The LCDO Weekly Record
January 19, 2021
Welcome back from winter break!
Upcoming Career Events and Deadlines
1L EXPLOR Program
The application for the 2021 EXPLOR program is now open! The EXPLOR summer placement program is a great opportunity for 1D or 2E students to apply what they have learned during their first year of law school to actual practice, while volunteering at least 2 days a week for a legal office. The application for EXPLOR is due by NOON on Monday, January 25th. 1Ls are encouraged to make an appointment with the LCDO via UB Law Connect if they haven’t already. Direct any questions about the EXPLOR program to EXPLOR@ubalt.edu.
UB LL.M. and Post-J.D. Information Session
Thursday, Jan. 21, noon – 1:00 p.m., via zoom: https://ubalt.zoom.us/j/91088166278
Learn about UB’s Graduate Tax Program (LL.M. in Taxation and Certificate in Estate Planning) and Post-JD Certificate in Family Law. This session will cover the admissions process, program options and opportunities. UB students have the advantage of being able to take courses now that may be applied to a graduate degree. All post-JD programs can be completed while continuing to work full time with flexible classes options. Contact James Simermeyer, Assistant Director of Admissions for Post-JD programs, if you have any questions.
An Evening with the Hon. Douglas R. M. Nazarian, Maryland Court of Special Appeals
Thursday, Jan. 21, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Register and get the zoom link here .
Judge Nazarian will offer an overview of appellate practice, explain why interning or clerking for an appellate judge is so valuable, and guide students through tips for navigating the application and hiring process. There will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A, so please bring your questions!
DC/Baltimore Virtual Public Service Recruitment Fair
Friday, Jan. 29, Virtual Table Talk (noon – 4:00 p.m.)
There is still time to register to participate in the career fair through virtual table talk with some of the area’s most prestigious public interest organizations, federal agencies, and state & local government entities! To register, use your UB Law email address, and create an account on the PSRF Symplicity site. Please allow up to 2 business days for your registration to be approved. The current list of employers is available here.
Info Session: Maryland Office of the Attorney General’s Law Clerk Internship Program
Thursday, Feb. 4, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Register and get the zoom link here.
The Maryland Office of the Attorney General's summer law clerk program offers experience in a range of practice areas and practice types, including criminal investigations and prosecutions, securities and antitrust actions, environmental enforcement, civil litigation, appellate advocacy, and representation of the State of Maryland in virtually every legal arena. Applications for full-time summer law clerk positions are due soon. These positions are eligible for a Sondheim Fellowship! Attend this information session and learn more about the OAG and how to apply.
Check out UB Law Connect for some opportunities you may have missed:
- Teaching Assistant for Elder Law Class, Application Deadline: Monday, Jan. 25 (paid)
- Teaching Assistant for Secured Transactions , Application Deadline: Monday, Jan. 25 (paid)
- #covidA2JCorps Research Assistant, Maryland Access to Justice Commission, Attorney General Task Force, Application deadline: Monday, Jan. 25 (paid)
- Judicial Law Clerk (2021-22 Term), Hon. Nancy M. Purpura, Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Application Deadline: Rolling, so apply immediately.
- Judicial Clerkship (2022-2023 Term), Hon. Jonathan Biran, Court of Appeals of Maryland, Application Deadline: Rolling, but no later than February 11.
Department of Transportation’s Summer Internship Program for Diverse Groups
Target Class Year: 1Ls and 2Ls (Class of 2023 and Class of 2022)
Application Deadline: Sunday, Jan. 31, 11:59 p.m.
1L LCLD Scholars Program
Target Class Year: 1Ls (Class of 2023)
Application Deadline: Varies by law firm. Participating Baltimore firms include Baker Donelson, Ballard Spahr, Hogan Lovells, and Venable.
The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc. Student Forum
Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 5:30 p.m ., via zoom.
The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc. will be hosting a forum for students on gaining valuable study skills and strategies. This is a great opportunity for students to meet and greet members of the ABWA and gather valuable informational study strategies. (The Zoom invitation will be forthcoming so save the date).