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Upcoming Deadlines for 2L Diversity Scholarships

2014 August 21
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There are numerous opportunities for 2Ls to apply for diversity fellowships, but many of them have rolling deadlines or deadlines in September.  Students interested in these types of opportunities and other diversity and inclusion events should make sure to register for the Diversity and Inclusion Newsletter by emailing Kristen Meeks.  Please note that the list below is merely a representative list of opportunities with upcoming deadlines.  For more information, students should also check the Diversity and Inclusion Portal Page available here (log-in to the GW Law Portal is required.)
Faegre Baker Daniels Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship
Kirkland & Ellis Diversity Fellowship Program
Baker & McKenzie Diversity Fellowship
Polsinelli Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program 
The 2015 George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship Program
Sidley Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship
King & Spalding Diversity Fellowship Program
Miller Nash 2L Diversity Fellowship
  • Deadline: September 12, 2014
  • For more information, see Symplicity Posting ID 29496
Morgan Lewis & Bockius – Energy Law Diversity Program
  • Deadline: September 13, 2014
  • For more information, see Symplicity Posting ID 29761
Franczek Radelet’s Legal Advancement of Diversity & Scholarship (LEADS) Program

Morgan Lewis Diversity Fellowship Program

Varnum Fellowship for 2L Students

GW Law Student Events During 2014 Alumni Weekend!

2014 August 20

GW Law Students!  Join us for the following events on Alumni Weekend (and beyond).  For more information and to register, please visit:



  • Multicultural Alumni and Students Happy Hour from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Zengo · 781 Seventh Street NW · Washington, DC.  Join members of GW Law’s multicultural alumni communities for a networking reception with drinks and light hors d’oeuvres provided. Hosted by: Black Law Alumni Association (BLAA), Latino Law Alumni Association (LLAA), and the Lambda Law Alumni Association.


  • Supreme Court Docket from 2:00 – 3:30 pm at Jacob Burns Moot Court Room · Lerner Hall 1st Floor.  Join Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law Alan Morrison and Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law Orin Kerr to discuss the recent decisions of the Supreme Court and the new Docket.


  • Welcome Back to the Law School Address from 5:30 – 6:00 pm at Jacob Burns Moot Court Room · Lerner Hall 1st Floor.  Join us to meet GW Law School Dean Blake D. Morant and hear a brief update from him on the GW Law School prior to a meet and greet reception.


  • Reception for Alumni and Students from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Dee Kelly Lounge · Lerner Hall 1st Floor.  Please join GW Law School Dean Blake D. Morant, current students and fellow alumni for a networking reception featuring drinks and hors d’oeuvres.


  • Golf Outing with an 8:30 am shotgun start at Westfields Golf Club · 13940 Balmoral Greens Avenue · Clifton, VA 20124.  $50 for students, $100 for alumni/guests

Events following Alumni Weekend 2014


  • Dinner for Alumni and Students of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society (JRCLS) from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Tasher Great Room · Jacob Burns Law Library.


  • Alumni Career Panel: Succeeding in Today’s Legal Market from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Frederick Lawrence Student Conference Center (SCC)· Lisner Hall 2nd Floor.

[Please note these events are only for current GW Law Students and GW Law Alumni.]

Opportunities for Law Students at the DOJ

2014 August 19
by gwlawcareers

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Burns 505 (FCC) at 12:00 p.m.

A DOJ Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM) representative will be here to talk to students about DOJ employment. Learn about the Department’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) and get some practical advice on how to apply. The deadline to apply for the Honors Program and SLIP is Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

A similar program was held at the law school last year. To access a recording of that presentation, click here.

This event is open to GW Law Students only.

Research Assistant Opportunity for 2Ls and 3Ls

2014 August 18
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A GW Law Professor is seeking a part-time research assistant (5-10 hours/week) to assist with data analysis for a project on court reform and access to justice.  The position requires excellent Excel skills and the ability to generate if/then formulas.  Prior experience working with data is preferred. Application instructions and details are available to GW Law Students on Symplicity in Posting ID No. 29745.  Applications will be accepted until Monday August 26.

Hewlett Packard Hosts Pre-OCI Reception for GW Law Students on August 14th

2014 August 1

HP invites George Washington 2L and 3L law students for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and conversation. 

Come and learn more about our 2L Summer and New Attorney in-house programs!

