At the three-day Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy seminar, college women from across the U.S. considering a career in law will explore the connections between legal careers and the legislative process in Washington, DC, see first-hand how to use a career in law to make a difference in their communities and the country, and gain access to a network of women ready to help them launch a legal career.
Seminar | Thursday October 18 – Saturday October 20, 2018
Scholarship Deadline | September 6, 2018
Registration Deadline | September 13, 2018
2017 highlights: tour of the Department of Justice; panels featuring women lawyers at the Department of Justice; Networking 101; resume review; coalition building simulation
2017 panel topics: work life balance; cybersecurity; careers on Capitol Hill; advocacy and activism; international law
Click here for more information.
Personal Statement Workshop
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 12:30 pm in MBH 303
Join Denise Shekerjian ’75, lawyer, writer and author of books and essays, who specializes in working with students who need assistance with college admission essays, medical school applications, and other graduate and fellowship applications. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls in your personal statement that result in dull and predictable essays. Understand the well-worn clichés and how to steer clear of the “I love people and I love science!!!” theme in your essay. You’ll come away with a good appreciation for how to reflect on and synthesize an experience. soulofaword.com
Open to all students!
This book was recommended and I thought I would share it here.
“How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School is different from previous law school books. Instead of assuming law students should all aspire to the same ideas of success, Young draws on sociological and psychological research to figure out how law students can learn to tune out conventional expectations and create a law school experience that will work for them as individuals.
Packed with practical tools for finding focus, happiness, and a sense of purpose while facing the onslaught of problems law school presents, this book is an indispensable companion for current and future law students, their families, and anyone who cares about making law students’ lives better.” Learn more here: https://www.sortofhappy.com/
Mini Law School provides participants with a better understanding of important legal principles in key areas of the law. Taught by members of our law school faculty, the eight-week series provides a look into some of the hottest legal topics of our time. Open to all, this program is designed for non-lawyers, is an excellent lifelong learning opportunity, and is a great chance to get a mini taste of what law school is like. Each week, a different member of our Mini Law School Faculty will discuss a “hot topic” in a different area of the law. The registration fee for the entire series is $100. As a Midd student or alum, you can use discount code PreLaw2018 to get $50 off registration for the series.
This year’s topics include:
- Who is the “Public” in Federal Public Lands?
- Over-Incarceration in America – Safety or Scam?
- Bad Lawyering
- The Ever-Changing Face of Immigration Law
- What is International Law?
- The Government’s Speech and the Constitution
- The Confrontation Clause
- Artificial Intelligence and Law
Live lectures occur on Tuesday evenings September 11 through November 13. Class is from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and is held in the Wittemyer Courtroom at the Wolf Law Building on the Boulder campus. Colorado Law’s Mini Law School is also livestreamed from Boulder to CU South Denver in Parker, Colorado on the same dates and times. For those for whom neither Boulder nor Parker is convenient, we also have Livestream and recorded viewing options. Participants selecting those options will receive the class materials and a link to the lecture weekly and can watch at their own pace and at the location of their choosing.
More details and to register, click here: https://www.colorado.edu/law/academics/mini-law-school
This came my way and I wanted to spread the word. Michael Brady, the contact, is a recent Midd grad.
FALL PRESS INTERN, DEMOCRATIC SENATOR
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill’s (D-Mo.) Washington, D.C. office is seeking applicants for a full-time paid press internship for Fall 2018. Applicants must be available to work from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday, and ideally be able to start in early August. Duties include tracking press clips and monitoring traffic on social media networks, assisting with morning press clips, updating and maintaining press contact lists, writing short press releases, assisting with the office’s day-to-day communications operation, and other research duties as needed. Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, new media, and/or journalism. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years of age, high school graduates, and enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Missouri ties are strongly preferred. Please send your resume and cover letter to Michael_Brady@mccaskill.senate.gov as soon as possible.
Check out this latest post from CCI summer student worker Hannah McKenzie ’20. How productive can you be? Is your mother always right? See what Hannah has to say:
Some students elect to take a GRE subject test in preparation for graduate school. The paper based exam (available for Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and Literature in English) is administered three times per academic year; in September, October, and April.
Middlebury College will be administering GRE subject tests on:
- Saturday, September 15, 2018
- Saturday, October 27, 2018
- Saturday, April 6, 2019
Seats are limited for the exam, so students are encouraged to register early through the ETS website.
Not all graduate programs require the subject test, and GREs come with an expiration date (typically 5 years), so consider meeting with a faculty or CCI advisor if you are considering taking a GRE subject test.
For additional information, please visit the GRE subject test section of the Educational Testing Service website.
I thought this was a good short article to keep you up to date on this issue. It gives some nice background on the decisions to date of other schools too.
Read the full story here
These jobs (and more) are about to expire in Handshake. Check them out before they’re gone!
PCI is hiring an undergraduate or graduate fellow for Fall 2018. The Fall fellow will provide support for the Federal Government Relations team, track and review relevant legislation, and shadow lobbyists.
Healthcare Legal Solutions, LLC, is a healthcare collections firm that provides denial management, consulting, and corporate collections services to hospitals and health systems.
The Associate is an integral member of the Strategic Planning and Implementation team and will support organizational strategy development, resource allocation, strategy execution, and operational effectiveness for the UN Foundation.
The Project Assistant position in the International Trade Group is an entry-level paralegal position in the firm’s Legal Support program working directly on client matters.
The Conflicts Analyst is responsible for reviewing new client and matter search requests and gathering the information for verification of entity and party information, and will perform corporate affiliate research using a variety of reference materials.
“In the past two years, DaQuawn Bruce received news — not once, but twice — that he had dreamed of since middle school. He had been accepted into two competitive internship programs on Capitol Hill, opportunities that swarms of students vie for every year.
But Mr. Bruce, who graduated last month from Carthage College in Wisconsin, had to turn down both of them. The internships were unpaid, and his family in Chicago, which relies solely on his mother’s income, could not afford to send him to Washington to work for nothing.
“By the time I got offers for internships,” he said, “I wasn’t in a place to accept them, no matter how great the opportunities were.”
Now, in a bid to open Washington’s halls of power to more economically diverse students like Mr. Bruce, the Senate has allocated $5 million to compensate all of its interns. The money — approximately $50,000 per Senate office — will become available if it is approved by the House, and then only at the start of the next fiscal year, Oct. 1. But the Senate measure is the first widespread organized congressional effort in two decades to ensure such payments.”
Read the rest of the story from the NY Times here.