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2020 HNBA/VIA VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR [AUG. 5-6, 2020]

[DEADLINE TO REGISTER: JULY 8, 2020 (*FREE TO STUDENTS)]

Complete details: Available @ hnba.com/vcf2020/

 

U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE – FALL 2020 PROGRAM FOR LAW CLERKS (INTERNSHIP) [POTENTIALLY REMOTE]

[APPLICATIONS FOR THE LAW CLERK PROGRAM ARE ACCEPTED AT ANY TIME – TO ENSURE TIMELY CONSIDERATION, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT CANDIDATES APPLY AT LEAST 4 MONTHS IN ADVANCE OF THEIR ANTICIPATED START DATE]

The United States Copyright Office provides expert leadership and advice on copyright law and policy to the United States Congress, federal agencies, the courts, and the general public. The mission of the Copyright Office is to promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system.

The Copyright Office has Fall 2020 positions available for unpaid law clerks in the Office of the General Counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, Office of Public Information and Education, and the Office of Registration Policy and Practice. These units interpret the U.S. Copyright Act and advise Congress, executive branch agencies, and others on domestic and international policy matters. In addition, Copyright Office attorneys support work on critical projects and priorities of the Register of Copyrights, including legislative and policy initiatives, operational enhancements, and public outreach efforts.

Projects of law clerks include:

  • Attending congressional hearings, industry events, and roundtables
  • Drafting portions of Copyright Office communications and reports
  • Joining in meetings with stakeholders or domestic and foreign officials
  • Conducting legal research and drafting memoranda

Who: Candidates for a law clerk position must either presently be enrolled in, or have graduated from, an accredited law school; have a demonstrated interest or background in copyright law as shown by relevant coursework or otherwise; and possess excellent research, writing, and editing abilities

Where: Washington, DC*

  • *The Copyright Office’s operating status for the Fall has not yet been determined – there is a possibility that Fall internships may be conducted remotely

Requirements:

Submission components: See Job ID# 11065 @ Symplicity

Complete details and Application process: Available @ copyright.gov/about/special-programs/internships.html

Contact: CopyrightLawClerks@copyright.gov

 

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Complete details and application information: Available @ arizonahandbooks.com/u/GHPPHandbookFIULaw

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ANOTHER RESOURCE FOR YOU TO UTILIZE! #HIRINGNOW – LINKEDIN JOBS

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Search the #HiringNow hashtag to see other possible job openings. Also, be sure to use that hashtag in posts if you’re offering or know of employment opportunities. You can also find additional opportunities on the LinkedIn jobs page.”

 

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GWEN S. CHERRY BLACK WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION SUMMER 2020 FELLOWSHIP AT LSGMI [DEADLINE EXTENDED: MAR. 30, 2020]

Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry was a pioneer attorney at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (“LSGMI”), where she promoted equal justice and advocated on behalf of low-income communities in Miami-Dade County, among her many other accomplishments. The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association Fellowship at LSGMI was established to honor Mrs. Cherry and to continue her legacy and humanitarian efforts. This summer, we are seeking an extraordinary fellow with a strong commitment to public service.

Who: Prospective applicants must be enrolled in law school, be a 2L, 3L, 4L, or LLM and demonstrate a commitment to equal justice and advocating for low-income clients in Miami-Dade County

Requirements:

Submission components: See Job ID# 10887 @ Symplicity

Application: Available @

fiulawcareer.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/GSCBWLA_FellowshipApplication2020.pdf

 

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2020 ACCESS TO JUSTICE TECH FELLOWS PROGRAM [PRIORITY DEADLINE: MAR. 13, 2020 AT 5 P.M. PST]

[APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS UNTIL ALL POSITIONS FILLED AFTER PRIORITY DEADLINE]

The ATJ Tech Fellows Program is a truly unique experiential learning opportunity for law students to gain new skills and receive hands-on experience, while addressing critical challenges affecting our civil justice system. Fellows begin the summer by taking a deep dive into issues affecting the civil justice system, while learning various applied methods around the use of technology, data, design thinking to improve legal services delivery. This is followed by a 10-week paid internship placement at one of our many participating host employers nationwide where they’ll work on a range of innovative projects and initiatives, aimed to more effectively meet the legal needs of low-income Americans. Fellows will also have access to a robust network of legal innovators and participate in a host of immersive activities throughout the summer experience. Participating Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend for their service commitment.

