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ABA Section of Anti-Trust Law
Summer fellowship for 1Ls and 2Ls
The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project (“Project”) is a full-time eight (8) week minimum, summer fellowship program open to all first and second year law students. The Project is part of an overall effort by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law (“Section”) to provide unique training opportunities to law students who may wish to consider public service as a profession, while at the same time, assisting states that are in need of additional resources to fulfill their mission. Students will work in the consumer protection departments of the offices of state (or territorial) attorneys general. If feasible, students will be afforded the opportunity to participate in some antitrust matters as well. The following fourteen (14) states and one territory have been selected to receive a Steiger Fellow during the summer of 2006: ILLINOIS, IOWA, MISSISSIPPI, MONTANA, NEVADA, THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, SOUTH DAKOTA, TEXAS, UTAH, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WASHINGTON STATE and WISCONSIN. Each Steiger Fellow will receive a gross stipend of $5000 for the entire summer, and will be responsible for all taxes and other required deductions. The Project does NOT provide either housing or travel expenses, with the exception of the Steiger Fellow selected to serve in the Attorney General’s Office of the Northern Mariana Islands.
For more information and to apply, go to www.abanet.org/antitrust. Applications must be received by February 6, 2006.
The Perkins Coie LLP And Perkins Coie Brown & Bain P.A. 1L Student Fellowship – Summer 2006
Perkins Coie is committed to the growth and development of legal communities that more accurately reflect the rich diversity of communities at large. To that end, the firm offers student fellowships to diverse first-year law students. The fellowships provide students a $7500 academic scholarship and a paid position with the Bellevue, WA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Menlo Park, CA; Phoenix, AZ (Perkins Coie Brown & Bain P.A.); Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA; or Washington, D.C. offices of Perkins Coie as a
summer associate during the summer immediately following the completion of their first year.
Fellows will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:
• The individual must be a first-year law student in good standing.
• The individual must possess an academic record, interest and capacity that evidence great promise for a successful career during the remainder of law school and in the legal profession.
• The individual must contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the law school student body and, upon entering the legal profession, the legal community.
The firm’s definition of diversity is broad and past finalists and recipients have included members of racial, ethnic, disabled, and sexual orientation minority groups, as well as those who may be the first person in their family to pursue higher education. While applicants need not disclose their financial circumstances, a demonstrated need for financial assistance may be taken into consideration.
To be considered, please submit (1) a current resume, (2) undergraduate and, if available, law school transcript photocopies (unofficial versions are fine), (3) a legal writing sample, and (4) a one-page personal statement/essay. Your personal statement should go beyond your resume to tell your unique personal history. There is no need to provide a traditional cover letter in addition to, nor should a cover letter be provided in lieu of, the essay. In-office interviews will be granted to finalists before fellowships are awarded.
Please submit all materials via mail, e-mail or facsimile to the office(s) of your preference. If applying for multiple offices, please clearly note this on your application materials. You will need to send a separate set of materials to each office you are applying for. If you are applying for the Bellevue, Portland or Seattle offices, all materials must be received on or before January 25, 2006. The application deadline for all other offices is January 31, 2006.
Internships in Europe
Studying abroad next semester in France? See Assistant Dean Lydia Lazar ASAP about setting up an internship in Europe for the summer of 2006 following your semester abroad.
Gray Plant Mooty's Minority 1L Summer Associate Program
Gray Plant Mooty is committed to attracting and retaining a highly-qualified, diverse work force. As part of these ongoing efforts, the Minneapolis office recruits 1L minority law students to participate in its Summer Associate Program. For Summer 2006, the Minneapolis office will hire one or two 1L summer associates.
During the 12-14 weeks of the summer, our 1L summer associates participate fully in our Summer Associate program. Woke assignments may come from any of our practice groups and will usually involve substantive legal research, analysis and writing. In addition to the work aspects of a law firm, our summer associates often take on a pro bono project and participate in social activities. Salary is $1375 a week.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, undergraduate transcript, law school transcript with first semester grades (updated later as necessary), and a legal writing sample to:
1L Minority Summer Associate Program
Attn: Linda Spotts, Recruiting Manager
Gray Plant Mooty
500 ID Center
80 South Eight Street
Minneapolis , MN 55402
Applications are due by noon on January 30th, 2006. You will be contacted by Friday, February 3 if you are selected for a screening interview. If invited to a call back, your travel expenses will be paid. For more information, contact Linda Spotts at 612-632-3345 or Linda.email@example.com. See also job posting #2235.
The Securities and Exchange Commission
Summer Honors Law Program
The application process for 2L’s is now closed. 1L deadline is Feb. 1, 2006.
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Summer Honors Law Program gives first
and second year law and JD/MBA students the opportunity to become acquainted with the
regulation of the securities markets and careers within the Commission. Positions are still open in the regional and district offices nationwide.
Highlights of the program include:
• Seminars and workshops on federal securities laws. Past presentations have included:
Securities Fraud on the Internet; Detection and Prosecution of Insider Trading; and An
Overview of Federal Securities Laws.
