check the job
on a regular basis. If you do not have
a password, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP)
The JIOP is a full-time, six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first- or second-year minority or financially disadvantaged law students who want to do legal research and writing for state or federal judges in Illinois, Texas, Miami, FL and Phoenix, AZ. For more information about the program, please visit the ABA Website, or contact Gail Howard (312-988-6348). The application for the
2005-06 program is now available and will be accepted starting November 1st. Applications must be received by January 31, 2006 (postmark). Click here for some reasons to consider a judicial internship. See also Handout #9.
ABA Public Service Summer Internship
The American Bar Association’s Division for Public Service sponsors an annual Public Service Summer Internship. The internship is a unique program designed for 2nd and 3rd year law students to engage in an individualized public interest legal research and writing project over a 10-week summer period. In concert with Division attorneys and law school faculty reviewer, students will develop and complete a substantive legal monograph with the opportunity to be published. The project must involve one of the following areas of law: Bioethics and the Law, Disability Law, Election Law, Environmental Law, Homelessness and Poverty, Immigration Law, Law Library of Congress and Access to Legal Resources, National Security Law, Substance Abuse, Public Interest in Law School and as a Career.
This internship is unpaid and students are encouraged to incorporate the Internship into an externship/internship program. See Professor Gross for more information about externships. For more information and to apply see the ABA website, and click on ABA Public Service Summer Internship. Applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2006.
Securities and Exchange Commission Internships
Summer Honors Law Program: Applications
summer positions for law students who are in
their first or second year or entering judicial
clerkships or continued education post-internship.
The open application period for 2L
law students is from August 8th through October
17th, 2005. The open application
period for 1L's is
from December 1st, 2005 through February 1st,
Please note that applications may not be
sent to the Commission via US Mail, as in
previous years. For more information, check
out the SEC
Applications are accepted via
the following link: https://www.avuedigitalservices.com/casting/agencyspecific/sec-sp/eligQuest/summerPrograms.jsp
Equal Justice Works Conference
Washington D.C., October 27-28,
Over 120 government and public
interest employers attend this conference and
interview 2L's and 3L's for internships and
attorney positions. As a 1L, you can learn about
the organizations that attend through "tabletalk"
sessions, but you are not able to interview.In addition, there are 14 workshop sessions
that will include training on Legal Issues,
Skills, and Organizing involving public service
issues. If interested in interviewing with
employers at the Conference it is strongly suggested
that you send materials to employers by Wednesday,
September 28. It
is also suggested that you check the list of
employers often because new employers are still
being added. The employers will then decide
who they want to interview and communicate that
information to you. All students who plan
to attend must register online by October 21.
Go to: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/careerfair/students/
to learn more about the conference and how to
participate. Be sure to click the link "Frequently
asked questions by law students" in
order to learn all of the information you need
to know. If you have questions, please
Please do not apply for an externship unless you intend to accept an offer to extern. And just as important, after you accept a judicial externship with one of the participating federal judges, you have committed yourself to that judge for the coming semester. For the sake of the continued success of the Judicial Externship Program and the ability of Kent students to be able to continue to have the privilege of externing with these judges, you cannot withdraw from or drop Judicial Externship as you can other law school courses. Breaching your promise to a federal judge to extern is the equivalent of ethical misconduct. So bottom line: if you are entertaining the possibility of transferring or visiting at another law school for the coming semester, do not apply for a judicial externship that semester.
iBIO Career Links
Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization, iBIO, is holding, in conjunction with its annual conference, a Career Fair, “iBIO Career Links”, November 1st, Navy Pier. This year, area law schools are invited to attend since a large part of our membership is comprised of the top Law Firms in Chicago, including, Bell Boyd, Kirkland & Ellis, Barnes & Thornburg, Holland & Knight, Brinks Hofer, Marshal Gernstein & Borun, and many more. Steve Burrill from Burrill & Company http://www.burrillandco.com/bio/team_bios, will be the closing keynote. He will give his famous, State of the Industry, and talk about how it impacts the students. The Career Website, a free service to students and job seekers, will also be launched. This is will be the only career website dedicated to Illinois Life Science Community. Registrants will have the opportunity to upload their resumes when they register, and there will be computer kiosks on site.
$25 with on-line registration before Tuesday, October 25 ($40 at the door). This nominal
student-only fee includes a Navy Pier parking voucher when you attend iBIO Career Links,
as well as access to The Midwest Life Sciences Meeting at the iBIO Marketplace, taking
place from 8:00am - 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 2, including star keynote speakers
and exhibits—a $400 value!
How do I sign up?
Just visit http://www.ibio.org/PrivateEventsDetail.asp?ContentID=1741 to register.
Please review the following website, it will provide some background and information on the iBIO Marketplace, our annual trade show. http://www.ibio.org/marketplace2005/
& Scholarship Information
Latham & Watkins 2L Diversity Scholarship Program
Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce the Latham Diversity Scholars Program which will award a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship to each of four second year law students for use during their third year of law school (2006-07). Factors considered in choosing the Latham Diversity Scholars will include a candidate’s:
Ability to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms;
Success in overcoming any obstacles or challenges faced in deciding to choose law as a profession;
Academic and/or leadership achievements; and
Desire to practice in a global law firm environment.
