MLB Diversity Fellowship Program

WHAT IS THE MLB DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM?

This latest venture in Baseball’s efforts to competitively recruit the most talented individuals and brightest young minds entering the workforce will provide the opportunity for young, diverse professionals to experience front office positions that have been traditionally influential in baseball operations decisions.

The MLB Diversity Fellowship Program will allow us to stay true to the ideals of equal opportunity while solidifying Major League Baseball as an organization of choice for all recent graduates, including people of color and women.

This distinct opportunity will place candidates in entry-level roles within one of the MLB Clubs and MLB’s Central Office. The Club-based program will be an 18-to-24-month commitment in a front office or baseball operations role at one of the MLB Clubs around the country participating in the MLB Diversity Fellowship Program.

Additionally, Major League Baseball will offer three entry-level fellowships with a rotational, three-year phase opportunity to: (1) two years in Baseball Operations, focusing on International Operations & Scouting, Umpiring and On-field Rules & Regulations; and (2) one year working within the League Economics Department.

HOW IT WORKS:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to people of color and female candidates.
  • Candidates must be recent graduates (no more than 24 months post-graduation) with either a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s Degrees or related advanced degree.
  • For those candidates interested in the Club Fellowship Program, a commitment of at least 18 months of employment is required at any participating Club in which you are placed.
  • Exact locations are up to the discretion of Major League Baseball and participating Clubs.
  • For those candidates interested in the Office of the Commissioner Fellowship Program, you must commit to at least three years of employment located in New York City.
  • The deadline for application is FRIDAY, NOV. 17, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. EST.

Application documentation:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter is optional
  • Transcript
  • A personal statement (500 words or less)
  • Baseball essay (500 words or less)

See the website for additional details.

Twin Cities Diversity on Practice 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship Summer 2018

Gain Experience at Both a Law Firm and a Corporation!

First-year law students now have a unique summer clerkship opportunity that combines a traditional law firm clerkship with experience working at an in-house corporate law department. Twin Cities Diversity in Practice is a collaboration of law firms and corporate law departments seeking to enhance the diversity of the legal profession. Our mission is to attract, recruit, advance and retain attorneys of color in the Minneapolis and St. Paul community.

How Does the Program Work?

This program connects top legal employers with talented 1L students of color. Students will have the opportunity to work at one of the nation’s best law firms. As part of the law firm clerkship, the students will spend one “rotation” (typically 3 to 4 weeks) working in the law department of a major corporation. Not only will the clerk get valuable legal training essential for success at most law firms, the clerk will gain “real world” insights into the fast-paced environment of a corporate law department.

Which Corporations are Participating?

The corporate participants in this program are Fortune 500 global companies headquartered in the Twin Cities.

It’s Easy to Apply!

  • Read the Frequently-Asked Questions for further details about the program.
  • E-mail your resume, undergraduate transcript and a cover letter to any or all of the participating law firms. In your cover letter, reference the ‘Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Summer Rotation Clerkship’ and explain the following: a) Why are you interested in the Twin Cities legal market? b) What do you hope to gain from a summer split between a law firm and corporate legal department?
  • Apply now! Firms will begin considering applications as they are received. Deadline for applying is January 16, 2018. Students are encouraged to apply before winter break.
  • Questions? Ask your CDO advisor or any of the contacts on the website.

 

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 – Beginning in the fall of 2018 and will last for approximately two years. Position will be based in Cotati, California.

Reports to: Director of Litigation.

Position Objectives: Litigation Fellows in ALDF’s Litigation Program are responsible for the day-to-day management of their assigned cases and projects, including ensuring the completion of all necessary research, filings, and other aspects of litigation. Litigation Fellows are also responsible for assisting the Director of Litigation in developing new cases.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a J.D., excelled in law school, and be admitted to practice law in at least one state (CA preferred, but not required) (awaiting bar results ok)
  • Must have graduated from law school in the last three years (Class of 2015 and after)
  • Must understand and be committed to the mission of the Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Must have excellent organizational and prioritization skills and be able to meet deadlines
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be computer literate and have experience with software applications, including, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with members, supporters, co-workers, and opposing counsel
  • Must have a positive attitude and be able to work cooperatively with others and function well in a team-oriented work environment
  • We encourage all interested individuals to apply — especially people of color; women; people from low-income backgrounds; people with disabilities; people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender or anyone belonging to any other federal or state protected category. 

Salary and benefits: The positions offer a salary of $55,000 annually, and full benefits including medical, dental, 401k, holiday and generous Paid Time Off. Casual office environment, including bringing in your companion animals. Some remote work-from-home days allowed.

Application Instructions: The application deadline for this position is November 30, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage applicants to apply early. Applicants should email an application form, cover letter, résumé (including 2-3 professional references), original writing sample, and transcript (unofficial is okay) to ALDF’s Legal Program Administrator, Cheryl Workman.

For additional details regarding duties, etc., visit the website.

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.

American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers 2018 Writing Competition

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is pleased to announce awards to be presented for:

(a) the best book

(b) the best publishable article, book chapter, or substantial book review

(c) the best student note or comment on a topic dealing with consumer financial services law.

