NYC Event: The Kate Stoneman Project invites first year female law students for a reception and panel discussion focused on the benefits of practicing at New York City firms. The event will be on Monday, June 4 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at Cleary Gottlieb. Please RSVP to Christina Sauerborn at email@example.com.
DC Event: The Diversity Committee of the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association (WALRAA) is pleased to invite you to the inaugural, Summer in the Capital: A Fall Recruitment Preview for Students & Employers on Monday, June 18, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Washington, 1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC. You may register here,http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/92GGD33. Please register by Thursday, June 14.
Arnold & Porter Rising 2L Reception Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 6-8pm Arnold & Porter, LLP 555 Twelfth Street, NW Washington, DC, 20004 (Across the street from the 12th and F Street exit of Metro Center)
2012 Sidley Austin Summer Panel Discussion and Reception Tuesday, June 12, 6-8pm Sidley Austin, LLP 1501 K Street, N.W., Washington D.C. RSVP by June 6 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Weil Dallas Reception – Rising 2Ls Monday, June 4, 2012, 6:30pm 200 Crescent Court, Suite 300 Dallas, TX 75201 RSVP to Elizabeth Jensen at DA.email@example.com
Goodwin Procter Rising 2L Receptions Boston – June 14, 6-8pm Goodwin Procter Offices 53 State Street, Conference Center
Washington, DC – June 14, 6-8pm Acadiana Restaurant 901 New York Ave., N.W.
Los Angeles – June 25, 5:30-7:30pm Goodwin Procter Offices 601 S. Figueroa Street, 41st Floor
New York – June 26, 6-8pm Ava Lounge (Rooftop of DREAM Hotel) 210 W. 55th Street (Between Broadway and 7th Avenue)
Silicon Valley – June 26, 5:30-7:30pm Martin’s West 831 Main Street Redwood City RSVP (with which city event you plan to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org – note that space may be limited)
Fried Frank DC Citywide Event Wednesday, May 30, 6-8pm Fried Frank’s Washington DC Office 801 17th Street, NW RSVP to Amanda Leslie at email@example.com or 202.639.7133 by Friday, May 25, 2012
Bingham’s Summer in the City Reception in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. Thursday, June 21, 2012, 5-7pm RSVP by June 14, 2012 to the Bingham office where you would like to attend:
Parker Poe’s sixth annual minority law student program being held in Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday, February 4, 2012 and in Raleigh, North Carolina on February 18, 2012, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. This program, “Life in a Law Firm: An Overview,” will include panels of practicing attorneys discussing topics such as the distinction between a litigation practice and a transactional practice and highlights from a day in the life of a lawyer. During lunch students will be able to participate in informal discussions with attorneys and other students. After lunch, students will take a tour of Parker Poe’s Columbia or Raleigh office followed by several smaller break-out sessions on topics related to the transition from law school to law practice. In addition to the break-out sessions, students will have an opportunity to participate in an individual mock interview with an attorney.
Tto register for this program, students may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Crystal Jones at (704) 371-6165 with any questions.
The following are CPDC events happening within the next two weeks. Visit the Career Center website for more information, and feel free to contact Emily Sharples (email@example.com) if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
Friday, January 13, 2012 Working In-House: A Conversation with Arturo Banegas Masia and Julien Vasques 12:15 PM, Law School 4047
Please join Arturo H. Banegas Masiá LLM '00, a Senior Legal Consultant at Verizon Wireless and Julian R. Vasquez LLM '05, Director - International Tax Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, for an informal conversation about working as in-house attorneys at major corporations and the career path that led them to these positions. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Oleg Kobelev at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, January 20, 2012 Women in Law Conference All Day, Law School 3043
The Women Law Students Association is hosting its second Women in the Law conference. Panelists will discuss policy issues facing women, careers in foreign relations and in the Armed Services, and how to transition from student to successful associate. For more information, please contact Kate Dickinson at email@example.com.
Friday, January 20, 2012 Private Equity 101 with Debevoise & Plimpton 12:15 PM, Law School 3037
Private Equity Deals: Stories from the Front Lines with Debevoise & Plimpton Please join partners and associates from Debevoise & Plimpton as they walk you through a typical private equity deal and discuss the financing steps. For more information, please contact Jennifer Lan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employer: Thompson Coburn Date: Wednesday, December 28 Time: 5:00-7:00 PM LocationL Thompson Coburn, 35th Floor, 1 US Bank Plaza; St. Louis, MO 63101 RSVP: Samantha Frankie, email@example.com by December 22nd
Employer: Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Time: 5:30-7:30 PM Location: 800 LaSalle Ave, 7th Floor; Minneapolis, MN 55402 RSVP: Lacey Moen, firstname.lastname@example.org, by December 29
Event Name: National 1L Diversity Reception (numerous employers) Date: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Time: 5:00-7:00 PM Location: Dorsey & Whitney, 501 Fifth Ave, Suite 1600; Seattle, WA Contact Deverie Robinson, email@example.com, with questions
Employer: Balch & Bingham (Birmingham, AL office) Date: Thursday, December 29 Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Location: Swann Lake Stables, 4291 Sicard Hollow Rd.; Birmingham, AL RSVP: Barrie Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer: Balch & Bingham (Jackson, MS office) Date: Wednesday, December 28 Time: 5:00-6:30 PM Location: One Jackson Place, 188 E Capitol St., Suite 1400; Jackson, MS RSVP: Lynlee Stacy, email@example.com
Employer: Barnes & Thornburg Date: Wednesday, December 21 Time: 5:00-6:30 PM Location: 11 South Meridian Street, 5th Floor; Indianapolis, IN RSVP: Debbie Snyder, firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer: Bradly Arant Boult Cummings (Nashville office) Date: Tuesday, December 20 Time: 5:00-7:00 PM Location: Roundabout Plaza, 1600 Division St., Suite 700; Nashville, TN RSVP: Kelly Fiala, email@example.com
Employer: Bradly Arant Boult Cummings (Birmingham office) Date: Tuesday, December 20 Time: 5:00-7:00 PM Location: One Federal Plaza, 1819 5th Avenue N.; Birmingham, AL RSVP: Mary Screws, firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer: Burr & Forman Date: Wednesday, December 28 Time: 4:30-6:00 PM Location: Wells Fargo Building, 420 N 20th St., 34th Floor; Birmingham, AL RSVP: Katherine Marsh, email@example.com
Employer: Choate, Hall & Stewart Event Name: “A Day on the Job” Date: Thursday, December 29 Time: Event begins at 2:30 PM Location: Two International Plaza; Boston, MA RSVP: Nicole Oriani, firstname.lastname@example.org; please RSVP by Friday, December 23
Employer: Godfrey & Kahn Date: Tuesday, December 27 Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Location: 780 N Water St., 17th Floor; Milwaukee, WI RSVP: Jenna Lauer, email@example.com
Employer: Lightfoot, Franklin & White Date: Tuesday, December 20 Time: 4:00-6:00 PM Location: The Clark Building, 400 20th Street N.; Birmingham, AL RSVP: Catie Yielding, firstname.lastname@example.org, please by December 16
Employer: Maynard, Cooper & Gale Date: Wednesday, December 21 Time: 5:00-7:00 PM Location: 1901 6th Ave North, Suite 2400; Birmingham, AL RSVP: Kate Clinton, email@example.com (by December 14)
Employer: Michael Best & Friedrich Date: Tuesday, December 27 Time: 5:00-7:00 PM Location: 100 E Wisconsin Ave., 33rd Floor; Milwaukee, WI RSVP: Brooke Buntrock, firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer: Quarles & Brady Date: Tuesday, December 27 Time: 4:00-6:00 PM Location: 411 E Wisconsin Ave., 24th Floor; Milwaukee, WI RSVP: Linda Lamp, email@example.com
Employer: Paul Hastings (Atlanta office) Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Time: 5:00 PM Location: 600 Peachtree St., NE, 24th Floor; Atlanta, GA RSVP: Pearl Sampson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer: Paul Hastings (New York office) Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Time: 6:00 PM Location: 75 East 55th St.; New York, NY RSVP: Jessica Luce, email@example.com
Employer: Paul Hastings (Palo Alto office) Date: Wednesday, December 28 Time: 5:30 PM Location: 1117 S. California Avenue; Palo Alto, CA RSVP: Mariaelena Gutierrez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer: Paul Hastings (Chicago office) Date: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Time: 5:30 PM Location: 191 N. Wacker Drive, 30th Floor; Chicago, IL RSVP: Katherine Ford, email@example.com
Employer: Paul Hastings (Orange County office) Date: Tuesday, December 20 Time: 5:00 PM Location: 695 Town Center Drive, 17th Floor; Costa Mesa, CA RSVP: Katey Dies, firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer: Paul Hastings (San Diego office) Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Time: 5:30 PM Location: 4747 Executive Drive; San Diego, CA RSVP: Katey Dies, email@example.com
