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K&L Gates "Change Your World" Campaign

K&L Gates is kicking off the second year of their Change Your World campaign, reducing waste by minimizing printed recruiting materials and eliminating promotional items. The money saved will be donated to a worthy charity, chosen by students.  See the message below that they asked us to forward asking for your help: Continue reading »

Government Jobs: US Department of Justice

Below is information about opportunities for law students with the DOJ – Attorney General Honors Program, the Summer Law Intern Program, and Volunteer Legal Internships.  The application period for two of the programs is now open, with applications due by September 8, 2009 at midnight EST. Continue reading »

Tips for making the most of your job search in a tough economy

It’s no secret that this is a tough economy.  Here are some tips to help you make the most of your job search this year: Continue reading »

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 fieldskm@wfu.edu to assist them with registration as a Wake Law student.

Tips to Help Law Students Stay Positive This Summer — and Beyond

A law student’s job search can be stressful in any market, but the recession is making it even harder this year. Elizabeth Tillinghast encourages job seekers not to take career roadblocks personally in this economy, and offers suggestions for fostering a positive, resilient attitude to help you make the most of your opportunities this summer – and beyond.
Read her article

NALP Information for Students

Each year NALP publishes an “Open Letter to Law Students” from its employer members to give students additional insight into employers’ perspectives on the recruiting process.  The letter offers helpful suggestions for the upcoming interview season.  Regardless of whether you are interested in working for a NALP-member employer, we encourage all students to read the letter as many of the suggestions offered are applicable to wide range of legal employers.

Additional NALP information that students will find useful as we approach the fall interview season: