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Litigation Associate Position

Location:
Menlo Park, CA, 94025
Posted:
August 16, 2012

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CARMEN SMARANDOIU

**** **** ***** #**, ***** Park, CA 94025

ir48vr@r.postjobfree.com • 425-***-****

MEMBERSHIP

The State Bar of California; the Washington State Bar Association; the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

EXPERIENCE

The ACLU of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA April 2012 – present

Volunteer Attorney

Part of three-attorney strategy team in impact litigation case; counsel clients on civil rights issues; perform legal research; draft litigation and advocacy memoranda.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Seattle, WA August 2010 – August 2011

Law Clerk to Judge Betty B. Fletcher

Conducted legal research; drafted bench memoranda and opinions; drafted memoranda associated with the en banc process; observed oral argument.

Washington Court of Appeals Division I, Seattle, WA August 2008 – July 2010

Law Clerk to Judge Anne Ellington

Conducted legal research; drafted prehearing memoranda and opinions; observed oral argument.

Bucharest 6th. Sector Court and Turda Court, Romania September 2000 – March 2003

Judge

Presided over 74 court sessions; issued over 1,000 decisions and orders, 26 reversed on appeal.

EDUCATION

University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington

Juris Doctor, March 2008

GPA: 3.61

Activities: Extern to Judge John Coughenour, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Winter 2007; Judge C. C. Bridgewater, Washington Court of Appeals Division II, Summer 2007. Conducted legal research; drafted prehearing memoranda, orders, and opinions; observed oral argument.

Third Place Brief, Judson F. Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2007

Research Assistant to Professor Robert Aronson, Summer 2006. Conducted legal research; drafted parts of the 2006 Supplement to The Law of Evidence in Washington.

The National Institute of Magistracy, Bucharest, Romania

Justice Auditor, September 1999 – June 2000

Attended academic and clinical training for future judges and prosecutors.

Babes-Bolyai University School of Law, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Diploma in Judicial Sciences (LL.B. equivalent), June 1999

GPA: 9.05/10; Diploma Examination: 9.75/10

Honors: Babes-Bolyai University Merit Scholarship, Winter 1995 – Winter 1999

Cluj-Napoca Public Notaries’ Chamber Scholarship, Fall 1998 – Spring 1999



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