• Mentoring program: students are paired with an SEC attorney who provides them with
additional insight and guidance throughout the internship experience.
• Interns will have the opportunity to work in conjunction with attorneys and carry out
individual and team projects determined by their area of interest and current issues faced
by their assigned Division or Office.
• Academic Achievement (2L applicants must have a B average or higher to apply)
• Previous relevant employment
• Writing, research, and analytical abilities demonstrated through law review or other
• Extracurricular activities such as: moot court competition, legal aid and clinical
How to Apply:
• Please visit the SEC website at www.sec.gov/jobs and follow the link in the Summer Honors Law Program description to AVUE digital services.
• Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to hiring committees.
1L applications will be accepted from December 1st, 2005 to February 1st. For positions in the regional and district offices, please apply online via the link above and indicate the office(s) in which you are interested.
SEC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse workforce. Questions? Contact our recruiting office at 202.551.4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
United States Attorney's Office
of Western District of Michigan
The United States Attorney's Office is responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes in the Western District of Michigan. Such crimes include: political corruption, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, terrorism, narcotics, commercial fraud, government fraud, violent crime, public protection, and appeals. The Office also civilly defends agencies of the United States, enforces regulatory agencies' authority, and recovers funds from violators of civil, criminal, and regulatory laws. The United States Attorney's Office is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
IMMEDIATELY SEEKING SUMMER 2006 LAW CLERKS. Hiring decisions must be made in a timely manner to allow for a thorough background investigation and security clearance before an employee can begin working. These investigations average 8 weeks and require significant initial input from the applicant.
First, second, and third year law students who will not graduate during or before the period of clerkship and who are U.S. citizens, incisive, capable, and display both a positive attitude and initiative.
lLs: Two volunteer positions which may be structured to obtain class credit.
2Ls/3Ls: Two compensated positions may be available, or positions may be structured to obtain class credit.
10 week program; 20-40 hours per week; flexibility between part-time and full-time; clerks must complete a minimum of 200 hours
By letter of introduction, submit current RESUME, TRANSCRIPT, and WRITING SAMPLE by January 6, 2005 for 2Ls/3Ls and January 6, 2006 for ILs to: Daniel Rucker, Appellate Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Attorney's Office, P.O. Box 208, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0208
Phone: (616) 456-2404, Fax: (616) 456-2517, Email: Daniel.Rucker@usdoj.gov
(Email applications are acceptable, but post mail is preferred.) For more information, see Job Posting #2065.
Environmental Law Paid Internship at the Shedd Aquarium
Through a grant from the Georges Foundation, Shedd Aquarium offers a one-of-a- kind summer internship for a first-year law student who is enrolled in an Illinois law school and is interested in environmental law. The Georges Fellowship for Conservation includes an eight-week internship with Shedd's Conservation Department focusing on environmental policy research. It includes mentoring by a practicing environmental law attorney (from Jones Day, in Chicago), additional advising by environmental attorney and Aquarium environmental advocacy advisor Liz Georges and a stipend. The recipient will receive valuable hands-on experience researching timely environmental issues that are relevant to the Aquarium. One fellowship will be awarded each year through a competitive application process. The Georges Fellowship awards a $3000 stipend to the selected applicant.
If you are interested in applying for this internship, please see Handout #17 in the Career Services Office. If you have questions, please contact the Career Services Office.
Legal Externship Program Spring 2006
Do you want to develop your legal skills, get practical legal experience, see what it is like to work in a corporation, firm or government agency and -- at the same time -- make yourself more marketable to prospective employers? If so, then consider doing a for-credit externship and signing up for Chicago-Kent’s Legal Externship Program (LEP). LEP is 4-credit hours, non-graded, and open predominantly to students in their last three semesters of law school.
Externs interested in civil law may select to work in corporations, firms or government agencies, specializing in such diverse legal areas as immigration, tax, commodities, securities, health care, medical malpractice, or general corporate law. Externs in criminal law may choose to work with the States Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office, or the U.S. Attorney's Office. Some externships offer the opportunity to obtain a 711 license and appear in court.
More information about Legal Externships and an accompanying application form are available in the Law Offices reception area, Room 600 and in the Career Services Office.
If you want to know more about available externship opportunities, please e-mail Professor Vivien Gross (email@example.com) to set up an appointment. To see some externship possibilities, click here.
Department of the Air Force Summer Law Clerk Position
This summer, the Department of the Air Force intends to employ several summer law clerks in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. These are paid positions open to 1Ls and 2Ls. Civilian law students will work directly with career government attorneys and military attorneys on a diverse array of legal issues including: fiscal law, ethics, acquisition law, environmental law, fraud, intellectual property, civilian and military personnel, alternative dispute resolution, international law, space law, claims, law of armed conflict, federal litigation and information law.
More information can be found on the job posting website, on job #2082. You can also access the application by going to the USAJOBS website and searching for announcement # BO-05-SO83. Applications are due no later than December 16.
