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State Court Clerkship Info for 3Ls and 4LEs

2014 September 18
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Hey class of 2015!  If you are interested in applying for state trial level clerkships for post-graduation (to start in the fall of 2015), now is the time to start preparing and sending those applications. Many state trial court judges hire on a rolling basis, including the D.C. Superior Court. For more detailed information on how to apply for these opportunities and how the Career Center can assist you with your applications please visit the Clerkships portal page here: (note:  you will be prompted to log in to the GW Law Portal).

You Are Invited to GWSB’s Case Interview Prep Workshops on Oct. 2

2014 September 17

Are you considering a career in the budding field of consulting?  Do you want to learn more about the different styles of interviewing and how things differ from traditional legal interviews?

Learn about the case style interviewing method at these two upcoming work shops sponsored by The GW School of Business’ F. David Fowler Center on October 2.  PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION VIA GWORK IS REQUIRED FOR THESE EVENTS IN ADVANCE OF THE PROGRAM DATE.

1. Cases are for Everyone Plenary Session- OPEN TO ALL GW GRADUATE STUDENTS

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Session 1: 9-10:30 AM
Location: Marvin Center Betts Theatre (800 21st St, NW, Washington, DC 20052)


Session 2: 2:30-3:30 PM
Location: Duques 453

Cases are not just for consulting interviews anymore. They are now showing up in all types of interviews. Marketing, banking, high-tech, health care and a variety of other industries are now using cases to differentiate candidates. David Ohrvall, author of Crack the Case System and founder of MBACASE, will give you a complete overview of how to do well on your cases. You will be challenged to think beyond simple frameworks and be prepped to handle a variety of analytical problems in your upcoming interviews.


This is an intermediate level class. Familiarity with case interviewing preferred.

Date:Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: 10:45am – 12:35pm

Location: Marvin Center Betts Theater (800 21st St)


Facilitator: David Ohrvall
David’s expertise in case interview coaching comes from deep experience on the interviewer’s side of the desk. He worked in management and operational consulting for nine years, four of them with Bain & Company, where he was a consultant and manager. In addition to his client responsibilities, David was very involved in managing his office’s new consultant training program and instructing new hires at global training sessions. Since launching his private case interview coaching practice, David has coached more than 300 clients. He has helped candidates obtain positions with all of the major consulting firms, including McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. David’s insider knowledge and expert coaching gives candidates invaluable preparation in the areas of problem-solving skills, logical communication, and personal presentation.

Prior to Bain & Company, David spent five years at the Andersen Worldwide organization as a manager with the Business Consulting division. David has also worked in corporate consulting groups as the Vice President of Corporate Strategy for Equity Office Properties and as a Director of Corporate Strategy for Nalco. He graduated from the Wharton School as both an undergraduate and MBA, completing degrees in 1991 and 1998. His book, Crack the Case, was published in 2003. In addition to private case interview coaching, he conducts case interview workshops and seminars at top-tier universities around the world. He also serves as an advisor to several search firms that specialize in placing candidates in management consulting firms.

This event is open to GW students ONLY.

Fall 2014 Resume Books are Live for Upper Level Students

2014 September 16
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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.  You must upload your most recent resume to the Fall 2014 Resume Books to be considered.  If you submitted resumes for the past resume books, THEY ARE NOT AUTOMATICALLY CARRIED OVER to the Fall 2014 Books.  You may submit your resume to more than one Resume Book.  For more information, see the following information sheet on Resume Books: Resume Book Handout (hard copy) Fall 2014

**Submitting your resume to a Resume Book indicates your consent in allowing the Career Center to share your resume with employers and alumni for potential opportunities.  Accordingly, you may be contacted directly by employers or alumni indicating that you have submitted your resume or regarding your interest in a specific opportunity.  BE PREPARED for emails or telephone calls if you submit your resume into one or more of the Resume Books.**

The Fall 2014 Resume Books will remain open through December 31, 2014.  The Career Center may begin sharing resumes submitted in the resume books as soon as September 15, 2014

To be removed from the Resume Book, please send an email to Ethel Badawi at, including your name, email, and the names of Resume Books from which you would like to be removed.

