Empire Justice Diversity Clerkship

Rochester, NY – Diversity Clerkship – Empire Justice Center
AkronLawJobs No. 6291 Overview: This program seeks to increase diversity in the legal profession in the Rochester area by attracting qualified second-year law students from historically under-represented groups, including racial and ethnic minorities or those who grew up in low income households, to work in a paid position with our organization. By providing a Rochester-based work experience to law students of diverse backgrounds, we believe we are moving toward the long-term goal of increasing diversity in the legal community. The summer clerkship is expected to run for no longer than ten weeks in total and will include a $6,650 stipend.
Qualifications: First and second year law students
How to apply: Eligible first and second year law students are required to submit a formal application, current resume, law school transcripts, a personal statement and a writing sample on or before the submission deadline of Monday April 6, 2015 to diversityclerkship@empirejustice.org
Deadline: April 6, 2015

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The David D. Dowd Sr. Memorial Award for Summer Public Service Work – deadline to apply is April 1st

$2,500.00 to one upper division law student
Must work 20 hours per week for not less than 10 weeks
The School of Law is accepting applications for the David D. Dowd Sr. Memorial Award. Named in tribute to a distinguished attorney dedicated to public service and created by Judge David D. Dowd, Jr. upon the 25th anniversary of his service in the federal judiciary, the purpose of the Dowd Award is to promote a commitment to public service for all lawyers. Dowd Awards are directed to Akron Law students interested in seeking professional careers in public service following graduation.
To be eligible, you must:
1. Complete your second year by Spring of 2015
2. Show a commitment to public service
3. Be capable of working 20 hours per week during the summer of 2015 for minimum of ten weeks
in a public service position
4. Be committed to working in a public setting upon graduation Placements this summer – in order of preference:
1st Preference: The Summit County Prosecutor’s Office, The Stark County Prosecutor’s Office, The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office; law departments for Akron, Canton, Massillon; and Public Defender’s Offices in Summit and Stark counties.
2nd Preference: The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio or the Public Defender’s Office for the District
3rd Preference: Other prosecutors’ or law directors’ offices
4th Preference: Other not already listed public service agencies

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Deadline to apply to be a University Student Trustee is Friday, March 20th!

Are you interested in becoming a Student Trustee?

Applications are now being accepted from current University of Akron students interested in serving as a student member on The University of Akron Board of Trustees. Student Trustees will be expected to attend the meetings of the Board of Trustees and actively participate in Board matters.

Applicants can be undergraduate, graduate, or law students who are able to fulfill the two-year term before graduating from the University.

Applications, resume and letter of intent stating the reasons for seeking the position are due Friday, March 20, at 5 p.m. to the Undergraduate Student Government Office (Student Union 307a).

Please contact USG President Chelsi King at usgpresident@uakron.edu with any questions.

Location: Student Union 307a

Sponsored by: Undergradaute Student Government

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OSBA announces 2015 law student Public Service Internship Initiative

​The Ohio State Bar Association Litigation Section 2015 Public Service Internship Initiative supports law students who are committed to public service. Under the initiative, the Litigation Section will award $1,600 to one student at an Ohio law school and $1,600 to an Ohio resident attending any law school in the United States of America to help underwrite the cost of their summer public sector or public interest internships. While it is not necessary to secure an internship prior to applying, disbursement is contingent on obtaining a placement with a public sector or public interest employer.

Applicant eligibility
1. The applicant must be: (1) a law student attending an Ohio law school or (2) a law student who is an Ohio resident attending law school anywhere in the United States of America.
2. The applicant must wish to practice in Ohio after law school.

Evaluation criteria
Applications will be evaluated based on the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to public service and the quality of the essay submission.

Application process
To apply, please submit the following materials to Melissa Quick, Ohio State Bar Association, P.O. Box 16562, 1700 Lake Shore Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43216 postmarked no later than April 10, 2015:
1. Cover letter;
2. Resume (without grade information);
3. Essay in response to the following question: “Describe your commitment to public service. How have your past interests and work experiences contributed to your proposed summer internship responsibilities?” While it is not necessary to secure an internship prior to applying, applicants should include information pertaining to their internship prospects. The essay should be no longer than two double-spaced pages. The essay must also be in Times New Roman font and have one-inch margins.

Selection notification
Award recipients will be announced on June 5, 2015.

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Last Day to Express Interest in Attending Cook County Minority Law Student Job Fair!

Cook County Annual Minority Law Student Job Fair

When: Friday, August 14, 2015
Where: Embassy Suites Chicago- Downtown/ Lakefront
The Cook County Bar Association (“CCBA”) is pleased to invite your school’s minority law students to participate in the 32nd Annual Minority Law Student Job Fair (the “Job Fair”). In an effort to keep the student-to-employer ratio as low as possible, we are only inviting J.D. students in the classes of 2016 and 2017 (rising 3L and 2L students). The Job Fair typically attracts more than 500 students from the eligible law schools. Each year law firms, corporations, and governmental agencies register for the Job Fair. These employers are located primarily in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Washington D.C. In addition, we have several employers registered from Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. For more information, please visit our website at www.ccbaminorityjobfair.org
If you are interested in attending, please notify Miranda Hall (mah60@uakron.edu) in the CPPO by Friday, March 13, 2015 at NOON.The CPPO requires a certain level of student interest before registering our school! Thank you!

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