Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Attend the Practising Law Institute's Programs on Scholarship!!

PLI offers scholarships to students for our live AND archived programs. In most cases, you'll only pay a $25 scholarship application fee . . . for programs that attorneys pay up to almost $2,000 for! 

If you can, attend a live program for top-notch networking opportunities, on top of all of the cutting-edge substance. Or watch a Live Webcast. In either case, be sure to get your scholarship application in to us at least one month in advance of the live program you want to attend or watch.  PLI also offers access to their archived programs. (The scholarship process can take up to a month, even if you're looking to watch an archived program.)

Here are some highlights of PLI's upcoming programs. For more information on each program, click here and search for the program by date.
  • Patent Bar Review* (Boston, July 11-15; Chicago, August 7-11; other locations and homestudy: www.patentbarreview.com)
  • Prior Art, Obviousness, and the America Invents Act in 2012
    (SF & Web, July 23)
  • Basics of International Taxation 2012 (NY & Web, July 23-24)
  • Ethics for Discovery 2012 (NY & Web, July 25)
  • This Really Happened: A Review of Real World Ethical Issues 2012 (NY & Web, July 25)
  • Understanding the Securities Laws 2012 (NY, July 26-27)
  • 15th Children's Law Institute (NY & Web, July 30)
  • Writing for Transactional Lawyers 2012 (NY & Web, July 31)
  • Negotiation Workshop for Lawyers 2012 (NY, August 1)
  • Securities Arbitration 2012 (NY & Web, August 2)
  • Prison Law 2012 (NY & Web, August 3)
  • ERISA: The Evolving World 2012 (NY & Web, August 6-7)
  • 14th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2011 Term
    (NY & Web, August 9)
  • Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2012 (NY & Web, August 13)
*Full scholarships are not available for the Patent Bar Review, but students get a substantial discount.

To apply for a scholarship to any of the above (or future) programs, click here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

2012 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair

Are you passionate about starting your career in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm? Looking to meet legal employers from large, medium and small firms, as well as government agencies, corporations and members of the judiciary? Get a jump start on creating lasting relationships at the 2012 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair. 

The IndyBar Diversity Job Fair seeks candidates who represent all aspects of diversity, who are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm. We cordially invite fall 2012 full-time 2L students (graduating May 2014) or part-time 2L and 3L (graduating Dec 2014/May 2015) to participate in the fifth annual IndyBar Diversity Job Fair to be held July 26-27, 2012. 

Employers will be hiring clerks or interns, not offering permanent placement; they will expect to interview 2Ls or those graduating spring 2013/2014 based on full or part-time status.

Destination Employment: In 2011, 25 employers extended 34 employment offers and 20% of 78 student participants will work in Indianapolis this summer. With 20% more employers participating in 2012, we look forward to your networking and interviewing success.

Student registration deadline is June 18, 2012. Students, register via Symplicity by clicking here.  After you register, a password will be provided to you, which enables you to use the system throughout the next few months. This will be different than an OCI password. There is NO FEE for students to participate in the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair. Bidding will take place June 18-22, 2012.

Interviews at the Job Fair are arranged as follows: 10 of the 14 interviews will be pre-selected by the employer; the other four interviews will be assigned according to interest of the student. All interviews will be conducted at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites in meeting suites.

Students will have a maximum of seven interviews, but will have the additional opportunities to meet and network with employers at the Welcome Reception on Thursday, July 26 or during the Keynote Lunch on Friday, July 27. 

For more information, including hotel registration information, information on applying for a student scholarship, and schedule of events, click here.

Friday, June 8, 2012

2012 Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference

The National LGBT Bar Association’s annual Lavender Law® Career Fair is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal profession’s recruiting efforts. Over 1,500 practicing attorneys, scholars, law students, members of the judiciary, and other legal professionals are expected to attend the Career Fair and Conference.  The event will feature career, networking, and continuing legal education opportunities tailored to the LGBT legal community.  By participating in this career fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBT-friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBT rights groups, and corporate legal departments. Candidates are encouraged to discuss their identity and their aspirations to become part of a bias-free work environment.

The Lavender Law® Career Fair kicks off with a panel of legal practitioners with experience working in government, non-profit, small and large firms. The panel will be guided by a law career services professional will discuss the tools, considerations and critical aspects to find, research and evaluate LGBT-friendly employers in each of these legal arenas.

For more information and to register, click here.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

SFIPLA Bay Area Job Fair

The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association will be sponsoring its 15th Annual Bay Area Job Fair on Sunday, July 29, 2012.  To participate, you must complete your registration and employer selections by 5:00 PM on Monday, June 18, 2012

Only The Job Fair will be held at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.  Interviews will be 20 minutes in length from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  There will be a catered lunch break from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.  

Only student members of SFIPLA are permitted to participate in the job fair.  If you are not a member, student registration materials are available at www.sfipla.com.  Note that student membership for the purpose of the job fair does not require residence in the membership area.

For detailed information, including registration information and instructions, click here.  To register, click here.