Upcoming Government Honors Deadlines

Upcoming 3L Government Honors

  • Environmental Protection Agency – R9 San Francisco, Volunteer intern Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/27/09)
  • Federal Communications Commission – Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Student Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/30/09)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – R1 New England, Legal Internship Program Spring (Paid & Unpaid, Due 12/01/09)
  • Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia – Criminal Law Internship Program Winter Quarter/Spring (Unpaid, Due 12/11/09)
  • Securities & Exchange Commission – 2010 Advanced Commitment Program (Paid, Due 12/15/09)

Upcoming 2L Government Honors

  • District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship Program Spring (Paid & Unpaid, Due 11/27/09)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – R9 San Francisco, Volunteer Intern Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/27/09)
  • Federal Communications Commission – Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Student Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/30/09)
  • Office of the US Trade Representative – Student Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/30/09)
  • Dept. of Commerce NOAA – Alaska Region, Summer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Due 12/01/09)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – R1 New England, Legal Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 12/01/09)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – R2 New York, Legal Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Not Yet Established 12/01/08 last year)
  • Federal Aviation Administration – Office of Chief Counsel Legal Intern Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 12/01/09)
  • House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary – Minority Law Student Internship Spring (Unpaid, Due 12/01/09)
  • Dept. of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (Paid, Due 12/01/09 Preferred)
  • Florida Office of the Attorney General – Legal Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 12/03/09)  

Details of these programs are provided in the 2009-10 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at http://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. The username and password is cookie/dough respectively.      

There are many employers who have programs with ROLLING deadlines, which means they will fill their positions as soon as ideal candidates are identified.

International Law Opportunities

 The following are some current opportunities for law students and alumni in the international field:

United Nations Environment Programme (“UNEP”)- Associate Legal Officer – https://jobs.un.org/Galaxy/Release3/vacancy/Display_Vac.aspx?lang=1200&VACID=73dd259c-bc09-492e-b35e-b18e1321eb53

Memorial Human Rights Centre & the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (“EHRAC”) – Attorney – http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7XUCTV 

UNHCR Representation to the European Institutions in Strasbourg, unpaid – Internship – http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7XWDXE 

Office of the General Counsel OSI-New York – Legal Intern – http://www.soros.org/about/offices/newyork/legal_20091023

Application Deadline: December 4, 2009 

U.S. Programs – Criminal Justice Fund, OSI-New York – Program Officer – http://www.soros.org/about/offices/newyork/progoffcjf_20091102 

Application Deadline: December 4, 2009

The Dade County Bar Association Immigration Committee, in conjunction with the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center and Catholic Charities Legal Services, Presents “Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication”

Guest Speakers:

Professor Philip G. Schrag and Professor Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Georgetown University Law Center

Commentary by: The Honorable Rosemary Barkett. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 2009

REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 11:30am

PRESENTATION RUNS FROM 12:00PM – 2:00PM 

11TH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

LAWSON THOMAS COURTHOUSE CENTER

175 NW 1st AVE

MIAMI, FL

RSVP on line at https://www.dadecountybar.org/forms/120909ics.php

Two (2) house of CLE credit have been approved. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP is required. You are welcome to bring your own lunch.

2010 Summer Fellows Program at Legal Services of Greater Miami

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (“LSGMI”) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Stearns Weaver Miller 2010 Summer Fellows Program.

Stearns Weaver Miller is the generous founding sponsor of three summer fellows at LSGMI. The mission of the Summer Fellows Program is to foster a life-long commitment to public interest work, to encourage substantive knowledge in the assigned practice areas, and to provide the Fellows an opportunity to interface with the low income communities of Miami-Dade County. 

The Summer Fellows Program will afford three rising third-year law students (one from each of the three Miami-Dade law schools) the opportunity to become immersed in public interest law. The criteria used by LSGMI to select the Fellows will include a demonstrated commitment to public interest work and a strong academic background. 

During the 12 week program each Fellow will be exposed to an in-house rotation, working alongside experienced LSGMI attorneys. Assignments will include research, writing, client interviews and community education and outreach. Fellows will receive guidance and mentoring from LSGMI staff attorneys. 

Information about the program and application materials can be accessed on the Student Portal or you can also ask your Career Development Office (“CDO”) advisor.

The Florida Bar Foundation 2010 Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Application is Now Available

The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2010 Legal Aid Summer Fellowship application is now available on-line.  Please note that the application deadline date is January 21, 2010.   Applications submitted after January 21, 2010 will not be considered.

Information about the Florida Bar Foundation’s 2010 Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program, including the 2010 Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program brochure, 2010 Program Placement List, and other application materials may be accessed on the Student Portal.

The Florida Bar Foundation’s Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program is a great opportunity for law students to work at a Florida legal aid program for eleven weeks during the summer to get hands-on experience while solidifying their commitment to practicing public interest law upon graduation.  

Important Application Information:

Applications will only be accepted via the on-line application form located on the Foundation’s website (http://www.flabarfndn.org/). Because the Foundation generally receives more than 400 student applications for the 40 available Summer Fellowship positions, they are not able to conduct interviews with students before selecting the top 40 student applicants.  When making selection determinations, they rely on the information provided by the students in their application and in their accompanying attachments such as resumes and writing samples. 

Selection Criteria:

Among the several factors to be considered in the selection of successful applicants are:

Ø        The depth and breadth of the applicant’s commitment and experience in working with the low-income community;

Ø        The applicant’s passion, insight and personal commitment to public service and pro bono work;

Ø        The applicant’s background and personal story, including his or her minority status, cultural diversity and poverty experience;

Ø        The applicant’s future career goals and employment objectives;

Ø        The thoughtfulness, care and clarity the applicant puts into completing the application; and

Ø        The applicant’s writing skills and academic achievements.

