Thursday, April 24, 2014

Weekly Digest | April 25, 2014

If you’re looking for a quick distraction from studying for finals, look no farther! In this week’s digest:
·         For Public Interest Minded Graduating 3Ls – Introducing the Brand New Rosenberg Fellowship Program and the Revamped Graduate Fellowship Program!
·         AmeriCorps JD Scholarship
·         DuPont Minority Job Fair
·         Deadline to Apply for the Blask Fellowship – TODAY
·         Hot Jobs
Also, don’t forget to take a look at the CDO Facebook page for great professional development tips, advice, and articles.
Rosenberg Fellowship Program
Applications Being Accepted Now
The University of Houston is proud to announce its new, long-term fellowship program, the Yale Leonard and Irene Merker Rosenberg Fellowship Program. Through this program, select public interest organizations will host a 2014 Law Center graduate to work with its office for a 13 month period.
The Law Center will cover a significant portion of the fellow's salary, while the organization will cover the remaining salary and benefits. Each organization will solicit applications on the Symplicity Job Bank, conduct interviews at their office, and make hiring decisions on varying timelines.
For more information, go to: Note that applications for the Rosenberg Fellowship position at Tahirih Justice Center are now being accepted in the Symplicity Job Bank. Log in and search for Job ID# 10175 to apply.
UHLC Graduate Fellowship Program
Deadline to Apply: May 19, 2014
The UHLC Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to make it possible for our recent graduates who are dedicated to careers in public service to pursue unpaid internships as they await their bar results. The Law Center will provide up to $4,500 to a limited number of recent graduates selected for a Graduate Fellowship with a government agency or a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Fellowships will ONLY be awarded to students meeting all of the following criteria:
1.       A sincere desire to have a long-term career in the public sector.
2.       A demonstrated background and dedication to public interest work.
3.       The potential to stay on at their host organization in a long-term capacity as evidenced by the organization’s past hiring practices and the information provided by the supervisor in the agency agreement form.
For more information and application instructions, go to:
Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Scholarship
Deadline to Apply: May 2, 2014
1Ls or 2Ls working with a nonprofit and/or government agency are strongly encouraged to apply for the AmeriCorps JD Scholarship. This is wonderful, but underutilized source of funding for summer service. Note that although UHLC restricts its Fellowship recipients from receiving funding from two sources, AmeriCorps JD is an exception to that rule. 
Students secure their own placements at nonprofit organizations or local, county or state governments, and then fill out a brief application, serve at least 300 hours, and submit a short report of their activities to receive an education award of $1,175 that can be applied to tuition or student loans. Equal Justice Works just loosened the criteria and extended the deadline to Friday, May 2, 2014. Previously, these funds were available only to students who committed to serve Veterans or victims of disaster for at least 20% of their summer service. Now, all students serving in qualifying organizations (e.g. nonprofit, public defender, state or local government agency) are eligible to receive the funds.
For more information and application instructions, go to:
DuPont Minority Job Fair
Saturday, August 2, 2014
| Houston, Los Angeles, and Wilmington
Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2014

DuPont is proud to announce the 21st Annual DuPont Legal Minority Job Fairs. For 21 years they have led the effort to attract talented law students, with an interest in increasing the number of lawyers of color represented in our law firms and primary legal service companies.

University of Houston has been selected as a participating law school, which means that our students are able to apply and participate. Registration for the Houston, Los Angeles, and Wilmington sites will be completed on a secured electronic site. For information on how to access the password protected website and how to apply, please contact your counselor in the Career Development Office.
Federal Bar Association, Southern District of Texas, Blask Fellowship
Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 25, 2014
Grants up to $3,000 are available for a limited number of law students who serve as legal interns for a minimum of six weeks during the summer of 2014 in the offices of a federal court or agency located within the Southern District of Texas, including but not limited to the following:
U.S. District Court  - U.S. Bankruptcy Court  - U.S. Magistrate Court  - U.S. Trustee  - Federal Bureau of Investigation -Federal Public Defender  - U.S. Attorney  - EEOC  - U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement  - Office of Homeland Security  - N.A.S.A.
For more details and application instructions, go to the CDO Calendar.
Hot Jobs
10175 – Rosenberg Fellow, Tahirih Justice Center (Houston, TX)
10179 – Fall Judicial Intern, Judge Hittner, U.S. District Court (Houston, TX)
10170 – Legal Intern, Nexen Energy Services (Houston, TX)
10173 – Summer Legal Intern, Children’s Assessment Center (Houston, TX)
10159 – Internship, Templeton Mortgage Company (Lubbock, TX)
10165 – Internship, Trinity Title of Texas (San Antonio, TX)

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