Law Clerks

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 01, 2017
Closes
Sep 15, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is located in the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel (ASLBP)
The supervisor is Molly Bupp, ASLBP Chief Counsel
This position is a Bargaining Unit position.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel for trainings, hearings in the vicinity of licensed facilities, and association meetings.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

To be considered for the Judicial Law Clerk Program, applicants must be either (1) third-year law students who will earn their J.D. by June of the academic year of application; (2) graduate law (LL.M) students in their last year of study; or (3) current judicial law clerks whose clerkship ends no later than September of the year following application. Applicants must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 based on a scale of 4.0. Graduate law students and judicial clerks should not have any significant post-J.D. legal employment. Only United States citizens can be admitted to the Judicial Law Clerk Program, and each person selected for the program must undergo a complete security/background investigation and be granted a security clearance.

Judicial Law Clerk Program, applicants must be either (1) third-year law students who will earn their J.D. by June of the academic year of application; (2) graduate law (LL.M) students in their last year of study; or (3) current judicial law clerks whose clerkship ends no later than September of the year following application.

Applicants must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 based on a scale of 4.0. Graduate law students and judicial clerks should not have any significant post-J.D. legal employment.

Q - Sensitive


DUTIES:

ASLBP law clerks have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects and cases, and to serve with a variety of judges. Individual assignments are made by the Chief Counsel, who acts as a “gatekeeper” to help clerks manage their work load, as law clerks are generally assigned to several cases or matters at any given time. Typical assignments include drafting judicial decisions and orders, conducting legal research, preparing legal memoranda, and providing assistance to Licensing Boards during evidentiary hearings. Clerks are often assigned to work on a particular case for an extended period of time and therefore are involved in the development of a case from its earliest stages, including rulings on standing and contention admissibility, discovery disputes and, ultimately, conducting an evidentiary hearing and drafting merits decisions on those evidentiary presentations.

Because Licensing Boards often conduct hearings and oral arguments at a location in the vicinity of the nuclear facility that is the focus of a particular case, clerks may have the opportunity for some travel over the course of their service with the Panel. For additional information, see Location of ASLBP Hearings.