National Undergraduate Diversity Mock Trial Competition – April 9-10, 2010

March 15th, 2010

I am pleased to announce the Seventh Annual National Undergraduate Diversity Mock Trial Competition at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.  The mock trial competition will bring three-member teams of sophomores to seniors from around the country to compete on Friday and Saturday, April 9th and 10th, 2010.  Individual competitors are also welcome, as teams will be assigned upon arrival.

The mock trial materials are available online.   Law students will be on hand to assist in coordinating the program.  Opportunities will be provided for the competing teams to interact with our law students to learn more about the law school experience.  Students will compete for partial tuition waivers to John Marshall Law School and for free Kaplan LSAT prep courses.

If you are aware of any students or student groups that might be interested in competing for honors and significant tuition waivers to The John Marshall Law School, please share this letter with them.

The brochure, registration and case materials can be viewed by going to the following link

Please contact me by telephone at 312-987-1412 or by e-mail at<>, if you have any questions regarding registration or the competition rules.  Information can also be received by contacting the Office of Diversity Affairs at 312-987-1411 or by e-mail at<>.

I look forward to welcoming you and/or your teams to Chicago.



Rory Dean Smith
Associate Dean for Outreach and Planning Director of Diversity Affairs and Outreach Programs

Invitation to Diversity Day at New England Law School, Boston, Massachusetts

March 15th, 2010

On March 20, 2010, New England Law School will be hosting a Diversity Day.  They hope to attract students of color who would like to learn more about law school and the legal profession.  If you have any questions, please contact Michelle L’Etoile, Director of Admissions, at or 617-422-7210.

Law School Recruiting

March 15th, 2010

Below is a list of 2010 recruitment events that we are aware of at this time:

March 19, 2010  –  Caribbean Law Fair – St. Thomas

March 22, 2010  –  Caribbean Law Fair – St. Croix

March 22, 2010 – Truman University

June 19, 2010 – LSAC Washington DC Recruitment Forum

September 8, 2010  – MINK Law Fair

September 11, 2010 – LSAC Miami Recruitment Forum

September 29, 2010 – Montclair State University

September 30, 2010 – University of Delaware Law Fair

October 1-2, 2010 – LSAC New York Recruitment Forum

October 16, 2010  – LSAC Boston Recruitment Forum

October 30, 2010  –  LSAC Chicago Recruitment Forum

November 6, 2010 – LSAC Atlanta Recruitment Forum

November 18, 2010  – University of Detroit Mercy

If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to contact me directly at

Administrative Assistant
Law School Admission Council
662 Penn Street Newtown, PA 18940-0040


February 15th, 2010

TestMasters is one of the nation’s largest LSAT preparation providers.  We are a valuable resource to students across the country.

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Our course provides students with eighty hours of live, in-class instruction, four proctored diagnostic exams, exposure to every authentic LSAT question released since 1991 (over 6,000 questions), and access to both our online resource center and live student helpline. In addition, every TestMasters instructor has scored in the 98th percentile or higher on an officially administered LSAT.

It offers students unparalleled LSAT expertise that other companies cannot match.  Robin Singh, the creator and author of the TestMasters LSAT Course, has achieved a world record twelve perfect scores on the actual LSAT. Over the past seventeen years, TestMasters has helped tens of thousands of students to increase their scores by applying the powerful methods and techniques that Robin Singh has developed.

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Enrollment Counselor
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Phone: 800.696.5728 ext 188
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PLEASE NOTE:  The Pre-Law Club is NOT endorsing this program.  This information is being provided for informational purposes only.

Free Practice Test for LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT

February 15th, 2010

Kaplan is sponsoring a  FREE practice test for LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, DAT, OAT,  and PCAT.  At this event and you’ll receive a detailed score analysis and exclusive strategies to help you prepare for Test day!!

Where:  Middlebury College
When:   February 20, 2010

Sign up today.  Call 1-800-KAP-TEST or visit

PLEASE NOTE:  The Pre-Law Club is NOT endorsing this test.  This information is being provided for informational purposes only.

Take a Survey and Get a Chance to Win $300 !!!

February 15th, 2010

“If you are planning on going to law school and have already taken your LSAT, you may be interested in taking the following brief survey which promises a cash award:

‘I am a faculty member at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. I am studying how pre-law undergraduates share information with each other. I am particularly interested in how peer students, like those at Middlebury share information.

To study this, I created a short on-line survey for pre-law students. I have already had over 60 responses, but I need to get to 100 for my research.

Any prelaw undergraduate who has taken the LSAT is eligible to participate.

I am offering a $300 prize to one randomly selected respondent.

Here is the survey:

Thank you in advance for your help.

Sincerely and happy holidays,



Maurice E. Schweitzer, Ph.D.
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Phone/Fax: 215.898.4776/3664

Auction for Kaplan Course to Benefit Haiti Relief Efforts

February 15th, 2010

Come support Partners In Health’s Haiti earthquake response efforts by participating in an auction for a Kaplan course this spring!

Peter Zuk, the Center Director of Kaplan in Burlington, has generously offered to run a reverse auction where the winner will be entitled to one class with Kaplan including:

The winner can elect to take these classes either online or in-person at Midd!

Tuesday, February 16 at 8 pm in the Juice Bar

Dr. Bonnie Keeler, a community member and advocate for Partners In Health will also be sharing her experience working at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about Haiti and Kaplan at Middlebury, as well as participate in an important fundraising effort in response to the devastating earthquake that occurred on January 12th. Even if you are not going to be taking a Kaplan course this semester, come out to support – there will be many ways to donate!

