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Learn about Post-Graduate Positions with the Second Circuit

2016 April 4
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Meet the Jolly Good Fellows – April 4th!

2016 April 1
If your March Madness brackets are a bust, don’t despair! You can still score buckets full of great information about fellowships at Meet the Jolly Good Fellows, our program featuring almost a dozen lawyers with experience in a wide variety of public interest fellowships. Postgraduate fellowships can be an ideal way to launch a public interest career — whether at a nonprofit organization, the government, an educational institution, or even a law firm.

Meet the Jolly Fellows takes place on Monday, April 4, from 6:308:00 pm at Kirkland & Ellis (655 15th Street, NW).

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Whether you are a law student or a recent law-school graduate, this is a great opportunity to meet attorneys who have participated in public interest fellowships with organizations such as:
  • American Constitution Society
  • American’s United for Separation of Church & State
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Program
  • The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
  • Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
  • Women’s Law Center
… and others! See the full list of participating fellows here.

Don’t delay! Register today!

To Register: Email Jaya Saxena, Assistant Director, Diversity and Inclusion, at OR select the “Scholarship Recipient” registration category and enter the scholarship code: GW2016 at

Don’t Miss the 2016 On-Campus Interviews “What to Expect” Info Sessions

2016 March 29
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2016 On-Campus Interviews “What to Expect” Info Sessions

All students who plan to participate in GW Law’s 2016 Recruiting Programs are strongly encouraged to attend an information session hosted by the Career Center. Sessions will cover key dates, instructions, and an overview of what to expect in the recruitment process. Students should attend one of the following sessions:

  • Tuesday, April 5, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, LL101
  • Wednesday, April 6, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, LL101
  • Thursday, April 7, 2:45 – 3:45 pm, Lerner 302


And don’t forget to save these dates…

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More Law Firm Receptions & Networking Opportunities!

2016 March 23
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Planning to participate in on-campus recruiting (OCI) in August?

Don’t miss these opportunities to get a jump on the process and meet potential employers for your 2L summer.

Tuesday, March 29th
– Deadline to RSVP Extended to TODAY 3/23 for GW Law students –

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*This event is open exclusively to 1L students.*

Wednesday, March 30th


Employer in Residence – Dentons
Wednesday, March 30th | 12-2pm
First floor across from the Info Desk

Stop by, chat with the attorneys, and grab a snack! This informal meet and greet is a great way to get a better sense for the organization’s culture.



Cleary Gottlieb’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion: Interview Skills and Mock Interview Program
Wednesday, March 30th | 5-7:30pm
Cleary Gottlieb – 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Students may choose to attend the Interview Skills Panel (5:00 − 6:00 PM) and/or the Mock Interview Program (6:00 − 6:30 PM). We will also host a reception from 6:30 – 7:30 PM so that students can have an opportunity to speak with additional lawyers.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail your resume
to Meaghan McNamara at by March 25, 2016

*This event is open exclusively to 1L students.*

Thursday, March 31st


Planning Ahead: Tips for Surviving Fall Recruiting and a Preview of Law Firm Life
Thursday, March 31st | 5:00-7:00 pm
Cooley -1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 700
(enter at 12th and E Streets)

Join Cooley attorneys from our Washington, DC and Reston, VA offices for an informal gathering to learn about fall recruiting and life at Cooley. Hiring partners, former summer associates and our legal talent staff will share tips on navigating on-campus interviews and provide a preview of associate life at a big law firm.
A networking reception will follow the panel discussion. All first year law students are invited to attend.

Register now

*This event is open exclusively to 1L students.*

Monday, April 4th

Study Break!
Sponsored by Cadwalader’s Women’s Leadership Initiative
Monday, April 4th | 2:00-4:00pm
Kelly Lounge outside of the Moot Court Room

Tuesday, April 5th

KT FedCir Argument - George Washington Law Invite


Wednesday, April 6th




Deadline Approaching! 2016 GW Law Public Sector Summer Subsidies Application

2016 March 18
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Deadline Approaching!
2016 GW Law Public Sector Summer Subsidies Application
Due Monday, March 21, 2016 – 5:00p.m.

The GW Law School is pleased to offer $265,000 of public interest subsidies for law students who work during the summer of 2016 for a broad range of public sector employers, including non-profit 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 2016. The specific student and employer eligibility criteria for these awards are set forth in the application below. Fillable PDFs of the 2016 Summer Subsidies Application materials and detailed application instructions are attached.

Application deadline: Monday, March 21, 2016, 5p.m. (Career Center – Burns 310).

