Honor Law Graduate Program - Legal Intern GG-11/12 (FPL GG-14)

Employer
US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations
Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Jul 28, 2021
Closes
Aug 02, 2021
Ref
2142490378
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
* Duties Help Duties Summary Each year, the NRC selects a small number of graduating law students or judicial law clerks to serve in the Office of the General Counsel's (OGC's) Honor Law Graduate Program (HLGP). Established in 1972, the HLGP is the primary mechanism for hiring entry-level attorneys at the NRC. As an Honor Law Graduate, you will serve in a two-year program consisting of rotational assignments through different OGC divisions in order to gain broad exposure to the diverse legal practice at the NRC. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The Honor Law Graduate Program allows you to collaborate with seasoned attorneys and work independently on a variety of assignments, such as the following: * participating in administrative litigation involving activities and facilities licensed by the NRC * reviewing environmental impact statements with technical staff * drafting proposed regulations for new or revised safety standards * assisting in the review and litigation of employment law matters, government contract matters, fiscal law, and security issues * working with the Solicitor in researching and preparing briefs for submission to the federal courts of appeals Travel Required Occasional travel - There is occasional travel associated with OGC attorney positions. The amount of travel depends on the type of work you are performing. Attorneys involved with litigation and hearings typically need to travel more often. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 14 * Job family (Series) 0904 Law Clerk 0905 Attorney Similar jobs * Clerks, Judicial * Clerks, Judicial Law * Judicial Clerks * Judicial Law Clerks * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * These are drug testing positions. * Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires. * US Citizenship Required You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position. Qualifications In order to qualify for the Honor Law Graduate Program, you must meet the following qualification criteria: You must apply for only ONE grade, either GG-11 OR GG-12. Please read below to determine the grade at which you would qualify based on your education and experience: GG-11: 1. a third-year law student (3L) at an American Bar Association-accredited law school who will earn a JD degree no later than June of the academic year of application; or * a graduate of an American Bar Association-accredited law school who will earn an LL.M. degree no later than June of the academic year of application; and 2. Be in at least the upper thirty percent (30%) of your law school class and/or have an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.25 based on a scale of 4.0. NOTE: If your law school does not calculate class rank, and also does not provide traditional grades or a GPA, you should include a link to the school's grading policy and should provide a narrative explanation of how your law school performance correlates with our requirements. Specialized experience, including educational experience, in nuclear energy law, NRC practice, environmental law, government contracts, employment law, labor relations, information law, federal administrative procedure, or regulatory law. GG-12: 1. a JD degree; or * an LL.M. degree; and * a current judicial law clerk with a minimum of one year of judicial law clerk experience within 30 calendar days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement; and 2. Be in at least the upper thirty percent (30%) of your law school class and/or have an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.25 based on a scale of 4.0. NOTE: If your law school does not calculate class rank, and also does not provide traditional grades or a GPA, you should include a link to the school's grading policy and should provide a narrative explanation of how your law school performance correlates with our requirements. Specialized experience, including educational experience, in nuclear energy law, NRC practice, environmental law, government contracts, employment law, labor relations, information law, federal administrative procedure, or regulatory law. Admission to the Bar is not a prerequisite to applying and being considered for the Honor Law Graduate Program, but is expected during the first year of NRC employment. Recent law school graduates who join the NRC before bar examination results are available will provide evidence of Bar admission as soon as possible after admission. Selectees who are not admitted to the Bar will not be promoted to the GG-12 level. Those not admitted to the Bar within two years may be separated from the NRC. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to demonstrate the following: * Experience in nuclear energy law, NRC practice, environmental law, government contracts, employment law, labor relations, information law, federal administrative procedure, or regulatory law. * Ability to perform legal analysis and communicate the results of that analysis orally and in writing (evidenced by relevant employment experience or internships, academic achievement, or extracurricular law school activities). * Ability to perform legal analysis and communicate the results of that analysis in writing as evidence by an unedited writing sample. Education You must possess a professional law degree acquired through graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association no later than June of the academic year of application.#06022021

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