CAREER BLITZ: Law

Topics Include:

  1. Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Undergrad & Post-grad INTERNSHIP (DC)
  2. Planning for Law School? FREE WEBINARS
  3. Boston Law School Forum
  4. The Alliance for Children’s Rights, Legal Assistant JOB (Los Angeles, CA)
  5. District Attorney Office, INTERNSHIP Program (Philadelphia, PA)
  6. Briggs and Morgan, PAID INTERNSHIP (Minneapolis, MN)
  7. The Public Defender Service, Criminal Law Internship Program (DC)
  8. American Bar Association, Individual Rights & Responsibilities INTERN
  9. American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Immigrants’ Rights INTERN (NY & SF)
  10.  SEO, PAID LEGAL INTERNSHIPS

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1. Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Undergrad & Post-grad INTERNSHIP (DC)

The Committee’s mission is to secure equal justice through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities

Sample internships include: Communications/Development, Community Development, Employment Discrimination, Online Communications and Social Media, Public Policy, or Voting Rights. DEADLINE: NOV 1, 2012 (for Winter/Spring)  http://bit.ly/VDbYiN

2. Planning for Law School? FREE WEBINARS

Michigan State University College of Law is hosting the following:

Career Options and Market Outlook for Attorneys-NOV 7, 2012 (WED) 7:30-8:30PM

Crafting Your Best Personal Statement-NOV 19, 2012 (MON) 3:30PM

Register at:  http://bit.ly/UwG7KU

3. Boston Law School Forum

This is a great opportunity to talk with Law School representatives and attend workshops (i.e: About the  LSAT, The Application Process, Financing a Legal Education).

NOV 17, 2012 (SAT) FREE ADMISSION  http://bit.ly/YJBi6j

4. The Alliance for Children’s Rights, Legal Assistant JOB (Los Angeles, CA)

The Alliance’s mission is to provide poor children, primarily in foster care, with free legal representation and appropriate social service referrals.  The legal assistant to support its Special Education Program including early intervention, special education, school to prison pipeline and general foster care education advocacy.  http://bit.ly/YYUrAo

5. District Attorney Office, INTERNSHIP Program (Philadelphia, PA)

The Undergraduate Internship Program is designed to give exposure to the prosecutor’s role in the Philadelphia criminal justice system and for the Office to scout perspective employees. Students gain exposure to criminal case prosecution. DEADLINE: NOV 15, 2012 (spring term) & FEB 15, 2013 (summer term)   http://1.usa.gov/T2vh0D

6. Briggs and Morgan, PAID INTERNSHIP (Minneapolis, MN)

Briggs and Morgan is seeking applicants for a January/winter break internship program for undergraduate juniors or seniors to increase opportunities for diverse students to become acquainted with the practice of law and to help them determine if they want to pursue a legal career.

DEADLINE: NOV 12, 2012   http://bit.ly/U97b2u

7. The Public Defender Service, Criminal Law Internship Program (DC)

Provides undergraduate and graduate students with the fundamental investigative techniques and the relevant criminal law knowledge needed to assist staff attorneys. DEADLINE: DEC 12, 2012 (winters/spring term) FEB 11, 2013 (summer term ) http://bit.ly/SBeP6t

8. American Bar Association, Individual Rights & Responsibilities INTERN

Intern will perform research and will assist in monitoring legal and legislative developments on various civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights issues. *Year round internships*  http://bit.ly/Tui5ze

9. American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Immigrants’ Rights INTERN (NY & SF)

Interns will work on the Immigrants’ Rights Program, including: research, develop web based updates, track current legislation related to immigration, respond to inquiries from persons seeking legal assistance. http://bit.ly/SN1zOy

10. SEO, PAID LEGAL INTERNSHIPS

SEO is the only program of its kind to offer pre-law school students an opportunity to intern with a top firm.  Interns will observe and experience first-hand the day-to-day duties and responsibilities of corporate attorneys at some of the nation’s most prestigious firms.   http://bit.ly/StALjw

Check out the law webpage at http://bit.ly/QhnXO8

AND  the law school site at http://bit.ly/R43g8m

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215

CAREER BLITZ: Law

Topics Include:

The Law School Investment Equation

YALE LAW School Visit

COLUMBIA LAW School Visit

International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), FELLOWSHIP/INTERNSHIP

New Hampshire Public Defender, Investigator INTERNSHIP

Juvenile Law Center, General Projects INTERNSHIP (PA)

Vera Institute of Justice, SPRING 2013 INTERNSHIP (DC)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legal INTERNSHIP (Boston)

Atlantic Legal Foundation, INTERNSHIP (NY)

Dartmouth Lawyers Association

 

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1. The Law School Investment Equation – Presented by: Professor Jerry Organ, University of St. Thomas School of Law,  10/16 (Tue) @ 6 PM in Haldeman 031

Professor Organ will present information regarding the current realities in the employment market for law graduates and how those realities should reframe the way prospective law students think about whether to go to law school and where to consider going to law school.

