Student Trainee (legal)

Alexandria, Virginia
Feb 26, 2019
Feb 26, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitability for Federal employment , determined by background investigation
  • Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with Department of Defense (DoD) OIG.
  • To be eligible for this program, applicants must: (1) be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a JD, LL.B, or LL.M at a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis; (2) have a minimum cumulative (overall) GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0; and (3) be in good academic standing.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in an accredited law school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and remain enrolled during the term of the internship. Successful completion of a background investigation is also required.

    Students must have law review, law journal, or moot court experience or prior professional legal work experience, including internships/externships (paid or unpaid) at a law firm, government agency (federal, state, municipality), judicial entity, or legislative body.Students must have basic legal research (e.g. Lexis-Nexis and/or Westlaw) and citation experience, as demonstrated in the submitted writing sample. Students must have knowledge of basic legal principles/case precedents in fields such as contracts, criminal law, property, torts, civil and criminal procedure, and remedies.Students must submit all application materials (cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample) with no obvious grammatical errors. Candidates must submit a writing sample that identifies a legal issue; states and cites the legal standard(s); identifies facts; and applies the legal standard to the facts.

    Students must have completed two years of law school by the beginning of the 2019 summer and must be continuing in legal studies throughout the 2019-2020 school year.Students must also be attending an American Bar Association Accredited Law School WITHIN THE NATIONAL CAPTIAL REGION.Prior graduates and students graduating in the Spring of 2019 are not eligible.(Note: An official transcript; statement from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official; or equivalent documentation is acceptable for proof of eligibility prior to appointment.)

    If you are rated amongst the best qualified group of candidates, your personal, educational, and work experience, will be evaluated against your responses to the questionnaire. You will be assessed to the extent to which you possess the competencies listed in the "Qualifications" section above and ultimately placed into one of three quality category levels: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, and Qualified. Applicants will receive further consideration in accordance with category rating procedures.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the announcement has closed, your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

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    Drug test required Yes

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