OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEK:
Clinical Ethics Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: Monday, November 13, 2017
The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist Hospital System Biomedical Ethics Program are seeking applicants for a full-time clinical ethics fellowship. This competitive fellowship offers the opportunity to train with nationally renowned faculty and staff who lead several, premier Clinical Ethics Consultation Services at adult, pediatric, private, and public hospital systems in the Texas Medical Center. Applications for this two-year fellowship will be considered from professionals with a post-graduate degree in bioethics, medicine, nursing, religious studies, law, and other related fields. This fellowship offers a competitive stipend, excellent benefits, and opportunities for continued professional development. Upon completion of this fellowship, fellows will have the skills, training, and experience to make them competitive for positions in clinical ethics and academic bioethics. The position will start in July 2018. The application deadline is Monday, November 13, 2017. For more information and to apply, click HERE.
2018 Association of Women Attorneys Foundation Scholarship Presentation
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 12:00 – 12:50 pm | Room 240 BLB
The Association of Women Attorneys Foundation (AWAF) Scholarship Committee will be here to discuss the 2018 AWAF Scholarship Application process on Wednesday, November 15. At least one Second Year Scholarship of $2,500 and at least one Third Year Scholarship of $3,500 will be awarded to deserving female students at each of the three Houston area law schools. The scholarship recipients will also receive a professional head shot and a membership in the AWA for one year and will be honored at the AWA Premier Women in Law Luncheon on March 29, 2018. If you are interested and would like to learn more, please join the Association of Women Attorneys Foundation for this information session. Please RSVP in the Events tab in Symplicity for this event.
Haynes & Boone Study Break
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | The Commons
Join Haynes & Boone LLP for a lunch-time study break on Wednesday, November 15 in the Law Center Commons. The firm will be providing students with Chick-fil-A while supplies last. Fuel up for finals and learn more about Haynes & Boone!
State Bar of Texas International Law Panel and Reception
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm | Hendricks Heritage Room
Join the State Bar of Texas International Law Section for a panel discussion and networking reception here at UHLC. The panel discussion will cover the topic of “The Cyber Era and Impact on the International Energy Business.” Guest speakers include Dorothy Filippov, Certified Fraud Examiner and Director of Financial Forensics, McCann Investigations; Jose Maria Lujambio, Energy Practice Director, Cacheaux, Cavazos, and Newton (CCN); and Adam Cernea Clark, Manager, Environmental and Natural Resources, Pattern Energy. Each of the companies and speakers works in the worlds of international business and law covering the cyber security and energy industries in USA, Mexico, and other countries. Come to hear and speak with these professionals in a discussion covering a wide range of current events, future trends, career opportunities, and advice for the challenging roads ahead. Presentation is from 5-6 pm followed by a networking reception from 6-7 pm. If you are interested in careers in energy and/or cyber security industries, and want to work in international law and business, do not miss this event! Please RSVP in the Events tab in Symplicity for this event.
Internships with EEOC Office of Legal Counsel
Application Deadline for Summer 2018: November 15 (2Ls), January 15 (1Ls)
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Office of Legal Counsel, located at EEOC Headquarters in Washington, D.C., is akin to an in-house counsel. It is composed of five divisions, including the Title VII/ADEA/EPA Division, ADA/GINA Policy Division, Coordination Division, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program, and Advice & External Litigation Division. The Office of Legal Counsel Internship Program accepts current law students who possess strong legal research, analysis and writing skills. Interns will perform legal research and assist in drafting policy and will also have the opportunity to attend Commission meetings where employment discrimination guidance is discussed. They also may have opportunities to attend forums covering various employment discrimination topics, as well as coordination meetings with other federal agencies. Internships are unpaid volunteer positions, but the Office of Legal Counsel can help students with applications for external stipends or academic credit.
Selections are made based on many elements of a candidate's background, including a demonstrated commitment to public service, interest in civil rights issues, academic achievement, leadership, journal or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, past employment, and extracurricular activities that relate to the work of the Commission. The deadline for summer 2018 is November 15 for 2Ls, and January 15 for 1Ls. For more information and to apply, click HERE.
