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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


GW Law Diversity Resume Books – Deadline 11:59 pm on 7/18!

2014 July 16
by gwlawcareers

The Career Center is often contacted by employers who have an interest in recruiting diverse GW Law students in furtherance of their diversity initiatives. Our office is compiling resume books based on geographic markets and will distribute them to employers. These employers may seek these resumes for internships, full-time positions, networking, mentoring or other professional opportunities. The Diversity Resume Books are not a substitute for continuing to apply to job postings and in developing your professional contacts, but are intended as an additional tool allowing the Career Center to provide resumes to employers. The Diversity Resume Books are open to all GW Law students who self-identify as diverse.


You may upload and submit your resume to the Diversity Resume Books that are of interest to you via Symplicity. Click on the ‘Jobs’ tab on the menu top at the top of the homepage. Then do a keyword search by the Job ID number for the book you are interested in. See below for a list of the respective Job ID numbers. You can then upload your resume using the same process you would for any job posting. You may submit your resume to more than one Resume Book.


Diversity Resume Book – New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) – Job ID 28697

Diversity Resume Book – Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) – Job ID 28695

Diversity Resume Book – East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) – Job ID 28693

Diversity Resume Book – West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) Job ID 28699

Diversity Resume Book – South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) – Job ID 28700

Diversity Resume Book – East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) – Job ID 28694

Diversity Resume Book – West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) – Job ID 28701

Diversity Resume Book – Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) – Job ID 28696

Diversity Resume Book – Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) – Job ID 28698

**Submitting your resume to a Resume Book indicates your consent in allowing the Career Center to share your resume with employers and alumni for potential opportunities. Accordingly, you may be contacted directly by employers or alumni indicating that you have submitted your resume or regarding your interest in a specific opportunity.

BE PREPARED for emails and/or telephone calls if you submit your resume into one or more of the Resume Books.

You need only submit your resume to apply. This Resume Books will remain open until 11:59pm on July 18, 2014. The Career Center may begin sharing resumes submitted in the resume books as soon as July 19, 2014.

Updated List of Public Sector Employers Participating in 2014 OCI, Regional Recruitment & TLC Programs

2014 July 11
by gwlawcareers

If you’re interested in public sector opportunities for next summer and/or after graduation, check out the following employers participating in GW’s OCI, regional recruitment and TLC programs.Please note that later in the year, the Career Center sponsors programming focused solely on public sector employers, such as the Careers in Public Sector Table Talk (October), the Public Sector Recruitment Program (January) and the Government and Public Interest Internships Fair (February).

Public Sector Employers Participating in 2014 OCI, Regional Recruitment & TLC Programs

OCI (Bidding closes Tuesday, 7/15 at 12p.m.)

Connecticut Judicial Branch Superior Court Legal Researcher (New Haven, CT)**

Federal Communications Commission, Office of General Counsel (Washington, DC)

Federal Reserve Board (Washington, DC)

Miami-Dade County State Attorney (Miami, FL)

National Security Agency (Fort Meade, MD)

National Treasury Employees Union (Washington, DC)

New York City Law Department (New York, NY)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation – Office of Chief Counsel (Washington, DC)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation – Office of the General Counsel (Washington, DC)

Southern Environmental Law Center (Charlottesville, VA)

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office (Brooklyn, NY)

The Nature Conservancy (Arlington, VA)**

The New York County District Attorney’s Office**

The Office of Enforcement at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Washington, DC)

U.S. Air Force, The Judge Advocate General’s Corps HQ USAF/JAX (Joint Base Andrews)

U.S. Army JAG Corps (Worldwide)

U.S. Comptroller of the Currency (Washington, DC)

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor (Washington, DC)

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser (Washington, DC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel (Washington, DC)

U.S. Federal Trade Commission (Washington, DC)

U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection (Washington, DC)

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Office of the General Counsel (Washington, DC)**

U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel (Washington, DC)**

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Atomic Safety & Licensing Board Panel (Rockville, MD)

New York Regional (Bidding closes Monday, 7/14 at 12p.m.)

Nassau County District Attorney’s Office (Mineola, NY)

Office of the Bronx County District Attorney (Bronx, NY)

Philadelphia Regional (Bidding closes Monday, 7/14 at 12p.m.)

