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2Ls: Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago Seeks Post Graduate Fellowship Applications
LAF is the largest provider of legal services for the poor in Chicago and Cook County and considered one of the premier urban programs of its kind in the country. In addition to six intake offices, LAF has a dozen special projects in such areas as children's rights, family law, disability rights, housing law, migrant law, employment discrimination, immigration law, and HIV/AIDS. In past years LAF has had a number of Skadden and EJW Fellows who were engaged in innovative and productive projects under the supervision of experienced LAF lawyers.
In September LAF is fortunate to have two incoming EJW Fellows, and one Skadden Fellow to start in September 2007.
Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their substantive area(s) of interest and specific proposal, if any; resume; and writing sample. If an applicant does not have a specific proposal, an LAF supervising attorney may be available to develop one jointly with him or her. Applicants are urged to visit the EJW and Skadden web sites and review the different criteria for these fellowships.
The deadline for receiving such applications at LAF for both Skadden and EJW Fellowships is July 15. For additional information, please contact Wallace Winter at 312-347-8385 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See Job Posting 2763 for details.
Fellowship & Scholarship Information
Fellowship Opportunities: Attention 1Ls & 2Ls
While you spend your summer working at a legal aid organization, consider developing a post-graduate fellowship proposal with the attorneys on staff at your organization. Two primary organizations that fund post-graduate fellowship opportunities are Equal Justice Works and Skadden Fellowships. Students who develop fellowship proposals often apply for both an Equal Justice Works Fellowship and a Skadden Fellowship. For 2Ls, the application for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship is due on September 19, 2006 and the application for a Skadden Fellowship is October 4th, 2006.
For 1Ls, work to develop a relationship with your summer legal aid employer and talk with that employer about any legal needs they have that are not currently being met with an eye toward developing a fellowship proposal. Your first summer is a good time to start considering this possibility.
In addition to post-graduate Fellowships that you develop in conjunction with a legal aid organization, there are post-graduate fellowship opportunities available at other organizations that have their own application process. Information on these fellowships is accessible at www.pslaw.net in the “Fellowship Corner.” You will need to use your email address to log-in and create your own password, if you are not already registered on PSLawnet (NALP’s Public Service Law Network).
If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik.
Katten Muchin Rosenman Minority Scholarships
Minority students who have completed their first year of law school are eligible to apply for the Katten Muchin Rosenman Minority Scholarships. Two $15,000 scholarships will be awarded to students of color participating in our 2007 Summer Associate Program in Chicago. Candidates must meet the qualifications expected of Summer Associates and successfully complete the Chicago office’s Fall 2006 interview process. The recipients will be selected based on several criteria, including superior academic achievement, leadership experience and personal qualities that reflect the potential for outstanding contributions to Katten Muchin Rosenman and the legal profession.
Please complete and mail the attached application by August 31, 2006. Click here to download application.
All inquiries relating to the Katten Muchin Rosenman Minority Scholarships should be directed to:
Elaine F. Miller
Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
525 West Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661-3693
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 as a reminder of existing resources that
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Environmental Career Opportunities
"Environmental Career Opportunities" issue dated 5/02/2006 is available. To access this information just visit your URL: http://www.ecojobs.com/colleges/collegecontents.asp
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Introducing the NAWL Career Center
The National Association of Women Lawyers introduces its new, interactive, online job board, the NAWL Career Center—your resource for making online employment connections with women in the legal profession. The NAWL Career Center offers employers targeted access to quality women professionals, along with quick and easy job posting and online job activity reports. Job seeking professionals can make sure their resumes are being seen by those in the industry who matter most to them. The NAWL Career Center offers job seekers free and confidential resume posting, automated weekly email notification of new job listings, and the ability to save jobs for later review. To find a job or fill a position, visit the NAWL Career Center (http://careers.nawl.org/) today. Visit www.nawl.org to learn more about NAWL and its news.
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