Weekly Docket

I hope everyone is enjoying Spring Break. This weekly docket is very exciting. There are several 3L job opportunities and many paid summer internships. The 3L opportunities include a Judicial Law Clerk position in Chicago, a Contracts Specialist position with NBC Universal, and the Asian Americans Advancing Justice Legal Fellowship in Atlanta.

The name of the game this week is PAID! corporate summer internship opportunities. There are many of them and they all sound awesome and make me wish I was back in law school. They include internship opportunities with Hyatt in Chicago, Accenture’s Tax Compliance team in Chicago, Koch Industries in Wichita, Univision in Florida, U-Haul in Phoenix, and Ticketmaster in California.

On top of all of that, there is a $10,000 scholarship opportunity for 1Ls, the chance to learn about the most prestigious public interest fellowship in the country, the NYC Department of Buildings legal internship, and The American Society of Anesthesiologists Legal Affairs internship.

Keep in mind that all of the opportunities I post in the Weekly Docket are emailed to me by someone in my network, which means that somewhere out there someone is actively seeking applicants for every single opportunity I mention here. If you’re interested, apply. Your chances are better than you might think.

3L Chicago Job Opportunity: Supervising Judge of the Mortgage Foreclosure/Mechanics Lien Section in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Lewis Michael Nixon, is Hiring a Judicial Law Clerk

The duties involve arranging cases set for status calls, responding to inquiries from attorneys, legal research and writing draft opinions.

The successful candidate will become an employee of Cook County and work under the auspices of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court. The law clerk will have all benefits available to Cook County employees. The starting salary for licensed attorneys is $48, 312.

Resumes and writing samples can be sent directly to Judge Nixon at 2802 Richard J. Daley Center Chicago, IL 60602.

3L Atlanta Job Opportunity: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Legal Fellowship

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is proud to announce its inaugural Advancing Justice Legal Fellowship. The fellowship is geared toward a 2017 law school graduate or an outgoing judicial law clerk who wants to work in the public interest arena. The fellow will be hosted at Advancing Justice – Atlanta and funded by the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA).

Deadline: April 1

See the job posting and apply here.

3L Job Opportunity: NBC Universal is Hiring a Contracts Specialist, Content & Production Risk in their Legal & Business Affairs Office in Universal City, CA

Job Duties

  • Draft production-related agreements (including embargo and non-disclosure agreements)
  • Provide timely and thoughtful advice on potential risks and issues
  • Manage foreign compliance process for third parties producing programming for the Cable Entertainment group
  • Vet drone shoots and footage
  • Conduct legal and other research and prepare memos
  • Create and update forms
  • Otherwise assist NBCU attorneys in the Content & Production Risk group

Read the job posting and apply here.

Hyatt’s Corporate Legal Team is Hiring a Paid 1L Summer Legal Intern in Chicago

This is a difficult to find paid transactional opportunity for a 1L. The Legal Department is seeking a 1st year law student for an intern position.  The Legal Intern will be expected to work with each of the various legal teams to understand their function within the department and the company as a whole.  He/she will become acquainted with each team’s daily activities and responsibilities and will gain an overall understanding of Hyatt.

Projects will be varied.  The overall goal of the assignment is to help the Legal Intern gain a better understanding of the role of in-house counsel at corporate.

The projects will vary in subject matter and complexity depending on the focus at the time of the team assigning the project.  An example of a past project is auditing the current documents and information in our online Legal Contracts Database.

See the job posting and apply here.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholar Opportunities: $10,000 Scholarship Available for Diverse 1Ls

As part of the Firm’s commitment to promoting diversity in the legal profession, they award $10,000 scholarships to highly-qualified first-year students. Each scholarship is paid directly to a recipient’s law school to help finance tuition costs for the second academic year.


Qualified applicants are currently enrolled, first-year law students at ABA-accredited law schools who:

  • Contribute to the diverse background of a law school’s student body
  • Demonstrate strong academic achievement
  • Demonstrate an interest in promoting diversity in the legal profession

Apply here by March 31.

Skadden Foundation Fellowship Talk on March 28, RSVP by March 23

Do you want to design your dream public interest job after graduation, or after your judicial clerkship?  The Skadden Foundation Fellowships allow you to pick the type of work you will do, and the nonprofit organization with which you will do it. The Skadden Fellowships are two-year postgraduate fellowships to work in civil legal services for clients living in poverty.  Susan Butler Plum, who directs the program and the application process, will be speaking via video-conference on March 28th about how to win one of these coveted fellowships. She will explain the program and answer your questions.

Skadden Public Interest Law Fellowships Information Program

When:  Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Where: The University of Chicago Law School will be hosting the video-conference at the Law School (1111 E. 60th Street, Room  V).

RSVP: If you would like to call into the conference, you must register by contacting Susan Curry at currys@uchicago.edu) by Monday, March 27that 3:00 pm. Once she receives your RSVP, Ishewill provide you with the video-conference sign-in information and Meeting ID number.

