About the Public Service Newsletter
The Office of Public Service Programs is here to serve students who are pursuing a career in public interest law and provide opportunities for all students to engage in the School of Law's tradition of public service. Look out for the Public Service Newsletter each Monday for information about public service career opportunities, events, resources, news, and more. View past newsletters.
Reminder to 2L and 3L 2012 Summer Grant Recipients: Log C-PILO Volunteer Hours!
Any students who have already completed volunteer hours are reminded to log their hours online. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Ashley McAlarney with any questions.
Summer and Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities
Legal Services of New Jersey Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program
Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) invites applications from first and
second year law students for the Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public
Interest Legal Fellowship Program
during the summer of 2013. In New Jersey, this has long been the
premier opportunity for students committed to or considering public
interest and poverty law to learn about the challenges and rewards
Application documents may be viewed and downloaded from LSNJ's website. There will be approximately 15 positions available. Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible,
as hiring decisions will be made on a continuing basis.
*A reminder to 1Ls that they can apply to summer jobs after December 1!
Upcoming Government Deadlines
Details on the opportunities listed
below, as well as postings for other summer and post-graduate positions with
state and/or federal government employers can be found in the Government Honors & Internship
Handbook (U: ranger, P: cookies). We encourage you to check the Handbook regularly for new
opportunities and updated information.
Summer Internships (2L)
- DHHS Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services Internship - December 7
- EPA Office of Admin Law
Judges Summer Honors Clerkship
- December 7
- National Nuclear Security
Administration Internship -
- Dept of Commerce
International Commission Internship
- December 28
- DHHS Departmental Appeals
Board Internship - December 31
Other Public Interest Opportunities
First Friday Virtual Brown Bag with Disability Rights Expert Sam Bagenstos
The Disability Rights Bar
Association (DRBA) is pleased to announce and welcome law students to attend
the DRBA's "First Friday Virtual Brown Bag" discussion with DRBA member
attorneys. These are on-going monthly events at the same time ever month to
introduce law students who are interested in disability rights to DRBA
attorneys who are the leaders in this practice area.
Our inaugural First Friday event
will take place on December 7, 2012 at 3 p.m. (Pacific) / Noon (Eastern) with Sam Bagenstos, Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. Professor Bagenstos
served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights
(2009-11), has been on the faculty of Washington University School of Law and
Harvard Law School, and clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S.
Supreme Court, among other notable positions.
will provide law students the opportunity to learn about Professor Bagenstos'
disability civil rights legal career during a one hour, virtual question and
answer discussion. Law students that wish to attend should send an email indicating "First Friday December 7" in the
subject line, and including their name, year in law school, and law school being
attended by December 3, 2012 to receive instructions for joining the online
virtual First Friday.