Fellowships & Internships

Updated July 24, 2013


Fellowships & Scholarships  Law Librarianship Class of 2011

Internship Host Sites

Intern Program Guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellowships & Scholarships

American Association of Law Libraries

AALL awards scholarships to students seeking an education in librarianship or in law. The deadline for applications is generally early April. Student membership in AALL is $59.

AALL LexisNexis™ Call for Papers Awards

In conjunction with LexisNexis, AALL offers a $650 award for winners of its annual competition relating to law librarianship. The competition aims to promote scholarship among practicing law librarians and in areas of interest to the profession. Papers generally must be received by early March.

American Library Association

ALA provides more than $300,000 annually in scholarships to library and information students. The deadline for applications is generally early March. Student membership in ALA is $33.

College of William and Mary School of Law

The School of Law at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia offers a Law Library Fellowship. Students with a master's in library/information science who wish to obtain a J.D. are eligible to apply. Address questions to Jim Heller, Director of the Law Library: 757-221-3252.

Colorado Association of Law Libraries

CoALL sponsors a Scholarship Program to provide funds for members attending library school. The scholarship amount is $500 and the application deadline is in Novemberh. Visit the CoALL website for more information and the application form.

Georgetown Library Resident Program

The Edward Bennett Williams Law Library at Georgetown University Library offers a resident program, which is designed to attract candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to the challenging and rewarding profession of law librarianship.

Law Librarians of New England

LLNE offers $500 scholarships to chapter members who are taking either library or law school courses. According to the Guidelines for Scholarships for Students Pursuing a Degree in Library Science or Law, preference is given to "candidates who are taking or have taken a course in Legal Bibliography, Law Librarianship, or Advanced Legal Research."  Applications are reviewed in September and January.

Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries

The SEAALL Student Scholarships are designed to encourage library school students to pursue a career in law librarianship. The Scholarship Committee will award grants to the student or students whom the Scholarship Committee determines has indicated a genuine interest in the profession of law librarianship and is likely to pursue a career in law librarianship. Award recipients will also be given a one-year membership to SEAALL.

Special Libraries Association

SLA grants up to three $6000 scholarships each year. The deadline for applications is generally October 31. Student membership in SLA is $35.00.

University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law Library

The University of Arizona Cracchiolo Law Library and the School of Information and Library Science offer a 2-year fellowship in law librarianship.

In order to be considered for the fellowship you must have a JD and be accepted for admission by the School of Information Resources and Library Science for its Master’s program here at the University of Arizona.

In return for working 20 hours a week in the law library you receive free tuition, benefits, and a salary of $11,000 a year. There are a few incidental university fees that the fellow must pay and the free tuition is considered income for IRS tax purposes.

Address letter to Professor Mike Chiorazzi, Assoc. Dean Information Services, Law Library, University Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Daniel Cracchiolo Law Library, Tucson, AZ 85718. (520) 621-5477.

University of Buffalo Law Library

The University at Buffalo Law Library seeks exceptional candidates for a graduate assistant position in Reference and Document Delivery. A 12-month, renewable appointment, requiring 20 hours per week of service. Applicants must be enrolled in the joint JD/MLS program, or hold either the JD or MLS degree while completing the complementary program. Applicants should have completed the first year Research and Writing course or one or more Legal Bibliography courses in the MLS program. Also required: knowledge of legal research and the Internet; demonstrated ability to interact well with individuals. Applicants must be available the week prior to the beginning of the fall semester for training. Applications, including a cover letter and resume, must be submitted in early April to James Milles, Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library, Associate Professor of Law, University at Buffalo Law School, 208 O'Brian Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The Graduate Assistantship at the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library is an exciting learning opportunity for a student with a law degree and currently enrolled in the graduate degree program of the UNC-CH School of Information and Library Science (SILS). The program is designed to prepare the Graduate Assistant (GA) for the profession by getting practical hands-on training in an academic law library. The student is able to put theory into practice and discover the aspects of law librarianship they find most interesting - whether it is helping people with questions at the reference desk, cataloging and acquiring materials for the collection, or maintaining the computer system and web pages for the library.

The GA position requires 20 hours of work per week during the academic year. The time is divided between the Public Services, Computer Services, and Technical Services departments. This rotation allows the GA to gain experience in all of the various work environments within the law library. Some of the Public Services responsibilities include assisting students and faculty at the Reference Desk, conducting classes on Internet searching, and preparing research guides on topics such as Tax Research, Federal Legislative Research, and Treaties. In the Computer Services Department, the GA assists the Systems Librarian with software installation, maintenance of workstations, and web work. In Technical Services, the GA assists with serials and cataloging projects. In addition, the GA participates in library meetings, online discussions, and attends professional meetings as practicable. All of this while receiving a generous stipend.

