Internships, Clerkships, and Scholarships
 

HBA-DC JUDICIAL COUNCIL CLERKSHIP BOOT CAMP

When: Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where:
UDC's David A. Clarke School of Law
RSVP: Registration has been extended to Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Email hbadcbootcamp@gmail.com to RSVP. Please indicate your law school, law school year, and your email address. Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis, and the event is nearing capacity.
Metro: Van Ness (Red Line)

 

The HBA-DC Judicial Council will launch a judicial clerkship boot camp in the spring semester aimed at assisting Latino law students in obtaining clerkships. The boot camp will offer Latino law school 1L students a greater understanding of the translatable value of clerking and how to remain competitive in preparation for clerking and provide 2L students with in-depth application assistance through an intensive cover letter/resume writing workshop. The program is open to DC area Latino law school 1L and 2L students interested in obtaining judicial clerkships (though the program is open to any student who signs up).

 

If you are a student interested in learning more about the value of a clerkship and the practical skills you will obtain and be able to apply in various fields, or you are already working on clerkship applications and looking for best practices on preparing a competitive application, join us for this unique opportunity! 


JUST NEIGHBORS SEEKS STUDENT INTERN VOLUNTEERS

Just Neighbors is a non-profit organization based in Falls Church, Virginia, which provides humanitarian based immigration legal services to low income immigrants in the northern Virginia area. The organization seeks dedicated summer law interns or attorneys who are willing to help implement the Deferred Action for Parents program during the Summer of 2015 and beyond. Internships are unpaid but law student interns and volunteer attorneys will be given excellent training and supervision and will be meeting individually with clients throughout the process. Interested applicants can send resumes to Dominique Poirier, Director of Legal Services at dominique@justneighbors.org.


 

FINRA SEEKS SUMMER 2015 LEGAL INTERN

 

FINRA is seeking a well-qualified individual for a Legal Internship in our Office of General Counsel - Corporate Department in Washington, DC. The Summer Internship Program runs from May 18, 2015 through August 7, 2015. The Legal Intern will assist the Litigation Group in the Office of General Counsel in responding to lawsuits, subpoenas, and providing legal advice on litigation, ethics, bankruptcy, and other issues to all departments in FINRA.

 

Under the direct supervision of the Vice President and Chief of Litigation of the Office of General Counsel, the Legal Intern will engage in the following activities:

  • Assist OGC attorneys in dealing with lawsuits against FINRA and its employees.
  • Assist in responding to subpoenas directed to FINRA and staff for documents and testimony. Perform legal research on questions presented to FINRA ' s OGC litigation attorneys.
  • Participate in special projects as assigned.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Two years or more of law school.
  • Experience with law enforcement or regulatory organizations and working knowledge of the federal securities laws, particularly the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, is a plus but not required.
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude and professional demeanor.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication s kills. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with others to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately.

For details on the application procedure click here.

  

 

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS FELLOWSHIP IN CONSUMER LAW

 

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks applicants to sponsor for an Equal Justice Works and/or Skadden Fellowship. The Fellow will work on a special project in Legal Aid’s consumer law unit that will expand Legal Aid’s ability to pursue affirmative consumer protection litigation against individuals and entities that engage in abusive or deceptive practices. The Fellow will work closely with experienced legal services attorneys and will be provided support and training by Legal Aid staff. Additional information about these fellowships can be found at www.equaljusticeworks.org and www.skaddenfellowships.org.

 

Ideal candidates will be law students entering their third year or recent graduates who expect to complete a judicial clerkship in the summer of 2015. The successful candidate must have a commitment to public interest and a desire to work in a collaborative work environment. All persons regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability are encouraged to apply. Fluency in a second language spoken by Legal Aid’s client community, such as Spanish or Amharic, is a plus. To apply, please send cover letter and resume by email to: fellowsearch@legalaiddc.org, Attn: Fellowship Candidate Search Committee, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.

Additional information, such as writing samples, transcripts, and references, will be sought from those selected to interview with Legal Aid. The position will be open until filled.

 

 

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