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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 […]

This Week at the CDO (Week of October 15th, 2018)

This Week at the CDO (Week of October 15th, 2018) Wednesday, October 17, 2018: CDO Presents: Summer Opportunities in Criminal Prosecution– 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. – Room E265: The State Attorney’s Office for the 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida will host an information session to discuss their summer 2019 law student internship program. Each […]

Peggy Browning Fund 2018 National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference

What:               NATIONAL LAW STUDENTS WORKERS’ RIGHTS CONFERENCE. Exciting opportunity for students interested in workers’ rights and social justice!  When:              October 12 & 13, 2018  Where:            Maritime Conference Center, Linthicum Heights, MD   Deadline:        August 24 if you’re asking the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for airfare; September 28 for all others. Register early to ensure admission! […]

2018 Gwen S. Cherry Scholarship and Fellowship Applications (deadline 6/11/18)

MISSION: The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association (“GSCBWLA”) Fellowship for Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (“LSGMI”) was established to honor the remarkable work of a remarkable woman, Gwendolyn S. Cherry. Gwen Cherry was a pioneer attorney at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., where she promoted equal justice and advocated on behalf […]

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.