2L Weekly Docket

This week’s edition of the 2L Weekly Round-Up features several summer 2020 career opportunities with organizations such as the Washington Attorney General, IRS Office of Chief Counsel, and the Legal Aid Society of New York. It also announces the Public Interest Law Initiative’s Summer Educational Series in Chicago, the DOJ’s summer Wednesday Webinar Series and upcoming career fair in DC, and the fact that registration is open for the Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair set to take place in August.

Job Opportunity: Washington Attorney General, Volunteer Summer Law Clerk, September 3 Deadline

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state of Washington.  The Attorney General’s Office is highly respected for the quality of its legal work and the professionalism and ethical standards of its staff and leadership. The AGO’s dedicated team members of more than 600 attorneys and 600 professional staff often cite the AGO’s broad mandate, offering challenging, diverse work in the public interest, as reasons to join the office — and opportunities for professional growth, along with a collegial atmosphere, as reasons to stay. 

The Attorney General’s Office is pleased to invite qualified second-year law students to apply for summer 2020 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 2020. 

Read more and apply here.

Registration open for Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair, taking place August 7-9 in Philadelphia

Registration is now open for the LGBT Bar’s Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair, which is taking place August 7-9 in Philadelphia. The National LGBT Bar Association’s annual Lavender Law® Career Fair is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBTQ+ candidates within the legal profession’s recruiting efforts. By participating in this career fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBTQ+ friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBTQ+ rights groups, and corporate legal departments.

You can see a list of organizations recruiting at the career fair here, read more here, and register here.

Public Interest Law Initiative Summer Educational Series in Chicago

The Public Interest Law Initiative offers a wide array of weekly lunchtime programming in Chicago throughout the summer for their Interns and Fellows but all law students working in Chicago over the summer are invited to attend. These weekly lunchtime seminars start in early June and run through the beginning of August. They focus on covering a range of hard skills and substantive law topics related to public interest law and pro bono. They also discuss career development ideas for law students interested in public interest law. The first seminar for this summer is coming up on Thursday, June 6th from 11:45-1:00 at the John Marshall Law School, 304 South State Street, Room 1200:

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You must register to attend and can do so at the link above.

Future programs will be offered on June 12, June 18, June 26, July 2, July 10, July 18, July 25, and August 8.

You can view a complete list of PILI summer programming and register here.

Job Opportunity: IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Summer Legal Program, Application Open May 20-September 30

After many years of attrition, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel is turning a corner this year and looking to recruit law students from a diverse group of well qualified candidates. The Office of Chief Counsel has always offered unparalleled opportunities for professional advancement. With implementation of the most comprehensive tax reform law in a generation under way, working with the Chief Counsel’ Office is a truly unique opportunity to participate in the development of entirely new provisions of tax law, both in technical positions drafting guidance and providing advice and in trial attorney positions handling cases in Tax Court.

Apply here.

DOJ Summer Hiring Webinars & Career Fair in DC

The DOJ is offering a Webinar Series and a Career Fair in DC this summer:

  1. Wednesday Webinar Series for law students  to hear directly from DOJ components participating in the Attorney General’s Honors Program and learn more about their work and what they look for in an applicant! (See below for details.)
DATEPARTICIPATING OFFICES*
June 5
12:00 PM EST
Antitrust Division
Civil Division
Criminal Division
Tax Division
June 19
12:00 PM EST
Drug Enforcement
Administration
Environment and Natural Resources Division
Executive Office of Immigration Review
Civil Rights Division
July 10
12:00 PM EST
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Security Division
United States Attorney’s Office
United States Trustee Program

*Subject to change.

DOJ Wednesday Webinar Series

URL:  https://ecs.acms.com/dojwedweb/

Access Code:  10200   

2. The U.S. Department of Justice Career Information Fair, Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 3:00 PM EST in Washington, DC at the Great Hall, Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Building, 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. The annual Career Information Fair is an opportunity for law students interested in the Honors Program (HP), Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP), and volunteer legal internships to learn more about the many offices and components at DOJ.  There is no interviewing at the fair, but attendees meet attorneys from throughout the Department and can ask questions.  

RSVP Instructions:

1.RSVPs will be accepted starting at 12:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on June 19 and will close June 21, or when filled, whichever occurs first.

2.RSVP to OARMevents@usdoj.gov(RSVPs will not be accepted prior to 19 June, 12:00 PM (EST)

3.Please use email subject line:  DOJ Career Fair RSVP

4.In the email state your 1) name, 2) law school, 3) email address, and 4) internship location, if applicable.

Please note: SPACE IS LIMITED to no more than 10 students from any one law school and 100 total spaces are available, so this event fills very quickly.  The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management will confirm reservations after RSVP closes, and provide additional instructions on security requirements and building access.

Job Opportunity: The Legal Aid Society of New York, Law Student Summer Internship, Application period open August 5-February 14

The Legal Aid Society of New York, the United States’ oldest and largest provider of legal aid to the indigent, is hiring 2Ls for the summer of 2020.

The society provides a full range of civil legal services, as well as criminal defense work, and juvenile representation in Family Court. The society’s core service is to provide free legal assistance to New Yorkers who live at or below the poverty level and cannot afford to hire a lawyer when confronted with a legal problem.[1]

The society handles more than 200,000 indigent criminal cases every year, serves as attorneys to more than 30,000 children and represents families, individuals and community groups in more than 30,000 cases. Legal Aid also conducts major class action litigation on behalf of thousands of welfare recipients, foster children, homeless families, elderly poor, inmates at Rikers Island and other prisoners.

You can read more and apply here.

As always, if you want to discuss any of these opportunities or want help preparing application materials, the CDO is here. Please reach out to any counselor.

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