Dear BLSA Students,
We are very excited to announce an incredible opportunity for two first or second year law students. The Center for Constitutional Rights is providing two law student fellowships at the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux through its Ella Baker Summer Internship Program. This is an excellent opportunity for students to contribute to exciting, cutting-edge human rights work while learning how to use the law for progressive social change. Applications are due November 11 (2Ls) and December 15 (1Ls). You can find information on the program and the application process attached.
The Bureau des Avocats Internationaux is the leading human rights legal organization in Haiti. Since 1995, they have helped victims prosecute important human rights cases, trained Haitian lawyers and spoken out on social justice issues. Ella Baker interns will be working closely alongside the BAI and assisting in their various advocacy and legal projects. Attached is a letter from one of BAI's former interns, Lindsey Laveaux, discussing her experience with BAI and encouraging students to apply for this opportunity.
We greatly encourage law students with a passion for Haiti and social justice to apply for this internship. To apply, please visit http://ccrjustice.org/ella-baker-fellowship for the application and further information on the internship.
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti
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The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is excited to present a session under the Group Mentoring Program for diverse students at the University of Richmond School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, and William & Mary Law School. Attorneys from Hunton & Williams and Reed Smith will provide helpful tips to improve your relationship building skills, which are essential in the new normal of a challenging legal market.
Monday, November 12, 2012 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Reed Smith LLP Riverfront Plaza-West Tower 901 East Byrd Street
Suite 1700 Conference Room 17A Richmond, VA 23219
RSVP to Shelby Holland-Angus: email@example.com or (202) 414-9388 by Thursday, November 8, 2012.
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The LCLD is an organization of over 60 corporate General Counsels and 120 law firm managing partners, formed in 2009 to make concrete, measurable advances in the diversity of the legal profession—now! Information regarding the organization can be found on the LCLD’s website www.lcldnet.org.
The Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship includes both 10-week summer placements and 12-month (June-May) Yearlong placements in which Fellows gain high-impact work experiences as paid project consultants for leading education organizations. Beyond their consulting work, Fellows participate in professional development workshops that examine complex urban education issues and gain access to a robust, national network of education reform experts, partner organizations, and Education Pioneers alumni.
Successful applicants to our Graduate School Fellowship come from a variety of backgrounds, including law, finance, strategy, marketing, operations, human resources, curriculum design, professional development, policy analysis, and urban education. No previous experience in the education sector is required.
In addition to sharing our Fellowship opportunity with your classmates, please encourage members of your organization to attend one of our upcoming information sessions on the UVA campus this Wednesday, October 24.
UVA School of Law (with Curry School of Education)
· Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
· Time: 11:30am-12:30 p.m.
· Room: Room 307 Bavaro Hall
· Food will be provided
UVA Darden School of Business
· Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
· Time: 1:30-2:15 p.m. and 2:30pm-3:15pm
· Room: Saunders Hall, Classroom 120
· Food will be provided at a Networking lunch prior to the presentations
- Note: You are encouraged to participate in the presentation at your given school but if another one better fits your schedule, please still feel free to attend.
- Additional note: In the event that you can’t attend one of our information sessions but would still like to hear more, consider signing up for an upcoming informational webinar.
Fried Frank has created unique programs that effectively bridge the worlds of private law firm litigation and public service law by joining with two of the country's leading civil rights advocacy organizations, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).
The LDF and MALDEF fellowships each give an entry-level lawyer the opportunity to spend two years as a Fried Frank litigator and then two years as a staff attorney with LDF or MALDEF. At the end of their four-year commitment, our successful Fellows are encouraged to interview to return to Fried Frank and, in some cases, they may continue on the staff of their civil rights organization. We are proud that a number of our former Fellows hold high-level positions on the staffs of both LDF and MALDEF.
The ideal candidate for a Fried Frank Fellowship is a third-year law student or recent graduate currently in a judicial clerkship. Candidates for the MALDEF and LDF fellowships should have a genuine interest in both corporate and civil rights litigation. For the MALDEF Fellowship, Spanish language skills are highly desirable.
The application deadline for all programs is November 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Details on the application and selection process can be found in the brochure.
For more information, please contact:
Diversity and Inclusion
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP
One New York Plaza
New York, NY 10004
Are you interested in working for the government? If so, act quickly: the following programs have 2L and 3L deadlines coming up soon! For more information on applying to work within the federal government, check out our Government Careers page in the PSJD Resource Center.
Click here for more details about these programs, provided in the 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook (log-in required). See the jobs below!
Employment Opportunities/ Scholarships