$10K Stipend with WSAJ; Environmental Protection Agency Summer 2019

$10,000 Stipend  Trial Advocacy -Summer 2019 – Washington State Association for JusticeWSAJ Logo

Application deadline: October 19, 2018

The Washington State Association for Justice (“WSAJ”) has established a Fellowship Program to introduce a diverse group of law students to the plaintiffs’ bar generally and to WSAJ specifically.  The Fellowship Program (the “Program”) will allow selected students to observe the work of trial attorneys as part of a summer-long mentoring program.  Fellows will gain exposure to the work of trial attorneys by “shadowing” three mentor law firms, each for a four week period.  They will attend depositions, hearings, settlement proceedings, and possibly even trial with their mentors.  They will also have the opportunity to work on short-duration projects, including a writing assignment.

The Program is open to law students who (1) have completed their second year (or equivalent) of law school; (2) exhibit a diversity of traits and attributes in age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic factors or national origin or demonstrate a commitment to fostering such diversity within the legal community; (3) demonstrate a strong interest in and/or commitment to representing plaintiffs in civil actions; and (4) demonstrate a commitment to social justice.

The Fellows will be selected based on information provided in the written application materials, including the applicant’s commitment to the goals of diversity and interest in representing plaintiffs in civil actions.  Other factors include past work experience and relevant coursework.  Applicants selected for consideration based on the written materials will then be personally interviewed by members of the WSAJ Fellowship Taskforce.  The Fellows will be selected following the interviews.

For complete details and to apply here.

EPA Now Accepting Applications for Legal Interns, Summer 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 Office of Regional Counsel is currently accepting applications for legal interns for the summer of 2019. The Office of Regional Counsel is seeking second year law students with strong research and writing skills and a demonstrated interest in environmental law and policy. The United States Environmental Protection Agency is an administrative agency within the Executive Branch of the federal government. The EPA’s primary mission is to protect human health and the environment. The EPA advances this mission through implementation and enforcement of the nation’s environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA, part of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA)), Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The EPA is comprised of a headquarters office located in Washington D.C. and ten regional offices. Region 10 administers the environmental laws in the states of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Alaska. There are 271 federally recognized tribes within EPA Region 10. Attorneys in the Office of Regional Counsel in EPA Region 10 represent the Agency through its duly authorized officials. Attorneys advise these officials on all actions the Agency takes, including program implementation, enforcement, emergency response, and rulemaking.

The goals of the Legal Intern Program are to provide the intern with lawyering skills and knowledge commensurate with that expected of a first year associate. Accordingly, the Program is an immersive experience whereby the intern is assigned several defined tasks, such as an administrative enforcement case, to evaluate and process. This entails conducting preliminary research, meeting with Agency clients, engaging with outside stakeholders, drafting legal documents, and carrying out all steps to conclude assigned tasks. While performing these tasks, the intern is guided by three mentors, as well as ORC attorneys. The mentors ensure that the intern receives critical feedback on all assignments in order to promote professional development to the maximum extent.

Interested students should visit the following website for instructions on application requirements: https://www.epa.gov/careers/legal-clerkships-epas-seattle-office-region-10. The Office of Regional Counsel will conducting interviews on a rolling basis starting December 1, 2018, and will not accept applications after January 15, 2019.

Echoing Green’s 2019 Fellowship: Submit Your Fellowship Application by October 30!

Applications for Echoing Green’s 2019 Fellowship are due by Tuesday, October 30, at 2 p.m. (14:00) Eastern Time. If you have not already started an application, we encourage you to start one today! To avoid any delays due to unforeseen circumstances or technical difficulties, we recommend submitting well ahead of the deadline. As you near completion on your application, we wanted to share these resources for your review:

What an Innovative Idea Looks Like: Read this blog post, originally published last year, on what Echoing Green evaluators look for when scoring on applicants’ innovations.
* Live Q&A with Echoing Green: Watch and listen to Neelam Sakaria, senior associate of search & selection, answer frequently asked questions about the Fellowship.
* Becoming a Fellow: Find sample questions and help text to practice your application answers.

For technical difficulties with your application, please click here for guidance. If you have additional questions not answered on our website, please email us at fellowship@echoinggreen.org.

We know that those closest to the problem have the most effective solutions, and we’re ready to invest in you and the impact you will create for your community. No matter where you end up in the application process, we are invested in your leadership and success.

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