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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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