Through a generous grant from the Patton Boggs Foundation, the Law School will be awarding a $5,000 fellowship to one student (or split between two) for internship work this summer. Students who have finished their first or second years and will spend their summer working on public policy matters for either a non-profit institution or a government agency are eligible to apply.
To be eligible, you must have accepted a summer internship opportunity with a non-profit institution or government agency during which you will work on public policy matters. For more information on the Patton Boggs Foundation and on previous fellows, please visit their website here: http://www.pattonboggs.com/about/pbfoundation/.
If you are interested in applying for the fellowship, please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, March 15 at 5:00 pm. A complete application will include a resume and cover letter, which addresses the following criteria:
1. Unique nature and creativity of the proposed policy work;
2. Ability of the internship work to enhance candidate's future career path; and
3. Proposed internship work's focus on public policy.
Submitted documents should be in PDF format and have the following naming convention: Patton Boggs - Last Name, First Name – Resume/Cover Letter
We look forward to receiving your applications.
Annie Kim, Assistant Dean for Public Service
The Oliver W. Hill & Samuel W. Tucker Scholarship Committee is pleased to offer the following scholarship opportunity to minority law students attending law schools in Virginia and the Howard University School of Law. Attached, please find the scholarship package for the 12th Annual Oliver W. Hill & Samuel W. Tucker Scholarship Award.
Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, Oliver W. Hill was a tireless and successful civil rights attorney who admirably served the City of Richmond, Commonwealth of Virginia and the country at large. Mr. Hill is perhaps most recognized for his role in one of the four companion cases in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education. After serving as an officer in the armed forces, the late Samuel W. Tucker joined Mr. Hill’s law firm and together they fearlessly and successfully combated “massive resistance” to the implementation of the Brown decision through a number of significant cases.
Since 2001, in recognition of the immeasurable contributions to our nation of Hill and Tucker, the Hill-Tucker Scholarship Committee in collaboration with other bar organizations have presented dozens of scholarships in the name of these two legal giants to a select group of law students. These students have demonstrated not only academic excellence, but a desire to further the dreams and visions of Mr. Hill and Mr. Tucker.
It is our hope that you will announce this scholarship opportunity to all of your minority law students. Completed applications, along with a letter of recommendation and original student essay, are due by close of business on Friday, March 22, 2013. We will award the scholarships during the annual Oliver W. Hill and Samuel W. Tucker Scholarship Dinner to be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:00pm at Club 533 in Richmond, Virginia.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact me at (804) 864-8949. We are looking forward to hearing from your students!
In 2010, Ms. JD partnered with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession to found the Ms. JD Fellowship. The Fellowship is Ms. JD's program to promote mentoring and professional development. Each spring, Ms. JD selects a group of outstanding second year law students as Fellowship winners. In addition to receiving financial support and invitations to ABA and Ms. JD events, each Fellowship winner is paired with a mentor chosen from among the Brent Award Winners and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Commissioners. To read more about one Fellow's experience, click here.
Next year's fellows are getting a new opportunity to work together on a project for women in the law. Each year, the fellows tell us that one of the best parts of the fellowship is meeting the other incredible rising 3Ls. They also say they wish they had more opportunities to interact with one another. This year's class will get that opportunity. In addition to their mentorship, the fellows will choose a project that they want to work on as a group. With Ms. JD's support, they will have the chance to spend the year working together to help change the face of the legal profession the way they want to see it changed. To get the project ideas flowing, we're asking this year's fellow applicants to propose their ideal project as part of their application.
The project essays from the winning fellows will be posted on Ms. JD's blog and you'll hear from the fellows next year when they announce what their project will be!
Here's what you'll need to submit to apply for the fellowship:
1. Resume (Must include a link to your LinkedIn Profile)
3. 1 paragraph (250 words) completing the question "I want and deserve to be a Ms. JD Fellow because"
4. 1 paragraph (250 words) completing the question "If I could design a project to further women in the law, it would be"
A couple tips:
1. You should consider that the fellows are nationwide and will need to be able to work on the project together but remotely (through conference calls, google docs, etc.) so that your project is practical.
2. Consider leveraging the Ms. JD platform. How can you help women law students through NWLSO? Is there something you could do to further the Global Education Fund? Do you love the Ms. JD Library? What have you noticed at school or work that needs to change and what can you do to help change it? This is your chance to consider what you're passionate about and then run with it!
3. We're asking you for your LinkedIn profile because having one is a huge part of your professional identity. If you haven't developed your profile yet, now is a great time to start! Also, from a practical standpoint, there's a fellows group on LinkedIn that allows all of the fellows from the previous classes to interact with one another.
Submit your application to email@example.com. Applications are due February 17, 2012 at midnight. Ms. JD will announce Fellowship finalists at the beginning of March. Finalists will complete interviews with two Ms. JD board members by the end of March and the Ms. JD Fellows and their mentors will be announced in April.
Looking for an internship or job? Submit your resumes now!
The MABLSA Spring 2013 Resume Collect Service is a wonderful opportunity for students (1L, 2L, 3L, 4L evening) to submit your resume to a range of employers across the Mid-Atlantic region. We encourage all members to submit their resumes to each employer in the MABLSA Spring 2013 Resume Collect (OCI Session).
Patton Boggs LLC: February 8, 2013
All other employers: April 30, 2013 or until positions are full.
So, what are you waiting for? Do not procrastinate! Submit your resumes today!
If you have any questions or concerns please contact MABLSA Job Fair Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: MABLSA Blog
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