Registration Open! Montgomery County Bar Assoc. Diverse Summer Scholars Program Information Session

2014 September 15
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On Wednesday, September 17 at 5PM (FCC), representatives from the Montgomery County Bar Association will present an informational session about the County’s Diverse Summer Scholars Program.  The Summer Scholars Program places diverse students in summer intern positions within selected Montgomery County law firms.  This is a great non-OCI summer internship program that you should consider participating in.  Plan to come learn more about the program and the application process.

This is a great opportunity for 2Ls/3LEs interested in working for a law firm in the DC area this summer.  This past year, 3 GW law students participated in the program, and a few of them will be on hand to answer questions.  Register to attend this event in the “Events” section of Symplicity.  This event can be found under “Information Sessions.”

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Info Session [Elliott School]

2014 September 12

Looking for an opportunity to get PAID while gaining valuable experience? Apply for a fellowship!


The Elliott School’s Graduate Student Career Development team invites you to attend an information session for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program next Tuesday 9/16. Bosch Fellows work in consulting at leading institutions in Germany in business administration, cultural management, journalism, law, non-profit, public policy, and urban planning.


GSCD Information Session

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

Tuesday, September 16, 3:30-5:00 pm

Center for International Science and Technology Policy Conference Room

Suite 403, Elliott School of International Affairs (1957 E Street NW)


Elliott School graduate students should register in the Events section of the Elliott School Career Connection (ESCC) at


The attire for all GSCD events with employer representatives is business professional.


Contact GSCD at 202-994-3788 or with any questions.


Legal Careers in Cybersecurity, Homeland Security, and Privacy: An ABA Evening of Networking and Discussions with the Experts

2014 September 8
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Sections of the American Bar Association (ABA) are co-sponsoring a joint program on legal careers in Cybersecurity, Homeland Security, and Privacy on the evening of October 14. This ABA event will bring together law students in the DC area to meet, network, and hear from an exceptional cast of experienced and diverse lawyers who have built careers in federal agencies, on the Hill, within the private sector, and at law firms where they have handled the hottest issues in cybersecurity, homeland security, privacy, and all of the above.

• When: October 14, 2014 (5:30 to 7:30 pm)
• Where: Crowell & Moring LLP, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
• What: Networking and some short career discussions
• How: RSVP to by September 19

This ABA event is being co-sponsored by the ABA President’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, the Science & Technology Law (SciTech) Section’s Homeland Security Committee and ePrivacy Committee, the Public Contract Law (PCL) Section’s Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection Committee, and the Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Section’s Homeland Security and National Defense Committee.

Some of the featured speakers will include:
• Jessica Herrera-Flanigan (Partner, Monument Policy Group; Co-Chair, ABA SciTech ePrivacy Comm.; former Staff Director, House Homeland Security Comm.)
• Annejanette Heckman Pickens (Assistant General Counsel, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems; Co-Chair, ABA PCL Cybersecurity Comm.)
• Jeff Greene (Senior Policy Counsel, Cybersecurity, Symantec Corp.; Co-Chair, ABA SciTech Homeland Security Comm.; former Senior Counsel, Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Comm.)
• Maureen Kelly (Enterprise Shared Services Counsel, Northrop Grumman; Co-Chair, ABA PCL Cybersecurity Comm.)
• Lucy Thomson (Founder & Principal, Livingston PLLC; Former Chair, SciTech Section; SciTech Division Co-Chair for Security, Privacy, and Information Law)
• Evan Wolff (Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP; Co-Chair, ABA Homeland Security Law Institute; former Senior Adviser, Department of Homeland Security)
• Jake Olcott (Principal, Cybersecurity, Good Harbor Security Risk Management; former Director and Counsel, House Homeland Security Subcomm. on Emerging Threats, Cyber Security and Science & Technology)

