On Friday April 25, 2014, David Sanders, a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP and a Georgetown Law alumnus, will be giving a presentation on how to succeed in private practice. If you are planning on working in the private sector after graduation, this program will be a great resource for you on how to navigate the practice of law as you are beginning your career. Mr. Sanders brings with him years of experience working in a large law firm, and he has devoted a significant amount of time to recruiting and young attorney professional development at Foley. Mr. Sanders’ presentation will take place in McDonough 156 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014. If you would like to attend this event, you can RSVP at http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/forms/?formid=968.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is the chief investigative body of the U.S. House of Representatives. Under the leadership of Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), the Democratic staff conducts oversight of government agencies and programs as well as other issues in the public interest. The Committee is looking for candidates for internships this summer. Duties include legal research and writing, assisting with hearing preparation and transcribed interviews as well as document review.
Click the above link for application instructions.
Congratulations to Michelle Poncetta, who won the OCS/OPICS raffle after completing our Programming Survey! Michelle has won a $50 gift card to Amazon.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Programming Survey; we really appreciate your feedback and will take your comments into consideration as we plan our programming going forward. If you have not yet completed the survey but would like to do so, we continue to welcome your responses. Please click on the headline above for the survey link.
Did you miss yesterday's How to Succeed as a Summer Associate panel? The webcast is now available on the Careers website in the Webcast and Video Library, along with a How to Succeed cheat sheet.
Check out the library to watch this recording and much more!
Apr 17 2014
Summer Funding: 2014 Equality Fellowships (DC)
The LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia is proud to announce its 2014 Equality Fellowships, which will support law students working at DC-area LGBT legal non-profit organizations this summer. The Equality Fellowships hope to encourage law students taking their first steps toward careers tackling our nation’s most complex LGBT legal issues.
The Equality Fellowships will pay up to $1,000 to law students selected to be Fellows.
Click here for more information about the Fellowships and an application form.
Please submit all materials by May 15, 2014 to LGBTSummerFellowships@gmail.com
Equal Justice Works Post-Graduate Public Interest Fellowship Information Session – Thursday, April 17 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm, room 141 (bring your lunch)
Join a representative from EJW for in-depth information on the EJW Fellowship, launched in 1992 to address the shortage of attorneys working on behalf of traditionally under-served populations and causes in the United States. The 40-50 EJW fellows a year are paid a salary of at least $41,000 (or what an entry-level attorney at the organization makes) plus health and other benefits.
The application deadline for the class of 2015 is mid-September.
International Migrants Bill of Rights: Information on How to Apply and Happy Hour
April 16 at 6:30pm
Gewirz 109 (then Billy Goat)
The project, which was initially started by a group of Global Law Scholars, developed as an effort to draft a single soft-law document which would protect the rights of all migrants, regardless of status. Students finalized this document two years ago and have been working on ways to raise awareness about the document and develop a set of comprehensive tools to go along with the text.
In the coming year we hope to use the various tools to advocate for change, educate and raise awareness, and research international and regional law on migrants’ rights. Come learn more about the initiative and how you can get involved next and then join us for some refreshments at the Billy Goat afterwards!
Questions? Click the above link for contact info.
OCS and OPICS are already planning next year's programs, and we would like some input from you! We have put together a VERY SHORT survey about what type of programming you would like to see from our offices, when you would like to see it, and how you like to receive your information from us, and would appreciate if you could take just a few minutes to fill it out. As an added incentive, one lucky survey respondent will win a $50 Amazon gift card! Please click on the headline above for the survey link.
Georgetown Youth Advocacy Class-Picking Bonanza:
Come learn about choosing classes, whether to take a practicum, etc.
Monday, April 14, 2014
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
TV Lounge – 1st Floor of Gewirz
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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"From Law Student to Deputy Attorney General": A free event for students interested in pursuing a career in public service as well as internship opportunities. Meet with representatives from the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General’s Diversity Committee, who will speak about their professional experiences in public service as well as career and internship opportunities in the Department of Law & Public Safety.
Join us next Wednesday, April 16, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in McDonough Hall 220. We look forward to seeing you there!