West Academic is looking for a law student from GW Law School to be part of the new West Academic Student Advisory Board. The newly developed advisory board is designed to provide West Academic feedback on a variety of publishing topics and partner with us on promoting our print and digital study aid products to students.
Description: The student responsibilities are as follows:
- Conference call, email or survey– Participate in one per month with West Academic employees providing feedback on various publishing topics; new product ideas, marketing concepts, etc..
- Table Day events- Host two table day events promoting West Academic print and digital study aids to students at your law school. Table day events should run 3-4 hours and be held in April. Supplies will be provided.
Dates: Membership would coordinate with spring semester; beginning on January 4th and run through May 31st of 2016.
Compensation: For a five-month participation as a Student Advisory Board Member, a student would be compensated with a West Academic Publishing or Foundation Press® casebook, a print study aid and six months complimentary access to the West Academic Study Aids Subscription, which includes over 500 online study aids. Students will receive all compensation at the start of the program.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email email@example.com with your name and class year.
“Government Lawyering” Panel
Student Conference Center (SCC)
Come hear from GW Alumni experts on what it is like to be a “Government Lawyer” in the DC Area. This event will be moderated by Monica Monroe (JD ’98), Dean of Students at GW Law, and will feature alumni who will share their career experiences. There will also be time for Q&A.
– Lisa Barton, JD ’98, Secretary to the US International Trade Commission
– Nneka Frye, JD ’04, Acting Supervisory Attorney-Advisor at Federal Energy Regulation Commission
– Tremayne Bunaugh, JD ’01, Counsel to the US Senate Select Committee on Ethics
– Jamila Frone, JD ’98, Director of the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM) at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
This event is sponsored by the GW Black Law Alumni Association.
How I Found My 1L Summer Job
Friday, November 13th @ 1:30
Excited about starting your 1L job search but don’t know where to start? This program is for you! Come hear from 2Ls about how they secured their summer jobs last summer in a variety of areas such as judicial internships, federal government agency internships, criminal law internships, private law firms and public interest organizations.
Practice Area Expo
Friday, November 6th | 3-5pm
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom
Register at bit.ly/PracticeAreaExpo
Spring 2016 Student Applications Accepted Now Thru November 1, 2015
KACIF supports GW students in pursuing high-quality, necessarily unpaid internships that foster their career exploration and enhance their academic program, while reducing the financial challenges associated with unpaid internships.
- The application period for Spring 2016 commenced at 8:00am EST on October 15, 2015, and closes at 11:59pm EST, Sunday, November 1, 2015. Applications will be reviewed by the Career Services Council, and recipients will be notified on December 15, 2015.
- Initiated by the university’s Career Services Council and funded through the generous support of alumni, parents and members of the Board of Trustees, KACIF provides grants ranging up to $3,000 to GW undergraduate and graduate students pursuing internships that are necessarily unpaid.
- The Fund is open to all current matriculating GW undergraduate and graduate students in good standing from all schools.
- Interested students can go to the KACIF website – go.gwu.edu/internfund – to review more information, including eligibility requirements and application instructions.
- Students who have further questions may be referred to firstname.lastname@example.org, and are encouraged to follow KACIF at @GWInternFund #GWKACIF on Twitter.
Apply for Gideon’s Promise Indigent Defense Fellowship
Deadline: Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 11:59p.m. (EST)
The George Washington University Law School is excited to announce a fellowship program for graduating students interested in public defense work. For the third year, GW Law School is partnering with Gideon’s Promise, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to public defense reform, to help recruit talented, third-year law students interested in public service careers and place them in positions at underserved public defender offices in the Deep South. The Law School has proudly supported the participation of several graduates in this program’s first two years; see some of their testimonials here.
Jonathan Rapping, a 1995 graduate of The George Washington University Law School and 2014 MacArthur Genius Award Fellow, is the President and Founder of Gideon’s Promise. Read more about Mr. Rapping and the Gideon’s Promise organization here.
Applicants must be 2016 graduates who have not yet secured post-graduate employment. A graduate selected as a Gideon’s Promise Fellow will receive a one-year, $40,000 stipend from GW Law School while working in one of the Program’s partner-public defender offices. (Additional funding may be available through partner-defender offices).
Gideon’s Promise will admit each fellow into its next class and provide three years of training and support through its CORE 101 Program. In addition, a Gideon’s Promise partner-office agrees to employ the graduate AND move him/her into a permanent position prior to the expiration of the GW Law School one-year fellowship.
The Gideon’s Promise website
1) demonstrate a strong commitment to public defense
2) desire to work in a system where the challenges are greatest;
3) aspire to be part of a larger reform movement; and
4) are interested in a career in the partner-public defender office beyond the term of the one-year fellowship.
