Professional Development News

Washington State Attorney General's Office - Summer 2014 Volunteer Law Clerks

The Washington State AGO has not been funded to offer paid positions to 1L law clerks for the past several years. Nevertheless, we have found that many students benefit from a summer with us by fulfilling public service requirements and gaining invaluable first-hand legal training. We are currently accepting applications from those students who wish to serve as a volunteer.  Although this program is primarily targeted towards first year law students, we also accept and encourage applications from second year and LLM law students.  

Students interested in participating in this program must submit a letter of interest, completed Attorney and Law Clerk application form, resume and letter of recommendation/reference to the following by 5:00 p.m. February 5, 2014.

Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Attorney and Law Clerk Recruitment, 800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA   98104; E-Mail: linda.nakamura@atg.wa.gov; Fax:  206-389-2058; Phone:  (206) 464-6446

The Annual Report and required application form can be accessed via our website at http://www.atg.wa.gov/Careers/AttorneysClerks.aspx.  With regards to letters of recommendation/reference, please know that it is not a requirement that the letter come from law school faculty; a letter obtained from an employer is acceptable. It can be submitted with the application material, or it can be sent directly/separately by the reference and will be accepted by mail, e-mail or fax.  We’ve developed some FAQs to assist you as well. 

Please be sure to indicate your division and location preferences on your application as your application material will be forwarded to the participating divisions for which you indicate an interest.  Please refer to our Annual Report for more information on specific divisions.  The divisions will determine who to interview and will directly contact students to set up interviews.  Offers will be extended on or around March 1, 2014.  Applications of those not selected for an interview or are not selected by a division with whom they have interviewed, will be retained should additional opportunities arise.

The AGO respects and encourages diversity in the work force.  The Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.  Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring any information in an alternative format may contact Linda Nakamura at (206) 464-6446 or TTY format at 360-664-6211.


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 2013-14 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 2014

 

Federal

 

•Department of Transportation – Office of Chief Counsel, Maritime Administration Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/14)

•Environmental Protection Agency – R3 Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)

•Department of the Interior – Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)

•Department of Labor – Office of the Solicitor Employment & Training Legal Services Division Summer Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)

•Department of Energy – Office of General Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

•Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Satellite Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

•Federal Trade Commission – Bureau of Competition Honors Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

•Federal Trade Commission – Southeast Region Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

•Department of Transportation – Office of International Law Summer Volunteer Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

•Federal Aviation Administration - Office of Chief Counsel Law Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/03/14)

•Securities & Exchange Commission – Student Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/03/14)

 

State & Local Government

 

•Oregon Department of Justice – Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 01/29/14)
•Clark County District Attorney’s Office – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)
•Houston Legal Department – Student Externships (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)
•Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Governor’s Office of General Counsel Summer Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)
•Texas Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)
•Office of the Attorney General Vermont – Civil Rights Unit Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)

•Delaware Office of Attorney General – Department of Justice 1L Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Chicago District Office Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14 Chicago Legal Unit)

•Iowa Office of Attorney General – Department of Justice Law internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

•Iowa  Workforce Development – Division of Labor Services Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

•Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office – Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 02/01/14)

•Nebraska Office of the Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

•Sacramento County, CA District Attorney’s Office – Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

•Attorney General of Washington – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/05/14)

 

2Ls for SUMMER 2014

 

Federal

 

•Department of Transportation – Office of Chief Counsel Maritime Administration Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/14)
•Environmental Protection Agency – R3 Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)

Department of the Interior – Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)

Department of Labor – Office of the Solicitor Employment & Training Legal Services Division Summer Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)

Department of Energy – Office of General Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Satellite Division Student

Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

Federal Trade Commission – Southeast Region Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid,

Deadline 02/01/14)

Department of Transportation – Office of International Law Summer Volunteer Legal

Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

Federal Aviation Administration- Office of Chief Counsel Law Honors Program (Unpaid,

Deadline 02/03/14)

Securities & Exchange Commission – Student Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline

02/03/14)

 

State & Local Government

 

•Oregon Department of Justice – Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 01/29/14)
•Clark County District Attorney’s Office – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)
•Office of the District Attorney Denver, CO – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)
•Houston Legal Department – Student Externships (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)
•Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Governor’s Office of General Counsel (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)
•Office of the Attorney General Vermont – Civil Rights Unit Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/14)

Delaware Office of Attorney General – Department of Justice 1L Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Chicago District Office Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14 Chicago Legal Unit)

Iowa Office of Attorney General – Department of Justice Law internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

Iowa Workforce Development – Division of Labor Services Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

Nebraska Office of the Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

Sacramento County, CA District Attorney’s Office – Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/14)

Attorney General of Washington – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/05/14)

 

3Ls Post Graduation

 

Federal

 

•Environmental Protection Agency – Office of General Counsel Honors Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 02/03/14)

Vermont Legal Aid Summer 2014 Internships

Vermont Legal Aid has several unpaid and paid positions for Summer 2014 interns.  If you are interested, go to Symplicity to view the opportunities.

