My name is Yolanda Hawkins-Bautista and I am the Chair for The Elliott G. Heard Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The Committee will select two qualified candidates and provide them with a $1,000 scholarship. Attached is the application, which is due October 22, 2012. Could you all circulate the application to your fellow BLSA members. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email or at 609-202-0061.
Dear BLSA Presidents and Members,
At Haynes and Boone, LLP, one of our fundamental principals is to promote diversity within the Firm, among our attorneys and staff, and within our communities. We want to encourage members of your Black Law Students Association who have excelled academically to submit their resumes to Haynes and Boone by September 14th, 2012, if possible.
Please have all interested candidates submit their resumes, law school transcripts, and any cover letter by September 14th to:
Haynes and Boone, LLP
ATTN: Amanda Kelly, Manager of Atty. Recruitment
2323 Victory Avenue, Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75219
To be awarded a Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Diversity Scholarship, law students must meet the following criteria:
- Applicant must be admitted or already attending an ABA-accredited law school as a first-year or second-year law student.
- Applicant must have a record of academic or professional achievement.
- Applicant must display leadership qualities through past work experience, community involvement or student activities.
- Applicant may not be recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm.
Scholarship recipients will be Summer Associates in one of the Firm's offices during the summer.
Scholarship recipients will be assigned a mentor - a Dinsmore & Shohl LLP lawyer - at the time the scholarship is awarded. The mentor will be available to the Scholar as a dedicated resource to assist with professional development.
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP will select multiple Scholars who will receive a salaried summer associate position and up to a $10,000.00 scholarship.
Second-year law students must submit applications between August 1st and September 7th. First-year students must submit applications between December 1st and December 31st.
Interested candidates should complete and submit the application below to:
Jennifer L. Stark, Manager of Legal Recruiting Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
1900 First Financial Center, 255 E. Fifth Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
firstname.lastname@example.org 513.977.8141 (fax)
The CIA Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Clerkship Program allows a small number of qualified law students to obtain broad exposure to the practice of intelligence law. Although the Office makes no commitment with respect to future employment beyond an individual's summer clerkship, each participant may be evaluated for future employment at the conclusion of the program.
Applications are accepted from June 1 through September 15 each year for employment the following summer.
Click here to learn more about applying.
From the MABLSA Blog
NRDC is a leading nonprofit membership organization that has been marshaling science and the law to protect the environment and public health since 1970. Our more than 1.3 million members and activists reside in each of the United States and in the District of Columbia. NRDC employs over 400 scientists, lawyers, economists, media specialists, policy analysts, and administrators in its six offices, including a new office in China. Within each of the organization’s program areas – air, water, coastal, oceans, public health, climate change, energy, public land, smart growth, international, urban, environmental justice, and nuclear non-proliferation – NRDC’s experts pursue cutting-edge litigation, sophisticated lobbying, hard-hitting scientific research, and broad-reaching public education. For over 40 years, NRDC has played a central role in crafting, implementing, enforcing, and defending virtually all of the nation’s environmental laws.
LANDMARK NRDC VICTORIES
- litigation that led to the phasing-out of lead in U.S. gasoline;
- a litigation settlement with the Port of Los Angeles for massive reductions in harmful air pollution;
- a court order overturning the Department of Energy’s attempt to avoid cleaning up high-level radioactive waste; - groundbreaking civil action against the nation’s biggest air polluters for their contributions to climate change;
- enjoining construction of a salt mine near the last pristine Gray Whale breeding ground;
- helping to create far-reaching new energy efficiency standards in China; and
- aiding in implementing new federal rules to dramatically reduce air pollution from diesel engines.
SUMMER LEGAL INTERN EXPERIENCE AT NRDC
NRDC’s summer legal interns write briefs, draft complaints, prepare legal analyses, obtain affidavits, investigate corporate and government malfeasance, participate in policy advocacy campaigns, and draft white papers and comments for submission to Congressional committees and administrative agencies. NRDC hires passionate students who possess the intelligence, skill, self- confidence, and maturity to take on enormous responsibility. Our interns receive an active role on the frontlines of the environmental movement. Over the course of a summer, an NRDC intern will typically work on a variety of projects and amass experience that he/she could not obtain anywhere else.
HOW TO APPLY: All applications for 2013 Summer Legal Internships can now be submitted on-line at www.nrdc.org/jobs. You will need to electronically submit a cover letter, transcript, resume, references, and a legal writing sample that does not reflect edits by anyone other than you. In your cover letter, please indicate all of the NRDC offices to which you are applying, as well as any order of preference among the offices. Internships are available in the following offices: New York, NY; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, CA; Santa Monica, CA; and Chicago, IL.
Applications are due October 26, 2012 (2L’s) and January 18, 2013 (1L’s).
Offers will be made on a rolling basis; we strongly encourage you to apply early.
NRDC is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, NRDC:
For more information, please visit http://www.nrdc.org.
Hello Black Law Students Association,
We are the National Co-Chairs of Diversity and Inclusion at DLA Piper. In this role, we oversee the implementation of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, which includes the recruitment of diverse candidates.
Members of our firm will soon be at your school for the recruitment of summer associates for the firm’s 2013 Summer Program through On-Campus Interviewing (OCI), and we hope to see members of your affinity group in the pool of candidates. However, we realize that due to systems in place at many of the law schools, all of those who apply for OCI slots with our firm may not get selected, so we want to be sure that you are aware that we welcome direct applications to the firm. Please let your affinity group members know that if they have an interest in DLA Piper they are welcome to submit their materials directly to us at:
Our applicant criteria can be found on our NALP form, which is available at www.nalp.org. We would appreciate the opportunity to review their credentials as we consider all candidates for our Summer 2013 program.
Thank you for sharing this information with the members of your affinity group, and please let us know if you have any questions.
Frederick H. L. McClure
DLA Piper LLP (US)
100 North Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602-5809
Jackie Kim Park
DLA Piper LLP (US)
550 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2678
Proskauer's Silver Scholar Program, is an award designed to increase diversity within our firm and the legal profession. The selected student will receive a summer associate position at Proskauer and be eligible for a cash award of up to $30,000. The award is named after Edward Silver, the first elected Chairman of Proskauer and one of the nation's leading labor lawyers. The program reflects and is an outgrowth of Ed's lifelong commitment to fairness, diversity and equal opportunity. The application asks for the following materials: a resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, a persuasive legal writing sample, a personal statement and three references. The application deadline is September 7, 2012. We would appreciate if you would inform your fellow student organization members about this amazing opportunity.
Please see attached and visit our Silver Scholars Program page below for more details. If you have any additional questions, please email email@example.com.
Peter Wilson, Jr.
Director of Diversity, Proskauerpwilson@proskauer.com
At Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, we recognize that a commitment to diversity is not just a passive ideal, but an active goal. Through our Diversity Scholarship we have committed to the funding of scholarships each year to promote the education of well-qualified law students who reflect the diversity of the legal marketplace and who are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings will award two scholarships to two deserving students. A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student in his or her second year of law school, and a $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student in his or her first year of law school. These scholarships will be available to law students attending ABA accredited law schools in the United States. The scholarships will be paid directly to the students or to their law schools.
In connection with receiving the scholarship, recipients will be required to clerk in one of BABC’s seven offices for at least six weeks of the summer after the scholarship is awarded. BABC will do its best to honor the scholarship recipient’s first choice for office placement but maintains the right to make the final decision.
The deadline for applying for the scholarships is September 15, 2012 for second-year law students.
To apply, please submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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