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New Public Interest Fellowships at Public Knowledge!!!

2015 March 28
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The Law School is pleased to announce that it has secured outside funding for two two-year fellowships at Public Knowledge, a non-profit advocacy organization in Washington that focuses on promoting individual rights in the digital economy. The fellows will be full members of the staff of Public Knowledge and will receive advocacy training and represent the interests supported by Public Knowledge in Congress, before the Federal Communications Commission and other federal agencies, and with the media.

 The fellowships are open to members of the 2015 graduating class at GW Law.  The salary is $65,000 per year for two years, plus health insurance and other fringe benefits, as well as up to $10,000 to support loan repayments over the two year period.

Please see Symplicity Job ID 32758 for a full description of the position. Interested students should apply as soon as possible; preliminary screening will begin after April 15th with the goal, but not the promise, of awarding the fellowships before graduation.

GW Law 2015 Symposium on Intellectual Property

2015 March 27
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GW Law Symposium on Intellectual Property

Tuesday, May 12th

This year registration is free for all attendees. Click here to register.

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Registration Extended for the 2015 Lambda, Other Diversity, and Allies Networking Reception

2015 March 24
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Register by Wednesday, March 25th at 10am to ensure you have a pre-printed name badge.
On-site registration will be available.

2015 Lambda, Other Diversity, and Allies Networking Reception

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
7:00PM – 9:00PM
GW Law School, First Floor
716 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with representatives from private law firms, government agencies and public interest organizations. Last year, over 40 employers attended this event specifically to meet LGBTQ, other diverse students, and their allies.

Food and alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Business attire recommended. Hosted by the GW Law School Career Center and GW Lambda Law.

To date, the following organizations have registered (registration is ongoing):

Pillsbury LLP
WilmerHale
Crowell & Moring LLP
Wiley Rein LLP
Hollingsworth LLP
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
K&L Gates
Alston & Bird LLP
Family Equality Council
Ropes & Gray LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
U.S. Air Force JAG Corps
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLp
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Department of Justice/ Antitrust Division
Department of Justice, Criminal Division
Jones Day
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Squire Patton Boggs
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Goodwin Procter
DLA Piper LLP (US)
U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys
Arnold & Porter LLP
U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Sidley Austin LLP

Upcoming 1L Info Sessions for Alumni Mentoring Program

2015 March 23

Hello 1L Students,

Wish you had someone who could give you advice about law school?

Share the wisdom of experience about OCI and the job search?

Shine some light on life after law school?

You need an Alumni Mentor!

 

The GW Law Office of Alumni Relations actively recruits GW Law Alumni Volunteers who want to mentor 1L students – that’s YOU!

Before we connect you with an Alumni Mentor, it is required that you to attend an info session. You will get an overview of our Alumni Mentoring Program, tips for “making the most” of your connection, and start identifying the right mentor for you.

Register:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/almentor

Select one required Info Session:

Tuesday, March 24 – 8 pm – Student Conference Center (SCC)

Wednesday, March 25 – 2:30pm – Tasher Great Room

After you’ve attended, you’re ready to connect.  After the workshop we’ll provide you access to our database of active mentor volunteers.

E-mail mentoring@law.gwu.edu with any questions.

 

 

Registration is now open for the 2015 Lambda, Other Diversity, and Allies Networking Reception

2015 March 18
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Registration is now open for the 2015 Lambda, Other Diversity, and Allies Networking Reception

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
7:00PM – 9:00PM
GW Law School, First Floor
716 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with representatives from private law firms, government agencies and public interest organizations. Last year, over 40 employers attended this event specifically to meet LGBTQ, other diverse students, and their allies.

Please register no later than Friday, March 20, 2015. You must RSVP in order to attend.

Food and alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Business attire recommended. Hosted by the GW Law School Career Center and GW Lambda Law.

To date, the following organizations have registered (registration is ongoing):

Pillsbury LLP
WilmerHale
Crowell & Moring LLP
Wiley Rein LLP
Hollingsworth LLP
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
K&L Gates
Alston & Bird LLP
Family Equality Council
Ropes & Gray LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
U.S. Air Force JAG Corps
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLp
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Department of Justice/ Antitrust Division
Department of Justice, Criminal Division
Jones Day
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Squire Patton Boggs
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Goodwin Procter
DLA Piper LLP (US)
U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys
Arnold & Porter LLP
U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Sidley Austin LLP

 

Meet the Jolly Good Fellows

2015 March 17
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Public interest jobs are competitive, especially right out of law school. A great way to get started is with a fellowship — a position that allows recent law school graduates to practice with nonprofit organizations, the government, educational institutions, and sometimes even law firms.
If you’d like to learn more about public interest fellowships — from fellows themselves — then we invite you to attend Meet the Jolly Good Fellows. At this event, you’ll get to talk to current and former fellows about applying for postgraduate public interest fellowships, the benefits and challenges of being a fellow, and the ways in which a fellowship can jump start your public-interest career.
Meet the Jolly Good Fellows takes place on Tuesday, March 24, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Kirkland & Ellis (655 15th Street, NW). To learn more and register, click here.
Current and former fellows from organizations such as Legal Counsel for the Elderly, Neighborhood Legal Services Program, National Women’s Law Center, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and more will be present. Public-interest coordinators from several area law schools will also be on hand to answer questions. (Complete list of participating fellows.)
This business-casual event is free for our members, and $5 for non-members, with a one-year Washington Council of Lawyers membership included in the price of admission.
GW Law School will pay the $5 registration fee for the first 30 students to sign up.To learn more and register, you can click here. Under the “Payment” section, please be sure to select “pay at the door.”