These cyber, homeland, and privacy professionals and senior ABA leaders will discuss where they started, how they arrived, and what they recommend as potential career paths. In addition, we will bring some of the young rising new stars in these areas to tell what they are already doing on cybersecurity, homeland security, and privacy today.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Growley at (202) 624-2698 or or Torey Phillips at (202) 624-2771 or

HOT JOB: Research Assistant for Court Reform and Access to Justice

2014 September 5
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A professor at GW Law is seeking a part-time research assistant (5-10 hours/week) to assist with data analysis for a project on court reform and access to justice.  The position requires excellent Excel skills and the ability to generate if/then formulas.  Substantial prior experience analyzing data sets is also required.  For additional information and how to apply, please see Symplicity Job posting number 30038.  The Application deadline is Friday, September 12.

GWU Center for Career Services Fall 2014 Programs for International Students

2014 September 5
by gwlawcareers

Please note that these events are hosted by GWU’s Center for Career Services and NOT GW Law. 

GW Center for Career Services, Colonial Crossroads, MC 505,


Fri, Sept 26, 2014, 12pm-2pm, Continental Ballroom
Interested in learning about H-1B sponsorship from the employer perspective?  Dan Beaudry, former head of campus recruiting at, shares a job search system used by many international students to secure U.S. employment. Discover strategies to obtain H-1B sponsorship and hear why 80% of U.S. jobs are never advertised.  The first 35 international students who attend the event will receive a free copy of Dan’s book: The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the United States.

Fri, Oct 3, 2014, 10am-12pm, MC 402
Learn how to write and edit a professional resume and cover letter for the U.S. job market.  Identify American- style resume and cover letter formats and practice writing employment and academic descriptions to highlight your skills to employers.

Wed, Oct 8, 2014, 4:30pm-6pm, MC 403
Everyone tells me to network but I dont know how!  Understand how to “network” and identify why it is a top   job search strategy in the U.S.  Create and practice your professional networking “pitch” to prepare for the GW International Student-Alumni Networking Night, Wednesday, October 15, 6:00pm, in the GW Marvin Center.

Fri, Oct 10, 2014, 10am-12pm, MC 403
Increase your competitiveness in the U.S. job market by understanding the U.S. job search.  Learn how to assess and market yourself and how to research and target employers for networking.  Identify specialized international career resources available at the GW Center for Career Services as well as potential employment options through Curricular and Occupational Practical Training available to GW international students.

Wed, Oct 15, 2014, 6pm-9pm, MC Continental Ballroom
For GW international students and alumni: Attend this important event to learn about job search strategies from a panel of alumni who were GW international students and who have navigated successful employment searches in the U.S. or their home country. Network with GW alumni to identify links to employment and to hear about their experiences in the U.S. workplace.

Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 10am-12pm, MC 407  ​  

“What’s the best way to learn how to interview?” Attend this session to understand the interview process, to identify interview formats, and to prepare for interview questions. Practice your greeting, handshake, and responses to questions in this interactive workshop designed to build your confidence about the U.S. interview experience.


University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Information Session for JD students

2014 September 4
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Over the years, the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge has been consistently impressed by the calibre of JD students from GWU Law School who have applied to the Cambridge Law Faculty for the LLM and PhD degrees.

GW Law JD students are invited to join a one-hour webinar for prospective LLM, MCL and PhD applicants from selected US law schools on September 10 2014 at noon Eastern Standard Time/9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time

Michael Waibel, University Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Law and former LLM Deputy Director, will discuss Cambridge’s selection process and answer questions about our graduate programs. He will explain the kind of financial support available, our faculty, curriculum, the role of the colleges and career placement opportunities. To participate, please go to

For additional information, please see the following sites:

Master of Laws (LLM)                     

Master of Corporate Law (MCL)       

PhD in Law                                     

Plan a visit if you are in the Cambridge area:

GW Law Inns of Court Programs for Upper Level Students

2014 September 3
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The Inns of Court at GW Law have several programs planned for Fall 2014 specifically for Upper Level Students.  We hope you will join us for these exciting events.

All events are open to GW Law Students only.

