2L Weekly Docket

If you are applying for public interest and government jobs, need essays reviewed for your job applications, or want to meet with me in early fall, schedule an appointment with me soon. I will be out of the office from Thursday, August 31 until Sunday, October 1 getting married and going on my honeymoon and the last day I will be in the office reviewing essays is Wednesday, August 30.

Summer Job Opportunity: DOJ Summer Law Intern Program (Paid), Due September 5

In the flurry of law firm hiring and OCI, don’t forget about the DOJ SLIP program.

The SLIP is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships.  Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice.  Interns represent diverse backgrounds and  interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.

Every year, various components and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices hire students through the SLIP.  Justice annually hires approximately 60-80 SLIP interns. Check out the list of the components participating this year along with the estimated number of positions available.

Justice takes pride in the fact that it considers the “whole candidate” when making selections for employment. Selections are made based on many elements of a candidate’s background, including a demonstrated commitment to government service, academic achievement, leadership, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, past employment, and extracurricular activities that relate to the work of the Department.

To be considered for the SLIP, you must apply via an on-line application. For employment during summer 2018, the application opens on July 31, 2017, and closes on September 5, 2017.  We highly recommend that applicants read the application checklist and assemble requested information before stating the application. Apply now(link is external).

Read more information about DOJ SLIP here.

Summer Job Opportunity: Washington Attorney General, Application Due August 20

To apply to the Washington AG’s fall recruitment program, open this posting and click “apply”.  In addition to fully completing a profile and responding to all supplemental questions, you must attach:

  • A Letter of interest;
  • Resume;
  • Transcript (official or unofficial) and
  • Letter of recommendation*.

* The letter of recommendation is the only document that will be accepted separately. The letter of recommendation can be submitted by the recommender directly to the recruitment office by e-mail (Letrice.Tobin@atg.wa.gov), mail (800 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA 98104) or fax (206-389-2058).

Additional information (e.g., writing sample, additional letters of recommendation) will be accepted, though is not required.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered.

Following first round interviews, invitations to attend the job fair on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in the Tacoma AGO will be extended.

Qualified applicants are individuals who excel academically as demonstrated by law school grades and class standing, and who demonstrate a high degree of competence based on prior experiences.  Law students must be attending an ABA accredited law school.  The AGO seeks applicants who are committed to public service as demonstrated by an applicant’s background, talents, attitude, and enthusiasm for public law practice. We also seek applicants with a diverse background in education, previous work experience, law school activities, extracurricular activities, community service and areas of interest that enhance our office.

Applicants must apply via www.careers.wa.gov by August 20, 2017. 

Please note that volunteer and extern law clerks are NOT eligible for benefits.  Questions about the Office’s law clerk hiring program can be directed to Letrice Tobin at (206) 587-5613 or Letrice.Tobin@atg.wa.gov.  Information about the Attorney General’s Office can be found by visiting our website at www.atg.wa.gov.

Summer Job Opportunity: Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Law Student Internship (PAID), Application Opens on August 1 and is Rolling

Are you interested in pursuing a public interest career in Chicago or Illinois? The PILI Law Student Internship is an ideal opportunity for you.

PILI’s Law Student Internship Program connects law students from across the country with legal service agencies in Illinois such as Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Environmental Law & Policy Center, and many others. Interns work 400 hours full-time during the summer,  with PILI ensuring quality supervision by experienced agency attorneys, and providing extra educational, networking and mentoring opportunities.

PILI offers Internships at 27 different legal service agencies in Illinois, and each applicant may apply to up to 10 agencies.

The application opens on August 1 and agencies make their decisions on a rolling basis, with applicants having a much better chance of getting selected the earlier they apply. Learn more and apply here.

2L Conference & Networking Opportunity: Ms. JD Leadership Academy, Deadline August 4


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. 


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