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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!

New Spring Externship Opportunity with Second Harvest!

The mission of Second Harvest North Florida is to distribute food and grocery products to hungry people and to educate the public about the causes and possible solutions to problems of domestic hunger.                           

APPLICATION MATERIALS:  Resume; Unofficial Transcript; Writing Sample; Experiential Learning Agreement Form (can be found on Symplicity’s document library)

REQUIREMENTS:  Interest in logistics, transportation, and food; 2L or 3L students       

DUTIES:  The anticipated work of the selected extern is to be involved in operational aspects of the organization. Students will assist with regulatory and compliance matters, review and analyze contracts, draft memorandums, assist with warehouse logistics, transportation, and operational management. Issues may include food safety and the recall process.

Address Cover Letter to:  Dear Sir or Madam:   

Applications DUE OCTOBER 14, 2013

Questions?  Contact the CSD at careerservices@fcsl.edu or 680-7744.

FASPE: Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

 FASPE

Summer Ethics Fellowships for Law Students

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) seeks applications for its 2014 law fellowships.  FASPE Law, one component of a larger program that works with students in several fields, uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust as a launching point for an intensive course of study on legal ethics. FASPE is predicated upon the power of place, and in particular the first-hand experience of visiting Auschwitz and traveling through Germany and Poland where Fellows study the past and consider how to apply the lessons of history as they confront the ethical challenges of today.

In 2014 FASPE will take a group of 10-15 law students on an all-expenses-paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where they will examine topics like: the challenge of ambition in professional development, ethics and government lawyering, dilemmas in day-to-day practice, and ethical approaches to truth and disclosure.

FASPE believes in the broad applicability of ethics training. We are looking for students with a wide range of legal interests including, among others: criminal law, constitutional law, corporate law, environmental law, human rights advocacy, international law, public interest law, real estate law, securities law, and tax law.

The 2014 program will run from Sunday, May 25 to Thursday, June 5. Fellowships cover all program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food.

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To apply or to learn more about FASPE, visit: www.FASPE.info. Completed applications must be received by January 6, 2014. All students enrolled in graduate school at the time of their application are eligible. Award notifications will be emailed by March 1.

Students of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

See the official flyer here: FASPE

We Have Fantastic Externship Opportunities!

Spring credit-bearing Externship opportunities with corporations, public interest employers and government entities are now available for a limited time! A few examples of unique Spring Externshipsexternship opportunities available for 2Ls and 3Ls with a low number of applicants thus far include:

  • Web.com
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • North Florida Public Land Trust
  • Public Defender’s Office – multiple locations
  • State Attorney’s Office – multiple locations
  • Three Rivers Legal Services
  • U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Log onto Symplicity for all the latest opportunities and be sure to get your application materials in order before Friday, October 11th!