Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Morgan Stanley - College and Law School Diversity Career Symposium

Legal and Compliance Division
Morgan Stanley


Morgan Stanley Cordially Invites You to Attend the . . .

College and Law School Diversity Career Symposium

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Morgan Stanley Headquarters
1585 Broadway, 26th Floor Conference Room B
New York City
Morgan Stanley’s Legal and Compliance Division is proud to host a special diversity-focused event featuring experienced lawyers and compliance professionals who will offer their insight and information for those interested in pursuing a legal or compliance career within the Financial Services Industry.
Stuart Breslow, Morgan Stanley’s Chief Compliance Officer, will provide welcome remarks, and leaders from Morgan Stanley will discuss career opportunities and pathways to a career as a legal or compliance professional in the Financial Services Industry. The panelists and other Morgan Stanley employees will be available before and after the program to greet and network with attendees.
Registration details
Deadline: Friday, October 17, 2014
Students interested in attending the event must register by clicking the link below. Registrants must submit a résumé to receive a confirmed invitation to the event.  Accepted registrants will be notified by Friday, October 24, 2014, regarding acceptance to the event.  In addition, résumés may also be reviewed for consideration into the Legal & Compliance Division’s Diversity College and Law Student summer program. 
Please click here to register and select “Apply Online”.*
Symposium agenda
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Panel 1: Morgan Stanley as a Business; Legal and Compliance Career Opportunities within the Financial Services Industry
11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
11:15 – 12:15 p.m.
Panel 2: Presentation Skills, Developing Your Brand, and How to Succeed at Networking
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Please direct any questions to: lcdpipeline@morganstanley.com
*The Symposium is a Morgan Stanley sponsored event and not a job posting. We are collecting registration information and your resume through our career portal.
Sponsored by the Diversity Pipeline Initiative Subcommittee of the Legal and Compliance Division Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Friday, September 12, 2014

Volunteer Associates in Public Service Program at the New Jersey Attorney General's Division of Law

Seal of the Attorney General of New Jersey.svg

The Attorney General has developed a Volunteer Associate Program for lawyers who are interested in public service in New Jersey. Many recent graduates and admitted attorneys with differing levels of experience have participated in the program since its inception in September of 2009. The Volunteer Associate Program affords participants the opportunity to learn how state government works and allows them exposure to unfamiliar fields of law. The Volunteer Associate Program is specifically designed to give participants:       

The Attorney General has developed a Volunteer Associate Program for lawyers who are interested in public service in New Jersey. Many recent graduates and admitted attorneys with differing levels of experience have participated in the program since its inception in September of 2009. The Volunteer Associate Program affords participants the opportunity to learn how state government works and allows them exposure to unfamiliar fields of law. The Volunteer Associate Program is specifically designed to give participants:                                
  • Meaningful and Rewarding Work: Whether writing briefs in child protection appeals, defending actions that affect the public fisc, moving to enforce consumer or environmental protection laws, engaging in motion practice in corrections cases in federal court or assisting in myriad other matters to which the state is a party, we offer participants an opportunity to use their time to make a difference. A position with the DOL may be the most rewarding experience in your legal career.
  • Experience to Enhance Skills and Foster Professional Development: Depending on interest and experience, volunteers may be asked to conduct depositions, perform research and write briefs, work with investigators or assist with discovery demands. Those who can make substantial time commitments may be able to get on their feet experience in administrative matters before agencies and the Office of Administrative Law and in court. Ongoing supervision will be provided to ensure that volunteers have a valuable educational experience. Participants will also be able to participate in informal section training and attend seminars offered by the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, a highly regarded program available to DOL lawyers, for which credit may be granted towards continuing legal education requirements.
  • Flexibility to Explore Other Career Options: While participants are asked to make a significant
    commitment, they do have flexibility to seek other
    employment. Participants able to commit to longer periods of time or who decide to stay on for a longer duration may be afforded greater opportunities to assume responsibility in litigation assignments. Participants who have fulfilled the commitment and obtain full time legal employment or decide to leave for other reasons will be expected to give reasonable notice and to act as responsible professionals in the finalization or transfer of work responsibilities.
Additional information and application instructions may be found at:

Diversity Open House

An Invitation to All Law Students

The Legal Aid Society, the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA), the
Attorneys of Color Caucus (ACLA), and the LGBT Caucus welcome all 1L and 2L
law students to attend a networking and informational Open House, generously
sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP.

The Legal Aid Society is the oldest and largest law firm for low-income New
Yorkers. We offer law students the opportunity to advocate for social
justice, while developing the legal skills they need to compete in the

* Networking opportunities are available for persons from all
diverse communities, including networking with attorneys and supervisors who
are People of Color and/or LGBT.
* Our Civil, Criminal Defense and Juvenile Rights Practices will be
* Obtain information about the internship application process and
* Learn about employment opportunities at The Legal Aid Society.
* Light refreshments and food will be provided.

Location: Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
919 Third Avenue, New York, NY

Date: October 16, 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

RSVP to recruitmentbcs@legal-aid.org by October 6, 2014 Go to
http://www.legal-aid.org/media/185810/onepager.pdf for more information on
the Diversity Open House.
The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Women, People of
Color, Gays and Lesbians, Transgender People, Veterans and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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 recruitmentbcs@legal-aid.org.

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: http://pdsdc.org/LegalCommunity/CalendarItem.aspx?TrainingID=110
Questions? Contact Jennifer Thomas, Director of Legal Recruiting, at (202) 824-2337 or jenthomas@pdsdc.org.

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 http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/entry-level-attorneys.

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 (https://law-rutgers-csm.symplicity.com/students).  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).

Saturday, May 31, 2014

ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law - Law Student Reporters Program

The Law Student Reporters Program has served as a rewarding experience in which law students interact with and learn from IP practitioners from around the world at the ABA-IPL’s “IP Central” event held during the ABA’s 2014 Annual Meeting, which will take place August 8 - 9, 2014 in Boston, MA. More information about the conference is available at the official website (http://goo.gl/ZtEMFp). This year will mark the 4th anniversary of the Law Student Reporters Program, and we would like your students to be a part of it!


The deadline to return your completed application for is Monday, June 9th, 2014. Download the application -- http://goo.gl/9Q5kIg.


- Applicants must be available to attend and report on both days of the conference.
- Reporters are expected to prepare a minimum of three pre-conference posts that provide a preview of their assigned events.
- Reporters must have a Twitter account and Tumblr account. You can create them for free when you apply.
- Post a professional biography to the LSAG Tumblr account.
- Attend and tweet during assigned CLE programs and Non-CLE programs using the #IPLCentral and #ABAannual hashtags.
- Attend assigned ABA-IPL committee meeting(s).
- Author “CLE Recap” blog articles for LSAG’s blog (sample:

Have any questions? Feel free to reach out to lawstudentreporters@gmail.com.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Kate Stoneman Project Summer Reception

The Kate Stoneman Project (KSP) was founded by 20 women partners representing 10 leading law firms headquartered in Manhattan. KSP seeks to provide a forum to address issues of common concern relating to the advancement of women in the profession, as well as a platform to leverage the collective strength of the women partners in firms to advance leadership in professional, civic, educational and charitable endeavors.  The Steering Committee of KSP invites first year law students for a reception and panel discussion focused on the benefits of practicing law as a woman at NYC law firms.  Tuesday, June 17th, 6:00 pm panel discussion - 7:30 pm reception @ the New York Historical Society, Robert H. Smith Auditorium, 70 Central Park West (between 76th and 77th Streets).  Please RSVP to Lynn Dixon @ lydixon@cgsh.com.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

