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The HNBA LGBT Division Announces Launch of its Inaugural LGBT Division Public Interest Scholarship Program

This scholarship will provide up to $5,000 in financial assistance to law students or recent law school graduates who will be performing public interest work (advocacy, policy, and/or direct legal services) with a direct impact on Latinx LGBTQ individuals. To be eligible, applicants must: (i) be either a first, second or third year law student […]

PUBLIC COUNSEL 2018 SUMMER CLERK OPENINGS STILL AVAILABLE: HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION AND VETERANS ADVANCEMENT

HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION LAW PROJECT – Public Counsel CARES Project If you are seeking an opportunity to develop your interviewing and legal advocacy skills while also helping to address the growing homeless epidemic in Los Angeles, being a summer clerk with Public Counsel CARES is for you. Public Counsel CARES stands for “Connecting Angelenos to Resources […]

The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia Presents the 2018 Criminal Defense Trial Practice Institute

The Criminal Defense Trial Practice Institute, May 14-18, 2018.  Date(s): May 14, 2018 – May 18, 2018 Location: Moot Courtroom Address: 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004 Contact: Jennifer Thomas Email: PDSTPI@pdsdc.org Last Date To Register: March 01, 2018 Description: The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia is pleased to present the 2018 Criminal Defense Trial Practice Institute (Institute).  […]

Summer 2018 Clerkship Opportunities at Public Counsel

Public Counsel has 9 exciting law projects and several subprojects that accept summer interns.  Our projects include a comprehensive children’s rights program that handles school condition and discipline matters, special education cases, and adoptions; a community development team that supports affordable housing development and assists non-profit and small businesses with a variety of transactional needs; […]

Animal Law Institute 2018 Fellowship With the Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is pleased to announce a fellowship position with the ALDF Animal Law Institute, a first-of-its-kind program that, by training classes of promising litigators in strategic impact litigation, will further ALDF’s mission to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Term of Employment: Full-time […]

This Week at the CDO (Week of November 13th, 2017)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017: CDO Presents: Careers in Social Justice – 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM – Law School Campus, Room A-110: Attorneys will discuss career paths that lead to careers in social justice. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Brenda Louard in the CDO.

Summer 2018 Litigation Program Clerkship With the Animal Legal Defense Fund

When: The clerkships are full-time (35 hours/week), during summer 2018, for a period of 3 months (approximately 12 weeks) with a flexible starting date (dependent upon the student’s schedule). Location: Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Cotati, California office. Responsibilities: The clerks will be closely supervised and trained by top experts in animal law. Clerks will complete legal research, […]

Summer 2018 Criminal Justice Program Clerkship With the Animal Legal Defense Fund

When: The clerkships are full-time (35 hours/week), during summer 2018, for a period of 3 months (approximately 12 weeks) with a flexible starting date (dependent upon the student’s schedule). Location: Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Portland, Oregon office. Responsibilities: The clerks will be closely supervised and trained by top experts in animal law. Clerks will learn how to […]

This Week at the CDO (Week of October 23rd, 2017)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017: CDO Presents: 1L Orientation  – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Law School Campus, Room E-352: 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 […]

FASPE (Fellowship at Auschwitz for Study of Professional Ethics) 2018

FASPE Law examines the role played by German lawyers from 1933 to 1945, underscoring the reality that moral codes governing the practice of law can break down or be distorted with devastating consequences. Having demonstrated the power held by the legal profession in a modern society, FASPE addresses ethical issues now facing individual lawyers, the […]