Happy October! This week’s weekly docket includes an announcement that two $500 stipends to the Equal Justice Works career fair are available, job opportunities in the Illinois Governor’s office, a fellowship opportunity in Connecticut, the Department of Labor and Army Corps of Engineer Honors programs, a labor and employment 7th Circuit networking reception and program in Chicago, a new human trafficking careers guide, and a volunteer and conference opportunity at the American Immigration Lawyers Association conference in DC.
Two $500 travel stipends are available to Notre Dame students traveling to the Equal Justice Works Career Fair & Conference
The biggest public interest career fair and conference in the country is taking place on October 27 and 28 in Washington, DC. If you are planning on attending, let me know as soon as possible because Notre Dame has two $500 travel stipends available to cover student airfare and accomodations. There is still time to register for “table talk” with employers and for the conference itself. You can read more on the conference website and email me if you’re thinking about attending or want to learn more about the travel stipends.
Job Opportunity: James H. Dunn Jr. Memorial Fellowship in the Illinois Governor’s Office
If you’re interested in beginning your career in state government, the Dunn Fellowship is definitely worth considering.
The program begins on the first weekday in August and ends on July 31st of the following year.
Fellows spend one week of August receiving an orientation to state government including tours, policy discussions, a panel of program alumni, and a brown bag lunch with senior staff, among other activities. After the orientation period, fellows return to their home office to work under the direction of their supervisor.
Dunn Fellows are paid $31,332 annually and receive full state benefits.
Positions in the current 2017-2018 class of Dunn Fellows include:
• Federal Affairs
• General Counsel
• Government Transformation & Metrics
• Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs
• Legislative Affairs
• Office of Management & Budget
• Policy: Economic Development & Innovation
• Policy: Education
• Policy: Health, Human Services, & Public Safety
• Public Engagement & Intergovernmental Affairs
A majority of Fellows will be based in Springfield, with limited placements in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
• Offer a governmental initiative to meet the public sector’s future needs for competent administrators
• Provide a public sector management training program that encourages talented recent graduates to consider careers instate government
• Enable recent graduates to supplement their academic background with practical experience in areas such as legislative policy analysis and government program administration
• Enable recent graduates to play an ever-increasing role in state government, as new fellows enter public service and many former fellows advance into management positions
Apply here. If you plan to apply, please let me know and I can help you with your application.
For questions, contact Gov.DunnFellowshipApp@illinois.gov
Networking reception and program: 7th Circuit Fall Fellows’ Program for Law Students, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017: Networking Reception from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Location to be announced
Saturday, October 21, 2017: Hosted by Winston & Strawn, 35 West Wacker Drive, 47th Floor, Chicago, IL
9:30 am Labor and Employment Law and the Trump Administration Moderator: Martin H. Malin, IIT Chicago-Kent COL
● Immigration – Tejas Shah, Franczek Radelet, Chicago, IL
● What’s New in the World of Benefits – Paul W. Mollica, Outten & Golden, Chicago, IL
Diane M. Soubly, Butzel Long, Ann Arbor, MI
● Initiatives at State and Local Levels – Timothy E. Hawks, Hawks Quindel SC, Milwaukee, WI
11:00 am Break
11:15 am Labor and Employment Law and the Trump Administration – Part II
● EEO Issues – Lori D. Ecker, Law Office of Lori D. Ecker, Chicago, IL
● Coming Republican Majority on the NLRB Patrick E. Deady, Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd., Chicago, IL
Joshua Ditelberg, Seyfarth Shaw, Chicago, IL
● Wage Hour Issues – Burton L. Reiter, Ogletree Deakins, Chicago, IL
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Pathways to Practice
Moderator: Mary Rose Strubbe, IIT Chicago-Kent COL
● Peter Sung Ohr – Government attorney (NLRB, Chicago, IL)
● James R. Beyer – In-house Counsel, former Management law practice (GE Power, Chicago, IL)
● Daniel G. Vliet – Management practice (Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC , Waukesha, WI)
● Brenda H. Feis – Employee practice (Feis Goldy LLC, Chicago, IL)
● Carl R. Draper – Employee practice (Feldman, Wasser, Draper & Cox, Springfield, IL)
● Jill P. O’Brien – Management practice (Laner Muchin, Chicago, IL)
● Tamara L. Cummings – Union In-House (FOP Labor Council, Western Springs, IL)
● Sherrie E. Voyles – Union practice (Jacobs Burns Orlove & Hernandez , Chicago, IL)
3:30 pm Adjourn
These events are free of charge; however, an RSVP is required for both.
Please do so by Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
Jennifer Motley – 410.972.4712 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Opportunity: Singer Connecticut Public Service Fellowship
3Ls can apply for the Singer Connecticut Public Service Fellowship whose goal is to provide access to justice and qualified legal service to Connecticut residents through supporting new lawyers. The program is administered by the Connecticut Bar Foundation and funds applicants to work for public service organizations in Connecticut.
The application period for 2018 fellowships is until December 1. Information and application materials are available here.
Job Opportunity: Department of Labor Honors Program, Due October 6
The Honors Program in the Office of the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor provides challenging professional opportunities for outstanding law school graduates. Honors Program attorneys work in the Solicitor’s Office either at the department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., or in one of seven regional offices, gaining exposure to a broad range of substantive legal work in one of the government’s preeminent legal offices.
To apply, please submit the following:
- cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the Honors Program as well as any personal or professional experience the applicant wishes the Hiring Committee to consider;
- writing sample; and
- official or unofficial law school transcript.
Applications must be received by October 6, 2017.
Please mail, e-mail, or fax the required materials to:
Director, The Honors Attorney Program
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of the Solicitor, Room N-2700
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
Fax: (202) 693-5774
Army Corps of Engineers: Chief Counsel’s Civilian Honors Program, Due October 15
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office of the Chief Counsel selects a limited number of graduating law students and judicial law clerks to participate in the Civilian Honors Program. Through the Honors Program, we place highly qualified graduating students and judicial clerks in positions throughout our over 50 offices worldwide. The program provides new attorneys challenging work, significant responsibility, and unparalleled development opportunities to serve the public.
Apply by submitting a resume, transcript and writing sample to the Honors Program Inbox.
Human Trafficking Careers Guide
Harvard Law School has invited law schools to share its new careers guide for students interested in pursuing careers combating human trafficking. You can access it here.
Conference/Volunteer Opportunity, Due October 15
Law school students and 2017 graduates are invited to volunteer for the American Immigration Lawyers Association-DC Chapter Annual Conference in Rockville, MD, on November 8, 2017.
Volunteers will be able attend either a morning or afternoon session (at no cost) in exchange for volunteering at the registration/CLE desks, as a track timekeeper, or in other capacities. If you have a preference, let us know.
In order to apply to volunteer, please email Conference Chair, Tina R. Goel (email@example.com) telling us in a few sentences why you would like to attend the 2017 Annual Conference. The application deadline for the 2017 AILA Annual Conference Scholarship is Oct. 15, 2017. All email applications must include the following information:
- The applicant’s name and contact information;
- A brief summary of the applicant’s financial need for a scholarship (if applicable);
- A description of the applicant’s interest in / experience with immigration law; and,
- An explanation of how the applicant’s attendance at the conference will benefit their education / future legal practice.
Scholarship awards will be determined by the conference planners on the basis of need and merit. Please limit your submission to a 150 word email with full contact details (email and phone number). You can include a resume if you wish.
[Students who prefer not to volunteer can take advantage of our student admission rate of $50. Attendees can register at www.ailadc.org. This includes lunch and snacks!]