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How Innovation is Changing the Legal Landscape on March 31, 2015 – RSVP

How Innovation is Changing the Legal Landscape
Tuesday, March 31, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Google and Facebook did not exist 20 years ago and yet they have completely changed the way the world works. What role has their rapid growth had on the law? How have they operated in areas where there are no laws? What impact have they had on legislators and policy-enforcers?

Come and listen to a hand-picked selection of Austin’s brightest legal minds discuss how innovation is changing the legal landscape. A panel of four industry leaders will be together on stage for one night to discuss this topic in front of a selection of UT’s best law students. Panelists include:

Paul Tobias, ’91, Partner, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
Majorie Mastin Winters, ’99, NEST Director and Counsel, DLA Piper
Brian Alford, Attorney, Miller, Egan, Molter & Nelson
Russel Denton, Associate, Andrews Kurth
Nick Spiller, CEO of Freshman Founders, Moderator

There will be plenty of great food and wine included. You don’t want to miss it!

RSVP online.

Corporate, Nonprofit and Government Summer 2015 Legal Internships (March 16, 2015)

Below are links to corporate and nonprofit summer 2015 clerkship opportunities that are not featured on the CSO Job Bank.

Government

Nonprofit

Additional job opportunities may also be found directly via employer websites and job aggregation sites, such as LawStudentJobs.netLinkedIn, and Indeed. Read individual job postings and websites carefully and only submit materials requested.

Updated Texas Law Mentor Directory now available on Symplicity

The updated Texas Law Mentor Directory, now available on Symplicity, is a valuable resource for Texas Law students seeking information on a wide range of topics, from career paths to job search advice, to job market trends in diverse geographic locations. Texas Law alumni are available to share their insights and expertise with students seeking to expand their job-related knowledge and enhance their professional network. Click on the “Mentor Directory” tab to perform a detailed search.

In addition to the Mentor Directory on Symplicity, we encourage you to connect with fellow students and alumni via the Texas Law Alumni-Student Connections group on LinkedIn.

If you have any questions about the Mentor Directory or LinkedIn group, please contact Deb Freeman, Assistant Director for Communications in the CSO, at dfreeman@law.utexas.edu.

Access to Justice Internship Program – Apply by March 31, 2015

The Access to Justice Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for law students to intern with Texas non-profit civil legal services providers. The goals of the internship program are to encourage students to help address the legal problems of underserved individuals and communities and to educate future attorneys about those problems. For the summer of 2015, the Commission will provide approximately 8 internships to law students.  Summer interns will be granted a stipend of $5,000 for 400 hours of work. This year the guidelines are expanded to include applications for interns working in both rural and urban offices. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2015.

Deadline Extended for Squire Patton Boggs Fellowship – Now due by March 16, 2015

2015 Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Public Policy Fellowship – Deadline extended to Monday, March 16, 2015

The Squire Patton Boggs Foundation is pleased to contribute a fellowship worth $5,000 to support a University of Texas School of Law student who has completed either his/her first or second year of law school and will be working on public policy and related matters for a government agency, international organization or nonprofit public interest organization this summer. A preference will be given to veterans of the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars and students pursuing public service opportunities with organizations focused on business-related public policy issues, including economic development, banking, finance, community development, property and tax. Additional information on the Foundation and its past fellows can be found on the Foundation’s website and Facebook page.

To apply for the fellowship, please submit the following materials to the Career Services Office c/o Sooyeon Kim either in person in TNH 3.130, or by email to cso@law.utexas.edu:

  1. Resume;
  2. Law school transcript;
  3. Statement of interest—two to three double-spaced pages describing the organization you will work for, the type of work you anticipate you will be doing, why you are interested in the position and your long-term career goals. Also include the information on the length of your internship and whether you are receiving any pay or funding;
  4. List of three references; and
  5. Supporting statement from your sponsoring organization—confirming your offer, identifying your supervising attorney, and indicating the type of legal work you will do during your internship.

Applications should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 16, 2015.

