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Fall 2018 Part-Time Law Clerk (Paid Hourly)


Job Description: The law firm of Miller Farr & Associates is looking to hire a 2nd or 3rd year student who wants to work part-time for the Fall 2018. The law clerk will assist with helping with client intake, discovery, law and motion, legal research, etc. with respect to landlord/tenant cases. But the firm is open to having someone who wants to do more than litigation.  They’re looking for someone who wants to start as soon as possible.

Location: Oakland, CA

Time Commitment: Short-term

Compensation : Paid Hourly


How to apply: If interested please provide your resume to Recruiting Coordinator Tyler Epps tjepps@usfca.edu

Interviews will be held at the Oakland office.


Learn more: Miller Farr & Associates


Fall Law Clerk (Paid Hourly)

Job Description: The law firm of Cesari, Werner and Moriaty is looking to hire law clerks to perform legal analysis, assist in drafting pleadings and discovery responses, and trial preparation litigation activities.  Successful candidates will be mentored in civil tort litigation.


Location: Daly City, CA

Time Commitment: Short-term

Compensation : Paid Hourly


How to apply: Email resume and cover letter in PDF format to tmatranga@cwmlaw.com

Learn more: Cesari, Werner and Moriaty

2L Summer Clerkship (Paid Hourly) (Hiring now)


Job Description: Klein DeNatale Goldner hires summer law clerks as part of its overall recruitment effort. Working in the firm exposes the clerks to our practice areas, our attorneys and staff. It allows us to evaluate the clerks for potential employment. It allows the clerks to evaluate working in a firm, generally, and working for KDG, specifically. Generally, new hires come from our summer clerk program.



The law clerks arrive in late May. Each clerk gains experience in practice areas, including litigation, estate planning and probate, bankruptcy, and business transactions as the firm's needs may dictate.  Attorneys in each practice area will assign projects to clerks and evaluate the projects when they are completed.


We assign each summer law clerk two mentors — a partner mentor and an associate mentor. The mentors are a guide through the firm maze, a sounding board and a friend. Partner mentors assure that the clerks receive a broad base of experiences during their summer and that assignments are within the clerks' skill levels.


We offer a variety of training programs over the summer, concentrating heavily on clerk writing skills. Our training partner is available to review clerk assignments before they are turned in to the assigning attorney. We recommend that clerks take their first project to the training partner at least a day before the due date. In addition, the training partner is available throughout the summer to review projects and assist clerks to improve their work product and writing style.


We also encourage lawyers to take clerks to court for hearings on motions and to observe trials and to observe depositions, mediations and client conferences. This is particularly beneficial when the clerk participated in writing the motion or preparing for the deposition, for example.

Social Activities
We offer a variety of social activities throughout the summer. The activities chosen depend on the clerks' interests. Two traditional activities we schedule every year are a welcome barbecue and the lawyer law clerk party. The clerks are also treated to numerous lunches and dinners, which enable them to get to know KDG's attorneys, especially the equity partners.

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Time Commitment: Short-term (Summer)

Compensation : Paid Hourly


How to apply: If interested please provide your resume, cover letter (describing why you wish to work in Bakersfield) and a writing sample in PDF format to Recruiting Coordinator Tyler Epps.


Learn more: Klein DeNatale Goldner




Environmental Services Intern – Summer 2019 (Open until filled)  


Job Description: Under the direction and supervision of an Attorney IV, the Environmental Services Intern will conduct legal research and draft legal memoranda related to State and federal environmental, natural resources, land use, contract, real property, and administrative law. The Environmental Services Intern also has an opportunity to engage in and observe many aspects of client representation and case development. The intern may also assist with the preparation of the Conservancy Board Book and attend a Conservancy Board meeting to provide assistance as needed.


The Environmental Services Intern position is a paid opportunity.


Qualification and Experience:


  • Candidates must be enrolled in third year of law school.

  • Candidates must possess excellent legal research, writing, communication, and analytical skills.

  • Candidates should have completed courses in legal research and writing.

  • Candidates should be efficient, conscientious, and professional.

  • Candidates should have an ability to act independently, be open minded and flexible to other ideas and solutions, and be tactful.

  • Candidates should have basic proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.


Agency Information: The mission of the California Tahoe Conservancy is to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Basin. Working for the California Tahoe Conservancy is a wonderful opportunity to live, work and play in the beautiful resort community of South Lake Tahoe. The intern will enjoy the benefits of a small town commute, free parking, fresh mountain air, and working for a small agency where creative thinking and leadership skills are valued.


Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA

Time Commitment: Short-term

Compensation : Paid Hourly


How to apply: Visit the CalCareer website Create a CalCareer account and submit your application electronically on the CalCareer website. Required Application Documents Transcripts, Resume


Pac-12 Networks Legal Internship (Open Until Filled)


Job Description: The Pac-12 legal internship will provide a qualified 2L or 3L student with the opportunity to receive extensive training from experienced legal professionals in the sports media industry. The Pac-12 legal intern reports to the General Counsel and SVP, Business Affairs, of the Pac-12 Conference, and he/she will work closely with and be supervised by the Pac-12 Networks legal team. The legal intern will be exposed to a wide variety of legal issues impacting collegiate sports and the business of sports media and will be trained in and assist in the day-to-day legal and business affairs of a growing multimedia company. The Pac-12 legal internships have summer, fall, and spring programs.


