Monday, July 24, 2017

Opportunities This Week:

  • UHLC 2017 Fall Mock Interview Program
  • Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
  • UHLC Graduate Fellowship Program

Upcoming Opportunities:

  • Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship
  • Vinson & Elkins Diversity Fellowship
  • United States EPA - Office of General Counsel, Summer Honors Program
  • United States Department of Justice Honors Program
  • Equal Justice Works Fellowships - Application Information for Rising 3Ls
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UHLC 2017 Fall Mock Interview Program
Thursday, August 10, 2017 | CDO Offices
Sign-up Period: July 28 – August 3, 2017

Each fall the CDO provides UHLC students the opportunity to "interview" with local attorneys and career specialists to prepare for the upcoming interview season. The Fall Mock Interview Program is a great way to network with local practitioners and hone your interviewing skills for the upcoming Fall OCI season. Please log on to the "Recruiting" tab in Symplicity and select “2017 Fall Mock Interviews” from the session dropdown menu to view available times and reserve your spot before space fills up!

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadline: Monday, July 31, 2017

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who completed their first year of law school by June 2017. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2018 in one of the firm’s offices. Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. For more information and to apply, click HERE.

UHLC Graduate Fellowship Program
EXTENDED Application Deadline: Friday, August 4, 2017

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 program recently received additional funding, and so a limited number of new slots are available. The Law Center will provide up to $4,500 to a limited number of recent graduates selected through a competitive application process for a Graduate Fellowship with a government agency or a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ONLY applicants meeting the following criteria will be considered:

  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 for the Graduate Fellowship Program, click HERE.


Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ropes & Gray has long been a proponent of law firm inclusion and diversity, with a dedicated mission to attract and retain outstanding lawyers of varied backgrounds. To further promote inclusion and diversity within the legal profession, the firm created the Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship, named after their beloved retired partner. This scholarship provides a $25,000 award to up to five outstanding second-year law students to offset the expenses of their legal education, and includes a paid summer associate position following completion of the second year of law school. The application process for the summer of 2018 will be open from May 15 through August 31, 2017. For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Vinson & Elkins Diversity Fellowship
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Vinson & Elkins (V&E) awards five of the brightest law students from the nation’s top law schools with a Diversity Fellowship every year. The Fellows each receive $12,000 and the opportunity to clerk in one of the firm’s U.S. offices (Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, Richmond, San Francisco, or Washington, D.C.) the summer following their 2L year. Since the program launched in 2007, V&E has awarded nearly 40 fellowships, and several former Fellows have joined V&E to practice law. Applications are being accepted now through August 31, 2017. A selection panel will evaluate all completed applications, conduct interviews, and announce Fellowship recipients in the Fall of 2017. For more information and to apply, click HERE.

United States EPA - Office of General Counsel, Summer Honors Program
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) operates a highly competitive, 12-week volunteer Summer Honors Law Clerk Program for law clerks who have completed their second year (or the equivalent for part-time students). OGC is committed to providing law clerks with a tremendous legal learning experience. Law clerks can expect to gain experience researching and writing about administrative, environmental, and general law issues. Law clerks also are assigned individual mentors and have opportunities to participate in client meetings, attend field trips, and improve professional skills. All applications must be received by Thursday, August 31, 2017. For more information and to apply, click HERE.

United States Department of Justice Honors Program
Application Period: July 31 - September 5, 2017

Every year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) hires a significant number of entry-level attorneys through the Honors Program. The program application opens on July 31 and runs through September 5, 2017, and is for rising 3Ls seeking postgraduate federal government attorney positions. Although these programs are competitive, the DOJ typically has numerous vacancies for the Honors Program. Selections are made based on many elements of a candidate’s background including a demonstrated commitment to government service, academic achievement, leadership, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, past employment, and extracurricular activities that relate to the work of Justice and the relevant component. For more information, click HERE.

Equal Justice Works Fellowships - Application Information for Rising 3Ls
Application Period: June 28 - September 27, 2017

The Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program partners talented lawyers wanting to pursue public interest legal careers with host organizations and sponsors to support projects that serve underrepresented populations across the country. The two-year, postgraduate fellowships allow attorneys passionate about public interest law to develop and implement new legal projects that impact thousands of lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. Fellows receive a competitive salary and generous loan repayment assistance, a national training and leadership development program and additional support during their tenure. Applications and supporting paperwork are due to Equal Justice Works by Friday, September 27, 2017. For more information, including an application guide, sponsor preferences, and an application overview webinar, click HERE.


These jobs, along with more information and application instructions, can be found under the "Jobs" tab in Symplicity.
15285 - Honors Attorney for 2018, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Various Locations)
15297 - Public Service Fellowship ABA Section of Taxation, Legal Aid Service of Broward County (FL)
15298 - Fall Legal Internship, Kids in Need of Defense - KIND (Newark, NJ)
15301 - Law Clerk, The Patton Law Firm, PLLC (Houston, TX)
15295 - Law Clerk, Gonzalez Olivieri LLC (Houston, TX)
15156 - Intern - Risk Management, Texas Children's Hospital (Houston, TX)
15287 - Junior Associate, Pierce Skrabanek, PLLC (Houston, TX)
15292 - Law Clerk - Immigration Law, De Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendáriz, LLP (Houston, TX)
15189 - 2018-2019 Bristow Fellows Program, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General (Washington, DC)
15277 - 2018 OGC Summer Honors Law Clerk Program, U.S. EPA, Office of General Counsel (Various Locations)
15262 - Briefing Attorney or Junior Staff Attorney, Court of Appeals 13th District of Texas (Edinburg, TX)
15260 - Part-time Law Clerk (Civil Litigation), Will Denham & Associates (Houston, TX)
15245 - Law Clerk, Nguyen and Chen LLP (Houston, TX)
15244 - Law Clerk, Matias J Adrogué PLLC (Houston, TX)
15242 - 2L Summer Associate, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. (Minneapolis, MN)
15235 - Law Clerk Program, The U.S Copyright Office (Washington, D.C.)
15214 - 2L Summer Associate, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP (Grand Rapids, MI)
15233 - Summer Associate, Inpex Corporation (Tokyo, Japan)
15221 - Legal Fellowship Opportunities for 2018, National Women’s Law Center (Washington, D.C.)
15151 - Law Clerk II- Intern (Summer), Lone Star College System (The Woodlands, TX)


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