3L Weekly Docket

This week’s weekly docket features an excellent entry-level government position that is actively recruiting NDLS students, a combination fellowship between a law firm and public interest organization in New York that will give you a taste of both worlds, a program that offers full-time jobs in libertarian or conservative organizations in DC, and a conference for women lawyers.

Job Opportunity: Ohio Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General position (Due ASAP)

If you’re interested in building an exciting career in a government position, you should seriously consider this career opportunity. Ohio state Assistant Attorneys General represent state agencies, boards, universities and community colleges, commissions, citizens, and office holders in 26 different areas. They work  to advocate for or defend the state’s interests in civil, criminal, administrative, and appellate matters. And they are actively recruiting Notre Dame Law students!

If you’re weighing whether to apply to this opportunity, read my blog post on how to make that decision here.

To apply, email Ali Wruble, awruble@nd.edu, a single pdf of your cover letter (addressed to Attorney General Mike DeWine), resume, transcript, and writing sample as soon as possible.

Job Opportunity: Fried Frank- NAACP Legal Defense Fund Fellowship Civil Rights Fellowship, New York (Due August 23)

The Fried Frank-LDF fellowship effectively bridges the worlds of private law firm litigation and public service law by joining with one of the country’s leading civil rights advocacy organizations, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF).

The LDF fellowship gives an entry-level lawyer the opportunity to spend two years as a Fried Frank litigator and then two years as a staff attorney with LDF. At the end of their four-year commitment, successful Fellows are encouraged to interview to return to Fried Frank and, in some cases, they may continue on the staff of their civil rights organization. A number of former Fellows hold high-level positions on the staff of LDF.

The ideal candidate for a Fried Frank Civil Rights Fellowship is a third-year law student or recent graduate currently in a judicial clerkship. Candidates for LDF fellowship should have a genuine interest in both corporate and civil rights litigation.

To be considered, please email the following documents to fellowship@friedfrank.com no later than August 23, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST:

• A résumé
• Two letters of recommendation (one each from a law school faculty member and an employer)
• A legal writing sample
• A 500-word essay, as described below
• A law school transcript

You can read the application essay and learn more about the fellowship here.

Job Opportunity: Koch Associate Program, Washington DC

The Koch Associate Program offers a full-time paid position in a libertarian or conservative public interest organization in DC as well as a year of professional education and networking. 3Ls are eligible to apply. You will have the best chance of succeeding in the application process if you apply in September-December so if you’re interested, it is best to start learning more about the program and preparing your application materials soon.

Organizations you can work for through the Koch Associate Program include the Koch Institute, California Public Policy Center, Heritage Foundation, Illinois Public Policy Institute, and many others. See the list of partner organizations here.

If you’re interested in applying, reach out out to me. My first job out of law school was through the Koch Associate Program so I can guide you through the application process.

3L Conference & Networking Opportunity: Ms. JD Leadership Academy, Deadline TODAY, August 9


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 today, August 9, 2017.

Learn more and apply here.


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