This is the time to be on the lookout for various job fairs that take place across the country.  Registration and application deadlines are throughout the summer.  Additional information about these job fairs will be posted in Symplicity (https://law-rutgers-csm.symplicity.com/) and here our Blog (http://rutgersnewarklawcso.blogspot.com/) as it becomes available.
 New Jersey Law Firm Group Job Fair: Tuesday, August 5 @ Rutgers School of Law-Newark
** Register by 3:00 PM on Thursday, June 26 ** -
2013 Delaware Minority Job Fair: Saturday, August 9 @ Wilmington, DE campus of Widener University School of Law
**The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014** - 
2014 Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference:   August 21-23, 2014 @ the Sheraton New York Times SquareTo register, go to www.lgbtbar.org/annual/register/

Indianapolis Bar Association 7th Annual Diversity Job Fair: August 21 -22, 2014 @ Hilton Indianapolis
** Student registration deadline is July 19, 2014** - https://law-indybar-csm.symplicity.com/students

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair: July 26, 2014 @ Hilton San Francisco Financial District
** Registration and bidding deadline: Sunday, June 15, 2014** -
Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair: August 1-2 @ Kansas City Bar Association/Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Kansas City
** Early Bird Registration Deadline is May 26**  Final registration deadline is June 14, 2014 -
9th Annual Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair: August 1 @ Grand Hyatt, Washington DCFor more information and to register, go to: http://vaultcom.wix.com/ldcf/ldcf#!__ldcf
National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair: Tuesday, July 22nd @ the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, ArizonaAdditional information, including how to register, is posted in Symplicity (Job #12386) 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Week of August 11, 2014 - Save the date for OCI: August

SAVE THE DATE: OCI August 2014
Large law firms, as well as government and public interest organizations, participate in our Fall On-Campus Interview Program (OCI) for 2L/3LE and 3L/4LE students.  A detailed general information packet, including important dates and deadlines, as well as a listing of participating employers, will be made available in mid-June.  Keep in mind that many application deadlines for the August session of OCI are in the summer before you return to school.  Also, note on your calendars that the interviews for the August session will be held the week of August 11th.  Be sure to read your emails and mark your calendars accordingly!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

FREE ABA Membership for the Class of 2014!

The American Bar Association is offering all Rutgers University School of Law - Newark graduating students a free membership!  Join now at www.ambar.org/ABAgrads and discover the benefits of ABA membership:
 - CareerAdvice LIVE!, a free monthly webinar with practical tips from experts 
 - Free membership in 22 specialty practice groups to discover your career path 
 - Free subscription to ABA Journal and e-Journal 
 - Free career resources, including an online job board 
 - Bar Exam Prep: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes, a new webinar on May 22 – free for members
Sign up at www.ambar.org/ABAgrads and let the ABA help you launch a successful career!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Defense Research Institute

DRI’s Insurance Law Committee invite all law students to get a head start on networking efforts and to enjoy DRI membership benefits now. 

Law student members receive complimentary registration to all DRI seminars, complimentary registration to the annual meeting, access to DRI tools, directories and resources, and are encouraged to participate on the Young Lawyers Committee. 

If interested, please complete and submit the membership application ( file:///C:/Users/front%20desk/Downloads/Law%20Student.pdf ) with the annual fee payment of $20.00.

Friday, March 21, 2014


Please join us Wednesday, March 26th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Lower Atrium, for a meet and greet with some of New Jersey's largest and most distinguished law firms.  All students are welcome!  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about these firms (many of which participate in our on-campus interview program) and meet some of their attorneys -- with the convenience of being right here at the law school.  Listed below are the firms scheduled to attend.

Business casual attire is recommended but NOT required!  Everyone should feel welcome to participate.  Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

We hope to see everyone there!

Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, PA
Connell Foley LLP
Day Pitney LLP
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Fox Rothschild LLP
Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster LLC
K&L Gates LLP
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik LLP
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C.
Wolff Samson P.C.