September 29, 2011
The Law School’s Office of Career and Professional Development and The Catholic University’s Office of Career Services invite you to participate in a special three-part series designed by the Partnership for Public Service and specifically for
individuals seeking government jobs and internships.
Participants will hear from Partnership staff, agency recruiters, federal interns and
graduates who recently received offers for federal jobs, and will learn how to
best leverage their skills and experiences to find the right federal fit. These
interactive presentations provide invaluable insight into the federal
opportunities available and cover a wide variety of topics, including federal
student opportunities and federal resumes.
Find Your Federal Fit
Part One: October 4th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. EST; Room 205 of the Law School
Part Two: October 12th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST; Room 305 of the Law School
Part Three: October 20th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST; Room 205 of the Law School
Part One: Find Your Federal Dream Job or Internship
October 4th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. EST; Room 205 of the Law School
During this webinar, learn about the best practices for federal jobseekers including where to look for government positions, how to determine which ones are a good fit for various backgrounds and skill sets, and tips for analyzing job opportunity
Apply for the Position that’s Right for You
October 12th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST; Room 305 of the Law School
In the second segment of this series, students and jobseekers will be led through the federal application process. From building a federal resume to filling out
questionnaires to using the Application Manager on USAJOBS.gov, learn the steps
individuals need to take to complete and submit an application.
Part Three: Know Your Next Steps
October 20th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST; Room 205 of the Law School
Once jobseekers submit an application, their work finding a federal job or
internship is far from complete. During this session, the steps students must
take to follow up on their federal applications, including the interview,
security clearance and negotiation processes, will be outlined.
You may attend one, two or all three of these programs. Please RSVP by Monday, October 3, 2011 to Deborah Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org
for the first program.
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation – National Prison Project seeks legal interns for the Spring of 2012
September 28, 2011
Founded in 1972 by the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Prison Project (NPP) seeks to ensure constitutional conditions of confinement in prisons, jails, juvenile facilities, and immigration detention facilities. It seeks to promote prisoners’ rights through class action litigation and public education. Its priorities include reducing prison overcrowding, improving prisoner medical care, eliminating violence and maltreatment, and increasing oversight and accountability in prisons, jails, and other places of detention. The Project also coordinates a nationwide network of litigators, conducts training and public education conferences, and provides expert advice and technical assistance to local community groups and lawyers throughout the country.
The Project also works to challenge the policies of over-incarceration that have led the United States to imprison more people than any other country in the world. This is an opportune moment to reform such policies. There is a growing consensus among criminal justice experts and policymakers that America’s criminal justice system has relied too heavily on incarceration as the first and often only response for non-violent behavior that could better be addressed through other means. The population in American prisons and jails has tripled in the past 15 years and now approaches two and a half million. Facilities are overcrowded; medical systems are overwhelmed; work, education, and treatment programs are inadequate; and prison violence has increased. This failed experiment does not make us safer, it is not affordable, and it exacerbates the racial disparities that have long plagued the criminal justice system.
The Project, with a staff of seven lawyers, has fought and continues to fight unlawful prison conditions and practices through successful litigation on behalf of prisoners in more than 25 states. Since 1991, the Project has represented prisoners in five cases before the United States Supreme Court. It is the only organization litigating prison conditions of confinement nationwide on behalf of men, women, and juveniles. Currently, the Project represents over 50,000 prisoners housed in prisons and jails in 12 states, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Spring 2012 Legal Internship requires a 12-16 week commitment. The internship is part-time, with weekly hours negotiable. Interns are highly encouraged to obtain funding from outside sources, as the internship is unpaid. Arrangements can be made for work/study or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Legal interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the National Prison Project team. Interns will assist in all aspects of litigation. Interns will gain experience by working on the following:
Participating in discovery and motion practice.
Assisting in the drafting of motions and briefs.
Working on trials and appeals.
