11.14.2016

MABLSA Food and Clothing Drive


A regional food and clothing drive for local homeless shelters
Dates: November 7th - December 7th

Contact mablsa.service@nblsa.org for more information

11.11.2016

Job Opportunity: Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program

The Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center offers one year Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women's rights throughout their careers. Although each Fellowship experience is unique, each of our fellows works to advance women's rights at a D.C.-based organization, learn together about substantive women’s rights issues, explore a multitude of career paths through which they can advocate for women’s equality, and develop their legal and interpersonal skills through seminars, trainings, networking events and other Fellowship activities. For more information please visit the website: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/wlppfp/.  


WLPPFP Fellowship Placement:  In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda


This is a one year position, from September 2017 to August 2018, at a salary of $48,000.  It is strongly advised that you familiarize yourself with this organization before completing this application.

For more information, click here.

11.04.2016

Community Service Weekend in Richmond, VA


VA Happy Hour
Friday, November 11, 2016; 6-10pm
Come out and mingle at a MABLSA Happy Hour! Free food and drink specials!


Youth Moot Court Competition
 Saturday, November 12, 2016; 12-2pm

MABLSA Youth Moot Court Competition Partnered with MLK Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond.
Know Your Rights Info Session
Saturday November 12; 4-6pm

A discussion of the current relationship between law enforcement and the community and how to exercise individual rights as citizens when approached by police. 




10.25.2016

Reminder!


This Thursday join us for "Young, Troubled, and Abused: Discussion and Action Steps Toward Juvenile Justice Reform." The panel will consist of representatives from the DC Office of the Attorney General, the DC Public Defender Services and other agencies that work with our juvenile population. These agencies will speak on policies they areseeking to implement as it relates to revisiting the goal of the juvenile justice system: rehabilitation. As well as discuss the Cradle to Prison Pipeline and the overlap been the foster care system and the juvenile justice system. Topics that will be discussed are: juveniles detention in adult facilities, overcrowding of juvenile facilities, transgender youth, sentencing, cradle to prison pipeline. and, special challenges of LGBT youth. There will not only be discussion surrounding these issues, but action steps as well: petition, mentoring, etc.

9.30.2016

SAVE THE DATE: Young, Troubled, and Abused: Discussion and Action Steps Toward Juvenile Justice Reform


Save the Date: Thursday October 27 --"Young, Troubled, and Abused: Discussion and Action Steps Toward Juvenile Justice Reform." The panel will consist of representatives from the DC Office of the Attorney General, the DC Public Defender Services and other agencies that work with our juvenile population. These agencies will speak on policies they areseeking to implement as it relates to revisiting the goal of the juvenile justice system: rehabilitation. As well as discuss the Cradle to Prison Pipeline and the overlap been the foster care system and the juvenile justice system. Topics that will be discussed are: juveniles detention in adult facilities, overcrowding of juvenile facilities, transgender youth, sentencing, cradle to prison pipeline. and, special challenges of LGBT youth. There will not only be discussion surrounding these issues, but action steps as well: petition, mentoring, etc.


9.18.2016

Voting Drive


Join the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association by hosting local voter registration programs!

8.22.2016

Georgetown Law Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program Application

The Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center offers one year Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women's rights throughout their careers.

The fellowship is In our own voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda.
Please find the application attached.

8.20.2016

MABLSA Law School Bootcamp

Law School Bootcamp is a MABLSA program geared towards current 1L students as well as perspective law students. The event will include a student panel, workshops on outlining and exam tips, and a networking lunch. Please RSVP here by September 3.




If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nicole Franks at mablsa.prelaw@nblsa.org or Felise Ortiz at mablsa.historian@nblsa.org.

See you there!

8.16.2016

Welcome Back Greater Philly Happy Hour




RSVP by August 24th  with Sadé Calin (mablsa.philly@mablsa.org)


8.04.2016

Job Fair Update

MABLSA Members, 

It is hard to believe that the Job Fair is only two days away! The MABLSA Executive Team has been working tirelessly to ensure that this Job Fair will be beneficial and we hope that you take advantage of everything the Fair has to offer. 

The fair will be held at American University Washington College of Law (WCL), located at 4300 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. The schedule of events is as follows: 

8:00 am: Check-In Opens
9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Morning Interviews
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Afternoon Interviews

In addition to any interviews you may have been preselected for, Cohen & Grigsby, PC and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman are both looking for 2L's for next summer and will be conducting on the spot interviews. If interested, please bring a resume, transcript and writing sample. There will be a sign up sheet upon arrival to the fair you can use to sign up for an interview slot. These interviews are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE - so I suggest arriving early if you are interested. 

Also, we will have several employers conducting table talks to provide information to you regarding how to obtain employment with their respective organizations. The following firms and organizations will be holding table talks: 
  • Virginia Indigent Defense Commission 
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • U.S. Department of Justice 
  • Earth Justice 
  • Miles and Stockbridge P.C. 
Lastly, make sure you log into your Symplicity account and double check your interview times. Several interviews have been moved at the request of the employer.