The United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section, is interested in learning about the experiences of law school students or alumni who have applied for admission to the Florida Bar and who have disclosed mental health or substance use history to the Bar as part of the application process. Additionally, the Department is interested in learning about the experiences of mental health care providers whom the Florida Bar has asked to provide documentation on behalf of bar applicants. The Department respects providers’ confidentiality obligations. If either of these categories applies to you and you are interested in confidentially sharing your experience, please contact: Sarah Shor at email@example.com. Thank you for your consideration of this request.
WRITING OPPORTUNITY: Mid-Atlantic Journal on Law & Public Policy soliciting articles for its Dec. 2016 issue
MID-ATLANTIC JOURNAL ON LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY:
ANIMAL AND DISABILITY LAW REPORTER
The Mid-Atlantic Lyceum is pleased to announce the opening of article solicitation for Volume 4 of its region-focused law and public policy journal, the Mid-Atlantic Journal on Law and Public Policy: Animal and Disability Law Reporter. The Journal was founded during 2011 and is now in its fourth year of publication. Volume 1 through 3 are available online at midatlanticjournal.com. The Journal publishes one edition annually and has Westlaw citations for all articles.
The Journal welcomes article submissions for its fourth edition to be published in December of 2016. Articles should generally discuss the intersection of animals, disabilities and current law and policy concerns. Submissions, which should provide a comparative exploration of as many states in the mid-Atlantic region as possible (national articles will be reviewed for publication as well), will be considered for potential publication.
Abstracts are due by April 1, 2016. Selections will be made shortly thereafter, and completed articles will be due by May 1, 2016. Alternatively, if you have a completed article, you may submit it along with an abstract summarizing the article to us. Priority consideration will be given to completed articles. To submit your application consisting of your abstract and/or article, resume and cover letter, or to pose any questions you may have, please contact the Journal staff at MidAtlanticJournal@Gmail.com.
JOURNAL STAFF SOLICITATION
The Mid-Atlantic Journal on Law & Public Policy seeks a limited number of Staff or Student Editors to participate in its fourth edition to be published this December. As with the previous editions, this volume will be predominantly based in the field of animal and disability law but may incorporate other Mid-Atlantic law and policy issues. The only expertise necessary is a willingness to roll up your sleeves and dedicate your time to a worthwhile cause. Students will be offered the opportunity to publish a Note or an article for our journal which will have Westlaw citations.
Applications MUST be submitted by close of business on Friday, April 1, 2016. Decisions will be made the following week. Please ensure that you have no conflicts before contacting the Journal.
Journal members may not concurrently serve on any other journal or law review, but Journal staff will consider exceptions. The work will primarily be performed electronically as we are an online journal with print copies made for our staff and writers. Initial time commitment is flexible but will be about 5 hours per week for the next few months with increased time commitments near the deadlines. Only second or third year law students may apply. If you are an evening student and feel you meet this criteria, please contact the Journal directly. Students are encouraged to participate in the Journal including in senior editor and management positions, and may continue to participate even after graduation.
For further information, or to send in your application (resume attached and cover letter pasted into the email body please), please contact the Journal staff at MidAtlanticJournal@gmail.com. The Journal is a non-profit entity and there are no conflicts with using your Westlaw/LexisNexis accounts for research.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: ABA Commission on Disability Rights Seeking Law & Undergrad Interns for Spring 2016 - Apply by March 30
ABA Commission on Disability Rights Internship
The American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights
is currently seeking Spring 2016 law and undergrad interns
The ABA Commission on Disability Rights is seeking talented law and undergraduate interns to work on various Commission initiatives, activities, and programs aimed at advancing disability civil rights and fostering the inclusion of law students and lawyers with disabilities in the legal profession. Tasks include researching disability law issues; compiling and analyzing statistics relating to the employment of lawyers with disabilities; identifying and assembling a list of resources for law students and lawyers with disabilities; growing the list of signatories to the Commission’s disability diversity pledge; representing the Commission at meetings and other events; and much more. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about and network with staff from other ABA groups. This internship is unpaid. However, students may qualify for academic credit.
Law students and undergraduate interns must show a demonstrated commitment to disability civil rights. Interns must also demonstrate respect and compassion for individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Please submit all of the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Cover letters and resumes will be accepted until positions are filled.
