Fall 2021 Legal Fellowship Sponsorship – Women’s Rights Project in NYC


The Women’s Rights Project of the National office in New York, NY seeks third-year law students and recent law graduates to consider for a sponsored fellowship such as Skadden, Equal Justice Works, or other public interest fellowships to begin in the fall of 2021.

Since its founding by Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1972, the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project has been a trailblazer in fighting for gender equity under law. We engage in systemic legal reform to ensure that everyone has the freedom to live, work, and learn free from stereotypes, harassment, and violence based on sex. Our recent work includes fighting the military’s ban on women in combat, challenging employment rules that penalize workers for their pregnancies or push them out of the paid workforce altogether, and winning a historic settlement against Facebook for targeting ads for jobs, housing, and credit only at men.

Applicants for host sponsorship will be asked to include in their cover letter an idea for a project proposal with their applications. These ideas need not be fully formed, as our staff will work with the selected fellowship candidate to develop their proposal for submission, but we would like to see how you articulate and propose tackling an important gender justice issue. We are open to proposals on any gender justice topic about which you are passionate, but we are particularly interested in hearing from students who would like to address fairness for those who are on the front lines of the pandemic, such as domestic workers and caregivers, and who are disproportionately Black women and other women of color. We will review applications on a rolling basis, but priority consideration will be given to those who submit applications by July 15, 2020.


• Conduct legal research and analysis and develop theories to support new litigation projects
• Draft legal memoranda, record requests, pleadings, declarations, motions, and briefs
• Interview potential witnesses and clients
• Participate in discovery and trial practice as opportunities arise
• Draft and edit public education and non-litigation advocacy materials
• Conduct outreach to national, state, and community partners to build coalitions and further advocacy goals
• Provide support and assistance to ACLU affiliates and cooperating attorneys
• Manage internship program and supervise student interns
• Engage in public speaking and attend meetings and/or conferences as needed


• J.D. or expected to receive a J.D. by the spring of 2021
• Demonstrated commitment to public interest law, civil rights, and gender equity
• Excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to conduct complex legal analysis
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work independently as well as within a team
• Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative, manage a variety of tasks and see projects through to completion
• Willingness to work closely with the ACLU through the funding application process
• Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
• Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance
• Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts

We will review applications on a rolling basis, but priority consideration will be given to those who submit applications by July 15, 2020.

Visit the website for details.


All Fall 2020 internships are remote. Locations are shared for your reference. The Women’s Rights Project of the National ACLU has an opening for a Legal Intern in New York City (remote).

Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the team assisting in all aspects of litigation, policy advocacy and communications campaigns. For 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, advancing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than one million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, and record of arrest or conviction.


Time Commitment: The internship requires a part-time commitment of 10, 15, or 20 hours per week.

Internship Duration: Internships are a 12-week period. Fall interns are expected to start on September 14 or September 21.

Stipend: A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study or course credit.


Interns will gain valuable experience by working with the team on a wide variety of issues.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Drafting memoranda, affidavits, and briefs
• Conducting legal and policy research
• Researching prospects for new litigation, including both factual and legal claims
• Researching and drafting materials for public education
• Legislative bill tracking and analysis
• Other projects as assigned


The internship is open to law students who will have completed at least one year of law school before the internship commences. Interns should possess the following:

• Excellent research skills, including conducting internet and legal database research
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and writing
• Attention to detail, excellent organizing and time-management skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• The initiative to see projects through to completion
• A commitment to civil liberties, civil rights, social justice, and gender justice
• Commitment to the mission of the ACLU

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled.

See the website for details.

The Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association proudly presents: COMPONENTS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Join us for a virtual presentation to learn about the Federal criminal justice system given by: THE HONORABLE DANIEL C. IRICK, United States Magistrate Judge.

Moderated by Dan Eckhart. Followed by a panel, featuring:

  • RODNEY HYRE, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent
  • EBONIE HENDERSON, United States Pretrial Services Officer
  • CHRIS DAVIS, United States Probation Officer
  • CHAUNCY BRATT, Assistant United States Attorney
  • NICOLE MOUAKER, Assistant Federal Public Defender

WHEN: THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2020 AT 12:00 P.M.

Please use this link to register through Zoom:

Meeting information to join will be sent to each attendee on the day before the event.

Attendance is FREE.

Contact Event Chair Kristin Dill for more information.

Freidin Brown, P.A. & SAVE Social Justice Scholarships – Deadline October 30, 2020

The Freidin Brown, P.A. & SAVE Social Justice Scholarships provide financial support to LGBTQ and allied students who have strong connections to the South Florida community and are striving to lead in a field of Social Justice. By offering $25,000 in needed financial support, Freidin Brown, P.A. and SAVE hope to give tomorrow’s social justice leaders the tools they need to excel.

