Ideal candidates include those with a familiarity with labor law, employment law, or arbitration. Coding also requires someone who is very detail oriented because it involves answering long series of questions about the awards and other documents and entering the responses, which are often numeric, into an excel spreadsheet. There will be a training session before coding begins.
Research assistants are paid $8.50 an hour through financial aid. Available funds will cover one full-time position for approximately 5 weeks or multiple part-time positions. If you are interested in applying, please submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m.
A complete application includes 1) a CV, 2) an unofficial transcript, and 3) a statement explaining a) why you are interested in the project, b) what strengths you have that make you a good fit for the project, c) the number of weeks and hours/week that you could commit to working over the summer, and d) whether you would be interested in continuing to work on the project during the academic year.
Are You Interested in Immigration Law? Students are Needed for National Immigrant Justice Center Know Your Rights PresentationPosted April 14th, 2015 by Jina A. Scinta
This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.
On Thursday, April 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, May 1.
Students interested in attending the training on April 30 and/or going on the jail visit on May 1, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Monday, April 20. Her email is email@example.com. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.
Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available.
A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.
The Legal Aid Society is looking for a law student to assist with their Equal Justice Works Americorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans. Student can begin working at any time.
Student may recieve a $1,175 education award as part of their internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnerhsip with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works and AmeriCorps.
The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, April 20. Log on to Symplicity for additional information and how to apply.
The Capital Trials Branch - West office of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy in LaGrange, KY is seeking a law student for an internship for the spring and/or summer of 2015.
The ideal candidate will have finished his/her first or second year of law school, have an interest in death-penalty-defense work, and have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the poor and/or disabled. Above-average organizational skill, motivation and research and writing skills are required. Because the office is located in LaGrange, Kentucky, any candidate must have her/his own transportation.
For more information and how to apply, please log on to the job postings on Symplicity. The deadline to apply is April 30.
A law student is needed to assist Professor Laura Rothstein with the Central High School Partnership and activities to enhance and fine tune the current program. Some assignments will be based on the skills and experiences of the individual in the position.
The time requirement will be a total of 50 hours spread through both semesters -- (schedule will be flexible and will not require work during the exam period). The Fellow will be compensated at a rate of $9.00/hour, in the form of tuition reduction.
Please see the attached application and description for more details on the position. Applications are due to Jina Scinta by Wednesday, April 15.
The law school has arranged externships at many and varied placement sites, each offering unique learning opportunities for students. Amount of academic credit varies, but for each hour of credit earned students ordinarily are expected to devote 56 hours per semester to field work. Students ordinarily should have blocks of 3-4 hours at a time for field work. For fall 2015, the course schedule has been designed so that Tuesday afternoons should be available for most students for part of their externship work. For more information, review the course schedule and see the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION.” Pre-registration forms are available from TWEN, and outside rooms 216 and 287.
Another Admitted Students Day is in the books for Brandeis School of Law. The event was held on Saturday and “well exceeded” Assistant Dean for Admissions Henry Cantu’s expectations.
“It was the most well attended Admitted Students Day we’ve had in at least three years. The evaluations across the board were very positive,” Cantu said.
This year’s event included 53 attendees, compared to 41 attendees last year and 35 attendees in 2013.
Dean Cantu attributes the jump to getting the word out about the event as well as all of the planning that went into the event by the admissions team.
“When we’re on the road or talking to prospective students, we always encourage them to visit,” he said. “We can refer them to a website or a brochure, but it’s when they’re here when they truly see what we have to offer. Our school and city sell themselves.”
Dean Cantu added that the student and faculty participation helped with that sale by being available and conveying a sense of community. Guests were able to interact with faculty and current students over lunch and throughout the day.
Feedback from the event reflected this effort. Said one attendee, “Faculty and deans made an effort to be involved and meet people throughout the day – they didn’t just make a speech at the beginning and then disappear.”
Additional feedback included:
- “You did a great job making me more interested in your university, not only through the impressive accolades of Brandeis, but also how open armed and comfortable the entire staff made me feel. Your staff and environment made me feel so at home.”
- “Brandeis really impressed me with their actual community and potential educational outreach opportunities.”
- “My parents and I visited Brandeis this weekend for the admitted student open house and were very impressed with the school, faculty, city, and opportunities upon graduation.”
- “Extremely friendly students and faculty.”
- “The student ambassadors – they were the best!”
- “I liked the enthusiasm and variety in the student panel.”
- “I liked the genuine participation and enthusiasm from faculty.”
Dean Susan Duncan said Admitted Students Day is one of her favorite events of the year.
“This weekend I was incredibly impressed by the caliber of students we admitted,” she said. “Their diverse backgrounds and experiences will produce an excellent 1L class. I look forward to welcoming this talented group of students to the Brandeis family in August.”