Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Summer Fellowships in Environmental Law

UF Conservation Law JD Summer Fellowship
Amount: $2,500
Terms: Student completes a summer placement on a project related to Conservation Clinic work and enrolls in the Clinic for one semester either before or after the summer experience. For second or third year students only.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2011

UF ELUL Minority Fellowship
Amount: $2,000
Terms: For a minority student or a student interested in the impact of environmental and land use law on minority populations; student completes a summer placement focusing on environmental or land use law. For first or second year students only.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2011

Florida Bar ELULS/ABA-SEER Diversity Fellowships (2 available for Summer 2011)
Amount: $5,000
Terms: Designed to encourage students from underprivileged and disadvantaged backgrounds (broadly defined) to study and pursue careers in environmental and/or land use law; student completes a summer internship at a government agency or public interest organization in Florida. For first or second year students only.
Application Deadline: January 18, 2011

Florida Bar ELULS Florida Environmental Public Interest (FEPI) Fellowship
Amount: $5,000
Terms: Designed to encourage qualified law students to study and pursue careers in public interest environmental and land use law. For first or second year students only. The fellowship consists of an 8-10 week full-time summer internship at a nonprofit public interest organization or other non-profit public interest law office.
Application Deadline: January 18, 2011

Friday, November 19, 2010

Florida Bar Foundation Legal Aid Summer Fellowship

The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2011 Legal Aid Summer Fellowship application is now available on-line. The application deadline date is January 19, 2011.

The Florida Bar Foundation’s Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program is a great opportunity for law students to work at a Florida legal aid program for eleven weeks during the summer to get hands-on experience while solidifying their commitment to practicing public interest law upon graduation.

Where Can the Application be Found:
The on-line application and other materials can be found on the Foundation’s website (http://www.flabarfndn.org/), by following these steps:

1) click on the Grant Programs tab at the top of the homepage,
2) scroll down to Law Student Assistance,
3) click on the Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program button.

Applicants will need to review and print out the 2011 Program Placement List (found at the Legal Services Summer Fellowship Program webpage) before submitting their application. Students may list up to 4 program placement preferences on their application.

Who To Contact:
Clara Bevington (cbevington@flabarfndn.org) or Jennifer Wimberly (jwimberly@flabarfndn.org). Phone: 407-843-0045.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Loan Forgiveness Webinar

Equal Justice Works Presents:
Wednesday, November 17, Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, December 8, Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
Space is limited, so participants are required to register at equaljusticeworks.org. Presented by Heather Jarvis, an attorney and leading national expert on Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship

Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship
Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) expects to sponsor once again a paid intern program during the summer of 2011, awarding summer intern fellowships in New Jersey public interest legal organizations to rising 2nd and 3rd year law students. The purpose of this program is to promote awareness of and commitment to careers in public interest law by offering rewarding employment opportunities to law students. In past years, students have been employed in Legal Services programs as well as other public interest entities, such as the Association for Children of New Jersey, the American Friends Service Committee, Community Health Law Project, and Jersey Battered Women's Service.

For more information and to download the application, visit: http://www.lsnj.org/internprog.htm

All applications will be considered in the order in which they are received and hiring decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Interested students are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications may be submitted electronically, by facsimile or via US Mail.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project

The ABA Section of Antitrust Law sponsors a summer fellowship program, named the Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project, honoring the memory of the late Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. Each of the 20 selected students will serve for a minimum of eight weeks in the consumer protection department of one of the participating State Attorney General Offices during the summer of 2011:

Phoenix, Arizona___Little Rock, Arkansas___California (LA or SF)

Denver, Colorado___Des Moines, Iowa___Topeka, Kansas___Baltimore, Maryland

Jackson, Mississippi___Helena, Montana___Lincoln, Nebraska

Concord, New Hampshire___Newark, New Jersey___Santa Fe, New Mexico

New York, New York___Columbus, Ohio___Portland, Oregon

Nashville, Tennessee___Salt Lake City, Utah___Montpelier, Vermont

Richmond, Virginia

Each selected student will receive a $5,000 stipend for the summer (administered through the offices of the state attorneys general and subject to certain federal taxes). The program also offers an optional small supplemental housing/travel allowance for those students who are not living at home for the summer (administered through the American Bar Association).

DEADLINE, January 31, 2011

For more information and to download an application visit: http://www.abanet.org/antitrust/ (Look under the “Law Students” heading on the bottom right hand side of the page)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Networking Opportunity: Law AlumNights

The UF Alumni Association presents

Law AlumNights
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Pugh Hall

This program will provide you with a networking opportunity to meet successful graduates of the Levin College of Law. You’ll be able to listen to a diverse panel of Law alumni about their experiences at UF, the ways in which they navigated the job market after graduation, how they used their degree and other personal remarks. After the presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with each alumnus directly, while enjoying light refreshments.

RSVP to saa@ufalumni.ufl.edu

Free for SAA members! To join SAA for only $20, visit www.ufalumni.ufl.edu.

Monday, November 8, 2010

FBI Internships

The FBI is now accepting applications for a limited number of internships for the summer of 2011:

The Honors Internship Program (HIP) will offer several paid internship positions at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., as well as a limited number of positions in their larger field offices.

The Volunteer Internship Program (VIP) will offer non-paid positions at the remainder of their field offices, including the one in Jacksonville. The application process is the same for both internships, and begins with the online application located on the website:


If you’re interested, don’t delay. Submit your application as soon as possible according to the instructions on the website. The application will close no later than November 19, but may close before that if the response is great enough.


Wednesday, 11/10, 12pm in HOL 360

Post-graduate clerkships are an excellent and rewarding way to begin a law career! Find out what judges expect to see in a successful candidate’s application. Join Professor Lea Johnston as she shares her tips and tricks for what you should be doing now to prepare for the upcoming application season.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The 1L Job Search: Manage the Marathon, not the Sprint

"The sprint is for a limited number of jobs at large law firms. Based on the misguided assumption that employers are eager to receive them, thousands of 1Ls send out applications that large law firms receive on December 1. Few are processed without spring grades. . . . " Read the full article by Susan Gainen at Lawyerist.com here.

1L Open House Today and Tomorrow!

The Center for Career Development “CCD” would like to welcome the 1L’s and let you know how we can help!!! It is important to attend your Open House session so you do not miss out on critical career information. Be sure to attend, eat a meal catered by Chick-fil-A, and get your career search off to a great start.

We have set up specific sessions for you to attend based upon your last name and your section. If your last name begins with a letter (A-K), you will attend the time indicated for your section on Tuesday, November 2nd. If your last name begins with a letter (L-Z), you will attend on Wednesday, November 3. If you are in Section 1 you should arrive in the CCD Lobby at 10am; Section 2 should arrive at 12pm; Section 3 at 1pm. Check your e-mail for your specific date and time.


ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD IN THE CCD LOBBY 244 BRUTON GEER (In Front of the Legal Research and Writing Offices)