The Georgetown University Law Center’s Caribbean Students Association is holding a panel and reception on Careers in International Law on Thur., March 5 from 6-9pm at the Law Center. Please see the attached flyer and RSVP to Suzan A. Phillips at sap46@georgetown.edu.

The WBA International Law Forum and a number of co-sponsors are holding a joint happy hour for international law on Wed., March 25 from 6-8pm at Café Citron in Dupont Circle. See the attached flyer for details and register here – there is no cost to attend,

There are several SPIL Stipend eligible internships available in the CUA Innocence Project Clinic & Clemency Project.  For details and application information see the attached flyer.

American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic year 2015-16 in the following in-house clinics: Disability Rights Law Clinic, Domestic Violence Clinic, and International Human Rights Law Clinic. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising ten (10) in-house clinics and serving approximately 240 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education. Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (over 20) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum. The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.

Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. The salary for the position is $90,000. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Applications that include a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted online via the following links:

For the Disability Rights Clinic: <http://apply.interfolio.com/28893&gt;

For the Domestic Violence Clinic: <http://apply.interfolio.com/28914&gt;

For the International Human Rights Clinic: <http://apply.interfolio.com/28913&gt;

Please contact Sarah Warren, Faculty Coordinator, at swarren@wcl.american.edu <mailto:swarren@wcl.american.edu> (202-274-4002) if you have any general questions regarding the application process and Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, rdiners@wcl.american.edu <mailto:rdiners@wcl.american.edu> for any other questions about the position.

Staying in DC for spring break? Volunteer with the DC Alternative Spring Break Project and make a difference in the lives of others! The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law is collaborating with Georgetown Law Center and American University Washington College of Law on this exciting new initiative to serve the DC community at local nonprofits.

Participating host organizations include:

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

So Others Might Eat

Public Justice Center

Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

Mothers’ Outreach Network

Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)

Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition

See the ASB Project Descriptions here.

Sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RSYP8LH

NEIGHBORHOOD LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS 2015-16 WESTWOOD FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Application deadline: February 27, 5:00 pm


Fellowship Description

The law firm of Covington & Burling LLP (“Covington”) funds annual Fellowships for graduates of Washington, D.C. law schools and the University of Maryland’s School of Law to work as staff attorneys with Neighborhood Legal Services Program for the District of Columbia (“NLSP”). Since 1964, NLSP has provided free legal services in civil cases to indigent residents of the District of Columbia. The Westwood Fellowship Program was established and named in honor of the Firm’s deceased partner, Howard Westwood, who helped to found and preserve NLSP and legal services programs nationally. Each graduate awarded a Westwood Fellowship must commit to serve as an NLSP staff attorney for at least one year, with an option to apply for renewal of the Fellowship at the end of the first year. Covington provides funds through NLSP to cover salaries and other benefits for Fellowship recipients, as described below.

All third-year students attending accredited law schools in the District of Columbia and the University of Maryland’s School of Law, as well as lawyers who have received a J.D. degree from those schools within the preceding two years are eligible to apply for this Fellowship. The criteria for selection as a Westwood Fellow include: (1) a commitment to serving the indigent; (2) strong academic performance; (3) clinical or other relevant experience; and (4) an interest in practicing in the District of Columbia.

Salary and Benefits

Westwood Fellows are currently paid $40,000 for law school graduates and $41,500 for persons with relevant post law school experience. They receive all employment benefits available to NLSP staff attorneys. The Fellowship will reimburse Fellows for expenses incurred in taking the bar examination and a DC bar review course in preparation for the bar examination. Reimbursement is not retroactive and is not available to candidates who are already licensed in any jurisdiction. Recipients of the Westwood Fellowships are employees of NLSP, not Covington.

How to Apply

Those interested in applying for a Covington & Burling LLP Westwood Fellowship should complete the application form and email it to the address indicated on the form. Applications must be e-mailed by 5:00 pm on February 27, 2015. Copies of the application form may be obtained below as well as from the Career Development Office at the above-listed law schools.

Primary selection criteria include:
1. The applicant’s commitment to serving the poor;
2. The applicant’s academic record;
3. Any prior experience the applicant may have in public service work, including
participation in a law school clinical program;
4. The applicant’s interest in practicing law in the District of Columbia; and
5. Up to three letters of recommendation from law school professors, judges, practicing lawyers
or others in a position to comment on the applicant’s aptitude for a position at NLSP.

Renewal of the Fellowship for a second year will be based on the Fellow’s job performance.

More information is available at http://www.nlsp.org/2015-westwood-fellowship.

NIJ grant compiling data on family court outcomes in cases involving abuse and alienation claims. See the announcement here.

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