The Freidin Brown, P.A. & SAVE Social Justice Scholarships details and guidelines are as follows:

  • We will provide $5,000 in financial assistance to five (5) applicants, totaling $25,000 in scholarship awards.
  • Application Deadline: Friday, October 30, 2020
  • Finalists will be requested to join us for a brief interview before winners are announced.
  • Scholarship winners will be announced on or before December 1, 2020, and scholarships will be funded directly to each winner’s school for the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Applicants must have a proven record of volunteer or leadership experience either within the LGBTQ community or within another field of Social Justice. Our scholarship is open to students who have  completed at least two years of college or be enrolled in or accepted to a graduate program with a focus in social work, community policy, law, education, or any other relative field addressing social justice issues.
  • Applicants must timely complete the below application and submit the following:
    • An up-to-date school transcript
    • Proof of financial need
      • E.g., FASFA form, tax return, student loan receipt, or another official form indicating the need for financial support.
    • A personal statement (500 words max.) as prompted below.
    • An essay (1000 words max.) that addresses one of the prompts listed below.

Students can submit their applications here, and are welcome to contact Caroline Venditti with any questions.

Visit the firm’s website here for additional information.


2020 Bar Exam by Jurisdiction: Updated July 1, 2020 – Florida Bar Moved to On-Line Format on August 18, 2020

The various jurisdictions have made announcements about changes regarding the July 2020 bar exam. You may view the updates on the website.

The page will continue to be updated as new information is received from the jurisdictions. Please continue to monitor this website for future updates.

With regard to the Florida bar examination, as of July 1, 2020, please note that the Florida Bar exam has been moved to an on-line format on August 18, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. More details are here.

The CDO Summer Series 2020 Ends Tonight With its Third and Final Program of the Series: “Building Relationships in a Pandemic and Beyond”! Join Us Tonight, June 23, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.!

We hope you are enjoying our series of live programs designed to foster your professional development this summer. Each session is led by a CDO advisor with a guest speaker from the Miami legal community. 

The CDO Summer Series 2020 ends tonight with “Building Relationships in a Pandemic and Beyond.”  This is the final workshop in the series on June 23rd at 5:00 p.m.

Information on each program has been emailed in advance today with instructions on how to view the program and how to email questions beforehand. For more information and details, check your emails regularly. If you have questions, please contact Debbie Rowe-Millwood or the CDO.



The CDO Summer Series 2020 Continues! Mark Your Calendars for Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.!

We hope you are enjoying our series of live programs designed to foster your professional development this summer. Each session is led by a CDO advisor with a guest speaker from the Miami legal community. 

The CDO Summer Series 2020 Continues with “Building Relationships in a Pandemic and Beyond.”  This is the final workshop in the series on June 23rd at 5:00 p.m.

Information on each program is emailed in advance with instructions on how to view the program and how to email questions beforehand. For more information and details, check your emails regularly. If you have questions, please contact the CDO.




The Program:

The Planning and Law Division (“PLD”) of the APA serves those who seek to understand the diverse legal issues that affect the planning profession. The legal issues underlying the planning of our cities and communities are important and essential components in the education and training of those who would become professional planners and land use practitioners. The purpose of the PLD’s Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program (“Fellowship Program”) is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. This will provide increased participation in the planning profession, and ultimately, greater service to communities across the nation. The Fellowship Program is open to third and fourth year undergraduate students, master’s degree students, and certain law students. One fellowship with a stipend of $2,500 is awarded per academic year. The stipend includes a $1,500 award and a $1,000 APA membership and Annual Conference stipend. The term of the fellowship is approximately ten months (the typical length of two semesters or three quarters), from mid-October to mid-August, and will include approximately 100 to 200 total hours of work. The fellow will conduct his/her fellowship duties remotely, i.e., from where he/she lives or attends school.

Fellowship Responsibilities & Benefits:

If selected for an award by the PLD Fellowship Committee, the fellow’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, assisting with PLD membership recruitment and retention activities and creating web-based educational resources for membership. Fellowship benefits include contact with a network of nationally recognized leaders in the field; access to newsletters, webinars, educational sessions and online resources featuring current legal issues and trends relevant to planning; participation in planning and law networking events; and opportunities for leadership and volunteerism in the planning and law field.


Eligible applicants shall be students who intend to work as practicing planners or legal practitioners in the public or private sector and are:

  • Citizens of the United States; and
  • Students during the 2020-21 academic year who are:
    • Third or fourth year undergraduate students enrolled in a planning program accredited by the PAB (“Planning Accreditation Board”);
    • First or second year graduate students enrolled in a planning program accredited by the PAB; or
    • First or second year students enrolled in a three-year ABA-accredited law school program.**
    • First, second, or third year students enrolled in a four-year ABA-accredited law school **

**Law students entering their final year of law school may not apply due to conflicts between bar exam studies and the ability to complete the fellowship.

