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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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Instructions to Interview with Army JAG on Oct. 6, at the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference at UCLA School of Law
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) will be interviewing students at the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012
The 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 AOrr@nclrights.org prior to the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference:
- Cover Letter
- 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!!
Instructions to interview with Navy JAG at the 16th Annual NLLSA Conference at UCLA School of Law on Saturday, October 6, 2012
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: http://www.jag.navy.mil/careers_/index.html. 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.
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 (Tashinda.email@example.com) 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 http://www.jag.navy.mil/careers_/careers/opportunities_internship.html. 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!!
Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps
Deputy Special Assistant for Diversity
1322 Patterson Avenue, SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5066
The following are full-time and summer 2012 opportunities for rising 2Ls and 3Ls with the U.S. Department of Justice. Make sure to apply early!
The Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) is Justice’s recruitment program for entry-level attorneys, and is the only way Justice hires graduating law students. Judicial law clerks, full-time graduate law program (LLM) students, and law school graduates in qualifying full-time legal fellowships are also eligible. The first opportunity for law students to apply for HP is the summer before their third year of law school. This year, the on-line centralized electronic application opens July 25, 2011, and closes September 6, 2011. Participating Justice offices and components will be listed at: www.justice.gov/oarm/arm/hp/hpparticipatingcomp.htm.
The Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) is Justice’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. Law students who have completed at least one full semester of law school by the application deadline are eligible to apply; however, the majority of SLIPs are second-year law students who work at Justice the summer between their second and third years of law school. But the SLIP is also open to recent graduates between graduation and the start of a judicial clerkship or full-time qualifying legal fellowship. This year, the on-line centralized electronic application opens July 25, 2011, and closes September 6, 2011. Thus, current 1Ls (i.e., rising 2Ls) who are interested in a paid internship for Summer 2012should apply by September 6, 2011. Participating Justice offices and components will be listed at: www.justice.gov/oarm/arm/sp/spcomponents.htm
More information about Justice’s hiring programs, including volunteer internship opportunities across the county, may be found at the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM) website at: http://www.justice.gov/oarm/
American University Washington College of Law’s 22nd Summer Law Program in Chile still has a few spots available for law students around the country. The program runs from May 29 to June 26 in Santiago, Chile, with a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In addition to classes on Trade and Investment in Latin America, Human Rights and Comparative Law, the program includes site visits to the Chilean Congress, Constitutional Court, a former clandestine detention center, a prison and criminal courts, among others. Extracurricular activities include a ski trip to the Andes Mountains, and receptions with Chilean attorneys and professors. The program also helps students interested in finding internships in Chile for the reminder of the summer.
For more information, visit www.wcl.american.edu/chile. To view the application, please visit https://www.wcl.american.edu/summer/application/chile/.
Prof. Macarena Sáez
Director, Summer Program in Chile
The Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia Foundation (“HBA-DC Foundation”) has 2 public interest, summer fellowships. For both fellowships, preference will be given to students working with entities whose client base includes the Hispanic/Latino community. The deadline to apply for these programs is Thursday, April 7, 2011.
The first HBA-DC Foundation Fellowship is limited to law students in the Washington, DC-area.
HBA-DC Foundation Fellowship eligibility criteria includes (1) a first or second-year law student (JD); (2) actively enrolled in, and attending, one of the following accredited law schools located in the District of Columbia or its immediate suburbs: Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, George Mason University Law School, George Washington University’s National Law Center, Georgetown University Law Center, Howard University School of Law, the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia, or the Washington College of Law at American University; and (3) with an arrangement to work full-time for a minimum of eight weeks with a sponsoring entity. The sponsoring entity must be: (1) a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization; (2) located in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area; (3) providing direct legal services to persons in the D.C. metro area; and (4) at low cost or no cost to the clients.
The second fellowship is a collaboration between the HBA-DC Foundation, the National Council of La Raza and Patton Boggs LLP (“NCLR-Patton Boggs”), which are supporting public interest legal work during the Summer of 2011 in the following 6 metropolitan areas: Washington DC; Denver, CO; New York, NY; Newark, NJ; Dallas, TX; and Anchorage, AK.
NCLR-Patton Boggs Fellowship eligibility criteria: NCLR and Patton Boggs will award one fellowship in the amount of $10,000. This fellowship is intended to provide funding for a law student working for the summer in a public interest legal position that is otherwise not compensated by the sponsoring entity. To be eligible, an applicant must be:
(1) a first-year Latino/a law student;
(2) actively enrolled in, and attending, any accredited law school in the United States or Puerto Rico; and
(3) accepted to work for a minimum of eight weeks with the sponsoring entity. The sponsoring entity may be a not-for-profit organization or a governmental agency, and must be located in any of the following cities in the United States: the Washington DC metropolitan area; Denver, CO; New York, NY; Newark, NJ; Dallas, TX; and Anchorage, AK.
For more information, contact:
M. Lucero Ortiz, Esq.
HBA-DC Foundation Member
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) announces the continuation of its partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity to a highly-motivated first-year law student. Through this partnership, HNBA will select a student to join the 2011 summer law intern class at Prudential for an 11-week internship at Prudential’s offices in Newark, New Jersey for a stipend of approximately $8,500.
The summer intern will have the opportunity to work with attorneys who support the broad reach of the Prudential businesses. The summer intern will also participate in the summer intern training program, which includes programs presented by Prudential attorneys that highlight different areas of the business and the legal department. Each intern will be paired with an attorney who will serve as a mentor during the program and will provide guidance on projects. The summer intern may also have an opportunity to practice interviewing skills, prepare presentations and shadow attorneys on various projects. The summer internship will run between May 23, 2011, and August 12, 2011. The summer intern will be paid a stipend of approximately $8,500, which shall accrue and be paid on an hourly basis.
For more information about this opportunity, please click here.