Thursday, November 20, 2014 – Employment, fellowship, and internship opportunities update:

For more information and to apply to the opportunities below, please visit Symplicity @: law-fiu-csm.symplicity.com/students/

 

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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH DEADLINES FOR DECEMBER 2014

PSJD offers “Fellowship Listings By Deadline” in their resource The Comprehensive Fellowship Guide, 2014-2015. Please find below the listings with deadlines for December 2014:

  • 12/01/2014: Civil Rights Litigation Fellowship, Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC
  • 12/01/2014: Appellate Litigation Clinic – Clinical Teaching Fellowship, Georgetown Law
  • 12/01/2014: Alfa Fellowship Program, Cultural Vistas
  • 12/01/2014: Congress-Budestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, Cultural Vistas
  • 12/01/2014: Center for Applied Legal Studies – Clinical Teaching Fellowship, Georgetown University Law Center
  • 12/16/2014: Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, Council on Foreign Relations
  • 12/30/2014: EJI Justice Fellowship, Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama
  • 12/31/2014: Bioethics Fellowship, National Institute of Health

 

ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND (ALDF) – FELLOWSHIP & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • POLICY ADVOCATE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH [DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2014] The Natural Resources Defense Council is hiring a Policy Advocate to work with NRDC’s Food and Health Programs, a diverse team of lawyers, policy specialists and scientists, to address public health threats from agriculture and toxics in the environment.
  • ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIP IN ANIMAL LAW [DEADLINE: JANUARY 19, 2015] Harvard Law School is hiring a two year Fellow who is committed to pursuing publishable research that will make a significant contribution in the area of animal law. The Fellowship is part of the Animal Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School, which is a new program made possible by a gift from Bradley Goldberg. They are specifically looking for recent graduates, junior academics, and mid-career practitioners.
  • WILDLIFE STAFF ATTORNEY The Humane Society of the United States is hiring a staff attorney to work within their Animal Protection Litigation section. The staff attorney will focus on litigation and other legal actions that aim to protect wildlife, including actions to protect endangered and other vulnerable species, and to prevent abusive and unnecessary practices such as the use of cruel traps and poisons to kill wild animals.

 

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER, SOCIAL ENTERPRISE & NONPROFIT LAW CLINIC – GRADUATE TEACHING FELLOWSHIP [DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2014]

Description of the Clinic: The Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center offers pro bono corporate and transactional legal services to social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and select small businesses in Washington, D.C. and internationally. Through the Clinic, law students learn to translate theory into practice by engaging in the supervised practice of law for educational credit. The Clinic’s goals are consistent with Georgetown University’s long tradition of public service. The Clinic’s goals are to:

  • Teach law students the materials, expectations, strategies, and methods of transactional lawyering, as well as an appreciation for how transactional law can be used in the public interest.
  • Represent social enterprises and nonprofit organizations in corporate and transactional legal matters.
  • Facilitate the growth of social enterprise in the D.C. Area.

In the Clinic, law students learn about corporate governance, shareholders and stakeholders, business relationships and operations, and business documents. Students are taught how to become partners in enterprise for their clients with the understanding that innovative transactional lawyers understand both the legal and non-legal incentive structures that drive business organizations.

Description of Fellowship: The two-year fellowship is an ideal position for a transactional lawyer interested in developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitment—clinical education of law students and the promotion of social enterprise and sustainable business. The fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role as the fellowship progresses.  Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will: (i) supervise students in representing nonprofit organizations and social enterprises on transactional, operational, and corporate governance matters, (ii) share responsibility for teaching seminar sessions, and (iii) share in the administrative and case handling responsibilities of the Clinic.  Fellows also participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University.

Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $53,500 (taxable), health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program.  As full-time students, teaching fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

Who: Applicants must have at least 3 years of post J.D. legal experience.  Preference will be given to applicants with experience in a transactional area of practice such as nonprofit law and tax, corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, or finance. Applicants with a strong commitment to economic justice are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be admitted or willing to be admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.

