Weekly Docket

Included in this week’s Weekly Docket is:

-A call for summer intern applications from Colorado Legal Services

-An invitation to see the Judge Advocate General for the U.S. Army speak in Chicago

-A 2L summer and 3L postgraduate job posting for criminal defense work in New Jersey

-A call for applicants for a summer internship (with help getting a placement) with a tuition scholarship in Washington, DC

Colorado Legal Services is Hiring Summer Inters

Do you want to be in Denver this summer? Colorado Legal Services is hiring 5-10 summer interns. They are currently accepting applications and interviewing applicants so plan to apply soon if you are interested. In the past, financial Aid has consistently approved positions like this one for federal work study.                              

CLS represents clients in a variety of substantive areas of law including housing, disabilities, public benefits, consumer, family, health employment and domestic violence.

Qualifications: CLS is looking for applicants with a strong commitment to legal issues affecting the poor.  They require a strong interest in research, writing, and interviewing. The candidate should be confident and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Because of funding and budgetary constraints, CLS gives first priority to applicants for summer positions from law students who bring their own (law-school or student-group) funding. (Notre Dame’s federal work study counts for this.) We ask our students to make a minimum commitment of ten weeks of full-time work during the summer. CLS will consider students for positions based upon the student’s application and upon CLS’s workload and space constraints. Spanish-speaking ability is a plus.

Responsibilities: Law students perform a variety of duties at CLS depending on their experience level and the needs of the particular project or office. These duties include client interviews and case investigation, drafting of pleadings, memoranda and briefs, direct representation at administrative hearings, and legal research.

Applications will be processed and offers made on a rolling basis.

John Marshall Law School is Hosting A Conversation with Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, Judge Advocate General of the United States Army in Chicago on March 2nd

This is a tremendous opportunity to see the Judge Advocate General, the head lawyer of the entire U.S. army, speak and to ask her questions.


Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino will be speaking at John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Room 200, Chicago, on Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 11 a.m. All Notre Dame students are invited to attend. 

Join the John Marshall community for an intimate conversation between Dean Darby Dickerson and Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, Judge Advocate General of the United
States Army. Lt. Gen. Darpino, the first woman to hold her position,  will share insights into her career as an American general  and military lawyer, as well as advice for students considering the JAG Corps, before taking questions from the audience.

RSVP here. 

An ND alumnus is hiring 2L summer interns and 3Ls for postgraduate positions in criminal defense in New Jersey

Enthusiastic alumni, Brian Neary, focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense work. He is looking to hire a 2L for this summer and/or a 3L for postgrad.

He is based in Hackensack, NJ. He teaches ITA at Notre Dame twice a year and regularly teaches at Rutgers as well. He attended ND for undergrad and NYU for law school. He regularly attends Notre Dame NYC lawyer events. He would be a great mentor for someone really wanting to dive into criminal work. 2Ls can find the job posting as symplicity job posting 17999 and 3Ls can find the posting as symplicity job posting 18000.

DC Summer Jobs with $1500-$2000 Scholarships Are Available with the Fund for American Studies, the Deadline is March 14

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, the Institute offers students the chance to gain first-hand exposure to the American legal system through legal internships, academic coursework at Scalia Law, professional development sessions, and a law and policy lecture series.

Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis until March 14th.  See below for details!

The program runs from May 25 – July 22, 2017

  • Legal Internships: Participants will be placed in an 8-week summer legal internship or clerkship where they will gain substantive experience in the legal profession. Placement sites include law firms, D.C. Courts, various nonprofit organizations, and the legal departments of trade associations, corporations and government agencies. Examples of past internship sites include:

o   American Bar Association

o   Bloomberg BNA

o   DB Capitol Strategies PLLC

o   D.C. Superior Court

o   Federal Trade Commission

o   Justice at Stake

o   Small Business Investor Alliance

o   TechFreedom

o   Telecommunications Industry Association

o   Quarles & Brady LLP

o   Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

  • Economic and Constitutional Law Course at Antonin Scalia Law School: Students will take a course on the economic foundations of legal studies as well as a complimentary component on constitutional originalism that will give students a unique perspective on the importance of limited government and free enterprise in shaping today’s law and policy. Students who successfully complete the course will receive three academic credits through Scalia Law.
  • Law & Policy Briefings: Participants will attend private briefings at institutions of the judicial, legislative, and executive branches and will meet with prominent judges, lawyers and judicial scholars. Previous guest speakers have included: the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Former Attorneys General Michael Mukasey and Edwin Meese, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Judge Dianne Sykes, D.C. Federal Court of Appeals Judge Douglas Ginsburg, and constitutional scholars Randy Barnett and Ilya Shapiro.
  • Professional Development Activities: Students will have the opportunity to hear from recruiters and practitioners within various practice areas including private firms, contract and election law, international law, the Department of Justice, commercial litigation, public interest law and the Army JAG Corps, among others.
  • Attorney Mentor Program: Each participant will be matched with an experienced lawyer who will serve as a professional mentor throughout the summer and beyond.

More information on the Legal Studies Institute can be found atwww.DCinternships.org/LSI. Questions may be directed to LSI Program Director Colin Parks at cparks@tfas.org or 202.986.0384

Application requirements include a topical essay, statement of purpose, resume, official transcript, letter of recommendation and $25 application fee. Students wishing to receive scholarship consideration must also submit a scholarship statement and select financial materials. An application checklist is available here:http://www.dcinternships.org/wp-content/uploads/LSI-App-Instructions.pdf



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