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Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest

Deadline:
1/17/2021
Amount:
Up to $5,000
Brief Summary:

The Center for Alcohol Policy is now accepting entries for its 12th Annual National Essay Contest. The topic for this year’s contest is: During the United States Supreme Court 2019 term, the Court announced in June its decision in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas. Based on the Court’s decision, what do you believe will be the next steps for alcohol policy in the United States? WHO CAN ENTER: The contest is open to all persons who are over the age of 18 as of December 2019. Students, academics, practicing attorneys, policymakers, regulators and anyone with an interest in state-based alcohol regulation is invited to participate.

Contact:

Submit application online. For additional information, contact the Center for Alcohol Policy at [email protected].

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Oregon State Bar - New Tax Lawyer Committee Public Service Stipend

Deadline:
2/28/2021
Amount:
4800
Brief Summary:

The OSB Taxation Section and the New Tax Lawyer Committee (NTLC) seek to advance public service efforts in tax law and provide opportunities for students to gain practical experience through funding a public interest summer stipend.

Each year, the OSB Taxation Section awards a Public Interest Stipend in the amount of $4,800 to one or more students currently enrolled in a J.D. or LL.M program. The NTLC will review and evaluate each applicant based on his or her academic record and the potential that the stipend will advance the applicant’s practical experience. The Section will give priority to applicants who intend to practice law in Oregon and become active members in the OSB Taxation Section upon completion of their J.D. or LL.M degrees.

In addition to the stipend, the Section will arrange to provide a mentor for each stipend recipient from the Section’s membership. The mentor will provide guidance for the duration of the position. The Section will also invite the recipient(s) to participate in any events and meetings, including the 2021 Oregon Tax Institute, which occur during the course of the stipend and the subsequent academic year.

The awardee(s) must serve in a position involving taxation or the administration of tax law with a pre-selected non-profit organization, state agency, or state court (Stipend Program Partners) in order to receive the stipend.

Stipend Program Partners

The Stipend Program Partners currently include:

  • Tax and Finance Section of the Oregon Department of Justice
  • Oregon Tax Court
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • Lewis and Clark Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • El Programa Hispano Low Income Taxpayer Clinic of Catholic Charities
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Other partners may be considered by the NTLC upon advance request

Since stipends are available only to individuals who serve in positions with Stipend Program Partners, an interested applicant must apply to one or more Stipend Program Partner for a position and must separately apply to the Taxation Section for the public interest stipend.

Contact:

Please refer questions and submit completed applications to: Peter Evalds at [email protected] or (503) 553-3104

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Public Interest Internship Program (Georgia)

Deadline:
4/2/2021
Amount:
5000
Brief Summary:

The YLD Public Interest Internship Program (PIIP) Committee is pleased to announce that applications for 2021 funding are now available.

Law students and recent law school graduates may apply for limited $5,000 grants to fund unpaid full-time summer internships in public interest law. We hope this will help expand the number of students and young lawyers able to pursue opportunities in public interest law in Georgia. Applicants must have secured an unpaid internship in a law-related nonprofit or government agency in Georgia. Applications are due no later than Friday, April 2, at 5 p.m.

Eligible internship placements must be unpaid and for a minimum of 320 hours at a public interest legal organization in Georgia.

Contact:

104 Marietta St. NW, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30303 [email protected]

Last reviewed 2/9/2022

APABA Silicon Valley & BALIF Joint Scholarship

Deadline:
5/1/2021
Amount:
3000
Brief Summary:

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (“APABA Silicon Valley”) Charity Foundation and the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom Foundation (“BALIF Foundation”) are pleased to announce a special joint scholarship for law students who have a demonstrated commitment to the Asian Pacific American and LGBTQI communities. PURPOSE: To recognize law students in the greater Bay Area who have shown excellence and achievement in law school and have: Overcome personal hardships or challenges; Shown excellence and achievement in law school; Demonstrated leadership potential and a history of involvement with Asian Pacific American (“APA”) and LGBTQI student, professional, or civic organizations; and Demonstrated service in support of their local APA and LGBTQI communities.

