2L Weekly Docket

This week’s 2L Weekly Docket contains several job opportunities including a paid opportunity available in many offices across the country through the Crime Victims Justice Corps, a paid opportunity with the CTA, Cook County State’s Attorney summer internships, and other opportunities in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC.

PAID Crime Victims Justice Corps Summer Internships throughout the country


The Crime Victims Justice Corps, an initiative designed to increase access to civil legal assistance and enforce the rights of crime victims, is now recruiting law students for the summer of 2019. Law students apply directly to the legal services organization of their choice, and a list of organizations hosting CJVC law students can be found on our website. Some organizations have position descriptions posted, while others are in the process of finalizing and posting them. Continue to check the website throughout the next month or reach out directly to the organization for more information. All participating students will receive a $3,200 stipend. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For any additional questions, please contact Linda Downing atldowning@equaljusticeworks.org.

Magistrate Judge William Baughman in the Northern District of Ohio in Cleveland is hiring summer interns

Email Vinny Versagli, vversagli@nd.edu, in the CDO if you’re interested in applying.

City of Chicago, Department of Law is hiring 7-11 licensed law clerks in their Torts Division

The City of Chicago just contacted me on March 21st so this opportunity is very much open.

Volunteer attorneys and law students with an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 License can expect to gain hands-on litigation experience working in the Torts Division.  They appear in court, answer pleadings, draft, file, and argue contested motions, conduct legal research and write legal memoranda, propound and answer written discovery, depose and present witnesses, conduct Rule 90 arbitrations, draft motions in limine and jury instructions, and may try cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County. 

Application Process

Application by email to DOL.Application@cityofchicago.org. Please note that applications will not be forwarded to our Torts Division for consideration until all application materials, including law school transcripts, are received.

Application Materials 

Save and send all attachments in one pdf document in this order:

 Cover letter (In addition to identifying three ranked Division* preferences, please indicate that your application is for a 2019 Spring Externship and if you have or are eligible for your Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 License);

 Resume;

 Law School Transcript (official or unofficial); and

 One writing sample.

Department of Justice Volunteer Law Clerk Summer Opportunities

Many DOJ components are still hiring for Volunteer Law Clerk opportunities in cities across the country with new opportunities being posted just about everyday on the DOJ hiring webpage

Cook County State’s Attorney Summer Internship

The Clerkship Program provides law school students with invaluable legal experience in Chicago and suburban Cook County offices. We offer many rewarding and exciting opportunities litigating the following types of cases:

Criminal Civil
Felony Trial
Sex Crimes Unit
Special Prosecutions Bureau
Juvenile Justice Bureau
Narcotics Bureau
Appeals Bureau
Post Conviction & Conviction Integrity
Mental Health & Seniors with Disabilities
Civil Rights
Constitutional Law
Labor and Employment
Medical Malpractice
Plaintiff-Side Torts
Municipal Litigation
State and Federal Litigation
Child Support Enforcement

Read more and apply here.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Summer Internships $16/hour

In this Compliance, Policy and Appeals unit role, legal interns will support attorneys in the law department in the areas of research, writing, and litigation. The program is designed to enrich the interns through hands-on, experiential learning.

Apply here.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois summer internships in Chicago, March 22 Deadline

Read more and apply here.

PAID opportunity: Liberty Mutual Summer Law Clerk

Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Legal Department is now hiring for its ten-week Summer Law Clerk Program for 2019. Our Summer Law Clerk Program provides motivated law students the opportunity to work closely with industry specialists on both day to day matters and diverse and challenging projects. Our D.C. position will expose students to the exciting intersection between public law and policy, and business.  The D.C. clerk will have the opportunity to work with seasoned public policy experts. Positions are full-time (37.5 hours per week) and paid. We are looking for capable applicants between their second and third years of law school with excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills.  This position is located in Liberty’s Public Affairs Office in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs policy and legal research utilizing both written and electronic sources, including reviewing statutes, regulations, as well as international agreements.
  • Prepare public policy memoranda as well as legal analysis related to domestic and international public policy issues.
  • Prepares policy position papers for the company for use with Congressional and Executive Branch officials.  Accompanies LM’s Public Affairs team to meetings with Congressional and Executive Branch officials.
  • Cover hearings, and relevant meetings for LM’s Public Affairs team.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a JD Program.
  • Completion of second year of law school with a competitive GPA.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Legislative or executive branch experience.

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Summer Internship, April 15 Deadline

2L Certified law students are assigned to branch and area courts, juvenile division offices, and special units, where they make supervised appearances in court and conduct routine felony preliminary hearings and misdemeanor prosecutions as well as complete major legal research and writing projects.

The Office prosecutes felony crimes throughout Los Angeles County and misdemeanor crimes in unincorporated areas and in 78 of the county’s 88 cities. It employs approx. 2,100 attorneys, investigators, and support staff, making it the largest local prosecutorial agency in the nation.

Read more and apply here.


New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Employment Law Unit Summer Internship

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (“DOHMH”) is one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. With over 200 years of leadership in the field, we’re also one of our nation’s oldest public health agencies. The Office of Legal Affairs at the DOHMH provides legal support for the agency and its many public health functions serving New Yorkers. The Employment Law Unit (“ELU”) exercises jurisdiction over all non-managerial employees working at DOHMH, Office of Chief Medical Examiner, and the Department for the Aging and is responsible for handling employee disciplinary matters and fitness for duty cases.

About the Position:

ELU seeks a 1L or 2L law school intern to assist with all phases of the disciplinary process including investigations, preparation of disciplinary charges, and preparation for prosecution from the informal conference through the appeal process. ELU seeks a talented writer with great attention to detail and efficient organizational skills. In addition, administrative and clerical duties would include photocopying, scanning, organizing case files, updating the unit’s database, and the occasional delivery of documents. Opportunity to observe legal proceedings at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, Office of Labor Relations, and possibly the Civil Service Commission.

Additionally, ELU is responsible for providing Agency employees with advice concerning the conflicts of interest law and serves as the Agency’s liaison to the Conflicts of Interest Board. The law school intern would assist with research and the drafting of conflict of interest law matters and waiver requests.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn about employment law, including New York Civil Service Law, New York City Conflicts of Interest Law, relevant disciplinary rules affecting New York City employees, and administrative law during this 8-10 week unpaid internship.

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter resume, and a brief original writing sample to Stuthi Balaji (sbalaji1@health.nyc.gov) and copy Karrie Sheridan (ksheridan@health.nyc.gov).

LAW DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIPS (SUMMER)
COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY

LAW DEPARTMENT, Due March 31st

Seeking 1Ls and 2Ls for unpaid, full-time, 8-10 week Summer 2019 internships. Interns will be assigned to one of several specialized legal practice groups: Bank Activities & Structure; Community & Consumer Law; District Counsel (Dallas); Enforcement & Compliance; Legislative & Regulatory Activities; Litigation; and Securities & Corporate Practices. Assignments will vary, depending on placement (see website).

The DC office employs approximately 100 attorneys and is comprised of 7 divisions, including Administrative and Internal Law, Bank Activities and Structure, Community and Consumer Law, Enforcement and Compliance, Legislative and Regulatory Activities, Litigation, and Securities and Corporate Practices. See the website for a detailed description of each division’s responsibilities.

Read more and apply here.

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