Thursday, March 25, 2010

Judicial Clerkships for the 2011-2012 Term

A post-graduate judicial clerkship in either federal or state court is an extremely valuable career opportunity available to all students at Rutgers School of Law-Newark. In addition to affording recent law school graduates an chance to polish research and writing skills, a judicial clerkship can provide an excellent introduction to a specific court and practice area and a chance to observe attorneys in the court room who have substantial experience and expertise. Students submit applications for judicial clerkships the fall semester of their third year. However, the judicial clerkship application process begins this Spring. For federal and higher New Jersey state courts (i.e. the Supreme Court and Appellate Division), 2Ls must seek letters of recommendation and give the Office of Career Services a list of judges to whom they intend to apply before the end of the semester. For more information, please plan to attend one of the Judicial Clerkship Information Sessions scheduled on Thursday, March 24th at 5:00pm (Room 25) at 6:00pm (Baker Trial Courtroom) or Monday, March 29th at 5:30pm (Baker Trial Courtroom). If you cannot attend these sessions, feel free to schedule a counseling appointment with a career counselor via Symplicity. Also, be sure to SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday April 13th at 5pm, to hear from a panel of judges and current law clerks as they give insights into judicial clerkships, including information on applying for clerkships, typical clerkship experiences and the benefits that can be gained from clerking.

Dean's Alumni Practice Series - April 12th at 5pm

Dean's Alumni Practice Series - Criminal Law (Prosecutor's Office) Interested in Criminal Law? Wonder what it would be like to work in a Prosecutor's Office? Please join us on Monday, April 12th at 5:00 PM in Room 292, when Greg DeMattia, the head of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Division, and an alum of Rutgers School of Law-Newark, will be speaking about his over twenty-five years of experience as a prosecutor. Light refreshments will be served. Please let us know that you are planning to attend by RSVPing under the Workshops tab in the Events section of Symplicity.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Jersey Law Firm Night

Save the Date! On Wednesday, April 7th, the Office of Career Services will host New Jersey Law Firm Night - our annual networking event focusing on law firms here in New Jersey. This event will give students a chance to meet attorneys and other representatives from some of the leading firms in the state. The event will take place here in the law school from 4:00 -6:00 p.m. in the lower atrium.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair

The Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held on August 6-7, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri.
The HDLJF is the result of Kansas City's leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to encourage students to practice law in Kansas City. The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers. In addition, students can expect to learn more about living in Kansas City through interactions with diverse legal practitioners in the area.
The HDLJF will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Kansas City. The kickoff event begin with registration, a diversity panel discussion and a welcome reception on Friday, August 6th at the brand new Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association headquarters. Interviewing will begin at 8:30 AM on Saturday, August 7th with a keynote luncheon featuring Dr. Bernard Franklin.
It is recommended that students register as soon as possible after registration opens on March 22nd. The final deadline for registration will be June 21st, 2010. The Crowne Plaza Hotel will also have a limited number of $50 hotel rooms reserved for students participating in the job fair.
Please visit the HDLJF website to register and for more information.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New York County Lawyers' Association - Upcoming Programs including "Managing Your Law School Debt" & "Deconstructing the NY Bar Exam"

The New York County Lawyers' Association (NYCLA) is holding two free programs for NYCLA members. Non-members receive a free year as a NYCLA law student when they pay $25 to attend either program.
Managing Your Law School Debt:
Understanding the repayment options on your student loans and the basics of personal finance can help you maximize your educational investment. This presentation will focus on money management and personal finance strategies that can help you manage repayment of your debt. It will include a comprehensive description of the income-based retainment plan, and the loan forgiveness program for lawyers who serve ten years in the public sector.
Speaker: Jennifer C. Trauman, Account Executive at the Access Group, Inc.
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 6:00 PM
RSVP: or call Alanna at (212)267-6646, ext. 209
Deconstructing the Bar Exam:
Learn - specific techniques for increasing your essay scores; how to avoid fatal mistakes; how graders evaluate the essays; strategies for answering difficult questions; what you should never include in your essay answer; tips that may make the difference between passing and failing; how the New York multiple-choice questions are constructed and how to analyze them; character and fitness issues that could affect your admission to the bar.
Speakers: Hon. Bryan R. Williams, Member, New York State Board of Law Examiners; Eileen Shapiro, Senior Bar Examiner, New York State Board of Law Examiners; James T. Shed, Secretary to the Committee for Character and Fitness, Appellate Division, First Department
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 6:00PM
RSVP: or call Alanna at (212)267-6646, ext. 209

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Equal Justice America is Offering Legal Services Fellowships to Students for the Summer

Equal Justice America is offering Legal Services Fellowships for students this summer. Applications are due on March 22, 2010. Students can get the information for applying by clicking here.
Equal Justice America will consider applications from law students who have arranged a placement with an organization that provides civil legal assistance to the poor.
Depending on the availability of funding, EJA Summer Fellowships pay up to $4,000. EJA may also supplement students who have received funding from other sources.
For more information about the program please visit the Equal Justice America website.