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Launching Your Legal Career as a State Court Clerk/Intern! 

2015 January 28
by gwlawcareers
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
5-6 pm
Faculty Conference Center (FCC)
State court clerkships and internships are a great foundation for an exciting legal career, especially in litigation and public interest work. They can also be terrific experiences for students interested in areas, such as family law or criminal law, and for students looking to establish connections in a different geographic region. State court judges can become lifelong mentors and trusted advisors. Deadlines for judicial clerkships and internships vary, but there are still opportunities for 3Ls looking for judicial clerkships for the 2015 Term, 2Ls wanting a headstart on the process for 2016 Term clerkships, and 1Ls looking to intern with a state court judge this summer. We have invited panelists who are current or former state court clerks from area courts.

REMINDER TO RSVP FOR Coffee with Experience on 1/29 at 8:00 am

2015 January 27
by gwlawcareers
REMINDER!  Today is the last day to rsvp for this week’s Coffee with Experience Breakfast with GW Alums.
Coffee with Experience speed-networking with alumni
Thursday, January 29th
8am – 10amcoffee and breakfast provided
RSVP required: mention “Coffee” in subject
Dress is Business Casual
Confirmed RSVPs will receive an emailed copy of the 20+ alumni volunteer biographies to prepare for this morning of networking. This successful event has been held 10 times prior and is a favorite of both students and alumni.


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Two Key Events for GW Law IP Students

2015 January 26
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by gwlawcareers

GW Law IP students!  Mark your calendars for Feb. 2 and Feb. 5th.

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program Information Session
Monday, February 2, 5-6:00PM
Student Conference Center, Lisner 201

Loyola PLIP 2015

Come find out why you should attend the Loyola Program and what to expect!  Hear from past students who attended the program and their tips.
The information session will include these topics:

  • Bidding process
  • Travel arrangements and timing
  • Format of interviews
  • Cocktail/Dinner receptions
  • Etiquette
  • Call backs

…And much more!

JD and LLM students graduating in December 2015, 2016 and 2017 are eligible to apply.

For more information on the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, please refer to the program website at

Annual IP Networking Fair
Thursday, February 5th, 5-7PM
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom

Invitation for IP Networking Fair



A Crash Course in Project Management

2015 January 23

Inns Seals

an Upper Level Inns of Court Program

Thursday, January 29, 2015
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Tasher Great Room
Andy Hales, 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 firm wide Director of Professional Development 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 an active 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.

Reminder: Public Sector Recruitment Program and Table Talk is Jan. 24

2015 January 14


Are you ready for the Public Sector Recruitment Program (PSRP)?  Whether you are scheduled to interview with employers, students seeking summer internship opportunities should attend the Table Talk portion of the program from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 24.  As of January 13, over 50 employers, including NGOs and government agencies are registered to attend.  A list of registered employers is available here: 2015 PSRP Table Talk List .  This is a fantastic opportunity to meet potential employers and develop professional contacts.

Not sure how to handle the conversations at the event or how best to follow up with contacts you establish?  Attend the informational interviews workshop on Thursday, January 22nd at 3:00 pm.  Registration for the workshop is available on Symplicity.  Counselors are also available on a drop-in basis during regular business hours at the Career Center (B310) for short questions regarding PSRP or other job search questions.

This is a premiere event open only to GW Law and Georgetown Law students.  Don’t miss it!

Communicating Effectively with Internal & External Clients

2015 January 13

Inns Seals

An Upper Level Inns of Court Program

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Student Conference Center
Mary Crane, Mary Crane & Associates (Alumna)

Legal employers consistently report that they are looking to hire new lawyers who can get along well with other people and communicate effectively.  Yet, few professionals receive any formal training in basic communication skills.  This highly interactive, upper level program is an introduction to communication styles, which are based in part on individual behavioral style preferences.  Participants will have the opportunity to identify their own behavioral style preferences as well as those of the people with whom they’ll interact at work — their internal and external clients. Highlighting points of commonality and potential conflict, the program will describe adjustments participants can make in order to facilitate communications with co-workers and clients.

Mary Crane is a lawyer, lobbyist, former White House chef, and now the owner of Mary Crane & Associates.  A GW Law alumna, Mary works with leading organizations—law firms, corporations, trade associations, government entities, business schools and law schools—to help people become their best selves and work well with others.  See more at


Save the Date for the Spring Recruitment Program

2015 January 9
by gwlawcareers

Spring Recruitment


More information, including resume collection, bidding instructions, and deadlines will be emailed to all students no later than January 16th.  Please make sure you are reading and checking emails as bidding periods for the Spring Recruitment Program are short.

Spring 2015 Career Center Workshop Schedule

2015 January 7
by gwlawcareers

The Career Center offers a series of interactive workshops for students throughout the year. The workshops are designed to show students resources and provide time for students to develop individualized documents and job search plans.  In Spring 2015, workshop topics will include resumes, cover letters, job search resources, and informational interviews.  The complete workshop schedule is located below.

These are interactive workshops and students must be prepared to work. All workshops are one hour.

Registration for the workshops is available through Symplicity.  Registration is limited and is first-come, first-served.  Instructions for registration are below.  
*Workshops are open to GW LAW students only*  Registration is required.
Resume workshops cover the skills and techniques to draft a strong resume.  Time is provided in each workshop for students to draft and revise their resume while a career advisor is available to review and answer student questions​.
Date Time
Fri. Jan. 9 1:30-2:30
Thurs. Jan.15 8-9pm (eve. students only)
Mon. Feb. 2 Noon-1:00
Thur. Feb. 12 3:00-4:00
Fri. March 13 1:30-2:30
Thur. March 19 3:00-4:00
In addition to a short presentation covering the techniques for improving your cover letter, time is provided in each workshop for students to draft and revise their letters while a career advisor is available to review and answer student questions.​
Date Time
Mon. Jan. 12 Noon-1:00
Fri. Jan. 23 1:30-2:30
Thur. Jan. 29 3:00-4:00
Thur. Feb. 5 8-9pm (eve. students only)
Mon. Feb. 9 12:30-1:30
Fri. Feb. 20 1:30-2:30
Thur. Feb. 26
Mon. March 23
Thur. Apr. 2

This workshop will cover the most commonly used resources for identifying internship and other job opportunities.  We will review websites and databases to identify employers, job postings, and strategies for submitting your application.  Time will be provided for students to conduct their own individualized searches.​
Date Time
Thur. Jan.15 3:00-4:00
Thur. Jan. 22 8-9pm (eve. students only)
Mon. Jan. 26 Noon-1:00
Fri. Feb. 6 1:30-2:30
Thur. Feb. 19 3:00-4:00
Mon. Mar. 9 Noon-1:00
Fri. Mar. 20 1:30-2:30
Fri. Apr. 3 1:30-2:30

​The informational interviewing workshops will provide tips for identifying contacts, inviting professionals for an informational interview, setting goals and developing a follow up plan. 
Date Time
Thur. Jan. 22 3:00-4:00
Fri. Jan. 30 1:30-2:30
Mon. Feb. 23
Thur. Feb. 26
8-9pm (eve. students only)
Thur. Mar. 26 3:00-4:00


1) Log in to Symplicity with your username (law email address) and password. If you do not have a username and password to Symplicity, please email Liza Ramirez at​.

2) Go to the “events” tab.

3) Click on the workshop date of your choice under the workshops tab.

4) Click the “RSVP” button at the bottom of the page.  If the workshop is full, you may request to be placed on the waitlist.

5) You will then see a green check next to this specific workshop signifying that you successfully registered for the workshop. You will also receive an auto-generated confirmation email from the Career Center.

Thank you and please call the Career Center if you have any questions at 202-994-7340.

Spring Resume Books for Upper Level Students are Open

2015 January 6
by gwlawcareers

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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.  For more information on the resume books and submission instructions, click here: Resume Book Handout Spring 2015

Registration is open for the 1L Mock Interview Program!

2015 January 2
by gwlawcareers

1L Mock Interview 2015


For details and more information please see the attached information sheet: Mock Interview Student Info sheet 2015