July 9, 2011

Preparing for FERP

As you prepare to bid on employers participating in our FERP (Fall Employer Recruitment Program), remember to set aside time to complete all the steps.  This blog post by Josh Camson provides fantastic insight on the overall process, but for specifics on our processes here at DePaul, start with the Annoucements Section when you login to Sympllicity.  From there, you can access the deadlines, FERP Orientation video, list of participating employers, and a whole raft of FAQs.  As a reminder, you need your undergrad and law school transcripts for many employers so ordering those early and ensuring you have access to a scanner is crucial.  Don't wait until the last minute - there are too many small steps that must be completed to rush through it all.

Please don't forget that we're here to help you all summer as well.  Stop by, call, email -- just please, no pigeons!

July 6, 2011

Fellowship Programming & Resources

Interested in project-based public interest fellowships, like those funded by Equal Justice Works and the Skadden Foundation?  NALP and the Washington Council of Lawyers are pleased to present “The Pathway to Postgraduate Public Interest Legal Fellowships” on Tuesday, July 14th, from 6:00-8:30pm at the Washington, DC offices of Akin Gump.  But wait, there’s more!  The event will double as a happy hour, offering networking opportunities and a chance for public-interest minded law students in the nation’s capital to meet like-minded peers.