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The successful candidate will assist Assistant Attorney Generals with preparing memoranda and pleadings and participating in civil enforcement actions.

Who: Special preference for law students in their second year of law school

Where: The South Florida Bureau consists of three offices in West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami. Candidates will be considered for all locations.

Requirements: Minimum Agency requirements include: (1) Completion of a training program to become a Legal Assistant, a Paralegal, a Legal Paraprofessional or a Lawyer’s or Attorney’s Assistant; or (2) a degree or certificate in legal technology, legal administration, legal studies or allied legal services; or (3) graduation from a school of law; or (4) a bachelor’s degree with a major in allied legal services; or (5) four years of experience involving paralegal work; or (6) four years of experience in legal secretarial work.

  • Skills: (1) Excellent research and writing skills, (2) requires individual able to work with limited supervision and independently, (3) candidates should be able to handle routine administrative tasks on a daily basis, receive direction and meet all deadlines, (4) strong organization skills, communication (both verbal and written) skills, and computer skills are essential

Complete details: Available @



The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project provides law students the extraordinary opportunity to work in the in the consumer protection and antitrust departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General throughout the United States, as well as the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs, and the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Protection.

The eight-week paid Fellowships were initiated in 2004 by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, in cooperation with the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), as a consumer protection outreach initiative to introduce law students to the rewards of legal careers in public service.

Each selected student will receive a $6,000 stipend for the summer (administered through the offices of the state/territory attorneys general and subject to certain federal taxes). In the event that a Steiger Fellow is not living at home during their fellowship, there is a possibility that a limited optional travel/housing stipend allowance in an amount yet to be determined may be available.

Who: 1Ls and 2Ls

Where: The participating office locations for the summer of 2016 are:

1. %Montgomery, Alabama 13. %Baltimore, Maryland 25. ^Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2. ^Phoenix, Arizona 14. ^Boston, Massachusetts 26. *#^ San Juan, Puerto Rico
3. ^Little Rock, Arkansas 15. %Lansing, Michigan 27. %Pierre, South Dakota
4. ^Hartford, Connecticut 16. %Jackson, Mississippi 28. %Nashville, Tennessee
5. ^Wilmington, Delaware 17. ^Helena, Montana 29. ^Austin, Texas
6. ^Fort Lauderdale, Florida 18. %Lincoln, Nebraska 30. ^Salt Lake City, Utah
7. *^Atlanta, Georgia 19. %Las Vegas, Nevada 31. ^Montpelier, Vermont
8. ^Honolulu, Hawaii 20. ^Concord, New Hampshire 32. ^Richmond, Virginia
9. ^Indianapolis, Indiana 21. ^Newark, New Jersey 33. ^Seattle, Washington
10. %Des Moines, Iowa 22. ^New York, New York 34. ^Charleston, West Virginia
11. ^Topeka, Kansas 23. ^Columbus, Ohio 35. ^Madison, Wisconsin
12. ^Frankfort, Kentucky 24. %Portland or Salem, Oregon 36. %Cheyenne, Wyoming

*Note: *Will only accept 2Ls  #Fluency in Spanish will be required %10 Week Term of Service  ^8 Week Term of Service

When: Selected students will serve for 8 or 10 weeks during the summer of 2016 in the consumer protection or consumer affairs offices of participating state and territorial governments.


Submission components: (1) Application form, (2) statement of interest, (3) writing sample, (4) resume, and (5) law school transcript

Complete details and downloadable Application: Available @

Additional information: Visit to view a video and learn more about the Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project

Also posted at Symplicity (Job ID# 5310)

Contact: ABA Section of Antitrust Law @ 312.988.6726 or @


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WRITING COMPETITION update:   Recently updated !



  1. InParents Involved in Cmty. Sch. v. Seattle Sch. Dist. No. 1, 551 S. 701, 748 (2007), Chief Justice Roberts wrote that “the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” Others believe that past racial discrimination has created drastic inequalities that require positive efforts to equalize society. How can the government best remedy the effects of past discrimination in education, housing, and hiring, without discriminating anew?
  2. Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency finalized a new rule to define the scope of the Clean Water Act. Supporters argue that the new rule provides needed clarity about what properties are subject to the Act’s restrictions. Opponents argue that the new rule radically expands the scope of the federal government’s authority in violation of the statute and the Constitution and threatens to subject every pond, ditch, and puddle to federal control. Analyze (at least) one of the arguments for or against the rule.
  3. In recent years, the “sharing economy”—businesses like Uber and Airbnb that allow people to share rides or rent out spare rooms in their homes—has given rise to a new style of entrepreneurship. Along with that opportunity has come challenges, as government regulators seek to limit or shut down these enterprises. What are some of the major problems that law poses to sharing economy entrepreneurs and how should legislatures and courts deal with them?


  • First place winner $3,000 cash prize

The Program for Judicial Awareness will work with the first place winner to find a law journal to publish the winning article. The winner will also be recognized at the Annual Pacific Legal Foundation Gala.  PLF will pay for the winner’s reasonable travel costs to attend the gala.

  • Second place winner $2,000 cash prize
  • Third place winner $1,000 cash prize

The winner will be notified by March 15, 2016.

Submission guidelines: (1) No page limit, although, as an informal guide, a word count of between 8,000 – 14,000 words suggested, (2) Times New Roman 12-point font, (3) double-spaced, (4) citations should be included in footnotes, and (5) articles may include headings and subheadings

  • Send to: Articles must be submitted, by email, in both Microsoft Word and PDF formats to

Complete details: Available @

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