*Please bring -the work you will be doing in groups will require you to have access to the internet.  R.S.V.P: http://bit.ly/HM2Z23

2. YALE LAW School Visit –  10/17 (WED) @ 3:30 PM in Collis 101

R.S.V.P: http://bit.ly/HM2Z23

3. COLUMBIA LAW School Visit – 10/22 (MON) @ 5:30PM in Collis 101

R.S.V.P: http://bit.ly/HM2Z23

4. International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), FELLOWSHIP and INTERNSHIP.  Fellows and interns will provide analytical and writing support for IIPI attorneys and staff. Includeing conducting substantive legal research and assisting with the drafting of legal documents such as amicus briefs. They will also prepare speeches and presentations for an international audience and cooperate with intellectual property experts from around the country. Deadline: OCT 30, 2012.  http://bit.ly/QpDivd

5. New Hampshire Public Defender, Investigator INTERNSHIP (NH).  New Hampshire Public Defender seeks undergraduates in their junior or senior year and first-year law students or non-law graduate students for its investigator intern program. Interns conduct investigation for, and provide litigation support to, attorneys defending clients in criminal cases.  http://bit.ly/RlmsgE

6. Juvenile Law Center,  General Projects INTERNSHIP(PA)  Program provides undergraduates with valuable work experience in the area of children’s rights and an opportunity to contribute to the organization’s work.. Applicants should be undergraduates with an interest in child advocacy, law, or policy.  http://bit.ly/M3w7cJ

7. Vera Institute of Justice, SPRING 2013 INTERNSHIP (DC)  The intern will provide research assistance and data collection on various justice and safety policies and practices. The intern will attend Capitol Hill hearings and briefings to analyze and report on the information presented.  http://bit.ly/SPZwcN

8. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legal INTERNSHIP (Boston)  Students primarily will work with Trial Attorneys engaged in litigation against employers for violations of Title VII, the ADEA and the ADA. This work will mostly be legal research and writing. Students may assist in interviewing claimants or witnesses, help prepare discovery responses based on those interviews, or help prepare claimants or witnesses for deposition.  http://1.usa.gov/VZrYeO

9. Atlantic Legal Foundation, INTERNSHIP (NY)  Atlantic Legal seeks focused, dynamic, and high-energy students or recent graduates with excellent research and communication abilities. Responsibilities and tasks include web research, writing, clerical and administrative tasks, and some data entry.   http://bit.ly/WbwEN5

10. Dartmouth Lawyers Association  The Association publishes an annual Directory of Members, listing individual biographical information, including primary practice areas. The Directory’s geographic, alphabetic, and class indices are excellent sources for networking and researching law schools!

Undergrads have FREE MEMBERSHIP!  Fill out an application at: http://bit.ly/OYhpHb

*A hard copy of the Membership Directory is available in Career Services*

Check out the Law  webpage at http://bit.ly/QhnXO8

AND  the law school webpage at http://bit.ly/R43g8m

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215

 

CAREER BLITZ: Law

Topics Include:

  1. Mesereau & Yu, LLP; Legal Assistant (Los Angeles, CA)
  2. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Private Investment Funds Paralegal (New York, NY)
  3. Child Welfare League of America; Fall Internships (DC)
  4. Juvenile Law Center; Fall Internship (Philadelphia, PA)
  5. FREE Webinar Resources for Students with an Interest in Law School
  6. What do Lawyers Do? (NALP Website)
  7. Pre-Law Advising at Dartmouth

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1. Mesereau & Yu, LLP; Legal Assistant (Los Angeles, CA)

A law firm in Century City seeks highly motivated candidates to assist attorneys with trial preparation in criminal and civil cases. Deadline June 7

Apply at Dartboard ID# 12936:  http://bit.ly/KMhBGI 

2. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Private Investment Funds Paralegal (New York, NY)

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is a leading international law firm with 14 closely integrated offices located in major financial centers around the world. The Private Investment Funds Paralegal will provide comprehensive support to the firm’s global Private Investment Fund team and be responsible for handling a wide variety of client and team driven tasks.

