Summer 2019 Clerkship Opportunities at Public Counsel

For law students who want to spend their summer practicing law in one of the country’s most prestigious public interest law settings – this opportunity is for you!  

Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm, is now accepting applications from 2L’s for its 2019 Summer Clerkship Program. 1L students will be able to apply as of December 1, 2018.

Public Counsel has eight exciting law projects that accept summer interns who will work on a variety of direct services, policy advocacy, and impact litigation projects. Our projects include a comprehensive children’s rights program that encompasses school climate and discipline, special education, adoptions, guardianships, and transition-age youth; a community development team that supports and protects affordable housing and assists non-profit and small businesses with a variety of transactional needs; an immigrants’ rights group that assists undocumented victims of crime, domestic violence, persecution, and torture; a homelessness prevention unit that defends unlawful detainer complaints, advocates for public benefits, and eliminates outstanding tickets and warrants for persons at risk of homelessness; a holistic legal initiative that addresses the specific needs of low-income women and girls; a complex consumer fraud division that focuses on litigation and policies to prevent consumer victimization, including sub-projects focused on bankruptcy and pro se assistance in federal cases; a veterans’ rights project that helps veterans and their caregivers overcome obstacles to obtaining VA benefits; and an impact litigation department (Opportunity Under Law) that addresses economic injustices on a national level through strategic lawsuits and other means to accomplish systemic reform. Click here to learn more about each of our practice areas.

Public Counsel seeks summer interns who share our commitment to economic and racial justice. The large majority of Public Counsel’s clients are working class people of color who have experienced a number of intersectional forms of oppression, often barring them from access to legal representation. We seek to have a group of interns who have a personal and/or professional understanding of these experiences, consistent with Public Counsel’s active, ongoing commitment to increase equity and inclusion within our organization.

Public Counsel’s 2019 summer internship program will run for ten weeks, commencing on May 28, 2019, and ending on August 2, 2019. Both 1L’s and 2L’s are eligible for these internships. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Although Public Counsel does not provide funding to law students for its summer program, please be sure to consult with your law school’s public interest program to learn more about available scholarships and financial awards that might support your summer internship.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, transcript (or list of grades), and writing sample to Sandra Madera. If you are interested in more than one project, then please list up to three of the projects you would like to work with in order of preference. It is helpful to describe in your cover letter the reasons for your interest in the project for which you are applying. Please be sure to include the following in the subject line of your e-mail: “Application for 2019 Public Counsel Summer Internship.” Your application will not be considered if the requested application materials or your preference are omitted.

The following projects are currently accepting applications for summer 2019:

  • Children’s Rights – Adoptions
  • Children’s Rights – Guardianship
  • Children’s Rights – Education Rights
  • Children’s Rights – Transition Age Foster Youth
  • Community Development Project
  • Community Development Project – Early Care & Education
  • Consumer Law Project
  • Consumer Law Project – Debtor Assistance Project
  • Federal Court Pro Se Clinic
  • Homelessness Prevention Law Project
  • Homelessness Prevention Law Project – Shriver Housing Project
  • Immigrants’ Rights
  • Opportunity Under Law
  • Women and Girls’ Rights

For complete information on the summer program, including how to apply for a clerkship, interested students should visit Public Counsel’s 2019 Summer Clerkship Application page.

This Week at the CDO (Week of November 5th, 2018)

Wednesday, November 7th:

  • CDO Presents: 1L Judicial Internship Info Session – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Law School Campus, Room F-108: If you are interested in working for a judge next summer, do not miss this opportunity to learn what judges are looking for, how and when to apply, and what the job entails Former judicial interns will also be on hand to share their experiences and to answer your questions. For any questions, please contact Karen Warren in the CDO.

Invitation for Law Students to Attend a Webinar on Volunteer Legal Internships with the U.S. Department of Justice – Two Chances to Attend

The DOJ invites first- and second-year law students to attend a webinar where they will talk about their Volunteer Legal Internship Program. The webinar will be hosted by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management and will provide an opportunity for students to learn about summer and academic-year vacancies, the application process, and answer any of their questions about volunteer legal internships. You will be joined by attorneys from a few different components at each webinar. 

This webinar is open to law students throughout the country and interested students can attend one of the two sessions, either Wednesday, November 14th, at 3:00 P.M. (EST) or Thursday, November 15th, at 12:00 P.M. (EST). No RSVP is required, but students will need the following link and passcode to access the webinar:

Go to the link here and use Passcode:  10200.