Defender Association of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (Philadelphia, PA)

TLC – Chicago (Bidding closes Friday, 7/11 at 12p.m.)

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (Chicago, IL)

TLC – Los Angeles (Bidding closes Friday, 7/11 at 12p.m.)

Los Angeles County Public Defender

TLC – Miami (Bidding closes Friday, 7/11 at 12p.m.)

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (Miami, FL)

Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office (Miami, FL)

TLC – San Francisco (Bidding closes Friday, 7/11 at 12p.m.)

Riverside County District Attorney (Riverside, CA)

*Detailed information on applying for these opportunities is available in the 2014 Recruitment Programs Student Information and Registration Manual.

**Employers added to this list since July 1, 2014

Class of 2016 – Important Clerkship Info!

2014 July 10
by gwlawcareers

August is just around the corner and some federal judges may also start recruiting the Class of 2016 for post graduate federal clerkships starting on August 1, 2014.

If you missed the information session that we had in March on applying for clerkships, you can watch the video here( You should also review the updated Judicial Clerkship Handbook available on the portal under “Department Info” and then “Clerkship Office.”

Finally, please plan to attend one of our “Nuts & Bolts of Using OSCAR” LIVE webinars.  OSCAR ( is the online application system used by federal judges to post clerkship opportunities and solicit applications.  OSCAR will be available to rising 2Ls to register and explore on June 1, 2014 and available to rising 2Ls to submit applications to open positions on August 1, 2014.   Sheila Driscoll, Director of Judicial Clerkships, Julie McLaughlin, Associate Director, and Kevin McClease, the Judicial Clerkship Program Coordinator, will go over step-by-step registering on OSCAR, setting up your profile, uploading your materials and searching and applying for available federal clerkships. We will also discuss timing and strategic issues.

The live webinars are open to GW Law students only and will be held on:
Friday, July 18 at 12 pm Eastern
Wednesday, July 23 at 5 pm Eastern
Monday, July 28 at 12 pm Re-scheduled to Wednesday, July 30, at 12 pm Eastern

You will need to register through the workshops on Symplicity.  Please note that the webinar will be conducted through so you will need a reliable internet connection and preferably, a telephone connection to participate.

Free Seminar for the Indian Land Tenure Foundation on July 16th [External Event]

2014 July 9

The Indian Land Tenure Foundation (“ILTF”), the premier, national nonprofit organization dedicated to American Indian land recovery, is sponsoring an exciting half-day legal seminar at the offices of Arnold & Porter LLP on Wednesday, July 16.  

Interested GW Law Students are able to attend the seminar free of charge!  The program will begin at noon and include lunch and a complimentary reception following the program.  Please register for this program if you would like to attend, so that ILTF will have an accurate count for our food order.

The forum, entitled Restoring the Public Trust:  Cobell v. Jewell and Beyond, will use Cobell to examine the erosion of public trust in the government and what should be done to restore that trust.  Cobell resulted in the largest class-action settlement against the federal government in U.S. history.  Cobell stemmed from more than a century of mismanagement of American Indian individual trust assets by the federal government.  Originally filed in 1996, the case was settled for $3.4 billion in 2010.

The distinguished faculty for the program includes the lead plaintiffs’ counsel in Cobell and the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of Interior.  Senator Al Franken has been invited to join us at the reception following the program.

Here is a link to the program brochure for the forum Cobell DC CLE Brochure-final-6-12.  Additional information about the program is also available on our website at:


5th biennial Public Defender Advocacy, Training & Hiring Conference (PATH)

2014 July 3
by gwlawcareers

Registration is now open for the 5th biennial Public Defender Advocacy, Training & Hiring Conference (PATH), to be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Registration is FREE
To register, CLICK HERE.

Additional details and a draft agenda can be found here.

We are pleased to confirm that we have partnered with The George Washington University Law School, which is generously providing both the conference space and the meal for our Lunch with the Defenders session. This promises to be, as always, an exciting event, featuring three concurrent ‘paths’ focusing on advocacy, training and hiring in the indigent criminal defense community. Although this summer’s schedule is not yet complete, we have confirmed speakers from the Alexandria, New Hampshire and Colorado PD offices – and expect many more.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Thomas, Director of Legal Recruiting, at
(202) 824-2337 or