City of Chicago, Law Department
First Year Summer Extern Program
The Department of Law will have up to 36 highly qualified first year law students working as volunteers and assigned to one of its twelve divisions for a 10 week summer extern program. The program is designed to provide first year law students with a challenging externship that reflects the demands and rewards of public service, as well as a program focused on legal research and writing. The Law Department selects well-rounded law students who have exhibited academic excellence and an interest in public service from law schools across the nation.
During the summer, externs are assigned to one of the twelve practice groups within the Law Department and where they will be asked to assist the attorneys on a variety of legal issues within their assigned division.
The program includes social activities designed to allow externs and members of the Law Department to become acquainted in less formal settings. In addition, the Department hosts a brown bag lunch series featuring speakers addressing legal issues that affect the City in areas such as environmental and First Amendment law, and provides the externs with an opportunity to meet with City department officials and members of state and federal judiciary.
The Law Department seeks talented, promising individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many of our attorneys are active in civic and professional activities and organizations. The Law Department is committed to increasing opportunities for minorities in the legal profession, and the Department is proud that its staff reflects the racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity of Chicago. The Law Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information about this program, please contact Ms. Yona Ferris, Legal Personnel Administrator, at (312) 744-6974 or please send the following materials for consideration via email with division preferences: current resume, legal reference list, law school transcript or undergrad transcript if law school transcript has not been issued and writing sample to: Ms. Yona Ferris, City of Chicago, Department of Law, 121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 600, City Hall, Chicago, Illinois 60602.
First Year Law Students:
Apply before March 1, 2006
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). 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.
Fellowship & Scholarship Information
The Peggy Browning Fund for Labor Law Internship
In 2006 The Peggy Browning Fund will support 31 funded summer fellowships in labor-related organizations throughout the United States.
The stipends are for a minimum of $4,000 per student for a ten-week employment period. In some cases Mentor Organizations will supplement the stipend. See each individual fellowship description for details.
Students interested in applying must submit applications both to the listed organization and to The Peggy Browning fund. Applications must be received no later than Friday, January 13, 2006. The Fund expects to notify students selected for these positions in mid to late February. Please follow this link for application information.
Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship
Do you want to work for a progressive legal organization or with an attorney based in a community organization this summer? Apply now for a Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship, sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild. Whether you are interested in immigration law, criminal defense, labor law, LGBT issues, prisoners rights, or mass defense, there is a fellowship for you!
Please see this brochure to see the student-created projects, history of the fellowship, and application. There is a stipend of $2000 for 10 weeks of full time work. Applications are due no later than January 23, 2006.
Please direct any questions regarding the fellowships to Ian Branniganme at firstname.lastname@example.org 212-679-5100 x14.
2006 Minority Fellowships in Environmental Law
Offered by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
The American Bar Association ( ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources is pleased to announce the sponsorship of several Fellowships for eligible minority law students during the summer of 2006. The ABA Minority Fellowships in Environmental Law program is designed to encourage minority law students to study and pursue careers in environmental law and is open to first and second year law students and third year night students. The Fellowship guidelines require an 8-10 week minimum commitment wherein the recipient will work on legal matters for a government agency or public interest organization in the fields of environmental, energy or resources law, with emphasis on air pollution. Additionally, each recipient will participate in meetings of the bar association’s relevant committees and be assigned a mentor to aid in his or her pursuit of a career in environmental law.
Each successful recipient will receive a $5,000 stipend in exchange for participation in the Fellowship program. It is important to note that the Fellowship is open to minority group members who are African-American, Latino, Native American, Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander. For more information, or to apply, go to the ABA Fellowship Website. Completed applications and all related documents must be postmarked or emailed no later than January 31, 2006 to be considered.
ABA John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund
2006 Summer Legal Internship Program
The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum. Through this, it aims both to help homeless clients and to encourage careers in the law which further the goals of social justice.
The ideal intern will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with poor people or on issues affecting them. All law students are eligible, and first year law students are encouraged to apply. The intern must commit no less than eight continuous weeks between May 1 and October 1 to the program of his or her choice. Applicants must submit the attached application to the Curtin Internship Program, American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, 740 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005-1022. Applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 20, 2006. For more information, please see the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. Applications are available in the Career Services Office, marked Handout #14.
Robert Masur Fellowship
in Civil Liberties
The Nation Institute is now accepting applications for the 2006 Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties. The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties, work on a civil rights or civil liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties. Fellowship recipient receives a $1,000 honorarium.
Applicants should send a proposal, no more than two pages, describing his or her intended summer project, along with a resume, a brief letter of recommendation, and the name of their faculty or organizational sponsor to:
Robert Masur Fellowship
The Nation Institute
33 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
All applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2006. For more information, see www.nationinstitute.org or call 212-209-5447.
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. Most organizations will hire their PILI intern earlier than this date. FIRST YEARS MUST WAIT UNTIL DECEMBER 1.
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
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