The awards include cash payments of $2500, $2000, and $1000, respectively, a Certificate of Recognition from the College, and travel expenses to attend the Spring 2017 meeting of the College.  In any given year, depending on submissions, all three awards, or fewer, may be made.

Eligible entries will address a topic on consumer financial services, but not securities regulation, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation.  Works on subjects within these (or other) areas, however, will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.

Entries must have been written or published between November 15, 2016, and December 1, 2017.  The deadline for submission is December 1, 2017.  Unpublished entries should be typed, double spaced, and in law review format.

The winners will be honored at the annual meeting of the College held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, to be held in Orlando, Florida in April 2018.

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is a nonprofit association of attorneys who have made significant contributions to consumer financial services law over an extended period of time.  Its members include academics, present and former federal and state regulatory and enforcement officers, authors in the field, private practitioners, counsel for financial institutions and other service providers, and representatives of consumer protection and advocacy organizations.

Entries must be submitted in electronic format and should be sent to:

Elizabeth C. Yen, ACCFSL Writing Competition Chair
Hudson Cook, LLP

More information on the College may be found online.

This Week at the CDO (Week of November 6th, 2017)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017:

·         CDO Presents: 1L Judicial Internship Information Session – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Law School Campus, Room F-108: 1Ls – Are you interested in working for a judge this summer? What is it like to intern for a judge? How and when to apply? Former judicial interns will be on hand to share their experiences and to answer your questions.

Friday, November 10, 2017:

·         CDO Presents: Minnesota Vikings Information Session – 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM – Law School Campus, Room A-1110: An employer participating in the Fall On Campus Interview Program (OCI) will be hosting an information session for interested students. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Quick in the CDO.

This Week at the CDO (Week of October 30th, 2017)

Thursday, November 2, 2017:

  • CDO Presents: Luncheon with U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres – 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Law School Campus, Faculty Meeting Room: U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres and his law clerk, Andrew Beaulieu (JD ’13), invite students interested in clerking to join them for lunch and a candid discussion on what judicial law clerks do and the benefits of clerking for a judge. BY INVITATION ONLY. For any questions, please contact the Career Development Office (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, work with Animal Legal Defense Fund’s litigation department in developing new cases, and learn how to prepare pleadings in cases currently handled by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The successful applicant must have a sincere interest in animal protection and be willing to accept a variety of assignments within the expanding field of animal law.

Stipend: This is an unpaid clerkship. There is a monthly stipend of $2,400 (the total stipend is $7,200). This is to assist you in paying for reasonable expenses, including room and board, gas, travel, and other expenses.

Eligibility: Summer clerkships are open to second-year students only (rising third year students).

Application Deadline: November 20, 2017.

How to Apply: Students must apply for either the Criminal Justice Program Clerkship or the Litigation Program ClerkshipApplications submitted to both programs will not be considered. Forward an application form (PDF), cover letter (addressed to Director of Litigation Matthew Liebman), resumé (including 2-3 professional references), original writing sample, and transcript (unofficial is okay) via email. Please consolidate application materials into one PDF, if possible. Only complete applications will be considered.

One of these summer clerkships is a David Reuben Clerkship that is generously sponsored by David Reuben.

Location: Cotati, California.

For additional details, visit the website. 

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 review cruelty reports, communicate with law enforcement officers, animal welfare investigators and prosecutors, assist in the development of proposed legislation, research a wide range of legal issues, and help draft pleadings and research memoranda. The successful applicant must have a sincere interest in animal protection and be willing to accept a variety of assignments within the expanding field of animal law. The primary focus of this clerkship is on criminal cases involving animal cruelty, but there will exposure to civil animal law issues as well.

Stipend: This is an unpaid clerkship. There is a monthly stipend of $2,400 (the total stipend is $7,200). This is to assist you in paying for reasonable expenses, including room and board, gas, travel, and other expenses.

Eligibility: The Criminal Justice Program summer clerkships are open to second-year students only (rising third year students) attending U.S. law schools.

Application Deadline: November 20, 2017.

How to Apply: Students must apply for either the Criminal Justice Program Clerkship OR the Litigation Program Clerkship; applications submitted to both programs will not be considered. Law students interested in applying should forward an application form, cover letter (addressed to Staff Attorney David Rosengard), resume (including 2-3 professional references), original writing sample, and transcript (unofficial is okay) via email. Please consolidate application materials into one PDF, if possible. Only complete applications will be considered. One of these summer clerkships is a David Reuben Clerkship that is generously sponsored by David Reuben.

Location: Portland, Oregon.

For additional information, visit the website.

 

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 sessions taking place this week. All sessions are the same and students only need to attend one. For any questions, please contact Diane Quick in the CDO.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017:

  • CDO Presents: Nuts & Bolts Judicial Clerkship Application Workshop – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Law School Campus, Room F-408: Important meeting for students interested in a post-graduate judicial clerkship. We will be covering the timeline for applications, the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (“OSCAR”) and application documents. For any questions, please contact Karen Warren the CDO.

Thursday, October 26, 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 sessions taking place this week. All sessions are the same and students only need to attend one. For any questions, please contact Diane Quick in the CDO.