 

 

The International Institute of Space Law’s Annual Galloway Symposium Will be Held in December 2018!

 

The International Institute of Space Law’s Annual Galloway Symposium brings together speakers and panelists from all over the United States and the world will come together to share their knowledge and thoughts on the pressing issues in space today. The Galloway Symposium will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Cosmos Club at 2121 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008.

The University of Nebraska College of Law’s Space, Cyber, and Telecom (SCT) Law Program was selected by NASA to establish the Space Law Network (SLN). As part of this program, SCT leadership, Professor and Co-Director Matt Schaefer and Executive Director Elsbeth Magilton will be offering a special Introduction to Space Law and Careers sessions:

• Tuesday, December 4, 2:30pm to 4:30pm EST at Fish and Richardson (tentative location), 1000 Maine Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20024: Elsbeth Magilton will lead a pre-conference session on Space Law 101 and introduction to the field, as well as some career counseling to help students make the most of their experience at the conference the following day.
• Wednesday, December 5: The Galloway Symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. EST. Matt Schaefer will moderate the symposium’s final session from approximately 4:15PM-5:30PM focusing on our Space Law Network students and space law career tracks. This session will host approximately eight space lawyers who will each give a 3-minute lightning talk (“what I do,” “path I took there,” advice) followed by 15-20 minutes of Q&A.

Directly following the conference, the American Society of International Law is hosting their annual Holiday Party and is welcoming Galloway attendees and Space Law Network students to that mixer event after the symposium.

The program will provide law students from across the country with an opportunity to defray the costs of attending both the Introduction to Space Law and Careers session and the Galloway Symposium through a travel grant that will disburse as reimbursement for hotel, rail, and/or airfare. Students in the upper east coast region who are able to take a commuter train are eligible for up to $400, students who reside outside the upper east coast and do not live close enough to take a train into Washington, D.C. are eligible for up to $700, and up to $900 for those in the Pacific Time zone.

Timeline for Applications:

The application will open Monday, October 29. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we will begin rolling decisions Monday, November 12 as we fill spots to allow students as much time as possible for travel planning. The application portal will close on Monday, November 26 at 5:00 p.m. CST. Final notifications will go out no later than November 26.

Note, due to conference capacity issues there is not an unlimited amount of local student spots. Please register and you will be informed if there is room to attend. First come first served for local students.

Galloway Symposium Registration:

Students must register separately for Galloway (free). IISL will release that registration soon.

Eligibility:

• Student must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this NASA funding. Documentation must be provided at the time of selection.
• Student must be (1) a current law student, or (2) an undergraduate student admitted to a law school for fall 2019, or (3) a current student in a space or government policy undergraduate or graduate program.
• Student must have a demonstrated interest in the field of space law.
• Washington, D.C. area students are encouraged and welcome to attend. They must use the same portal application where there is a field notating they are local students not requesting an award.

Attire: Business Attire is required for this event.

Process:

Website. Enter the information into the application here. The quality of the application responses is a major factor in selection. Spend extra time proofreading this document to ensure your essay responses are as complete as possible. Applications will be reviewed and scored with the top-ranked applicants receiving travel grant awards. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

If selected, a travel grant of an amount to be determined will be paid as a reimbursement toward a student’s actual airfare, rail, and/or hotel costs. Reimbursement takes place only after successful completion of the travel and the requirements of the award, including a trip report. Awarded students will need to keep copies of original, itemized receipts in order to be reimbursed. Reimbursement can only be made to the individual who made the purchase; be sure to purchase your own airfare, rail, and hotel. Students cannot be reimbursed for purchases made with gift cards, vouchers, frequent flyer miles, etc. Reimbursements are subject to federal grant and state university policies and procedures.

If you are uncertain if an airfare or hotel cost may not be eligible for reimbursement, please email nasa.nebraska@unomaha.edu PRIOR to making the purchase.

Proposal Information for the Application:

• Proposal Title: Your Last Name Galloway DC Space Law 2018 (example: Smith Galloway DC Space Law 2018)
• Start Date: 11/01/18
• End Date: 12/31/18
• Faculty Mentor Information: Michaela Lucas, mlucas@unomaha.edu, (402) 554-2686

For Questions about the Application Process and Portal Contact: Michaela Lucas.

