Blogs entries posted in July, 2009.

Job Posting: Two New AmeriCorps Fellow Listings for Fall '09

Posted by OPI at 2:57 PM in Fellowships

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants seeks two highly-motivated and creative individuals with experience in the immigration law field for its program, The National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children. USCRI has served refugees and immigrants and defended the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons worldwide since 1911.

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2009 Fall OCI Features Many Public Sector Employers

Posted by OPI at 12:11 PM in Jobs

"Only law firms hire during On-Campus Interviewing."  This is a common misconception about fall OCI recruitment.  This year a full 30% of OCI employers are government and public interest.  Students are encouraged to visit CareerLink and view the employers week-by-week for a full rundown of the government and public interest employers visiting the WCL campus this fall.  And check back often, as additional government and public interest employers will be added in the weeks to come.

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Job Posting: Two AmeriCorps Fellowships for Fall '09 in DC

Posted by OPI at 1:16 PM in Fellowships

The Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) Legal Services Department seeks applicants for two Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships focusing on immigration and community legal services beginning in September 2009. Each fellowship can be extended to one additional year.

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Equal Justice Works Fellowships Application Now Online

Posted by OPI at 1:29 PM in Fellowships

The Equal Justice Works Fellowships Program addresses the shortage of attorneys working on behalf of traditionally under-served populations and causes in the United States and its territories. The program provides financial and technical support to lawyers working on innovative and effective legal projects. The two-year Fellowships offer salary and generous loan repayment assistance; a national training and leadership development program; and other forms of support during the term of the Fellowship.  Since 2000, 17 WCL graduates have received Equal Justice Works Fellowships. 

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Income-Based Repayment Now Available

Posted by OPI at 10:53 AM in Financing Your Career

Beginning today, Income-Based Repayment (IBR) is available as a repayment option for all federal student loans (graduate and undergraduate).  This is great news for WCL alumni!  Under IBR, monthly payments are capped at an amount intended to be affordable based on income and family size.  The IBR application is now online.

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