Contact:

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) Public Interest Fellowship

Deadline:
5/3/2021
Amount:
4000
Brief Summary:

AEF will award AEF Fellowships to applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to public service. AEF Fellows receive a total stipend of $4,000. Each AEF Fellow will receive $3,500 of that stipend at the beginning of the summer. Upon completing the internship to the satisfaction of the Fellow’s employer, providing a written summary of the work performed, and submitting a photo to appear in AEF’s annual newsletter, each AEF Fellow will receive the remaining $500 of the stipend.

Contact:

P.O. Box 23124 Washington, DC 20026-3124 Phone: 202-347-5634 E-mail: [email protected]

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) Robert E. Wone Fellowship

Deadline:
5/3/2021
Amount:
6000
Brief Summary:
AEF will award the Robert E. Wone Fellowship to one applicant each year. Created in 2007, this fellowship is awarded to the applicant who most embodies what a former director, Robert E. Wone, sought to be as a lawyer—a trusted member of the community, making a difference in public policies and seeing his efforts improve the circumstances of those around him.
Contact:
P.O. Box 23124 Washington, DC 20026-3124 Phone: 202-347-5634 E-mail: [email protected]
Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship for Social and Economic Justice

Deadline:
11/1/2021
Amount:
3000
Brief Summary:

The Haywood Burns Fellowships are designed to encourage students to work in the National Lawyers Guild’s tradition of “peoples’ lawyering.” The program exists to help students apply their talents and skills to find creative ways to use the law to advance justice. Burns Fellowships provoke law students to challenge traditional notions of how one must practice law and to provide a summer experience that will enrich and challenge them. Fellowships may be completed with any existing organization whose mission addresses the needs of underserved individuals and groups. We encourage applicants to identify grassroots and non-traditional work opportunities for which there is a serious current societal need. This could be a small non-profit, a short-staffed community law firm, or an organizing campaign that needs legal assistance. The Haywood Burns Fellowships usually provide a rigorous legal experience as well as a political one.

The 2022 Haywood Burns application cycle is now closed. The 2023 applications will be available in November 2022.

Contact:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email NLG Director of Education and Research Traci Yoder at [email protected]

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Janet Steiger Fellowship

Deadline:
11/20/2021
Amount:
$6,000 (8 weeks)
Brief Summary:

Consumer Protection Fellowship Project Enters Eighteenth Year

The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project provides law students the extraordinary opportunity to work in the consumer protection departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General and other consumer protection agencies, including the National Association of Attorneys General and the Attorney General’s Office of the District of Columbia, throughout the United States. The eight-to ten-week paid Fellowships were initiated in 2004 by the ABA Antitrust Law Section, in cooperation with the National Association of Attorneys General, as a consumer protection outreach initiative to introduce law students to the rewards of legal careers in public service. A total of 460 Steiger Fellowships have been awarded through the summer of 2021.

The law students who have served as Steiger Fellows have characterized their experiences as truly rewarding, often well beyond their expectations. Several students have said that for the first time they are considering law careers in public service, and several have already entered public service upon graduation.

Each of the highly motivated Steiger Fellows provides tangible, meaningful assistance to states, territories and other consumer protection agencies to fulfill their consumer protection mission. Offices that have hosted Steiger Fellows in the past have characterized the Fellows’ work as exemplary and have often described the students as some of the most talented interns the offices have ever attracted.

The Council of the Section approved funding for states and other entities to participate in the 2022 Steiger Fellowship Project. Each selected student will receive a $6,000 stipend (subject to certain federal taxes and administered through the offices of the various consumer protection agencies). This Project continues to be a tribute to the memory of the late Janet D. Steiger, one of America’s great public servants who, during her remarkable tenure as FTC Chairman, dramatically improved cooperation, communication and coordination between state and federal consumer protection and antitrust enforcement agencies.