To be eligible to participate in this year’s program, students must complete an online application (including a cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript and two recommendation letters*) by Sunday, October 25, 2015, 11:59p.m.(EST).
*Recommenders who prefer to submit their letters directly to Gideon’s Promise must email them to A.J. Simonton, Outreach Coordinator, at email@example.com by Sunday, 10/25/15 at 11:59p.m.(EST). (Please notify Mr. Simonton if your recommender(s) will be submitting their letter(s) via email).
Questions? Please contact Tamara Devieux-Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law
Georgetown National Security Law Society
GW Law Office of Professional Development & Career
Strategies GW National Security Law Association
ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security
George Mason National Security Law Journal
American University Washington College of Law National Security Law Brief
Catholic University Law’s Military and National Security Law Student association
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce its inaugural writing contest, the CBLDF Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship. The competition is directed to current students at any U.S. law school and seeks writings about comic books and the comic book industry. The competition is directed by CBLDF Board of Directors member Dale Cendali, a partner at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to participate in a CBLDF presentation at the 2016 Comic-Con International in San Diego! The winner of will also receive a $500 cash prize and a complimentary annual membership to CBLDF!
To participate, students should submit an original piece of legal writing addressing a legal issue or issues related to comic books, the comic book industry, or a matter that relates to or affects comics. Eligible applicants must be enrolled as either a fulltime or part-time student at a U.S. law school. The writing must be the author’s original creation (although it may be co-authored) and may be either an unpublished manuscript or a published article that was published no longer than one year prior to the competition deadline.
All submissions must be received by February 29, 2016. Along with their writing, entrants should provide their name, address, e-mail address, and the law school that they currently attend. Submissions and any questions should be sent to email@example.com.
The competition’s winner will be chosen by a panel of judges led by Cendali. The winner will be selected based on content, originality, timeliness, quality, and relevancy.
One grand prize winner will receive $500 cash prize and an annual membership to CBLDF. The grand prize winning paper will be prominently published on cbldf.org, and the winner will also earn a chance to present their work during a CBLDF panel at Comic-Con International 2016. CBLDF will furnish a badge for the winner and one guest.
Two runners-up will be selected from the competing papers. The runners-up will be published on cbldf.org, and they will receive a complimentary one-year membership to CBLDF.
Official rules: http://cbldf.org/cbldf-writing-competition-official-rules/
About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. Please support our important work! www.cbldf.org
Upper-Level Inns of Court: Enhancing Your Success in the Law by Increasing Confidence & Maximizing Feedback
Enhancing Your Success in the Law by Increasing Confidence & Maximizing Feedback
with Deborah L. Borman, Clinical Assistant Professor, Northwestern University School of Law
Monday, October 19, 2015
Student Conference Center
Two obstacles that stand in the way of achieving success in law school and later in legal practice are reduced confidence and an inability to receive feedback in a productive way. In this session you will identify the typical “confidence busters” that may prevent you from reaching your maximal achievement potential. In addition, you will learn to identify and change how you internalize feedback at school and in the workplace to enhance your ability to communicate with others and to realize your own improvement potential.
In this program we will:
• Examine the nature of confidence
• Learn the brain science relevant to growing confidence
• Identify our feedback baselines
• Find our emotional “triggers”
• Work on our responses to feedback
About the Speaker:
Professor Deborah L. Borman teaches writing and advocacy at Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago Illinois. She is an active member in several national legal education organizations in the U.S., including the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), where she holds an Executive Officer position in the Teaching Methods Section, The Society for American Law Teachers (SALT), and the Legal Writing Institute (LWI). Professor Borman is a regular speaker at national and regional law education conferences on topics of pedagogical methodology, building confidence and receiving feedback. In addition, Professor Borman writes and speaks on incorporating methods of teaching professional identity into the current law curriculum. Her forthcoming book is A Short & Happy Guide to Legal Writing (West Academic, December 2016).
The Career Center often receives requests from alumni and employers of all types for resumes of students interested in certain practice areas or geographic markets. These alumni and employers may seek these resumes for internships, full-time positions, networking, mentoring or other professional opportunities. When the Career Center receives these requests, we will rely on the resumes in the Resume Books as a primary resource for sharing student resumes.
The Resume Books are not a substitute for continuing to apply to job postings and in developing your professional contacts, but are intended as an additional tool allowing the Career Center to provide resumes to alumni and employers.
We encourage all upper class students to use these resume books as an additional tool in their job searches. For more information on the resume books and submission instructions, click here: Resume Book Handout (hard copy) Fall 2015