2L Weekly Docket

This week’s 2L Weekly Docket features several summer job opportunities with the DOJ, in federal and state government, at Motorola, and at several public interest organizations. It also features invitations to participate in the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic’s Winter Immersion Program, to the 7th Circuit Labor and Employment conference, to a program taking place in Chicago this weekend where you will get the chance to meet several Chicago based public interest organizations, to the New York State Public Defender Career Fair, and to the Meet the Public Service Employers Reception in Chicago in November.

Job Opportunity: Motorola Legal Internship, Chicago


The Legal Internship presents the opportunity to interact with Motorola Solutions Attorneys, Contract Managers, and Administrative Professionals (both inside and outside of the Americas Legal Team). This internship opening will support the following teams:

Litigation Team- Exposure to managing corporate risk, defending the company against claims and protecting our innovation and intellectual property against theft and infringement.

Intellectual Property Team- Project exposure with MSI’s intellectual property (IP) practice area.

Procurement Team- Working with vendors to obtain the supplies needed to build MSI products.

Sales Team- Exposure to negotiating contracts with customers.

Specific Knowledge/Skills:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelors or Law Degree
  • Seeking a minimum 3.2 GPA (undergrad GPA because law GPA is obviously not out yet)
  • Experience with a collection management database system preferred
  • Ability to create written documents with high quality and efficiency
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Detail-oriented and organized individual
  • Experience with Google Suites is preferred
Read more and apply here.

Department of Justice Summer Volunteer Law Clerk positions


If you’re interested in working for the DOJ your 2L summer (and didn’t apply to or didn’t get an interview for SLIP), this is the path for you. There are six pages of postings, with new postings being added every day.

See open positions and apply here.

Excellent resource for 2L government summer internships

If you’re interested in pursuing an internship with the government this summer (federal, state, or local) be sure to check out the Arizona Government Honors Handbook, password: GoIrish. Go to the drop down menu where it says “select a resource” and click “2L Applications by Deadline.” This is a comprehensive resource that lists pretty much any federal government summer internship you could be interested in and it clearly lays out the opportunities by when the applications are due. Many opportunities are coming up. For example, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has an October 25 Deadline and the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office has a November 9 Deadline. Check out the handbook when you get a chance and start crafting your government internship application plan now.

Winter Break Opportunity: DVLC Winter Immersion Program, Apply by November 26


Experience an immersive introduction to domestic violence litigation by spending a week over winter break helping self-represented litigants petition the court for orders of protection through the DVLC’s Emergency Protection Project. Provide hands-on brief legal services and work directly with the litigants, conducting interviews and creating the documents they need to file. Observe court and see how judges use your own work product in determining whether the petitioner will receive an Emergency Order of Protection in an ex-parte hearing. Support the litigant during a time of crisis, demystifying the court process and explaining outcomes.

Interested applicants should send a resume and brief statement of interest to Cheryl DeMichele Price (cprice@dvlcchicago.org). Applications due by November 26. 711 License Not Required. Applicants must have a working laptop that can operate on a battery for at least one hour, and must be comfortable conducting sensitive legal interviews.

Three Sessions Available:

Week 1: December 17-21, 2018

Week 2: January 2-4, 201

Week 3: January 7-11, 2019

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Training will occur on the first day of each session.


Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
555 W. Harrison, Suite 1900

Chicago, IL 60607

Free 7th Circuit Fellows’ Fall Program for Law Students
Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 2018, RSVP by October 17

Friday, October 19, 2018 Networking Reception from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm hosted by Cozen O’Connor, 123 North Upper Wacker Drive, Suite 1800, Chicago, IL
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Hosted by Winston & Strawn LLP, 35 West Wacker Drive, 47th Floor, Chicago, IL
9:30 am Is the Law of the Workplace Drifting Rightward? Moderator: Martin H. Malin, IIT Chicago-Kent COL
● Private Sector Labor Law – Jonathan D. Karmel, The Karmel Law Firm, Chicago, IL
Joshua L. Ditelberg, Seyfarth Shaw, Chicago, IL
●Public Sector Labor Law – Michael J. McAuley, National Treasury Employees Union, Chicago, IL
R. Theodore Clark, Jr., Clark Smith Baird, LLP, Chicago, IL
● Privatization of Workplace Justice – Noah A. Finkel, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, Chicago, IL
11:00 am Break
11:15 am Is the Law of the Workplace Drifting Rightward – Part II
● EEO Issues – Lori D. Ecker, Law Office of Lori D. Ecker, Chicago, IL
Diane M. Soubly, Butzel Long, Ann Arbor, MI
● Wage Hour Issues – ** TBA **
● Immigration – Tejas Shah, Franczek Radelet, Chicago, IL
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Pathways to Practice

