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March 30, 2011

6th Annual Animal Law Conference: Registration Now Open

Saturday April 16, 2011
Hamline University - Klas Center
1537 Taylor Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

Admission is only $10 for current law students.


  • 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcome, Amy Draeger
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Understanding Pound Seizure, Allie Philips
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Wisconsin's Puppy Mill Law, Jody Habush
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. : Equine Land Use Issues, Alison Ecklund
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
    Note: There will be a brief meeting of Animal Law Section Council Members in attendance at 12:20 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Minnesota Legislative Update, Christy Coughlin
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The Unintended Consequences of the Horse Slaughter Ban, Katherine Bloomquist
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Protection for Gray Wolves Under the Endangered Species Act, Collette Adkins Giese and Dan Stark

    To register, visit the Minnesota State Bar Association website at www.mnbar.org and click on CLEs / Section Events | View All Postings

  • March 28, 2011

    1L: Faegre Panel Presentation, RSVP by April 1st

    April 7, 12:15PM; Rm. 50. RSVP by April 1.

    Attend an informative lunchtime panel presentation, "Tips for successfully launching your legal career," followed by the opportunity to meet Faegre & Benson LLP attorneys, learn about the firm, and hear about their summer program. Lunch provided.

    RSVP required by April 1 to Stephanie Amsler at SAmsler@faegre.com.

    Effective Deposition Techniques: What litigators can learn from modern film and television clips

    Thursday, May 5, 2011
    3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    University of St. Thomas School of Law, Room MSL 235
    1000 LaSalle Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Join litigators Bruce Candlin, Bob Bennett, and Jon Farnsworth as they discuss the do's and don'ts of taking an effective deposition. This hour-long interactive CLE will include analysis of video clips from popular television shows, such as The Office and Better Off Ted. The goal of the CLE is to provide helpful tips practitioners can immediately incorporate into their practice. For more information, click here.

    Please join the New Lawyers Section following this CLE program at Brit's Pub for the spring Tri-Bar Social!

    Section Members: Free
    MSBA Members (But Not CivLit or New Lawyers Section Members): $10.00
    Non-MSBA Members: $20.00
    Law Students and UST Staff: Free

    March 25, 2011

    Equal Justice Conference: Early Bird Registration

    Early Bird registration for the 2011 Equal Justice Conference will be available
    through Monday, March 28th. ABA and NLADA members can register for $350.
    All other registrations rates are still at their lowest. Visit the conference
    website at http://www.equaljusticeconference.org/

    Public Interest News Bulletin Available Now!

    This week: the NYT profiles an EJW Fellow doing holistic defense work; Project Salute is serving Michigan veterans; a legislative proposal to fund legal services for foster children in Nevada; how badly will the Granite State cut funding to New Hampshire Legal Assistance?; a slight bump in charitable giving in the 2010, according to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative; an LSC $ cut could badly gum up the works in Connecticut's legal services system; the incoming ABA president comes out swinging for legal services funding.

    To view the latest bulletin, click here.


    March 23, 2011

    2011 Summer Corporate Externship Program Information Session

    2011 Summer Corporate Externship Program Information Session
    Tuesday, March 29th
    12:15 pm, Room 65

    2Ls -- This is a chance for you to learn about the program, which runs from June 1 to the end of July. Professor Matheson and Mary Alton will tell you everything you need to know and answer any questions you have. Summer school registration is on April 6.

    For more information, visit the website here. An updated list of companies will be posted when participation confirmation is given. Two definite additions for this summer are Ecolab and Medtronic.

    March 21, 2011

    13 Major Networking Mistakes Most People Make

    To view the full article written by Career Expert, Pete Leibman, click here.

    Free Job-Search Webinar for Students Interested in Public Service Careers

    NALP presents "Destination Public Interest: Landing the Ideal Public Interest Job." This free webinar, designed for 3Ls and recent graduates who are pursuing public interest jobs, offers best practices and concrete tips in the areas of cover letter and resume drafting, as well as interviewing and professional networking. View the webinar at www.nalp.org/destination_public_interest

    Looking to network with potential employees and consultants?

    When: Friday, April 15, 2011
    9-11 a.m. Engineering, Health, Sciences (biomedical and electrical engr., public health, biology, natural resources, etc.)

    12-2 p. m. Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences (history, language, public policy, psychology, education, social work, human services, etc.)

    Where: Radisson University Hotel
    615 Washington Ave. SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55414

    For more information and to register for the event, please click on the appropriate link below.

    Graduate Student

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Alumni (Must have graduated within the past two years)


    Participating Colleges and Programs: Allied Health Programs; Biological Sciences; Dentistry; Design; Education & Human Development; Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences; Law School; Liberal Arts; Management; Medical School; Nursing; Pharmacy; Public Affairs; Public Health; Technology; and Veterinary Medicine

    Sponsors: The Career Development Network Graduate and Professional Student Committee, The Graduate School, Office of the Vice President for Research, Office of Business Relations, Association of Multicultural Scientists (AMS), Postdoctoral Association, Council of Graduate Students (COGS), and the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health.

    Summer Corps

    The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program provides law students with the opportunity to dedicate their summer to a legal project at a qualifying nonprofit public interest organization. Summer Corps members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country on a broad range of issue areas.

    The 2011 application is now open and will close April 5, 2011. Please be sure to ready through the eligibility requirements before beginning your application.

    For more information, click here.

    Law Student Good Works Competition

    The ABA Section of Litigation launched its Law Student Good Works Competition on the Section's Facebook page. The Competition asks law students to create the Section's next Good Works project. It offers a Grand Prize of $10,000 seed money from the Section to implement the project, along with a $2,500 cash prize, a trip to Laguna Niguel and a year's worth of mentorship by a Section leader and committee to be assigned to the project.

