CPD Weekly Archives

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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February 19, 2014

Tonight! Hennepin County Attorney Special Reception for Minority Law Students

The Hennepin County Attorney Michael O. Freeman invites you to attend a special reception for minority law students, today, Wednesday, February 19 at 4:30 p.m.. Introductory remarks will be given by Michael O. Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney. The Keynote Speaker is Justice Wilhelmina Wright of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

At this event you will have the opportunity to network with attorneys from: Hennepin County Attorney's Office, Hennepin County Public Defender's Office, Minneapolis City Attorney's Office, Minnesota State Public Defender's Office, and Judges from the Fourth Judicial District. Contact Christy Dording at christy.dording@hennepin.us or (612) 348-7787 with questions. Continue Reading...

Attention 3Ls

You are nearing the end of your law school career, and we are excited to hear what you are up to after graduation and figure out how we can best support you in your next steps.

As you know from the graduation meeting last week, one of the steps you need to take before you receive your cap and gown is to schedule a meeting with CPD to complete your graduation survey and discuss next steps.  We look forward to meeting with you!

To schedule your meeting, please email lawcareers@stthomas.eduGraduation meetings will begin the week of March 3, 2014.

Go To New Job Postings

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

Riddle of the Week!

Q: Why can't the Tyrannosaurus rex clap?

IN THIS NEWSLETTER

Alumni Journeys: Experiences with the Government, D.C. and Health Law

A View From The Bench

IP Career Event at Patterson Thuente IP

MSBA Labor & Employment Law Section Student Reception

Hennepin County Attorney's Office Law Clerk Trainee

1L Law Clerk - Intellectual Property Patent Prosecution

1L Summer Associate - Intellectual Property Litigation

Legal Internships

Pocahontas County Iowa Prosecuting Attorney Internship

2014 Summer Honors Internship Program

Immigration Law Internship - Summer and Fall 2014

New Job Postings


Scholarships & Writing Contests

Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Writing Competition

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

2014 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar Scholarships

Scholarship Deadline: March 03, 2014

IT-Lex Technology Law Writing Contest

Application Deadline: May 02, 2014

Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) Law Student Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 10, 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

Alumni Journeys: Experiences with the Government, D.C. and Health Law

February 21, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in MSL 242

Interested in working in Washington D.C.? Want to learn tips on how to break into the D.C. market? Or are you interested in learning more about the Affordable Care Act and what it is like working for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services?

Lisa Thimjon (2009 UST Law grad), Special Assistant with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is giving a presentation on these topics on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in MSL 242 ... More

Follow this link to RSVP in Symplicity.


A View From The Bench

February 25, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the UST Law Schulze Grand Atrium

Perspectives on the history of the Minnesota Supreme Court from former Chief Justices Sandy Keith, Kathleen Blatz, and Eric Magnuson. Network with judges and justices from the Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Opening remarks from Chief Justice Lorie Gildea.

Please RSVP to Debbie Walker at walk0315@stthomas.edu or register online at http://tinyurl.com/l959qfv.


IP Career Event at Patterson Thuente IP

February 27, 5:00 p.m. at Patterson Thuente, 48th Floor, IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN

Patterson Thuente IP is offering future IP attorneys the chance to hone their interview skills and resumes. Join us for a casual dinner and some friendly advice!

  • Have one-on-one mock interviews with our attorneys
  • Let us review your resume and suggest improvements
  • Network with our attorneys to learn more about the profession

5:00 p.m.: Welcome, Interviews and resume review
6:30 p.m.: Casual dinner and networking

Please RSVP by Friday, February 21, 2014 to Pat Girod: girod@ptslaw.com or call 612.349.3002.


MSBA Labor & Employment Law Section Student Reception

February 27, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Titanic Room at Kieran's Irish Pub, Corner of 6th St. & 1st Ave North, Minneapolis, MN

Current law students are encouraged to join members of the MSBA Labor and Employment Law Section to learn more about labor and employment law. Students will have the opportunity talk with experienced attorneys about how they got to where they are and what advise they have for students in this area. This is always a very popular event with students.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided by the Section. This event is free.

Reservations are appreciated. Email your RSVP by 2/25 to Nicole Battles at nbattles@mnbar.org.


Featured Employment Opportunities

Hennepin County Attorney's Office Law Clerk Trainee

Application Deadline: February 21, 2014

1L Law Clerk - Intellectual Property Patent Prosecution Merchant & Gould

Application Deadline: Rolling

1L Summer Associate - Intellectual Property Litigation Merchant & Gould

Application Deadline: Rolling

Legal Internships Citizen Advocacy Center

Application Deadline: March 01, 2014

Pocahontas County Iowa Prosecuting Attorney Internship

Application Deadline: March 01, 2014

2014 Summer Honors Internship Program

Application Deadline: March 03, 2014

Immigration Law Internship - Summer and Fall 2014

Application Deadline: March 05, 2014


Riddle of the Week!

Q: Why can't the Tyrannosaurus rex clap?

A: They are extinct.

 

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.  

CPD Weekly Newsletter header graphic

February 10, 2014

Minnesota Court of Appeals Law Clerk

Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

The Minnesota Court of Appeals anticipates that 2 new judges will take office in 2014. We are seeking up to a total of 4 law clerks to join their chambers in August 2014 for a ... More

Hennepin County Bar Association Member Social

February 13, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Minneapolis Club.

Inviting ALL HCBA Members: From new lawyers to our most experienced attorneys. Join us and join the fun at our winter social. Expand your network. Meet, mix and mingle at the beautiful Minneapolis Club. Enjoy free appetizers and a drink. Please RSVP in Symplicity so we can give an accurate count to the HCBA. We will be walking from the law school to the event. Feel free to join us! Follow this link to view the flyer online.

Go To New Job Postings

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

Riddle of the Week!

Q: What is made of wood but can't be sawed?

IN THIS NEWSLETTER

"Behind the Scenes" Tour of the Hennepin County Courthouse

National LGBT Bar Association 2014 2L Summer Law Clerk Program

Alumni Journeys: Experiences with the Government, D.C. and Health Law

A View From The Bench

IP Career Event at Patterson Thuente IP

MSBA Labor & Employment Law Section Student Reception

2014 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar Scholarships

2014 Legal Studies Institute Intern

Ruder Ware On-Campus Interviews

Court of Appeals Law Clerk Minnesota Judicial Branch

The 2014 Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program

Hennepin County Attorney's Office Law Clerk Trainee

Law Clerk Bruce E Goldstein

Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Writing Competition

Fredrikson & Byron Law Clerk

1L Law Clerk - Intellectual Property Patent Prosecution

1L Summer Associate - Intellectual Property Litigation

Legal Internships

Pocahontas County Iowa Prosecuting Attorney Internship

IT-Lex Technology Law Writing Contest

2014 Summer Honors Internship Program

Immigration Law Internship - Summer and Fall 2014

Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) Law Student Scholarship

New Job Postings


Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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.

Continue Reading...

 


Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

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.

Continue Reading...

 


Student Business Cards

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:

Continue Reading...

 


Calling all Student Organizations!

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.

Continue Reading...

New and Upcoming Events and Deadlines

National LGBT Bar Association 2014 2L Summer Law Clerk Program

Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

The National LGBT Bar Association is pleased to partner with The Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Legal Department to provide an exciting opportunity for two enthusiastic 2L law students who are interested in making an immediate ... More

Alumni Journeys: Experiences with the Government, D.C. and Health Law

February 21, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in MSL 242

Interested in working in Washington D.C.? Want to learn tips on how to break into the D.C. market? Or are you interested in learning more about the Affordable Care Act and what it is like working for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services?

Lisa Thimjon (2009 UST Law grad), Special Assistant with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is giving a presentation on these topics on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in MSL 242 ... More

Follow this link to RSVP in Symplicity.

A View From The Bench

February 25, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the UST Law Schulze Grand Atrium

Perspectives on the history of the Minnesota Supreme Court from former Chief Justices Sandy Keith, Kathleen Blatz, and Eric Magnuson. Network with judges and justices from the Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Opening remarks from Chief Justice Lorie Gildea.

Please RSVP to Debbie Walker at walk0315@stthomas.edu or register online at http://tinyurl.com/l959qfv.

IP Career Event at Patterson Thuente IP

February 27, 5:00 p.m. at Patterson Thuente, 48th Floor, IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN

Patterson Thuente IP is offering future IP attorneys the chance to hone their interview skills and resumes. Join us for a casual dinner and some friendly advice!

  • Have one-on-one mock interviews with our attorneys
  • Let us review your resume and suggest improvements
  • Network with our attorneys to learn more about the profession

5:00 p.m.: Welcome, Interviews and resume review
6:30 p.m.: Casual dinner and networking

Please RSVP by Friday, February 21, 2014 to Pat Girod: girod@ptslaw.com or call 612.349.3002.

MSBA Labor & Employment Law Section Student Reception

February 27, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Titanic Room at Kieran's Irish Pub, Corner of 6th St. & 1st Ave North, Minneapolis, MN

Current law students are encouraged to join members of the MSBA Labor and Employment Law Section to learn more about labor and employment law. Students will have the opportunity talk with experienced attorneys about how they got to where they are and what advise they have for students in this area. This is always a very popular event with students.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided by the Section. This event is free.

Reservations are appreciated. Email your RSVP by 2/25 to Nicole Battles at nbattles@mnbar.org.

2014 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar Scholarships

National Association of Bond Lawyers- NABL

Scholarship Deadline: March 03, 2014

Scholarship Criteria: (must meet #1; all other criteria will be factors considered in selection of the scholarship recipients) 1. Currently enrolled in the Doctor of Jurisprudence Program or a Masters of Law (LL.M.) Program an ... More

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships, Externships and Internships

Court of Appeals Law Clerk

Minnesota Judicial Branch

Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

The Minnesota Court of Appeals anticipates that 2 new judges will take office in 2014. We are seeking up to a total of 4 law clerks to join their chambers in August 2014 for a ... More

The 2014 Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: February 17, 2014

Since its inception in 2009, the Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program has awarded a dedicated law school student each year the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for ... More

Hennepin County Attorney's Office Law Clerk Trainee

Application Deadline: February 21, 2014

The current posting will be used for BOTH Academic Year and Summer Law Clerk Trainee positions. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office is one of the Upper Midwest's premier public law firms with the largest criminal ... More

Law Clerk

Law Offices of Bruce E Goldstein, PLLC (Minneapolis, MN)

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

Goldstein & Sutor is seeking a law clerk to work in its Minneapolis office for this spring and possibly this summer. Duties will include assisting attorneys with investigation, preparing arbitration materials, drafting arbitration briefs, drafting ... More

Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Writing Competition

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

For 40 years, this competition was known as the "Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest." It was established in 1970 by the late Roscoe B. Hogan of Birmingham, Alabama, a prominent environmental lawyer. The competition ... More

Law Clerk

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. 

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. has an opportunity in Fargo, North Dakota office for a full-time law clerk to work with Trusts & Estates Team... More

1L Law Clerk - Intellectual Property Patent Prosecution

Merchant & Gould

Merchant & Gould, one of the nation's premier intellectual property law firms, is seeking one 1L law clerks for its Minneapolis Intellectual Property patent prosecution practice for the 2014 summer. The ideal candidate has will ... More

1L Summer Associate - Intellectual Property Litigation

Merchant & Gould

Merchant & Gould, one of the nation's premier intellectual property law firms, is seeking two 1L law clerks for its Minneapolis Intellectual Property litigation practice for the 2014 summer. The ideal candidate has will be ... More

Legal Internships

Citizen Advocacy Center 

Application Deadline: March 01, 2014

Here are the following internships available: Internship Program: The Center accepts legal volunteers and interns throughout the year and usually hosts 6 - 8 summer interns, both full-time and part-time. GOVERNMENT AUDITS On a yearly ... More

Pocahontas County Iowa Prosecuting Attorney Internship

Application Deadline: March 01, 2014

Posted by a UST Law Alumni. The Prosecutor Intern Program, which is provided for by Iowa statute, began in the early 1970's in an effort to encourage students to gain courtroom experience and ... More

IT-Lex Technology Law Writing Contest

Application Deadline: May 02, 2014

Friends of IT-Lex, who are also law students (JD or LLM) in good standing at an ABA accredited law school, can enter our technology law writing contest, sponsored by the law firm Foley & Lardner ...More

2014 Summer Honors Internship Program

Application Deadline: March 03, 2014

The local Minneapolis office will be allowed to hire two interns. Other FBI offices will also be offering internships. PROGRAM OVERVIEW The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Honors Internship Program is a paid internship opportunity ... More

Immigration Law Internship - Summer and Fall 2014

United States Department of Homeland Security 

Application Deadline: March 05, 2014

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has internship position openings with the St. Paul Office of Chief Counsel for the summer and fall 2014. All law students who are United States citizens are eligible to ... More

Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) Law Student Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 10, 2014

Minnesota Women Lawyers is pleased to announce its MWL Law Student Scholarship, made possible through the generous donations of MWL members and supporters.The goal of the MWL scholarship is to provide aid to students attending ... More


Riddle of the Week!

Q: What is made of wood but can't be sawed?

A: Sawdust!

 

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.  

CPD Weekly Newsletter header graphic

February 6, 2013

Minnesota Court of Appeals Law Clerk

Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

The Minnesota Court of Appeals anticipates that 2 new judges will take office in 2014. We are seeking up to a total of 4 law clerks to join their chambers in August 2014 for a ... More

UST Law Student & Alumni Happy Hour

Thursday, February 6, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the UST Law Schulze Grand Atrium

All UST Law students and alumni are invited to an informal happy hour for food, drinks, and networking! Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to meet new people and renew old friendships. The happy hour will immediately follow the Speed Networking program at 6:00 p.m. Food and drink will be provided.

See you there! 

Ruder Ware On-Campus Interviews

Bidding Deadline: Wednesday, February 12 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Ruder Ware, a full-service law firm with more than 40 attorneys and locations in Eau Claire and Wausau, Wisconsin, is seeking two 2Ls for its summer program. Each summer associate will ... More

Hennepin County Bar Association Member Social

February 13, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Minneapolis Club.

Inviting ALL HCBA Members: From new lawyers to our most experienced attorneys. Join us and join the fun at our winter social. Expand your network. Meet, mix and mingle at the beautiful Minneapolis Club. Enjoy free appetizers and a drink. Please RSVP in Symplicity so we can give an accurate count to the HCBA. We will be walking from the law school to the event. Feel free to join us! Follow this link to view the flyer online.

Go To New Job Postings

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

Riddle of the Week!

Q: How can you make 7 even?

IN THIS NEWSLETTER

"Behind the Scenes" Tour of the Hennepin County Courthouse

2014 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar Scholarships

2014 Legal Studies Institute Intern

Ruder Ware On-Campus Interviews

Court of Appeals Law Clerk Minnesota Judicial Branch

The 2014 Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program

Hennepin County Attorney's Office Law Clerk Trainee

Law Clerk Bruce E Goldstein

Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Writing Competition

Fredrikson & Byron Law Clerk

1L Law Clerk - Intellectual Property Patent Prosecution

1L Summer Associate - Intellectual Property Litigation

Legal Internships

Pocahontas County Iowa Prosecuting Attorney Internship

IT-Lex Technology Law Writing Contest

2014 Summer Honors Internship Program

New Job Postings


Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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.

Continue Reading...

 


Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

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.

Continue Reading...

 


Student Business Cards

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:

Continue Reading...

 


Calling all Student Organizations!

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.

Continue Reading...

New and Upcoming Events and Deadlines

"Behind the Scenes" Tour of the Hennepin County Courthouse

February 13, 2014, 2:30 - 6:00 pm at the Hennepin County Government Center

  • Take a guided tour and get an inside look at the Hennepin County Courthouse.
  • Attend a Judges Panel CLE and learn what every new lawyer should know before making their first court appearance.
  • Meet and mingle with Hennepin County Judges at the New Lawyers Section reception
  • Tour at 2:30pm
  • CLE at 3:30pm
  • Reception at 4:30-6:00pm. Appetizers and drinks provided.

Featuring: Chief Judge Peter A. Cahill, Assistant Chief Judge Ivy Bernhardson, and Judge Jamie Anderson, Fourth Judicial District.

View/Print PDF flyer for mail or fax registration.

Contact Joy Hamilton with questions at joy@hcba.org or by phone at 612-752-6614.

RSVP: Online registration is available until: 2/6/2014


2014 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar Scholarships

National Association of Bond Lawyers- NABL

Scholarship Deadline: March 03, 2014

Scholarship Criteria: (must meet #1; all other criteria will be factors considered in selection of the scholarship recipients) 1. Currently enrolled in the Doctor of Jurisprudence Program or a Masters of Law (LL.M.) Program an ... More


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships, Externships and Internships

2014 Legal Studies Institute Intern

Application Deadline: February 06, 2014

Program Details: Participants will be placed in a 9-week summer legal internship where they will work full-time and gain substantive experience in the legal profession. Internship sites include law firms, courts, public interest organizations and ... More


Ruder Ware On-Campus Interviews

Bidding Deadline: Wednesday, February 12 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Ruder Ware, a full-service law firm with more than 40 attorneys and locations in Eau Claire and Wausau, Wisconsin, is seeking two 2Ls for its summer program. Each summer associate will ... More


Court of Appeals Law Clerk

Minnesota Judicial Branch

Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

The Minnesota Court of Appeals anticipates that 2 new judges will take office in 2014. We are seeking up to a total of 4 law clerks to join their chambers in August 2014 for a ... More


The 2014 Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: February 17, 2014

Since its inception in 2009, the Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program has awarded a dedicated law school student each year the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for ... More


Hennepin County Attorney's Office Law Clerk Trainee

Application Deadline: February 21, 2014

The current posting will be used for BOTH Academic Year and Summer Law Clerk Trainee positions. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office is one of the Upper Midwest's premier public law firms with the largest criminal ... More


Law Clerk

Law Offices of Bruce E Goldstein, PLLC (Minneapolis, MN)

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

Goldstein & Sutor is seeking a law clerk to work in its Minneapolis office for this spring and possibly this summer. Duties will include assisting attorneys with investigation, preparing arbitration materials, drafting arbitration briefs, drafting ... More


Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Writing Competition

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

For 40 years, this competition was known as the "Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest." It was established in 1970 by the late Roscoe B. Hogan of Birmingham, Alabama, a prominent environmental lawyer. The competition ... More


Law Clerk

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. 

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. has an opportunity in Fargo, North Dakota office for a full-time law clerk to work with Trusts & Estates Team... More


1L Law Clerk - Intellectual Property Patent Prosecution

Merchant & Gould

Merchant & Gould, one of the nation's premier intellectual property law firms, is seeking one 1L law clerks for its Minneapolis Intellectual Property patent prosecution practice for the 2014 summer. The ideal candidate has will ... More


1L Summer Associate - Intellectual Property Litigation

Merchant & Gould

Merchant & Gould, one of the nation's premier intellectual property law firms, is seeking two 1L law clerks for its Minneapolis Intellectual Property litigation practice for the 2014 summer. The ideal candidate has will be ... More


Legal Internships

Citizen Advocacy Center 

Application Deadline: March 01, 2014

Here are the following internships available: Internship Program: The Center accepts legal volunteers and interns throughout the year and usually hosts 6 - 8 summer interns, both full-time and part-time. GOVERNMENT AUDITS On a yearly ... More


Pocahontas County Iowa Prosecuting Attorney Internship

Application Deadline: March 01, 2014

Posted by a UST Law Alumni. The Prosecutor Intern Program, which is provided for by Iowa statute, began in the early 1970's in an effort to encourage students to gain courtroom experience and ... More


IT-Lex Technology Law Writing Contest

Application Deadline: May 02, 2014

Friends of IT-Lex, who are also law students (JD or LLM) in good standing at an ABA accredited law school, can enter our technology law writing contest, sponsored by the law firm Foley & Lardner ...More

2014 Summer Honors Internship Program

Application Deadline: March 03, 2014

The local Minneapolis office will be allowed to hire two interns. Other FBI offices will also be offering internships. PROGRAM OVERVIEW The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Honors Internship Program is a paid internship opportunity ... More


Riddle of the Week!

Q: How can you make 7 even?

A: Remove the "S" (seven minus S equals even)!

 

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.  

CPD Weekly Newsletter header graphic

Holiday Break Edition

Go To New Job Postings

Riddle of the Week!

Q: What English word is as long as it is valued?

IN THIS NEWSLETTER

Faegre Baker Daniels 1L Leadership Academy

Stinson Leonard Street LLP - 1L Kansas City Winter Open House

Gray Plant Mooty 2L Summer Associate Program (St. Cloud Office)

AmeriCorps JD Program

Law Clerk

Law Clerk/Paid Internship (Virtual Position)

Pocahontas County Iowa Prosecuting Attorney Internship

IT-Lex Technology Law Writing Contest

New Job Postings


 

Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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.

Continue Reading...


Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

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.

Continue Reading...


Student Business Cards

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:

Continue Reading...


Calling all Student Organizations!

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.

Continue Reading...

New and Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Faegre Baker Daniels 1L Leadership Academy

The Minneapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels will be hosting a 1L Leadership Academy aimed at providing 1L law students an opportunity to hear from experts on topics such professional development, leadership in law school and leading through pro bono and volunteerism. The program will conclude with a networking reception.

Date: Thursday, January 2, 2014

Schedule:
2:45 - 2:55 | Registration
2:55 - 5:00 | Leadership Sessions
5:00 - 6:00 | Networking Reception

Interested? RSVP at http://faegrebdforms.com/1l-leadership-academy/

Continue Reading...


Stinson Leonard Street LLP - 1L Kansas City Winter Open House

Program Date: January 03, 2014

Stinson 2014 Winter Open House Invitation (Login to Symplicity first to view invitation)

Stinson Leonard Street LLP* (effective 1/1/14) would like to invite Minnesota law students interested in the Kansas City or St. Louis legal markets to the firm's annual Winter Open House Friday, January 3, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in our Kansas City offices.

Stinson Leonard Street LLP invites all first-year law students to their Winter Open House in Kansas City, MO. See the attached invitation for details.

Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served while you mix and mingle with the attorneys. Business casual attire preferred. 

Questions? Contact Anna Kowalewski by email at akowalewski@stinson.com or call 816.691.2443

*Effective January 1, 2014, Leonard, Street and Deinard and Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP are merging! To learn more please visit www.stinsonleonardmerger.com.

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Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships, Externships and Internships

Gray Plant Mooty 2L Summer Associate Program (St. Cloud Office)

Application Deadline: January 01, 2014

This posting is for our 2014 2L Summer Associate program in our St. Cloud office. Work assignments may come from any of our practice groups and will usually involve substantive legal research, analysis, and writing. ... More


AmeriCorps JD Program

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Program provides law students with the chance to serve a qualifying host organization of their choosing. AmeriCorps JD members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income ... More

Law Clerk

Application Deadline: January 16, 2014

Excellent legal research and writing skills are required. Prior experience working in personal injury, employment law or with a litigation firm would be helpful. Experience with word processing and spreadsheets, and access to a home ... More


Law Clerk/Paid Internship (Virtual Position)

Application Deadline: January 20, 2014

Part time virtual law clerk position available with natural resources and commercial law practice. This virtual clerkship will involve legal research, legal related business research, communication with agencies, and assistance in preparation of legal seminar ...More


Pocahontas County Iowa Prosecuting Attorney Internship

Application Deadline: March 01, 2014

Posted by a UST Law Alumni. The Prosecutor Intern Program, which is provided for by Iowa statute, began in the early 1970's in an effort to encourage students to gain courtroom experience and ... More


IT-Lex Technology Law Writing Contest

Application Deadline: May 02, 2014

Friends of IT-Lex, who are also law students (JD or LLM) in good standing at an ABA accredited law school, can enter our technology law writing contest, sponsored by the law firm Foley & Lardner ...More

Riddle of the Week!

Q: What English word is as long as it is valued?

A: Four

 


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.  

CPD Weekly Newsletter header graphic

Monday, December 9 - Friday, December 13, 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!

The Executive Pathways Internship Program deadline is December 15! Follow this link to view the full listing in Symplicity.

Go To New Job Postings

Riddle of the Week!

Q: I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?

IN THIS NEWSLETTER

Polish Your Application Materials

Hennepin County Bar Association Membership Drive

Free Passes to Legal Seminar from Sterling Education Services, Inc.

Executive Pathways Internship Program

Blackstone Legal Fellowship

Institute for Justice Spring & Summer Clerkships

Pocahontas County Iowa Prosecuting Attorney Internship

IT-Lex Technology Law Writing Contest

New Job Postings

Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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.

Continue Reading...

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

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.

Continue Reading...

Student Business Cards

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:

Continue Reading...

Calling all Student Organizations!

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.

Continue Reading...

New and Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Polish Your Application Materials

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.

Continue Reading...

Hennepin County Bar Association Membership Drive

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 kdbrodin@stthomas.edu

Continue Reading...

Free Passes to Legal Seminar from Sterling Education Services, Inc.

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.

Continue Reading...

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships, Externships and Internships

Executive Pathways Internship Program

Application Deadline: December 15, 2013
The Executive Pathways Internship Program at the Minnesota Department of Human Services is a paid summer internship opportunity for students interested in public service careers. Students in public policy, statistics, social work, law, information ... More

Blackstone Legal Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 07, 2014
The Blackstone Legal Fellowship is looking for exceptionally capable and highly motivated first and second-year law students. Criteria for selection are based upon demonstrated Christian commitment, motivation to engage popular legal culture, leadership potential in ... More

Institute for Justice Spring & Summer Clerkships

Application Deadline: January 10, 2014
The Institute for Justice employs law clerks and both undergraduate and graduate interns during the school year and throughout the summer. Clerks and interns participate in the day-to-day activities that make up the Institute's fast-paced ... More

Pocahontas County Iowa Prosecuting Attorney Internship

Application Deadline: March 01, 2014
Posted by a UST Law Alumni. The Prosecutor Intern Program, which is provided for by Iowa statute, began in the early 1970's in an effort to encourage students to gain courtroom experience and ... More

IT-Lex Technology Law Writing Contest

Application Deadline: May 02, 2014
Friends of IT-Lex, who are also law students (JD or LLM) in good standing at an ABA accredited law school, can enter our technology law writing contest, sponsored by the law firm Foley & Lardner ...More

Riddle of the Week!

Q: I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?

A: A nose!

 


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.  

CPD Weekly Newsletter header graphic

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!

Go To New Job Postings

Riddle of the Week!

Q: Where do fish keep their money?

IN THIS NEWSLETTER

Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference

Polish Your Application Materials

HCBA Tri-Bar Social

Hennepin County Bar Association Membership Drive

Free Passes to Legal Seminar from Sterling Education Services, Inc.

Blackstone Legal Fellowship

Executive Pathways Internship Program

Institute for Justice Spring & Summer Clerkships

Government Relations Intern

Fredrikson & Byron 1L Summer Associate Position

Leonard, Street, and Deinard 1L Summer Associate Program

Merchant & Gould 1L Summer Openings

Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi 1L Summer Associate Opening

Briggs and Morgan 1L Summer Associate

Dorsey & Whitney 1L Summer Associate

Lindquist & Vennum First-Year Summer Associate Position

New Job Postings

Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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.

Continue Reading...

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

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.

Continue Reading...

Student Business Cards

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:

Continue Reading...

Calling all Student Organizations!

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.

Continue Reading...

New and Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference

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 daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu by noon on Friday, December 6. Click on "Continue Reading" for complete details. 

Continue Reading...

Polish Your Application Materials

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.

Continue Reading...

HCBA Tri-Bar Social

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

Follow this link to view the HCBA Tri-Bar Social flyer.

Continue Reading...

Hennepin County Bar Association Membership Drive

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 kdbrodin@stthomas.edu

Continue Reading...

Free Passes to Legal Seminar from Sterling Education Services, Inc.

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.

Continue Reading...

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships, Externships and Internships

Blackstone Legal Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 07, 2014
The Blackstone Legal Fellowship is looking for exceptionally capable and highly motivated first and second-year law students. Criteria for selection are based upon demonstrated Christian commitment, motivation to engage popular legal culture, leadership potential in ... More

Executive Pathways Internship Program

Application Deadline: December 15, 2013
The Executive Pathways Internship Program at the Minnesota Department of Human Services is a paid summer internship opportunity for students interested in public service careers. Students in public policy, statistics, social work, law, information ... More

Institute for Justice Spring & Summer Clerkships

Application Deadline: January 10, 2014
The Institute for Justice employs law clerks and both undergraduate and graduate interns during the school year and throughout the summer. Clerks and interns participate in the day-to-day activities that make up the Institute's fast-paced ... More

Government Relations Intern

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

Fredrikson & Byron 1L Summer Associate Position

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 1L Summer Associate Program

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 1L Summer Openings

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 1L Summer Associate Opening

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

Briggs and Morgan 1L Summer Associate

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 & Whitney 1L Summer Associate

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 First-Year Summer Associate Position

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?

A: A riverbank!

 


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.  

CPD Weekly Newsletter header graphic

Monday, November 25 - Friday, November 29, 2013

Email Dan at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu if you requested access to the William Mitchell Symplicity system but have not yet received access.

Interested in Public Interest? Don't miss the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference!

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.

If you do not want to receive the CPD Weekly newsletter, email lawcareers@stthomas.edu (or simply respond to this email) and request removal from the distribution list.

Go To New Job Postings

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

Riddle of the Week!

Q: If I drink, I die. If i eat, I am fine. What am I?

IN THIS NEWSLETTER

Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference

Speed Resume Review

Important Minnesota Justice Foundation Summer Clerkship Deadlines

Polish Your Application Materials

HCBA Tri-Bar Social

Hennepin County Bar Association Membership Drive

Free Passes to Legal Seminar from Sterling Education Services, Inc.

Government Relations Intern

Dorsey & Whitney 1L Summer Associate

Lindquist & Vennum First-Year Summer Associate Position

League of Minnesota Cities Law Clerk

Executive Pathways Internship Program

United States Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota Summer Internship

New Job Postings

Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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.

Continue Reading...

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

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.

Continue Reading...

Student Business Cards

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:

Continue Reading...

New and Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference

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.

Continue Reading...

Speed Resume Review

  • Need to get your resume looked at before the end of the semester? 
  • Are you applying for a MJF Clerkship?
  • Are you participating in the HCBA Minority Clerkship Program?
  • Are you preparing your application for the TCDIP 1L Summer Clerkship Rotation?
  • Do you want to be a 1L Summer Associate? 
  • Not sure what any of this means? 

Great!

CPD is tabling from 12:30 to 1:30 on Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26 to talk about upcoming employment programs and to look over your resume.

Resume reviews will be in MSL 138 on Monday and MSL 239 on Tuesday.

Continue Reading...

Important Minnesota Justice Foundation Summer Clerkship Deadlines

The deadline to apply for MJF Summer Clerkships is Tuesday, December 2 at noon. Email Dan at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu as soon as possible, if you requested access to the William Mitchell Symplicity system but have not yet received access.

Don't forget about the Career & Professional Development MJF Clerkship Portal at http://bit.ly/USTLawMJFPortal for more information. It includes a timeline, available handouts, important links and frequently asked questions.

Continue Reading...

Polish Your Application Materials

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.

Continue Reading...

HCBA Tri-Bar Social

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

Follow this link to view the HCBA Tri-Bar Social flyer.

Continue Reading...

Hennepin County Bar Association Membership Drive

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 kdbrodin@stthomas.edu

Continue Reading...

Free Passes to Legal Seminar from Sterling Education Services, Inc.

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.

Continue Reading...

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships, Externships and Internships

1L Listings

Government Relations Intern

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

Dorsey & Whitney 1L Summer Associate

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 First-Year Summer Associate Position

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

2L and 3L Listings

League of Minnesota Cities Law Clerk

The League of Minnesota Cities is seeking a law clerk to aid in research and drafting of motions and memoranda to assist our team of attorneys in preparing for litigation. In this position, the clerk will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of municipal law practice areas, including employment, land-use regulation, environmental, land-use, civil rights and general tort litigation. Strong research and writing skills are critical to success in this position and a background in municipal, administrative, or general tort litigation is a plus, but not required. Competitive salary and full benefits offered. Applicants must be willing to work 20 hours per week during the school year in order to be eligible for benefits.

Continue Reading...

Executive Pathways Internship Program

Application Deadline: December 15, 2013
The Executive Pathways Internship Program at the Minnesota Department of Human Services is a paid summer internship opportunity for students interested in public service careers. Students in public policy, statistics, social work, law, information ... More

United States Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota Summer Internship

The USAO for the District of Minnesota seeks full-time, volunteer law clerks to join us to support the missions of both the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the Office. The Criminal Division of the Office is comprised of three sections: Narcotics, Economic Crimes, and Major Crimes. It is responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes committed in Minnesota, from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts. The Civil Division of the Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies' authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws.

Continue Reading...

Riddle of the Week!

Q: If I drink, I die. If I eat, I am fine. What am I?

A: A fire!

 


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.  

CPD Weekly Newsletter header graphic

Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22, 2013

Interested in MJF Clerkships? Don't forget to request access to William Mitchell's Symplicity system by noon on Friday, November 22! Email Dan at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu for access.

If you do not want to receive the CPD Weekly newsletter, email lawcareers@stthomas.edu and request removal from the distribution list.

Go To New Job Postings

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

Riddle of the Week!

Q: What jumps higher than a building?

IN THIS NEWSLETTER

Minnesota Justice Foundation 2014 Summer Clerkships

Hennepin County Bar Association Membership Drive

Free Passes to Legal Seminar from Sterling Education Services, Inc.

League of Minnesota Cities Law Clerk

United States Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota Summer Internship

Walmart Summer Internship

New Job Postings

Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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.

Continue Reading...

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

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.

Continue Reading...

Student Business Cards

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:

Continue Reading...

New and Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Minnesota Justice Foundation 2014 Summer Clerkships

Are you interested in a summer clerkship with a public interest or government agency? If so, apply for the MJF Summer Clerkship Program. These clerkships are available to both 1L and 2L students. Deadline to request access to the William Mitchell Symplicity system is noon on Friday, November 22nd. Email Dan at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu for access.  

Check out the Career & Professional Development MJF Clerkship Portal at http://bit.ly/USTLawMJFPortal for more information. It includes a timeline, available handouts, important links and frequently asked questions.

Continue Reading...

Hennepin County Bar Association Membership Drive

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 kdbrodin@stthomas.edu

Continue Reading...

Free Passes to Legal Seminar from Sterling Education Services, Inc.

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.

Continue Reading...

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships, Externships and Internships

League of Minnesota Cities Law Clerk

The League of Minnesota Cities is seeking a law clerk to aid in research and drafting of motions and memoranda to assist our team of attorneys in preparing for litigation. In this position, the clerk will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of municipal law practice areas, including employment, land-use regulation, environmental, land-use, civil rights and general tort litigation. Strong research and writing skills are critical to success in this position and a background in municipal, administrative, or general tort litigation is a plus, but not required. Competitive salary and full benefits offered. Applicants must be willing to work 20 hours per week during the school year in order to be eligible for benefits.

Continue Reading...

United States Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota Summer Internship

The USAO for the District of Minnesota seeks full-time, volunteer law clerks to join us to support the missions of both the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the Office. The Criminal Division of the Office is comprised of three sections: Narcotics, Economic Crimes, and Major Crimes. It is responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes committed in Minnesota, from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts. The Civil Division of the Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies' authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws.

Continue Reading...

Walmart Summer Internship

The Walmart Legal Department ("WMLD") has a robust 12-week summer internship program for rising 2L and rising 3L students. As an intern in our legal department, you will be able to apply the procedures and processes you have studied in law school in the in-house legal department of a Fortune 100 company.

Continue Reading...

Riddle of the Week!

Q: What jumps higher than a building?

A: Everything, buildings don't jump.

 


November 4 - November 8, 2013

Upcoming Judicial Clerkship Programs

Judge Susan Richard Nelson and Magistrate Judge Jeffry J. Keyes Presenting on Federal Court Clerkships

Upcoming Events

UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair

Minnesota Department of Human Services Executive Pathways Internship Program Information Session

Minnesota Justice Foundation Summer Clerkships Information Session

HCBA New Lawyers Section Happy Hour

FREE CLE:  Rebutting the Presumption – Overcoming the stigma of addiction in the legal profession

HCBA Minority Clerkship Program

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

Free Symposia at the U of M Law School

Free Passes to Legal Seminar from Sterling Education Services, Inc. 

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Hennepin County Bar Association Membership Drive Volunteers

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Externship

City of St. Paul Department of Human Rights Externship

Minnesota Department of Human Services Legal Externship Program – Spring Semester 2014

UST Law Student Job Board

Resources

Student Business Cards

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?


Upcoming Judicial Clerkship Programs

Interested in a judicial clerkship?  Ever wondered what a judicial clerk does on a daily basis?  Curious about what makes for a successful judicial clerk?  And how best to land a clerkship position?  Attend the judicial clerkship programs on November 4 and 6 to get the inside scoop from members of the bench and current clerks.  Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Judge Susan Richard Nelson and Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes Presenting on Federal Court Clerkships

Federal District Judge Susan R. Nelson and Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes and their current clerks will discuss clerking for the federal court. Come hear about what it takes to be a federal clerk.  1Ls and 2Ls interested in applying for federal judicial clerkships shouldn’t miss this program!

When: November 6, 2013 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Registration:  Please RSVP in Symplicity.

Where: MSL 446


Upcoming Events

UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair

Are you wondering how you can get involved in the Twin Cities legal community? Expand your network? And gain some valuable experiences? Take the first step by attending UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair!  This fair is designed to connect you with various organizations in the Twin Cities community so that you can discover what opportunities are available and learn how to get involved. 

 When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: University of St. Thomas School of Law, Second Floor Hallway

RegistrationFollow this link to RSVP in Symplicity.

Minnesota Department of Human Services Executive Pathways Internship Program Information Session

This information session will introduce the Executive Pathways Internship Program focuses on a diverse workforce by developing the talents of students as they prepare for professional employment. Students have the opportunity to learn how public policy is developed and implemented in a large and complex government organization.

Through this paid internship program, students have the chance to be part of many well-publicized and highly visible policy decisions that impact Minnesotans' quality of life and affect the state's ability to recruit and train professional employees. The internships are generally during the summer, and are located in the department's Central Offices in St. Paul.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain incredibly valuable experience. If you're interested in this opportunity, you should attend the information session where you will learn more about the program and how to apply.

When: November 7 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

RegistrationPlease follow this link to RSVP in Symplicity.

Where: MSL 242

For additional information, follow this link to the Minnesota Department of Human Services Executive Pathways Internship Program website and download the  2014 Minnesota Department of Human Services Executive Pathways Internship‌ guide.

Minnesota Justice Foundation Summer Clerkships Information Session

As MJF's oldest program, the Summer Clerkship Program provides funds for Minnesota law students to work as summer clerks at public interest and poverty law offices.

MJF's Summer Clerkship Program makes it possible for at least 20 law students each summer to work with legal aid offices and other public interest organizations serving low-income, disadvantaged and under-represented Minnesotans. Participating law students help legal aid and volunteer lawyers serve eligible clients, including many who, because of program overload and lack of case priority, otherwise could not be served. The law students learn about the legal needs of eligible clients, develop the skills required to address those needs, and gain the legal experience they will need to perform pro bono legal work after they leave law school.

Learn more about these incredible opportunities at the MJF Clerkship Information Session.

When: November 12 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

RegistrationPlease follow this link to RSVP in Symplicity.

Where: MSL 244

Follow this link to the Minnesota Justice Foundation Summer Clerkship Program website or contact Megan Shepard at stthomas@mnjustice.org for additional information.

HCBA New Lawyers Section Happy Hour

This fantastic event sponsored by the HCBA New Lawyers Section is open to law students.  Help the HCBA raise money for a great cause, while enjoying craft beer from Fulton and delicious eats from a local food truck.  Plus, don’t miss the opportunity to purchase mystery bags with fabulous prizes.  Come join the fun!  There is a $10 suggested donation at the door and proceeds benefit the HCBF, the charitable arm of the HCBA, promoting equal access to justice for the people of Hennepin County.

When: Tuesday, November 19 at 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Registrationjoy@hcba.org

Where: Fulton Brewery, 414 – 6th Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN

FREE CLE:  Rebutting the Presumption – Overcoming the stigma of addiction in the legal profession

Presented by Hazelden’s Legal Professional Program and Minnesota Lawyer.  During this lunch-hour panel discussion, the speakers will explore why stigma too often prevents attorneys, judges, and law students from seeking help for addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

Members of the UST School of Law CPD staff are attending this event, so feel free to meet in the student services office suite at 11:15 a.m. to walk over to the Minneapolis Club as a group.

When: Wednesday, November 13 at 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. (LUNCH IS FREE)

Registration:  http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/event.view?eventId=4224298 Elimination of Bias – CLEs applied for.

Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

HCBA Minority Clerkship Program

The new home for the annual Minority Clerkship Program is the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA). The HCBA Minority Clerkship Program matches 1L minority students with Twin Cities businesses and law firms for clerkships and summer associate positions.  Selected 1Ls will spend the summer of their 1L year with the business or law firm.

This is a fantastic opportunity. In previous years every applicant has been guaranteed a first round interview. Recent participants from UST Law have landed summer clerkships, and some have even been invited back for the summer of their 2L year.  Even if you aren’t sure about your summer plans this is an information session you should not miss!

When: November 20 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Registration:  Please follow this link to RSVP in Symplicity.

Where: MSL 244

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

The Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our various member organizations. This program is a great way for students to form an informal relationship with and gain insight from attorneys from a number of Twin Cities law firms and corporate legal departments.

Please contact Career & Professional Development or Jackie Kujawa if you are interested in becoming involved.

Emailjkujawa@diversityinpractice.org or lawcareers@stthomas.edu
Phone: 612.343.7999
For More InformationDownload the 2013 TCDIP Ambassador Program Flyer

Free Symposia at the U of M Law School

The U of M Corporate Institute is hosting the first Nancy C. Dreher Lecture on Bankruptcy Law and Practice.  The topic is "Ethics in Action: the ABI National Ethics Task Force Report and its Next Steps", featuring:

  • Prof. Nancy B. Rapoport, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV and Co-Reporter for ABI Task Force
  • Ted Gavin, Gavin/Solmonese LLC, Member of ABI Task Force
  • Michael R. Stewart, Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP, Moderator

When: Friday, November 8 at 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (LUNCH IS FREE)

Where: University of Minnesota Law School, Walter F. Mondale Hall, 229-19th Avenue South,  Minneapolis, MN

Free Passes to Legal Seminar from Sterling Education Services, Inc. 

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 visit for information about Sterling.  

At this seminar, you will receive a day-long overview of Commercial and Residential Landlord-Tenant Law and an opportunity to network with practicing attorneys.   

When: December 19, 2013

To Register: Call 715-855-0495 or register throughwww.sterlingeducation.com/free-law-student-passes.

Only current law students may take advantage of these passes and MUST provide their student id number or other proof of enrollment in order to register. All students must be pre-registered; no walk-ins will be allowed. 


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships, Externships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

Hennepin County Bar Association Membership Drive Volunteers

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 kdbrodin@stthomas.edu.

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Externship

Externs will work side-by-side with lead enforcement officers and senior attorneys. Potential projects include drafting and investigating discrimination charges, observing the assistant commissioner in settlement discussions with parties after a probable cause determination, observing volunteer mediators resolve matters through mediation and working on various issues within the contract compliance unit.

Externs must be registered for the Public Interest Externship Course. Follow this link to the full posting in Symplicity.

City of St. Paul Department of Human Rights Externship

General duties include: 
• Conduct intakes and referrals. 
• Perform legal research and analysis. 
• Assist in the preparation of witness interviews and request for information.
• Assist in the preparation of case determinations by applying the Human Rights Provisions of the Saint Paul Legislative Code and state and federal civil rights laws.
• Attend investigative interviews with the Human Rights Specialist to gain insight into the issues and areas of discrimination law. 
• Conduct community outreach on the services of the Human Rights Division. 
• Related duties as assigned. 

Externs must be registered for the Public Interest Externship Course. Follow this link to the full posting in Symplicity.

Minnesota Department of Human Services Legal Externship Program – Spring Semester 2014

The practice of law at DHS reflects the broad nature of DHS’ services, including legislative, litigation, transactional, regulatory and administrative legal services. Our goal is to offer our externs intellectually stimulating projects which afford them an opportunity to demonstrate writing, analytical and advocacy skills. Externs have the potential to assist in one of the following areas: General Counsel’s Office, Appeals Division, Privacy Office, Office of Inspector General, or the Legislative Office.

Externs must be registered for the Public Interest Externship Course. Follow this link to the full posting in Symplicity.


Resources

Student Business Cards

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:

(1)    Register for a SCOOP (Service Center) account at http://scoop.stthomas.edu/ (here’s a tutorial: https://stream.stthomas.edu/view?id=35455dcbfe8643b199b843b1808a427a)

(2)    Email lawcareers@stthomas.edu and we will coordinate with the Service Center to activate the law school template for business cards.

(3)    Login to SCOOP, use the template, and order cards.

If you would like us to review the card before it’s printed, send a pdf of the card to lawcareers@stthomas.edu prior to ordering it and we’ll review it for you.

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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.

As a UST Law student, you may create a PSJD user account and be able to access the public interest job postings, as well as career development resources, for FREE.  You will need to create a user account by completing the initial sign-up page:  http://www.psjd.org/jobseekers-accountmanagement. You will also need to confirm your account by clicking the link provided in an email sent to the email address you provide when registering.  You will also have the opportunity to upload a resume.

What can you do as a registered user?

  • Search among thousands of public service job opportunities and employer organization profiles.
  • Flag and store opportunities and profiles for later viewing.
  • Receive email alerts containing newly posted opportunities that match your pre-selected criteria.
  • Apply directly for jobs via PSJD. Note: employer organizations must choose to accept applications directly through PSJD for any given job opportunity.

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

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.

Follow this link to sign up with EJW to learn more about opportunities available to students and to join the student engagement initiative


Riddle of the Week!

Q: What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

A: Short.


October 28 - November 1, 2013

Upcoming Judicial Clerkship Programs

Judge Jay M. Quam presenting on District Court Clerkships

Judge Susan Richard Nelson and Magistrate Judge Jeffry J. Keyes Presenting on Federal Court Clerkships

Upcoming Events

MSBA Computer and Technology Law Section Career Panel

UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair

Minnesota Department of Human Services Executive Pathways Internship Program Information Session

Minnesota Justice Foundation Summer Clerkships Information Session

FREE CLE:  Rebutting the Presumption – Overcoming the stigma of addiction in the legal profession

HCBA Minority Clerkship Program

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Hennepin County Bar Association Membership Drive Volunteers

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Externship

City of St. Paul Department of Human Rights Externship

Minnesota Department of Human Services Legal Externship Program – Spring Semester 2014

UST Law Student Job Board

Resources

Student Business Cards

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?


Upcoming Judicial Clerkship Programs

Interested in a judicial clerkship?  Ever wondered what a judicial clerk does on a daily basis?  Curious about what makes for a successful judicial clerk?  And how best to land a clerkship position?  Attend the judicial clerkship programs on November 4 and 6 to get the inside scoop from members of the bench and current clerks.  Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Judge Jay M. Quam presenting on District Court Clerkships

Judge Jay M. Quam, of the Hennepin County District Court, and his current clerk will be at UST Law to discuss what it is like clerking for the district court. If you are a 3L and think clerking might interest you after graduation, you shouldn’t miss this program!

When: November 4, 2013 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Registration:  Please RSVP in Symplicity.

Where: MSL 446

Judge Susan Richard Nelson and Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes Presenting on Federal Court Clerkships

Federal District Judge Susan R. Nelson and Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes and their current clerks will discuss clerking for the federal court. Come hear about what it takes to be a federal clerk.  1Ls and 2Ls interested in applying for federal judicial clerkships shouldn’t miss this program!

When: November 6, 2013 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Registration:  Please RSVP in Symplicity.

Where: MSL 446


Upcoming Events

MSBA Computer and Technology Law Section Career Panel

The Computer and Technology Law Section (CTLS) of the Minnesota State Bar Association is pleased to present a panel discussion concerning careers related to copyright/trademarks, general technology law, data privacy issues, and intellectual property (IP) law. A team of panelists will share their stories of how they decided on a career in IP and will offer their insights to students considering IP law career options.

A question and answer session will be conducted. Free lunch will be provided to attendees.

When: Monday, November 4, 2013 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Where: MSL 138

Registration: Please follow this link to RSVP in Symplicity

UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair

Are you wondering how you can get involved in the Twin Cities legal community? Expand your network? And gain some valuable experiences? Take the first step by attending UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair!  This fair is designed to connect you with various organizations in the Twin Cities community so that you can discover what opportunities are available and learn how to get involved. 

 When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: University of St. Thomas School of Law, Third Floor Hallway

RegistrationFollow this link to RSVP in Symplicity.

Minnesota Department of Human Services Executive Pathways Internship Program Information Session

This information session will introduce the Executive Pathways Internship Program focuses on a diverse workforce by developing the talents of students as they prepare for professional employment. Students have the opportunity to learn how public policy is developed and implemented in a large and complex government organization.

Through this paid internship program, students have the chance to be part of many well-publicized and highly visible policy decisions that impact Minnesotans' quality of life and affect the state's ability to recruit and train professional employees. The internships are generally during the summer, and are located in the department's Central Offices in St. Paul.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain incredibly valuable experience. If you're interested in this opportunity, you should attend the information session where you will learn more about the program and how to apply.

When: November 7 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

RegistrationPlease follow this link to RSVP in Symplicity.

Where: MSL 242

For additional information, follow this link to the Minnesota Department of Human Services Executive Pathways Internship Program website and download the  2014 Minnesota Department of Human Services Executive Pathways Internship‌ guide.

Minnesota Justice Foundation Summer Clerkships Information Session

As MJF's oldest program, the Summer Clerkship Program provides funds for Minnesota law students to work as summer clerks at public interest and poverty law offices.

MJF's Summer Clerkship Program makes it possible for at least 20 law students each summer to work with legal aid offices and other public interest organizations serving low-income, disadvantaged and under-represented Minnesotans. Participating law students help legal aid and volunteer lawyers serve eligible clients, including many who, because of program overload and lack of case priority, otherwise could not be served. The law students learn about the legal needs of eligible clients, develop the skills required to address those needs, and gain the legal experience they will need to perform pro bono legal work after they leave law school.

Learn more about these incredible opportunities at the MJF Clerkship Information Session.

When: November 12 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

RegistrationPlease follow this link to RSVP in Symplicity.

Where: MSL 244

Follow this link to the Minnesota Justice Foundation Summer Clerkship Program website or contact Megan Shepard at stthomas@mnjustice.org for additional information.

FREE CLE:  Rebutting the Presumption – Overcoming the stigma of addiction in the legal profession

Presented by Hazelden’s Legal Professional Program and Minnesota Lawyer.  During this lunch-hour panel discussion, the speakers will explore why stigma too often prevents attorneys, judges, and law students from seeking help for addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

Members of the UST School of Law CPD staff are attending this event, so feel free to meet in the student services office suite at 11:15 a.m. to walk over to the Minneapolis Club as a group.

When: Wednesday, November 13 at 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. (LUNCH IS FREE)

Registration:  http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/event.view?eventId=4224298 Elimination of Bias – CLEs applied for.

Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

HCBA Minority Clerkship Program

The new home for the annual Minority Clerkship Program is the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA). The HCBA Minority Clerkship Program matches 1L minority students with Twin Cities businesses and law firms for clerkships and summer associate positions.  Selected 1Ls will spend the summer of their 1L year with the business or law firm.

This is a fantastic opportunity. In previous years every applicant has been guaranteed a first round interview. Recent participants from UST Law have landed summer clerkships, and some have even been invited back for the summer of their 2L year.  Even if you aren’t sure about your summer plans this is an information session you should not miss!

When: November 20 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Registration:  Please follow this link to RSVP in Symplicity.

Where: MSL 244

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

The Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our various member organizations. This program is a great way for students to form an informal relationship with and gain insight from attorneys from a number of Twin Cities law firms and corporate legal departments.

Please contact Career & Professional Development or Jackie Kujawa if you are interested in becoming involved.

Emailjkujawa@diversityinpractice.org or lawcareers@stthomas.edu
Phone: 612.343.7999
For More InformationDownload the 2013 TCDIP Ambassador Program Flyer


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships, Externships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

Hennepin County Bar Association Membership Drive Volunteers

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 kdbrodin@stthomas.edu.

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Externship

Externs will work side-by-side with lead enforcement officers and senior attorneys. Potential projects include drafting and investigating discrimination charges, observing the assistant commissioner in settlement discussions with parties after a probable cause determination, observing volunteer mediators resolve matters through mediation and working on various issues within the contract compliance unit.

Externs must be registered for the Public Interest Externship Course. Follow this link to the full posting in Symplicity.

City of St. Paul Department of Human Rights Externship

General duties include: 
• Conduct intakes and referrals. 
• Perform legal research and analysis. 
• Assist in the preparation of witness interviews and request for information.
• Assist in the preparation of case determinations by applying the Human Rights Provisions of the Saint Paul Legislative Code and state and federal civil rights laws.
• Attend investigative interviews with the Human Rights Specialist to gain insight into the issues and areas of discrimination law. 
• Conduct community outreach on the services of the Human Rights Division. 
• Related duties as assigned. 

Externs must be registered for the Public Interest Externship Course. Follow this link to the full posting in Symplicity.

Minnesota Department of Human Services Legal Externship Program – Spring Semester 2014

The practice of law at DHS reflects the broad nature of DHS’ services, including legislative, litigation, transactional, regulatory and administrative legal services. Our goal is to offer our externs intellectually stimulating projects which afford them an opportunity to demonstrate writing, analytical and advocacy skills. Externs have the potential to assist in one of the following areas: General Counsel’s Office, Appeals Division, Privacy Office, Office of Inspector General, or the Legislative Office.

Externs must be registered for the Public Interest Externship Course. Follow this link to the full posting in Symplicity.


Resources

Student Business Cards

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:

(1)    Register for a SCOOP (Service Center) account at http://scoop.stthomas.edu/ (here’s a tutorial: https://stream.stthomas.edu/view?id=35455dcbfe8643b199b843b1808a427a)

(2)    Email lawcareers@stthomas.edu and we will coordinate with the Service Center to activate the law school template for business cards.

(3)    Login to SCOOP, use the template, and order cards.

If you would like us to review the card before it’s printed, send a pdf of the card to lawcareers@stthomas.edu prior to ordering it and we’ll review it for you.

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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.

As a UST Law student, you may create a PSJD user account and be able to access the public interest job postings, as well as career development resources, for FREE.  You will need to create a user account by completing the initial sign-up page:  http://www.psjd.org/jobseekers-accountmanagement. You will also need to confirm your account by clicking the link provided in an email sent to the email address you provide when registering.  You will also have the opportunity to upload a resume.

What can you do as a registered user?

  • Search among thousands of public service job opportunities and employer organization profiles.
  • Flag and store opportunities and profiles for later viewing.
  • Receive email alerts containing newly posted opportunities that match your pre-selected criteria.
  • Apply directly for jobs via PSJD. Note: employer organizations must choose to accept applications directly through PSJD for any given job opportunity.

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

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.

Follow this link to sign up with EJW to learn more about opportunities available to students and to join the student engagement initiative


Riddle of the Week!

Q: Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?

A: Nothing!


October 21 - October 25, 2013

Upcoming Events

2013 Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo

Judicial Clerkship Programs

Judge Jay M. Quam presenting on District Court Clerkships

Judge Susan Richard Nelson and Magistrate Judge Jeffry J. Keyes Presenting on Federal Court Clerkships

Law Student and New Lawyers Reception and Sustainability Reporting Opportunities and Risks CLE

UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair

FREE CLE:  Rebutting the Presumption – Overcoming the stigma of addiction in the legal profession

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

 

Minnesota Attorney General's Office seeks student Law Clerk for a year-round paid position

UST Law Student Job Board

Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

The 5 Traits of Wildly Successful People

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: Two children are born on the same day from the same mother but they are not twins. How is that possible?


