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Hispanic National Bar Association 2014 Prudential Fellowship Program

HNBAThe Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) and Lowenstein Sandler, LLP (Lowenstein) to provide a fellowship opportunity to a highly-motivated third year law school student. Through this partnership, HNBA will select a third year law school student to be the 2014 HNBA-Prudential Law Fellow.

The Fellow will be hired to the position of a full time first year associate or entry level associate at Lowenstein Sandler and will be expected to begin work on a date to be determined between the Fellow and Lowenstein Sandler. The date is expected to be set after law school graduation and completion of the July 2014 bar examination.

For more information on this fellowship opportunity, click on the link below or visit Symplicity to view the complete description under the “Jobs” tab.  The application deadline is January 31, 2014.

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ABA Summer 2014 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation has announced its Summer 2014 JudicialJIOP_logo_320x165 Intern Opportunity Program. The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged and students who identify themselves as LGBT.

The program is a summer internship program open to all first- or second-year diverse law students. Selected students are given an opportunity to intern for six weeks or more during the summer with a participating state or federal judge. The program offers a $2,000 award to each selected student. Students can also elect law school credit or coordinate their award with their work/student financial aid.

Applications will begin accepting applications for second-year students on November 4 and December 1 for first-year students. Applications must be submitted by January 10, 2014.

For more information and to obtain an application, click www.ambar.org/jiop. For questions, contact Amber Donley in Career Services at ardonley@fcsl.edu

Palm Beach County Bar Association: Diversity Internship Program

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Eligibility: Candidates must be a first year or second year diverse law student from Florida law schools that are interested in working in Palm Beach County.

Criteria for Selection:

  • Top 50% of class
  • Involvement and leadership in law school organizations
  • Recognized outstanding achievements
  • Proven commitment to serving others

Internship Information:

  • Program Length: May 27, 2014 – August 8, 2014
  • Work Schedules: 20-40 hours per week
  • Pay Rates: $10.00-$15.00/ hour for law firms and $200.00 stipend per week for government employers

Deadline: January 3, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Click Palm Beach County Bar Association for the application or obtain a copy here: Palm Beach County Internship 2014

Caribbean Bar Association Scholarship

The Caribbean Bar Association (CBA) has announced its annual scholarship. The scholarship will award up to two 8-week Judicial Internships with judges in South Florida and one 8-week Legal Services Internship with Legal Services of Greater Miami.  Each recipient will receive a stipend in the amount of $3,000.00. Applications are Caribbean-Bar-Association-Logo1available in Career Services. The deadline to apply is January 17, 2014. As a part of the application process students must complete a 1,000 words or less essay.  A copy of the application is attached below.

Should you have any questions, please contact Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu.

CBA Scholarship Application

Learn more about the Caribbean Bar Association by clicking here.

Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference

The Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization®  are pleased to announce the fourth annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for Summer 2014.  The Project’s goal is to provide summer judicial internships for highly-qualified minority, underrepresented, and economically disadvantaged law students.  The Project is national in scope and will place 75 students as judicial interns in federal appellate, district, bankruptcy, and magistrate judges’ chambers across the country.  Interns will have the opportunity to draft bench memoranda, judicial orders, and opinions on a variety of substantive matters, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, magistrate judge reports, and habeas corpus petitions.  Applicants should possess strong research and writing skills and be prepared to handle the rigors of working in a federal court.

There will be an initial screening, which will identify qualified candidates eligible for a first-round interview conducted in-person or by telephone.  Applicants who clear this round will be referred to one of the Project’s Participating Judges for a second-round interview, after which each Participating Judge will make a final hiring decision.  Applicants who are hired must commit to attending two mandatory training workshops prior to the beginning of the internship, either in-person or via videoconference, and must be available to work full-time as an unpaid intern for a minimum of six weeks. 

The information on how to apply included below is also available at:

http://jtbf.org/index.php?submenu=StudentPrograms&src=gendocs&ref=InternshipJRCJTBF&category=Main

All of the program requirements are attached in the accompanying Memorandum of Understanding.  Applicants should submit the following materials as one PDF document in the following order:

(1) a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in diversity and participating in the Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project;
(2) a resume;
(3) a law school transcript, official or unofficial (if first semester law school grades are unavailable or incomplete, please send an undergraduate transcript and supplement with law school grades as they become available);
(4) a writing sample (no more than 10 pages in length);
(5) a list of three references; and
(6) a signed Memorandum of Understanding.

Please name your PDF document as follows:

Firstname_Lastname_Summer 2014 JRC-JTB Application.

At present, this is an unpaid internship, so applicants are encouraged to seek law school or non-profit funding.  Also, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to the ABA’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, which has been a source of funding for Project interns.

Applications will be received online until  5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 6, 2014. Electronic applications will be available at www.jtbf.org the week of October 28, 2013. Early applications are highly encouraged. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Cover letters may be addressed to: Carla Jordan-Detamore, United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia, Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse, 401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact JRC-JTB Program Director, Laura Ramsey, at (312) 258-4868 or lramsey@jtbf.org.

2014 JRC-JTB Students’ Memorandum of Understanding

The Department of State’s Pathways Recent Graduates Program

The Department of State’s Pathways Recent Graduates Program Job Announcement is now open on USAJobs.gov for the IT Specialist job series, and is scheduled to close at 11:59pm EST on the day that 200 applications is received, or Friday, November 8, 2013, whichever comes first.

Go to https://state.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/344074900 to view the vacancy and start the application process.

To qualify for a Pathways Recent Graduates position, you must meet the qualifications listed in the announcement, and have COMPLETED your educational requirement BY THE DATE OF APPLICATION.

Visit the forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Engage on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search the FAQs for more information.

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

2014 ABA Business Law Section Initiatives

ABA Business Law InitiativesThe ABA Business Law Section offers two outstanding initiatives specifically for law students. Please consider taking advantage of these opportunities to gain a unique and rewarding experience and earn some extra cash.

2014 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

This highly regarded student writing contest is in its 28th year. Law students writing on a business law subject of general and current interest have the opportunity to win up to $2,500 and a paid trip to the Section Spring Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.

Visit our website for more details regarding the contest requirements and to download a 2014 submission entry form. Submissions are due January 10, 2014.

2014 Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program

Up to 9 law students from diverse backgrounds are placed in summer business court clerkships around the country. Students will gain invaluable experience and the opportunity to build their network. They will also receive a stipend to cover living expenses for the duration of the 8-week clerkship.

Visit our website for more details regarding the applicant criteria and application process or view the application in the attached document.  The application Deadline is Friday, December 27, 2013.

Please contact Lauren Shores at lauren.shores@americanbar.org or 312-988-6398 with any questions.

2014 Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program Application

2014 John J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship

The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty is seeking motivated law student interns to apply for stipends available for the Summer 2014 Program. 

The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school 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 that further the goals of social justice.  Students must already have a position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization.

This fellowship is open to all law students and first year law students are encouraged to apply.

All applications must be received by Monday, March 31, 2014.  Early submissions are welcome.  The complete application can be found here.  For more information about this fellowship, visit the website at: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/homelessness_poverty/john_j_curtin_jr_fellowship1.html.

Spring Externships Still Available!

Due to last minute submissions, there are still a few Spring credit-bearing Externship opportunitiesExternships available for a limited time! They are:

  • Federal Public Defender’s Office
  • Main Street America
  • Second Harvest

View these externship opportunities on Symplicity under the “Externships” shortcut link on the homepage or click on the Jobs tab and be sure to get your application materials in order before Thursday, October 31st!