(If you would prefer to attend the lunch showing of the video-conference at the UofC Law School, you will need to RSVP a bit earlier, so that the U ofC can order enough food: to attend the lunch event, please RSVP to Susan Curry by Thursday, March 23rd.)

Accenture’s Chicago Office is Hiring a Tax Compliance Intern

The US Compliance Intern will work under the direction of the US Compliance Manager and will assist with various aspects of US federal income tax compliance and income tax accounting, including preparation of income tax and other forms required to be filed with tax authorities, calculating adjustments for quarterly and year-end forecasts, as well as special projects. In this capacity, the intern provides requested inputs needed to compute taxable income. The intern may also assist in account analysis, acquisition-related activities, maintenance of compliance files and calendars, and assist the Specialist and Manager with other computations or research as needed

Read the job posting and apply here.

The NYC Department of Buildings is Hiring a Paid Legal Intern

The NYC Department of Buildings is responsible for ensuring the safe and lawful use of buildings and properties by enforcing the NYC Construction Codes, Energy Code and Zoning Resolution.

As a member of the Board’s dynamic legal team, the intern will be responsible for:
• researching Loft Board and court cases;
• attending and participating in “Narrative Statement Conferences” which
involve negotiations between landlords and tenants;
• drafting Proposed Orders to the Loft Board based on settlements or
reports and recommendations;
• briefing Board members on cases and attending Board meetings;
• drafting legal memos on issues relating to the Loft Law;
• observing conferences and trials at the Office of Administrative Trials
and Hearings;
• investigating complaints and where warranted, drafting pleadings in
enforcement actions.

Read the job posting and apply here.

Koch Industries is Hiring a Paid Summer Legal Intern

This internship may offer exposure to these types of projects:

  • Projects will depend on what is happening during the time of internship and appropriate subject matter.  All projects will be under the supervision of an attorney in the particular legal group.
  • Legal research and writing memos – delving into a particular legal issue or topic (e.g., applicability of a regulation to a particular business or facility, review of state or local ordinance, review of enforcement developments and other emerging issues).
  • Assist with writing briefs, motions, and regulatory submissions.
  • Assist with discovery document review.
  • Provide support during mergers & acquisitions. Examples include assisting with due diligence, disclosure and other schedules, researching issues, review of agreements.
  • Attend business and client meetings.  Assist with meeting preparation and collaborate with supervising attorney on ideas, concepts and issues.
  • Draft/revise various agreements (i.e., confidential disclosure, supply, vendor, license).


Read the job posting and apply here.

Univision is Hiring Summer Legal Interns in Miami and Santa Monica March 17 Deadline

Starts: Monday, June 05                                               Ends: Friday, August 11

·         Runs 10 weeks; maximum of 40 hours/per week

·         Projects designed to build knowledge, skills, and experience in the Media Industry

·         Exposure to various business leaders and company initiatives

·         Additional training and development workshops to build transferable business skills

·         Deadline to apply is March 17th

Legal: Work with Business Affairs teams with various efforts pertaining to rights management and content protection efforts on digital platforms

Read and apply to the Santa Monica job posting here.

Read an apply to the Miami job posting here.

U-Haul is Hiring 2Ls for Paid Summer Internships in Phoenix

The Legal Department for U-Haul International, Inc., seeks highly motivated and responsible second year law students for its paid Summer Legal Internship Program. The Internship Program provides selected students with the opportunity to work with a large corporate legal team and gain exposure to some of the country’s best law firms. The intern will work closely with members of U-Haul’s legal team on research projects related to ongoing litigation and other legal matters of importance. Some of the areas to which an intern may be exposed include products liability, labor and employment, corporate law, and sustainability.

  • This internship has a heavy focus on legal research and preparation of memoranda on issues relevant to pending litigation as well as other topics of importance to U-Haul.
  • The intern is required to commit ten to twelve weeks to the position. The intern will work at U-Haul’s headquarters in Phoenix.

Read the job posting and apply here.

Ticketmaster is Hiring a Legal Intern in Hollywood, CA

This role is designed to offer an intern robust hands-on experience to be applied later at a firm or as in-house counsel.

What you’ll be doing and learning:

  • Learning how to manage of the interests of the business while weighing legal risks
  • Researching various ticketing resale laws and consumer protection laws related to ticketing and e-commerce in general
  • Drafting certain provision including indemnification, limitation on liability, assignment
  • Shadowing the VP, General Counsel to meetings and listening in on calls regarding contracts and negotiations; issue spotting and main pressure point review
  • Learning about legal issues related to:  technology, IT, Product, marketing, advertising, business development, purchasing, government affairs, and ethics
  • Reviewing what lawyers can and cannot do and say as in-house counsel

Read the job posting and apply here.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is Hiring a Student Intern in their Legal Affairs Office in DC

View the job posting and apply here.

If you’re looking for a job and feel lost or need a boost, come talk to a CDO counselor. We are open over spring break and eager to talk to you. You can schedule with any of us on symplicity.

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