Friday, August 24, 2012

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt 2012 2L Patent Summer Associate Job Fair

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is hosting a patent summer associate job fair open to 2L students attending law schools in the northwest looking for opportunities in either our Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington offices. The ideal candidates will have a computer science, computer engineering and/or electrical engineering background and be in the top 50% of their class. Interested candidates must submit materials as directed below by Sunday, September 2 for consideration. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted the week of September 3.

Seattle Job Fair – Friday, September 14 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Includes a networking breakfast

Portland Job Fair – Thursday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
• Includes a networking lunch

Qualified and interested candidates must email, in PDF format, the following application materials to Dorianna Phillips, Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager, at
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Law school transcripts
• Undergraduate transcript and
• Writing sample

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Equal Justice Works Career Fair

Attention all 2Ls and 3Ls!

If you are committed to or exploring the possibility of a career in public interest or with the federal government, consider attending the upcoming
Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair the weekend of October 26-27 in Arlington, VA! More than 125 public interest employers from across the country will be participating.

CPD and ATJI will be offering stipends of $150 to support a limited number of students’ attendance at the Conference and Career Fair. In addition to the stipend, we will reimburse you for the $25 registration fee.

If you are interested in attending, please note the following important information and dates:
  • EJW Registration is currently open.  Registration closes for students applying for interviews on Thursday, September 13. If you only want to attend the conference and/or Table Talk, registration remains open until Thursday, October 11.
  • Participating employers can be viewed here. 
  • Applications summer and post-grad positions go live for employers on Thursday, September 13. Given the competitive nature of this process, we STRONGLY encourage you to work with Stacey Lara on your application materials.
  • Employers notify students by Thursday, October 4 whether they have been selected for an interview.
  • Applications for the SU stipend must be emailed to Stacey Lara by NOON on Monday, October 1. Please submit a one page statement of interest detailing your interest in attending the Fair. Please note if you have interviews at the Fair, and with whom - preference will be given to students that have interviews.
  • Students will be notified if they have been selected to receive the stipend on Tuesday, October 2.
  • Students accept or decline interviews - September 20 - October 11
  • Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair - October 26-27
More information about the Fair is available here. If you have additional questions, please contact Stacey Lara.

Mentoring Opportunities for LGBTQ Students

QLaw, the GLBT Bar Association of Washington, is currently accepting applications from Seattle University law students for the 2012-13 QLaw Mentorship Program.  The goal of the program is to connect students to LGBT legal practitioners as well as help prepare law students for a successful legal career. Visit the QLaw website for more information and to fill out an application:  

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Jersey Clerkships

The New Jersey Judiciary is hiring 480 clerks for the 2013-2014 term:

- 23 openings with the State Supreme court

- 51 with the State Court of Appeals

- 22 with assignment judges (trial court)

- 377 in Superior Court (trial court)

Applications should be sent in early September. Contact Erin Fullner for information on how to apply.

OCI Addition

Montoya Hinckley has been added to Session 3 and will be interviewing 3L students. The application deadline is Monday, August 20th.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

OCI Updates

  • Keesal, Young & Logan has been added to Session 3 and will be interviewing 2L students.
  • Lukins & Annis are doing a resume collection in Session 3, and will be accepting applications from 2L students.
  • Oles Morrison has changed their interview date from August 27th to August 29th. They are still part of Session 2, and the application deadline is still August 13th.
  • Christensen O'Connor will come to campus to interview during Session 2, rather than conduct a Session 1 resume collection. If you have already applied, you will need to RESUBMIT your materials under the Session 2 info. The resume collection has been deleted.
  • Miller Nash will also be interviewing 2Ls for their Seattle Office. All applicants should indicate office preference in their cover letter.

PMF Info Session

This info session will tell you everything you need to know about the Presidential Management Fellowship program. We will detail program specifics, as well as the application process. If you have been planning to apply, or if you just want more information about it, be sure to attend this session.

  • Wednesday, September 12th, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 110

RSVP in Symplicity.

Finding a Job in the Public Interest Seminar

The public interest arena is a vastly rich and varied legal avenue. Whether you have a firm idea of what you want to do in serving the public good, or are exploring your options, this seminar will give you information in determining what is right for you and how you can pursue that career path. Particularly covered in this seminar are methods of navigating the competitive landscape of public interest jobs and fellowships, ideas for experiences to pursue today so you are a competitive candidate in the future, and an overview of fellowships and the fellowship application process.

  • Friday, September 14th, 9:00-10:30 a.m., Courtroom

RSVP in Symplicity.

Finding a Job in the Federal Government Seminar

Are you interested in possibly pursuing a career in the Federal Government? If so, or if you are merely curious, be sure to attend this seminar. We will cover the variety of government jobs available, as well as address key points in the application process.

  • Friday, September 7th, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Room 327
  • Friday, October 5th, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Room 109

RSVP in Symplicity.

Networking Seminar

Networking is critical in the legal community. You can learn about specific job opportunities, meet people who have career paths that inspire you, and learn about a particular practice area. Yet, many people are not comfortable with the mechanics of the networking process. In this seminar, CPD staff will address the importance of networking, environments in which networking is appropriate and fruitful, and ways that you can effectively and efficiently continue building your professional network.

  • Thursday, August 30th, 4:00-5:30 p.m., C1
  • Tuesday, September 11th, 12:00-1:30 p.m., C1
  • Friday, September 28th, 9:00-10:30 a.m., Courtroom
  • Friday, October 19th, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Annex 142

RSVP in Symplicity.

Interviewing Seminar

You've probably heard us say it before: interviewing is an art. Great interviewees are not born, they're made. In this seminar, you will learn the principles of effective interviewing, including how to prepare, crafting strong answers that highlight your capabilities and experiences, and things to think about when formulating questions that you will be asking of your interviewer.

  • Wednesday, August 15th, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Room 109
  • Tuesday, August 28th, 9:00-10:30 a.m., Room C5
  • Tuesday, September 18th, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Room C5

RSVP in Symplicity.