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Announcements

See below for announcements about campus events, internships and job opportunities, LSAT prep course offerings, and general information about the law school application process. Please check back regularly--we will do our best to update frequently!



Paid Summer Opportunity--Tulane Law School

Tulane Law School Career Development Office is seeking pre-law students to work as summer research assistants in our office.  The position is paid hourly, part-time and flexible, and we would prefer someone who could work 10-15 hours per week.  Research assistants will assist with employer development efforts, summer interview programs, employment reporting and other administrative tasks around the office.  We would ideally like someone who could start late May or early June.  Interested candidates should e-mail a resume to Katie O’Leary, Director, Career Development Office at koleary@tulane.edu.  The deadline to apply is Friday, May 16.




Employment Opportunity for Graduating Seniors (2014):

Considering law school but planning on taking time between undergraduate and law school? Looking for law-related work? See below!

Labor Project Assistant, Proskauer Rose LLP 

Description: Each year, we hire and train a class of entry-level Project Assistants in our New York, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC offices. We seek candidates with strong academic backgrounds who wish to learn about the practice of law prior to attending law school. Candidates must be willing to make a two-year commitment and be available to work the hours required by a leading law firm (including evenings and weekends).

Labor Project Assistants work with lawyers and senior paralegals on all phases of the litigation process, from the initial complaint to document discovery, depositions, expert discovery, trial preparation and post-trial/appeal. They organize documents and coordinate document productions, conduct various document searches and factual research, assist lawyers with preparation of pleadings and filings, organize and prepare witness materials, digests and related documents for lawyer review, prepare for and attend depositions and trials, and maintain case files and document databases.

For more information, including minimum qualifications, e-mail Sarah Withers, pre-law advisor.





Free LSAT Practice Test at Reilly Center

The Princeton Review is offering a free practice LSAT on Saturday, March 15th at 9:00 am. Please see the flyer here for more information.


Summer 2014 Pre-Law Program, IIT, Chicago-Kent Law School

Illinois Institute of Technology, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is sponsoring a Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program from June 1 through June 20, 2014.  

The PLUS program is a unique and rigorous three-week experience for current college freshmen, sophomores or juniors interested in the legal profession.  The goal of the program is to provide students with a "taste" of the law school experience and introduce them to the admissions process.  Students will attend classes taught by IIT Chicago-Kent law professors, recognized as some of the most productive and accomplished law professors in the nation. 

The program will cover the cost of tuition, room in a residence hall, required course materials and other expenses.  Participants are paid a stipend to offset some of their meal and other expenses.  The program does not pay for any transportation expenses.The "RECEIVED" by deadline to submit the application is Monday, March 3, 2014.

For more information, see the program website.



Summer 2014 Pre-Law Program at Florida State University

Florida State University College of Law has announced it's 2014 Summer for Undergraduates Program, which will be hosted May 19-June 12, 2014 on Florida State University College of Law's campus. This competitive program is an intensive, four-week program that gives students an "inside look" at law school and the legal profession, acquainting students with the study of law and assisting them in acquiring skills that will benefit their undergraduate and future law school studies. Tuition, room and board are all covered by FSU College of Law; students who are accepted to this program are only responsible for their travel expenses to and from Tallahassee. Applications will be accepted through March 28, 2014. For more information on the program, how to apply, and FAQ's, see the program's website.



Client Service Internship at Orleans Public Defender's Office (Summer 2014)

Client Services Interns perform initial intake for clients with OPD, including but not limited to intake interviews, bond calls, preparing case files, and documentation of client information for each case in a personalized intake memo. In addition to intake responsibilities, Client Services Interns provide a wide range of support services that involve frequent jail visits, conversations with family and friends of clients, and coordinating with other governmental agencies to ensure that clients are receiving the best possible treatment and services available. Broadly speaking, Client Services Interns will assist the Client Services Division in providing medical advocacy, social service provider screenings, re-entry assistance, and custody advocacy in jail.

Applicants should be flexible, highly-motivated, and display an experience with or interest in serving marginalized populations. Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum of 45 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. Ability to use and understand basic computer functions is a must. Tech savvy, fluency in Spanish or Vietnamese, and familiarity with New Orleans are a plus. Applicants should e-mail the following materials to Nate Fennell (nfennell@opdla.org):

-Resume
-Statement of Interest
-2 References (letters optional, contact information required)
-Schedule of availability



Client Services Internship at the Orleans Public Defenders Office (Spring 2014)

Description: Every day, the Client Services Division is responsible for performing intake interviews with everyone who has been arrested in Orleans Parish and preparing a case file and memo to deliver to the attorney who will represent that person, if OPD is appointed to their case. Considering that there are over 25,000 cases processed in Orleans Parish every year in Municipal and Criminal District Courts, and we represent over 80% of all defendants, that's a LOT of interviews! We can't possibly complete this monumental task without the support of local volunteers and interns, who will be assisting us in court coverage, contacting clients' families about the court process, and identifying immediate service needs for people who have just been arrested.  In the past, we have worked with students at every college in New Orleans as well as local volunteers. We are working to expand our pool of volunteers and interns for the upcoming semester and beyond.

Volunteers and interns at OPD benefit from spending time in and around a courtroom where they witness the experience of defendants in the criminal justice system first-hand. Some students get involved in helping us provide other support services as well, such as medical advocacy or placing clients in drug treatment centers. Compared to most (if not all) other opportunities for students, interns at OPD have immense responsibilities. As such, we demand a higher level of ability, interest and commitment than many other organizations.

Internship opportunities may also exist in other departments of the New Orleans Public Defenders Office.

How to apply: Applicants should be flexible, highly-motivated, and display an experience with or interest in serving marginalized populations. Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. Ability to use and understand basic computer functions is a must. Tech savvy, fluency in Spanish or Vietnamese, and familiarity with New Orleans are a plus. Applications are due no later than January 15, 2014. Applicants should e-mail the following materials to Nate Fennell (nfennell@opdla.org):

-Resume
-Statement of Interest
-2 References (letters optional, contact information required)
-Schedule of availability

For more information, e-mail or schedule an appointment with a pre-law advisor



 

Setting the Bar: Louisiana State Bar Association Pre-Law Conference

This workshop will enlighten college students on the law school admissions process and provide helpful tips to effectively navigate that process and tackle the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The first day of the program will consist of a series of information sessions from key admissions personnel from area law schools, who will share essential information on applications, resumes, personal statements, and financial aid. A representative from Kaplan will share tips on preparing for and taking the LSAT. Finally, students will be exposed to a mock law school class. Day Two of the workshop will give students the opportunity to take the LSAT under normal testing conditions/times. Students who attend both days of the program will be entered into a raffle for a $1,600 tuition scholarship from Kaplan. The workshop is co-hosted by the Black Law Student Associations of Loyola University College of Law and the Tulane University Law School.

The program is scheduled this year on February 1, 2014 (Career Prep Session) and February 15, 2014 (Mock LSAT Under Timed Testing Conditions) at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (526 Pine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118). View the flyer or the complete program agenda.

February 1, 2014 Career Prep Session
8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Room 405
February 15, 2014 – Mock LSAT (Under Timed Testing Conditions)
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Room 405

Don't miss the chance to win a $1,600 Kaplan Scholarship to attend a Kaplan LSAT Prep Course. Students must attend both Setting the Bar sessions to qualify for the drawing.

To register, go to www.lsba.org/goto/settingthebar

To receive additional information, please contact Kelly McNeil Legier (kelly.legier@lsba.org; (504) 619-0129) or Bonnie DeSalle ((504) 906-8776). Lunch provided to those RSVP'd by January 24th.


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 website@tulane.edu