November 9, 2012

Law Quick Practice Guides

Law Career Services has uploaded the following Quick Practice Guides into Symplicity’s Resources Tab.  These guides provide a quick overview of sample resources, ideas and opportunities in the following practice areas.  This collection of resources will gradually be expanded to include most major practice areas in the future.

Art & Cultural Heritage
Child & Family Law
Intellectual Property
Public Interest
Real Estate
Public International (Human Rights)

November 8, 2012

Opportunities with the City of Chicago Department of Law

The Law Department serves the Mayor, City Departments, Boards and  Commissioners and the City Council administering policies and programs to benefit Chicago residents.   Hear about the City's:
Externship Program
Summer Volunteer Program
Law Clerk Program (paid and volunteer)
Entry-level Attorney Program

Learn about Law Department Opportunities and what it’s like to manage and practice law at one of

New Patent Bar Exam Requirements

Did You Know? Starting April 2013, the amount of materials that students must master to pass the Patent Bar Exam nearly doubles!  2Ls and 3Ls should seriously consider sitting for the Patent Bar Exam this winter.  Want vital information regarding the changes?

Join us for a Skype information session with Patent Bar Exam expert Mark Dighton from PLI (Practicing Law Institute).  Wednesday, November 14th | 4:30pm - 5:30pm | 805 Lewis

Refreshments Will Be Provided by CIPLIT and LCS

Call for Law Student Art

Law Students: Do you have a creative side you’d like to share with the rest of DePaul Law? Law Student Services is looking to display some artwork made by law students in our 3rd floor suite! We are interested in paintings, drawings, photography, or any other framed artwork that is appropriate for the workplace.

If you would like to submit your artwork or you have any questions, please stop by the Law Student Services Suite, 300 Lewis, just above the student lounge or contact Law Career Services at

November 6, 2012

2013 Urban Leaders Summer Fellowship (PAID!)

If you are interested in pursuing policy or legislative opportunities, you'll want to check out this PAID oportunity.  More like this are available in the Public Policy Handbook (see the Symplicity Quick Links for the login/password information).


Seeking Undergraduates, 1L and 2L Law Students, and Graduate Students for 30-50 paid (stipend will be approx. $2000), 6-week Urban Leader Fellowships in Denver, Memphis, and possibly other areas.   Hiring projections are for 20-25 Fellows in Denver; 6-10 Fellows in Memphis; and possibility of 6-10 Fellows in additional regions.  Fellows will work half-time on high-level policy projects with an elected official.  They will also work half-time alongside community partner organizations. Denver fellowships are available in 6 areas:  Education, Energy, School Finance, Health, Judiciary, and Transportation, and past community partner organizations have included  Denver School of Science and Technology, Denver Public Schools, Colorado Department of Education, Prodigal Son Initiative (anti-gang violence non-profit), Education Reform Now, Teach for America, Stand for ChildrenMemphis Fellows work on a project-basis, typically in areas such as affordable housing, urban blight, and community engagement; past community partner organizations have included Stand for Children, Memphis Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Department of Education, and Achievement School District.