Professional Development News

Legal Aid Society Is Still Looking for Three EJW Interns

The Legal Aid Society is looking for one law student to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment.

They are also looking for two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

Students can begin work whenever they want, this semester or next.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

Applications will be accepted until all three positions are filled. Log on to Symplicity for information on how to apply.

 

Applications Now Available for the Peggy Browning Summer Fellowship Program

The Peggy Browning Fund has announced their 2015 summer fellowships. The application deadline is January 16, 2015.

The Peggy Browning Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate their summer to advancing the cause of workers' rights by working for labor unions, worker centers, the U.S. Department of Labor, union-side law firms and other nonprofit organizations. Stipends will be a minimum of $5,000 per student for a ten-week summer employment period. One school-year fellowship is also offered.

To apply, go to http://www.peggybrowningfund.org to complete the application form. A cover letter and resume must accompany your application. Some organizations require a writing sample. See the fellowship descriptions on the website for each respective organization for any additional requirements, which may vary from one organization to another. Some require one or more of the following: an additional writing sample, specific language skills, a labor law course, or having completed two years of law school. It is strongly encouraged that you to submit your application as soon as possible rather than waiting until the deadline.

ACLU 2015 Summer Internship

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky's Summer Internship Program gives law students who have completed their second year of law school and taken at least one semester of Constitutional Law the opportunity to work with the organization's Legal Director in Louisville, Kentucky, on a wide range of civil liberties issues.

 As a summer intern, you will be supervised directly by the ACLU of Kentucky's Legal Director and work with the entire staff on a wide range of civil liberties issues. Legal experiences will range from legal research and brief writing to assisting with all phases of ongoing litigation.

Additional opportunities will likely include conducting legislative analysis, screening and summarizing client intake, and conducting factual investigations into potential civil liberties violations.

The ACLU of Kentucky seeks individuals who have completed their second year of law school and taken at least one semester of Constitutional Law, and who can demonstrate a proven work ethic, strong academic credentials, and a desire to assist in defending the rights of individuals. Flexibility, professionalism, and the ability to work in a team environment are a must.

To apply, log onto Symplicity, click on the "OCI" tab then click on the ACLU Summer Internship session.  The deadline is January 23, 2015. 

 

Legal Aid Society Is Still Looking for Three EJW Interns

The Legal Aid Society is looking for one law student to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment.

They are also looking for two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

Students can begin work whenever they want, this semester or next.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

Applications will be accepted until all three positions are filled. Log on to Symplicity for information on how to apply.

 

Applications Now Available for the Peggy Browning Summer Fellowship Program

The Peggy Browning Fund has announced their 2015 summer fellowships. The application deadline is January 16, 2015.

The Peggy Browning Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate their summer to advancing the cause of workers' rights by working for labor unions, worker centers, the U.S. Department of Labor, union-side law firms and other nonprofit organizations. Stipends will be a minimum of $5,000 per student for a ten-week summer employment period. One school-year fellowship is also offered.

To apply, go to http://www.peggybrowningfund.org to complete the application form. A cover letter and resume must accompany your application. Some organizations require a writing sample. See the fellowship descriptions on the website for each respective organization for any additional requirements, which may vary from one organization to another. Some require one or more of the following: an additional writing sample, specific language skills, a labor law course, or having completed two years of law school. It is strongly encouraged that you to submit your application as soon as possible rather than waiting until the deadline.

First-Year Diversity Job Fair and Scholarship Opportunities

The Nashville Bar Association is sponsoring a first-year diversity job fair in Nashville, TN on January 31st.  The deadline to register is January 5, 2015.

Dinsmore & Shohl has a diversity scholarship program with Summer 2015 opportunities for first year students.  The application deadline is December 31, 2014.

If you are interested, please log into Symplicity and view the announcement on the homepage.

 

Legal Aid Society Is Still Looking for Three EJW Interns

The Legal Aid Society is looking for one law student to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment.

They are also looking for two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

Students can begin work whenever they want, this semester or next.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

Applications will be accepted until all three positions are filled. Log on to Symplicity for information on how to apply.

Applications Now Available for the Peggy Browning Summer Fellowship Program

The Peggy Browning Fund has announced their 2015 summer fellowships. The application deadline is January 16, 2015.

The Peggy Browning Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate their summer to advancing the cause of workers' rights by working for labor unions, worker centers, the U.S. Department of Labor, union-side law firms and other nonprofit organizations. Stipends will be a minimum of $5,000 per student for a ten-week summer employment period. One school-year fellowship is also offered.

To apply, go to http://www.peggybrowningfund.org to complete the application form. A cover letter and resume must accompany your application. Some organizations require a writing sample. See the fellowship descriptions on the website for each respective organization for any additional requirements, which may vary from one organization to another. Some require one or more of the following: an additional writing sample, specific language skills, a labor law course, or having completed two years of law school. It is strongly encouraged that you to submit your application as soon as possible rather than waiting until the deadline.

U.S. Navy JAG Corps accepting applications for Summer 2015 Internship Program

The Navy JAG Corps offers summer internships to law school students wishing to gain legal experience. The deadline to apply for the summer 2015 internship program is January 5, 2015.  If you are interested in applying, log onto the Symplicity job database.

 

Government & Honors Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu and provide her with the following: your name, class year, and UofL email address.

1Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

*Corporation for National & Community Service – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship/Externship (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Department of Treasury - General Counsel’s Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Corporation for National & Community Service - Office of General Counsel Legal Internship/Externship (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (Paid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Office of Federal Operations Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Department of the Interior - Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Trade and Development Agency - Office of the General Counsel - Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/02/15)
*Executive Office of the President - Office of Science and Technology Policy Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/05/15)

State & Local Government

*Federal Reserve Bank of New York Legal Function (Paid, Deadline Rolling Basis beginning December 1)
*Clark County District Attorney's Office, Clark County, NV - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Office of the City Attorney, San Francisco - 2015 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/09/15)
*Office of the Vermont Attorney General Civil Rights Unit – Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/15)
*North Carolina Office of Attorney General Department of Justice – Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/23/15)

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

*Corporation for National & Community Service - Office of General Counsel Legal Internship/Externship (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (Paid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Office of Federal Operations Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Department of the Interior - Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Executive Office of the President - Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/02/15)
*Trade and Development Agency - Office of the General Counsel - Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/02/15)
*Department of Transportation, Office of Litigation - Volunteer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/16/15)
*Executive Office of the President - Office of Science and Technology Policy Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/05/15)

State & Local Government

*Clark County District Attorney's Office, Clark County, NV - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Office of the City Attorney, San Francisco - 2015 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/09/15)
*Office of the Vermont Attorney General Civil Rights Unit – Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/15)
*North Carolina Office of Attorney General Department of Justice – Summer InternshipProgram (Unpaid, Deadline 01/23/15)