2L Weekly Docket

This week’s Weekly Docket features several job opportunities including PILI public interest internships in Chicago, transactional and litigation internships with the City of Chicago Department of Law, a legal internship with CIBC in Chicago, a law clerk position with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and a summer internship with the Office of the Inspector General for the New York Police Department. The docket also features an invitation to Public Service Loan Forgiveness webinars.

Job Opportunity: PILI Summer Internship Application Open, $6000 Stipend


PILI’s online application system for our Law Student Internship Program for Summer 2019 will opened for 2Ls on October 15th at 10:00 a.m. CT. This is the premiere public interest summer opportunity for 2Ls interested in building public interest careers in Chicago. PILI has approved 44 Intern positions for Summer 2019 at 27 public interest law agencies across Illinois (Chicago, Alton, Bloomington, Champaign, East St. Louis, Peoria and Rock Island). The PILI stipend is $6,000 for 400 hours of work. More information about how to apply can be found on our website at www.pili.org/internships/intern-how-to-apply.

Offers are given out on a rolling basis so if you’re interested, apply ASAP.

Job Opportunity: City of Chicago Department of Law Internships

If you’re looking to get hands on experience, get treated like a full-fledged attorney during your internship, or practice in just about any area of law, including both litigation and transactional practice areas, you should seriously consider the City of Chicago Department of Law for your summer.

The City of Chicago’s Department of Law has over 270 lawyers spread out over 14 divisions so the opportunities are quite varied. You can get transactional or litigation experience.

Read about the City’s 14 divisions and apply here.

Job Opportunity: CIBC Legal Internship, Chicago


CIBC provides tailored commercial, wealth management, personal, and small business financial solutions in the United States through 46 offices in 18 states, as well as cross-border banking services to clients with North American operations. Learn more at cibc.com/US.

CIBC is a Toronto-based, global financial institution with a 150 year history, serving 11 million personal and business clients. We invest in our businesses, our clients, our people and our communities to deliver consistent and sustainable earnings to our shareholders.

CIBC delivers access to career and development opportunities, safe and healthy workplaces, effective training, and positive work-life balance – so that employees are able to perform at their best, contribute to their communities and focus on cultivating deeper relationships with our clients.

The summer intern will assist with broad legal projects and day-to-day legal work, primarily for CIBC Bank USA. The position will entail a mix of corporate, contract and document production work.

Read more and apply here.

Job Opportunity: Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia Law Clerk


The PDS Legal Clerkship Program allows law students to assist attorneys in all aspects of case preparation. PDS offers 40 to 50 law clerk positions each semester and 35 clerkships during the summer. Responsibilities include:

  • Perform legal and case-preparation research
  • Draft motions
  • Interview incarcerated and institutionalized clients
  • Represent juveniles and adults in institutional disciplinary hearings
  • Respond to inmate letter requests for legal assistance
  • Prepare pre-trial motions
  • Attend trial, parole hearings, and appellate arguments

We strongly prefer second and third-year law students, although those first-year students with relevant pre-law experience are encouraged to apply. During the summer we host a weeklong substantive training class as well as a trial advocacy skills building series taught by experienced trial attorneys.

Read more and apply here.

Job Opportunity: Office of the Inspector General for the New York Police Department Summer Internship

The Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD (OIG-NYPD) is an independent office charged with investigating, reviewing, studying, auditing, and making recommendations relating to the operations, policies, programs, and practices of the New York City Police Department, with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of NYPD, increasing public safety, protecting civil liberties and civil rights, and increasing the public’s confidence in the police force. OIG-NYPD is independent of the NYPD and is part of the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI). For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/html/oignypd.

OIG-NYPD is seeking energetic law student Interns and/or post-graduate legal fellows to assist OIG-NYPD attorneys and investigators in a wide range of legal and investigative projects. The positions offer an opportunity to work on cutting-edge issues of public concern in a, high-profile environment. Interns/Fellows will examine legal topics relating to active reviews and investigations of NYPD policies and practices, research and draft legal documents, summarize pertinent case law and legislation, support OIG-NYPD operations, review investigative material, assist with inquiries received by OIG-NYPD, participate in internal staff meetings and external meetings with key stakeholders, and help develop strategies and policies. The positions are unpaid.

To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest, and a short (5-10 page) legal writing sample via email or postal service to the address below. Writing samples that contain legal arguments and analysis are preferred over general research papers or legal journal articles/notes.

Asim Rehman

Deputy Inspector General

Office of Inspector General for the NYPD

NYC Department of Investigation

80 Maiden Lane

New York, NY 10038

OIGNYPDintern@doi.nyc.gov (Subject Line: Law Internship/Fellowship Summer/Spring 2019)

Applicants participating in a formal internship, fellowship, or externship program through their graduate school should specify the duration of the program and the number of weekly hours they will be available and/or required to work, and include the necessary supervisory procedures for obtaining course credit from their schools. Candidates will be required to work a minimum of 35 hours per week for the Summer term.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the posting will close once the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the email address above.

Access Lex Public Service Loan Forgiveness Webinars


A recent report by the US Government Accountability Office shows that although the Education Department has made efforts to inform borrowers, the large number of PSLF requests that are denied suggests that many borrowers do not understand or are not aware of the requirements. In our new webinar, Your PSLF Action Plan, participants will learn the requirements of the program and get a step-by-step plan to follow to be sure they are on their way to successful eligibility.

Join a webinar on one of the dates below:

Wednesday, October 24 at 4:00 pm ET
Thursday, October 25 at 12:00 pm ET
Tuesday, October 30 at 12:00 pm ET

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