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Student Experience Spotlight Series

The OCPD Bulletin is now featuring a regular spotlight of a WCL student’s internship, externship or part-time job.  If you would like to be featured as part of this series, please email Michelle Norris at mnorris@wcl.american.edu.  To read other students’ experiences and to share your own, we encourage you to use SEEN, the Student Employer Evaluation Network in CareerLink.

 This month, we are featuring Erin Archer, a rising 3L who completed summer internship with the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP). 

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 1.      Where did you work? How did you get your job?

I got my job through another WCL student. When I told her I was looking for a job related to health law, she asked if I would be interested in disability law for veterans. After we discussed NVLSP and the type of work involved, I sent my resume and writing sample to her supervisor, and after an interview, I was hired.  (more…)

Weekly Roundup

Ten Tips For Landing J.D. Jobs for Law Students and Graduates – Advice for WCL’s own Professor Effross featured in the National Law Journal.

4 Benefits of a Mock Interview – Careerealism discusses the benefits of conducting mock interviews.

The Hottest and Coldest Practice Areas – Check out this feature at the National Jurist to see if your field of intrest made the list!

Vault’s Top 25 Firms for Associates – Be in the know during OCI season.  Click here to see which firms made the list.

DOJ Career Information Fair

DOJ Career Information Fair Wednesday, July 31, 2013 (pre-registration required; space is limited)

In the past, this informational fair was open only to DOJ legal interns.  This year DOJ will open the fair up to a limited number of area law students from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Students interested in internships and entry-level opportunities should attend.

Representatives from the various components will be on hand to answer questions, but no interviews will be conducted.  Pre-registration is required, and space is extremely limited.  Individuals will be selected on a first come, first served basis (each area law school will be permitted a limited number of slots per school). To register, send an email with your full name and law school to: Maureen.C.McFeeley@usdoj.gov no later than Wednesday, July 24.

Public Defender Conference

Public Defender Conference–On Saturday, August 3, 2013 the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and the UC Berkeley School of Law will co-host the fourth Public Defender Advocacy, Training & Hiring (PATH) Conference.

PATH is designed for law students and recent graduates who are interested in learning more about careers in indigent criminal defense representation.

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/pathconference.htm

 

Path to the Bench: Panel Discussion and Networking Happy Hour

The American Constitution Society for Law & Policy presents “Path to the Bench:  Panel Discussion and Networking Happy Hour” Wednesday July 17th at 6 pm at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.  The event is free to those who register online and will feature a panel discussion with the Honorable Sri Srinivasan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, and the Honorable Beryl A. Howell, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.  Please see the following link for more information and to RSVP:  http://www.acslaw.org/DCPathtotheBench?mgs1=e88dcgjyy3!

 

Post-Graduate Fellowship Information

EJW and Skadden Applications are now LIVE!

At last, the EJW application is available! You can take a look at the EJW application and the Skadden Application by clicking on the links provided below.

EJW Application – http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships/apply

Skadden Application – http://www.skaddenfellowships.org/application

 

 

Non-WCL Career Fairs/Events

This summer, there are several opportunities to interview with Non-OCI employers through career fairs taking place across the country.  The list below highlights a few of the career fairs taking place this summer.

July 14-20      National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair (Orlando, FL)

August 1-2     Loyola Patent Law Interview Program (Chicago, IL)

August 3-4     The Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (Kansas City, MO)

August 3        DuPont Legal Minority Job Fair (Wilmington, DE; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA)

August 7-8     IndyBar Diversity Job Fair (Indianapolis, IN)

August 8        Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair (Boston, MA)

August 9        IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities (Arlington, VA)

August 22      National LGBT Bar Association Lavender Law Career Fair (Washington, DC)

August 24       Northwest Minority Job Fair (Seattle, WA)

For other Diversity-Related Initiatives, click here.  For other Public Interest Career Fairs, click here.