Law Clerk Positions for Diverse Students

Diversity Law Clerks, Buckley Sandler

BuckleySandler LLP is currently seeking Diversity Law Clerks to work in our Washington, DC office during the spring semester.  Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity; be enrolled full-time at an ABA accredited law school with an antici­pated graduation date between May 2014 and May 2015; not have accepted an offer for post-graduation employment elsewhere if a 3L;have demonstrated academic achieve­ment, including at least a grade point average of 3.5 out of a 4.0 or higher (or equivalent) and strong writing skills; and be willing to work between 10 and 20 hours per week. 

Law clerks will be compensated on an hourly basis, and, if offered a post-graduation associate position with the firm, they will receive a bonus upon joining the firm in that position.  Each law clerk will be assigned an attorney mentor who will serve as a liaison between the stu­dent and the firm and facilitate the clerk’s professional growth and learning.  Continue reading


Job Opportunities

Below is a vacancy announcement, #14-003, for an Assistant Federal Defender, Capital Habeas Unit, Federal Defenders Office, Sacramento, California.

CHU-AFD 14-003


The Department of Labor’s, Office of the Solicitor is recruiting to fill the position of Regional Solicitor in Philadelphia.  The vacancy announcement, including the qualifications and application process, is listed in the USAJOBS( announcement for this position – vacancy announcement DOL-SES-SOL-14-09.  Applications must be received by March 17th.  You can access the job announcement at:


A vacancy announcement for the Policy and Law Advisor, GS-0301-09/11 position has been posted on USA Jobs.  The announcement numbers are: MS-14-HRC-OL-066 & DE-14-HRC-OL-066.  It will remain open through Wednesday, February 26, 2014.  Here is the announcement information:




WRITING COMPETITION: International Economic Law

The Houston Journal of International Law wishes to law students at all levels (J.D., L.L.M.) to compete for the James Baker Hughes Prize, awarded to the best unpublished student-written manuscript on the subject of international economic law. “International economic law” is a broad term that we consider to include all legal aspects of economic relations, from private business matters to international trade conflicts.  This $500 cash award is funded by a grant from Judge Lynn N. Hughes, and the winning submission will be published as the “James Baker Hughes Prize” article in an upcoming issue of the Houston Journal of International Law.

Enclosed is a notice of the competition and the manuscript guidelines.    Manuscripts must be received byApril 15, 2014.


Essay Competition–$5000 Cash Prize

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is now accepting entries for its first Diversity Committee Writing Competition.  A winner will be selected from each class (1L, 2L and 3/4L) and each winner will receive a $5,000.00 cash prize.  Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 1, 2014.  Details are included in the attached memo.

LSAC Writing Competition Memo 2.12.2014

Legal Internship at the Peace Corps


The Peace Corps Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is currently accepting applications for a full-time Legal Internship position during Summer 2014 (May through August) and for a part time Legal Internship during Fall 2014. The OGC legal intern provides support to the legal staff, consisting of 10 attorneys, which may include legal research, drafting legal memoranda and correspondence, researching legislative history, assisting in discovery and
trial preparation, coordinating responses to requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act, helping to coordinate a variety of program activities, and performing assigned administrative
functions. See below and attached for more information.

Preference is given to second-year law students; however, first-year law students with strong research and writing skills are encouraged to apply. These internships are not paid but may qualify for course credit or part of a law school’s work-study program.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Carmen Chang, Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until February 28, 2014.  Please see the Statement of Work below for further information.

Statement of Work – Legal Intern

2014 National Diversity Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair

Interested in attending law school?  You should attend the INAUGURAL NATIONAL DIVERSITY PRE-LAW CONFERENCE & LAW FAIR 2014 LAUNCH EVENT!

This new and groundbreaking event will take place from Friday, April 4, 2014 and Saturday, April 5, 2014 at The Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill in downtown Washington, DC.

The event is completely FREE OF CHARGE.  Registration is now open!

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event!  For more information, please visit our official website at!

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Call for Applications: Zelle Hofmann 2014 Diversity Scholarship ($30,000)

On behalf of the national law firm Zelle Hofmann, we are pleased to announce a call for applications for our 2014 Diversity in Law Scholarship.  The keystone of the firm’s Diversity Outreach Plan, the Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either (1) are a member of a population or group whose background and perspectives are historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship. Continue reading

“Breaking into the Legal Academy” Program at Thurgood Marshall School of Law

On Thursday, February 26, 2014, the Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law and the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) will host “Breaking into the Legal  Academy” from 1:00-5:00 p.m.  This session is designed for practitioners, recent graduates, and law students of color who are considering law teaching.  This half-day session is part of the annual Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference.

If you are interested in a career in legal academia, whether as an administrator, librarian, or faculty member (including research and writing, clinical, and traditional faculty), this session is for you.  Speakers and discussants include administrators, hiring committee chairs, and current law professors.  Discussion materials will focus on the expectations, roles and responsibilities of the different teaching positions.  In addition, the nuts and bolts of the various application and interview processes will be discussed.

THE SESSION IS FREE.  However, we do ask that all participants register for the session so that we may plan accordingly. (Snacks, drinks and coffee will be provided.) You may also choose to register for the entire conference, where there will be opportunities to present scholarly works in progress.  You may register for the session or the conference at ”

If you have any questions about the “Breaking into the Legal  Academy” session, please contact either Professor SpearIt at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law ( 313-7276) or Professor Nareissa Smith at North Carolina Central University School of Law (nsmith55@nccu.edu919-530-5483).  For moreinformation about the conference, please visit the conference website or the SE/SW facebook page –

Thurgood Marshall Opportunity Program | Maryland Office of the Attorney General

In keeping with an ongoing commitment to provide superior legal representation with a professional staff that possesses a broad array of diverse talent, background, and experience, the Maryland Office of the Attorney General has created the Thurgood Marshall Opportunity Program. Below is a letter, synopsis, and FAQ.  These documents provide some background about the Attorney General’s Office, a description of the Thurgood Marshall Opportunity Program, and application details.

Applications for Summer 2014 are due by February 14, 2014.  Please feel free to contact Carol Scheiber with any questions you may have about the Program at (410) 576-7943.

2014 Thurgood Marshall Opportunity Program – Law Association Officers

2014 TMOP FAQ Sheet

2014 TMOP Synopsis

Law Student Scholarship Opportunity – Hamilton County, Ohio Resident

The Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC) awards the William A. McClain Scholarship each year to a Black student and Hamilton County, Ohio* resident attending any ABA accredited law school who demonstrates leadership potential and dedication to community.

Please assist us by notifying students who may be eligible.  The application, scholarship description, and other information may be found at the BLAC website –  Applications must be received by e-mail by 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.