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Legal Internship/Externship Opportunity with Prominent Congressional Committee

This is an opportunity for an unpaid legal internship/externship for the Spring semester with the Democratic Staff of a Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The Committee has jurisdiction over any action taken by the federal government; therefore, the selected individual would have an opportunity to work on a range of activities, including congressional investigations, departmental and executive branch oversight, along with legislative responsibilities.  The intern would be required to work at least 2 days per week, with a preference of working 3 days per week or more.  Interns would be required to start no later than the second or third week of January.  We are particularly interested in applicants with an interest in financial services, health care, energy, federal workforce, government organization and/or labor policy matters.

We would like an individual to begin the Spring legal internship position with the Committee no later than the second or third week of January.  All candidates should submit their resume to no later than Wednesday, December 18 to:

Leah Perry

Chief Oversight Counsel – Minority Staff

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Leah.Perry@mail.house.gov

 

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Ignore Law School Etiquette at Your Career Peril

Check out this article by G.M. Filisko in the November issue of ABA’s Student Lawyer.

“In law school, you’re creating relationships with faculty, administrators, and fellow students that will shape, perhaps even make or break, your career. Building these relationships is good practice for your future interactions with law office supervisors, colleagues, clients, and subordinates.”

 

 

DC PUBLIC SERVICE CAREER FAIR

Registration for the 2014 Washington DC/Baltimore Public Service Career Fair is OPEN!   Please note that the Fair occurs this year on Friday, January 24, 2014 and will be held at the George Mason University School of Law. Registration for interviews and resume collects will close on Friday, December 13th.

 

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Students may log into the following website to register and review participating employers: https://law-dcpscf-csm.symplicity.com/students
  2. Once at the site, click on the “Register” button on the right side of the page.  You will be directed to a page where you provide your registration information. 
  3. After completing the registration information, BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL for an email verification.  Click on the link provided in the email to verify your email address. 
  4. Once your email address is verified, your registration must be approved by your career services office.  You will receive a welcome email with your username and password once your registration is approved.
  5. If you intend to bid on interviewing or resume collection employers, please be sure to register for the Fair by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 13th.  If your registration is complete, you will be able to bid for interviews. 

To review participating employers, after logging in, please click on the “OCI” tab on the top of the page.  Under “Session” there is a drop-down menu.  By selecting either Interviews, Resume Collection, or Table Talk, you can review the employers participating in those sessions.  Please note that employers are continuing to register, so you will need to check back regularly.  The majority of employer registrations typically occur in the first two weeks of December.

You may begin bidding on interviewing or resume collection employers on Monday, December 16th.  Bidding will remain open until Monday, December 30thPLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR REGISTRATION MUST BE APPROVED BEFORE YOU MAY UPLOAD DOCUMENTS AND BID.  Thus, please be sure to register as soon as possible to give yourself as much time as possible to bid and upload documents.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact Laura Scott at lscott@wcl.american.edu

International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition

Poster for IHL Student Writing Comp 2013 Green 9

Dept. of Homeland Security Externship Opportunity

The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the General Counsel is accepting applications for two or more Spring Externship positions with the Technology Programs Law Division.  We are seeking an extern with a demonstrated interest in International Law or Intellectual Property Law.  We are under very tight deadlines to review applications, interview and submit the candidates name to our security offices, as an extern must successfully undergo a suitability determination.  This is a great opportunity to get into the US Government.  3Ls in particular should take a close look.   This is an opportunity to work directly with the head IP attorney in the agency and with the attorneys who make hiring decisions for the Honors Program.  Although they say they want top third of the class, our understanding is that this is open to anyone with a demonstrated interest.  Quick response is needed! Deadline is November 22, 2013.  Application information can be found on CareerLink.

Important Information for Applicants to the FCC’s Fall 2014 Attorney Honors Program

Washington, D.C. – It has come to our attention that there was an error in the News Release issued on July 26, 2013, announcing that the FCC had begun accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Attorney Honors Program.  Specifically, there was a typographical error in the email address provided for submitting applications.  The correct address is Honors.Program@fcc.gov

To ensure that all complete and timely submitted applications are considered, the Federal Communications Commission today announced that it will allow graduating law students and current judicial clerks who submitted applications for its Fall 2014 Attorney Honors Program to the email address “Honor.Program” to resubmit those applications to Honors.Program@fcc.gov on or before December 6, 2013.  The 2014 application window opened on July 26, 2013, and was extended to October 23, 2013 due to the government-wide shut down that occurred October 1-16, 2013. 

To demonstrate that applications previously submitted to the email address “Honor.Program” were complete and timely filed, applicants should forward their previously submitted application emails with attachments to Honors.Program@fcc.gov by midnight on December 6, 2013.

Additional information about the Honors Program is available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/attorney-honors-program. Questions about eligibility to resubmit an application may be directed to Almira Kennedy, Almira.Kennedy@fcc.gov, (202) 418-1743, or Diane Griffin Holland, Diane.Griffin@fcc.gov, (202) 418-7294.

The In-House Life – A Panel Discussion at Georgetown Law

Career Option:  The In-House Life – A Panel Discussion at Georgetown Law – Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. (Gewirz Student Center 12th Floor)

There are thousands of in-house counsel in all different kinds of companies and non-profits throughout the D.C. metropolitan area.  In-house practice allows attorneys to work directly with the business leaders of companies and non-profits on a wide variety of issues — including corporate law, commercial transactions, intellectual property, and employment law — and sometimes help shape the organization’s strategy. In-house attorneys may be in departments that resemble law firms, or may be solo or in small groups.  Some are specialists, and many are generalists.  What they all have in common is the engagement with the business and helping to make its goals and objectives happen.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA), a leading regional professional association for in-house counsel, is pleased to present this panel discussion among local in-house counsel at Georgetown Law’s Gewirz Center, 12th Floor on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. The speakers will provide firsthand information about working as a corporate counsel and the steps students can take now and after graduation to prepare themselves for an in house career.  Panelists include attorneys at Choice Hotels and Octagon, Inc.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.  Space is limited, so if you would like to attend, please RSVP here.  Directions to Gewirz can be found here.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Amy Jones Mattock (asj6@law.georgetown.edu) or Neil Dennis (nod2@law.georgetown.edu).  If you are interested in a career in-house you don’t want to miss this!