Applications are due by December 1, 2005 and are not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer at Latham & Watkins. The applications can be found on the Latham & Watkins Recruiting webpage, at the bottom of the page under “Diversity Scholars Program.”
Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)
Summer Internship Program
For FIRST and SECOND Year Law Students
The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) sponsors a Summer Internship Program for first and second year law students. Each summer, PILI funds dozens of internships at public interest law agencies in the Chicago metropolitan area. The program is open to law students from across the country. The stipend for 10 weeks work is $4,500.
PILI ensures quality supervision by experienced lawyers at the agencies, and provides a lunch-time educational program. The program seeks to have law students work at and learn about legal institutions serving the public interest, and to engender a life-long participation in public interest law.
For more information, please see the PILI website. Applications are available in the Career Services Office, marked Handout #11.
HIRING IS HANDLED DIFFERENTLY AT EACH AGENCY. THE EARLIER YOU APPLY, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MARCH 31. FIRST YEARS MUST WAIT UNTIL DECEMBER 1.
The Jack Carey Scholarship for the Cook County
Public Defender's Office
The Jack Carey Scholarship provides a law clerk a scholarship within the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, which defends indigent clients in civil cases as well as criminal misdemeanor and felony cases. Selected applicants will assist a supervising attorney(s) in investigations, case preparation, client visits, legal research and writing, motion drafting and trial advocacy. One new applicant will be selected for each Fall Spring, and Summer semester. Scholarships are available to students eligible for a 711 license. Applications for Winter 2006 are due October 24, 2005. For more information and to pick up an application, please see Handout #10 in the Career Services Office.
National Litigation Fellowships
Pacific Legal Foundation
OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND LITIGATE ISSUES OF
**$52,000 NATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS**
Pacific Legal Foundation's College
of Public Interest Law is offering a limited
number of national litigation fellowships to
top graduates interested in rapidly gaining
experience in the litigation of major cases.
The fellowships are open to all graduating individuals
of demonstrated high achievement and offer an
exceptional opportunity as a stepping stone
to private practice, public agency law, an academic
career in the teaching of law, or a permanent
position with Pacific Legal Foundation.
Positions in this program are
expected to be available in the Sacramento,
California, headquarters of Pacific Legal Foundation,
the largest and oldest national public interest
law foundation litigating in support of private
property rights, individual liberties, limited
government, and the free enterprise system.
As a participant in this program, you will receive
concentrated litigation and writing experience
in the areas of the Foundation's legal practice.
Additional information and applications
are available on the Pacific
Legal Foundation website. See also Job Listing
PUBLIC INTEREST INTERNSHIPS
IN THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA:
The Public Interest Law Initiative
(PILI) offers a limited School-Year Internship
Program. PILI recruits law students from area
law schools for internships with one of seven
public interest law agencies in the Chicago
metropolitan area. Selected interns receive
a stipend of $2,250
for 200 hours of work during the spring term.
In order to apply for a school-year internship,
an applicant must prepare the PILI pplication
Form, and a cover letter and resume for each
agency to which you are applying (up to seven
sets, collated and stapled). The application
and additional information may be found on the
The application materials should be submitted
before mid-January. However, since each agency
hires at a different time, it is advisable to
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Fellowship in Nonprofit Law
The Fellowship, funded by the
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, permits one Fellow
each year to spend one year in residence at
the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City,
working closely with Vera's General Counsel
and Special Counsel on legal issues faced by
Vera. In addition, the Fellow will be deployed
to Vera's various projects and programs to address
the legal, business, and organizational issues
confronted by these programs and projects.
A Fellowship at Vera will provide
a law school graduate with exposure to an unusually
wide variety of legal and organizational issues
encountered by nonprofit organizations. It also
will provide the opportunity to identify an
emerging or changing area of law with particular
significance for nonprofits, and to explore
that area in depth, examining it in the real-life
context of a complex, legally-sophisticated
To apply, download the PDF application
or apply online at http://www.law.nyu.edu/ncpl/. Informational brochures
can be found in the CSO, marked Handout # 2.
are due December 9, 2005.
PSLawNet Fellowship Corner
Interested in pursuing a fellowship
upon graduation? Then be sure to check out PSLawNet's
new "Fellowship Corner" which includes
the full text of Yale's Fellowship Application
Tips for 2002-2003, along with the expanded
Appendix listing print and online fellowship
resources. The site also contains a Fellowship
Calendar with a chronological listing of application
deadlines--a big help for potential applicants
in planning and preparing their materials. Students
can access the Fellowship Corner at the top
of the left sidebar menu on the PSLawNet
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or existing sources that have been updated,
or as a reminder of existing resources that
are especially useful at certain times during
the year. To view the list of available resources go to http://www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cso/book-inv.pdf
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