HTLA Courthouse Tour & Swearing-in Ceremony
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 3:30 pm | Harris County Courthouse, 201 Caroline
The Houston Trial Lawyers Association (HTLA) invites 3Ls and recent graduates to attend a courthouse tour on Thursday, November 16. In addition to a tour of the courthouse with practicing attorneys, HTLA will provide advice and information on practicing in Harris County, including a chance to meet judges, see how technology is used in the courtroom, and learn about practical questions like where to park and how to file cases. The event will include a swearing-in ceremony for graduates who passed the bar exam. For more information and to RSVP for this event, please email Rhonda High at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UT Public Service Career Fair
February 1-2, 2018 | University of Texas Law
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Bidding Period: December 1, 2017 - January 8, 2018
Hosted annually at Texas Law, the Public Service Career Fair (PSCF) is the largest public service interview program for law students in Texas. During both days of PSCF, public interest and government employers will conduct interviews for paid and unpaid summer and permanent positions. Employers may also host informational tables in the Law School's Susman Godfrey Atrium from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during the first day of the Fair on Thursday, February 1, 2018. 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, domestic and foreign-trained LL.M.s, and recent graduates (up to one year after graduation) from all Texas law schools are eligible to participate in this program. Registration is now open and closes on November 30, with student taking place between December 1, 2017 and January 8, 2018. For more information, click HERE.
Environmental and Natural Resources Law State Agency Internship Program
Application Deadline: Thursday, November 30, 2017
The State Bar of Texas - Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section’s (ENRLS) sponsors seven summer internships for students currently in their second year of law school with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Attorney General (Environmental Protection and Administrative Law Division), Railroad Commission of Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas General Land Office, Texas Water Development Board, and Harris County District Attorney’s Office (Environmental Crimes Division). The internship program provides seven law students who have demonstrated an interest in environmental law with an opportunity to obtain practical experience through one of the sponsored internships. The internships will last six weeks during either half of the summer of 2018. Each of the seven students selected will receive a $4,200 stipend from the Section as a reward for his or her selection. The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 30. For more information, see job posting ID #15843 in the Symplicity job bank.
Ella Baker Summer Internship Program
Application Period for 1Ls: December 1 - 15, 2017
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) created the Ella Baker Summer Internship Program in 1987 to honor the legacy of Ella Baker, a hero of the civil rights movement, and to train the next generation of social justice lawyers. Through this program, interns gain practical litigation experience and sharpen their theoretical understanding of the relationship between social change, organizing and lawyering. Ella Baker Interns also become connected to a global community of social justice law students and lawyers through our Ella Baker Alumni Network. Interns work at the CCR office in New York City under the direct supervision of CCR attorneys and are given high-quality assignments and periodic feedback. Interns also participate in weekly educational seminars. Topics range from litigation skills, theories of social change, and guest lectures by noted local organizers & activists. Interns' responsibilities may include: legal research & writing for domestic and international litigation, factual investigation, client & witness interviews, policy/legislative research, and participation in client and community meetings. In addition, students are provided opportunities to attend court proceedings, community and client meetings, view films about social justice issues, and attend other law related panels and events. The application deadline for 2Ls is October 16. 1Ls may apply between December 1 and December 15 (1L applications submitted before December 1 will not be considered). For more information and to apply, click HERE.
Haynes & Boone 1L Diversity Scholars Program
Application Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017
The Haynes and Boone 1L Diversity Scholars Program has been established to attract outstanding diverse students into the private practice of law while helping these students be successful in law school through both work and mentorship experiences afforded by the program. The program includes a paid 1L Summer Clerkship with Haynes and Boone and a stipend during the school year. Haynes and Boone is committed to recruiting, retaining, and advancing diverse lawyers and their Scholars Program is one of the many programs implemented to contribute toward enhancing the diversity of our profession. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 15. For more information and to apply, click HERE.
Legal Internships with Texas Comptroller’s Office
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is accepting legal interns in several divisions for Spring or Summer 2018. These internships cover a wide array of legal issues, including tax law and policy, endangered species, administrative law, bankruptcy, employment law, and others. The internships are in Austin. For more information on the internships and how to apply, view the job postings in the Symplicity job bank under job ID #15980 (Tax Policy Division), #15981 (Special Counsel for Tax Hearings), #15982 (Economic Growth & Endangered Species Management), and #15983 (General Counsel Division, Agency Affairs Section).
