Thursday, October 30, 2014 – Employment, fellowship, and internship opportunities update:

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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH DEADLINES FOR NOVEMBER 2014

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

  • 11/01/2014: Constitutional Litigation Fellowship, Americans United for Separation of Church and State
  • 11/01/2014: Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program, Cultural Vistas
  • 11/03/2014: EJI Legal Fellowship, Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama
  • 11/06/2014: Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Legal Fellowship, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • 11/06/2014: Jack Nelson Legal Fellowship, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • 11/06/2014: McCormick Legal Fellowship, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • 11/07/2014: Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship, Pride Law Fund
  • 11/14/2014: Supreme Court Fellows Program, Supreme Court Judicial Fellows Program
  • 11/15/2014: Visiting Fellow, Harvard Law School – Islamic Legal Studies Program
  • 11/15/2014: Freedman Fellow Program, Temple University School of Law
  • 11/15/2014: Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program, U.S. Copyright Office
  • 11/26/2014: Bridge Fellow, Pangea Legal Services

 

LAWYERS COORDINATING COMMITTEE – AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR AND CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS

Current LCC Hiring Hall: This is an additional job posting source to make note of where the job opportunities are listed in alphabetical order by state, and fellowship and law clerk opportunities are listed at the end of the publication.

 

SPRING 2015 FIU GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS OFFICE INTERNSHIP IN DC [DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 7, 2014]

FIU’s Governmental Relations office is looking for students (undergraduate, graduate, and recent grads) that would be interested in their internship for the spring 2015 session.

Where: The Federal Relations Office located in DC

Requirements:

Send all application materials to:

Kerry Ball

ballk@fiu.edu

Office of Government Relations

Modesto Maidique Campus, PC 539

305.348.3505

Contact: Any interested applicants can contact Pamela Pamelá with any questions @ 202.624.1404 or @ federal@fiu.edu

Complete details: Available @ government.fiu.edu/federal/dc-internship/index.html

 

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS – 2015 FELLOWSHIP [DEADLINE EXTENDED: DECEMBER 1, 2014 AT 5:00 P.M. EST]

The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application deadline has been extended for two categories of applications:

  1. Proposals on animal law issues anywhere in the country; and
  2. Proposals with Texas Access to Justice Foundation grantees as host organizations (a list of TAJF grantees is available @ teajf.org/news/releases/Grants%202013-14.aspx)

Contact: If you have questions about this opportunity or EJW Fellowships in general, please visit equaljusticeworks.org or contact Carolyn Schorr @ cschorr@equaljusticeworks.org or @ 202.466.3686 ext. 137

To speak to TAJF about this opportunity, please contact Lisa Melton @ ldmelton@teajf.org

Application: Available @ equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships/apply

[For additional details, check Monday, July 14 Blog Post and view at Symplicity]

 

LAW CLERK WITH NICKLAUS & ASSOCIATES, P.A. [DEADLINE: DECEMBER 11, 2014]

Nicklaus & Associates, P.A., with a practice area of insurance defense, is seeking a law clerk who will have duties including: Filing, organizing folders, proof reading, dictations, legal research, office errands, preparing pleadings and correspondence binders, and organizing documents in preparation for litigation. Compensation details to be discussed.

Who: 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls

Where: 4651 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 200, Coral Gables, FL 33146

When: 15-25 hrs./wk.

Contact: Joni Stadler @ JoniS@nicklauslaw.com

Tel: 305.460.9888

Fax: 305.460.9889

nicklauslaw.com/

Complete details and application: Available @ Symplicity Job Posting Job ID: 3847

 

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SCHOLARSHIP update:

STEINGER, ISCOE & GREENE LAW SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHILD ADVOCATES [DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2014]

The law firm of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene dedicates a large part of our practice to helping families who have faced child abuse in any form. We know that many future lawyers also hope to champion this cause, and we are pleased to offer a semi-annual $1,000 scholarship for a child advocate or abuse survivor seeking a law degree.

We believe that attorneys stand in a unique place to be able to help families and individual victims of child abuse. While the damage that abuse causes can be life-long, a dedicated lawyer can help end abuse, establish legal protections for victims, win custody battles, and even secure compensation to provide medical treatment and therapy. These are the essential tools to protecting children and helping them manage and move past trauma as they grow.

Who: The scholarship is open to dedicated students who meet either of the following criteria:

  • You have personally worked to protect children’s rights or stop abuse either as a volunteer, as a counselor, in your professional work or by legal means
  • You are an abuse survivor who wishes to use your own experiences to help others

Award: $1,000

Applicant essay topics: Please choose 1 of the questions provided for your essay (essays must be 500 – 1,000 words):

  1. How has being a child advocate inspired you to pursue a career in law?
  2. How has your personal childhood experiences affected your outlook on the legal system?
  3. How did you become a child advocate?

Requirements:

GPA: Minimum 2.8 (applicants must submit an official copy of their transcript)

Complete details and Application form: Available @ injurylawyers.com/child-advocate-scholarship/


Career planning networking EVENT UPDATE:

THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT BAR ASSOCIATION (FCBA) – “DIVERSE CAREER PATHS” TELECONFERENCE [NOVEMBER 5, 2014]

EVENT_FCBA(Teleconference)

The Diversity and Law Clerks and Students Committees present:
Diverse Career Paths
Teleconference

Panelists
Paul Grewal, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Christy La Pierre, Counsel, Pebble, Inc., Palo Alto, California
Ricardo Ochoa, Associate, PretiFlaherty, Boston, Massachusetts
Lynn Pasahow, Partner, Fenwick & West, Mountain View, California
A.E. Williams, Retired Patent Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Moderator
Mike Mireles, Professor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law


In the midst of an economic downturn, thoughtful career planning is a must and more information is helpful in formulating a career plan. This panel will explore the career path and planning process for five successful attorneys. What prepared them for a career practicing intellectual property law? What was the role of networking in leading to their current position? What advice do they have for students and attorneys in building a career? How did they find success and fulfillment in the practice of law? We hope to answer these questions and others during the panel discussion.


Who: Students can participate in the program by “dialing in”

The FCBA is the national organization for the bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington DC. We sponsor numerous intellectual property law related programs relevant to law students and award scholarships. We also hold a national conference every year and publish articles through the Federal Circuit Bar Journal and FCBA Newsletter. Notably, all of our webinars are now offered for free to members. And, students may join the FCBA for free. Not a Member?  Students may join the FCBA @ fedcirbar.org/olc/pub/LVFC/cpages/homepage

When: 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. ET

Registration: Available @ fedcirbar.org/events and select the title of this teleconference