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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.

PSLawNet: new State & Local Government job search resource

PSLawNet has just introduced a great new resource on their site focusing on State and Local Government Resources. This new page includes links to hundreds of state and local government agencies that hire attorneys and/or law students. It is searchable by state via an interactive map and includes listings for many major city employers as well.

Reminder: Register for the Patent Interview Program TODAY

To 1Ls and 2Ls interested in IP/Patent law:

Just a reminder that today, March 8th, is the registration deadline for the Loyola Patent Program. For more information, including a list of participating employers, and to register, visit http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html.

Annual Law Student Conference on Public Interest Litigation

The Institute for Justice is now taking applications for its annual law student conference held each July in downtown Washington, D.C. Thirty students from the nation’s top law schools take part in this three-day conference on shaping the world through the IJ way of public interest litigation.

The annual conference covers IJ’s four litigation pillars: First Amendment rights, school choice, economic liberty and private property rights. These topics are taught alongside others rarely discussed in law school, such as: natural rights theory, public interest litigation tactics, cutting-edge constitutional theories, media skills, and the use of social science research. The faculty combines IJ attorneys and staff members with leading law professors and legal experts including Randy Barnett, Roger Pilon, and Todd Zywicki. After attending this crash course in public interest law, the IJ-Way, participants are able to recognize and seize public interest opportunities in the future.

This year’s conference will be held July 23rd through the 25th at The George Washington University. The application deadline is Monday, March 15th and interested students can apply at www.ij.org/students.

Positioning Yourself to Get the Job

The January 4, 2010 issue of the Winston-Salem Journal featured an article highlighting the importance of feedback in the job search process.  The following useful ”job-hunting strategies” were also provided:
• Ask friends or acquaintances who manage and hire people to offer constructive criticism of your cover letter and resume.
• Ask those same friends to do a practice interview with you, providing “tough love” feedback.
• Apply immediately — with a tailored cover letter and resume – to attractive jobs; search for friends and colleagues who could act as referrals within the organization.
• Be selective about sending resumes rather than scatter-shooting.
• Be specific about the type of work and organizations that you find most interesting.
• Plan to network 80 percent of the time and use the Internet 20 percent.
• Be willing to explore opportunities outside your profession that match up with your job skills.
• Examine your real financial needs so as to be more open to opportunities that may pay less than what you want.
• Be willing to take a lower-paying job if it can serve as a steppingstone to another job inside or outside the company.
• Stay with your current job, rather than job searching full time, since many employers are more attracted to applicants who are employed.

Read the full article here.

ABA Law Student Division accepting applications for 2010-2011 leadership positions

Looking for opportunities to get involved in the ABA Law Student Division?  Below is a letter from the current chair of the Division describing the leadership opportunities available and promoting the benefits of involvement.   Visit www.abanet.org/lsd/elections/ for the eligibility requirements, nomination/application forms, and delivery instructions. Continue reading »

How to Enhance Your Chances for a Successful Job Search Even in a Difficult Economy

In the December 15 issue of The Legal Intelligencer, Alyssa Dragnich suggests concrete actions law graduates can take to enhance their chances for a successful job search even in a difficult economy.  Although her article is directed towards recent law graduates, her advice is applicable to any law student or graduate seeking employment.  Read her article.

2L Career Services Newsletter: December 11, 2009

In this week’s issue:

• Law Student Writing Competition of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association – Deadline December 31, 2009
• 2010 State Government Internship Program – Deadline January 20, 2010
• Timap International Internship Opportunity
REMINDER: Do not forget to check Symplicity regularly throughout your winter break and if you are feeling frustrated with your job search, please set up an appointment with your career advisor!!!!!!! Dian Smith is the career advisor for 2Ls whose last name ends with (A – K) and Kala Taylor is the career advisor for 3Ls; however, feel free to make an appointment with anyone in the office to discuss your job search. Continue reading »

New Approaches to Getting a Law Firm Job

In the November 25th issue of The National Law Journal, Steven Bennett, a partner in the New York City offices of Jones Day, offers suggestions to help job-seekers “adapt to the new recruitment practices” of law firms brought on by the economic downturn.  Read the article to get his tips.