Equal Justice Works Career Fair & Conference

Students interested in public interest law careers are encouraged to attend the Equal Justice Works (EJW) Conference and Career Fair for the opportunity to meet with more than 130 public interest employers, practitioners and leaders. The EJW Conference and Career Fair is taking place in Bethesda, MD on October 22 and 23. Submit your resumes soon! The deadline to submit resumes to employers is Friday, September 24.

Note: 1L students are not eligible to interview with employers during the Equal Justice Works Career Fair. However, 1L students may informally talk to employers during Table Talk on Friday and Saturday.

2010-2011 Federal Legal Employment Guide

The 2010-2011 Federal Legal Employment Guide is now available for download from PSLawNet. This free Guide is an excellent tool to help you learn about legal careers in the federal government and conduct a successful job search.

Download the Guide and access organized, easy-to-read information concerning:
• the benefits of a federal legal career;
• how to find legal positions in the federal government;
• strategies for conducting your job search to find the ideal positions; and
• how to design successful application materials.

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.

Environmental Career Speaker

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.

Internship with EPA’s Boston Regional Office

The Environmental Protection Agency’s New England office is seeking motivated law school students with strong academic credentials for legal intern positions. Only currently enrolled law school students are eligible to apply for the program. We are particularly interested in students planning careers in the public sector or seeking experience in environmental law. Legal interns will have the opportunity to work on a challenging range of issues involving environmental protection and public policy throughout New England.  Summer internships are, at a minimum, ten week full-time positions. There is a summer program that includes weekly meetings introducing the legal interns to a broad range of regional activities, field trips, and brown bag lunches with senior managers.  Funding may be available for some positions. Students with outside sources of funding (i.e., scholarship, fellowship, or grant funds) or who may receive college credit are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for the submittal of applications for full-time internships for Summer 2010 is February 5, 2010. However, we encourage you to submit your application for the Summer 2010 program as early as possible. Some offers may be made as early as November, 2009.  More information is available available online.

Securities & Exchange Commission: 2010 Summer Internship Program

The SEC recently opened the application process for 2L applicants to its 2010 summer internship program. These internships give law students the unique opportunity of joining the SEC on the front lines of a rapidly-changing financial regulatory system. Interested students can learn more about available opportunities online. Students have the opportunity to work for ten weeks during the summer at the Commission’s Washington, DC headquarters or in one of its 11 regional offices nationwide including: New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco.  The application for 2L students is now open. The application for 1L students will open in December.

The SEC is charged with the important mission of protecting investors; maintaining fair, orderly and efficient markets; and facilitating capital formation, a mission made that much more important in light of market developments over the past year. For specific information about the SEC (who they are and what they do), visit their website .

Want to learn more about the Patent Bar Exam?

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 »

US Attorney's Office in Charlotte

Were you inspired by the guest speaker at the program on US Attorney’s Offices, co-sponsored by the Criminal Law Roundtable and the Office of Career Services on Monday, September 28?  Students interested in applying with the US Attorney’s office in Charlotte should send a hard copy of their resume, cover letter, transcript (if available) and a brief writing sample. The application deadline for 2Ls is December 1st and February 1st for 1Ls. (1Ls may begin applying after Dec. 1). Applications should be send via US Mail to:
Kevin Zolot
Gang Coordinator & OCDETF
Assistant United States Attorney
227 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Presidential Management Fellows Program – application period Oct. 1-15, 2009

The purpose of the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is to attract to the Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.  Application to the PMF Class of 2010 will open October 1-15, 2009, via a vacancy announcement on and as a link under the “How to Apply\PMF Application” section of the PMF website . (If you plan to apply for this program, please notify Dean Ron Wright.)

Eligible students are encouraged to create an account on to build their online resume. During the application process, applicants will be required to link their USAJOBS online resume to their application.  Additional information can be found under the “How to Apply\Program and Application Overview” and “How to Apply\Frequently Asked Questions” sections of this website.

Federalist Society hosts former UN Ambassador John Bolton

The 25th U.S. ambassador to the United Nations will present “President Obama’s New International Order” on behalf of the Wake Forest Federalist Society on Friday, October 2, 2009 at 12:00 noon in the Courtroom.  Bolton, who is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, gained a reputation for his outspoken views on reform in the United Nations and his opposition to U.S. membership in the International Criminal Court.  This event is open to the Wake Forest Community only.

To attend, please RSVP in Symplicity so that we can adequately prepare for the event. Registration is limited to 200 people – first come, first serve.