Tuesday, December 16, 2008

FYI: to non-profit public interest groups seeking interns at no cost

The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL) continues its successful program to fund law students who work full-time at public interest law jobs during the summer. Every year, our students are hard at work, providing thousands of hours of service through such groups as the ACLU, the DC and Maryland Public Defender Service, Neighborhood Legal Services, the DC Office of the Attorney General, and many others. Last summer, a record 50 students took part!

If you work for a non-profit public interest organization, government agency, or in the judicial system, and would like a UDC-DCSL student to work for you full-time this summer, AT NO COST TO YOU,

Please join us for the:

Equal Justice Works Summer Public Interest Job Fair Tuesday, February 10, 2009: 12:15 pm 1:45 pm UDC David A. Clarke School of Law Room 205, Building 39, (Second Floor) 4200 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC 20008 Red Line: Van Ness/UDC; Parking under campus off Van Ness St.)

Facts About the Summer Fellowship Program

1) Qualifying organizations include non-profit groups that serve public interest purposes, local and federal government agencies and judges and judicial organizations. The organizations can be in the District of Columbia or elsewhere in the United States. International placements may qualify. Individuals or others seeking legal assistance, private law firms and for-profit organizations do not qualify. If you are unsure whether you qualify, please check with Ms. Bauman, the career services director.

2) If your organization has not previously participated, you will need to provide additional information for consideration. Contact Ms. Bauman.

3) Positions must be legal in nature and the student must be directly supervised by an attorney.

4) All first-year law students are eligible for the stipend. If funds are available, upper class students may be eligible.

5) Students must provide a minimum of 400 hours work, to be completed by the end of the summer. They are paid a stipend of up to $3000 by the DC School of Law Foundation. Supervising attorneys provide a mid-term and final evaluation of the student, as well as certify student time records.

4) There is no cost to participating host organizations, but if it chooses, the host organization may supplement the stipend with its own funds.

The Fellowship Fair

Group representatives set up tables, meet with law students, and have lunch! There is no cost to attend.


Please send your Tiffany Hagwood, at, thagwood@udc.edu. Please be SURE to include the name of the person attending, your organization, street/mailing address, phone, fax and email, and your organization's web site. Please also attach your written internship description. If you would like to be placed on the guest parking pass list for the school garage, at a cost to you of $3.50 rather than $8.00, please let Ms. Hagwood know by COB February 3.

And - whether or not you can attend, we have a brand new way to post jobs! Please use our new job/internship site at


Please feel free to forward this announcement to your colleagues!

All the best for a happy and healthy New Year,

Dena R. Bauman
Director, Career Services
University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
4200 Connecticut Ave. NW
Building 38, Room 237
Washington DC 20008
Ph. 202-274-5722
Fx: 202-274-5583
To post a job, internship and other employment opportunities for our students and graduates, please go to http://www.law.udc.edu/networking/submit.asp

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