2L Weekly Docket

This week’s Weekly Docket features a recruiting video and diversity scholarship opportunity from Bryan Cave, a DOJ webinar recording, an Equal Justice Works webinar on student loan repayment, a call for applications for an Equal Justice Works Student representative, an alumni story about an alumnus who works with veterans, and a call for applications for the Justice Innovation Challenge. If you want to pursue any of these opportunities, the CDO is here to help so please reach out!

Bryan Cave Recruiting Video and 2L Diversity Scholarship


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) is committed to recruiting, developing, and promoting LGBTQ and diverse lawyers at all levels. In our continuing efforts to actively cultivate an inclusive and welcoming environment, we are excited to have recently celebrated twelve consecutive years of earning a 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Additionally BCLP sponsors a diversity scholarship program which awards scholarships to up to four second-year law students each fall. (Click here for more details about the scholarship and how to apply.)

If you’re interested in working at Bryan Cave as a 2L summer Associate, watch their 2019 BCLP Recruiting video to get more information about the firm.

DOJ Webinar Recording Available


On June 19th, DOJ attorneys from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Executive Office of Immigration Review and the Civil Rights Division talked about their career paths and their work.

You can access the recording here:  Wednesday Webinar Jun 19, 2019

Webinar: Student Debt Relief Basics: How to Repay Your Loans and Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Thursday, July 25 from 3-4 Eastern


Join Equal Justice Works for a webinar on how to reduce your monthly student loan payments and qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Register here! If you can’t attend live, register and you’ll receive the recording 24-48 hours after the presentation.

Apply to become an Equal Justice Works Student Representative:

Are you passionate about promoting public interest law, and want to support communities in need? Become an Equal Justice Works Student Representative and help spread the word about public interest law opportunities on your campus.

The Student Representative Program is open to current law students who have completed at least one semester of full-time study  and can commit to serving at least one year in this role.

As a Student Representative, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Sharing information about our programs and resources
  • Participating in campus events and social media campaigns
  • Developing exciting new ways to promote public interest law on your campus

It’s the perfect opportunity to develop and strengthen your leadership skills, gain access to exclusive trainings, networking events, and build community for other public interest law students on your campus.

Contact students@equaljusticeworks.org to learn more. (This is the role that Walter Jean-Jacques has been in this year.)

Alumni Story: Jim Carlsen, NDLS ’81, talks about his experience coming out of retirement to serve as the Managing Director for the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program


Read his story here. 

Justice Innovation Challenge, July 19 Deadline


The Justice Innovation Challenge is seeking your bold solution to address important access to justice issues. The challenge—which will be run by the Access to Justice Tech Fellows program and sponsored by the Law School Admission Council—invites law student innovators and entrepreneurs from around the nation to participate in developing practical solutions that address communities’ legal needs for a chance to receive seed funding and mentorship.


We’re seeking community centered solutions that utilize digital technology, user-centered design, and/or data informed decision making in addressing the gap in legal services. Submissions can span the spectrum of civil justice issues.Need inspiration on coming up with an idea. Be sure to check out the Project Ideas page for more examples. Solutions can address justice barriers from a geographic community, a community of common interest or a racial/cultural identity.


Participants can work individually or in teams on self-generated innovation projects, resulting in initiatives that can directly benefit and in collaboration with a sponsoring non-profit legal services organization. Projects should be aimed to help low-income individuals who need legal support and other resource help for legal issues such as domestic violence, consumer debt, evictions, business entity formation, foreclosures and access to government benefits

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