1L Weekly Docket

This week’s Weekly Docket only contains opportunities that have been emailed to the Notre Dame CDO through our network. There are many open job opportunities, all of which are specifically seeking Notre Dame students. If you would like help crafting applications for any of these opportunities, please reach out to the CDO.

Job Opportunity: FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Chicago

One of our Chicago program supervisors, a great mentor whom I work with regularly, is still hiring for this summer!

The Externship Program for the Department of Enforcement is designed for students who have an interest in securities law and regulation. The Extern will assist attorneys and investigative staff to investigate and initiate enforcement actions against FINRA regulated firms and associated individuals (typically, stockbrokers).  Externs perform a variety of tasks including legal research and writing, document review, as well as assisting staff to prepare for investigative testimony and hearings.  Opportunities to observe on-the-record interviews and settlement negotiations are made available to Externs.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist investigators and supervisors in the development of investigations and preliminary reviews including gathering, inputting and presentation of data, evidence and testimony; assist senior leaders with departmental investigative and administrative matters, as well as special projects.
  • Use FINRA and other available systems to collect trading and other data to be used in preliminary reviews and investigations. This will include use of CRD, Market Regulation systems, Bloomberg, Lexis/Nexis and the Internet among others.
  • Assist Enforcement staff with other aspects of the investigative process including participating in investigative interviews related to preliminary or formal investigative matters; assist with document and evidence analysis; and assist in the preparation of exhibits to investigative memos.
  • Draft memos summarizing analyses performed and information gathered.
  • Maintain investigative and other files.
  • Attend appropriate department training classes.

If you want to apply, send a resume and cover letter to me at katelynn.mcbride@nd.edu ASAP.

PAID ($6000) Job Opportunity: Peggy Browning Fund Fellowships in Los Angeles and New Jersey

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The Peggy Browning Fund still has two fellowships accepting applications:

– Health Professionals & Allied Employees, AFT/AFL-CIO.  This mentor organization prefers that the Fellow work in its Emerson, NJ office (in the New York City area), but will consider applicants who want to work in their Haddon Heights office outside of Philadelphia.

– National Day Laborer Organizing Network – Los Angeles, CA

Read more and apply here.

Paid ($6,750) Job Opportunity:  2018 – 2019 SUMMER PSJD PUBLICATIONS COORDINATOR, May 1 Deadline

The PSJD Publications Coordinator Position is a position for a current law or graduate student to work forty hours a week throughout the summer helping maintain the PSJD.org website. PSJD, a NALP initiative, catalogues thousands of job announcements for public service legal positions each year and curates a directory of civil society, government, and other public-service-oriented employers. PSJD’s guide to post-graduate legal fellowships is one of the most prominent resources on the site.

Each summer, NALP hires a Publications Coordinator to conduct extensive outreach to employers who have offered public service fellowships in the past to build an up-to-date version of this fellowship guide. The Publications Coordinator will lead this annual update.

The Coordinator will also collaborate with the NALP’s Director of Public Service Initiatives and NALP’s PSJD Fellow on additional projects focused on improving the accuracy of PSJD’s data. This work will involve tasks such as: updating employer profiles, reviewing site resources, researching how job opportunities are advertised in various states, and other thematically-related work that may arise from these tasks.

The term of the employment period is approximately 10 weeks.

What Makes the Publications Coordinator Position Special?

The Publications Coordinator position gives a law student interested in public interest work an opportunity to gain a bird’s-eye view of the public interest law sector. In particular, the Publications Coordinator will become very familiar with the way Postgraduate legal fellowships work–what fellowships are available, how people apply for them, what their criteria are, when applications are due, etc. This makes the position ideal for a rising 3L who is considering applying for fellowship as part of their post-graduate job search. Additionally, this opportunity will give the right individual the chance to hone key editing and writing skills for the legal profession.

Applicants should submit resume and cover letter by email (please designate “ATTN: Summer 2018 Publications Coordinator” in subject line) no later than May 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as received.  If selected for further consideration, candidates will be asked to submit contact information for at least three professional references.

Apply to: Samuel Halpert, NALP Director of Public Service Initiatives, at shalpert@nalp.org. Feel free to email Mr. Halpert with any questions about the position.

Chicago Networking Opportunity:


Read more and purchase tickets here.