Providing technical assistance to local ACLU affiliates, cooperating lawyers, and other lawyers who seek assistance from the Project.
Other projects as assigned.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including internet research.
The initiative to see projects through to completion.
Demonstrated interest in social justice and legal issues.
A strong interest and commitment to civil rights and civil liberties issues.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, the names and phone numbers of three references, and a legal writing sample to email@example.com – reference [Spring 2012 NPP Legal Internship] in subject line – or by mail to:
American Civil Liberties Union
RE: 2012 Spring Legal Internship – NPP
915 15th Street, NW – Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this internship opportunity.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Hiring for Spring 2012 Legal Interns is expected to be completed by December 1, 2011. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials as early as possible.
September 20, 2011
The Capital Area Immigrant’s Rights (CAIR) Coalition conducts regular visits to jails in Virginia to meet noncitizens detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and collect information to help them with their cases. A small number of volunteers accompany CAIR staff on these jail visits. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about immigration issues and gain experience working with immigrant and detainee populations.
Volunteers must attend a 1.5-hour training and must commit to attending at least 1 jail visit per semester, if needed. Volunteers will not sign up for visits at the training but rather be contacted shortly thereafter.
A jail visit training will be conducted this Friday, September 23rd, from 2-3:30pm, at the CAIR Coalition office, located at 1612 K St NW, Suite 204.
If you’re interested, please sign up and Jen will put you in touch with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure there is space available.
September 16, 2011
The DC Bar Foundation 2012 Loan Repayment Assistance Program applications are now available on the Bar Foundation’s website. http://www.dcbarfoundation.org/funding-justicegrantslrapawards/lrap
Information sessions are scheduled as follows:
* September 27 – Children’s Law Center, 12:30pm-2pm
* October 4 – Bread for the City’s SE facility, 12:30pm-2pm
* October 6 – DCBF office, 6-7pm
September 13, 2011
The Washington Council of Lawyers invites you to
reconnect with friends and colleagues and make new connections at our September
The Washington Council of Lawyers is the only voluntary
bar association in the District of Columbia dedicated exclusively to promoting
pro bono and public interest law. Come
enjoy appetizers and drinks while learning more about this outstanding group of
public interest minded legal professionals. There is no cost to attend, but
please RSVP at <www.washingtoncounciloflawyers.org>
so that we may know how many to expect.
The Washington Council of Lawyers September Social
On the rooftop of Goodwin Procter LLP, 901 New York
Thursday, September 15, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Please RSVP for this free event at <www.washingtoncounciloflawyers.org>.
September 7, 2011
The Federal Maritime Commission is seeking two unpaid externs for the fall semester to work in the Commission’s Office of General Counsel. The Commission regulates containerized ocean shipping between the US and foreign ports. Students will obtain substantive assignments in administrative law, litigation,
international law, and maritime/transportation law.
Interested students should contact Jennifer Gartlan, a CUA Law
grad, directly either by telephone, fax, or email at the address below.
In terms of applications the Commission is seeking a cover letter, resume, and
Jennifer M. Gartlan, Deputy General Counsel, Federal Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20573; (202) 688-0244 (phone); (202) 523-5738 (fax)
September 1, 2011
Join us Friday, September 9, on the Law School Lawn from 4 –
7:00 pm for friends, food, and fun! All the student organizations will be
present, so that you can find your way to participate in campus life. The
organizations will also be sponsoring tug of war, piñata, egg toss, dizzy relay
race, three-legged race, and corn hole for an added opportunity for you to get
to know each other.
The event is free, and all we ask is that you RSVP by 3 pm on Tuesday, September 6, for a wristband in order for us to have enough food and drinks.
Click on the link below or contact the Office of Student Life and Special Events at ext. 6126 or email –firstname.lastname@example.org to register now!
**CUA ID is
required for admittance. If you are bringing a guest, he or she must bring a
government-issued photo ID to the event. **
We look forward
to seeing you there!