Weekly Docket

This week, there are are several internship positions, including a paid summer internship with the U.S. Air Force, several summer internships in DC and an internship in Seattle, and two 3L positions- one doing legal aid work in Kalamazoo, Michigan and one legal fellow opportunity at Columbia University. Several of the positions have a March 15 deadline so check these out soon if you’re interested.

Apply for a $250 Equal Justice Works 2017 Public Interest Law Student Award

Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit dedicated to mobilizing the next generation of public interest lawyers, is currently accepting applications for the annual 2017 Public Interest Law Student Awards.

Applicants must be current law students who have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and helping underserved, marginalized, or vulnerable client populations. Law student service in clinics, internships, externships, student-run projects, extracurricular organizations, and student pro bono are great examples of the type of work we honor.

Selection is based mainly on:

  • commitment to public interest law;
  • the impact of work performed as a law student;
  • new, expanded, or unique improvements on the traditional delivery of legal services;
  • replicability of the student’s project (if applicable); and
  • long-term interest in becoming a nonprofit, government, or public interest attorney.

Equal Justice Works will select honorees from eight different regions across the nation. Student organizations or co-organizers are more than welcome to submit a joint application! The 2017 Equal Justice Works Public Interest Law Student Award winners will receive a commemorative plaque and a monetary award of $250.

The deadline to apply is this Friday, March 10th at 11:59 p.m. EST. Applications can be found online at bit.ly/2017EJW_Awards.

Please email EJW at students@equaljusticeworks.org with any questions!

Air Force JAG is Hiring Paid Summer Law Interns

The Air Force Judge Advocate General‘s Corps is seeking applications for their PAID 2017 summer internship program. As an intern, you will gain hands-on experience in diverse areas of legal practice while learning more about the Air Force JAG Corps. Positions are available for full-time work for 8-10 weeks during the summer of 2017.

Description of Duties:
As an intern, you will work under attorney supervision in numerous practice areas of the
JAG Corps including, but not limited to:
– Preparing criminal and civil cases by conducting legal research, writing briefs and
opinions, conducting investigations and interviewing witnesses
-Assisting attorneys who counsel and represent Airmen, their family members and
retirees in personal legal matters in areas such as family law, estate planning,
landlord-tenant law, tax, bankruptcy, immigration and naturalization law.
-Supporting attorneys in other areas, such as federal tort claims, government
procurement law, employment law, international law, and environmental law

-U.S. Citizen (birth or naturalization)
-Enrollment in an ABA Approved Law School
-Available to work full time between 8-10 weeks in the summer
-Be able to obtain a Common Access Card through a security clearance
How to Apply
-Apply online at http://www.USAJobs.gov
-Locate the position using “2017 JAG-LAW CLERK”
-2Ls apply to position #1921698. 2L receive GS-9, Step 1 compensation rates

-1Ls apply to position #1920481. 1L receive GS-7, Step 1 compensation rates
Required Documents:
-Resume (limited to 1 page)
-Unofficial Transcripts (undergraduate & law school)
-Motivational Statement (limited to 1 page)
-Proof of enrollment/class registration
-Online Application (Questionnaire) completed in USAJobs.gov
-Geographic Preferences Memorandum (see base locations at
-*Internship placements are governed by the needs of the Air Force and the
geographic preferences of the applicant.
-*Internships are paid positions, but housing is not provided.

3Ls: Farmworker Legal Services in Kalamazoo is Hiring a Staff Attorney

Farmworker Legal Services (FLS) is seeking an outstanding litigator with a
demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy to assume a role on their legal team as a Staff Attorney in their Kalamazoo office. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting impact litigation, identifying and developing potential new cases and litigation opportunities, and engaging in community advocacy to protect and expand the rights, access to economic security, and legal justice for Michigan farmworkers.

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Michigan, qualified to be admitted by waiver, or able to take the next available bar exam. Applicants must possess excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of workers, immigrants or other persons in poverty.

BENEFITS: This is a unionized position with a competitive salary range of $44,000 to $64,000,based on years of relevant experience, and an excellent health, disability, and fringe benefits package. Kalamazoo is a college town located 35 miles east of Lake Michigan and two hours from Chicago and Detroit.

The position is open until filled; applications received by March 31, 2017 will receive priority. Apply by email with “FLS Attorney” in the subject line to fls@farmworkerlaw.org. Please submit your current resume, an unofficial law school transcript, a list of three professional references, and a cover letter that confirms your qualifications and includes a description of your level of Spanish competency.

Campaign for Youth Justice Is Hiring a Summer Research and Policy Fellow in Washington, DC

Deadline: March 31. The Summer Fellow will work to end the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth under 18 in the adult criminal justice system. More info on PSJD (free log-in required).

Shared Hope International is Hiring a Summer Legal Fellow in Arlington, VA

Deadline: April 1

Shared Hope International is looking for Legal Fellow applicants with an understanding of human rights and a deep commitment to protect women and children. More info on PSJD (free log-in required).

McGuire Woods/National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation is hiring Summer Law Clerks in Washington, DC, $4500 stipend

Deadline: March 15

The Law Clerk will work on legal policy and research, draft talking points, analyze legislation, and other duties. More info here.

Apply for a Legal Aid Association of California Dan Bradley Summer Fellowship

Each year, LAAC offers the Dan Bradley Fellowship to fund law students who want to spend their summer working at a legal aid organization in California on rural issues. The Fellowship is awarded to outstanding students who want to pursue a career in public interest law and who want to spend their summer working in a rural area or on a rural issue.

Apply here by March 31. 

The deadline to apply is March 31st, 2017
More information and the application are available on our website:  http://laaconline.org/awards/danbradley-fellowship/

League of Conservation Voters is Hiring Summer Law Clerks in Washington, DC

Deadline: March 15

Law clerks will gain experience in a range of legal issues, including tax-exempt law, state and federal campaign finance and election law, and employment law. More info on PSJD (free log-in required).

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is Hiring Interns for their Violence Against Women Act Unit in Seattle

Deadline: March 15

Interns will help provide legal services to immigrant survivors of domestic violence and others crimes, and maintain their own caseload. More info on PSJD (log-in required).

3L Job Opportunity: Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University is hiring a 2017 Legal Fellow

Deadline: March 24

The Legal Fellow will work to preserve and expand freedoms of speech and the press in the digital age. More info on PSJD(free log-in required).

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