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. 

7.10.2016

Job Fair Registration is Open!

The bidding for the 2016 Job Fair is open. We have worked diligently to provide you the opportunity to interview with a wide variety of employers from throughout the country. We have 23 employers currently registered and awaiting for you to apply. These employers include major law firms and public interest organizations.

Read more here.

7.07.2016

Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

The Mental Health Division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia is hiring! If interested, please email your resume, cover letter, transcript, writing sample and two references to mhdinternclerk@pdsdc.org. Job description and more information can be found here.

7.02.2016

Student Registration Packets are Here!

Students!

The Registration packets are now available. Don't miss out on the upcoming Job Fair at the American University Washington College of Law on Saturday August 6, 2016. Renew your NBLSA membership here and make the most of this opportunity.

Student packets are here!

Register here: https://law-nblsa-csm.symplicity.com/students/

Updated dates:
Student Bidding Opens - July 10, 2016
Student Bidding Closes - July 17, 2016
Employer Selection Period - July 18 - July 22
Student Acceptance Period - July 23 - July 26

3.03.2016

NY Legal Education Opportunity Program for Pre-Law Students

he New York Legal Education Opportunity Program (NY LEO) promotes diversity within the legal profession by improving the probability of success for minority, low-income and economically disadvantaged students who aspire to attend law school. NY LEO is an intensive six-week law school preparation program scheduled to take place June 6, 2016 through July 15, 2016 at the New York State Judicial Institute, the court system’s judicial education training center, located on the campus of Pace Law School, in White Plains, New York. The program is designed to provide a solid foundation for success in law school by strengthening the analytical, writing and study stills of prospective law students. Classes are taught by tenured or tenure-track faculty from New York State law schools. Tuition, room and board, modified meal plan, books and supplies are provided free of charge to participants thanks to funding provided by New York State Assembly and Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, a 2009 NY LEO alumna.
To qualify for this program you must:

1) be a minority, economically disadvantaged or educationally disadvantaged resident of New York;

2) be a college graduate by June 2016; and 

3) have been accepted or have an application pending at a New York law school for Fall 2016 enrollment.

The application deadline is March 25, 2016. Application forms and additional information can be found a twww.nycourts.gov/attorneys/leo.

A PDF Brochure can be downloaded here.

Reed Smith Diverse Scholars Program

We are pleased to present Reed Smith’s 2016 Diverse Scholars Program.  Reed Smith has a strong commitment to diversity which has resulted in a firm in which diversity and inclusion permeate the culture.  Rewarding young future leaders for their efforts in the area of diversity and introducing them to the Reed Smith culture are two important goals of this program

The Diverse Scholars Program provides two $20,000 awards to be used to defray necessary expenditures related to her/his legal education for the second year of law school, as well as a paid summer associate position after completion of the second year of law school.  The program is open to first-year law students who have demonstrated excellent academic scholarship and a commitment to diversity and  inclusion.

Scholarship applicants must submit a resume, a completed application (2016 Diverse Scholars Application)a personal statement, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and a legal writing sample to:  DiverseScholars@reedsmith.com.

Summer associate positions in 2017 are available in:  Chicago; Los Angeles; San Francisco; New York City; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Houston, and Washington, D.C.  Applications must be submitted on or before July 25, 2016.

Students may also visit the Diverse Scholars page located within the law students section at http://careers.reedsmith.comfor more information about our program and to download an application.  To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit http://diversity.reedsmith.com

If you have any questions about our Diverse Scholars Program please send an inquiry toDiverseScholars@reedsmith.com.