2L Weekly Docket

This week’s 2L Weekly Docket includes the new Arizona Government Honors Handbook, the best resource for your government job search, a fall volunteer opportunity in Chicago, and several government job opportunities with agencies such as the DOJ, EPA, and Washington Attorney General. Remember, there is tons to do in your job search beyond OCI. Start applying to government opportunities now!

2018/2019 Government Honors Handbook is now Live!

The updated Arizona Government Honors Handbook with deadlines for the upcoming year is now live. You can access it here. Password: GoIrish

Chicago Public Interest Fall Volunteer Opportunity


Domestic Violence Legal Clinic: Emergency Order of Protection Fall Clinic. DVLC volunteers work with survivors of domestic violence to obtain an order of protection. Emergency Orders of Protection volunteers provide brief services for litigants filing civil Orders of Protection and conduct interviews, complete pleadings, and draft affidavits. Volunteers must work one four shift per week.

Read more and apply here.

Job Opportunity: DOJ Summer Law Intern Application Now Open, Closes on September 4


The link to apply at https://www.avuedigitalservices.com/casting/aiportal/control/mainmenu?agency=dojoarm. Additional information about SLIP, including participating offices, number of available positions, eligibility information, and answers to frequently asked questions is available at:

SLIP:  https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/summer-law-intern-program  

In addition, please feel free to review the July 30th webinar discussing the Programs at https://ecs.acms.com/pv8tzvrpwjdz/ .  The link will remain open until August 13, 2018.  For more information on all of the Department’s legal hiring programs, please go to https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers.

Job Opportunity: Summer Honors Program, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the General Counsel, August 31 Deadline


Seeking 2Ls for unpaid, 12-week (split Summers not permitted) Summer Honors Program, the primary vehicle for filling entry-level post-graduate positions. Clerks may expect several legal writing projects varying in difficulty and complexity, and will be assigned a mentor who will help in selecting projects to match the clerk’s knowledge, interests and skill. They also attend presentations on substantive legal issues and current events in environmental law, receive exposure to trial work and legislative advocacy, and participate in field trips and social activities.

The OGC provides legal advice to scientists and policy makers to support development of regulations and legislation affecting the environment. The Office employs approx. 160 attorneys, and provides legal support for issuing permits, approves state environmental programs and handles legal issues such as contracting and organizing personnel. It is also involved in administrative litigation and works with the Department of Justice to defend the EPA in court and in appellate and amicus work.

Read more and apply here.

Job Opportunity: Washington Attorney General Summer Program, August 31 Deadline


The Attorney General’s Office is pleased to invite qualified second-year law students to apply for summer 2019 volunteer or externship positions.  Volunteer law clerks and externs glean worthwhile, enriching and educational experiences working for what we believe to be the best public law firm in the country.

The Office’s fall recruitment program is available to any qualified second-year law student.  At the conclusion of this recruitment program, offers to serve as a volunteer law clerk or  extern will be made.  Those who receive offers will begin their clerkship during the summer of 2019.

To apply to our fall recruitment program, open this posting and click “apply”.  In addition to fully completing a profile and responding to all supplemental questions, you must attach:

  • A Letter of interest;
  • Resume;
  • Transcript (official or unofficial) and
  • Letter of recommendation*.

* The letter of recommendation is the only document that will be accepted separately. The letter of recommendation can be submitted by the recommender directly to the recruitment office by e-mail (Letrice.Tobin@atg.wa.gov), mail (800 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA 98104) or fax (206-389-2058).

Additional information (e.g., writing sample, additional letters of recommendation) will be accepted, though is not required.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered.

Those with approved applications will receive an invitation to attend the Office’s law clerk job fair on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in the Tacoma AGO.  Following the job fair, offers to serve as a volunteer law clerk/extern will be extended to selected law students.

Read more and apply here.

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