 

Washington State Attorney General's Office - Summer 2014 Volunteer Law Clerks

The Washington State AGO has not been funded to offer paid positions to 1L law clerks for the past several years. Nevertheless, we have found that many students benefit from a summer with us by fulfilling public service requirements and gaining invaluable first-hand legal training. We are currently accepting applications from those students who wish to serve as a volunteer.  Although this program is primarily targeted towards first year law students, we also accept and encourage applications from second year and LLM law students.  

Students interested in participating in this program must submit a letter of interest, completed Attorney and Law Clerk application form, resume and letter of recommendation/reference to the following by 5:00 p.m. February 5, 2014.

Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Attorney and Law Clerk Recruitment, 800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA   98104; E-Mail: linda.nakamura@atg.wa.gov; Fax:  206-389-2058; Phone:  (206) 464-6446

The Annual Report and required application form can be accessed via our website at http://www.atg.wa.gov/Careers/AttorneysClerks.aspx.  With regards to letters of recommendation/reference, please know that it is not a requirement that the letter come from law school faculty; a letter obtained from an employer is acceptable. It can be submitted with the application material, or it can be sent directly/separately by the reference and will be accepted by mail, e-mail or fax.  We’ve developed some FAQs to assist you as well. 

Please be sure to indicate your division and location preferences on your application as your application material will be forwarded to the participating divisions for which you indicate an interest.  Please refer to our Annual Report for more information on specific divisions.  The divisions will determine who to interview and will directly contact students to set up interviews.  Offers will be extended on or around March 1, 2014.  Applications of those not selected for an interview or are not selected by a division with whom they have interviewed, will be retained should additional opportunities arise.

The AGO respects and encourages diversity in the work force.  The Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.  Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring any information in an alternative format may contact Linda Nakamura at (206) 464-6446 or TTY format at 360-664-6211.

Attention 2Ls!! Federal Judicial Clerkships Information Session

If you are a 2L and you have been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship, won't want to miss this information session on Tuesday, January 21, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL79.

The Office of Professional Development has recently learned that OSCAR has made some changes to the application and hiring process. One of the changes is that 2Ls can start to apply immediately. Our office will be discussing these changes, as well as, everything you will need to know to apply for federal judicial clerkships on OSCAR and the documents required to upload with your application. 

We are asking second year students to RSVP for this program. Please RSVP to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by 12:00 noon on Monday, January 20.

 

Attention 2Ls!! Federal Judicial Clerkships Information Session

If you are a 2L and you have been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship, won't want to miss this information session on Tuesday, January 21, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL79.

The Office of Professional Development has recently learned that OSCAR has made some changes to the application and hiring process. One of the changes is that 2Ls can start to apply immediately. Our office will be discussing these changes, as well as, everything you will need to know to apply for federal judicial clerkships on OSCAR and the documents required to upload with your application. 

We are asking second year students to RSVP for this program. Please RSVP to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by 12:00 noon on Monday, January 20.

TODAY!! Interview Skills Workshop

TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session to help you with interview skills in preparation of upcoming interviews.

Kathy Urbach, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development from 2008-2012 will give her expert advice to help you interview effectively.

Although this is for all students, this would be of particular interest to first year students who plan to participate in mock interviews on January 18 at Frost, Brown Todd. This will be an informative session and we hope you will join us. Pizza will be served.

Boone County Jail Visit Rescheduled

If you signed up to go to the Boone County Jail on Friday, January 17, with regards to the National Immigrant Justice Center project, please be advised that the visit has been RESCHEDULED to Friday, January 24.  Additionally, the training that was to take place on Thursday, January 16, has also been RESCHEDULED to Thursday, January 23.

Public Service Fellowship Applications for Summer 2014 Now Available!

The Public Service fellowship applications for the Summer of 2014 are now available. A list of the fellowships that will be awarded, the amount of each fellowship and a description of each agency is attached and are listed on the bulletin board outside of Room 180.

Applications are available on Symplicity only. Paper applications will not be accepted. Students can apply for fellowships by logging onto Symplicity, completing an application and uploading a resume and personal statement. Students are welcome to apply for as many fellowships as they wish; however, please note that a separate application must be completed for each fellowship.

Instructions on how to log onto Symplicity and apply for the fellowships are also attached. Please be sure to read the instructions and qualifications for each fellowship carefully and take note of the additional documents that need to be uploaded.

The deadline to apply for fellowships is Tuesday, February 4, 2014. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta.

Attention 2Ls!! Federal Judicial Clerkships Information Session

If you are a 2L and you have been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship, won't want to miss this information session on Tuesday, January 21, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL79.

The Office of Professional Development has recently learned that OSCAR has made some changes to the application and hiring process. One of the changes is that 2Ls can start to apply immediately. Our office will be discussing these changes, as well as, everything you will need to know to apply for federal judicial clerkships on OSCAR and the documents required to upload with your application. 

We are asking second year students to RSVP for this program. Please RSVP to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by 12:00 noon on Monday, January 20.