For more information:  http://bit.ly/IQmld6

3. Child Welfare League of America; Fall Internships (DC)

CWLA is a national membership organization of more than 1,000 public and private nonprofit

voluntary child welfare agencies. There are Fall Opportunities in the following areas: Practice Standards Intern, Public Policy Internship, Editorial Intern. Deadline: May 30

For more information, visit:  http://bit.ly/J31GUm

4. Juvenile Law Center; Fall Internships (Philadelphia, PA)

Juvenile Law Center’s volunteer internship program provides undergraduates with valuable work experience in the area of children’s rights and an opportunity to contribute to the organization’s work. Applicants should be undergraduates with an interest in child advocacy, law, or policy. Deadline: July 20

Apply at:  http://bit.ly/M3w7cJ

5. FREE Webinar Resources for Students with an Interest in Law School

Review recordings of recently offered webinars, from Michigan State Law

 

6. What do Lawyers Do? (NALP Website)

Lawyers affect our everyday lives in countless ways. They are involved in everything from buying a home, to writing a will, to prosecuting and defending criminals. They counsel, strategize, problem-solve, write, advocate, negotiate—the list is endless.  http://bit.ly/KQabww

7. Pre-Law Advising at Dartmouth

Have you met with the pre-law advisor, Sarah Streit? Feel free to schedule an appointment with her by calling Career Services at 603-646-2215.

For additional legal opportunities, visit:  http://bit.ly/JmlT0F

 

Legal Opportunities: February 6th, 2012

LEGAL OPPORTUNITIES: FEBRUARY 6th, 2012

Investigator Internships, New Hampshire Public Defender
New Hampshire Public Defender seeks undergraduates in their junior or senior year and first-year law students or non-law graduate students for its investigator intern program. Investigator interns conduct investigation for, and provide litigation support to, attorneys defending clients in criminal cases. They regularly participate in interviewing witnesses and clients, visiting crime scenes and making diagrams or taking photographs, preparing comprehensive reports for staff attorneys, testifying in court, serving subpoenas, coordinating the appearance of defense witnesses in court and assisting clients in accessing substance abuse or mental health treatment

Visit: http://www.nhpd.org/employment/internships.aspx.

Legal Internships, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)
Since 1980 SEO has provided underrepresented students of color with paid summer internships leading to full-time jobs. More than 30 years later, Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans are still underrepresented in many top entry level jobs.

  • -Gain legal experience at a major law firm before entering law school
  • -Attend Corporate Law Institute (2-week prep program)
  • -For College Seniors and Graduates planning to enroll in law school Fall 2012

Apply online: www.seo-usa.org/career

TRIALS-Training and Recruitment Initiative for Admission to Leading Law Schools
Trials is a unique partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation. Trials is a residential scholarship program that helps talented and motivated college students of modest means gain admission to the nation’s leading law schools.
This rigorous five-week summer course enhances opportunities for students of underrepresented backgrounds by bolstering their skills and focusing their goals. Deadline: January 31
Apply online by visiting: http://trials.atfoundation.org.

General Projects Intern, Juvenile Law Center; Philadelphia, PA
Juvenile Law Center’s volunteer internship program provides undergraduates with valuable work experience in the area of children’s rights and an opportunity to contribute to the organization’s work. Summer interns will have the opportunity to participate in court observation sessions, visit local juvenile detention facilities, and tour an organization that provides independent living services to older youth from the child welfare system. Applicants should be undergraduates with an interest in child advocacy, law, or policy. Deadline: February 10
http://www.jlc.org/about-us/who-we-are/working-at-jlc/undergraduate-internships

Center on Sentencing and Corrections Intern, Vera Institute of Justice, Inc.; New York, NY
Vera runs an annual summer internship program for undergraduate, graduate, and law school students. Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections (CSC) provides technical assistance and research support to state and local government officials to help them develop cost-effective strategies for protecting public safety. Current projects include: Los Angeles County Jail Overcrowding Project and Justice Reinvestment Initiative. Deadline: February 15, 2012
http://vera.theresumator.com/apply/thgSNZ/Internship-Undergraduate-Student-Summer-2012.html?source=IDEA

LAW PROGRAMS

Diversity Day at New England Law
Interested in law school?  Have you been considering a career as an attorney?  Are you curious about what lawyers do?
Join New England Law|Boston on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  The day focuses on celebrating our diverse community and introducing you to the excitement of being a lawyer and the challenges of law school. Activities include an interactive mock class, a panel of our current law students, tours of the school, and a panel of our alumni.
RSVP by February 22 at www.nesl.edu/diversityday.

Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, Chicago-Kent College of Law
The PLUS program is a unique and rigorous four-week experience for current college freshmen, sophomores or juniors interested in the legal profession.  Their goal is to provide students with a “taste” of the law school experience and introduce them to the admissions process.  You will attend classes taught by Chicago-Kent law professors, recognized as some of the most productive and accomplished law professors in the nation.  The program will cover the cost of tuition, room in a residence hall, required course materials and other expenses.  Participants are paid a stipend to offset some of their meal and other expenses.  Deadline: March 16
See: http://www.kentlaw.edu/adm/plus/

Georgetown Law Investigator Internship Program
Interns do all the pretrial defense investigation for defendants charged with criminal cases in DC Superior Court. They primarily investigate criminal misdemeanor cases on behalf of indigent clients. Typical investigative tasks include interviewing and taking statements from witnesses, subpoenaing documents, maintaining client-attorney relations, photographing and diagramming crime scenes, and helping the attorney prepare for trial. Deadline: April 1

For more info and to apply: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/cjc/iip.html

 LAW SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Advising Office: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~scholarship/scholarlist/chart.html

Sampling of Law Specific Scholarships:

Fred C. Scribner Fellowship: Approximately $10,000- U.S. and International students; Deadline: April  2

Charles H. Woodbury Memorial Law Prize: Woodbury Fellowship approximately $3,000; Deadline: April 2

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school.  During his term as ABA President, William G. Paul initiated the scholarship to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to apply to and attend law school. The exceptional recipients have overcome adversity, proven themselves through academic success and public service, and demonstrated the tenacity to excel within the profession. The application can be downloaded from the ABA website: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/legal_opportunity_scholarship.html.  Completed scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012.

Adler Pollock & Sheehan Diversity Scholarship
$10,000 award given to an incoming first-year law student.  Deadline: June 1
To find out more information and to view the application go to www.apslaw.com.

Watch “Paying for Law School” videos on the LSAC site. Topics include: Investing in a Law School Education,
Funding Your Law School Education, Applying for Financial Aid, and Minimizing Your Debt.
Go to: http://lsac.org/jd/finance/financial-aid-video-paying.asp

 

 

 

Government/Public Policy Career Digest: January 20th, 2012

 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Freedom House, Africa Intern
Gain experience in program administration, USAID financial rules and regulations, developing grant proposals, and Freedom House methodology. Demonstrate through presentation of her/his educational and professional record and life experience that he/she has an academic background in African issues, experience on the continent, language skills applicable to our program needs, knowledge of human rights, dedication to democratic principles, and career aspirations related to the region.
Bachelor’s degree or current college or graduate student.
To apply for this internship, click: http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=13.

Middle East Institute, Summer Internship: Washington, DC
Internships at the Middle East Institute (MEI) provide students or recent graduates considering a career in a Middle East related field with hands-on experience in a Washington-based, nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on the Middle East. Deadline: March 5
For more information, click: http://mei.edu/Home/Internships.aspx.

Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), Summer Internship Program
The CEI intern program seeks to help interested undergraduates, recent college graduates, and graduate students learn about the ideas of liberty and help to promote them by pairing them with a member of CEI’s policy, development, media, or administrative staff. Opportunity to research important policy issues and are expected to have strong writing, research, and analytical skills. Deadline: March 1, 2012
For more information: http://cei.org/internships.

CATO Institute, Summer Internship
Assist policy staff as researchers; work with the conference department to organize policy conferences, debates, and forums; attend seminars and conferences; and assist Cato’s professional staff by copying and filing newspaper articles, distributing materials to congressional offices, and preparing mailings. Take part in regular seminars on politics, economics, law, and philosophy, as well as a series of lectures and films on libertarian themes. For undergrads, regardless of major, recent graduates, graduate students, or law students who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, private property, free markets, limited government, and the philosophy of classical, or market, liberalism. Deadline: March 1.
For more information, view: http://www.cato.org/jobs/intern/index.html.

FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education), Summer Internship Program: Philadelphia, PA
FIRE offers a 10-week, paid Summer Internship Program as part of our efforts to educate students about individual rights at colleges and universities. FIRE is looking for intelligent and energetic undergraduates (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who are interested in FIRE’s mission and work. Ideal candidates are responsible, focused, and organized, and have an interest in civil liberties. All interns are expected to demonstrate excellent research, writing, and communication skills. The 2012 program will run from Monday, June 4 through Friday, August 10 and interns will receive a stipend of $1,100 per month. Deadline: March 15, 2012.
For more information: http://thefire.org/article/12460.html.

