Although many Federal Appeals judges do not take interns, a few such opportunities have arisen this month. The following positions may be of interest to 1Ls interested in appellate work:
1. The Honorable Catharina Haynes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit intends to hire four unpaid judicial interns for her Dallas, Texas chambers for the summer of 2012. Judge Haynes will consider applicants who are currently in their first or second year of law school. Applicants should be in the top twenty-five percent of their class, and should have strong research and writing skills, an interest in federal civil and criminal law, and a commitment to public service and professionalism. Job tasks are anticipated to include researching and drafting memoranda, as well as reviewing and summarizing recent Supreme Court, circuit, and state case law. Details on how to apply can be found on Symplicity.
2. The Honorable Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is currently accepting applications for an unpaid summer internship in his chambers. Candidates are encouraged to send materials to his chambers as soon as possible, care of law clerk Lauren Willard.