The Philadelphia Diversity Law Group Fellowship Program Information Session - TOMORROW, Friday, October 24, 2014 from 12-1 pm in the Moot Court Room
Join program director Lois Kimbol and past fellows from GW Law to learn about participating and applying for this incredible opportunity. Please register in Symplicity if you plan to attend (program can be found under “Workshops” in the “Events” section of Symplicity).
The PDLG Fellows Program offers first-year students an additional route to summer employment in outstanding law firms and corporate law departments after their first year of law school. The PDLG hopes this program will enable a group of those students to get summer clerkships in Philadelphia, whether as part of formal summer programs or not, and thus allow them to experience the law firm or corporate law environment in Philadelphia and, perhaps, help them “kick-start” their legal careers. The application deadline is not yet available but will likely be discussed during the information session. For more information, visit http://www.pdlg.net/
- The application period for Spring 2015 commences on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 8:00am EST, and closes at 8:00am EST, Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Unfortunately, no late or incomplete applications will be accepted after the application period ends.
- The Fund is open to all current matriculating GW students in good standing from all schools - both undergraduate and graduate students.
- Applications will be reviewed by the Career Services Council, and recipients will be notified on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.
- Grant awards will range up to $3,000.
- For information on KACIF eligibility requirements and the application process interested students can be referred to the KACIF FAQ page at http://go.gwu.edu/
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER
Dr. Lisa Rohrer is the Executive Director of the Case Development Initiative at Harvard Law School, having joined in fall 2013 after serving as Georgetown Law School’s Director of Executive Education and Research Director at the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession. As an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown, she also designed and taught J.D. course focused on organizational behavior to help students prepare to be better counselors, advisors, and leaders. From 2009 to 2012, Lisa served as the Director of the Hildebrandt Institute at Thomson Reuters, and before that was Research Fellow at Harvard Law School. She earned her PhD in organizational behavior from Harvard Business School in 2004.
The George Washington University Center for Career Services presents Media & Communications Week – October 20th-30th.
Events are open to all GW students.
- our annual Media, Journalism, & Public Affairs Employer Meet & Greet
- two Google information sessions
- CNN/Turner Broadcasting and Fox News information sessions
- a Sony virtual information session
- a strong on-campus LA entertainment lineup and recruitment session with:
DreamWorks, CBS, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and (just added!) ABC/Disney
- Peter Campbell, DreamWorks Animation, Human Resources Manager
- Nancy Robinson, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Director, Education Programs
- Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, CBS Television, Vice President of Communications & Diversity
- Russell Williams, Oscar and Emmy Award Winning Sound Engineer (Training Day, Dances With Wolves, Glory)
- (Representative just added and TBA), ABC/Disney
Events are open to GW students only.
The application period for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Class of 2015 opened on October 1, 2014 and closes on October 15, 2014.
The Presidential Management Fellows program is a flagship leadership development program for advanced degree candidates seeking entry-level positions in the federal government. You can learn more at the PMF website.
If you were unable to attend the Federal Government Pathways Information Session & PMFAlumni Panel that was held at the law school on October 3, 2014, you can access a recording of that session and specific application tips, including the Updated 2014-15 PMF Guide and links to application forums on GW Law’s PMF Information page (note: log-in to the law school portal is required).
3L/4LE Public Interest Fellowship Spotlight: Gideon’s Promise, Reproductive Justice, & Immigrant Justice
Gideon’s Promise Indigent Defense Fellowship (Deadline: Saturday, October 25, 2014)
The George Washington University Law School is excited to announce a new fellowship program for graduating students interested in public defense work. GW Law School is partnering with Gideon’s Promise, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to public defense reform, to help recruit talented, third-year law students interested in public service careers and place them in positions at underserved public defender offices in the Deep South.
Jonathan Rapping, a 1995 graduate of The George Washington University Law School and the President and Founder of Gideon’s Promise, has been chosen as one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows. To read more about this Rapping, click here.
Applicants must be 2015 graduates who have not yet secured post-graduate employment. A graduate selected as a Gideon’s Promise Fellow will receive 12 months of funding, at a rate of $15 per hour for 35 hours per week from GW Law School. Additional funding may be available through partner-defender offices. Gideon’s Promise will admit each fellow into its next class and provide three years of training and support through its CORE 101 Program. In addition, a Gideon’s Promise partner-office agrees to employ the graduate AND move him/her into a permanent position prior to the expiration of the GW Law School one-year fellowship.
The Gideon’s Promise website provides further details on the program’s goals and logistics. However, in short, the program is available only to third-year law students who:
- demonstrate a strong commitment to public defense;
- desire to work in a system where the challenges are greatest;
- aspire to be part of a larger reform movement; and
- are interested in a career in the office beyond the term of the one-year fellowship.
