Summer Fellowships in Immigration and Legal Ethics; 3 Exciting Jobs for Recent Grads

1Ls AND 2LS

1. Apply to the 2013 Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program

Application deadline is December 29, 2012.

Since 2009, the Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program has awarded a dedicated law school student each year the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for advocacy and promotes justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups. The Fellowship awards $2,500 to a law student to work on an immigration related student-initiated project.

The Fellowship was established by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL), and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIP/NLG), to commemorate the life and legal contributions of Michael Maggio and to continue his pursuit for equality and peace.

Applicants must submit a project proposal with an organization willing to host the student for 10 weeks. The student’s proposal must include a collaborative plan with the host organization to partially match the Fellowship award in the amount of $1,500. This matching may be done by either direct stipend by the host organization or through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. This ensures that the student will receive a total funding in the amount of $4,000.

The deadline for the 2013 Fellowship is December 29, 2012.

To learn more about the Fellowship and to download the application form, visit www.maggiofellowship.org. Please contact  Dan Kesselbrenner, Executive Director of the National Immigration Project of the Naltional Lawyers Guild, with specific questions.

2.  Two-Week Intensive Summer Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

Application deadline is January 11, 2013.

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) is now accepting applications. This fellowship would fund successful applicants to participate in an intensive two-week early summer program about contemporary legal ethics, which considers the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a starting point for investigation and conversation.

Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz), where students will work with leading faculty to explore both legal history and the ethical issues facing lawyers today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.

The tentative program dates for FASPE Law are May 26–June 6, 2013.

Completed applications must be received by January 11, 2013. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply or to learn more, please visit FAPSE online or view this flyer. If you have any questions, please contact Thorin Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at ttritter@FASPE.info.

RECENT GRADS

1. Assistant Attorney Position Open with The Coquille Indian Tribe in Oregon

Application deadline is November 26, 2012.
Must be certified to practice law in Oregon to be eligible.

Under the supervision of the Tribal Attorney, the Assistant Attorney performs legal representation research, legal writing, and provides legal representation in State, Federal and Tribal Courts. This low-key law office responds to a high volume of complex, difficult and ever-changing legal issues, many of which have strict deadlines. We take pride in our ability to address these issues in a friendly, humorous and cooperative way. Candidates should enjoy interpersonal challenges and computer work. Position is responsible for typing, editing, proofing and drafting legal documents along with legal resarch. To learn more about general duties and responsibilities, and minimum job qualifications, please view the online job description.

To apply, return completed Coquille Indian Tribe Application to:

Larry D. Scarborough
Human Resources Director
3050 Tremont Street
North Bend, OR 97459
Telephone: 541-756-0904
Fax: 541-751-2014
E-mail: HRDirector@coquilletribe.org

Please contact the Human Resources Director with questions or for more information.

2. Centro Legal de la Raza Seeks Bilingual Staff Attorney

Application deadline is December 1, 2012.
Qualified applicants must be certified to practice law in California and fluent in Spanish

The Organization: Centro Legal de la Raza has an opening for a Spanish-speaking staff Attorney to assist tenants and sexual assault survivors. Founded in 1969, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income and Latino individuals and families by providing free and low-cost, bilingual, and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy. The mission of Centro Legal is to protect and expand the rights of low-income people, particularly monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrants, throughout the East Bay region of Northern California.

The Position: Centro Legal provides an ideal training ground for an attorney seeking experience in providing direct legal aid to low-income individuals and families in a community-based setting. The Staff Attorney will be responsible for working in both the Healing with Justice and Tenants’ Rights Projects.

For duties and responsibilities, qualifications, and more information, view the online job description.

Salary: Salary starts at $42,000 and commensurate with experience, plus medical and dental benefits and a generous vacation and holiday package.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until December 1, 2012. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three professional references to jobs@centrolegal.org. Place these words in the subject line “Housing Staff Attorney.”

3. Graduate Teaching Fellowship: Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic, Georgetown Law Center

Application due December 1, 2012
3 years of post J.D. legal experience required

The Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center,  opening Fall 2013, is hiring a post graduate fellow. The two-year fellowship is an ideal position for a transactional lawyer interested in developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitment—clinical education of law students and the promotion of triple-bottom line corporate sustainability. (Photo, Georgetown Law Center.)

The fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role as the fellowship progresses. Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will: (i) supervise students in representing nonprofit organizations and social enterprises on transactional, operational, and corporate governance matters, (ii) share responsibility for teaching seminar sessions, and (iii) share in the administrative and case handling responsibilities of the Clinic. Fellows also participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. The fellowship start date is July 1, 2013, and the fellowship is for two years, ending June 30, 2015.

Qualifications: Applicants must have at least 3 years of post J.D. legal experience. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in a transactional area of practice such as nonprofit law and tax, corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, or finance. Applicants with a strong commitment to economic justice and corporate sustainability are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be admitted or willing to be admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.

Application Process: To apply, send a resume, an official or unofficial law school transcript, C.V., and a detailed letter of interest by December 1, 2012. The letter should be no longer than two pages and address a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the Clinic; c) your experience with transactional matters and/or corporate law; and d) anything else that you consider pertinent. Please address your application to Professor Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Suite 434, Washington, D.C. 20001, or electronically to socialenterprise@law.georgetown.edu.

Salary: Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $53,500 (taxable), health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program. As full-time students, teaching fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.