The Law Library's Graduate Assistantship has been in place since 1996. For more information, visit the Graduate Assistantship page.

University of Texas

The Tarlton Law Library, in cooperation with the University of Texas School of Information, awards the annual Tarlton Fellowship to scholars with JD degrees pursuing careers in law librarianship. The Fellowship was created to encourage scholars interested in law librarianship and legal informatics to pursue careers in law libraries. Recipients receive both a stipend and reduced tuition to the University of Texas graduate School of Information. Fellows work at the Law Library throughout the Fellowship and are expected to contribute to a number of Library projects, as well as to participate in reference and outreach services.

University of Washington

The University of Washington offers a graduate staff assistantship for one student entering the UW Law Librarianship program. The person selected as the Graduate Assistant will work 10 hours per week for Professor Hazelton, Associate Dean for Library and Computing Services at the Law School and Director of the Law Librarianship Program. The other 10 hours a week will be spent in the Gallagher Law Library Intern Program with the other law librarianship students. Tasks vary from updating and creating new web content to research and writing projects to working in all law library departments.

This is a nine-month appointment (may be extended into the summer quarter with permission of Professor Hazelton) and will average 20 hours per week.

Requirements

Successful applicants must show:

  • good written and verbal communication skills
  • strong research skills
  • the ability to work independently and as a team member
  • problem-solving skills
  • the ability to manage competing priorities.

He or she should also be computer-proficient and comfortable using Microsoft Office programs. Some knowledge of web page management (FrontPage, FTP), database, and/or desktop publishing experience desired.

This position is open only to MLIS students enrolled in the law librarianship program in the Information School as of autumn quarter. The graduate assistant is eligible for tuition waiver and benefits. Questions regarding salary and benefits should be directed to Crystal Yost, Human Resources Coordinator, 206-543-4738. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 10 credits each quarter to be eligible.

To apply:

  1. Please include a cover letter detailing research and writing experience relevant to position.
  2. Attach a current resume that includes your work history and academic accomplishments.
Please submit all application materials to Crystal Yost (please include "GSA Law" in the subject line) or to Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370, by March 1st. All candidates will be contacted within four weeks of the closing date.

Note: This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Internship Host Sites

During October and November 2004 the Conference of Law Library Educators sought to compile a list of libraries willing to be a host site for a library internship / practicum / fieldwork experience. Information was solicited via postings to the LAW-LIB, SLA-LAW, and LLAGNY listservs. Respondents were asked merely to indicate their willingness to host an intern, and to provide the name of a contact person. Therefore, the libraries on this list should be viewed as potential hosts, to be contacted by interested students. No representation is made as to either whether an institution will be available at a particular point in time or whether the internship will be paid or for academic credit.

The New England Law Librarian Consortium (NELLCO) website includes information on internship opportunities among its member libraries. Member libraries are located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Libraries are listed by state and then city and institutional name. One international listing, Egypt, follows Wyoming.

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Alabama

Alabama Supreme Court and State Law Library
Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building
300 Dexter Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Ph. (334) 242-4347; (800) 236-4069
Contact: Tim Lewis, Director

Arizona

Ross-Blakley Law Library
Arizona State University
Box 877806
Tempe, AZ 85287-7806
Ph. (480) 965-4871
Contact: Beth DiFelice, Asst. Director

James E. Rogers College of Law Library
University of Arizona
1201 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Contact: Mike Chiorazzi, Assoc. Dean Information Services

Califoria

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
660 Newport Center Dr., Suite 1600
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Ph. (949) 725-4023
Contact: Lynn Connor Merring, Librarian

San Bernardino County Law Library
402 N. “D” St.
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Ph. (909) 885-3020
Contact: Larry Meyer, Director

California Western School of Law
225 Cedar St.
San Diego, CA 92101
Ph. (619) 525-1429
Contact: Phyllis C. Marion, Library Director

San Diego County Public Law Library
1105 Front St.
San Diego, CA 92101-3904
Ph. (619) 531-3900
Contact: Robert E. Riger, Director of Libraries

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
55 Second St., 24th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Ph. (415) 856-7407
Contact: Schelle C. Simcox, Librarian

Colorado

National Indian Law Library/NARF
1522 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302
Ph. (303) 447-8760
Contact: David Selden, Director

Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP
1770 Lincoln #4100
Denver, CO 80203
Ph. (303) 866-0260
Contact: Mark E. Estes, Director of Library Services

Westminster Law Library
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
2255 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
Ph. (303) 871-6479
Contact: Patty Wellinger, Reference Services Coordinator

Connecticut

University of Connecticut School of Law Library
39 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06110
Ph. (860) 570-5098
Contact: Simon Canick, Associate Director for Library Services

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District of Columbia (see also Maryland and Virginia)

