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DC Bar Panel: Careers in International Law on July 23 at 5:00 pm [Free for Law Students!]

2014 July 22
Careers in International LawDate & Time: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pmEvent Description
This program will feature a panel of distinguished international lawyers whose careers span many spheres of practice in both the private and public sectors. Each of these attorneys will provide a description of his or her career pathway, sharing experiences and insights that can both guide and inspire others with interests in international law. Among the panelists are government and former government officials from the Department of State, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as the Director of the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative and the Chair of the Council for Global Equality. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and engage in an informal interactive discussion. Refreshments will be provided and all are encouraged to participate!

This evening program is sponsored by the International Law Section.

Arnold & Porter LLP
555 12th Street, NW (Paul Porter Room)
(Metro Center Metro Station)
Washington DC 20004
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Contact Information
Sections Office
Phone: 202-626-3463
Fax: 202-824-1877


  • Timothy Reif, General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative
  • Margaret Macdonald, Director of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations, United States International Trade Commission
  • Elizabeth Andersen, Director, Rule of Law Initiative, American Bar Association; former Executive Director, American Society of International Law
  • Paolo Di Rosa, Arnold & Porter LLP, head of firm’s international arbitration practice; former Assistant Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
  • Mark Bromley, Chair, Council for Global Equality, former official at Global Rights and Foreign Policy Fellow, Office of Senator Russ Feingold
  • Nancy Perkins, Arnold & Porter LLP (Moderator)
Government or Non-Profit Employee $10.00
International Law Section $15.00
Law Student $0.00
Non-Section Member $20.00

Printable registration form






Shapiro Application for Academic Year Public Sector Internships Due August 1

2014 July 21
by gwlawcareers

Shapiro Application for Academic Year Public Sector Internships
Due August 1, 2014

The Law School plans to award twelve Shapiro Fellowships to students who will begin their third year of full-time law school course work in the fall of 2014 and/or spring of 2015. These awards are for students providing public interest legal services with government or nonprofit private employers located in the Washington metropolitan area.

Fellows must work 20 hours per week for either one or two semesters. Unlike the summer Fellowships, students MAY NOT receive academic credit under the Field Placement Program or any clinic for work done for these Fellowships. Recipients of Shapiro Public Service Fellowships are not allowed to receive any compensation from their employer nor other public interest subsidies from the George Washington University, although they may receive merit or need-based scholarships from the Law School, as well as public interest subsidies from sources outside the University.​

For more detailed information, please review the application packet found here: 2014-15 Shapiro Fellowship Application for 3Ls. Questions? Contact Tamara Devieux-Adams at


GW Law Diversity Resume Books – Deadline 11:59 pm on 7/18!

2014 July 16
by gwlawcareers

The Career Center is often contacted by employers who have an interest in recruiting diverse GW Law students in furtherance of their diversity initiatives. Our office is compiling resume books based on geographic markets and will distribute them to employers. These employers may seek these resumes for internships, full-time positions, networking, mentoring or other professional opportunities. The Diversity 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 employers. The Diversity Resume Books are open to all GW Law students who self-identify as diverse.


You may upload and submit your resume to the Diversity Resume Books that are of interest to you via Symplicity. Click on the ‘Jobs’ tab on the menu top at the top of the homepage. Then do a keyword search by the Job ID number for the book you are interested in. See below for a list of the respective Job ID numbers. You can then upload your resume using the same process you would for any job posting. You may submit your resume to more than one Resume Book.


Diversity Resume Book – New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) – Job ID 28697

Diversity Resume Book – Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) – Job ID 28695

Diversity Resume Book – East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) – Job ID 28693

Diversity Resume Book – West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) Job ID 28699

Diversity Resume Book – South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) – Job ID 28700

Diversity Resume Book – East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) – Job ID 28694

Diversity Resume Book – West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) – Job ID 28701

Diversity Resume Book – Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) – Job ID 28696

Diversity Resume Book – Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) – Job ID 28698

**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 and/or telephone calls if you submit your resume into one or more of the Resume Books.

You need only submit your resume to apply. This Resume Books will remain open until 11:59pm on July 18, 2014. The Career Center may begin sharing resumes submitted in the resume books as soon as July 19, 2014.

Updated List of Public Sector Employers Participating in 2014 OCI, Regional Recruitment & TLC Programs

2014 July 11
by gwlawcareers

If you’re interested in public sector opportunities for next summer and/or after graduation, check out the following employers participating in GW’s OCI, regional recruitment and TLC programs.Please note that later in the year, the Career Center sponsors programming focused solely on public sector employers, such as the Careers in Public Sector Table Talk (October), the Public Sector Recruitment Program (January) and the Government and Public Interest Internships Fair (February).