LAW FIRM ECONOMICS:  Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12-1:30 pm Student Conference Center

With special guest Steven Schulman, Esq. Partner | Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Adjunct Professor | Stanford Law & Georgetown Law

Don’t miss this fascinating overview of how large U.S. law firms make money, spend money, and keep their businesses running. Steven Schulman, Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown and Stanford, provides an inside view of law firm finances and law firm competition for talent and clients. This is useful information for anyone who is interested in working at a law firm (big, small, or start-up) or at any institution that interfaces with law firms (corporations with outside counsel, pro bono lawyers with big law affiliates, etc.)

4:00 – 5:30 pm Student Conference Center

With special guest Tracy LaLonde

Partner | Akina Corporation

Relationships are important to any professional, especially lawyers. Yet, how do you develop those relationships without feeling cheesy, manipulative and self-serving? This program will help you reframe the idea of networking so it can be a positive, generous and rewarding investment. Additionally, the session with give you practical tips and best practices to develop relationships for a variety of purposes throughout your career. A network doesn’t magically appear overnight, so what can you do now, at this point in your career, to develop and grow the right relationships?

This program will focus on how to:
-     Make positive first impressions
-     Develop your personal brand
-     Identify strategic relationships
-     Tell your story
-     Create conversations
-     Maintain relationships

Tracy LaLonde is a Partner with Akina where she helps lawyers, practice groups and law firms develop sustainable skills in business development, as well as bring in work. She regularly coaches partners to grow their practices and provides training workshops to attorneys at all levels to help them find their voices and focus on the “how” in business development.

Sponsorship: A Tool for Navigating Your Workplace:  October 23, 2014
12:00 – 1:30 pm Student Conference Center

Lisa Rohrer, PhD, Executive Director of Executive Education and the Case Development Initiative, Harvard Law School 

This session will examine the concept of sponsorship as a tool for creating connections with influential and more senior attorneys to gain valuable experience and expertise. We will explore this topic through the use of a business school-style case study about Yoon-Young Lee, a junior attorney at the firm (then named) Wilmer Cutler & Pickering. Yoon-Young formed a solid working relationship early on with a partner who had a reputation for being challenging to work for. We’ll discuss the advantages and challenges of working for different types of senior attorneys and how benefits can come from unexpected places. As an added bonus, Yoon-Young will be on hand to share her perspective with the participants.

Dr. Lisa Rohrer is the Executive Director of Executive Education and the Case Development Initiative at Harvard Law School, having joined in fall 2013 after serving as Georgetown Law Schools Director of Executive Education and Research. As an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown, she also designed and taught J.D. course focused on organizational behavior to help students prepare to be better counselors, advisors, and leaders. From 2009 to 2012, Lisa served as the Director of the Hildebrandt Institute at Thomson Reuters, and before that was Research Fellow at Harvard Law School. She earned her PhD in organizational behavior from Harvard Business School in 2004.

Leading Roles: Public Speaking Course & Master Public Speaking Workshop: Hone Your Oral Advocacy Skills
November 5, 2014

Shakespeare Theatre Company
5:00 – 7:30 pm Student Conference Center

“Good lawyers lack no clients.” - William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act I Scene 2

With the initial rounds of our Mock Trial and Moot Court competitions fast approaching, the Inns of Court program has put together an intensive workshop to help you hone your public speaking talents, step outside the box, and give you the edge in advocating for your clients, maximizing your presentations, and navigating negotiations.

We have been fortunate enough to secure an actor and professional development instructor from the world- renowned Shakespeare Theatre Company to help you solidify your oral advocacy toolbox in a 2-hour hands-on course addressing:

- Vocal Care and Preparation;

- Physical Storytelling; and

- Improvisation and Text Analysis…

ultimately culminating in coached and rehearsed presentations for peer and instructor feedback.

Eva Wilhelm holds an MFA in Classical Acting from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. Locally, she has appeared in productions at Folger Theatre, Studio Theatre, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Faction of Fools and Taffety Punk Theatre Company. In Chicago, she worked with Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Shattered Globe and Stage Left, among many others. She is currently an Associate Producer with Faction of Fools.