Collier Shanon Scott, PLLC
3050 K St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20007
Ph. (202) 342-8468
Contact: Mindy K. Maddrey, Library Director

Law Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20540-3120
Ph. (202) 707-5080
Contact: Luis Acosta, Legal Information Analyst

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
717 Madison Place, NW
Washington, DC 20439
Ph. (202) 312-5500
Contact: Pat McDermott, Circuit Librarian

Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP
1776 K St., NW
Washington, DC 20006
Ph. (202) 719-3103
Contact: Carolyn P. Ahearn, Director of Library Services

Florida

Florida State University College of Law Library
425 W. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1601
Ph. (850) 644-7486 or 644-7487
Contact: Faye E. Jones, Director, or Robin Gault, Associate Director

Georgia

Dougherty County Law Library
225 Pine Ave.
P.O. Box 1827
Albany, GA 31702
Ph. (229) 431-2133
Contact: Laureen Adams, Library Manager

Alexander Campbell King Law Library
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-6018
Ph. (706) 542-5078
Contact: Ann Puckett, Director

Georgia State University College of Law Library
P.O. Box 4008
Atlanta, GA 30302-4008
Ph. (404) 651-4140
Contact: Nancy Johnson, Law Librarian
Note: Full internship guidelines available from host institution.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
999 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Ph. (404) 853-8740
Contact: Louella Randall, Manager of Library and Research Services

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Illinois

University of Illinois
Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Memorial Law Library
142B Law Building
504 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
Ph. (217) 333-8415
Contact: Stephanie Davidson, Head of Public Services

Indiana

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
2700 First Indiana Plaza
135 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Ph. (317) 684-5166
Contact: Cheryl Niemeier, Director of Library Services

Iowa

Drake University Law Library
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
Ph. (515) 271-2053
Contact: Susan Lerdal, Reference Librarian

Kentucky

Salmon P. Chase College of Law Library
Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099-6110
Ph. (859) 572-5395
Contact: Carol Bredemeyer, Asst. Dir. for Faculty Services

Maryland (see also Virginia and District of Columbia)

Anne Arundel County Public Law Library
Anne Arundel County Circuit Court
P.O. Box 2395, 7 Church Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
Ph. (410) 222-1387
Contact: Joan M. Bellistri

Maryland State Law Library
Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Ph. (410) 260-1430
Contact: Steve Anderson, Director

Thurgood Marshall Law Library
University of Maryland School of Law
501 W. Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ph. (410) 706-0792
Contact: Janet Sinder, Assoc. Director for Research Services

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Massachusetts

Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP
1500 Main St., Suite 2700
Springfield, MA 01115-5507
Ph. (413) 272-6275
Contact: Katherine K. Coolidge, Law Librarian

Michigan

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
660 Woodward Ave.
2290 First National Building
Detroit, MI 48226-3506
Ph. (313) 465-7046
Contact: Trish Webster, Library Manager

The Honorable Thomas E. Brennan Law Library
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
300 S. Capitol Ave.
P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901
Ph. (517) 371-5140  x3401
Contact: Duane A. Strojny, Assoc. Dean for Library and Instructional Support
Note: Library has three locations: Lansing (Technical Services only), Grand Rapids, and Rochester.

Minnesota

Thomson-West Library Services
610 Opperman Dr.
Eagan, MN 55123
Ph. (651) 848-2760
Contact: Cindy Schriber, Manager Law Library Services

Minnesota State Law Library
Room G25, Minnesota Judicial Center
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Ph. (651) 296-0031
Contact: Daniel Lunde, Head, Library Development & Special Projects

Washington County Law Library
Washington County Government Center
14949 62d St. N., Room 150
P.O. Box 6
Stillwater, MN 55082
Ph. (651) 430-6954
Contact: Liz Robb, Law Librarian

New Jersey

New Jersey Courts
Hackensack, NJ
Ph. (201) 527-2274
Contact: Henry Gozdz, Law Librarian

Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc.
111 Frank Rodgers Blvd. S.
Harrison, NJ 07029-1723
Ph. (973) 481-0900
Contact: Joni L. Cassidy

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti LLP
1 Speedwell Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Ph. (973) 451-8585
Contact: Karen B. Brunner, Director of Information & Library Services

U.S. Attorneys Office, District of New Jersey
970 Broad St., Room 700 Library
Newark, NJ 07102
Ph. (973) 645-2709
Contact: Roberta D. Klotz, Law Librarian
Note: Intern is required to pass security clearance.

