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Private Sector Spotlight



Litigation Associate

 JD Alumni, LL.M. Alumni

Haynes and Boone is seeking a 2nd- 4th year, well-rounded litigation associate to assist with the trade, environmental, and antitrust litigation practices in firm’s DC office.

Strong writing skills are required, and a clerkship is a plus/preferred.

SUWA offers a competitive salary—based on experience—and excellent benefits (health, dental, and retirement plan)

Job Id: 32903
Deadline: March 03, 2015
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Law Clerk

  2L, 2LE3L, 3LE

The D.C. office of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC is seeking a 2nd or 3rd year law student for a part-time law clerk position.  This position would be approximately 10 – 15 hours per week.

Job Id: 32994
Deadline: March 09, 2015
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Public Interest Spotlight



Summer 2015
Legal Internship(Paid)

1L, 1LE, 2L, 2LE, 3LE

Seeking American Health Care Association (AHCA) Legal Interns (Summer and Fall Terms): AHCA is the nation’s leading long term and post-acute care organization. AHCA and its membership of over 12,000 non-profit and proprietary centers are dedicated to continuous improvement in the delivery of professional and compassionate care. Dedicated center employees provide care to more than 1.5 million of our nation’s frail, elderly and disabled citizens who live in nursing centers, assisted living communities, subacute centers and centers for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. AHCA’s mission, in collaboration with its membership, is to improve lives by delivering solutions for quality care.

Intern Responsibilities include working with the AHCA, Vice President, of Legal Affairs to assist with a variety of legal tasks including: review of Association contracts; synthesize relevant case law and regulation; plan/prepare for AHCA Legal Committee conference calls and meetings; research and draft written materials in key areas (e.g., integrity, professional liability, managed care, etc.); and update current Association legal webpages.

Job Id: 32870
Deadline: March 02, 2015
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International Policy Intern

1L, 1LE, 2L, 2LE, 3LE, 4LE

Support the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) International Policy Department in the administration and implementation of ANSI’s international projects and development programs. This primarily includes assisting with the planning of meetings and workshops, drafting reports and agendas, and liaising with ANSI’s members and counterparts in the U.S. and internationally. The position will also interface occasionally with regional organizations and their national member bodies, to prepare and enable ANSI staff and members to represent the interests of the U.S. voluntary standardization community in these fora.

Desired Skills:

Junior year or higher course work at an accredited university in international relations, international business, economics, or other related discipline.
Work experience in a related field (for example, summer jobs, internships, volunteer work, etc.).
Desire to learn about standards and trade-related issues.
Desire to learn and gain experience in planning, coordinating, and performing projects.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to develop and implement successful approaches to problem solving and conflict resolution.

Job Id: 32805
Deadline: February 28, 2015
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Government Spotlight



Summer 2015
Law Clerk

1L,  2L, 2LE, 3LE, Domestic LLM

Law interns with the DOJ-Criminal Division will conduct substantial legal research and writing assignments in the areas of international, criminal, and immigration law. Law interns will also conduct factual research, review and organize documents, and work on policy matters.

Summer: Rising second- and third-year law students. Full-time International or Comparative Law LL.M. candidates who are not employed while pursuing their advanced degree.

Applicants must have:
(1) a strong academic background;
(2) excellent research and writing skills;
(3) experience or interest in criminal and international law.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Foreign language proficiency is preferred.

Application Deadline:
Summer: March 1

Job Id: 31444
Deadline: March 01, 2015
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FCC Legal 

1L, 1LE, 2L, 2LE3L, 3LE, Domestic LLM

The Enforcement Bureau is the primary FCC unit that enforces the Communications Act and the Commission’s rules and orders. The Bureau investigates and responds to potential unlawful conduct to ensure:
(1) consumer protection in an era of complex communications;
(2) a level playing field to promote robust competition;
(3) efficient and responsible use of the public airwaves;
(4) strict compliance with public safety-related rules. The Bureau’s work is both varied and cutting edge and often involves intra- and interagency cooperation and collaboration.

Expected Activities:
Students will work closely with senior management to carry out the Bureau’s priorities and should expect to do a significant amount of legal research, analysis, and writing. Students will receive ample feedback in a supportive, collegial environment.

Candidates should be law students who possess excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills. Candidates should have an interest in communications and enforcement issues, intellectual curiosity, a positive and team-oriented attitude, and great initiative.

Job Id: 31177
Deadline: February 28, 2015
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Judicial Spotlight



Summer 2015 Judicial Internship

1L, 2L

The Honorable James A. Kenney, III (Retired, Specially Assigned), a Maryland Court of Special Appeals Judge, with chambers in Leonardtown, Maryland, seeks a summer intern to begin in late May or early June. The position requires extensive legal research, legal analysis, and opinion drafting skills, and encompasses all facets of civil and criminal issues.

