3L Weekly Docket

This week’s weekly docket features the best opportunity for launching an entry-level government career in California, an unpaid international six month fellowship program, an opportunity to get feedback on your Air Force JAG application, and a possible policy fellow position in DC for current DC externs.

Job Opportunity: California Capital Fellows Program, Deadline February 12


If you’re interested in launching your career in California or in government, this job opportunity is worth a read. The California Capital Fellows Program has three fellowship opportunities:

The Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship, where 18 individuals are selected to participate in the program. The 11-month fellowship provides an introduction to public policy formation and adoption in the California Legislature through full-time work as a professional legislative staff member.

The Executive Fellowship,  where executive Fellows function as full-time professional staff in executive offices at various levels of California’s executive branch which includes the office of the governor, constitutional offices, cabinet secretaries, commissions and departments.

The Judicial Administration Fellowship Program, where ten Fellows work in courts across California, gaining direct experience in the management of a complex and changing court environment. Courts do much more than adjudicate cases. In the service of promoting access to justice for everyone, Judicial Fellows are exposed to the management and/or development of a variety of court programs and departments, multi-million dollar budgets, policy, and other managerial tasks. The special challenge of court administration is to manage these functions in ways that preserve judicial independence and ensure the efficient and fair administration of the law

The California Senate Fellows Program, where Fellows get placed in a paid, full-time legislative staff position in the State Capitol for 11 months. Fellows are assigned to the offices of a senator or policy committee and work as part of the public policy staff team in the Capitol.

Read more and apply here. Read my blog post on the program here.

Unpaid job opportunity with $2,500 travel stipend: ASIL International Law Fellows Program


The ASIL International Law Fellows program gives recent graduates the opportunity to gain up to a year of professional experience working on ASIL publications and the development and implementation of its research, education, and outreach programs. The positions are full-time and typically of a 6-month duration. Fellows work with their supervisor to identify areas of professional interest that can be developed while working at Tillar House. They also have the opportunity to select and attend various internationally themed events in the active D.C. international community. Fellows are eligible for a one-time, $2,500 travel stipend, but the position is otherwise unpaid. Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify and obtain alternative sources of funding. Fellowships typically start in January, April, July, and October. Read more and apply here.

Air Force Application Feedback


Captain Tia Hooper, Chief, Recruiting Branch with Air Force JAG recently did a facebook live on key application tips here.

The week of January 15, the Air Force will provide individual feedback to anyone who has applied for the Air Force and was not selected. If you are interested in feedback on a prior application you submitted, please call the Air Force JAG office for feedback at 1-800-JAG-USAF.

Job Opportunity: Future of Privacy Forum, Policy Fellow, Washington DC


This entry-level position will support the FPF Education and Innovation Foundation’s Education Privacy Project. The Fellow will work directly with the Director of the Education Privacy Project to support fulfillment of grant deliverables and event logistics, draft long and short publications and resources, and other responsibilities as they arise. They will also support Education Privacy Project Policy Counsel, including tasks regarding state legislation analysis, member support, and working group management. The ideal candidate will be a superior writer; care passionately about improving education data use and privacy protections for all students; have a strong desire to effect change in the world; be able to help translate complicated legal or technical topics for a layperson audience; have the ability to remain professional and impartial while working in a political environment; and have a sense of humor.

The Fellow will interact regularly with leading senior figures in government, corporations, academia, advocacy groups, and law firms.

Exceptional law students who could work part-time during the spring of their 3L year before becoming a full-time employee will be considered so students externing in DC this semester should take a look at this opportunity. 

Application Materials: Submit resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples to applications@fpf.org.

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