CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS
Call for Proposals: Game Over…? “Cripping” The Comic Con 2015
March 22nd & 23rd, 2015
Proposals due January 26th, 2015
Join us for our third annual “Cripping” the Comic Con, where “con” stands for conferenceand comics convention. This year’s main themes are gaming, digital media, and digital effects in film. We wish to explore the various ways in which games, gaming, and virtual media reflect and create understandings and interpretations of disability in popular culture.
Anyone can participate in “Cripping” the Comic Con. Although some of the language in this Call for Proposals is decidedly “academic,” and some of the folks who participate may self-identify as “academics,” this symposium is really for everyone, and we mean it. All are welcomed; please feel free to submit your ideas for consideration. We seek to promote a culture of inclusion. For more information, please check out Cripping the Con online oremail Cripping the Con. More information is also attached to this email.
Summer Internship in NY/NJ for 1st Year Law Student with a Disability
2015 1L SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Prudential Financial, Inc.
The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Disability Rights is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity for a highly motivated, first-year law student with a disability. The Commission will select a law student with a disability to join the 2015 summer law intern program at Prudential’s New Jersey/New York offices. The 1L summer internship will run 10 weeks—from May 26 to August 7, 2015. Interns will be paid a stipend of approximately $10,000, which shall accrue and be paid on an hourly basis.
The summer internship program will provide interns the opportunity to work with attorneys who support the broad reach of Prudential’s businesses. Other features of the program include:
· Participation in training programs presented by Prudential attorneys highlighting different areas of the business and the legal department
· Pairing with an attorney who will serve as a manager during the program and provide guidance on projects
· Pairing with a mentor who will serve as an additional advisor on resume review, interviewing, skill development, networking and other individual needs
· Practice interviews and presentations and shadow attorneys on various projects
· Opportunities to interview with selected local firms for potential 2L internships
· Be a law student with a disability;
· Be enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school and have successfully completed the first year with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent);
· Be scheduled for graduation in spring 2017 (full-time students) or spring 2018 (part-time students).
The ideal applicant will have financial or business-related experience or interest. Interns not local to New Jersey/New York will be responsible for their own housing and transportation to and from Prudential’s offices. Some assignments may be in offices not readily accessible by mass transportation.
How to Apply
To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, list of three references, and copy of your transcript to:
Please write “Prudential Internship” in the subject line of all correspondence. All materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 6, 2015. Finalists will be selected and notified on or before March 9, 2015.
Prudential and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers and are committed to diversity in our workforce.
Michael J. Stratton
Commission on Disability Rights (CDR) - Mail Stop 11.0
American Bar Association (ABA)
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036-5303