Application Requirements: 

Applicants for the Fellowship Program shall complete the attached application form and shall submit all of the following electronically, except for the official transcript:

  • A personal and background statement written by the student, describing his/her interest in a career in planning and the law, and describing what impact the student wants to make in the planning and law field. The statement should be single-spaced, with one-inch margins and 12-point font, and no longer than 1,000;
  • One letter of recommendation in support of the student’s application and career goals;
  • Transcripts of current course of study: Students should include an unofficial transcript in the electronic application and have an official transcript sent under separate cover by mail. Second year law students should submit law school transcripts, second year planning students should submit planning school transcripts, and first year law or planning students should submit undergraduate transcripts. Students should request official transcripts with adequate time for receipt by the PLD Fellowship Program Administrator no later than September 15, 2020;
  • Verification of student enrollment (for current students) or a copy of an acceptance letter from a PAB accredited graduate planning school or a law school (for incoming students);
  • A resume of work experience and background; and
  • The student’s signature on the application.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the PLD Fellowship Committee. To verify the status of your application, send a request to the PLD Fellowship Program Administrator.

Selection Criteria:

The PLD Fellowship Committee, appointed by the PLD Chair, will review applications and determine the award winner. Applications will be judged using the following criteria, listed in order of importance:

  • Commitment to planning and the law as reflected in personal statement and resume;
  • Academic achievement and/or improvement;
  • Letter of recommendation; and
  • Professional presentation.

As part of the selection process and at the sole option of the PLD Fellowship Committee, the top five applicants may be required to participate in a virtual interview with members of the PLD Fellowship Committee. If required by the PLD Fellowship Committee, the applicant’s performance in the virtual interview will serve as an additional criterion for determination of the award.

The Award Process:

  • The PLD Fellowship Committee meets in September to review applications and to identify and award a fellowship.
  • An alternate is chosen in the event the selected recipient for a PLD fellowship is unable to return to school or if a student recipient fails to submit a written acceptance within the stated period after being notified of award.
  • Award recipient is required to provide a written acceptance of the award to the PLD Chair within ten (10) days of receiving an award notification letter.
  • The PLD Fellowship Program Administrator will announce the name of the award recipient by October 15, 2020.
  • Upon receipt of these required materials, the first $500.00 of the award will be paid to the student by The next $500.00 of the award will be paid to the student at the beginning of the Spring 2021 semester (or at the mid-point of the Winter quarter, if the student is on the quarter system), contingent upon the student maintaining a satisfactory level of work in the Fellowship Program, as determined by the PLD Chair. The remaining balance of the award ($500.00) will be paid in the last month of the fellowship term, contingent (a) upon request, receipt by the PLD Chair of a written report from the school stating that the student is still enrolled, and (b) the student maintaining a satisfactory level of work in the Fellowship Program, as determined by the PLD Chair.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant/recipient to notify PLD of any change in address for any and all notices and student membership services.
  • Staff will notify the appropriate APA Chapter President of fellowship recipient in their area. Chapters are encouraged to involve recipients in Chapter activities and provide mentoring.


The application submittal deadline for the Fellowship Program is September 15, 2020. All application information must be received by the PLD Fellowship Program Administrator by that date. Applications must be submitted electronically in a single PDF file and emailed to the email address below. PDF files should be titled in accordance with the following example: “JDoeCurtinFellowApp2020.” For the application, please ask your CDO advisor.

Additionally, official transcript must be received by the PLD Fellowship Program Administrator by September 15, 2020 at the following address:

PLD Fellowship Program Administrator:

Cory Rutz

Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti P.C.

950 17th Street, Suite 1600

Denver, CO 80202

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the PLD Fellowship Committee.

2021 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship – Deadline is Monday, August 16th, 9:00 A.M. CST

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected and appreciated, recognized as sources of strength of the Firm, and valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work.

With this in mind, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will award three (3) scholarships to diverse law students this year. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid during the student’s third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our offices. The recipients’ office preferences will be taken into consideration, but final assignment will depend on the Firm’s hiring needs. The recipients may split their summers with other law firms; however, they are required to work during the period that the other Summer Associates in that Baker Donelson office are working.

All applications must be submitted via the online application tool. You will first need to register to use Baker Donelson technology. After registering, you can begin the application process or save the information and return to the site at a later point using the Sign-In link provided.

Application Deadline is Monday, August 16th, 9:00 A.M. CST. 

To register and for eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program, please click here.

Webinar on Driver’s License Suspensions for Unpaid Court Costs: Wednesday, June 10, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m

Please join Stetson Law Clinical Education this Wednesday, June 10th, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET) for a webinar to learn how to assist clients with driver’s license suspensions due to fines.

Speaker:     Benjamin Stevenson

As a staff attorney for the ACLU of Florida in Pensacola, Benjamin litigates a broad array of ACLU issues. For nearly a decade, he has assisted numerous drivers throughout the state obtain their license after it was suspended for failure to pay unaffordable court costs.

This training is for pro bono attorneys and law students that want to be trained and to help community law program clients address drivers license suspension due to fines. You will learn how to research drivers license suspensions and how we can help clients get their driving privileges back.

Register here.

Facebook event.