Weekly Docket

I know you are all focused on finals and busy preparing for exams. I wish everyone the best of luck and I want to remind everyone to take breaks, take time for yourself, and realize that in the long-run, if you do not do as well as you would like, things will be fine.

Please feel free to ignore the weekly docket until after finals but if you would like a little break to think about your career search instead of finals for a moment, here it is for your enjoyment.

Rising 2Ls: Register for Diversity Job Affairs

Tis the season to register for diversity job fairs and there are tons of them! There are diversity job fairs in Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, Cleveland, and several other cities. You can see the complete list of diversity job fairs here. You must register for the Cook County Bar Association job fair by May 19 and other job fairs have deadlines in June and July so start planning your diversity job fair registration strategy soon.

Rising 2Ls and Rising 3Ls: Government Opportunities

As you prepare your job application strategy for next summer or after graduation, start perusing the Arizona government honors handbook. Here is the access information:

Password: GoIrish (case sensitive)
You can look through the handbook based on deadlines for your specific class. For instance, I just took a look at the “2L applications by deadline” and saw that the New York City Department of Law has an August 1 deadline for its paid summer internship program, which typically leads to postgraduate job offers and the Environmental Protection Agency has an August 31 deadline for its summer program. Once you get out of finals, start looking through the handbook and planning your 2L summer job government application strategy.

3L Job Opportunity: The Michael and Mary Schuette Clinical Fellowship in Health and Human Rights –

Center for International Human Rights / Northwestern Access to Health Project

Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for the Michael and Mary Schuette Clinical Fellowship in Health and Human Rights, beginning September 1, 2017, in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center for International Human Rights, with a particular focus on the work of the Northwestern Access to Health Project. The Michael and Mary Schuette Fellow will have a unique opportunity to gain extensive training and experience in global health, human rights law and economic development, as well as clinical legal teaching.

The Schuette Fellow will work on issues related to global health, human rights and development as they pertain to ongoing community global health work in Mali, Nigeria, Congo and Lebanon, as well as other potential sites.  A demonstrated interest in global health law and fluency in French and/or Spanish is preferred. Applicants should send letters of interest and resumes to Juliet Sorensen, Harry R. Horrow Professor in International Law, Center for International Human Rights (j-sorensen@law.northwestern.edu).

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2017. It is anticipated that the fellowship will end August 31, 2018, with the possibility of renewal for a second year to be decided by the Bluhm Legal Clinic.  Salary and benefits will be competitive.

The Bluhm Legal Clinic currently includes clinical faculty teaching in its Center on International Human Rights, the Entrepreneurship Law Center, Roderick MacArthur Justice Center, the Environmental Law Clinic, Children and Family Justice Center, the Center on Wrongful Convictions, and other clinical programs that include appellate advocacy, criminal defense, civil litigation, externships, negotiations and trial advocacy.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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