January 16, 2013
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Clinic Faculty Fellow
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for its Clinic Faculty Fellows program. The fellowship is designed to train talented lawyers to obtain an academic teaching post, ideally including clinical teaching, and to help provide teaching coverage in the School’s Clinical Education Program. The fellowship will provide mentoring to help the fellow develop clinical pedagogical skills and produce academic scholarship.
The fellow’s teaching assignment will be in the Criminal Justice Clinic (with Professor Peter Joy) and may include a course outside the clinic. In the Clinic, the Fellow will supervise students providing trial-level representation to persons charged with misdemeanors and felonies and teach a classroom component. Candidates should have significant experience practicing criminal law, demonstrate promise as a legal scholar and teacher, and have a commitment to pursuing a career in legal academia. Candidates must be eligible to practice law in Missouri (i.e., must be a member of the Missouri bar or eligible for admission as a law teacher without examination pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rule 13.06). Fellows receive a competitive salary along with employee benefits and support for research.
The fellow will be appointed for two academic years beginning July 1, 2013. The fellow is expected to participate in the entry-level teaching market beginning in fall 2014. The School’s prior fellows have obtained tenure-track positions at other schools.
Applicants should submit a resume, law school transcript, references, and brief description of the candidate’s scholarly agenda or interest in entering academia.
Washington University School of Law is committed to diversity and encourages applications from racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, and other under-represented groups.
Submit application to: Professor Robert Kuehn, Associate Dean for Clinical Programs, Washington University School of Law, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1120, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899; firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
July 18, 2012
This position is open now and applications will be reviewed as received. It is open only to applications who have earned a JD or other relevant graduate degree within the past three years. See
July 9, 2012
This is not an exhaustive list and all interested applicants are encouraged to visit USAJobs.gov to view all current opportunities in the Federal government and begin building their profile.
Potential applicants are encouraged to view tutorials on building a Federal resume, conducting advanced searches on USA Jobs, and tips on applying and using keywords available at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Tutorial#icc
Please review the specific requirements for each position. For the most part, to qualify for an attorney position, applicants must possess a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.); be a member in good standing of the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the United States; and have acquired the amount of experience indicated below for each grade level. To qualify for a position at the GS-12 grade, applicants must possess at least two (2) years of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature and more experience for each progressive grade increase.
Opportunities are Open at the U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation
Apply by July 10, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0991-09/11
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/319919700
Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC)
Apply by July 13, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0301-12
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320199300
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Division of Fair Labor Standards
Apply by July 18, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0905-12/14
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320613900
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Benefit Advisor
Apply by July 19, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0301-09/11
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320620400
*Fluency in Spanish and English required.
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Division of Enforcement Support
Apply by July 23, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0343-09
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320888000
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Office of Legal Counsel (OLC)
Apply by July 25, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0905-12/14
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320588900
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Pensions Investigator
Apply by September 3, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-1801-09
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320568400
July 9, 2012
D.C. Law Students in Court Program seeks an experienced attorney, licensed in the District of Columbia, as a full time student supervisor in its Civil Division. Start date: August 1. For details, see the attached file.LSIC Civil Supervisor Job Posting (2)
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty <http://www.nlchp.org/index.cfm> is seeking a Staff Attorney for Domestic Violence and Education Projects. The Staff Attorney will be the Law Center’s lead attorney in its Domestic Violence initiatives and also will work within its Education Program. The role will involve litigation, policy, and public education work and the ideal candidate will have an interest and some experience in each of these areas. The Staff Attorney reports to the Legal Director, but also will receive some supervision from the Education Program Director.
Send cover letter, resume, three references, and short legal writing sample with “Staff Attorney” in the subject line to: email@example.com.
No phone calls, please.
April 11, 2012
The District of Columbia’s Office of Police Complaints (OPC) is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated law school students to work as interns. OPC is an independent government agency that receives, investigates, and resolves citizen complaints of police misconduct filed against Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers. OPC provides an independent and impartial forum for the processing of police misconduct complaints and promotes the highest attainable standard of integrity, professionalism, and accountability in the District’s police department. Law school interns work alongside experienced staff on a variety of projects. The primary duties of law school interns are to (1) conduct legal research and write legal memoranda on issues related to police misconduct and the operations of the agency; (2) conduct best practices research and draft proposals for police reform; and (3) work with MPD, attorneys, advocacy groups, and local and federal agencies on issues affecting police accountability. Fall/Spring interns must commit to 15 hours per week to be considered for the program. Fall and spring internships are unpaid, but can be done in conjunction with a course for academic credit. Fall and spring interns can be first-year, second-year, or third-year law students. Summer positions are paid and interns must commit to working at least 40 hours per week to be considered for the program. Summer internships are open only to second-year law students.
Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills, and be able to work with diverse populations. Courses in government, public policy, civil rights, and criminal justice are viewed favorably, as are foreign language skills (especially Spanish). Law school interns also should have excellent legal research, analysis, and writing skills, and be familiar with electronic legal research databases. Applications, which should include a brief cover letter, résumé, transcript, and writing sample, may be faxed to 202-727-7638, e-mailed to Internship.firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to:
Law School Intern Program
Office of Police Complaints
1400 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
For more information about OPC and the internship program, please contact the office at 202-727-3838, or visit OPC’s website at http://www.policecomplaints.dc.gov.
APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR 2012: Summer – April 30, 2012
Fall – August 31, 2012
April 5, 2012
For unpaid or partially paid interns working at LGBT legal organizations this summer, here is an opportunity for up to $1,000 in summer funding from the Gaylaw Education Fund. Application materials can be downloaded <herehttp://gaylaw.org/education-fund.html>. You must submit all materials and inquiries to GaylawEducationFund@gmail.<commailto:GaylawEducationFund@gmail.com> by May 15.
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks two staff attorneys to work in its Domestic Violence / Family Law Unit as a part of its new Domestic Violence Underserved Communities Representation Project. For more information on Legal Aid please go to <www.legalaiddc.orghttp://www.legalaiddc.org> and our blog, <www.MakingJusticeReal.Orghttp://www.MakingJusticeReal.Org>.
Tasks and Duties The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks two staff attorneys to work in its Domestic Violence / Family Law Unit as a part of its new Domestic Violence Underserved Communities Representation Project.
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia was formed in 1932 to “provide legal aid and counsel to indigent persons in civil law matters and to encourage measures by which the law may better protect and serve their needs.” Legal Aid is the oldest general civil legal services program in the District of Columbia. Over the last 80 years, tens of thousands of the District’s neediest residents have been served by Legal Aid staff and volunteers. For more information on Legal Aid please go to <www.legalaiddc.orghttp://www.legalaiddc.org> and our blog, <www.MakingJusticeReal.Orghttp://www.MakingJusticeReal.Org>.
Tasks and Duties — The staff attorneys will handle a caseload of domestic violence cases, including civil protection order cases, as well as custody, child support, and divorce matters for survivors of domestic violence; interview prospective clients; participate in community outreach; and engage in systemic reform efforts.
Qualifications — The ideal candidates will have, at a minimum, the following: Strong litigation, organizational, and written and oral communication skills; The ability to work collaboratively with other staff; Legal services experience or the equivalent; Two years’ family law experience; A willingness to handle a significant case load of individual cases and assist or take the lead on policy reform efforts; A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice; and Ability to speak Spanish, Amharic, or other language prevalent among the Legal Aid client community preferred.
Salary and Benefits — The staff attorneys will be paid in accordance with Legal Aid’s attorney salary scale. Legal Aid also offers a generous benefits package.
To Apply — email a letter of interest and resume to StaffAttorneySearch@legalaiddc.<orgmailto:email@example.com>.
Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Positions available on or after May 1, 2012.
January 24, 2012
Michigan State University College of Law invites applications for a two-year teaching fellowship in its Immigration Law Clinic to start on or about July 1, 2012.
In coordination with Immigration Law Clinic faculty, the Fellow will supervise students in representing clients and in advocacy projects, teach clinic seminar classes, evaluate students and participate in the general development and functioning of the clinic. In anticipation that the Fellow will pursue opportunities to enter a career in law teaching, the law school will support the Fellow’s efforts at scholarly development including research and conference travel support. The Fellow will receive an annual salary of $50,000.00, together with benefits including retirement annuity and health and dental insurance.
Applicants must have a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and membership in a state bar. Preference will be given to applicants with practice experience representing noncitizens, strong academic records and writing ability, a demonstrated commitment to public interest law, and potential for success as a teacher.
To apply, please submit a law school transcript, curriculum vitae and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to:
Professor Veronica Thronson
Director, Immigration Law Clinic
Michigan State University College of Law
610 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Applications are now being accepted and will be considered on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply before February 3, 2012.
For more information about the Immigration Law Clinic, prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the Clinic’s website at http://www.law.msu.edu/clinics/immigration/about.html or contact David Thronson at firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-913-9674 or Veronica Thronson at email@example.com, 517-336-8088 x 1014.
Michigan State University College of Law is committed to the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and those whose background, experience, and perspective would contribute to diversity.
January 24, 2012
The Migrant Legal Action Program (MLAP) is delighted to announce that it has been awarded an Equal Justice America grant to employ two Catholic University of America School of Law students for part-time work in the 2012 Spring Semester.
MLAP staff is actively involved in legislative and administrative advocacy, as well as providing training and technical assistance to local migrant and non-migrant service providers across the country.
This non-profit, non-governmental organization has a strong reputation for its leadership in the areas of Migrant and Immigrant Education, Access to Public Benefits, and Immigration Policy and Immigrant Rights.
Law clerks will undertake federal and state legal research and writing under the direct supervision of the Executive Director who is an experienced attorney. Such work will be in support of individual cases, law reform activity, policy work, and technical assistance.
The EJA grant requires for each position at least 120 hours during the spring semester for the full grant of $1500 or a pro-rated amount for fewer hours. Students will be temporary, part-time employees of MLAP for the semester due to the conditions of the EJA grant and, therefore, there will be Social Security and Medicare deductions taken from the $1500 grant total, and possibly federal and state taxes as well, as required.
Please visit their Symplicity job posting to apply.
These positions are available to 2Ls and above who have excellent research and writing skills and can demonstrate a commitment to and interest in public interest law.