contest is: “As states contemplate the legalization of prohibited products, like marijuana, what are some lessons policymakers and regulators can learn from the movement to end alcohol Prohibition in the 1930s?”


WHO CAN ENTER:  The contest is open to all persons who are over the age of 18 as of November 2014. Students, academics, practicing attorneys, policymakers and members of the general public are encouraged to submit essays.


HOW TO ENTER:  Essays may be emailed or mailed as a hard copy to: Center for Alcohol Policy; Attn: Essay Contest; 1101 King St., Suite 600-A; Alexandria, VA22314. Essays must be accompanied by an entry form.


DEADLINE:  The deadline for entries is November 17, 2014.  Winners will be announced in early 2015.


AWARDS:  Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in the amounts of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively.


Click here to read the complete contest rules and formatting guidelines.


For more information, please visit the website.

Equal Justice Works Veterans Legal Corps (VLC) Fellow Position

Program Background & Description:

Equal Justice Works (EJW), AmeriCorps and Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) have partnered to provide the Veterans Legal Corps (VLC) Fellowship opportunity to assist veterans and military families with their legal needs.  The VLC Fellow will provide civil legal assistance to low-income veterans and military families in central Florida.  The VLC is funded in Florida by AmeriCorps, EJW, and CLSMF.  CLSMF is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal services to eligible clients in 12 central Florida counties.  CLSMF is funded by a variety of sources including the Legal Services Corporation, the Florida Bar Foundation, United Way, and private donations.

VLC Fellow Job Description:

  • Provide direct representation to low-income and homeless veterans and military families with legal issues including VA benefits, landlord-tenant matters, evictions, foreclosures, health and disability benefits, public benefits, child support, domestic violence and other family law matters, consumer and medical debt, wills & advanced directives, drivers’ license reinstatement, and sealing & expunging criminal records.
  • Do outreach to and collaborate with veterans’ organizations including VA facilities, Vet Centers for combat veterans, homeless shelters, veterans courts, and Stand Downs for homeless veterans.
  • Teach classes to groups of veterans at homeless shelters, Vet Centers, jails, etc. to facilitate referrals of veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
  • Establish a medical-legal partnership (MLP) on site at a VA medical facility in CLSMF’s 12 county service area. Conduct intakes at the MLP at least once a month.
  • Other administrative tasks related to CLSMF, AmeriCorps and EJW program compliance.


EJW and AmeriCorps require the completion of state and federal fingerprint and criminal background checks as well as compliance with all CNCS Federal Regulations throughout the fellowship program.

The Fellow must be admitted to practice law in Florida and have graduated from an EJW member law school.  The Fellow will need excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively as a team member.  Must be able to creatively and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload.  Previous experience working with low-income and homeless clients, veterans, and/or military families is a plus.

AmeriCorps Fellowship Living Allowance:

  • Living Allowance of $24,200
  • Supplemental benefits for housing, student loans, professional dues, relocation expenses and other allowable expenses (a minimum of $12,000, with a maximum determined by a Fellow’s reimbursable costs)

Other Benefits and Professional Opportunities:

  • Eligibility to place all qualified student loans into forbearance and receive an interest accrual payment at the end of service;
  • $5,550 education award on successful completion of service;
  • Opportunity to attend a national training program to develop leadership skills, learn effective practices to accomplish your projects, and meet colleagues from across the country;
  • Child care assistance (if income-eligible)

In addition to the standard fellowship benefits, CLSMF will also provide:

  • Medical, dental, disability, and life insurance
  • Supreme Court, Veterans Court, and state/local bar dues
  • Mileage reimbursement and per diem when applicable;
  • Retirement plan contribution per program policy;
  • Training and continuing legal education in relevant poverty law areas, as needed

Contact Information:

Email or fax: 386-323-5762.

LCC Hiring Hall and Other Job Resources

Hiring Hall:

The LCC distributes the Hiring Hall via e-mail every month to law firms, legal departments and a host of law student and minority organizations. The Hiring Hall contains a list of current openings at LCC firms and legal departments. Organizations are free to distribute the hiring hall to members. Law students and interns can access the Hiring Hall by clicking here. For labor vacancies, attorneys may go on the website.

Resume Bank:

The LCC also offers a Resume Bank. If an LCC attorney or LCC-affiliated labor law professor sponsors you, the LCC will post your resume in the LCC Resume Bank where LCC members look to fill legal positions. For more information, you may email  the LCC. 

