April 1, 2011

Next Week In LCS

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HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY! Groupon has shared some rather fun Intellectual Property humor over its patent on this holiday that you may enjoy.

DYK? Did you know that the Law Career Services Blog has been recognized as one of the Top 25 College Career Services Blogs? As always, you can follow our blog via RSS feed or by checking out the links at the bottom of this weekly (bi-weekly during breaks) newsletter.  We've changed our format so that this more accessible on your smart phones, but please do let us know if you have additional suggestions.

FERP ORIENTATION! If you are interested in participating in the Fall Employer Recruitment Program (FERP) to bid for various private and public interest opportunities, you must attend FERP Orientation (if you've attended in the past, you will not be required to do so again). Those sessions will be held on:
  • Thursday, April 7, 2011, 11:45 AM-12:45 PM, 241 Lewis
  • Monday, April 11, 2011, 4:45-5:45 PM, 241 Lewis
The 1L Meet the Employers Reception will be held on Thursday, April 14th from 4:30-7:00 p.m. in the DePaul Center Concourse (lower level). This will be your opportunity to meet with more than 30 local employrers, many of whom participate in FERP or MPILCC (Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference, held in February).  RSVP in Symplicity today!

REPORT YOUR SERVICE HOURS!! The deadline for reporting your service hours to the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) is Tuesday, April 12, 2011! If you have volunteered or are currently volunteering, do not forget to report your service hours at http://www.law.depaul.edu/pbcsi. By reporting your pro bono hours, you allow DePaul to accurately track the number of volunteer hours donated by College of Law students. Tracking your hours also makes you eligible to receive a service award in the spring (the PBCSI Reporting and Award Guidelines can be found at http://www.law.depaul.edu/pbcsi). This recognition should be added to your resume and celebrate your accomplishments and service at the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative's Annual Service Reception and Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Rare Book Room.  If you'd like to become involved, or have questions, please email Cheryl Price at cprice13@depaul.edu to be added to her weekly email updates.

Sterling Education Services, Inc. is a non-profit continuing education company that conducts seminars across the nation and is offering 5 free student scholarships to attend their Landlord-Tenant Law seminar in Rockford, Illinois on May 4, 2011. Recipients receive a day-long overview of this area of law, a seminar manual, and an opportunity to network with practicing attorneys. Students must register before the seminar via phone or email. No walk-ins will be allowed. Only current law students may take advantage of these passes and MUST provide their student id number or other proof of enrollment in order to register.  (DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE -- you must register via phone or email). For those students who wish to register, they may email Tasha Badzinski at ses15 [at] sterlingeducation.com or call her at (715) 855-0495.  Please provide her with the Information on the seminar (Title; City, State; and Date) and your information (Full Name; Student ID# - required; Phone Number; Email Address; Full Mailing Address; School Name).

