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May 29, 2010

Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair

The Hispanic National Bar Association ("HNBA") will host its 2010 Annual Convention in Minneapolis, MN from September 8-11, 2010. As part of the Convention, the HNBA will once again host the largest Latino career fair in the country, providing law students with an opportunity to meet, interview and network with private, government and public interest employers from across the country. The Career Fair will be on Friday, September 10, 2010, at the Hilton Minneapolis.

The early bird registration fee is $175 and the early bird registration deadline is Saturday, July 31, 2010. The regular registration fee is $200 and the deadline is August 6, 2010. Students can attend the entire Convention or just the Career Fair; registration for the Career Fair gives law students access to all Convention activities.

Career Fair Logistics: Employers will have the opportunity to preselect 70% of interviewees and 30% will be assigned by the HNBA to make the interview experience available to all job seekers that register for the Career Fair. Every year, certain employers choose to collect materials through a resume collect, rather than participating in the interview program itself. Please continue to visit the HNBA website for more information as it becomes available.

Please read the following registration instructions closely and make sure to follow the steps in Items 1-4:

1. Register through the Hispanic National Bar Association website: www.hnba.com/events/?regevent_action=register&event_id=6&name_of_event=2010+Career+Fair+-+Career+Seekers
2. Register for an account on the HNBA's Symplicity site: https://law-hnb-csm.symplicity.com/students
3. The registrations through the HNBA website and Symplicity described in Items 1 and 2 above must be received by August 6, 2010
4. Apply to target employers from August 9-13, 2010

To obtain more information on the Career Fair, including past employer participants and discounted hotel rates in Minneapolis, please visit http://www.hnba.com/2010-annual-convention/

Thanks to our friends at U of Miami for sharing their post.


May 26, 2010

2010 Summer Corps Members Announced

Equal Justice Works is excited to announce our 2010 Summer Corps members. With a record of 1,536 applications this year, the selection process was extremely competitive.

This year's 577 Summer Corps members represent 153 Equal Justice Works law schools and are serving in 45 states plus the District of Columbia. Accepted members can be seen listed by state with their host organization on the Equal Justice Works "2010 Summer Corps by law school" page. These first-and-second-year law students will each receive a $1,000 AmeriCorps education award voucher upon completion of a minimum of 300 hours of summer service at a nonprofit public interest organization. Summer Corps members will provide critically needed legal assistance to low-income and underserved communities around the country. In addition, Summer Corps members gain first-hand experience and legal skills in areas such as client intake, individual representation, research and writing.

Summer Corps members are engaged with a broad range of issues, including civil rights, community economic development, death penalty, disability rights, housing, domestic violence, education, public benefits and workers' rights.

To learn more about Summer Corps, please visit our webpage. You can also follow our AmeriCorps Program on Twitter. Continue to check back over the summer for guest posts from members and to find out who wins the Summer Corps Standout Awards.

Federal Service Student Ambassador Program

Students working for the federal government in Washington, D.C. this summer are encouraged to apply to serve as Federal Service Student Ambassadors to the law school.

The Federal Service Student Ambassadors program is designed to increase interest in federal service on college and university campuses through developing a group of passionate student advocates who actively promote public service following their completion of a federal internship. Through planning events, networking sessions, and meetings with key faculty and staff members, ambassadors raise awareness of the incredible opportunities and benefits of federal service.

Throughout the ambassadorship, students will receive support from the Partnership for Public Service, as well as build a community of practice through regular communication with fellow ambassadors. Additionally, ambassadors will receive a competitive stipend for their service.

The application deadline is Friday, June 11, 2010.

To be eligible for the program, ambassadors must participate in an internship with a federal agency in Washington, D.C. for summer 2010. Additionally, they must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university for the 2010-2011 academic year. Ideal candidates possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrate a commitment to public service and are actively involved in leadership roles and/or extracurricular activities.

For more information and to apply, visit the Making the Difference website

May 20, 2010

6th Annual IMPACT Career Fair!

We invite you to join us to interview returning Fall 2010 law students and lawyers with disabilities from law schools across the country! Employers will be able to prescreen all applicant materials via an email link sent by the IMPACT coordinators.


(Employer Registration Deadline - Thursday, July 8, 2010)

(Student/Graduate Registration Deadline - Sunday, July 11, 2010, 11:59 pm)

Please visit IMPACT Career Fair for more information.

May 6, 2010

6 Steps to Reducing Your Student Loan Costs

6 Steps to Reducing Your Student Loan Costs
A little research and scrimping now saves big bucks for graduate students.
By Kim Clark

"If you can't get enough grants or scholarships, and have done all you can to reduce your costs, it may be a wise move to borrow--in moderation and carefully--for your graduate education. Studies show that graduate degrees often help boost career and earnings options. Still, because the economy is unpredictable, it's prudent to try to limit your debt. Here are some tips to reduce your graduate school debts.
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1. Borrow as little as possible. Keep living expenses as low as possible and try not to borrow to fund them. Remember the old saying: If you live like a lawyer when you're a law student, you'll have to live like a law student when you're a lawyer."

Click here for the entire article.