From the MABLSA Blog:
Department of Justice: Applying for Paid Positions for Law Students & Entry-Level Attorneys
Dear NBLSA member,
I would like to share with you some information about the U.S. Department of Justice’s Summer Law Internship Program (SLIP) and the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP). A primary purpose of this email is to make you and your members aware of these programs and the applicable deadlines, which are early.
The Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) is Justice's recruitment program for entry-level attorneys. It is the only way Justice hires graduating law students. Judicial law clerks, full-time graduate law program (LLM) students, and law school graduates in qualifying full-time legal fellowships are also eligible. The first opportunity for law students to apply for HP is the summer before their third year of law school. This year, the on-line centralized electronic application opens July 31, 2012, and closes September 4, 2012. Participating Justice offices and components will be listed at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/entry-participants.html.
The Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) is Justice's competitive recruitment program for compensatedsummer internships. Law students who have completed at least one full semester of law school by the application deadline are eligible to apply; however, the majority of SLIPs are second-year law students who work at Justice the summer between their second and third years of law school. But the SLIP is also open to recent graduates between graduation and the start of a judicial clerkship or full-time qualifying legal fellowship. This year, the on-line centralized electronicapplication opens July 31, 2012, and closes September 4, 2012. Thus, current 1Ls (i.e., rising 2Ls) who are interested in a paid internship for Summer 2013 should apply by September 4, 2012. Participating Justice offices and components will be listed at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/slip-participants.html.
Please share this information with your classmates and the general NBLSA membership. I hope that you will encourage them to consider applying for these great opportunities, and also point out to them that both our HP and SLIP programs have early application deadlines.
More information about Justice’s hiring programs, including volunteer internship opportunities across the county, may be found at the Department’s legal careers website: http://www.justice.gov/legalcareers.
Celebrating more than 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. We encourage you to visit our website www.kslaw.com to learn more about King & Spalding and the clients we represent.
We believe the best talent is diverse in many ways, including gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and national origin. A diverse talent base provides the range of experience, approach, and judgment necessary to achieve the best results for our clients and creates the most collegial and interesting workplace environment.
Achieving a workplace environment that encompasses diversity is a fundamental core value at King & Spalding. The King & Spalding Diversity Fellowship Program furthers our commitment to recruit, retain, and promote talented lawyers who will contribute to the advancement of diversity within the firm and in the legal profession.
Once again, we are proud to award up to four fellowships to qualified second-year law students who show promise of contributing meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community. Each recipient receives $10,000 and a summer clerkship at King & Spalding's Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley or Washington, D.C. offices the summer following the completion of your second year of law school. The program is available to any student with an ethnically or culturally diverse background.
We invite you to visit our law students career page to learn more about our summer program and to apply for our Diversity Fellowship Program. Applications must be received on or by September 7, 2012.
As rising second-year law students, you will soon start the process of determining where you will begin your legal career. We hope you will consider King & Spalding as you begin this important process.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Caroline A. Abney
Human Resources & Diversity Manager
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Greetings from Phoenix, Arizona!
We hope that you will encourage 2L students from the Black Law Students Association to consider our firm, Osborn Maledon, for their 2013 Summer. OM is a leading law firm in Phoenix, Arizona, providing litigation, business, and general counsel solutions for our clients in the Southwest and nationwide.
At Osborn Maledon our commitment to excellent lawyering and public service drives us to hire and inspire attorneys and staff members with exceptional potential who reflect the diverse communities and clients we serve. We are determined to provide a professional home where people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives share their talents and successes. We best serve our clients and community through colleagues whose varying points of view bring an array of approaches to problems and who collaborate effectively to deliver timely solutions.
OM’s Summer Program is designed to provide meaningful work on actual cases, deals, negotiations, and transactions. We encourage our summer associates to self-select their projects based on their interests, which enables them to work with a variety of attorneys and within different areas of practice. Our program also provides opportunities to spend time with our attorneys outside the office at dinner parties, baseball games, and community service events.