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP PROGRAMMING: Are you interested in pursuing a judicial clerkship? Make sure you attend this upcoming programming to help you think out your approach from A(pplication) to R(ecommenders), and everything in between. The Document Library in Symplicity also includes not just the Judicial Clerkship Guide but also a list of DePaul judges (please note, this was updated last fall, before the last set of elections).
  • Monday, April 4th: Faculty Member Judicial Clerkship Panel - come hear about successful recommender relationships, how clerkships impact your career, and targeting your search appropriately. Professors David Franklin, Kwall, Evers and Marcuccui.  11:50 a.m., 901 Lewis
  • Wednesday, April 6th: Judicial Clerkship Nuts & Bolts - come learn the ins and outs of preparing your application materials and learn about additional resources. 4:30 p.m., 242 Lewis
  • Tuesday, April 12th: Clerks' Perspectives, Past & Present: Come hear about how different law clerks secured their positions, the impacts on their careers, and the role of judges as mentors.  Tom Judge (Chaplain), Libby Pozolo (Law 2008), James VanZant (Law 2010), Laura Warren (DPU General Counsel)
  • Thursday, April 14th: Judicial Clerkship Nuts & Bolts (see above), 4:30 p.m., 803 Lewis
SKADDEN FELLOWSHIP PRESENTATION - If you plan to attend Skadden Fellowship Presentation by Executive Director Susan Plum at Northwestern on Thursday, April 14th, please RSVP in Symplicity by Thursday, April 7th so that an accurate food count may be created.
Next  Week's Calendar - check out Symplicity, the College of Law, and local bar association calendars for more events, training opportunities, and deadlines.
Monday, April 4, 2011
  • 11:50 a.m.: Faculty Member Judicial Clerkship Panel, 901 Lewis
  • 4:30 p.m.: The General Growth Financial Crisis - One Man's Personal Journey, DePaul Center - 11th Floor
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  • Noon, J.D./M.B.A. and Business Law Certificate Info Session, 904 Lewis
  • 5:00-5:45 p.m. Drop-In Advising, Law Career Services, 960 O'Malley (the lunch hour session has been cancelled to cover the JD/MBA Panel)
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
  • 4:30 p.m.: Perspectives: Judicial Clerks, Past & Present, 242 Lewis
Thursday, April 7, 2011
  • 11:45 a.m.: FERP Orientation, 241 Lewis
  • 4:30 p.m., Making the Most of Your Law Degree, Off-Site
Friday, April 8, 2011
  • 11:30 a.m.: Labor and Employment Law Implications of Bullying and Workplace Violence, Off-Site
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Law Career Services Location & Details: 960 O'Malley, next to the O'Malley elevators, and directly south of Dean White's office. To make an appointment or access your Symplicity account/reset your password, stop by or call the office  at (312) 362-8385. Our office hours when classes during the spring semester are from 9 am - 6 pm Monday-Thursday and 9 am - 5 pm on Friday. PLEASE NOTE: We will only be open 9 am - 5 pm during spring break, final exam, and summer break periods.

2L Government Honors & Internship Upcoming Deadlines

The following government programs have 2L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2010-11 Government Honors & Internship Handbook (login/password located in the Symplicity Announcements) .

3L Government Honors & Internship Upcoming Deadlines

The following government program has a 3L deadline coming up in the next few weeks.  Details are provided in the 2010-11 Government Honors & Internship Handbook (login/password located in the Symplicity Announcements)

1L Government Honors & Internship Upcoming Deadlines

The following government programs have 1L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2010-11 Government Honors & Internship Handbook (login/password located in the Symplicity Announcements).

March 31, 2011

CBA Meetings for Next Week

Meetings for Week of April 4, 2011
This schedule was generated on March 31. View most recent list

The following is a list of committees that have notified the CBA of their speaker / topic. Meetings are held at 12:15 p.m. for one hour at the CBA unless otherwise noted. Bring your CBA card to obtain MCLE credit for meeting attendance. Lunch is available in our servery for $9.50. There is no need to RSVP for committee meetings. Member may attend any meeting they choose.

March 30, 2011

Kimball R. Anderson & Karen G. Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship

Through the generous gift of Kimball Anderson and Karen Anderson, The Chicago Bar Foundation (“CBF”) awards public interest law fellowships to provide loan repayment assistance for outstanding recent law school graduates who either are presently working or have accepted an offer to work for CBF-funded public interest law organizations.

March 29, 2011

Informational Interviews: Part I

When questions spike around a topic, we know it is time to address it in a blog post! Today, we begin to address Informational Interviews.

This link is a bit dated, but it a great post about informational interviews, plus a great link to pet peeves about those who abuse informational interviews (think of this as this "not to do" list). While most students are using these opportunities to focus on career exploration and build their networks, taking these opportunities to really listen for the chance to provide value to the person across the table as well as consider possibilities for future joint endeavors.  You never know when you might want to ask someone to provide a guest blog post on your future blog or invite part of their network to participate in a speaking engagement or CLE panel.