Where Can the Application be Found:

The on-line application and other materials can be found in several places on the Foundation’s website (http://www.flabarfndn.org/), by looking in the News from the Foundation section and the Grant Programs section of the homepage (see attachments).  

The on-line application can also be found on the Foundation’s website by following these steps:

1) click on the Grant Programs tab at the top of the homepage,  

2) scroll down to Law Student Assistance,

3) click on the Law Student Assistance button, and then

4) click on the Legal Services Summer Fellowship Program button.   

Applicants will need to review and print out the 2010 Program Placement List (found at the Legal Services Summer Fellowship Program webpage) before submitting their application.  Students may list up to 4 program placement preferences on their application. 

Who To Contact:

For additional information or brochures, or if you have any questions during the student application period, the contacts at the Florida Bar Foundation are Clara Bevington (cbevington@flabarfndn.org) or Jennifer Wimberly (jwimberly@flabarfndn.org).  They can be reached by phone at: 407-843-0045.

Delaware Minority Job Fair for First-Year Law Students

Would you like to interview with law firms, government agencies and corporations located in Delaware? The Delaware State Bar Association invites first-year law students to attend the Fourteenth Annual Delaware Minority Job Fair for First-Year Law Students on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. Applications and additional information are available on the Student Portal (in the 2009-2010 Job Fairs folder) and in the Career Development Office (on the Diversity Bulletin Board located outside the Conference Room). Contact cortega@law.miami.edu if you have any questions. The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, December 10, 2009.

The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship

The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship was established jointly in 2009 by the America Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (“CHRCL”), and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (“NIP/NLG”), to commemorate the life and legal contributions of Michael Maggio.

The primary mission of the fellowship program is to strengthen law students’ long-term commitment to promote justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups. Fellows will be chosen by the three sponsoring organizations, and will be selected based on the strength of their proposed host site and project.

Michael Maggio was an extraordinary immigration attorney and individual who was a life-long advocate for justice, equality and peace. Throughout his career, Michael received countless professional awards and was honored for his extraordinary legal representation, astute strategizing, unwavering commitment to the highest ethical standards and his deep passion for justice and upholding the rule of law. He was an active member of AILA, the National Lawyers Guild, and served on the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Project. He was also an active supporter of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law.

The Maggio Immigrants’ Right Fellowship program will select its first recipient in 2009, for the summer of 2010. One summer fellowship will be awarded to a law student each year.

Please see http://www.maggiofellowship.org/ for application form and additional information. The current deadline is December 4, 2009. (If it changes to a later date, this notification will be re-posted.) 

NOTE: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS CURRENTLY DECEMBER 4, 2009 (request for deadline extension is pending; will re-post if it changes).

BABSEA 2010 Legal Studies Internship Program – Southeast Asia

About BABSEA: 
Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia (“BABSEA”) is an international grassroots organization working to bring people together to overcome poverty, injustice and inequity in the Southeast Asia region. BABSEA is currently working in Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos and Vietnam, implementing a wide variety of community development and capacity-building, child protection and education, transitional justice and community legal education initiatives. 

About the Program:
The BABSEA Legal Studies Internship Program offers an opportunity to make a real contribution to fighting the hardships and legal inequity in Southeast Asia, while being involved in a remarkable experience of living and working in the region.
  
The BABSEA 2010 Legal Studies Internship Program’s proposed activities emphasize four main areas: community legal education research and curriculum development, community service, education and culture and self reflection. During the 12- week experience, activities include a variety of community-based legal education teachings, service projects with local and rural communities and many educational events and cultural experiences. The interns will be given the opportunity to work and interact with the BABSEA International Community Legal Education team, as well as local lawyers, legal educators and community organizations throughout the Southeast Asia region.
  
The deadline for applications is February 14th, 2010.  To apply early and gain first priority, as well as a reduction in fees, applicants should submit their materials by January 15th, 2009. To be considered for the program, applicants should submit the following:  Application Form, current resume, curriculum vitae/statement of purpose, liability waiver and a photocopy of the applicant’s valid passport.  Preference will be given to applicants who display a strong academic record, interest in human rights and community service, awareness of different cultures, and a willingness to commit to the full 12-week program.
  
For more information, please visit http://www.babsea.org/volunteer/LegalInternship.htm or contact Ms. Pimtida (Pim) Makar at pim@babsea.org.

This Week at the CDO (Week of November 16, 2009)

Monday, November 16 – Friday, November 20

Coming Up This Week:  

November 18, 2009: A Luncheon With John Christopher. 12:30-2:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Flamingo Ballroom D, 1306 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Mr. Christopher will speak about the role of entrepreneurship in establishing a law practice. For location details or to attend this event, please visit www.thelaunchpad.org/gew. For more information on the luncheon, visit www.thelaunchpad.org/gew-calendar, or call 305.284.2789. Advanced registration is required for attendees.

Attend “A Luncheon With John Christopher”

The Launch Pad is pleased to co-sponsor the following event with The University of Miami School of Law: 

A Luncheon with:

John Christopher of Christopher & Weisberg

Whitten University Center, Flamingo Ballroom D

1306 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

12:30-2:00 p.m. 

The Launch Pad, in partnership with The University of Miami Law School, is pleased to present a special luncheon discussion led by John Christopher of Christopher & Weisberg, P.A. The co-founder of a successful boutique firm specializing in intellectual property, Mr. Christopher will speak about the role of entrepreneurship in establishing a law practice. For location details or to attend this event, please visit www.thelaunchpad.org/gew. For more information on the luncheon, visit www.thelaunchpad.org/gew-calendar, or call 305.284.2789. Advanced registration is required for attendees.