Who: 1L (rising 2L) or 2L (rising 3L) students who have a strong desire to advance issues of social justice in communities and better ensure equal access to justice for all. Successful candidates will bring an entrepreneurial approach to recognizing needs, solving problems, anticipating issues, and developing solutions. ATJ Tech Fellows welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and experiences. Previous experience or in-depth knowledge of legal technology is not required to be successful in the program.

ATJ Tech Fellows Program has a strong commitment to supporting the leadership of communities historically underrepresented in the legal profession. We strongly encourage candidates from a full spectrum of diverse backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, and persons with a disability to apply.

Requirements:

  • Be in academic good standing at law school institution
  • Demonstrated or stated commitment to public interest law work

Submission components: See Job ID# 10673 @ Symplicity

Complete details: Available @ atjtechfellows.org/apply

Contact: If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

 

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U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 2020 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM [DEADLINE: FEB. 23, 2020 @ 11:59 P.M. EST]

We are looking for individuals who would like to come to work for a small, independent regulatory agency dedicated to saving lives. We aim to protect the public from the unreasonable risk of injury and death from consumer products. Every U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission employee is proud to be a part of a team that works together to assure that the products you use every day are safe.

Internships are provided for students with a desire to work in the consumer product safety field and/or public sector. The work assignments are designed to complement the interns educational pursuits while meeting the expressed needs of the agency.

You will gain valuable professional, administrative, and/or technical on-the-job training and experience with the opportunity to explore future career possibilities with the CPSC. You will perform legal support work in connection with the assignments and projects of the office to which you are assigned.

Where: Bethesda, MD – positions are available in the following offices:

  • Office of the Commissioner
  • Office of the General Counsel
  • Office of Compliance

When: These appointments are not-to-exceed September 30, 2020

Complete details: Available @ usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/559749300

Contact: Please contact Shina Patel @ 301 504-7925 or email recruitapps@cpsc.gov if you have questions

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ) EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW (EOIR) MIAMI IMMIGRATION COURT – LAW STUDENT VOLUNTEER POSITION [DEADLINE: FEB. 24, 2020]

The Miami Immigration Court is part of the United States DOJ’S EOIR. This prestigious position offers an excellent opportunity to develop research, writing, and analytical skills. Students will work under the direct supervision of Judicial Law Clerks and Attorney Advisors, and perform research and writing assignments for Immigration Judges. The internship is an unpaid, volunteer position with a time commitment of 40 hours per week for at least ten weeks. Students may be eligible for academic credit or educational grants, and are encouraged to contact the appropriate person at their law schools to determine eligibility. Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Job Description: Drafting decisions and bench memoranda, conducting research on immigration statutes, case law, regulations, and relevant criminal law, and attending intern program activities.

Who: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled in law school at the time of the internship. Interns cannot concurrently participate in immigration or criminal clinics, or work for immigration law firms or other immigration organizations. Selected applicants will be required to submit to a security background check, which takes 9 to 12 weeks to complete.

Requirements:

  • Skills: Strong research and writing skills are necessary. Prior knowledge of immigration law is preferred, but not required.

Submission components: See Job ID# 10408 @ Symplicity

Complete details: Available @ justice.gov/legal-careers/job/2020-summer-intern-doj-executive-office-immigration-reviewmiami-immigration-court

*For anyone who would like to speak with a FIU Law graduate who worked at that court to discuss his experiences both applying for the position and working there, please email jciminer@fiu.edu to be put in contact!

 

KOZYAK MINORITY MENTORING FOUNDATION SUMMER 2020 FELLOWSHIP [DEADLINE: FEB. 25, 2020 BY 5 P.M. EST]

Submission components: See Job ID# 10750 @ Symplicity

Application: Available @ kmmfoundation.org/pdf/KMMF_FellowshipApp2020.pdf

 

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