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

 

Governor’s Internship Program (Mass./DC)(Summer) – DEADLINE: 3/16/12

Governor’s Internship Program (Boston)(Summer) – DEADLINE: 3/16/12

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
STATE HOUSE BOSTON, MA 02133

Have an interest in public service? Want to spend time gaining a valuable experience and first hand education on the inner-workings of government?

Governor Deval Patrick’s Office is seeking highly motivated undergraduate students interested in a hands-on learning experience in the following departments:

  • Appointments
  • Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Cabinet Affairs
  • Legal Counsel
  • Community Affairs
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Press
  • Operations (Scheduling and Advance)
  • New Media and Online Strategy
  • Personnel
  • Constituent Services
  • Western MA office in Springfield
  • Governor’s Council
  • Washington, D.C. Office

As an intern in any of the Governor’s Offices, you will gain insight on the various paths within public service and learn valuable skills that will prepare you for your future career!
If you are interested…

Please submit:
1. A cover letter
2. A resume
3. A writing sample (2-3 pages)
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation (At least one from a current or former employer)

VIA REGULAR MAIL OR E-MAIL TO:
Lauren Feltch – Internship Coordinator
Office of the Governor
State House, Room 271-M
Boston, MA 02133
(617) 725-4010
Lauren.Feltch@state.ma.us
LEARN MORE ONLINE AT: http://www.mass.gov/governor/interns
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 16, 2012
Rolling acceptance until all slots are filled.
All majors welcome; Full and part-time positions available.

Career Blitz: Non-Profit & Common Good

CAREER BLITZ: NON-PROFIT & COMMON GOOD

TOPICS INCLUDE:

1. Olga Gruss Lewin Post-Graduate Fellowship – DEADLINE: 4/4/12
2. Immigration Legal Services Program Assistant (Entry-Level)(Boston) – DEADLINE: 3/9/12
3. “Constituent Today, Staff Tomorrow” (Web Article)
4. The Riley Guide: Non-Profits, Associations, Foundations & Think Tanks (Web-Resource)
5. Bicycle Advocacy Design Internship – Transportation Alternatives (New York)
6. Genetic Alliance Internship Program – Genetic Alliance (Washington, DC) – DEADLINE: 3/25/12

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1. Olga Gruss Lewin Post-Graduate Fellowship – DEADLINE: 4/4/12
The Olga Gruss Lewin Post-Graduate Fellowship supports graduates who have proven leadership in the Dartmouth community and who are pursuing significant acts of citizenship and service to others. For information, visit: http://bit.ly/pVXwHK

2. Immigration Legal Services Program Assistant (Entry-Level)(Boston) – DEADLINE: 3/9/12
The Irish International Immigrant Center in Boston, MA is seeking an entry-level Program Assistant that will support the Immigration Legal Service department and liaise with Haitian clients and other community-based organizations. Must be fluent in Haitian Creole and familiar with Haitian culture. http://bit.ly/ygBIXG

3. “Constituent Today, Staff Tomorrow” (Web Article)
Interested in working for a non-profit or in a “Common Good” organization after finishing up at Dartmouth? Learn about what hiring managers have to say about connecting the dots to that first position in a non-profit or common good organization by reading “Constituent Today, Staff Tomorrow” at http://bit.ly/AdEGFK

4. The Riley Guide: Non-Profits, Associations, Foundations & Think Tanks (Web-Resource)
Let’s face it, internship and job searching is tough work. Wouldn’t it be great if someone just make it easy and put resources all in one place? The Riley Guide for Non-Profits, Associations, Foundations & Think Tanks does just that: http://bit.ly/9keb9J

5. Bicycle Advocacy Design Internship – Transportation Alternatives (New York)
Design-related internship experience with New York’s leading transportation advocacy organization. Great way to employ graphic or web-design skills in an environmentally and socially responsible mission-focused opportunity. http://bit.ly/wJ62gk

6. Genetic Alliance Internship Program – Genetic Alliance (Washington, DC) – DEADLINE: 3/25/12
Genetic Alliance is a nonprofit health advocacy organization committed to transforming health through genetics. Genetic Alliance internship program offers opportunities in: Library Science, Health Policy, Translational Research, Public Health Genomics, Social Media, and Non-Profit Management. http://bit.ly/xJj6Nu

 

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

 

 

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY : Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 11:59pm – DPCS Post-Grad Fellowships

 DEADLINE TO APPLY via DartBoard:  Tuesday, January 10 @ 11:59PM

DPCS ONE-YEAR POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
All positions are available in New York, NY
Complete job descriptions and application instructions can be found at: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~tucker/funds-grants/dpcs-postgrad/dpcspostgrad.html

You may apply for up to 3 of the 7 DPCS Fellowship opportunities below:

  • Middle School Teacher – East Harlem School
  • Project Development Fellow – HealthCare Chaplaincy, Inc.
  • Office of Community Health Program Fellow – Montefiore Medical Center
  • Paralegal – NYC District Attorney’s Office
  • Development/Marketing Director – Partnership for Inner City Education
  • Community Relations Specialist – NY Organ Donor Network
  • Special Projects Coordinator/Office Manager – Uncommon Schools

How to Apply:
You must submit your application via DartBoard by the deadline indicated, but interview decisions and interview scheduling will be handled directly with the Tucker Foundation. Interview decisions and scheduling will NOT appear in DartBoard.

1.  See the LINK to our 3-minute video tutorials on using DartBoard at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/students/handouts.html#VII
2.  Review Career Services Application Instructions at http://tinyurl.com/33s6f4c
3.  Email srs@dartmouth.edu if you still have questions, or to schedule a one-on-one demo!

Questions?
Please contact Kara Quick, Fellowships and Internships Coordinator, at dpf@dartmouth.edu.