Contact:

[email protected] Mail : Tiffany Goldston Program Specialist American Bar Association 321 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60654

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Education Pioneers Fellowship (Final Round)

Deadline:
12/21/2021
Amount:
7200
Brief Summary:

Education Pioneers seeks high-potential leaders who are ready to use their existing work skills to make a positive impact in the education sector. Our talent comes from a variety of personal and professional backgrounds, and we pride ourselves on crafting diverse cohorts that bring different experiences and perspectives together. We also strive to identify leaders who represent the communities in which we work. Required Qualification: (1) Bachelor's Degree, (2) Two years of full time work experience, excluding undergraduate internships OR current enrollment in or completion of a graduate degree program, (3) Authorization to work in the U.S on a full-time basis for the entire program (international students eligible only if visa assistance is not required), and (4) Commitment to Education Pioneers’ mission and values, and a passion for K-12 public education. Application closed on December 21, 2021

Contact:
Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, ABA Section of Litigation

Deadline:
1/7/2022
Amount:
2000
Brief Summary:

The mission of JIOP is to provide judicial internships to first- and second-year law students who are members of racial and ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, women, students who are economically disadvantaged, and students who identify as LGBTQ+.

Internships are available in several locations in California, Illinois and Texas. In addition, we offer internships in the following metropolitan areas: Phoenix, AZ; Washington, D.C.; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Salt Lake City, UT and Seattle, WA.

Students may indicate geographic preferences on their applications but may not request specific judges or courts.

Interns are required to work full-time (32 hours/week) for a minimum of six weeks and will receive an award of $2,000.

Internships for students with a focus on intellectual property law will be offered in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Texas, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. These specialized spots are limited, and any student applying with a request for specialization will also be considered for general litigation internships

The deadline to apply is January 7, 2022.

Student applications after the first 500 will be considered and screened on an as-needed basis depending on program needs by location and interest

Contact:

Contact: Gail Howard, Program Director Phone: 312-988-6348 Email: [email protected] Click here to apply:

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Just The Beginning Foundation Summer Judicial Externship Program

Deadline:
1/10/2022
Amount:
?
Brief Summary:

For law students in the pipeline towards a legal profession, Just The Beginning Foundation offers resources and opportunities to assist students by exposing them to various legal opportunies (externships), helping to build resumes and assisting them in making the way through the job market and to the job that best suits them. Students must be available to work 35 hours per week during the Summer Externship period.

Contact:

For program inquiries, please contact [email protected].

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Rappaport Honors Program in Law and Public Policy

Deadline:
1/13/2022
Amount:
$7000 (10 weeks)
Brief Summary:

The Rappaport Fellows Program in Law and Public Policy provides gifted students committed to public policy careers with opportunities to experience the complexities and rewards of public policy and public service within the highest levels of state and municipal governments.

Each year, the Center selects 12 Fellows through a competitive application and interview process. The program includes an $8,000 stipend and coveted summer internships, during which students work with top policy makers and are mentored by members of the Rappaport Center Advisory Board, prior Rappaport Fellows, and respected attorneys in the field, focusing on issues of particular importance to Greater Boston and Massachusetts residents. These mentoring relationships are in addition to the designated supervisor in each summer placement

The Fellows participate in weekly experiential learning opportunities to explore the intersection of law and public policy.

The Rappaport Fellowships offer an intense, up-close, first-hand look at the life of public policy lawyers and the influence these legal professionals have on the quality of life in our community, state, and region. The Fellows also contribute important intellectual capital to state and local government.

The Rappaport Fellows Program aims to shape future civic leaders and policy makers to make a real difference in society.

The Fellowships are available to law students from eight Massachusetts law schools:

2022 Fellow Applications

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy is accepting applications for the 2022 Summer Fellowship Program!

Deadline to apply: January 13, 2022

Contact:

Click here to apply

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

The Marc Zboch Academic Scholarship

Deadline:
2/1/2022
Amount:
1000
Brief Summary:

Marc Zboch found his passion of giving back through various efforts, including missionary work. Out of that passion came The Marc Zboch Academic Scholarship — a fund designed to support those who are pursuing a higher education.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Current high school senior that has been accepted into a college or university

Scholarship Essay Topic

Please prepare a 500-word essay that answers the following prompt.

Tell us about a meaningful experience where you were able to help others?

Contact:
Last reviewed 2/9/2022

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) / AABA Law Foundation

Deadline:
2/11/2022
Amount:
Multiple $5,000 scholarships
Brief Summary:

AABA recognizes the importance of fostering the growth of law students to improve the future development of the Asian Pacific American bar. AABA will award scholarships to deserving law students who are committed to advocating and improving their communities.

All current law students are eligible to apply. Selection criteria include community service or public interest work for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community or other underrepresented communities; demonstrated leadership in the APA community; demonstrated financial need; and commitment to the Bay Area. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

The AABA Law Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation dedicated to serving the community and law students through its Foundation Scholarship awards.

All applicants will be considered for one of the following scholarships. Last year, the AABA Law Foundation awarded four scholarships in the amount of $5,000. The amount of each scholarship this year will depend on the financial needs of the applicant pool, but we expect that they will be a minimum of $5,000 each.

It is the policy of the AABA Law Foundation not to discriminate on the basis of age, gender, disability, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Officers and directors of AABA, the AABA Law Foundation, members of the Scholarship selection committee, and their immediate families are ineligible for the Scholarships.

Contact:

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Fellowship

Deadline:
2/11/2022
Amount:
4000
Brief Summary:

The Fellowship will be awarded to one law student each summer to work on a student-initiated project. Applications for the 2022 Fellowship must be received by February 11, 2022 (see application form for details). Students must submit a project proposal with an organization willing to host the student for 10 weeks and provide a $1,500 stipend. The $1,500 amount may be paid by the host organization or may be provided by the law student through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. The Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Fellowship will provide an additional $2,500 stipend for a total award of $4,000.


Responsibilities of Host Organization

The host organization must be willing to host the student for 10 weeks and provide a $1,500 stipend. The $1,500 amount may be paid from the host organization’s funds or may be provided by the law student through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. The host organization must commit to supervise and provide all logistical needs of the Fellow including office space and supplies. Host organizations in underserved regions or performing work that supports people who have less access to immigration assistance or resources will be prioritized.


Stipend and Other Benefits

The total stipend payment for the ten-week summer Fellowship is $4,000.

For the 2022 Fellowship, fiscal sponsor, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIP/NLG), will

pay $2,500 and the host organization will pay $1,500. The Fellow will also receive the following

benefits:

  1. a complimentary registration for the 2022 AILA Annual Conference;
  2. a complimentary registration to the 2022 NLG Annual Convention;
  3. a $500 travel stipend to attend the 2022 National Lawyers Guild Annual Convention;
  4. a complimentary registration to the National Immigration Project’s Immigration Skills seminar, if any, at the 2022 NLG Convention.

View the selection criteria and application form.

Download the Maggio Fellowship brochure in PDF format.

Contact:

Email Erin Lynum at [email protected] with any questions.

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

EJW Rural Summer Legal Corps Program

Deadline:
2/14/2022
Amount:
5000
Brief Summary:

Rural communities in the U.S. and its territories face a shortage of talented lawyers, with a large population of the country being forced to travel hundreds of miles to find legal assistance. Participate in Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC) and help address the access-to-justice crisis for people living in rural areas.

Each summer, Equal Justice Works partners with the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to support 40 dedicated law students who want to serve rural communities, as part of the Rural Summer Legal Corps. Student Fellows spend eight to ten weeks at LSC-funded civil legal aid organizations developing valuable skills and gaining hands-on experience by:

  • providing direct legal services such as client and witness interviews, legal research, and writing
  • engaging in community outreach and education including fact sheet distribution, strategic partnership development, and presentations
  • building capacity at their host organization through resource development and training sessions

Student Fellows tackle a number of results-driven community projects including responding to disaster-related legal issues; addressing affordable housing and evictions; and providing legal aid to victims of domestic violence.

The application for the 2022 Rural Summer Legal Corps is now open! Apply by February 14, 2022.

How to Apply

Before submitting your application, view the 2022 host site projects, and be prepared to choose your top three location choices. Applicants will be asked to provide a resumé and a personal statement describing the candidate’s interest in the program. 

Contact:

If you have questions about Rural Summer Legal Corps, please review this website and our Frequently Asked Questions or send an email to [email protected].

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies

Deadline:
2/16/2022
Amount:
10000
Brief Summary:

The Major League Baseball Players Trust announced the application period for a 2022 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies will be open today through Wednesday, Feb. 16. Application forms and additional information can be found on the Michael Weiner Scholarship website page.

This marks the eighth year the Players Trust will provide support to aspiring worker advocates in the name of the Major League Baseball Players Association’s former executive director. The Players Trust will fund up to five scholarships at a minimum of $10,000 each to assist in recipients’ academic costs for the 2022-2023 school year.

Weiner, known for his keen intellect and plain-speaking, congenial demeanor, joined the MLBPA as a staff attorney in 1988 and in December 2009 succeeded Donald Fehr to become the union’s fourth executive director. He held the position until November 2013, when at age 51 he passed away following a 15-month battle with an inoperable brain tumor.

“In honoring Michael Weiner’s life and legacy, the Players Trust remains committed to investing in the futures of talented students who are dedicated to advancing and protecting workers’ rights,” said Amy Hever, Director of the Players Trust. “We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds, academic and personal experiences to apply and further their passion for labor advocacy.”

The scholarship program launched in July 2014 to commemorate the life and work of Weiner by recognizing and supporting the efforts of students dedicated to improving the lives of workers – characteristics that were embodied by Weiner in his personal life, his studies and throughout his 25-year career with the Players Association.

Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee of those who were closest to Weiner, both professionally and personally. The 2022 committee consists of MLBPA Contract Administrator Cindy Abercrombie, Outside Counsel Jeff Fannell, Assistant General Counsel Bob Lenaghan, General Counsel Ian Penny and Michael’s wife, Diane Margolin Weiner. To date, the Players Trust has awarded over $350,000 in scholarships to future labor leaders.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an award, applicants must be graduate or law students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States and graduating no sooner than the semester following the scholarship award. Further, applicants must have a demonstrated interest in, and wish to pursue a career working in the labor movement on behalf of workers’ rights. To receive an award, eligible candidates must also meet a combination of criteria identified below:

  • A strong academic record;
  • Demonstrated prior commitment to workers’ rights as shown by employment, volunteer work, or other relevant experience;
  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • A recommendation from an academic or a labor/workers’ rights practitioner, and
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

We encourage all interested students to apply as consideration for the scholarship will be based upon a candidate’s entire portfolio.

Contact:

Major League Baseball Player's Trust 12 East 49th St 24th Floor New York, NY 10017 212.826.0809 888.714.0755 Contact: Hillary Email: [email protected]

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) Matsui Writing Competition

Deadline:
2/16/2022
Amount:
5000
Brief Summary:

The Robert T. Matsui Annual Writing Competition was established by AEF in 2005 to honor the late Congressman Robert T. Matsui and his many accomplishments. Through this Writing Competition, AEF seeks to encourage legal scholarship on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community.

The Competition is open to all law students and anyone who graduated from law school within the last five years (i.e., 2016 or later) in the United States.

Applications for the 2022 Competition are now being accepted. To submit your work for the 2022 Competition, please download the 2022 Matsui Application Form for instructions.

The deadline to apply has been extended through February 16, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The winner will be announced on or around March 15, 2022. Submissions must be original works and not previously published. Submissions should address a legal topic of importance to the Asian Pacific American community. The winner will receive a monetary award of five thousand dollars ($5,000), and the winning entry will be published by the UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal (APALJ), subject to APALJ’s standard editorial process and copyright policy. APALJ’s editorial process may require additional substantive edits prior to publication.

Contact:

P.O. Box 23124 Washington, DC 20026-3124 Phone: 202-347-5634 E-mail: [email protected]

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Ted Smith Conservation Internship Program

Deadline:
2/17/2022
Amount:
$6,000 (12 weeks)
Brief Summary:

Alaska Conservation Foundation’s conservation internships are designed to provide interns with a meaningful learning experience while directly contributing to Alaska conservation issues. Internship placements can be at nonprofit conservation, environmental justice and Alaska Native organizations as well as government agencies and other interested organizations that have identified assignments complementing Alaska Conservation Foundation’s mission, values and goals.

Find a position

In 2022, ACF is offering 14 internships across Alaska. 2022 Ted Smith Conservation Internship Positions.

Duration

Internships are 12 weeks in length and will the end of May/beginning of June.

Financial support

Alaska Conservation Foundation provides a grant to each host organization to cover an intern stipend of $6,000. Alaska Conservation Foundation will also reimburse intern travel costs to and from Alaska up to $1,200 for those with intern positions outside Anchorage, $1,000 for those in Anchorage.

Host Organizations will assist interns in finding low-cost housing for the summer, but interns are ultimately responsible for their own housing.

Eligibility requirements

Alaska Conservation Foundation seeks applications from highly motivated individuals interested in furthering their education in conservation, environmental justice or closely related fields, who are willing to make a long-term commitment to preserving and protecting the pristine environment and diverse cultures of Alaska.

  • Applicants must currently be enrolled in an accredited college in the United States or abroad; a recent graduate of an accredited college in the United States or abroad or currently enrolled in a technical program.
  • All students enrolled in an accredited college are eligible to apply, however, preference for internship placement is given to college juniors and seniors, recent college graduates and graduate students.
  • International students are NOT eligible to apply unless you are currently enrolled at an academic institution in the United States and are eligible to work in the US.
  • Alaska Conservation Foundation is an equal-opportunity organization.

How to apply

  • ACF is currently accepting intern applications.
  • The deadline for applications is February 17, 2022 at 10PM AKST. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • Applications will be accepted through our online application system only.
  • Applications must include the following: cover letter, resume, transcript and two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that you upload your letters of reference into the online application, but you may also have them sent directly to [email protected] in PDF form.
  • To apply, click here. New users will need to click “Create New Account.”
  • Have questions? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Course credit

Successful candidates must coordinate directly with their schools to obtain course credit for their work.

Contact:

[email protected]

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Williams Institute Summer Law Fellowship

Deadline:
2/18/2022
Amount:
$5,000 (10 week)
Brief Summary:

For the summer of 2022, the Williams Institute will award 1-2 summer law fellowships. The fellowships provide law students, or recent law school graduates, with a $5,000 stipend for 10 weeks of full-time work with the Williams Institute. Criteria for Selection Applicants must be current law students (1L, 2L, 3L or LLM).

The Selection Committee with consider the following when evaluating applicants: a) academic record; b) research and writing abilities; and c) demonstrated commitment to public interest work, especially work focused on sexual orientation or gender identity law and policy issues. Fellowship Award The Fellowships will provide a stipend of $5,000 for 10 weeks of full-time work with the Williams Institute to be completed during the summer of 2022. Application To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing your interest in the fellowship, a resume, a writing sample, a law school transcript, and the signed and initialed form below to Christy Mallory at [email protected] or mail to Christy Mallory, The Williams Institute, 1060 Veteran Ave., Suite 134, Box 957092, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7092.

See more at: williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022-WI-Summer-Law-Fellowship-App.pdf

Contact:

If you have questions about the position, please email Christy Mallory at [email protected]

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Summer Internship (Seattle, Washington)

Deadline:
2/22/2022
Amount:
10000
Brief Summary:

The Goldmark Equal Access to Justice Internship is a 10-week, paid summer internship for 2Ls and 3Ls created in honor of the Legal Foundation of Washington’s second president, Charles Goldmark. The Goldmark Internship provides hands-on experience in providing legal aid through research, writing, casework, and client services. In addition to gaining valuable experience in public interest law, the Goldmark Intern receives a $10,000 stipend. The 2022 host organization for the Goldmark Internship is Fair Work Center.

About Fair Work Center & Working Washington

Our organization builds worker power through education, organizing, and enforcement. We work to raise and uphold standards in the workplace. And we fight for economic and racial justice in our communities. Our Base Building team trains hundreds of workers a year about their rights on the job. Our Legal Clinic works to ensure that workers know their rights under city, state, and federal law and that employers are held accountable to labor standards.

We provide free individual consultations, pro se assistance, representation in administrative enforcement processes, and maintain an active strategic litigation docket. Over the past five years we have served thousands of workers and have recovered millions of dollars in unpaid wages. In addition to direct representation our attorneys provide policy analysis, research, and enforcement strategy support to campaigns to improve workplace conditions.

Our partner organization Working Washington leads innovative campaigns organizing delivery workers in the gig economy, enforcing Seattle’s domestic worker bill of rights, and making Washington’s workplace laws among the best in the country. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic our organizations have advocated for hazard pay for frontline workers, health and safety enforcement, and access to unemployment for gig and immigrant workers. Together, we have a history of making transformative demands for working people and winning big.