Upcoming Events

2013 Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo

Interested in public interest work?  If so, you can’t miss out on the Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo – hosted this year by William Mitchell College of Law.  At the Expo, you will meet with representatives from Minnesota public interest and government offices to make connections with public interest employers and learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the school year and summer clerkships.  Also, former MJF clerks will talk about their public interest and government clerkships. You can find out which public interest employers are accepting applications this year, pick up your application form MJF’s summer 2013 clerkships, and learn how to customize your resume for public interest and government employers.

When:  Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 4:30-7:00 p.m.   

Where: William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

Interested in carpooling? Email lawcareers@stthomas.edu to have your name placed on the carpool list.  Space for carpooling is limited, so reserve a spot early.

For more Information Check out the PDF version of the Quad School Public Interest Expo Flyer - 2013

Judicial Clerkship Programs

Interested in a judicial clerkship?  Ever wondered what a judicial clerk does on a daily basis?  Curious about what makes for a successful judicial clerk?  And how best to land a clerkship position?  Attend the judicial clerkship programs on November 4 and 6 to get the inside scoop from members of the bench and current clerks.  Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Judge Jay M. Quam presenting on District Court Clerkships

Judge Jay M. Quam, of the Hennepin County District Court, and his current clerk will be at UST Law to discuss what it is like clerking for the district court. If you are a 3L and think clerking might interest you after graduation, you shouldn’t miss this program!

When: November 4, 2013 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Registration:  Please RSVP in Symplicity.

Where: Room TBD

Judge Susan Richard Nelson and Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes Presenting on Federal Court Clerkships

Federal District Judge Susan R. Nelson and Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes and their current clerks will discuss clerking for the federal court. Come hear about what it takes to be a federal clerk.  1Ls and 2Ls interested in applying for federal judicial clerkships shouldn’t miss this program!

When: November 6, 2013 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Registration:  Please RSVP in Symplicity.

Where: Room TBD

UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair

Are you wondering how you can get involved in the Twin Cities legal community? Expand your network? And gain some valuable experiences? Take the first step by attending UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair!  This fair is designed to connect you with various organizations in the Twin Cities community so that you can discover what opportunities are available and learn how to get involved. 

 When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: University of St. Thomas School of Law, Schulze Grand Atrium

Follow this link to RSVP in Symplicity.

FREE CLE:  Rebutting the Presumption – Overcoming the stigma of addiction in the legal profession

Presented by Hazelden’s Legal Professional Program and Minnesota Lawyer.  During this lunch-hour panel discussion, the speakers will explore why stigma too often prevents attorneys, judges, and law students from seeking help for addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

Members of the UST School of Law CPD staff are attending this event, so feel free to meet in the student services office suite at 11:15 a.m. to walk over to the Minneapolis Club as a group.

When: Wednesday, November 13 at 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. (LUNCH IS FREE)

Registration:  http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/event.view?eventId=4224298 Elimination of Bias – CLEs applied for.

Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

The Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our various member organizations. This program is a great way for students to form an informal relationship with and gain insight from attorneys from a number of Twin Cities law firms and corporate legal departments.

Please contact Career & Professional Development or Jackie Kujawa if you are interested in becoming involved.

Emailjkujawa@diversityinpractice.org or lawcareers@stthomas.edu
Phone: 612.343.7999
For More InformationDownload the 2013 TCDIP Ambassador Program Flyer


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

Minnesota Attorney General's Office seeks student Law Clerk for a year-round paid position

DESCRIPTION: The Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is accepting applications from law school students interested in an appointment as a law clerk in the Office. Go to Symplicity (posting #6929) for more information http://bit.ly/16Puqf7. Symplicity log-in required. 


Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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.

As a UST Law student, you may create a PSJD user account and be able to access the public interest job postings, as well as career development resources, for FREE.  You will need to create a user account by completing the initial sign-up page:  http://www.psjd.org/jobseekers-accountmanagement. You will also need to confirm your account by clicking the link provided in an email sent to the email address you provide when registering.  You will also have the opportunity to upload a resume.

What can you do as a registered user?

  • Search among thousands of public service job opportunities and employer organization profiles.
  • Flag and store opportunities and profiles for later viewing.
  • Receive email alerts containing newly posted opportunities that match your pre-selected criteria.
  • Apply directly for jobs via PSJD. Note: employer organizations must choose to accept applications directly through PSJD for any given job opportunity.

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

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.

Follow this link to sign up with EJW to learn more about opportunities available to students and to join the student engagement initiative

The 5 Traits of Wildly Successful People

While success comes in many different forms and it often varies from person to person, there are certain characteristics of successful people beyond just hard work.  This article explores various traits of some of the world’s most successful people.  How will you make yourself stand out from the crowd? Follow this link for more…>>


Riddle of the Week!

Q: Two children are born on the same day from the same mother but they are not twins. How is that possible?

A: They are triplets!


October 14 - October 18, 2013

Upcoming Events

Judicial Clerkship Programs

Judge Jay M. Quam presenting on District Court Clerkships

Judge Susan Richard Nelson and Magistrate Judge Jeffry J. Keyes Presenting on Federal Court Clerkships

Law Student and New Lawyers Reception and Sustainability Reporting Opportunities and Risks CLE

UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair

FREE CLE:  Rebutting the Presumption – Overcoming the stigma of addiction in the legal profession

2013 Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Edmund Burke Fellowship

Minnesota Attorney General's Office seeks student Law Clerk for a year-round paid position

UST Law Student Job Board

Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

The 5 Traits of Wildly Successful People

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: Two children are born on the same day from the same mother but they are not twins. How is that possible?


Upcoming Events

Judicial Clerkship Programs

Interested in a judicial clerkship?  Ever wondered what a judicial clerk does on a daily basis?  Curious about what makes for a successful judicial clerk?  And how best to land a clerkship position?  Attend the judicial clerkship programs on November 4 and 6 to get the inside scoop from members of the bench and current clerks.  Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Judge Jay M. Quam presenting on District Court Clerkships

Judge Jay M. Quam, of the Hennepin County District Court, and his current clerk will be at UST Law to discuss what it is like clerking for the district court. If you are a 3L and think clerking might interest you after graduation, you shouldn’t miss this program!

When: November 4, 2013 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Registration:  Please RSVP in Symplicity.

Where: Room TBD

Judge Susan Richard Nelson and Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes Presenting on Federal Court Clerkships

Federal District Judge Susan R. Nelson and Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes and their current clerks will discuss clerking for the federal court. Come hear about what it takes to be a federal clerk.  1Ls and 2Ls interested in applying for federal judicial clerkships shouldn’t miss this program!

When: November 6, 2013 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Registration:  Please RSVP in Symplicity.

Where: Room TBD

Law Student and New Lawyers Reception and Sustainability Reporting Opportunities and Risks CLE

Meet other law students and new lawyers – and enjoy FREE pizza – at the annual free law student and new lawyer reception.  This reception immediately follows the Sustainability Reporting: Opportunities and Risks CLE.  In response to internal and external drivers, an increasing number of companies want to make their operations more sustainable. Establishing a sustainability reporting process helps them to set goals, measure performance, and manage change.  A sustainability report is an organizational report that gives information about economic, environmental, social, and governance performance.  Evaluating and reporting sustainability can require engaging with internal and external stakeholders, including employees, suppliers, customers, and investors.  Join us for a penal presentation that will consider the sustainability reporting process, its opportunities, rewards, demands, legal implications and risks.

When: October 15 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Registration:  http://msba.mnbar.org/Meetings/Meeting?ID=229

Where: Dorsey & Whitney, 1500 50 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN

UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair

Are you wondering how you can get involved in the Twin Cities legal community? Expand your network? And gain some valuable experiences? Take the first step by attending UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair!  This fair is designed to connect you with various organizations in the Twin Cities community so that you can discover what opportunities are available and learn how to get involved. 

 When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: University of St. Thomas School of Law, Schulze Grand Atrium

Follow this link to RSVP in Symplicity.

FREE CLE:  Rebutting the Presumption – Overcoming the stigma of addiction in the legal profession

Presented by Hazelden’s Legal Professional Program and Minnesota Lawyer.  During this lunch-hour panel discussion, the speakers will explore why stigma too often prevents attorneys, judges, and law students from seeking help for addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

Members of the UST School of Law CPD staff are attending this event, so feel free to meet in the student services office suite at 11:15 a.m. to walk over to the Minneapolis Club as a group.

When: Wednesday, November 13 at 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. (LUNCH IS FREE)

Registration:  http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/event.view?eventId=4224298 Elimination of Bias – CLEs applied for.

Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

2013 Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo

Interested in public interest work?  If so, you can’t miss out on the Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo – hosted this year by William Mitchell College of Law.  At the Expo, you will meet with representatives from Minnesota public interest and government offices to make connections with public interest employers and learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the school year and summer clerkships.  Also, former MJF clerks will talk about their public interest and government clerkships. You can find out which public interest employers are accepting applications this year, pick up your application form MJF’s summer 2013 clerkships, and learn how to customize your resume for public interest and government employers.

When:  Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 4:30-7:00 p.m.   

Where: William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

Interested in carpooling? Email lawcareers@stthomas.edu to have your name placed on the carpool list.  Space for carpooling is limited, so reserve a spot early.

For more Information Check out the PDF version of the Quad School Public Interest Expo Flyer - 2013

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

The Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our various member organizations. This program is a great way for students to form an informal relationship with and gain insight from attorneys from a number of Twin Cities law firms and corporate legal departments.

Please contact Career & Professional Development or Jackie Kujawa if you are interested in becoming involved.

Emailjkujawa@diversityinpractice.org or lawcareers@stthomas.edu
Phone: 612.343.7999
For More InformationDownload the 2013 TCDIP Ambassador Program Flyer


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

Edmund Burke Fellowship

The Edmund Burke Fellowship places talented graduate students on the front lines of the pro-life fight at the United Nations. The Edmund Burke Fellowship will place these students with UN diplomats, scholars and practitioners of international law and international relations who are actively engaged in the debate over human rights, international law and national sovereignty.

Follow this link for more information about the Edmund Burke fellowship.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2013

Minnesota Attorney General's Office seeks student Law Clerk for a year-round paid position

DESCRIPTION: The Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is accepting applications from law school students interested in an appointment as a law clerk in the Office. Go to Symplicity (posting #6929) for more information http://bit.ly/16Puqf7. Symplicity log-in required. 


Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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.

As a UST Law student, you may create a PSJD user account and be able to access the public interest job postings, as well as career development resources, for FREE.  You will need to create a user account by completing the initial sign-up page:  http://www.psjd.org/jobseekers-accountmanagement. You will also need to confirm your account by clicking the link provided in an email sent to the email address you provide when registering.  You will also have the opportunity to upload a resume.

What can you do as a registered user?

  • Search among thousands of public service job opportunities and employer organization profiles.
  • Flag and store opportunities and profiles for later viewing.
  • Receive email alerts containing newly posted opportunities that match your pre-selected criteria.
  • Apply directly for jobs via PSJD. Note: employer organizations must choose to accept applications directly through PSJD for any given job opportunity.

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

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.

Follow this link to sign up with EJW to learn more about opportunities available to students and to join the student engagement initiative

The 5 Traits of Wildly Successful People

While success comes in many different forms and it often varies from person to person, there are certain characteristics of successful people beyond just hard work.  This article explores various traits of some of the world’s most successful people.  How will you make yourself stand out from the crowd? Follow this link for more…>>


Riddle of the Week!

Q: Two children are born on the same day from the same mother but they are not twins. How is that possible?

A: They are triplets!

October 7 - October 11, 2013

Upcoming Events

Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference and Student Membership Discount

Law Student and New Lawyers Reception and Sustainability Reporting Opportunities and Risks CLE

UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair

FREE CLE:  Rebutting the Presumption – Overcoming the stigma of addiction in the legal profession

2013 Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Edmund Burke Fellowship

Minnesota Attorney General's Office seeks student Law Clerk for a year-round paid position

UST Law Student Job Board

Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

4 Ways to Make Your Networking More Meaningful

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What is everyone always doing at the same time?


Upcoming Events

Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference and Student Membership Discount

The ACR conference provides a unique opportunity to connect with prominent leaders and successful practitioners from every segment of the dispute resolution field. This year’s conference will feature intensive workshops and over 60 educational sessions covering the most current and relevant topics in the field. In addition, the conference offers several networking opportunities, social and community events in Minneapolis, and a high-caliber Keynote address by Grande Lum, the new Director of the United States Department of Justice Community Relations Program.

Students who are not already ACR members can receive an ACR membership and attend the conference for $270! That’s the same price as a non-member student attending the conference; it’s like getting your first year of membership in ACR for FREE!

When: October 9th – October 11th

Registration:  $270 before October 8th; $290 October 9th – October 11th

Where: Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Follow this link for conference registration and membership details.  

Law Student and New Lawyers Reception and Sustainability Reporting Opportunities and Risks CLE

Meet other law students and new lawyers – and enjoy FREE pizza – at the annual free law student and new lawyer reception.  This reception immediately follows the Sustainability Reporting: Opportunities and Risks CLE.  In response to internal and external drivers, an increasing number of companies want to make their operations more sustainable. Establishing a sustainability reporting process helps them to set goals, measure performance, and manage change.  A sustainability report is an organizational report that gives information about economic, environmental, social, and governance performance.  Evaluating and reporting sustainability can require engaging with internal and external stakeholders, including employees, suppliers, customers, and investors.  Join us for a penal presentation that will consider the sustainability reporting process, its opportunities, rewards, demands, legal implications and risks.

When: October 15 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Registration:  http://msba.mnbar.org/Meetings/Meeting?ID=229

Where: Dorsey & Whitney, 1500 50 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN

UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair

Are you wondering how you can get involved in the Twin Cities legal community? Expand your network? And gain some valuable experiences? Take the first step by attending UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair!  This fair is designed to connect you with various organizations in the Twin Cities community so that you can discover what opportunities are available and learn how to get involved. 

 When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: University of St. Thomas School of Law, Schulze Grand Atrium

Follow this link to RSVP in Symplicity.

FREE CLE:  Rebutting the Presumption – Overcoming the stigma of addiction in the legal profession

Presented by Hazelden’s Legal Professional Program and Minnesota Lawyer.  During this lunch-hour panel discussion, the speakers will explore why stigma too often prevents attorneys, judges, and law students from seeking help for addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

Members of the UST School of Law CPD staff are attending this event, so feel free to meet in the student services office suite at 11:15 a.m. to walk over to the Minneapolis Club as a group.

When: Wednesday, November 13 at 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. (LUNCH IS FREE)

Registration:  http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/event.view?eventId=4224298 Elimination of Bias – CLEs applied for.

Where: Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

2013 Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo

Interested in public interest work?  If so, you can’t miss out on the Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo – hosted this year by William Mitchell College of Law.  At the Expo, you will meet with representatives from Minnesota public interest and government offices to make connections with public interest employers and learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the school year and summer clerkships.  Also, former MJF clerks will talk about their public interest and government clerkships. You can find out which public interest employers are accepting applications this year, pick up your application form MJF’s summer 2013 clerkships, and learn how to customize your resume for public interest and government employers.

When:  Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 4:30-7:00 p.m.   

Where: William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

Interested in carpooling? Email lawcareers@stthomas.edu to have your name placed on the carpool list.  Space for carpooling is limited, so reserve a spot early.

For more Information Check out the PDF version of the Quad School Public Interest Expo Flyer - 2013

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest career fair in the country.  More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities.  Public interest employers conduct interviews for internships and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities.  The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.

When: October 25-26, 2013
Where:
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Fee: $25 for students
For more information: Follow this link to visit the Equal Justice Works Career Fair Website.

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

The Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our various member organizations. This program is a great way for students to form an informal relationship with and gain insight from attorneys from a number of Twin Cities law firms and corporate legal departments.

Please contact Career & Professional Development or Jackie Kujawa if you are interested in becoming involved.

Emailjkujawa@diversityinpractice.org or lawcareers@stthomas.edu
Phone: 612.343.7999
For More InformationDownload the 2013 TCDIP Ambassador Program Flyer


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

Edmund Burke Fellowship

The Edmund Burke Fellowship places talented graduate students on the front lines of the pro-life fight at the United Nations. The Edmund Burke Fellowship will place these students with UN diplomats, scholars and practitioners of international law and international relations who are actively engaged in the debate over human rights, international law and national sovereignty.

Follow this link for more information about the Edmund Burke fellowship.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2013

Minnesota Attorney General's Office seeks student Law Clerk for a year-round paid position

DESCRIPTION: The Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is accepting applications from law school students interested in an appointment as a law clerk in the Office. Go to Symplicity (posting #6929) for more information http://bit.ly/16Puqf7. Symplicity log-in required. 


Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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.

As a UST Law student, you may create a PSJD user account and be able to access the public interest job postings, as well as career development resources, for FREE.  You will need to create a user account by completing the initial sign-up page:  http://www.psjd.org/jobseekers-accountmanagement. You will also need to confirm your account by clicking the link provided in an email sent to the email address you provide when registering.  You will also have the opportunity to upload a resume.

What can you do as a registered user?

  • Search among thousands of public service job opportunities and employer organization profiles.
  • Flag and store opportunities and profiles for later viewing.
  • Receive email alerts containing newly posted opportunities that match your pre-selected criteria.
  • Apply directly for jobs via PSJD. Note: employer organizations must choose to accept applications directly through PSJD for any given job opportunity.

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

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.

Follow this link to sign up with EJW to learn more about opportunities available to students and to join the student engagement initiative

4 Ways to Make Your Networking More Meaningful

Here are four tips on making your networking more meaningful. Next time you reach out to someone – or go to a professional event – try this approach. Rather than anxiously trying to make an impression, let others make an impression on you. Give your attention rather than trying to attract attention. You will connect in a more meaningful way…more>> http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20131001013540-6200057-4-ways-to-make-your-networking-more-meaningful


Riddle of the Week!

Q: What is everyone always doing at the same time?

A: Aging.

September 30 - October 4, 2013

Upcoming Events

Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference and Student Membership Discount

2013 Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

U.S. Attorney’s Office Spring Law Intern Program - DEADLINE TODAY!

K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program

Edmund Burke Fellowship

Veteran Legal Corps

UST Law Student Job Board

Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

4 Tricks For Getting Awesome Letters Of Recommendation

Mandatory Greatness: Criticism Is A Compliment

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: Two women were playing tennis. They played five sets and each woman won three sets. How is this possible?


Upcoming Events

Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference and Student Membership Discount

The ACR conference provides a unique opportunity to connect with prominent leaders and successful practitioners from every segment of the dispute resolution field. This year’s conference will feature intensive workshops and over 60 educational sessions covering the most current and relevant topics in the field. In addition, the conference offers several networking opportunities, social and community events in Minneapolis, and a high-caliber Keynote address by Grande Lum, the new Director of the United States Department of Justice Community Relations Program.

Students who are not already ACR members can receive an ACR membership and attend the conference for $270! That’s the same price as a non-member student attending the conference; it’s like getting your first year of membership in ACR for FREE!

When: October 9th – October 11th

Registration:  $270 before October 8th; $290 October 9th – October 11th

Where: Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Follow this link for conference registration and membership details.  

UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair

Are you wondering how you can get involved in the Twin Cities legal community? Expand your network? And gain some valuable experiences? Take the first step by attending UST Connect: An Outside Organization Fair!  This fair is designed to connect you with various organizations in the Twin Cities community so that you can discover what opportunities are available and learn how to get involved. 

 When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: University of St. Thomas School of Law, Schulze Grand Atrium

Follow this link to RSVP in Symplicity.

The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Public Law Section Council

The MSBA Public Law Section has two open positions for a first or second year law student with a strong interest in public law to sit on its Council.  This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about public law, provide new ideas and perspectives, and develop relationships with the public law community.

The Council typically meets the second Tuesday of the month from noon to 1:00 p.m.  The meeting location rotates between Minneapolis and St. Paul, and is held in the office space of a member of the Council.  This position requires MSBA membership.  The annual fee for 2013-2014 is $20.00 for students. All members are required to also join a district which is an additional $32.00 for District 04 (Hennepin County), $20.00 for District 02 (Ramsey County) or $10.00 for all other districts.   Law student membership in the Public Law Section is free.  The term of the appointment will remain until graduation.

The MSBA Public Law Section Council develops and provides its members many benefits including Continuing Legal Education programs, a periodic newsletter Public Law News, community and public service activities, and opportunities for committee participation.

Questions regarding the position or Council activities may be directed to Co-Chairs Lynn Belgea at lynn.belgea@state.mn.us or Margaret Westin at westinm@district279.org

What: Two open positions for a first or second year law student with the MSBA Public Law Section Council.

When: The Council typically meets the second Tuesday of the month from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Where: The meeting location rotates between Minneapolis and St. Paul, and is held in the office space of a member of the Council.

How: If you would like to fill this role, please send a current resume to Nicole Battles, MSBA Director of Section Services, at nbattles@mnbar.org.

Deadline: October 1, 2013

2013 Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo

Interested in public interest work?  If so, you can’t miss out on the Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo – hosted this year by William Mitchell College of Law.  At the Expo, you will meet with representatives from Minnesota public interest and government offices to make connections with public interest employers and learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the school year and summer clerkships.  Also, former MJF clerks will talk about their public interest and government clerkships. You can find out which public interest employers are accepting applications this year, pick up your application form MJF’s summer 2013 clerkships, and learn how to customize your resume for public interest and government employers.

When:  Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 4:30-7:00 p.m.   

Where: William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

Interested in carpooling? Email lawcareers@stthomas.edu to have your name placed on the carpool list.  Space for carpooling is limited, so reserve a spot early.

For more Information Check out the PDF version of the Quad School Public Interest Expo Flyer - 2013

Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association – Newer Lawyers Lunch

The Honorable Arthur J. Boylan, Chief Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota, and the Honorable Franklin L. Noel, Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota, are hosting a lunch, speaking with Tiffany Sanders, Pro Se Project Coordinator, on the following topic: Early Settlement Conferences and the Pro Se Project.  Join the FBA and hear two experienced Magistrate Judges discuss settlement conferences, learn about opportunities to get involved with the Pro Se Project’s Early Settlement Program, and enjoy an informal lunch. 

This luncheon is open to newer lawyers (admitted 1 – 5 years) who are members of the Federal Bar Association, members of law school student committees and their guests.

If you are not a member of the FBA, please visit the FBA website and click “Join” to become a member.  http://www.fedbar.org/minnesota.html 

When:  Friday, September 27, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.   
Where:
Minneapolis Federal Courthouse, Courtroom 9E
300 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis, MN
Fee: $30
RSVP Deadline: September 20, 2013 
Federal Bar Association New Lawyer Lunch Registration Form

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest career fair in the country.  More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities.  Public interest employers conduct interviews for internships and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities.  The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.

When: October 25-26, 2013
Where:
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Fee: $25 for students
For more information: Follow this link to visit the Equal Justice Works Career Fair Website.

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

The Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our various member organizations. This program is a great way for students to form an informal relationship with and gain insight from attorneys from a number of Twin Cities law firms and corporate legal departments.

Please contact Career & Professional Development or Jackie Kujawa if you are interested in becoming involved.

Emailjkujawa@diversityinpractice.org or lawcareers@stthomas.edu
Phone: 612.343.7999
For More InformationDownload the 2013 TCDIP Ambassador Program Flyer


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

U.S. Attorney’s Office Spring Law Intern Program

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota is currently accepting applications for our 2014 Spring Law Intern Program. Interning for the U.S. Attorney’s Office provides law students a unique opportunity to experience a variety of work in both criminal and civil matters. The U.S. Attorney’s Office Spring program is part-time and lasts the entire Spring semester. Law interns are expected to split time between their classes and working at our office until one week before their final exams begin.

The deadline for submitting applications is October 1, 2013. If you are interested in interning for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, you can’t miss out on this incredible opportunity.

Follow this link for more information and to access the posting directly

K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program

The Pittsburgh Foundation and K&L Gates LLP are proud to offer the K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program. The fellowship was established in September 1999 to offer law students the opportunity to assist public service organizations located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In 2014, the program will offer one successful candidate a fellowship that enables them to spend 8 weeks of their summer working at Education Law Center. For additional details about Education Law Center, please click on the link http://www.elc-pa.org/.

  • Education Law Center provides free legal assistance and advice to parents, advocates and other professionals on issues of public education. 

In 2014, the fellowship recipient will be paid a stipend of $1,000/week (less applicable taxes) for his/her public interest service. All stipend checks will be made payable to the student and mailed to Education Law Center.

Subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation, an Advisory Committee will recommend the fellowship winner based upon academic merit, demonstrated commitment to public service, other information provided through the application process and interviews with finalist candidates. Family members of Advisory Committee members are not eligible for this fellowship. The Pittsburgh Foundation will notify chosen fellowship winners of its decision.

Application Deadline: October 4, 2013

Follow this link for more information and application requirements.

Edmund Burke Fellowship

The Edmund Burke Fellowship places talented graduate students on the front lines of the pro-life fight at the United Nations. The Edmund Burke Fellowship will place these students with UN diplomats, scholars and practitioners of international law and international relations who are actively engaged in the debate over human rights, international law and national sovereignty.

Follow this link for more information about the Edmund Burke fellowship.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2013

Veteran Legal Corps

Equal Justice Works is pleased to announce the creation of the Veterans Legal Corps – 36 lawyers and 200 law students, serving the needs of low-income and homeless veterans.  With AmeriCorp funding that EJW received from the Corporation for National and Community Service, EJW will fund lawyers and law students working in legal aid organizations and courts across the country to improve the lives of veterans and their families by helping them secure access to income, housing, employment and health care. 

About the program: http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/learn-more
View current and former Fellow profiles: http://equaljusticeworks.org/communities/participants/fellowships
View and apply to the open positions: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/application-center


Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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.

As a UST Law student, you may create a PSJD user account and be able to access the public interest job postings, as well as career development resources, for FREE.  You will need to create a user account by completing the initial sign-up page:  http://www.psjd.org/jobseekers-accountmanagement. You will also need to confirm your account by clicking the link provided in an email sent to the email address you provide when registering.  You will also have the opportunity to upload a resume.

What can you do as a registered user?

  • Search among thousands of public service job opportunities and employer organization profiles.
  • Flag and store opportunities and profiles for later viewing.
  • Receive email alerts containing newly posted opportunities that match your pre-selected criteria.
  • Apply directly for jobs via PSJD. Note: employer organizations must choose to accept applications directly through PSJD for any given job opportunity.

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

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.

Follow this link to sign up with EJW to learn more about opportunities available to students and to join the student engagement initiative

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Riddle of the Week!

Q: Two women were playing tennis. They played five sets and each woman won three sets. How is this possible.

A: The two women were partners playing doubles!

September 23 - September 27, 2013

Upcoming Events

2013 Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo

Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association – Newer Lawyers Lunch

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

U.S. Attorney’s Office Spring Law Intern Program

Edmund Burke Fellowship

K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program

Veteran Legal Corps

UST Law Student Job Board

Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

Could Simple Things Like Stretching, Smiling, And Sitting Up Actually Make You Work Better?

Don’t be stressed about stress!

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: Two women were playing tennis. They played five sets and each woman won three sets. How is this possible?


Upcoming Events

2013 Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo

Interested in public interest work?  If so, you can’t miss out on the Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo – hosted this year by William Mitchell College of Law.  At the Expo, you will meet with representatives from Minnesota public interest and government offices to make connections with public interest employers and learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the school year and summer clerkships.  Also, former MJF clerks will talk about their public interest and government clerkships. You can find out which public interest employers are accepting applications this year, pick up your application form MJF’s summer 2013 clerkships, and learn how to customize your resume for public interest and government employers.

When:  Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 4:30-7:00 p.m.   

Where: William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

Interested in carpooling? Email lawcareers@stthomas.edu to have your name placed on the carpool list.  Space for carpooling is limited, so reserve a spot early.

Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association – Newer Lawyers Lunch

The Honorable Arthur J. Boylan, Chief Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota, and the Honorable Franklin L. Noel, Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota, are hosting a lunch, speaking with Tiffany Sanders, Pro Se Project Coordinator, on the following topic: Early Settlement Conferences and the Pro Se Project.  Join the FBA and hear two experienced Magistrate Judges discuss settlement conferences, learn about opportunities to get involved with the Pro Se Project’s Early Settlement Program, and enjoy an informal lunch. 

This luncheon is open to newer lawyers (admitted 1 – 5 years) who are members of the Federal Bar Association, members of law school student committees and their guests.

If you are not a member of the FBA, please visit the FBA website and click “Join” to become a member.  http://www.fedbar.org/minnesota.html 

When:  Friday, September 27, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.   
Where:
Minneapolis Federal Courthouse, Courtroom 9E
300 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis, MN
Fee: $30
RSVP Deadline: September 20, 2013 
Federal Bar Association New Lawyer Lunch Registration Form

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest career fair in the country.  More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities.  Public interest employers conduct interviews for internships and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities.  The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.

When: October 25-26, 2013
Where:
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Fee: $25 for students
For more information: Follow this link to visit the Equal Justice Works Career Fair Website.

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

The Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our various member organizations. This program is a great way for students to form an informal relationship with and gain insight from attorneys from a number of Twin Cities law firms and corporate legal departments.

Please contact Career & Professional Development or Jackie Kujawa if you are interested in becoming involved.

Emailjkujawa@diversityinpractice.org or lawcareers@stthomas.edu
Phone: 612.343.7999
For More InformationDownload the 2013 TCDIP Ambassador Program Flyer


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

U.S. Attorney’s Office Spring Law Intern Program

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota is currently accepting applications for our 2014 Spring Law Intern Program. Interning for the U.S. Attorney’s Office provides law students a unique opportunity to experience a variety of work in both criminal and civil matters. The U.S. Attorney’s Office Spring program is part-time and lasts the entire Spring semester. Law interns are expected to split time between their classes and working at our office until one week before their final exams begin.

The deadline for submitting applications is October 1, 2013. If you are interested in interning for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, you can’t miss out on this incredible opportunity.

Follow this link for more information and to access the posting directly

Edmund Burke Fellowship

The Edmund Burke Fellowship places talented graduate students on the front lines of the pro-life fight at the United Nations. The Edmund Burke Fellowship will place these students with UN diplomats, scholars and practitioners of international law and international relations who are actively engaged in the debate over human rights, international law and national sovereignty.

Follow this link for more information about the Edmund Burke fellowship.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2013

K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program

The Pittsburgh Foundation and K&L Gates LLP are proud to offer the K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program. The fellowship was established in September 1999 to offer law students the opportunity to assist public service organizations located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In 2014, the program will offer one successful candidate a fellowship that enables them to spend 8 weeks of their summer working at Education Law Center. For additional details about Education Law Center, please click on the link http://www.elc-pa.org/.

  • Education Law Center provides free legal assistance and advice to parents, advocates and other professionals on issues of public education. 

In 2014, the fellowship recipient will be paid a stipend of $1,000/week (less applicable taxes) for his/her public interest service. All stipend checks will be made payable to the student and mailed to Education Law Center.

Subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation, an Advisory Committee will recommend the fellowship winner based upon academic merit, demonstrated commitment to public service, other information provided through the application process and interviews with finalist candidates. Family members of Advisory Committee members are not eligible for this fellowship. The Pittsburgh Foundation will notify chosen fellowship winners of its decision.

Application Deadline: October 4, 2013

Follow this link for more information and application requirements.

Veteran Legal Corps

Equal Justice Works is pleased to announce the creation of the Veterans Legal Corps – 36 lawyers and 200 law students, serving the needs of low-income and homeless veterans.  With AmeriCorp funding that EJW received from the Corporation for National and Community Service, EJW will fund lawyers and law students working in legal aid organizations and courts across the country to improve the lives of veterans and their families by helping them secure access to income, housing, employment and health care. 

About the program: http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/learn-more
View current and former Fellow profiles: http://equaljusticeworks.org/communities/participants/fellowships
View and apply to the open positions: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/application-center


Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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.

As a UST Law student, you may create a PSJD user account and be able to access the public interest job postings, as well as career development resources, for FREE.  You will need to create a user account by completing the initial sign-up page:  http://www.psjd.org/jobseekers-accountmanagement. You will also need to confirm your account by clicking the link provided in an email sent to the email address you provide when registering.  You will also have the opportunity to upload a resume.

What can you do as a registered user?

  • Search among thousands of public service job opportunities and employer organization profiles.
  • Flag and store opportunities and profiles for later viewing.
  • Receive email alerts containing newly posted opportunities that match your pre-selected criteria.
  • Apply directly for jobs via PSJD. Note: employer organizations must choose to accept applications directly through PSJD for any given job opportunity.

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

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.

Follow this link to sign up with EJW to learn more about opportunities available to students and to join the student engagement initiative.  

Could Simple Things Like Stretching, Smiling, And Sitting Up Actually Make You Work Better?

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Riddle of the Week!

Q: Two women were playing tennis. They played five sets and each woman won three sets. How is this possible.

A: The two women were partners playing doubles!

September 16 - September 20, 2013

Upcoming Events

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association – Newer Lawyers Lunch

2013 Judges Social – Bringing the Bench and Bar Together

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Veteran Legal Corps

AmeriCorps Opportunities In Disaster Relief

UST Law Student Job Board

Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

Could Simple Things Like Stretching, Smiling, And Sitting Up Actually Make You Work Better?

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: There is something which is always coming but never arrives?


Upcoming Events

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

The Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our various member organizations. This program is a great way for students to form an informal relationship with and gain insight from attorneys from a number of Twin Cities law firms and corporate legal departments.

Please contact Career & Professional Development or Jackie Kujawa if you are interested in becoming involved.

Emailjkujawa@diversityinpractice.org or lawcareers@stthomas.edu
Phone: 612.343.7999
For More InformationDownload the 2013 TCDIP Ambassador Program Flyer

Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association – Newer Lawyers Lunch

The Honorable Arthur J. Boylan, Chief Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota, and the Honorable Franklin L. Noel, Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota, are hosting a lunch, speaking with Tiffany Sanders, Pro Se Project Coordinator, on the following topic: Early Settlement Conferences and the Pro Se Project.  Join the FBA and hear two experienced Magistrate Judges discuss settlement conferences, learn about opportunities to get involved with the Pro Se Project’s Early Settlement Program, and enjoy an informal lunch. 

This luncheon is open to newer lawyers (admitted 1 – 5 years) who are members of the Federal Bar Association, members of law school student committees and their guests.

If you are not a member of the FBA, please visit the FBA website and click “Join” to become a member.  http://www.fedbar.org/minnesota.html 

When:  Friday, September 27, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.   
Where:
Minneapolis Federal Courthouse, Courtroom 9E
300 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis, MN
Fee: $30
RSVP Deadline: September 20, 2013 
Federal Bar Association New Lawyer Lunch Registration Form

2013 Judges Social – Bringing the Bench and Bar Together

The Hennepin County Bar Association’s annual Judges Social always gets the legal community talking.  It’s a unique opportunity for attorneys from any area of practice to meet Minnesota’s district court, state court, and federal judges in a fun relaxed atmosphere. 

Grow your connection and be a part of the evening’s great conversations.  Over 300 attorneys and judges attended last year.  Don’t miss HCBA’s biggest event of the fall!

When: October 10, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where:
Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
For More Information: Follow this link to download the 2013 Judges Social Flyer

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest career fair in the country.  More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities.  Public interest employers conduct interviews for internships and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities.  The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.

When: October 25-26, 2013
Where:
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Fee: $25 for students
For more information: Follow this link to visit the Equal Justice Works Career Fair Website.


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships

The application for the 2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships is now open!  It will close at 4:00 p.m. on September 17, 2013.

Each year the Equal Justice Works Fellowships competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. 

Depending on funding, EJW is able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually.  Fellows receive a competitive salary, general loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors and leads of the private and public interest bars, participation in trainings and additional support during their two-year tenure. 

Application guide: http://files.equaljusticeworks.org/2014_ejw_fellowship_app_guide.pdf
Detailed list of preferences specified by sponsorshttp://e2.ma/click/89kbi/kbe8fc/4emc2b
View current and incoming Fellow profiles: http://equaljusticeworks.org/communities/participants/fellowships
Apply to the program: http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships/apply

Veteran Legal Corps

Equal Justice Works is pleased to announce the creation of the Veterans Legal Corps – 36 lawyers and 200 law students, serving the needs of low-income and homeless veterans.  With AmeriCorp funding that EJW received from the Corporation for National and Community Service, EJW will fund lawyers and law students working in legal aid organizations and courts across the country to improve the lives of veterans and their families by helping them secure access to income, housing, employment and health care. 

About the program: http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/learn-more
View current and former Fellow profiles: http://equaljusticeworks.org/communities/participants/fellowships
View and apply to the open positions: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/application-center

AmeriCorps Opportunities In Disaster Relief

While a majority of the new AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship positions, through the Veterans Legal Corps, will focus exclusively on assisting veterans, there will be four fellowship positions available concentrating on serving the legal needs of victims from Superstorm Sandy in New York and the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma. These disaster relief positions will also be available on their website.


Resources

PSJD – Your Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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.

As a UST Law student, you may create a PSJD user account and be able to access the public interest job postings, as well as career development resources, for FREE.  You will need to create a user account by completing the initial sign-up page:  http://www.psjd.org/jobseekers-accountmanagement. You will also need to confirm your account by clicking the link provided in an email sent to the email address you provide when registering.  You will also have the opportunity to upload a resume.

What can you do as a registered user?

  • Search among thousands of public service job opportunities and employer organization profiles.
  • Flag and store opportunities and profiles for later viewing.
  • Receive email alerts containing newly posted opportunities that match your pre-selected criteria.
  • Apply directly for jobs via PSJD. Note: employer organizations must choose to accept applications directly through PSJD for any given job opportunity.

Equal Justice Work – Engaging Law Students Across the Country

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.

Follow this link to sign up with EJW to learn more about opportunities available to students and to join the student engagement initiative.  

Could Simple Things Like Stretching, Smiling, And Sitting Up Actually Make You Work Better?

Science says yes.  Follow this link to read all about it.  


Riddle of the Week!

Q: There is something which is always coming but never arrives?

A: Tomorrow!

September 9 - September 13, 2013

Upcoming Events

Student Intellectual Property Association (SIPLA) Happy Hour

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

Minnesota Women Lawyers Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture

Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association – Newer Lawyers Lunch

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Veteran Legal Corps

AmeriCorps Opportunities In Disaster Relief

General Counsel’s Honors Program

UST Law Student Job Board

Resources

3 Interview Confidence Boosters

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don’t Get

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q:What has a foot but no legs?


Upcoming Events

Student Intellectual Property Association (SIPLA) Happy Hour

The Student Intellectual Property Association (SIPLA) is hosting a happy hour on the rooftop of Brit's Pub. Multiple UST Law alumni working in Intellectual Property will be in attendance. 

When: September 9, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program

The Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our various member organizations. This program is a great way for students to form an informal relationship with and gain insight from attorneys from a number of Twin Cities law firms and corporate legal departments.

Please contact Career & Professional Development or Jackie Kujawa if you are interested in becoming involved.

Emailjkujawa@diversityinpractice.org or lawcareers@stthomas.edu
Phone: 612.343.7999
For More InformationDownload the 2013 TCDIP Ambassador Program Flyer

Minnesota Women Lawyers Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture

MWL is honored to welcome attorney Susan Burke as our 2013 Wahl Lecture keynote speaker. Ms. Burke, an experienced and successful litigator based out of Washington, D.C., has recently spearheaded a nationwide series of lawsuits designed to reform the manner in which the military prosecutes rape and sexual assault. Among these lawsuits, Ms. Burke and her firm Burke PLLC filed the Cioca et al. v. Rumsfeld et al. lawsuit in February 2011, which alleges the military’s failure to provide for impartial adjudication of rape allegations deprives soldiers of their Constitutional rights. Her work in this lawsuit and several others is the subject of the groundbreaking investigative documentary "The Invisible War." The film, a nominee for a 2013 Academy Award, paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem: today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.

In addition to Ms. Burke's keynote remarks, a screening of "The Invisible War" and CLE presentation will be held on the morning of Friday, September 20. Hosted by The MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault, details are still pending and will be available shortly. 

When:  Thursday, September 19, 2013, from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  

Where: The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN

Discounted fee for law students: $25

Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association – Newer Lawyers Lunch

The Honorable Arthur J. Boylan, Chief Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota, and the Honorable Franklin L. Noel, Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota, are hosting a lunch, speaking with Tiffany Sanders, Pro Se Project Coordinator, on the following topic: Early Settlement Conferences and the Pro Se Project.  Join the FBA and hear two experienced Magistrate Judges discuss settlement conferences, learn about opportunities to get involved with the Pro Se Project’s Early Settlement Program, and enjoy an informal lunch. 

This luncheon is open to newer lawyers (admitted 1 – 5 years) who are members of the Federal Bar Association, members of law school student committees and their guests.

If you are not a member of the FBA, please visit the FBA website and click “Join” to become a member.  http://www.fedbar.org/minnesota.html 

When:  Friday, September 27, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.   

Where:
Minneapolis Federal Courthouse, Courtroom 9E
300 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis, MN
Fee: $30
RSVP Deadline: September 20, 2013 
Federal Bar Association New Lawyer Lunch Registration Form

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest career fair in the country.  More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities.  Public interest employers conduct interviews for internships and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities.  The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.

When: October 25-26, 2013

Where:
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 

Deadline: Bidding for interviews is now open through September 12

Fee: $25 for students

For more informationhttp://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

 

2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships

The application for the 2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships is now open!  It will close at 4:00 p.m. on September 17, 2013.

Each year the Equal Justice Works Fellowships competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. 

Depending on funding, EJW is able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually.  Fellows receive a competitive salary, general loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors and leads of the private and public interest bars, participation in trainings and additional support during their two-year tenure. 

Application guide: http://files.equaljusticeworks.org/2014_ejw_fellowship_app_guide.pdf

Detailed list of preferences specified by sponsors: http://e2.ma/click/89kbi/kbe8fc/4emc2b

View current and incoming Fellow profiles: http://equaljusticeworks.org/communities/participants/fellowships

Apply to the program: http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships/apply

Veteran Legal Corps

Equal Justice Works is pleased to announce the creation of the Veterans Legal Corps – 36 lawyers and 200 law students, serving the needs of low-income and homeless veterans.  With AmeriCorp funding that EJW received from the Corporation for National and Community Service, EJW will fund lawyers and law students working in legal aid organizations and courts across the country to improve the lives of veterans and their families by helping them secure access to income, housing, employment and health care. 

About the program: http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/learn-more

View current and former Fellow profiles: http://equaljusticeworks.org/communities/participants/fellowships

View and apply to the open positions: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/application-center

AmeriCorps Opportunities In Disaster Relief

While a majority of the new AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship positions, through the Veterans Legal Corps, will focus exclusively on assisting veterans, there will be four fellowship positions available concentrating on serving the legal needs of victims from Superstorm Sandy in New York and the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma. These disaster relief positions will also be available on their website.

General Counsel’s Honors Program

The General Counsel is the chief legal officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and oversees and integrates more than 1,800 attorneys throughout DHS.  The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for ensuring that departmental activities comply with applicable legal requirements, as well as establishing that DHS’ efforts to secure the Nation are consistent with civil rights and civil liberties of the citizens and observe the rule of law. 

OCG is comprised of nine law divisions at OGC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and eight component legal offices with attorneys located both at their headquarters offices in the Washington, D.C. area and around the country at regional offices.  The headquarters law divisions are: Ethics, General Law, Immigration, Intelligence, Legal Counsel, Operations and Enforcement, National Protection and Programs, Regulatory Affairs, and Technology Programs.

The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Honors Attorneys Program at DHS offers highly qualified individuals the unique opportunity to start their legal career by addressing some of the most critical and challenging issues facing our nation today.  The broad mission of DHS offers Honors Attorneys experience in a variety of practice areas.  These include, but are not limited to, litigation, administrative law, commercial law, procurement law, legislative and regulatory drafting, maritime law, immigration law, enforcement law, and national security law.  Honors Attorneys working for DHS can except to be given a significant amount of responsibility early in their career, often handling highly visible or legally significant cases on an accelerated basis.

Please visit http://www.dhs.gov/general-counsel%E2%80%99s-honors-attorneys-program for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process. 

Deadlines: Applications accepted: August 1 – September 15, 2013

As always, CPD is here to help you navigate this process and will help you finalize your application materials.


Resources

3 Interview Confidence Boosters

http://www.careerealism.com/pre-interview-confidence-boosters/?sf16578176=1#chitika_close_button

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don’t Get

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonnazar/2013/07/23/20-things-20-year-olds-dont-get/


Riddle of the Week!

Q: What has a foot but no legs?

A: A Snail!

September 2 - September 6, 2013

Upcoming Events

Minnesota Women Lawyers Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture

Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association – Newer Lawyers Lunch

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Deloitte and KPMG are interviewing on campus!

U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor’s Honors Attorney Program

The Attorney General’s Honors Program

2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Veteran Legal Corps

AmeriCorps Opportunities In Disaster Relief

General Counsel’s Honors Program

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

UST Law Student Job Board

Resources

3 Interview Confidence Boosters

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don’t Get

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q:What has a foot but no legs?


Upcoming Events

Minnesota Women Lawyers Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture

MWL is honored to welcome attorney Susan Burke as our 2013 Wahl Lecture keynote speaker. Ms. Burke, an experienced and successful litigator based out of Washington, D.C., has recently spearheaded a nationwide series of lawsuits designed to reform the manner in which the military prosecutes rape and sexual assault. Among these lawsuits, Ms. Burke and her firm Burke PLLC filed the Cioca et al. v. Rumsfeld et al. lawsuit in February 2011, which alleges the military’s failure to provide for impartial adjudication of rape allegations deprives soldiers of their Constitutional rights. Her work in this lawsuit and several others is the subject of the groundbreaking investigative documentary "The Invisible War." The film, a nominee for a 2013 Academy Award, paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem: today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.

In addition to Ms. Burke's keynote remarks, a screening of "The Invisible War" and CLE presentation will be held on the morning of Friday, September 20. Hosted by The MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault, details are still pending and will be available shortly. 

When:  Thursday, September 19, 2013, from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  

Where: The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN

Discounted fee for law students: $25

Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association – Newer Lawyers Lunch

The Honorable Arthur J. Boylan, Chief Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota, and the Honorable Franklin L. Noel, Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota, are hosting a lunch, speaking with Tiffany Sanders, Pro Se Project Coordinator, on the following topic: Early Settlement Conferences and the Pro Se Project.  Join the FBA and hear two experienced Magistrate Judges discuss settlement conferences, learn about opportunities to get involved with the Pro Se Project’s Early Settlement Program, and enjoy an informal lunch. 

This luncheon is open to newer lawyers (admitted 1 – 5 years) who are members of the Federal Bar Association, members of law school student committees and their guests.

If you are not a member of the FBA, please visit the FBA website and click “Join” to become a member.  http://www.fedbar.org/minnesota.html 

When:  Friday, September 27, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.   

Where:
Minneapolis Federal Courthouse, Courtroom 9E
300 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis, MN
Fee: $30
RSVP Deadline: September 20, 2013 
Federal Bar Association New Lawyer Lunch Registration Form

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest career fair in the country.  More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities.  Public interest employers conduct interviews for internships and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities.  The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.

When: October 25-26, 2013

Where:
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 

Deadline: Bidding for interviews is now open through September 12

Fee: $25 for students

For more informationhttp://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

Deloitte and KPMG are interviewing on campus!

Interested in tax? Both Deloitte and KPMG are interviewing on campus – we strongly encourage you to apply for these fantastic opportunities!  This opportunity can lead to post-graduate employment, so apply today! To apply go to the OCI tab in Symplicity and select the September 16 - September 27 OCI Session.  

Bidding Deadline: Friday, September 6 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)

The Attorney General’s Honors Program

Many distinguished individuals began their legal careers as an attorney through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.  The Attorney General’s Honors program is the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind.  The program accepts applications from students graduating from law school in academic year 2013-2014 (i.e., between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014) and from law school graduates who meet specific eligibility criteria.  There are many factors affecting eligibility.  For more information regarding eligibility and application requirements, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/entry.html.

If you are interested in the Attorney General’s Honors Program, prepare your application materials early and carefully review the eligibility and application requirements on the website listed above.  The CPD Office is also here to assist you and will answer any questions you may have.

Deadlines:  Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013

U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor’s Honors Attorney Program

The Department of the Interior (DOI) Solicitor’s Honors Attorney Program is designed to recruit highly-qualified 2014 law school graduates and Class of 2013 judicial law clerks for their  Headquarters law divisions in Washington, D.C. During this 1 year program, Honors Attorneys/Law Clerks participate in developmental opportunities, rotate through the five Washington D.C. divisions, and receive other opportunities to enhance their skills in the practice of law in the DOI programmatic areas.


HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be received on-line via https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/349606800.

Deadline: Midnight Eastern Time, September 5, 2013. 

2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships

The application for the 2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships is now open!  It will close at 4:00 p.m. on September 17, 2013.

Each year the Equal Justice Works Fellowships competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. 

Depending on funding, EJW is able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually.  Fellows receive a competitive salary, general loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors and leads of the private and public interest bars, participation in trainings and additional support during their two-year tenure. 

Application guide: http://files.equaljusticeworks.org/2014_ejw_fellowship_app_guide.pdf

Detailed list of preferences specified by sponsors: http://e2.ma/click/89kbi/kbe8fc/4emc2b

View current and incoming Fellow profiles: http://equaljusticeworks.org/communities/participants/fellowships

Apply to the program: http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships/apply

Sign up for the August 16, 2013 Webinar: http://equaljusticeworks.org/node/78495

Veteran Legal Corps

Equal Justice Works is pleased to announce the creation of the Veterans Legal Corps – 36 lawyers and 200 law students, serving the needs of low-income and homeless veterans.  With AmeriCorp funding that EJW received from the Corporation for National and Community Service, EJW will fund lawyers and law students working in legal aid organizations and courts across the country to improve the lives of veterans and their families by helping them secure access to income, housing, employment and health care. 

About the program: http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/learn-more

View current and former Fellow profiles: http://equaljusticeworks.org/communities/participants/fellowships

View and apply to the open positions: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/application-center

View the New Opportunities Webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/786355144

AmeriCorps Opportunities In Disaster Relief

While a majority of the new AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship positions, through the Veterans Legal Corps, will focus exclusively on assisting veterans, there will be four fellowship positions available concentrating on serving the legal needs of victims from Superstorm Sandy in New York and the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma. These disaster relief positions will also be available on their website.

General Counsel’s Honors Program

The General Counsel is the chief legal officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and oversees and integrates more than 1,800 attorneys throughout DHS.  The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for ensuring that departmental activities comply with applicable legal requirements, as well as establishing that DHS’ efforts to secure the Nation are consistent with civil rights and civil liberties of the citizens and observe the rule of law. 

OCG is comprised of nine law divisions at OGC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and eight component legal offices with attorneys located both at their headquarters offices in the Washington, D.C. area and around the country at regional offices.  The headquarters law divisions are: Ethics, General Law, Immigration, Intelligence, Legal Counsel, Operations and Enforcement, National Protection and Programs, Regulatory Affairs, and Technology Programs.

The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Honors Attorneys Program at DHS offers highly qualified individuals the unique opportunity to start their legal career by addressing some of the most critical and challenging issues facing our nation today.  The broad mission of DHS offers Honors Attorneys experience in a variety of practice areas.  These include, but are not limited to, litigation, administrative law, commercial law, procurement law, legislative and regulatory drafting, maritime law, immigration law, enforcement law, and national security law.  Honors Attorneys working for DHS can except to be given a significant amount of responsibility early in their career, often handling highly visible or legally significant cases on an accelerated basis.

Please visit http://www.dhs.gov/general-counsel%E2%80%99s-honors-attorneys-program for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process. 

Deadlines: Applications accepted: August 1 – September 15, 2013

As always, CPD is here to help you navigate this process and will help you finalize your application materials.

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

How would you like to get paid for the experience of a lifetime? That is just what the Department’s Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) has to offer. The SLIP is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships.  Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice.  Interns represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.

Visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/summer-intern.html for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Deadlines: Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013


Resources

3 Interview Confidence Boosters

http://www.careerealism.com/pre-interview-confidence-boosters/?sf16578176=1#chitika_close_button

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don’t Get

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonnazar/2013/07/23/20-things-20-year-olds-dont-get/


Riddle of the Week!

Q: What has a foot but no legs?

A: A Snail!

August 26 - August 30, 2013

Upcoming Events 

U.S. Army JAG Corps Informational Brown Bag Lunch

Larson King Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

Minnesota Women Lawyers Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture

Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association – Newer Lawyers Lunch

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor’s Honors Attorney Program

2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Veteran Legal Corps

AmeriCorps Opportunities In Disaster Relief

General Counsel’s Honors Program

The Attorney General’s Honors Program

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

UST Law Student Job Board

Resources

Student Business Cards

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What can go up a chimney down, but cannot go down a chimney up?


Upcoming Events

U.S. Army JAG Corps Informational Brown Bag Lunch

Darryl Collins, a U.S. Army JAG Officer will be on campus hosting an informal luncheon with students interested in a career with the U.S. Army JAG Corps.  Mr. Collins is an administrative law attorney and will be available to share his experience and answer any questions students have, as well as inform them of the opportunities available within the U.S. Army JAG Corps.

This will be a brown bag lunch, but cookies and beverages will be provided.  Please RSVP in Symplicity.

When: Tuesday, August 27, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: MSL 138

Minnesota Women Lawyers Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture

MWL is honored to welcome attorney Susan Burke as our 2013 Wahl Lecture keynote speaker. Ms. Burke, an experienced and successful litigator based out of Washington, D.C., has recently spearheaded a nationwide series of lawsuits designed to reform the manner in which the military prosecutes rape and sexual assault. Among these lawsuits, Ms. Burke and her firm Burke PLLC filed the Cioca et al. v. Rumsfeld et al. lawsuit in February 2011, which alleges the military’s failure to provide for impartial adjudication of rape allegations deprives soldiers of their Constitutional rights. Her work in this lawsuit and several others is the subject of the groundbreaking investigative documentary "The Invisible War." The film, a nominee for a 2013 Academy Award, paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem: today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.

In addition to Ms. Burke's keynote remarks, a screening of "The Invisible War" and CLE presentation will be held on the morning of Friday, September 20. Hosted by The MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault, details are still pending and will be available shortly. 

When:  Thursday, September 19, 2013, from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  

Where: The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN

Discounted fee for law students: $25

Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association – Newer Lawyers Lunch

The Honorable Arthur J. Boylan, Chief Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota, and the Honorable Franklin L. Noel, Magistrate Judge, District of Minnesota, are hosting a lunch, speaking with Tiffany Sanders, Pro Se Project Coordinator, on the following topic: Early Settlement Conferences and the Pro Se Project.  Join the FBA and hear two experienced Magistrate Judges discuss settlement conferences, learn about opportunities to get involved with the Pro Se Project’s Early Settlement Program, and enjoy an informal lunch. 

This luncheon is open to newer lawyers (admitted 1 – 5 years) who are members of the Federal Bar Association, members of law school student committees and their guests.

If you are not a member of the FBA, please visit the FBA website and click “Join” to become a member.  http://www.fedbar.org/minnesota.html 

When:  Friday, September 27, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.   

Where
Minneapolis Federal Courthouse, Courtroom 9E
300 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis, MN
Fee: $30
RSVP Deadline: September 20, 2013 
Federal Bar Association New Lawyer Lunch Registration Form

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest career fair in the country.  More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities.  Public interest employers conduct interviews for internships and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities.  The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.

When: October 25-26, 2013

Where:
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 

Deadline: Bidding for interviews is now open through September 12

Fee: $25 for students

For more informationhttp://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor’s Honors Attorney Program

The Department of the Interior (DOI) Solicitor’s Honors Attorney Program is designed to recruit highly-qualified 2014 law school graduates and Class of 2013 judicial law clerks for their  Headquarters law divisions in Washington, D.C. During this 1 year program, Honors Attorneys/Law Clerks participate in developmental opportunities, rotate through the five Washington D.C. divisions, and receive other opportunities to enhance their skills in the practice of law in the DOI programmatic areas.


HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be received on-line via https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/349606800.

