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Human Rights Events

The Human Rights Skills Workshops

The workshops will take place on the following dates at 12 Noon in Room 402

  • Feb 10: Program Development and Administration with Christie Edwards (ILSP), Director of International Humanitarian Law, American Red Cross
  • March 17: Grant Proposal Writing with Melissa Hippler, former Development Director, CIEL (current Grant Coordinator, Office of Grants and Programs, WCL)
  • April 7: Strategic Communications for Advocacy with Fernanda Katz Ellenberg, former Senior Advocacy Officer, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (current International Programs Coordinator, WCL)


The 2015 Lunch with Human Rights Practitioners Series

All lunches will take place at noon. Room will be confirmed.
(Space is limited.Up to 12 students will be selected on a first-come basis)

RSVP here.

  • Feb 4: Ginna Anderson, Senior Counsel, American Bar Association Center for Human Rights
  • Feb 25: John Tye, Legal Director, Avaaz
  • March 6: Theresa Harris (JD ’07), Senior Program Associate, in the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • April 14: Katrina Anderson (ILSP ’07), Senior Human Rights Counsel, Center for Reproductive Rights

How to Get a Job in International Law


How to Get a Job in International Law
Presented by: International Law Forum

Date: Monday, February 9, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Place: O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Address: 1625 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Metro Stop: Farragut West (Blue/Orange/Silver)
Farragut North (Red)

Advance Registration: After 2/6/2015
Members $15 $20
Non-members $25 $30
Student Members $10 $15

Please visit or fax this flyer to 202-639-8889.


Marcia Wiss, Of Counsel, Hogan Lovells LLP
Christie Edwards, Director of International Humanitarian Law, American Red Cross
Janie Chuang, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
Kathryn O’Neal, Senior International Attorney, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Marilyn Tucker, Director of Alumni Career Services & International Internships, Georgetown Law Career Services
Join the WBA International Law forum and its co-sponsors for a panel discussion on how to get international law jobs at various types of employers, including private practice, academia, public interest, and more. The discussion will address not just career paths, but how to approach each type of employer for international law positions, as well as tips for enhancing your experience in this field. Co-sponsoring organizations include: ABA Section of International Law; DC Bar International Law Section; American Society of International Law (Women in Law Interest Group and New Professionals Interest Group); Washington Foreign Law Society; Women in International Trade; and International Lawyers Network.ABA Logo
DC Bar International Law Section
International Lawyers Network

OCPD Judicial Spotlight



Summer 2015 Internship

2L, 2LE

The Staff Attorney’s Office for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is accepting applications from second-year law students for summer internships in 2015.

The office handles the court’s immigration docket, which principally involves challenges to the denial of applications for asylum, withholding of removal, or relief under the Convention Against Torture, as well as issues relating to the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. The office also handles all pro se appeals and motions, counseled motions, and successive petitions for habeas corpus relief. The pro se appeals frequently raise issues of prisoners’ rights, civil procedure, constitutional law, employment discrimination and social security.

An applicant must be a second-year student at an ABA-accredited law school seeking an internship for the summer preceding his or her third year (or the equivalent for students in non-traditional programs). A successful applicant will have outstanding academic credentials, and superior skills in analysis, research, writing, and editing.

Job Id: 31653
Deadline: February 6, 2015
Log in to CareerLink to to get more info!

Featured OCPD Employment Opportunity

Student Trainee (Legal)
Department Of Homeland Security (Washington, DC)


We are looking for people who want to contribute their skills and talents to help preserve our Nation’s freedoms and secure our homeland. The mission of the US Dept of Homeland Security is carried out every day by the dedicated men and women who answer the noble calling of public service with courage and enthusiasm. With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified effort to secure America. DHS fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility and innovation.

  • SALARY RANGE: $42,631.00 to $55,421.00/ Per Year
  • OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 to
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015
  • WHO MAY APPLY: Current Students seeking a Master’s Degree or equilvalent. Please see basic education requirements below.

Apply Here!
Deadline: January 13, 2015