Robin Nash Fellowship Program

The Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic at Emory University School of Law has a one year post graduate fellowship for recent law school graduates to work with the clinic on issues of child neglect and abuse.  The fellowship honors late Juvenile Court Judge and former Barton Clinic Director, Robin Nash, and focuses on building the next generation of influential attorneys, judges, and community leaders specializing in juvenile law. The Robin Nash Fellowship will begin mid-August 2010 and continue through August 2011. 

The mission of the clinic is to promote and protect the well-being of neglected, abused, and court-involved children in the state of Georgia, to inspire excellence among the adults responsible for protecting and nurturing these children, and to prepare child advocacy professionals. The clinic provides multi-disciplinary, child focused research, training, and support for the practitioners and policy makers charged with protecting Georgia’s children.   

The Robin Nash Fellow will work under the supervision of the clinic director and faculty on a variety of projects that will include, as a minimum, the following: 

  • Assist with supervision of clinic students with weekly and on-going assignments
  • Research and write one law review article suitable for publication or another approved writing project on a topic relating to child neglect and abuse
  • Collaborate with clinic faculty on research and policy papers
  • Participate in on-going advocacy efforts in the Georgia General Assembly and with state agencies
  • Assist with teaching the law school course Child Advocacy:  The Law, the Policy, and the Players 

Qualifications:  law school graduate within three years of graduation, extensive computer skills, research and writing skills, and proven commitment to public service in the area of child advocacy.    

To apply:  E-mail a resume, cover letter, statement of  interest and commitment to long term child advocacy, transcript, (3) references, and writing sample to the address below. 

Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. (Position posted November 2, 2009.) 

Salary:  Salary is commensurate with experience. Emory University offers a competitive benefits package.       

For additional information or to apply, contact:

                Sherry McPeeks, Administrative Assistant
                Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic
                Emory University School of Law
                1301 Clifton Road
                Atlanta, Georgia  30322
                Phone:  (404) 712-4643
                Fax:  (404) 727-7851
                E-mail:  smcpeek@emory.edu
                Web:  www.childwelfare.net

Judge Shepherd, Third District Court of Appeal, Seeking Judicial Intern

Judge Frank A. Shepherd of the Florida Third District of Court of Appeal will have an opening for a judicial intern for the Spring 2010 semester.  Interns must be able to work approximately 15 hours per week.  2L’s and 3L’s are preferred.  Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, transcript and a writing sample that is no longer than 10 pages, to: 

Honorable Frank A. Shepherd

Third District Court of Appeal

2001 SW 117th Avenue

Miami, Florida 33175

Attention: Stephanie Kwan

 

The Business Law Diversity Clerkship Program

The Business Law Diversity Clerkship Program encourages students to pursue business court clerkship opportunities and to consider careers in the practice of business law. In considering a student’s diversity, the Section will give special consideration to individuals who have overcome social or economic disadvantages such as physical disability, financial constraints, or cultural impediments to becoming a law student.

The objectives of the Program include:

• To encourage more diverse law students to apply for clerkship positions;

• To foster relationships between business court judges and diverse law students; and

• To provide students with a foundation in various aspects of business law.

Up to nine interns will be given a summer stipend of $6,000.00 and placed in business court clerkships in the Philadelphia Commerce Court or the Delaware Court of Chancery. Other possible internship locations include New York and Florida.

Applications for the 2010 program are available at http://www.abanet.org/buslaw/students/clerkship.doc. All application materials must be received on or before Friday, January 29, 2010. For more information about the Business Law Diversity Clerkship Program, please visit http://www.abanet.org/buslaw/students/clerkship.shtml.

2010 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

The ABA Section of Business Law is sponsoring its 24th Annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest to encourage and reward law student writings on a business law subject of general and current interest.

Awards:

– First Place: $2,500 
– Second Place: $1,000 
– Third Place: $500 

All winners will be invited and subsidized to attend the Section Spring Meeting, April 22-24, 2010, in Denver to receive their award.

Submission Process:

Papers will be judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the literature available on the topic. Papers submitted are normally 20-30 pages long, but should not exceed 100 pages of double-spaced typed text, including footnotes. Students need not be members of the Business Law Section to participate.

All entries must be submitted electronically by January 8, 2010.  You may download a cover form to be included with your entry at http://www.abanet.org/buslaw/hershman/hershman.doc. For more information, visit http://www.abanet.org/buslaw/hershman/.

