Harvard Legal Aid Bureau Summer Fellowship Program

During the summer, HLAB selects approximately 15-20 law students to serve as Summer Fellows, who will interact directly with clients, opposing parties, witnesses, and government agencies; engage in extensive factual and legal investigation; hone their research and writing abilities; and develop their litigation skills.  Most Summer Fellows working at HLAB do so full-time, although we are willing to discuss alternative arrangements with students facing extenuating circumstances.  Due to funding restrictions, HLAB is unable to pay its Summer Fellows.

HLAB Summer Fellows serve as the primary case handlers on every matter assigned to them and manage client contact, drafting of pleadings and motions, communication with opposing counsel, and advocating in courtroom and administrative hearing settings.  Their work is supervised by HLAB’s Clinical Instructors, practicing attorneys with years of trial and supervision experience, and students will be trained in all the relevant areas of the law.

HLAB Summer Fellows generally experience a broad range of litigation and legal experience in as many as four primary practice areas.  In the Family Law practice, HLAB represents victims of domestic violence in restraining order hearings, divorces, paternity, visitation, child support, and custody disputes.  In the Housing Law practice, HLAB represents individual clients who are being evicted from public, subsidized, and private housing, as well as works with tenant unions and other progressive organizations to ensure the availability of affordable housing in the Greater Boston area.  In the Government Benefits practice, HLAB represents clients at hearings to obtain or retain their Social Security and Social Security Disability benefits, unemployment benefits, and welfare benefits.  Finally, in the Wage and Hour practice, HLAB allows students to work on affirmative lawsuits addressing violations of state and federal labor laws.  We ask student to choose a primary concentration in the area of housing or family law.

Application Instructions (accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled):  Please send (1) a resume, (2) a cover letter, (3) a law school transcript, and (4) two references to:  
Jared Nicholson, Executive Director
Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
23 Everett Street, First Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138

To visit the website, please click here.

Echoing Green: What’s Your Problem?

Echoing Green Fellows don’t just identify social problems—they are driven to do whatever it takes to solve them. That’s owning a problem.

Echoing Green imagines a world where we all look into what really matters to us, identifying our purpose in work that shakes us to the core. What would our neighborhood, cities, countries or our world look like if we all owned a problem and dedicated ourselves to addressing it?

Watch and share our latest video featuring 2013 Echoing Green Fellows.

Fellowship Application: Three Updates

1. The 2014 Echoing Green Fellowship application will be open from December 3, 2013 to January 6, 2014.

Echoing Green’s Fellowship Programs will offer more than $3.8 million in seed-stage funding and support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change.

2. The new Echoing Green Climate Fellowship for next-generation social entrepreneurs committed to working on innovations in mitigation and adaptation to climate change. The Climate Fellowship joins the portfolio that includes the issue-agnostic Global Fellowship and the Open Society Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship.

3. If you want to receive 2014 application information and guidance, you must sign up here.

During the application cycle, Echoing Green will release updates, video tips on selection criteria and information to help you build a compelling application. Because we are careful about the number of emails sent to you, you must sign up directly for the 2014 Application Newsletter. And feel free to share this link: echoinggreen.org/apply.



New Article From Business Week: “Hey Female Lawyers, This Firm Wants You to Stop Giggling and Showing Cleavage”

Claire Suddath is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek and she recently  wrote an article titled “Hey Female Lawyers, This Firm Wants You to Stop Giggling and Showing Cleavage.” In the article, she refers to law firms’ expectations of professionalism and dignity at all times.

Among other things, Ms. Suddath discusses issues pertaining to female attorneys.  To read the entire article, please visit the website.