Deadline: Midnight Eastern Time, September 5, 2013. 

2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships

The application for the 2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships is now open!  It will close at 4:00 p.m. on September 17, 2013.

Each year the Equal Justice Works Fellowships competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. 

Depending on funding, EJW is able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually.  Fellows receive a competitive salary, general loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors and leads of the private and public interest bars, participation in trainings and additional support during their two-year tenure. 

Application guide: http://files.equaljusticeworks.org/2014_ejw_fellowship_app_guide.pdf

Detailed list of preferences specified by sponsors: http://e2.ma/click/89kbi/kbe8fc/4emc2b

View current and incoming Fellow profiles: http://equaljusticeworks.org/communities/participants/fellowships

Apply to the program: http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships/apply

Sign up for the August 16, 2013 Webinar: http://equaljusticeworks.org/node/78495

Veteran Legal Corps

Equal Justice Works is pleased to announce the creation of the Veterans Legal Corps – 36 lawyers and 200 law students, serving the needs of low-income and homeless veterans.  With AmeriCorp funding that EJW received from the Corporation for National and Community Service, EJW will fund lawyers and law students working in legal aid organizations and courts across the country to improve the lives of veterans and their families by helping them secure access to income, housing, employment and health care. 

About the program: http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/learn-more

View current and former Fellow profiles: http://equaljusticeworks.org/communities/participants/fellowships

View and apply to the open positions: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/application-center

View the New Opportunities Webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/786355144

AmeriCorps Opportunities In Disaster Relief

While a majority of the new AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship positions, through the Veterans Legal Corps, will focus exclusively on assisting veterans, there will be four fellowship positions available concentrating on serving the legal needs of victims from Superstorm Sandy in New York and the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma. These disaster relief positions will also be available on their website.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services – Legal Externship Program (Fall 2013)

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (“DHS”) Legal Externship Program (“Program”) provides valuable, challenging and rewarding professional opportunities for law school students. DHS’s goal is to provide externs with a better understanding of DHS’ role while providing an opportunity for public service. DHS’s externs are assigned to a variety of departments and projects that will provide them with significant legal, professional and practical experiences.

Externship appointments are available to currently enrolled law students for law school credit.  Students need to consult with their law schools for credit requirements. 

If interested in an externship with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, contact the CPD Office for additional information.

Deadline:  The positions are open until filled, which means apply ASAP!

General Counsel’s Honors Program

The General Counsel is the chief legal officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and oversees and integrates more than 1,800 attorneys throughout DHS.  The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for ensuring that departmental activities comply with applicable legal requirements, as well as establishing that DHS’ efforts to secure the Nation are consistent with civil rights and civil liberties of the citizens and observe the rule of law. 

OCG is comprised of nine law divisions at OGC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and eight component legal offices with attorneys located both at their headquarters offices in the Washington, D.C. area and around the country at regional offices.  The headquarters law divisions are: Ethics, General Law, Immigration, Intelligence, Legal Counsel, Operations and Enforcement, National Protection and Programs, Regulatory Affairs, and Technology Programs.

The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Honors Attorneys Program at DHS offers highly qualified individuals the unique opportunity to start their legal career by addressing some of the most critical and challenging issues facing our nation today.  The broad mission of DHS offers Honors Attorneys experience in a variety of practice areas.  These include, but are not limited to, litigation, administrative law, commercial law, procurement law, legislative and regulatory drafting, maritime law, immigration law, enforcement law, and national security law.  Honors Attorneys working for DHS can except to be given a significant amount of responsibility early in their career, often handling highly visible or legally significant cases on an accelerated basis.

Please visit http://www.dhs.gov/general-counsel%E2%80%99s-honors-attorneys-program for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process. 

Deadlines: Applications accepted: August 1 – September 15, 2013

As always, CPD is here to help you navigate this process and will help you finalize your application materials.

The Attorney General’s Honors Program

Many distinguished individuals began their legal careers as an attorney through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.  The Attorney General’s Honors program is the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind.  The program accepts applications from students graduating from law school in academic year 2013-2014 (i.e., between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014) and from law school graduates who meet specific eligibility criteria.  There are many factors affecting eligibility.  For more information regarding eligibility and application requirements, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/entry.html.

If you are interested in the Attorney General’s Honors Program, prepare your application materials early and carefully review the eligibility and application requirements on the website listed above.  The CPD Office is also here to assist you and will answer any questions you may have.

Deadlines:  Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

How would you like to get paid for the experience of a lifetime? That is just what the Department’s Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) has to offer. The SLIP is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships.  Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice.  Interns represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.

Visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/summer-intern.html for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Deadlines: Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013


Resources

Student Business Cards

Interested in getting a personalized business card?  The UST Service Center offers business cards to students for a fee.  To order business cards from the Service Center, you must take the following steps:

(1)  Register for a SCOOP (Service Center) account at http://scoop.stthomas.edu/ (here’s a tutorial: https://stream.stthomas.edu/view?id=35455dcbfe8643b199b843b1808a427a)

(2)  Contact the CPD Office and we will coordinate with the Service Center to activate the law school template for business cards.

(3)  Login to SCOOP, use the template, and order cards.

If you would like us to review the card before it’s printed, send a pdf of the card to lawcareers@stthomas.edu prior to ordering it and we’ll review it for you.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: What can go up a chimney down, but cannot go down a chimney up?

A: An umbrella!

August 19 - August 23, 2013

Upcoming Events 

Larson King Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Reception 

 

U.S. Army JAG Corps Informational Brown Bag Lunch

Minnesota Women Lawyers Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture 

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships 

2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships 

Veteran Legal Corps 

AmeriCorps Opportunities In Disaster Relief 

General Counsel’s Honors Program 

The Attorney General’s Honors Program 

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

UST Law Student Job Board

Resources 

Student Business Cards

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: How do hurricanes see?


Upcoming Events

Larson King Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

Larson King’s Recruiting Reception takes the place of traditional on-campus interviewing.  Students who are interested in being considered for a summer association position at Larson King for Summer 2014 should make every effort to attend this reception.  

When:  Thursday, August 22, 2013, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: University Club Summit Avenue Clubhouse, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

Minnesota Women Lawyers Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture

MWL is honored to welcome attorney Susan Burke as our 2013 Wahl Lecture keynote speaker. Ms. Burke, an experienced and successful litigator based out of Washington, D.C., has recently spearheaded a nationwide series of lawsuits designed to reform the manner in which the military prosecutes rape and sexual assault. Among these lawsuits, Ms. Burke and her firm Burke PLLC filed the Cioca et al. v. Rumsfeld et al. lawsuit in February 2011, which alleges the military’s failure to provide for impartial adjudication of rape allegations deprives soldiers of their Constitutional rights. Her work in this lawsuit and several others is the subject of the groundbreaking investigative documentary "The Invisible War." The film, a nominee for a 2013 Academy Award, paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem: today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.

In addition to Ms. Burke's keynote remarks, a screening of "The Invisible War" and CLE presentation will be held on the morning of Friday, September 20. Hosted by The MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault, details are still pending and will be available shortly. 

When:  Thursday, September 19, 2013, from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  

Where: The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN

Discounted fee for law students: $25

U.S. Army JAG Corps Informational Brown Bag Lunch

Darryl Collins, a U.S. Army JAG Officer will be on campus hosting an informal luncheon with students interested in a career with the U.S. Army JAG Corps.  Mr. Collins is an administrative law attorney and will be available to share his experience and answer any questions students have, as well as inform them of the opportunities available within the U.S. Army JAG Corps.

This will be a brown bag lunch, but cookies and beverages will be provided.  Please RSVP in Symplicity.

When: Tuesday, August 27, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Where: MSL 138

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest career fair in the country.  More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities.  Public interest employers conduct interviews for internships and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities.  The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.

When: October 25-26, 2013

Where:
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 

Deadline: Bidding for interviews is now open through September 12

Fee: $25 for students

For more informationhttp://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships

The application for the 2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships is now open!  It will close at 4:00 p.m. on September 17, 2013.

Each year the Equal Justice Works Fellowships competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. 

Depending on funding, EJW is able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually.  Fellows receive a competitive salary, general loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors and leads of the private and public interest bars, participation in trainings and additional support during their two-year tenure. 

Application guide: http://files.equaljusticeworks.org/2014_ejw_fellowship_app_guide.pdf

Detailed list of preferences specified by sponsors: http://e2.ma/click/89kbi/kbe8fc/4emc2b

View current and incoming Fellow profiles: http://equaljusticeworks.org/communities/participants/fellowships

Apply to the program: http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships/apply

Sign up for the August 16, 2013 Webinar: http://equaljusticeworks.org/node/78495

Veteran Legal Corps

Equal Justice Works is pleased to announce the creation of the Veterans Legal Corps – 36 lawyers and 200 law students, serving the needs of low-income and homeless veterans.  With AmeriCorp funding that EJW received from the Corporation for National and Community Service, EJW will fund lawyers and law students working in legal aid organizations and courts across the country to improve the lives of veterans and their families by helping them secure access to income, housing, employment and health care. 

About the program: http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/learn-more

View current and former Fellow profiles: http://equaljusticeworks.org/communities/participants/fellowships

View and apply to the open positions: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/application-center

View the New Opportunities Webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/786355144

AmeriCorps Opportunities In Disaster Relief

While a majority of the new AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship positions, through the Veterans Legal Corps, will focus exclusively on assisting veterans, there will be four fellowship positions available concentrating on serving the legal needs of victims from Superstorm Sandy in New York and the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma. These disaster relief positions will also be available on their website.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services – Legal Externship Program (Fall 2013)

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (“DHS”) Legal Externship Program (“Program”) provides valuable, challenging and rewarding professional opportunities for law school students. DHS’s goal is to provide externs with a better understanding of DHS’ role while providing an opportunity for public service. DHS’s externs are assigned to a variety of departments and projects that will provide them with significant legal, professional and practical experiences.

Externship appointments are available to currently enrolled law students for law school credit.  Students need to consult with their law schools for credit requirements. 

If interested in an externship with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, contact the CPD Office for additional information.

Deadline:  The positions are open until filled, which means apply ASAP!

General Counsel’s Honors Program

The General Counsel is the chief legal officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and oversees and integrates more than 1,800 attorneys throughout DHS.  The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for ensuring that departmental activities comply with applicable legal requirements, as well as establishing that DHS’ efforts to secure the Nation are consistent with civil rights and civil liberties of the citizens and observe the rule of law. 

OCG is comprised of nine law divisions at OGC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and eight component legal offices with attorneys located both at their headquarters offices in the Washington, D.C. area and around the country at regional offices.  The headquarters law divisions are: Ethics, General Law, Immigration, Intelligence, Legal Counsel, Operations and Enforcement, National Protection and Programs, Regulatory Affairs, and Technology Programs.

The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Honors Attorneys Program at DHS offers highly qualified individuals the unique opportunity to start their legal career by addressing some of the most critical and challenging issues facing our nation today.  The broad mission of DHS offers Honors Attorneys experience in a variety of practice areas.  These include, but are not limited to, litigation, administrative law, commercial law, procurement law, legislative and regulatory drafting, maritime law, immigration law, enforcement law, and national security law.  Honors Attorneys working for DHS can except to be given a significant amount of responsibility early in their career, often handling highly visible or legally significant cases on an accelerated basis.

Please visit http://www.dhs.gov/general-counsel%E2%80%99s-honors-attorneys-program for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process. 

Deadlines: Applications accepted: August 1 – September 15, 2013

As always, CPD is here to help you navigate this process and will help you finalize your application materials.

The Attorney General’s Honors Program

Many distinguished individuals began their legal careers as an attorney through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.  The Attorney General’s Honors program is the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind.  The program accepts applications from students graduating from law school in academic year 2013-2014 (i.e., between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014) and from law school graduates who meet specific eligibility criteria.  There are many factors affecting eligibility.  For more information regarding eligibility and application requirements, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/entry.html.

If you are interested in the Attorney General’s Honors Program, prepare your application materials early and carefully review the eligibility and application requirements on the website listed above.  The CPD Office is also here to assist you and will answer any questions you may have.

Deadlines:  Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

How would you like to get paid for the experience of a lifetime? That is just what the Department’s Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) has to offer. The SLIP is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships.  Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice.  Interns represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.

Visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/summer-intern.html for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Deadlines: Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013


Resources

Student Business Cards

Interested in getting a personalized business card?  The UST Service Center offers business cards to students for a fee.  To order business cards from the Service Center, you must take the following steps:

(1)  Register for a SCOOP (Service Center) account at http://scoop.stthomas.edu/ (here’s a tutorial: https://stream.stthomas.edu/view?id=35455dcbfe8643b199b843b1808a427a)

(2)  Contact the CPD Office and we will coordinate with the Service Center to activate the law school template for business cards.

(3)  Login to SCOOP, use the template, and order cards.

If you would like us to review the card before it’s printed, send a pdf of the card to lawcareers@stthomas.edu prior to ordering it and we’ll review it for you.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: How do hurricanes see? 

A: With their one eye!

August 12 - August 16, 2013

Upcoming Events 

Larson King Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Reception 

Minnesota Women Lawyers Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture 

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships 

2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships 

Veteran Legal Corps 

AmeriCorps Opportunities In Disaster Relief 

General Counsel’s Honors Program 

The Attorney General’s Honors Program 

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

UST Law Student Job Board

Resources 

Student Business Cards

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: How do hurricanes see?


Upcoming Events

Larson King Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

Larson King’s Recruiting Reception takes the place of traditional on-campus interviewing.  Students who are interested in being considered for a summer association position at Larson King for Summer 2014 should make every effort to attend this reception.  

When:  Thursday, August 22, 2013, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: University Club Summit Avenue Clubhouse, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

Minnesota Women Lawyers Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture

MWL is honored to welcome attorney Susan Burke as our 2013 Wahl Lecture keynote speaker. Ms. Burke, an experienced and successful litigator based out of Washington, D.C., has recently spearheaded a nationwide series of lawsuits designed to reform the manner in which the military prosecutes rape and sexual assault. Among these lawsuits, Ms. Burke and her firm Burke PLLC filed the Cioca et al. v. Rumsfeld et al. lawsuit in February 2011, which alleges the military’s failure to provide for impartial adjudication of rape allegations deprives soldiers of their Constitutional rights. Her work in this lawsuit and several others is the subject of the groundbreaking investigative documentary "The Invisible War." The film, a nominee for a 2013 Academy Award, paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem: today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.

In addition to Ms. Burke's keynote remarks, a screening of "The Invisible War" and CLE presentation will be held on the morning of Friday, September 20. Hosted by The MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault, details are still pending and will be available shortly. 

When:  Thursday, September 19, 2013, from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  

Where: The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN

Discounted fee for law students: $25

Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest career fair in the country.  More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities.  Public interest employers conduct interviews for internships and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities.  The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.

When: October 25-26, 2013

Where:
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 

Deadline: Bidding for interviews is now open through September 12

Fee: $25 for students

For more informationhttp://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships

The application for the 2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowships is now open!  It will close at 4:00 p.m. on September 17, 2013.

Each year the Equal Justice Works Fellowships competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. 

Depending on funding, EJW is able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually.  Fellows receive a competitive salary, general loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors and leads of the private and public interest bars, participation in trainings and additional support during their two-year tenure. 

Application guide: http://files.equaljusticeworks.org/2014_ejw_fellowship_app_guide.pdf

Detailed list of preferences specified by sponsors: http://e2.ma/click/89kbi/kbe8fc/4emc2b

View current and incoming Fellow profiles: http://equaljusticeworks.org/communities/participants/fellowships

Apply to the program: http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships/apply

Sign up for the August 16, 2013 Webinar: http://equaljusticeworks.org/node/78495

Veteran Legal Corps

Equal Justice Works is pleased to announce the creation of the Veterans Legal Corps – 36 lawyers and 200 law students, serving the needs of low-income and homeless veterans.  With AmeriCorp funding that EJW received from the Corporation for National and Community Service, EJW will fund lawyers and law students working in legal aid organizations and courts across the country to improve the lives of veterans and their families by helping them secure access to income, housing, employment and health care. 

About the program: http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/learn-more

View current and former Fellow profiles: http://equaljusticeworks.org/communities/participants/fellowships

View and apply to the open positions: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/americorps-legal-fellowships/application-center

View the New Opportunities Webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/786355144

AmeriCorps Opportunities In Disaster Relief

While a majority of the new AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship positions, through the Veterans Legal Corps, will focus exclusively on assisting veterans, there will be four fellowship positions available concentrating on serving the legal needs of victims from Superstorm Sandy in New York and the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma. These disaster relief positions will also be available on their website.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services – Legal Externship Program (Fall 2013)

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (“DHS”) Legal Externship Program (“Program”) provides valuable, challenging and rewarding professional opportunities for law school students. DHS’s goal is to provide externs with a better understanding of DHS’ role while providing an opportunity for public service. DHS’s externs are assigned to a variety of departments and projects that will provide them with significant legal, professional and practical experiences.

Externship appointments are available to currently enrolled law students for law school credit.  Students need to consult with their law schools for credit requirements. 

If interested in an externship with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, contact the CPD Office for additional information.

Deadline:  The positions are open until filled, which means apply ASAP!

General Counsel’s Honors Program

The General Counsel is the chief legal officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and oversees and integrates more than 1,800 attorneys throughout DHS.  The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for ensuring that departmental activities comply with applicable legal requirements, as well as establishing that DHS’ efforts to secure the Nation are consistent with civil rights and civil liberties of the citizens and observe the rule of law. 

OCG is comprised of nine law divisions at OGC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and eight component legal offices with attorneys located both at their headquarters offices in the Washington, D.C. area and around the country at regional offices.  The headquarters law divisions are: Ethics, General Law, Immigration, Intelligence, Legal Counsel, Operations and Enforcement, National Protection and Programs, Regulatory Affairs, and Technology Programs.

The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Honors Attorneys Program at DHS offers highly qualified individuals the unique opportunity to start their legal career by addressing some of the most critical and challenging issues facing our nation today.  The broad mission of DHS offers Honors Attorneys experience in a variety of practice areas.  These include, but are not limited to, litigation, administrative law, commercial law, procurement law, legislative and regulatory drafting, maritime law, immigration law, enforcement law, and national security law.  Honors Attorneys working for DHS can except to be given a significant amount of responsibility early in their career, often handling highly visible or legally significant cases on an accelerated basis.

Please visit http://www.dhs.gov/general-counsel%E2%80%99s-honors-attorneys-program for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process. 

Deadlines: Applications accepted: August 1 – September 15, 2013

As always, CPD is here to help you navigate this process and will help you finalize your application materials.

The Attorney General’s Honors Program

Many distinguished individuals began their legal careers as an attorney through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.  The Attorney General’s Honors program is the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind.  The program accepts applications from students graduating from law school in academic year 2013-2014 (i.e., between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014) and from law school graduates who meet specific eligibility criteria.  There are many factors affecting eligibility.  For more information regarding eligibility and application requirements, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/entry.html.

If you are interested in the Attorney General’s Honors Program, prepare your application materials early and carefully review the eligibility and application requirements on the website listed above.  The CPD Office is also here to assist you and will answer any questions you may have.

Deadlines:  Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

How would you like to get paid for the experience of a lifetime? That is just what the Department’s Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) has to offer. The SLIP is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships.  Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice.  Interns represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.

Visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/summer-intern.html for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Deadlines: Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013


Resources

Student Business Cards

Interested in getting a personalized business card?  The UST Service Center offers business cards to students for a fee.  To order business cards from the Service Center, you must take the following steps:

(1)  Register for a SCOOP (Service Center) account at http://scoop.stthomas.edu/ (here’s a tutorial: https://stream.stthomas.edu/view?id=35455dcbfe8643b199b843b1808a427a)

(2)  Contact the CPD Office and we will coordinate with the Service Center to activate the law school template for business cards.

(3)  Login to SCOOP, use the template, and order cards.

If you would like us to review the card before it’s printed, send a pdf of the card to lawcareers@stthomas.edu prior to ordering it and we’ll review it for you.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: How do hurricanes see? 

A: With their one eye!

August 5 - August 9, 2013

Upcoming Events

2L and 3L OCI BIDDING DEADLINE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th at NOON!

3L OCI Opportunities

2L OCI Opportunities

Best & Flanagan 2014 Summer Associate Recruiting Reception - Deadline: Wednesday, August 7 or Thursday, August 8!

Larson King Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

CAIR Minnesota Legal Clinic

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

The Army JAG Corps is Interviewing 2Ls for Summer Internships and 3Ls for Post-Graduate Appointments - DEADLINE AUGUST 9 at NOON

The Attorney General’s Honors Program

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

General Counsel’s Honors Program

UST Law Student Job Board

Resources

Student Business Cards

Networking Opportunities – Join a Professional Organization

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: A beggar’s brother died, but the man who died had no brother. How could this be?


Upcoming Events

2L and 3L OCI BIDDING DEADLINE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th at NOON!

The bidding deadline for the following employers is this Friday, August 9th at Noon.  Follow the links to view the position in Symplicity.  Both 2L and 3L positions are available!

3L OCI Opportunities

Kinney & Lange, P.A.

PricewaterhouseCooper

United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corp

2L OCI Opportunities

Follow the links for more information about each position.

Bassford Remele, A Professional Association

Blethen, Gage & Krause, PLLP

Bowman and Brooke LLP

Briggs and Morgan, P.A.

Cozen O'Connor

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon & Vogt, P.A.

Fish & Richardson, P.C.

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Gray Plant Mooty

Kinney & Lange, P.A.

Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, Ltd.

Leonard, Street, and Deinard, P.A.

Lindquist & Vennum P.L.L.P.

Maslon, Edelman, Borman & Brand, L.L.P.

Messerli & Kramer, PA

Ramsey County Attorney's Office

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P.

United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corp

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Best & Flanagan 2014 Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

Best & Flanagan is taking a new approach to summer associate hiring and instead of participating in on-campus interviewing, they are inviting interested students to apply directly to the firm.  For details see http://www.bestlaw.com/careers/current-opportunities/.  For an early opportunity to meet members of the firm to discuss Best’s practice and culture, they invite students to attend a recruiting reception open house at Best’s office.  Bring your resume and cover letter to the reception.  Members of the recruiting committee will be available to answer questions about the summer program.

If you wish to apply for a Best & Flanagan 2014 Summer Associate position, but cannot attend the reception, your resume and cover letter need to be submitted to summerassociatehiring@bestlaw.com, no later than Wednesday, August 7th!  Don't wait and miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

When:  Thursday, August 8, 2013, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  

Where: 225 South 6th Street, Suite 4000, Minneapolis, MN 55402

RSVPsummerassociatehiring@bestlaw.com

Larson King Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

Larson King’s Recruiting Reception takes the place of traditional on-campus interviewing.  Students who are interested in being considered for a summer association position at Larson King for Summer 2014 should make every effort to attend this reception.  

When:  Thursday, August 22, 2013, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: University Club Summit Avenue Clubhouse, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

CAIR Minnesota Legal Clinic

CAIR Minnesota http://mn.cair.com/index.php  will be hosting a legal clinic on August 24, 2013 from 11AM – 4 PM in Minneapolis. 

The purpose of the clinic is to provide people in low income and immigrant communities access to attorneys.  Anyone can come in, sign up for a 30 minute session and discuss any legal issue they have with an attorney. Last year the attorneys dealt with a lot of criminal and landlord tenant issues. 

CAIR would like law students to volunteer as intake clerks.  There are two forms that the clerks will help clients fill out.  Students may contact CAIR ahead of time for training or the training can happen on site.  


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

The Army JAG Corps is Interviewing 2Ls for Summer Internships and 3Ls for Post-Graduate Appointments - DEADLINE AUGUST 9 at NOON

The U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate Recruiting Office is interviewing both 2Ls and 3Ls at UST Law for their summer internship and for post-graduate positions.  If you are considering the Army JAG as a career or for a summer experience you shouldn't miss this opportunity!  Apply in Symplicity through the OCI tab or follow this link to the Symplicity posting http://bit.ly/2013ArmyOCI.  For the Summer of 2014, the JAG Corps anticipates returning to the traditional, fully paid Summer Internship Program.   If you are interested in applying for a position with the JAG Corps, make sure you get your bid in on time! 

The Attorney General’s Honors Program

Many distinguished individuals began their legal careers as an attorney through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.  The Attorney General’s Honors program is the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind.  The program accepts applications from students graduating from law school in academic year 2013-2014 (i.e., between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014) and from law school graduates who meet specific eligibility criteria.  There are many factors affecting eligibility.  For more information regarding eligibility and application requirements, visit http://wow.justice.gov/careers/legal/entry.html.

If you are interested in the Attorney General’s Honors Program, prepare your application materials early and carefully review the eligibility and application requirements on the website listed above.  The CPD Office is also here to assist you and will answer any questions you may have.

Deadlines:  Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

How would you like to get paid for the experience of a lifetime? That is just what the Department’s Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) has to offer. The SLIP is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships.  Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice.  Interns represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.

Visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/summer-intern.html for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Deadlines: Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013 

General Counsel’s Honors Program

The General Counsel is the chief legal officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and oversees and integrates more than 1,800 attorneys throughout DHS.  The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for ensuring that departmental activities comply with applicable legal requirements, as well as establishing that DHS’ efforts to secure the Nation are consistent with civil rights and civil liberties of the citizens and observe the rule of law. 

OCG is comprised of nine law divisions at OGC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and eight component legal offices with attorneys located both at their headquarters offices in the Washington, D.C. area and around the country at regional offices.  The headquarters law divisions are: Ethics, General Law, Immigration, Intelligence, Legal Counsel, Operations and Enforcement, National Protection and Programs, Regulatory Affairs, and Technology Programs.

The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Honors Attorneys Program at DHS offers highly qualified individuals the unique opportunity to start their legal career by addressing some of the most critical and challenging issues facing our nation today.  The broad mission of DHS offers Honors Attorneys experience in a variety of practice areas.  These include, but are not limited to, litigation, administrative law, commercial law, procurement law, legislative and regulatory drafting, maritime law, immigration law, enforcement law, and national security law.  Honors Attorneys working for DHS can except to be given a significant amount of responsibility early in their career, often handling highly visible or legally significant cases on an accelerated basis.

Please visit http://www.dhs.gov/general-counsel%E2%80%99s-honors-attorneys-program for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process. 

Deadlines: Applications accepted: August 1 – September 15, 2013

As always, CPD is here to help you navigate this process and will help you finalize your application materials.


Resources

Student Business Cards

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:

(1)  Register for a SCOOP (Service Center) account at http://scoop.stthomas.edu/ (here’s a tutorial: https://stream.stthomas.edu/view?id=35455dcbfe8643b199b843b1808a427a)

(2)  Contact the CPD Office and we will coordinate with the Service Center to activate the law school template for business cards.

(3)  Login to SCOOP, use the template, and order cards.

If you would like us to review the card before it’s printed, send a pdf of the card to lawcareers@stthomas.edu prior to ordering it and we’ll review it for you.

Networking Opportunities – Join a Professional Organization

You hear all the time that networking is a key to success for many different aspects of your legal career – be it in finding your fist job or building continuing client relationships.  And just because you are still in school does not mean it’s too early for you to start building your network.  One way to do that is to get involved now.  Various professional organizations provide discounted student memberships.  These organizations provide excellent networking opportunities!  Below is just a sample of some of the organizations offering discounted memberships.

Minnesota Women Lawyers ($25.00 student rate):  http://www.mwlawyers.org/registernewmembers.cfm

Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association ($10.00 student rate):  http://www.minnhba.org/join

Minnesota Lavender Law Association ($15.00 student rate): http://www.mnlavbar.org/wordpress/?page_id=44

Minnesota Federalist Society ($5.00 student rate):  http://www.fed-soc.org/membership/

Minnesota American Indian Bar Association ($15.00 student rate): http://maiba.org/pdf/MAIBAapp.pdf

American Immigration Lawyers Association ($50.00 student rate): http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=27022

There are countless organizations that provide excellent networking opportunities.  If there is a specific organization you are interested in joining, we can find out if that organization offers a discount student rate.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: A beggar’s brother died, but the man who died had no brother. How could this be? 

A: The beggar was a woman.

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 posting, fellowship, and internship postings.  

July 29 - August 2, 2013

Upcoming Events

Register now for the August 5, 2013 UST Law OCI Employer Reception

Larson King Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

Best & Flanagan 2014 Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

The Army JAG Corps is Hiring

The Minnesota Department of Human Services – Legal Externship Program (Fall 2013)

General Counsel’s Honors Program

The Attorney General’s Honors Program

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

UST Law Student Job Board 

Resources

Student Business Cards

Networking Opportunities – Join a Professional Organization

Ten Tips for Landing J.D. Jobs for Law Students and Graduates

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: It stands on one leg with its heart in its head. What is it?


Upcoming Events

Register now for the August 5, 2013 UST Law OCI Employer Reception

Register for the OCI Employer Reception online at http://bit.ly/18ywzft.  At this event, employers send representatives from their organization to the law school to meet students informally.  It is an excellent opportunity to network with potential employers, and if you make a positive impression, it is a way to increase your chances of securing an interview.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity!  

Larson King Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

Larson King’s Recruiting Reception takes the place of traditional on-campus interviewing.  Students who are interested in being considered for a summer association position at Larson King for Summer 2014 should make every effort to attend this reception.  

When:  Thursday, August 22, 2013, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: University Club Summit Avenue Clubhouse, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

Best & Flanagan 2014 Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

Best & Flanagan is taking a new approach to summer associate hiring and instead of participating in on-campus interviewing, they are inviting interested students to apply directly to the firm.  For details see http://www.bestlaw.com/careers/current-opportunities/.  For an early opportunity to meet members of the firm to discuss Best’s practice and culture, they invite students to attend a recruiting reception open house at Best’s office.  Bring your resume and cover letter to the reception.  Members of the recruiting committee will be available to answer questions about the summer program.

When:  Thursday, August 8, 2013, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  

Where: 225 South 6th Street, Suite 4000, Minneapolis, MN 55402

RSVPsummerassociatehiring@bestlaw.com


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

THE ARMY JAG CORPS IS HIRING

The U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate Recruiting Office is gearing up for another strong recruiting season.  For the Summer of 2014, the JAG Corps anticipate returning to the traditional, fully paid Summer Internship Program (budget cuts in 2013 meant there were insufficient funds to pay interns for that summer).   If you are interested in applying for a position with the JAG Corps, contact the CPD Office for additional details! 

The Minnesota Department of Human Services – Legal Externship Program (Fall 2013)

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (“DHS”) Legal Externship Program (“Program”) provides valuable, challenging and rewarding professional opportunities for law school students. DHS’s goal is to provide externs with a better understanding of DHS’ role while providing an opportunity for public service. DHS’s externs are assigned to a variety of departments and projects that will provide them with significant legal, professional and practical experiences.

Externship appointments are available to currently enrolled law students for law school credit.  Students need to consult with their law schools for credit requirements. 

If interested in an externship with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, contact the CPD Office for additional information.

Deadline:  The positions are open until filled, which means apply ASAP!

General Counsel’s Honors Program

The General Counsel is the chief legal officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and oversees and integrates more than 1,800 attorneys throughout DHS.  The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for ensuring that departmental activities comply with applicable legal requirements, as well as establishing that DHS’ efforts to secure the Nation are consistent with civil rights and civil liberties of the citizens and observe the rule of law. 

OCG is comprised of nine law divisions at OGC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and eight component legal offices with attorneys located both at their headquarters offices in the Washington, D.C. area and around the country at regional offices.  The headquarters law divisions are: Ethics, General Law, Immigration, Intelligence, Legal Counsel, Operations and Enforcement, National Protection and Programs, Regulatory Affairs, and Technology Programs.

The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Honors Attorneys Program at DHS offers highly qualified individuals the unique opportunity to start their legal career by addressing some of the most critical and challenging issues facing our nation today.  The broad mission of DHS offers Honors Attorneys experience in a variety of practice areas.  These include, but are not limited to, litigation, administrative law, commercial law, procurement law, legislative and regulatory drafting, maritime law, immigration law, enforcement law, and national security law.  Honors Attorneys working for DHS can except to be given a significant amount of responsibility early in their career, often handling highly visible or legally significant cases on an accelerated basis.

Please visit http://www.dhs.gov/general-counsel%E2%80%99s-honors-attorneys-program for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process. 

Deadlines: Applications accepted: August 1 – September 15, 2013

As always, CPD is here to help you navigate this process and will help you finalize your application materials.

The Attorney General’s Honors Program

Many distinguished individuals began their legal careers as an attorney through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.  The Attorney General’s Honors program is the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind.  The program accepts applications from students graduating from law school in academic year 2013-2014 (i.e., between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014) and from law school graduates who meet specific eligibility criteria.  There are many factors affecting eligibility.  For more information regarding eligibility and application requirements, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/entry.html.

If you are interested in the Attorney General’s Honors Program, prepare your application materials early and carefully review the eligibility and application requirements on the website listed above.  The CPD Office is also here to assist you and will answer any questions you may have.

Deadlines:  Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

How would you like to get paid for the experience of a lifetime? That is just what the Department’s Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) has to offer. The SLIP is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships.  Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice.  Interns represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.

Visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/summer-intern.html for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Deadlines: Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013 


Resources

Student Business Cards

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:

(1)  Register for a SCOOP (Service Center) account at http://scoop.stthomas.edu/ (here’s a tutorial: https://stream.stthomas.edu/view?id=35455dcbfe8643b199b843b1808a427a)

(2)  Contact the CPD Office and we will coordinate with the Service Center to activate the law school template for business cards.

(3)  Login to SCOOP, use the template, and order cards.

If you would like us to review the card before it’s printed, send a pdf of the card to lawcareers@stthomas.edu prior to ordering it and we’ll review it for you.

Networking Opportunities – Join a Professional Organization

You hear all the time that networking is a key to success for many different aspects of your legal career – be it in finding your fist job or building continuing client relationships.  And just because you are still in school does not mean it’s too early for you to start building your network.  One way to do that is to get involved now.  Various professional organizations provide discounted student memberships.  These organizations provide excellent networking opportunities!  Below is just a sample of some of the organizations offering discounted memberships.

Minnesota Women Lawyers ($25.00 student rate):  http://www.mwlawyers.org/registernewmembers.cfm

Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association ($10.00 student rate):  http://www.minnhba.org/join

Minnesota Lavender Law Association ($15.00 student rate): http://www.mnlavbar.org/wordpress/?page_id=44

Minnesota Federalist Society ($5.00 student rate):  http://www.fed-soc.org/membership/

Minnesota American Indian Bar Association ($15.00 student rate): http://maiba.org/pdf/MAIBAapp.pdf

American Immigration Lawyers Association ($50.00 student rate): http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=27022

There are countless organizations that provide excellent networking opportunities.  If there is a specific organization you are interested in joining, we can find out if that organization offers a discount student rate.

Ten Tips for Landing J.D. Jobs for Law Students and Graduates

You’ve heard it before, but in a tight legal market it is key to “think outside the box” and be creative with your career search.  In his article Ten Tips for Landing J.D. Jobs for Law Students and Graduates, American University Washington College of Law Professor Walter Effross outlines 10 creative and specific practices for maximizing career opportunities.

 http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202610538712&thepage=1


Riddle of the Week!

Q: It stands on one leg with its heart in its head. What is it? 

A: A cabbage. 

July 22 - July 26, 2013

Upcoming Events & Announcements

A Candid Conversation with the Chiefs

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice – 8th Annual Celebrate Diversity Summer Social

Vocation and the Study and Practice of Law: A Retreat Experience

OCI Employer Receptions

Register now for the August 5, 2013 UST Law OCI Employer Reception

Larson King Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

Best & Flanagan 2014 Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

The Army JAG Corps is Hiring

The Minnesota Department of Human Services – Legal Externship Program (Fall 2013)

General Counsel’s Honors Program

The Attorney General’s Honors Program

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

UST Law Student Job Board

Resources

Manage Your Online Presence

Networking Opportunities

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?


Upcoming Events

A Candid Conversation with the Chiefs

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

It’s no secret that judges have invaluable insights into the practice of law and the art of persuasion.  Thanks to the efforts of the Hennepin County Bar Association’s Bench & Bar Committee, the HCBA’s New Lawyers’ Section, and several of the area’s top firms, you will have the opportunity to hear from, and talk to, a panel of the “Chiefs.”  Specifically, U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, and Hennepin County Assistant Chief Judge Peter Cahill will talk to you about a host of issues relevant to new (and soon to be) lawyers.  

When: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 4:15 p.m.

Where:            Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.

            28th Floor

            800 LaSalle Avenue

            Minneapolis, MN 55402

Registration Informationhttp://www.rkmc.com/firm/events/candid-conversation-with-the-chiefs

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice – 8th Annual Celebrate Diversity Summer Social

Come celebrate and support discovery within our legal community by attending Twin Cities Diversity in Practice’s most exciting social event of the year!  The annual Summer Social is a time for lawyers of color from across the Twin Cities to join together and build a stronger community of support, networking, and camaraderie.  Diversity in Practice is holding this year’s event at the Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel Sky Garden – a great location, tucked away in downtown Minneapolis.  This summer celebration, co-hosted with local minority bar organizations, is a great way to reconnect with peers here in the Twin Cities and meet new people!  

When:  Friday, July 19, 2013, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: Crown Plaza Northstar Hotel – Rooftop Sky Garden, 618 – 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Registration Informationhttp://www.cvent.com/events/8th-annual-celebrate-diversity-summer-social-/event-summary-809ffa3338444f53a24a7db936c2076d.aspx 

Vocation and the Study and Practice of Law: A Retreat Experience

Join Professors Susan Stabile, Jennifer Wright and Jerry Organ along with other students and alumni in a retreat experience designed to help each participant reflect on how God might be calling him or her to use his or her gifts and talents to serve others in the study and practice of law.

This is a great way to get the new academic year started by renewing your relationship with God, by reflecting on how God is calling you to the study and practice of law, and by building relationships with other members of the law school community.

When:  Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18

Where: Holy Spirit Retreat Center on Lake Elysian in Janesville, MN

Deadline:  July 26, 2013

Registration Informationhttp://www.stthomas.edu/law/events/vocation-and-the-study-and-practice-of-law-a-retreat-experience.html


OCI Employer Receptions

Register now for the August 5, 2013 UST Law OCI Employer Reception

Register for the OCI Employer Reception online at http://bit.ly/18ywzft.  At this event, employers send representatives from their organization to the law school to meet students informally.  It is an excellent opportunity to network with potential employers, and if you make a positive impression, it is a way to increase your chances of securing an interview.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity!  

Larson King Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

Larson King’s Recruiting Reception takes the place of traditional on-campus interviewing.  Students who are interested in being considered for a summer association position at Larson King for Summer 2014 should make every effort to attend this reception.  

When:  Thursday, August 22, 2013, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: University Club Summit Avenue Clubhouse, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

Best & Flanagan 2014 Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

Best & Flanagan is taking a new approach to summer associate hiring and instead of participating in on-campus interviewing, they are inviting interested students to apply directly to the firm.  For details see http://www.bestlaw.com/careers/current-opportunities/.  For an early opportunity to meet members of the firm to discuss Best’s practice and culture, they invite students to attend a recruiting reception open house at Best’s office.  Bring your resume and cover letter to the reception.  Members of the recruiting committee will be available to answer questions about the summer program.

When:  Thursday, August 8, 2013, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  

Where: 225 South 6th Street, Suite 4000, Minneapolis, MN 55402

RSVPsummerassociatehiring@bestlaw.com


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

The Army JAG Corps is Hiring

The U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate Recruiting Office is gearing up for another strong recruiting season.  For the Summer of 2014, the JAG Corps anticipate returning to the traditional, fully paid Summer Internship Program (budget cuts in 2013 meant there were insufficient funds to pay interns for that summer).   If you are interested in applying for a position with the JAG Corps, contact the CPD Office for additional details! 

The Minnesota Department of Human Services – Legal Externship Program (Fall 2013)

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (“DHS”) Legal Externship Program (“Program”) provides valuable, challenging and rewarding professional opportunities for law school students. DHS’s goal is to provide externs with a better understanding of DHS’ role while providing an opportunity for public service. DHS’s externs are assigned to a variety of departments and projects that will provide them with significant legal, professional and practical experiences.

Externship appointments are available to currently enrolled law students for law school credit.  Students need to consult with their law schools for credit requirements. 

How to Apply: Follow this link for details and application instructions: http://bit.ly/160Fvo3.

Deadline:  The positions are open until filled, so apply as soon as possible!

General Counsel’s Honors Program

The General Counsel is the chief legal officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and oversees and integrates more than 1,800 attorneys throughout DHS.  The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for ensuring that departmental activities comply with applicable legal requirements, as well as establishing that DHS’ efforts to secure the Nation are consistent with civil rights and civil liberties of the citizens and observe the rule of law. 

OCG is comprised of nine law divisions at OGC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and eight component legal offices with attorneys located both at their headquarters offices in the Washington, D.C. area and around the country at regional offices.  The headquarters law divisions are: Ethics, General Law, Immigration, Intelligence, Legal Counsel, Operations and Enforcement, National Protection and Programs, Regulatory Affairs, and Technology Programs.

The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Honors Attorneys Program at DHS offers highly qualified individuals the unique opportunity to start their legal career by addressing some of the most critical and challenging issues facing our nation today.  The broad mission of DHS offers Honors Attorneys experience in a variety of practice areas.  These include, but are not limited to, litigation, administrative law, commercial law, procurement law, legislative and regulatory drafting, maritime law, immigration law, enforcement law, and national security law.  Honors Attorneys working for DHS can except to be given a significant amount of responsibility early in their career, often handling highly visible or legally significant cases on an accelerated basis.

Please visit http://www.dhs.gov/general-counsel%E2%80%99s-honors-attorneys-program for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process. 

Deadlines: Applications accepted: August 1 – September 15, 2013

As always, CPD is here to help you navigate this process and will help you finalize your application materials.

The Attorney General’s Honors Program

Many distinguished individuals began their legal careers as an attorney through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.  The Attorney General’s Honors program is the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind.  The program accepts applications from students graduating from law school in academic year 2013-2014 (i.e., between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014) and from law school graduates who meet specific eligibility criteria.  There are many factors affecting eligibility.  For more information regarding eligibility and application requirements, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/entry.html.

If you are interested in the Attorney General’s Honors Program, prepare your application materials early and carefully review the eligibility and application requirements on the website listed above.  The CPD Office is also here to assist you and will answer any questions you may have.

Deadlines:  Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

How would you like to get paid for the experience of a lifetime? That is just what the Department’s Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) has to offer. The SLIP is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships.  Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice.  Interns represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.

Visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/summer-intern.html for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Deadlines: Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013


Resources

Manage Your Online Presence

You’re considering various job postings and you’re trying to decide whether or not this particular employer is a place you want to be.  What do you do?  You jump online and Google that employer.  You comb through the employer’s website. You read articles about the employer and any of its notable cases or business practices.  You try to find out what other people in the legal community say about that employer.  You’re doing your homework because you want to know what to expect if you get an offer from that employer. 

Well, guess what?  That employer is doing the exact same thing about you. 

It’s imperative that you manage your online presence.  How do you do that?  Google yourself and see what’s out there.  If you find “digital dirt,” take steps to clean it up (see the link below).  Always maintain professionalism on any social media sites.  As a general rule, think twice before posting anything – if you wouldn’t share it with your grandma, don’t post it.  And remember that even if you have all the privacy settings enabled, a potential employer might still be able to dig up some dirt – i.e. your Facebook profile picture of you doing a keg stand??  An employer can see that, and that’s not what you want as your first impression.

For additional helpful tips on managing your online presence, visit http://www.nalp.org/eguides.

Networking Opportunities

You hear all the time that networking is a key to success for many different aspects of your legal career – be it in finding your fist job or building continuing client relationships.  And just because you are still in school does not mean it’s too early for you to start building your network.  One way to do that is to get involved now.  Various professional organizations provide discounted student memberships.  These organizations provide excellent networking opportunities!  Below is just a sample of some of the organizations offering discounted memberships.

Minnesota Women Lawyers ($25.00 student rate):  http://www.mwlawyers.org/registernewmembers.cfm

Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association ($10.00 student rate):  http://www.minnhba.org/join

Minnesota Lavender Law Association ($15.00 student rate): http://www.mnlavbar.org/wordpress/?page_id=44

Minnesota Federalist Society ($5.00 student rate):  http://www.fed-soc.org/membership/

Minnesota American Indian Bar Association ($15.00 student rate):http://maiba.org/pdf/MAIBAapp.pdf

American Immigration Lawyers Association ($50.00 student rate):http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=27022

There are countless organizations that provide excellent networking opportunities.  If there is a specific organization you are interested in joining, we can find out if that organization offers a discount student rate.

CPD Weekly: July 15 - July 19

Upcoming Events

A Candid Conversation with the Chiefs

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

It’s no secret that judges have invaluable insights into the practice of law and the art of persuasion.  Thanks to the efforts of the Hennepin County Bar Association’s Bench & Bar Committee, the HCBA’s New Lawyers’ Section, and several of the area’s top firms, you will have the opportunity to hear from, and talk to, a panel of the “Chiefs.”  Specifically, U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, and Hennepin County Assistant Chief Judge Peter Cahill will talk to you about a host of issues relevant to new (and soon to be) lawyers.  

When: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 4:15 p.m.

Where: Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.

            28th Floor

            800 LaSalle Avenue

            Minneapolis, MN 55402

Registration Informationhttp://www.rkmc.com/firm/events/candid-conversation-with-the-chiefs

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice – 8th Annual Celebrate Diversity Summer Social

Come celebrate and support discovery within our legal community by attending Twin Cities Diversity in Practice’s most exciting social event of the year!  The annual Summer Social is a time for lawyers of color from across the Twin Cities to join together and build a stronger community of support, networking, and camaraderie.  Diversity in Practice is holding this year’s event at the Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel Sky Garden – a great location, tucked away in downtown Minneapolis.  This summer celebration, co-hosted with local minority bar organizations, is a great way to reconnect with peers here in the Twin Cities and meet new people!  

When:  Friday, July 19, 2013, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: Crown Plaza Northstar Hotel – Rooftop Sky Garden, 618 – 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Registration Informationhttp://www.cvent.com/events/8th-annual-celebrate-diversity-summer-social-/event-summary-809ffa3338444f53a24a7db936c2076d.aspx 

Vocation and the Study and Practice of Law: A Retreat Experience

Join Professors Susan Stabile, Jennifer Wright and Jerry Organ along with other students and alumni in a retreat experience designed to help each participant reflect on how God might be calling him or her to use his or her gifts and talents to serve others in the study and practice of law.

This is a great way to get the new academic year started by renewing your relationship with God, by reflecting on how God is calling you to the study and practice of law, and by building relationships with other members of the law school community.

When:  Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18

Where: Holy Spirit Retreat Center on Lake Elysian in Janesville, MN

Deadline:  July 26, 2013

Registration Informationhttp://www.stthomas.edu/law/events/vocation-and-the-study-and-practice-of-law-a-retreat-experience.html

Larson King Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

Larson King’s Recruiting Reception takes the place of traditional on-campus interviewing.  Students who are interested in being considered for a summer association position at Larson King for Summer 2014 should make every effort to attend this reception.  

When:  Thursday, August 22, 2013, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: University Club Summit Avenue Clubhouse, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

Best & Flanagan 2014 Summer Associate Recruiting Reception

Best & Flanagan is taking a new approach to summer associate hiring and instead of participating in on-campus interviewing, they are inviting interested students to apply directly to the firm.  For details see http://www.bestlaw.com/careers/current-opportunities/.  For an early opportunity to meet members of the firm to discuss Best’s practice and culture, they invite students to attend a recruiting reception open house at Best’s office.  Bring your resume and cover letter to the reception.  Members of the recruiting committee will be available to answer questions about the summer program.

When:  Thursday, August 8, 2013, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  

Where: 225 South 6th Street, Suite 4000, Minneapolis, MN 55402

RSVPsummerassociatehiring@bestlaw.com


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

The Minnesota Department of Human Services – Legal Externship Program (Fall 2013)

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (“DHS”) Legal Externship Program (“Program”) provides valuable, challenging and rewarding professional opportunities for law school students. DHS’s goal is to provide externs with a better understanding of DHS’ role while providing an opportunity for public service. DHS’s externs are assigned to a variety of departments and projects that will provide them with significant legal, professional and practical experiences.

Externship appointments are available to currently enrolled law students for law school credit.  Students need to consult with their law schools for credit requirements. 

If interested in an externship with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, check out the posting on Symplicity at https://law-stthomas-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php?mode=form&id=62465801874b12912110625ca40860ce&s=jobs&ss=jobs.

Deadline:  The positions are open until filled, which means apply ASAP!

General Counsel’s Honors Program

The General Counsel is the chief legal officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and oversees and integrates more than 1,800 attorneys throughout DHS.  The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for ensuring that departmental activities comply with applicable legal requirements, as well as establishing that DHS’ efforts to secure the Nation are consistent with civil rights and civil liberties of the citizens and observe the rule of law. 

OCG is comprised of nine law divisions at OGC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and eight component legal offices with attorneys located both at their headquarters offices in the Washington, D.C. area and around the country at regional offices.  The headquarters law divisions are: Ethics, General Law, Immigration, Intelligence, Legal Counsel, Operations and Enforcement, National Protection and Programs, Regulatory Affairs, and Technology Programs.

The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Honors Attorneys Program at DHS offers highly qualified individuals the unique opportunity to start their legal career by addressing some of the most critical and challenging issues facing our nation today.  The broad mission of DHS offers Honors Attorneys experience in a variety of practice areas.  These include, but are not limited to, litigation, administrative law, commercial law, procurement law, legislative and regulatory drafting, maritime law, immigration law, enforcement law, and national security law.  Honors Attorneys working for DHS can except to be given a significant amount of responsibility early in their career, often handling highly visible or legally significant cases on an accelerated basis.

Please visit http://www.dhs.gov/general-counsel%E2%80%99s-honors-attorneys-program for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process. 

Deadlines: Applications accepted: August 1 – September 15, 2013

As always, CPD is here to help you navigate this process and will help you finalize your application materials.

The Attorney General’s Honors Program

Many distinguished individuals began their legal careers as an attorney through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.  The Attorney General’s Honors program is the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind.  The program accepts applications from students graduating from law school in academic year 2013-2014 (i.e., between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014) and from law school graduates who meet specific eligibility criteria.  There are many factors affecting eligibility.  For more information regarding eligibility and application requirements, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/entry.html.

If you are interested in the Attorney General’s Honors Program, prepare your application materials early and carefully review the eligibility and application requirements on the website listed above.  The CPD Office is also here to assist you and will answer any questions you may have.

Deadlines:  Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

How would you like to get paid for the experience of a lifetime? That is just what the Department’s Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) has to offer. The SLIP is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships.  Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice.  Interns represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.

Visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/summer-intern.html for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Deadlines: Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013


Resources

One page or two?

We are frequently asked whether a resume has to fit on one page.  The answer – it depends.  Check out this article.  It gives some helpful advice on resume length.

http://www.thedailymuse.com/job-search/is-a-two-page-resume-ever-ok/

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 posting, fellowship, and internship postings.  

July 8 - July 12, 2013

Upcoming Events & Announcements

MDLA 12th Annual Women Lawyers’ Breakfast: Succeeding in the Legal Profession

Diversity in Practice – 8th Annual Celebrate Diversity Summer Social

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

The Minnesota Department of Human Services – Legal Externship Program (Fall 2013)

General Counsel’s Honors Program

The Attorney General's Honors Program

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program


Student Symplicity Job Postings

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: Paul's height is six feet, he's an assistant at a butcher's shop, and wears size 9 shoes. What does he weigh?


Upcoming Events

MDLA 12th Annual Women Lawyers’ Breakfast: Succeeding in the Legal Profession

When:  Thursday, July 11 at 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Where: The Marquette Hotel, Windows on Minnesota (710 Marquette Ave., Mpls, MN 55402)

This panel discussion features four successful women discussing their professional development. The panelists will focus on the importance of networking, marketing, mentors, and the unique challenges that women face in the legal profession.  The panelists will discuss how they overcame the challenges to find themselves where they are today. 

Cost: $35/member, $50/non-member (before July 11); $50 member, $65/non-member (day of event)

Hard Copy (PDF) Registration Flyerhttp://mdla.org/associations/4909/files/MDLA_2013WomensBreakfast_Reg.pdf

Diversity in Practice – 8th Annual Celebrate Diversity Summer Social

Come celebrate and support discovery within our legal community by attending Diversity in Practice’s most exciting social event of the year!  The annual Summer Social is a time for lawyers of color from across the Twin Cities to join together and build a stronger community of support, networking, and camaraderie.  Diversity in Practice is holding this year’s event at the Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel Sky Garden – a great location, tucked away in downtown Minneapolis.  This summer celebration, co-hosted with local minority bar organizations, is a great way to reconnect with peers here in the Twin Cities and meet new people!  

When:  Friday, July 19, 2013, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: Crown Plaza Northstar Hotel – Rooftop Sky Garden, 618 – 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Registration Informationhttp://www.cvent.com/events/8th-annual-celebrate-diversity-summer-social-/event-summary-809ffa3338444f53a24a7db936c2076d.aspx 


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

The Minnesota Department of Human Services – Legal Externship Program (Fall 2013)

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (“DHS”) Legal Externship Program (“Program”) provides valuable, challenging and rewarding professional opportunities for law school students. Our goal is to provide our externs with a better understanding of DHS’ role while providing an opportunity for public service. Our externs are assigned to a variety of departments and projects that will provide them with significant legal, professional and practical experiences.

Externship appointments are available to currently enrolled law students for law school credit.  Students need to consult with their law schools for credit requirements.

Why join DHS?

Legal Practice at DHS

The practice of law at DHS reflects the broad nature of DHS’ services, including legislative, litigation, transactional, regulatory and administrative legal services.  Our goal is to offer our externs intellectually stimulating projects which afford them an opportunity to demonstrate writing, analytical and advocacy skills.  Externs have the potential to assist in one of the following areas:

General Counsel’s Office
  • Research and analyze legal issues
  • Prepare legal advice memoranda
  • Assist with drafting and revising policies and procedures
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
Appeals Division
  • Provide advice, legal research and assistance to the chief of human services judges and human services judges on several aspects of the appeals process including scheduling, prehearing conferences, subpoenas and memoranda
  • Observe hearings and assist human services judges in research and drafting decisions
  • Assist chief human services judges in review, legal research and determination of decisions on reconsideration, provide oral and written support for analysis to chief human services judges
  • Redact decisions for publication
  • Additional assignments may include analyzing and drafting decisions settling county financial disputes over payment responsibilities for public assistance clients
Contracts, Procurement and Legal Compliance Division
  • Provide advice, legal research and assistance to contract and procurement staff on the enforceability of contract language, review process for compliance with procedures and policy
  • Review and edit professional/technical/grant contract documents for various program staff for enforcement, timeliness and compliance with State and Federal law and Department policy
Privacy Office
  • Research and analyze state and federal laws
  • Draft advice memos
  • Review and update policies and procedures   
  • Create training materials for the Privacy Official
  • Develop and maintain a tracking and reporting system
Office of Inspector General
  • Assist with drafting legislative proposals in a variety of areas including fraud enforcement tools/authority, data access and law enforcement issues
  • Provide legal research, writing and analysis on issues concerning civil, administrative and criminal aspects of identifying, investigating and prosecuting healthcare fraud
  • Compare state, federal and administrative authority to assist in developing protocols for combating fraud, waste and abuse, such as the use of surety bonds, administrative disqualifications and the use of civil monetary penalties
Legislative Office
  • Fall activity – (i) analyze DHS policy proposals and assist with bill development and (ii) assist in biennial budget development for DHS to present to the Governor’s office for consideration
  • Spring activity – monitor hearings and assist with bill and communication management within DHS
  • Fall/Spring activity – assist in department-wide coordination of legislative affairs

Externs will have the opportunity to tour DHS’ facilities, attend trainings and/or speaker series functions.  Externs will also have the opportunity to be crossed trained in other areas, as schedules permit.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for the Program, you must:

  1. Be enrolled in an American Bar Association accredited law school; and
  2. Have completed first year of law school by the externship start date; and
  3. Receive a minimum of 2 academic credits.
Appointments

The appointments begin in August and end in December, respectively, and require a commitment of at least 10 hours per week. 

Application Process

To apply, e-mail a (i) cover letter (ii) resume (iii) writing sample and (iv) transcript to DHS’ Legal Externship Coordinator (see contact information below). 

Please indicate in your cover letter your first and second choices of placement with the (i) General Counsel’s Office, (ii) Appeals Division, (iii) Contracts, Procurement and Legal Compliance Division, (iv) Privacy Office, (v) Office of Inspector General, and (vi) Legislative Office.  Only completed applications will be considered.  2013 Fall Externship application deadline: open until filled. 

DHS Legal Externship Coordinator:

Melissa Young
E-mail:  Melissa.Young@state.mn.us  
Website:  http://mn.gov/dhs/

Department of Homeland Security General Counsel’s Honors Program

The General Counsel is the chief legal officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and oversees and integrates more than 1,800 attorneys throughout DHS.  The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for ensuring that departmental activities comply with applicable legal requirements, as well as establishing that DHS’ efforts to secure the Nation are consistent with civil rights and civil liberties of the citizens and observe the rule of law. 

OCG is comprised of nine law divisions at OGC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and eight component legal offices with attorneys located both at their headquarters offices in the Washington, D.C. area and around the country at regional offices.  The headquarters law divisions are: Ethics, General Law, Immigration, Intelligence, Legal Counsel, Operations and Enforcement, National Protection and Programs, Regulatory Affairs, and Technology Programs.

The Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Honors Attorneys Program at DHS offers highly qualified individuals the unique opportunity to start their legal career by addressing some of the most critical and challenging issues facing our nation today.  The broad mission of DHS offers Honors Attorneys experience in a variety of practice areas.  These include, but are not limited to, litigation, administrative law, commercial law, procurement law, legislative and regulatory drafting, maritime law, immigration law, enforcement law, and national security law.  Honors Attorneys working for DHS can except to be given a significant amount of responsibility early in their career, often handling highly visible or legally significant cases on an accelerated basis.

Honors Attorneys are hired for a two-year temporary term.  During these two years, Honors Attorneys will participate in four six-month rotations, at least one of which will be within the headquarters office of OGC at one of the nine law divisions: Immigration, General Law, Intelligence, Legal Counsel, Technology Programs, Regulatory Affairs, Ethics, Operations and Enforcement, and National Protection and Programs.  Honors Attorneys also will have the opportunity to rotate into two or more of the component legal offices within OGC, including FEMA, USSS, CBP, TSA, ICE, USCIS, and USCG, with the exception of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, which does not have a legal office in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  All of the offices in which Honors Attorneys will serve during their two-year term are located in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.  Rotational assignments are determined based on funding and resource needs of the participating offices.

The SHP Honors Attorneys Program is the cornerstone for entry-level hiring within OGC for DHS.  Honors Attorneys will be eligible to apply for full-time positions after 18 months in the program (although, under special circumstances Honors Attorneys may be considered for permanent employment after one year).  Although not guaranteed permanent placement, attorneys successfully completing our SHP Honors Attorneys Program frequently receive one or more offers of permanent employment from various elements of DHS’ OGC. 

Please visit http://www.dhs.gov/general-counsel%E2%80%99s-honors-attorneys-program for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process. 

Deadlines:

Applications accepted: August 1 – September 15, 2013

As always, CPD is here to help you navigate this process and will help you finalize your application materials.

The Attorney General’s Honors Program

Interested in working for the federal government?  Many distinguished individuals began their legal careers as an attorney through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.  The Attorney General’s Honors program is the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind.  The program accepts applications from students graduating from law school in academic year 2013-2014 (i.e., between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014) and from law school graduates who meet specific eligibility criteria.  There are many factors affecting eligibility.  For more information regarding eligibility and application requirements, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/entry.html.

If you are interested in the Attorney General’s Honors Program, prepare your application materials early and carefully review the eligibility and application requirements on the website listed above.  The CPD Office is also here to assist you and will answer any questions you may have.

Deadlines and Key Dates:

Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013

Candidates selected for interviews: Late September

Interviews conducted: Mid-October – early November

Offers extended: Late November – February 

USDOJ – Summer Law Intern Program

How would you like to get paid for the experience of a lifetime? That is just what the Department’s Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) has to offer. The SLIP is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships.  Law students who participate in the SLIP benefit from an exceptional legal experience and invaluable exposure to the Department of Justice.  Interns represent diverse backgrounds and interests, and come from a wide range of law schools throughout the country.

Visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/summer-intern.html for additional information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Deadlines:

Applications accepted: July 31 – September 3, 2013


Riddle of the Week!

Q: Paul's height is six feet, he's an assistant at a butcher's shop, and wears size 9 shoes. What does he weigh?

A: Meat.  

July 1 - July 5, 2013

Upcoming Events & Announcements

MDLA 12th Annual Women Lawyers’ Breakfast: Succeeding in the Legal Profession

Diversity in Practice – 8th Annual Celebrate Diversity Summer Social

Office Closed July 4-5

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

The Attorney General's Honors Program


Resources 

Chambers Associate 2013-2014


Student Symplicity Job Postings

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What goes around the world and stays in a corner?


Upcoming Events

MDLA 12th Annual Women Lawyers’ Breakfast: Succeeding in the Legal Profession

When:  Thursday, July 11 at 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Where: The Marquette Hotel, Windows on Minnesota (710 Marquette Ave., Mpls, MN 55402)

This panel discussion features four successful women discussing their professional development. The panelists will focus on the importance of networking, marketing, mentors, and the unique challenges that women face in the legal profession.  The panelists will discuss how they overcame the challenges to find themselves where they are today. 

Cost: $35/member, $50/non-member (before July 11); $50 member, $65/non-member (day of event)

Hard Copy (PDF) Registration Flyerhttp://mdla.org/associations/4909/files/MDLA_2013WomensBreakfast_Reg.pdf

Diversity in Practice – 8th Annual Celebrate Diversity Summer Social

Come celebrate and support discovery within our legal community by attending Diversity in Practice’s most exciting social event of the year!  The annual Summer Social is a time for lawyers of color from across the Twin Cities to join together and build a stronger community of support, networking, and camaraderie.  Diversity in Practice is holding this year’s event at the Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel Sky Garden – a great location, tucked away in downtown Minneapolis.  This summer celebration, co-hosted with local minority bar organizations, is a great way to reconnect with peers here in the Twin Cities and meet new people!  

When:  Friday, July 19, 2013, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: Crown Plaza Northstar Hotel – Rooftop Sky Garden, 618 – 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Registration Informationhttp://www.cvent.com/events/8th-annual-celebrate-diversity-summer-social-/event-summary-809ffa3338444f53a24a7db936c2076d.aspx 

OFFICE CLOSED July 4-5

Happy Fourth of July!! The Student Services Suite will be closed July 4-5 due to the Fourth of July Holiday.  Have a fantastic holiday weekend!


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

The Attorney General’s Honors Program

Interested in working for the federal government?  Many distinguished individuals began their legal careers as an attorney through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.  The Attorney General’s Honors program is the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind.  The program accepts applications from students graduating from law school in academic year 2013-2014 (i.e., between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014) and from law school graduates who meet specific eligibility criteria.  There are many factors affecting eligibility.  For more information regarding eligibility and application requirements, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/entry.html.

If you are interested in the Attorney General’s Honors Program, prepare your application materials early and carefully review the eligibility and application requirements on the website listed above.  The CPD Office is also here to assist you and will answer any questions you may have.

Deadlines and Key Dates:

July 31, 2013: application opens

Tuesday after Labor Day, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (Sept. 3) – application deadline

Late September – interview candidates selected

Mid-October – early November – interviews conducted

Late November – February – offers extended 


Resources

Chambers Associate 2013-2014

The latest edition of the Chambers Associate is now live.  The Chambers Associate offers students the following:

  • The Inside View: interviews of thousands of junior associates to bring law students the best insider information to date
  • Interviews of leading firms, with greater coverage across the U.S.
  • Comprehensive career advice: how to select the right practice area and firm; mastering the OCIs; landing a SCOTUS clerkship; tackling summer programs; and more…
  • Comparisons of firms with respect to junior salaries, employee benefits, firm intake sizes, billable and pro bono hour requirements
  • Interviews with some of the “legal greats” to find out how they made it

The entire guide is available online at http://www.chambers-associate.com/


Riddle of the Week!

Q: What goes around the world and stays in a corner?

A: A stamp.  

 

June 24 - June 28, 2013

Upcoming Events

Navigating Around No: Paths to ADR Success for Young Lawyers

Resources

Featured Job Postings

Volunteer Opportunity

Government Employment

Tips for an Effective Writing Sample

NALP Press Release

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What can you catch but not throw?


Upcoming Events

Navigating Around No: Paths to ADR Success for Young Lawyers

When:  Friday, June 28 at 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Where: MSL 136, Conference Room

This interactive discussion will explore what you want to know about ADR.  Dr. Artika Tyner, Professor at University of St. Thomas School of Law, and Ms. Cassandra Georges, Principal of Above and Beyond Dispute Resolution, will share insights and answer your questions about mediation, arbitration and other ADR processes.

Follow this link to see the Paths to ADR Success for Young Lawyers flyer. 


Resources

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for all open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

Featured Job Postings

Manty & Associates, a boutique law firm specializing in litigation, creditors’ rights, collections and bankruptcy and located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is hiring a part-time law clerk (1L or 2L student).  See https://law-stthomas-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php?mode=form&id=66cc4faafb4a3f32e7f98411a1d172e5&s=jobs&ss=jobs for more information.

Feltl and Company, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is hiring a part-time law clerk.  The position will focus on monitoring and enforcing FINRA and SEC rules and standards on a Retail Brokerage business.   See https://law-stthomas-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php?mode=form&id=5d6034269c96f69f466941396b66564e&s=jobs&ss=jobs for additional information.

Volunteer Opportunity

Hearth Connection in St. Paul, Minnesota, is looking to hire a Legal and Social Welfare Research Intern to research issues related to youth/child homelessness.  See https://law-stthomas-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php?mode=form&id=7b4fdc2cee314e9d689ebc89566bfc58&s=jobs&ss=jobs for more information.

Government Employment

Interested in a job with the government?  Here are some great resources for information about positions with the government as well as listings for current openings.  This list is not an exhaustive list.  If you are interested in a specific government agency, stop in our office to discuss your options and available resources.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/index.cfm

https://www.usajobs.gov/

https://www.fbijobs.gov/2.asp

http://www.justice.gov/dea/careers/occupations.shtml

http://www.dhs.gov/careers

http://jobs.irs.gov/

Tips for an Effective Writing Sample

It is widely known that resumes and cover letters are key documents when submitting an application for a job.  Many people overlook, however, the need for having a polished and formal legal writing sample.  You do not need to submit a writing sample unless it is requested.  Nonetheless, you should have one ready to go in case one is requested. 

While a writing sample alone will not get you an interview or a job, a sloppy writing sample is an easy way for an employer to toss your application into the “do not interview / do not hire” pile.  Here are some tips for an effective and appropriate writing sample:

  • A writing sample is a reflection of your writing style and ability.  Therefore, a writing sample must be entirely your own work.  Do not plagiarize.
  • A writing sample should demonstrate your ability to analyze a legal issue.  Many students use the memorandum they drafted during first year.
  • If you select a writing sample originally prepared for an employer, be sure that it does not breach any attorney-client privilege or other confidences.  Obtain permission from your employer to use the sample.  Also, if you redact portions of the writing sample to avoid disclosing any confidential information, be sure to explain the reason for the redaction in a cover sheet.
  • Have your legal writing instructor review your writing sample before submitting it.
  • A writing sample should be 5-10 pages in length.  If you shorten your writing sample, be sure it flows properly and, if necessary, explain the redaction in a cover sheet.
  • PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD
  • Bring multiple copies of your writing sample to any interviews.

NALP Press Release

The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) released its findings related to the overall employment rate for the law school class of 2012.  Although the overall employment rate fell to 84.7% (from 85.6% for 2011), the employment picture is not as bleak as the numbers suggest.  Due to a larger class size, the overall number of jobs obtained by the Class of 2012 was higher than the number of jobs obtained the previous year.  This means that the rate of hiring increased!  Also, there is indication that starting salaries are also on the rise – which is another positive development!  Here is the full press release:  http://www.nalp.org/uploads/PressReleases/Classof2012SelectedFindingsPressRelease_june2013.pdf

And remember, the CPD Office is here to support you throughout your law school career and beyond to help you find the job that best fits you – and to help the overall employment numbers continue to rise.  Stop in to see us!


Riddle of the Week!

Q: What can you catch but not throw?

A: A cold.  

June 17 - June 21, 2013

Upcoming Events

Featured Job Postings

Internships available at the ABA’s Division for Public Services!

Resources

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

LandIt!

ABA Division for Public Services Resources

Deeply discounted—even free—memberships available to UST Law students in the American Bar Association

Things to Leave Off Your Resume

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What always runs but never walks, often murmurs, never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but never eats?


Upcoming Events

Featured Job Postings

SPS Commerce, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is hiring a legal intern to manage the revision and finalization of a Records Retention schedule for the company.  See https://law-stthomas-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php?mode=form&id=e629d5ce3552968ceb816ea07b19d118&s=jobs&ss=jobs for more information.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations Minnesota, the state’s only Muslim civil rights advocacy organization, is hiring a Civil Rights Law Clerk to work in its Minneapolis office.  See https://law-stthomas-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php?mode=form&id=cefcb22d3de70f70b252d10185379394&s=jobs&ss=jobs for additional information.

Internships available at the ABA’s Division for Public Services!

The Commission on Immigration and the Standing Committee on Law and National Security regularly seek clerks and interns to work on national policy issues.  See http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/resources.html for more information.  


Resources

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

Are you interested in a career in public interest?  PSJD, a NALP Initiative, is an excellent resource.  It connects students with public interest job listings and career-building resources.  PSJD is a free resource for law students and alumni of St. Thomas School of Law.  Check it out at http://www.psjd.org.   

LandIt!

Here’s a great job search website available to graduates of many MN colleges and universities, including St. Thomas: http://www.landit.org/

ABA Division for Public Services Resources

The ABA’s Division for Public Services is devoted exclusively to public interest law and has a number of resources available to students who want to work in this field.  Here’s their web portal:http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/public_interest_law.html.  Also check out the podcasts from public interest career presentations at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services.html.

Deeply discounted memberships available to UST Law students in the American Bar Association

The American Bar Association is offering deeply discounted memberships (only $25/year) to the Class of 2014 and 2015. https://apps.americanbar.org/join/lsd_enroll/pm/enrollment.shtml

Things to Leave Off Your Resume

There are several “dos” and “don’ts” when preparing a resume.  In fact, drafting an effective resume is part science, part art.  This article discusses those items that are better left off your resume. http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2013/05/31/things-to-leave-off-resume/  Stop in to the CPD Office and we’ll be happy to review your resume and offer tips on how it can be improved.  


Riddle of the Week!

Q: What always runs but never walks, often murmurs, never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but never eats?

A: A river.  

June 10 - June 14, 2013

Upcoming Events

Get to know the Hennepin County Law Library! 

Resources

LandIt!

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Job Board

How Judicial Clerkships Open Doors

ABA Division for Public Services Resources

Deeply discounted—even free—memberships available to UST Law students in the American Bar Association

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Internships available at the ABA’s Division for Public Services!

MJF Volunteer Opportunity with Briggs & Morgan (2013-2014 Academic Year)

MJF Volunteer Opportunities with Oppenheimer, Wolf & Donnelly (2013-2014 Academic Year)

Upcoming Job Posting Deadlines

Work Study Law Clerk: Self Help Desk - Short-Run Posting ASAP!

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody.


Upcoming Events

Get to know the Hennepin County Law Library! 

The HCBA and the Hennepin County Law Library will again be hosting an orientation program to summer associates with the Law Library and the services it provides. The program, which includes a tour, will be offered on four dates.  There is no charge for participants and there are four dates to choose from:

  • Friday, May 31, at 8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 5, at 8:30 a.m., or
  • Tuesday, June 11 at 8:30 a.m.

Additional information and the reservation form are available at http://hclaw.co.hennepin.mn.us or call Tim Devine at 612-348-2903 to register.

 

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

Internships available at the ABA’s Division for Public Services!

The Commission on Immigration and the Standing Committee on Law and National Security regularly seek  clerks and interns to work on national policy issues.  See http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/resources.html for more information.  

MJF Volunteer Opportunity with Briggs & Morgan (2013-2014 Academic Year)

Assist attorneys with a variety of pro bono matters on a project-by-project basis. In the past, areas of law have included Domestic Abuse, Housing, Immigration, Disability, and Tax. This is a volunteer part-time position (approximately 10 hours per week), and candidates must be law students in the 2013-2014 academic year. The position will begin around September 1, 2013, and continue for the duration of the 2013 - 2014 academic year. This is a competitive position. Resume and cover letter (in Word), which states your volunteer experience, as well as unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts, are required. If you are interested, send these materials to nwalsh@briggs.com Deadline for applying is June 15, 2013.

Please contact Megan Sheppard Volk for more information about this opportunity by email at shep4957@stthomas.edu. For more information about the Pro Bono program at Briggs & Morgan, please see http://www.briggs.com/about/probono.

MJF Volunteer Opportunities with Oppenheimer, Wolf & Donnelly (2013-2014 Academic Year)

Assist attorneys at a large law firm with a variety of litigation and transactional pro bono cases/projects such as representation of nonprofit companies and insolvent companies, equity stripping cases, domestic abuse and foster child cases, death penalty cases, and human rights issues. Work with various attorneys in the firm on a project by project basis. Position will last for the 2013-2014 academic year. This is a competitive position. Resume, unofficial transcript, and cover letter stating why you want to volunteer are required by June 15, 2013. If you are interested, contact UST’s MJF Attorney Megan Sheppard Volk at shep4957@stthomas.edu for information about the application process.


Resources

LandIt!

Here’s a  great job search website available to graduates of many MN colleges and universities, including St. Thomas: http://www.landit.org/

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Job Board

Interested in a job in the non-profit world?  Check out the Job Board at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits: http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/

How Judicial Clerkships Open Doors

Curious about clerkships?  Here’s an excellent article written by a former clerk and published in Minnesota Lawyer’s blog about how clerkships open doors.  http://minnlawyer.com/jdr/2013/05/07/the-value-of-a-clerkship-tips-to-make-the-most-of-the-judicial-clerk-experience/

ABA Division for Public Services Resources

The ABA’s Division for Public Services is devoted exclusively to public interest law and has a number of resources available to students who want to work in this field.  Here’s their web portal: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/public_interest_law.html.  Also check out the podcasts from public interest career presentations at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services.html.

Deeply discounted—even free—memberships available to UST Law students in the American Bar Association

The American Bar Association is offering all St. Thomas University School of Law graduating students a free membership!  Join now at www.ambar.org/ABAgrads

Memberships are also available at a deep discount (only $25/year) to Class of 2014 and 2015. https://apps.americanbar.org/join/lsd_enroll/pm/enrollment.shtml


Upcoming Job Posting Deadlines

Work Study Law Clerk: Self Help Desk (6355) - State of Minnesota - Fourth Judicial District

WORK STUDY ELIGIBILTY REQUIRED (Contact UST Law's Financial Aid office to apply for Work Study)

Law clerk position, 30-40 hrs/week during the summer, to work on implementation of a pilot program involving e-filing Harassment Restraining Orders and Orders for Protection. 

Strong skills in technology and sensitivity to domestic violence issues required.

POSITION TYPE: Work Study, Law Clerk

POSTING DATE:
May 27, 2013

END DATE:
June 12, 2013


Riddle of the Week!

Q: I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody.

A: Pencil lead.  

May 27 - May 31, 2013

Upcoming Events

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference: Register May 15-June 7

Network with Appellate Attorneys

Minnesota Justice Foundation - Estate Planning on Indian Reservations

Get to know the Hennepin County Law Library!  

An Evening of Jazz : Exploration, Journey, Improvisation, Collaboration, Engagement

Great CLE and Networking Opportunities in May!

Resources

LandIt!

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Job Board

How Judicial Clerkships Open Doors

ABA Division for Public Services Resources

Deeply discounted—even free—memberships available to UST Law students in the American Bar Association

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Attention rising 2Ls and 3Ls: ABA’s Division for Public Services’ Public Interest Clerkship Deadline May 31, 2013

Internships available at the ABA’s Division for Public Services!

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship

MJF Volunteer Opportunity with Briggs & Morgan (2013-2014 Academic Year)

MJF Volunteer Opportunities with Oppenheimer, Wolf & Donnelly (2013-2014 Academic Year)

Upcoming Job Posting Deadlines

Work Study Law Clerk: Self Help Desk - Short-Run Posting ASAP!

Legal Clinics Assistant (6209) - Deadline: May 26

Legal Intern (6205) - Deadline: May 26

Intern - Corporate Legal Dept (6181) - Deadline: May 30

Summer Project Clerk (6344) - Deadline: May 31

Law Clerk (6257) - Deadline: May 31

Law Clerk (6237) - Deadline: May 31

Legal Internship (6131) - Deadline: May 31

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody.


Upcoming Events

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference: Register May 15-June 7

Rising 2L and 3L students of color are strongly encouraged to put these dates on the calendar for this opportunity to interview with law firms, corporate legal departments, public interest firms, nonprofits and government agencies.  Event is at UST on August 1-2.  Please visit http://www.diversityinpractice.org/index.asp?pageID=25 for details.

Network with Appellate Attorneys

MSBA’s Appellate Practice Section’s Annual Meeting is on June 4, with a registration deadline on May 29.  The keynote speaker is Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Paul Anderson.  To register: http://www2.mnbar.org/sections/consumer/05-23-13.html.

Minnesota Justice Foundation - Estate Planning on Indian Reservations!

Contact Megan Sheppard Volk at shep4957@stthomas.edu for details about the MN Indian Estate Planning Project. To participate this summer, students will need to attend a mandatory training on May 30th at the University of Minnesota Law School. The training will cover estate planning and health care directive forms, some aspects of admin law as it applies to Bureau of Indian Affairs trust accounts and Land Management Offices. Materials and lunch will be provided. Begins at 10am, will run into the afternoon, wrap up by 4pm. Please bring your laptop. Students will have the opportunity to get clients and sign up for summer trips to the reservation to meet with their clients.  

Get to know the Hennepin County Law Library! 

The HCBA and the Hennepin County Law Library will again be hosting an orientation program to summer associates with the Law Library and the services it provides. The program, which includes a tour, will be offered on four dates.  There is no charge for participants and there are four dates to choose from:

  • Friday, May 31, at 8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 5, at 8:30 a.m., or
  • Tuesday, June 11 at 8:30 a.m.

Additional information and the reservation form are available at http://hclaw.co.hennepin.mn.us or call Tim Devine at 612-348-2903 to register.

An Evening of Jazz : Exploration, Journey, Improvisation, Collaboration, Engagement

The Wilder Foundation’s Neighborhood Leadership Program is hosting an evening of music and discussion about the connections between jazz and leadership.  This is a great opportunity to interact with an interesting cross-section of community members.  Event is free but registration is required.  Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:00 pm – 9:00pm at the Harriet Island Pavilion in Saint Paul.

RSVP: by e-mail:  NLP@wilder.org or call Amanda Oman at 651-280-2452.

Great CLE and Networking Opportunities in May!

Interested in Immigration Law?  The MSBA’s International Business Law Section presents an analysis of the Senate bill currently under review in anticipation of an immigration overhaul.  CLE date May 28, Register by May 23 at http://www.mnbar.org/sections/international-business/05-28-13.html.  Also, the MSBA’s Immigration Law Section is having their annual meeting on June 3.  Register by May 29 at http://www2.mnbar.org/sections/immigration/06-03-13.html.

HCBA is presenting a great opportunity to hear Minnesota Fourth Judicial District’s Chief Judge Peter Cahill on litigation.  CLE date June 12.  For more info, or to register, go to: https://www.hcba.org/Calendar/Signup.aspx?EventNo=4664

 

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

Attention rising 2Ls and 3Ls: ABA’s Division for Public Services’ Public Interest Clerkship Deadline May 31, 2013

This clerkship involves completing a legal research and writing project over the summer on the role of law in serving the public good and presents an opportunity to have your work published.  For more information see http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/resources.html

Internships available at the ABA’s Division for Public Services!

The Commission on Immigration and the Standing Committee on Law and National Security regularly seek  clerks and interns to work on national policy issues.  See http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/resources.html for more information.  

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship

May 31 Deadline: The brand-new Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship is a $2,000.00 grant offered by the firm to a student who is currently attending an ABA accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority group or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.  For information please visit http://www.BuckfireLaw.com and “Apply Now” under Student Scholarships or e-mail Kathryn@BuckfireLaw.com

MJF Volunteer Opportunity with Briggs & Morgan (2013-2014 Academic Year)

Assist attorneys with a variety of pro bono matters on a project-by-project basis. In the past, areas of law have included Domestic Abuse, Housing, Immigration, Disability, and Tax. This is a volunteer part-time position (approximately 10 hours per week), and candidates must be law students in the 2013-2014 academic year. The position will begin around September 1, 2013, and continue for the duration of the 2013 - 2014 academic year. This is a competitive position. Resume and cover letter (in Word), which states your volunteer experience, as well as unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts, are required. If you are interested, send these materials to nwalsh@briggs.com Deadline for applying is June 15, 2013.

Please contact Megan Sheppard Volk for more information about this opportunity by email at shep4957@stthomas.edu. For more information about the Pro Bono program at Briggs & Morgan, please see http://www.briggs.com/about/probono.

MJF Volunteer Opportunities with Oppenheimer, Wolf & Donnelly (2013-2014 Academic Year)

Assist attorneys at a large law firm with a variety of litigation and transactional pro bono cases/projects such as representation of nonprofit companies and insolvent companies, equity stripping cases, domestic abuse and foster child cases, death penalty cases, and human rights issues. Work with various attorneys in the firm on a project by project basis. Position will last for the 2013-2014 academic year. This is a competitive position. Resume, unofficial transcript, and cover letter stating why you want to volunteer are required by June 15, 2013. If you are interested, contact UST’s MJF Attorney Megan Sheppard Volk at shep4957@stthomas.edu for information about the application process.


Resources

LandIt!

Here’s a  great job search website available to graduates of many MN colleges and universities, including St. Thomas: http://www.landit.org/

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Job Board

Interested in a job in the non-profit world?  Check out the Job Board at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits: http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/

How Judicial Clerkships Open Doors

Curious about clerkships?  Here’s an excellent article written by a former clerk and published in Minnesota Lawyer’s blog about how clerkships open doors.  http://minnlawyer.com/jdr/2013/05/07/the-value-of-a-clerkship-tips-to-make-the-most-of-the-judicial-clerk-experience/

ABA Division for Public Services Resources

The ABA’s Division for Public Services is devoted exclusively to public interest law and has a number of resources available to students who want to work in this field.  Here’s their web portal: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/public_interest_law.html.  Also check out the podcasts from public interest career presentations at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services.html.

Deeply discounted—even free—memberships available to UST Law students in the American Bar Association

The American Bar Association is offering all St. Thomas University School of Law graduating students a free membership!  Join now at www.ambar.org/ABAgrads

Memberships are also available at a deep discount (only $25/year) to Class of 2014 and 2015. https://apps.americanbar.org/join/lsd_enroll/pm/enrollment.shtml


Upcoming Job Posting Deadlines

Work Study Law Clerk: Self Help Desk (6355) - State of Minnesota - Fourth Judicial District

WORK STUDY ELIGIBILTY REQUIRED (Contact UST Law's Financial Aid office to apply for Work Study)

Law clerk position, 30-40 hrs/week during the summer, to work on implementation of a pilot program involving e-filing Harassment Restraining Orders and Orders for Protection. 

Strong skills in technology and sensitivity to domestic violence issues required.

POSITION TYPE: Work Study, Law Clerk

POSTING DATE:
May 27, 2013

END DATE:
June 12, 2013

Legal Clinics Assistant (6209) - University of Minnesota Law School

Required/Preferred Qualifications Must Have Summer 2013 Work Study Funds 

- Quick learner who is not afraid to ask questions. 
- Bilingual ? English and Somali. 
- Comfortable speaking face-to-face with others and be able to effectively communicate with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds. 
- Able to work in fast-paced, high-st ... view details

POSITION TYPE: Work Study

POSTING DATE:
April 29, 2013

END DATE:
May 26, 2013


Legal Intern (6205) - Thomson Reuters (Eagan, MN)

West, a Thomson Reuters business, is currently seeking motivated and energetic law students for work on projects within the Content Operations department. Content Operations delivers content from Statutes, Caselaw, Secondary Analytical Law and Legal Textbooks to a wide variety of platforms.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Review and analyze trial court ... view details

POSITION TYPE: Internship Unpaid

POSTING DATE:
April 26, 2013

END DATE:
May 26, 2013


Intern - Corporate Legal Dept (6181) - Universal Hospital Services (Edina, Minnesota)

Universal Hospital Services, Inc. is the leading nationwide provider of medical technology outsourcing and services. UHS's programs provide peak and life cycle equipment management services, biomedical education, training and technical services, and a proprietary software system for management and reporting on medical assets. 

Our Corporate o ... view details

POSITION TYPE: Internship - Paid

POSTING DATE:
April 23, 2013

END DATE:
May 30, 2013


Summer Project Clerk (6344) - Nilan Johnson Lewis, PA. (Minneapolis, MN)

Nilan Johnson Lewis, a distinctive downtown law firm with an innovative, team-based approach to the practice of law, is looking for a full-time Summer Project Clerk for 2013 (June through August) to work on a large recreational product liability file. 

If interested in this opportunity, please submit cover letter, resume, transcript and writi ... view details

POSITION TYPE: Law Clerk

POSTING DATE:
May 22, 2013

END DATE:
May 31, 2013


Law Clerk (6257) - Johnson Law Firm PLLC (Wayzata, MN)

Two attorney Wayzata Trusts and Estates law firm is seeking a law clerk to work 15-20 scheduled hours per week. Tasks include filing, organizing files, drafting correspondence, legal research, drafting legal documents and memorandums and general clerical duties. The job will provide significant professional exposure.

Ideal applicants are team ... view details

POSITION TYPE: Law Clerk

POSTING DATE:
May 07, 2013

END DATE:
May 31, 2013


Law Clerk (6237) - Iverson Law Office, P.L.C. (St. Paul, MN)

Part-time position available for a law student looking to gain experience in civil litigation and personal injury. Duties may include drafting correspondence, research, drafting motions/memoranda, and client contact. Hours are flexible.

view details

POSITION TYPE: Law Clerk

POSTING DATE:
May 01, 2013

END DATE:
May 31, 2013


Legal Internship (6131) - Davis Law Firm (Rochester, MN)

Davis Law Firm, PA is seeking a part-time legal intern for the summer of 2013. This position is unpaid and hours are flexible. The ideal applicant has strong research and writing skills and shows an attention to detail and an ability to work both independently and within a group setting. Law students currently in their first or second years may ... view details

POSITION TYPE: Internship Unpaid

POSTING DATE:
April 10, 2013

END DATE:
May 31, 2013


Riddle of the Week!

Q: I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody.

A: Pencil lead.  

May 13 - May 17, 2013

Upcoming Events

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference: Register May 15-June 7

An Evening of Jazz : Exploration, Journey, Improvisation, Collaboration, Engagement

Great CLE and Networking Opportunities in May!

Resources

How Judicial Clerkships Open Doors

ABA Division for Public Services Resources

Deeply discounted—even free—memberships available to UST Law students in the American Bar Association

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Attention rising 2Ls and 3Ls: ABA’s Division for Public Services’ Public Interest Clerkship Deadline May 31, 2013

Internships available at the ABA’s Division for Public Services!

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship

Upcoming Job Posting Deadlines

Law Clerk (6048) Brockton D. Hunter, P.A.: Deadline May 14

Law Clerk (6147) Tuttle Bergeson Petros

Law Interns - Fall 2013 (6091) United States Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

Law Clerk (6255) Law Office of David L. Shulman

Law Clerk (6169) Kroll Ontrack

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right, and in the middle. But I still hold water. What am I?


Upcoming Events

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference: Register May 15-June 7

Rising 2L and 3L students of color are strongly encouraged to put these dates on the calendar for this opportunity to interview with law firms, corporate legal departments, public interest firms, nonprofits and government agencies.  Event is at UST on August 1-2.  Please visit http://www.diversityinpractice.org/index.asp?pageID=25 for details.

An Evening of Jazz : Exploration, Journey, Improvisation, Collaboration, Engagement

The Wilder Foundation’s Neighborhood Leadership Program is hosting an evening of music and discussion about the connections between jazz and leadership.  This is a great opportunity to interact with an interesting cross-section of community members.  Event is free but registration is required.  Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:00 pm – 9:00pm at the Harriet Island Pavilion in Saint Paul.

RSVP: by e-mail:  NLP@wilder.org or call Amanda Oman at 651-280-2452.

Great CLE and Networking Opportunities in May!

HCBA holds monthly New Lawyer meetings!  The next lunch is on May 15.  Contact Contact Joy Hamilton at joy@hcba.org or 612-752-6614, with questions or to RSVP.

The MSBA is hosting a Law and Literature CLE on Stuart Massad’s short story, “Change.”  These are very popular CLEs and usually fill to capacity.  CLE date: May 16.  RSVP by May 13 at http://www2.mnbar.org/sections/employee-benefits/05-16-13.html.  Free to law students! 

UST’s own Professor Berg is presenting on a panel for the MSBA CLE “Religious Expression in Public and Government Spaces.”  CLE date May 17.  Register by May 13 at http://www.mnbar.org/sections/public-law/05-17-13.html

Is a Bankruptcy practice in your future?  RCBA is offering an overview of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, perfect for beginners.  CLE Date May 15.  To register and for more info: https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=RCBA&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=2feaf4c2-6baf-42cc-b302-8cb133464711

Ramsey County Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Diversity Committee CLE on May 21 features UST Law Alum Elizabeth Stawicki (Class of 2008).  For more information on this great networking event, visit http://www.ramseybar.org/

HCBA is hosting a Consumer Law CLE about inaccuracies in credit reports.  CLE date May 15.  For more info and to register: https://www.hcba.org/Calendar/Signup.aspx?EventNo=4624

HCBA’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon will take place at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Minneapolis on May 17.  Interested in attending this excellent networking opportunity?  Contact Joy Hamilton at joy@hcba.org or 612.752.6614. 

Interested in Immigration Law?  The MSBA’s International Business Law Section presents an analysis of the Senate bill currently under review in anticipation of an immigration overhaul.  CLE date May 28, Register by May 23 at http://www.mnbar.org/sections/international-business/05-28-13.html.  Also, the MSBA’s Immigration Law Section is having their annual meeting on June 3.  Register by May 29 at http://www2.mnbar.org/sections/immigration/06-03-13.html.

 

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Don’t forget to check Symplicity regularly for open positions!  Jobs, internships, clerkships and other opportunities are frequently posted and fill quickly!

Attention rising 2Ls and 3Ls: ABA’s Division for Public Services’ Public Interest Clerkship Deadline May 31, 2013

This clerkship involves completing a legal research and writing project over the summer on the role of law in serving the public good and presents an opportunity to have your work published.  For more information see http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/resources.html

Internships available at the ABA’s Division for Public Services!

The Commission on Immigration and the Standing Committee on Law and National Security regularly seek  clerks and interns to work on national policy issues.  See http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/resources.html for more information.  

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship

May 31 Deadline: The brand-new Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship is a $2,000.00 grant offered by the firm to a student who is currently attending an ABA accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority group or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.  For information please visit http://www.BuckfireLaw.com and “Apply Now” under Student Scholarships or e-mail Kathryn@BuckfireLaw.com


Resources

How Judicial Clerkships Open Doors

Curious about clerkships?  Here’s an excellent article written by a former clerk and published in Minnesota Lawyer’s blog about how clerkships open doors.  http://minnlawyer.com/jdr/2013/05/07/the-value-of-a-clerkship-tips-to-make-the-most-of-the-judicial-clerk-experience/

ABA Division for Public Services Resources

The ABA’s Division for Public Services is devoted exclusively to public interest law and has a number of resources available to students who want to work in this field.  Here’s their web portal: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/public_interest_law.html.  Also check out the podcasts from public interest career presentations at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services.html.

Deeply discounted—even free—memberships available to UST Law students in the American Bar Association

The American Bar Association is offering all St. Thomas University School of Law graduating students a free membership!  Join now at www.ambar.org/ABAgrads

Memberships are also available at a deep discount (only $25/year) to Class of 2014 and 2015. https://apps.americanbar.org/join/lsd_enroll/pm/enrollment.shtml


Upcoming Job Posting Deadlines

Law Clerk (6048)

Brockton D. Hunter, P.A. (Minneapolis, MN)

The Law Office of Brockton D. Hunter, P.A. is a criminal defense and family law firm providing very personalized service to their clients, seeking motivated and independent law clerks interested in criminal defense and family law with an eye toward veterans advocacy. In addition to standard legal representation, the firm has earned national rec ... view details

POSITION TYPE:
Law Clerk

POSTING DATE:
March 13, 2013

END DATE:
May 14, 2013

Law Clerk (6147)

Tuttle Bergeson Petros (Shakopee, MN)

Family law and criminal defense firm in Shakopee is seeking a part-time law clerk position. Ideal candidate will be third-year law student. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
* Conduct legal research projects
* Draft memoranda
* Review and draft documents as well as correspondence and agreements
* Condu ... view details

POSITION TYPE:
Law Clerk

POSTING DATE:
April 15, 2013

END DATE:
May 15, 2013

Law Interns - Fall 2013 (6091)

United States Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

The USAO for the District of Minnesota seeks part-time, volunteer law interns to join us to support the missions of both the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the Office. The Criminal Division of the Office is comprised of three sections: Narcotics, Economic Crimes, and Major Crimes. It is responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes committed i ...view details

POSITION TYPE:
Internship Unpaid

POSTING DATE:
April 01, 2013

END DATE:
May 15, 2013

Law Clerk (6250)

Osterbauer Law Firm (Minneapolis, MN)

Minneapolis law firm seeking law clerk.

Clerk's duties include, but are not limited to: drafting letters and litigation documents; answering client questions; responding to correspondence; and preparing files for trial, arbitration, and mediation.

This position provides students with the opportunity to attend depositions, trials, arbitrati ... view details

POSITION TYPE:
Law Clerk

POSTING DATE:
May 02, 2013

END DATE:
May 16, 2013

Law Clerk (6255)

Law Office of David L. Shulman (Minneapolis, MN)

We are seeking a law student to fill a part-time law clerk position. The position involves handling a wide variety of tasks, involving drafting letters, calls with actual and potential clients, research, filing, and attending court proceedings. 

The position will require 10-20 hours per week and will continue through the school year.

POSITION TYPE:
Law Clerk

POSTING DATE:
May 06, 2013

END DATE:
May 20, 2013

Law Clerk (6169)

Kroll Ontrack (Eden Prairie, Minnesota)

Description

We currently have an opportunity for a part time, temporary position as a Law Clerk. We would expect the position to begin immediately, working between 20 hours per week for the summer, with the possibility of extending into the fall. The ideal candidate will have an interest in a non-traditional legal career.

Responsibiliti ... view details

POSITION TYPE:
Summer Associate

POSTING DATE:
April 22, 2013

END DATE:
May 22, 2013


Riddle of the Week!

Q: I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right, and in the middle. But I still hold water. What am I?

A: A sponge.  

Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Every day, Symplicity is updated with job postings, fellowships, scholarships, clerkships, internships and other positions.  Here are some positinos with upcoming deadlines:

Summer Law Clerk (6133)
Aronson & Associates, PA

Aronson & Associates, P.A., has an opening for a paid summer law clerk position to begin in June, 2013. The firm is seeking applicants with strong academic credentials and a passion for immigration law to help with a wide range of projects at the firm. 

Aronson & Associates, P.A. is the oldest and largest immigration law firm in this part of ... view details

POSITION TYPE:
Law Clerk

POSTING DATE:
April 11, 2013

END DATE:
May 10, 2013

Law Clerk (6048)
Brockton D. Hunter, P.A. (Minneapolis, MN)

The Law Office of Brockton D. Hunter, P.A. is a criminal defense and family law firm providing very personalized service to their clients, seeking motivated and independent law clerks interested in criminal defense and family law with an eye toward veterans advocacy. In addition to standard legal representation, the firm has earned national rec ... view details

POSITION TYPE: Law Clerk

POSTING DATE:
March 13, 2013

END DATE:
May 14, 2013

Law Clerk (6147)
Tuttle Bergeson Petros (Shakopee, MN)

Family law and criminal defense firm in Shakopee is seeking a part-time law clerk position. Ideal candidate will be third-year law student. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
* Conduct legal research projects
* Draft memoranda
* Review and draft documents as well as correspondence and agreements
* Condu ... view details

POSITION TYPE:
Law Clerk

POSTING DATE:
April 15, 2013

END DATE:
May 15, 2013

Law Interns - Fall 2013 (6091)
United States Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

The USAO for the District of Minnesota seeks part-time, volunteer law interns to join us to support the missions of both the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the Office. The Criminal Division of the Office is comprised of three sections: Narcotics, Economic Crimes, and Major Crimes. It is responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes committed i ...view details

POSITION TYPE:
Internship Unpaid

POSTING DATE:
April 01, 2013

END DATE:
May 15, 2013

These positions fill and close quickly!  Public Defender positions in outstate Minnesota, judicial clerkships, law clerk positions and more have all been added in just the last week.  Please visit Symplicity for our complete listings.  

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship

May 31 Deadline: The brand-new Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship is a $2,000.00 grant offered by the firm to a student who is currently attending an ABA accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority group or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.  For information please visit http://www.BuckfireLaw.com and “Apply Now” under Student Scholarships or e-mail Kathryn@BuckfireLaw.com


Upcoming Events

Deeply discounted—even free—memberships available to UST Law students in the American Bar Association

The American Bar Association is offering all St. Thomas University School of Law graduating students a free membership!  Join now at www.ambar.org/ABAgrads

Memberships are also available at a deep discount (only $25/year) to Class of 2014 and 2015. https://apps.americanbar.org/join/lsd_enroll/pm/enrollment.shtml

Great CLE and Networking Opportunities in May!

HCBA holds monthly New Lawyer meetings!  The next lunch is on May 15.  Contact Contact Joy Hamilton at joy@hcba.org, 612-752-6614, with questions or to RSVP.

Learn about common situations that ensnare lawyers in malpractice claims and/or ethical complaints!  RCBA event, May 10.  Free to law students.  For more information: https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=RCBA&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=07e42b78-4d73-4727-9f8c-9c63d06fa487

Join HCBA for an analysis of professional responsibility issues that arise in defending attorneys and firms against ethics complaints.  CLE date May 10.  To register and for more info: https://www.hcba.org/Calendar/Signup.aspx?EventNo=4609

Attention Real Estate lawyers-to-be:  RCBA is hosting a CLE on the nuances of the purchase agreement.  CLE date May 14.  Most RCBA events are free to law students.  For more information: https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=RCBA&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=07e42b78-4d73-4727-9f8c-9c63d06fa487

Is a Bankruptcy practice in your future?  RCBA is offering an overview of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, perfect for beginners.  CLE Date May 15.  To register and for more info: https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=RCBA&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=2feaf4c2-6baf-42cc-b302-8cb133464711

Ramsey County Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Diversity Committee CLE on May 21 features UST Law Alum Elizabeth Stawicki (Class of 2008).  For more information on this great networking event, visit http://www.ramseybar.org/

HCBA is hosting a Consumer Law CLE about inaccuracies in credit reports.  CLE date May 15.  For more info and to register: https://www.hcba.org/Calendar/Signup.aspx?EventNo=4624

HCBA’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon will take place at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Minneapolis on May 17.  Interested in attending this excellent networking opportunity?  Contact Joy Hamilton at joy@hcba.org or 612.752.6614. 

April 29 - May 3, 2013

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Murnane Brandt seeks a Law Clerk - Deadline: April 29

Minnesota Attorney General's Office Law Clerk - Deadline: April 30

The Minnesota Department of Human Services Legal Externship Program - Deadline: April 30

Summer Law Clerk: Becker County Attorney’s Office in Detroit Lakes, MN - Deadline: May 1

American Association for Justice Scholarships - Deadlines: May 1

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship - Deadline: May 30

Upcoming Events

Discounted—even free—memberships available to UST Law students in the American Bar Association

Great Networking Opportunities in May

News and Announcements

Check Symplicity regularly for new work study (and other) positions!

To Share or Not To Share?!

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: I run over fields and woods all day. Under the bed at night I sit not alone. My tongue hangs out, up and to the rear, awaiting to be filled in the morning. What am I?


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Below are a few of the job postings, fellowships, scholarships, clerkships and internships available in Symplicity.  Please visit Symplicity for our complete listings.  

Murnane Brandt seeks a Law Clerk

Legal research and writing for 30 lawyer St. Paul firm practicing in complex civil litigation and general business. Please visit Symplicity to apply! Applications will be accepted until April 29, 2013.

Minnesota Attorney General's Office Law Clerk

The Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson encourages first and second year law school students to apply for appointment as a law clerk in the Office. For more information and to apply see job posting #6021 in SymplicityDeadline is Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services Legal Externship Program

The Minnesota Department of Human ServicesLegal Externship Program provides valuable, challenging and rewarding professional opportunities for law school students. Externs are assigned to a variety of departments and projects that will provide them with significant legal, professional and practical experiences. For more imformation and to apply see job posting #6053 in SymplicityDeadline is rolling, but the job expires in Symplicity on April 30, 2013

Summer Law Clerk: Becker County Attorney’s Office in Detroit Lakes, MN

The Becker County Attorney’s Office in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, is hiring 1-2 summer law clerks. The positions are unpaid, but the hours are flexible. Daily responsibilities include preparation of motions, response to motions, appellate briefs and a myriad of other research projects.  For more imformation and to apply see job posting #6051 in SymplicityApplicants are encouraged to send their resume, cover letter, writing sample and most recent transcript, postmarked no later than May 1, 2013.

American Association for Justice Scholarships: May 1 Deadlines rapidly approaching!

The AAJ has multiple scholarships available this year. Below is a summary of each scholarship.  Follow this link for more information about individual scholarships:http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/1737.htm

Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship

The Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship, with an award amount of $3,000, is open to Law Student Members who are entering their second or third year of law school, or have the equivalent of one year to complete. 

The Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship

AAJ's Minority Caucus awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school.   

Trial Advocacy Scholarship

Open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school, this $2,500 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.     

Leesfield Scholarship

Sponsored by AAJ and AAJ member Ira Leesfield, this scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. Available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.     

Mike Eidson Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship

May 31 Deadline: The brand-new Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship is a $2,000.00 grant offered by the firm to a student who is currently attending an ABA accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority group or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.  For information please visit http://www.BuckfireLaw.com and “Apply Now” under Student Scholarships or e-mail Kathryn@BuckfireLaw.com.


Upcoming Events

Deeply discounted—even free—memberships available to UST Law students in the American Bar Association

The American Bar Association is offering all St. Thomas University School of Law graduating students a free membership!  Join now at www.ambar.org/ABAgrads

Memberships are also available at a deep discount (only $25/year) to Class of 2014 and 2015. https://apps.americanbar.org/join/lsd_enroll/pm/enrollment.shtml

Great CLE and Networking Opportunities in May!

New Lawyers (and law students!) RCBA Happy Hours are held the first Thursday of every month.  On May 2, it’ll be at FACES in St. Paul.  All are welcome, no need to RSVP.  More info: http://www.ramseybar.org/newlawyers.html

HCBA’s Environmental Law section is hosting a CLE on Frac Sand Mining in Minnesota. CLE date May 1.  RSVP and more info at: https://www.hcba.org/Calendar/Signup.aspx?EventNo=4606

Interested in ADR? The MSBA’s New Lawyer’s Section is offering a free CLE introducing ADR Rule 114 and will address the benefits and potential disadvantages of “classis” mediation, evaluative mediation, early neutral evaluation, moderated settlement proceedings and arbitration.  CLE date Thursday, May 9. Register by May 7. For more info: http://www.mnbar.org/sections/new-lawyers/2012-13%20Meeting%20Notices/05-09-13.html

Plan to practice in Patent Law?  MSBA is hosting a free CLE to advise you of recent changes in this field.  CLE date May 9, Register by May 6.  For more info and to register:  http://www2.mnbar.org/sections/corp-counsel/05-09-13.html

Interested in Family Law?  HCBA’s May 8 CLE will give you an insider perspective on motion practice.  To register and for more info: https://www.hcba.org/Calendar/Signup.aspx?EventNo=4622

Join HCBA for an analysis of professional responsibility issues that arise in defending attorneys and firms against ethics complaints.  CLE date May 10.  To register and for more info: https://www.hcba.org/Calendar/Signup.aspx?EventNo=4609

Ramsey County Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Diversity Committee CLE on May 21 features UST Law Alum Elizabeth Stawicki (Class of 2008).  For more information on this great networking event, visit http://www.ramseybar.org/

 

News and Announcements

Check Symplicity regularly for new work study (and other) positions!

Work Study is an excellent way for eligible students to engage in paid work with qualifying employers.  There’s still time to make Work Study arrangements for a summer position.  The first step is to file your FAFSA and make an appointment with Financial Aid to determine your eligibility.  CPD counselors can then help you with determining which employment will qualify.

To Share or Not To Share?!

Check out this great article in St. Thomas’s B.Magazine on using social media carefully! http://www.stthomas.edu/news/2013/04/23/to-share-or-not-to-share/


Riddle of the Week!

Q: I run over fields and woods all day. Under the bed at night I sit not alone. My tongue hangs out, up and to the rear, awaiting to be filled in the morning. What am I?

A: A shoe.  

April 22 - April 26, 2013

Upcoming Events

Discounted—even free—memberships available to UST Law students in the American Bar Association

Great Networking Opportunities in April

News and Announcements

Check Symplicity regularly for new work study (and other) positions!

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Law Clerk with Dudley & Smith - Deadline: April 22

Murnane Brandt seeks a Law Clerk - Deadline: April 29

Minnesota Attorney General's Office Law Clerk - Deadline: April 30

American Association for Justice Scholarships - Deadlines: May 1

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship - Deadline: May 30

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What has four legs and one foot?


Upcoming Events

Deeply discounted—even free—memberships available to UST Law students in the American Bar Association

The American Bar Association is offering all St. Thomas University School of Law graduating students a free membership!  Join now at www.ambar.org/ABAgrads

Memberships are also available at a deep discount (only $25/year) to Class of 2014 and 2015.  https://apps.americanbar.org/join/lsd_enroll/pm/enrollment.shtml

Great CLE and Networking Opportunities in April!

Are you interested in Native American Law?  The MN American Indian Bar Association hosts a great conference every year featuring national authorities on emergent issues affecting Indian Nations.  This year’s conference is Friday, June 7, at Grand Casino Hinckley.  Free to law students as space is available (be sure to check the ‘discounts’ link on the tuition page).  For more info: http://www.minncle.org/seminardetail.aspx?ID=102111301

Interested in Estates and Trusts? MSBA’s CLE “Drafting your First Will and Trust” will walk you through the process in a hands-on seminar!  All MinnCLE events are free to law students as space permits, so this is an outstanding opportunity not only for learning about this practice area but also networking and, potentially, bar prep!  CLE date April 23, with registration the same day.  For more info: http://www.minncle.org/seminardetail.aspx?ID=101551301

Think you might open your own shop after graduation? Learn about some of the nuts and bolts of solo practice and meet other solo practice lawyers at a Ramsey County Bar Association CLE on the morning of April 25.  Register immediately prior to the event.  For more info: https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=RCBA&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=a215ff51-7112-4fab-a25f-b1601de6a221

Join the Family Law section of the RCBA for a discussion of coercion, control and financial abuse in marriage and dissolutions. Register right before the CLE on April 24.  More information at: https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=RCBA&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=3d6dcdf1-8bfe-4b04-9d6b-6e899961b26a

RCBA is holding a CLE on representing closely-held businesses in Employment Law matters.  CLE date April 26, same-day registration.  For more info: https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=RCBA&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=a1cf39ec-cc0b-44d0-8e9c-e94495fdb03e

MSBA offers a CLE on working with clients who have limited English proficiency and specifically will address issues that arise with interpreters.  Deadline to register: April 28.  CLE date: May 1.  For more info and to register: http://www2.mnbar.org/sections/practice-mgmt-marketing/05-01-13.html

New Lawyers (and law students!) RCBA Happy Hour are held the first Thursday of every month.  On May 2, it’ll be at FACES in St. Paul.  All are welcome, no need to RSVP.  More info: http://www.ramseybar.org/newlawyers.html

HCBA’s Environmental Law section is hosting a CLE on Frac Sand Mining in Minnesota.  CLE date May 1.  RSVP and more info at: https://www.hcba.org/Calendar/Signup.aspx?EventNo=4606


News and Announcements

Check Symplicity regularly for new work study (and other) positions!

Work Study is an excellent way for eligible students to engage in paid work with qualifying employers.  There’s still time to make Work Study arrangements for a summer position.  The first step is to file your FAFSA and make an appointment with Financial Aid to determine your eligibility.  CPD counselors can then help you with determining which employment will qualify.


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Law Clerk with Dudley & Smith

Law Clerk position working with the attorneys of Dudley & Smith, a nine-attorney firm in St. Paul.  Pracitce areas include: Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Business Law, Family Law, Estate Planning / Probate, Debt Collection, Real Estate, Environmental, and Workers Compensation.  For more information see job posting #6149 in Symplicity.  Deadline is Tuesday, April 22!

Murnane Brandt seeks a Law Clerk

Legal research and writing for 30 lawyer St. Paul firm practicing in complex civil litigation and general business. Please visit Symplicity to apply! Applications will be accepted until April 29, 2013.

Minnesota Attorney General's Office Law Clerk

The Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson encourages first and second year law school students to apply for appointment as a law clerk in the Office. For more information and to apply see job posting #6021 in SymplicityDeadline is Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

American Association for Justice Scholarships: May 1 Deadlines rapidly approaching!

The AAJ has multiple scholarships available this year. Below is a summary of each scholarship.  Follow this link for more information about individual scholarships: http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/1737.htm

Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship

The Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship, with an award amount of $3,000, is open to Law Student Members who are entering their second or third year of law school, or have the equivalent of one year to complete. 

The Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship

AAJ's Minority Caucus awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school.   

Trial Advocacy Scholarship

Open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school, this $2,500 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.     

Leesfield Scholarship

Sponsored by AAJ and AAJ member Ira Leesfield, this scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. Available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.     

Mike Eidson Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship

May 31 Deadline: The brand-new Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2013 Law School Diversity Scholarship is a $2,000.00 grant offered by the firm to a student who is currently attending an ABA accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority group or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.  For information please visit http://www.BuckfireLaw.com and “Apply Now” under Student Scholarships or e-mail Kathryn@BuckfireLaw.com.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: What has four legs and one foot?

A: A bed.  

April 8 - April 12, 2013

Upcoming Events

OCI Boot Camp is fast approaching!

Federal Clerkship Information Sessions

Clerking at All Levels of the Minnesota Judiciary: How to Get and Succeed in a Judicial Clerkship

Deadline Extended!  Curious about Intellectual Property Law? This event is for you!

Interested in Business Law?  Here is a great opportunity to learn more

Great CLE Opportunities in April

News and Announcements

Decrease your loan burden while getting paid to work!

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

All Employment Opportunities for 1Ls, 2Ls, & 3Ls

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps

Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights

American Association for Justice Scholarships

Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship

The Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship

Trial Advocacy Scholarship

Leesfield Scholarship

Mike Eidson Scholarship

Murnane Brandt seeks a Law Clerk

Part Time Legal Writing Position

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: My tines be long, My tines be short, My tines end ere, My first report. What am I?


Upcoming Events

OCI Boot Camp is fast approaching!

On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) Bootcamp Training is coming up on April 16 and April 17 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. If you are interested in the OCI process you will need to attend this workshop. Students interested in OCI from Section A will need to RSVP for Wednesday, April 17 and students from Section B will need to RSVP for Tuesday, April 16.

Federal Clerkship Information Sessions

Clerking with a federal judge is one of the best ways to start your legal career regardless of what type of law you want to practice. Join CPD & Professor Berg for a presentation on federal clerkships on April 16 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in MSL 244. Please RSVP in Symplicity ASAP!

Clerking at All Levels of the Minnesota Judiciary: How to Get and Succeed in a Judicial Clerkship

A Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, a Minnesota Appellate Judge and a Minnesota District Court Judge will be on-camus for a lunchtime program about clerking at all levels of the Minnesota courts. You'll learn what it is like to clerk, how you can apply, and what the courts look for in applicants. Join us for this great event on April 18th from 12:30-1:30p.m. - Lunch will be provided for students that RSVP and attend!

Deadline Extended!  Curious about Intellectual Property Law? This event is for you!

Patterson Thuente IP is offering future IP attorneys the chance to hone their interview skills and resumes. Join us for a casual dinner and some friendly advice! You will have the opportunity to work with Patterson Thuente attorneys for one-on-one mock interviews and resume reviews, and it’s a great networking opportunity as well!

Where: Patterson Theuente IP, 80 S 8th St # 4800, Minneapolis, MN 55402

When: Wednesday April 17th.  5:00 p.m. - Welcome, Interviews and resume review, 6:30 p.m. -  Casual dinner and networking

Please RSVP by Friday, April 12 to Pat Girod: girod@ptslaw.com or call 612.349.3002.

Interested in Business Law?  Here is a great opportunity to learn more:

"The Practical Realities of Practicing Closely Held Business Law: What You Didn't Learn in Law School"

The MSBA's New Lawyers Section Presents this free CLE providing an introduction to the practical issues that arise with small business clients. Learn the most common legal issues and questions raised by business owners and how to address them. This CLE will also teach you how to avoid common mistakes made by new business attorneys and provide best practices for ethical client representation. The speakers have nearly 40 years of combined experience representing small businesses in Minnesota.

Deadline to register: April 9, 2013; CLE: April 11, 2013. 

http://mnbar.org/sections/new-lawyers/2012-13%20Meeting%20Notices/04-11-13.html

Great CLE Opportunities in April

Learn about the ethical risks that arise in representing clients and how to limit your exposure.  HCBA event.  CLE date: April 12, 2013.  For more information and to register:  https://www.hcba.org/Calendar/Signup.aspx?EventNo=4593

Interested in Business and Securities Law?  Find out about the industry standards for essential training for lawyers just entering practice.  CLE date: April 16, 2013.  HCBA event.  Register and get more information at https://www.hcba.org/Calendar/Signup.aspx?EventNo=4577

Are you pursuing a practice in Property or Real Estate?  Learn how real estate attorneys develop their practices.  HCBA Event on April 11, 2013.  Get more information and register here:  https://www.hcba.org/Calendar/Signup.aspx?EventNo=4599


News and Announcements

Decrease your loan burden while getting paid to work!

Work Study is an excellent way for eligible students to engage in paid work with qualifying employers.  There’s still time to make Work Study arrangements for a summer position.  The first step is to file your FAFSA and make an appointment with Financial Aid to determine your eligibility.  CPD counselors can then help you with determining which employment will qualify.


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps

Law students who become Equal Justice Works Summer Corps members receive a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for providing 300 hours of direct legal service to low-income individuals.  Interested students may apply to Equal Justice Works directly for funding through their online application by Wednesday, April 10, 2013. More information about the program can be found on the Equal Justice Works website.  Contact Dan in the CPD office atdaniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu if you have any questions.

Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights

Lambda Legal is proud to announce the newly expanded Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights. The fellowship constitutes one of Lambda Legal’s efforts to increase the diversity of attorneys within the LGBT movement. Through the Garner Fellowship, we seek to encourage and mentor law students dedicated to LGBT issues within African-American communities to become engaged in civil rights work on behalf of LGBT individuals and people living with HIV. For more information, please see the posting in Symplicity. No deadline has been given for application, so apply ASAP!

American Association for Justice Scholarships

The AAJ has multiple scholarships available this year. Below are summaries, please see this website for more information: http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/1737.htm

Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship

The Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship, with an award amount of $3,000, is open to Law Student Members who are entering their second or third year of law school, or have the equivalent of one year to complete. 

The Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship

AAJ's Minority Caucus awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school.   

Trial Advocacy Scholarship

Open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school, this $2,500 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.     

Leesfield Scholarship

Sponsored by AAJ and AAJ member Ira Leesfield, this scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. Available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.     

Mike Eidson Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

Murnane Brandt seeks a Law Clerk

Legal research and writing for 30 lawyer St. Paul firm practicing in complex civil litigation and general business. Please visit Symplicity to apply! Applications will be accepted until April 29, 2013.

Part Time Legal Writing Position

National alternative dispute resolution organization seeks to hire a law student (2L and/or 1L in second semester) to assist in legal writing projects. The position requires a minimum of 15-20 hours/week, and is available immediately. Full-time summer employment may also be available. For application details, please see Symplicity. Deadline to apply is May 17, 2013.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: My tines be long, My tines be short, My tines end ere, My first report. What am I?

A: Lightening. 

April 2 - April 5, 2013

Upcoming Events

 

Networking Opportunity Alert!  Deadline to register April 2, 2013!

Interested in Business Law?  Here are two great opportunities to learn more

 

Curious about Intellectual Property Law? This event is for you!

News and Announcements

 

UST Law MJF PILF Grant application: due April 8!

Decrease your loan burden while getting paid to work!

 

 

 

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

 

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps

Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights

American Association for Justice Scholarships

Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship          

The Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship 

Trial Advocacy Scholarship

Leesfield Scholarship          

Mike Eidson Scholarship

Murnane Brandt seeks a Law Clerk

Part Time Legal Writing Position

 

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: I went into the woods and got it. I sat down to seek it. I brought it home with me because I couldn't find it. What is it?


Upcoming Events

Networking Opportunity Alert!  Deadline to register April 2, 2013!

A great networking opportunity for new lawyers and lawyers-to-be: the MSBA's New Lawyers Section Presents the "Young Lawyers Leadership Conference" followed by the Annual Tri-bar Social hosted by MSBA/HCBA/RCBA. For more information see the HCBA website: http://www.mnbar.org/sections/new-lawyers/04-05-13.html

Register by April 2, 2013.  Event is on April 5, 2013.

Interested in Business Law?  Here are two great opportunities to learn more:

The MSBA's Business Law Section, The Corporate Institute, University of Minnesota Law School Business Law Institute, Hamline University Law School, University of St. Thomas School of Law Center for Law and Business, and William Mitchell College of Law join together to present Exploring Careers in Business Law (a CLE) and Law Student Reception

Deadline to register: April 5, 2013;  CLE and Reception: April 10, 2013

http://www2.mnbar.org/sections/business-law/04-10-13.html

"The Practical Realities of Practicing Closely Held Business Law: What You Didn't Learn in Law School"

The MSBA's New Lawyers Section Presents this free CLE providing an introduction to the practical issues that arise with small business clients. Learn the most common legal issues and questions raised by business owners and how to address them. This CLE will also teach you how to avoid common mistakes made by new business attorneys and provide best practices for ethical client representation. The speakers have nearly 40 years of combined experience representing small businesses in Minnesota.

Deadline to register: April 9, 2013; CLE: April 11, 2013. 

http://mnbar.org/sections/new-lawyers/2012-13%20Meeting%20Notices/04-11-13.html

Curious about Intellectual Property Law? This event is for you!

Patterson Thuente IP is offering future IP attorneys the chance to hone their interview skills and resumes. Join us for a casual dinner and some friendly advice! You will have the opportunity to work with Patterson Thuente attorneys for one-on-one mock interviews and resume reviews, and it’s a great networking opportunity as well!

Where: Patterson Theuente IP, 80 S 8th St # 4800, Minneapolis, MN 55402

When: Wednesday April 17th.  5:00 p.m. - Welcome, Interviews and resume review, 6:30 p.m. -  Casual dinner and networking

Please RSVP by Friday, April 5 to Pat Girod: girod@ptslaw.com or call 612.349.3002.


News and Announcements

UST Law MJF PILF Grant application: due April 8!

This summer UST Law & MJF will once again offer summer grants to students working in public interest positions. Three $4000 summer grants for 40 hours of work for 10 weeks at a public interest organization or government office. The application requires the following by Monday, April 8, 3:00 pm to be turned in via Symplicity. Complete program information may be found on Symplicity

Decrease your loan burden while getting paid to work!

Work Study is an excellent way for eligible students to engage in paid work with qualifying employers.  There’s still time to make Work Study arrangements for a summer position.  The first step is to file your FAFSA and make an appointment with Financial Aid to determine your eligibility.  CPD counselors can then help you with determining which employment will qualify.


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps

Law students who become Equal Justice Works Summer Corps members receive a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for providing 300 hours of direct legal service to low-income individuals.  Interested students may apply to Equal Justice Works directly for funding through theironline application by Wednesday, April 10, 2013. More information about the program can be found on the Equal Justice Works website.  Contact Dan in the CPD office atdaniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu if you have any questions.

Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights

Lambda Legal is proud to announce the newly expanded Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights. The fellowship constitutes one of Lambda Legal’s efforts to increase the diversity of attorneys within the LGBT movement. Through the Garner Fellowship, we seek to encourage and mentor law students dedicated to LGBT issues within African-American communities to become engaged in civil rights work on behalf of LGBT individuals and people living with HIV. For more information, please see the posting in Symplicity. No deadline has been given for application, so apply ASAP!

American Association for Justice Scholarships

The AAJ has multiple scholarships available this year. Below are summaries, please see this website for more information: http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/1737.htm

Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship         

The Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship, with an award amount of $3,000, is open to Law Student Members who are entering their second or third year of law school, or have the equivalent of one year to complete. 

The Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship       

AAJ's Minority Caucus awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school.   

Trial Advocacy Scholarship      

Open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school, this $2,500 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.     

Leesfield Scholarship     

Sponsored by AAJ and AAJ member Ira Leesfield, this scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. Available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.     

Mike Eidson Scholarship     

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

 

Murnane Brandt seeks a Law Clerk

Legal research and writing for 30 lawyer St. Paul firm practicing in complex civil litigation and general business. Please visit Symplicity to apply! Applications will be accepted until April 29, 2013.

Part Time Legal Writing Position

National alternative dispute resolution organization seeks to hire a law student (2L and/or 1L in second semester) to assist in legal writing projects. The position requires a minimum of 15-20 hours/week, and is available immediately. Full-time summer employment may also be available. For application details, please see Symplicity. Deadline to apply is May 17, 2013.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: I went into the woods and got it. I sat down to seek it. I brought it home with me because I couldn't find it. What is it?

A: A splinter. 

March 25 - March 29, 2013

Upcoming Events

Getting to know Elder Law

Interested in Intellectual Property Law? This event is for you!

Barista Review

News and Announcements

UST Law MJF PILF Grant application: due April 8!

Consider Work Study!

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps

Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights

Murnane Brandt seeks a Law Clerk

Part Time Legal Writing Position

Deadline Approaching! - Zelle Hofmann Diversity In Law Scholarship

All Job Openings for Current Students

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: I went into the woods and got it. I sat down to seek it. I brought it home with me because I couldn't find it. What is it?


Upcoming Events

Getting to know Elder Law

CLE in Elder Law: deadline to register March 25, 2013. Join the Student Committee of the MSBA's Elder Law Section for light appetizers and drinks while you network with local elder law attorneys followed by a panel discussion. Don’t miss the chance to win one of two Elder Law Handbooks! More information at: http://www2.mnbar.org/sections/elder-law/12-13%20Notices/3-14-13/3-14-13.html

Date:   Thursday, March 28, 2013

Time:    5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location:   Ramada Inn Bloomington (formerly "The Thunderbird") 2300 E. American Blvd., Bloomington, MN

Interested in Intellectual Property Law? This event is for you!

Patterson Thuente IP is offering future IP attorneys the chance to hone their interview skills and resumes. Join us for a casual dinner and some friendly advice! You will have the opportunity to work with Patterson Thuente attorneys for one-on-one mock interviews and resume reviews, and it’s a great networking opportunity as well!

Where: Patterson Theuente IP, 80 S 8th St # 4800, Minneapolis, MN 55402

When: Wednesday April 17th.  5:00 p.m. - Welcome, Interviews and resume review, 6:30 p.m. -  Casual dinner and networking

Please RSVP by Friday, April 5 to Pat Girod: girod@ptslaw.com or call 612.349.3002.

Barista Review

WHAT IS IT? An opportunity for law students and new lawyers to socialize and network in an alcohol-free environment.  You may purchase coffee or other beverages and treats/food in the café. Guest Speaker Dyan Williams will present on Time Management. Sponsored by Lawyers Concerned For Lawyers.

WHEN IS IT? 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2013.

WHERE IS IT?  Nina’s Coffee Cafe (in the downstairs bookstore-Subtext), 165 N Western Ave., St. Paul (corner of Selby and Western)


News and Announcements

UST Law MJF PILF Grant application: due April 8!

This summer UST Law & MJF will once again offer summer grants to students working in public interest positions. Three $4000 summer grants for 40 hours of work for 10 weeks at a public interest organization or government office. The application requires the following by Monday, April 8, 3:00 pm to be turned in via Symplicity. Complete program information may be found on Symplicity

Consider Work Study!

UST Law offers Work Study as a great opportunity to decrease your loan burden and get paid for your work with an eligible employer.  If you are interested in Work Study, file your FAFSA (you can do this online) and check with Financial Aid to make sure you qualify.  If you qualify, make an appointment with CPD to discuss your options for work.  Work Study positions are also regularly posted in Symplicity. 


Job Postings, Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps

Law students who become Equal Justice Works Summer Corps members receive a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for providing 300 hours of direct legal service to low-income individuals.  Interested students may apply to Equal Justice Works directly for funding through their online application by Wednesday, April 10, 2013. More information about the program can be found on the Equal Justice Works website.  Contact Dan in the CPD office at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu if you have any questions.

Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights

Lambda Legal is proud to announce the newly expanded Tyron Garner Memorial Fellowship for African-American LGBT Civil Rights. The fellowship constitutes one of Lambda Legal’s efforts to increase the diversity of attorneys within the LGBT movement. Through the Garner Fellowship, we seek to encourage and mentor law students dedicated to LGBT issues within African-American communities to become engaged in civil rights work on behalf of LGBT individuals and people living with HIV. For more information, please see the posting in Symplicity. No deadline has been given for application, so apply ASAP!

Murnane Brandt seeks a Law Clerk

Legal research and writing for 30 lawyer St. Paul firm practicing in complex civil litigation and general business. Please visit Symplicity to apply! Applications will be accepted until April 29, 2013.

Part Time Legal Writing Position

National alternative dispute resolution organization seeks to hire a law student (2L and/or 1L in second semester) to assist in legal writing projects. The position requires a minimum of 15-20 hours/week, and is available immediately. Full-time summer employment may also be available. For application details, please see Symplicity. Deadline to apply is May 17, 2013.

Deadline Approaching! - Zelle Hofmann Diversity In Law Scholarship

The Zelle Hofmann Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either (1) are a member of a diverse group (broadly defined to include race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical disability or economic/educational disadvantage) that is historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship. 

The scholarship awards the selected recipient a total of $30,000 to be applied towards the selected recipient’s law school tuition, fees, and text books, with one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s second year of law school and one half of the scholarship paid for the student’s third year of law school subject to the following: To receive the second installment of the scholarship, the recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or its equivalent) through the student’s second year of law school. The scholarship recipient will also be offered a paid summer clerkship at one of the firm’s offices for the summer following the student’s first year of law school. Finally, in order to help ensure the recipient’s successful entry into the legal profession, the firm will assign an attorney to mentor the recipient for the student’s remaining law school career.

The application deadline for submission is April 1, 2013. For complete information about the firm's Diversity in Law Scholarship, including contact and submission information and to access the formal application, please click here.

For questions pertaining to the firm's Diversity in Law Scholarship, please feel free to contact the Diversity Committee at diversity@zelle.com. To learn more about Zelle Hofmann's commitment to diversity, please click here.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: I went into the woods and got it. I sat down to seek it. I brought it home with me because I couldn't find it. What is it?

A: A splinter. 

March 11 - March 15, 2013

Upcoming Events

Summer Funding & Fellowships

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Secrets to Oral Advocacy

Tour of the Ramsey County Court System

The MSBA's Practice Management & Marketing Section Presents "Networking Professionally, Ethically and Successfully"

News and Announcements

UST Law MJF PILF Grant application: due April 8!

Welcome Jenny Zanner Rowe to the CPD team as the new Interim Assistant Director for Career & Professional Development 

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Minnesota Attorney General’s Office On-Campus Interviews

2013 Wisconsin Judicial System Summer Law Student Internship Program

Immigration Law Scholarship

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

All Job Openings for Current Students

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: Give me food, and I will live; give me water, and I will die. What am I?


Upcoming Events

Summer Funding & Fellowships

Do you want to learn how to turn your summer volunteer public interest position into credits or a paid position? Join Sara Sommarstrom, Megan Volk and Dan Winterlin on Thursday, March 14 at 12:30 when they discuss the different opportunities available to UST Law students. They will be discussing the Public Interest Externship, the UST MJF Public Interest Law Fellowship and other external sources of funding you can use.  Please RSVP in Symplicity.

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Secrets to Oral Advocacy

Join Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. on Thursday, March 14 as they share the secrets of success in oral advocacy through lecture and demonstration. The program was developed to specifically help first-year students as they prepare for the appellate argument that is typically part of the first-year writing curriculum. They would like to invite first year students at St. Thomas who are interested in litigation and trial work. The program begins at 11:30 am and will finish at 1:45 pm. Only a limited number of St. Thomas students will be able to attend so please RSVP as soon as possible to Lacey Moen at LJMoen@rkmc.com or 612-349-8537.

Tour of the Ramsey County Court System

Participating students will meet attorneys from the Office of the Public Defender, St. Paul City Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Ramsey County Attorney.  Students will also meet with members of the Ramsey County District Court bench and each Judges’ respective judicial law clerk.  The tour is an excellent opportunity to learn about clerking opportunities and judicial externships; law students are encouraged to bring resumes.

Space is limited and the tour can only accommodate 15-20 law students.  Please e-mail Nicole Kubista at Nicole.Kubista@pubdef.state.mn.us if you wish to participate or have any questions. 

Date: Friday, March 15, 2013

Time: 9:00 am to early afternoon

Location: Email Nicole Kubista at Nicole.Kubista@pubdef.state.mn.us for details

Cost: Free

The MSBA's Practice Management & Marketing Section Presents "Networking Professionally, Ethically and Successfully"

The practice of law is based on relationships – with clients, potential clients and referral sources. Personal networking is still THE BEST way to create and sustain those relationships. But networking comes with a risk –violating the Rules of Professional Conduct

How do you network successfully and within the boundaries of legal ethics? This session will show you! Visit the MSBA website to register and for more information

Date: March 13, 2013 (Registration Deadline: March 11, 2013)

Time: 11:45 am to 1:15 pm

LocationCooper Pub (1607 Park Place Blvd St. Louis Park, MN 55416)

Cost: Free


News and Announcements

UST Law MJF PILF Grant application: due April 8!

This summer UST Law & MJF will once again offer summer grants to students working in public interest positions. Three $4000 summer grants for 40 hours of work for 10 weeks at a public interest organization or government office. The application requires the following by Monday, April 8, 5:00 pm to be turned in via Symplicity. Complete program information may be found on Symplicity

  • Application Form
  • Ballot Statement
  • Resume
  • Clerkship Proposal
  • Letter of Commitment from Agency

Welcome Jenny Zanner Rowe to the CPD team as the new Interim Assistant Director for Career & Professional Development 

Jenny Zanner Rowe will join CPD as Interim Assistant Director through the end of May.  Jenny graduated from St. Thomas with a J.D. in 2008 and has been practicing immigration law ever since.  She maintains an active private practice as well as deep connections in public interest and legal aid and is ready to assist UST’s law students as they move out of law school and into careers.  


Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Minnesota Attorney General’s Office On-Campus Interviews

The Minnesota AG’s Office will be interviewing 2013 UST Law graduates for a post-graduation position on-campus, Wednesday, March 20thApplication materials are due by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 13. You will be notified Friday, March 15 if you are selected for an interview, and you will need to schedule an interview through Symplicity for an interview by noon Monday, March 18.  Interviews will take place at the St. Thomas School of Law. Apply via the OCI module in Symplicity

2013 Wisconsin Judicial System Summer Law Student Internship Program

The Wisconsin judicial system is offering 1st and 2nd year law students the opportunity to work as unpaid interns with circuit court judges throughout the state during the summer of 2013. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2013. For more information, see the posting on Symplicity! 

Immigration Law Scholarship

If you are a 1L or 2L interested in attending the American Immigration Lawyers Association conference this summer in San Francisco limited scholarships are available to students who are willing to volunteer.  It is our understanding is that the scholarship waives the registration fee, but students would have to pay for their own airfare/hotel.  Applications are due March 20, 2013.  If you are interested, click here for more information!

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty is pleased to announce it has begun soliciting applications for the 2012 John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship Program! The program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. Students must already have the position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization. All Applications must be received by Monday, March 25, 2013. For more information, please visit the program website.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: Give me food, and I will live; give me water, and I will die. What am I?

A: Fire. 

March 4 - March 8, 2013

Upcoming Events

MSBA Criminal Law Trial School CLE

Tour of the Ramsey County Court System

News and Announcements

UST Law MJF PILF Grant application: due April 8!

Walk-In Hours for Resume and Cover Letter Review

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Minnesota Attorney General’s Office On-Campus Interviews

2013 Wisconsin Judicial System Summer Law Student Internship Program

Immigration Law Scholarship

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: I went into the woods and got it. I sat down to seek it. I brought it home with me because I couldn't find it. What is it?


Upcoming Events

MSBA Criminal Law Trial School CLE

This day-long trial school will cover the basics of successful courtroom advocacy, while also covering strategies and tips from the best criminal trial lawyers, including defense lawyers from Joe Friedberg to prosecutors like Pete Orput, to National Jury Selection Experts like John Hirschhorn. This program will give you what you need to know to be a successful trial lawyer.  For more information, visit the MSBA website.

Date:   Thursday, March 7, 2013

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8.30 a.m. The CLE program will start at 9:00 a.m.

Location:   Hamline University School of Law, Klas Center - Kay Fredericks Ballroom, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul

Cost:   $50 for law students, includes breakfast, lunch and reception food and drinks.

Tour of the Ramsey County Court System

Participating students will meet attorneys from the Office of the Public Defender, St. Paul City Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Ramsey County Attorney.  Students will also meet with members of the Ramsey County District Court bench and each Judges’ respective judicial law clerk.  The tour is an excellent opportunity to learn about clerking opportunities and judicial externships; law students are encouraged to bring resumes.

Space is limited and the tour can only accommodate 15-20 law students.  Please e-mail Nicole Kubista at Nicole.Kubista@pubdef.state.mn.us if you wish to participate or have any questions. 

Date: Friday, March 15, 2013

Time: 9:00 am to early afternoon

Location: Email Nicole Kubista at Nicole.Kubista@pubdef.state.mn.us for details

Cost: Free

The MSBA's Practice Management & Marketing Section Presents "Networking Professionally, Ethically and Successfully"

The practice of law is based on relationships – with clients, potential clients and referral sources. Personal networking is still THE BEST way to create and sustain those relationships. But networking comes with a risk –violating the Rules of Professional Conduct

How do you network successfully and within the boundaries of legal ethics? This session will show you! Visit the MSBA website to register and for more information

Date: March 13, 2013 (Registration Deadline: March 11, 2013)

Time: 11:45 am to 1:15 pm

LocationCooper Pub (1607 Park Place Blvd St. Louis Park, MN 55416)

Cost: Free


News and Announcements

UST Law MJF PILF Grant application: due April 8!

This summer UST Law & MJF will once again offer summer grants to students working in public interest positions. Three $4000 summer grants for 40 hours of work for 10 weeks at a public interest organization or government office. The application requires the following by Monday, April 8, 5:00 pm to be turned in via Symplicity. Complete program information may be found on Symplicity

  • Application Form
  • Ballot Statement
  • Resume
  • Clerkship Proposal
  • Letter of Commitment from Agency

 

Walk-in Hours

Mykala Micek will be available from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Tuesdays from now until the end of the semester to review your resume and cover letter.  No appointment necessary, just stop in!   


Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Minnesota Attorney General’s Office On-Campus Interviews

The Minnesota AG’s Office will be interviewing 2013 UST Law graduates for a post-graduation position on-campus, Wednesday, March 20thApplication materials are due by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 13. You will be notified Friday, March 15 if you are selected for an interview, and you will need to schedule an interview through Symplicity for an interview by noon Monday, March 18.  Interviews will take place at the St. Thomas School of Law. Apply via the OCI module in Symplicity

2013 Wisconsin Judicial System Summer Law Student Internship Program

The Wisconsin judicial system is offering 1st and 2nd year law students the opportunity to work as unpaid interns with circuit court judges throughout the state during the summer of 2013. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2013. For more information, see the posting on Symplicity! 

Immigration Law Scholarship

If you are a 1L or 2L interested in attending the American Immigration Lawyers Association conference this summer in San Francisco limited scholarships are available to students who are willing to volunteer.  It is our understanding is that the scholarship waives the registration fee, but students would have to pay for their own airfare/hotel.  Applications are due March 20, 2013.  If you are interested, click here for more information!

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty is pleased to announce it has begun soliciting applications for the 2012 John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship Program! The program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. Students must already have the position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization. All Applications must be received by Monday, March 25, 2013. For more information, please visit the program website.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: I went into the woods and got it. I sat down to seek it. I brought it home with me because I couldn't find it. What is it?

A: A Splinter. 

February 25 - March 1, 2013

Upcoming Events

MSBA Food Drug & Device Law CLE

MSBA Criminal Law Trial School CLE

Tour of the Ramsey County Court System

News and Announcements

Walk-In Hours for Resume and Cover Letter Review

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Ruder Ware On-Campus Interviews

2013 Wisconsin Judicial System Summer Law Student Internship Program

Law Clerk Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A. 

Minnesota Attorney General’s Office On-Campus Interviews

Immigration Law Scholarship

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?


Upcoming Events

MSBA Food Drug & Device Law CLE!

The MSBA Food, Drug, & Device Law Section presents a “view from the Hill” on the Congressional Budget, its potential effect upon FDA funding and how that could apply to the drug and device worlds. For more information, visit the MSBA website

Date:   Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8.00 a.m. The CLE program will start at 8:30 a.m.

Location:   MSBA Offices, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402

MSBA Criminal Law Trial School CLE

This day-long trial school will cover the basics of successful courtroom advocacy, while also covering strategies and tips from the best criminal trial lawyers, including defense lawyers from Joe Friedberg to prosecutors like Pete Orput, to National Jury Selection Experts like John Hirschhorn. This program will give you what you need to know to be a successful trial lawyer.  For more information, visit the MSBA website.

Date:   Thursday, March 7, 2013

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8.30 a.m. The CLE program will start at 9:00 a.m.

Location:   Hamline University School of Law, Klas Center - Kay Fredericks Ballroom, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul

Cost:   $50 for law students, includes breakfast, lunch and reception food and drinks.

Tour of the Ramsey County Court System

Participating students will meet attorneys from the Office of the Public Defender, St. Paul City Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Ramsey County Attorney.  Students will also meet with members of the Ramsey County District Court bench and each Judges’ respective judicial law clerk.  The tour is an excellent opportunity to learn about clerking opportunities and judicial externships; law students are encouraged to bring resumes.

Space is limited and the tour can only accommodate 15-20 law students.  Please e-mail Nicole Kubista at Nicole.Kubista@pubdef.state.mn.us if you wish to participate or have any questions. 

Date: Friday, March 15, 2013

Time: 9:00 am to early afternoon

Location: Email Nicole Kubista at Nicole.Kubista@pubdef.state.mn.us for details

Cost: Free


News and Announcements

Walk-in Hours

Mykala Micek will be available from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Tuesdays from now until the end of the semester to review your resume and cover letter.  No appointment necessary, just stop in!   


Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Ruder Ware On-Campus Interviews

Ruder Ware is interviewing to fill a 2L Summer Associate position. Half of the summer will be spent in Eau Claire, WI and the other half in Wausau, WI. Ruder Ware will supply summer housing in executive style suites for the summer. 2Ls who applied during Fall OCI will have their applications reviewed in this session. Application Deadline is noon on Thursday, February 28For more information or to apply, go to the OCI tab in Symplicity or follow this link.

2013 Wisconsin Judicial System Summer Law Student Internship Program

The Wisconsin judicial system is offering 1st and 2nd year law students the opportunity to work as unpaid interns with circuit court judges throughout the state during the summer of 2013. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2013. For more information, see the posting on Symplicity! 

Law Clerk Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A. 

Medium-sized insurance defense, workers' compensation and civil litigation firm in downtown Minneapolis seeks first or second year law students for law clerk position, 15-20 hours during the school year and up to 30 hours per week during the summer. May lead to associate attorney position. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2013. For more information, see the posting on Symplicity! 

Minnesota Attorney General’s Office On-Campus Interviews

The Minnesota AG’s Office will be interviewing 2013 UST Law graduates for a post-graduation position on-campus, Wednesday, March 20thApplication materials are due by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 13. You will be notified Friday, March 15 if you are selected for an interview, and you will need to schedule an interview through Symplicity for an interview by noon Monday, March 18.  Interviews will take place at the St. Thomas School of Law. Apply via the OCI module in Symplicity

Immigration Law Scholarship

If you are a 1L or 2L interested in attending the American Immigration Lawyers Association conference this summer in San Francisco limited scholarships are available to students who are willing to volunteer.  It is our understanding is that the scholarship waives the registration fee, but students would have to pay for their own airfare/hotel.  Applications are due March 20, 2013.  If you are interested, click here for more information!

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty is pleased to announce it has begun soliciting applications for the 2012 John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship Program! The program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. Students must already have the position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization. All Applications must be received by Monday, March 25, 2013. For more information, please visit the program website.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

A: Short. 

February 18 - February 22, 2013

Upcoming Events

Barista Review: Sponsored by Lawyers Concerned For Lawyers

MSBA Food Drug & Device Law CLE!

News and Announcements

Walk-In Hours for Resume and Cover Letter Review

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Law Clerk Trainee – Hennepin County Attorney’s Office

Ruder Ware On-Campus Interviews

2013 Wisconsin Judicial System Summer Law Student Internship Program

Law Clerk Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A. 

Immigration Law Scholarship

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: Give me food, and I will live; give me water, and I will die. What am I?


Upcoming Events

Barista Review: Sponsored by Lawyers Concerned For Lawyers

WHAT IS IT? An opportunity for law students and new lawyers to socialize and network in an alcohol-free environment.  You may purchase coffee or other beverages and treats/food in the café.

WHEN IS IT? 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2013.

WHERE IS IT?  Nina’s Coffee Cafe (in the downstairs bookstore-Subtext), 165 N Western Ave., St. Paul (corner of Selby and Western)

MSBA Food Drug & Device Law CLE!

The MSBA Food, Drug, & Device Law Section presents a “view from the Hill” on the Congressional Budget, its potential effect upon FDA funding and how that could apply to the drug and device worlds. For more information, visit the MSBA website here. (http://www2.mnbar.org/sections/food-drug/02-27-13.html)

Date:   Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8.00 a.m. The CLE program will start at 8:30 a.m.

Location:   MSBA Offices, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402


News and Announcements

Walk-in Hours

Mykala Micek will be available from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Tuesdays from now until the end of the semester to review your resume and cover letter.  No appointment necessary, just stop in!   


Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Law Clerk Trainee – Hennepin County Attorney’s Office

Each year, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office sponsors compensated summer and academic year law clerk programs that offer a hands-on, challenging work experience to students from local law schools. Law students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to public service are eligible to apply to the program. It is preferred that applicants be in the top half of their class. Moot court, legal journal or clinical experience is desirable, but not required. Deadline to apply is February 22, 2013. For more information, see the posting on Symplicity!

Ruder Ware On-Campus Interviews

Ruder Ware is interviewing to fill a 2L Summer Associate position. Half of the summer will be spent in Eau Claire, WI and the other half in Wausau, WI. Ruder Ware will supply summer housing in executive style suites for the summer. 2Ls who applied during Fall OCI will have their applications reviewed in this session. Application Deadline is noon on Thursday, February 28. For more information or to apply, go to the OCI tab in Symplicity or follow this link.

2013 Wisconsin Judicial System Summer Law Student Internship Program

The Wisconsin judicial system is offering 1st and 2nd year law students the opportunity to work as unpaid interns with circuit court judges throughout the state during the summer of 2013. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2013. For more information, see the posting on Symplicity!

Law Clerk Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A. 

Medium-sized insurance defense, workers' compensation and civil litigation firm in downtown Minneapolis seeks first or second year law students for law clerk position, 15-20 hours during the school year and up to 30 hours per week during the summer. May lead to associate attorney position. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2013. For more information, see the posting on Symplicity! 

Immigration Law Scholarship

If you are a 1L or 2L interested in attending the American Immigration Lawyers Association conference this summer in San Francisco limited scholarships are available to students who are willing to volunteer.  It is our understanding is that the scholarship waives the registration fee, but students would have to pay for their own airfare/hotel.  Applications are due March 20, 2013.  If you are interested, click here for more information!

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty is pleased to announce it has begun soliciting applications for the 2012 John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship Program! The program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. Students must already have the position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization. All Applications must be received by Monday, March 25, 2013. For more information, please visit the program website.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: Give me food, and I will live; give me water, and I will die. What am I?

A: Water. 

February 11 - February 15, 2013

Upcoming Events

MSBA Computer and Technology Law Section

News and Announcements

Off the Record Dinner Opportunities

Walk-In Hours for Resume and Cover Letter Review

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Immigration Law Scholarship

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What goes around the world but stays in a corner?


Upcoming Events

MSBA Computer and Technology Law Section

The Computer and Technology Law Section (CTLS) of the Minnesota State Bar Association is pleased to present a round table discussion concerning careers in technology.

Four members of the CTLS will share their stories of how they decided on a career in technology and will offer their insights to students considering technology law career options. A question and answer session will be conducted. This workshop can be used for your networking requirements for the Mentor Externship program! 

This program is appropriate for those who have a technical background and those who don’t.

Lunch will be providedPlease RSVP in Symplicity. Friday, February 15 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in MSL 138.

 

News and Announcements

Off the Record Dinner Opportunities

Enjoy a meal and informal conversation with a Ramsey County District Court or Appellate Court Judge at a local restaurant. Restaurant information will be communicated upon registration. Participants must order from the menu and pay for their own dinner. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 8 participants (RCBA members) per dinner.  Register online at:http://www.ramsey bar.org/calendar.htmlTime: 6:30pm; Cost: $10 (does not include cost of dinner); Thursday, January 24: Hosted by The Honorable Robyn Millenacker, Ramsey County District Court; Thursday, February 21: Hosted by The Honorable John Guthmann, Ramsey County District Court.

Walk-in Hours

Mykala Micek will be available from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Tuesdays from now until the end of the semester to review your resume and cover letter.  No appointment necessary, just stop in!   


Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Immigration Law Scholarship

If you are a 1L or 2L interested in attending the American Immigration Lawyers Association conference this summer in San Francisco limited scholarships are available to students who are willing to volunteer.  It is our understanding is that the scholarship waives the registration fee, but students would have to pay for their own airfare/hotel.  Applications are due March 20, 2013.  If you are interested, click here for more information!

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty is pleased to announce it has begun soliciting applications for the 2012 John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship Program! The program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. Students must already have the position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization. All Applications must be received by Monday, March 25, 2013. For more information, please visit the program website.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: What goes around the world but stays in a corner?

A: A stamp. 

February 4 - February 8, 2013

Upcoming Events

CPD Program: Interviewing Skills

The MSBA’s Art & Entertainment Law Section Presents: Expert Witnesses in Music Copyright Infringement Cases: An Insider’s View

Hennepin County Bar Foundation 2013 Bar Benefit

Free Federal Circuit Bar Association Career Oriented Event for Students

Two Career-Building Opportunities Coming Soon

 

News and Announcements

MJF Summer Clerkship - DEADLINE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

Off the Record Dinner Opportunities

Welcome Mykala Micek to the CPD Team

 

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Xcel Energy Student Intern, Law Clerk (2 Positions Available)

Bismarck, ND Summer Internship

Immigration Law Scholarship

Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?


The MSBA’s Art & Entertainment Law Section Presents:

Hennepin County Bar Foundation 2013 Bar Benefit

Don’t miss out on a fantastic networking opportunity! Law students are eligible for a discounted ticket at $30.  There will be an award presentation, silent auction, hors d’oeuvers and lots of networking! See this flyer to register and for more information:https://www.hcba.org/UserFiles/File/pdfs/CLE-Events/BarBenefit-flyer.pdf.  RSVP by Friday, February 8.

Two Career-Building Opportunities Coming Soon from the ABA

1.     Get answers to your career questions!  Experienced ABA lawyers offer career pointers during “ABA CareerLineLIVE!”  from 5 – 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 7.  This virtual one-on-one, sponsored by the ABA Young Lawyers Division and LexisNexis, is FREE to ABA members so register now! Registration closes January 31; 200 participants will be contacted by February 4. If you are contacted, you will receive additional information from the ABA and a call from an attorney between 5-7 p.m. ET on February 7.

2.     Prepare for a professional position! Starting in February, LexisNexis offers Think Like A Lawyer 2013, a program that will prepare you to: Research cost-effectively for any employer and their client, and become Professional Research Certified to prove that you’re ready on day one.


News and Announcements

Off the Record Dinner Opportunities

Enjoy a meal and informal conversation with a Ramsey County District Court or Appellate Court Judge at a local restaurant. Restaurant information will be communicated upon registration. Participants must order from the menu and pay for their own dinner. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 8 participants (RCBA members) per dinner.  Register online at:http://www.ramseybar.org/calendar.htmlTime: 6:30pm; Cost: $10 (does not include cost of dinner); Thursday, January 24: Hosted by The Honorable Robyn Millenacker, Ramsey County District Court; Thursday, February 21: Hosted by The Honorable John Guthmann, Ramsey County District Court.

Welcome Mykala Micek to the CPD Team

Mykala Micek will be assisting us in the Career and Professional Development office this spring. She is currently the Career Specialist Intern on UST’s Saint Paul campus. Mykala received her B.A. in English from Saint Thomas in 2007, and will graduate in May from Saint Mary's University with dual M.A. degrees in Counseling & Psychological Services and Human Development. As a career counselor, she especially enjoys collaborating with students as they create their own unique plans for meaningful careers and lives. She looks forward to working with UST’s law students as they design their future careers and lives.

Mykala can assist you in:

  • exploring which legal specialties might be a good match for your skills, interests, and values
  • exploring other career possibilities with a law degree
  • gathering information about your future options and developing effective decision-making strategies around career issues.

Assessments

Mykala is excited to offer either the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® or Strong Interest Inventory® to students and alumni who are seeking to increase self-awareness and enhance their ability to discern and choose a satisfying career path. Please visit the CPD Assessment page for further information.


Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Bismarck, ND Summer Internship

MDU Resources Group, Inc. is seeking a law student to fill a summer internship. Follow this link to Symplicity for more informationApplications must be received by February 6, 2013.

Immigration Law Scholarship

If you are a 1L or 2L interested in attending the American Immigration Lawyers Association conference this summer in San Francisco limited scholarships are available to students who are willing to volunteer.  It is our understanding is that the scholarship waives the registration fee, but students would have to pay for their own airfare/hotel.  Applications are due March 20, 2013.  If you are interested, click here for more information!

2013 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship 

This is a good opportunity for students interested in a child and family law career.   The application and more information about the fellowship are available at: http://www.law.umich.edu/bergstrom.Application deadline is February 11, 2013.  

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty is pleased to announce it has begun soliciting applications for the 2012 John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship Program! The program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. Students must already have the position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization. All Applications must be received by Monday, March 25, 2013. For more information, please visit the program website.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?

A: A nose. 

January 28 - February 1, 2013

Upcoming Events

CPD Program: Interviewing Skills

The MSBA’s Art & Entertainment Law Section Presents: Expert Witnesses in Music Copyright Infringement Cases: An Insider’s View

Hennepin County Bar Foundation 2013 Bar Benefit

Free Federal Circuit Bar Association Career Oriented Event for Students

Two Career-Building Opportunities Coming Soon

 

News and Announcements

MJF Summer Clerkship - DEADLINE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

Off the Record Dinner Opportunities

Welcome Mykala Micek to the CPD Team

 

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Xcel Energy Student Intern, Law Clerk (2 Positions Available)

Bismarck, ND Summer Internship

Immigration Law Scholarship

Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?


CPD Program: Interviewing Skills

Join CPD as we discuss interviewing tips, tricks and skills that will help you nail your next interview. Tuesday, January 29 from 12:30 to 1:30 in MSL 321.  Please RSVP in Symplicity

The MSBA’s Art & Entertainment Law Section Presents:

Expert Witnesses in Music Copyright Infringement Cases: An Insider’s View

Music copyright expert witness Dr. E. Michael Harrington is visiting Minneapolis to share advice and “war stories” from his work in connection with copyright infringement disputes. When: Friday, February 1, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will begin at Noon, followed by the CLE program from 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Location:   MSBA Offices, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Mpls, MN 55402 Law Student Cost: $10. Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 29. Follow this link to register and for more information: http://www2.mnbar.org/sections/art-entertainment/02-01-13.html

Hennepin County Bar Foundation 2013 Bar Benefit

Don’t miss out on a fantastic networking opportunity! Law students are eligible for a discounted ticket at $30.  There will be an award presentation, silent auction, hors d’oeuvers and lots of networking! See this flyer to register and for more information:https://www.hcba.org/UserFiles/File/pdfs/CLE-Events/BarBenefit-flyer.pdf.  RSVP by Friday, February 8.

Free Federal Circuit Bar Association Career Oriented Event for Students

On January 31, 2013 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm EDT, the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) is sponsoring a Webinar panel titled "Starting and Maintaining a Small IP Firm or Nonprofit." This panel is directed to law students and lawyers. The panel will explore the creation and development of several small IP firms and an IP nonprofit. Students can easily participate in the program by "dialing in" - for more information on how to participate check out the Starting and Maintaining a Small IP Firm or Nonprofit Flyer‌.

Two Career-Building Opportunities Coming Soon from the ABA

1.     Get answers to your career questions!  Experienced ABA lawyers offer career pointers during “ABA CareerLineLIVE!”  from 5 – 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 7.  This virtual one-on-one, sponsored by the ABA Young Lawyers Division and LexisNexis, is FREE to ABA members so register now! Registration closes January 31; 200 participants will be contacted by February 4. If you are contacted, you will receive additional information from the ABA and a call from an attorney between 5-7 p.m. ET on February 7.

2.     Prepare for a professional position! Starting in February, LexisNexis offers Think Like A Lawyer 2013, a program that will prepare you to: Research cost-effectively for any employer and their client, and become Professional Research Certified to prove that you’re ready on day one.


News and Announcements

MJF Summer Clerkship - DEADLINE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

Follow this link to the MJF Summer Clerkships information page.  It has information about how to apply, when to apply and what agencies are hiring.  Remember, in order to apply for these positions you need access to the University of Minnesota Law School Symplicity page.  The deadline to request access is 4:00 pm on January 29.  To request access please send an email to lawcareers@stthomas.edu with your name, email address and class year.

Off the Record Dinner Opportunities

Enjoy a meal and informal conversation with a Ramsey County District Court or Appellate Court Judge at a local restaurant. Restaurant information will be communicated upon registration. Participants must order from the menu and pay for their own dinner. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 8 participants (RCBA members) per dinner.  Register online at:http://www.ramseybar.org/calendar.htmlTime: 6:30pm; Cost: $10 (does not include cost of dinner); Thursday, January 24: Hosted by The Honorable Robyn Millenacker, Ramsey County District Court; Thursday, February 21: Hosted by The Honorable John Guthmann, Ramsey County District Court.

Welcome Mykala Micek to the CPD Team

Mykala Micek will be assisting us in the Career and Professional Development office this spring. She is currently the Career Specialist Intern on UST’s Saint Paul campus. Mykala received her B.A. in English from Saint Thomas in 2007, and will graduate in May from Saint Mary's University with dual M.A. degrees in Counseling & Psychological Services and Human Development. As a career counselor, she especially enjoys collaborating with students as they create their own unique plans for meaningful careers and lives. She looks forward to working with UST’s law students as they design their future careers and lives.

Mykala can assist you in:

  • exploring which legal specialties might be a good match for your skills, interests, and values
  • exploring other career possibilities with a law degree
  • gathering information about your future options and developing effective decision-making strategies around career issues.

Assessments

Mykala is excited to offer either the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® or Strong Interest Inventory® to students and alumni who are seeking to increase self-awareness and enhance their ability to discern and choose a satisfying career path. Please visit the CPD Assessment page for further information.


Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Xcel Energy Student Intern, Law Clerk (2 Positions Available)

Xcel Energy is seeking two law students to work in the Office of General Counsel (the corporation's in-house legal department). These positions are located in Minneapolis, MN. The clerkship would involve working on matters related to the representation of Xcel Energy before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. This Clerkship is full time during the summer, with the possibility of part time employment this Spring and 2013-2014 school year. For more information and application instructions view the job posting in Symplicity. Deadline Thursday, January 31!

Bismarck, ND Summer Internship

MDU Resources Group, Inc. is seeking a law student to fill a summer internship. Follow this link to Symplicity for more informationApplications must be received by February 6, 2013.

Immigration Law Scholarship

If you are a 1L or 2L interested in attending the American Immigration Lawyers Association conference this summer in San Francisco limited scholarships are available to students who are willing to volunteer.  It is our understanding is that the scholarship waives the registration fee, but students would have to pay for their own airfare/hotel.  Applications are due March 20, 2013.  If you are interested, click here for more information!

2013 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship 

This is a good opportunity for students interested in a child and family law career.   The application and more information about the fellowship are available at: http://www.law.umich.edu/bergstrom.Application deadline is February 11, 2013.  

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty is pleased to announce it has begun soliciting applications for the 2012 John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship Program! The program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. Students must already have the position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization. All Applications must be received by Monday, March 25, 2013. For more information, please visit the program website.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?

A: A nose. 

January 21 - January 25, 2013

Upcoming Events

CPD Program: Interviewing Skills

The MSBA’s Art & Entertainment Law Section Presents

Hennepin County Bar Foundation 2013 Bar Benefit

News and Announcements

Check out our MJF Summer Clerkship Web Portal

Off the Record Dinner Opportunities

Welcome Mykala Micek to the CPD Team

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Great West Casualty Company Corporate Legal Intern/Clerk

Xcel Energy Student Intern, Law Clerk (2 Positions Available)

Bismarck, ND Summer Internship

Immigration Law Scholarship

Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?


Upcoming Events

CPD Program: Interviewing Skills

Join CPD as we discuss interviewing tips, tricks and skills that will help you nail your next interview. Tuesday, January 29 from 12:30 to 1:30 in MSL 321.  Please RSVP in Symplicity

The MSBA’s Art & Entertainment Law Section Presents:

Expert Witnesses in Music Copyright Infringement Cases: An Insider’s View

Music copyright expert witness Dr. E. Michael Harrington is visiting Minneapolis to share advice and “war stories” from his work in connection with copyright infringement disputes. When: Friday, February 1, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will begin at Noon, followed by the CLE program from 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Location:   MSBA Offices, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Mpls, MN 55402 Law Student Cost: $10. Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 29. Follow this link to register and for more information: http://www2.mnbar.org/sections/art-entertainment/02-01-13.html

Hennepin County Bar Foundation 2013 Bar Benefit

Don’t miss out on a fantastic networking opportunity! Law students are eligible for a discounted ticket at $30.  There will be an award presentation, silent auction, hors d’oeuvers and lots of networking! See this flyer to register and for more information:https://www.hcba.org/UserFiles/File/pdfs/CLE-Events/BarBenefit-flyer.pdf.  RSVP by Friday, February 8.


News and Announcements

Check out our MJF Summer Clerkship Web Portal - DEADLINE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

Follow this link to the MJF Summer Clerkships information page.  It has information about how to apply, when to apply and what agencies are hiring.  Remember, in order to apply for these positions you need access to the University of Minnesota Law School Symplicity page.  The deadline to request access is 4:00 pm on January 29.  To request access please send an email to lawcareers@stthomas.edu with your name, email address and class year.

Off the Record Dinner Opportunities

Enjoy a meal and informal conversation with a Ramsey County District Court or Appellate Court Judge at a local restaurant. Restaurant information will be communicated upon registration. Participants must order from the menu and pay for their own dinner. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 8 participants (RCBA members) per dinner.  Register online at: http://www.ramseybar.org/calendar.htmlTime: 6:30pm; Cost: $10 (does not include cost of dinner); Thursday, January 24: Hosted by The Honorable Robyn Millenacker, Ramsey County District Court; Thursday, February 21: Hosted by The Honorable John Guthmann, Ramsey County District Court.

Welcome Mykala Micek to the CPD Team

Mykala Micek will be assisting us in the Career and Professional Development office this spring. She is currently the Career Specialist Intern on UST’s Saint Paul campus. Mykala received her B.A. in English from Saint Thomas in 2007, and will graduate in May from Saint Mary's University with dual M.A. degrees in Counseling & Psychological Services and Human Development. As a career counselor, she especially enjoys collaborating with students as they create their own unique plans for meaningful careers and lives. She looks forward to working with UST’s law students as they design their future careers and lives.

Mykala can assist you in:

  • exploring which legal specialties might be a good match for your skills, interests, and values
  • exploring other career possibilities with a law degree
  • gathering information about your future options and developing effective decision-making strategies around career issues.

Assessments

Mykala is excited to offer either the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® or Strong Interest Inventory® to students and alumni who are seeking to increase self-awareness and enhance their ability to discern and choose a satisfying career path. Please visit the CPD Assessment page for further information.


Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Great West Casualty Company Corporate Legal Intern/Clerk

Work this summer in Dan’s hometown!  Great West Casualty in South Sioux City, NE is hiring a summer intern/law clerk. Follow this link for more information. Deadline to apply is January 21, 2013.

Xcel Energy Student Intern, Law Clerk (2 Positions Available)

Xcel Energy is seeking two law students to work in the Office of General Counsel (the corporation's in-house legal department). These positions are located in Minneapolis, MN. The clerkship would involve working on matters related to the representation of Xcel Energy before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. This Clerkship is full time during the summer, with the possibility of part time employment this Spring and 2013-2014 school year. For more information and application instructions view the job posting in Symplicity

Bismarck, ND Summer Internship

MDU Resources Group, Inc. is seeking a law student to fill a summer internship. Follow this link to Symplicity for more informationApplications must be received by February 6, 2013.

Immigration Law Scholarship

If you are a 1L or 2L interested in attending the American Immigration Lawyers Association conference this summer in San Francisco limited scholarships are available to students who are willing to volunteer.  It is our understanding is that the scholarship waives the registration fee, but students would have to pay for their own airfare/hotel.  Applications are due March 20, 2013.  If you are interested, click here for more information!

2013 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship 

This is a good opportunity for students interested in a child and family law career.   The application and more information about the fellowship are available at: http://www.law.umich.edu/bergstromApplication deadline is February 11, 2013.  

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty is pleased to announce it has begun soliciting applications for the 2012 John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship Program! The program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. Students must already have the position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization. All Applications must be received by Monday, March 25, 2013. For more information, please visit the program website.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?

A: A towel. 

January 14 - January 18, 2013

Upcoming Events

The MSBA’s Art & Entertainment Law Section Presents

Hennepin County Bar Foundation 2013 Bar Benefit

News and Announcements

Check out our MJF Summer Clerkship Web Portal

Welcome Mykala Micek to the CPD Team

Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Great West Casualty Company Corporate Legal Intern/Clerk

Immigration Law Scholarship

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

Riddle of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: A father's child, a mother's child, yet no ones son. Who am I?


Upcoming Events

The MSBA’s Art & Entertainment Law Section Presents:

Expert Witnesses in Music Copyright Infringement Cases: An Insider’s View

Music copyright expert witness Dr. E. Michael Harrington is visiting Minneapolis to share advice and “war stories” from his work in connection with copyright infringement disputes. When: Friday, February 1, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will begin at Noon, followed by the CLE program from 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Location:   MSBA Offices, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Mpls, MN 55402 Law Student Cost: $10. Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 29. Follow this link to register and for more information: http://www2.mnbar.org/sections/art-entertainment/02-01-13.html

Hennepin County Bar Foundation 2013 Bar Benefit

Don’t miss out on a fantastic networking opportunity! Law students are eligible for a discounted ticket at $30.  There will be an award presentation, silent auction, hors d’oeuvers and lots of networking! See this flyer to register and for more information: https://www.hcba.org/UserFiles/File/pdfs/CLE-Events/BarBenefit-flyer.pdf.  RSVP by Friday, February 8.


News and Announcements

Check out our MJF Summer Clerkship Web Portal

Follow this link to the MJF Summer Clerkships information page.  It has information about how to apply, when to apply and what agencies are hiring.  Remember, in order to apply for these positions you need access to the University of Minnesota Law School Symplicity page.  The deadline to request access is 4:00 pm on January 29.  To request access please send an email to lawcareers@stthomas.edu with your name, email address and class year.

Welcome Mykala Micek to the CPD Team

Mykala Micek will be assisting us in the Career and Professional Development office this spring. She is currently the Career Specialist Intern on UST’s Saint Paul campus. Mykala received her B.A. in English from Saint Thomas in 2007, and will graduate in May from Saint Mary's University with dual M.A. degrees in Counseling & Psychological Services and Human Development. As a career counselor, she especially enjoys collaborating with students as they create their own unique plans for meaningful careers and lives. She looks forward to working with UST’s law students as they design their future careers and lives.

Mykala can assist you in:

  • exploring which legal specialties might be a good match for your skills, interests, and values
  • exploring other career possibilities with a law degree
  • gathering information about your future options and developing effective decision-making strategies around career issues.

Assessments

Mykala is excited to offer either the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® or Strong Interest Inventory® to students and alumni who are seeking to increase self-awareness and enhance their ability to discern and choose a satisfying career path. Please visit the CPD Assessment page for further information.


Scholarships, Fellowships, Clerkships and Internships

Great West Casualty Company Corporate Legal Intern/Clerk

Work this summer in Dan’s hometown!  Great West Casualty in South Sioux City, NE is hiring a summer intern/law clerk. Follow this link for more information. Deadline to apply is January 21, 2013.

Bismarck, ND Summer Internship

MDU Resources Group, Inc. is seeking a law student to fill a summer internship. Follow this link to Symplicity for more informationApplications must be received by February 6, 2013.

Immigration Law Scholarship

If you are a 1L or 2L interested in attending the American Immigration Lawyers Association conference this summer in San Francisco limited scholarships are available to students who are willing to volunteer.  It is our understanding is that the scholarship waives the registration fee, but students would have to pay for their own airfare/hotel.  Applications are due March 20, 2013.  If you are interested, click here for more information!

ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship

The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty is pleased to announce it has begun soliciting applications for the 2012 John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Summer Legal Internship Program! The program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. Students must already have the position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization. All Applications must be received by Monday, March 25, 2013. For more information, please visit the program website.


Riddle of the Week!

Q: A father's child, a mother's child, yet no ones son. Who am I?

 A: I'm their daughter. 

December 17 - December 21, 2012

New Government Job Postings

Hennepin County Attorney’s Office – Summer and Academic Law Clerk Program

United States Attorney’s Office Summer Volunteer Internships are Available!

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Student Essay Competition

Institute For Justice Clerkships

Faegre Baker Daniels 1L Opportunities

Business Law Student Writing Contest

News & Announcements

MJF Summer Clerkship Information has Moved!  

Law school exams loom: 5 tips for success

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition


Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: How do you know carrots are good for your eyes?


New Government Job Postings

Hennepin County Attorney’s Office – Summer and Academic Law Clerk Program

1L's, 2L's, and 3L's who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to public service are eligible to apply to the program. Applicants should be in the top half of their class. Moot court, legal journal or clinical experience is desirable, but not required. For more information please visit Symplicity.

United States Attorney’s Office Summer Volunteer Internships are Available!

The USAO for the District of Minnesota seeks part-time, volunteer law interns to join us to support the missions of both the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the Office. For more information on the internships, please visit the following website:http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/volunteer-opp-usao-summer.html#mn. More information and application instructions can be found online in the Symplicity job postings.  Deadline: December 30, 2012.


Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program

The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program awards a dedicated law school student each year the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for advocacy and promotes justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups.
The student will receive a total funding in the amount of $4,000. The deadline for the 2013 Fellowship is December 29, 2012.To learn more about the Fellowship and to download the application form, visit www.maggiofellowship.org

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Student Essay Competition

For the fifth year of the essay competition, all students enrolled in the 2012-2013 academic year and in good academic standing at an accredited law school are eligible to receive prizes of cash, recognition, publication in The Champion, and more.  For a full description and contest rules, you and your students may visit NACDL's website atwww.nacdl.org/essaycompetition. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2012.

Institute For Justice Clerkships

The Minnesota Chapter is now accepting applications for fall and spring clerkships from law students and college graduates interested in attending law school. Please submit a resume and writing sample to the Minnesota Chapter mailing address listed below or via email to Anthony Sanders. If you are interested in applying for a summer clerkship please visitwww.ij.org/internships. Students are strongly encouraged to apply by January 5th.

Faegre Baker Daniels 1L Opportunities

Faegre Baker Daniels will be hosting a Leadership Academy for all 1L students at their Minneapolis office on Thursday, January 3, 2012 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. The program will provide law students an opportunity to hear from experts on topics such as developing informal influence, leading complex legal matters, and leading through pro bono and volunteerism. Please register at www.FaegreBD.com/1Lacademy

Faegre Baker Daniels 1L Leadership Academy Schedule:

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | Optional Informational Session on Diverse 1L Hiring
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Registration
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Leadership Sessions
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Networking Reception


News and Announcements

MJF Summer Clerkship Information has Moved!  

Follow this link to the MJF Summer Clerkship Handouts information page (http://www.stthomas.edu/law/currentstudents/careerandprofessionaldevelopment/newsletters/cpdweekly/mjfsummerclerkshipinformation).  It has information about how to apply, when to apply and what agencies are hiring.  Remember, in order to apply for these positions you need access to the University of Minnesota Law School Symplicity page.  The deadline to request access is 4:00 pm on January 29.  To request access please send an email to lawcareers@stthomas.edu with your name, email address and class year.

Business Law Student Writing Contest

The ABA Business Law Section is sponsoring its 27th annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest to encourage and reward law student writings on a business law subject of general and current interest. Papers will be judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the current literature available on the topic. Papers submitted are normally 20-30 pages long, but should not exceed 100 pages of double-spaced typed text, including footnotes. Students need not be members of the Business Law Section to participate. All entries must be submitted electronically on or before January 11, 2013. For more information go to http://www.ambar.org/BLstudentwriting.

Law school exams loom: 5 tips for success

For better or for worse, academic success in law school means success on exams – especially first-year exams. With only a few weeks left before the end of the term, here are a few ways to avoid making rookie mistakes: http://minnlawyer.com/jdr/2012/11/30/final-answers

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition

University College of Law Journal of Business & Securities Law is now accepting submissions for the Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition. Submit a journal style article on any current topic concerning business or securities law. Follow this link for more information about the competition and how to apply.  


Joke of the Week!

Q: How do you know carrots are good for your eyes?

A: Because you never see a rabbit wearing glasses!

December 10 - December 14, 2012

Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) Summer Clerkships

Access to the Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) Summer Clerkship Application Process is Open Now!

MJF Participating Agencies

How to apply to MJF Summer Clerkships

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Food, Drug & Device Law Section’s Holiday Reception!

Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program

Faegre Baker Daniels 1L Opportunities!

Business Law Student Writing Contest

News & Announcements

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition

Good Luck on Final Exams!

Are you a Diverse Student?

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: Why don't ghosts like water?


Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) Summer Clerkships

Access to the Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) Summer Clerkship Application Process is Open Now!

Do you want to work in a paid summer clerkship at a public interest employer next summer? Check out this great opportunity! The MJF summer clerkship program matches law students with public interest employers in Minnesota for paid legal positions for the summer of 2013. Starting December 3, you can start applying for these exciting and meaningful clerkships!

If you are interested, please review the information below.

MJF Participating Agencies:

Metro area:

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Children’s Law Center

The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

The Indian Child Welfare Law Center

Innocence Project of Minnesota

Mid Minnesota Legal Aid- Housing Discrimination Law Project

Mid Minnesota Legal Aid- Youth Law Project

Mid Minnesota Legal Aid -Minnesota Disability Law Center

Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Neighborhood Justice Center

Public Defender-Tenth Judicial District

Greater Minnesota:

Anishinabe Legal Services- Cass Lake, Minnesota

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota – Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota Staff are in three offices: Moorhead, Bemidji, and Alexandria.

Third Judicial District Public Defender’s Office- Owatonna, Minnesota

White Earth Tribal Court- White Earth, Minnesota.

How to apply to MJF Summer Clerkships

The application process will be through the University of Minnesota Law School's Symplicity system.  To gain access to the University of Minnesota Law School’s Symplicity system for purposes of this application by sending an email to lawcareers@stthomas.edu. Please include your name, class year, and email address.  The University of Minnesota Law School will grant access to this aspect of their system (in batches received from each career office) on a weekly basis between December 3, 2012 and 4:00 p.m. January 29, 2013. Log in access will be sent to students every Friday, between 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Detailed instructions can be found in the 2013 MJF Summer Clerkship Student Application Instructions. 

  • You can apply to up to 10 target employers by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
  • Important Note: Applicants may NOT include GPA and/or class rank for law school or undergraduate school or any other academic honors such as dean's list, scholarship receipt, etc. Any application including such material will NOT be forwarded to the agencies.
  • After you have applied, employers will select their desired interviewees and interviews will be scheduled for February 26-28, 2013 at University of Minnesota Law School, Law Library.
  • Full details and application instructions are available on the MJF website.
  • This is a very competitive process with students from all four local law schools competing for these coveted positions. Be sure to put your best foot forward on your application materials.

Please contact us at lawcareers@stthomas.edu if you have any questions about the application process and/or would like to set up an appointment with someone to discuss this terrific opportunity. Megan Sheppard-Volk is also a great resource and can be reached at stthomas@mnjustice.org. Please contact us to take a look at your cover letter and resume before you upload it. We are happy to help!

 


Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Food, Drug & Device Law Section’s Holiday Reception!

Please join your fellow MSBA Food, Drug & Device Law and Health Law Section members for holiday cheer at Vincent in Downtown Minneapolis on Thursday, December 13 at 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. This festive event will feature a stunning mezzanine level view of the Holidazzle Parade, delicious food and beverages, door prizes and great company! This event is an excellent opportunity to network with your fellow colleagues and reflect on the food, drug and device events of the past year! A $10 fee includes food and beverage tickets. RSVP's are requested by Monday, December 10.

Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program

The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program awards a dedicated law school student each year the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for advocacy and promotes justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups.
The student will receive a total funding in the amount of $4,000. The deadline for the 2013 Fellowship is December 29, 2012.To learn more about the Fellowship and to download the application form, visit www.maggiofellowship.org

Faegre Baker Daniels 1L Opportunities!

Faegre Baker Daniels will be hosting a Leadership Academy for all 1L students at their Minneapolis office on Thursday, January 3, 2012 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. The program will provide law students an opportunity to hear from experts on topics such as developing informal influence, leading complex legal matters, and leading through pro bono and volunteerism. Please register at www.FaegreBD.com/1Lacademy

Faegre Baker Daniels 1L Leadership Academy Schedule:

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | Optional Informational Session on Diverse 1L Hiring
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Registration
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Leadership Sessions
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Networking Reception

Additionally, our Minneapolis office will be hiring 4 1L students to participate in two unique 1L diversity programs; Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDP) 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program.  Through TCDP, we partner with 3M, Boston Scientific, Cargill, and Target.  Through LCLD, we partner with Target.  Both programs offer a unique summer associate opportunity that combines a traditional law firm clerkship with experience working in-house with a corporate law department. Students can find more information and apply at http://www.FaegreBD.com/1Ljobs. Once you are on their website click on "Lawyer, Law Student and Patent Agent Opportunities (USA and China)" then click on "Minneapolis, MN" in the "Catagory Search" list on the right hand side of the page.  

Business Law Student Writing Contest

The ABA Business Law Section is sponsoring its 27th annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest to encourage and reward law student writings on a business law subject of general and current interest. Papers will be judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the current literature available on the topic. Papers submitted are normally 20-30 pages long, but should not exceed 100 pages of double-spaced typed text, including footnotes. Students need not be members of the Business Law Section to participate. All entries must be submitted electronically on or before January 11, 2013. For more information go to http://www.ambar.org/BLstudentwriting.


News and Announcements

Law school exams loom: 5 tips for success

For better or for worse, academic success in law school means success on exams – especially first-year exams. With only a few weeks left before the end of the term, here are a few ways to avoid making rookie mistakes: http://minnlawyer.com/jdr/2012/11/30/final-answers

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition

University College of Law Journal of Business & Securities Law is now accepting submissions for the Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition. Submit a journal style article on any current topic concerning business or securities law. Follow this link for more information about the competition and how to apply.  

Good Luck on Final Exams!

As classes wind down for fall semester, the Office of Career & Professional Development just wanted to take a moment to wish you good luck on your final exams. 

Are you a Diverse Student?

Would you like to get an email notice of new opportunities for diverse students? You can always check it out here, but if you would like an email when something new is posted, just email lawcareers@stthomas.edu and we will get you added to the list!


Joke of the Week!

Q: Why don't ghosts like water?

A: It dampens their spirits!

December 3 - December 7, 2012

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Access to the Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) Summer Clerkship Application Process is Open Now!

MJF Participating Agencies

How to apply to MJF Summer Clerkships

MJF Summer Clerkship Application Program

Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference

Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program

MN Department of Human Services, Executive Pathways Program

Business Law Student Writing Contest

News & Announcements

Law School Exams Loom: 5 Tips for Success

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition

Final Walk-In Hours for Fall Semester!

Good Luck on Final Exams!

Are you a Diverse Student?

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: How do you know when a dinosaur is under your bed?


Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) Summer Clerkships

Access to the Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) Summer Clerkship Application Process is Open Now!

Do you want to work in a paid summer clerkship at a public interest employer next summer? Check out this great opportunity! The MJF summer clerkship program matches law students with public interest employers in Minnesota for paid legal positions for the summer of 2013. Starting December 3, you can start applying for these exciting and meaningful clerkships!

If you are interested, please review the information below.

MJF Participating Agencies:

Metro area:

Central Minnesota Legal Services

Children’s Law Center

The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

The Indian Child Welfare Law Center

Innocence Project of Minnesota

Mid Minnesota Legal Aid- Housing Discrimination Law Project

Mid Minnesota Legal Aid- Youth Law Project

Mid Minnesota Legal Aid -Minnesota Disability Law Center

Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Neighborhood Justice Center

Public Defender-Tenth Judicial District

Greater Minnesota:

Anishinabe Legal Services- Cass Lake, Minnesota

Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota – Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota Staff are in three offices: Moorhead, Bemidji, and Alexandria.

Third Judicial District Public Defender’s Office- Owatonna, Minnesota

White Earth Tribal Court- White Earth, Minnesota.

How to apply to MJF Summer Clerkships

The application process will be through the University of Minnesota Law School's Symplicity system.  To gain access to the University of Minnesota Law School’s Symplicity system for purposes of this application by sending an email to lawcareers@stthomas.edu. Please include your name, class year, and email address.  The University of Minnesota Law School will grant access to this aspect of their system (in batches received from each career office) on a weekly basis between December 3, 2012 and 4:00 p.m. January 29, 2013. Log in access will be sent to students every Friday, between 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Detailed instructions can be found in the 2013 MJF Summer Clerkship Student Application Instructions. 

  • You can apply to up to 10 target employers by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
  • Important Note: Applicants may NOT include GPA and/or class rank for law school or undergraduate school or any other academic honors such as dean's list, scholarship receipt, etc. Any application including such material will NOT be forwarded to the agencies.
  • After you have applied, employers will select their desired interviewees and interviews will be scheduled for February 26-28, 2013 at University of Minnesota Law School, Law Library.
  • Full details and application instructions are available on the MJF website.
  • This is a very competitive process with students from all four local law schools competing for these coveted positions. Be sure to put your best foot forward on your application materials.

Please contact us at lawcareers@stthomas.edu if you have any questions about the application process and/or would like to set up an appointment with someone to discuss this terrific opportunity. Megan Sheppard-Volk is also a great resource and can be reached at stthomas@mnjustice.org. Please contact us to take a look at your cover letter and resume before you upload it. We are happy to help!

MJF Summer Clerkship Application Program

Who: Students interested in applying for paid public interest summer clerkships

When/Where: December 4, from 12:30 to 1:30pm *

What: This program for students interested in doing public interest work over the summer and getting paid for it. Come and learn how to put together a great application to obtain one of the MJF Summer Clerkships for the summer of 2013.

Please RSVP in Symplicity.

*Please note this program was rescheduled from Tuesday, November 27, 2012 due to a delay in the announcement of the agencies sponsoring clerkships. We have been told these will be announced on December 1.  Keep checking www.mnjustice.org to see!


Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference

The Twenty-Fifth Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC), will take place at Northwestern University School of Law (downtown Chicago) on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Participation in the Conference is free and open to first, second, and third year law students from law schools in the states below, who have registered and paid for conference participation.

Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin

The Conference offers you opportunities to:

  • Interview with a variety of public interest and government employers for summer law clerk and entry-level attorney positions (employers will pre-screen resumes and select students to interview). Though most of the opportunities are unpaid or invite outside funding, there are positions that offer a stipend. Since most of the employers come mainly from the Midwest, you may find a position in the communities you seek to serve.
  • Meet with employers during Table Talk, a morning session where you can informally chat with employers about their organization's opportunities. Brochures, newsletters and other organizational literature from each employer will also be available.
  • Respond to on-line employer resume requests for internships (volunteer or paid), fellowship, and entry level positions. This service is available to you throughout the school year.

To attend this conference you must email lawcareers@stthomas.edu by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 9:00 AM with the following information:

  1. Last Name
  2. Middle Initial or Middle Name
  3. First Name
  4. E-mail Address (must have - no typos!)
  5. Class Year (1L, 2L or 3L)
  6. Registered Last Year? (yes or no)

Even if you aren't sure if you are going to attend or not you should register!  Registration is free and if you decide later that you do not want to attend you can always not apply for any positions, but if you do no register by Friday, December 7 at 9:00 am you will be unable to register at a later date.  Follow these links for more information for students and what employers are attending the conference.  

Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program

The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program awards a dedicated law school student each year the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for advocacy and promotes justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups.
The student will receive a total funding in the amount of $4,000. The deadline for the 2013 Fellowship is December 29, 2012.To learn more about the Fellowship and to download the application form, visit www.maggiofellowship.org

MN Department of Human Services, Executive Pathways Program

This program aims to recruit students who are interested in careers in public service. The Executive Pathways Internship Program at the Minnesota Department of Human Services offers 6 internships in late May or June of 2013. The Office for Equal Opportunity coordinates these paid internships, which are located throughout the Department. Each placement is designed to provide in-depth learning opportunities in a state government setting. Interns are appointed with a pay rate of $16.41 per hour for up to 300 hours. The program packet and application are available online at http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/id_010465. Applications are due Friday, December 9, 2012.

Business Law Student Writing Contest

The ABA Business Law Section is sponsoring its 27th annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest to encourage and reward law student writings on a business law subject of general and current interest. Papers will be judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the current literature available on the topic. Papers submitted are normally 20-30 pages long, but should not exceed 100 pages of double-spaced typed text, including footnotes. Students need not be members of the Business Law Section to participate. All entries must be submitted electronically on or before January 11, 2013. For more information go to http://www.ambar.org/BLstudentwriting.


News and Announcements

Law school exams loom: 5 tips for success

For better or for worse, academic success in law school means success on exams – especially first-year exams. With only a few weeks left before the end of the term, here are a few ways to avoid making rookie mistakes: http://minnlawyer.com/jdr/2012/11/30/final-answers

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition

University College of Law Journal of Business & Securities Law is now accepting submissions for the Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition. Submit a journal style article on any current topic concerning business or securities law. Follow this link for more information about the competition and how to apply.  

Final Walk-In Hours for Fall Semester!

CPD will hold their final walk-on hours for fall semester this Tuesday, December 3, 2012 from 2:00 -4:00 p.m.  

Good Luck on Final Exams!

As classes wind down for fall semester, the Office of Career & Professional Development just wanted to take a moment to wish you good luck on your final exams. 

Are you a Diverse Student?

Would you like to get an email notice of new opportunities for diverse students? You can always check it out here, but if you would like an email when something new is posted, just email lawcareers@stthomas.edu and we will get you added to the list!


Joke of the Week!

Q: How do you know when a dinosaur is under your bed?

A: Your nose hits the ceiling!


November 26 - November 30, 2012

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

The Deadline for the Presidential Management Fellow Program has been Extended!

Ruder Ware OCI

Navigating Your Post-Bar Admission Job Search program now open to all students!

MJF Summer Clerkship Application Program

Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program

Business Law Student Writing Contest

News & Announcements

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition

Marine Corps JAG Table Time

Barista Review!

Thank you & Farewell Cathy Powell Finnegan, Assistant Director of CPD

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Are you a Diverse Student?

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What's full of T. starts with T. and ends with T?


Upcoming Deadlines & Events

The Deadline for the Presidential Management Fellow Program has been Extended!

The Presidential Management Fellow (the PMF) Program is how the federal government attracts outstanding men and women from law schools, other graduate programs and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.  For more information, please see  www.pmf.gov  The application deadline has been extended to November 26th.  Application for the PMF Class of 2013 opens via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS at https://www.usajobs.gov/; search for "Presidential Management Fellows."

Ruder Ware OCI

Ruder Ware has contacted CPD to set up a resume collect for both 2Ls and 3Ls. The 2L position will be for a Summer Associate position for the summer of 2013 and the 3L position will be an associate position after graduation. The interviews will take place toward the end of January, with a date to be specified on January 9th. They require a resume, cover letter, writing sample and unofficial transcript. 

To apply login to Symplicity and go to the OCI tab. The Ruder Ware OCI session should be selected in the drop down menu. Click on review and then choose the application documents you would like to use to apply to the position. Application deadline is 5:00 pm on November 30th. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu or swing by my office (MSL 142) in the Student Services Suite (MSL 124). 

Navigating Your Job Search program now open to all students!

Join Kendra and Mike Baker, a 2007 UST Law Grad and recruiter with Robert Half Legal, for an intimate small group discussion to answer your most burning questions about how to find a job.  Mike will give you his very best insider secrets on how to create and work a job search strategy, polish your application documents, and rock your interviews! Mike is a tremendous resource and is very supportive of his fellow UST alumni.  There will be lots of time for Q&A as well so you can ask Mike all of your questions and receive his honest feedback about how to move your job search forward quickly and successfully! Thursday, November 29 4:30 to 5:30 pm in MSL 334Please RSVP in Symplicity. This program is open to all students and alumni of UST Law.  

MJF Summer Clerkship Application Program

Who: Students interested in applying for paid public interest summer clerkships

When/Where: December 4, from 12:30 to 1:30pm *

What: This program for students interested in doing public interest work over the summer and getting paid for it. Come and learn how to put together a great application to obtain one of the MJF Summer Clerkships for the summer of 2013.

Please RSVP in Symplicity.

*Please note this program was rescheduled from Tuesday, November 27, 2012 due to a delay in the announcement of the agencies sponsoring clerkships. We have been told these will be announced on December 1.  Keep checking www.mnjustice.org to see!

Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program

The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program awards a dedicated law school student each year the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for advocacy and promotes justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups.
The student will receive a total funding in the amount of $4,000. The deadline for the 2013 Fellowship is December 29, 2012.To learn more about the Fellowship and to download the application form, visit www.maggiofellowship.org

MN Department of Human Services, Executive Pathways Program

This program aims to recruit students who are interested in careers in public service. The Executive Pathways Internship Program at the Minnesota Department of Human Services offers 6 internships in late May or June of 2013. The Office for Equal Opportunity coordinates these paid internships, which are located throughout the Department. Each placement is designed to provide in-depth learning opportunities in a state government setting. Interns are appointed with a pay rate of $16.41 per hour for up to 300 hours. The program packet and application are available online at http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/id_010465. Applications are due Friday, December 9, 2012.

Business Law Student Writing Contest

The ABA Business Law Section is sponsoring its 27th annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest to encourage and reward law student writings on a business law subject of general and current interest. Papers will be judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the current literature available on the topic. Papers submitted are normally 20-30 pages long, but should not exceed 100 pages of double-spaced typed text, including footnotes. Students need not be members of the Business Law Section to participate. All entries must be submitted electronically on or before January 11, 2013. For more information go to http://www.ambar.org/BLstudentwriting.


News and Announcements

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition

University College of Law Journal of Business & Securities Law is now accepting submissions for the Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition. Submit a journal style article on any current topic concerning business or securities law. Follow this link for more information about the competition and how to apply.  

Marine Corps JAG Table Time

On Thursday, November 29 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm a representative of the United States Marine Corps will be tabling on the 2nd floor to answer questions about the Marine Corps JAG. After the tabling he will give one-on-one information sessions in MSL 138.  Please email daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu if you are interested in setting up a meeting.

Barista Review!

Socialize and network with other law students and new lawyers in an alcohol free environment.

Beverages and treats/food may be purchased in the café. The Barista Review will meet from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Nina’s Coffee Cafe (in the downstairs bookstore).

165 N Western Ave., St. Paul (corner of Selby and Western) *Parking available in lot west of building, along Selby. (If you park there, enter through the west side of building.)

Thank you & Farewell Cathy Powell Finnegan, Assistant Director of CPD

We wanted to thank and bid farewell to Cathy Powell Finnegan, the Assistant Director of CPD.  After nearly seven years of serving the students at UST Law, Ms. Finnegan has decided to move on to other endeavors.  She is very sad to say goodbye to the students of UST Law.  She has genuinely enjoyed meeting and working with those of you she has met during the time that your paths crossed and she wishes all of you the best of luck in your bright futures!   Her last day will be December 5, 2012.  

We also wanted to assure all UST Law students that CPD is fully committed to providing you with all the support you need during the transition from Ms. Finnegan’s departure to a new Assistant Director.  Supporting your careers remains our highest priority now and for years to come.  For those of you that are working on applications that you wish to send out in early December, we will be offering just as many, if not more, appointments to meet your needs. As always, please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions for how we can serve you better. We are completely committed to your personal and professional success.

CPD Walk-In Hours!

There will be CPD Walk-In Hours on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. 

Are you a Diverse Student?

Would you like to get an email notice of new opportunities for diverse students? You can always check it out here, but if you would like an email when something new is posted, just email lawcareers@stthomas.edu and we will get you added to the list!

 


Joke of the Week!

Q: What's full of T. starts with T. and ends with T?

A: A teapot!


November 19 - November 23, 2012

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Summer Diversity Employment Opportunities Program

MJF Summer Clerkship Application Program!

MN Department of Human Services, Executive Pathways Program

Business Law Student Writing Contest

 News & Announcements

Presidential Management Fellowship Deadline Extended!

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Are you a Diverse Student?

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What animal talks the most?


Summer Diversity Employment Opportunities Program

Law firms, businesses & governmental offices in the local community and across the country routinely hire diverse first-year law students in December and January through their Summer Diversity Employment Programs.  These are tremendous opportunities for first year law students. These programs give students a unique opportunity to establish contacts, obtain real world experience while allowing the employers to increase and promote diversity in the legal profession.  Join us for a panel of students who have previously participated in various Summer Diversity Employment Opportunities as they discuss their experiences and give you tips on how to successfully apply and interview for such opportunities!  We will also provide you with a list of all the deadlines for the various opportunities so you don’t miss out on any of them!  This program will occur on Tuesday, November 20 from 12:30 – 1:30 in MSL 244.

MJF Summer Clerkship Application Program!

Who: Students interested in applying for paid public interest summer clerkships

When/Where: December 4, from 12:30 to 1:30pm

What: This program for students interested in doing public interest work over the summer and getting paid for it. Come and learn how to put together a great application to obtain one of the MJF Summer Clerkships for the summer of 2013.

Please RSVP in Symplicity. 

MN Department of Human Services, Executive Pathways Program

This program aims to recruit students who are interested in careers in public service. The Executive Pathways Internship Program at the Minnesota Department of Human Services offers 6 internships in late May or June of 2013. The Office for Equal Opportunity coordinates these paid internships, which are located throughout the Department. Each placement is designed to provide in-depth learning opportunities in a state government setting. Interns are appointed with a pay rate of $16.41 per hour for up to 300 hours. The program packet and application are available online at http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/id_010465. Applications are due Friday, December 9, 2012.

Business Law Student Writing Contest

The ABA Business Law Section is sponsoring its 27th annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest to encourage and reward law student writings on a business law subject of general and current interest. Papers will be judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the current literature available on the topic. Papers submitted are normally 20-30 pages long, but should not exceed 100 pages of double-spaced typed text, including footnotes. Students need not be members of the Business Law Section to participate. All entries must be submitted electronically on or before January 11, 2013. For more information go to http://www.ambar.org/BLstudentwriting.


News and Announcements

Interested in Governmental Policy? Consider starting your Career as a Presidential Management Fellow!

The Presidential Management Fellow (the PMF) Program is how the federal government attracts outstanding men and women from law schools, other graduate programs and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. This year the PMF program is open to Class of 2012 and Class of 2013 graduates. Check it out via this link to learn more about the PMF program: www.pmf.gov 

The application deadline has been extended to November 26thApplication for the PMF Class of 2013 opens via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS athttps://www.usajobs.gov/; search for "Presidential Management Fellows". Eligible applicants must also complete the on-line assessment prior to the announcement closing.  

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition

University College of Law Journal of Business & Securities Law is now accepting submissions for the Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition. Submit a journal style article on any current topic concerning business or securities law. Follow this link for more information about the competition and how to apply.  

CPD Walk-In Hours!

There will be CPD Walk-In Hours on Tuesday November 20, 2012 from 2:00 -4:00. 

Are you a Diverse Student?

Would you like to get an email notice of new opportunities for diverse students? You can always check it out here, but if you would like an email when something new is posted, just email lawcareers@stthomas.edu and we will get you added to the list!


Joke of the Week!

Q: What animal talks the most?

A: A yak!

November 12 - November 16, 2012

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

MSBA Law Student Mixer!  

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Summer Diversity Employment Opportunities Program

MN Department of Human Services, Executive Pathways Program

 News & Announcements

CPD Walk-In Hours Update!

Don't forget to update your Symplicity Profile!

Don’t forget the library resources!

Attention 1Ls!!

Be Careful with Your Thank-Yous!

Are you a Diverse Student?

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: How do bees go to school?


MSBA Law Student Mixer!        

Who: All Law Students in the Twin Cities Area

Where: MSBA Headquarters, 600 Nicollet Mall

Suite 380, Minneapolis -3rd Floor, City Center

When: November 12 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

What: A panel discussion followed by a networking mixer with attorneys from 37 practice areas for food, drinks and conversation. Don’t miss your chance to network with the legal community and the Minnesota State Bar Association.

If interested in attending, please RSVP to Sarah S. Eyberg at:

(612) 278–6343 or seyberg@mnbar.org

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Who: All St. Thomas Law Students

When/Where: November 13, from 12:30 to 1:30pm in MSL 321

What: Two critical skills, one quick program! Learn how to write a cover letter that gets your resume reviewed by future employers and how to write a resume that stands out from the crowd! To get even more out of the workshop, review the resume resources on the CPD website first:http://www.stthomas.edu/law/currentstudents/careerandprofessionaldevelopment/

Please RSVP in Symplicity!

Summer Diversity Employment Opportunities Program

Law firms, businesses & governmental offices in the local community and across the country routinely hire diverse first-year law students in December and January through their Summer Diversity Employment Programs.  These are tremendous opportunities for first year law students. These programs give students a unique opportunity to establish contacts, obtain real world experience while allowing the employers to increase and promote diversity in the legal profession.  Join us for a panel of students who have previously participated in various Summer Diversity Employment Opportunities as they discuss their experiences and give you tips on how to successfully apply and interview for such opportunities!  We will also provide you with a list of all the deadlines for the various opportunities so you don’t miss out on any of them!  This program will occur on Tuesday, November 20 from 12:30 – 1:30 in MSL 244.  Please RSVP in Symplicity.  

MN Department of Human Services, Executive Pathways Program

This program aims to recruit students who are interested in careers in public service. The Executive Pathways Internship Program at the Minnesota Department of Human Services offers 6 internships in late May or June of 2013. The Office for Equal Opportunity coordinates these paid internships, which are located throughout the Department. Each placement is designed to provide in-depth learning opportunities in a state government setting. Interns are appointed with a pay rate of $16.41 per hour for up to 300 hours. The program packet and application are available online at http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/id_010465. Applications are due Friday, December 9, 2012.


News and Announcements

CPD Walk-In Hours Update!

There will be no CPD Walk-In Hours for the week of November 12th.  Instead Cathy will be available by appointment only.  If you would like to set up an appointment with Cathy email lawcareers@stthomas.edu.  

Don't forget to update your Symplicity Profile!

1Ls, we have only received profile updates from 58 of you.  If you are one of the 58, thank you very much.  If you haven’t updated your Symplicity profile yet, please considering updating it as soon as possible.  Your profile is how we determine if you would be interested in a specific job posting or internship so we can notify you of the position.

3Ls, please consider updating your profile to reflect your current interests.  As you approach graduation and begin looking for that post-graduation job this is the best way we are able contact you regarding potential job opportunities.  If you profile is not updated you might miss out on your dream job!  

Don’t forget the library resources!

Please remember that the library has many online career resources for students to use in addition to CPD’s resources! You can find them here!

Attention 1Ls!!

As you may recall, last Thursday was November 1 and the first day CPD is able to provide guidance and feedback on resumes, cover letters and job search strategies.  We are excited to begin working with you on this process!  A few reminders about this process:

Please remember that the National Association of Legal Career Professionals (NALP) also prohibits all 1Ls from applying to legal positions until December 1.  So, while we can help you get your application materials ready to roll, you cannot submit just yet!

We encourage you to check out our resources on our website on both cover letters & resumes before you come in to meet with us. They are fabulous and very detailed and can answer many of your general questions.  Then, you can save your specific questions for our meeting or walk in hours!

Be Careful with Your Thank-Yous!

Here’s a great article from the New York Journal about how botched thank-you notes, resumes and cover letters can really mess up your career search!

Are you a Diverse Student?

Would you like to get an email notice of new opportunities for diverse students? You can always check it out here, but if you would like an email when something new is posted, just email lawcareers@stthomas.edu and we will get you added to the list!


Joke of the Week!

Q: How do bees go to school?

A: On the school buzz!

November 5 - November 9, 2012

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Interested in Governmental Policy? Consider starting your Career as a Presidential Management Fellow!

ABA Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project (Summer 2013)

Edmund Burke Fellowship – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

For 2L’s and 3L’s: The Intersection of Law and Policy: Creating Social Change in the 21st Century

MN Department of Human Services, Executive Pathways Program

Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) Summer Clerkships!

 News & Announcements

Attention 1Ls!!

Are you a Diverse Student?

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Carole Bailey Scholarship

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What did the mama broom say to the baby broom?


Upcoming Deadlines and Events

Interested in Governmental Policy? Consider starting your Career as a Presidential Management Fellow! Come to our program!

Who: 3Ls, Alumni (2Ls may attend to find out more about the PMF program, but cannot apply until next year)

When: November 6, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Where: MSL 244

What: The Presidential Management Fellow (the PMF) Program is your passport to a unique and rewarding career experience with the Federal Government. The PMF Program is how the federal government attracts outstanding men and women from law schools, other graduate programs and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. As a PMF, your assignments may involve public policy and administration, domestic or international issues, information technology, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, law, financial management, and many other fields in support of public service programs.

Hear from Ryan Inman, a former PMF at the Federal Transit Administration, Office of Civil Rights.

Please RSVP in Symplicity.

Also, be sure to visit the guide to the Presidential Management Fellows Program at http://pathtopmf.com

ABA Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project (Summer 2013)

Students selected for the 2013 Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project will serve for a minimum of 8 weeks during the summer of 2013 in the consumer protection or consumer affairs offices of participating state and Territorial governments. To see a list of participating offices and obtain an application, please visit the American Bar Association website.

Edmund Burke Fellowship – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The Edmund Burke Fellowship places talented graduate students on the front lines of the pro-life fight at the United Nations. The Edmund Burke Fellowship will place these students with UN diplomats, scholars and practitioners of international law and international relations who are actively engaged in the debate over human rights, international law and national sovereignty. For more information about this fellowship follow this link: Edmund Burke Fellowship.  Applications are due November 1.

For 2L’s and 3L’s: The Intersection of Law and Policy: Creating Social Change in the 21st Century

The Office of Diversity is hosting a presentation by Alexandra Fitzsimmons, Legislative Affairs and Advocacy Director at the Children’s Defense Fund – Minnesota. For any students interested in legislative or public policy work, this is an excellent way to gain insight from someone who has initiated change and helped the growth and development of Minnesota Children. The presentation is on Tuesday, October 30, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in MSL Room 235. Lunch will be provided; to RSVP, please e-maillawrsvp@stthomas.edu.

MN Department of Human Services, Executive Pathways Program

This program aims to recruit students who are interested in careers in public service. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students in public policy, social work, law, information technology and other human services-related programs of study are encouraged to consider an internship through the Executive Pathways Internship Program at the Minnesota Department of Human Services. There will be 6 internships in late May or June of 2013. The Office for Equal Opportunity coordinates these paid internships, which are located throughout the Department. Each placement is designed to provide in-depth learning opportunities in a state government setting. Interns are appointed with a pay rate of $16.41 per hour for up to 300 hours. The program packet and application are available online at http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/id_010465. Applications are due Friday, December 9, 2012.

Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) Summer Clerkships!

The MJF summer clerkship program matches law students with public interest employers for paid legal positions for the summer of 2013. MJF will be announcing participating agencies soon. You can learn more about the MJF Program from their website: www.mnjustice.org, click on the summer clerkships tab. The application will open in December 2012 with applications due in January of 2013. More information on the application procedures for 2013 summer clerkships to come.


News and Announcements

Attention 1Ls!!

As you may recall, last Thursday was November 1 and the first day CPD is able to provide guidance and feedback on resumes, cover  letters and job search strategies.  We are excited to begin working with you on this process!  A few reminders about this process:

Please remember that the National Association of Legal Career Professionals (NALP) also prohibits all 1Ls from applying to legal positions until December 1.  So, while we can help you get your application materials ready to roll, you cannot submit just yet!

As part of our effort to help you get prepared for December 1, we will be hosting a program on resumes & cover letters on November 13 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in MSL 321.

We encourage you to check out our resources on our website on both cover letters & resumes  before you come in to meet with us. They are fabulous and very detailed and can answer many of your general questions.  Then, you can save your specific questions for our meeting or walk in hours!

Are you a Diverse Student?

Would you like to get an email notice of new opportunities for diverse students? You can always check it out here, but if you would like an email when something new is posted, just email lawcareers@stthomas.edu and we will get you added to the list!

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Carole Bailey Scholarship

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern time on October 31, 2012. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply please see the following link http://www.cfcbar.org/carole-bailey-scholarship.

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Just a reminder! CPD is having Walk-In Hours from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays during fall semester.  


Joke of the Week!

Q: What did the mama broom say to the baby broom?

A: Time to go to sweep!


October 29 - November 2, 2012

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

1L Roadmap to Career Success

Presidential Management Fellowship Program Information Session

ABA Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project

Edmund Burke Fellowship – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The Intersection of Law and Policy: Creating Social Change in the 21st Century

 News & Announcements

Attention 1Ls!!

Presidential Management Fellow Program

CPD Diversity Opportunites Newsletter

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Carole Bailey Scholarship

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: Why did the kid cross the playground?


Upcoming Deadlines and Events

1L Roadmap to Career Success

When: Section A - October 30th from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Section B – October 31st from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Where: MSL 321

Who: ALL 1Ls

What: As promised at the 1L CPD Orientation program in September, at this October program we will show all 1Ls how to access the job postings on Symplicity.  After that, we will unveil the core competencies that legal employers are demanding from new lawyers as they graduate from law school, help you reflect on how you may already have some of these competencies, and brainstorm how you may gain the rest of them during your time here at UST Law.  You will walk away from this program with a strong start to your roadmap to career success in the legal profession! Please RSVP in Symplicity.

Interested in Governmental Policy? Consider starting your Career as a Presidential Management Fellow!

Presidential Management Fellowship Program

Who: 3Ls, Alumni (2Ls may attend to find out more about the PMF program, but cannot apply until next year!)

When: November 6, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Where: MSL 244

What: The Presidential Management Fellow (the PMF) Program is your passport to a unique and rewarding career experience with the Federal Government. The PMF Program is how the federal government attracts outstanding men and women from law schools, other graduate programs and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. As a PMF, your assignments may involve public policy and administration, domestic or international issues, information technology, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, law, financial management, and many other fields in support of public service programs.

Hear from Ryan Inman, a former PMF at the Federal Transit Administration, Office of Civil Rights.

Please RSVP in Symplicity.

ABA Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project (Summer 2013)

Students selected for the 2013 Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project will serve for a minimum of 8 weeks during the summer of 2013 in the consumer protection or consumer affairs offices of participating state and Territorial governments. To see a list of participating offices and obtain an application, please visit the American Bar Association website.

Edmund Burke Fellowship – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The Edmund Burke Fellowship places talented graduate students on the front lines of the pro-life fight at the United Nations. The Edmund Burke Fellowship will place these students with UN diplomats, scholars and practitioners of international law and international relations who are actively engaged in the debate over human rights, international law and national sovereignty. For more information about this fellowship follow this link: Edmund Burke Fellowship.   Applications are due November 1.

For 2L’s and 3L’s: The Intersection of Law and Policy: Creating Social Change in the 21st Century

The Office of Diversity is hosting a presentation by Alexandra Fitzsimmons, Legislative Affairs and Advocacy Director at the Children’s Defense Fund – Minnesota. For any students interested in legislative or public policy work, this is an excellent way to gain insight from someone who has initiated change and helped the growth and development of Minnesota Children. The presentation is on Tuesday, October 30, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in MSL Room 235. Lunch will be provided; to RSVP, please e-maillawrsvp@stthomas.edu


News and Announcements

Attention 1Ls!!

As you may recall, this Thursday is November 1 and the first day CPD is able to provide guidance and feedback on resumes, cover  letters and job search strategies.  We are excited to begin working with you on this process!  A few reminders about this process:

  • Please remember that the National Association of Legal Career Professionals (NALP) also prohibits all 1Ls from applying to legal positions until December 1.  So, while we can help you get your application materials ready to roll, you cannot submit just yet!
  • As part of our effort to help you get prepared for December 1, we will be hosting a program on resumes & cover letters on November 13 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in MSL 321. 
  • We encourage you to check out our resources on our website on both cover letters resumes  before you come in to meet with us. They are fabulous and very detailed and can answer many of your general questions.  Then, you can save your specific questions for our meeting or walk in hours! 

Presidential Management Fellow Program - Application opens November 5th and due on November 19, 2012!

The Presidential Management Fellow (the PMF) Program is how the federal government attracts outstanding men and women from law schools, other graduate programs and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. As a PMF, your assignments may involve public policy and administration, domestic or international issues, information technology, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, law, financial management, and many other fields in support of public service programs. Sound good? Check it out via this link to learn more about the PMF program: www.pmf.gov and schedule an appointment with Cathy Finnegan as soon as possible by emailing lawcareers@stthomas.edu and indicating that you wish to meet about the PMF program. 

The application deadline is November 19thApplication for the PMF Class of 2013 opens via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS at https://www.usajobs.gov/; search for "Presidential Management Fellows". Eligible applicants must also complete the on-line assessment prior to the announcement closing.  Here are some resources to support you in applying:

  • Attend CPD's PMF program on Tuesday, November 6th from 12:30 -1:30 in MSL 321 to hear from Ryan Inman, a UST Law Alum and a former PMF who worked at the Transit Authority Office of Civil Rights in Washington D.C. Please RSVP in Symplicity.
  • Be sure to visit the Guide to the Presidential Management Fellows Program at http://pathtopmf.com/.

Are you a Diverse Student?

Would you like to get an email notice of new opportunities for diverse students? You can always check it out here, but if you would like an email when something new is posted, just email lawcareers@stthomas.edu and we will get you added to the list!

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Carole Bailey Scholarship

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern time on October 31, 2012. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply please see the following link http://www.cfcbar.org/carole-bailey-scholarship.

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Just a reminder! CPD is having Walk-In Hours from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays during fall semester.  


Joke of the Week!

Q: Why did the kid cross the playground?

A: To get to the other slide!


October 22 - October 26, 2012

 Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Work Study: More Legal Experience and Less Debt!

Quad Schools Public Interest Career Expo!

Marine Corps JAG Representative on Campus October 25th.

1L Roadmap to Career Success

ABA Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project (Summer 2013)

For 2L’s and 3L’s: The Intersection of Law and Policy: Creating Social Change in the 21st Century

TCDIP Ambassador Program - Looking for Students interested in Mentors!

 News & Announcements

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

Get Some Networking Help from the ABA!

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Carole Bailey Scholarship

Symplicity Log-In Change

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: How does a ghost eat a hot dog?


Upcoming Deadlines and Events

Work Study: More Legal Experience and Less Debt!

They say you need experience to get a job and you need a job to get experience.  Well, UST Law’s federal work study program can be your ticket to getting substantive legal experience with a host of local government, county attorney, public defender, nonprofit and legal aid offices.  Join Career and Professional Development for a Work-Study presentation on October 23, 2012 from 12:30-1:30pm in MSL 321. Please RSVP in Symplicity ASAP.  If you RSVP by the end of the day on Monday, October 22, 2012, Financial Aid will verify that you qualify for work study prior to the program!

Quad Schools Public Interest Career Expo!

This career fair is a great opportunity for students to connect with and learn about public interest and government careers from approximately 40-45 public interest & government legal employers from the across the state.  This event serves as the kick-off to the MJF summer clerkship application program, through which approximately 20 paid public interest clerkships are available to students from the four schools. This year’s expo will be held on October 23, 2012 from 4:30 to 7:00pm at the University of Minnesota Law School. There will be a MJF panel from 4:30 to 5:30 as well as a career fair from 5:30 to 7:00.  Please RSVP in Symplicity!

Marine Corps JAG Representative on Campus October 25th.

A representative from the Marine Corps will be available to talk to students on October 25th, 2012. For more information, please email Dan Winterlin atdaniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu.

1L Roadmap to Career Success

As promised at the 1L CPD Orientation program in September, at this October program we will show all 1Ls how to access the job postings on Symplicity.  After that, we will unveil the core competencies that legal employers are demanding from new lawyers as they graduate from law school, help you reflect on how you may already have some of these competencies, and brainstorm how you may gain the rest of them during your time here at UST Law.  You will walk away from this program with a strong start to your roadmap to career success in the legal profession!  Join us on October 30th (Section A) or October 31st (Section B) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in MSL 321.  Please RSVP in Symplicity.

ABA Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project (Summer 2013)

Students selected for the 2013 Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project will serve for a minimum of 8 weeks during the summer of 2013 in the consumer protection or consumer affairs offices of participating state and Territorial governments. To see a list of participating offices and obtain an application, please visit the American Bar Association website.

For 2L’s and 3L’s: The Intersection of Law and Policy: Creating Social Change in the 21st Century

The Office of Diversity is hosting a presentation by Alexandra Fitzsimmons, Legislative Affairs and Advocacy Director at the Children’s Defense Fund – Minnesota. For any students interested in legislative or public policy work, this is an excellent way to gain insight from someone who has initiated change and helped the growth and development of Minnesota Children. The presentation is on Tuesday, October 30, from 12:30-1:30 in MSL Room 235. Lunch will be provided; to RSVP, please e-maillawrsvp@stthomas.edu

TCDIP Ambassador Program - Looking for Students interested in Mentors!

The Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our various member organizations. To learn more about this opportunity see the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program Flyer.


News and Announcements

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

If you’ve ever attended a CPD event you know there is always lots of great information to be picked up. But did you know that these documents can also be found whenever you want them in Symplicity’s Document Library. When you log into Symplicity, click on “resources” and find information about On Campus Interviewing, the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s summer clerkship program, public interest cover letter samples, interviewing and more! If you were unable to attend the CPD 1L Orientation on September 18th and 19th, you can watch a video of the presentation on Symplicity. Check it out!

Get Some Networking Help from the ABA!

The American Bar Association recently posted a great article on networking for students – check it out here!

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Carole Bailey Scholarship

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern time on October 31, 2012. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply please see the following link http://www.cfcbar.org/carole-bailey-scholarship.

Symplicity Log-In Change

Symplicity now uses the St. Thomas netID and netID password as a log-in.  This is the same username and password that you use when you log into your email and school computers.  If you have any questions or problems email Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Just a reminder! CPD is having Walk-In Hours from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays during fall semester.  


Joke of the Week!

Q: How does a ghost eat a hot dog?

A: By goblin it!

October 15 - October 19, 2012

 Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Work Study: More Legal Experience and Less Debt!

Roadmap to Career Success

1Ls & 2Ls: Interested in Interning with the FBI this summer?

ABA Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project (Summer 2013)

BarBri hosts “How to Survive in Law School” lecture!

For 2L’s and 3L’s: The Intersection of Law and Policy: Creating Social Change in the 21st Century

Quad Schools Public Interest Career Expo!

 News & Announcements

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

Get Some Networking Help from the ABA!

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Carole Bailey Scholarship

Symplicity Log-In Change

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: How do you get an alien baby to sleep?


Upcoming Deadlines and Events

Work Study: More Legal Experience and Less Debt!

They say you need experience to get a job and you need a job to get experience.  Well, UST Law’s federal work study program can be your ticket to getting substantive legal experience with a host of local government, county attorney, public defender, nonprofit and legal aid offices.  Join Career and Professional Development for a Work-Study presentation on October 23, 2012 from 12:30-1:30pm in MSL 321. Please RSVP in Symplicity ASAP.  If you RSVP by the end of the day on Monday, October 22, 2012, Financial Aid will verify that you qualify for work study prior to the program!

Roadmap to Career Success

As promised at the 1L CPD Orientation program in September, at this October program we will show all 1Ls how to access the job postings on Symplicity.  After that, we will unveil the core competencies that legal employers are demanding from new lawyers as they graduate from law school, help you reflect on how you may already have some of these competencies, and brainstorm how you may gain the rest of them during your time here at UST Law.  You will walk away from this program with a strong start to your roadmap to career success in the legal profession!  Join us on October 30th (Section A) or October 31st (Section B) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in MSL 321.  Please RSVP in Symplicity.

1Ls & 2Ls: Interested in Interning with the FBI this summer?

The Minneapolis Division (our Brooklyn Center office) is among the FBI field offices participating in the volunteer internship program for Summer 2013, along with other offices across the country. More details about the internship can be found at www.fbijobs.gov, or in Symplicity.

ABA Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project (Summer 2013)

Students selected for the 2013 Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project will serve for a minimum of 8 weeks during the summer of 2013 in the consumer protection or consumer affairs offices of participating state and Territorial governments. To see a list of participating offices and obtain an application, please visit the American Bar Association website

BarBri hosts “How to Survive in Law School” lecture!

Barbri proudly presents Professor David Epstein’s “How to Succeed in Law School” lecture. This lecture will be primarily about being a 1L in general as well as tips on prepping for FINAL EXAMS. Professor Epstein is a phenomenal speaker, with a humorous approach to studying in law school! Click here for his bio. Please plan to attend this event. It will be just the spark you need to get through the final stretch of our first semester.  Lunch will be included! This event will be held on Monday, October 22, 2012 in MSL 238 at 12:30 p.m.  Please register in Symplicity.  If you have questions about the event, please contact Jenna Haler, hale2172@stthomas.edu

For 2L’s and 3L’s: The Intersection of Law and Policy: Creating Social Change in the 21st Century

The Office of Diversity is hosting a presentation by Alexandra Fitzsimmons, Legislative Affairs and Advocacy Director at the Children’s Defense Fund – Minnesota. For any students interested in legislative or public policy work, this is an excellent way to gain insight from someone who has initiated change and helped the growth and development of Minnesota Children. The presentation is on Tuesday, October 30, from 12:30-1:30 in MSL Room 235. Lunch will be provided; to RSVP, please e-maillawrsvp@stthomas.edu

Quad Schools Public Interest Career Expo!

This career fair is a great opportunity for students to connect with and learn about public interest and government careers from approximately 40-45 public interest & government legal employers from the across the state.  This event serves as the kick-off to the MJF summer clerkship application program, through which approximately 20 paid public interest clerkships are available to students from the four schools. This year’s expo will be held on October 23, 2012 from 4:30 to 7:00pm at the University of Minnesota Law School. There will be a MJF panel from 4:30 to 5:30 as well as a career fair from 5:30 to 7:00.  Please RSVP in Symplicity!

TCDIP Ambassador Program - Looking for Students interested in Mentors!

The Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our various member organizations. To learn more about this opportunity see the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program Flyer.


News and Announcements

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

If you’ve ever attended a CPD event you know there is always lots of great information to be picked up. But did you know that these documents can also be found whenever you want them in Symplicity’s Document Library. When you log into Symplicity, click on “resources” and find information about On Campus Interviewing, the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s summer clerkship program, public interest cover letter samples, interviewing and more! If you were unable to attend the CPD 1L Orientation on September 18th and 19th, you can watch a video of the presentation on Symplicity. Check it out!

Get Some Networking Help from the ABA!

The American Bar Association recently posted a great article on networking for students – check it out here!

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Carole Bailey Scholarship

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern time on October 31, 2012. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply please see the following link http://www.cfcbar.org/carole-bailey-scholarship.

Symplicity Log-In Change

Symplicity now uses the St. Thomas netID and netID password as a log-in.  This is the same username and password that you use when you log into your email and school computers.  If you have any questions or problems email Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Just a reminder! CPD is having Walk-In Hours from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays during fall semester.  


Joke of the Week!

Q: How do you get an alien baby to sleep?

A: You rock-et!

October 8 - October 12, 2012

 Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Work Study: More Legal Experience and Less Debt!

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Edmund Burke Fellowship: A Call for Applications

DOJ Executive Office of Immigration Review Needs Volunteer Interns!

Quad Schools Public Interest Career Expo!

TCDIP Ambassador Program - Looking for Students interested in Mentors!

Symplicity Log-In Change

 News & Announcements

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

New Committee for Young Lawyers!

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Carole Bailey Scholarship

Department of Justice Volunteer Opportunities Available for Summer 2013!

Receive Job Postings in your inbox

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: Where does a turtle go when it is raining?


Upcoming Deadlines and Events 

Work Study: More Legal Experience and Less Debt!

They say you need experience to get a job and you need a job to get experience.  Well, UST Law’s federal work study program can be your ticket to getting substantive legal experience with a host of local government, county attorney, public defender, nonprofit and legal aid offices.  Join Career and Professional Development for a Work-Study presentation on October 23, 2012 from 12:30-1:30pm in MSL321. Please RSVP in Symplicity ASAP.  If you RSVP by the end of the day on Monday, October 22, 2012, Financial Aid will verify that you qualify for work study prior to the program!

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Just a reminder! CPD is having Walk-In Hours from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays during fall semester.  Please note that walk-In Hours on October 11, 2012 will end at 11:00am instead of noon!

Edmund Burke Fellowship: A Call for Applications

The Edmund Burke Fellowship places talented graduate students on the front lines of the pro-life fight at the United Nations. The Edmund Burke Fellowship will place these students with UN diplomats, scholars and practitioners of international law and international relations who are actively engaged in the debate over human rights, international law and national sovereignty. For more information about this fellowship follow this link: Edmund Burke Fellowship. Applications are due October 15.

DOJ Executive Office of Immigration Review Needs Volunteer Interns!

The Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review located in Bloomington, MN (a.k.a., Bloomington Immigration Court) is currently accepting applications for Volunteer Law Interns for Spring Semester 2013.  This is fabulous legal experience for those interested in immigration law. Please see the U.S. Department of Justice Spring 2013 Volunteer Law Internship Position pdf‌ for more information. Applications are due on October 10, 2012.

Quad Schools Public Interest Career Expo!

This career fair is a great opportunity for students to connect with and learn about public interest and government careers from approximately 40-45 public interest & government legal employers from the across the state.  This event serves as the kick-off to the MJF summer clerkship application program, through which approximately 20 paid public interest clerkships are available to students from the four schools. This year’s expo will be held on October 23, 2012 from 4:30 to 7:00pm at the University of Minnesota Law School. There will be a MJF panel from 4:30 to 5:30 as well as a career fair from 5:30 to 7:00.

TCDIP Ambassador Program - Looking for Students interested in Mentors!

The Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our various member organizations. To learn more about this opportunity see the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program Flyer.

Symplicity Log-In Change

Symplicity now uses the St. Thomas netID and netID password as a log-in.  This is the same username and password that you use when you log into your email and school computers.  If you have any questions or problems email Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu


News and Announcements

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

If you’ve ever attended a CPD event you know there is always lots of great information to be picked up. But did you know that these documents can also be found whenever you want them in Symplicity’s Document Library. When you log into Symplicity, click on “resources” and find information about On Campus Interviewing, the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s summer clerkship program, public interest cover letter samples, interviewing and more! If you were unable to attend the CPD 1L Orientation on September 18th and 19th, you can watch a video of the presentation on Symplicity. Check it out!

New Committee for Young Lawyers!

The ABA's Criminal Justice Section has just started a new committee: the Young Lawyers Committee.   The committee is seeking several volunteer law students who would serve as "Staff Writers" for its newsletter. To apply, Applicants should review a recent Supreme Court decision (available in the Student Services Suite, or emaillawcareers@stthomas.edu) and prepare a case summary. The summary should then be emailed directly to Michael Dean at mddeanlaw@gmail.com by October 15, 2012. Applicants who have been selected will be contacted shortly thereafter.

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Carole Bailey Scholarship

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern time on October 31, 2012. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply please see the following link http://www.cfcbar.org/carole-bailey-scholarship.

Department of Justice Volunteer Opportunities Available for Summer 2013!

The Department of Justice offers volunteer internship opportunities with various agencies across the country. Applications for Summer 2013 internships will be accepted fromDecember 17, 2012 through January 13, 2013. For more information, please visit the DOJ website.  http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/volunteer-opp-summer.html

Receive Job Postings in your inbox

Job Search Agents enable you to set specified search criteria for job postings and schedule an email alert to be sent on a regular basis with those results.  Additionally, the search agent is a saved detailed search, so the student can review the latest search results at any time without waiting for an email.  Follow these steps to set up a Search Agent. 

  1. Login to Symplicity
  2. Go to UST Law Job Postings under the Job Postings tab
  3. Click on Advanced Search
  4. In the Search Agent field check the “Save As” box and give the search a name
  5. Set your desired criteria and click submit
  6. Click the “Search Agent” subtab
  7. Click the “Schedule” button
  8. Click yes under enabled
  9. Choose a frequency by selecting day, week or month and selecting how often to receive the emails
  10. Click “Submit”

The Center for Human Rights at Trinity Law School 2nd Annual Writing Competition

The topic for this year’s writing competition is: The Evolving Tension between the Freedom of Expression,  Freedom of Religion, and Hate Speech and Blasphemy Laws.