Moving Picture Institute (MPI), Summer Internship Program
The MPI Internship Program cultivates talented young filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, directors, and others who are committed to using the aesthetic power of film to promote the core American values of freedom. MPI is looking for independent, dynamic, creative, energetic, and self-motivated students or recent graduates who possess excellent research and communication abilities and who have a demonstrable interest in film production. The ideal candidate is committed to individual rights and has an informed appreciation for American liberty.
MPI reviews applications for summer and academic year internships on a rolling basis and will work with production partners and interns to set a mutually convenient schedule.
Visit: http://www.thempi.org/internships.html.

USPACOM, Unpaid Government Internships: Hawaii
U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), together with other U.S. Government agencies, protects and defends the United States, its territories, Allies, and interests; alongside Allies and partners, promotes regional security and deters aggression; and, if deterrence fails, is prepared to respond to the full spectrum of military contingencies to restore Asia-Pacific stability and security. Sampling of internships include in following branches: Software Development, Cyber Security Branch, Foreign Policy, Public Diplomacy, Strategy & Architecture. Submit application packets ASAP, identify alternate positions to increase your chances of selection. For more information on positions and USPACOM, visit: https://community.apan.org/pacom_strategic_partnerships/p/studentvolunteerinternships.aspx.

POST-GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES
**Note: There are post-grad opportunities in the “Internship Opportunities” section as well**

The Thomas R. Pickering  Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The goal of the Fellowship Program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Deadline: January 30,   2012 http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_grad/eligibility.php

Foreign Affairs, Academic Year Intern
The Academic Year Internship is a full-time paid position offering exceptional training in serious journalism. The ­intern works as an assistant editor with substantial responsibility. Previous ­interns have included recent graduates from undergraduate and master’s ­programs. Candidates should have a serious interest in international relations, a flair for writing, and a facility with the English  language.
The Academic Year Intern works for one year, starting in July or August. Deadline: February 17, 2012.
More info: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/about-us/employment

Freedom House, Embattled NGO Assistance Program
Freedom House supports the spread of freedom and democracy throughout the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs directly supporting frontline activists. The Embattled NGO Assistance Fund (ENAF) provides civil society organizations with small grants for medical, legal, humanitarian and other emergencies.  Under the direction of the Senior Program Manager (SPM) and the ENAF team, the Intern will perform responsibilities necessary to day-to-day management of the Fund. Required: Bachelor’s degree in related field.
For more information, visit: http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=13.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Summer Institute Program: Washington, DC
The 2012 American Enterprise Summer Institute is looking for college undergraduates who are passionate about public affairs, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into public policy. Fully funded four-week program will help students develop the core analytical skills required for rigorous public policy analysis while introducing them to some of the nation’s top free-enterprise leaders. Students will receive a stipend for $1,000 as well as up to $500 for travel expenses. Apply online at: http://www.aei.org/about/summer-institute/.

DARTMOUTH OPPORTUNITIES

Dartmouth-Oxford Exchange Program, Rockefeller Center
Each fall, winter, and spring a maximum of four students can attend Keble College of Oxford University. The experience offers Dartmouth students the opportunity to live in Oxford dorms and during the program to have complete access to libraries, sports, facilities, and lectures. The program will primarily serve government and economics majors. All government and economics tutorials will be approved in advance by the departments and some will count towards the major. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5. Deadline: February 1, 2012
For more information, visit: http://rockefeller.dartmouth.edu/studentopps/doe.html

Law Related Opportunities

In need of something to do over break?? You can begin searching and preparing for Law-Related internships, programs and other opportunities!

If you have any questions about the information listed below, please contact the pre-law advisor at 603-646-2215.  (Please note our office is closed for the holidays between December 23, 2011 and January 3, 2012. )

Happy Holidays!

 

Internships:

Lawyers Without Borders Internships (LWOB)   Lawyers Without Borders is the world’s largest group of volunteer lawyers from around the globe who stand ready to offer pro bono service to international projects and initiatives. LWOB offers unpaid internships to law and undergraduate students on a tri-semester basis: Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall. Applications are currently being accepted for Summer 2012 internships and fellowships. Applications from qualified summer 2012 intern applicants who have strong academic credentials and who can volunteer for the entire summer (10 or more weeks, uninterrupted) will be given preference.

