3L Weekly Round-Up

This week’s edition of the 3L Weekly Round-Up features several post-graduation job opportunities (yes, recruiting starts this early!) with organizations such as the Washington Attorney General, Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Legal Aid Society of New York, and the National Association of Attorneys General. It also announces the Public Interest Law Initiative’s Summer Educational Series in Chicago as well as the DOJ’s summer Wednesday Webinar Series and upcoming career fair in DC.

Job Opportunity: Washington Attorney General Honors Program, August 7 Deadline

Each fall the Office of the Attorney General conducts an Honors Program during which we entertain applications from third-year law students and judicial clerks.  At the end of this process, we will extend offers of Assistant Attorney General positions to approximately 5 applicants. For 3Ls:  To apply and be considered for an attorney position via our Honors Program, interested applicants will need to apply by visiting the posting located HERE and follow the application directions. Applications will be reviewed and invitations to interview will then be extended.

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: Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati is looking for fellowship applicants, July 15 Deadline

The Legal Aid Society’s mission is to solve the serious legal problems of low-income people in our community, to promote economic and family stability, and to reduce poverty through effective legal assistance. Legal Aid Attorneys provide direct and impactful assistance to the most vulnerable in our community facing legal crises ranging from eviction, domestic violence, abuse and neglect, loss of benefits, immigration problems, foreclosure, education issues and more. 

Candidates for Fellowships are encouraged to bring forward proposals for work in an area of interest, such as advocacy for victims of domestic violence, children’s issues, social welfare policy, or housing and community development. Legal Aid has worked successfully with public interest fellows over the years, and have recently hosted several public interest fellows including Skadden and Equal Justice Works. In addition, we are interested in Fellowship opportunities funded by law schools (this would be a great host organization for Notre Dame fellowships), law firms, and foundations. Our intention is for Fellows to remain at Legal Aid to continue their important work after the Fellowship period expires, wherever possible.

To apply, please email all requested documents to staffing@lascinti.org:
• a cover letter explaining the reasons for your interest in a Fellowship,
• your resume,
• law school transcript
• a writing sample, and
• the contact information for three professional references.
Note in Email Subject Line: 2020-2022 Attorney Fellowship
Interviews will be arranged by Employer.

Job Opportunity: IRS Office of Chief Counsel, July 31 Deadline

After many years of attrition, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel is turning a corner this year and looking to recruit law students and lawyers 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.

Job Opportunity: National Association of Attorneys General is looking for fellowship applicants

NAAG is a non-partisan instrumentality of the states that supports the state and territorial attorneys general to provide the highest quality legal assistance to their communities. Our support is offered through training, research, and fostering collaboration at the local, state, and federal level in a wide range of areas of the law.

We are interested in serving as a law school-funded public interest fellowship host organization for current law students or recent graduates. (You could work with NAAG as your host organization through Notre Dame fellowships.) NAAG’s work is squarely within the public interest, and the substantive experiences we would provide include a wide range of national issues, such as consumer protection, opioid abuse, mass violence and disaster response, human trafficking, elder abuse, and other areas of the law that touch many.

If you’re interested in applying for fellowships with NAAG as your host organization, contact Andrew Wright (awright@naag.org).

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.)
June 5
12:00 PM EST
Antitrust Division
Civil Division
Criminal Division
Tax Division
June 19
12:00 PM EST
Drug Enforcement
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, Application period opens July 15 for many positions

The Legal Aid Society of New York, the United States’ oldest and largest provider of legal aid to the indigent, is hiring entry-level attorneys to start Fall 2020 into its Criminal Defense Practice, Juvenile Rights Practice, and Civil Practice groups. The application period for the Criminal Defense Practice group runs from July 15, 2019 through October 4, 2019, the application period for the Juvenile Rights Practice runs from July 15, 2019 through January 3, 2020, and the application period for the Civil Practice group runs from February  1, 2019 through March  4, 2019.

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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