Instructions to Interview with Army JAG on Oct. 6, at the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference at UCLA School of Law

In Conference, Foreign Policy, Internships, Jobs, Summer opportunities, U.S. Government on October 2, 2012 by NLLSA Chair

The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps) is the oldest and second-largest law firm in the world, with offices throughout the United States and overseas. The JAG Corps provides new attorneys with immediate legal experience, leadership responsibility, and exposure to a wide variety of practice areas. From criminal law to environmental and contract law, new attorneys provide counsel and legal assistance to Soldiers, retirees and their families, legal advice to commanders, and argue before the Army Court of Criminal Appeals.  The Army JAG Corps also hires second-year law students each summer to conduct paid legal internships all over the country and overseas.  3Ls and 2Ls who are interested in applying for the Army JAG Corps Active Duty positions or paid summer internships should click here for application instructions and contact Major LaJohnne White prior to the Conference at  to schedule an interview during the employment expo at the National Latina/o Law Student Association Conference on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at UCLA School of Law.  Good luck to all applicants!


National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) will be interviewing students at the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

In Conference, Internships, Jobs, Summer opportunities on October 2, 2012 by NLLSA Chair

NCLRThe National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.  NCLR will be recruiting at the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference to be held at UCLA School of Law from Oct. 4-6, 2012.  NCLR invites students to apply for an interview with a representative of the organization during the Career Expo, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the NLLSA Conference at UCLA School of Law.  For a list of available positions at NCLR, please click here.  Student interested in interviewing with NCLR should submit the following documents to Asaf Orr at prior to the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (5-10 pages)

If selected for an interview, NCLR will contact the selected applicant directly to schedule an interview at the Career Expo on Saturday, Oct. 6, at UCLA School of Law.  Good luck to all applicants!!


Bet Tzedek to interview at the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference at UCLA School of Law on Oct. 6, 2012

In Internships, Jobs, Law firms on September 27, 2012 by NLLSA Chair

NLLSA is pleased to announce that Bet Tzedek will be interviewing students on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the Career Expo component of the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference to be held at UCLA School of Law.  Please see below for information about Bet Tzedek and for instructions about interviewing with this law firm.


Bet Tzedek was founded in 1974 by a small group of lawyers, rabbis, and community activists who sought to act upon a central tenet of Jewish law and tradition: “Tzedek, tzedek tirdof – Justice, justice you shall pursue.” This doctrine establishes an obligation to advocate the just causes of the poor and helpless. Consistent with this mandate, Bet Tzedek provides assistance to all eligible needy residents throughout Los Angeles County, regardless of their racial, religious, or ethnic background.

Please email a copy of your resume, cover letter, and transcript (unofficial is fine) to Jenny Williams at to interview with Bet Tzedek.


Instructions to interview with Navy JAG at the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference at UCLA School of Law on Saturday, October 6, 2012

In Conference, Internships, Jobs, NLLSA, Summer opportunities, U.S. Government on September 12, 2012 by NLLSA Chair

NLLSA Conference Career Fair Attendees,

The Navy JAG Corps will be conducting interviews at the upcoming 16th Annual NLLSA Conference.  For more information about our permanent positions and internship/externship program, please visit our website at:  If you are interested in interviewing for a permanent position with the Navy JAG Corps, please complete the following steps BEFORE your attendance at the career fair.

1) Visit

2) Click the “Phase One: Professional Recommendation” link at the bottom of the page

3) Click the “JAG Corps Online Application” link

4) Create a login account

5) Practicing attorneys = Direct Appointment Application; and

Law school students = Student Program Application

6) Complete the application and submit all required supporting documentation (letters of recommendation, transcripts, photo, etc.)

7) Email LT Tashinda Richardson ( and confirm that you have submitted your online application.  She will schedule your interview at that point.  If you complete your application while at the convention, you can schedule your interview with a JAG Corps Officer on site at our exhibit at the convention.  However, in order to ensure yourself an interview slot, it is best to schedule your interview in advance.

Applicants interested in applying to the summer internship/school year externship program can find the application at  There is no interview associated with the internship/externship application process (only applicants for permanent positions will require an interview).    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about the Navy JAG Corps and our application process at the below phone number.  Thank you and I look forward to meeting you at the NLLSA Conference!!


LT Tashinda Richardson

Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps

Deputy Special Assistant for Diversity

1322 Patterson Avenue, SE

Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5066

(Office) 202-685-7257

(Fax) 202-685-5545


Inter-American Sustainable Development Law Moot Court Competition in Bogota, Colombia, March 6-9, 2013

In NLLSA on August 16, 2012 by NLLSA Chair

Teams from all over the Americas converge to participate in a unique moot court opportunity: an overseas competition in which students from different countries argue in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, with simultaneous translation services provided. The event is also unique in its location – the inaugural 2011 event was the first international, multi-lingual moot court competition held in South America.  Tulane University Law School’s Payson Center is proud to contribute to the growth of opportunities for students to learn courtroom skills in the Americas, and to strengthen relationships between the United States and its neighbors.  

About the 2013 Competition (March 6-9, 2013)

We invite all law school moot court teams to attend the 2013 groundbreaking competition, hosted by UniAndes in Bogotá, Colombia. The official competition dates are March 6-9, 2013. More information, including registration deadlines, can be found here.

The UniAndes campus is located in beautiful and dynamic Bogotá, one of the most vibrant cities in the Americas. During the last decade, it has experienced impressive urban and cultural transformations, along with fast-paced growth stimulated by the renovation of public spaces and infrastructure. The city has much to offer even the casual visitor–from spectacular geographic diversity to delicious gastronomic offerings and a myriad of cultural activities. Join us!


Colin Crawford
Professor and Executive Director
Payson Center for International Development
Phone: (504) 862-3525
Laura Rodriguez-Bauza
United States Co-Chair
Inter-American Sustainable Development Law Moot Court Competition


Bingham McCutchen LLP is now accepting applications for the Thurgood Marshall Fellowship

In NLLSA on August 13, 2012 by NLLSA Chair

“Bingham is pleased to announce the launch of the Thurgood Marshall Fellowship, honoring the first African-American Justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court and a man who had a profound effect on the civil rights movement of the 20th century.”

Please see the Bingham McCutchen LLP announcement: Thurgood Marshall Fellowship.

Bingham expects “to award two fellowships to the class of 2014, one in Bingham’s D.C. office and the other in one of our Southern California offices. Recipients will receive a paid summer associate position and a $25,000 fellowship to be distributed as follows: $15,000 applied to the fellow’s third-year law school tuition after successful completion of our summer program (including receipt of an offer of permanent employment), and $10,000 upon commencement of fulltime employment at the firm.”

Please see the following link for application details:

The deadline to submit materials is September 7, 2012.


USDOL Honors Program

In NLLSA on August 7, 2012 by Public Relations Director

Attention 3Ls and Recent Law Graduates: Opportunities are Open at the U.S. Department of Labor, Where Workers are our Business.

The U.S. Department of Labor is now accepting applications for its Honors Program for Fall 2013. Applicants must graduate from law school in Spring or Summer 2013 or complete a judicial clerkship or legal fellowship in time to start the Honors Program in September 2013. If you’re committed to workers’ rights and interested in acquiring valuable legal skills, we encourage you to apply for the Honors Program.

The application information is available at and the deadline is October 12, 2012.

For more information, visit  If you have questions, you can contact M. Lucero Ortiz, Esq., HNBA member, at