November 5, 2010

2L Government Honors & Internship Upcoming Deadlines

The following government programs have 2L deadlines coming up in the next two weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2010-11 Government Honors & Internship Handbook (login/password located in the Symplicity announcements).

Summer Programs
            ·         Health & Human Services – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention OGC Summer Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/15/10)
·         Securities & Exchange Commission – Summer Honors Law Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/10)
·         Georgia Attorney General – Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/16/10)
·         Dept. of Defense – Office of General Counsel Summer Honors Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/19/10)

Spring Programs
·         Environmental Protection Agency – R3 Law Clerk Program Spring (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/10)
·         House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary – Majority Office Committee Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/10
·         Institute of Museum & Library Services – OGC Legal Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/10)
·         Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program Spring (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/10)
·         Office of the Governor of Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program Spring (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/10)
·         Dept. of Commerce – Office of Chief Counsel for International Commerce Volunteer Law Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Deadline 11/19/10)

Many federal and state programs will be filled as soon as the ideal candidates are identified.  Apply for programs with Rolling Deadlines (see the top of Table 3 – 2L Programs Sorted by Deadline) as soon as possible.

3L Government Honors & Internship Upcoming Deadlines

The following programs have 3L deadlines coming up in the next two weeks.  Details are provided in the 2010-11 Government Honors & Internship Handbook (login/password located in the Symplicity announcements).

Spring Programs 
·         Environmental Protection Agency - R3 (Philadelphia) - Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/10)
·         House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary - Majority Office - Committee Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/10)
·         Institute of Museum and Library Services - Office of General Counsel - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/10)
·         Overseas Private Investment Corporation - Department of Legal Affairs - Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/10)
·         Texas, Office of Governor - Texas Governor's Fellowship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/10)
·         Dept. of Commerce - Office of Chief Counsel for International Commerce – Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/19/10)
·         Environmental Protection Agency - R1 (New England) - Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 11/19/10)
 For a complete list of 3L programs, see the top of Table 4 – 3L Programs Sorted by Deadline.

November 4, 2010

CBA Meetings for Next Week

November 8, 2010
  • Administrative Law Judges Committee, Meeting cancelled.
  • Commercial Litigation Committee (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast): Tony Ashley, Vedder Price PC, with trends in non-compete litigation.
  • State & Local Tax Committee, Meeting cancelled. 
  • Trust Law Committee (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast), Panel of speakers with "What To Do Before 2010 Ends?"
  • Unauthorized Practice & Multidisciplinary Practice Committee (IL MCLE Credit), John K. Norris, Rubin & Norris LLC, with developments in the area of real estate taxation. 
November 9, 2010
  • Adoption Law Committee,Genie Gillespie and Dana Corman with an update on the Older Caregivers Project.
  • Civil Practice Committee (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast), Judges from the Individual Commercial Calendar Section of the Law Division with practical tips.
  • Criminal Law Committee (IL MCLE Credit), Neil Toppel with an overview of 1983 Civil Rights law for criminal practitioners.
  • Financial & Investment Services Committee (IL MCLE Credit), Stacie Hartman, Schiff Hardin LLP, with IP issues in the financial services industry. 
  • Law & Literature Committee (5:15 P.M.), Location: 50 W. Washington St., Judge Elrods Chamber. James Baldwi's "Another Country." 
  • Local Government Committee (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast), What Illinois Local Governments Should Know About Significant 2010 Cases and Pieces of Legislation. 
  • Trade & Professional Associations Law Committee (IL MCLE Credit), Terrence Hutton, Howe & Hutton Ltd., with legal and governance issues for associations and their foundations.
  • YLS Insurance Coverage Committee, Meeting cancelled
November 10
  • Domestic Relations Committee (IL MCLE Credit), Steve Albert, Allstate Appraisal, with the state of the real estate market.
  • Energy and Communications Law Committee (IL MCLE Credit), Dr. Augie Ros, NERA Consulting, with market, competition policy, and regulatory developments.
  • Federal Taxation, Corporations Business Taxation Division C (IL MCLE Credit), Paul Carman, Chapman and Cutler LLP, with redemptions, hopscotching and other recent tax credit changes.
  • Financial Institutions Committee (IL MCLE Credit), Susan Bart, Sidley Austin, with Section 529 College Savings Accounts.
  • Labor & Employment Law Committee (IL MCLE Credit), Doug Darch and Ryan Vann, Baker & McKenzie, with recent key NLRB Decisions.
  • Tort Litigation Committee (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast), Bruce R. Pfaff, Pfaff & Gill Ltd., with "Fun and Games on Trial."
November 11 
  •  Business Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Subcommittee (IL MCLE Credit), Michael Weis, Williams Bax & Saltzman, with 2010 mergers & acquisitions market trends.
  •  Federal Taxation, Exempt Organization Division H (IL MCLE Credit), Joan C. LeValley, JCL and Company, with Circular 230.
  • YLS Corporate Practice Committee (IL MCLE Credit), Richard A. Warner, Edward G Detwiler & Associates, with valuation of closely-held businesses.
November 12
  • Election Law Committee, Steven Berlin, Chicago Board of Ethics, will discuss the city's ethics ordinances.
  • Law Practice Management & Technology Committee (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast), Brian Fitzpatrick, Google Inc., with "Google's Data Liberation Front - Or How to Get Your Data Out of Google."
  • Sports Law Committee (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast), Lester Munson,, with legal issues in sports. 
  • Worker's Compensation Committee (IL Professional Responsibility Credit, Webcast), James J. Grogan, Illinois ARDC, with ARDC complaints and the workers' compensation lawyer. 
  • YLS Criminal Law Committee (IL MCLE Credit),Steve Baker, Cook County Public Defender's Office, with current issues in criminal law. 
  • YLS Real Estate Law Committee (IL MCLE Credit),Wayne R. Hannah Jr., SNR Denton, with a history of the condominium & condominium law issues.

