The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

By Quinta Jurecic
Monday, October 3, 2016, 12:34 PM

Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)

Monday, October 3rd at 4pm: The Institute of World Politics will host a lecture by Mark F. Cancian on Aligning Strategy, Programs, and Resources: Alternative Defense Strategies in a Cost-Capped Environment. Register here.

Tuesday, October 4th at 2pm: The Center on the United States and Europe and the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution will convene two panel discussions on Reykjavik and Arms Control in U.S.-Soviet Relations. Register for the event.

Wednesday, October 5th at 8:15am: At the Brookings Institution, Michael E. O'Hanlon and Robert Einhorn will discuss the question: What Does Success in the Middle East Look Like for the Next President? Indira Lashmanan will moderate. Breakfast will be served. RSVP or catch the webcast here.

Thursday, October 6th at 8:30am: The Atlantic Council will host a day-long conference on Stronger With Allies: The Future of Europe After Brexit. Find more details and register for the event here.

Friday, October 7th at 8:30am: The Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California will convene a day-long symposium on Modern Implications of the Laws of War, featuring a keynote address by General John Allen. RSVP here.

Friday, October 7th at 10am: The Brookings Institution will host an panel discussion on Digital Policy Lessons for the Next Administration. Cameron Kerry will moderate, and Jane Lute, Dean C. Garfield, and Nuala O'Connor will speak. Register for the event here.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

2017 Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition

The Clara Barton Competition Committee, Georgetown University Law Center, and the Canadian and American Red Cross are excited to announce the 4th Annual Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition, to be held March 10-12, 2017 in Washington D.C, at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Named after the founder of the American Red Cross, this simulation-based experiential legal competition will expose rising professionals to the practice of IHL and to real world challenges facing IHL practitioners during armed conflict.

Throughout the Competition, participants will engage in practical role playing exercises, during which they will be asked to assume various professional roles and accomplish a wide range of tasks reflective of those performed by practitioners in the field. Unlike traditional moot court competitions, participants will explore the application of the law through fictional, but realistic case studies of armed conflict which continue to evolve throughout the Competition, offering participants a dynamic and creative atmosphere in which to explore complex legal issues. The Competition will test participantsโ€™ knowledge of international humanitarian law and public international law, as well as their ability to present, advocate for, and defend legal positions to a diverse range of stakeholders in different simulated environments.

The Clara Barton Competition is open to law students pursuing Juris Doctor (J.D.), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees at law schools within the United States and Canada, as well as students attending Canadian and United States military academies and institutions.

Applications will be accepted through 10pm EST on November 14th, 2016. Teams are encouraged to submit their packet as soon as possible. The Committee will announce the selected teams by Monday, December 5th, 2016.

Interested teams can access more information and the application packet on the Canadian Red Cross website by clicking here or by going to the Canadian Red Cross Website at:

Questions may be directed to the CBC Committee at

Law Student Volunteer

Organization: Department of Justice

Department: Office of Law and Policy, National Security Division

About the Office:

The National Security Division's (NSD) Office of Law and Policy, United States Department of Justice, seeks interns for positions located in Washington, D.C. The mission of NSD is to coordinate the Department's efforts in carrying out its top priority of preventing and combating terrorism and protecting the national security. NSD provides legal and policy advice on national security matters, litigates counterterrorism, counterespionage, and foreign intelligence surveillance matters, represents the Government before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and other federal trial and appellate courts, and conducts oversight over Federal Bureau of Investigation national security investigations and foreign intelligence collection. The Office of Law and Policy is responsible for, among other things, resolving novel and complex legal issues relating to national security that arise from the work of the Division and other parts of the Department; providing advice and guidance to Department leadership, the Intelligence Community, and other Executive Branch agencies on matters of national security law and policy; overseeing the development of legislation, guidelines, and other policies in the area of national security; working with foreign governments on a variety of national security issues; and handling appeals that arise in national security cases. The Office works with a variety of other Department components, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of Legal Counsel, and the Office of Legal Policy, as well as other departments and agencies, such as the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State.

Job Description:

Intern projects include: researching legal questions, drafting memoranda or other legal and policy analysis, factual research, and assisting with presentations and supporting materials.


Open to all law students. Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school at the time of application and throughout their internship. Strong research and writing skills are required. Prior interest or experience in the area of national security would be useful, but is not required. By the time of the internship, all applicants must have taken one or more of the following courses: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, or Constitutional Law. Additional courses addressing criminal law and litigation or national security or intelligence law, would also be helpful.

Internships are unpaid. If your school offers interns academic or work study, we will work with you to meet school requirements whenever possible.
Application Process:

Brief cover letter, resume with two references, transcript (official or unofficial), and a writing sample (not to exceed ten pages). Please submit these materials as one pdf, ATTN: Intern Program Coordinator (Office of Law and Policy), via email to

For applications for spring 2017, the subject line should read: [LAST NAME] - L&P Spring 2017 Internship Application. For applications for fall 2017, the subject line should read: [LAST NAME] โ€“ L&P Fall 2017 Internship application.

Paper or faxed applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline:

Spring 2017 โ€“ September 15, 2016

Fall 2017 โ€“ April 1, 2017