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Job’o’th’Week (Internship Edition)

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Publications Coordinator

The Organization

NALP houses and administers PSJD, an online public interest job database and “virtual” career services center for law students and attorney on public service career paths.  PSJD contains listings of several hundred post-graduate public interest fellowships which are offered in the U.S. and abroad.  Every year, this information is culled from the website and published as The PSJD Comprehensive Fellowship Guide.

The Position

The Publications Coordinator plays the lead role in fellowship guide’s annual update.  NALP also publishes its Federal Legal Employment Guide annually.  The Publications Coordinator is also responsible for updating the information and assisting in its production.

The Publications Coordinator’s specific responsibilities are to:

Produce the 2017 Fellowship Guide

  • Research and update all PSJD online fellowship listings for use in the print fellowship guide. This is accomplished through concerted telephone/email outreach to several hundred organizations;
  • Research and verify new fellowships to be added to the guide;
  • Compile other resources for the guide, following previous editions;
  • Edit content and layout for online publication.

Produce NALP’s Federal Legal Employment Guide

Other duties as assigned

Does this position coordinate with your career goals?  Find the full-post on PSJD.

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Resource Round-Up: State & Local Government Career Resources State by State List

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The PSJD Resource Center has valuable information for law students, career counselors and lawyers about public service law jobs.

The PSJD State & Local Government Career Resources State by State List is a list of useful places to begin research on internships and jobs with state and local governments. Here you will find links to information about many different government employers.

 


*Career Counselor’s Corner*

 

Claudia Melo, JD, Director of the Career Center at University of Minnesota Law School says “This is a quick, handy compilation that I use in conjuction with the Gov[ernment] Honors Guide for those students interested in government careers.”

Do you have a great state resource? Send it to us in an email and we’ll do our best to get it up on the website.

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Job’o’th’Week (Entry-Level Edition)

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Staff Attorney

The Organization

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), a non-profit regional law firm that provides high-quality legal assistance to low-income persons and groups in western Ohio, seeks a bright, creative, hardworking attorney for its Dayton office.

The Position

The Attorney will work with ABLE’s Education Practice Group and the Housing and Economic Development Practice Group. The Education Practice Group provides legal representation to low-income children and parents in education cases.  The Education Practice Group advocates for appropriate and meaningful educational opportunities for children in poverty, including a focus on discipline cases and disrupting the school to prison pipeline, particularly for African American and Latino youth who are disproportionately impacted by these policies.  The Housing and Economic Development Practice Group focuses their work on improving housing conditions and choices for low income communities as well as improving eThe Attorney must have excellent interpersonal skills and be experienced in working in collaborative environments.

Are you ready, willing and ABLE to be an advocate? Check out the full-post on PSJD.

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Job’o’th’Week (Fellowship Edition)

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International Human Rights Clinic Fellowship

The Organization

Founded in 1892 by John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago is one of the world’s leading universities, with an extraordinary history of world-renowned research and education across a broad spectrum of fields. More than 80 Nobel laureates are associated with the University of Chicago, including eight current faculty members. One former senior lecturer is currently President of the United States. The University of Chicago is known for its excellent faculty, an increasingly strong and diverse student body, and a distinctive urban campus with strong community connections. In 2016, US News and World Report ranked the University of Chicago 3rd in its annual survey of the Best Colleges.

The Position

he University of Chicago Law School is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position training and supervising law students as a Fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer, in the Law School’s International Human Rights (IHR) Clinic. This position is for the 2017-18 academic year and is expected to begin on August 1, 2017. The appointment is for 12 months; re-appointment for a second term may be possible. The IHR Clinic works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the United States. The IHR Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms as well as other substantive law and strategies to draw attention to human rights violations, develop practical solutions to those problems using interdisciplinary methodologies, and promote accountability on the part of state and non-state actors. IHR Clinic projects include litigation in domestic, foreign, and international tribunals, as well as non-litigation projects, such as documenting violations, legislative reform, drafting reports, and training manuals.

Is this your first class ticket to starting a career in international human rights? View the full-post on PSJD.

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Job’o’th’Week (Internship Edition)

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Summer Legal Clerk

The Organization

The Advocacy Center of Louisiana protects, empowers, and advocates for the human and legal rights of people with disabilities and seniors living in Louisiana, in order that they may live an integrated life in the community, free from abuse, neglect and exploitation. The Advocacy Center assists with a variety of legal issues including, public benefits (Medicaid), special education, advocacy for rights of residents of institutions including nursing homes and prisons, cases involving issues of inaccessibility or discrimination, community integration, and issues related to self determination.

The Position

Legal Clerks will provide assistance on to Advocacy Center attorneys.  Legal Clerks will assist attorneys on matters including legal research, investigation, advice to clients, negotiation on behalf of clients, and representation in court and administrative proceedings. We can usually arrange for some client contact and attendance at administrative or court hearings with our attorneys if this is of interest to the student.

