Daily Archives: February 5, 2015


Thursday, February 5, 2015 – Employment, fellowship, and internship opportunities update: 1

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LOYOLA 2015 PATENT LAW INTERVIEW PROGRAM [DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 9, 2015 – MARCH 9, 2015]

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. Student registration for the Loyola 2015 Patent Law Interview Program will begin on Monday, February 9 and end on Monday, March 9.

Each year roughly 1,500 law students register for the program, submit their resumes, and bid on interviews with the nation-wide employers that interest them. The program is entirely employer selected – which means that participating employers review the resumes submitted to them and choose the law students they are interested in interviewing at the program. Roughly half of the students registered for the program are selected for interviews each year.
Please note that students do not need to be patent bar eligible to register for the Patent Law Interview Program.  However, many employers make patent bar eligibility a requirement for bidding, and most employers prefer patent bar eligible students.  Although a number of employers indicate on their registration forms that they are willing to interview students who are not patent bar eligible, it is our experience that non-patent bar eligible students are generally disappointed as they do not receive many interviews or job offers through the Patent Law Interview Program.
Who: 2Ls and 3Ls

Where: Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown/Lakefront, 511 N. Columbus Drive

When: Thursday, July 30 – Friday, July 31

Complete details and Registration: Available @ luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html

 

THE JEROME N. FRANK LEGAL SERVICES ORGANIZATION – 2015 PAID SUMMER FELLOWSHIP AT YALE LAW SCHOOL [DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2015 – *EARLY APPLICATIONS ENCOURAGED]

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization of Yale Law School (LSO) invites applications for its 2015 Summer Fellowship program.  Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed on a rolling basis.  LSO is the main organization at Yale Law School providing legal representation to individuals and organizations in need of legal assistance but unable to afford private attorneys.  During the academic year, law students work closely with clinical faculty members to represent clients in a wide range of litigation and non-litigation matters, helping to fill a critical need in legal services delivery for poor and marginalized communities in Connecticut.  LSO seeks to hire 20-25 Summer Fellows to work with clinical faculty in order to continue this client representation. These are paid positions, with a salary of $6,720 for 12 weeks of full-time work ($14/hour). Part-time work or full-time work for a portion of the Fellowship period may also be possible.

Summer Fellows can expect to have a range of challenging and rewarding lawyering experiences during the course of their time at LSO, including client interviewing and counseling; factual development of cases; researching and writing legal memoranda; drafting of contracts and other legal instruments; interacting with opposing counsel, government actors, and community stakeholders; and negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.  In several of our clinics, students will make court appearances to argue motions or present evidence.  Fellows will work under the direct supervision of clinical faculty members and supervising attorneys, and will have significant responsibility for each case or project on which they work.  In addition, faculty members will host a weekly series of presentations and discussions for the Fellows on the work of the clinics, public interest lawyering, and other topics of interest.

LSO clinics perform a wide range of exciting work, including litigation in state and federal court and before administrative agencies, transactional work on behalf of community organizations, and policy and legislative advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels.  For 2015, LSO seeks Summer Fellows for the following clinics:

  • Sol and Lillian Goldman Family Advocacy for Children and Youth Clinic
  • Ludwig Community and Economic Development Clinic
  • Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Immigration Legal Services
  • Landlord Tenant Legal Services
  • Legal Services for Immigrant Communities
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation
  • Veterans Legal Services Clinic
  • Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic

Students who are eligible for summer funding from their own sources and who need an early decision on their LSO application to qualify for outside support are encouraged to advise LSO of their situation and to request expedited review of their candidacy.

When: The Fellowship will run from May 19 to August 28, with some flexibility as to start and end dates

Requirements:

Submission components: (1) Cover letter specifying the clinic(s) in which you have an interest, (2) resume, (3) writing sample, (4) transcript, and (5) contact information for 2 references

(Transcripts, if not available, can be sent after the initial application)

Send to: kathryn.jannke@yale.edu

 

LSAC DIVERSITY INITIATIVES – 2015 SUMMER INTERNSHIP [DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 20, 2015]

Applications are being accepted for the 2015 LSAC Diversity Initiatives Summer Internship. This is a great opportunity for a current law student to gain exposure to legal education and to gain a deeper understanding of LSAC’s Diversity Initiatives.  Previous LSAC Diversity Initiatives Interns have gone on to establish outstanding careers in private and public interest law, government, and higher education.

Housing will be provided.  After a group of finalists is selected, video interviews will be conducted, and a final decision is anticipated by late March.

Where: This position will be based at LSAC headquarters in Newtown, PA (approximately 40 miles from Philadelphia International Airport)

When: The duration of the position is between 10 and 12 weeks

Complete details: Available @ lsac.org/docs/default-source/jd-docs/diversity-initiatives-intern.pdf

Flyer with complete submission requirements: Please see attachment below (at Comment section)

 

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SCHOLARSHIP update:

LAW TO THE PEOPLE, LLC – ISERVE AWARD [DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 8, 2015]

Law to the People is offering a scholarship to students taking the Florida Bar exam this summer. Their scholarship will pay for bar-related expenses, such as the bar application fee, bar prep courses, etc. The “I Serve” Award is designed for the graduating law student who has demonstrated a commitment to service to the community. They recognize that there are often expenses that are unexpected and may not be covered by traditional law school scholarships. The “I Serve” Award is designed to help fill those gaps and reward the students of today who will be the servant attorneys of tomorrow.

SCHLSHP_iServe 

Additional information: Available @ lawtothepeople.com/


WRITING COMPETITION update:

MENDRZYCKI ESSAY CONTEST [DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 20, 2015 BY 11:59 P.M. CST]

Topic: The contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention

The 2015 Contest Essay Hypothetical involves liability issues arising from the breach of a law firm’s computer network and the subsequent leaking of a client’s confidential information

Awards: $5,000 cash award and all expense paid trip to the Spring 2015 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Washington, DC, April 8-10, 2015

Complete details: Available @ americanbar.org/groups/lawyers_professional_liability/awards.html