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January 22, 2016
Summer 2016 Diversity Fellow Job Posting for 1Ls

Fox Group Legal, Alston & Bird, Greenberg Traurig,
Hogan Lovells, and Morrison & Foerster

First year law students with a commitment to diversity and an interest in gaining law firm and in-house experience are invited to apply for the Summer 2016 Diversity Fellowship Program in Los Angeles. This paid summer program is the result of a partnership between Fox Group Legal ("FGL”) and four major law firms: Alston & Bird, Greenberg Traurig, Hogan Lovells, and Morrison & Foerster. Candidates must be currently enrolled as first year students at an accredited law school. Candidates from Southern California law schools are particularly encouraged to apply.

During this 10-week summer program, the Fellows will spend their first five weeks in one of the participating law firms’ Los Angeles summer associate programs and their last five weeks at FGL. Fellows will be exposed to a variety of work assignments from different practice areas, including intellectual property, employment law and general litigation. At the firms, the Fellows may also be exposed to corporate transactional matters. The Fellows will be paid a stipend of no less than $1,500 per week for the 10-week  duration of the Fellowship. The program provides law students with the rare opportunity to spend their first-year summer working both in-house at an entertainment company and at a major law firm. The Fellowship also offers participants the opportunity to build and broaden their professional network early in their career.

Applicants should e-mail a single .pdf file containing a resume, cover letter, undergraduate transcript, all available law school grades or transcripts, and the contact information for one law school faculty member as a reference. The title of the .pdf file should be only the candidate’s name (last name, first name) and the .pdf file extension. In the cover letter, applicants should describe their experience with and commitment to diversity (including but not limited to diversity in the context of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation and identity, religion and disability), and in particular, describe how their career will enhance diversity in the legal profession. Cover letters should be no more than 500 words. The cover letter should also indicate whether the candidate seeks consideration for a Fellowship at all four firms or only selected law firms.

The deadline to apply is January 22, 2016. Applications should be directed via e-mail to with the subject line "Diversity Fellowship Application.”

Fox Group Legal supports a dynamic, fast-paced worldwide entertainment company whose business includes motion picture and television production and distribution companies such as Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Searchlight and broadcast and cable television channels such as Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Sports and FX.

Alston & Bird is one of the Nation’s oldest and most respected law firms. With more than 800 attorneys in 10 major markets, Alston & Bird offers services in virtually every practice area from antitrust to wealth planning. Alston & Bird is proud to represent some of the world’s largest and most  prestigious companies, including Fox Entertainment Group, Inc. Through superior legal work and a commitment to excellent client service, Alston & Bird is one of the most highly-acclaimed law firms in the AmLaw 100, including recognition – 16 years consecutively – as one of FORTUNE magazine’s "100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. Also in 2015, Law360  recognized us as among the Top 25 Law Firms for Hispanic Attorneys and Top 30 among the "100 Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys." In addition, in 2015 the firm received the "Most Inclusive Firm for Minority Women Lawyers” honor at the Chambers USA Women in Law Awards. At Greenberg Traurig, we are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The individual attorneys at Greenberg Traurig are committed to nurturing diversity throughout the firm and creating an environment where differences are embraced and utilized creatively. Greenberg Traurig’s diversity programming focuses on fostering an environment within the firm that supports and encourages diversity and inclusion, and increasing diversity in the profession by increasing access to a legal education for minority students. Helping today’s law students and lawyers become tomorrow’s business and legal leaders means a larger, more diverse marketplace and a greater pool of talented professionals. For additional information, please visit

Hogan Lovells is one of the world's leading legal practices. Our distinctive market position is founded on the exceptional breadth of our practice, on deep industry knowledge, and on our "one team" global approach. Formed through the combination of two top international law firms, Hogan Lovells has more than 40 offices around the world, including associated offices. With a presence in the world’s major financial and commercial markets, we are well-placed to provide excellent business-oriented advice to our clients locally and internationally. Our people are the key to our success, which is why we seek to recruit and retain the most talented individuals in all regions of our global practice.

Morrison & Foerster is a global firm of exceptional credentials. With approximately 1,000 lawyers in 17 offices in key technology and financial centers in the United States, Europe, and Asia, our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, investment banks, and Fortune 100, technology, and life sciences companies. We’ve been included on The American Lawyer’s A-List for 12 consecutive years, ranking among the top 10 firms for diversity every year since 2010 and among the top 15 every year since 2001. We are committed to achieving innovative and business-minded results for our clients, while preserving the differences that make us stronger.

FGL, Alston & Bird, Greenberg Traurig, Hogan Lovells, and Morrison & Foerster are equal opportunity employers.

Job Opportunity
Family Law Instructor and Real Estate Instructor

The ABA-approved Paralegal Studies Program at San Francisco State University is seeking a Family Law Instructor and Real Estate Instructor. Descriptions of the classes are posted at the bottom. Our classes are held once a week in Downtown San Francisco. We are looking for instructors who can teach in the daytime (from 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.) or in the evening (from 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.).

The ABA requires the applicants to be experienced Attorneys working with Paralegals or Senior Paralegals working in the field for at least five years. Subject matter expertise and teaching experience are required. Interviews will begin in November, 2015.

To apply for a position, applicants should send their résumé to Pat Medina, Director of the Paralegal Studies Program, San Francisco State University, College of Extended Learning, 835 Market Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-1901.

Family Law Course Description:

This is a practice-oriented overview of family-law substantive law and procedure: child custody and visitation, property division, child and spousal support, alternative dispute resolution, domestic violence.

It is designed to develop paralegal skills for conducting client and witness interviews, drafting routine pleadings, and understanding basic family-law procedure.

Students will be introduced to psychological issues, high-conflict cases, developing sensitivity to clients, awareness of ethical issues and the legal system’s capacities and limitations.

Real Estate Law Course Description

This course focuses on understanding the documents, law, and institutions involved in all types of real estate transactions. The course provides an overview of the real estate transaction area and an introduction to the purchase and sale of single-family homes, commercial properties, and construction transactions. Basic real estate principles are included. Materials used consist of the text, hypothetical problems, and selected readings from the Civil Code and class handouts.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. We are committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The Position: The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in legal studies at the Assistant Professor level. The position begins August 2016.

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