CPD Weekly

The CPD Weekly is the weekly newsletter of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Office of Career & Professional Development.  The CPD Weekly features upcoming events, job search tips, valuable employment information, as well as job, externship, fellowship, and internship listings.  

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April 7, 2014

Go To New Job Postings

Go To Student Organization and Career & Professional Development Speakers, Workshops, and Events

Riddle of the Week!

Q: Mr. Blue lives in the blue house, Mr. Pink lives in the pink house, and Mr. Brown lives in the brown house. Who lives in the white house?

IN THIS NEWSLETTER

Summer Associate Success Program

Clerking with the Minnesota Supreme Court & Court of Appeals

Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) Law Student Interviewing Development Event

Minnesota Third District Public Defender Summer Law Clerk On-Campus Interviews

UST Law - MJF Public Interest Fellowship

3L Career & Professional Development Graduate Meetings

New Job Postings


Scholarships & Writing Contests

National Law Review Writing Competition

Application Deadline: April 14, 2014

AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund’s Mike Eidson Scholarship 2014

Application Deadline: May 01, 2014

IT-Lex Technology Law Writing Contest

Application Deadline: May 02, 2014

Tenth Annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition

Application Deadline: June 03, 2014


Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

Student Business Cards

Calling all Student Organizations!

New and Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Summer Associate Success Program

Great program for anyone who wants to know what it takes to be successful in their summer job! This program presented by Briggs and Morgan attorneys explains what it is like to be a summer associate, but the lessons they teach are applicable for all summer employment. Open to all classes.

Lunch will be provided. Please follow this link to RSVP, so we have an accurate count for lunch.

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 9 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in MSL 235.

Clerking with the Minnesota Supreme Court & Court of Appeals

Join Justice Dietzen from the Minnesota Supreme Court, Judge Johnson from the Minnesota Court of Appeals and their clerks for the inside scoop on the Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals application process. This program is set up by the Minnesota Judicial Brach in order to give UST Law students the information they need to successfully apply for a Minnesota Supreme Court or Court of Appeals clerkship.

Details for the 2014 clerkship application process will be explained at this program. This is a great program for 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls!

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 15 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in MSL 238. Follow this link to RSVP.

Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) Law Student Interviewing Development Event

The event will be kicked off by a brief presentation by Nancy Lochner on networking and informational interviewing. Students will then have the opportunity to mock interview with attorneys who will provide anonymous written feedback to each student participant. This feedback will be very useful to law students as they continue to hone their interviewing and networking skills.

This event is FREE. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Space is limited to 25 students.

Follow this link for more information.

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the MWL Office in Minneapolis.

3L Career & Professional Development Graduate Meetings

3Ls - Don't forget to schedule a meeting with CPD before April 22nd! To schedule your meeting, please email lawcareers@stthomas.edu.


Featured Employment Opportunities

Minnesota Third District Public Defender Summer Law Clerk On-Campus Interviews

The Minnesota Third District Public Defender's Office in Owatonna is hiring summer law clerks. Applicants should have a strong interest in working as a public defender and must be work study eligible. Some exposure to criminal law is a preferred, but not required. A successful applicant will have a strong work ethic and possess a willingness to learn by doing.

Deadline: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Follow this link to apply in Symplicity.

UST Law - MJF Public Interest Fellowship

The UST Law - MJF Public Interest Fellowship (PILF) is an annual grant for current UST Law students. This year, for summer 2014, a minimum of two (2) $4,000 UST-MJF PILF grants can be awarded. This is a fantastic opportunity to turn an unpaid internship into a paid internship.

Follow this link for details. Please contact Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu with any questions.

Deadline: Friday, April 11 at 3:00 p.m.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: Mr. Blue lives in the blue house, Mr. Pink lives in the pink house, and Mr. Brown lives in the brown house. Who lives in the white house?

A: The president!

 

Public Interest Resources

CPD's Public Interest website This is a great place to start!  These pages will give you an overview of what a public interest career is, how to build one, and all the resources available to you.  This site links you to lots of outside pages.

List of Public Interest job databases

List of Government job databases

PSLawNet - Comprehensive list of fellowship and employment opportunities

Government Honors Handbook (email CPD for the password) - contains both federal and state government clerkship and post graduate job opportunities. 

Check Out a CLE

Continuing Legal Education Seminars (CLEs) are a great opportunity to learn more about a legal practice area in which you are interested and they are often free for law students.  You can list them on your resume to show areas of interest and additional training.  They can also be a wonderful way to meet practicing lawyers in different areas.  Many different bar related organizations sponsor CLEs. 

Click on the following links to see upcoming CLEs sponsored by:

Minnesota State Bar Association 

Hennepin County Bar Association

Ramsey County Bar Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers

Minnesota CLE