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.
Monday, December 2 - Friday, December 6, 2013
Good Luck on Final Exams! Swing by MSL 124 during the reading period and finals for a snack and some hot chocolate or hot cider!
Interested in Public Interest? Don't miss the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference!
Interested in Big Firm? If so, now is the time to get your applications out to the firms who are hiring 1Ls for next summer. The jobs listed in the Job Posting section of this newsletter are currently open to 1Ls. Don’t wait too long or you will miss your chance!
Riddle of the Week!
Q: Where do fish keep their money?
IN THIS NEWSLETTER
PSJD is a unique online clearinghouse for law students and lawyers to connect with public interest job listings and career-building resources. As a collaborative project among over 200 American and Canadian law schools, PSJD is a free resource for law students and alumni of our subscriber schools to search among thousands of public interest job opportunities and employer profiles. The University of St. Thomas School of Law is a subscriber school. Employer organizations may also post job opportunities for free. In addition to its database, PSJD offers an online library of educational and career-building resources for those interested in pursuing a career in public service. These resources are publicly available to all website visitors.
Equal Justice Works wants to ensure every student has an opportunity to make their own connection between law school and equal justice. EJW believes that public service experiences in law school instill values that lead to a lifelong commitment to justice. EJW is engaging directly with law students and developing resources to ensure all students, not just those pursuing a public interest career, have an opportunity to make their own connection to equal justice, a connection that will continue throughout their legal careers.
Interested in getting a personalized business card? The UST Service Center offers business cards to students for a fee ($34.00/100 cards). To order business cards from the Service Center, you must take the following steps:
The CPD Office wants to help you promote your programming and any other upcoming events. Let us know your schedule and we can advertise your events in the CPD Weekly and the Diversity Opportunities newsletters.
New and Upcoming Events and Deadlines
The Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) enables employers from public interest and government organizations and J.D. students to gather for a day of interviews and informal networking.
Each year, the MPILCC Conference attracts nearly 50 employers for on-site interviews, Table Talk (an informal networking session), or resume solicitation. From over fifteen hundred student registrants, about 275 students representing almost 40 law schools attend the conference.
The conference is free to students. If you are interested in participating email Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday, December 6. Click on "Continue Reading" for complete details.
Christmas break is the perfect time to revise/update your resume, put together a solid draft of your cover letter and ensure that your application materials are in the best shape possible. Feel free to send your resumes and cover letters to your CPD Career Strategist for review. We're happy to meet with you to discuss them as well. The CPD Office will be closed from December 23 – January 1, but we will be back in the office on January 2.
Enjoy complimentary light appetizers and drinks with the New Lawyers Section of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Ramsey County Bar Association. This is a fantastic networking opportunity and an overall fun event! Don't miss it!
When: December 5, 2013 from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Sweeney's Saloon, 96 Dale Street N, St. Paul, MN
The HCBA is looking for 5-7 law students to assist with their membership drive. This unpaid position is a great way to meet members of the legal community and expand your network! If interested in the position, contact Kendra Brodin at email@example.com
Sterling Education Services, Inc. is offering 5 law students free scholarship-passes to an upcoming seminar. Sterling is a non-profit continuing education company that conducts seminars across the nation. Please follow this link for information about Sterling.
Application Deadline: January 07, 2014
Application Deadline: December 15, 2013
Application Deadline: January 10, 2014
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. seeks a graduate or law school student to work with our Government Relations Practice Group during the 2014 Minnesota Legislative Session. About us: Fredrikson & Byron’s Government Relations Group is known ... More
The summer associate program is designed to give you a good sense of what it is like to practice law at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., while also giving you the opportunity to meet people at ... More
Leonard, Street and Deinard hires first-year law students for a five-week summer associate experience, which is part of our summer associate program. First-year law students are encouraged to send their résumé, cover letter and undergraduate ... More
Merchant & Gould’s Minneapolis office is looking for two 1Ls for patent litigation and one 1L for electrical patent prosecution. The Denver office is looking for one 1L for its electrical patent prosecution practice. Requirements: ... More
Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi is accepting applications from 1Ls for their 2014 summer associate program. Students should have a technical or science related undergraduate degree and may potentially be eligible for the patent bar. ... More
Our summer associate program generally starts mid-May and concludes the end of July. During the course of a typical 10-week summer experience, a summer associate is exposed to both the commercial and ... More
Dorsey will have summer associates in our Denver, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Southern California offices in 2014. Please note that in accordance with NALP Principles and Standards, we will not accept applications ... More
Lindquist & Vennum LLP, a 180+ attorney law firm headquartered in Minneapolis, has openings in its 2014 Summer Associate Program for first-year students graduating in 2016. It’s a twelve-week program starting May 19, 2014 – ... More
Riddle of the Week!
Q: Where do fish keep their money?
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.
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.
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: