Weekly Docket

This week’s weekly docket is on the shorter side due to the resume and cover letter push for OCI. There is a 2L job opportunity at the U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel, two 3L job opportunities, and a conference and networking event for 3L women.

3L Job Opportunity: EJW Application Open Today

If you want to create your dream public interest job to work for a non-profit of your choosing doing a two-year project that you design, and earn $50,000/year, apply for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship. The application just opened up today and closes on September 27, 2017. If you’re a 3L interested in pursuing public interest work even a little bit, reach out to me and schedule an appointment to talk about fellowships. Do so sooner rather than later.

The EJW application process has several parts, including multiple essays where you describe your project and public interest background. I am happy to help you craft excellent essays but keep in mind that I am out of the office from August 31 through all of September getting married and going on my honeymoon so if you want me to be able to go through your essay drafts with you, plan to send them to me as soon as possible and by August 28 at the latest.

You can check out EJW’s fellowship guide here to get an overview of what it is about. Be sure to schedule an appointment with me if you’re thinking of applying.

EJW has set up several webinars to give candidates the chance to learn more about the application process and how to craft an excellent application:

 All sessions will occur from 3-4 pm EST. Register here.
  • June 28, 2017
  • July 11, 2017
  • July 26, 2017
  • August 8, 2017
  • August 23, 2017

3L Conference & Networking Opportunity: Ms. JD Leadership Academy, Deadline August 4

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The Leadership Academy will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 8:00am-5:00pm at Harvard Law School with an opening reception on the evening of Friday, September 22nd.

Ms. JD’s National Women’s Law Students Organization (NWLSO) Leadership Academy is Ms. JD’s initiative created to further its mission of supporting and improving the experiences of women law students.  The one day intensive workshop will feature attorneys, thought leaders, and professional development professionals speaking on their personal experiences of women in leadership positions and their advice on developing the professional skills required to become and support women in leadership.Applicants will be chosen based on their demonstrated commitment to elevating the standing of women in the legal profession. Ms. JD will select approximately thirty applicants to join the NWLSO Leadership Academy Class.

To be eligible, the applicant must: (1) be entering her second or third year of law school; and (2) have served or desires to serve in a leadership role in her law school community.

Those selected will be responsible for all expenses related to travel and lodging, as well as a $75 Program Tuition.

Applications are due by August 4, 2017.

To apply, please fill out the Google Form HERE. Once you have submitted the form, please email your resume and a letter of recommendation to Ms. JD’s Programs Assistant, Katie Day, at programsassistant@ms-jd.org. 

2L & 3L Job Opportunity: U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel, Application due July 20 for August 8 & 9 Chicago OCI

The U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel will be hosting a Joint OCI at Chicago-Kent Law School on Tuesday, August 8th and Wednesday, August 9th(two days to accommodate interviews for two separate positions).
Class Levels: 2L and 3L (Tax or Financial Services LLMs may also apply for the 3L position)
Required Application Materials: Resume, Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcript, Writing Sample (legal writing sample of 10 pages or less, written solely by the applicant and not published under the name of any other person)
Read more about the Office of Legislative Counsel here:
Cover Letters may be addressed to:
Christina Jacquet, Assistant Counsel
U.S. Senate Office of the Legislative Counsel
SD-668 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Hiring Criteria:
  • Top third of class required
  • Law Review preferred
  • Please see attached position descriptions and include in employer’s schedule for students
Please send all applications to me by Thursday, July 20 and I will forward them to Chicago-Kent to be forwarded to the Office of the Legislative Counsel for review.

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