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September 24, 2010

Presidential Managment Fellows

The PMF Program attracts to Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. The PMF Program, administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is the Federal Government's cornerstone succession planning program to help agencies meet their critical need for leadership continuity.

This rigorous two-year paid fellowship includes:

  • Full-time salary and benefits
  • Formal classroom training of 160 hours
  • Mandatory four to six month developmental assignment
  • Optional rotations of one to six months in duration
  • Challenging work assignments
  • Potential for accelerated promotions
  • Opportunities to network with other future leaders

    Deadlines: Friday, October 15, 2010

    For more information, click here.

  • September 22, 2010

    Equal Justice Works Conferece & Career Fair

    Searching for the ideal summer or postgraduate public-interest job? The annual Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair is taking place just outside DC on October 22-23. Job-seeker registration has just opened. Learn more details and register on the Equal Justice Works website. The career fair is a terrific and unique event, and we encourage law students and grads to look into attending. Click here for more information.

    Deadline: Student applications due this Friday
    Please encourage your students and graduates to apply for interviews at the 2010 Career Fair. More than 170 internships and postgraduate positions are now posted in JusticeWork! The last day to apply is this Friday, Sept. 24 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Please note that no extensions will be granted for any reason after this time.

    Professor Laurence H. Tribe, Senior Counselor, Access to Justice, Department of Justice, is scheduled to be a special guest speaker at this year's Conference and Career Fair. He will be joined on stage by The Honorable Judge David S. Tatel, U.S. Court of Appeals, as they discuss public service and the role of lawyers in society.

    HNBA - Prudential Fellowship Program

    The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful fellowship opportunity to a highly-motivated recent law school graduate. Through this partnership, HNBA will select a recent law school graduate to join the Prudential Law Department as the HNBA-Prudential Law Fellow. Eligible candidates are 2009 or 2010 law school graduates. Deferred associates or other individuals with pending offers from a law firm or other employer are not eligible. The top three finalists selected for an interview at the Prudential headquarters in Newark, NJ will be eligible for travel expense reimbursement.

    The Fellow will work full-time for 18 months in Prudential's Newark, NJ, offices beginning on December 1, 2010. During this time, the fellow may work in up to three Law Department divisions, which may include the Insurance, Investments, Litigation/Regulatory, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment & Labor, Employee Benefits and International divisions. The Fellow will be paid an annual salary of US$60,000 with benefits. Employment and compensation is determined and provided solely by Prudential. The Fellow will be expected to seek employment outside of the Prudential Law Department after the end of the fellowship.

    The Fellow's responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following: executing legal transactions; securing, preparing, drafting, and processing legal documents; undertaking legal research; litigation support; and other special projects. The Fellow shall assist attorneys in providing legal advice to internal clients on a daily basis.


    Member of HNBA
    Minimum law school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
    Possess financial or business-related experience or interest
    Excellent verbal and writing abilities
    Strong conceptual thinking and analytical skills
    Strong interpersonal skills
    Ability to work and think independently
    Forward thinking ability with a risk management perspective
    Strong ethics
    Ability to multitask
    Ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels
    Received a J.D. or LL.M from an ABA-accredited law school in 2009 or 2010
    Admission to a state bar. Alternatively, bar admission pending results from a bar exam is acceptable; however, such status may result in a conditional or delayed offer based upon bar admission results.

    How to Apply

    To apply, you must submit a cover letter, resume, a list of three references, two writing samples, and a copy of your transcript via e-mail and mail to:

    Miguel Alexander Pozo
    Lowenstein Sandler PC
    65 Livingston Avenue
    Roseland, NJ 07068

    Please write "Prudential Fellowship" in the subject line of all correspondence. All materials must be received by September 30, 2010. Finalists must be available to participate in phone interviews between October 11 and 15, 2010. A finalist shall be selected and notified by November 1, 2010.

    September 20, 2010

    Career Opportunities in International Law

    Sept. 23, 12:15-1:15, Rm. 35

    Professor Matthew J. Wilson, an experienced international attorney, will discuss private international law and career opportunities in international law both in the US and abroad. This presentation is key for any student considering a study abroad program or international law. Professor Wilson will provide examples of how to effectively use study abroad programs and share tips on getting involved in transnational legal matters during your law school career.

