3L Weekly Docket

This week’s weekly docket contains several job opportunities, including a multitude of opportunities through the Americorps Legal Fellow program and a fellowship at Harvard Medical School. This week’s docket also includes an invitation to an Army Court of Criminal Appeals event in Chicago and a resource summarizing opportunities in animal law.

Job Opportunity: New Mexico Immigration Corps Fellowship – Applications Due January 31

Equal Justice Works is now accepting applications for the New Mexico Immigration Corps from candidates who are bilingual and have a passion for immigrant rights. Fellow will be hosted at New Mexico Immigrant Law Center in Albuquerque, NM from September 2018-August 2020. Applications (personal statement, resume, and two letters of recommendation) are due online by January 31, 2018Learn more and apply online here. Students who applied for the general 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellowship are encouraged to also apply for the New Mexico Immigration Corps Fellowship. Both applications will be considered.

Job Opportunity: AmeriCorps Legal Fellow  

The Elder Justice AmeriCorps program provides legal services to older adults who have been victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. In addition to representing clients, Fellowships will include work creating and supporting multidisciplinary teams of social workers, medical professionals, and law enforcement; leading know your rights sessions at senior centers, nursing homes, assisted living communities, and other community-based settings; and recruiting and training pro bono attorneys.

The Veterans Legal Corps program, provides direct representation to veterans who are homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless and with eligible military families on issues including landlord tenant matters, problems with disability and other income maintenance benefits, child support, consumer and medical debt, drivers’ license reinstatement, and expungement issues.

The Equal Justice Works VISTA Affordable Housing and Preservation Project (VAHPP) is looking for legal fellows focused on preserving, maintaining, and improving project-based Section 8 affordable housing across the United States. The program is currently looking for legal Fellows at the following locations:

The VISTA Tenant Engagement and Community Economic Development (TECDev) TECDev Legal Fellows provide capacity building services to their host sites to assist, inform, educate, and engage tenants of Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) properties regarding their rights, responsibilities and options. The program is currently looking for legal Fellows at the following locations.

The Equal Justice Works Georgia Housing Corps program deploys legal Fellows and community Advocates to promote community redevelopment throughout the state of Georgia over two years. Approximately 11 legal Fellows and 6 Advocates will preserve affordable housing through community education and client representation, and remove barriers to housing at the local and statewide levels through systemic advocacy.

The New York State Family Security Project serves immigrant families to address barriers in protecting or obtaining lawful citizenship status, lack of planning for possible separation, and other issues related to family unity and stability.Students will focus on fostering family security and community education through the delivery of high-quality legal services to underserved and/or low-income immigrant families. Available host sites are below.

  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association Legal Project, Inc. (Albany, New York) – Application Link
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) – Application Link
  • CUNY School of Law Foundation, Inc. (Long Island City, New York)
  • Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. (Buffalo, New York) – Application Link
  • Legal Aid Society of Rochester (Rochester, New York) – Application Link
  • Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (Geneva, New York)
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County (Syracuse, New York) – Application Link

For more information please contact Qudsiya Naqui at qnaqui@equaljusticeworks.org.

Job Opportunity: Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL), Fellowship

The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Medicine and Harvard Medical School invites its 2018 round of applications for postdoctoral fellows in pharmaceutical law and health services research.

Current fellows have studied FDA regulation, patents, drug access and costs, and competition in the therapeutic marketplace. Other areas of focus include intellectual property, ethics, and comparative effectiveness, as well as the development, approval, and evidence-based use of drugs, devices, vaccines, procedures, and diagnostics.

Applications are invited from researchers with doctoral degrees (J.D., M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., or equivalent) or who will complete such training by July 2018. Fellows will have an appointment at Harvard Medical School, receive close mentorship from faculty members in the Division, and engage in one or more projects intended to start their careers in law and public health research.

Fellowship length will vary depending on the candidate (Minimum: 1year).

The deadline is February 16, 2018. To apply, please send to asarpatwari@bwh.harvard.edu:

(1) a CV, (2) a writing sample, and (3) a cover letter describing your past work, ideas for the kind of research you’d like to do in the fellowship, and career goals.

The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics is a close-knit 70 member interdisciplinary research center. Our work focuses on the evaluation, regulation, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of prescription drugs and medical devices, as well as the development and evaluation of policies to improve use of therapeutics.

E-mail Ameet Sarpatwari, J.D., Ph.D. at asarpatwari@bwh.harvard.edu with any questions.

Army Court of Criminal Appeals Event, January 25

Loyola University Chicago School of Law and the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals invite all Notre Dame Law students to attend an appellate hearing at Loyola on January 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. on the 10th floor in the Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, 25 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL.

The hearing will be followed by a question and answer session with counsel, judges, and Brigadier General Joseph Berger III, Commander, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency.  A reception will follow.

Interested students should RSVP to:  nationalsecuritylaw@luc.edu

Please put “ACCA RSVP” in the email subject line.

Resource for opportunities in animal law:

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has published an “Opportunities in Animal Law” booklet that you can find online here. Animal law intersects with many traditional areas of the law, such as tort, contract, criminal, and constitutional law. During the past several years, animal law has gained a stronger foothold in the mainstream legal arena. Additionally, the issues that fill today’s headlines – large mammals in captivity, intensive confinement of farmed animals, pet custody, the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty, and food safety issues – reflect the field’s rapid growth.

In this booklet, you will find information about clerkships, scholarships, project grants, employment and pro bono opportunities, law journals, legal resources, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters and much more.

 

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