McAndrews IP Law 1L Recruiting and Diversity Fellowship
Application Period: December 1, 2017 – January 15, 2018
McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd. (McAndrews) will be recruiting 1Ls for the summer of 2018 beginning December 1. The applications should consist of a resume, transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, and law school – unofficial copies are fine for now), a legal writing sample, and references. (Send McAndrews your 1L fall grades when they receive them). Law clerks must have an engineering or hard sciences background. For more information and to apply, click HERE.
Furthermore, each year, McAndrews offers a $5,000 fellowship and a paid summer clerkship to a qualified first-year law student who, in the firm’s view, is committed to meaningfully contributing to diversity and inclusion in the field of intellectual property law, possesses a degree in science or engineering, and intends to pursue a career in patent law in Chicago. Applications for the 2018 fellowship will be accepted from December 1, 2017, through January 15, 2018. As a summer associate, the Diversity Fellow will gain experience in a wide range of intellectual property law and will be eligible to receive an offer to return for a second summer. A member of the McAndrews Diversity Committee will also serve as a mentor and resource. For more information and to apply, click HERE.
ABA 2018 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
Application Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2018
The American Bar Association Section of Litigation is accepting applications for its summer 2018 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP). The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students. The application is now open to second-year law students – first-year students are welcome to apply beginning December 1.
The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, women, students who are economically disadvantaged and students who identify themselves as LGBT.
Internships are available in several locations in California, Illinois and Texas, as well as in the following cities: Phoenix, AZ; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA (including Camden, NJ); and Seattle, WA. Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request judges or courts. Interns will receive an award of $2,000.
Internships for students with an Intellectual Property Law focus will be offered in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Texas and Washington, DC. Students can indicate their interest on their application. These specialized spots are limited and any student applying to the program with a request for specialization will also be considered for general litigation internships.
Applications must be submitted by January 8, 2018. For more information, including FAQs and the application, click HERE
These jobs, along with more information and application instructions, can be found under the "Jobs" tab in Symplicity.
16003 - Spring or Summer 2018 Intern, University of Houston Department of Athletics (Houston, TX)
15985 - 2018 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP), American Bar Association (Various Locations)
15986 - 2018 Summer Clerkship, Texas Civil Rights Project (Austin, TX)
15982 - Spring or Summer 2018 Intern – Economic Growth & Endangered Species Management, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (Austin, TX)
15981 - Spring or Summer 2018 Intern – Office of Special Counsel for Tax Hearings, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (Austin, TX)
15980 - Spring or Summer 2018 Intern - Tax Policy Division, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (Austin, TX)
15983 - Summer 2018 Intern - General Counsel Division, Agency Affairs Section, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (Austin, TX)
15954 - Marvin D. Nathan Fellow, Anti-Defamation League (Houston & Dallas, TX)
15940 - Family Detention Legal Internship Program, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) (San Antonio, TX)
15939 - Legal Internship - Summer 2018, American Immigration Council (Washington, D.C.)
15915 - 2018 AIG Legal 2L Summer Associate Program , American International Group (AIG) (New York, NY)
15913 - Law Clerk - Summer 2018, Texas Public Policy Foundation (Austin, TX)
15537 - Law Clerk, Haynes Law, PLLC (Houston, TX)
15918 - Summer 2018 Legal Internship, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Exec. Office for Immigration Review (San Antonio, TX)
15916 - Term Law Clerk, U.S. Western District of Texas (El Paso, TX)
15906 - 2018 AIG Legal 1L Summer Associate Program, American International Group (AIG) (New York, NY)
15879 - Law Clerk, U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Vaccine Litigation (Washington, D.C.)
15891 - Law Clerk, The Johnson Law Group (Houston, TX)
15860 - Law Clerk, Cantrell & Cantrell, PLLC (Houston, TX)
15874 - Summer 2018 Criminal Justice Program Clerkship, Animal Legal Defense Fund (Cotati, CA)