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Dear NLLSA Friends: Two days ago, our country took part in an American tradition as old as our Constitution: the peaceful transition of power from one freely elected president to another. As NLLSA celebrated this moment, we also recognized the end of a tremendous and consequential presidency. We are grateful to President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama for their service to our nation and wish them and their family nothing but success in their future endeavors. Looking forward, NLLSA welcomes the next chapter in America’s story with cautious optimism. Now is the time to put an end to the harmful rhetoric that has vilified our communities for the past two years. It is time to begin working for ALL Americans. NLLSA believes that a good start would have been the appointment of a Latino to the U.S. Cabinet. Unfortunately, President Trump failed to nominate a single Latino to the...

Dear Law Student, Every year, approximately 130 law students from across the country gather amongst the birch and white pine trees of Portsmouth New Hampshire to participate in the annual Robert M. Cover Retreat, and meet other law students and practitioners who are committed to public interest law. We invite you to become of this tradition and join us for the 27th annual Robert M. Cover retreat from February 28, 2014-March 2, 2014. The registration deadline is February 14, 2014. Most schools will sponsor sending a small group of students to attend. Don't forget to like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CoverRetreat. Registration: http://www.law.yale.edu/news/coverretreat14.htm. The four principle goals of the Cover retreat are: 1. Connecting students with common goals and interests from across the country; 2. Creating a network of professors, peers, and practitioners for students headed toward careers in public interest; 3. Providing a forum for discussions about change and growth pertaining to public interest law; & 4. Providing a platform for change in the public interest sector and perceptions about public interest law. Registration is now open, and...

It is not too late to register for this year's ABA Midyear Meeting held in Chicago, IL on February 5 - 11, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency.  Attendance is FREE as there is no registration fee! Click here for additional information, and to register:  http://www.americanbar.org/calendar/midyear.html...

Perkins Coie LLP is now accepting applications for its 2014 1L Diversity Fellowships!  For more information about the Fellowships and for application links, please visit http://www.perkinscoie.com/careers/summer/careers_detail.aspx?op=ilprogram  ...

The Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization®  are pleased to announce the fourth annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for Summer 2014.  The Project’s goal is to provide summer judicial internships for highly-qualified minority, underrepresented, and economically disadvantaged law students.  The Project is national in scope and will place 75 students as judicial interns in federal appellate, district, bankruptcy, and magistrate judges’ chambers across the country.  Interns will have the opportunity to draft bench memoranda, judicial orders, and opinions on a variety of substantive matters, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, magistrate judge reports, and habeas corpus petitions.  Applicants should possess strong research and writing skills and be prepared to handle the rigors of working in a federal court. There will be an initial screening, which will identify qualified candidates eligible for a first-round interview conducted in-person or by telephone.  Applicants who...