Ready to start a new position in New Orleans? See a full-post on PSJD.

 

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Job’o’th’Week – Experienced Edition

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Staff Attorney

The Organization

We are a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations working together to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, public education, public policy, and program development in Montana. Incorporated in 1986, the Montana Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (MCADSV) is a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations working together to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, public education, public policy, and program development. Our mission is to support and facilitate networking among our member organizations while advocating for social change in Montana.

The Position

The SALS Staff Attorney is the lead staff person responsible for providing holistic, comprehensive, direct civil legal services to victims of sexual assault throughout Montana. The SALS program consists of the Staff Attorney, Public Policy/Legal Director (supervisor), and a legal assistant/victim advocate. This is a grant funded position currently funded through September 2019. Being licensed to practice law in Montana is a requirement for the position.

Ready to bust a move in Montana? Check out the full post on PSJD.

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Resource Roundup – Practice Area Guides

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The PSJD Resource Center has valuable information for law students, career counselors and lawyers about public service law jobs.

The PSJD Practice Area Guides are designed to give students and job seekers brief overviews of several different legal fields. The guides include practical information regarding the types of employers and practice settings in various fields of law. The guides also include skills that would be useful to gain during law school if a student is seeking to practice in that area after graduation.

 

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*Career Counselor’s Corner*

 

Claudio Melo, JD, Director of the Career Center at University of Minnesota Law School says “I use these consistently with my 1L students. They provide a bite-size overview of common practice areas of interest. Also, if a student has an upcoming informational interview, I encourage them to review the attorney’s practice area of focus prior to the meeting.”

Couldn’t find the practice guide that you were looking for? Send us an email and we’ll do our best to create one and put it on the website.

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A Very Special Job’o’th’Week (Fellowship Edition)

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2017 – 2018 PSJD FellowThe Organization

The PSJD Fellow is the principal manager and administrator of the PSJD.org website.  PSJD, which is a NALP initiative, is the nation’s largest public interest law jobs database, and also includes detailed information on thousands of public interest and government employers, as well as a library of resources to aid job seekers.

The Position

The Fellow has responsibilities for: development of online educational content, management of student interns, basic technology and data management, co-editing the PSJD Blog, using social media to promote PSJD, interacting with NALP members, delivering presentations about the public interest job search, and other tasks as they arise.

The PSJD Fellowship provides a wonderful opportunity for a public-interest minded law graduate who also has an interest in nonprofit administration and technology. Further, the fellowship offers a bird’s-eye view of the public interest arena for law graduates on public service career paths.

Ready to become a jolly good fellow? See the full post on PSJD.

 

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Job’o’th’Week (Entry-Level Edition)

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Staff Attorney

The Organization – Eviction Defense Network

No tenant should go to trial without a lawyer! We provide tenants with representation by lawyers experienced in eviction defense. Our fees for full representation are based on a sliding fee scale from $500 to $2500 depending on income and budget. We believe that all tenants should be represented by a well-prepared attorney no matter how much they can afford to pay.

If you have filed your answer yourself, or another agency has filed it for you, we can still represent you. If this is the case, please come to our office as soon as possible so we can meet with you.

The Position

QUALIFICATIONS SOUGHT

  • Active membership in the State Bar of California
  • 1-3 years litigation experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of landlord-tenant, housing law, rent control, and the eviction process preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of low-income persons
  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Ability to collaborate with other community agencies in the delivery of services
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, able to learn quickly

Ready to get to work? See the full post on PSJD.

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Job’o’th’Week (Fellowship Edition)

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Legal Clinic FellowshipsThe Organization

UDC-DCSL is the USA’s most clinically-oriented law school, one of the nation’s most diverse law schools, and is devoted to recruiting and training students who are committed to public service. Its legislatively mandated mission is to to recruit and train as lawyers students from racial, ethnic and other groups traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession and to do so, to the degree feasible, through the representation of low-income people and the public interest in a clinical setting.

The Position

The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities in the following legal clinics:

Community Development and Housing

Immigration

Juvenile and Special Education Law

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LL.M. Program Description

The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law has an excellent, nationally ranked clinical education program where each J.D. candidate must complete two seven-credit clinics to graduate. LL.M. candidates work closely with experienced faculty members to teach and supervise clinic students learning substantive law and practice skills. In addition, over the course of the two- year program, fellows in the LL.M. program must complete a scholarly work of publishable quality, or a project designed to stimulate systems change.

The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, legal scholarship, public interest law, and systems change. The focus of the program is to provide fellows with a foundation in clinical education practices and to strengthen their lawyering and advocacy skills.

Is this the fellowship that you’ve been waiting for? See the full post on PSJD.

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