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Externship Opportunity

Job Description/Duties

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) seeks a motivated and public-spirited rising 2L or 3L law student for a 2018 summer externship in the ULC Chicago office as a ULC Extern.  

Founded in 1892, the Uniform Law Commission has worked to improve state law by drafting uniform acts on subjects for which uniformity is desirable and practical. The ULC provides states with non-partisan, well-conceived, and well-drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to the critical areas of state statutory law. The ULC comprises commissions from each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Now in its 126th year, the ULC is the oldest state governmental association and is the source of more than 300 uniform acts. Acts developed by the ULC include the Uniform Commercial Code, the Uniform Probate Code, and many acts in commercial, family, real property, trusts and estates, and business organization law and other areas. For more information, please go to www.uniformlaws.org.

Selection as a ULC Extern provides students the opportunity to work closely with ULC legislative attorneys on legal research, writing, and analytical tasks. In the process, the Extern will develop a sophisticated understanding of the state legislative process and an in-depth knowledge of significant areas of the law. The Extern will report to the ULC legislative staff.

The primary responsibility of a ULC Extern is to undertake legislative research and enactment projects that support the work of the ULC. Examples of possible projects include: legislative and substantive research related to specific uniform acts; creating redline bill comparisons of uniform acts and introduced legislation; and creating bill and statute analysis comparison charts. The Extern also will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience that will improve legislative analysis, legislative research, and legal writing skills.

This opportunity is open to rising 2L and 3L students. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Brian Lewis, Legislative Counsel, at blewis@uniformlaws.org, and include “ULC Extern” in the subject line. 

Externships are unpaid by the ULC.  Externs should receive course credit in accordance with the requirements of their academic program. 


Administrative Assistant

Job Description/Duties

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC), a nonprofit organization representing state governments, seeks a motivated, articulate, and well-organized receptionist/administrative assistant interested in working in a small, collegial, and hard-working office dedicated to supporting the ULC’s mission of researching and drafting nonpartisan uniform state laws. The successful candidate will serve as receptionist, provide clerical support, organize mailings, manage office supplies and shipping, maintain the general file, schedule conference calls and webinars, provide clerical and general office assistance to legislative attorneys, and assist with special events.

Applicants must be highly organized, able to manage multiple projects, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. College degree required. Experience with MS Office Suite, word processing, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Experience with CRM databases and meeting scheduling software is strongly preferred.

Salary is in the low to mid-30's commensurate with experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance and a retirement plan.

The preferred start date is June 15, 2018; applications received by May 25, 2018 will receive priority until the position is filled. An equal opportunity employer, the ULC welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

Please send cover letter and resume to: apply@uniformlaws.org


Law Clerk

Job Description/Duties

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) has immediate openings for part-time law clerks. Clerks will work 12-20 hours per week on a regular schedule for the fall semester and be considered for part-time employment during the spring and full-time employment during summer. This is a paid position.

Ideal candidates will have:
• an interest in legislative work and statutory analysis;
• a basic familiarity with the ULC’s products and procedures;
• a strong attention to detail;
• the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously; and
• excellent legal research and writing capabilities.

Applicants should email a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to:

Brian Lewis, Legislative Counsel