Corporate and Nonprofit Summer 2015 Legal Internships (March 9, 2015)

Below are links to corporate and nonprofit summer 2015 clerkship opportunities that are not featured on the CSO Job Bank.

Nonprofit

Additional job opportunities may also be found directly via employer websites and job aggregation sites, such as LawStudentJobs.netLinkedIn, and Indeed. Read individual job postings and websites carefully and only submit materials requested.

Corporate and Nonprofit Summer 2015 Legal Internships (March 04, 2015)

Below are links to corporate and nonprofit summer 2015 clerkship opportunities that are not featured on the CSO Job Bank.

Corporate

Nonprofit

Additional job opportunities may also be found directly via employer websites and job aggregation sites, such as LawStudentJobs.netLinkedIn, and Indeed. Read individual job postings and websites carefully and only submit materials requested.

Judicial Clerkship Workshop on Friday, March 6, 2015 – RSVP

On Friday, March 6, five judges from around the country will be at Texas Law to speak with students about clerkships and the application process. Every student who already has a 2016-term clerkship or is applying for a 2016 clerkship is required to attend the panel and one of the break-out discussions; 1Ls are also encouraged to attend.

The following judges will be participating in the Workshop:  Judge Leslie Southwick, U.S. District Court for the Fifth Circuit (Jackson, MS); Judge Vince Chhabria, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco, CA); Judge Lance Africk, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans, LA); Judge Elaine Kaplan, U.S. Court of Federal Claims (Washington, DC); and Justice Jeff Brown, Supreme Court of Texas (Austin, TX).

For a complete agenda, which includes the panel “Creating Your Strongest Clerkship Application,” from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the Eidman Courtroom followed by break-out discussions with the judges from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., please contact Katie Deetjen at clerk-admin@law.utexas.edu.

Students may also RSVP by Wednesday, March 4, on Symplicity. Please note for the break-out sessions with judges in small groups, students will be assigned a session and given the room number upon arrival at the panel.

The Voting Rights Act at 50: Preserving the Right to Vote (Lives in the Law with Dale Ho) on March 5, 2015

The Voting Rights Act at 50: Preserving the Right to Vote
Thursday, March 5, 2015
11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m. in the Eidman Courtroom and 12:45-1:45 p.m. in the Jury Room

Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, will speak at 11:45 a.m. in the Eidman Courtroom about voter suppression at the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. From 12:45-1:45 p.m., he’ll meet informally with students in the Jury Room to discuss his career path and answer questions.

Ho supervises the ACLU’s voting rights litigation nationwide. He has litigated cases under the federal Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act, including Shelby County v. Holder, and is a frequent television commentator on voting rights issues. Prior to joining the ACLU, he was Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Lunch will be served at 12:45 p.m. RSVP by Wednesday, March 4, on Symplicity by selecting the ‘Events’ tab.

Individual Meetings with Dale Ho on March 5
20-minute slots available from 2:15-3:35 p.m. in the Career Services Interview Suite
Interested students can meet directly with Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, following his Lives in the Law presentation.

To sign up for a 20-minute time slot, please email your availability to Nicole Simmons at nsimmons@law.utexas.edu. Preference will be given to students who attend either the 11:45 a.m. or 12:45 p.m. presentations. Hurry while spaces are still available!

Presented by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, the Career Services Office, and the ACLU of Texas; cosponsored by the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association, Public Interest Law Association, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights, and the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society.

Equal Justice America Student Summer 2015 Fellowships due March 23, 2015

Equal Justice America is pleased to offer fellowships of up to $4,000 to students who will work full-time during Summer 2015 for organizations providing direct civil legal assistance for the poor.

To apply, students need to have a placement lined up first with an organization and must have their applications postmarked by March 23, 2015.

If you have any questions about Equal Justice America’s Fellowship Program, please contact Dan Ruben, Executive Director at EJA, at dan@equaljusticemaerica.org or Nicole Simmons, Director of Public Service Programs in the CSO, at nsimmons@law.utexas.edu.

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