For Questions about ABILA and the Session Curriculum Contact: Elsbeth Magilton.

Join us for a Meet and Greet with Attorney-CPAs From Around the Country!

American Academy of Attorney – CPAs and University of Miami School of Law present a “Meet and Greet” with Attorney-CPAs from around the country.

When:           Monday, November 5, 2018 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm 

Where:          The Confidante Miami Beach, a Hyatt Hotel, Penthouse Suite, 4041 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140 

RSVP:            Please let us know if you can join us by emailing your RSVP here.

We also welcome all law students pursuing a career in our industry to join us for the education sessions at the 2018 Fall Meeting & Education Conference in Miami Beach from Sunday, November 4 to Monday, November 6, 2018. As a student your entry to the conference is complementary.

Ask the CDO or your CDO advisor about conference details.

 

FTI Consulting Relativity Training Event on Thursday, November 8th, 2018!

FTI Consulting is hosting a second, FREE training event on the Relativity E-Discovery software used by the majority of clients in the legal industry in our downtown Miami review center! This is a great opportunity for current law school students, recent graduates, recent bar exam takers and attorneys looking to gain experience with Relativity and learn about document review.

You will also have the chance to view our review center, and meet with certified Relativity experts, our onsite Review Managers and our Operations team to further discuss Relativity and our Miami document review opportunities.

Relativity Training Event Date & Time:

Thursday, November 8th, at 5:30pm Eastern. Training will last approximately 1 hour followed by a light reception with drinks and hors d’oeurves.

Location:

2 S. Biscayne Blvd., 18th Floor, Miami, FL 33131.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please click here to email by November 6, 2018 as seating is limited. We will reply to confirm your seat reservation.

If you are also interested in being considered for document review opportunities, please submit your employment application by clicking Here!

 

 

This Week at the CDO (Week of October 29TH, 2018)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018:

  • CDO Presents: 1L Orientation – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Room E352: 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. If you have questions, please contact Diane Quick in the CDO.

Thursday, November 1st, 2018:

  • CDO Presents: 1L Orientation – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Room E352: 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. If you have questions, please contact Diane Quick in the CDO.

 

BUSINESS AND REAL ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM IN BOCA RATON, FLORIDA IS SEEKING ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

BUSINESS AND REAL ESTATE LITIGATION LAW FIRM IN BOCA RATON, FLORIDA IS SEEKING ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY WITH TWO YEARS MINIMUM EXPERIENCE IN CIVIL LITIGATION (REQUIRED). CANDIDATE MUST HAVE EXCELLENT COMPUTER SKILLS AND FULL COMMAND OF THE FLORIDA RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS A BACKGROUND IN INSURANCE DEFENSE LITIGATION AND A DESIRE TO GET MORE SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE WITH DIRECT CLIENT CONTACT AND ACTUAL MEANINGFUL COURT APPEARANCES. IF YOU DO NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A RESUME. THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY FOR A SELF-MOTIVATED CANDIDATE.

NO PHONE CALLS TO FIRM PLEASE.

TO APPLY, PLEASE EMAIL RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO AMS@AMSLEGALTEAM.COM. THIS POSTING IS ALSO ON SYMPLICITY AS JOB POSTING ID#21663.

THIS POSTING EXPIRES ON NOVEMBER 19, 2018.

The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard University is Launching a New Scholarship Opportunity

Great opportunity! The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard University is launching the Black Family Fellowship and recruiting the inaugural cohort of fellows for the 2019 – 2020 academic year. The Black Family Fellowship is available for students who are veterans or active duty military serving the United States to obtain a master’s degree from Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, or Harvard Law School.

The Fellowship will provide vital financial support for up to 25 Black Family Fellows annually. If you—or anyone interested in applying—have any questions, please visit the website or contact Barbara Best.

 

 

 

Attorney General Candidate Round Table Discussion on October 25!

Join us for a round table discussion with invited candidates on key issues surrounding this important Attorney General race.

Invited Participants:

  • Ashley Moody, Esq.
  • Shawn Shaw, Esq.
  • Jeffrey Siskind, Esq.
  • Moderator – Melba Pearson, Esq.

When:           Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Location:      University of Miami School of Law, Building E, Classroom 352, 1311 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146

To register, click here.