check the new job
posting system ("Symplicity")
on a regular basis. Check out Symplicity's general instructions for more information.
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.
Minneapolis Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC), September 8-9, 2006, Minneapolis, MN
Top legal employers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area are invited each year to interview candidates at the Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference. This year's conference will be held at the offices of Rider Bennett in downtown Minneapolis on September 8-9th, 2006. The conference aims to increase legal diversity in the Twin Cities area by matching top-quality 2L and 3L students from local and national law schools. The interview setting is geared towards efficiency, a more relaxed formality and a comfortable interaction between candidates and employers. Students can register during May and June, 2006. 2L's graduating in 2008 and 3L's graduating in 2007 are eligible to participate. For more information about the conference and to register for the 2006 MMRC, please go to: http://www.tcc-mmrc.org/students.html
The McGhee Scholarship will be available to some students who travel to the conference. If interested, when you register, indicate your interest and you will receive further application details and deadlines in mid-June. Questions? Refer to the MMRC website first and the frequently asked questions page http://www.tcc-mmrc.org/FAQ/studentFAQ.html. Then contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik or conference director Kristen Hasler.
National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair (NBPA), Tuesday, July 11, 2006, Houston, TX
The National Black Prosecutors Association’s (NBPA) 23rd Annual Conference is scheduled for Sunday July 9th to Saturday July 16th at the Hilton Houston Post Oak, This year’s conference will serve, not only as a job fair forum, but as a comprehensive legal training program for prosecutors and interested law students. On Tuesday July 11, 2006, the conference will hold its annual Job Fair, the goal of which is to promote diversity in prosecutors’ offices by providing a forum in which prospective employers can easily access highly qualified minority candidates from all over the country. Unlike in years prior, pre-registration will be required of all interviewees, both law students and laterals alike. The deadline for early registration is Friday, May 26. After May 26, the registration fee increases to $100.00. Visit: www.blackprosecutors.org/conference.html and refer to the “job fair information” section to view the 44 employers who will be attending and to register for the job fair.
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.
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
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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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