Law Student Intern

Lansing, MI
Intern
12-05-2018
Job #: 18-2217
Description:
Responsibilities/tasks:
  • Law Student Interns may draft legal memorandum, briefs, pleadings, discovery, assist in trial preparation and document control, perform legal research and undertake various other legal assignments as necessary involving a variety of workers compensation law, employment law and corporate law issues.
  • Conduct in depth legal research related to complex legal issues.

Employment qualifications:
Education or equivalent experience:
  • Law school student currently enrolled in 2L or 3L (second or third year law student) with Bachelor's Degree.

Experience:
  • Proficiency in legal research and writing methods, and experience in legal research methods and experience in legal writing. Working knowledge of the Michigan and Federal Administrative Rules, Court Rules of procedure and evidence, and basic substantive law.

Skills/knowledge/abilities (ska) required:
  • Self-motivated.
  • Very familiar with and comfortable using LEXIS and/or Westlaw.
  • Strong writing skills are essential.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be articulate in both written and oral communications. Must organize and prioritize assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to analyze complex fact situations and issues of law.
  • Ability to read and interpret laws, regulations, and contract documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Other related skills and/or abilities may be required to perform this job.

Summary:
The Law Student Intern supports the Office of General Counsel attorneys. A Law Student Intern performs a variety of legal tasks under the supervision and direction of attorneys and is expected to conduct legal research projects on complex factual and legal issues, draft legal memoranda summarizing the results of that research; and, under attorney supervision, will draft discovery requests, gather and organize the information and documents necessary to respond to discovery requests, compose and edit legal documents, including complaints, answers, motions, and briefs, as directed by attorneys.


Closing Date: 28th December, 2018
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