    September 17, 2010

    U.S. Department of State's 2011 Summer Student Internship

    The U.S. Department of Sate is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2011 Student Internship Program.

    For internship program details such as duties of an intern, participating offices and bureaus, types of internships, salary/benefit/housing information, click here to access the online brochure.

    The deadline to submit completed applications is November 01, 2010.

    Eligibility requirements

    You must be:

    •a U.S. citizen. U.S. citizenship and good academic standing are required, along with the successful completion of a background investigation, and the ability to receive either a Secret or Top Secret clearance (34kb, PDF). Random drug testing will be performed.
    •a Student. A student is an individual who has been accepted for enrollment, or who is enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an accredited college or university
    •a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student (including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school.) An applicant is considered a junior if he/she will have completed all sophomore credits (60 or more hours or 90 quarter hours) by the time the internships begins and will be entering at least the junior year immediately upon completion of the internship.

    September 15, 2010

    7th Annual Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) Conference: "Next Door, but Worlds Apart- Conversations About Poverty in Metro Atlanta"

    When: Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Emory University School of Law
    1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322

    About the Conference
    Understanding and addressing poverty in our city is crucial to building stronger neighborhoods. The 2010 EPIC Conference will highlight six historically impoverished neighborhoods in and around Atlanta. Discussions will identify both specific problems the communities face and solutions that have effected positive change in the areas.

    Expert panels will address barriers that make it difficult to get out of poverty, constructing poverty as a lifetime experience and "the poor" as an identity. These discussions will focus on how access to quality healthcare, education and housing is limited for impoverished persons and ways to open avenues for improved access. Another set of panels will address discrimination in areas of environmental equality and criminal justice, as well as unique challenges faced by impoverished women.

    Because the focus of the conference is local, it will feature work that is already being done to increase access and equality in the community and ways conference attendees can become involved with those projects. It's our community. Let's strive to be good neighbors.

    For more information and to register, visit our website
    . Registration is free and open to the public.

    Georgia Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be made available for practicing attorneys.

    Fourth Annual Student Health Law Conference

    Hosted by Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey
    Friday, October 22, 2010
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Conference Highlights & Topics Covered

    • Networking with Potential Employers
    • Hear about nontraditional jobs for health lawyers
    • Discover what health lawyers do
    • Learn how to contact prospective employers
    • Get Guidance on how to start your own firm

    Registration: $40

    For more information go to www. aslme.org

    Government Job and Internship Fair

    Friday, October 22, 2010
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Coffman Great Hall, Ground Floor
    Coffman Memorial Union Bldg
    University of Minnesota
    300 Washington Ave SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

    The Government Job and Internship Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government. The job fair is open only to students and alumni from participating colleges and universities. For more information visit: http://www.mcucsa.org/govjobfair/candidate_information.aspx

    September 13, 2010

    Washington D.C. Legal Externship Program

    Washington DC Legal Externship Program
    Information Session
    Sept. 21, 12 - 1:15PM, Rm. 55

    A special program for 2L and 3L students offered during the spring and fall semesters, this program helps students obtain externships in government or non-profit organizations where they will work approximately 4 1/2 days per week. Externship employers include the DOJ and White House Counsel on Environmental Quality. Learn more about the program here.

    MSBA Law Student Mixer

    Sept. 16, 5PM, MSBA

    Mark your calendar for the MSBA Law Student Mixer! The program will begin with a panel followed by a networking reception. The event is free of charge, appetizers and beverages are provided. RSVP to Nicole Battles at (612) 278-6343 or nbattles@mnbar.org

    Third Floor, City Center
    600 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Federal Hiring Info Session

    Federal Hiring Information Session
    Sept. 15, 12:15 - 1:15PM, Rm. 55

    Deadlines are fast approaching for entry-level positions in the federal government. Take advantage of the opportunity to hear from Career Center staff about how to reearch and apply for federal positions. Learn about resources to help you in your search.