Additional Funding Sources
• GW-wide KACIF summer funding program (deadline April 1, 2016 at 11:59p.m.)
• To learn more about summer funding through GW’s Equal Justice Foundation, email
• summer funding sources for any geographic region and specific geographic regions
• Recording of Career Center summer funding information session

*Does not include judicial internships

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Register Now! 10th Annual Diversity Networking Reception – March 23rd

2016 March 16
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The GW Law Career Center, in partnership with the GW Law Chapter of Lambda Law, is proud to announce the 10th Annual Diversity Networking Reception.

10th Annual Diversity Networking Reception
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Human Rights Campaign – Equality Center
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Food and alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages will be served.
Business attire recommended.

Register »
You MUST register in order to attend this event.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with representatives from private law firms, government agencies, and public interest organizations. The 40 employers listed below are registered to attend this event specifically to meet LGBTQ, other diverse students, and their allies from DC area law schools. Come meet attorneys, learn about jobs, and gain contacts before the end of the semester…and have fun while doing it!

Participating employers include:
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Alston & Bird LLP
Arent Fox LLP
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Bryan Cave LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Goodwin Procter
Hogan Lovells
K&L Gates
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Morrison & Foerster
National Center for Transgender Equality
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Sheppard Mullin
Sidley Austin LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
The Public Defender Service for DC
U.S. Air Force JAG Corps
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Diversity Council; and Civil Rights Division LGBTI Working Group
U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Vinson & Elkins LLP
White & Case LLP
Wiley Rein

We look forward to seeing you there!

TODAY! Annual Women in the Round Event

2016 March 14
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Women in the Round Flyer

This annual panel discussion brings together a diverse group of experienced female attorneys to speak about their careers in law and legal education and to give advice for female students and young attorneys. We anticipate having one professor on the panel, as well as an appellate judge, an in-house attorney, a partner at a large law firm, and a section chief at a division of the Department of Justice. This is a successful event every year with fantastic audience questions, so we hope you will make this year’s event even better than before!

Date: Monday, March 14, 2016
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: FCC
RSVP here:

A Crash Course in Project Management

2016 March 13
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A Crash Course in Project Management
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Tasher Great Room

with Andy Hales, Senior Director of Professional Development and Training, Venable LLP

Many of today’s legal employers are using Project Management as a way to efficiently manage their work, control costs, improve communication, and prepare for the unexpected. In this 90-minute workshop, we will discuss the basic principles of project management, as well as some helpful talking points, templates, checklists, and other tools lawyers use with clients and colleagues. The workshop is intended to give you a first look at how you might manage your own work, and interact with your clients and colleagues, when you start to practice as a new lawyer. The agenda will include: – The trends driving project management in the market. – The benefits of project management. – Tips on setting expectations on what needs to get done and how. – A common sense checklist to help guide conversations on goals, budget, resources, risks, etc. – Tactful ways of talking about pricing and budget. – An easy exercise lawyers use with clients and colleagues to help brainstorm ideas. – How to setup a basic work plan. – How to archive your work for future use.

Andy Hales has over 15 years’ experience in organizational development, performance management, and human resource management. Currently, he is the Senior Director of Professional Development and Training at Venable LLP, where he’s been since 2005. He oversees all aspects of lawyer training and development (including CLE and a Venable Curriculum), associate evaluations, orientation & integration, and diversity. He teaches several programs at the firm including Project Management and Time Management and Organization. He also works with various law schools on professional development programs, and is a former member of the Advisory Council for the Inns of Court Program at The George Washington University Law School. Prior to Venable, Andy was a consultant for Deloitte Consulting, advising large corporations and federal government clients on HR practices, change management, and learning. He is also a former Career Management Consultant and Instructor for the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland. Andy holds a BS and MS in Human Resource Management, and a MBA from University of Maryland.

1Ls! Interested in working at a law firm? Don’t miss out on these upcoming firm receptions!

2016 March 11
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Don’t miss out on these upcoming law firm receptions! These events are a fantastic way to start building relationships with organizations you might be interested in during OCI. Take advantage of these opportunities to meet employers and start making contacts.

Please check our blog calendar frequently for specific event information, rsvp information and deadlines, and for new event announcements.

Monday, March 14th

Cleary Gottlieb Diversity Fireside Chat and Mock Interview Program

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Tuesday, March 15th

Winston & Strawn 1L Spring Reception


Thursday, March 24th

Holland & Hart 1L Reception

DC Area 1L Invite (1)


1L Kilpatrick Townsend Reception

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Thursday, March 31st

Planning Ahead: Tips for Surviving Fall Recruiting and a Preview of Law Firm Life


Unless otherwise noted, receptions are for 1L students only.



Ending the Bar on Transgender Servicemembers

2016 March 9
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Ending the Bar