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The GW Law Career Center Accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge

2014 August 29
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The Career Center at GW Law was challenged by the Career Services Offices of Georgetown Law and University of Texas Law School to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Dean Abraham Pollack accepted the challenge on behalf of the Career Center and several career advisors at the Career Center completed the challenge.  Click here to view the video: GW Law Career Center Ice Bucket

Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference & Career Fair

2014 August 28

Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference & Career Fair
Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, MD 20852
(White Flint metro on Red lines)

The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal 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 internship 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.

GW Law School is making this event free to all currently enrolled students. To register for the 2014 Conference and Career Fair, visit the Equal Justice Works website here and follow the instructions in their guide. Note: You will find GW Law School under “The George Washington University Law School.”

  • If this is your first time registering, follow the instructions for “creating an account” starting at the top of page two of the guide.
  • If you have previously registered for the Conference and Career Fair, follow the instructions for “using a previous account” starting at the bottom of page two of the guide.
  • Follow the instructions for “registering to attend” starting at the bottom of page three of the guide.
  • Once you click Save, you will be registered and a credit card payment screen will appear. Simply log out of the database.
  • Once you log back in, you will have a note in your “task list” on the home page that says your event registration is incomplete. However, this will not affect your ability to attend the event, view employers, apply for interviews, or be selected for interviews. Please ignore the message and continue following the instructions in the guide to upload documents, submit applications and accept interview invitations.

A list of employers registered so far for the 2014 Conference and Career Fair can be found here.

The deadline to register for the event and apply for interviews is 6 p.m. EST on September 16, 2014.

Hot Job: Fall Internship in Civil Rights for 2Ls and 3Ls

2014 August 27
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A leading civil rights organization in Washington, DC is seeking a law student from GW Law to serve as a part-time Fall Legal Fellow in their offices.  Fellows work with attorneys, outside counsel from major national law firms, lobbyists, and organizational allies and congressional and White House staff members on legislative, regulatory and internal corporate matters. Practice areas include constitutional, contract, criminal, education, employment, disability, family, benefits, tax, health care, immigration, intellectual property, media, military and real estate law. Fellows undertake projects involving sophisticated legal research and writing, analysis and drafting of legislation and administrative regulations, legislative and regulatory advocacy and national coalition work.  For more information and to apply, see Symplicity Job ID 29875 (log-in required).  Application deadline is September 2.

Upcoming Deadlines for 2L Diversity Scholarships

2014 August 21
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There are numerous opportunities for 2Ls to apply for diversity fellowships, but many of them have rolling deadlines or deadlines in September.  Students interested in these types of opportunities and other diversity and inclusion events should make sure to register for the Diversity and Inclusion Newsletter by emailing Kristen Meeks.  Please note that the list below is merely a representative list of opportunities with upcoming deadlines.  For more information, students should also check the Diversity and Inclusion Portal Page available here (log-in to the GW Law Portal is required.)
Faegre Baker Daniels Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship
Kirkland & Ellis Diversity Fellowship Program
Baker & McKenzie Diversity Fellowship
Polsinelli Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program 
The 2015 George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship Program
Sidley Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship
King & Spalding Diversity Fellowship Program
Miller Nash 2L Diversity Fellowship
  • Deadline: September 12, 2014
  • For more information, see Symplicity Posting ID 29496
Morgan Lewis & Bockius – Energy Law Diversity Program
  • Deadline: September 13, 2014
  • For more information, see Symplicity Posting ID 29761
Franczek Radelet’s Legal Advancement of Diversity & Scholarship (LEADS) Program

Morgan Lewis Diversity Fellowship Program

Varnum Fellowship for 2L Students

GW Law Student Events During 2014 Alumni Weekend!

2014 August 20

GW Law Students!  Join us for the following events on Alumni Weekend (and beyond).  For more information and to register, please visit:

www.surveymonkey.com/s/GWLAW14

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

  • Multicultural Alumni and Students Happy Hour from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Zengo · 781 Seventh Street NW · Washington, DC.  Join members of GW Law’s multicultural alumni communities for a networking reception with drinks and light hors d’oeuvres provided. Hosted by: Black Law Alumni Association (BLAA), Latino Law Alumni Association (LLAA), and the Lambda Law Alumni Association.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

  • Supreme Court Docket from 2:00 – 3:30 pm at Jacob Burns Moot Court Room · Lerner Hall 1st Floor.  Join Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law Alan Morrison and Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law Orin Kerr to discuss the recent decisions of the Supreme Court and the new Docket.

 

  • Welcome Back to the Law School Address from 5:30 – 6:00 pm at Jacob Burns Moot Court Room · Lerner Hall 1st Floor.  Join us to meet GW Law School Dean Blake D. Morant and hear a brief update from him on the GW Law School prior to a meet and greet reception.

 

  • Reception for Alumni and Students from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Dee Kelly Lounge · Lerner Hall 1st Floor.  Please join GW Law School Dean Blake D. Morant, current students and fellow alumni for a networking reception featuring drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

  • Golf Outing with an 8:30 am shotgun start at Westfields Golf Club · 13940 Balmoral Greens Avenue · Clifton, VA 20124.  $50 for students, $100 for alumni/guests

Events following Alumni Weekend 2014

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

  • Dinner for Alumni and Students of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society (JRCLS) from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Tasher Great Room · Jacob Burns Law Library.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

  • Alumni Career Panel: Succeeding in Today’s Legal Market from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Frederick Lawrence Student Conference Center (SCC)· Lisner Hall 2nd Floor.

