Tag Archives: Legal

First Gen Civil Rights Fellowship

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FirstGEN Fellows is a ten-week summer program in the D.C. area for undergraduate students who are the first in their immediate families to attend an institution of higher education, and who are passionate about pursuing careers in social justice. Each fellow receives a $1,500 stipend. Our mission is to identify, support and advance emerging first generation social justice leaders. The fellowship is a collaborative program by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and D.C. Office of the National Immigration Law Center, with the Lawyers’ Committee serving as program lead.

More details and application link here.  Deadline is February 2, 2018.

Mock Law Admissions Panel: Nov 16

Behind the Law Admissions Curtain:  What Happens After You Hit Submit?  Join representatives from Richmond Law School, Seton Hall Law School and Notre Dame Law School to get an inside peek at how law schools review applications.

 What does it REALLY take to get in to your top law school?  Is it all just about the “numbers”?  Find out how an Admissions Committee considers your law school application – whether it’s at your “stretch school” or your “safety school”.

Whether you intend to apply to the schools presenting this program or not, this presentation will be eye-opening and you will take away candid, “inside” information that will help you be the “Yes – Admit” applicant wherever you choose to apply.

Come prepared for a lively, interactive exercise!   Open to all students, all majors, whether you are applying soon or later.

Thursday, November 16 at 12:30 pm in Adirondack House library.  RSVP in Handshake here.

How Automation is Changing Legal Work

I thought this story produced by NPR was really fascinating.  Do you agree or not? As you consider work in the legal field, are these realistic concerns?

Check it out here, it’s a short read, only 3 minutes:  https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2017/11/07/561631927/from-post-it-notes-to-algorithms-how-automation-is-changing-legal-work


Welcome to Middlebury’s Office of the General Counsel

Visit the new Office of the General Counsel website to learn more about Hannah Ross, how the General Counsel’s office works, important legal facts, how and when to use outside counsel, important resources and more.  Click here to learn more!

Career Conversation: A Father/Daughter Duo Explore Leadership and Entrepreneurship in the Health and Legal Spheres

Lucienne M. Ide ’97, Middlebury Trustee,  is a physician, scientist, and entrepreneur who is CEO of Rimidi, an IT company she founded in 2012 to address the challenging health and cost implications of common chronic diseases like diabetes. After earning a BA in physics from Middlebury, Ide worked for the National Security Agency, Raytheon Systems, and Monarch Capital Partners. With a desire to shift her focus to health, Ide enrolled in the joint MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program at Emory University, which she completed in 2009. Ide cofounded the Diabetes Prevention and Design Team, which is dedicated to reducing the prevalence of diabetes in the greater Atlanta community. Dr. Ide and her husband, Humberto García-Sjögrim ’96, have four children.

R. William (Bill) Ide P ‘97 is a partner at Dentons, a multinational law firm. Ide focuses on representing boards of directors, audit committees and management with corporate governance, special investigations, crisis management, ethics and strategic projects. Bill currently chairs the Boards of MetaJure and Rimidi Diabetes. He has also lectured extensively and published numerous articles on corporate governance. Bill received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Washington and Lee University, J.D. degree from the University of Virginia, (Law Review, Order of the Coif) and M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University. He was admitted to the Bar in both Georgia and the District of Columbia.

Friday, October 20, 8:30-9:30 am in CCI Library

Light snacks will be provided.

Winter Term internship with federal judge (and alum) in Boston

This is a unique chance to see the inner-workings of a courtroom with a Midd alum.  This opportunity will expose you to assisting the Law Clerks and Law Interns in Chambers with criminal and civil cases.  You may be called upon to work on writing and research projects, as well as administrative tasks.  You will have virtually daily opportunities to observe courtroom proceedings (criminal and civil) before Judge Burroughs and other judges and magistrate judges of the court.

Here is more information about Judge Burroughs for your information. Judge Burroughs received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Prior to joining the bench, Judge Burroughs was a partner in the Boston law firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish.  Before entering private practice, she served in the Boston and Philadelphia offices of the United States Attorney’s Office.  During her sixteen years as an Assistant United States Attorney, Judge Burroughs developed trial and investigation expertise in sophisticated white collar and economic crimes.

Deadline is October 28, but I encourage you to apply sooner.  Seniors especially encourage.  All the details in Handshake here. 

Preparing Women to Lead

PLEN seminars give students the chance to discuss current policy issues, visit institutions and organizations in DC, and launch their careers through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. During all seminars, students network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with their peers from across the country.

Scholarship application deadline extended!  You now have until Friday September 15 to apply for a PLEN scholarship. PLEN scholarships are need-based and can cover seminar tuition and/or housing in Washington, DC.  Learn more about how to apply for a scholarship at plen.org/scholarships.

October 19-21, 2017
– Jump start your career in law and public policy in Washington, DC with PLEN for the annual Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy seminar.  Learn about careers and internships in DC, visit law firms and the Supreme Court, and experience all that you can do with or without a law degree all while connecting with women leaders in DC and peers from across the country.  Register by Friday September 22, and learn more at plen.org/law.

November 2-4, 2017 – Experience the policy making process from women who lead business and nonprofits in Washington, DC with PLEN at the Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership seminar.  Learn about the most pressing policy issues facing businesses and nonprofits, develop valuable skills like salary negotiation and advocacy, and meet with top lobbyists, CEOs, and nonprofit leaders in Washington, DC, all while connecting with peers from across the country. Register by Thursday September 28, and learn more at plen.org/wcnl.