When: The fellowship start date is July 1, 2015, and the fellowship is for 2 years, ending June 30, 2017

Requirements:

Submission components: (1) Resume, (2) official or unofficial law school transcript, and (3) a detailed letter of interest

The letter should be no longer than 2 pages and address (a) why you are interested in this fellowship; (b) what you can contribute to the Clinic; (c) your experience with transactional matters and/or corporate law; and (d) anything else that you consider pertinent.

Send to: Please address your application to Professor Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Suite 434, Washington, D.C. 20001, and email it to socialenterprise@law.georgetown.edu (*emailed applications are preferred)

Additional information: Available @ socialenterprise-gulaw.org

 

THE TAX DIVISION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE – EXPERIENCED TRIAL ATTORNEYS [DEADLINE: DECEMBER 3, 2014 BY 11:59 P.M. EST]

The Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, anticipates hiring for several civil trial attorney positions in Washington, D.C.  Familiarity with tax law is helpful, but not required.

The Tax Division anticipates hiring civil litigators with varying levels of experience. Applicants must have at least 1 year of full-time post-J.D. legal experience by the date the application is submitted. Additionally, the Division is seeking to fill a limited number of positions for applicants with significant litigation experience to include serving as a first or second chair at trial and other direct courtroom experience, experience with e-discovery issues, taking depositions, drafting and responding to discovery, working with fact and expert witnesses, and/or arguing dispositive motions.

For more information about employment with the Tax Division, please see justice.gov/tax/career_atty.htm and justice.gov/tax/DiverseCommittee/Tax_Brochure_SM.pdf. More information about the Civil Trial Sections is available at: usdoj.gov/tax/.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong interest in federal litigation and trial work, strong writing and oral-advocacy skills, and an exceptional academic background. The work of the Civil Trial Sections requires the application of analytical, research, and writing skills to complex and significant issues. Persuasiveness, judgment, and a collaborative orientation are also highly valued. Familiarity with tax law is helpful, but not required.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, and must be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia. Active bar membership (of any jurisdiction) is required. United States citizenship is required.

The Tax Division anticipates hiring civil litigators with varying levels of experience. Applicants must have at least 1 year of full-time post-J.D. legal experience by the date the application is submitted. Additionally, we are seeking to fill a limited number of positions for applicants with significant litigation experience to include serving as a first or second chair at trial and other direct courtroom experience, experience with e-discovery issues, taking depositions, drafting and responding to discovery, working with fact and expert witnesses, and/or arguing dispositive motions.

New attorneys commit to working for the Tax Division for 4 years.

The Tax Division anticipates scheduling interviews for this position in January 2015, with selected applicants starting in the spring of 2015, subject to successful completion of the pre-employment security process.

Applicants who previously applied to the Tax Division’s civil Trial Attorneys’ vacancy announcement in spring of 2014 must reapply in order to be considered under this job announcement.

Requirements:

Submission components: (1) Cover letter, (2) resume, (3) law school and any advanced degree transcripts, (4) a list of 3 professional references, and (5) a completed assessment questionnaire

*All documents should be provided in either PDF or MS Word format

**The cover letter, which should not exceed 2 single-spaced pages, should describe how your background and qualifications make you well suited for the position as a Trial Attorney. Accordingly, you should specifically provide a description of prior litigation experience, and your interest in public service and the Tax Division in particular.

***Candidates selected for further consideration may be required to submit a writing sample prior to an interview.

Send to: To apply for this position, you must apply online to USAJOBS @ usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/386112100, complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section of the USAJOBS Vacancy Announcement

Complete details: Available @ justice.gov/legal-careers/job/trial-attorney-30

Additional information: This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found @ justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html

 

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SCHOLARSHIP update:

BRESSMAN LAW TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2015]

To serve as a community outreach throughout the United States to students persevering despite the effects of severe head trauma, Bressman Law of Cleveland, Ohio has created a scholarship designed to heighten public awareness of the challenges American youth face following traumatic brain injuries. They have created this scholarship to acknowledge the difficulties faced by those with severe head trauma and to reward those that have persevered and are seeking a college education and this scholarship will lend financial hope for a bright future to one deserving U.S. student.

