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Discover the PATH to Becoming a Public Defender

Public Defender Advocacy, Training & Hiring Conference (PATH) will take place at Georgetown University Law Center on Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Immediately following the conference, there will be a networking happy hour at a local venue.

PATH is designed to provide law students considering or planning careers in indigent criminal defense representation information and guidance about how public defender offices hire, train and provide advocacy to indigent defendants. You have the opportunity to choose from 12 sessions on the different PATH tracks, all of which are calculated to help you understand what it means to be a public defender. No registration fee. LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE – If interested, register ASAP!

2010 Lavender Law Career Fair & Conference

The 2010 Lavender Law Career Fair & Conference will be held August 26-28th at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. Over 1,000 practicing attorneys, scholars, law students, members of the judiciary and other legal professionals year are expected to attend this year’s event which will feature career, networking, and continuing legal education opportunities tailored for the LGBT legal community.

Register: Early registration to attend the 2010 Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference ends July 31st. Attendees are encouraged to register as soon as possible to take advantage of the discounted rates. For more information or to register for the 2010 Lavender Law Career Fair & Conference, please visit Registration.

IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities

6th Annual IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities
FRIDAY AUGUST 13, 2010 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sheraton Crystal City Hotel – Arlington, VA (Near National Airport)

This event is open to Fall 2010 returning law students, and graduates nationwide.  Students & graduates may register online at http://www.law.arizona.edu/Career/Impact/studentregistrationintro.cfm.  The deadline for students to register is Sunday July 11, 2010.  See the IMPACT website for details and to view registered employers (employers have until July 8, 2010 to register).

Stay Safe (and Private) on Facebook

In recent years it has become commonplace for legal employers to google job candidates and check out their online social media presence.  As job-seekers, students should take care to monitor their online reputation.  But even after graduation, lawyers must continue this vigilance and take care to present a professional image both in person and online.  For Facebook users, here is a helpful article from The New York Times on “5 Steps to Stay Safe (and Private) on Facebook“.

It's Never Too Early To Raise Your Profile As A Lawyer

Young lawyers oftentimes feel they don’t have time for “networking, raising their profile and creating a personal brand”, but in an article today in The Legal Intelligencer Debra L. Bruce notes that these activities “can help you keep your job, get a new job and develop business.”  Read her article to find out why you should strive to be more visible in the community and get some great examples of methods that work.

Law Student Writing Competitions help you stand out

Looking for a way to build your resume and help you to stand out in an increasingly competitive job market?  Seek out opportunities to be published!  Law student writing competitions are a great way to do this.  Below are details about a competition currently underway with the National Law Review. Continue reading »

ASPIRE- public interest student resource

ASPIRE is a program for students who pursue public interest work during the summer or after they graduate from law school. Through this program LexisNexis provides qualified law students and recent law school graduates with free access to some of the most popular sources available within their research system.

Many students facing heightened challenges securing internships and launching their legal careers in a tough economy are pursuing public interest work to enhance their resumes and gain experience. For this reason, LexisNexis has expanded the ASPIRE program to include non-profit summer positions for current students, as well as graduates who pursue public interest legal work as a career.

Students can find complete details and apply for the program on the LexisNexis law student website www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool.

Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair- registration deadline May 15

The 5th Annual Vault Diversity Career Fair will be held on Friday, July 30, 2010 in Washington, DC.  This event provides minority, female and GLBT candidates with the opportunity to meet and network with recruiters from law firms, government agencies, corporate law departments and non-profit organizations who are firmly committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession.  The registration deadline is May 15, 2010.  For more information, check out their website.

Southeastern IP Job Fair – student registration open

If you are interested in practicing in Intellectual Property law, check out this job fair of which Wake Law is a registered participant.  This is the second biggest IP job fair (aside from Loyola Patent Program in Chicago) and will take place in Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Rising 2Ls and 3Ls who wish to participate should review the list of participating employers, complete the student registration form  and return it to Kala Taylor by Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 5:00 pm.  (These documents were sent to Wake Law students via email earlier today.)

If you have any questions about this job fair or need a registration form, contact Kala Taylor.  Or, for more information, please visit http://law.gsu.edu/careers/index/SIPJF/students.

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference

When: October 15 & 16, 2010 – SAVE THE DATE!
Where: National Labor College, Silver Spring, MD
Deadline: August 26 if you’re asking The Peggy Browning Fund to pay for airfare.  September 30 for all others.  Registration will open in July. Students should register early to ensure admission!
Brochure: Conference brochures and registration forms will be available in July.
More Info: Watch for more details in the coming months.