About the Internship

The Goldmark Intern will help expand our organization’s efforts to ensure that low-wage, immigrant, and contingent workers know their rights and can enforce them. Interns that have prior experience with labor and employment law, direct client services, community advocacy, and/or fluency in a second language are strongly preferred. They will be supervised by the Legal Director and on individual assignments by Staff Attorneys.

The intern will be integrated into all aspects of the Clinic’s work, including;

1) Worker Intake and Counseling – After training and under the supervision of the Legal Director, the intern will meet with workers to assess their rights under state and federal labor, health and safety, and employment law.

2) Individual Case Handling – The intern will be assigned to work on individual cases which the Clinic has agreed to take on for representation. These cases could involve demand letters and negotiation, administrative advocacy or litigation.

3) Policy Research – The Fair Work Center is actively exploring opportunities to strengthen the workplace protections available to low-wage workers, including on issues related to state health and safety law, passing first in the nation rights for gig workers, and universal access to unemployment and paid time off. The intern will have the opportunity to participate in active research projects on these and other workplace minimum standards.

4) Development of Community Education Resources – The intern may have opportunities to work with our community educators and organizers to develop new educational resources for workers participating in know your rights and leadership trainings.

5) Strategic Enforcement Campaigns – The intern may have the opportunity to participate in current campaigns to enforce workplace protections in our priority industries, depending on organizational needs at the time of the internship.

Location: Fair Work Center & Working Washington staff are currently working remotely with the option of working in person. We will work with the intern after selection to determine work location.

To Apply:

Applicants should send the following application materials to Kristin Parker, Goldmark Internship Coordinator by Tuesday, February 22, 2022

  • Current resume
  • Registrar-provided transcript reflecting Winter 2022 enrollment
  • Cover letter or essay, minimum 500 words, describing your interest in the internship host program.
Contact:

The Legal Foundation of Washington 1325 4th Avenue, Suite 1335 Seattle, WA 98101-2509 Phone: (206) 624-2536(206) 624-2536 Fax: (206) 382-3396 [email protected]

Last reviewed 2/8/2022

California ChangeLawyers

Deadline:
2/25/2022
Amount:
5000
Brief Summary:

Are you a diverse* law student committed to a career in public interest and social justice? Will 2022 be your first time taking the California Bar Exam? Do you envision working as an attorney in California, with a goal of creating a more just and representative justice system?

If so, then we want to support you- the brightest ChangeLawyers of tomorrow, by eliminating the roadblocks that exist between you and success- one of them being the costs related to the California Bar Exam.

We believe that a state as diverse as California needs a justice system led by advocates of all backgrounds. That’s why we invest in bright, diverse scholars, every day, to ensure that they can become tomorrow's legal changemakers.

If selected, you will receive a $5,000 cash award scholarship.

Each $5,000 scholarship is made possible through the partnership of California ChangeLawyers and a co-sponsor (affinity bar association, memorial fund, etc.)

This application will close on February 25th, 2022. Applications must be fully submitted by this deadline. There will be no exceptions or extensions provided.

At this time, all scholarship recipients will be required to attend an all-day event in San Francisco, to receive their scholarship. The date for this event is tentatively scheduled for April 20, 2022. Keeping health and safety in mind (due to the ongoing pandemic,) this event may be switched to a virtual event. A stipend to cover the cost of travel to the annual event will be provided to scholars.

Scholarship recipients must also attend, at minimum, one- co-sponsor event.

*Diversity includes a broad array of backgrounds and life experiences, including students from groups or with skills or attributes that are underrepresented in the legal profession, and specifically including students from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds, particularly those that have overcome adversity.

Criteria:

1. Candidate must be:

a. Recent law school graduate (2021 or 2022);

b. first-time test taker and sitting for the 2022 California Bar Exam; and

c. committed to practicing law in California upon passing the bar

2. Demonstrate and document commitment to social justice and public service

3. Demonstrate financial need.

4. Maintain at least a 2.2 GPA or equivalent on a 4.0 scale (or provide an explanation of exte<