Moderator: Richard Gonzalez, IIT Chicago-Kent COL
● Howard L. Bernstein – ‘Avoiding Mistakes in Your Job Search’ (Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, Chicago, IL)
● Margaret Angelucci – Union practice (Asher Gittler D’Alba, Ltd. Chicago, IL)
● Charles B. Baldwin – Management practice (Ogletree Deakins, Indianapolis, IN)
● Tamara L. Cummings – Union In-House (FOP Labor Council, Western Springs, IL)
● Dennis R. Favaro – Employee practice (Favaro & Gorman Ltd., Palatine, IL)
● Brenda H. Feis – Employee practice (Feis Goldy LLC, Chicago, IL)
● Kathryn Hartrick –Management practice, former In-house Counsel (Hartrick Employment Law, Chicago, IL)
● Karen Mines – Government attorney (US Department of Education, Chicago, IL)
● Mark L. Olson – Management practice (Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC, Waukesha, WI)
● Joseph E. Tilson – Management practice (Cozen O’Connor, Chicago, IL)
3:30 pm Women’s Rights and Labor and Employment Law – Viewing of the College-produced video featuring perspectives from three prominent women attorneys who were part of the rise of women in law schools during the 1960s and spearheaded women’s rights before the EEOC and in the courts.
These events are free of charge; however, an RSVP is required for both.
Please do so by Wednesday, October 17, 2018.
Jennifer Motley – 410.972.4712 or jmotley@laborandemploymentcollege.org

Job Opportunity: Ronald Reagan Fellow Internship position at the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, Apply Now

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Spend your 2018 Spring, Summer, or Fall Litigating for liberty in sunny Arizona!

Scharf–Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation at the Goldwater Institute litigates constitutional issues for limited government in the public interest. Our litigation team sues governments that overstep their authority and encroach on individual rights.

-Are a law student with a strong work ethic,
-Have a demonstrated capacity for creative thinking,
-Have exceptional legal research and writing skills,
-Have a deep understanding of classical liberal principles,
-Have completed at least one semester of constitutional law,
-Have a strong academic record, and
-Are personable and have a good sense of humor
-Paid clerkships,
-Externships for course credit toward your J.D. degree, or
-Remote work opportunities
Apply today here.


New York State Public Defenders Career Fair, Friday, October 19th – 1:00pm – 5:00pm

University at Buffalo, Center for Tomorrow

Registration is required by October 12 at www.law.buffalo.edu/pd-career-fair

Due to an influx of financial support from New York State, public defender offices from all 62 counties in New York will be hiring at an unprecedented rate for the next five years.  This means that there will be many jobs for current students looking for summer internships, graduating students looking for entry level jobs, and even recent grads who can start right away. Students from law schools all over the country are welcome to attend this career fair for free.

So far, public defenders from the following counties are attending:

New York (Manhattan), Kings (Brooklyn), Albany, Erie (Buffalo), Monroe (Rochester), Broome (Binghamton), Ontario, St. Lawrence, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Wyoming, Oneida, Franklin, Livingston, Warren.

We are also expecting Bronx and Queens.  The list is updated regularly on the registration website.

Job Opportunity: Congressional Budget Office, November 11 Deadline, PAID $22-$30/hr


The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. The Office of the General Counsel seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist in a variety of legal support services during the summer of 2019. The successful candidate will report directly to the General Counsel. Duties include legislative research, supervised counseling of clients on issues involving government ethics, reviews of government contracts, and other legal research supporting CBO’s analytic activities.Additional responsibilities include drafting legal memorandums and briefs about the significance to CBO of various court decisions, assisting with statutory interpretation, and verifying legal citations in CBO draft reports.

Candidates must be in their second or third year of law school or have recently completed a Juris Doctor degree. The ability to handle multiple tasks at once and to complete projects under tight deadlines is required. Candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills and be able to perform requested legal and factual research using both electronic and manual library searches. Strong interpersonal skills are a must. The position also requires a person who can work independently and as part of a team. Training or experience in legislative affairs and prior paralegal or legal office experience are desired but not required.

