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 email@example.com 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
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- 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
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.
Mountain View, CA Summer Legal Internship: Coursera
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 .
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
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.
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.
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
- Functional/Technical Skills
- Priority Setting
- Drive for Results
- Strategic Agility
- Intellectual Horsepower
- Dealing with Ambiguity
Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org