EMPLOYMENT update:

 For more information and to apply to the opportunities below, please visit Symplicity and be sure to CHECK PRIOR BLOG POSTS! You can narrow your search by utilizing the “Blog post categories”

 

BUSINESS LAW DIVERSITY CLERKSHIP PROGRAM [DEADLINE: JAN. 8, 2018]

The Diversity Clerkship Program is a summer program that provides business law clerkship placements for 9 qualified diverse 1L or 2L law students. Participating clerks will receive support and mentoring in the business law field and exposure to business practices that many of them lack.

The purpose of the Diversity Clerkship Program is to provide law students with hands-on experience and exposure in business law. Roles and responsibilities of selected Diversity Clerkship participants include but are not limited to the following:

  • Researching cases
  • Drafting memoranda and opinions
  • Observing trials
  • Networking with local attorneys and judges

In addition to a placement in a business court clerkship, Diversity Clerkship participants will also receive a stipend of $6,000 to cover living expenses for the duration of the clerkship and subsidized attendance to the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting to be held Sept. 13-15, 2018 in Austin, TX.

Who: 1Ls and 2Ls (must be ABA and Business Law Section members)

  • In evaluating 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

Where: Clerkship locations will be determined after clerks are selected based on the needs of Business Court Judges in various locations

When: 8 weeks

Submission components: See Job ID# 7950 @ Symplicity

Complete details: Available @ americanbar.org/groups/business_law/initiatives_awards/diversity.html

 

JRC-JTB SUMMER 2018 FEDERAL/STATE JUDICIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM [DEADLINE: JAN. 10, 2018 BY 5 P.M. EST]

The Judicial Resources Committee in partnership with Just The Beginning (JRC-JTB) is accepting applications for its annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project. The purpose of the JRC-JTB Project is to place highly qualified minority, underrepresented and economically disadvantaged law students in the chambers of judges for summer internships. The Project has been a tremendous success—in 2017, we had 100 judges participate and placed over 62 interns, and since 2011 we have placed close to 400 law students in judicial internships nationwide.

Interns will have the opportunity to draft bench memoranda, judicial orders, and opinions on a variety of substantive matters, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, magistrate judge reports, and habeas corpus petitions.

Who: 1Ls & 2Ls

Where: The JRC-JTB Project will place law students as judicial interns in federal appellate, district, bankruptcy, magistrate and select state appellate judges’ chambers across the country

When: Applicants who are hired must commit to participating in 2 mandatory training workshops prior to the beginning of their internship, either in-person or via videoconference, must be available to work full-time as an unpaid intern or to find outside funding sources and must commit to working in chambers for a minimum of 6 weeks

Requirements:

  • Skills: Applicants should possess strong research and writing skills and be prepared to handle the rigors of working in judge’s chambers

Submission components: (1) Cover letter (explaining applicant’s interest in diversity and participating in the Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project; (2) resume; (3) transcript (if first semester law school grades are unavailable or incomplete, please send an undergraduate transcript and supplement with law school grades as they become available to sjidproject@jtb.org); (4) writing sample (no more than 10 pages); (5) list of 3 references (no family members); and (6) signed Memorandum of Understanding (available @ Application link below)

  • Address cover letters to:

Just the Beginning-A Pipeline Organization

ATTN: Jenna K. Feldman

70 W. Madison St., Suite 2900

Chicago, IL 60602

Application: Available @ tfaforms.com/4642477

  • For additional reference, please see Job ID# 7909 @ Symplicity

Additional information: Available @ jtb.org/

Contact: If anyone has any questions, they are encouraged to contact The Project @ sjidproject@jtb.org

 

◊ If you have any QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR FEEDBACK, please email lawcareer@fiu.edu


WRITING COMPETITION update:

INTA: LADAS MEMORIAL AWARD COMPETITION [DEADLINE: JAN. 19, 2018]

Sponsored by the law firm of Ladas & Parry LLP, the Ladas Competition is an annual international competition that is open to both students and professionals. It was established in memory of outstanding practitioner and author, Stephen P. Ladas.

