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


LatinoJustice Public Interest Fellowship

In NLLSA on July 12, 2012 by Public Relations Director

2013 Public Interest Fellowship

Fellowship Sponsorship Opportunities with LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Download Public Interest Fellowship Details

LatinoJustice PRLDEF is seeking to sponsor a rising 3L or recent law school graduate who will be clerking in 2012-13 for Skadden and Equal Justice Works fellowships. Applications for 2013-2014 Fellowship Opportunities must be submitted to LatinoJustice by no later than July 25th, 2012,

LatinoJustice primarily focuses on law reform impact litigation, partnering with prominent pro bono law firms, and other public interest civil rights organizations. Legal Fellows through their fellowship project will have the opportunity to engage in client outreach through legal clinics and know your rights workshops, case investigation, discovery, negotiations, trial practice, writing amicus briefs, and appeals. Non-litigation activities typically include legal services in collaboration with out community based organizational partners, legislative and public policy advocacy, and public education on important civil rights matter.

Skadden and Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Applicants for the two-year Skadden Fellowship and EJW Fellowship should consult those programs for more details about their respective fellowship eligibility requirements, previous successful fellowship proposals, selection process, and respective application deadlines.


Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to equal justice and equal opportunity for all. Applicants should be dedicated to the deployment of innovative and cutting-edge strategies (including non-litigation strategies) in addressing entrenched racial and national origin discrimination matters. Applicants for the 2013-2014 Fellowships must graduate from law school by June 2013, or have graduated in 2011-2012 and are currently clerking in 2012-13.

Applicants should have bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish

Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate involvement in scholarship, activities or employment which promote racial, national origin, gender, and economic justice on behalf of Latino communities. Project proposals focusing on the Southeastern United States are welcome.


Please submit an initial application consisting of cover letter describing your interest at working with LatinoJustice and project proposal, academic transcript, and resume to by no later than July 25th, 2012. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

For questions about Fellowship application process or other LatinoJustice employment opportunities, please contact Jose Perez, Associate General Counsel (212) 219-3360 or


AZ Job

In NLLSA on May 21, 2012 by Public Relations Director

Pima County Office of Children’s Counsel (OCC)

Job description:

Represent children in dependency, divorce, and criminal cases (as the victim or witness).  File pleadings and appellate briefs where necessary.  Maintain client contact, including home visits.  Work will include some nights and weekends.

A dependency action is a case filed by the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Child Protective Services Division or by a private individual alleging that a child is need of proper care and control because their parents are either unable or unwilling to do so.  An attorney from the OCC is appointed to represent each child in a dependency proceeding.

OCC attorneys are occasionally appointed as attorneys in very contested divorce cases.  Additionally, OCC attorneys may be appointed in criminal cases where the child is the victim or witness in a case.  OCC does not represent children  in delinquency proceedings.

Job qualifications:

Graduation from accredited school of law. Admission to the Arizona State Bar at time of appointment.


Preference will be given to those applicants with experience working with children and those who have participated in a family law or child advocacy clinic in law school.

Starting Salary $25.25 per hour DOE

This job is scheduled to begin towards the end of June 2012.  Interviewing will begin on May 23, 2012 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to Rebecca Curtiss:

Include “Bilingual Attorney Application” in the subject line of your email. 


5th Annual NLLSA Moot Court Competition to be held Oct. 4-5, 2012, at UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, California

In NLLSA on May 20, 2012 by NLLSA Chair

On behalf of the 2011-2012 NLLSA Executive Board, I am delighted to invite you to compete in the Fifth Annual National Latina/o Association Moot Court Competition.  This year the competition will be taking place in Los Angeles, California at the 16th Annual Conference on October 4-5, at UCLA School of Law.

NLLSA is a progressive organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining the academic success of Latina/o law students as well as to encouraging the discussion of issues relevant to the Latina/o population.  As the largest minority in the United States, it is valuable to create a forum where Latina/o law students can vibrantly debate contemporary legal issues that affect our community.

We have consistently focused on Moot Court topics relevant to the Latina/o community.  Last year in New Orleans, participants of the 4th Annual moot Court Competition debated the constitutional questions raised by the enactment of Arizona’s SB1070.  This year, we have selected a topic that addresses another timely issue facing our community.

It is a great pleasure to present this great opportunity for Latina/o law students to engage with a moot court topic significant to our community while they are able to sharpen their advocacy skills through fervent competition against students from across the country.  Please remember to submit your team’s Notice of Intent to Participate to me at on June 30, 2012, before 5:00 p.m. Central Time.

Good luck to all the participants, and I look forward to a stimulating competition.


Ernie Dominguez-Rodriguez

Attorney General, NLLSA

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D. Candidate 2013