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.


Voting Drive

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


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.


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!


Welcome Back Greater Philly Happy Hour

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


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. 


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.


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.


Student Registration Packets are Here!


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