Job Id: 32429
Deadline: February 27, 2015
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The Commonwealth of Virginia has an opening for a magistrate position in Magisterial Region 2. A Magistrate is an independent judicial officer appointed by the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Region 2 is comprised of the Counties of Alleghany, Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Craig, Franklin, Henry, Highland, Nelson, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Roanoke, Rockbridge; and the Cities of Bedford, Buena Vista, Covington, Danville, Lexington, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Roanoke, Salem, Staunton, and Waynesboro. A magistrate appointed to Magisterial Region 2 may be required to work throughout the region. The magistrate’s primary assignment will be in the Roanoke City office of the 23rd Judicial District. A magistrate must possess a fundamental working knowledge of Virginia ordinances and laws, and have a demonstrated ability to impartially and efficiently apply that knowledge in the resolution of legal issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
— Conducting neutral and impartial hearings related to searches, arrests, temporary detentions, and bail
— Conducting legal research and analysis
— Ascertaining and applying facts to relevant legal principles
— Maintaining order and decorum in highly charged, sensitive circumstances
— Receiving and accounting for money

Job Id: 33088
Deadline: February 27, 2015
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Diversity Spotlight



Summer 2015 Thurgood Marshall Opportunity Law Clerkship Program

1L, 1LE, 2L, 2LE, 3LE

Seeking diverse students who demonstrate not only a devotion to public service and the public good, but also exceptional leadership potential.Each student will receive a $3,300.00 stipend for the summer clerkship. Applications are due by March 6, 2015.

The Office of the Attorney General is the largest law firm in the State of Maryland, with varied, complex legal work and a distinguished history of successful advocacy. Our 430 attorneys act as legal advisors and litigators for the agencies, boards, commissions, officials, and institutions of Maryland State Government. Our work ranges from advising the Maryland Legislature on the constitutionality of proposed legislation to representing State agencies and officials in State and federal courts including the Maryland Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. From protecting the Chesapeake Bay against polluters to keeping Maryland families safe from violence and unscrupulous business practices, our office is committed to serving the citizens of Maryland.

Job Id: 32935
Deadline: March 31, 2015
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2015 Summer
LCLD Scholars Program

1L, 1LE, 2LE

As part of our ongoing effort to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, Shipman & Goodwin LLP is seeking a first year law student to join the summer associate program in our Hartford or Stamford office as the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholar. LCLD is a national organization of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a diverse legal profession.

Our nine week summer program allows law students to gain experience across a broad range of the firm’s practice areas through both observation and participation in a variety of assignments and activities. Our LCLD Scholar will also have the opportunity to attend the 1L LCLD Scholars Retreat in Dallas.

Job Id: 32163
Deadline: February 28, 2015
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Judicial Spotlight



2016-2017 Judicial Law Clerk

2L, 2LE, 3L, 3LE, 4LE

Judge Leahy is accepting applications for two one-year law clerks with the Maryland Court of Appeals. The positions will run from August 2016 through August 2017.

Job Id: 32462
Deadline: March 02, 2015
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Fall 2015 Volunteer Legal Internship

1L, 1LE, 2L, 2LE, 3L, 3LE

The Arlington Immigration Court is now accepting applications for Fall 2015 Volunteer Legal Internships. Interns have a unique opportunity to gain substantive experience in immigration law and procedure in the context of removal proceedings. Interns work with an array of issues in immigration law, such as eligibility for asylum and adjustment of status, implementation of the Convention Against Torture, and the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. They develop considerable familiarity with the Immigration & Nationality Act, the Code of Federal Regulations, and immigration case law.

Examples of typical assignments include drafting decisions on complex asylum cases, researching whether a particular criminal offense renders a person subject to removal, and drafting memoranda on diverse and developing areas of immigration law. In nearly every assignment, law interns work with both the law and the unique facts that an individual case presents.

Fall Volunteer Legal Interns are expected to work 15-20 hours per week for at least 12 weeks.

Job Id: 32926
Deadline: February 18, 2015
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2/19 ABA Event

Legal Career Paths in Export Controls and Economic

A non-CLE program proudly presented by
ABA Section of International Law
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee

Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:00 – 8:30 PM EST
End time includes the reception

In-Person Event w/ Teleconference Option

Steptoe & Johnson LLP
1330 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20036


Hear from successful attorneys who have pursued careers in the field of export controls and economic sanctions. Panelists will provide an overview of the regulations that establish the U.S. export controls laws and economic sanctions and discuss their careers working with the regulations and the issues they deal with on a daily basis. The panel discussion will be followed by a networking reception for the attendees, the panelists and members of the ABA Export Control and Economic Sanctions Committee.

Christine Lee, Director, Compliance and International Trade Counsel, United Technologies Corporation
Monica Mason, Senior Compliance Counsel, NCR Corporation
Ama Adams, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Sara Heidema, Division Chief, Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, U.S. Department of State
Parvin Huda, Senior Counsel, Office of the Chief Counsel, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce
Andrea Gacki, Assistant Director of Licensing, Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department
of Treasury

Darren Riley, Partner, Huffman Riley PLLC

Registration Rates:
FREE for In-Person Attendees
$15 For Teleconference Attendees

American Bar Association
Section of International Law
1050 Connecticut Ave NW, 4th Floor • Washington, DC 20036 • 202-662-1660