ABA Job Search Resources: Part II

Some (but certainly not ALL!) the programs highlighted by the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division as offered by the other Sections, Divisions, and Committees of the ABA include:
Check these and other programs and resources out today!

November 2, 2010

Legal Studies Institute

May 21 – July 30, 2011,Washington, D.C.

The Legal Studies Institute, sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, provides the opportunity for first and second year law students to gain a first-hand look at the American legal system through guaranteed legal internships, a 3-credit constitutional law course, guest speakers and briefings, and professional development activities.

• Legal Internship: Participants will be placed in a 9-week summer associate position, clerkship or legal internship where they will work full-time and gain substantive experience in the legal profession. Internship sites include law firms, courts, public interest organizations and the legal departments of trade associations, corporations and government agencies.

Briefings and Activities: Participants will attend private briefings at institutions of the judicial, legislative and executive branches and will meet with prominent judges, lawyers and judicial scholars. Last year’s class met with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and D.C. Federal Court of Appeals Judge Douglas Ginsburg.

Career Development Activities: Workshops will be held to help prepare participants for success in their law careers, and planned networking events will facilitate professional interaction.

Attorney Mentor Program: Each participant will be matched with an experienced lawyer who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program.

3-Credit Course on Constitutional Law: Participants will attend a course on Constitutional law for the first week of the Institute. The course is accredited by Ohio Northern University College of Law and is taught by leading legal scholars, including Professor John Baker of Louisiana State University and Dr. Roger Pilon of the Cato Institute.(Check with Academic Affairs about transfer credit).

Housing: Students will live in fully-furnished apartments in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other Institute participants. The apartments provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.

Scholarships: 75% of students receive scholarship awards based on financial need and merit. Merit Scholarships are also available, providing $3,500 towards tuition and housing costs. More information on the Merit Scholarships:

Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of February 11, 2011 to receive priority admissions consideration and a 5% discount on their tuition balance. Many legal internship sites request resumes early in the year for their upcoming summer positions, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. You may request an informational brochure.

November 1, 2010

ABA Commission on DV Announces New Initiatives: Part I

The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence is pleased to announce several Law School related initiatives.

New Listserv for Law School Students:The LEARNDV listerv provides a forum for law students interested in learning about the legal implications of domestic violence, providing students with a forum to discuss new legal theories, pose questions regarding law review and research articles and studies, and share educational experiences from clinical work with survivors. The purpose of this listserv is to provide a forum for law students for discussion and sharing of resources about domestic violence, related careers, the work of the commission, and other related issues. The listservs will be closed and monitored to provide a forum for peer-to-peer assistance, support, and mentorship. American Bar Association membership is not a prerequisite for membership in the listserv, nor does ABA membership on its own qualify one for admission to the listserv. The list is ‘quietly moderated’ by the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence, which means that messages are screened for relevance and appropriateness, but not edited. The ABA Commission on DV reserves the right to grant or deny access to the listserv to anyone at any time.  If you wish to join LEARNDV discussion list, please email: with the discussion list name in the subject line from your .edu email address.