Many of our attorneys, including a number of former U.S. Supreme Court clerks, came to Phoenix just to practice with this firm. Why? We encourage our lawyers to define for themselves a practice that has meaning and purpose. We also afford them opportunities to pursue interests beyond private practice -- to participate in government, community, bar, and pro bono activities, and to take periodic sabbaticals.
OM lawyers have distinguished themselves throughout their careers. They are leaders in the bar, both in Arizona and nationally. Among our former colleagues are judges on the Arizona Superior Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, and the U.S District Court for the District of Arizona.
Phoenix is a livable and affordable city, with a dynamic economy, tremendous outdoor recreation, a progressive court system, and abundant opportunities to make a difference in the legal profession, government, and our community.
We believe OM is unique, you be the judge. You can learn more about our philosophy, policies, and attorneys from our firm's website, www.omlaw.com. I have also attached our firm resume, NALP form, and Chambers brochure. To learn more about the OM Summer Program and to apply directly, please click here. Applications should be submitted by September 1 for consideration in the 2013 Summer Program.
If I can answer any questions about OM or tell you more about what the firm has to offer, please contact me.
DAVINIA PERRIN, Recruiting Coordinator
Simpson Thacher’s New York office is hosting a city-wide reception for Black attorneys and law students on Tuesday, July 31. We would like to invite any UVA Law School BLSA members in NYC this summer to attend. If you could convey this invitation to your membership, we would appreciate it!
The Lawyers' Committee sponsors recent law school graduates for Skadden and Equal Justice Works fellowships and also recruits for its own Lindsay Fellowship.
The initial application for 2013-2014 Fellowship Opportunities must be submitted to the Lawyers' Committee no later than July 13, 2012. Applications will not be accepted after that time. Completed applications should be sent to the Fellowship Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for information about the fellowship and here for the application packet itself.
For questions about the application process or about other fellowship opportunities, please contact Alejandro T. Reyes at email@example.com or Erandi Zamora firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not Ready For Fall Interviewing?
MABLSA Can Help!
Excellence in Action: MABLSA Mock Interview Program & Networking Reception
August 2, 2012 at 5:30pm - 8:00pm
The George Washington University School of Law
Students will have an opportunity to take part in mock interviews with experienced attorneys from throughout the D.C. area. This event will conclude with a networking reception for all participants and interviewers. All dues paying NBLSA members are eligible, however you must RSVP. Please complete the registration form by July 17, 2012. All participants will be required to submit a resume in advance for their interviewer's review.
Please submit all resumes to email@example.com
Visit the MABLSA blog here: http://mablsa.blogspot.com/2012/06/excellence-in-action-mablsa-mock.html.
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP will host a Pre-OCI Cocktail Reception on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, from 6:30-8:30pm, at Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar in downtown Los Angeles. Several of our attorneys will be present to discuss careers at our firm and to answer any questions.
We at Munger, Tolles & Olson would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this invitation to your student group. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (213) 683-9206 if you have any questions.
We are once again pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for the firm's annual Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program, which awards six law students at ABA-accredited law schools a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship for use during their second year of law school. Previous recipients of the scholarships have told us that the program not only defrays the cost of a law school education, but also signals the importance of diversity to the firm and is a strong indicator ofLatham's open-minded and forward-thinking culture.
Started in 2005, the Diversity Scholars Program is designed to increase the number of diverse attorneys who want to pursue careers in global law firms and intend to practice law in the United States. The quality and quantity of applicants over the past six years have been overwhelming, and the success of the program reaffirms and strengthens our commitment to innovative initiatives that support and sustain greater diversity in the legal profession. The Diversity Scholars Program is among a range of ongoing activities that enhance the firm's efforts to recruit and hire diverse summer clerks and attorneys.
Factors considered in choosing the Diversity Scholars include motivation for pursuing a legal career, academic and leadership achievements, life experiences and challenges, and desire to practice at a global law firm and contribute to its diversity objectives. Candidates are asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume and official or unofficial law school transcript by July 20, 2012. Recipients will be announced in late summer 2012. The process is open to all law students at ABA-accredited law schools who have completed their first year of a full-time JD program by the application deadline. The scholarships are not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham.
Application forms and more information on the program can be found by clicking here.
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