Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Joint Minority Bar Summer Judicial Internship Program Accepting Applications until December 30

The Association of Judges of Hispanic Heritage (“AJHH”), the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”), the Asian American Law Fund of New York (“AALFNY”), the Dominican Bar Assocation ("DBA"), the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (“MBBA”), the Puerto Rican Bar Association (“PRBA”), and the South Asian Bar Association (“SABANY”) have joined together to form the Joint Minority Judicial Internship Program to offer law students who have completed at least one year of law school the opportunity to continue their legal education as summer judicial interns in New York and New Jersey metropolitan area courthouses. Judicial internships are exceptional learning opportunities that offer tremendous insight into the process of judicial decision-making. They offer an opportunity to strengthen analytic and legal writing skills.

For more information about the Program and to apply, go here.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Registration for RebLaw 2012 is now open!

Who: Proud-to-Be-Rebels

What: The Eighteenth Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference. The RebLaw Conference is an annual, student-run conference that brings together practitioners, law students, and community advocates from around the country to discuss innovative, progressive approaches to law and social change.

The Conference will have nearly two dozen panels and workshops, including: *Enforcing Labor Rights in a Transnational World * Mobilizing for Sexual and Reproductive Justice * Strategic Lawyering for Collective Entities: Models, Methods and Movement Building * Fighting the Monopoly on Medicine * Fallout from the Wal-Mart Decision * Crime, But Not Punishment: Restorative Justice As An Alternative to Criminal Prosecution in Domestic & International Contexts * The Work JDs Do in Education Reform * Race and Voting * Prison Re-Entry * Sovereignty, Identity, and Genocide: U.S. Law and Native Bodies * Transnational LGBT Advocacy * Confronting Big Food * Juvenile Justice * Rethinking the Public Interest Law Market * Union organizing * Environmental Justice * and more!

Where: Yale Law School, New Haven, CT.

When: Friday, February 17–Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cost: Standard registration is $30. Registration is free for members of the Yale, UConn, New Haven, and Quinnipiac communities.

Register here.

Check out their Facebook page for regular updates. And join the conversation at the Reblawg!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monroe County Bar Association's Diversity Summer Clerkship Program

The Monroe County Bar Association's Legal Diversity Clerkship Program is co-sponsored by the MCBA (through its Diversity Committee), the Rochester Black Bar Association (RBBA), and the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA). This program seeks to increase diversity in the legal profession in the Rochester area by attracting qualified first-year law students from historically under-represented groups within the legal profession, including racial and ethnic minorities, to work in paid positions with Rochester area law firms and other legal employers.

For more information about this program, go here.

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Peggy Browning Fund Labor Law Fellowship Program

The mission of the Peggy Browning Fund is to educate and inspire the next generation of advocates for workplace justice. Through fellowships, workers’ rights conferences, networking and other programs, the Fund provides unique opportunities for law students to work for economic and social justice.

The Peggy Browning Fellowship Program provides stipends to law students who dedicate their summer to advancing the cause of workers' rights by working for labor unions, worker centers, the U.S. Department of Labor, union-side law firms and other nonprofit organizations. It is a ten-week summer fellowship available to 1st and 2nd year law students intended to encourage them to consider labor law as a viable career choice. 

For more information and to apply for the fellowship online, go here.  The deadline is January 13, 2012.