Upcoming Government Honors Deadlines

Upcoming 3L Government Honors

  • Environmental Protection Agency – R3 Law Clerk Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Institute of Museum & Library Services – OGC Legal Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Dept. of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – Region 9 (San Francisco), Spring Volunteer Intern Program (Unpaid, Due 11/27/09)
  • Federal Communications Commission – Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Spring Internship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/30/09)

Upcoming 2L Government Honors

  • Environmental Protection Agency – Region 3 (Philadelphia) Spring Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services – Office of General Counsel, Spring Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs – Spring Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Texas Office of Governor – Governor’s Spring Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary – Majority Office’s Committee Internship Program for Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/16/09)
  • Dept. of Defense – Summer Honors Legal Internship Program (Paid, Due 11/20/09)
  • Government of the District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints, Spring Law Clerk Internship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/27/09)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – Region 9 (San Francisco) Spring Volunteer Intern Program (Unpaid, Due 11/27/09)
  • Federal Communications Commission – Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Spring Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/30/09)
  • Office of the U.S. Trade Representative – Spring Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/30/09)

Ari Kaplan, Bestselling Author of The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development is Offering a Free Webinar

Ari Kaplan, bestselling author of The Opportunity Maker:  Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development (Thomson-West, 2008), is offering another free webinar in his 30-Minute Thursdays career and business development series. He is presenting 5 Ways to Use the Holiday Season to Raise Your Profile on Thursday November 12th, from 1-1:30pm ET.

Those who register and attend will receive a special link to the complete audio version of the last program – 5 Easy Ways to Create Opportunities in a Down Market – as a bonus.

Visit www.30MinuteThursdays.com to register for the upcoming webinar.

This Week at the CDO (Week of November 9, 2009)

Monday, November 9 – Friday, November 13

Coming Up This Week:  

November 10, 2009: 1L Out of Town Job Search Workshop.12:30 p.m., Room 352.

November 12, 2009: 1L Judicial Clerkship and Internship Information Session. 12:30 p.m., Room 352.

November 13, 2009: 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshop. 12:30 p.m., Room 352.

International Radio & Television Society Foundation – 2010 Summer Fellowship Program

Date: June 6 – August 7, 2010
Where: New York, New York

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the media industry and business world through a nine-week, expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Fellows gain full-time, “real world” experience at New York-based media companies. In addition, the Fellowship provides the opportunity to network with industry professionals, take related field trips, and attend panels, lectures and group discussions.

Eligibility:

The Summer Fellowship Program is competitive. Students must be college juniors, seniors or graduate students at the time of application. For detailed eligibility information, log on to the website www.irts.org and follow the link to “College Programs.” http://www.irts.org/programs/sfp/sfp.html.

COST: Travel, housing and living allowance included.

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2009, 11:59PM

Information can also be found on the IRTS Broadcast Sales Associate Program, which is held in tandem with the Summer Fellowship Program. This diversity initiative is designed to give graduating seniors a jumpstart on the management track by providing customized sales training, in addition to the regular features of the Fellowship Program.

The IRTS Foundation is a New York City-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which brings together the wisdom and power of today’s leaders to train and educate the next generation of media and communication professionals. Their programs and diversity initiatives help ensure that the business responsible for informing, entertaining, and educating the public reaches its highest potential in this exciting digital age.

The Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Fund

The Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Fund is intended to provide an opportunity for first through third year law students of under-represented minority backgrounds (e.g. race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, or socioeconomic background), who have an interest in practicing law in Sarasota County upon graduation, to obtain summer placement in private law firms and governmental agencies in the County.  This will encourage the student and the potential legal employer to make a connection within the Sarasota legal community.  (Housing during summer employment can be expensive in Sarasota, and is the responsibility of the student).  At the conclusion of the student’s summer employment in a law firm or governmental agency, the law school the student attends will receive scholarship funds of at least $5,000.00 per student to be used by the student to continue his or her education.  During employment, the student will be assigned an attorney mentor from the Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Committee and will attend a reception to welcome and honor the student and the employer with representatives from the Bar Association and Community Foundation. 

For additional information and to access the application, please visit the Student Portal or ask your advisor.

The application deadline for 2010-2011 is January 15, 2010. 

Government Honors Handbook – Recent Changes and Upcoming Deadlines

Details of these programs are provided in the 2009-10 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at http://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. 

Recent Government Honors Handbook Changes:

  • Export-Import Bank of the U.S., OGC – Summer Intern Program – Attorney contacts changed for program
  • City of Houston Legal Dept. – Student Internships – Program is now paid and deadline moved back 1 day to Jan. 31, 2010 for 1L/2L Summer Program
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Governor’s OGC – Summer Extern Program – Deadline moved forward from Feb. 26 to Dec. 20, 2009 for 1L/2L program
  • New Hampshire Public Defender – Attorney Honors Program – Contact person changed for program
  • Pacific NW Region, Dept. of Interior – Summer Law Clerk Program – Deadline now established (Jan. 29, 2010) for 1L/2L Summer program

Upcoming Government Honors Deadlines: 

  • Public Defender Service for DC – Legal Clerkship Program Summer (Paid & Unpaid, Due 11/05/09)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – R3 Law Clerk Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Institute of Museum & Library Services – OGC Legal Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Overseas Private Investment Corp – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)
  • Office of Governor Texas – Governor’s Fellowship Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/15/09)