When:  August 14, 2014

Time:  6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where:  St. Gregory Hotel
MStreet Bar & Grill
2033 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

Hewlett-Packard Reception GW Flyer

Defense Intelligence Agency Info Session on August 1 at 10 AM

2014 July 30
by gwlawcareers

An informational presentation about the Defense Intelligence Agency will be held this Friday, August 1, 2014 in the Senate Visitor Center room SVC 200 at 10:00 am. GW Law students are invited to join Staffers and Summer Interns to learn more about the mission of DIA, educational opportunities, and hiring.

DIA offers the following:

Academic Semester Internship Program

Provides promising undergraduate seniors and graduate students enrolled as full-time degree-seeking students at U.S. accredited universities and colleges, located within commutable distances to DIA locations, the opportunity to gain practical work experience in intelligence analysis while enrolled in classes.

Cooperative Education Program

Provides a select number of talented undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in combination with their academic studies. This is an excellent opportunity for students seeking to serve their country to participate in the critical work of DIA through an extended work period.

National Intelligence Scholars Program

Affords a select number of college graduates the opportunity to obtain a quality education that will get their career off to a successful beginning. National Intelligence Scholars will attend the National Intelligence University, the country’s premier higher education institution for intelligence professionals. Selected students will enroll in the MS of Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) or the MS and Technology Intelligence (MSTI) degree program. Classes begin mid-August, and Scholars are expected to complete all course work and the required thesis no later than July the following year.

Summer Intern Program

Provides promising undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in the areas of analysis, research, report writing, briefings, policy development, program management, and computer applications related to the intelligence field. Interns are appointed for a 10-week period from June through August, as full-time, temporary employees. All interns must be granted a security clearance and successfully pass a drug screening test prior to being made a final offer.

Undergraduate Training Assistance Program

A small number of high-achieving and committed secondary school seniors and /or college freshman and sophomores interested in a career in public service will be offered tuition assistance to accredited colleges or universities, provided challenging summer work, and guaranteed a position in their field of study upon graduation from this highly competitive program. Minorities, women and the disabled needing financial assistance to complete their undergraduate education are strongly encouraged to apply. Students will attend classes full-time during the academic year, and work at DIA during the summer in positions related to their course of study. While in school, students must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 for the freshman year and 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) for each semester/quarter thereafter.

For more info please see the flyer at this link Informational presentation about DIA.


More Details on DOJ Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program for 2015

2014 July 28
by gwlawcareers
Last week we posted a summary of DOJ programs for law students.  If you missed that post, you can find it here.
The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management for the U.S. Department of Justice provided updated information about the upcoming Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) recruitment cycle.  The SLIP is the USDOJ’s paid internship program open to 2Ls.  (Note, the USDOJ also hires unpaid, volunteer legal interns, but the information below pertains to the HP and SLIP only.)
  • Hiring projections for entry-level interns and compensated summer law interns this coming year are strong!  There are over 200 vacancies listed for the HP and over 110 for the SLIP.  Visit for details, participating components and general HP and SLIP eligibility requirements.
  • All litigating divisions are participating in this year’s HP.
  • The Executive Office of Immigration Review anticipates hiring 77 HP attorneys this year.
  • The U.S. Trustee Program will be hiring attorneys for Bankruptcy courts nationwide.
  • In addition, the DOJ is launching the Attorney General’s Indian Country Fellowship (ICF); open to all eligible HP applicants, including law students who will graduate in academic year 2014-2015.  The 2014 ICF offers an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) appointment at a participating U.S. Attorney’s Office starting Fall 2015. Visit their website at for details.
  • United States Attorney’s Offices (USAOs) are hiring through the HP and the SLIP.  Due to the level of responsibility held by AUSAs, most HP opportunities are restricted to applicants who are admitted to a bar or will take a summer bar examination with results due in fall 2014; however, the Northern District of Ohio will consider all HP applicants, including current law students.  Participating USAOs are:
  • The District of Arizona (HP)
  • The Central District of California (HP)
  • The Eastern District of California (HP)
  • The Southern District of California (HP)
  • The Southern District of New York (HP)
  • The Northern District of Ohio (HP)
  • The Southern District of Alabama (SLIP)
  • The Middle District of Pennsylvania (SLIP)
  • The Justice Department provides paid interview travel for most HP interviews, or offers alternative interview formats (e.g., video-conference) if appropriate.  SLIP interviews are generally conducted by telephone.
The online application opens on July 31st and closes on September 2, 2014 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern time. Visit the legal recruiting website at for details.

