Summer Law Clerk

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have an opening for a Summer Law Clerk who has completed their second year of law school to serve as a Law Clerk in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Laboratory or LLNL) Office of General Counsel (OGC) during summer 2022.

The OGC is comprised of ten experienced attorneys, as well as other legal professionals, who provide legal advice and support to the Laboratory across a wide spectrum of practice areas. You can anticipate assignments in any of the substantive areas relevant to operation of the Laboratory: e.g., litigation; business transactions; environmental, health and safety; government contracts; patent prosecution and intellectual property; export law; employment law; and more.


In this role, you will

  • Research and draft legal memoranda and other documents; compile, summarize and analyze factual material.
  • Perform legal research to gather relevant rules, regulations, and case law in all areas of law.
  • Prepare drafts of transactional legal documents and analyze legal implications of proposed contractual language.
  • May interact with outside counsel, representatives of state and federal agencies, universities and private companies.
  • Gather information to support the provision of legal advice and to learn about operations and legal matters at the Laboratory by meeting with Laboratory representatives.
  • Prepare and possibly present materials on legal and factual issues for varied audiences.
  • Perform other general law assignments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor's Degree.
  • Must be currently enrolled in the second year of studies at an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Experience performing legal and factual research.
  • Experience writing memoranda documenting legal and factual research and analysis.
  • Experience interpreting and applying state and federal laws, regulations, court rules and procedures.
  • Experience accomplishing multiple tasks and resolving conflicting priorities.
  • Experience demonstrating attention to detail, discretion, and judgment and tact in handling legal issues.
  • Experience communicating effectively with all levels of employees and outside entities.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience working successfully as part of a team.
  • Interest and enthusiasm in learning about areas of law that may be unfamiliar.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate
LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above). If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory's mission.

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We have an opening for a Summer Law Clerk who has completed their second year of law school to serve as a Law Clerk in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Laboratory or LLNL) Office of General Counsel (OGC) during summer 2022.

The OGC is comprised of ten experienced attorneys, as well as other legal professionals, who provide legal advice and support to the Laboratory across a wide spectrum of practice areas. You can anticipate assignments in any of the substantive areas relevant to operation of the Laboratory: e.g., litigation; business transactions; environmental, health and safety; government contracts; patent prosecution and intellectual property; export law; employment law; and more.

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In this role, you will

  • Research and draft legal memoranda and other documents; compile, summarize and analyze factual material.
  • Perform legal research to gather relevant rules, regulations, and case law in all areas of law.
  • Prepare drafts of transactional legal documents and analyze legal implications of proposed contractual language.
  • May interact with outside counsel, representatives of state and federal agencies, universities and private companies.
  • Gather information to support the provision of legal advice and to learn about operations and legal matters at the Laboratory by meeting with Laboratory representatives.
  • Prepare and possibly present materials on legal and factual issues for varied audiences.
  • Perform other general law assignments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor's Degree.
  • Must be currently enrolled in the second year of studies at an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Experience performing legal and factual research.
  • Experience writing memoranda documenting legal and factual research and analysis.
  • Experience interpreting and applying state and federal laws, regulations, court rules and procedures.
  • Experience accomplishing multiple tasks and resolving conflicting priorities.
  • Experience demonstrating attention to detail, discretion, and judgment and tact in handling legal issues.
  • Experience communicating effectively with all levels of employees and outside entities.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience working successfully as part of a team.
  • Interest and enthusiasm in learning about areas of law that may be unfamiliar.

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