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Judicial Spotlight

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Spring 2015
Legal Fellow Opportunity

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SCOTUSource Independent Clinical Program with The Constitutional Sources Project. The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) invites applications from law students for an unpaid legal internship for Spring 2015.

In 2010, ConSource launched SCOTUSource through the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs at Harvard Law School. SCOTUSource is an experiential learning opportunity for law students, designed to meet a desire for experienced researchers in the legal community. Through the SCOTUSource project, ConSource aims to guide law students through the process of historical constitutional research. SCOTUSource participants produce research reports related to pending U.S. Supreme Court cases, which are then shared with appellate advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court library, scholars, journalists, legal organizations – like the Constitutional Accountability Center and Cato Institute – and will be publically available on the ConSource blog.

Job Id: 30488
Deadline: April 1, 2015
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Spring-Summer 2015 Judicial Internship

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Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is currently accepting applications for internships in her Chambers for the Spring and Summer of 2015. All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all available slots are filled.

Interns in Judge Howell’s Chambers get a wide variety of legal research and writing experience and have the opportunity to observe court proceedings.

Job Id: 31378
Deadline: March 31, 2015
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Summer 2015 Judicial Internship

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The Honorable Patricia A. Broderick is seeking a Judicial Intern  for the summer. The Judge is accepting applications on a rolling basis, students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The DC Superior Court was established by the United States Congress as the trial court of general jurisdiction for D.C. in 1970. The Court consists of a chief judge and 61 associate judges. The Court is assisted by the service of 24 magistrate judges, as well as retired judges who have been recommended and approved as senior judges.

Job Id: 32229
Deadline: April 1, 2015
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2015-2016
Clerkship

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The Honorable Brian Holeman of the DC Superior Court is accepting clerk applications for 2015-2016.

The DC Superior Court was established by the United States Congress as the trial court of general jurisdiction for D.C. in 1970. The Court consists of a chief judge and 61 associate judges. The Court is assisted by the service of 24 magistrate judges, as well as retired judges who have been recommended and approved as senior judges.

Job Id: 33046
Deadline: April 12, 2015
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Government Spotlight

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Senate Committee Law Clerk

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A U.S. Senate committee majority office is seeking law clerks. Committee law clerks will have the opportunity to work on legislation, hearing and markup preparation, and oversight and investigations.

The clerkships are open to 2Ls, 3Ls, and recent graduates. Those who are not receiving school credit or financial compensation through a fellowship program are eligible for a stipend.

Job Id: 32788
Deadline: March 27, 2015
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Summer 2015 Internship

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The District of Columbia Rental Housing Commission seeks 2-3 highly qualified summer interns to assist the Commissioners with reviewing case files and drafting written decisions. Typical assignments over the course of a summer may include researching and drafting legal memoranda in preparation for a hearing, and advising the Commissioners regarding the applicable legal precedent related to cases that are pending. Depending on their schedule, interns may have the opportunity to attend hearings, draft decisions for the Commission’s review, and work directly with the Commissioner’s to resolve a case on appeal.

Applicants should be rising second or third year law students, preferably with an interest in rental housing policy, landlord-tenant law, or administrative law. The ideal candidate will possess excellent research and writing skills, proficiency using Lexis Nexis for legal research, the ability to learn and work independently, and a demonstrated interest in Government or public service work.

Job Id: 32453
Deadline: March 31, 2015
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Private Sector Spotlight

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Part-Time
Law Clerk(Paid)

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Whittaker & Associates, P.C., located in Rockville, MD, is a small litigation law firm focused in construction, contract, business, and collections law, seeking a part-time law clerk.

The position is ideal for a 2nd or 3rd year law student looking to gain valuable litigation experience. You must have completed at least one year of law school.

No prior law firm experience is necessary if you are willing to listen and learn and have completed one year of law school. We are looking for approximately 15-20 hours weekly.

Job Id: 33048
Deadline: March 31, 2015
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Summer 2015 Internship

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Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. is looking for a Summer Intern to assist the firm’s Trade and Legislative Affairs practice group. ST&R is an international trade and customs law firm concentrating in assisting clients with the movement of goods, personnel, and ideas across international borders. Our International Trade and Government Relations practice group brings together an aggressive team of Washington insiders and international strategists to promote favorable legislative outcomes, impact regulatory actions, and influence international trade policy on behalf of our clients. This is a fast-paced office and the work is very satisfying. Commuting costs will be covered.

Job Id: 32806
Deadline: March 28, 2015
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ABA Pathways to Employment in International Law

The Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) and the American Bar Association Section of International Law will host a diverse group of attorneys who achieved success through a career in international law practice, advising clients on legal issues involving international matters, doing research, advising governments or teaching international law. The speakers will advise J.D. and LL.M. students on how to pursue an interesting and successful career in international practice.

Registration is FREE but RSVP is required at:

https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration

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Judicial Spotlight

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Summer 2015 Judicial Internship

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The Office of Special Masters (OSM) resolves cases alleging that vaccines caused an injury pursuant to the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (“Vaccine Act”). The Vaccine Act establishes the Vaccine Program as a no-fault compensation scheme whereby persons allegedly suffering injury or death as a result of the administration of certain vaccines may petition for monetary damages. Congress intended that the Vaccine Program provide individuals a swift, flexible, and less adversarial alternative to the often costly and lengthy civil arena of traditional tort litigation.

Special Masters, acting as the trial judges on vaccine cases, frequently preside over hearings, which are conducted under relaxed evidentiary standards. Subject to an appeal, Special Masters make final decisions determining whether the vaccine caused an injury (entitlement), establishing the amount of damages, and awarding reasonable attorneys’ fees.

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Job Id: 33027
Deadline: March 20, 2015
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Summer 2015 Judicial Internship

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Judge Francisco A. Besosa is currently accepting applications for full-time, unpaid internships in his chambers for the summer of 2015.  Judge Besosa requires interns to work for a minimum of ten weeks.  Interns will analyze motions, write memoranda, draft opinions, brief staff on substantive and procedural issues, and assist the Judge with trial preparations.  Interns may also observe courtroom proceedings.

Applicants should have excellent academic credentials after completion of at least one semester of law school, strong legal research skills, and the ability to write clearly and concisely.  Knowledge of Spanish is not required.

Job Id: 32741
Deadline: March 20, 2015
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Public Interest Spotlight

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Summer 2015 Joan Bauer Domestic Violence Internship(paid)

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Vermont Legal Aid seeks a law student for its Joan Bauer Domestic Violence Fellowship.  Second year law students are preferred, although first year students will be considered. The intern will work on a special project identified by the Poverty Law Project.  The internship will provide an opportunity to be part of an exciting, friendly, pro-active legal services program as well as the chance to gain a wide range of experience.  This may include direct representation of domestic violence victims under student practice rules, helping to draft pro se information regarding family court, drafting information for our website, and participating in meetings with public and/or non-profit organizations.  The position will be located in Springfield, VT.  Applicants must have a car.  This position last for 10 weeks and has a $4,000 stipend.

All applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated interest in legal services or public interest law. Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references by March 31st to:

Job Id: 33333
Deadline: March 31, 2015
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Public Interest Advocacy Fellow

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Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF) is a nonprofit, public-interest organization dedicated to combating fraud against federal and state governments through promotion of whistleblower reward laws and programs. TAFEF works to counter fraud in fields and industries such as Medicare and Medicaid, defense contracting, educational loans, housing and other publicly-financed programs, as well as in the tax, securities and commodities areas. For more information about TAFEF, see http://www.taf.org.

This one-year fellowship is a tremendous opportunity for a recent college graduate who is contemplating a career in the legal field. The fellow will assist in-house and TAFEF-member attorneys with research projects related to the qui tam provisions of the federal and state False Claims Act laws, and the IRS, SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs. The position is full-time with an annual salary of $30,000, plus full benefits. 

Job Id: 33327
Deadline: April 10, 2015
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