Public Sector Employers Participating in 2014 OCI, Regional Recruitment & TLC Programs

OCI (Bidding closes Tuesday, 7/15 at 12p.m.)

Connecticut Judicial Branch Superior Court Legal Researcher (New Haven, CT)**

Federal Communications Commission, Office of General Counsel (Washington, DC)

Federal Reserve Board (Washington, DC)

Miami-Dade County State Attorney (Miami, FL)

National Security Agency (Fort Meade, MD)

National Treasury Employees Union (Washington, DC)

New York City Law Department (New York, NY)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation – Office of Chief Counsel (Washington, DC)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation – Office of the General Counsel (Washington, DC)

Southern Environmental Law Center (Charlottesville, VA)

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office (Brooklyn, NY)

The Nature Conservancy (Arlington, VA)**

The New York County District Attorney’s Office**

The Office of Enforcement at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Washington, DC)

U.S. Air Force, The Judge Advocate General’s Corps HQ USAF/JAX (Joint Base Andrews)

U.S. Army JAG Corps (Worldwide)

U.S. Comptroller of the Currency (Washington, DC)

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor (Washington, DC)

U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser (Washington, DC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel (Washington, DC)

U.S. Federal Trade Commission (Washington, DC)

U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection (Washington, DC)

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Office of the General Counsel (Washington, DC)**

U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel (Washington, DC)**

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Atomic Safety & Licensing Board Panel (Rockville, MD)

New York Regional (Bidding closes Monday, 7/14 at 12p.m.)

Nassau County District Attorney’s Office (Mineola, NY)

Office of the Bronx County District Attorney (Bronx, NY)

Philadelphia Regional (Bidding closes Monday, 7/14 at 12p.m.)

Defender Association of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (Philadelphia, PA)

TLC – Chicago (Bidding closes Friday, 7/11 at 12p.m.)

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (Chicago, IL)

TLC – Los Angeles (Bidding closes Friday, 7/11 at 12p.m.)

Los Angeles County Public Defender

TLC – Miami (Bidding closes Friday, 7/11 at 12p.m.)

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (Miami, FL)

Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office (Miami, FL)

TLC – San Francisco (Bidding closes Friday, 7/11 at 12p.m.)

Riverside County District Attorney (Riverside, CA)

*Detailed information on applying for these opportunities is available in the 2014 Recruitment Programs Student Information and Registration Manual.

**Employers added to this list since July 1, 2014

Class of 2016 – Important Clerkship Info!

2014 July 10
by gwlawcareers

August is just around the corner and some federal judges may also start recruiting the Class of 2016 for post graduate federal clerkships starting on August 1, 2014.

If you missed the information session that we had in March on applying for clerkships, you can watch the video here( You should also review the updated Judicial Clerkship Handbook available on the portal under “Department Info” and then “Clerkship Office.”

Finally, please plan to attend one of our “Nuts & Bolts of Using OSCAR” LIVE webinars.  OSCAR ( is the online application system used by federal judges to post clerkship opportunities and solicit applications.  OSCAR will be available to rising 2Ls to register and explore on June 1, 2014 and available to rising 2Ls to submit applications to open positions on August 1, 2014.   Sheila Driscoll, Director of Judicial Clerkships, Julie McLaughlin, Associate Director, and Kevin McClease, the Judicial Clerkship Program Coordinator, will go over step-by-step registering on OSCAR, setting up your profile, uploading your materials and searching and applying for available federal clerkships. We will also discuss timing and strategic issues.

The live webinars are open to GW Law students only and will be held on:
Friday, July 18 at 12 pm Eastern
Wednesday, July 23 at 5 pm Eastern
Monday, July 28 at 12 pm Re-scheduled to Wednesday, July 30, at 12 pm Eastern

You will need to register through the workshops on Symplicity.  Please note that the webinar will be conducted through so you will need a reliable internet connection and preferably, a telephone connection to participate.

Free Seminar for the Indian Land Tenure Foundation on July 16th [External Event]

2014 July 9

The Indian Land Tenure Foundation (“ILTF”), the premier, national nonprofit organization dedicated to American Indian land recovery, is sponsoring an exciting half-day legal seminar at the offices of Arnold & Porter LLP on Wednesday, July 16.  

Interested GW Law Students are able to attend the seminar free of charge!  The program will begin at noon and include lunch and a complimentary reception following the program.  Please register for this program if you would like to attend, so that ILTF will have an accurate count for our food order.