The American Civil Liberties Union National Office’s Summer and Spring Semester Internships

The ACLU National Office’s summer and spring semester internship postings have gone up.  They are as follows: 

Racial Justice Program:
Summer 2014 Legal Internship-ACLUF Racial Justice Program, New York»

Criminal Law Reform Project:

Spring 2014 Legal Internship-ACLUF Criminal Law Reform Project, NY»

Summer 2014 Legal Internship-ACLUF Criminal Law Reform Project, NY»

Women’s Rights Project:

Spring 2014 Legal Internship-ACLUF Women’s Rights Project, NY»

Summer 2014 Legal Internship-ACLUF Women’s Rights Project, NY»

Center for Democracy (National Security Project; Human Rights Program; Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project):

2014 Summer Legal Internship-ACLUF Center for Democracy, New York»

Immigrants’ Rights Project:

Spring 2014 Legal Internship-ACLUF Immigrants’ Rights Project, NY/CA»

Summer 2014 Legal Internship-ACLUF Immigrants’ Rights Project, NY/CA»

Reproductive Freedom Project:

Summer 2014 Legal Internship-ACLUF Reproductive Freedom Project, New York»

Disability Rights:

Summer 2014 Legal Internship-ACLUF Equality Center, Disability Rights Unit, San Francisco»

Spring 2014 Legal Internship-ACLUF Equality Center, Disability Rights Unit, San Francisco»

LGBT and AIDS Project:

Spring 2014 Legal Internship-ACLUF Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project, New York»

Summer 2014 Legal Internship-ACLUF Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project, NY»

Washington Legislative Office:

Summer Legal Internship-ACLU Washington Legislative Office, DC»

National Prison Project:

Summer 2014 Legal Internship-ACLUF National Prison Project, Washington, D.C.»

Voting Rights Project:

Spring 2014 Legal Internship-ACLUF Voting Rights Project, NY»

Summer 2014 Legal Internship-ACLUF Voting Rights Project, NY»

Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief:

2014 Summer Legal Internship-ACLUF Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, DC»

The Center for Women’s Global Leadership is Seeking a Program Coordinator

The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) strengthens and facilitates women’s leadership for women’s human rights and social justice worldwide. CWGL envisions a world in which all people are equal and gender equality is systematically realized by the achievement of human rights for all. CWGL works to: advance economic and social rights from a feminist perspective; promote an end to violence against women and highlight the linkages with militarism; and build coalitions and deepen capacity around those urgent issues that are critical to the global women’s movement to secure policy reform at the international and national levels. Based at Rutgers University, CWGL is a unit of International Programs within the School of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Institute for Women’s Leadership Consortium. 

Application Process:

To apply for this position, visit the Rutgers University Human Resources website. The position number is 13-002933.

Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States and NJ residency is required.

Please note that submission of documents through the Rutgers University Human Resources site is the only way to assure consideration.




The Human Rights Clinic Invites You to Attend ‘Victims’ Rights and Columbia’s Peace Process: A Conversation With Human Rights Defender Lilia Peña’

Lilia Peña Silva is a human rights defender and the founder and president of the Regional Association of Victims of State Crimes in Magdalena Medio (Asociación Regional de Víctimas de Crímenes de Estado del Magdalena Medio, ASORVIMM). Ms. Peña became a victim of state-sponsored violence when both her husband and brother disappeared and, consequently, assassinated. These acts led her to seek a life dedicated to the defense of human rights. Lilia works tirelessly for the rights of all Colombians, and is recognized on a national level for her outspoken leadership. Because of her extensive knowledge of victims’ rights and needs, particularly vis-à-vis the current peace process with the FARC, Lilia was chosen by a Coalition of more than 200 human rights organizations and social movements to represent them in a 2013 US tour.

The event takes place on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. in the University of Miami Law Library, Room D-201. Introductory remarks by Professor Kelleen Corrigan, Practitioner-in-Residence, Human Rights Clinic.

Lunch will be provided.

Walmart Legal Summer Internship

The Walmart Legal Department (“WMLD”) has a robust 12-week summer internship program for rising 2L and rising 3L students. As an intern in our legal department, you will be able to apply the procedures and processes you have studied in law school in the in-house legal department of a Fortune 100 company.

The program is designed to expose law students to different substantive areas of the law in a corporate retail setting. During your summer internship, you may do any of the following (this is not a complete list of the opportunities):

  • Review and draft non-disclosure agreements
  • Research various trademarks to identify potential infringements
  • Assist with IP litigation management

The WMLD summer internship program also offers students an executive speaker series, a corporate mentor (who may or may not be within the WMLD), subsidized housing and relocation, and a generous monthly stipend.

The WMLD offers five (5) summer internships, each described as follows:

  • 1L WM/Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholar;
  • 1L WM/MCCA Scholar (upon successful completion of summer internship, student will receive a $10,000 scholarship);
  • Three (3) summer internships open to all rising 2L and rising 3L law students.

Qualifications & Application:

  • Candidates must be enrolled full-time as either second-year or third-year law student and in good academic standing (GPA of 2.5 or higher) at an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Candidates must have earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Submit a cover letter, resume, a law school transcript (all 1Ls must submit first semester grades), and an undergraduate transcript by January 31, 2014 on the website.
  • Each applicant must also include one essay not to exceed 500 words on the following topic: Describe your interest in working in a corporate legal environment (in-house or law firm).
  • For the 1L WM/Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholar and the 1L WM/MCCA Scholar summer internships, each applicant must also include two essays not to exceed 500 words on the following two topics: 1) Describe your interest in working in a corporate legal environment (in-house or law firm) and 2) Describe your interest in diversity within the legal profession.

Candidates may apply for multiple internships.

This Week at the CDO (Week of November 4, 2013)

Thursday, November 7:

  • Careers in the FBI: UM Alumna  Katrice Jenkins – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Room E-265

Saturday, November 9:

  • Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic – 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Amelia Earhart Park

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Fellowship Rapporteurship on Women 2014

Venue of Fellowship: Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS). Address: 1889 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.20006.

Deadline to present applications: November 15, 2013

Start and End Dates: January 2, 2014 to December 30, 2014 

Length of the Fellowship: 12 months

Objective: To provide an opportunity for young lawyers from OAS Member States to understand and apply the mechanisms of protection of the inter-American system of human rights in the area of women’s rights.

Program: The fellow will assist with tasks of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Women of the Inter-American Commission, under the supervision of its human rights specialists during the period of the fellowship and, at the end of the fellowship, present to the Executive Secretariat of the IACHR a detailed report on the activities carried out.


  • Be a citizen of an OAS Member State;
  • Be bilingual in Spanish and English (attach certificates testifying thereto), knowledge of French or Portuguese desirable;
  • Have graduated in law from an officially recognized university (attach copy of the law degree and grades obtained);
  • Have received law degree after January 1, 2006;
  • Have a demonstrable professional interest in the legal field of human rights, specifically in the area of women’s rights; and
  • Present a paper of up to five pages, not edited by another person, on a human rights issue of interest to the candidate in the area of women’s rights and their access to information from a gender perspective.


  • The IACHR provides a monthly stipend of US$3,200.00 during the period of the fellowship. With the stipend provided, the fellow is responsible for obtaining health insurance coverage of his/her choosing for the duration of the fellowship, and should provide proof of coverage to the Executive Secretariat of the IACHR.
  • Round-trip economy class air transportation from the participant’s country of residence to Washington, D.C. Terminal and transfer expenses are not covered.
  • The IACHR will award a certificate of participation in the Fellowship Program to the fellows who satisfactorily complete the entire period of the fellowship.

For application instructions, responsibilities and additional details, please visit the Symplicity or the website.

Boutique Firm in Coral Gables, Florida Seeks Associate


Boutique law firm has an immediate opening for a full-time Associate with 5+ years of experience in the area of commercial litigation and insurance defense. The position requires handling large volume matters under the supervision of a Partner.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will possess strong academic credentials with excellent organizational, analytical and research skills.

Responsibilities will include document review, drafting of pleadings and motions, trial preparation, attendance of hearings, research and taking of depositions. Individual must be a team player and able to work independently in a high paced environment.  


Qualified individuals must have excellent verbal, written and computer skills. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.  A member in good standing with the Florida Bar is required. 


The firm offers a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental insurance, 401(K) plan, paid vacation and sick leave.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Candidates should email a cover letter with salary requirements and resume via emailNo phone calls accepted.

The firm is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.