3L Weekly Docket

This week’s 3L Weekly Docket contains several job opportunities in public interest as well as the Claims Associate position with Chubb Insurance, an excellent JD Advantage role with a great company eager to hire NDLS students for multiple offices across the country. It also contains two events taking place in Chicago this week as well as a writing competition with a $1800 prize.

Job Opportunity: Claims Associate at Chubb Insurance

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If you’re interested in a great JD advantage position with a competitive entry-level salary and opportunities in many cities across the country, you should consider starting your career at Chubb Insurance.

Chubb is hiring Claims Associates in several cities. Claims Associates review claim and policy information to provide background for investigation and may determine the extent of the policy’s obligation to the insured depending on the line of business. If a claim is in litigation, the Claims Associate manages the litigation process.

You can read more about the Claims Associate position and Chubb Insurance here. Chubb is very interested in hiring Notre Dame students so if you have even the smallest inkling of interest, get in touch with me.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, reach out to me.

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

Equal Justice Works is seeking 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 byJanuary 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: Special Fellowship Opportunity for LGBTQ 3L Students of Color

Equal Justice Works has confirmed funding for a Fellow who identifies as anLGBTQ+ person of color and who will lead a two-year Fellowship project of their own design, serving LGBTQ+ people of color in New York City. Candidates must work with a NYC-based non-profit organization of their choice to design a project proposal, and submit an application online. Applicants must prepare a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and resume in addition to the project proposal. The Fellowship begins September 2018 and ends September 2020. Applications submitted before February 28th will receive priority consideration; additional applications accepted on a rolling basis. Apply online here and direct questions toFellowships@equaljusticeworks.org.

  • Job Opportunity: New York State Family Security Project

    Supported by the New York State Commission on National and Community Service (CNCS) and two foundation allies, Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Ford Foundation, the New York State Family Security Project (NYSFSP) 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.

    During a one-year term, program participants will serve at select nonprofit legal organizations and serve 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.

    The NYSFSP presents host sites with a valuable opportunity to build capacity at their organizations, raise awareness of key issues, and expand legal services offered to immigrants and their families.

    Below is the current list of host sites, including links to position announcements for Equal Justice Works Legal Fellows. These organizations are looking for highly-qualified candidates who are passionate about service and family security to participate as Fellows in the program.

    • Capital District Women’s Bar Association Legal Project, Inc. (Albany, New York) – Application Link
    • CUNY School of Law Foundation, Inc. (Long Island City, New York) – Application Link
    • Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. (Buffalo, New York) – Application Link
    • Syracuse University College of Law (Syracuse, New York) – Application Link
    • Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc. (Rochester, New York) – Application Link

Event: Army Court of Criminal Appeals in Chicago on Thursday from 1-3

U.S. v. Brown Hearing | January 25, 1-3 pm | Power Rogers & Smith Courtroom, 10th Floor, Loyola University School of Law | RSVP to nationalsecuritylaw@luc.edu

The Court will hold a formal session and hear argument in the case of Sergeant Brown, who was convicted of aggravated assault for his alleged role in a bar altercation in Baumholder, Germany. In a pretrial motion, defense counsel sought to suppress any identification of SGT Brown by the victim, Ms. LW.  At trial, over defense counsel’s objection, Ms. LW identified SGT Brown in-person as her attacker. On appeal, SGT Brown argues, inter alia, the military judge abused his discretion by admitting evidence stemming from the photographic lineup conducted by the German authorities.

Immediately after the hearing, the audience will be provided an opportunity to ask questions of the judges and counsel.  A reception will follow.

Job Opportunity: FAIR Fellowship in California, April 2 Deadline

Applications are currently being accepted for the fifth annual FAIR Fellowship (formerly called The Sanford Heisler Public Interest Diversity Fellowship), which will enable a new attorney to work full-time for two consecutive six-month terms at (1) Legal Aid at Work and (2) a law practice affiliated with the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), an organization of more than 1200 workers’ rights advocates throughout California.

FAIR will fund a Fellow with salary and benefits during the first six months the fellow is working at Legal Aid at Work. The applicant will then be matched with a CELA affiliated firm for the second six month term and be paid a salary and benefits by that entity.
Applicants must have superior academic qualifications, be members of the California Bar (or anticipating becoming members by fall 2018), be committed to a career in social justice, and have 0-3 years of legal experience.

 

Preference will be given to applicants with diverse backgrounds, demonstrated interest in employment law, clinical and/or pro bono and social justice interests, and plans to practice in California. Foreign language abilities and judicial clerkships/externships are also valued.

Read more about the fellowship and how to apply here.

Event: Women in Law Summit in Chicago, Friday, January 26

The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) and Loyola University Chicago School of Law will hold an inaugural Women in Law Summit, on January 26, 2018 at the law school. The all-day Summit will feature presentations and panels addressing issuing facing women in the profession and provide attendees with concrete tips, strategies and connections for success.

Few the full agenda and register here.

Writing Competition: Trandafir International Business Writing Competition $1800 prize, Due February 1

Competition Website: https://tlcp.law.uiowa.edu/trandafir-writing-competition

Sponsor: University of Iowa College of Law

Deadline: February 1, 2018

Essay Topic: Any contemporary international business or economic concern.

Prize Information:

Prize $1,800

The winning essay will be published in Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, a journal of the University of Iowa College of Law.

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