[Please note these events are only for current GW Law Students and GW Law Alumni.]

Opportunities for Law Students at the DOJ

2014 August 19
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Burns 505 (FCC) at 12:00 p.m.

A DOJ Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM) representative will be here to talk to students about DOJ employment. Learn about the Department’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) and get some practical advice on how to apply. The deadline to apply for the Honors Program and SLIP is Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

A similar program was held at the law school last year. To access a recording of that presentation, click here.

This event is open to GW Law Students only.

Research Assistant Opportunity for 2Ls and 3Ls

2014 August 18
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A GW Law Professor 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.  Prior experience working with data is preferred. Application instructions and details are available to GW Law Students on Symplicity in Posting ID No. 29745.  Applications will be accepted until Monday August 26.

Hewlett Packard Hosts Pre-OCI Reception for GW Law Students on August 14th

2014 August 1

HP invites George Washington 2L and 3L law students for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and conversation. 

Come and learn more about our 2L Summer and New Attorney in-house programs!

When:  August 14, 2014

Time:  6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where:  St. Gregory Hotel
MStreet Bar & Grill
2033 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

Hewlett-Packard Reception GW Flyer

Defense Intelligence Agency Info Session on August 1 at 10 AM

2014 July 30
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An informational presentation about the Defense Intelligence Agency will be held this Friday, August 1, 2014 in the Senate Visitor Center room SVC 200 at 10:00 am. GW Law students are invited to join Staffers and Summer Interns to learn more about the mission of DIA, educational opportunities, and hiring.

DIA offers the following:

Academic Semester Internship Program

Provides promising undergraduate seniors and graduate students enrolled as full-time degree-seeking students at U.S. accredited universities and colleges, located within commutable distances to DIA locations, the opportunity to gain practical work experience in intelligence analysis while enrolled in classes.

Cooperative Education Program

Provides a select number of talented undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in combination with their academic studies. This is an excellent opportunity for students seeking to serve their country to participate in the critical work of DIA through an extended work period.

National Intelligence Scholars Program

Affords a select number of college graduates the opportunity to obtain a quality education that will get their career off to a successful beginning. National Intelligence Scholars will attend the National Intelligence University, the country’s premier higher education institution for intelligence professionals. Selected students will enroll in the MS of Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) or the MS and Technology Intelligence (MSTI) degree program. Classes begin mid-August, and Scholars are expected to complete all course work and the required thesis no later than July the following year.

Summer Intern Program

Provides promising undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in the areas of analysis, research, report writing, briefings, policy development, program management, and computer applications related to the intelligence field. Interns are appointed for a 10-week period from June through August, as full-time, temporary employees. All interns must be granted a security clearance and successfully pass a drug screening test prior to being made a final offer.

Undergraduate Training Assistance Program

A small number of high-achieving and committed secondary school seniors and /or college freshman and sophomores interested in a career in public service will be offered tuition assistance to accredited colleges or universities, provided challenging summer work, and guaranteed a position in their field of study upon graduation from this highly competitive program. Minorities, women and the disabled needing financial assistance to complete their undergraduate education are strongly encouraged to apply. Students will attend classes full-time during the academic year, and work at DIA during the summer in positions related to their course of study. While in school, students must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 for the freshman year and 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) for each semester/quarter thereafter.

For more info please see the flyer at this link Informational presentation about DIA.

 

More Details on DOJ Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program for 2015

2014 July 28
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Last week we posted a summary of DOJ programs for law students.  If you missed that post, you can find it here.
The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management for the U.S. Department of Justice provided updated information about the upcoming Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) recruitment cycle.  The SLIP is the USDOJ’s paid internship program open to 2Ls.  (Note, the USDOJ also hires unpaid, volunteer legal interns, but the information below pertains to the HP and SLIP only.)
  • Hiring projections for entry-level interns and compensated summer law interns this coming year are strong!  There are over 200 vacancies listed for the HP and over 110 for the SLIP.  Visit www.justice.gov/legal-careers for details, participating components and general HP and SLIP eligibility requirements.
  • All litigating divisions are participating in this year’s HP.
  • The Executive Office of Immigration Review anticipates hiring 77 HP attorneys this year.
  • The U.S. Trustee Program will be hiring attorneys for Bankruptcy courts nationwide.
  • In addition, the DOJ is launching the Attorney General’s Indian Country Fellowship (ICF); open to all eligible HP applicants, including law students who will graduate in academic year 2014-2015.  The 2014 ICF offers an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) appointment at a participating U.S. Attorney’s Office starting Fall 2015. Visit their website at www.justice.gov/careers/legal/ag-icf.html for details.
  • United States Attorney’s Offices (USAOs) are hiring through the HP and the SLIP.  Due to the level of responsibility held by AUSAs, most HP opportunities are restricted to applicants who are admitted to a bar or will take a summer bar examination with results due in fall 2014; however, the Northern District of Ohio will consider all HP applicants, including current law students.  Participating USAOs are:
  • The District of Arizona (HP)
  • The Central District of California (HP)
  • The Eastern District of California (HP)
  • The Southern District of California (HP)
  • The Southern District of New York (HP)
  • The Northern District of Ohio (HP)
  • The Southern District of Alabama (SLIP)
  • The Middle District of Pennsylvania (SLIP)
  • The Justice Department provides paid interview travel for most HP interviews, or offers alternative interview formats (e.g., video-conference) if appropriate.  SLIP interviews are generally conducted by telephone.
The online application opens on July 31st and closes on September 2, 2014 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern time. Visit the legal recruiting website at www.justice.gov/legal-careers for details.