Posted: November 13th, 2009
The Young Lawyer Editorial Board for The Legal Intelligencer published a great article yesterday offering advice to new attorneys. Read the article to get some great professional development tips, useful both to recent graduates and to students as they work over the summer and prepare for future legal careers.
Posted: November 12th, 2009
Parker Poe is hosting their 4th Annual “Life as a Lawyer: An Overview”, a program for minority law students. The program will be held in Columbia, SC on January 30, 2010 at the Capital City Club and again on February 6, 2010 in Raleigh, NC at the Cardinal Club. More details will be available from the firm in December 2009. If you are interested in participating, let your career advisor know.
Posted: November 4th, 2009
Lexis is offering a webinar on Monday, November 9 from 3-4:00 pm entitled “Getting the Job: Using LexisNexis to Secure Employment”. You will learn how to use the professional networking, job finding and interview preparation resources available to you through LexisNexis® and Martindale-Hubbell. Register online.
Posted: November 3rd, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009 from 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. in the Courtroom
co-sponsored by PILO and the Office of Career Services
Are you passionate about finding a career that will allow you to serve the public? Come hear from two attorneys who are doing this in very different work settings. Susan Gottsegen is a staff attorney with Legal Aid of NC and a Law Board of Visitors member. John O’Neal is a solo practitioner in Greensboro, whose practice focuses on representing plaintiffs. Both are members of NC Advocates for Justice, an organization whose motto is “Protecting People’s Rights”.
Join us to hear their career stories, the rewards and challenges of their jobs, advice on breaking into the field and their thoughts on several current issues (changes in the legal profession, the mortgage/foreclosure crisis, hot issues in consumer protection, etc.) There will be time for Q&A, so bring your questions!
RSVP in Symplicity by 12:00 noon on Thursday, November 5 to reserve a lunch.
Posted: November 2nd, 2009
Diana Rubin, Managing Director in Major, Lindsey & Africa’s D.C. office, wrote an entertaining article last month offering tips for interview success. She suggests that the rules for succeeding in the dating world and in the job market are more similar than you might think. Read her article to find out how!
Posted: October 28th, 2009
Karen Sloan recently interviewed Drake University Law School professor Melissa Weresh for The National Law Journal (October 21, 2009) to discuss her efforts to encourage law students and young attorneys to be more deliberate in their electronic communications and to think about the ethical problems that can arise from new technology. Read the article to hear Professor Weresh’s thoughts on the topic.
Posted: October 20th, 2009
The “State of the Legal Markets” program series offered in September featured speakers discussing the changing legal job market, in large firms, small firms and in-house at corporations. An article recently published in The American Lawyer offers an interesting discussion of this very topic as it raises the question, “Has the recession forever changed large law firms? And if so, where does that leave law students?” Check out the article by Tamara Loomis online.
Posted: October 19th, 2009
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.
Posted: October 12th, 2009
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.
Posted: October 9th, 2009
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 »