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Job Alert

PSJD Jobs of the Day!

Entry Level Staff Attorney with the Midwest Innocence Project in Kansas City, MO

Fellowship with the Center for Popular Democracy in Brooklyn, NY

Staff Attorney with Human Rights First in New York, NY


Other opportunities from the around web

Legal Internship with Radio One in Silver Spring, MD

Employment Law Clerk Opportunity for rising 3L/4Ls



Summer in the Capital: A Fall Recruitment Preview for Students & Employers

The Diversity Committee of the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association (WALRAA) invites you to join us on Monday, June 17, 2013 for the second annual Summer in the Capital: A Fall Recruitment Preview for Students & Employers. This event will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel (1150 22nd Street, NW) from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

The purpose of this event is to bring together legal employers and rising second-year law students (with an expected graduation date of May 2015) who contribute to the diversity of the legal profession and are interested in practicing law in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  This will be a great opportunity to network with a mix of representatives from firms, public interest organizations, and government agencies before the start of the fall recruitment season. We strongly encourage you to bring your resume to this event.

There is no fee to attend.  You are simply asked to RSVP by Monday, June 3, using the following link:  A confirmation email, with detailed information, will be sent to all participants in advance of the event.


Where: Ritz-Carlton Hotel

               1150 22nd Street, NW

               Washington, DC 20037

Date:   Monday, June 17, 2013

Time:   6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WALRAA looks forward to your participation in this year’s event!   If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Jernee Bramble or Kate Rooney Thomson, 2013 Diversity Committee Co-Chairs, at


Jernee Bramble

2013 Diversity Committee Co-Chair

University of Baltimore School of Law



Kate Rooney Thomson

2013 Diversity Committee Co-Chair

Bingham McCutchen LLP


The Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP), proudly supports WALRAA and the Second Annual Summer in the Capital Event.


Weekly Roundup – Friday, May 31st

Why Should I Hire You: How to Answer the Toughest Job Interview Questions – The Savvy Intern has great suggestions on using this question to your advantage.

The Real Reason Some Employers and Applicants Stink at Interviewing – Along those same lines, Careerealism offers tips to avoid common interviewing mistakes.

Ten Tips for Your Summer at the Screen – Legal writing trainer, Ross Guberman, provides tips for successful writing as a summer associate over at Above the Law.

First Week of Work: Make or Break Your Summer – Susan Gainen blog at Pass the Baton features tips for maximizing your first week on the job. Also check out her advice for the second and third weeks.

Job Hunting for 3Ls and Recent Grads – Career coach Kelly Slater’s 5 part series at The Girl’s Guide to Law School features great advice for 3Ls and recent graduates who are still seeking employment.

Words of Wisdom: Advice from former SCOTUS Justice Sandra Day O’Connor – Ms. JD’s incredible post features career advice from Justice O’Connor!

3 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your LinkedIn Network – Lindsey Pollak’s article at LinkedIn features great advice and examples to help you get the most out of LinkedIn.

5 Ways New Attorneys Can Add Value – Great post by Sybil Dunlop at Lawyerist!

How to Gather Interview Intel with Social Media – These suggestions by Aaron Guerrero at USNews will surely help you stand out during interview season.

How  to be an international-minded attorney, aware and respective of cultural differences

The American Lawyer has just released the 2013 AmLaw 200

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) 2013 Summer Associate Briefing Series

The American Society of International  Law (ASIL) is pleased to announce  the return  of its annual Summer Associates Briefing Series. Designed the provide law students spending the summer in Washington, D.C. with a taste of international practice, the Series will feature experts from a variety of international law careers who will survey current issues in the field and answer associates’ questions about their career paths. The three sessions in the series will take place every other week in the offices of Leadership Circle members of ASIL’s Law Firm Sponsorship Program.

Hot Topics in International Law: The View from the ICJ Guest Speaker: Judge Joan Donoghue, International Court of Justice

When: Monday, June 10, 2013

Time: 12:00-  1:30 p.m.

Where: Arnold & Porter, LLP (555 12th Street, NW)

Hot Topics in International Law: The View from the USTR Guest Speaker: Miriam Sapiro, Acting U.S. Trade Representative

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Where: White & Case, LLP (701 13th Street, NW)

Hot Topics in International Law: Details  Forthcoming

Guest Speaker: Details Forthcoming

When: Week of July 8-12, 2013

Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Where: WilmerHale, LLP (1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW)


Summer associates from ASIL law firm sponsors and Students of ASIL academic partners = Free* by entering the Special Discount Code “SAST” at time of registration.

*Proof of Summer Associate/Student status will be required. Please bring a valid student I.D. or proof of employment.

 To Register for the Series, visit WWW.ASIL.ORG/EVENTS.

Weekly Roundup

Interesting stories and posts from around the web.

How to Explain a Low GPA In an Interview – Careerealism provides tips and suggestions on handling the dreaded GPA question during an interview.

Unconventional Career Advice You Need to Hear – Great feature at Forbes featuring career advice from attorney, life coach and personal finance guru Stephen Pollan.

Five Success Tips Every Summer Associate Should Know – Ms.JD’s post features advice to help you have a successful summer.

Preparing for Your OCI Interviews – If you’re planning to participate in OCI this fall, take a look at this post by Ms.JD.

Possible New Judicial Clerkship Opportunities Soon at DC Superior Court –

New Judicial Nominations to Fill Retiring Judge’s Seat at DC Superior Court –

How Applying for Federal Clerkships Could Affect Your Public Interest Summer –


Ten Tips for a Successful Summer

Congratulations on successfully making it through exams this spring!  As you prepare to start your summer internship, be sure to check out OCPD’s Ten Tips for a Successful Summer, which is available in the CareerLink Document Library.

Job Alert!

Legal Aid Maryland is still hiring Summer Law Clerks!

SUMMER LAW CLERKS – All Office Locations

Duties: This position is designed for students who are enrolled in a law school program. Under the supervision of an attorney, a law clerk is generally expected to assist with selected functions related to casework, from initial intake through representation of clients at judicial and administrative proceedings. Some law clerks may perform exclusively or primarily non-casework functions.Tasks assigned to law clerks may include any or all of, but are not limited to, the following: screen clients for eligibility and make referrals as appropriate; conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients; schedule appointments, hearings, and other types of proceedings; conduct factual investigations and analysis and legal research; under the supervision of legal staff, prepare documents and correspondence which may include complaints, answers, discovery, memoranda of law and briefs; file documents with courts as required; assist in the development of case theory and strategy for the representation of clients; perform other duties, as assigned with in the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications: Individual must be enrolled as a student in a law school, must have good written and oral communications skills and must demonstrate potential to perform duties of a law clerk.

Salary: $13.00 per hour for 1L & 2L; $15.00 per hour for 3L; 35 hours per week, up to a maximum of 400 hours for the summer.

For full information and to apply, please visit their site.