Weekly Docket

This week, there are still some summer jobs as well as summer funding available through Americorps JD, an alumnus interested in speaking with students interested in business immigration in New York, 3L job opportunities at the Washington Attorney General’s office, at BPI in Chicago, and all across the country through the EJW fellowship, a 2L summer job opportunity with the Washington Attorney General, and loads and loads of summer public interest and 2L firm events.

Please note that the weekly docket is not an exhaustive list of jobs and events. You can find a far more extensive list of opportunities on symplicity. The weekly docket consists exclusively of opportunities that alumni, professors, colleagues, and friends of the law school send directly to me so please be sure to check symplicity regularly.

1L & 2L Summer Funding & Jobs Still Available

The AmeriCorps JD Program is still awarding $1,230 Educational Awards for students working in certain public interest organizations this summer.

There are two ways students can participate in this program:

  • Students who have already secured internships this summer in civil legal aid, should apply! Internships at nonprofit organizations and law school clinics qualify.
  • Students who are still looking for positions serving their community this summer, should check out our list of organizations currently seeking AmeriCorps JD members. There are over 100 organizations across the country.

Alumnus interested in speaking with students interested in business immigration in New York

One of our wonderful alumni has reached out to us asking to be connected with any students interested in pursuing a business immigration career in New York. His firm has a summer program and regularly hires entry-level attorneys as well. If you’re interested in being connected with him, email me and I will connect you.

3L Entry-Level and 2L Summer Job Opportunity: Washington State Attorney General AUGUST DEADLINE

Each fall the Office of the Attorney General in Seattle, Washington conducts an Honors Program during which they entertain applications from third-year law students and judicial clerks.  At the end of this process, we will extend offers of Assistant Attorney General positions to approximately 5-7 applicants.  In addition to our Honors Program for third-year law students, we are recruiting second-year law students interested in serving as a volunteer law clerk next summer.
For 3Ls:  To apply and be considered for an attorney position via their Honors Program, interested applicants will need to apply by visiting the posting located HERE and follow the application directions.  The deadline to apply is August 13, 2017.  Applications will be reviewed and invitations to interview will then be extended.
For 2Ls:  To apply and be considered for a volunteer law clerk position next summer via their fall recruitment process, interested applicants will need to visit the posting and apply directly to it.  A link to the 2L posting is HERE.  The deadline to apply is August 20, 2017.  Applications will be reviewed and invitations to interview will then be extended.

3L Job Opportunity: Equal Justice Works Fellowships!

Are you going to be a 3L next year? Are you interested in creating your own two-year dream job working for any public interest organization in the country? Beyond the Shaffer and Bank of America Foundation Fellowships, plan to apply for the Equal Justice Works Fellowship. The application opens on June 18 and closes on September 27. EJW is offering 5 webinars over the course of the summer that will go over the basics of a winning application while also providing insider tips to craft more competitive projects. Is this your first time hearing about fellowships and you want some more information? If you have any inclination to apply for public interest jobs your 3L year, email me and we can go over fellowships and your public interest career search!

3L Job Opportunity: 2018 Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI) in Chicago

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI) offers the Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship, an exceptional fellowship opportunity in Chicago for a recent law or public policy graduate. One of the country’s foremost public interest law and policy centers, BPI strives to resolve compelling issues of social justice and quality of life in the Chicago region by addressing the challenges of urban poverty, increasing housing and educational opportunity, building vital communities, and improving Illinois’ criminal justice system.

Fellows receive an annual salary of $52,000 with medical and dental coverage. Debt service on law school or graduate school loans for the duration of the Fellowship may be available, based on need.

Send résumé, writing sample, references and a cover letter detailing interest in the position by Friday, October 13, 2017 to fellowships@bpichicago.org.

If you’re interested in applying for the Polikoff-Gautreaux fellowship, contact me and we can get started on your application.

Upcoming Summer Networking & Firm Events

Check the symplicity events tab to see all of the latest details on upcoming summer events. Below is just a sample of some of the upcoming events. 

