RSVP in Symplicity EVENTS – Lunch Provided!
|This free webinar will offer advice to diverse candidates, including law students and recent graduates, on how to market themselves to potential employers and discuss how practicing attorneys can succeed in the workplace. Presenters will include in-house counsel, a partner at a private firm, and a public interest attorney.
Sponsored by The Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
and Blank Rome LLP.
The Virginia Bar Association | 804-644-0041 | email@example.com
The A. Paul Knight Memorial Fellowship provides a stipend for selected Washington and Lee students, undergraduate and law, with a summer public interest position related to environmental protection or conservation.
In each of the past six summers, at least one law student has been selected to receive this fellowship. The fellowship is usually awarded to a student who already has secured a public interest job related to environmental law and who is seeking supplementary funding. Past recipients include students who have secured summer positions with EPA, DOJ, a state environmental protection agency or attorney general’s office, or a non-profit environmental organization.
If you are planning on applying for environmental organizations, you should submit a letter of interest to Professor Brian Murchison, firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than noon on Monday, February 8th. This letter of interest will indicate that you are seeking environmental positions and, if hired, would apply for Knight funding.
After you have secured a position, you will then submit an application by 5pm on Monday Feb. 22. Selections will be made by a W&L faculty-staff committee. The application should include your resume, law school transcript, and a letter addressing the following: your interest in environmental law (including any past involvement), where you will be working (attach a copy of correspondence confirming your hiring), what sort of work your summer job may entail, whether you will be receiving compensation of any kind, and how many weeks you will be working in the position.
If you have questions, please see Prof. Murchison.
Information on additional summer funding opportunities will be circulated in the coming weeks, please stay tuned!
$5,000 Scholarships for Diverse First-Year Law Students
McGuireWoods’ annual Diversity Scholarship Program will award up to eight $5,000 scholarships to diverse current first-year law students with an expected graduation year of 2018, who are committed to contributing to and supporting diversity within the legal profession. Applicants are considered based on their involvement in community activities and diversity related student organizations, personal achievements, and law school and undergraduate academic performance.
Consistent with the objective of promoting diversity in legal education and leadership roles in the legal profession, McGuireWoods will also consider additional criteria including, among other factors, whether the applicant is:
• The first family member to attend college.
• From an economically disadvantaged family.
• A past or present member of the military.
• Demonstrating a strong commitment to promoting diversity in his or her undergraduate school, law school and community.
Application Packet Contents
• Completed application form.
• Current resume.
• Undergraduate & first semester law school transcripts (photocopy of official transcript is acceptable).
• Personal statement (limit of 1,500 words) explaining your commitment to diversity in the legal profession, community involvement and personal achievements. Tell us something that is not on your resume.
For an application, please visit here. To be considered, a completed application packet must be received by 5:00PM CST on May 27, 2016.