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ABA Law Student Reporters Program – Apply by Friday, June 5, 2015

The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law subcommittee in the Law Student Action Group and would like to invite Texas Law students to apply to their Law Student Reporters Program.
Participants selected for the Program are given complimentary registration to the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s #IPCentral at the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. During the Conference, students attend the Section’s premier CLE programs and network with Intellectual Property Law attorneys from across the nation while reporting on the content of the CLE programming via social media. This is a great opportunity for your students to distinguish themselves in the area of Intellectual Property Law.
Early bird applications for the program are due by 4 p.m. (Central Time) on Friday, June 5, 2015 and the final deadline is Tuesday, June 30, 2015. More opportunities are available for law students who join the Law Student Action Group.

 

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award – Apply by June 1, 2015

Texas Law students are eligible for a $1,212 Segal Education Award for dedicating 300 hours of service to a qualifying legal project with a nonprofit or government office. The award is through Equal Justice Works’ AmeriCorps JD program. You can use those funds to reduce the amount you have to borrow for law school or to repay your loans after you graduate.

The application takes about 30 minutes using the online Student Application Manager. If you need have questions or need help, you can:

Equal Justice Works also has a quick video on what it means to be an AmeriCorps JD member.

The application deadline is 4 p.m. (CT) on June 1, 2015.

Anyone who applies to AmeriCorps JD is automatically entered to win one of 20 iPad Air or Surface 3 tablets!

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (July 28) – Register by May 20, 2015

The Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair connects rising 2Ls and 3Ls with employers offering 2016 summer positions. The Fair encompasses all areas of intellectual property from litigation, transactional work, prosecution, and spans across all industries and types of organizations. See the student instructions and list of participating employers.

Online student registration is due May 20, 2015 and includes a nonrefundable $30 fee.

If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Aitken in the CSO at naitken@law.utexas.edu.

Scott Ozmun Fellowship – Applications due by May 11, 2015

The Scott Ozmun Fellowship provides financial support to a student who works with local law firms on pro bono cases through Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas. The fellowship recipient works under the supervision of a VLS attorney for a minimum of 300 hours during the academic year, assisting lawyers at local law firms who have agreed to handle pro bono family matters through the VLS Family Law Clinic Program. The Fellow also assists with client intake at the VLS evening legal advice and intake clinics.A strong preference will be given to candidates who are fluent in Spanish.

Interested students are welcome to contact past fellow, Abby Anna Batko-Taylor, at abatko-taylor@vlsoct.org.

Applications are due to the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law by noon on Monday, May 11, 2015.

Blask Fellowship for students interning within the Southern District of Texas – Applications due May 8, 2015

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 2015 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. Attorney
  • U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
  • U.S. Trustee
  • EEOC
  • FBI
  • Federal Public Defender
  • N.A.S.A.
  • Office of Homeland Security

Students are not able to receive both academic credit and scholarships – only one or the other. 

Eligibility:  Full-time students at any accredited U.S. law school who: have completed at least 30 hours of course work by June 1, 2015; at the time of application, have a GPA which ranks in the top half of the applicant’s law school class; and have secured or will secure an internship with a federal court or agency within the district.

Application:  Send a resume with your GPA and class rank together with a letter: identifying your federal employer(s), date(s) of employment, and other stipends or awards received; describing your interest in federal public service; and discussing any special circumstances you would like considered to fba.southtx@gmail.com.

Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2015. All applicants will receive a response by May 15, 2015.

For more information, contact Jay Huffman at jhuffman@blankrome.com.

The receipt of this Grant is dependent upon the completion of the terms and conditions of the summer internship for a minimum of six weeks. By May 31, the applicant must provide a letter to the Federal Bar Association from one of the participating agencies or courts stating that the recipient has been accepted for a summer internship. The recipient will also be required to write a short letter to the Federal Bar Association at the end of the internship reviewing the internship experience. Applicants should confirm with their intern employer their ability to accept Fellowship proceeds. Additionally, acceptance of this scholarship may impact the recipient’s entitlement to concurrent course credit. Applicants should therefore check with their law school for clarification.

Virtual Student Foreign Service for 2015-16 Academic Year

Many students would love to have the chance to do internships with the U.S. Department of State but do not have the financial or time resources needed for them to be able to travel to an internship duty site in Washington, D.C. or at one of the diplomatic posts overseas.

An excellent option for interested students is a virtual internship with the Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS). Virtual interns apply to work on one of 300+ projects that have been requested by Foreign Service Officers who are posted overseas or are working in Washington.

The application window for the 2015-16 VSFS eInternship Program will be July 2-22, 2015. You can get ready now to become an eIntern!

eInterns play an important role in advancing the federal government’s reach in diplomacy, development, journalism, trade, environment, health, and agriculture initiatives. There’s something for everyone. Last year, 11 agencies participated including the State Department, USAID, the Smithsonian, NASA, EPA and Education.

eInterns scan expect to work approximately ten hours a week on most projects from September through May. Although this is unpaid, volunteer work, VSFS eInternships provide the opportunity to make a difference, connect with U.S. diplomats, and gain valuable experience. Depending on the nature of the internship project, and the student’s own college or university, an eInternship may qualify for course credit.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens, and enrolled in at least one university-level, on-site course being taught in the U.S. or abroad.

San Francisco IP Law Association Job Fair (Aug. 8, 2015) – Student Registration/Bidding now open thru May 24, 2015

18th Annual SFIPLA Bay Area Job Fair
Saturday, August 8, 2015
University of California Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, CA

Texas Law students may register and submit bids for the SFIPLA Bay Area Job Fair beginning Thursday, April 23, 2015. All registration information (including submitted bids) must be completed by 3 p.m. (CT) on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Rising 2Ls and 3Ls (Class of 2016 and 2017) may participate. Registration and bidding takes place on the SFIPLA Symplicity module.

Please note that only student members of SFIPLA are permitted to participate in the job fair. For complete student information, including how to become a member, please read the 2015 Student Job Fair Letter.

If you have any questions about this fair, please contact Alisha Camacho, Job Fair Coordinator, at acamacho@law.utexas.edu.

New Website Features Judicial Internship Postings in Texas

Still looking for a judicial internship for the upcoming summer?  Check out the new Interns Across Texas website, which is a database of available judicial internships in Texas created and maintained by the Texas Young Lawyers Association.

Although unpaid, any judicial internship is a valuable experience—you can improve your research and writing skills, observe court proceedings, and become familiar with the legal community in a specific city.

Internships with federal courts and state appellate courts may qualify for academic credit, but students must obtain instructor approval to register and attend an orientation before beginning the internship (see Judicial Internship Program).  The deadlines for whole-session summer courses apply.

For additional judicial internship postings, visit the CSO Job Bank on Symplicity.

CSO Panels & Workshops Available Online

Did you miss a program this past year? You may now review many of the panels and workshops presented by the Career Services Office this past year (UT EID required):

Webinar: Credit Suisse Summer Associate Information – New Date (June 3, 2015)

Credit Suisse Summer Associate Information Webinar
Wednesday, June 3, at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT – Register by June 2, 2015


Learn about Credit Suisse, associate roles in Investment Banking and Private Banking, and the application and interview process. Hear from Credit Suisse employees in the departments who also have law school degrees. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Register online by Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

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