If you are planning on participating in the auction, please bring your check book or credit card!

This event is co-sponsored by GlobeMed at Middlebury and the Pre-Med Society.

Questions?   Contact CSO 443.5100

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Job Posting: Research Fellow – Stanford University

February 11th, 2010

* multi-job posting

 Commitment – Full-time, starting Summer 2010, for one year each (with potential for additional year) 


Assist with the research of Professors Alison Morantz, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Jeff Strnad at Stanford Law School. All positions involve assessment of existing empirical work, statistical analyses of large data sets, programming, basic research and data collection, and report writing. These positions are ideal for recent college/university graduates and provide an excellent opportunity for those considering law school, graduate school, and/or business school in the future.  Prior research fellows have matriculated to law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia and/or Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and MIT.  Several positions are available. 

Job Qualifications

·      Outstanding academic credentials and intellectual ability required.
 ·      A background in a social science or a mathematical field and interest in law and public policy.
·      Experience with quantitative data analysis, statistics, and/or econometrics, and proficiency with commonly used statistical/numerical analysis packages.
·      Computer programming experience in R, MatLab, STATA, C, C++, Python or Java required.
·      Solid quantitative aptitude, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, strong writing abilities, and the ability to work independently.
·      Prior research experience preferred. 

How to Apply 

Applications are due no later than 5PM PST on Monday, March 15, 2010.  There are (2) steps to applying: 

(1) Send a resume, cover letter (addressed to “Research Fellows”), unofficial transcript, and a list of at least 2 references (including e-mail and phone numbers of professors or employers) by e-mail to: <> . Standardized test scores (e.g. GRE, LSAT, GMAT) will be considered, but are not required to apply. 

(2) Submit your resume online via the Stanford jobs website <>  – enter the job number 36164 in the keyword search field to locate this job posting and apply.

Legal Jobs for Seniors – Posted by Tim Mosehauer

February 11th, 2010

As your liaison in Career Services, I want to share the details of this upcoming event where seniors can apply for interviews with legal firms.  This is a great opportunity, and if you know interested students, please pass along!  

Are you asking what this liaison role really is?  Very quickly, it means I will periodically try to forward you announcements about internships, jobs or resources that may be helpful for your students in their career exploration.  I ask you to kindly share them if you think they will be beneficial.  I also invite you to stay in touch with any questions or suggestions at any time.  My specific responsibilities include counseling, internships, online and library resources and newsletters, and I specialize in the career directions of communications, law, media and federal government.  I can also always refer you to a colleague with a different specialty if need be. 

Now on to the opportunities… Tell students to check out MOJO and don’t miss out! 

APPLICATION DEADLINE February 15 for Interview Day in NYC on March 26 

30 jobs, 18 employers, and one day of interviews.  Seniors and the newly graduated Feb class are eligible to apply via the ECCD Web site at

Check out this list of participating employers: 

Policy Analyst – APPRISE    

Corporate Paralegal  – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton     

Litigation Paralegal  – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton     

Healthcare Assistant Account Executive  – Cohn & Wolfe     

Assistant Account Executive (Corp, Consumer, Digital PR) –  Cohn & Wolfe     

Corporate Legal Assistant – Cravath, Swaine & Moore     

Litigation Legal Assistant – Cravath, Swaine & Moore     

Canvass Director – Grassroots Campaigns, Inc    

18-Month Financial Sales Training Program  – Hennion & Walsh, Inc.     

Marketing Assistant  – John Wiley & Sons, Inc.    

Sales Assistant – John Wiley & Sons, Inc.    

Production Assistant – John Wiley & Sons, Inc.    

Editorial Assistant  – John Wiley & Sons, Inc.    

Project Analyst: Shopper Insights – Kantar Retail     

Project Analyst: Business Analytics – Kantar Retail     

Client Service Analyst – Kantar Retail     

Research Associate – Kantar Retail    

Research Study Assistant  – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center     

Session Assistant – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center     

Physician Office Assistant – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center     

Research Technician – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center     

Research Associate – NERA Economic Consulting    

Associate Consultant – Orion Consultants     

Legal Assistant (Paralegal) – Shearman & Sterling    

Legal Assistant – Sidley Austin LLP     

Junior Developer – SmartBrief    

Sales Associate – SmartBrief    

Legal Assistant – Sullivan & Cromwell LLP     

Research Assistant – The Rockefeller University    

Paralegal – Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP

So You Want to be a Lawyer? Four Perspectives from Midd Grads who Chose a Career in Law

February 11th, 2010

This panel discussion will be held Feb. 18, beginning at 4:15, in Bicentennial Hall 220.  

Participants include: 

Sue Ritter, Midd Class of ’83.  Sue received her J.D. from Temple University in 1986 and practiced law for more than 20 years before joining Middlebury College in 2007 where she now works in the Alumni Relations Office. 

Jennifer Bahnson, Midd Class of 2001, received her J.D. from the University of Colorado in 2004.  She worked for several years in the District Attorney’s office there before recently relocating to Massachusetts where she is waiting to be admitted to the state bar and continuing her practice.

Maggie Farquhar, Midd Class of 2004, is currently a second year law student at the University of Maryland law school.  Prior to entering law school she spent four years as a high school history teacher. 

Abigail Lamb, also Midd Class of 2004, received her J.D. from Seton Hall University in 2009 and has just begun working for Schulte, Roth & Zabel in Manhattan in the Corporate Real Estate Department. 

All four panelists have agreed to take questions from students. 

Light refreshments will be served. 

We hope to see you there!