Golden Gate University Seeks Director for Employer Outreach



External Outreach and Marketing:   

  • Develop and build long-term relationships with local and national employers to identify or create new employment and externship opportunities for Golden Gate law students and graduates. Conduct outreach visits to prospective and current employers. Maintain regular communication with past, current and prospective employers, alumni and placements. 
  • Develop marketing initiatives to promote GGU law students and alumni, particularly in the private sector legal markets. 
  • Cultivate relationships with local, state, and national bar associations to generate more employment opportunities, raise the profile of the law school, and stay abreast of the needs of the legal community. 
  • Coordinate with LCS staff to increase employer participation in established recruiting programs (e.g., On-Campus Interview and Resume Collection services). 
  • In coordination with LCS staff, the Dean, and faculty, identify and promote options to engage attorneys and prospective employers, including participation in the mentor program, speaking on campus, supervising externs, hosting receptions and information sessions, and participating in recruiting programs. 
  • Represent GGU at job fairs, including regional, diversity, geographic and special interest fairs. 
  • Participate actively in legal and professional organizations such as BALRA (Bay Area Legal Recruitment Association), NALP (National Association for Legal Professionals), local and specialty bar associations, and the Law Career Services Consortium of Northern California.  

Career Development Programming 

  • In collaboration with Law Career Services staff, identify speakers and topics for career programming. 
  • Conceptualize, plan and host employer events (e.g., receptions, information sessions, etc.) at the law school in collaboration with LCS and externship staff.   
  • Invite alumni and other attorneys to interact with students via campus presentations, receptions, and participation in the 30-Minute Mentor program. 
  • Write content for handouts, blog entries, social media, newsletters and external publications.

Internal Outreach and Relations 

  • Share substantive feedback from employers with faculty, dean, and LCS staff for incorporation into curriculum planning and career advising. 
  • In collaboration with the Associate Dean and faculty members, provide direction to the law school’s Employment Task Force to support faculty members’ efforts in linking students with the legal community.  Train faculty and law school leadership boards on how to make helpful introductions and interventions on behalf of GGU students and graduates. 
  • Work closely with the Office of University Advancement in conducting outreach to alumni for employer development purposes. 

Data Analysis, Data Management and Assessment: 

  • Conduct research to identify prospective employers for outreach purposes and expand the employer database. 
  • In collaboration with LCS staff, develop and utilize a variety of communications and records systems to monitor employment outreach activity and history. 
  • Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Law Career Services, identify specific outreach goals and produce regular reports to evaluate success. 



Education and Experience: 



  • Experience in law career services, legal recruiting, or legal hiring.
  • Well-developed network of relationships with Bay Area legal employers.
  • Experience with event planning, program administration, record keeping and working with deadlines required.
  • Experience supervising staff.


  • J.D. degree from ABA-accredited law school or equivalent strongly preferred
  • Member of the state bar of California
  • Experience in program development and administration, preferably in a law school or other post-secondary educational institution.
  • Experience in relationship cultivation and stewardship (e.g., fundraising, recruiting, marketing and sales).
  • Prior experience working with diverse populations.  

Knowledge of: 

  • Principles and best practices of law career services, legal recruiting and hiring practices.
  • Current legal job market, both locally and nation-wide.
  • Effective design of marketing campaigns that involve in-person, email and telephonic outreach.
  • Best practices for cultivating relationships with prospective employers. 
  • Best practices for record-keeping using online databases and other tools.
  • MS Office and prior experience utilizing relational databases.

 Ability to: 

  • Initiate and maintain positive and professional relationships with employers, students, faculty, staff, and the legal community.
  • Be a champion for the law school and its students to prospective employers.
  • Spend a significant amount of time out of the office. Plan to use time efficiently, whether working in the office or off-site.
  • Act independently while staying in close communication with supervisor and team members. Work collaboratively with law school colleagues to share information and resources.
  • Understand and be sensitive to the needs of diverse populations of students.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively in oral and written forms. Excellent public speaking and group presentation skills.
  • Maintain accurate records and develop systems to set goals and monitor progress in achieving goals.
  • Earn trust and maintain confidentiality.
  • Exercise sound judgment in decision making and problem solving.
  • Manage and prioritize work assignments within established timeframes.
  • Plan events (develop timeline, budget, marketing strategies, logistics needs, volunteer coordination, and logistical oversight).
  • Think innovatively to grow already established programs and implement new ones.
  • Handle delicate issues with grace and a sense of humor.


Monday through Friday, 37.5 hours per week. Schedule may require some evening and weekend

hours, and local travel to off-campus appointments during the week




The Director for Employer Outreach reports to the Associate Dean for Law Career Services and is

responsible for promoting, cultivating and expanding employment opportunities for Golden Gate law

students and graduates.


To apply, submit an application on the website. Include a PDF cover letter and resume.