Upcoming Government Deadlines for 2L and 3L Students

Upcoming 2L Deadlines

The following government programs have 2L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.

Spring

  • Office of the District Attorney Denver, CO – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/14)
  • Maricopa County Attorney – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/14)
  • Administrative Conference of the United States – Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/14)
  • Smithsonian Institution – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/14)
  • Department of Transportation – Office of Chief Counsel Maritime Administration Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/4)
  • Executive Office of the President – Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/03/14)
  • Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office – Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/03/14)

Summer

  • City of Philadelphia – District Attorney’s Office Summer Legal Internships (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 09/20/14)
  • Colorado Public Defender – Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 09/26/14)
  • Boise, ID Office of the City Attorney – Legal Intern-Extern Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/14)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – R7 Summer Legal Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/14)
  • Federal Reserve Board – Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/14)
  • Health & Human Services – Office of Counsel to the Inspector General Legal Clerkship & Externship Programs (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/14)
  • Homeland Security – Office of General Counsel Law Student Summer Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/14)
  • Alabama Office of the Attorney General – Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/13)
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Summer Pathways Internship Program (Paid, Deadline Early Oct.)

Upcoming 3L Deadlines

The following government programs have 3L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.

  • Comptroller of the Currency – Law Department Chief Counsel’s Employment Program (Paid, Deadline 09/19/14)
  • City of Philadelphia – District Attorney’s Office Third Year Law Student New Attorney Hiring Program (Paid, Deadline 09/20/14)
  • Federal Communications Commission – Office of General Counsel 2015 Attorney Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/28/14)
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – 2015 Legal Division Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/14)
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Atomic Safety * Licensing Board Panel Judicial Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/14)
  • Congressional Research – American Law Division CRS Law Recruit Program (Paid, Deadline 10/01/14 Expression of interest email)
  • New York County District Attorney’s Office – Assistant District Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 10/01/14)

Spring

  • Maricopa County Attorney – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/14)
  • Administrative Conference of the United States – Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/14)
  • Smithsonian Institution – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/14)
  • Department of Transportation – Office of Chief Counsel Maritime Administration Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/14)
  • Executive Office of the President – Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/03/14)
  • Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office – Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, deadline 10/03/14)

Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

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

 

 

Howard University Seeks Assistant Director of Career Services

The Assistant Director of Career Services’ duties are:

  • Counsels students and alumni in all phases of career development and employment search strategies
  • Reviews application documents and advises as necessary
  • Assists in development and implementation of programs for students and alumni including job search skills and practice area seminars
  • Develops and implements on-campus recruiting events throughout the academic year
  • Assists in developing marketing strategies to a wide range of potential employers
  • Maintains career development resource library and online library
  • Assists in management and development of off-campus recruiting programs including consortium events
  • Assists in all administrative responsibilities including job postings, reciprocity requests, and career surveys (NALP, ABA, etc)
  • Participates in university committees as necessary and in local, regional and national legal recruitment associations and other professional associations
  • Assists with the management of the day to day business and operational functions of the office
  • Responds to requests for information from prospective employers, students, alumni, faculty and the public
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the Director, Career Services, as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  J.D. and at least 3 years of legal practice experience required. Current bar membership preferred.  To apply, click here.

2014 College Scholarship Essay Contest

Staver Law Group, P.C. is proud to announce its inaugural scholarship program to help individuals who have been negatively impacted by accidents. As many have come to realize, accidents can have long-lasting consequences emotionally and financially. In some instances, they can mean missing out on opportunities for higher education and career advancement. As personal injury attorneys, Staver Law Group sees this happen in our clients’ lives and seeks to mitigate this for others.

The scholarship program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and they will be asked to share how an accident directly impacted their lives. The application deadline is November 15, and the recipient will be notified on December 1. After confirmation of current enrollment and academic status, the recipient will be awarded $2,000 towards educational expenses.

You can find the full details of the scholarship along with forms here.

 

The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of The George Washington University Law School Announce New Graduate Clinical Fellowships for 2015-17

The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of The George Washington University Law School announce the availability of new graduate clinical fellowships for the academic years of 2015-17.  In recognition of the generous gift of Philip Friedman, the Fellows are known as Friedman Fellows.  Friedman Fellows obtain LL.M. degrees while examining and engaging in clinical legal education and public interest law.

The 2015-17 Friedman Fellowships begin in the summer of 2015.  Each fellowship is affiliated with a specific law school clinic.  Although the various clinics provide the fellows diverse responsibilities and experiences, each provides the Fellow with opportunities to co-teach and co-supervise, alongside experienced clinical faculty, the law students enrolled in the clinic.

The Friedman Fellowship program enables every Fellow to learn about clinical education and public interest lawyering through the practice of engaging in each, teaching and supervising law students engaged in these endeavors, and participating in a program of study in which these are the primary topics of inquiry.  In the process, Fellows receive mentorship and support from the clinical faculty and administration, and the law school in general.

Fellows enroll in two year-long courses in Clinical Teaching and Scholarship taught by the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and other clinical faculty.  As part of this course sequence, Fellows receive specific instruction and guidance in teaching and supervising law students, and in writing a publishable thesis.  Fellows also enroll part-time in other law school classes, and receive an LL.M. degree upon completion of the class and thesis requirements of the LL.M. program.

The program is currently seeking applications from candidates with strong academic, clinical, and lawyering experience, especially with a background and experience in the following areas: administrative law, appellate practice, community economic development law, civil legal aid practice, criminal defense practice, litigation, prisoner re-entry issues, and transactional law.

Fellows receive an annual stipend between $45,000 and $50,000, tuition remission for the LL.M. program, health insurance and other benefits, and possible student loan deferment.  Fellows must be members of a state bar. Candidates who are not members of the D.C. Bar must be eligible for immediate waiver into the D.C. Bar.

Each applicant should send a letter of interest, a resume, a list of references, and a complete law school transcript by October 15, 2014 to Associate Dean Phyllis Goldfarb.  The preferred submission method is by email.

In the alternative, applications can be mailed to the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics c/o Executive Assistant Norma Lamont, The George Washington University Law School, 2000 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20052.

 

ABA Section of Family Law Fellowship Opportunity

The Section of Family Law has started a Fellowship Program for diverse attorneys and/or attorneys who work for legal services organization and have a financial need.

The Section is currently recruiting interested applicants.  There are five (5)  fellowship positions available.

This is a two (2) year program and will begin in October 2014 and end in August 2016.  The attorneys selected to participate in the fellowship program must attend each conference for the next two (2) years and the first conference is scheduled for October 15-18, 2014 in Stowe, VT.

To read more about the program and download the application, visit the website.

Completed applications should be sent to Cynthia Swan via email  no later than September 18, 2014.

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Invites You to Participate in Voting Rights Litigation Training

The landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 is undoubtedly one of the most successful civil rights laws in our nation’s history, and remains an important piece of national legislation that is still relevant today. However, the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder effectively nullified the Act’s special preclearance provisions. As a result, until Congress amends the Act, voting rights litigation will be the only path available to minority voters seeking to protect their rights against discriminatory voting laws.

Help respond to this voting rights crisis by joining the American Constitution in a half-day training program, taught by some of the most respected voting rights practitioners in the country. This training will arm attendees with the tools and tips necessary to become active members of the voting rights bar, and will provide an opportunity for new and returning members of the voting rights community to meet and strategize about the challenges to come. We need you to be part of the next generation of voting rights defenders.

What: Miami Voting Rights Training Institute

Where: Holland & Knight, 701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 3300, Miami, FL

When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 1:30 to 5:00 PM

Who: Any and all lawyers and law students with a commitment to and interest in protecting the right to vote

CLE: Credit is pending

Faculty will include:

  • Nancy Abudu, Director of Legal Operations , ACLU of Florida
  • Neil Bradley, Former Associate Director at ACLU Voting Rights Project·
  • Chad W. Dunn, Partner, Brazil & Dunn
  • Gerry Hebert, Executive Director & Director of Litigation, Campaign Legal Center
  • Franita Tolson, Betty T. Ferguson Professor of Voting Rights, Florida State University College of Law

To participate in this critical training event, please contact Zack Gima, Associate Director of Network Advancement for the American Constitution Society.

 

You Must Now Apply to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Internship Program Directly Online

The Career Development Office (CDO) will no longer coordinate the 11th Judicial Circuit Internship Program.  Instead, students should  apply directly online.

If you have any questions, please ask your CDO advisor for additional information.

Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition

Thomas Jefferson School of law is pleased to announce the inaugural Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition. Made possible by the generous gift of Thomas Jefferson School of Law alumnus Jameson Crane III, the Crane Writing Competition seeks to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine, or law and the social sciences. The competition promotes an understanding of these topics, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities.

The competition is open to currently enrolled law students, medical students, and doctoral candidates in related fields who attend an accredited graduate program of study in the United States. Submitted papers may be on any topic relating to disability law, including legal issues arising with respect to employment, government services and programs, public accommodations, education, higher education, housing, and health care.