There is a growing tension, both domestically and internationally, between the freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and the judicial or legislative restrictions on those freedoms. Many state and national constitutions provide for the protection of speech and religion, as do many international treaties. However, the scope of these freedoms has been the subject of increasing debate and limitation, with such limitations often being couched in terms of "hate speech" and "blasphemy" laws.  Scholars are invited to address this growing tension in a manner that best expresses the depth and scope of this continually evolving issue.  Check out the flyer for The Center for Human Rights at Trinity Law School Writing Competition here for more information. Submissions are due on or before March 25, 2013.


Joke of the Week!

Q: Where does a turtle go when it is raining?

A: A shell-ter!


October 1 - October 5, 2012

 Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Symplicity Log-In Change

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Edmund Burke Fellowship: A Call for Applications

DOJ Executive Office of Immigration Review Needs Volunteer Interns!

Quad Schools Public Interest Career Expo!

 News & Announcements

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

Volunteers Needed for Free Legal Clinic!

New Committee for Young Lawyers!

K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program

TCDIP Ambassador Program - Looking for Students interested in Mentors!

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Carole Bailey Scholarship

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: Why don't eggs tell jokes?


Upcoming Deadlines and Events

Symplicity Log-In Change

On Wednesday, October 3rd Symplicity will have a new log-in system.  The new log-in will be your netID and you netID password.  This is the same username and password that you use when you log into your email and school computers.  If you have any questions email Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu.  

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Just a reminder! CPD is having Walk-In Hours from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays during fall semester.  Walk-In Hours onOctober 11, 2012 will end at 11:30am instead of noon!

Edmund Burke Fellowship: A Call for Applications

The Edmund Burke Fellowship places talented graduate students on the front lines of the pro-life fight at the United Nations. The Edmund Burke Fellowship will place these students with UN diplomats, scholars and practitioners of international law and international relations who are actively engaged in the debate over human rights, international law and national sovereignty. For more information about this fellowship follow this link: Edmund Burke Fellowship. Applications are due October 15.

DOJ Executive Office of Immigration Review Needs Volunteer Interns!

The Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review located in Bloomington, MN (a.k.a., Bloomington Immigration Court) is currently accepting applications for Volunteer Law Interns for Spring Semester 2013.  This is fabulous legal experience for those interested in immigration law. Please see the U.S. Department of Justice Spring 2013 Volunteer Law Internship Position pdf‌ for more information. Applications are due on October 10, 2012.

Quad Schools Public Interest Career Expo!

The Quad Schools Public Interest Career Expo will be held on October 23, 2012 from 4:30 to 7:00pm at the University of Minnesota Law School. There will be a MJF panel from 4:30 to 5:30 as well as a career fair from 5:30 to 7:00.


News and Announcements

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

If you’ve ever attended a CPD event you know there is always lots of great information to be picked up. But did you know that these documents can also be found whenever you want them in Symplicity’s Document Library. When you log into Symplicity, click on “resources” and find information about On Campus Interviewing, the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s summer clerkship program, public interest cover letter samples, interviewing and more! If you were unable to attend the CPD 1L Orientation on September 18th and 19th, you can watch a video of the presentation on Symplicity. Check it out!

Volunteers Needed for Free Legal Clinic!

The Council on American Islamic Relations, Minnesota Chapter, a nonprofit organization working on civil rights cases and training will be sponsoring a Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Minneapolis and needs volunteer attorneys and law students.  Law students will do intake for the clinic and attorneys will provide legal advice on issues such as family law, immigration law, housing, civil rights and employment. The clinic is part if a Day of Dignity Outreach Event by the Masjid An-Nur Mosque at 1729 Lyndale Avenue North, Minneapolis. 

If interested, please contact Ellen Longfellow at CAIR-Minnesota (612) 206-3360, elongfellow@cair.com.

New Committee for Young Lawyers!

The ABA's Criminal Justice Section has just started a new committee: the Young Lawyers Committee.   The committee is seeking several volunteer law students who would serve as "Staff Writers" for its newsletter. To apply, Applicants should review a recent Supreme Court decision (available in the Student Services Suite, or emaillawcareers@stthomas.edu) and prepare a case summary. The summary should then be emailed directly to Michael Dean at mddeanlaw@gmail.com by October 15, 2012. Applicants who have been selected will be contacted shortly thereafter.

K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program

This fellowship program offers law students the opportunity to assist public service organizations located in Pittsburgh, PA. These 4-week summer fellowships are made available to three students each year at one of the following organizations: Allegheny Conference on Community DevelopmentEducation Law CenterKidsVoice, andNeighborhood Legal Services Association. Each candidate is paid a stipend of $1,000 per week. To be considered for a fellowship award, candidates must complete and submit an application on or before October 5, 2012. For more information, and a copy of the application materials, please visit www.klgates.com

TCDIP Ambassador Program - Looking for Students interested in Mentors!

The Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our various member organizations. To learn more about this opportunity see the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Ambassador Program Flyer.

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Carole Bailey Scholarship

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern time on October 31, 2012. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply please see the following link http://www.cfcbar.org/carole-bailey-scholarship.


September 24 - September 28, 2012

 Upcoming Deadlines & Events

"Women in Law" The Benefits of Being a Woman in a Male's Profession. Presented by WLSA.

Air Force JAG Informational Program

Duluth Firm OCI

United States Attorney’s Office (District of MN) - Spring 2012 2L Law Internship

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Edmund Burke Fellowship: A Call for Applications

DOJ Executive Office of Immigration Review Needs Volunteer Interns!

 News & Announcements

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

Minnesota Women Lawyers 2012-2013 Student to Attorney Mentor Program!

New Committee for Young Lawyers!

K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program

TCDIP Ambassador Program - Looking for Students interested in Mentors!

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Carole Bailey Scholarship

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What do cats say on cell phones?


Upcoming Deadlines and Events

"Women in Law" The Benefits of Being a Woman in a Male's Profession. Presented by WLSA.

On September 26 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in MSL 235 Alyssa Wetzel-Moore Human Rights Specialist & ADA Coordinator Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity, Erin Knapp Darda Associate at Dorsey Whitney, and Cathy Powell Finnegan Assistant Director of the Office of Career & Professional Development will speak about: "Women in the Law" The Benefits of Being a Woman in a Male's Profession. The panel will offer insights on how the gender dichotomy in the legal profession can be used to our advantage rather than focusing on the negative aspect of working in a primarily male profession.  Please RSVP in Symplicity.  

Air Force JAG Informational Program

On Friday, September 28th from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in MSL 334 the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps is made up of 1200 active duty attorneys. A legal career in the USAF JAGC offers immediate trial experience, opportunities to practice in diverse areas of law including environmental, legal aid, government contracts, labor, international and operations. For those who wish to travel, the JAGC offers countless opportunities to practice law all over the world. JAGs receive fantastic legal training throughout your career, and offer tremendous benefits, including student loan repayment.

Come listen to LT. David Madgett from the Air Force JAG Corps will be on campus to discuss internship and post-graduate opportunities.  Please RSVP in Symplicity.  

Duluth Firm OCI

The law firm of Johnson, Killen & Seiler, P.A. will be on-campus on Friday, October 5th to interview for an Associate position for 2013 graduates. Applicants should be in the top 25% of their class, and have some personal connection with Duluth or northeastern Minnesota (e.g., prior living experience in Duluth or northeastern Minnesota or Northwestern Wisconsin, family living in northeastern Minnesota or northwestern Wisconsin, or some other genuine interest in living in Duluth other than for employment). To apply for this position please log onto Symplicity and go to the OCI tab. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26.

United States Attorney’s Office (District of MN) - Spring 2012 2L Law Internship

US Attorney’s Office Law Interns perform research and writing projects and assist in appellate work and trial preparation. Interns will be given assignments in as many different divisions and units as possible, providing exposure to a wide variety of practice areas and a number of Assistant United States Attorneys. Interns also attend court proceedings and informative training sessions. Unpaid. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2012. Please visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/volunteer-opp-usao.html for application information.

CPD Walk-In Hours!

The Office of Career & Professional Development has received all your survey responses and is proud to announce that we will offer Walk-In Hours to all students from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays during fall semester.  These were the times most popular with law students that responded to the survey.  Stop by for a quick resume/cover letter review (2L's and 3L's), answers to your pressing questions, or just to say "hi!" and let us know how your year has started off.  1Ls are definitely welcome, too! While we can’t review resumes or cover letters for 1L’s until November 1, we are happy to talk with you about your interest in particular areas of practice and how to navigate the law school experience in a way that truly sets you up for long-term success.  And, if these times don’t work for you, please remember, you can always schedule an appointment at a time that works or email us with your questions or application documents for review by emailing lawcareers@stthomas.edu.

Edmund Burke Fellowship: A Call for Applications

The Edmund Burke Fellowship places talented graduate students on the front lines of the pro-life fight at the United Nations. The Edmund Burke Fellowship will place these students with UN diplomats, scholars and practitioners of international law and international relations who are actively engaged in the debate over human rights, international law and national sovereignty. For more information about this fellowship follow this link: Edmund Burke Fellowship. Applications are due October 15.

DOJ Executive Office of Immigration Review Needs Volunteer Interns!

The Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review located in Bloomington, MN (a.k.a., Bloomington Immigration Court) is currently accepting applications for Volunteer Law Interns for Spring Semester 2013.  This is fabulous legal experience for those interested in immigration law. Please see the U.S. Department of Justice Spring 2013 Volunteer Law Internship Position pdf‌ for more information. Applications are due on October 10, 2012.


News and Announcements

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

If you’ve ever attended a CPD event you know there is always lots of great information to be picked up. But did you know that these documents can also be found whenever you want them in Symplicity’s Document Library. When you log into Symplicity, click on “resources” and find information about On Campus Interviewing, the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s  summer clerkship program, public interest cover letter samples, interviewing and more! If you were unable to attend the CPD 1L Orientation on September 18th and 19th, you can watch a video of the presentation on Symplicity. Check it out!

Minnesota Women Lawyers 2012-2013 Student to Attorney Mentor Program!

Law students and attorneys will be matched in a mentoring relationship, based on student interest and attorney practice area.  If you are interested in becoming a mentor or a mentee, simply fill out the interest form on the MWL website found under the MWL Calendar of Events link. Registration forms are due by September 28, 2012.  Space is limited, so sign up as soon as possible.  Once space is filled, students will be placed on a waiting list.

New Committee for Young Lawyers!

The ABA's Criminal Justice Section has just started a new committee: the Young Lawyers Committee.   The committee is seeking several volunteer law students who would serve as "Staff Writers" for its newsletter. To apply, Applicants should review a recent supreme court decision (available in the Student Services Suite, or emaillawcareers@stthomas.edu) and prepare a case summary. The summary should then be emailed directly to Michael Dean at mddeanlaw@gmail.com by October 15, 2012. Applicants who have been selected will be contacted shortly thereafter.

K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program

This fellowship program offers law students the opportunity to assist public service organizations located in Pittsburgh, PA. These 4-week summer fellowships are made available to three students each year at one of the following organizations: Allegheny Conference on Community DevelopmentEducation Law CenterKidsVoice, andNeighborhood Legal Services Association. Each candidate is paid a stipend of $1,000 per week. To be considered for a fellowship award, candidates must complete and submit an application on or before October 5, 2012. For more information, and a copy of the application materials, please visit www.klgates.com

TCDIP Ambassador Program - Looking for Students interested in Mentors!

The Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our various member organizations. To learn more about this opportunity see the Twin Cities Divesity in Practice Ambassador Program Flyer.

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Carole Bailey Scholarship

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern time on October 31, 2012. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply please see the following link http://www.cfcbar.org/carole-bailey-scholarship.


September 17 - September 21, 2012

 Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Symplicity Changes Coming!

Duluth Firm OCI

Building the Diversity Pipeline: Seeking Attorneys for Mentorships

CPD Walk-In Hours!

Tell us when you would like us to have walk in hours!

Vogel Law Firm in North Dakota is still hiring 2Ls for summer associate positions for the summer of 2013

Attention 3Ls interested in Public Interest Law!

Edmund Burke Fellowship: A Call for Applications 

 News & Announcements

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

Minnesota Women Lawyers 2012-2013 Student to Attorney Mentor Program!

New Committee for Young Lawyers!

K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What do you get when you cross an elephant and a kangaroo?


Upcoming Deadlines and Events

Symplicity Changes Coming!

Please note that we will be changing the Symplicity log-in on September 21.  The changes will streamline things and help reduce the number of passwords you need to remember.  So, keep an eye on your email as we roll out these changes. 

Duluth Firm OCI

The law firm of Johnson, Killen & Seiler, P.A. will be on-campus on Friday, October 5th to interview for an Associate position for 2013 graduates. Applicants should be in the top 25% of their class, and have some personal connection with Duluth or northeastern Minnesota (e.g., prior living experience in Duluth or northeastern Minnesota or Northwestern Wisconsin, family living in northeastern Minnesota or northwestern Wisconsin, or some other genuine interest in living in Duluth other than for employment). To apply for this position please log onto Symplicity and go to the OCI tab. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26.

Building the Diversity Pipeline: Seeking Attorneys for Mentorships

The HCBA’s Diversity Committee is excited to announce that it has teamed with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Greater Twin Cities to create a Lawyer Pipeline Project for inner-city youth. Our goal is to mentor to inner-city youth from middle school through law school, or for some, college or graduate school. Mentoring through this program requires an “above and beyond” commitment to mentees. An informational meeting to explain the Lawyer Pipeline Project will take place at the HCBA offices on Sept. 14., from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (lunch will be provided). If you have questions in advance of the meeting, contact Jim Skoog at jim@hcba.org or 612-752-6615

CPD Walk-In Hours!

The Office of Career & Professional Development is offering Walk-In Hours to all students from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon this week. Stop by for a quick resume/cover letter review (2L's and 3L's), answers to your pressing questions, or just to say "hi!" and let us know how your year has started off.  1Ls are definitely welcome, too! While we can’t review resumes or cover letters for 1L’s until November 1, we are happy to talk with you about your interest in particular areas of practice and how to navigate the law school experience in a way that truly sets you up for long-term success.

Tell us when you would like us to have Walk-In Hours!

In an effort to ensure we are providing service that is most helpful to your needs, please take a few seconds to complete this survey and let us know what times work best for your schedule: https://law-stthomas-csm.symplicity.com/surveys/walkinhours.   Once we have the results, we will announce the time for future walk in hours, which will start the week of September 24.

Vogel Law Firm in North Dakota is still hiring 2Ls for summer associate positions for the summer of 2013

Vogel Law Firm is the largest firm in North Dakota with a wide variety of practice areas and sophisticated representation to businesses and individuals. In the past, they have participated in OCI at UST Law. They are still very interested in receiving resumes from UST Law students but felt this was a more efficient way of hiring because they did not receive a lot of applications in the past. Deadline is September 18, apply on Symplicity, go to "job postings" and search for Vogel. Let us know if you have any questions.

Attention 3Ls interested in Public Interest Law!

Don’t forget that the deadline to apply for any Equal Justice Works (EJW) fellowships  is September 18, 2012 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time! For more information, please visit the EJW website. Get your applications in ASAP!  

Edmund Burke Fellowship: A Call for Applications

The Edmund Burke Fellowship places talented graduate students on the front lines of the pro-life fight at the United Nations. The Edmund Burke Fellowship will place these students with UN diplomats, scholars and practitioners of international law and international relations who are actively engaged in the debate over human rights, international law and national sovereignty. For more information about this fellowship follow this link: Edmund Burke Fellowship. Applications are due October 15.


News and Announcements

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

If you’ve ever attended a CPD event you know there is always lots of great information to be picked up. But did you know that these documents can also be found whenever you want them in Symplicity’s Document Library. When you log into Symplicity, click on “resources” and find information about On Campus Interviewing, the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s  summer clerkship program, public interest cover letter samples, interviewing and more! Check it out!

Minnesota Women Lawyers 2012-2013 Student to Attorney Mentor Program!

Law students and attorneys will be matched in a mentoring relationship, based on student interest and attorney practice area.  If you are interested in becoming a mentor or a mentee, simply fill out the interest form on the MWL website found under the MWL Calendar of Events link. Registration forms are due by September 28, 2012.  Space is limited, so sign up as soon as possible.  Once space is filled, students will be placed on a waiting list.

New Committee for Young Lawyers!

The ABA's Criminal Justice Section has just started a new committee: the Young Lawyers Committee.   The committee is seeking several volunteer law students who would serve as "Staff Writers" for its newsletter. To apply, Applicants should review a recent supreme court decision (available in the Student Services Suite, or email lawcareers@stthomas.edu) and prepare a case summary. The summary should then be emailed directly to Michael Dean at mddeanlaw@gmail.com by October 15, 2012. Applicants who have been selected will be contacted shortly thereafter.

K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program

This fellowship program offers law students the opportunity to assist public service organizations located in Pittsburgh, PA. These 4-week summer fellowships are made available to three students each year at one of the following organizations: Allegheny Conference on Community DevelopmentEducation Law CenterKidsVoice, andNeighborhood Legal Services Association. Each candidate is paid a stipend of $1,000 per week. To be considered for a fellowship award, candidates must complete and submit an application on or before October 5, 2012. For more information, and a copy of the application materials, please visit www.klgates.com


Joke of the Week!

Q: What do you get when you cross an elephant and a kangaroo?

A: Big holes all over Australia!


September 4 - September 7, 2012

 Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Registration for the Largest Public Interest Career Fair in the Country is Now Open!

Vogel Law Firm in North Dakota is still hiring 2Ls for summer associate positions for the summer of 2013

Attention 3Ls interested in Public Interest Law!

 

 News & Announcements

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Resume Requirement Reminder!

Symplicity Changes Coming!

Looking for a way to give back your community?

Barista Review!

Attention Public Interest & Government Focused Law Students

PSLawNet is now PSJD!

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What do you get if you mix a rabbit with a snake?


Upcoming Deadlines and Events

Registration for the Largest Public Interest Career Fair in the Country is Now Open! 

The Equal Justice Works (EJW) Conference and Career Fair is a national career fair with 1,500 employment opportunities at public interest and government employers from around the country. The deadline to register and apply for any of these positions is September 13, 2012.  The 2012 Conference and Career Fair is October 26 & 27, 2012 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. For more information on registering and applying, please visit the Equal Justice Works website.. 

Vogel Law Firm in North Dakota is still hiring 2Ls for summer associate positions for the summer of 2013

Vogel Law Firm is the largest firm in North Dakota with a wide variety of practice areas and sophisticated representation to businesses and individuals. In the past, they have participated in OCI at UST Law. They are still very interested in receiving resumes from UST Law students but felt this was a more efficient way of hiring because they did not receive a lot of applications in the past. Deadline is September 18, apply on Symplicity, go to "job postings" and search for Vogel. Let us know if you have any questions.

Attention 3Ls interested in Public Interest Law!

Don’t forget that the deadline to apply for any Equal Justice Works (EJW) fellowships  is September 18, 2012 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time! For more information, please visit the EJW website . Get your applications in ASAP!  


News and Announcements

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Resume Requirement Reminder!

As you know from the email sent to you last spring, how you introduce yourself to your mentor is being formalized as part of the of Mentor Externship’s increased emphasis on self-direction and preparation for professional employment.   Your introduction email to your mentor with your resume is due to your mentor no later than September 7, 2012.  CPD is more than happy to help you with this.  Please email us your to lawcareers@stthomas.edu (no later than Tuesday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m. so we can be sure to get to everyone) and we will take a look at it. 

Symplicity Changes Coming!

Please note that we will be changing the Symplicity log-in in mid-September.  The changes will streamline things and help reduce the number of passwords you need to remember.  So, keep an eye on your email as we roll out these changes. 

Looking for a way to give back your community?

The United Way Emerging Leaders Steering Committee will be holding a Community Backyard Barbeque on September 6th from 5:30 to 7:30 at 514 North 3rd Street Suite 101, Minneapolis, MN 55401. (Parking is available on site). There will be lots of information about upcoming United Way events, so this would be a great opportunity to get ideas about ways to get involved in public service projects!

Barista Review!

The first ever “Barista Review,” sponsored by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, will be held from 5:30 to 7 on September 10, 2012! This event is intended to help students learn about thriving in law school and beyond in an alcohol free environment, and will be a great networking opportunity for students! This event will be held at the Larry Kitto Community Room (lower level), Black Bear Crossing Crossings on the Lake, Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 North Lexington Parkway, St Paul.  Beverages and treats/food may be purchased in the café.

Attention Public Interest & Government Focused Law Students

The MSBA Public Law Section is inviting a first or second year law student with a strong interest in public law to sit on its Council. The Council typically meets the second Tuesday of the month from noon to 1:00 p.m. This position requires MSBA Membership ($20 for students) & the term of the appointment will remain until graduation. This is a great networking & resume building opportunity! The MSBA Public Law Section Council develops and provides its members many

benefits including CLEs, a periodic newsletter Public Law News, community and public service activities, and more. If you would like to fill this role, please send a current resume to Nicole Battles, MSBA Director of Section Services, at nbattles@mnbar.org by September 15, 2012. Questions regarding the position or Council activities may be directed to Co-Chairs Inta Sellars at inta.sellars@state.mn.us or Margaret Westin at westinm@district279.org.

PSLawNet is now PSJD! 

PSLawNet, the primary research tool for students and alumni exploring public interest and government career options, has become PSJD, a redesigned website that retains all of PSLawNet's content but that adds easier navigation, enhanced searching, and new tools for job-seekers and employers alike.  You will be able to log in to PSJD with existing PSLawNet login credentials, and any job-seeker "email alerts" you have set up will continue uninterrupted.  PSJD can be found at http://www.psjd.org.  

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

If you’ve ever attended a CPD event you know there is always lots of great information to be picked up. But did you know that these documents can also be found whenever you want them in Symplicity’s Document Library.  When you log into Symplicity, click on “resources” and find information about On Campus Interviewing, the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s  summer clerkship program, public interest cover letter samples, interviewing and more! Check it out!


Joke of the Week!

Q: What do you get if you mix a rabbit with a snake?

A: A jump rope!


August 27 - August 31, 2012

 Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Deadline for the Department of Justice SLIP and Honor’s Programs are approaching!

Larson King 2012 Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Program!

Registration for the Largest Public Interest Career Fair in the Country is Now Open! 

 News & Announcements

Welcome Back UST Law Students!

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Resume Requirement Reminder!

Looking for a way to give back your community?

Attention Public Interest & Government Focused Law Students

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: Why did the pilllow go to the doctor?


Upcoming Deadlines and Events

Deadline for the Department of Justice SLIP and Honor’s Programs are approaching!

The Department of Justice is currently accepting applications from 2Ls to work at DOJ next summer as part of their paid Summer Law Intern Program and from 3Ls to join DOJ through their Honor’s Program.  Apply online by September 4, 2012 (midnight, Eastern Time). Additional information about the program, a list of the hiring components, and application instructions can be found on the DOJ website.

Larson King 2012 Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Program!

Rising 2Ls who are in the top 25% of the class, or are on the UST Law Journal are welcome to attend the Larson King recruiting program on August 30, 2012 from 5-7:00 p.m. at The University Club of St. Paul (420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul). This will be an informative meeting, and food and refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please visit www.larsonking.com, or contact Caryn Boisen at (651)-312-6529 or cboisen@larsonking.com.

Registration for the Largest Public Interest Career Fair in the Country is Now Open! 

The Equal Justice Works (EJW) Conference and Career Fair is a national career fair with 1,500 employment opportunities at public interest and government employers from around the country. The deadline to register and apply for any of these positions is September 13, 2012.  The 2012 Conference and Career Fair is October 26 & 27, 2012 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. For more information on registering and applying, please visit the Equal Justice Works website


News and Announcements

Welcome Back UST Law Students!

We hope you had a great summer and are back at UST Law refreshed, recharged and ready to go! We’d love to hear about what you did over the summer and how it may have helped you figure out what you want to do (or don’t want to do!) with your law degree.  So, come in and see us to tell us about your summer experiences and/or to let us help you figure out your next career step.

As a reminder, this is the CPD Weekly newsletter. We started using this format last year based on feedback we received from students, and this is the Office of Career & Professional Development’s (CPD's) main method of communicating with you about great new opportunities for getting legal experience, job postings, application programs, career fairs, outside events, and super-useful CPD workshops and programs.  As the name suggests, we will be sending you a link to this web-based newsletter on a weekly basis. Check it out regularly to stay on top things and to use our office as an effective resource for your career planning and job searching.  

As always, let us know what we can do to support you, including suggestions for how to make this newsletter and other CPD resources and programs as useful and relevant to you as possible. We love to hear your ideas!

CPD Handouts Available Anytime

If you’ve ever attended a CPD event you know there is always lots of great information to be picked up. But did you know that these documents can also be found whenever you want them in Symplicity’s Document Library . When you log into Symplicity, click on “resources” and find information about On Campus Interviewing, the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s summer clerkship program, public interest cover letter samples, interviewing and more! Check it out!

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Resume Requirement Reminder!

As you know from the email sent to you last spring, how you introduce yourself to your mentor is being formalized as part of the of Mentor Externship’s increased emphasis on self-direction and preparation for professional employment.   Your introduction email to your mentor with your resume is due to your mentor no later than September 7, 2012.  CPD is more than happy to help you with this.  Please email us your tolawcareers@stthomas.edu (no later than Tuesday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m. so we can be sure to get to everyone) and we will take a look at it. 

Looking for a way to give back your community?

The United Way Emerging Leaders Steering Committee will be holding a Community Backyard Barbeque on September 6th from 5:30 to 7:30 at 514 North 3rd Street Suite 101, Minneapolis, MN 55401. (Parking is available on site). There will be lots of information about upcoming United Way events, so this would be a great opportunity to get ideas about ways to get involved in public service projects!

Attention Public Interest & Government Focused Law Students

The MSBA Public Law Section is inviting a first or second year law student with a strong interest in public law to sit on its Council. The Council typically meets the second Tuesday of the month from noon to 1:00 p.m. This position requires MSBA Membership ($20 for students) & the term of the appointment will remain until graduation. This is a great networking & resume building opportunity! The MSBA Public Law Section Council develops and provides its members many benefits including CLEs, a periodic newsletter Public Law News, community and public service activities, and more. If you would like to fill this role, please send a current resume to Nicole Battles, MSBA Director of Section Services, at nbattles@mnbar.org by September 15, 2012. Questions regarding the position or Council activities may be directed to Co-Chairs Inta Sellars at inta.sellars@state.mn.us or Margaret Westin at westinm@district279.org.


August 20 - August 24, 2012

 Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Rising 3Ls interested in Federal Clerkships!

Want to work for the Department of Justice?

There’s still time to place bids for OCI!

Larson King 2012 Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Program!

Registration for the Largest Public Interest Career Fair in the Country is Now Open!

 News & Announcements

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Resume Requirement Reminder!

Minnesota Women Lawyers Committee Fair

Got the Legal Blues?

Annual Dish Network Writing Contest!

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What's full of T, starts with T and ends with T?


Upcoming Deadlines and Events

Rising 3Ls interested in Federal Clerkships!

Deadlines are quickly approaching! Please visit our clerkship page for details!

Want to work for the Department of Justice?

If you are interested in working in any of the areas at the Department of Justice (such as the Antitrust Division, Civil Division, Civil Rights Division, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Office of Justice Programs, Professional Responsibility Advisory Office, and the Tax Division) this program is a must! Tuesday, August 21 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., the location is 238. Applicants apply online between July 31, 2012 and September 4, 2012 (midnight, Eastern Time) for Summer 2013 and post graduate positions starting in Fall 2013. Additional information about the program, a list of the hiring components, and application instructions can be found on the DOJ website.

Important OCI Deadlines!

There’s still time to place bids for OCI!

Ramsey County Attorney’s Office and Foley and Mansfield are accepting applications from interested students until August 22.  If you need any help with your application, please feel free to set up an appointment with CPD by emailing lawcareers@stthomas.edu

Larson King 2012 Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Program!

Rising 2Ls who are in the top 25% of the class, or are on the UST Law Journal are welcome to attend the Larson King recruiting program on August 30, 2012 from 5-7:00 p.m. at The University Club of St. Paul (420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul). This will be an informative meeting, and food and refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please visit www.larsonking.com, or contact Caryn Boisen at (651)-312-6529 or cboisen@larsonking.com.

Registration for the Largest Public Interest Career Fair in the Country is Now Open! 

The Equal Justice Works (EJW) Conference and Career Fair is a national career fair with 1,500 employment opportunities at public interest and government employers from around the country. The 2012 Conference and Career Fair is October 26 & 27, 2012 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. For more information on registering and applying, please visit the Equal Justice Works website

Important Dates:
September 13: Student registration closes, Deadline to apply to any participating employers  
October 11: Students must accept or decline interviews by this date
October 16, 5 p.m. EDT: Last day to cancel registration for career fair with full refund (if you decide not to go after seeing if you received any interviews)
October 26 - 27: Career Fair – interviews and table time to talk to employers


News and Announcements

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Resume Requirement Reminder!

As you know from the email sent to you last spring, how you introduce yourself to your mentor is being formalized as part of the of Mentor Externship’s increased emphasis on self-direction and preparation for professional employment.   Your introduction email to your mentor with your resume is due to your mentor no later than September 7, 2012.  CPD is more than happy to help you with this.  Please email us your to lawcareers@stthomas.edu (no later than Tuesday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m. so we can be sure to get to everyone) and we will take a look at it. 

Minnesota Women Lawyers Committee Fair

Find out how you can get involved with Minnesota Women Lawyers at the 2012 MWL Committee Fair. Join us for a FREE lunch and meet the active members who get it all done. You’ll learn about opportunities to get involved and network with MWL’s leadership and members. Date: Thursday, August 23 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Location: Briggs and Morgan, P.A. (80 South 8th Street, IDS Tower, Suite 2200 in Minneapolis; in the Minnesota Room)

RSVP Deadline: register online by Tuesday, August 21st.

Got the Legal Blues?

Extra stress and anxiety are unfortunate realities for members of the legal profession, but they’re often left un-talked about. If you’re interested in learning more about depression and other mental health issues for legal professionals, there will be a CLE entitled “Depression in the Legal Profession: The Whole Story” held on August 28, 2012 from 8:30am-11:40pm at the Hennepin County Bar Association, 600 Nicollet Mall #390, Minneapolis MN 55402. Please visit the HCBA website to register.

Annual Dish Network Writing Contest!

Dish® Network has announced the topic of its 2012 eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing competition! Visit this website for more information, and to submit entries!


Joke of the Week!

Q: What's full of T, starts with T and ends with T?

A: A Teapot!


August 13 - August 17, 2012

 Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Rising 3Ls interested in Federal Clerkships!

Want to work for the Department of Justice?

Minnesota Women Lawyers Committee Fair

Got the Legal Blues?

There’s still time to place bids for OCI!

Larson King 2012 Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Program!

 News & Announcements

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Resume Requirement Reminder!

Rising 2Ls: Interested in an internship at a federal agency next summer?

Rising 3Ls: Interested in a post-graduate position at a federal agency?

Annual Dish Network Writing Contest!

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: Why did the dog go to court?


Upcoming Deadlines and Events

Rising 3Ls interested in Federal Clerkships!

Deadlines are quickly approaching! Please visit our clerkship page for details!

Want to work for the Department of Justice?

If you are interested in working in any of the areas at the Department of Justice (such as the Antitrust Division, Civil Division, Civil Rights Division, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Office of Justice Programs, Professional Responsibility Advisory Office, and the Tax Division) this program is a must! Tuesday, August 21 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., the location is 238.

2Ls - US Department of Justice (DOJ) Summer Law Intern Program
The Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) is the Department's competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships.. Applicants apply online between July 31, 2012 and September 4, 2012 (midnight, Eastern Time) for Summer 2013. Additional information about the program, a list of the hiring components, and application instructions can be found on the DOJ SLIP website.

3Ls - US Department of Justice (DOJ) Honor's Program
The highly competitive DOJ Honors Program is the only way that the Department hires entry-level attorneys. The DOJ is hiring attorneys in a wide variety of areas and at the USAO in CA, AZ, FL and MI. Check out the list of participating componentsApplicants apply online between July 31, 2012 and September 4, 2012 for Fall 2012. Additional information about the program and application instructions can be found on the DOJ Honors Program website.

Minnesota Women Lawyers Committee Fair

Check out this fabulous networking opportunity!  Find out how you can get involved with Minnesota Women Lawyers at the 2012 MWL Committee Fair. Join us for a FREE lunch and meet the active members who get it all done. You’ll learn about opportunities to get involved and network with MWL’s leadership and members.

Date: Thursday, August 23 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Briggs and Morgan, P.A. (80 South 8th Street, IDS Tower, Suite 2200 in Minneapolis; in the Minnesota Room)

RSVP Deadline: register online by Tuesday, August 21st.

Got the Legal Blues?

Extra stress and anxiety are unfortunate realities for members of the legal profession, but they’re often left un-talked about. If you’re interested in learning more about depression and other mental health issues for legal professionals, there will be a CLE entitled “Depression in the Legal Profession: The Whole Story” held on August 28, 2012 from 8:30am-11:40pm at the Hennepin County Bar Association, 600 Nicollet Mall #390, Minneapolis MN 55402. Please visit the HCBA website to register.


Important OCI Deadlines!

There’s still time to place bids for OCI!

Ramsey County Attorney’s Office and Foley and Mansfield are accepting applications from interested students until August 22.  If you need any help with your application, please feel free to set up an appointment with CPD by emailing lawcareers@stthomas.edu

Larson King 2012 Annual Summer Associate Recruiting Program!

Rising 2Ls who are in the top 25% of the class or are on the UST Law Journal are welcome to attend the Larson King recruiting program on August 30, 2012 from 5-7:00 p.m. at The University Club of St. Paul (420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul). This will be an informative meeting, and food and refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please visit www.larsonking.com, or contact Caryn Boisen at (651)-312-6529 or cboisen@larsonking.com.


News and Announcements

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Resume Requirement Reminder!

As you know from the email sent to you last spring, how you introduce yourself to your mentor is being formalized as part of the of Mentor Externship’s increased emphasis on self-direction and preparation for professional employment.   Your introduction email to your mentor with your resume is due to your mentor no later than September 7, 2012.  CPD is more than happy to help you with this.  Please email us your to lawcareers@stthomas.edu (no later than Tuesday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m. so we can be sure to get to everyone) and we will take a look at it. 

Rising 2Ls: Interested in an internship at a federal agency next summer?

Now is the time to be looking into opportunities for next summer! Some agencies have deadlines as early as the end of August and others accept applications on a rolling basis but the earlier you apply the better. To learn more about Government Honors and Summer Law Internship Programs please visit the Government Honors and Internship Handbook at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. Please contact the Office of Career and Professional Development for the password.

Rising 3Ls: Interested in a post-graduate position at a federal agency?

Now is the time to be looking into these post graduate opportunities! Some agencies have deadlines at the end of August and others accept applications on an rolling basis but the earlier you apply the better. To learn more about Government Honors and Summer Law Internship Programs please visit the Government Honors and Internship Handbook at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. Please contact the Office of Career and Professional Development for the password.

Annual Dish Network Writing  Contest!

Dish® Network has announced the topic of its 2012 eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing competition! Visit this website for more information, and to submit entries!


Joke of the Week

Q: Why did the dog go to court?

A: Because he got a barking ticket! (Do you have a better joke? Email it to Dan at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu)


August 6 - August 10, 2012

 Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Rising 3Ls interested in Federal Clerkships!

OCI Deadlines for 2Ls interested in large private firms or County Attorney’s Offices!

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Interested in working for the Department of Justice!

OCI After Hours Prep Event!

A hot topic CLE: Point-Counterpoint: The Proposed Voter ID Amendment

 News & Annoucements

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Resume Requirement Reminder!

Rising 2Ls: Interested in an internship at a federal agency next summer?

Rising 3Ls: Interested in a post-graduate position at a federal agency?

Annual Dish Network Writing Contest!

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What do you call ham you really want?


Upcoming Deadlines and Events

Rising 3Ls interested in Federal Clerkships!

Deadlines are quickly approaching! Please visit our clerkship page for details!

OCI Deadlines for 2Ls interested in large private firms or County Attorney’s Offices!

As we hope you know, these employers are participating in on campus interviewing at the end of August.  If you are interested in participating, deadlines are approaching.  More information on the deadlines and tons of resources are available on our OCI webpage! Take a look and get prepared! Be sure to check back frequently, as we will be constantly updating the page!

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Interested in working for the Department of Justice!

Come hear from UST Law Alumni Michelle Morton, who landed a job at the Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review, and current 3L Robyn Brown, who spent her summer at DOJ in the Summer Law Intern Program, on how to apply and present your skills and experience to the Department of Justice. If you are interested in working in any of the areas at the Department of Justice (such as the Antitrust Division, Civil Division, Civil Rights Division, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Office of Justice Programs, Professional Responsibility Advisory Office, and the Tax Division) this program is a must! Tuesday, August 21 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., the location is MSL 238.

2Ls - US Department of Justice (DOJ) Summer Law Intern Program
The Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) is the Department's competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. Law students who have completed at least one full semester of legal study by the application deadline are eligible to apply. Applicants apply online between July 31, 2012 and September 4, 2012 (midnight, Eastern Time) for Summer 2013. Additional information about the program, a list of the hiring components, and application instructions can be found on the DOJ SLIPwebsite.

3Ls - US Department of Justice (DOJ) Honor's Program
The highly competitive DOJ Honors Program is the only way that the Department hires entry-level attorneys. The DOJ is hiring attorneys in a wide variety of areas and at the USAO in CA, AZ, FL and MI. Check out the list of participating components. Applicants apply online between July 31, 2012 and September 4, 2012 for Fall 2012. Additional information about the program and application instructions can be found on the DOJ Honors Program website.

OCI After Hours Prep Event!

Getting ready for OCI? Gearing up for call backs? Patterson Thuente IP is offering future IP attorneys a chance to hone their interview skills and resumes. Join us for a casual dinner and some friendly advice! Attorneys will be providing one-on-one mock interviews, and resume review, and of course this will be a great networking opportunity! The event begins at 5:00pm with a welcome and interviews and resume review beginning soon after. At 6:00pm a casual dinner will be held. There is no dress code, and the event will be held at: Patterson Thuente IP, 48th Floor, IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street, Minneapolis MN. If you are planning on attending, please RSVP by August 10 to Pat Girod:girod@ptslaw.com, or call 612.349.3002

A hot topic CLE: Point-Counterpoint: The Proposed Voter ID Amendment

If you’re interested in one of the hottest topics in Minnesota right now, CLE will be taking place on the proposed Voter ID Amendment on August 16th from 11:00-1:00 at the Hennepin County Bar Association, 600 Nicollet Mall #390, Minneapolis MN 55402. The CLE will also be webcast.


News and Announcements

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Resume Requirement Reminder!

As you know from the email sent to you last Spring, how you introduce yourself to your mentor is being formalized as part of the of Mentor Externship’s increased emphasis on self-direction and preparation for professional employment.   Your introduction email to your mentor with your resume is due to your mentor no later than September 7, 2012.  We know you want to make a good first impression on your mentor, so we encourage you to reach out to us in Career & Professional Development (CPD) to help ensure your resume is in tip-top shape before you send it to your mentor.  We are more than happy to help you with this.  Please email your resume to CPD at your earliest convenience tolawcareers@stthomas.edu (no later than Tuesday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m. so we can be sure to get to everyone) and we will take a look at it. 

Rising 2Ls: Interested in an internship at a federal agency next summer?

If you want to work for a federal agency, now is the time to be looking into opportunities for next summer! Some agencies have deadlines as early as the end of this August and others accept applications on a rolling basis but the earlier you apply the better. To learn more about Government Honors and Summer Law Internship Programs please visit the Government Honors and Internship Handbook at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. The login information for the site is username: snicker, password: doodle. If you would like to review your resume and cover letter prior to applying, please contact the Office of Career and Professional Development.

Rising 3Ls: Interested in a post-graduate position at a federal agency?

If you want to work for a federal agency, now is the time to be looking into post graduate opportunities! Some agencies have deadlines as early as the end of this August and others accept applications on an rolling basis but the earlier you apply the better. To learn more about Government Honors and Summer Law Internship Programs please visit the Government Honors and Internship Handbook at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. If you want the password email lawcareers@stthomas.edu.  If you would like to review your resume and cover letter prior to applying, please contact the Office of Career and Professional Development.

Annual Dish Network Writing  Contest!

Dish® Network has announced the topic of it’s 2012 eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing competition! Visit this website for more information, and to submit entries!

This news is about you!

Here’s an interesting one from NPR about how some young lawyers are finding work in a tough job market by “keepin’ it rural.” Check it out!


Joke of the Week

Q: What do you call ham you really want?

A: Pork-you-pine! (If you've got something better, send it to Dan at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu)


July 30 - August 3, 2012

 Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Rising 3Ls interested in Federal Clerkships!

Rising 2Ls Interested in Working at a Large private firm or County Attorney’s Office?

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Interested in working for the Department of Justice!

OCI After Hours Prep Event!

A hot topic CLE: Point-Counterpoint: The Proposed Voter ID Amendment

 News & Annoucements

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Resume Requirement Reminder!

Rising 2Ls: Interested in an internship at a federal agency next summer?

Rising 3Ls: Interested in a post-graduate position at a federal agency?

Annual Dish Network Writing Contest!

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Membership Committee New Associate Outreach

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Q: What's black and white and red all over?


Upcoming Deadlines and Events

Rising 3Ls interested in Federal Clerkships!

Deadlines are quickly approaching! Please visit our clerkship page for details!

OCI Deadlines for 2Ls interested in large private firms or County Attorney’s Offices!

As we hope you know, these employers are participating in on campus interviewing at the end of August.  If you are interested in participating, deadlines are approaching.  More information on the deadlines and tons of resources are available on our OCI webpage! Take a look and get prepared! Be sure to check back frequently, as we will be constantly updating the page!

Rising 2Ls Interested in Working at a Large private firm or County Attorney’s Office?

As we hope you know, these employers are participating in on campus interviewing at the end of August.  If you are interested in participating, deadlines are approaching.  More information on the deadlines and tons of resources are available on our OCI webpage! Take a look and get prepared! Be sure to check back frequently, as we will be constantly updating the page!

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Interested in working for the Department of Justice!

Come hear from UST Law Alumni Michelle Morton, who landed a job at the Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review, and current 3L Robyn Brown, who spent her summer at DOJ in the Summer Law Intern Program, on how to apply and present your skills and experience to the Department of Justice. If you are interested in working in any of the areas at the Department of Justice (such as the Antitrust Division, Civil Division, Civil Rights Division, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Office of Justice Programs, Professional Responsibility Advisory Office, and the Tax Division) this program is a must! Tuesday, August 21 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., the location is TBD.

2Ls - US Department of Justice (DOJ) Summer Law Intern Program
The Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) is the Department's competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. Law students who have completed at least one full semester of legal study by the application deadline are eligible to apply. Applicants apply online between July 31, 2012 and September 4, 2012 (midnight, Eastern Time) for Summer 2013. Additional information about the program, a list of the hiring components, and application instructions can be found on the DOJ SLIPwebsite.

3Ls - US Department of Justice (DOJ) Honor's Program
The highly competitive DOJ Honors Program is the only way that the Department hires entry-level attorneys. The DOJ is hiring attorneys in a wide variety of areas and at the USAO in CA, AZ, FL and MI. Check out the list of participating components. Applicants apply online between July 31, 2012 and September 4, 2012 for Fall 2012. Additional information about the program and application instructions can be found on the DOJ Honors Program website.

OCI After Hours Prep Event!

Getting ready for OCI? Gearing up for call backs? Patterson Thuente IP is offering future IP attorneys a chance to hone their interview skills and resumes. Join us for a casual dinner and some friendly advice! Attorneys will be providing one-on-one mock interviews, and resume review, and of course this will be a great networking opportunity! The event begins at 5:00pm with a welcome and interviews and resume review beginning soon after. At 6:00pm a casual dinner will be held. There is no dress code, and the event will be held at: Patterson Thuente IP, 48th Floor, IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street, Minneapolis MN. If you are planning on attending, please RSVP by August 10 to Pat Girod:girod@ptslaw.com, or call 612.349.3002

A hot topic CLE: Point-Counterpoint: The Proposed Voter ID Amendment

If you’re interested in one of the hottest topics in Minnesota right now, CLE will be taking place on the proposed Voter ID Amendment on August 16th from 11:00-1:00 at the Hennepin County Bar Association, 600 Nicollet Mall #390, Minneapolis MN 55402. The CLE will also be webcast.


News and Announcements

Rising 2Ls & 3Ls: Resume Requirement Reminder!

As you know from the email sent to you last Spring, how you introduce yourself to your mentor is being formalized as part of the of Mentor Externship’s increased emphasis on self-direction and preparation for professional employment.   Your introduction email to your mentor with your resume is due to your mentor no later than September 7, 2012.  We know you want to make a good first impression on your mentor, so we encourage you to reach out to us in Career & Professional Development (CPD) to help ensure your resume is in tip-top shape before you send it to your mentor.  We are more than happy to help you with this.  Please email your resume to CPD at your earliest convenience tolawcareers@stthomas.edu (no later than Tuesday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m. so we can be sure to get to everyone) and we will take a look at it. 

Rising 2Ls: Interested in an internship at a federal agency next summer?

We know it is still the middle of summer but if you want to work for a federal agency, now is the time to be looking into opportunities for next summer! Some agencies have deadlines as early as the end of this August and others accept applications on a rolling basis but the earlier you apply the better. To learn more about Government Honors and Summer Law Internship Programs please visit the Government Honors and Internship Handbook at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. The login information for the site is username: snicker, password: doodle. If you would like to review your resume and cover letter prior to applying, please contact the Office of Career and Professional Development.

Rising 3Ls: Interested in a post-graduate position at a federal agency?

We know it is still the middle of summer but if you want to work for a federal agency, now is the time to be looking into post graduate opportunities! Some agencies have deadlines as early as the end of this August and others accept applications on an rolling basis but the earlier you apply the better. To learn more about Government Honors and Summer Law Internship Programs please visit the Government Honors and Internship Handbook at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. The login information for the site is username: snicker, password: doodle. If you would like to review your resume and cover letter prior to applying, please contact the Office of Career and Professional Development.

Annual Dish Network Writing  Contest!

Dish® Network has announced the topic of it’s 2012 eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing competition! Visit this website for more information, and to submit entries!

This news is about you!

Here’s an interesting one from NPR about how some young lawyers are finding work in a tough job market by “keepin’ it rural.” Check it out!

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Membership Committee New Associate Outreach

The Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Membership Committee is hosting a New Associate Outreach event at 5pm this Thursday, August 2, at Kieran's (click here for details https://m360.mdla.org/event.aspx?eventID=55837&instance=0). Our goal is familiarize new associates with MDLA programs, introduce them to their peers at other firms around town, and have them sign up as MDLA members - first year membership is FREE with MDLA.


Joke of the Week

Q: What's black and white and red all over?

A: A Newspaper (If you've got something better send it to Dan at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu)

July 16 - July 20 2012

 News & Annoucements

Job Postings

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Do you really appreciate igneous rock?


Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Applications for most of the Equal Justice Works programs open on July 6, 2012.  You may find more detailed information and requirements at www.equaljusticeworks.org. The three programs are:
 
AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships: In partnership with AmeriCorps, this program allows Fellows to promote public service at law schools by facilitating pro bono opportunities and training for other students.  A living allowance is provided and an educational award is earned after successful completion of the program. 
 
Equal Justice Works Fellowships: As a participant in the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the U.S., Equal Justice Works Fellows create dream jobs with nonprofit organizations. Fellows receive a salary and are eligible for loan repayment assistance. 
 
Public Defender Corps: Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center have partnered to improve the quality of representation for adults and juveniles nationwide. This three-year fellowship program addresses the ongoing national crisis of providing quality representation to accused persons who cannot afford counsel.

A Candid Conversation with the Chiefs

Thanks to the efforts of the Hennepin County Bar Association’s Bench & Bar Committee, the HCBA’s New Lawyers’ Section, and several of the area’s top firms, you will have the opportunity to hear from, and talk to, a panel of the “Chiefs”. Specifically, U.S. District Court - District of Minnesota Chief Judge Michael Davis, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, Court of Appeals Chief Judge Matt Johnson, and Hennepin County Assistant Chief Judge Peter Cahill will talk to you about a host of issues relevant to new (and soon to be new) lawyers.

This panel discussion is geared toward summer associates, law clerks, interns, and newer lawyers throughout the legal community, including those in private practice, corporations, the courts, Legal Aid, and those in all areas of public service. The discussion, which will be moderated by Hennepin County District Court Judge Jay Quam, will encompass issues ranging from advice on effective practice in the various courts to the judges’ views of how the profession is likely to change in the upcoming years. Following the discussion you will have the opportunity to attend a reception and talk to the panelists and other judges.

The discussion has been approved for one hour of standard CLE credit.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
4:15 p.m. - Registration
4:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion
5:30 p.m. - Reception

This free event will be held in the 16th Floor Conference Center of Leonard Street & Deinard, 150 South Fifth Street, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Registration begins at 4:15 p.m., with the discussion from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow the discussion.

We hope you can attend. Please RSVP by July 11, 2012 to:
http://www.leonardoutsidein.com/2012_JudgesPanel/RSVP.asp


News & Announcements 

The 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application is now open! 

Please visit their website for up-to-date information on sponsor preferences, suggestions for writing a good application and more.  In addition, they will be providing a free, informational webinar "How to Create a Successful Application for the Equal Justice Works Fellowships" on Monday, August 6.  If you are interested in attending register here.

Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship

Opportunities for 2012-2013 have been posted.  A summary can be found on our website.  Please note that applications must be submitted directly to the host site – do notapply to Equal Justice Works.   

Equal Justice Works Webinars

Free, informational webinars for law school professionals, law students and lawyers do not take a summer vacation!  Please visit the Equal Justice Works website for a complete listing of upcoming webinars on topics ranging from educational debt relief to building an outcomes-based vs. output-based resume. 

1L OCI Boot Camp

If you missed the  OCI Boot Camp but still want to particiapte in OCI, follow the link to watch the video.  The username and password are the same username and password used for email.  Once you have completed the program please email Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu and let him know you watched the video.  OCI Boot Camp Replay

Want to be notified when a job is posted that fits your interests?

Update your Symplicity profile and let us know what practice areas interest you.  If you do, we will forward you postings that fit your interests.  To update your profile, log into Symplicity and go to Profile.  You can also email any updates to lawcareers@stthomas.edu.   

Guide to the Department of Justice for Law Students and Experienced Attorneys

The guide highlights Justice’s four law student and attorney recruitment and hiring programs, and provides useful information on the DOJ offices (including descriptions of the sections within the larger Divisions) that hire law students and attorneys.  This downloadable document is available to law students at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/legal-careers-brochure.pdf.  It is divided into three major sections:

Part One (pages 1-8) gives an overview of Justice’s four hiring programs, and provides information about eligibility, application processes, and frequently asked questions.

Part Two (pages 9-45) highlights the DOJ organizations that employ law students and attorneys. This section first describes the DOJ organizations that employ the largest number of attorneys (i.e., more than 100 attorneys) and, therefore, typically have the most hiring needs. Next are descriptions of the smaller DOJ organizations that hire attorneys.

Part Three (pages 46-51) is composed of two directories. The first is a directory of field office locations employing law students and attorneys, which is included to help individuals interested in employment with Justice outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The second is a chart of DOJ organizational practice areas, which is included to help individuals explore the work of the various DOJ organizations and find those that best match their interests and expertise.


Joke of the Week

Do really appreciate igneous rock? Or do you just take it for granite?

Do you have a joke you want included as Joke of the Week?  Send Dan an email at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu 


July 2 - July 6 2012

 News & Annoucements

Job Postings

Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Do you really appreciate igneous rock?


Upcoming Deadlines & Events

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Applications for most of the Equal Justice Works programs open on July 6, 2012.  You may find more detailed information and requirements at www.equaljusticeworks.org. The three programs are:
 
AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships: In partnership with AmeriCorps, this program allows Fellows to promote public service at law schools by facilitating pro bono opportunities and training for other students.  A living allowance is provided and an educational award is earned after successful completion of the program. 
 
Equal Justice Works Fellowships: As a participant in the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the U.S., Equal Justice Works Fellows create dream jobs with nonprofit organizations. Fellows receive a salary and are eligible for loan repayment assistance. 
 
Public Defender Corps: Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center have partnered to improve the quality of representation for adults and juveniles nationwide. This three-year fellowship program addresses the ongoing national crisis of providing quality representation to accused persons who cannot afford counsel.

A Candid Conversation with the Chiefs

Thanks to the efforts of the Hennepin County Bar Association’s Bench & Bar Committee, the HCBA’s New Lawyers’ Section, and several of the area’s top firms, you will have the opportunity to hear from, and talk to, a panel of the “Chiefs”. Specifically, U.S. District Court - District of Minnesota Chief Judge Michael Davis, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, Court of Appeals Chief Judge Matt Johnson, and Hennepin County Assistant Chief Judge Peter Cahill will talk to you about a host of issues relevant to new (and soon to be new) lawyers.

This panel discussion is geared toward summer associates, law clerks, interns, and newer lawyers throughout the legal community, including those in private practice, corporations, the courts, Legal Aid, and those in all areas of public service. The discussion, which will be moderated by Hennepin County District Court Judge Jay Quam, will encompass issues ranging from advice on effective practice in the various courts to the judges’ views of how the profession is likely to change in the upcoming years. Following the discussion you will have the opportunity to attend a reception and talk to the panelists and other judges.

The discussion has been approved for one hour of standard CLE credit.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
4:15 p.m. - Registration
4:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion
5:30 p.m. - Reception

This free event will be held in the 16th Floor Conference Center of Leonard Street & Deinard, 150 South Fifth Street, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Registration begins at 4:15 p.m., with the discussion from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow the discussion.

We hope you can attend. Please RSVP by July 11, 2012 to:
http://www.leonardoutsidein.com/2012_JudgesPanel/RSVP.asp


News & Announcements 

1L OCI Boot Camp

If you missed the  OCI Boot Camp but still want to particiapte in OCI, follow the link to watch the video.  The username and password are the same username and password used for email.  Once you have completed the program please email Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu and let him know you watched the video.  OCI Boot Camp Replay

Want to be notified when a job is posted that fits your interests?

Update your Symplicity profile and let us know what practice areas interest you.  If you do, we will forward you postings that fit your interests.  To update your profile, log into Symplicity and go to Profile.  You can also email any updates to lawcareers@stthomas.edu.   

Guide to the Department of Justice for Law Students and Experienced Attorneys

The guide highlights Justice’s four law student and attorney recruitment and hiring programs, and provides useful information on the DOJ offices (including descriptions of the sections within the larger Divisions) that hire law students and attorneys.  This downloadable document is available to law students at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/legal-careers-brochure.pdf.  It is divided into three major sections:

Part One (pages 1-8) gives an overview of Justice’s four hiring programs, and provides information about eligibility, application processes, and frequently asked questions.

Part Two (pages 9-45) highlights the DOJ organizations that employ law students and attorneys. This section first describes the DOJ organizations that employ the largest number of attorneys (i.e., more than 100 attorneys) and, therefore, typically have the most hiring needs. Next are descriptions of the smaller DOJ organizations that hire attorneys.

Part Three (pages 46-51) is composed of two directories. The first is a directory of field office locations employing law students and attorneys, which is included to help individuals interested in employment with Justice outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The second is a chart of DOJ organizational practice areas, which is included to help individuals explore the work of the various DOJ organizations and find those that best match their interests and expertise.


Joke of the Week

Do really appreciate igneous rock? Or do you just take it for granite?

Do you have a joke you want included as Joke of the Week?  Send Dan an email at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu 


June 25 - June 29 2012

 News

Job Postings

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Equal Justice Works Fellowships                                                                                                                               

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

If at first you don't succeed...