Please specify on your cover letter which program you are interested in.The internship is either a paid or unpaid internship, depending on the intern’s preference, his/her ability to obtain course credit, and his/her law school’s policies and practices regarding internships. Unpaid interns will not be eligible to receive any Pac-12 Conference or Pac-12 Networks’ benefits. Internship and course credit will be coordinated through the intern’s law school.


The legal intern will not be entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship.




  • Developing basic legal skills with a focus on real-world application

  • Assisting in both Pac-12 Conference and Pac-12 Networks legal matters

  • Conducting legal research and prepare memoranda on a wide variety of sports and entertainment related topics, including, but not limited to: intellectual property, telecommunications, labor and employment, social media, privacy, NCAA compliance, contest and sweepstakes, advertising and on-air promotions, student-athlete health and safety, marketing and sponsorship

  • Assisting in the drafting and negotiating of contracts and the preparation of internal and external correspondence

  • Participating in legal and other department meetings and training sessions

  • Other areas as assigned by the Pac-12 General Counsel and SVP, Business Affairs, or the Pac-12 Networks legal team




  • Second or third-year law student

  • Excellent academic credentials

  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational, and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize under time constraints and work successfully in a fast-paced environment

  • Passionate about Pac-12 sports

  • Effective interpersonal skills; good judgment and ability to interact with different levels of management and teams




  • Knowledge of sports television and/or digital media industry

  • Former Pac-12 student, either undergraduate or graduate degree programs.

  • Experience working in a culturally diverse organization and supporting the values held by our unique employees, clients, sponsors, university faculty, and fans.


Location: San Francisco, (no end date on the website)

Time Commitment: Short-term

Compensation : Paid Hourly, Unpaid (All externship placements must go through an approval process with the Externship Programs Office (KN 235) following selection of a candidate for academic credit to be granted.)


How to apply: click here

Learn more: Pac-12 Network


Legal Intern (Summer 2019) (Deadline Oct 1)


Job Description: ChangeLab Solutions seeks up to three Legal Interns for the summer of 2019. The position is open to current second-year law students who are able to work at least 35 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. (There may be an opportunity to extend summer work into the school year.) First-year law students may apply starting December 1, 2018. Please note that applications from first-year students will not be accepted before then.


The Legal Interns will support our dynamic team of planners, policy analysts, attorneys, and public health experts who develop innovative solutions to critical public health challenges. Legal Interns will work across a range of policy areas—including healthy eating, active living, healthy housing, sustainable communities, and tobacco control—and will gain experience in a wide range of issues that affect the communities and institutions in which we live, work, play, and learn.


About ChangeLab Solutions:

ChangeLab Solutions creates innovative laws and policies to ensure everyday health for all, whether that’s providing access to affordable, healthy food and beverages, creating safe opportunities for physical activity, or ensuring the freedom to enjoy smokefree air and clean water. Our solutions address all aspects of a just, vital, and thriving community, like food, housing, child care, schools, transportation, public safety, jobs, and the environment.  


Successful candidates will embody the organization’s core values:

  • Collaboration: We create strong working partnerships internally and externally.

  • Authenticity: We support bringing one’s whole self to work.

  • Excellence: We are passionate about producing high-quality work to advance our shared mission.

  • Innovation: We drive both practical and visionary law and policy solutions to public health problems.

  • Equity: We believe in a shared vision of health for all.


ChangeLab Solutions has a strong commitment to building a staff that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Projects and activities may include any or all of the following:

  • Legal research and writing assignments, including drafting legal memos and assisting with the development of model legislation

  • Research and writing on a variety of cutting-edge public health legal and policy issues, including developing easy-to-read fact sheets, blog posts, or other resources for ChangeLab Solutions’ audience

  • Assisting program staff in providing technical assistance to community advocates in the field

  • Checking citations

  • Attending meetings or other events with program staff

  • Other duties as assigned


Required Education, Experience, and Skills:


  • Current first-year or second-year law student

  • Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills

  • Experience in checking citations

  • Ability to translate complex ideas into writing that is accessible to a lay audience

  • Well organized and detail oriented

  • Preferred candidates will have demonstrated interest or experience in one or more of the following subject areas: municipal law, constitutional law, public health, public policy, health equity, tobacco control, healthy housing, food systems, active living, land use, transportation, economic development, climate change, sustainability, or other subjects related to chronic disease prevention policies


Compensation: We offer paid internships and also encourage applications from law students who will receive academic credit or otherwise use the position in fulfillment of requirements leading to their degree. We also welcome applications from law students who will receive funding for their work through a law school or other institution. (All externship placements must go through an approval process with the Externship Programs Office (KN 235) following selection of a candidate for academic credit to be granted.)

