Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hispanic National Bar Association Job Fair

The HNBA will host the largest Latino Job Fair on September 4, 2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico in conjunction with its Annual Convention. Information and pre-registration is available at

Monday, April 27, 2009

Health Insurance Program Eligibility Update

In response to the April 22, 2009 announcement from the ABA Law Student Division regarding the availability of purchasing health insurance up to one year after graduation with UnitedHealthcare Student Resources (UHCSR), some law students were informed by UHCSR customer service agents that they were ineligible for the plan if they were not going to be actively attending classes for 31 days after the purchase of the insurance plan.
Although this is the eligibility requirement for initial enrollment, UHCSR worked with the ABA Law Student Division to respond to the growing number of graduating law students without employer health insurance coverage and agreed to waive the 31-day class attendance requirement through May 15, 2009. UHCSR sent notification to all its customer service representatives this morning advising them of this exception for the ABA Law Student Division plan.
Graduating law students, who are currently uninsured, may purchase the 2008-2009 ABA/LSD plan coverage prior to graduating or no later than May 15, 2009, whichever occurs first:
- Semi-Annual coverage before May 1, 2009; or
- Quarterly after May 1, 2009
Students who are insured under this plan on their graduation date can continue coverage up to one year past graduation.
Graduate extension coverage purchased after August 1, 2009 will fall under the 2009-2010 plan and the rates for the 2009-2010 plan will be available in the next month. Each student has a choice of one of the benefits plans. Plan I has higher benefits than Plan II. Make your selection carefully. You cannot upgrade coverage after the initial purchase of the Plan for the policy year. Please be aware that if you choose to change plans in any subsequent policy year, a new Pre-Existing Condition exclusion and waiting period will apply.
If you are currently insured under another UHCSR school endorsed plan, you cannot receive a refund on your school UHCSR plan if you choose to purchase additional coverage under the ABA/LSD plan
Since benefits may be different than your current plan, students may view the health plan benefits and enroll online at Please contact UHCSR directly at 800.505.5450 for specific information on the plans.
For questions or additional information contact the ABA Law Student Division

Friday, April 17, 2009

Save the Dates

Upcoming Off-Campus Recruiting Events:

Southeast Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF)
Atlanta, GA
Registration Now Open—DEADLINE Wednesday, April 29

Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF), July 31 - Aug. 1,
Atlanta, GA Registration: May 8 - May 29

Southeastern Law Placement Consortium (SELPC),
Aug. 15 - Atlanta, GA. Look for registration in June DEADLINE - July 8

Mid-Atlantic Legal Recruiting Conference (MALRC),
Aug. 15 - Washington D.C. Look for registration deadline in
early July

LGBT Annual Career Fair & Conference
Thursday, Sept. 10 – Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
Early registration pricing in effect until July 31st.

Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair
Look for registration in Mid-July

IMPACT Career Fair, Aug. 7 - Arlington, VA
studentregistrationintro.cfm DEADLINE - July 5

OTHER 2009 Job Fairs:
July 19-25 National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair,
Memphis, TN
July 30-31 Loyola Chicago Patent Law Interview Program,
Chicago, IL
Aug. 7-8 Heartland Diversity Job Fair, Kansas City, MO
Aug. 13 Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair, Boston, MA
Aug. 14-15 Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference,
Minneapolis, MN
Sept. 2-6 Hispanic National Bar Association’s Annual
Convention & Job Fair, Albequerque, NM
Sept. 10-12 Lavender Law, Brooklyn, NY
Indianapolis Bar Association - Diversity Job Fair
Aug. 6-7, Indianapolis, IN
Registration Now Open— DEADLINE July 10

Fellowship Opportunities

Albany Law School seeks three attorneys or recent law school graduates taking the July 2009 bar examination to serve as legal Fellows in its award winning Clinic & Justice Center during the 2009 – 2010 academic year. Positions are available for fellows in:
  • FAMILY VIOLENCE LITIGATION The Clinic & Justice Center’s Family Violence Litigation Clinic seeks a fellow to provide legal advocacy services to Family Violence Litigation Clinic clients and perform other related duties pursuant to grants and contracts. The Family Violence Litigation Clinic teaches law students practical lawyering skills in the context of civil and Family Court proceedings at which students represent individuals who have been victimized by violence by intimate partners or family members. Additionally, the Fellow will assist Director with research and analysis on long-term projects. Fellow may have limited opportunities for teaching in the classroom.
  • HEALTH LAW The Clinic & Justice Center’s Health Law Clinic seeks a recent law school graduate or licensed New York State attorney to serve as its Barry A. Gold Health Law Clinical Fellow. In order to carry on the tradition of excellence established by Barry A. Gold, Esq., (Class of1970), qualified applicants must be passionate about ensuring access to health care for low income individuals living with chronic medical conditions, including Cancer and HIV. The fellow will provide direct legal representation to clients, provide community training to physicians, and have some opportunities to mentor second and third year law students enrolled in Albany Law School’s Health Law Clinic.
  • SECURITIES ARBITRATION The Clinic & Justice Center’s Security Arbitration Clinic also seeks a fellow to support its initiatives. This Fellow will provide legal advocacy services to the school’s Security Arbitration Clinic and perform other related duties pursuant to grants and contracts. The Securities Arbitration Clinic represents clients in arbitration proceedings sponsored by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The Fellow will also assist the Securities Arbitration Clinic Director with research and analysis on long-term projects. The fellow may have limited opportunities for teaching in the classroom.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest with salary requirements and a resume to:
Ms. Susan Terwilliger, Administrative Director
Albany Law School Clinic & Justice Center
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, New York 12208