Announcements 

1L OCI Boot Camp

If you missed the  OCI Boot Camp but still want to particiapte in OCI, follow the link to watch the video.  The username and password are the same username and password used for email.  Once you have completed the program please email Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu and let him know you watched the video.  OCI Boot Camp Replay

Want to be notified when a job is posted that fits your interests?

Update your Symplicity profile and let us know what practice areas interest you.  If you do, we will forward you postings that fit your interests.  To update your profile, log into Symplicity and go to Profile.  You can also email any updates to lawcareers@stthomas.edu.   

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Applications for most of the Equal Justice Works programs open on July 6, 2012.  You may find more detailed information and requirements at www.equaljusticeworks.org. The three programs are:
 
AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships: In partnership with AmeriCorps, this program allows Fellows to promote public service at law schools by facilitating pro bono opportunities and training for other students.  A living allowance is provided and an educational award is earned after successful completion of the program. 
 
Equal Justice Works Fellowships: As a participant in the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the U.S., Equal Justice Works Fellows create dream jobs with nonprofit organizations. Fellows receive a salary and are eligible for loan repayment assistance. 
 
Public Defender Corps: Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center have partnered to improve the quality of representation for adults and juveniles nationwide. This three-year fellowship program addresses the ongoing national crisis of providing quality representation to accused persons who cannot afford counsel.

Guide to the Department of Justice for Law Students and Experienced Attorneys

The guide highlights Justice’s four law student and attorney recruitment and hiring programs, and provides useful information on the DOJ offices (including descriptions of the sections within the larger Divisions) that hire law students and attorneys.  This downloadable document is available to law students at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/legal-careers-brochure.pdf.  It is divided into three major sections:

Part One (pages 1-8) gives an overview of Justice’s four hiring programs, and provides information about eligibility, application processes, and frequently asked questions.

Part Two (pages 9-45) highlights the DOJ organizations that employ law students and attorneys. This section first describes the DOJ organizations that employ the largest number of attorneys (i.e., more than 100 attorneys) and, therefore, typically have the most hiring needs. Next are descriptions of the smaller DOJ organizations that hire attorneys.

Part Three (pages 46-51) is composed of two directories. The first is a directory of field office locations employing law students and attorneys, which is included to help individuals interested in employment with Justice outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The second is a chart of DOJ organizational practice areas, which is included to help individuals explore the work of the various DOJ organizations and find those that best match their interests and expertise.


Joke of the Week

If at first you don't succeed, stay away from skydiving.  


June 18 - June 22 2012

 News

Job Postings

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Equal Justice Works Fellowships                                                                                                                               

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Whats the internet's favorite animal?


Announcements 

1L OCI Boot Camp

If you missed the  OCI Boot Camp but still want to particiapte in OCI, follow the link to watch the video.  The username and password are the same username and password used for email.  Once you have completed the program please email Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu and let him know you watched the video.  OCI Boot Camp Replay

Want to be notified when a job is posted that fits your interests?

Update your Symplicity profile and let us know what practice areas interest you.  If you do, we will forward you postings that fit your interests.  To update your profile, log into Symplicity and go to Profile.  You can also email any updates to lawcareers@stthomas.edu.   

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Applications for most of the Equal Justice Works programs open on July 6, 2012.  You may find more detailed information and requirements at www.equaljusticeworks.org. The three programs are:
 
AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships: In partnership with AmeriCorps, this program allows Fellows to promote public service at law schools by facilitating pro bono opportunities and training for other students.  A living allowance is provided and an educational award is earned after successful completion of the program. 
 
Equal Justice Works Fellowships: As a participant in the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the U.S., Equal Justice Works Fellows create dream jobs with nonprofit organizations. Fellows receive a salary and are eligible for loan repayment assistance. 
 
Public Defender Corps: Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center have partnered to improve the quality of representation for adults and juveniles nationwide. This three-year fellowship program addresses the ongoing national crisis of providing quality representation to accused persons who cannot afford counsel.

Guide to the Department of Justice for Law Students and Experienced Attorneys

The guide highlights Justice’s four law student and attorney recruitment and hiring programs, and provides useful information on the DOJ offices (including descriptions of the sections within the larger Divisions) that hire law students and attorneys.  This downloadable document is available to law students at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/legal-careers-brochure.pdf.  It is divided into three major sections:

Part One (pages 1-8) gives an overview of Justice’s four hiring programs, and provides information about eligibility, application processes, and frequently asked questions.

Part Two (pages 9-45) highlights the DOJ organizations that employ law students and attorneys. This section first describes the DOJ organizations that employ the largest number of attorneys (i.e., more than 100 attorneys) and, therefore, typically have the most hiring needs. Next are descriptions of the smaller DOJ organizations that hire attorneys.

Part Three (pages 46-51) is composed of two directories. The first is a directory of field office locations employing law students and attorneys, which is included to help individuals interested in employment with Justice outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The second is a chart of DOJ organizational practice areas, which is included to help individuals explore the work of the various DOJ organizations and find those that best match their interests and expertise.


Joke of the Week

Q: Whats the internet's favorite animal?

A: The lynx!


June 11 - June 15 2012

 News

Job Postings

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Equal Justice Works Fellowships                                                                                                                               

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

On the other hand...


Job Postings

Check out new job postings at our public job board.  

Need a legal job this summer? Consider a work study position!

We have a number of work study positions that are currently posted on Symplicity, including working for:

How do you find out of you are eligible for work study?  Just email Chad Nosbusch in Financial Aid (chad.nosbusch@stthomas.edu) and he will let you know.  One catch:  you must have filled out your FAFSA for NEXT year (2012-2013) to find out if you are eligible for work study this summer, so start with that if you haven’t already!  


Announcements 

Marriage and Equality in Minnesota: Business and Community Leaders Speak Out About Minnesota’s Proposed Marriage Amendment

Later this year, voters will decide whether to amend Minnesota’s Constitution to include a ban on same-sex marriage.  In this program, a distinguished panel of the state’s business and community leaders will discuss the potential impact of this amendment on our families and friends, businesses, and social and cultural arts communities.

Panelists:

  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman of Carlson (please see http://www.startribune.com/printarticle/?id=137316283)
  • Joe Dowling, Director of the Guthrie Theater
  • Tom Horner, Co-Founder of Himle Horner Inc. and Adjunct Professor of Corporate Communications/Public Affairs at the University of St.Thomas
  • Charles Zelle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jefferson Lines and Board Chair of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce

Moderator:  Amy E. Slusser, Associate of Robins of Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. and Co-Chair of the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, Lunch served at 11:45 a.m.; Program from 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Where: 2800 LaSalle Plaza, 800 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Please RSVP by Monday, June 11, 2012 to: 

Autumn X. Nelson, Esq.
Diversity & Pro Bono Manager
ROBINS, KAPLAN, MILLER & CIRESI L.L.P.
Telephone: 612-349-0885 
Email:  axnelson@rkmc.com

1L OCI Boot Camp

If you missed the  OCI Boot Camp but still want to particiapte in OCI, follow the link to watch the video.  The username and password are the same username and password used for email.  Once you have completed the program please email Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu and let him know you watched the video.  OCI Boot Camp Replay

Want to be notified when a job is posted that fits your interests?

Update your Symplicity profile and let us know what practice areas interest you.  If you do, we will forward you postings that fit your interests.  To update your profile, log into Symplicity and go to Profile.  You can also email any updates to lawcareers@stthomas.edu.   

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Applications for most of the Equal Justice Works programs open on July 6, 2012.  You may find more detailed information and requirements at www.equaljusticeworks.org. The three programs are:
 
AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships: In partnership with AmeriCorps, this program allows Fellows to promote public service at law schools by facilitating pro bono opportunities and training for other students.  A living allowance is provided and an educational award is earned after successful completion of the program. 
 
Equal Justice Works Fellowships: As a participant in the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the U.S., Equal Justice Works Fellows create dream jobs with nonprofit organizations. Fellows receive a salary and are eligible for loan repayment assistance. 
 
Public Defender Corps: Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center have partnered to improve the quality of representation for adults and juveniles nationwide. This three-year fellowship program addresses the ongoing national crisis of providing quality representation to accused persons who cannot afford counsel.

Guide to the Department of Justice for Law Students and Experienced Attorneys

The guide highlights Justice’s four law student and attorney recruitment and hiring programs, and provides useful information on the DOJ offices (including descriptions of the sections within the larger Divisions) that hire law students and attorneys.  This downloadable document is available to law students at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/legal-careers-brochure.pdf.  It is divided into three major sections:

Part One (pages 1-8) gives an overview of Justice’s four hiring programs, and provides information about eligibility, application processes, and frequently asked questions.

Part Two (pages 9-45) highlights the DOJ organizations that employ law students and attorneys. This section first describes the DOJ organizations that employ the largest number of attorneys (i.e., more than 100 attorneys) and, therefore, typically have the most hiring needs. Next are descriptions of the smaller DOJ organizations that hire attorneys.

Part Three (pages 46-51) is composed of two directories. The first is a directory of field office locations employing law students and attorneys, which is included to help individuals interested in employment with Justice outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The second is a chart of DOJ organizational practice areas, which is included to help individuals explore the work of the various DOJ organizations and find those that best match their interests and expertise.


Joke of the Week

On the other hand...you have different fingers.


Job Postings

News for the week of May 28 – June 1 2012

External Events

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

On the other hand...


Job Postings

Check out new job postings at our public job board.  

Need a legal job this summer? Consider a work study position!

We have a number of work study positions that are currently posted on Symplicity, including working for:

How do you find out of you are eligible for work study?  Just email Chad Nosbusch in Financial Aid (chad.nosbusch@stthomas.edu) and he will let you know.  One catch:  you must have filled out your FAFSA for NEXT year (2012-2013) to find out if you are eligible for work study this summer, so start with that if you haven’t already!  


Announcements 

Still looking for summer opportunities that will get you hands-on legal experience and open the door to financial aid? 

The Public Interest Externship course still has spots for the summer semester. PIE involves 150 hours between the classroom component and fieldwork with a public interest legal organization. Past placements include the St. Paul City Attorney’s Office, Father’s Project, Department of the Interior, US Attorney’s Office, and Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project. The course instructor can help you find a placement if you do not already have a relationship with a public interest office. This is a 3-credit course offered on a pass/fail basis that will meet Wednesday mornings from 9am to 11am over the summer term. If you are interested contact Adjunct Professor Sara Sommarstrom atssommarstrom@stthomas.edu or by phone at 612-367-6786.

Ready-made opportunity in Human Rights/Civil Rights!

Position: University of Saint Thomas Public Interest Externship: Human Rights Specialist Intern

Duties:  This position will require between 15 to 20 hours per week.  You will help with legal research, writing case summaries, intakes, some outreach, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  Preferablly a 2L with course work in Employment Law.  We would want to see a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (one from the legal writing class would be perfect - they wouldn't need to do anything to spruce it up).

To apply and for more information please visit the posting on Symplicity.  

1L OCI Boot Camp

If you missed the  OCI Boot Camp but still want to particiapte in OCI, follow the link to watch the video.  The username and password are the same username and password used for email.  Once you have completed the program please email Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu and let him know you watched the video.  OCI Boot Camp Replay

Want to be notified when a job is posted that fits your interests?

Update your Symplicity profile and let us know what practice areas interest you.  If you do, we will forward you postings that fit your interests.  To update your profile, log into Symplicity and go to Profile.  You can also email any updates to lawcareers@stthomas.edu.   

Women for Justice Education Fund Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship, through the American Association for Justice, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (current 2L) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. The application deadline is May 31, 2012  and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year in July in New York City. For more details and application instructions visit
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/AAJ_Mike_Eidson_Scholarship_Application.pdf

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Applications for most of the Equal Justice Works programs open on July 6, 2012.  You may find more detailed information and requirements at www.equaljusticeworks.org. The three programs are:
 
AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships: In partnership with AmeriCorps, this program allows Fellows to promote public service at law schools by facilitating pro bono opportunities and training for other students.  A living allowance is provided and an educational award is earned after successful completion of the program. 
 
Equal Justice Works Fellowships: As a participant in the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the U.S., Equal Justice Works Fellows create dream jobs with nonprofit organizations. Fellows receive a salary and are eligible for loan repayment assistance. 
 
Public Defender Corps: Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center have partnered to improve the quality of representation for adults and juveniles nationwide. This three-year fellowship program addresses the ongoing national crisis of providing quality representation to accused persons who cannot afford counsel.

Guide to the Department of Justice for Law Students and Experienced Attorneys

The guide highlights Justice’s four law student and attorney recruitment and hiring programs, and provides useful information on the DOJ offices (including descriptions of the sections within the larger Divisions) that hire law students and attorneys.  This downloadable document is available to law students at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/legal-careers-brochure.pdf.  It is divided into three major sections:

Part One (pages 1-8) gives an overview of Justice’s four hiring programs, and provides information about eligibility, application processes, and frequently asked questions.

Part Two (pages 9-45) highlights the DOJ organizations that employ law students and attorneys. This section first describes the DOJ organizations that employ the largest number of attorneys (i.e., more than 100 attorneys) and, therefore, typically have the most hiring needs. Next are descriptions of the smaller DOJ organizations that hire attorneys.

Part Three (pages 46-51) is composed of two directories. The first is a directory of field office locations employing law students and attorneys, which is included to help individuals interested in employment with Justice outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The second is a chart of DOJ organizational practice areas, which is included to help individuals explore the work of the various DOJ organizations and find those that best match their interests and expertise.


The American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2012 Law Student Scholarships

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is proud to announce its 2012 Law Student Scholarship cycle has begun. AAJ offers more than $20,000 in annual scholarship funds, as well as programs for law students to enhance their legal education by attending AAJ’s 2012 Annual Convention in Chicago, IL. Please review the brief descriptions and web links provided below for scholarship deadlines and eligibility.  Applicants for AAJ scholarships must be AAJ Law Student Members. To join at the student rate of $15 please complete a student membership application.  Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers! Apply for an AAJ Scholarship today! 

AAJ Law Student Scholarships

Mike Eidson Scholarship
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.  The application deadline is May 31, 2012.

For more information and questions, contact Nyounti Tuan at Nyounti.Tuan@justice.org or 202-965-3500, ext. 8467. 


External Events


Joke of the Week

On the other hand...you have different fingers.

Job Postings

News for the week of May 21 – May 25 2012

External Events

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

A computer once beat me in chess...



Job Postings

Check out new job postings at our public job board.  

Need a legal job this summer? Consider a work study position!

We have a number of work study positions that are currently posted on Symplicity, including working for:

How do you find out of you are eligible for work study?  Just email Chad Nosbusch in Financial Aid (chad.nosbusch@stthomas.edu) and he will let you know.  One catch:  you must have filled out your FAFSA for NEXT year (2012-2013) to find out if you are eligible for work study this summer, so start with that if you haven’t already!  


Announcements 

Still looking for summer opportunities that will get you hands-on legal experience and open the door to financial aid? 

The Public Interest Externship course still has spots for the summer semester. PIE involves 150 hours between the classroom component and fieldwork with a public interest legal organization. Past placements include the St. Paul City Attorney’s Office, Father’s Project, Department of the Interior, US Attorney’s Office, and Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project. The course instructor can help you find a placement if you do not already have a relationship with a public interest office. This is a 3-credit course offered on a pass/fail basis that will meet Wednesday mornings from 9am to 11am over the summer term. If you are interested contact Adjunct Professor Sara Sommarstrom at ssommarstrom@stthomas.edu or by phone at 612-367-6786.

Ready-made opportunity in Human Rights/Civil Rights!

Position: University of Saint Thomas Public Interest Externship: Human Rights Specialist Intern

Duties:  This position will require between 15 to 20 hours per week.  You will help with legal research, writing case summaries, intakes, some outreach, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  Preferablly a 2L with course work in Employment Law.  We would want to see a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (one from the legal writing class would be perfect - they wouldn't need to do anything to spruce it up).

To apply and for more information please visit the posting on Symplicity.  

1L OCI Introduction Recording

If you are interested in OCI and missed the 1L OCI Introduction program but still want to particiapte in OCI.  Follow the link to watch the video.  The username and password are the same username and password used for email.  Once you have completed the program please email Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu and let him know you watched the video.  1L OCI Introdcution.

Want to be notified when a job is posted that fits your interests?

Update your Symplicity profile and let us know what practice areas interest you.  If you do, we will forward you postings that fit your interests.  To update your profile, log into Symplicity and go to Profile.  You can also email any updates to lawcareers@stthomas.edu.   

University Faculty for Life Scholarly Achievement Award in Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research

$600 total prizes. Possible presentation of work at annual conference on 1-2 June 2012 at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah  & opportunity for publication!

Students may submit work in three categories: Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research.  Work must demonstrate the application of a life-affirming perspective on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, or related issues.  The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students at any level. Entries must be emailed or postmarked on or before 11:59 PM on Saturday, 19 May 2012.
For complete rules, visit http://www.uffl.org

Summer Success: Getting the Most from Your Summer Public Interest Experience Webinar — Save the Date

NALP will host Summer Success: Getting the Most from your Summer Public Interest Experience on Wednesday, May 23 at 3:00 EDT. This free webinar will feature practical tips on how students can develop professionally and personally, as well as maximize their learning experience while interning at public interest offices over the summer. More details to come, but mark your calendars now! 

Women for Justice Education Fund Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship, through the American Association for Justice, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (current 2L) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. The application deadline is May 31, 2012  and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year in July in New York City. For more details and application instructions visit
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/AAJ_Mike_Eidson_Scholarship_Application.pdf

Sublease Wanted

A 2012 summer associate for Openhemier Wolff & Donnelly LLP is looking to sublease an apartment for the summer of 2012.  If you are interested please contact the summer associate directly: Brian Kim at bykim@live.unc.edu.  

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Applications for most of the Equal Justice Works programs open on July 6, 2012.  You may find more detailed information and requirements at www.equaljusticeworks.org. The three programs are:
 
AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships: In partnership with AmeriCorps, this program allows Fellows to promote public service at law schools by facilitating pro bono opportunities and training for other students.  A living allowance is provided and an educational award is earned after successful completion of the program. 
 
Equal Justice Works Fellowships: As a participant in the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the U.S., Equal Justice Works Fellows create dream jobs with nonprofit organizations. Fellows receive a salary and are eligible for loan repayment assistance. 
 
Public Defender Corps: Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center have partnered to improve the quality of representation for adults and juveniles nationwide. This three-year fellowship program addresses the ongoing national crisis of providing quality representation to accused persons who cannot afford counsel.

Guide to the Department of Justice for Law Students and Experienced Attorneys

The guide highlights Justice’s four law student and attorney recruitment and hiring programs, and provides useful information on the DOJ offices (including descriptions of the sections within the larger Divisions) that hire law students and attorneys.  This downloadable document is available to law students at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/legal-careers-brochure.pdf.  It is divided into three major sections:

Part One (pages 1-8) gives an overview of Justice’s four hiring programs, and provides information about eligibility, application processes, and frequently asked questions.

Part Two (pages 9-45) highlights the DOJ organizations that employ law students and attorneys. This section first describes the DOJ organizations that employ the largest number of attorneys (i.e., more than 100 attorneys) and, therefore, typically have the most hiring needs. Next are descriptions of the smaller DOJ organizations that hire attorneys.

Part Three (pages 46-51) is composed of two directories. The first is a directory of field office locations employing law students and attorneys, which is included to help individuals interested in employment with Justice outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The second is a chart of DOJ organizational practice areas, which is included to help individuals explore the work of the various DOJ organizations and find those that best match their interests and expertise.


The American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2012 Law Student Scholarships

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is proud to announce its 2012 Law Student Scholarship cycle has begun. AAJ offers more than $20,000 in annual scholarship funds, as well as programs for law students to enhance their legal education by attending AAJ’s 2012 Annual Convention in Chicago, IL. Please review the brief descriptions and web links provided below for scholarship deadlines and eligibility.  Applicants for AAJ scholarships must be AAJ Law Student Members. To join at the student rate of $15 please complete a student membership application.  Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers! Apply for an AAJ Scholarship today! 

AAJ Law Student Scholarships

Mike Eidson Scholarship
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.  The application deadline is May 31, 2012.

For more information and questions, contact Nyounti Tuan at Nyounti.Tuan@justice.org or 202-965-3500, ext. 8467. 


External Events


Joke of the Week


Job Postings

News for the week of May 7 – May 11 2012

External Events

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

A computer once beat me in chess...



Job Postings

Check out new job postings at our public job board.  

Need a legal job this summer? Consider a work study position!

We have a number of work study positions that are currently posted on Symplicity, including working for:

How do you find out of you are eligible for work study?  Just email Chad Nosbusch in Financial Aid (chad.nosbusch@stthomas.edu) and he will let you know.  One catch:  you must have filled out your FAFSA for NEXT year (2012-2013) to find out if you are eligible for work study this summer, so start with that if you haven’t already!  

US Attorney's Office - Department of Minnesota Fall Internship DEADLINE MAY 15TH!

The US Attorney's Office is search for Interns for the Fall of 2012. Law Interns perform research and writing projects, and assist in appellate work and trial preparation.  Interns will be given assignments in as many different divisions and units as possible, providing exposure to a wide variety of practice areas and a number of Assistant United States Attorney's.  Interns also attend court proceedings and informative training sessions.

For more information on this fantastic opportunity follow this link to the job posting in Symplicity


Announcements 

Still looking for summer opportunities that will get you hands-on legal experience and open the door to financial aid? 

The Public Interest Externship course still has spots for the summer semester. PIE involves 150 hours between the classroom component and fieldwork with a public interest legal organization. Past placements include the St. Paul City Attorney’s Office, Father’s Project, Department of the Interior, US Attorney’s Office, and Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project. The course instructor can help you find a placement if you do not already have a relationship with a public interest office. This is a 3-credit course offered on a pass/fail basis that will meet Wednesday mornings from 9am to 11am over the summer term. If you are interested contact Adjunct Professor Sara Sommarstrom at ssommarstrom@stthomas.edu or by phone at 612-367-6786.

Ready-made opportunity in Human Rights/Civil Rights!

Position: University of Saint Thomas Public Interest Externship: Human Rights Specialist Intern

Duties:  This position will require between 15 to 20 hours per week.  You will help with legal research, writing case summaries, intakes, some outreach, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  Preferablly a 2L with course work in Employment Law.  We would want to see a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (one from the legal writing class would be perfect - they wouldn't need to do anything to spruce it up).

To apply and for more information please visit the posting on Symplicity.  

1L OCI Introduction Recording

If you are interested in OCI and missed the 1L OCI Introduction program but still want to particiapte in OCI.  Follow the link to watch the video.  The username and password are the same username and password used for email.  Once you have completed the program please email Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu and let him know you watched the video.  1L OCI Introdcution.

Want to be notified when a job is posted that fits your interests?

Update your Symplicity profile and let us know what practice areas interest you.  If you do, we will forward you postings that fit your interests.  To update your profile, log into Symplicity and go to Profile.  You can also email any updates to lawcareers@stthomas.edu.   

University Faculty for Life Scholarly Achievement Award in Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research

$600 total prizes. Possible presentation of work at annual conference on 1-2 June 2012 at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah  & opportunity for publication!

Students may submit work in three categories: Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research.  Work must demonstrate the application of a life-affirming perspective on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, or related issues.  The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students at any level. Entries must be emailed or postmarked on or before 11:59 PM on Saturday, 19 May 2012.
For complete rules, visit http://www.uffl.org

Summer Success: Getting the Most from Your Summer Public Interest Experience Webinar — Save the Date

NALP will host Summer Success: Getting the Most from your Summer Public Interest Experience on Wednesday, May 23 at 3:00 EDT. This free webinar will feature practical tips on how students can develop professionally and personally, as well as maximize their learning experience while interning at public interest offices over the summer. More details to come, but mark your calendars now! 

Women for Justice Education Fund Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship, through the American Association for Justice, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (current 2L) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. The application deadline is May 31, 2012  and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year in July in New York City. For more details and application instructions visit
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/AAJ_Mike_Eidson_Scholarship_Application.pdf

Sublease Wanted

A 2012 summer associate for Openhemier Wolff & Donnelly LLP is looking to sublease an apartment for the summer of 2012.  If you are interested please contact the summer associate directly: Brian Kim at bykim@live.unc.edu.  

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Applications for most of the Equal Justice Works programs open on July 6, 2012.  You may find more detailed information and requirements at www.equaljusticeworks.org. The three programs are:
 
AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships: In partnership with AmeriCorps, this program allows Fellows to promote public service at law schools by facilitating pro bono opportunities and training for other students.  A living allowance is provided and an educational award is earned after successful completion of the program. 
 
Equal Justice Works Fellowships: As a participant in the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the U.S., Equal Justice Works Fellows create dream jobs with nonprofit organizations. Fellows receive a salary and are eligible for loan repayment assistance. 
 
Public Defender Corps: Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center have partnered to improve the quality of representation for adults and juveniles nationwide. This three-year fellowship program addresses the ongoing national crisis of providing quality representation to accused persons who cannot afford counsel.

Guide to the Department of Justice for Law Students and Experienced Attorneys

The guide highlights Justice’s four law student and attorney recruitment and hiring programs, and provides useful information on the DOJ offices (including descriptions of the sections within the larger Divisions) that hire law students and attorneys.  This downloadable document is available to law students at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/legal-careers-brochure.pdf.  It is divided into three major sections:

Part One (pages 1-8) gives an overview of Justice’s four hiring programs, and provides information about eligibility, application processes, and frequently asked questions.

Part Two (pages 9-45) highlights the DOJ organizations that employ law students and attorneys. This section first describes the DOJ organizations that employ the largest number of attorneys (i.e., more than 100 attorneys) and, therefore, typically have the most hiring needs. Next are descriptions of the smaller DOJ organizations that hire attorneys.

Part Three (pages 46-51) is composed of two directories. The first is a directory of field office locations employing law students and attorneys, which is included to help individuals interested in employment with Justice outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The second is a chart of DOJ organizational practice areas, which is included to help individuals explore the work of the various DOJ organizations and find those that best match their interests and expertise.


Need a legal job this summer? Consider a work study position!

We have a number of work study positions that are currently posted on Symplicity, including working for:

How do you find out of you are eligible for work study?  Just email Chad Nosbusch in Financial Aid (chad.nosbusch@stthomas.edu) and he will let you know.  One catch:  you must have filled out your FAFSA for NEXT year (2012-2013) to find out if you are eligible for work study this summer, so start with that if you haven’t already!  


The American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2012 Law Student Scholarships

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is proud to announce its 2012 Law Student Scholarship cycle has begun. AAJ offers more than $20,000 in annual scholarship funds, as well as programs for law students to enhance their legal education by attending AAJ’s 2012 Annual Convention in Chicago, IL. Please review the brief descriptions and web links provided below for scholarship deadlines and eligibility.  Applicants for AAJ scholarships must be AAJ Law Student Members. To join at the student rate of $15 please complete a student membership application.  Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers! Apply for an AAJ Scholarship today! 

AAJ Law Student Scholarships

Mike Eidson Scholarship
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.  The application deadline is May 31, 2012.

For more information and questions, contact Nyounti Tuan at Nyounti.Tuan@justice.org or 202-965-3500, ext. 8467. 


External Events

2012 National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts

The Nebraska Supreme Court together with the Nebraska State Bar Association will be hosting the 24th Annual Conference of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts on May 9-12, 2012 in Omaha at the Hilton Hotel. Recognizing the ever-changing landscape and the increasing challenges that face justice systems committed to achieving the promise of “equality before the law”, the National Consortium brings together thought leaders and delegates of state justice systems from around the country to share their collective knowledge about best practices within their court systems for achieving fairness and access to justice for all. The National Consortium invites conference attendees to promote the work of institutional change locally by applying the lessons learned and tools acquired through this national exchange of engaging ideas, practical strategies, and concrete solutions. The conference offers a fantastic agenda filled with nationally renowned speakers on a broad range of topics related to: addressing language barriers, enhancing diversity and cultural competence, addressing racial disparities, and building the capacity to effect change.

Registration is also available online on the Nebraska State Bar Association’s website: https://m360.nebar.com/event.aspx?eventID=42201

Minnesota Women Lawyers Professional Enrichment Committee Presents:  “Hot Topics!”

Minnesota Women Lawyers is pleased to present a 5-part seminar series, focusing on both areas of law that are often over-looked or under-represented by women attorneys, as well as areas of law that may be particularly “hot” at the moment.  This month the MWL Hot Topic will be:

Banking
Date:               Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Time:               12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Location:         Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. (200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000 in Minneapolis)

For more information please check out the MWL May Seminar Flyer


Joke of the Week

A computer once beat me in chess, but it was no match me for me in kick boxing.  





News for the week of April 30 – May 4, 2012

External Events

Job Postings

 

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Question: How much dirt is in a hole 6 feed deep, 4 feet wide and 2 feet across? 


Announcements 

Still looking for summer opportunities that will get you hands-on legal experience and open the door to financial aid? 

The Public Interest Externship course still has spots for the summer semester. PIE involves 150 hours between the classroom component and fieldwork with a public interest legal organization. Past placements include the St. Paul City Attorney’s Office, Father’s Project, Department of the Interior, US Attorney’s Office, and Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project. The course instructor can help you find a placement if you do not already have a relationship with a public interest office. This is a 3-credit course offered on a pass/fail basis that will meet Wednesday mornings from 9am to 11am over the summer term. If you are interested contact Adjunct Professor Sara Sommarstrom at ssommarstrom@stthomas.edu or by phone at 612-367-6786.

Ready-made opportunity in Human Rights/Civil Rights!

Position: University of Saint Thomas Public Interest Externship: Human Rights Specialist Intern

Duties:  This position will require between 15 to 20 hours per week.  You will help with legal research, writing case summaries, intakes, some outreach, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  Preferablly a 2L with course work in Employment Law.  We would want to see a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (one from the legal writing class would be perfect - they wouldn't need to do anything to spruce it up).

To apply and for more information please visit the posting on Symplicity.  

1L OCI Introduction Recording

If you are interested in OCI and missed the 1L OCI Introduction program but still want to particiapte in OCI.  Follow the link to watch the video.  The username and password are the same username and password used for email.  Once you have completed the program please email Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu and let him know you watched the video.  1L OCI Introdcution.

Want to be notified when a job is posted that fits your interests?

Update your Symplicity profile and let us know what practice areas interest you.  If you do, we will forward you postings that fit your interests.  To update your profile, log into Symplicity and go to Profile.  You can also email any updates to lawcareers@stthomas.edu.   

University Faculty for Life Scholarly Achievement Award in Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research

$600 total prizes. Possible presentation of work at annual conference on 1-2 June 2012 at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah  & opportunity for publication!

Students may submit work in three categories: Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research.  Work must demonstrate the application of a life-affirming perspective on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, or related issues.  The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students at any level. Entries must be emailed or postmarked on or before 11:59 PM on Saturday, 19 May 2012.
For complete rules, visit http://www.uffl.org

Summer Success: Getting the Most from Your Summer Public Interest Experience Webinar — Save the Date

NALP will host Summer Success: Getting the Most from your Summer Public Interest Experience on Wednesday, May 23 at 3:00 EDT. This free webinar will feature practical tips on how students can develop professionally and personally, as well as maximize their learning experience while interning at public interest offices over the summer. More details to come, but mark your calendars now! 

Women for Justice Education Fund Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship, through the American Association for Justice, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (current 2L) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. The application deadline is May 31, 2012  and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year in July in New York City. For more details and application instructions visit
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/AAJ_Mike_Eidson_Scholarship_Application.pdf

Sublease Wanted

A 2012 summer associate for Openhemier Wolff & Donnelly LLP is looking to sublease an apartment for the summer of 2012.  If you are interested please contact the summer associate directly: Brian Kim at bykim@live.unc.edu.  

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Applications for most of the Equal Justice Works programs open on July 6, 2012.  You may find more detailed information and requirements at www.equaljusticeworks.org. The three programs are:
 
AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships: In partnership with AmeriCorps, this program allows Fellows to promote public service at law schools by facilitating pro bono opportunities and training for other students.  A living allowance is provided and an educational award is earned after successful completion of the program. 
 
Equal Justice Works Fellowships: As a participant in the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the U.S., Equal Justice Works Fellows create dream jobs with nonprofit organizations. Fellows receive a salary and are eligible for loan repayment assistance. 
 
Public Defender Corps: Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center have partnered to improve the quality of representation for adults and juveniles nationwide. This three-year fellowship program addresses the ongoing national crisis of providing quality representation to accused persons who cannot afford counsel.

Guide to the Department of Justice for Law Students and Experienced Attorneys

The guide highlights Justice’s four law student and attorney recruitment and hiring programs, and provides useful information on the DOJ offices (including descriptions of the sections within the larger Divisions) that hire law students and attorneys.  This downloadable document is available to law students at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/legal-careers-brochure.pdf.  It is divided into three major sections:

Part One (pages 1-8) gives an overview of Justice’s four hiring programs, and provides information about eligibility, application processes, and frequently asked questions.

Part Two (pages 9-45) highlights the DOJ organizations that employ law students and attorneys. This section first describes the DOJ organizations that employ the largest number of attorneys (i.e., more than 100 attorneys) and, therefore, typically have the most hiring needs. Next are descriptions of the smaller DOJ organizations that hire attorneys.

Part Three (pages 46-51) is composed of two directories. The first is a directory of field office locations employing law students and attorneys, which is included to help individuals interested in employment with Justice outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The second is a chart of DOJ organizational practice areas, which is included to help individuals explore the work of the various DOJ organizations and find those that best match their interests and expertise.


Need a legal job this summer? Consider a work study position!

We have a number of work study positions that are currently posted on Symplicity, including working for:

How do you find out of you are eligible for work study?  Just email Chad Nosbusch in Financial Aid (chad.nosbusch@stthomas.edu) and he will let you know.  One catch:  you must have filled out your FAFSA for NEXT year (2012-2013) to find out if you are eligible for work study this summer, so start with that if you haven’t already!  


The American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2012 Law Student Scholarships

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is proud to announce its 2012 Law Student Scholarship cycle has begun. AAJ offers more than $20,000 in annual scholarship funds, as well as programs for law students to enhance their legal education by attending AAJ’s 2012 Annual Convention in Chicago, IL. Please review the brief descriptions and web links provided below for scholarship deadlines and eligibility.  Applicants for AAJ scholarships must be AAJ Law Student Members. To join at the student rate of $15 please complete a student membership application.  Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers! Apply for an AAJ Scholarship today! 

AAJ Law Student Scholarships

Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship
The Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship, with an award amount of $3,000, is open to Law Student Members who are entering their second or third year of law school, or have the equivalent of one year to complete.  Deadline: Postmarked or e-mailed on or before May 1, 2012.

The Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship
AAJ's Minority Caucus awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school.  Application Deadline is May 1, 2012.

Trial Advocacy Scholarship
Open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school, this $2,500 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.  The application deadline is May 1, 2012.

Mike Eidson Scholarship
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.  The application deadline is May 31, 2012.

For more information and questions, contact Nyounti Tuan at Nyounti.Tuan@justice.org or 202-965-3500, ext. 8467. 


External Events

2012 National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts

The Nebraska Supreme Court together with the Nebraska State Bar Association will be hosting the 24th Annual Conference of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts on May 9-12, 2012 in Omaha at the Hilton Hotel. Recognizing the ever-changing landscape and the increasing challenges that face justice systems committed to achieving the promise of “equality before the law”, the National Consortium brings together thought leaders and delegates of state justice systems from around the country to share their collective knowledge about best practices within their court systems for achieving fairness and access to justice for all. The National Consortium invites conference attendees to promote the work of institutional change locally by applying the lessons learned and tools acquired through this national exchange of engaging ideas, practical strategies, and concrete solutions. The conference offers a fantastic agenda filled with nationally renowned speakers on a broad range of topics related to: addressing language barriers, enhancing diversity and cultural competence, addressing racial disparities, and building the capacity to effect change.

Registration is also available online on the Nebraska State Bar Association’s website: https://m360.nebar.com/event.aspx?eventID=42201

Minnesota Women Lawyers Professional Enrichment Committee Presents:  “Hot Topics!”

Minnesota Women Lawyers is pleased to present a 5-part seminar series, focusing on both areas of law that are often over-looked or under-represented by women attorneys, as well as areas of law that may be particularly “hot” at the moment.  This month the MWL Hot Topic will be:

Banking
Date:               Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Time:               12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Location:         Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. (200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000 in Minneapolis)

For more information please check out the MWL May Seminar Flyer


Job Postings

Check out new job postings at our public job board.  

Need a legal job this summer? Consider a work study position!

We have a number of work study positions that are currently posted on Symplicity, including working for:

How do you find out of you are eligible for work study?  Just email Chad Nosbusch in Financial Aid (chad.nosbusch@stthomas.edu) and he will let you know.  One catch:  you must have filled out your FAFSA for NEXT year (2012-2013) to find out if you are eligible for work study this summer, so start with that if you haven’t already!  

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Deadline May 1st!

Details of this program is provided in the 2011-12 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at https://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm.  

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Chicago District Office Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 05/01/12 Milwaukee & Minneapolis Legal Units)


Joke of the Week

Question: How much dirt is in a hole 6 feed deep, 4 feet wide and 2 feet across?

Answer:  There is no dirt in a hole!

News for the week of April 23 – April 27, 2012

External Events

 

Job Postings

Joke of the Week (scroll to the bottom to see the answer!)

Question: What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?  


Announcements 

Still looking for summer opportunities that will get you hands-on legal experience and open the door to financial aid? 

The Public Interest Externship course still has spots for the summer semester. PIE involves 150 hours between the classroom component and fieldwork with a public interest legal organization. Past placements include the St. Paul City Attorney’s Office, Father’s Project, Department of the Interior, US Attorney’s Office, and Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project. The course instructor can help you find a placement if you do not already have a relationship with a public interest office. This is a 3-credit course offered on a pass/fail basis that will meet Wednesday mornings from 9am to 11am over the summer term. If you are interested contact Adjunct Professor Sara Sommarstrom at ssommarstrom@stthomas.edu or by phone at 612-367-6786.

1L OCI Introduction Recording

If you are interested in OCI and missed the 1L OCI Introduction program but still want to particiapte in OCI.  Follow the link to watch the video.  The username and password are the same username and password used for email.  Once you have completed the program please email Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu and let him know you watched the video.  1L OCI Introdcution.

Want to be notified when a job is posted that fits your interests?

Update your Symplicity profile and let us know what practice areas interest you.  If you do, we will forward you postings that fit your interests.  To update your profile, log into Symplicity and go to Profile.  You can also email any updates to lawcareers@stthomas.edu.   

CLE: The Ethics of Marketing your Law Practice: The Rules Related to Marketing in Minnesota

For over 24 years, marketing strategist and coach, Terrie S. Wheeler, has been delivering marketing coaching, consulting, and training services to lawyers, financial advisors, and other professional service providers. On April 26th, Ms. Wheeler will share her knowledge and insights about marketing a law practice during a free ethics CLE titled "The Ethics of Marketing your Law Practice: The Rules Related to Marketing in Minnesota."  Please click here for more information.

DRI’s Law Student Diversity Scholarship Now accepting Applicants

DRI is now accepting applicants for its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship open to incoming second- and third- year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to tow worth law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle.

Incoming second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second- and third- year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity regardless of race and gender are eligible to apply.

To qualify for this scholarship, candidates must be full-time students. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third of the total credits hours required for a degree by the applicants law school.

Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:
• Demonstrated academic excellence
• Service to the profession
• Service to the community
• Service to the cause of diversity

For complete scholarship details and to download an application please visit:http://www.dri.org/About#awards. Applications must be received by DRI no later than Friday, April 27, 2012. Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and will be officially announced at the 2012 Diversity for Success Seminar, June 7-8, in Chicago.

University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree Program

U.D.C.David A. Clarke Schoo lof Law—well known for its leadership in clinical legal education and for its public interest mission—is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities in the following clinics:

Juvenile & Special Education Law Clinic Took Crowell Institute for At-Risk Youth

Community Development Legal Clinic 

Immigration & Human Rights Clinic 

The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, public interest law, and systems change.  LL.M. candidates will work under the supervision of the Law School’s experienced faculty to supervise and teach J.D. students enrolled in our clinics.  

By the end of the second academic year each LL.M. candidate will produce a culminating project in the form of a scholarly work of publishable quality or project designed to impact systems change. University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law LLM Program.  Applications are due by May 4 at 5:00 p.m.

University Faculty for Life Scholarly Achievement Award in Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research

$600 total prizes. Possible presentation of work at annual conference on 1-2 June 2012 at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah  & opportunity for publication!

Students may submit work in three categories: Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research.  Work must demonstrate the application of a life-affirming perspective on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, or related issues.  The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students at any level. Entries must be emailed or postmarked on or before 11:59 PM on Saturday, 19 May 2012.
For complete rules, visit http://www.uffl.org

Women for Justice Education Fund Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship, through the American Association for Justice, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (current 2L) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. The application deadline is May 31, 2012  and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year in July in New York City. For more details and application instructions visit
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/AAJ_Mike_Eidson_Scholarship_Application.pdf

MJF Summer Public Interest Volunteer Placements opened on April 1, 2012!

Check in with Megan Volk to discuss the options for getting great volunteer legal experience this summer.  The placements opened on April 1, 2012, and they fill up fast.  Go see her today to see what is available that fits with your interests and professional goals.  Volunteer work is a great way to get legal experience and build your resume no matter what type of career path you are on.  Megan can be reached via email at stthomas@mnjustice.org, phone at 651-962-4859 and her office is located right outside MSL 244.  

Sublease Wanted

A 2012 summer associate for Openhemier Wolff & Donnelly LLP is looking to sublease an apartment for the summer of 2012.  If you are interested please contact the summer associate directly: Brian Kim at bykim@live.unc.edu.  

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Applications for most of the Equal Justice Works programs open on July 6, 2012.  You may find more detailed information and requirements at www.equaljusticeworks.org. The three programs are:
 
AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships: In partnership with AmeriCorps, this program allows Fellows to promote public service at law schools by facilitating pro bono opportunities and training for other students.  A living allowance is provided and an educational award is earned after successful completion of the program. 
 
Equal Justice Works Fellowships: As a participant in the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the U.S., Equal Justice Works Fellows create dream jobs with nonprofit organizations. Fellows receive a salary and are eligible for loan repayment assistance. 
 
Public Defender Corps: Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center have partnered to improve the quality of representation for adults and juveniles nationwide. This three-year fellowship program addresses the ongoing national crisis of providing quality representation to accused persons who cannot afford counsel.

Guide to the Department of Justice for Law Students and Experienced Attorneys

The guide highlights Justice’s four law student and attorney recruitment and hiring programs, and provides useful information on the DOJ offices (including descriptions of the sections within the larger Divisions) that hire law students and attorneys.  This downloadable document is available to law students at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/legal-careers-brochure.pdf.  It is divided into three major sections:

Part One (pages 1-8) gives an overview of Justice’s four hiring programs, and provides information about eligibility, application processes, and frequently asked questions.

Part Two (pages 9-45) highlights the DOJ organizations that employ law students and attorneys. This section first describes the DOJ organizations that employ the largest number of attorneys (i.e., more than 100 attorneys) and, therefore, typically have the most hiring needs. Next are descriptions of the smaller DOJ organizations that hire attorneys.

Part Three (pages 46-51) is composed of two directories. The first is a directory of field office locations employing law students and attorneys, which is included to help individuals interested in employment with Justice outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The second is a chart of DOJ organizational practice areas, which is included to help individuals explore the work of the various DOJ organizations and find those that best match their interests and expertise.


The American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2012 Law Student Scholarships

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is proud to announce its 2012 Law Student Scholarship cycle has begun. AAJ offers more than $20,000 in annual scholarship funds, as well as programs for law students to enhance their legal education by attending AAJ’s 2012 Annual Convention in Chicago, IL. Please review the brief descriptions and web links provided below for scholarship deadlines and eligibility.  Applicants for AAJ scholarships must be AAJ Law Student Members. To join at the student rate of $15 please complete a student membership application.  Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers! Apply for an AAJ Scholarship today! 

AAJ Law Student Scholarships

Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship
The Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship, with an award amount of $3,000, is open to Law Student Members who are entering their second or third year of law school, or have the equivalent of one year to complete.  Deadline: Postmarked or e-mailed on or before May 1, 2012.

The Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship
AAJ's Minority Caucus awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school.  Application Deadline is May 1, 2012.

Trial Advocacy Scholarship
Open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school, this $2,500 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.  The application deadline is May 1, 2012.

Mike Eidson Scholarship
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.  The application deadline is May 31, 2012.

For more information and questions, contact Nyounti Tuan at Nyounti.Tuan@justice.org or 202-965-3500, ext. 8467. 


External Events

HB’s Food, Drug and Medical Device Litigation Forum April 23-24 in Minneapolis.

Date: April 23-24, 2012
Location: The Grand Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
CLE Credit: 10-12 including 1 ethics credit
The Forum plans to address the current and emerging issues in food, drug and medical device litigation today. Sessions Include: Regulatory Developments Affecting the Food, Drug and Medical Device Industries; Responding to Government Enforcement Actions; Resolving Claims & Mass Torts; Advertising, Labeling and Consumer Fraud Class Actions; Who Pays for Food, Medical Device & Drug Claims and Recalls; Recent Supreme Court Decisions; Crisis Management Issues; Calculating and Presenting Damages; and Judicial and In-House Roundtable. 

For more information and visit Food, Drug and Medical Device Litigation Forum

If you are interested in attending please contact the Office of Career and Professional Development.

A Case for Leadership: A Conversation with Chief Justice Lori Skjerven Gildea & Cathy Wurzer

In celebration of Law Day 2012, St. Catherine University is pleased to have MPR’s Cathy Wurzer host an intimate conversation with Chief Justice Gildea about her unique leadership journey and about the passions that inform her work. Come listen and participate in a dialog about topics and issues which affect our lives as business leaders, professionals, women, others, and most importantly, citizens of the state of Minnesota. Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 5 pm.  Follow this link for more information and to RSVP.  

2012 National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts

The Nebraska Supreme Court together with the Nebraska State Bar Association will be hosting the 24th Annual Conference of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts on May 9-12, 2012 in Omaha at the Hilton Hotel. Recognizing the ever-changing landscape and the increasing challenges that face justice systems committed to achieving the promise of “equality before the law”, the National Consortium brings together thought leaders and delegates of state justice systems from around the country to share their collective knowledge about best practices within their court systems for achieving fairness and access to justice for all. The National Consortium invites conference attendees to promote the work of institutional change locally by applying the lessons learned and tools acquired through this national exchange of engaging ideas, practical strategies, and concrete solutions. The conference offers a fantastic agenda filled with nationally renowned speakers on a broad range of topics related to: addressing language barriers, enhancing diversity and cultural competence, addressing racial disparities, and building the capacity to effect change.

Registration is also available online on the Nebraska State Bar Association’s website: https://m360.nebar.com/event.aspx?eventID=42201

Minnesota Women Lawyers Professional Enrichment Committee Presents:  “Hot Topics!”

Minnesota Women Lawyers is pleased to present a 5-part seminar series, focusing on both areas of law that are often over-looked or under-represented by women attorneys, as well as areas of law that may be particularly “hot” at the moment.  This month the MWL Hot Topic will be:

Banking
Date:               Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Time:               12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Location:         Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. (200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000 in Minneapolis)

For more information please check out the MWL May Seminar Flyer


Job Postings

Check out new job postings at our public job board.  


Joke of the Week

Question: What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?

Answer: A nervous wreck!

News for the week of April 16 – April 20, 2012

External Events

Job Postings

Joke of the Week

Question: What do you call 100 rabbits jumping backwards in unison?  
Answer: 
A receding hare line


Announcements 

1L OCI Introduction Recording

If you are interested in OCI and missed the 1L OCI Introduction program but still want to particiapte in OCI.  Follow the link to watch the video.  The username and password are the same username and password used for email.  Once you have completed the program please email Dan Winterlin at daniel.winterlin@stthomas.edu and let him know you watched the video.  1L OCI Introdcution.

Want to be notified when a job is posted that fits your interests?

Update your Symplicity profile and let us know what practice areas interest you.  If you do, we will forward you postings that fit your interests.  To update your profile, log into Symplicity and go to Profile.  You can also email any updates to lawcareers@stthomas.edu

Beyond the Metro: Life and the Practice of Law in Greater Minnesota

There are lots of great legal jobs in Minnesota, but not all of them are in the Twin Cities. 

If you are looking for work and aren’t considering practicing in Greater Minnesota, you could be missing some extraordinary opportunities for meaningful and fulfilling legal practice!

There are more than 850 towns in Minnesota, all of them full of people who need legal services. Come hear about the life of a lawyer in Greater Minnesota from a panel of attorneys who live and practice in towns large and small throughout the state. The experienced attorney panel will address the issues attorneys and law students should consider prior practicing outside the metro area, including:

  • The unique challenges and benefits of practicing outside the metro area;
  • The legal work done outside the metro area;
  • The quality of life in outstate Minnesota; and 
  • Special leadership opportunities for non-metro attorneys.

If you are interested in learning more about practicing in Greater Minnesota, you will definitely want to plan to attend this event sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association Outstate Practice Section.

Come on Wednesday, April 18th from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. to a program specifically geared to law students and alumni followed by a free (with food!) networking reception from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. This is a terrific chance to meet and network with attorneys from all over the state of Minnesota. 

This is a special opportunity for St. Thomas to be hosting the MSBA Outstate Practice Section for this program and networking event. We look forward to seeing you there!  Students Please RSVP in Symplicity.  Alumni please RSVP on the MSBA website.  

CLE: The Ethics of Marketing your Law Practice: The Rules Related to Marketing in Minnesota

For over 24 years, marketing strategist and coach, Terrie S. Wheeler, has been delivering marketing coaching, consulting, and training services to lawyers, financial advisors, and other professional service providers. On April 26th, Ms. Wheeler will share her knowledge and insights about marketing a law practice during a free ethics CLE titled "The Ethics of Marketing your Law Practice: The Rules Related to Marketing in Minnesota."  Please click here for more information.

DRI’s Law Student Diversity Scholarship Now accepting Applicants

DRI is now accepting applicants for its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship open to incoming second- and third- year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to tow worth law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle.

Incoming second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second- and third- year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity regardless of race and gender are eligible to apply.

To qualify for this scholarship, candidates must be full-time students. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third of the total credits hours required for a degree by the applicants law school.

Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:
• Demonstrated academic excellence
• Service to the profession
• Service to the community
• Service to the cause of diversity

For complete scholarship details and to download an application please visit:http://www.dri.org/About#awards. Applications must be received by DRI no later than Friday, April 27, 2012. Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and will be officially announced at the 2012 Diversity for Success Seminar, June 7-8, in Chicago.

University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree Program

U.D.C.David A. Clarke Schoo lof Law—well known for its leadership in clinical legal education and for its public interest mission—is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities in the following clinics:

Juvenile & Special Education Law Clinic Took Crowell Institute for At-Risk Youth

Community Development Legal Clinic 

Immigration & Human Rights Clinic 

The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, public interest law, and systems change.  LL.M. candidates will work under the supervision of theLawSchool’s experienced faculty to supervise and teach J.D. students enrolled in our clinics.  

By the end of the second academic year each LL.M. candidate will produce a culminating project in the form of a scholarly work of publishable quality or project designed to impact systems change. University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law LLM Program.  Applications are due by May 4 at 5:00 p.m.

University Faculty for Life Scholarly Achievement Award in Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research

$600 total prizes. Possible presentation of work at annual conference on 1-2 June 2012 at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah  & opportunity for publication!

Students may submit work in three categories: Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research.  Work must demonstrate the application of a life-affirming perspective on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, or related issues.  The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students at any level. Entries must be emailed or postmarked on or before 11:59 PM on Saturday, 19 May 2012.
For complete rules, visit http://www.uffl.org

Women for Justice Education Fund Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship, through the American Association for Justice, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (current 2L) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. The application deadline is May 31, 2012  and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year in July in New York City. For more details and application instructions visit
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/AAJ_Mike_Eidson_Scholarship_Application.pdf

MJF Summer Public Interest Volunteer Placements opened on April 1, 2012!

Check in with Megan Volk to discuss the options for getting great volunteer legal experience this summer.  The placements opened on April 1, 2012, and they fill up fast.  Go see her today to see what is available that fits with your interests and professional goals.  Volutneer work is a great way to get legal experience and build your resume no matter what type of career path you are on.  Megan can be reached via email at stthomas@mnjustice.org, phone at 651-962-4859 and her office is located right outside MSL 244.  

Sublease Wanted

A 2012 summer associate for Openhemier Wolff & Donnelly LLP is looking to sublease an apartment for the summer of 2012.  If you are intersted please contact the summer assocaiate directly: Brian Kim at bykim@live.unc.edu.  


The American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2012 Law Student Scholarships

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is proud to announce its 2012 Law Student Scholarship cycle has begun. AAJ offers more than $20,000 in annual scholarship funds, as well as programs for law students to enhance their legal education by attending AAJ’s 2012 Annual Convention in Chicago, IL. Please review the brief descriptions and web links provided below for scholarship deadlines and eligibility.  Applicants for AAJ scholarships must be AAJ Law Student Members. To join at the student rate of $15 please complete a student membership application.  Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers! Apply for an AAJ Scholarship today! 

AAJ Law Student Scholarships

Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship
The Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship, with an award amount of $3,000, is open to Law Student Members who are entering their second or third year of law school, or have the equivalent of one year to complete.  Deadline: Postmarked or e-mailed on or before May 1, 2012.

The Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship
AAJ's Minority Caucus awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school.  Application Deadline is May 1, 2012.

Trial Advocacy Scholarship
Open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school, this $2,500 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.  The application deadline is May 1, 2012.

Mike Eidson Scholarship
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.  The application deadline is May 31, 2012.

For more information and questions, contact Nyounti Tuan at Nyounti.Tuan@justice.org or 202-965-3500, ext. 8467. 


External Events

HB’s Food, Drug and Medical Device Litigation Forum April 23-24 in Minneapolis.

Date: April 23-24, 2012
Location: The Grand Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
CLE Credit: 10-12 including 1 ethics credit
The Forum plans to address the current and emerging issues in food, drug and medical device litigation today. Sessions Include: Regulatory Developments Affecting the Food, Drug and Medical Device Industries; Responding to Government Enforcement Actions; Resolving Claims & Mass Torts; Advertising, Labeling and Consumer Fraud Class Actions; Who Pays for Food, Medical Device & Drug Claims and Recalls; Recent Supreme Court Decisions; Crisis Management Issues; Calculating and Presenting Damages; and Judicial and In-House Roundtable. 

For more information and visit Food, Drug and Medical Device Litigation Forum

If you are interested in attending please contact the Office of Career and Professional Development.

A Case for Leadership: A Conversation with Chief Justice Lori Skjerven Gildea & Cathy Wurzer

In celebration of Law Day 2012, St. Catherine University is pleased to have MPR’s Cathy Wurzer host an intimate conversation with Chief Justice Gildea about her unique leadership journey and about the passions that inform her work. Come listen and participate in a dialog about topics and issues which affect our lives as business leaders, professionals, women, others, and most importantly, citizens of the state of Minnesota. Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 5 pm.  Follow this link for more information and to RSVP.  

2012 National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts

The Nebraska Supreme Court together with the Nebraska State Bar Association will be hosting the 24th Annual Conference of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts on May 9-12, 2012 in Omaha at the Hilton Hotel. Recognizing the ever-changing landscape and the increasing challenges that face justice systems committed to achieving the promise of “equality before the law”, the National Consortium brings together thought leaders and delegates of state justice systems from around the country to share their collective knowledge about best practices within their court systems for achieving fairness and access to justice for all. The National Consortium invites conference attendees to promote the work of institutional change locally by applying the lessons learned and tools acquired through this national exchange of engaging ideas, practical strategies, and concrete solutions. The conference offers a fantastic agenda filled with nationally renowned speakers on a broad range of topics related to: addressing language barriers, enhancing diversity and cultural competence, addressing racial disparities, and building the capacity to effect change.

Registration is also available online on the Nebraska State Bar Association’s website:https://m360.nebar.com/event.aspx?eventID=42201


Job Postings

Check out new job postings at our public job board.  


News for the week of April 9 – April 13, 2012