ABA Student Staff Writer Position

The ABA's Criminal Justice Section has just started a new committee: the Young Lawyers Committee.  One of the Young Lawyers Committee's new initiatives is to publish a quarterly newsletter targeted toward law students and lawyers in their first five years of practice.

Each issue will include a quarterly review of criminal opinions issued by the various federal circuits.  The goal is to publish a "case summary" for each opinion, organized by circuit.

The Young Lawyers Committee of the ABA's Criminal Justice section is seeking several volunteer law students to serve as "Staff Writers" for this project.  Students will be responsible for monitoring the opinions issued by the particular circuit(s) to which they will be assigned.  For each opinion that impacts  criminal law, the writer will prepare a summary of the relevant facts and the holding of the case.  Summaries should be approximately one paragraph long, with reasonable leeway for more complicated opinions.

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision is attached.  Applicants should review the case and prepare a case summary as described above.  The summary should then be e-mailed to Michael Dean at mddeanlaw@gmail.com no later than October 15, 2012.  Applicants who have been selected will be contacted shortly thereafter. 


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