The forum, entitled Restoring the Public Trust:  Cobell v. Jewell and Beyond, will use Cobell to examine the erosion of public trust in the government and what should be done to restore that trust.  Cobell resulted in the largest class-action settlement against the federal government in U.S. history.  Cobell stemmed from more than a century of mismanagement of American Indian individual trust assets by the federal government.  Originally filed in 1996, the case was settled for $3.4 billion in 2010.

The distinguished faculty for the program includes the lead plaintiffs’ counsel in Cobell and the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of Interior.  Senator Al Franken has been invited to join us at the reception following the program.

Here is a link to the program brochure for the forum Cobell DC CLE Brochure-final-6-12.  Additional information about the program is also available on our website at:


5th biennial Public Defender Advocacy, Training & Hiring Conference (PATH)

2014 July 3
by gwlawcareers

Registration is now open for the 5th biennial Public Defender Advocacy, Training & Hiring Conference (PATH), to be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Registration is FREE
To register, CLICK HERE.

We are pleased to confirm that we have partnered with The George Washington University Law School, which is generously providing both the conference space and the meal for our Lunch with the Defenders session. This promises to be, as always, an exciting event, featuring three concurrent ‘paths’ focusing on advocacy, training and hiring in the indigent criminal defense community. Although this summer’s schedule is not yet complete, we have confirmed speakers from the Alexandria, New Hampshire and Colorado PD offices – and expect many more.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Thomas, Director of Legal Recruiting, at
(202) 824-2337 or We look forward to seeing you in August!

PDS Summer Open House & Fall OCI Preview

2014 July 3
by gwlawcareers
Join PDS for an open house and on campus interview preview. We will have a panel discussion describing our work, followed by breakout areas with attorney representatives from each of our practice groups. Learn about opportunities for fall, spring and summer internships and externships, as well as the hiring process and timeline for attorneys, as well as our on campus schedule. Meet representatives from our current summer class who can speak to their experience at PDS.
Thursday, July 24th
Location information can be found on the registration form located below:
Register Online Here!


Two More OCI Webinars Left Before Bid Deadlines!

2014 July 2
by gwlawcareers
Since mid-June, the Career Center has hosted weekly live webinars  to answer your questions regarding on campus recruiting and the bidding process.  The last two webinars for this summer will be held next week, on July 8 and 9.  We will cover a brief overview of developing a bid strategy, researching employers, and updating your resume and cover letter.  The focus will be on answering your questions.
Please note that the webinar will be conducted through so you will need a reliable internet connection and preferably, a telephone connection to participate.
Remaining Webinar dates:
  • Tuesday, June 10, Noon – 1pm Eastern
  • Wednesday, June 11, 6 – 7pm, Eastern
  • Tuesday, June 17, Noon – 1pm Eastern
  • Wednesday, June 18, 6 – 7pm, Eastern
  • Tuesday, June 24, Noon – 1pm Eastern
  • Wednesday, June 25, 6 – 7pm, Eastern
  • Tuesday, July 1, Noon – 1pm Eastern
  • Tuesday, July 8, Noon – 1pm Eastern
  • Wednesday, July 9, 6-7pm, Eastern

There is a 2-step registration process for the live webinars:

1.  Log-in to Symplicity, click on “Events”, then “Workshops” and register for the webinar you would like to attend.

2.  Register with to access the webinar link and dial-in passcodes.  The link for registration is available when you register in Symplicity.​


Get a FREE copy of Chambers Associate from the Career Center!

2014 June 30
by gwlawcareers

Chambers Associate: The Student’s Guide to Law Firms offers students an inside look at the working lives of associates in the nation’s leading law firms.  Based on interviews with junior associates, these guide sheds light on the topics that matter to juniors, such as work assignments, social life, pro bono, diversity, firm expectations, salary, personal development and more.  This career guide also provides commentary from firm chairs, managing partners, and hiring partners to give students an understanding of how a firm recruits from law school.  Additionally, Chambers Associate draws on Chambers USA rankings to give students a sense of a firm’s practice area strengths, based on client ratings.

Stop by the Career Center and pick up a free copy of the new 2014-2015 Chambers Associate!  When used in conjunction with the NALP Directory, this is a great resource for researching firms in preparation for OCI.  We have a limited number of copies available at the Career Center on a first come, first served basis.  You must appear in person to pick up your copy, as we will not ship them to students.

This offer is available to GW Law Students only.  Students are limited to one copy.  You may be asked for your GW ID.