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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 ( or Neil Dennis (  If you are interested in a career in-house you don’t want to miss this!


Gender, Family Law, LGBT, & Juvenile Rights Externship Fair

Mini Fair on Wednesday

Networking Opportunity at WCL!

Tuesday, October 15, 5:30-6:30pm

Do you want to meet with public and private sector attorneys having specialties in a variety of practice areas?  Then don’t miss this opportunity to join members of the Dean’s Advisory Council for networking rotations during the first 30 minutes of the program followed by a reception with all participants.

Employers scheduled to be represented during the speed networking portion of the event include:  Lightbridge; Cosmos Alliance; US Department of Commerce; US District Court of the District of Columbia; Trireme Global Partners; and Law Offices of Terence Smolev.

Registered students will receive additional information about the speed networking rounds (whether they will participate in one or two 15 minute speed networking sessions during the first 30 minutes), and tips for making this a successful networking event!  All registered students will be invited to join the networking reception from 6-6:30pm.

Availability is first come, first served so register today!  If you are unable to register, please send a message to and you will be placed on a waitlist.

Patent Information Session: Exam Tips

October 9, 5:00-5:50pm in room 503 

OCPD invites students interested in a patent law career to attend this information session featuring Attorney John White. Mr. White is a patent lawyer and has prepared applicants for the Patent Bar Exam since 1988. He has more than 20 years experience in all aspects of intellectual property, including patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, infringement and validity analysis and opinion writing. Mr. White is currently the Director of Patent Professional Development at the Practising Law Institute (PLI) and will discuss tips for the job search, passing the exam, and practice.

All are welcome, but pizza will be ordered based on the CareerLink registrations.


October 25-26 Crystal City, VA

Registration closes on Friday, October 11. Students may register here to participate in table talk and other networking opportunities, as well as attend the keynote (featuring the Honorable Ann Claire Williams interviewing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder), workshop sessions, resume and cover letter review, and mock interviews. For those planning to attend, there will be an EJW prep workshop on Thursday, October 17 at noon in room 100.  Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP through CareerLink.

Office of Merit Awards: WCL Drop-in Advising

Interested in applying for the Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship, Boren Fellowship, Bosch Fellowship, or Critical Language Scholarship? Drop-in office hours provide an opportunity for WCL students to explore available scholarships and fellowship programs. Graduate Advising Fellow of the Office of Merit Awards will be in front of the Office of Career & Professional Development to answer questions regarding these scholarship opportunities. All WCL students are encouraged to stop by. Awards are restricted to U.S. citizens.This opportunity will be repeated every first Thursday of the month.

When:  Thursday, October 3rd, 2-3pm

Where: Office of Career & Professional Development