Department of Justice is Hiring – Upcoming Deadlines

2014 July 25
by gwlawcareers

There are numerous opportunities available for internships and employment with the U.S. Department of Justice. Please note the upcoming deadlines below. Also, refer to DOJ’s website for more detailed information about these programs 

DOJ’s Honors Program

The Honors Program is DOJ’s recruitment program for entry-level attorneys. Graduating law students, judicial law clerks, full-time graduate law program (LLM) students, and law school graduates in qualifying full-time legal fellowships are eligible to apply. The application period opens on July 31, 2014 and closes on September 2, 2014. For more on the Honors Program application process, including a list of the participating components, click here.

DOJ’s Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP)

SLIP is DOJ’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. Each year, approximately 50-70 paid summer legal interns are hired through this program. Students who have completed at least one full semester of law school and recent graduates between graduation and the start of a judicial clerkship or full-time qualifying legal fellowship are eligible to apply. The application period opens on July 31, 2014 and closes on September 2, 2014. For more on the DOJ SLIP program, including a list of the participating components, click here.

Volunteer Legal Interns

Law students can also apply to serve as volunteer legal interns with DOJ. Approximately 1,000 volunteer positions are available during the summer and approximately 800 are available during the academic year. Interested students should apply at least 4-5 months before their desired start date. For more information on the Volunteer Legal Intern Program, including a complete list of participating components, click here.



Questions? Contact Tamara Devieux-Adams ( or Jaya Saxena ( in the Career Center.

DC Bar Panel: Careers in International Law on July 23 at 5:00 pm [Free for Law Students!]

2014 July 22
Careers in International LawDate & Time: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pmEvent Description
This program will feature a panel of distinguished international lawyers whose careers span many spheres of practice in both the private and public sectors. Each of these attorneys will provide a description of his or her career pathway, sharing experiences and insights that can both guide and inspire others with interests in international law. Among the panelists are government and former government officials from the Department of State, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as the Director of the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative and the Chair of the Council for Global Equality. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and engage in an informal interactive discussion. Refreshments will be provided and all are encouraged to participate!

This evening program is sponsored by the International Law Section.

Arnold & Porter LLP
555 12th Street, NW (Paul Porter Room)
(Metro Center Metro Station)
Washington DC 20004
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Contact Information
Sections Office
Phone: 202-626-3463
Fax: 202-824-1877


  • Timothy Reif, General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative
  • Margaret Macdonald, Director of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations, United States International Trade Commission
  • Elizabeth Andersen, Director, Rule of Law Initiative, American Bar Association; former Executive Director, American Society of International Law
  • Paolo Di Rosa, Arnold & Porter LLP, head of firm’s international arbitration practice; former Assistant Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
  • Mark Bromley, Chair, Council for Global Equality, former official at Global Rights and Foreign Policy Fellow, Office of Senator Russ Feingold
  • Nancy Perkins, Arnold & Porter LLP (Moderator)
Government or Non-Profit Employee $10.00
International Law Section $15.00
Law Student $0.00
Non-Section Member $20.00

Printable registration form






Shapiro Application for Academic Year Public Sector Internships Due August 1

2014 July 21
by gwlawcareers

Shapiro Application for Academic Year Public Sector Internships
Due August 1, 2014

The Law School plans to award twelve Shapiro Fellowships to students who will begin their third year of full-time law school course work in the fall of 2014 and/or spring of 2015. These awards are for students providing public interest legal services with government or nonprofit private employers located in the Washington metropolitan area.

Fellows must work 20 hours per week for either one or two semesters. Unlike the summer Fellowships, students MAY NOT receive academic credit under the Field Placement Program or any clinic for work done for these Fellowships. Recipients of Shapiro Public Service Fellowships are not allowed to receive any compensation from their employer nor other public interest subsidies from the George Washington University, although they may receive merit or need-based scholarships from the Law School, as well as public interest subsidies from sources outside the University.​

For more detailed information, please review the application packet found here: 2014-15 Shapiro Fellowship Application for 3Ls. Questions? Contact Tamara Devieux-Adams at