Deadline Approaching! 2015 Public Interest Summer Subsidies Application

2015 March 14
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The GW Law School is pleased to offer $265,000 of public interest subsidies for law students who work during the summer of 2015 for a broad range of public sector employers, including both nonprofit organizations and governmental entities.*

These sixty-nine (69) public interest subsidies (in amounts ranging from $3000 to $5000) are for law students who will work full-time for public sector employers during the summer of 2015. The specific student and employer eligibility criteria for these awards are set forth in the application below. Application deadline:Monday, March 23, 2015, at 5p.m. (Career Center — Burns 310).

A fillable PDF of the 2015 Summer Subsidies Application and detailed application instructions available here:  2015 Public Interest Subsidy Application

The Employer Commitment Letter is available here: 2015 Employer Commitment Letter

To learn more about summer funding through GW’s Equal Justice Foundation, email gwequaljustice@gmail.com.

To access a listing of national sources of summer funding, please click here andhere.

To access a recording of the Feb. 4th recording of our information session on summer funding options, click here.

*Does not include judicial internships

Scholarship to attend the Spring 2015 Conference of the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc.

2015 March 13
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Law students at D.C. area schools are invited apply for a scholarship to attend the Spring 2015 Conference of the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc. (LGA).  This year, the scholarship is open to applicants from law schools outside Virginia who have an interest in Virginia local government law, and the conference is being held Reston, located in Northern Virginia.  Please note that the deadline is Thursday, March 19, 2015.

The application form is available here: LGA Spring Conference Scholarship Application

The LGA is a group of public and private attorneys whose practice focuses on serving the public by providing premier legal representation to local and state governing bodies throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. The LGA focuses its efforts on providing its members the highest quality continuing legal education through its semi-annual three-day conferences and annual one-day regional seminar, as well as other educational activities held throughout the year.

The LGA Board of Directors invites students from accredited law schools to submit applications for scholarship attendance at its 2015 Spring Conference. Chosen individuals may attend the educational sessions and social events without charge. A limited number of the scholarships include lodging. Travel expenses are not included and will be the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. A list of the educational sessions and social events may be found using the “Conferences” link atwww.lgava.org.

The 2015 Spring Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, April 23-25. To be considered for a scholarship award, please complete the application below and submit no later than Thursday, March 19, 2015 to Susan Warriner Custer, LGA’s Administrative Director, by email to susan.custer@lgava.org, by fax to 804-371-0234, or by mail to UVA/LGA, 11 South 12th Street, Suite 225, Richmond, Virginia, 23219.

3Ls! Judicial Clerkship Opportunities at the DC Superior Court! 

2015 March 12
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If you’re interested in a state court judicial clerkship at the DC Superior Court, there are still a number of judges who are hiring for the Fall 2015 term. Please click here  for an updated list of DC Superior Court judges who are still hiring.  You an also access this information on the Clerkship portal page under the Announcements. For additional questions about state court judicial clerkships, feel free to contact Jaya Saxena (jsaxena@law.gwu.edu) in the Career Center.

Forming Your Own Law Practice

2015 March 11

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FORMING YOUR OWN LAW PRACTICE
an Upper Level Inns of Court Program

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Student Conference Center
Daniel M. Mills, Assistant Director of the Practice Management Advisory Service of the D.C. Bar

This program is for anyone who has thought about — or might consider — launching and growing a small firm. Our guest speaker will cover the basics of getting an office up and going in DC, talk about resources and spend a little time on marketing. Specific topics will include characteristics of the small firm lawyer, selecting a practice area, getting experience, finding help, naming, locating and funding the firm, the entity issue, insurance and risk management, client relations, technology, resources and marketing. Participants will receive the manual used in the Basic Training two day program of the DC Bar.

Daniel M. Mills is the Assistant Director of the Practice Management Advisory Service of the D.C. Bar. Dan helps lawyers with the business of their law office. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia. Dan leads Basic Training & Beyond, a two-day, monthly, free program for small firm lawyers in the DC Bar sponsored by the Practice Management Service Committee. The program received the ABA’s Gambrell Award for Professionalism in 2011. He also leads the Successful Small Firm Practice Course, a ten-week course on starting and growing the small firm.

Dan’s first job after college was at The Washington Post. He worked as a journalist for several years covering courts and lawyers and attended Indiana University Law School in Indianapolis at night. He was a trial lawyer in Indiana for twenty-eight years until his retirement from small firm practice in Indiana in 2007. He has been an advocate for children and has served as a court appointed special advocate and guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children.

Since joining the D.C. Bar in 2008, Dan has helped many lawyers transition into small firm practice. He speaks and writes regularly about ethics and fee agreements, ethics and trust accounts, IOLTA, flat fees and advance fees in light of In Re Mance, the characteristics of the small firm attorney, launching a practice in today’s economy, marketing, social media, planning, productivity, and the lawyer as entrepreneur. He leads a monthly networking dinner of local lawyers the second Tuesday of each month.