Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Upcoming Networking Opportunities for Law Students

Welcome Reception for the 2014 Lavender Law Conference
Wednesday, August 20th, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Bar Americain, 152 West 52nd Street, New York, NY
Please join us for a lively networking event featuring Skadden and The Legal Aid leadership showcasing their commitment to hiring diverse candidates and advocating on behalf of LGBT communities.

Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres will be served
          *Business Attire*

Sign-up here or RSVP to

New York City Bar Annual Law Student Welcome Reception
Thursday, September 4th, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, 42 West 44th St. NY, NY 10036
Whether you are in your first, second or third year of law school, we invite you to learn about exciting opportunities and programs offered by the City's leading bar association.
At this event, you will also have the opportunity to network with attorneys and fellow law students, and meet active City Bar Committee members.
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Guests must be 21+.

This event is free, but students must register here.
NYCLA Law Student Reception and Mentor Auction
Thursday, September 18th at 6:30, NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street, 2nd Floor Lounge
Join NYCLA's Young Lawyers' Section for an evening full of food, drink, networking and fun AT NO COST TO YOU!

Whether you are in your first, second or last year of law school, the New York County Lawyers’ Association invites all law students to its annual Law Student Reception and Mentor Auction.

GET THE CHANCE TO BID YOUR HEART OUT at our super fun and high energy “Mentor Auction” for the opportunity to "shadow" a lawyer or a judge and make a valuable connection.  Find yourself deliberating with a judge in chambers or spending an afternoon with an attorney at trial.  “Auction mentors” will include a respected jurist, partners in prestigious law firms, and leading government counsel. This is an opportunity that no law student should miss!

*Free and open to all law students*


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

PATH: Public Defender Advocacy, Training & Hiring Conference:8/2/2014 

PDS LogoRegistration is now open for the 5th biennial Public Defender Advocacy, Training & Hiring Conference (PATH), to be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This promises to be, as always, an exciting event, featuring three concurrent ‘paths’ focusing on advocacy, training and hiring in the indigent criminal defense community. Although this summer’s schedule is not  yet complete, they have confirmed speakers from the Alexandria, New Hampshire and Colorado PD offices – and expect many more.  Please register at:
Questions? Contact Jennifer Thomas, Director of Legal Recruiting, at (202) 824-2337 or

Monday, July 14, 2014

U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program

Each fall, the Department of Justice hires law students for entry-level attorney positions through the Attorney General's Honors Program.  This highly competitive program is the only way that the Department hires entry-level attorneys. Selection for employment is based on many elements of a candidate's background, including academic achievement, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, and summer or part-time legal employment.  The Department also considers specialized academic studies (including undergraduate and post-graduate degrees), work experience, and extracurricular activities that directly relate to the work of the Department.  The deadlines and key dates for this year's Program are:

July 31, 2014 – application opens
Sept. 2, 2014 – application deadline

In the past, the rest of the hiring process has taken place over the following time-frame:
Late September  – interview candidates selected
Mid-October – early November – interviews conducted
Late November thru February – offers extended

For more information, visit

Friday, July 11, 2014

OCI: August Session Deadline Next Week!

Next TUESDAY, JULY 15th at 12 Noon is the deadline for submissions for the August Session of OCI.  For additional information, please review the OCI Information Packet posted in the Document Library (search for "OCI") under the Resources tab in Symplicity (  Please also remember to register by next Tuesday for a videotaped mock interview.  Students can register under the OCI tab (select the select the "Mock Interview Sign-Up 2014" session from the Session pull-down).