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New York

Charles B. Sears Law Library
University at Buffalo Law School
208 O’Brien Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Ph. (716) 645-2089
Contact: James Milles, Associate Dean & Director of the Law Library

New York State Supreme Court Law Library, Queens
88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Rm. 600
Jamaica, NY 11435
Ph. 718-298-1206
Contact: Andrew Tschinkel, Principal Law Librarian

Civil Court of the City of New York
Law Library
111 Centre St., Rm. 1034
New York, NY 10013
Ph. (646) 386-5430, 386-5431, or 386-5432
Contact: Deborah Melnick, Principal Law Librarian

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
One Battery Park Plaza
Library 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004-1482
Ph. (212) 837-6594
Contact: Patricia Barbone, Director of Library Services

Kaye Scholer LLP
425 Park Ave., Floor 10
New York, NY 10022-3598
Ph. (212) 836-8025
Contact: Shabeer Khan, Director of Library Services

New York County District Attorney’s Office
1 Hogan Place – 8th Floor Library
New York, NY 10013
Ph. (212) 335-4292
Contact: Mary Matuszak, Director of Library Services
Note: Intern is required to pass a rigorous security clearance.

Reed Smith LLP
599 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY  10013
Ph. (212) 549-0386
Contact: Rebecca Roth, N.Y. Librarian

U.S. Court of International Trade
One Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278
Ph. (212) 264-1829
Contact: Anna Djirdjirian, Deputy Library Director

North Carolina

Katherine R. Everett Law Library
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
100 Ridge Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Ph. (919) 962-6202
Contact: Anne Klinefelter, Director and Associate Professor of Law

Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson
101 N. Tryon St., Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28246
Ph. (704) 377-2536
Contact: Jill Kutz, Legal Librarian

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
One West Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Ph. (336) 721-3794
Contact: Virginia L. Smith, Director of Information Resources

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Ohio

University of Akron School of Law Library
150 University Ave.
Akron, OH 44313-2902
Ph. (330) 972-7330
Contact: Paul Richert, Law Librarian and Prof. of Law

Marx Law Library
University of Cincinnati College of Law
PO Box 210142
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0142
Ph. (513) 556-4407
Contact: Joseph A. Hodnicki, Assoc. Director for Library Operations

Cleveland Law Library
1 West Lakeside Ave., Floor 4
Cleveland, OH 44113
Ph. (216) 861-5070
Contact: Kathleen M. Sasala, Director

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Ph. (216) 687-3547
Contact: Michael J. Slinger, Associate Dean/Law Library Director/Professor of Law

The Supreme Court of Ohio Law Library
65 S. Front St., 11th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3431
Ph. (614) 387-9666
Contact: Kenneth Kozlowski, Director of the Law Library

Oregon

Perkins Coie LLP
1120 N.W. Couch, 10th Floor
Portland, OR 97209-4128
Ph. (503) 727-2051
Contact: Angela A. Hodge, Law Library Manager

Pennsylvania

Widener University School of Law
Legal Information Center
P.O. Box 69380
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9380
Ph. (717) 541-3935
Contact: Patricia Fox, Associate Director

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South Carolina

University of South Carolina
Coleman Karesh Law Library
Main & Greene Streets
Columbia, SC 29208
Ph. (803) 777-3361
Contact: Pamela Rogers Melton, Assoc. Director

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
300 N. Main St.
Greenville, SC 29601
Ph. (864) 271-1300
Contact: Marcia Burris, Library Manager

Texas

Travis County Law Libraries
Ned Granger Building
314 W. 11th St., Suite 140
Austin, TX 78701
Ph. (512) 854-9290
Contact: Lisa Rush, Manager

Texas Tech University Law Library
1802 Hartford Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79409-0004
Ph. (806) 742-3990 x286
Contact: Teresa L. Conaway, Head of Reference and Instruction

Grayson County Law Library
100 W. Houston St., Suite 27
Sherman, TX 75090
Ph. (903) 813-4320
Contact: Laurie Selwyn, Law Librarian

Virginia

Virginia State Law Library
Supreme Court of Virginia
100 N. 9th St., 2d Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Ph. (804) 786-2075
Contact: Gail Warren, State Law Librarian

Verizon Legal Department
1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22201
Ph. (703) 351-3173
Contact: Hillary C. Rubin, Law Librarian
NOTE: Internship opportunities might be available at various Verizon offices: New York; Arlington, VA; Irving, TX; Thousand Oaks, CA; and Boston, MA.

Washington

King County Law Library
W621 County Courthouse
516 3d Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Ph. (206) 296-0940
Contact: Marcus Hochstetler, Law Librarian and Director

Seattle University Law Library
900 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
Ph. (206) 398-4093
Contact: Kara Phillips, Collection Development / Associate Executive Librarian

Wyoming

Wyoming State Law Library
Supreme Court and Library Building
2301 Capitol Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7509
Contact: Kathy Carlson, State Law Librarian

Egypt

Law Library
American University in Cairo Department of Law
113 Kasr El Aini
Mail Code 421
11511 Cairo Egypt
Ph. 20-2-791-2225
Contact:

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