Job Opportunity: Public Counsel in Los Angeles


Public Counsel’s 2018 summer internship program will run for ten weeks, commencing on May 29, 2018, and ending on August 3, 2018.  Both 1L’s and 2L’s are eligible for these internships.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Public Counsel seeks summer interns who share our commitment to economic and racial justice, and we seek to have an inclusive group of interns.  Although Public Counsel does not provide funding to law students for its summer program, please be sure to consult with your law school’s public interest program to learn more about available scholarships and financial awards that might support your summer internship.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, transcript (or list of grades), and writing sample to Sandra Madera at smadera@publiccounsel.org. If you are interested in more than one project, then you must list up to three of the projects you would like to work with in order of preference.  It is helpful to describe in your cover letter the reasons for your interest in the project for which you are applying. Please be sure to include the following in the subject line of your e-mail:  “Application for 2018 Public Counsel Summer Internship.”  Your application will not be considered if the requested application materials or your preference are omitted.

The following projects are currently accepting applications for summer 2018:

  • Center for Veterans’ Advancement
  • Federal Court Pro Se Clinic
  • Consumer Law Project – Debtor Assistance Project
  • Homelessness Prevention Law Project – CARES
  • Homelessness Prevention Law Project – Shriver Housing Project  

Read more here.

Job Opportunity: Internship with Judge Christopher A. Coury, Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County

The scope of an externship in my division this summer is unique, and truly different than any other than I have ever before been able to offer.  Until mid-June, I will be assigned to our Court’s Criminal Department, giving the extern exposure to felony criminal hearings and trials.  In mid-June, I will be handling a special calendar adjudicating short-fuse election disputes – basically holding expedited hearings and trials to decide what will and will not appear on Arizona’s ballots for the upcoming midterm elections.  Then, beginning in late June, my assignment will be on our Court’s Civil Department, where the extern will have opportunities to be exposed to practice and issues arising in civil court.

 The position will remain open until it is filled, or April 30, 2018, whichever first occurs.  Resumes can be sent to Judge Christopher A. Coury at couryc@superiorcourt.maricopa.gov

500 Summer Opportunities Available Nationwide through AmeriCorps JD- Deadline Extended to May 15

Equal Justice Works is still accepting applications from 1Ls and 2Ls to be part of a summer of service with AmeriCorps JD. While serving in communities across the nation, student AmeriCorps JD Service Members can apply their legal skills and knowledge to provide effective representation for low-income and underserved populations. This year, we’re looking for roughly 500 students to serve on projects focused on veterans, elder abuse, immigration (in NY only) and on civil legal aid generally.

All AmeriCorps JD service members will receive a $1,200 Segal AmeriCorps Education award upon successful completion of the program and are eligible to seek funding from the host or another source up to $4,422. The priority deadline has been extended through May 15, 2018There are two ways you can get involved:

The following sites in particular are looking for additional applicants.

Veterans Legal Corps Opportunities

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (Washington, DC)
Contact: Courtney Smith, Case Management Attorney
Send cover letter and resume to Courtney.Smith@vetsprobono.org

Lone Star Legal Aid (Houston, TX)
Contact: Sue Sere
Send cover letter and resume to humanresources@lonestarlegal.org

Legal Aid Society of Orange County (Orange County, CA)
Contact: Renato Izquieta
Send cover letter and resume to rizquieta@legal-aid.com

Elder Justice AmeriCorps Opportunities

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (Charlotte, NC)
Contact: Gelila Selassie, Equal Justice Works Fellow
Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two references to gelilas@charlottelegaladvocacy.org

New York State Family Security Project Opportunities
Community Legal Advocates of New York (Garden City, NY)
Contact: Ann Dibble, Executive Director,
Send cover letter and resume to info@cla-ny.org with “EJWA Position” in the subject line

The Door Legal Services Center (New York, NY)
Contact: Elizabeth Davis, Staff Attorney
Send cover letter and resume to lizdavis@door.org and write “Summer 2018 New York State Family Security Project” in the subject line

Legal Aid Society of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
Contact: Wedade Abdallah
Send resume and cover letter to wabdallah@lasroc.org.

Job Opportunity: U.S. Sentencing Commission Legal Intern, April 30 Deadline

This volunteer student internship is located in the Commission’s Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA).  The student intern reports to the Director of OLPA. The student intern must be enrolled in either a law or graduate level program and be able to receive academic credit for the summer 2018 semester.

The student intern will gain substantive experience within OLPA by performing a variety of tasks relating to supporting the mission of the Commission.  The student intern will also have an opportunity to learn more about the legislative process, federal sentencing and crime policy, and the Federal Judiciary.

Read more and apply here.


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