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.

 

2015 EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION TIPS PLUS BONUS TIPS ON MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS

The application for 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowships is now open! Applications will be accepted through September 17, 2014. Please visit the website to learn more.

You may register for the free webinar on Wednesday, July 16th to learn more about the Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowship Program and get application tips from the experts on EJW’s Fellowships Team. Immediately following the July 16 session, there will be a bonus webinar discussing medical-legal partnership projects, featuring Ellen Lawton of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership.

Wednesday, July 16, 2 p.m. EDT:

Register for both webinars on the website.

The Fellowship Tips webinar also will be offered on August 13. Information about registering for this, and other, sessions will be available on the website soon.

If you have questions about Equal Justice Works Fellowships, please visit the website or contact EJW via email.

NEW AMERICORPS JD OPENINGS – JULY DEADLINE

The AmeriCorps JD program has some additional slots available to start this month. Through AmeriCorps JD, law students focusing on any area of civil public interest law can earn a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. AmeriCorps JD is also an exciting way to get connected to the various resources that Equal Justice Works offers to public interest law students.

AmeriCorps JD is looking for students who:

  • Can begin service in July 2014; and
  • Can complete 300 hours of service in a 12 month period (by July 2015).

Service includes training and substantive work, and can include research or additional projects for an internship even though a student may not physically be in the office past the summer months.

Time is of the essence — students must start this month! If you are a law student currently at or planning an internship at an organization (including legal aid, public defender, nonprofit organizations, or local, county or state government agencies), please think of applying to AmeriCorps JD today.

If you would like additional clarification about the AmeriCorps JD program, please email AmeriCorps JD today.

Michigan Law Student Needs Housing in Miami for Fall 2014

From time to time, the CDO receives requests from Miami Law students or students elsewhere seeking to sublet their apartment and/or sublease another apartment over the summer. Below is detailed information about a Michigan law student interested in housing in the Miami area during the fall 2014 semester.

A Michigan based rising 3L student is seeking to sublet an apartment in Miami for the fall 2014 semester.   Please contact the CDO to be put in touch with this individual.

Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar From Sterling Education Services, Inc. on Workers’ Compensation Law & Practice

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 a Workers’ Compensation Law & Practice seminar in Fort   Lauderdale, Florida on August 1, 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.

 

 

 

Career Development Event with the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (RPPTL) of the FL Bar

The Career Counseling Committee of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar will be conducting mock interviews in the afternoon of Saturday, August 2 at The Breakers, in Palm Beach.   Its purpose is to give law students the opportunity to meet with members of the RPPTL section of the Florida Bar and to practice their interviewing and networking skills.   This is an unique opportunity to strengthen your interviewing skills while at the same time to meet and network with attorneys of the RPPTL section of the FL Bar.  Students are also invited to sit in on the RPPTL Executive Council meeting that will convene about 10 am to noon on that same day.  The Executive Council is particularly open to visiting law school students.

If you are interested in attending, please email Karen Warren at kwarren@law.miami.edu as soon as possible so we can provide RPPTL with the names and contact information of the students who will be attending.

If you have any questions, please to contact either one of the following:

Guy S. Emerich:                               gemerich@farr.com (941) 505-9938

Phillip A. Baumann:                       pab@estatelawflorida.com (813) 223-2201