Environmental Career Speaker

The Environmental Law Society and the Office of Career Services are teaming up to host an environmental law speaker next Wednesday, October 28th at 12:00 noon in room 1302.  Wake Forest Law School graduate Elizabeth Ladt worked at the White House Counsel on Environmental Quality (CEQ) under the Bush Administration, where her area of expertise was International Affairs and Climate Change. Since leaving the White House, Elizabeth has continued to work on issues surrounding international climate change agreements.

 This December the United Nations Climate Change Conference will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the conference leaders from around the world, including President Obama, will gather to discuss an international framework for climate change mitigation. Elizabeth will be attending the Copenhagen Conference, and having worked on international climate change issues in the White House, she will be able to offer a very unique perspective on what will likely take place at the conference. At the program, Elizabeth will be discussing domestic and international climate politics with a focus on the upcoming climate negotiations in Copenhagen.  She will also spend some time discussing her career path and answer career questions, including advice on getting a job in DC.

Lunch will be served, but in order to reserve a lunch you must RSVP in Symplicity for this event by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 22.

Career Newsletter for 1Ls, 2Ls, & 3Ls: October 15, 2009

• Emory Public Interest Committee Conference “Expendable People?: A Human Rights Perspective on the Impact of Global Economic Migration on Georgia” Saturday, October 17, 2009 – FREE
• Legal internships with the US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1 in Boston, MA
• NAACP Legal Defense Fund Summer 2010 Law Student Internship Program – 1ls and 2Ls
• PLI Law Student Scholarship Applications are available outside the Office of Career Services. For more information see Kala Taylor, or your Career Services Advisor.
• 2010 Summer Internship Opportunities with the SEC Continue reading »

Internship with EPA’s Boston Regional Office

The Environmental Protection Agency’s New England office is seeking motivated law school students with strong academic credentials for legal intern positions. Only currently enrolled law school students are eligible to apply for the program. We are particularly interested in students planning careers in the public sector or seeking experience in environmental law. Legal interns will have the opportunity to work on a challenging range of issues involving environmental protection and public policy throughout New England.  Summer internships are, at a minimum, ten week full-time positions. There is a summer program that includes weekly meetings introducing the legal interns to a broad range of regional activities, field trips, and brown bag lunches with senior managers.  Funding may be available for some positions. Students with outside sources of funding (i.e., scholarship, fellowship, or grant funds) or who may receive college credit are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
The deadline for the submittal of applications for full-time internships for Summer 2010 is February 5, 2010. However, we encourage you to submit your application for the Summer 2010 program as early as possible. Some offers may be made as early as November, 2009.  More information is available available online.

Securities & Exchange Commission: 2010 Summer Internship Program

The SEC recently opened the application process for 2L applicants to its 2010 summer internship program. These internships give law students the unique opportunity of joining the SEC on the front lines of a rapidly-changing financial regulatory system. Interested students can learn more about available opportunities online. Students have the opportunity to work for ten weeks during the summer at the Commission’s Washington, DC headquarters or in one of its 11 regional offices nationwide including: New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco.  The application for 2L students is now open. The application for 1L students will open in December.

The SEC is charged with the important mission of protecting investors; maintaining fair, orderly and efficient markets; and facilitating capital formation, a mission made that much more important in light of market developments over the past year. For specific information about the SEC (who they are and what they do), visit their website .

Career Services Newsletter for 2Ls & 3Ls: October 13, 2009

1. Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates
2. Government Honors & Internship Handbook – Various State Program Updates
3. U.S. Attorney’s Office, Charlotte, NC Continue reading »

Using Informational Interviews to Help Your Job Search

Many of the Career Services programs this semester have emphasized the value of informational interviews in a job search.  They can be a valuable source of information about a practice area/career path or the job market in a given geographic area.  An article posted on Law.com today offers practical advice for those who wish to conduct informational interviews.  Read the article to find out why they are important, what you should ask, how to arrange them and how to prepare.

Want to learn more about the Patent Bar Exam?

The WF Intellectual Property Law Association and the Office of Career Services are teaming up to present a one-hour program for students who might be interested in Patent law on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 12:00  noon in Room 1302. Guest speaker John M. White has been preparing applicants for the Patent Bar Exam since 1988 and is the Director of Patent Professional Development at PLI.

Please register to attend by submitting an RSVP in the Events section of Symplicity by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH!  Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP, but please bring your own drink. Continue reading »

US Attorney's Office in Charlotte

Were you inspired by the guest speaker at the program on US Attorney’s Offices, co-sponsored by the Criminal Law Roundtable and the Office of Career Services on Monday, September 28?  Students interested in applying with the US Attorney’s office in Charlotte should send a hard copy of their resume, cover letter, transcript (if available) and a brief writing sample. The application deadline for 2Ls is December 1st and February 1st for 1Ls. (1Ls may begin applying after Dec. 1). Applications should be send via US Mail to:
Kevin Zolot
Gang Coordinator & OCDETF
Assistant United States Attorney
227 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Career Services Newsletter for 2Ls & 3Ls: October 2, 2009

1. Presidential Management Fellows Program – (3Ls) Application period October 1-15, 2009
2. Upcoming 3L Government Honors Deadlines
3. Upcoming 2L Government Honors Deadlines
4. Government Honors & Internship – SEC’s Summer Honors Law Program
5. Reminder: Resume Collect deadline in Symplicity, Friday, October 9, 2009 at 12:00 noon
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Career Services Newsletter for 2Ls & 3Ls: September 24, 2009

1. Community Legal Services, Inc.
2. N.C. State Government Internship Program
3. Presidential Management Fellows Program – PMF (3Ls) Application period Oct. 1-5, 2009
4. Job Opportunity with the Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
5. Building a Professional Network: Presentation & Reception – Reminder to RSVP by Friday, October 2
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