Tonight! June 8 ND Alumni Club Event for Students & New Grads (Los Angeles)

6:00 PM
at Expert Dojo
395 Santa Monica Place #308
(Promenade 3rd level, across from Cheesecake Factory)

Business Casual Attire


6:00 PM: Check in, heavy appetizers, networking

6:30 PM: Welcome (Career Services & NDCLA)

6:45 PM: Introduction of Notre Dame Alumni

7:00 PM: Round table discussions by industry (1)

7:30 PM: Round table discussions by industry (2)

8:00 PM: Closing remarks

Google form with info & RSVP:

Questions? kkelly17@nd.edu

Hosted by the University of Notre Dame Career and Professional Development and the Notre Dame Club of Los Angeles

Public Interest Law Initiative: How to Interview Your Legal Aid Client, June 13: 11:45-1:00 (Chicago)

Location: John Marshall Law School, Room 1200, 304 South State Street

Learn strategies to interview low-income clients in a variety of settings and tools for eliciting information needed to assist them such as questioning techniques, approaches to make the client feel comfortable, and how to structure the interview.


  • Diane O’Connell, Staff Attorney, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
  • Roberto Martinez, Intake Specialist, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Enter the building at 304 South State Street and give your name to security.

Lunch will be provided for everyone in attendance. Online registration is required by 12:00 noon on Monday, June 12th. If you have questions or problems with the form, please contact Program Manager Brent Page by email or by phone at 312-832-5128.

Fellowships 101 in DC

If you plan to apply for public interest fellowships and you’re in DC, this is the program for you.

When: 22 June 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: Georgetown University Law Center – Gewirz Center, 12th Floor (120 F Street NW)

Cost: Free for WCL Members; $8 for non-members

Fellowships 101 introduces law students to post-graduate public-interest fellowships. It has three parts:

First, the evening starts with a casual reception, where you’ll meet current and past fellows.

Next, NALP fellow Delisa Morris will discuss PSJD and other online resources for finding fellowships.

Finally, our expert panelists will explain how to maximize your chances of landing the fellowship of your dreams, and they’ll take audience questions as well. The panel includes:

  • Adina Appelbaum (Equal Justice Works Fellow, CAIR Coalition);
  • Connor Cory (Skadden Fellow, Whitman-Walker Clinic);
  • Matthew Hendley (Director of Litigation, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs); and
  • A to-be-announced representative from the Partnership for Public Service.

Our moderator will be Sterling Morriss from Equal Justice Works.

Fellowships 101 is free for Washington Council of Lawyers members (join) and $8 for non-members.

Co-sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center, the Washington Council of Lawyers, and NALP.


Winston & Strawn Rising 2L Receptions: Throughout June

Winston invites you to our Reception for Rising 2Ls

Please join us in our Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, or Washington D.C., office for our rising 2L Summer Reception.

Winston attorneys, including lawyers from our Hiring Committee, Summer Committee, Diversity Committee and alums from your law school, will be on hand to offer insight about the practice of law and firm life in general. We look forward to seeing you.

Please choose any Winston & Strawn office location listed below that is most convenient – our hope is that you can attend a reception that is conveniently located near you regardless of your ultimate office preference.

RSVP to the appropriate contact below for the reception location where you will be attending. Please include your name and your law school with your RSVP.

 Read more about the Winston receptions here.


June 12, 2017
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
35 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

RSVP to Kelly Joyce by June 5th


June 14, 2017
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
2501 N. Harwood St., 17th Floor
Dallas, TX 75201

RSVP to Amanda Sisk by June 8th


June 21, 2017
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
1111 Louisiana Street, 25th Floor
Houston, TX 77002

RSVP to Amanda Sisk by June 16th

Los Angeles

June 14, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
333 South Grand Avenue, 38th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

RSVP to Michele Ward by June 8th

New York

June 19, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

RSVP to Elisa Santelia by June 14th

San Francisco

June 14, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
101 California Street, 35th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

RSVP to Victor Barnett by June 8th

Washington D.C.

June 12, 2017
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
1700 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

RSVP to Sara Theile by June 8th

Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association Reception (DC): Personal Branding for Legal Career Success – Set Yourself Apart Based on Your Strengths, Skills, and Personality, June 14 at 5:00 PM

The Diversity Committee invites you  to join them on June 14, 2017 at Hotel Monaco at 5:00 PM.

A strong personal brand is the number one tool in marketing yourself to employers and growing your practice and identity as a successful lawyer. Come learn strategies from a personal branding expert on how to build and effectively market your personal brand. And kick start your branding with the help of professional photographers who will be available to take your picture for use on LinkedIn and other business development and networking platforms. The program will end with a networking reception offering you the opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow law students and attorneys from top DC firms.

Programming Details:
Doors open at 5:00 PM
Event begins at 5:30 PM
Followed by a cocktail reception.

An RSVP link will be available several weeks prior to the event.

For more information, please contact Jason Beekman (jason.beekman@cwt.com) or Leah Thornton (leah.thornton@allenovery.com).

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