by April 21, 2009 (or April 30 for FVLC).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Work at the Florida Supreme Court

Fall Externship -- Earn 5 Credits
Applications Available in CGR, 230 Bruton-Geer
Application deadline is Friday, April 24, 2009, 5.00 pm

2009 Federal Judicial Roundtable

Presented by the Federal Court Practice Committee of the Florida Bar
Thursday, June 25, 2009
2:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. w/Reception following at the Florida Bar Annual Meeting
at the Orlando World Center Marriott

Over twenty federal judges will be participating in this interactive learning event that is free to law students and members of the bar. This event has been well attended in past years by UF Law students. This year given space constraints, the number of law student participants may need to be capped. If you wish to attend this event and are confident that you will have no conflicts that would preclude your attendance, then please express your interest BEFORE MAY 1st to providing your cell phone number and class year.

Registration Now Open

August 7-8, 2009
Hyatt Regency Crown Center
Kansas City, Missouri

For information and registration, please visit:

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spend a Year in China

Peking University School of Transnational Law is seeking native speakers of English, recent graduates of U.S. JD programs, who are interested in spending one year as "teaching fellows" at the Peking University School of Transnational Law, in Shenzhen. Teaching fellows work within the overall context of the Legal Practice Program. Each teaching fellow is assigned to a group of 14 law students and works with them to help them improve their written and spoken English. TESL training is helpful but not necessary. Peking University will cover travel expenses to and from China, and will also provide a modest stipend sufficient to cover living expenses throughout the year. Anyone interested in being considered for a fellowship should send a resume to:
Wang Leifan
Peking University School of Transnational Law

ABA Section of Antitrust Law $5K Fellowship Award

The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law is pleased to announce the return of its Fellowship Award for the summer of 2009. The purpose of the Fellowship Award is to defray the housing and living expenses of distinguished law students pursuing unpaid summer employment opportunities within approved government agencies (federal, state, or international) dedicated to the enforcement of antitrust laws, or other institutions whose primary mission is to advance the study of antitrust and competition law. Click here for details and requirements of the program. Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Deborah Douglas, Assistant Director of the Section of Antitrust Law at

Monday, April 13, 2009

Seeking Summer Housing?

Each year law students around the country spend their summer in a different city. Finding housing for the summer is one of the biggest challenges to spending a summer away. Here are two resources that may help you if you seek summer housing options.
  • The NALP Apartment Exchange allows students to search for housing or post their own listing - all for free. The NALP Apartment Exchange will be available through May 15th. Free registration is required to use the site.
  • Spending the summer in NYC? The Educational Housing Services ("EHS") is a not-for-profit organization that provides safe and affordable fully furnished housing to students, grad students and interns coming to New York City. EHS manages multiple properties throughout New York City and Brooklyn, and is a great short term housing option that offers the opportunity to live in a community of your peers. Pass the good news on, and earn $100 for each friend you refer to EHS (that books a reservation). Also, this year EHS is offering 10 FREE SUMMER HOUSING scholarships.

Program this Week

Join attorneys from Gray Robinson for information, context and encouragement during these tough economic times. They will be here to answer questions and share their experiences with a tough legal employment market.

Wednesday, April 15 at Noon in HOL 345
Sandwiches will be served.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Registration Now Open for Indianapolis Diversity Job Fair

August 6-7, 2009
Embassy Suites Downtown Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Bar Association (IBA) cordially invites fall 2009, 2L law students (graduating May 2011) to participate in the IBA Diversity Job Fair.

Student registration is now open.
Students will register for the IBA Diversity Job Fair via Symplicity’s web site at After the student submits his/her registration, an automatically-generated password will be provided, which will enable him/her to use the system throughout the next few months. Student registration deadline is July 10, 2009.

There is no fee for students to register for the IBA Diversity Job Fair.