In this week’s issue:
• Serving the Public: Perspectives from Legal Services and Private Practice – November 9th at 12noon in Courtroom
• New Law Student Writing Competition – A Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Announcement – Deadline – December 31st
• Duke Endowment Fellowship – Deadline – December 15th
• Symplicity Job Postings
1. Serving the Public: Perspectives from Legal Services and Private Practice
Monday, November 9, 2009 from 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. in the Courtroom
co-sponsored by PILO and the Office of Career Services
Are you passionate about finding a career that will allow you to serve the public? Come hear from two attorneys who are doing this in very different work settings. Susan Gottsegen is a staff attorney with Legal Aid of NC and a Law Board of Visitors member. John O’Neal is a solo practitioner in Greensboro, whose practice focuses on representing plaintiffs. Both are members of NC Advocates for Justice, an organization whose motto is “Protecting People’s Rights”.
Join us to hear their career stories, the rewards and challenges of their jobs, advice on breaking into the field and their thoughts on several current issues (changes in the legal profession, the mortgage/foreclosure crisis, hot issues in consumer protection, etc.) There will be time for Q&A, so bring your questions!
RSVP in Symplicity by 12:00 noon on Thursday, November 5 to reserve a lunch.
2. New Law Student Writing Competition – A Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Announcement – Deadline – December 31st
The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is pleased to announce the creation of its Law Student Writing Competition. All students enrolled in your school are eligible to participate in this competition. The winning entries will receive cash prizes and an opportunity to be published via the Association’s website. Entries may address any topic that lies within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the Unites States Court of Federal Claims.
The rules of the contest are posted on the Association’s website at: www.cfcbar.org/index.php/news. Entry deadline is December 31, 2009. Please contact me if you have any questions; I can be reached at email@example.com.
3. Duke Endowment Fellowship
Just a friendly reminder that the December 15th deadline is quickly approaching! The Duke Endowment is currently accepting applications for its 2010-2012 Fellowship program, a two-year, full-time position for those who recently have completed undergraduate or graduate degrees and who aspire to be leaders in the philanthropic and/or nonprofit sector.
The Endowment is looking for applicants who have demonstrated interest in the nonprofit sector and exhibited leadership potential in their civic and/or professional life.
In addition, applicants for The Duke Endowment Fellowship must be a:
• Past or current resident of North Carolina or South Carolina OR
• Recent graduate of a college or university located in North Carolina or South Carolina
For more information about the program, please see the attached flyer or visit us online at: http://www.dukeendowment.org/about-us/fellowship
We will be hosting a Webinar on November 23 for interested applicants. To register, go to http://www.dukeendowment.org/about-us/fellowship/fellowship-events.
4. Symplicity Job Postings
Don’t forget to check the Wake Jobs section of Symplicity for job postings! (Disclaimer: The Office of Career Services does not endorse any of the employers who post positions in the Symplicity system. Employers post their own hiring criteria and position descriptions. Students and alumni are encouraged to research employers thoroughly before accepting offers of employment.)