Eligibility:

  • Student Category: Eligible students must be enrolled as either full- or part-time law or graduate students. For students outside the United States, university enrollment is acceptable. The top 2 papers will be selected as award recipients.
  • Professional Category: Authors may be legal practitioners, business professionals and/or academics. No restrictions apply regarding level of experience or years in practice.

Topic: A paper on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to, or affects, trademarks

Awards: Winners will be announced in early March 2018.

  • The student category winners will each receive U.S. $2,500 and a complimentary registration to the 2018 Annual Meeting
  • The professional category winner will receive complimentary registration to the 2018 Annual Meeting and a set of Stephen P. Ladas’s three-volume treatise, Patents, Trademarks, and Related Rights
  • The winning papers will be considered for possible publication in The Trademark Reporter (TMR), INTA’s legal journal (publication will be subject to the TMR Committee’s editorial review and approval)

Submission guidelines: Available @ inta.org/Academics/Documents/2018/2018_ladas_flyer.pdf

Complete details: Available @ inta.org/Academics/Pages/LadasMemorialAward.aspx

Contact: ladasaward@inta.org


SCHOLARSHIP update:

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT SECTION OF THE FLORIDA BAR – SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY [DEADLINE: FEB. 1, 2018]

Candidates will be selected by the Law School Liaison Committee of the Labor & Employment Section of the Florida Bar by Apr. 2018 and are subject to the approval of each candidate’s law school. 

Eligibility: 2Ls and 3Ls enrolled as a student in a Florida law school with a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law (students visiting from out-of-state schools are not eligible)

Awards:

  • $1,000 to one student or $500 if split between two candidates
  • A a recognition plaque from the Section
  • Reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed up to $350 to attend the Section’s Award Ceremony & Hall of Fame Induction on June 14, 2018 in Orlando during the Florida Bar’s Annual Convention (travel expenses can include 1 night of conference hotel expense)

Requirements:

Submission components: (1) Cover page that includes: (a) contact information, school, and year (2L or 3L); (b) completed and anticipated labor and employment related course work (identifying when courses were taken/will be taken); (c) relevant professional experience (can include job/intern placements for the summer of 2018); (d) your involvement in school organizations (including Law Review and journals) and any pro bono/volunteer activity [*in lieu of the above, you may submit a resume, which is supplemented with your relevant course work]; (2) 250-500 word statement expressing your interest in labor and employment law

*Name should be on each page of your submission

*School name must be in the subject line of the email


WRITING COMPETITION update:

INTERNATIONAL IN-HOUSE COUNSEL JOURNAL (IICJ) – WRITING OPPORTUNITY [DEADLINE: JAN. 12, 2018]

The IICJ editorial board will be reviewing all the abstracts submitted at their next meeting on Jan. 16. For an idea of the papers they publish, please take a look at the current November issue. By writing a paper for the IICJ you will be part of a group of highly respected in-house counsel who have contributed first class papers on a range of legal and management topics, which have been inspired from their experiences.

Eligibility: The IICJ only publishes papers written by in-house counsel enabling readers to have a close insight into the thought processes of their peers across the world and industry sectors

Topic: The IICJ is not prescriptive about the subject matter; principally because the issues you are facing now are constantly evolving with new innovative practices being employed continuously.

Subjects that are always of interest are case studies, particularly those involving litigation and M&A: How did the matter arise in the first place? How did you set out the plan and the processes required to reach a satisfactory conclusion? What went right and what would you do differently given hindsight?

The areas that we will be covering in 2018 will be:

  • Cross-border commerce
  • Artificial intelligence (the use within legal teams and risks to other business groups using AI for other purposes)
  • Doing business in…  (addressing regulatory and retaining external legal advisers considerations, advising business units and keeping up to date with changes in legislation)
  • Managing the in-house counsel function (liaising with senior managers to ensure that the company is complying with legislation and managing the functions of the legal department)
  • Case studies of: M&A, competition, employment, company share schemes, taxation, data protection, intellectual property, contracts, litigation successes and the failures too

Submission guidelines: The paper is to be between 3000-6000 words. In the first instance, we require an outline of 150-200 words describing the topic you intend to cover.

Complete details and to submit abstract: Available @ iicj.net/write-a-paper