Equal Justice Works Career Fair & Conference – deadline to apply extended

The deadline to apply to employers participating in the EJW Career Fair has been extended to Monday, Sept. 14 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  Some positions still reflected the original deadline this morning, but has since been fixed. Please remember that the deadline for uploading all resumes and accompanying materials is 11:59 pm EDT today.  Technical assistance will only be available until 5:00 pm EDT today.    Visit the EJW website for more information and links to register for the Career Fair & Conference.

The Bar: What you need to know, but are afraid to ask!

The National Black Law Students Association (NBSLA) is sponsoring a great program on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at noon in Room 1302.  The event is entitled “The Bar: What you need to know, but are afraid to ask!”.

NCBA Antitrust & Trade Regulation Section Career Panel

Wake law students are invited join the members of the North Carolina Bar Association Antitrust & Trade Regulation Section Council for pizza at noon Monday, September 14.  The Antitrust Section is dedicated to dealing with issues relating to antitrust regulation and unfair and deceptive trade practices; the council, made up of experienced antitrust practitioners from across North Carolina, conducts the business of the section, and is meeting at Wake Forest this month. Meet and mingle with these lawyers and then get answers to your questions about competition law in North Carolina during a panel discussion on the practice of antitrust law in North Carolina.   

RSVP by 9/9/09 in Symplicity - SPACE IS LIMITED so register early

Student Health Law Conference: October 16, 2009

The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME) Third Annual Student Health Law Conference will be hosted by Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, on Friday, October 16, 2009 from 8:30am to 5:00pm.  This conference, which is attended by law students from law schools throughout the country, seeks to expose law students to the myriad career paths for attorneys in health and life sciences. The conference provides an introductory session on health law, panels on a variety of employment opportunities in health law, and a networking reception with the conference speakers. In the past, over 180 law students from dozens of law schools as far as the west coast attended the conference. In the current market, I would expect an even greater attendance. Career paths that will be represented include academia, compliance, private firms, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, drug and device companies, health insurers, and hospitals. Our speakers for this year’s conference have been chosen for their health law expertise. They know the hiring process both as prospective employees and as employers. They are well suited to provide support and guidance to the next generation of health attorneys during these tenuous economic times. The nominal registration fee of $35 pays for student meals. Without exception, the speakers are uncompensated and paying their own travel expenses.  For more information about the conference, please visit the ASLME website.

Career Fair & Conference for students interested in public interest work

Are you interested in public interest work but are having a difficult time finding job opportunities? Then you won’t want to miss out on the 2009 Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair taking place in Washington, DC on October 24 & 25, 2009. Nearly 60 employers have already registered for the Career Fair and are accepting resumes. Submit your resumes soon - the deadline to submit resumes to employers is Friday, September 11. 2009.  Go to the Equal Justice Works website to register and get information about participating employers.

“Great Career Paths You May Not Have Considered”

Have you considered all your options? While most law students pursue careers in law firms, there are many other career options available. It is easy to overlook employers who typically do not recruit through OCI. Join us on Monday, August 31 to hear from four alumni who pursued paths less traveled by law students – in government positions/fellowships, state/specialty court clerkships and solo practice. These panelists will share their stories and offer advice for pursuing a position in their area. Resources will also be provided to help you jumpstart a job search focusing on employers who do not traditionally recruit on-campus.

Guest speakers:
Susan Cheng (JD’07), Presidential Management Fellow- Dept. of Homeland Security
Clara Cottrell (JD’07), former clerk with the NC Business Court
Samuel Feemster (JD’79), FBI Special Agent
James Tolin (JD’04), opened his own firm in Winston-Salem after law school

Date:  Monday, August 31, 2009
Time: 12:00 – 12:50 pm
Location: Room 1312
Please register to attend by submitting an RSVP in the Events section of Symplicity. (1Ls may email the Career Services Office to register since they do not yet have Symplicity accounts.)   Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP, but please bring your own drink.

Student Debt Relief Webinar

Getting Your Student Loans Forgiven: How government and nonprofit employees can earn public service loan forgiveness

A must attend for anyone with high student debt working for the government or a nonprofit, this free webinar explains how you can benefit from the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, the most significant law affecting public service in a generation.  From this interactive webinar, you will learn and be able to ask questions about:

  • How to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • How the new Income-Based Repayment plan works
  • How to figure out how much you can benefit

When: Monday, Aug. 17, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. EDT (4:30 p.m. CDT, 2:30 p.m. PDT)
Registration: Space is limited, so participants are required to register in advance 
Sponsored by: Equal Justice Works

Interview Prep Workshop: What to Expect & How to Succeed

Date/Time: Monday, August 17, 2009 from 3:15-4:45pm
Location: Room 1301 in the Law School
Event Audience: 2Ls & 3Ls
RSVP Required: Please register to attend by submitting an RSVP in the Events section of Symplicity.

Join us to get ready for your upcoming interviews. Two recruiting coordinators will share information about what to expect, typical interviewee mistakes and how to succeed in the interview process. Lexis rep, Shanda Lewis, will also be present to demonstrate valuable tools and techniques for interview preparation – researching employers and interviewers. Although this event is scheduled to take place the day before OCI starts, the event will cover information relevant to both OCI and non-OCI interviews! Time will be reserved for the speakers to take questions from students. However, you may also email me questions in advance if you prefer not to ask them at the event.

New Hampshire Legal Job Fair

Again this year Wake Forest Law School will be participating in the New Hampshire Legal Job Fair, hosted by Franklin Pierce Law Center.  This year 16 employers from New Hampshire & Maine are participating.  The event will take place on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at The Courtyard Marriott in Concord, NH.  2Ls and 3Ls that are interested in participating should go to Symplicity and filter for the Session entitled “New Hampshire Legal Job Fair- Sept 10, 2009″.  (Keep in mind that you will only see the employers accepting applications for your class year.)   This event is a 100% preselect interview program, meaning only students selected by employers in advance for on-site interviews should attend.  The deadline to apply is Friday, August 14, 2009 at 12:00 noon EST.  If you have questions, the OCS contact for this off-campus interview program is Amine Seifert.

2009 National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference

The 11th Annual National Law Students Workers’ Right Conference will be held on October 16-17, 2009 at The National Labor College George Meany Campus in Silver Springs, MD.  The conference goals are to create greater understanding of, appreciation for, and interest in the issues facing American workers, and to provide law students with opportunities for networking with fellow law students, top labor lawyers, professors, nonprofit practitioners and government officials.
Registration Deadline:
August 27, 2009 if you wish to apply for airfare reimbursement by The Peggy Browning Fund.
October 2, 2009 for all others.
Register Early! The Conference has often been fully booked before the deadline.

More information, including a conference brochure, registration form and list of FAQ’s is available online. Students interested in attending should contact Kim Fields at to assist them with registration as a Wake Law student.