Tag Archives: Diversity

Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)

Registration for SEMJF will begin on April 2, 2014 and will end on April 18, 2014. Students can register on Symplicity at https://law-fcsl-csm.symplicity.com/surveys/SEMJF_Registration14.

Registration is FREE! On May 15th, students will  be able to view the list of employers SEMJF Symplicityparticipating and will be able to apply for opportunities on SEMJF Symplicity. Only students selected to interview with employers or as an alternate are allowed to attend the job fair.

Registration includes providing the following information:
• First, Middle, and Last Name
• Email Address
• Graduation Date
• Class Year: 1L, 2L, 3L

Job Fair Details

When:  Friday, July 25  & Saturday, July 26, 2014
Where: Hyatt Regency Suites Perimeter Northwest in Marietta, Georgia

Should you have additional questions, feel free to contact Amber Donley at ardonley@fcsl.edu.

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Diversity Committee Writing Competition

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is now accepting entries for its first Diversity Committee Writing Competition.  A winner will be selected from each class (1L, 2L and 3/4L) and each winner will receive a $5,000.00 cash prize. 

Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 1, 2014.  Details are included in the attached memo (LSAC Writing Competition Memo).

Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Program

The Sarasota County Bar Association in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County is accepting applications for its Diversity Scholarship Program to provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to qualified law students of diverse backgrounds. Students are selected from Florida law schools by the SCBA Diversity Committee. Click on the link to view the Diversity Scholarship Program brochure.

Eligibility is based on need, merit and qualifying criteria. Candidates interview with area law firms and/or governmental agencies that have agreed to employ the students for 10-week summer internships. Once approved, successful applications are referred to the Community Foundation who awards the scholarship to the student’s law school to further his/her legal education.

The Diversity Committee is available to provide information about housing for students that do not have ties to the community.  To learn more and obtain an application, visit http://www.sarasotabar.com/ or http://www.cfsarasota.org/. You can also obtain a copy of the application below. If you have questions, feel free to contact Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu.  Applications are due by March 1, 2014.

SCBAR-Application 2013-14

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

Palm Beach County Bar Association: Diversity Internship Programdiversity-hands-150x150

 

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

Blackstone Legal Fellowship Informational Webinar

The Blackstone Legal Fellowship is a prestigious, nine-week summer internship program designed to train future legal scholars, litigators, policy makers, and judges, and is unlike any other opportunity available to Christian law students. What makes Blackstone unique?

  • Blackstone interns gather for two weeks at the beginning of the summer for intensive training in constitutional jurisprudence, natural law, history, and effective advocacy, taught by prominent legal scholars from around the country.
  • Each intern then participates in a six-week field internship that is individually selected to advance each intern’s career objectives. Placements include government entities, law firms, policy groups, and public interest legal organizations, both domestic and international.
  • The summer concludes with a week of career development training led by top litigators, jurists, and other legal professionals.
  • Upon completion of the program, interns will have the opportunity to join the Fellowship and have access to a dedicated career services team, additional training opportunities, and a broad alumni network that is available throughout their professional careers.

Blackstone is entering its 15th year, and has trained over 1,300 law students. These alumni are now working in major law firms and prominent government offices, teaching at top law schools, and clerking at every level of the state and federal judiciary systems.

Admission to Blackstone is highly competitive. Those selected for participation are provided airfare, lodging, materials, and a $6,300 scholarship.  See the attached flyer for details on how to join the webinar.

www.blackstonelegalfellowship.org

Blackstone Informational Webinar – Nov 19

 

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