3L Weekly Docket

This week’s Weekly Docket features several job opportunities for rising 3Ls, including the Air Force JAG direct appointment September board, DOJ Honors, and multiple fellowship opportunities all across the country.

Air Force JAG Application for September Direct Appointment Board is Open, August 10 Deadline

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If you want to apply for an entry-level JAG position, the deadline to apply for consideration at the Air Force’s September board is August 10. The application is open now. You must have your on base interview by September 1. I am happy to help you with your application essays.

Read more and apply here. Read more about Air Force JAG generally here.

Independence Foundation Fellowship, September 24 Deadline


Through the Fellowship Program, the Foundation funds entry-level public interest lawyers to work at non-profit organizations in Philadelphia.  The Foundation requires that the focus of all Fellowship work be on direct representation of disadvantaged clients. The Foundation also assists the Fellows in repayment of their often substantial educational loans. Thus the Foundation enables some of the best and brightest law school graduates to come to the Philadelphia area and obtain employment with a local organization that provides free legal services to the underserved.

Read more and apply here

Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP 3-Year Post Graduate Fellowship, September 3 Deadline

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Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP annually hires recent law school graduates, public interest fellows, and judicial clerks for its three-year fellowship program. Fellows are junior associates in the San Francisco-based firm and work on land use, environmental, and administrative law issues.

Read more and apply here.

Zubrow Fellowship in Children’s Law at the Juvenile Justice Center, Due October 2


The Zubrow Fellowship funds an entry-level attorney to work for the Juvenile Law Center for two years providing an opportunity to engage in a wide variety of advocacy efforts on behalf of children in the foster care, juvenile and criminal justice systems. Zubrow Fellows are involved in litigation, legislative efforts, training, and policy work on issues ranging from the rights of dependent youth aging out of the foster care system to the needs of incarcerated children. The Zubrow Fellows are exposed to all aspects of Juvenile Law Center’s work, which includes responding to opportunities that arise through cases, crises and collaborations.

Read more and apply here.

DOJ Honors, September 4 Deadline

If you would like an entry-level attorney job with the Department of Justice after law school, the DOJ Honors program is the only route in. The application is pretty involved with several essays so get started early.

Read more and apply here.

Equal Justice Works Fellowship, September 21 deadline


Design Your Dream Job: Equal Justice Works 2019 Fellowship Application Now Open!

Equal Justice Works provides a blueprint for new lawyers to turn their passions into public interest careers that are truly their own. With the support of their host organizations, sponsors, and Equal Justice Works, Fellows pursue projects of their own design, and create lasting change for their communities over the two-year Fellowship. Download our Application Guide for tips on finding a host organization, designing a project, and submitting a competitive application, and visit our website for more information on how to become a Fellow!

Skadden Fellowship, Due September 17

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The foundation will award two-year fellowships for 2019 law school graduates and outgoing judicial law clerks who want to work in the public interest. Grants are made to organizations only, not to individuals. Therefore, before the application date of September 17, all applicants must identify a sponsoring public interest organization. The sponsor must be a 501(c)(3) organization that provides civil legal services to the poor, including the working poor, the elderly, the disabled or those deprived of their civil or human rights.

Read more and apply here.

Notre Dame Fellowships, Due September 18

Finishing up 2L summer and starting to wonder how to go about landing a post-graduate job that you’re thrilled with? Next year, 4 Notre Dame students from the class of 2019 are guaranteed public interest jobs through Notre Dame Law School and only Notre Dame Law students are eligible to apply. These 4 students will decide which organization they want to work for and will create their own project for that organization. In other words, these 4 students will literally create their own dream jobs! Notre Dame Fellowships fund graduates to work for a non-profit of their choice for two years.

If you’re interested in applying, contact me ASAP.  Read more here and here. 


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