Location: Oakland, CA

Time Commitment: Short-term

Compensation : Paid Hourly or Unpaid


How to apply:


To apply for a Legal Intern position, please email all required information to jobs@changelabsolutions.org; please include 2019 Legal Intern in the subject line of the email. The following items are required for a complete application packet: cover letter, resume, and a relevant writing sample (up to 5 pages—excerpts are fine). If you are planning to receive academic credit for your work, please include all relevant deadlines in your application package. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Priority deadline to apply is October 1, 2018 for second-year students only. A second round of applications for both second-year and first-year students will be reviewed beginning January 14, 2019. Please note that applications from first-year students will not be accepted before December 1, 2018.


Learn more: ChangeLab Solutions


Summer 2019 Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program (Stipend) (Deadline October 28)

Sponsored by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Diversity Committee


Job Description: The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (“SFTLA”) Diversity Committee has established a Fellowship Program to introduce a diverse group of law students to the plaintiffs’ bar generally and to the SFTLA specifically.  The Fellowship Program (the “Program”) will allow selected students to observe the work of trial attorneys as part of a summer-long mentoring program. Fellows will gain exposure to the work of trial attorneys by “shadowing” three mentor law firms, each for a three to four week period.  Fellows will attend depositions, hearings, settlement proceedings, and possibly even trial with their mentors. They will also have the opportunity to work on short-duration projects, including a writing assignment.


The Program is open to law students who (1) have completed their first or second year (or equivalent) of law school; (2) exhibit a diversity of traits and attributes in age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic factors or national origin or demonstrate a commitment to fostering such diversity within the legal community; and (3) demonstrate a strong interest in and/or commitment to representing plaintiffs in civil actions.


Four fellowships will be awarded.  The Fellows will be selected based on information provided in the written application materials, including the applicant’s commitment to the goals of diversity and interest in representing plaintiffs in civil actions.  Other factors include past work experience and relevant coursework. Applicants selected for consideration based on the written materials will then be personally interviewed by members of the SFTLA Diversity Committee. The Fellows will be selected following the interviews.


The program will run for 11 weeks – May through August 2019.  Fellows will be asked to commit to a minimum of 40 hours per week for 10 weeks during the summer.  They will be assigned to three different Mentor Firms, each for a three to four week period. The Mentor Firms vary by practice areas and by size.  All Mentor Firms represent plaintiffs in civil actions; the practice areas include personal injury, employment, civil rights, and consumer law. Fellows will primarily “shadow” senior attorneys at the Mentor Firms and secondarily assist in discrete projects within the Mentor Firm.  The goal is to provide Fellows with the opportunity to observe a number of different trial lawyers during different aspects of litigation, including conducting depositions, attending hearings, meeting with clients, or trial. Mentors will ensure that the Fellows are primarily engaged in observing a variety of tasks confronting trial lawyers in advocating on behalf of clients.  At the end of the Program, Fellows will be required to complete a written evaluation and an exit interview.


Participants in the SFTLA Summer 2019 Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program will receive a stipend of $7,500 for the summer. To be paid in installments. Students seeking consideration for a Fellowship must submit their application no later than October 28, 2018. Based upon qualifications, the SFTLA Fellowship Selection Committee will invite applicants to be interviewed. Interviews will be scheduled throughout the month of November. Students selected for the Fellowship will be notified in the month of December.


Location: San Francisco, CA

Time Commitment: Short term (Summer)

Compensation : 7,500 stipend


How to apply:
1)  Application

2)  Current Resume

3)   Personal Statement

a. Applicants should discuss their interest and, if applicable, commitment to representing plaintiffs in civil actions and how they  believe the Program will further that goal.

b.  Applicants should also discuss their view on the role of diversity in the practice of law.


Learn more: SFTLA


ZwillGen Fellowship (Deadline October 5)

Job Description:The ZwillGen Fellow position is for attorneys who have graduated from law school (or will have by June 2019), taken the bar exam (or will have by July 2019), and are new entrants into the workforce as full-time attorneys. The Fellow position is slated to last for 12 months with a salary of $90,000-$100,000, commensurate with experience.


Applicants must have a zeal for all things technology and have taken some relevant classes in law school on technology-related subjects such as data privacy, cybersecurity, cyber-surveillance, copyright, or mobile applications. Experience working with a technology company or organization is a plus.


ZwillGen Fellows work closely with ZwillGen attorneys on a variety of cutting edge and legally challenging Internet privacy, security and surveillance issues. Because ZwillGen Fellows wear a variety of hats, we are looking for someone that is not only able to provide high-quality legal analysis in a concise and cogent manner, but also someone who is motivated and enthusiastic and embraces a fast-paced and lively environment. A good sense of humor and a desire to work hard and have fun are a must. Fellows are expected to engage in client development, speaking and writing engagements, blogging, teaching, marketing, assisting with development of firm forms and precedent materials, and generally helping out around the firm. They are also required to complete a substantial writing assignment (either a law review article or significant journal article) during the Fellowship.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Time Commitment: Short-term (Year)

Compensation : Salary


How to apply: Qualified and interested candidates should submit to fellowship@zwillgen.com whatever materials they deem interesting and material to our consideration of their candidacy, which should include, at a minimum, a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and professional references. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, October 5, 2018. Applications submitted after the deadline may still be considered at our discretion.

Learn more: ZwillGen