Submissions will be judged anonymously by an independent panel of experts. The winner of the competition will receive a $1,500 cash prize and the Thomas Jefferson Law Review (TJLR) will consider the paper for publication under the TJLR’s editorial standards. Two second place winners will each receive a $1,000 cash prize.  Preference for these additional winners will be given to submissions from disciplines not represented by the grand prize winner.

All submissions must be submitted electronically. All entries must be received by midnight, Pacific Standard Time, January 15, 2015. Winning submissions will be announced by April 15, 2015.

For further details, please consult the competition webpage.

 

 

2014-2015 BEVERIDGE & DIAMOND CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW WRITING COMPETITION

Organized by the Environmental Law Institute and
the National Association of Environmental Law Societies

The U.S. Constitution has long been interpreted by judges and understood by most Americans to support comprehensive environmental protection. However, arguments questioning the constitutional legitimacy or application of environmental law continue to be made. ELI and NAELS invite law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. This annual writing competition is made possible through the generous support of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., one of the premier environmental law firms in the nation.

THE BEVERIDGE & DIAMOND CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW PRIZE: The author of the article deemed best by a panel of judges will receive $2000 cash, an offer of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter, and a one-year individual membership to ELI.

TOPIC: Any topic addressing developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or “federalism” component. (See sample topics online.)

ELIGIBILITY: Students currently enrolled in law school (in the U.S. or abroad) are eligible, including students who will graduate in 2015. Any relevant article, case comment, note, or essay may be submitted, including writing submitted for academic credit. Jointly authored pieces are eligible only if all authors are students and consent to submit. Previously published pieces, or pieces that are already slated for publication, are ineligible.

DEADLINE: Entries must be received no later than 5:00 PM ET on Monday, April 6, 2015. Please email entries (and any questions) to Talia Fox. You will receive a confirmation by email.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover page. This separate page must include the following information:

  • Title;
  • Author’s name, year in law school, and expected graduation date (to facilitate impartial judging, the author’s name and law school must NOT appear anywhere in the entry, other than on this cover page);
  • Law school name and address;
  • Author’s permanent and school mailing addresses, email address, and phone number (IMPORTANT: indicate effective dates for any contact information that is subject to change);
  • Abstract (limited to 100 words) describing the piece;
  • Certification that the article has not been published and is not slated for future publication (while authors may submit their articles to other publishers or competitions, acceptance for publication elsewhere will disqualify an entry from further consideration); and
  • Statement as to where the author(s) learned about this competition.

Format. Submissions may be of any length up to a maximum of 50 pages (including footnotes), in a double-spaced, 8.5 x 11-inch page format with 12-point font (10-point for footnotes). Citation style must conform to the Bluebook. Submissions must be made by email attachment in Microsoft Word format, with the cover page as a separate attachment.

CRITERIA & PUBLICATION: The prize will be awarded to the student work that, in the judgment of our reviewers, best advances the state of scholarship and informs the debate on a current topic of constitutional environmental law. ELI reserves the right to determine that no submission will receive the prize. While only one cash prize is available, ELI may decide to extend multiple offers of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter.

K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program 2014-2015 Application Deadlines

The Pittsburgh Foundation and K&L Gates LLP are proud to offer the K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program. The fellowship was established in September 1999 to offer law students the opportunity to assist public service organizations located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In 2015, the program will offer one successful candidate a fellowship that enables them to spend 8 weeks of their summer working at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. For additional details about the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, please click here.

In 2015, the fellowship recipient will be paid a stipend of $1,000/week (less applicable taxes) for his/her public interest service. All stipend checks will be made payable to the student and mailed to the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

To be considered for a fellowship award, candidates must complete and submit an application on or before October 3, 2014.

Subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation, an Advisory Committee will recommend the fellowship winner based upon academic merit, demonstrated commitment to public service, other information provided through the application process and interviews with finalist candidates. Family members of Advisory Committee members are not eligible for this fellowship. The Pittsburgh Foundation will notify chosen fellowship winners of its decision.

For a copy of the application materials, please visit the K&L Gates website, contact your CDO advisor or contact:

Jessica L. Gangjee
Legal Recruitment & Development Regional Manager
K&L Gates LLP, K&L Gates Center
210 Sixth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 355-6547
jessica.gangjee@klgates.com   

OR

Deborah L. Turner
Scholarship Coordinator
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Five PPG Place, Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5414
(412) 394-2649
turnerd@pghfdn.org