Submit all materials by Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: VRS provider Convo Communications seeking Legal Compliance & Policy Manager in DC - Apply by Feb. 19
Convo Communications Job Opening:
Legal Compliance and Policy Manager
Legal Compliance and Policy Manager, Convo Communications
Washington DC Metropolitan Area
Convo Communications is a deaf-owned and FCC-certified company that provides 24/7 Video Relay Services (VRS). Convo is looking for an experienced, talented, and driven individual to join the Convo team as Convo’s Legal Compliance and Policy Manager. This position reports to the General Counsel (GC).
Work with the GC on the implementation of compliance policies and procedures to ensure Convo has a coherent, consistent and robust approach. Work with Convo Departments to refine a coherent policy and procedure framework, which is easily accessible to all employees.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Skills and Qualifications
Resume and Writing Samples
Please send cover letter, resume and two writing samples authored by you to email@example.com, subject line Legal Compliance & Policy Manager. This position will be posted until February 19, 2016.
Job Posting Flyer: convorelay.com/jobs/LegalComplianceandPolicyManagerPosition.pdf
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: ABA-Prudential, Inc. 1L Summer Internship for Law Students with Disabilities - Apply by Feb. 12
The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Disability Rights is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity for a highly motivated, first-year law student with a disability. The Commission will select a law student with a disability to join the 2016 summer law intern program at Prudential’s New Jersey offices. The 1L summer internship will run 10 weeks—from June 6 to August 12, 2016. Interns will be paid a stipend of approximately $10,000, which shall accrue and be paid on a weekly basis.
The summer internship program will provide interns the opportunity to work with attorneys who support the broad reach of Prudential’s businesses. Other features of the program include:
The ideal applicant will have financial or business-related experience or interest. Interns not local to New Jersey will be responsible for their own housing and transportation to and from Prudential’s Newark office.
How to Apply
Submit your cover letter, resume, list of three references, and copy of your transcript to:
Please write “Prudential Internship” in the subject line of all correspondence. All materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 12, 2016. Finalists will be selected and notified on or before March 17, 2016.
Prudential and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers and are committed to diversity in our workforce.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights seeking legal interns for Winter & Summer 2016—Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
Civil Rights Division
2L/3L Internship Opportunity
Practice Areas: Administrative Law, Civil Rights & Liberties/Racial Justice Issues, Disability Law/Rights, and Government/Regulatory Affairs
The Civil Rights Division (CRD) in the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking legal interns to assist with its enforcement and outreach efforts in Washington, D.C. during the Winter 2016 and Summer 2016 terms. OCR promotes and ensures that people have equal access to and opportunity to participate in certain health care and human services programs without facing unlawful discrimination. CRD carries out this mission by enforcing Federal laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age and, in certain circumstances, sex and religion, in programs and activities that receive financial assistance from HHS. CRD also enforces Federal laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in health care and social service programs of state and local governments.
Interns will gain invaluable exposure to public health issues from the perspective of the Federal government. Specifically, the interns will assist CRD personnel with discrimination complaints, investigations, pre-grants, clearances, and regulatory compliance. Additionally, interns will develop an understanding of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Act of 1975, and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
Applicants should be second or third year law students, students in a Masters of Public Health program, or medical students who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to civil rights law. Applicants should have strong backgrounds in research, writing, and creative problem-solving. Veterans, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The positions are unpaid, but OCR will cooperate with applications for law school fellowship programs, credit programs, and any other sources of support for interns. CRD prefers full-time interns, but is willing to consider part-time interns on a case-by-case basis.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis for the Winter 2016 and Summer 2016 terms. Please send a cover letter, resume, transcript (informal is acceptable), and writing sample (5-10 pages) to Peggy.Schmidt@hhs.gov to apply.
California Bar Foundation's
2016 3L Diversity Scholarship
Are you a diverse law student committed to a career in the public interest sector? The California Bar Foundation wants to support you.
The California Bar Foundation believes every Californian deserves access to justice. As the center of philanthropy for California’s legal community, the Foundation works every day to build a better, more inclusive profession by investing in California’s next generation of lawyers.
Since 1997, the Foundation has offered one of the few scholarship programs in the country providing bar exam-related support for law school graduates pursuing public interest careers. Without the support of a private law firm employer, exam-related costs as well as living expenses while studying for the exam can add thousands of dollars to a law school graduate’s debt burden. Given that working in public interest is not as lucrative as the private sector, it can be even more challenging for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue and sustain public interest careers.