Employer: Snell & Wilmer (Denver, CO office) Date: Wednesday, December 28 Time: 4:30 PM Location: Tabor Center, 1200 Seventeenth St., Suite 1900; Denver, CO RSVP: Kara Blakey, firstname.lastname@example.org, by December 15
Employer: Snell & Wilmer (Orange County, CA office) Date: Monday, December 19 Time: 5:00 PM Location: Plaza Tower, 600 Anton Blvd., Suite 1400; Costa Mesa, CA RSVP: Kara Blakey, email@example.com, by December 15
Employer: Snell & Wilmer (Tucson, AZ office) Date: Wednesday, December 21 Time: 5:00 PM Location: Unisource Energy Tower, One South Circle Ave., Suite 1500; Tucson, AZ RSVP: Kara Blakey, firstname.lastname@example.org, by December 15
Employer: Snell & Wilmer (Las Vegas, NV office) Date: Tuesday, December 20 Time: 4:30 PM Location: Hughes Center, 3883 Howard Hughes Pkwy, Suite 1100; Las Vegas, NV RSVP: Kara Blakey, email@example.com, by December 15
Employer: Snell & Wilmer (Phoenix, AZ office) Date: Tuesday, December 20 Time: 4:00 PM Location: One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren St., Suite 1900; Phoenix, AZ RSVP: Kara Blakey, firstname.lastname@example.org, by December 15
Employer: Snell & Wilmer (Los Angeles, CA office) Date: Wednesday, December 21 Time: 4:30 PM Location: Two California Plaza, 350 South Grand Ave., Suite 2600; Los Angeles, CA RSVP: Kara Blakey, email@example.com, by December 15
Employer: Snell & Wilmer (Salt Lake City, UT office) Date: Thursday, December 29 Time: 4:30 PM Location: Gateway Tower West, 15 West South Temple, Suite 1200; Salt Lake City, UT RSVP: Kara Blakey, firstname.lastname@example.org, by December 15
Employer: Stinson Morrison Hecker Date: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Time: 5:30-7:00 PM Location: 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900; Kansas City, MO RSVP: Anna Kowalewski, email@example.com
Employer: Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth Date: Tuesday, December 20 Time: 5:30-7:30 PM Location: 660 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1600; Newport Beach, CA RSVP: Lee Ann Dennis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Though its hard to believe, its time to start preparing for the Bar Exam. Dean Elvin, Dean Jason Belk and the Executive Director of the Board of Law Examiners held a quesiton and answer panel on Tuesday, September 20th to discuss the Character & Fitness portion of the Bar.
Unable to attend the program in person on the 20th? Find the Nuts & Bolts presentation here.
We invite you to apply to join the 2011-12 Student Advisory Board to the Career & Professional Development Center. The Board will be comprised of approximately 15-20 students from all three years and will meet at least twice per semester. Since career development has such a significant impact on all aspects of both student life and the atmosphere within the Law School, it is essential that students are involved in important decisions and have the opportunity to present their thoughts, raise questions and concrete suggestions in an organized forum. In addition, upper level members work with 1Ls and LLMs on mock interviewing, resumes and skill development.
In prior years, the Board's collective input was instrumental in revising Law School Rules & Policies, assessing the timing of campus interviewing, selecting the winning student organization for $1000 to host an Open Doors Speakers program, contributing to the website, teaching LLM students, interviewing candidates to join the law school and more. We have some new ideas for ever deeper Board responsibility and would welcome your thoughts, too.
Please apply by emailing a paragraph describing why you are interested in joining the Board to Emily Sharples at email@example.com by Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at NOON.
Since we know you have many other obligations, the meetings will be as efficient and rewarding as possible, and lunch will be served.
Meetings will be on Mondays at 12:30 for 2011-12:
Monday, September 19 Monday, November 14 Monday, January 23 Monday, April 2
As we near the end of the week of OCI Segment I here at Duke, take a moment to reflect on your interviews and how you feel the week has gone. Though it was exhausting, we do hope you enjoyed the experience and feel confident coming out of it and heading toward classes next week.
Here are a few articles to keep you encouraged, and to give you some advice for the next steps in your job searching joruney. Keep your chins up, and remember, this a grueling process for everyone, so you are not alone!