Who: Open to law school students

Award: $1,000 (award recipient will be notified of selection on or about February 28th)

Requirements:

Submission components: (1) Scholarship Application Form, (2) 1-3 page typed essay about your struggle with a traumatic brain injury, how you received the injury, how your life has changed since, the issues you’ve encountered and how you’ve overcome them, (3) official copy of undergraduate college transcripts for all schools attended, (4) documentation of your diagnosis from a qualified medical professional, and (5) proof of legal residency in the U.S.

Send to: 4230 Tuller Road, Ste. 101, Dublin, OH 43017 (to the attention of David Bressman)

Application: Available @ bressmanlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/BressmanScholarship-Application.pdf

Complete details: Available @ bressmanlaw.com/scholarship/

 

F. MALCOLM CUNNINGHAM SR. BAR ASSOCIATION – BAR PREPARATION SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2015]

The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association (the “Association”) is seeking applicants for its bar preparation scholarships. The Association provides scholarships to offset bar examination preparation expenses for economically disadvantaged black third-year law students who demonstrate a commitment to excellence. The awards will be presented at the 13th Annual William M. Holland Scholarship Luncheon that will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015, in Palm Beach, Florida.

Who: 3L black law students who are scheduled to take the Florida Bar Examination in February 2015 or July 2015 and who are scheduled to graduate during 2015

Award: The Association will award at least 3 $1,500 scholarships to eligible students

Requirements: Your application must be received by email in a single PDF document with the subject line of the email being “scholarship application attached”

Submission components: (1) Application, (2) personal statement (less than 250 words), (3) resume, (4) transcript, and (5) declaration of financial need

Send to: scholarship@cunninghambar.org

Application: Available @ cunninghambar.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Bar-Study-Scholarship-Application.pdf

Additional information: Available @ cunninghambar.org/


Career planning networking EVENT UPDATE:

QUARLES & BRADY LLP – CHICAGO 1L HOLIDAY RECEPTION [DECEMBER 30, 2014]

Quarles & Brady is hosting a Home for the Holidays reception for 1L law students attending out-of-state law schools. They have extended this invitation to our FIU Law 1Ls who live in the Chicago area or are interested in the Chicago market. They wish you good luck on your exams and hope to see you there!

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ABA SECTION OF ANTITRUST LAW – BIENNIAL CONSUMER PROTECTION CONFERENCE [FEBRUARY 12, 2015]

The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Antitrust Section is pleased to present its one-of-a-kind biennial Consumer Protection Conference on February 12, 2015 in Washington, D.C.  The conference will bring together federal, state and international enforcers, in-house counsel, social media/culture experts and private practitioners to explore and discuss cutting-edge advertising, privacy, social media and regulatory developments, all in an interactive and engaging format.

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Brochure: Available @ americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/events/antitrust_law/2015/02/consumer_protection_conference/brochure

Complete details and Registration: Available @ americanbar.org/calendar/2015/02/2015_consumer_protection_conf

*Early registration discount deadline by January 22, 2015

Contact: Please email Laura.Brown@americanbar.org if you would like an email reminder when the agenda is posted.

 

MS. JD: STRONGER TOGETHER – AWARDS RECEPTION & 7TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE [MARCH 5-6, 2015]

The Seventh Annual Conference on Women in Law in partnership with UC Hastings College of Law. Stronger Together brings together:

  • Young trailblazers from various segments of the legal profession, who have used their creativity and grit to forge their own career paths, and will help you identify steps you can take TODAY to build your career.
  • Leaders from Women’s Initiatives and Affinity Groups, will show how, by working together, we can improve the overall culture of the legal profession, as well as individual professional outcomes for lawyers.
  • Industry experts who will provide hands on advice on how to submit a clerkship application, draft a non-profit grant proposal, succeed as an associate at a law firm or in private practice, or write and implement a successful business plan, so that you’ll leave with new skills and a plan of action to take your career to the next level.

Where: San Francisco, CA

Complete details and Registration: Available @ ms-jd.org/annual-conference/upcoming-conference/

Contact: For additional information about the conference, how to get involved, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ms. JD’s Executive Director Heather Asher @ director@ms-jd.org