That is why the Foundation has created the 3L Diversity Scholarship. By alleviating the costs associated with taking the California Bar Exam, the 3L Diversity Scholarship addresses a critical financial need for many aspiring diverse public interest lawyers. Diversity includes a broad array of backgrounds and life experiences, including students from groups or with skills or attributes that are underrepresented in the legal profession, and specifically including students from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Through the 3L Diversity Scholarship, each spring the Foundation awards BarBri Bar exam review courses (valued at more than $4,000) and cash awards to recent and soon-to-be graduates of California law schools.
Criteria, Instructions & Conditions
The 2016 Application Deadline is Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 5pm. Scholarship applicants will be notified of decisions in early April 2016. The 3L Diversity Scholarship is awarded in the spring of 2016.
Questions: Due to the volume of applications the Foundation receives, their small staff simply cannot accept phone calls related to this scholarship. However, you are welcome to email brief, specific questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITY: Mid-Atlantic Journal on Law & Public Policy seeking law student staffers for its December 2016 issue
The Mid-Atlantic Journal on Law and Public Policy: Animal and Disability Reporter is seeking to publish its next installment during its publication cycle of December to December. As such, the Journal seeks authors and staffers for its forthcoming issue to be published in December of 2016.
ABOUT THE JOURNAL:
The Mid-Atlantic Journal on Law and Public Policy is a Law Journal that focuses on legal and policy issues affecting the Mid-Atlantic region, specifically, Animal law and Disability issues. The Journal is a part of a larger group called the Mid-Atlantic Lyceum which holds events throughout the year and is affiliated with the Maryland State Bar Association’s Animal Law Section. In fact, the founders of the Journal and the Lyceum, Gary Norman and Josh Friedman, founded the MSBA Animal Law Symposium which is held annually in April at Westminster Hall, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. The Journal is run and edited by practicing attorneys and law students. It is included on Westlaw and is published online and in a hard copy annually.
PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITY FOR LAW STUDENTS:
More information, including previous editions of the Mid-Atlantic Journal, can be found on the Mid-Atlantic Journal’s website at midatlanticjournal.blogspot.com.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of General Counsel Seeking Law Student Interns for Summer 2016 - Apply by Jan. 22
The Natural Resources and Environment Division (NRED) of the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking unpaid law student interns for Summer 2016. NRED provides legal services to the Secretary of Agriculture, the Forest Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and other USDA agencies. The Division works on issues nationally, including litigation; a wide array of environmental and administrative statutes; land management planning; property; minerals; and special use permits.
NRED's internships provide hands-on training, in which law students work one-on-one with agency lawyers engaged in the full range of legal drafting and litigation activities. Flexible scheduling and a collaborative work environment make NRED a great place to gain practical work experience.
Applications preferred before January 22, 2016, and will be considered on a rolling basis. Please indicate when you are available (6-week minimum). To apply (cover letter, resume) and for further information, please contact Steve Hirsch at Steve.Hirsch@usda.gov.
WRITING OPPORTUNITY: ABA Business Law Section's 2016 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest - Entries Due Jan. 15
American Bar Association Business Law Section
2016 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest
Enter the 30th Annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest for a chance to win up to $2,500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Montréal, QC, Canada, April 7-9, 2016. All students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school are eligible to submit original papers authored during the current academic year, which cover a topical business law subject. Submissions may be prepared specifically for this contest; repurposed from a class, seminar, or as an independent study; or developed as a proposed law review/journal note, comment, or article.
The papers will be judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the literature available on the topic. Depending on the topic, prior publication, and other factors, a previously unpublished first place winning essay may be considered for publication in a Section publication.Contest Guidelines
The prizes for the writing contest are:
Outstanding papers may also be included in The Business Lawyer, a quarterly publication which is the premier business law journal in the country.
The Business Law Section is now accepting submissions for the 2015-2016 Writing Contest cycle.
Please download the 2016 submission entry form here.
All entries must be received by Friday, January 15, 2016.
Please contact Stephanie Rodriguez with any questions by email (email@example.com) or at 312-988-6398.
"Business Law" is a broad category. Without attempting to define the area precisely, the subject is intended to include matters within law school curricula in courses entitled:
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