Weekly Docket

This week’s weekly docket features a wonderful opportunity for a public interest retreat at the end of the month in Chicago as well as loads of corporate summer internship opportunities, several of them paid. Job opportunities in the docket this week include an entry-level compliance position in Chicago for 3Ls, a summer internship with Starz Legal Affairs’ team in Beverly Hills, a summer internship with U.S. Bank’s compliance team, General Electric’s summer legal internship, a paid summer firm opportunity in Joliet, IL, a summer legal internship in Indiana with a large corporation that makes power generators, a summer corporate internship in Mountain View, CA, a paid summer internship with the National Conference of State Legislatures in Denver, and a summer in-house opportunity North of Chicago.

If you haven’t accepted a job opportunity you’re excited about yet, there are still many opportunities. If you’re struggling in your job search or just need a boost, come talk to the CDO.

Public Interest Amaker Retreat, Friday, March 31, Loyola Law School Chicago

If you are public-interest minded and have the Friday free, this is absolutely worth the trip to the city. There is no substitute for spending time with other public-interest minded students.

14th Annual Norman C. Amaker Retreat

Law, Resistance, and Social Justice

The Amaker Retreat aims to captures the spirit of our late professor, Norman Amaker, who fought alongside leaders like Thurgood Marshall and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to transform the social justice landscape by challenging racial discrimination during the civil rights era. This year’s Amaker Retreat will address timely issues in areas including immigration, criminal law, voting rights, and environmental justice.  Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP, will deliver the keynote address.

Our goal is to support the future generation of public interest lawyers. By increasing awareness of inequalities in the community, we hope to inspire students to embrace social justice values. The Amaker Retreat also helps build a network of resources by exposing students to local and national public interest leaders who have made a longtime commitment to serving people who face inequality.

Meals and opportunities for discussion and socializing will be included.  Law students and faculty from Midwest law schools are encouraged to attend. To register, email Ji Hwang at jhwang9@luc.edu  with 2017 Social Justice Retreat in the subject.  

 Friday, March 31, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Philip H. Corboy Law Center, Loyola University Chicago Law
25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago
Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom

Admission is FREE!

3L Chicago Job Opportunity: Grant Thornton, Independence & Ethics Compliance Associate

Summary of Position: Assist in the monitoring of the independence self-reporting tools, including advising partners and professionals on personal compliance disclosure requirements, and addressing tasks on multiple independence functions. This position will report to an Independence Manager.

Read more about the position and apply here.

Beverly Hills, CA Summer Internship: Starz, Business and Legal Affairs


  • Draft development and production agreements.
  • Review and comment on production documents.
  • Conduct legal research.


  • Must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.
  • Preference will be given to second year law students, but first year law students are eligible
  • Practical experience in media and entertainment industry is a plus.
  • An academic grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4 point scale for the most recent academic session (quarter/semester).
  • General computing knowledge for Windows platform and the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to communicate effectively visually, orally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills with a keen eye for detail and logical analysis.

Read more about the position and apply here.

Minneapolis Summer Internship: U.S. Bank, Risk Management & Compliance Internship

The Risk Management & Compliance group provides oversight of U.S. Bank’s risk-taking activities, including credit, interest rate, strategic, reputation and more. Our team helps the company grow profitably in a safe and sound manner, maintaining appropriate capital levels, and managing risks that may negatively impact the company.
Job Responsibilities:
There are several internship opportunities throughout the Risk Management & Compliance department.  Some of the projects that you may be assisting with include:
– Design, develop and implement a database, either web or Office-based, that will create an efficient method to track, monitor, and archive approvals for over 300 USB credit policies
– Work with team members on reports provided to External Reporting and Regulatory Reporting
– Create reports on a variety of credit statistics
– Validation of management resolutions of moderate and low risk Corporate Audit Services issues
– Statistical Analysis
– Statistical software coding/programming
– Review and approval of key company policies
– Assist in the quarterly enterprise wide risk assessment process
– Assist with Corporate Compliance “top initiative” project tasks managed within the Program Operations team
– Support the team that provides oversight and guidance on Fair and Responsible Banking complaint responses
– Work on various Technology Risk initiatives – consolidate SOC 2reporting, analyze payment risk metrics, and perform metrics validation
Read more and apply for the job here.

General Electric Summer Legal Internship

Read about the position and apply here.