Salary and Benefits

The hourly rate ranges from $22.00 to $30.00 and will be based on the successful candidate’s academic level and related experience. This is a temporary position that is expected to last approximately 10 weeks between May and August. The successful candidate would be expected to work a 40-hour week, but a different schedule may be considered. Housing and relocation expenses are not provided, but the candidate will be eligible for a local transportation subsidy.

Application Instructions:

Apply at http://www.cbo.gov/careers

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for two references at www.cbo.gov/careers by November 12, 2018, to ensure consideration.

Summer Job Opportunity: Internship in Lawyering and Policy Innovation


The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is a high-impact national organization based in New York City and Washington, D.C. that promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy by partnering with grassroots organizations around the country to build community power and transform the state and local policy landscape. CPD provides legal and strategic policy and research support to movements, and on state and local legislative campaigns, that advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial justice agenda. We also collaborate with established and emerging grassroots groups as they develop and refine their community organizing methodology and internal management, fundraising, and communications infrastructure. We engage deeply with our 50 affiliates in 34 states and Puerto Rico on a wide range of policy, research, organizing, and campaign related projects.

CPD is developing and moving cutting-edge policies in partnership with some of the most sophisticated community and labor organizations in the country. Some of our current work includes:

  • Demanding divestment from the criminalization of communities of color, and investment into their health, infrastructure and equity;
  • Fighting for strong public schools and against the privatization of public education;
  • Championing the rights of immigrants, including the fight for Sanctuary Cities and legal representation for those facing deportation or detention
  • Advancing the next-generation of worker justice policies, including fighting wage theft, winning minimum wage increases and the right to paid sick days, fighting fluctuating schedules and involuntary part-timing of work, and policies that facilitate worker organizing;
  • Advocating for policies that expand the franchise and make it easier to vote;
  • Pressing for elite economic institutions such as the Federal Reserve Bank to be more transparent and accountable to low-income communities;
  • Supporting local elected officials across the country who are seeking to move progressive local public policy in their communities.

CPD seeks talented, public interest-oriented 2Ls and 1Ls to participate in our summer Internship in Lawyering & Policy Innovation. Students will provide critically important support for CPD’s work in both issue areas through:

  • Legal research and analysis that supports development of viable policy options;
  • Policy research and analysis that identifies and evaluates approaches taken in jurisdictions across the country

In addition, interns will conduct campaign research that informs strategy and produce related materials such as draft legislative language, proposal summaries and op-eds. Interns will be expected to work 40 hours/week and will be supervised directly by CPD’s staff. Interns typically are based out of our New York City office, but interns interested in working off site may be considered depending on their level of experience and desired focus of work.

Apply here.

Paid Job Opportunity: Public Interest Law Initiative Internships in Chicago $6000, October 15 Deadline


Are you interested in pursuing a public interest career in Chicago or Illinois? The PILI Law Student Internship is an ideal opportunity for you. For Summer the PILI stipend is $6,000 for 400 hours of work.

PILI’s Law Student Internship Program connects law students from across the country with legal service agencies in Illinois such as Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Environmental Law & Policy Center, and many others. Interns work 400 hours full-time during the summer,  with PILI ensuring quality supervision by experienced agency attorneys, and providing extra educational, networking and mentoring opportunities.

PILI offers Internships at 27 different legal service agencies in Illinois, and each applicant may apply to up to 10 agencies.

The application opens on August, closes on October 15, and agencies make their decisions on a rolling basis, with applicants having a much better chance of getting selected the earlier they apply. Learn more and apply here.

PAID Job Opportunity: The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), $5000


Based in Washington, DC, ELI is accepting applications for several positions that may be of interest to law students considering careers in environmental law and policy.

Law Clerkships. ELI offers clerkship positions for law students during the summer as well as during the spring and fall semesters. Law clerks work closely with ELI experts on domestic and international research projects spanning the Institute’s full range of program areas. The position involves conducting legal and policy research, drafting memoranda, attending and reporting on briefings and current events, and assisting in the preparation of reports and other published materials. While most ELI clerkship positions are unpaid, Beveridge & Diamond PC provides financial support for one summer clerk. This Henry L. Diamond B&D Law Clerk position is open to students from traditionally underrepresented perspectives, including minority students and students from disadvantaged households. Applications for all ELI clerkships are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information about any of these positions, or to apply, please visit: http://www.eli.org/employment


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