Internships and Summer Programs of Interest
- There is an opening in the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. The paralegal would work on LIBOR cases (high-profile investigations of major banks accused of manipulating the London interbank offered rate). The person would be hired through CACI as a contractor and work in downtown DC.
Emily Cassidy ’11, is currently working as a paralegal in the Fraud Section. She says: It’s a great place to work. This would be a perfect opportunity for an economics major who’s thinking about going to law school but there aren’t any strict requirements or qualifications to apply, so any major is fine. They’re looking to fill the LIBOR position ASAP. We do not have a posting, yet, but feel free to contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pine Tree Legal Assistance is looking to fill a summer position for a paralegal in its Augusta, ME office. See JobCat for details. Applications should be sent to Mr. Tom Kelley. If you have questions, or would like to speak with someone about Pine Tree and the position please contact Rob Liscord ’11. Rob is an Outreach Coordinator with the Veteran’s Project at Pine Tree.LatinoJustice’s LAWbound program aims to increase the number of Latinos who successfully stay on the path to law school. This program helps students to effectively navigate the law school admissions process. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a legal education; be of Hispanic heritage and currently enrolled as a college freshman or sophomore; demonstrate strong academic potential with a minimum overall B average or better and permit access to your academic record. The dates for the summer prep program are not yet available but will likely take place August 5-9, Location to be determined. Applications should be available by the end of February and are typically due by mid-June. Contact Nancy Gibson at email@example.com or check back here for an update.
- Cornell University Pre-Law Program in New York City will be held June 3 – July 12, 2013. Includes a four-credit course, a limited number of selective internships in law firms or legal departments, the opportunity to explore the law and culture of New York City. The cost of the program is $5,370 which does not include housing. Students are responsible for finding own housing. Application deadline: on a rolling basis until the program is full.
- DC Summer Institute on Law & Policy, launching this July in Washington, DC. Offered by Duke University School of Law, the program costs $1800 but financial assistance is available from the program. Over two, two-week sessions (July 8-18 and July 22-August 2), premier public law faculty from Duke Law School will offer short courses on topics of broad interest. Evening classes will offer participants the opportunity to examine the Affordable Care Act, and better understand how policy becomes law. Others will analyze the current debates over same-sex marriage and affirmative action, including discussion of the Supreme Court opinions on those issues, expected in June 2013, as well as hydraulic fracturing, the use of military drones, the implications of bank being “too big to fail,” and wrongful convictions.
The program is open to college juniors and seniors, graduate and professional students, lawyers, legislative aides, federal agency employees, nongovernmental analysts, journalists, and others. Online enrollment is now available atlaw.duke.edu/dcinstitute. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Amanda Lacoff.