Paid Summer Law Clerk Intern position at Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol, Will County’s largest law firm, Joliet, IL

Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol is seeking law students to work in its Joliet, Plainfield and Mokena offices as temporary, full-time summer law clerks. The position pays $10-$12/hour.

As a law clerk, the student will participate in various activities as assigned by their practice group such as assisting in ongoing litigation projects, performing legal research, and assisting with tasks within various stages of the firm workflow.

Start date is flexible, and the position will end on or before August 11, 2017.

To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample.

Apply here.

Mountain View, CA Summer Legal Internship: Coursera

Coursera is scaling a global platform to provide universal access to the world’s best education, and we’re driven by the passion and mission to let people learn without limits.
At Coursera, you will work with the legal team in a fast paced startup environment. Your summer projects will focus on conducting legal research on a variety of cutting-edge issues, such as government regulation of online education, intellectual property and the applicability of privacy laws to online learners. You will also be expected to contribute to resolving high-priority legal issues that may arise and help develop and refine Coursera’s government relations strategy.
We are looking for a current law student to work full-time during the summer on our collegial and very busy team. This is no ordinary summer internship – our interns work on real world problems and will have a huge impact on our business. We are very proud of the fact that our interns have worked on important, varied, and highly strategic matters that include subject areas such as OFAC compliance, open source licensing, privacy, consumer rights, copyright and IP issues, regulatory issues, and transactional work.
This is a full-time, 12-week internship – starting Summer of 2017.

Apply here.

Columbus, IN Summer Legal Internship Opportunity: Cummins Corporation

Cummins is a designer and manufacturer of power generation equipment, power systems, gasoline engines, custom power supplies .

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.
Learn more about a summer internship in our Legal Department and how you can begin Working Right.
 The Cummins Legal Department is seeking a law student to serve as an intern this summer.
  • Completed at least 1 year at an ABA-accredited law school and currently pursuing law degree.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and clients across various disciplines and cultures.
  • Must possess strong work ethic
  • History of academic success

Apply here.

Paid Summer Internship in Denver: National Conference of State Legislatures Summer Legal Internship, Due March 27

Flexible 15-20 hours a week; $15/hr


The National Conference of State Legislatures is seeking a legal intern to work on state retirement system issues. The intern will be called on to track state legislation, prepare concise and accurate summaries, compile 50-state charts, author or co-author reports and undertake other projects as assigned.


Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and be currently enrolled in law school or a public policy graduate program, possess strong research skills and should be able to write clearly and effectively. Candidates must be able to research all aspects of state laws including state statutes and legislation.  Experience with the state legislative process or pension and retirement issues is desirable, but not required.

Position duration:

April/May 2017 through August 2017 depending on student’s availability.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter highlighting skills and qualifications to: https://ncsl.applicantpro.com/jobs no later than Monday, March 27, 2017.

In-House Summer Job Opportunity in Lake Forest, IL (North of Chicago) with Raptor Pharmaceuticals

Horizon Pharma plc is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives through commercializing quality, innovative medicines prescribed by primary care physicians, specialists and those who treat patients with rare diseases. Horizon seeks candidates who are passionate, experienced and driven to exceed expectations.

Program Summary:

The Horizon Pharma Internship Program offers aspiring professionals an opportunity to build a strong foundation of business acumen, technical skills, and knowledge about the pharmaceutical industry. We are committed to providing program participants with experience-based learning, multidimensional assignments, targeted training, and continual coaching and development.


  • Gain a broad understanding of the responsibilities of the in-house counsel role in a pharmaceutical company.
  • Gain broad knowledge of the research, development, and commercialization phases of a pharmaceutical drug.
  • Apply attention to detail and analytical skills to assist with managing internal clients.
  • Assist with various financing, acquisition, commercial, and licensing deals.
  • Develop valuable client management skills.
  • Review and analyze confidentiality agreements and select vendor agreements.
  • Assist with due diligence exercises.
  • Assist with maintaining corporate subsidiary structure.
  • Participate in ad hoc projects and tasks as needed.
  • Gain experience working in a professional corporate environment.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Currently attending a postgraduate law program at an accredited college/university.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Professional, proactive demeanor.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Essential Core Competencies:

  • Action Oriented
  • Problem Solving
  • Organization
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Priority Setting
  • Drive for Results
  • Strategic Agility
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Dealing with Ambiguity

Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to careers@raptorpharma.com




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