To be eligible to participate in this year’s program, students must submit a completed application to Tamara Devieux-Adams (email@example.com) by midnight on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Applicants who advance beyond the program’s screening stage will have their applications forwarded to their preferred offices for consideration.
2015-16 Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP)
Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) seeks applications from current 3Ls and recent law school graduates to work for one year as aReproductive Justice Federal Fellow at a selected placement organization in Washington, D.C.
LSRJ also seeks applications from current 3Ls and recent law school graduates to work as aReproductive Justice – HIV Fellow at either Sister Love, in Atlanta, GA, or at the Positive Women’s Network USA, in Oakland, CA.
The application deadline for both opportunities is Monday, November 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm (EST)/5:00 pm (PST).
Please visit the RJFP website to fill out the online form and download the applications.
For more information about the RJFP, including bios of current and past Fellows and a list of 2014-15 Placement Organizations, please visit the RJFP homepage.
Questions? Email RJFP@lsrj.org.
Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) Fellowship (Deadline: 11:59 pm on November 15, 2014)
Note: The online application will be available beginning October 15, 2014.
The Immigrant Justice Corps is seeking 25 two-year fellows for 2015. Justice Fellows will be hosted in New York City’s leading non-profit legal services offices. Upon selection, Fellows will have the opportunity to indicate their preferences for the host organization where they will work, though IJC will ultimately make placement decisions.
Justice Fellows will represent immigrants fighting deportation, as well as those applying affirmatively for asylum and for relief as victims of crime, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Justice Fellows will be supervised primarily by experienced attorneys at their host organizations, with supplemental support from IJC’s own supervisory staff.
In addition, Fellows will participate in a comprehensive immigration law training program at the start of their Fellowship.
Applications must be submitted via the IJC website.
GW Law Public Interest Listserv: If you are interested in receiving focused information on public interest (non-profit and government) programs, events and job postings, please email Tamara Devieux-Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org. Updates will be sent approximately every other week and you may unsubscribe at any time.
GW Law Attention 2Ls & 3Ls! Post-Graduate Public Interest Fellowships Listserv: If you are interested in working at a nonprofit organization, law school clinic, or government agency after graduation, post-graduate public interest fellowships are great opportunities to secure entry-level positions with these types of employers. Through this listserv, we will provide information about upcoming programs, deadlines, and tips for applicants. To join, please email Tamara Devieux-Adams at email@example.com. Updates will be sent approximately every other week and you may unsubscribe at any time.
Jonathan Rapping, a 1995 graduate of The George Washington University Law School and the President and Founder of Gideon’s Promise, has been chosen as one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows. He and twenty other ‘genius grant’ winners have been identified as “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.” This recognition also comes with a $625,000 stipend to spend as the fellow sees fit. Through his nonprofit Gideon’s Promise, Mr. Rapping works to change the culture of the public defense system by teaching new lawyers important skills in a structured multi-year program. Three GW Law alumni are part of the organization’s 2014 class. In response to receiving this grant, Rapping says, “I suspect we are going to find, almost overnight, that people are far more interested in what we’re doing. . . . I can’t imagine a greater validation of the importance of the work of Gideon’s Promise.”
Gideon’s Promise is currently accepting applications for the class of 2015. For more information, click here.
See the full article on Jonathan Rapping and the other 2014 MacArthur fellows here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/macarthur-foundation-surprises-21-fellows-with-2014-genius-grants-and-625000/2014/09/16/fe587050-3dc4-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html?hpid=z5
DC Pro Bono Week is less than a month away! There are many great events lined up offering participants the opportunity to serve pro bono clients, build pro bono partnerships, expand pro bono resources, and honor pro bono contributions. Check out the DC Pro Bono blog, for a schedule of events with registration links. You can also check out the graphic below, which puts everything in one place:
Also on the DC Pro Bono blog is the 2014 Pro Bono Week Toolkit. The toolkit will help you get involved in Pro Bono Week activities, as well as participate in pro bono activities during the rest of the year. You can find the index here, and it has links to everything in the toolkit.
More information will be rolled out in the next few weeks. In the meantime, sign up for some events and start getting ready for DC Pro Bono Week!
FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of lawyers and judges during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary legal ethics. Fellowships include an all-expenses-paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students work with leading faculty to explore both legal history and the ethical issues facing practicing attorneys today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.
The 2015 FASPE Law program will run from May 24 to June 4.
Completed applications must be received byJanuary 6, 2015. All FASPE programs are non-denominational and candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For more information click here: http://www.mjhnyc.org/faspe/documents/LawFlyer-2015-v.2.pdf