Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summer Law Intern Program


The Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) is the Department's competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. Selection for employment is based on many elements of a candidate's background including academic achievement, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, and summer or part-time legal employment. The Department also considers specialized academic studies (including undergraduate and post-graduate degrees), work experience, and extracurricular activities that directly relate to the work of the Department.

More details about it are available on the web at

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fellowships and Externships

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), along with one of New York's leading legal services providers to indigent women, inMotion.

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 and inMotion Fellowships, Spanish language skills are highly desirable.

For details and application go to:


Each year Milbank selects law students who will receive a salaried summer associate position and a $50,000 scholarship. ($15,000 to be distributed during the students’ third year of law school, and payment of the additional $35,000 contingent upon receipt and acceptance of a Milbank permanent offer, to be paid upon the students’ joining the Firm.)

Our summer program is extremely comprehensive and personal. Summer associates rotate through the Firm’s practice areas during a ten-week period. The program is managed by the Recruiting Committee, along with a team from each practice group to ensure that each summer associate receives a broad and challenging experience. Numerous seminars and social events round out the experience of the summer associates.

Eligibility and Criteria

Factors considered in the selection of Milbank Diversity Scholars include academic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, excellent writing and interpersonal skills and a sincere interest in our practice. Students who are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in large law firms are encouraged to apply. To be named a Milbank Diversity Scholar, candidates must be in good standing at an ABA accredited law school and have successfully completed their first year of a full-time JD program. Joint degree candidates must have successfully completed two years of a JD program.


Interested candidates must submit an application form, essay, official law school transcript and resume to Allison Z. Levitt, Manager of Law School Recruiting, by September 15th.

King & Spalding Diversity Fellowship Program

The Fellowship is open to second year law students in good standing, whose presence will increase the ethnic and cultural diversity of the practice of law. Fellowship recipients will receive $10,000 and a summer associate position in the King & Spalding office of their choice (Atlanta, Charlotte, DC, Houston, New York, San Francisco or Silicon Valley) for Summer 2010.

Interested 2L candidates must complete the application which is due back to the firm on September 1, 2009.


Minority Attorney Business Development Initiative

You are invited to participate in

the Dallas Bar Association's program

to recruit minority law students in the top half of

their class for 2010 clerkships with major

established firms in Dallas

Please send (preferably via email) your resume (including class rank/standing, if available), transcript, and a brief cover letter describing why you are interested in Dallas to:

Sally L. Crawford

c/o Jones Day

2727 North Harwood

Dallas, Texas 75201

The requested documents can be sent by mail or via email.

Deadline for submission of documents is August 20, 2009.

HOT TIP!!!!!!!!!!!

For an Out of Area Job Search: If you are out of town during the summer or during vacation and wish to be back in the same area for your 2L summer, send letters to employers asking for interviews before you return to school.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

LGBT Bar Annual Career Fair & Conference

The 2009 Annual Career Fair and Conference is less than two months away! Every year, hundreds of practicing attorneys, scholars, law students and leading members of the judiciary gather at the National LGBT Bar Association's Annual Career Fair and Conference. The 2009 Annual Career Fair and Conference will take place September 10-12th in Brooklyn, NY and will feature career, networking, and education opportunities tailored for the LGBT legal community.

During tough economic times, professional development/training and networking opportunities become even more critical. With over thirty workshops and three general attendance sessions spanning four days, the 2009 Annual Career Fair and Conference is an economic way to meet your networking and continuing legal education needs.

For more information about events taking place during the 2009 Annual Career Fair & Conference, please visit:

2009 Annual Career Fair & Conference (Master Calendar)