Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Symplicity Postings

Be sure to log into Symplicity to view the latest job postings. Multiple law clerk, intern and fellowship positions have been added recently.

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference

The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference aims to increase legal diversity in the Twin Cities area by joining the largest legal employers in the Minneapolis/St.Paul with top quality 2L and 3L candidates from around the country. Employers participating in the interviews will include small, medium and large firms; corporate law departments; and public interest/non-profit/government entities.

The conference will be held August 12-13, 2010 at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, MN. Registration closes June 25th. To register, go to

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Diplomacy Fellowship Program Apps Due: July 1-31, 2010

The US State Department will accept applications to the Diplomacy Fellows Program during the period July 1-31, 2010. If you are considering a career as a Foreign Service Officer, be advised that this program is designed to advance eligible candidates for the Foreign Service Oral Assessement. Go to the website for more details:

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

OCI Now Live on Symplicity

The OCI information is now available for student viewing on Symplicity. Simply log in and click on the "OCI" tab to review a list of employers participating this year. The list is divided up by session. You can choose which session to view (Session 1, Session 2, or Session 3) by selecting from the drop-down menu in the Search box. To see more information about a particular employer, as well as their hiring criteria, click "Review."

Bidding (or the application period) will not begin until August 2nd. Instructions for the bidding process will be sent out before then. Additional employers will be added throughout the summer, so please keep checking back.

In the meantime, please note these important dates:

Session 1:
Student Application Deadline: August 24
Employer Interview Selection Deadline: August 31
Interviews: September 7 - September 10

Session 2:
Student Application Deadline: August 31
Employer Interview Selection Deadline: September 7
Interviews: September 13 - September 17

Session 3:
Student Application Deadline: September 7
Employer Interview Selection Deadline: September 14
Interviews: September 20 - October 1

Please direct any questions to Emily von Seele.

Jobs on Symplicity

Be sure to check Symplicity for the latest job postings. Employers are still looking for Summer Interns.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Job Shadow Program

There is an exciting opportunity this summer for those looking to connect with a practicing attorney in an area of law that interests them! The King County WA Women Lawyers (KCWWL) is launching a Job Shadow Program where law students are paired with an attorney for a half-day this summer to shadow the practitioner’s work. Students may tour a law office, observe the lawyer in practice or watch a court hearing, arbitration, deposition or trial. Students are encouraged to ask the volunteer attorneys questions about the law, practice and work/life balance.

WWL and non-WWL members in their 2L, 3L and 4L years with a serious interest are welcome to participate. Please email Jennifer Jones at no later than June 9th with 1) your year in school, 2) area(s) of practice that interest you and 3) dates that you are not available this summer.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New loan repayment program for attorneys in civil legal aid

A new loan repayment assistance program for civil legal aid attorneys is going to become available soon. The Civil Legal Assistance Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program (CLAAP) will repay a portion of eligible federal student loan debt for civil legal assistance attorneys who are employed full-time. The attorneys will need to remain employed for three years or pay the assistance back. An attorney may be awarded up to $6,000 in repayment assistance in 2010 (actually received in 2011), and may be prioritized to receive assistance in future years if Congress continues to fund the program. An attorney may receive a lifetime maximum of $40,000 in assistance. For more information, click here.