Monday, November 28, 2011

Resume and Cover Letter Seminar

What makes a legal resume different from a business resume? How can I set my cover letter apart from the rest?

These are not uncommon questions, and just a couple of the points that will be covered in this seminar. Learn how to properly craft your application materials to speak to your strengths.

Tuesday, December 20, 10:00-11:30 a.m., C5. RSVP in Symplicity.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation is now accepting applications from 2Ls for the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP); AND beginning December 1st, 1Ls may apply as well.

The deadline for both 1 and 2Ls is January 6.

JIOP's mission is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged, and students who identify as LGBT.

The judicial internships are with state and federal judges throughout Arizona, California, DC, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington State and are full-time (32 hours per week), six week minimum commitments.

JIOP seeks self-starting, critical thinking, success oriented, problem-solving team players with strong oral and written communication skills and great capacity for growth.

For detailed application information, visit the JIOP website.

Washington Sea Grant Fellowship Information Session

Washington Sea Grant Fellowship Information Session (Bring your lunch!)
Monday, November 28, from 12:15-1:00 at
Washington Sea Grant, 3716 Brooklyn Avenue, NE, Seattle.

Please join Washington Sea Grant Director Penny Dalton; WSG Education Specialist Nancy Reichley; and WSG Science Writer David Gordon for a presentation about fellowships offered by Sea Grant. Currently or soon-to-be open fellowships include:

  • 2012 Coastal Management Fellowship: This two-year opportunity matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by each state and selected by NOAA’s Coastal Services Center.
  • 2012 WSG Science Writing Fellowship: WSG Science Writing Fellows assist in the development of a variety of communication products about Sea Grant projects and issues in marine-related research, education, and outreach; upper division undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to apply.
  • 2012 Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship: This program places two to four graduate students or recent graduates for one year with state agencies in Olympia or Tacoma, WA, working on ocean and coastal science and management issues.
Please contact Nancy Reichley with questions about the fellowships or how to reach our office.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Reminder - Study Law in Alaska Info Session

1L’s and 2L’s: Check out our Study Law in Alaska Program. Students gain valuable legal experience, earn four law school course credits, and spend the summer in beautiful Alaska!

Join us for an information session on Tuesday, November 8 from noon to 12:50 in Room 309. Please contact Stephanie Nichols at nicholss@seattleu.edu if you have any questions.

Get Help with Your Job Search using Social Media Webinar

How are you using social media right now? If you're not using it to present yourself in a professional manner and/or network with potential employers, you'll want to attend this webcast entitled Using Social Media to Aid Your Job Search.

On Thursday, November 10th LexisNexis® will host a panel of experts to show you how to use social media to create your own "social brand" in the legal profession, and how to use that brand to promote yourself to prospective employers. The panel includes:

• Tim Tyrell-Smith, a popular blogger and author on career strategy. Tim has written two career books entitled 30 Ideas and Headstrong. He is also a regular contributor to U.S. News and World Reports. He will speak about using social media to create a "social brand."
• Catherine Sanders Reach, the Director of the Legal Technology Resource Center at the American Bar Association (ABA). Catherine has presented to many law students on the use of social media and will explain how it applies to the legal profession.
• Daniel A. Schwartz, a partner at Pullman & Comley LLC and author of the Independent Connecticut Employment Law blog. Dan uses social media to grow his own legal career and will show you how he uses it so effectively.

As a bonus, the first 1,000 students to attend and complete the email survey at the end of the webcast will receive a complimentary membership to the ABA's Law Student Division. Read the Official Rules for complete details. There is no cost for the webcast; you only need a computer and an internet connection to attend.

Register
for the November 10th webcast and start using social media to improve your chances of finding the job you're looking for. You'll also receive 200 LexisNexis Reward points for attending the webcast.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Puget Sound Area Minority Clerkship Program Student Info Session

CPD will be hosting an informal information session featuring last year's student participants in the Puget Sound Area Minority Clerkship Program. Come learn about the experience you can get in the program and the application process from people who have lived it!

Pizza will be served.

Tuesday, November 29, 12:00 p.m., C5. RSVP in Symplicity.

LLM Info Session

Learn about tax LLM programs and tax/estate planning practice: The Tax and Estate Planning Focus Areas are pleased to invite you to an information session about pursuing a masters degree (LLM) in tax law after graduating from law school. The session will be held on Thursday, November 10, at 4 pm, in Room C-6. Professors John Eason (chair of the Estate Planning Focus Area), Lily Kahng (chair of the Tax Focus Area) and James Puckett will be on hand to talk about their practice experiences and to address questions such as, When do I need to apply to LLM programs? Where should I apply and what are my chances of being admitted? Will a tax LLM improve my marketability? If so, how? What JD classes do I need to take to prepare for the LLM program? Snacks will be served.

Thursday, November 10th, 4:00 p.m., C6. RSVP in Symplicity.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Janet D. Steiger Fellowship

The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project provides law students the extraordinary opportunity to work for the consumer protection and antitrust departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General throughout the United States, as well as the Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs. The eight-week paid Fellowships were initiated in 2004 by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, in cooperation with the National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”), as a consumer protection outreach initiative to introduce law students to the rewards of legal careers in public service.

The first and second year law students who have served as Steiger Fellows have characterized their experiences as truly rewarding, often well beyond their expectations. A number of students have said that for the first time they are considering law careers in public service. Each of the highly-motivated Steiger Fellows provides tangible, meaningful assistance to states and territories that are in substantial need of additional resources to fulfill their consumer protection mission. Attorneys General Offices that have hosted Steiger Fellows in the past have characterized the Fellows’ work as exemplary, and have often described the students as some of the most talented interns the offices have ever attracted.

Please see Symplicity posting for additional details. Application Deadline is January 31, 2012.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Study Law In Alaska Info Session

Have you ever wanted to spend the summer in Alaska? 1L’s and 2L’s: Check out our Study Law in Alaska Program. Students gain valuable legal experience, earn four law school course credits, and spend the summer in beautiful Alaska! Join us for an information session on Tuesday, November 8 from noon to 12:50 in Room 309. Please contact Stephanie Nichols at nicholss@seattleu.edu if you have any questions.