    For federal hiring information, The Arizona Guide is the most comprehensive resource for these positions. Information about accessing this Guide is in the sidebar on the left. The Guide has a new password available on inside.law.

    September 10, 2010

    Service Members and Veterans on Campus Workshop Coming to the University Minnesota

    On Thursday October 7, 2010 the University of Minnesota Office for Student Affairs, University Counseling & Consulting Services and Boynton Health Services/Mental Health Clinic will be hosting a day-long training titled Service Members and Veterans on Campus.

    Location: St. Paul Student Center, University of Minnesota Twin Cities St. Paul Campus

    2017 Buford Ave St. Paul, MN 55108.

    Directions and Parking: http://www.spsc.umn.edu/about/directions.php

    The training will be conducted by Ted Bonar, Psy.D. of the Center for Deployment Psychology (www.deploymentpsych.org). CDP is a grant-funded, non-profit organization that focuses on helping vets and service members on campus.

    Cost: The program is free to participants.

    Morning Program 8:30 a.m. -noon

    Audience: All Interested Staff, Faculty and Students Working With Veterans

  • Culture and Experience of Service Members and Veterans on Campus

  • The Deployment Cycle and its Impact on Students

  • Addressing Campus Concerns: Outreach and Campus Planning

  • (Lunch on your own)

    Afternoon Program 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

    Audience: Campus Mental Health Professionals

  • Clinical Concerns for Service Members and Veterans

  • Depression • Suicide • PTSD • Insomnia • Substance Use • TBI

  • Application Workshop

  • PTSD: Basic Etiology and Risk Factors

  • Overview of Treatment for PTSD on Campus--Introductions to: Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

  • Psychology Continuing Education Credits are available for the full 1-day program.


    To register please email Lizzy Baker-Myhre @ baker583@umn.edu

    Indicate how many people in your group will be attending.

    Equal Justice Works Conferece & Career Fair

    Registration Open for Job Seekers

    Searching for the ideal summer or postgraduate public-interest job? The annual Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair is taking place just outside DC on October 22-23. Job-seeker registration has just opened. Learn more details and register on the Equal Justice Works website. The career fair is a terrific and unique event, and we encourage law students and grads to look into attending.

    Click here for more information.

    September 8, 2010

    NALP Weekly News Digest for Legal Career Professionals

    This is a great resource for both current law students as well as alum. Some topics this week include:

    "The Job Seekers"
    : The ABA Journal provides a feature length look at what some members of the Class of 2009 are doing to get by in this economy (and the picture is not always pretty).

    "Business Plan Basics for Starting a Law Firm"
    : The Texas Lawyer provides a blueprint for writing a business plan for starting a new law firm.

    Check out the whole newsletter here.

    September 3, 2010

    Ellison to host Clean Energy Jobs Forum and Resource Fair

    Ellison to host Clean Energy Jobs Forum and Resource Fair
    Wednesday, September 8th, 2010, 5:30-8:00PM CDT


    * Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05)

    * Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins - CEO, Green for All

    * J. Drake Hamilton - Science Policy Director, Fresh Energy

    * John Dybvig - Economic Development Manager, Blue-Green Alliance

    * Gerardo Ruiz - CEO, Solarflow Energy

    What: Congressman Keith Ellison to host a resource fair and town hall forum on clean energy jobs.

    Town hall forum presenters, including national expert Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins of Green for All, will highlight the economic and job potential in the clean energy sector. They will address the training needs and policy changes necessary to take full advantage of the growth in the clean energy industry.

    A resource fair preceding the forum will feature clean energy employers with current job openings, information on job training opportunities, access to job placement assistance, and information from non-profit clean energy advocates.

    When: Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Resource fair begins at 5:30PM (CDT), Program begins at 6:00PM (CDT)

    Where: Intermediate District 287 South Education Center
    7450 Penn Avenue South
    Richfield, MN 55423

    Throughout the August recess, the Congressman is addressing issues important to our community.
    This week the Congressman will be focusing on a series of events and meetings that will address job creation and economic opportunity.