The office has two openings for fall semester 2014 intern positions. Attached is an ad for the positions.The positions are volunteer and can be either full-time or part-time.  The Office of Professional Responsibility is a component within the U.S. Department of Justice that has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of misconduct involving Department attorneys that relate to the exercise of their authority to investigate, litigate, or provide legal advice.  Some criminal background and familiarity with the Rules of Professional Conduct is helpful, but not necessary.  OPR will work with the interns for credit.  

The Michigan Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School is seeking applications for internship positions for the summer of 2014. The deadline to apply is April 12, 2014.

The Michigan Innocence Clinic evaluates cases of Michigan inmates who claim to have been wrongfully convicted in cases that usually do not involve DNA evidence. The Clinic’s work has led to the exoneration of eight innocent people in its four-year history. Summer interns work under guidance of supervising attorneys and do a variety of tasks on the Clinic’s open cases. Interns regularly research and draft court motions and briefs for all levels of state and federal courts, and may have the opportunity to appear in court, if there are hearings during the summer. In addition, the work of interns involves vital day-to-day investigative tasks like calling witnesses, writing letters and doing legal or factual research.

Internships will begin on May 19; interns are expected to work full time for 12 weeks, and will receive a stipend of about $1,000 for the summer. While most of the internship positions will be filled by 1Ls, the Clinic accepts applications from both 1Ls and 2Ls. The Clinic’s offices are located in Ann Arbor, though interns will have to occasionally travel into the field to investigate cases and interview witnesses.

Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to innocenceclinicapplications@umich.eduAny questions about the Clinic or the application process can also be sent to that address. More information is also available on the Clinic’s website and Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michigan-Innocence-Clinic/152120289633

https://www.law.umich.edu/clinical/innocenceclinic/Pages/default.aspx

NLSP is looking to fill staff attorney positions in the Housing and Family & Public Benefits areas.  See the full announcement here.

Yale Law School seeks applications for a Robert M. Cover Fellowship in Public Interest Law, a two-year position beginning on or about July 1, 2014 in the Yale Law School clinical program.  The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer with at least two years of practice who is considering a career in law school clinical teaching.  The 2014-2016 Fellow will work with the Veterans Legal Services Clinic (“VLSC”).  Prior experience in veterans’ law, disability law, or civil rights law is preferred by not required.  See the full announcement here.

For more information on the clinic, see http://www.law.yale.edu/academics/veteranslegalservicesclinic.htm.

The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School seeks to hire a Clinical Fellow to join our Family Law/Domestic Violence Clinic.  The position begins this July.  The full posting is available here:  http://www.legalservicescenter.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/.  Applications must be submitted through the Harvard University Human Resources website (see posting for link and details).

The Clinic is a medical-legal partnership with the domestic violence intervention program of Brigham & Women’s Hospital and its affiliated community health centers. The position is a great opportunity to join a community-based clinical law program and to work not only on issues of family law and domestic violence, but to do so within a medical-legal partnership model.

Disability Rights Legal Center’s Kirkland & Ellis Justice Fellowship is awarded every two years to a law school graduate (graduating between May 2011 – May 2013) to pursue public interest work for two years as a staff attorney with DRLC in Los Angeles.  The Fellow is selected on the basis of personal integrity and the potential to make a positive contribution towards enhancing the civil rights of people with disabilities.

All applications must be received by 5:00 pm (PST) on Friday, May 31, 2013.  Finalists will be notified the beginning of June and interviews will be conducted the week of June 17, 2013.  Start date is September/October 2013.

A complete application consists of one original copy of each of the following items: Resume; Official Law School Transcript; Two Letters of Recommendation from Law School Advisor, Law School Professor, or Employer; and Two Essays (up to 600 words each).

For questions or alternate forms of submission, please email Luis.Gomez@LLS.edu

Maryland Legal Aid Bureau is looking for two summer law clerks to work out of its Prince George’s County, Maryland office.  Law students would have an opportunity to work directly with clients and attorneys on housing, consumer and public benefits cases.  This is a paid position, the pay is $13/hour for 2Ls and $15/hour for 3Ls based on a 35-hour workweek.

To apply, submit cover letter, resume, writing sample and references by Friday, April 11th.

Mail the materials to Sabrina B. Wear, Supervising Attorney, Elder Law/Public Benefits Unit, Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., Metropolitan Maryland Office, 6811 Kenilworth Ave., Suite 500, Riverdale, MD 20737 ; phone(301) 560-2145; fax (301) 927-4258;

swear@mdlab.org <mailto:swear@mdlab.org>

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