For more information, visit: http://www.lwob.org/Pages/ContentPage.aspx?zkXbC2o7SrsQed9E8jw0qvyiMY%2bkybJnSjDsYSBkcu4%3d.

Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)-Summer Internship  The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization. They champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation. CDF interns gain knowledge, skills, and experience for a lifetime commitment as a child advocate and public policy leader. They also get an insider’s view of non-profit advocacy. Types of internships include: Programs and Policy, Non-Profit Management, Movement Building, and Youth and Outreach Programs.

Visit: http://cdf.childrensdefense.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Get_Involved_Jobs, for more information.

Atlantic Legal Foundation  The Atlantic Legal Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest law firm provides effective and decisive legal representation, without fee, to parents, scientists, educators, and other individuals, corporations and trade associations. Atlantic Legal seeks focused, dynamic, and high-energy students or recent graduates with excellent research and communication abilities. Responsibilities and tasks include web research, writing, clerical and administrative tasks, and some data entry.  The Summer 2012 internship application deadline is Friday, April 20, 2012 but candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible inasmuch as positions are offered on a rolling basis.  In addition to summer opportunities, the Atlantic Legal Foundation offers two students per season the opportunity to intern on a full-time basis. Typically, this permits students who attend colleges and universities that operate on the quarter system.

To find out more about internship opportunities and application process, visit: http://atlanticlegal.org/internship.php.

Don’t forget to check out Dartboard for Law-related jobs and internships. Currently, there are positions with employers such as Balestriere Fariello, DPCS Post-Graduate Fellowship, Sanford Wittels & Heisler, LLP, Environmental Law Institute, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, CounselWorks LLC, and more!

https://www.myinterfase.com/dartmouth/student/.

Law School Scholarship:

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship  The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school.  During his term as ABA President, William G. Paul initiated the scholarship to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to apply to and attend law school. The exceptional recipients have overcome adversity, proven themselves through academic success and public service, and demonstrated the tenacity to excel within the profession. The application can be downloaded from the ABA website: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/projects_initiatives/legal_opportunity_scholarship.html.

Completed scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012.

Law Related Programs:

American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship  The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship grants 20 incoming diverse law students with $15,000 of financial assistance over the course of their three years in law school.  During his term as ABA President, William G. Paul initiated the scholarship to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to apply to and attend law school. The exceptional recipients have overcome adversity, proven themselves through academic success and public service, and demonstrated the tenacity to excel within the profession.

Completed scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012.

TRIALS-Training and Recruitment Initiative for Admission to Leading Law Schools  Trials is a unique partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation. Trials is a residential scholarship program that helps talented and motivated college students of modest means gain admission to the nation’s leading law schools.

This rigorous five-week summer course enhances opportunities for students of underrepresented backgrounds by bolstering their skills and focusing their goals.

Apply online by visiting: http://trials.atfoundation.org.

The deadline for applying to the 2012 Trials session is January 31, 2012. Applicants will be notified of a decision by April 15th.

Florida State Law Summer for Undergraduates Program  The 2012 Florida State Law Summer for Undergraduates Program will take place May 21 through June 14, 2012.  During the four-week program, students are engaged in activities covering three main components: Classroom Experience, Law School Admissions Process, and Careers in the Law. (There is no tuition or room and board charge for this program.  Florida State Law provides all meals, residence-hall accommodations, course materials and a travel stipend to all participants. Students are responsible for their travel expenses to and from Tallahassee.)

To find out more about the program, go to: http://www.law.fsu.edu/summer_undergraduates/index.html.

Applications for the 2012 program must be postmarked by Friday, March 23, 2012.

Philip G. Hubbard Law School Preparation Program  The 2012 Hubbard Program will be held on the campus of the University of Iowa College of Law from June 3 – June 29, 2012. This program seeks to support diversity in the legal profession by inspiring students from groups historically under-represented in the law to become lawyers and by providing them with the skills and assistance that will strengthen their preparation for law school. Program participants will live in a dormitory on the campus of The University of Iowa.  Participants will receive a stipend, free room and a meal card; some assistance for travel expenses may be available upon request and with proper documentation.

To find out more information on the Hubbard Program, you may visit http://www.law.uiowa.edu/prospective/pre-law/hubbard.php.

Applications due March 19, 2012.

Announcements:

Planning on taking the February 2012 LSAT? Make sure to register soon! Deadline: January 10, 2012  http://lsac.org/JD/LSAT/test-dates-us-feb12.asp