The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of The George Washington University
Law School are accepting additional applications for our graduate clinical
fellowship
program for the academic years of 2015-17. In recognition of the generous
gift of
Philip Friedman, the Fellows are known as Friedman Fellows. Friedman
Fellows obtain LL.M. degrees while examining and engaging in clinical legal
education and public interest law.

The 2015-17 Friedman Fellowships begin in the summer of 2015. Each
fellowship is affiliated with a specific law school clinic. Although the
various clinics provide the fellows diverse responsibilities and
experiences, each provides the Fellow with opportunities to co-teach and
co-supervise, alongside experienced clinical faculty, the law students
enrolled in the clinic.

The Friedman Fellowship program enables every Fellow to learn about
clinical education and public interest lawyering through the practice of
engaging in each, teaching and supervising law students engaged in these
endeavors, and participating in a program of study in which these are the
primary topics of inquiry. In the process, Fellows receive mentorship and
support from the clinical faculty and administration, and the law school in
general.

Fellows enroll in two year-long courses in Clinical Teaching and
Scholarship taught by the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and other
clinical faculty. As part of this course sequence, Fellows receive
specific instruction and guidance in teaching and supervising law students,
and in writing a publishable thesis. Fellows also enroll part-time in
other law school classes, and receive an LL.M. degree upon completion of
the class and thesis requirements of the LL.M. program.

We are currently seeking applications from candidates with strong academic,
clinical, and lawyering experience. We are especially interested in
applications from lawyers with background and experience in the following
areas: administrative law, appellate practice, community economic
development law, civil legal aid practice, criminal defense practice,
litigation, prisoner re-entry issues, and transactional law. Fellows
receive an annual stipend between $45,000 and $50,000, tuition remission
for the LL.M. program, health insurance and other benefits, and possible
student loan deferment. Fellows must be members of a state bar. Candidates
who are not members of the D.C. Bar must be eligible for immediate waiver
into the D.C. Bar.

Each applicant should send a letter of interest, a resume, a list of
references, and a complete law school transcript by February 2, 2015 to
Associate Dean Phyllis Goldfarb. The preferred submission method is by
email to clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu. In the alternative, applications can be
mailed to the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics c/o Executive Assistant
Norma Lamont, The George Washington University Law School, 2000 G St. NW,
Washington, DC 20052. The George Washington University Law School is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The University undertakes
special efforts to employ a diverse workforce.

Applicants must have secured a summer placement to apply.  There are over 700 awards available this year, but there have historically been more applicants than awards available, so be sure to proof your application materials but get them in as soon as possible.

The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps provides members with a $1,175 education award to help pay for school expenses or to pay back student loans.  Members must work on a qualifying project for 300 hours this summer at an eligible nonprofit organization to earn the award.  This program is funded by AmeriCorps, so if you have in the past or anticipate in the future participated/ing in another AmeriCorps program, note the current lifetime cap on national service terms and education awards http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/benefits/benefits_ed_award_faq.asp.  Be sure to read the program guidelines re: outside funding and what work and host organizations qualify, as well.  http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/summercorps/application/eligibility.

To apply, you’ll be asked to create a profile in the Summer Corps Application Manager and provide information about your planned project and the organization with which you’ll be working.  More information and the online application are available here:  http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/summercorps.

American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict (ASIL)  announce the International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition.  The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of international humanitarian law (IHL) from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad. The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship and deepen understanding among students in this important area of international law. In addition to publishing the winning submissions in an academic journal, the winning authors will be flown to Washington, DC, to present their papers at a conference at American University Washington College of Law focused on emerging issues in IHL with a panel of expert professors and practitioners.  Winners also will receive a one-year ASIL student membership.   To be eligible to make a submission, students must be enrolled in a law degree program at a US or foreign law school. Submissions must be unpublished academic papers on a topic within the scope of international humanitarian law. The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 31, 2011 by 12pm EST.  For detailed rules and submission guidelines, please visit <http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/center/student_ihl_writing_competition.cfm

DC Bar Foundation 2011 LRAP

September 10, 2010

The DC Bar Foundation‘s 2011 Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) application is now available.  The DC Bar Foundation administers two Loan Repayment Assistance Programs through a single application process.  The funding for LRAP comes from two sources: the DC City Council (through the DC Poverty Lawyer Loan Assistance Repayment Program Act of 2006) and funds raised by the DC Bar Foundation.

Please read the LRAP Guidelines for both the publicly-funded and DCBF
programs
and download the 2011 LRAP Application Package.

2011 LRAP applications are due by 5 pm on November 3, 2010.

All applications will be considered under both the DCBF LRAP and the publicly-funded DC LRAP, unless the applicant requests otherwise.

Please direct all questions to lrap@dcbarfoundation.org.

The Robertson Foundation for Government has launched a new scholarship program for graduate students to pursue government careers in national security, foreign policy and international development.   The Foundation eventually plans to provide full financial support to hundreds of graduate students in those fields who agree to at least three years of service with a federal agency within five years of graduation.  Interested applicants can obtain more information at www.rffg.org.