    Proposals must be submitted in writing and via a YouTube video by April 27, 2011. Want to know more? View the Section's Facebook Page by clicking here or the Section's U-Tube Video by clicking here.

    If you have questions, please contact Rachel Dawson, Associate Director of Planning at Rachel.Dawson@americanbar.org or 312.988.6236.

    Equal Justice Conference

    Date: May 18 - 21, 2011
    Location: Las Vegas Hilton
    3000 Paradise Rd
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-1283
    Presented by: Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service

    The Equal Justice Conference brings together all components of the legal community to discuss equal justice issues as they relate to the delivery of legal services to the poor and low-income individuals in need of legal assistance. The emphasis of this Conference is on strengthening partnerships among the key players in the civil justice system. Through plenary sessions, workshops, networking opportunities and special programming, the Conference provides a wide range of learning and sharing experiences for all attendees.

    To view the conference schedule as well as a complete list of the workshops and descriptions click here.

    Summer Dispute Resolution Institute (SDR)

    Capital University Law School will be offering the Summer Dispute Resolution Institute (SDR). This is the third summer SDR is being offered. This is a unique opportunity for law students to gain practical skills in this rapidly growing field.

    SDR is designed to meet the needs of law students seeking to accelerate their study of law in the summer. SDR consists of 10 different week long courses. Law students can select to take one or more of the course offerings in the areas of negotiation, mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution. The courses are taught by nationally recognized ADR faculty and practitioners.

    Courses being offered:

    Dispute Resolution (2 credits)
    July 11-15, 8 am-1:10 pm

    Labor & Employment Arbitration (2 credits)
    July 11-15, Noon-5:10 pm

    Mediation (2 credits)
    July 18-22, 8 am-1:10 pm

    General Arbitration (2 credits)
    July 18-22, Noon-5:10 pm

    Divorce Mediation (3 credits)
    July 25-July 29, 8 am-5:30 pm

    Health Care & Dispute Resolution (2 credits)
    July 25-July 31, 1 pm-4:30 pm

    Negotiation (2 credits)
    Aug. 1-5, 8 am-1:10 pm

    International Dispute Resolution (2 credits)
    Aug. 1-5, Noon-5:10 pm

    Business Negotiations (2 credits)
    Aug. 8-12, 8 a.-1:10 pm

    Mediating Workplace Conflicts (2 credits)
    Aug. 8-12, Noon-5:10 pm

    You can also learn more about the Institute by visiting www.law.capital.edu/summer. If you have any questions regarding SDR please feel free to contact me at 614.236.6348.

    How to Get a Legal Job Now!

    In the February issue of the National Jurist, Jack Crittenden provides a step-by-step guide on how to get a legal job. Check out this article by clicking here.

    March 9, 2011

    "Tips for Successfully Launching Your Legal Career" Lunchtime Panel Discussion

    Thursday, April 7
    12:15 to 1:15 p.m. | Room 50 | Lunch provided

    Join Faegre and Benson for a lunchtime panel discussion on "Tips for Successfully Launching Your Legal Career."

    Following the panel discussion, stick around to meet and talk with Faegre & Benson attorneys to
    learn more about the firm, fall recruiting and our summer program.

    March 7, 2011

    Minnesota's Second Ever Legal TweetUp and Happy Hour

    Thursday, March 24th
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Atlas Grill, 200 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN

    Lawyers and law students, join us for Minnesota's second ever legal TweetUp and happy hour, co-sponsored by the Hennepin County Bar Foundation; VISI; Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP; and NightOwl Litigation Technologies.

    If you're a Twittering Minnesota lawyer or law student, you're an innovator and an early-adopter. You're racing ahead of the curve, and well, we want to meet you face-to-face and get to know you a bit the old-fashioned way... with a glass of chardonnay in one hand, and a plate of fancy flatbreads in the other!

    So head over to Atlas Grill after work on Thursday, March 24th between 5:00 - 7:00p.m. Give us your business card, and get a free drink ticket. We'll have plenty of free appetizers to snack on, too. You'll also be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Amazon.com (drawing at 6:00 p.m., need not be present to win).

    Please RSVP here, and contact @leoramaccabee or @Azirapha1e with any questions.

    Annual Labor and Employment Law Section Law Student Reception

    Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Location: COSMOS at the Graves 601 Hotel
    601 North 1st Street
    Minneapolis, MN
    Please note: The brief panel discussion will begin at 5:00 p.m.
    Cost: Free

    Current law students are encouraged to join members of the MSBA Labor and Employment Law Section to learn more about labor and employment law. The evening will feature an opportunity for students and attorneys to mingle and share their experiences.

    A panel of attorneys representing a wide array of labor and employment practices will address the audience at 5:00 p.m., focusing in their area of practice and tips for law students interested in entering the labor and employment field. Drinks and appetizers will be provided by the Section. View the program flyer here.

    March 2, 2011

    ABA Section of Litigation Now on Facebook

    Check it out here.

    2011 Patent Law Interview Program- Registration Open

    via Career Development Office Blog by Career Development Office on 2/23/11

    Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2011 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 in Chicago, Illinois. This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, and rising 2L and 3L students.

    Each year roughly 1,500 law students register for the program, submit their resumes, and bid on interviews with the nation-wide employers that interest them. The program is entirely employer selected - which means that participating employers review the resumes submitted to them and choose the law students they are interested in interviewing at the program. Roughly half of the students registered for the program are selected for interviews each year.

    Students interested in patent law with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program. You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers seek patent bar eligible students.

    For more information on the program, please refer to the program website at http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html.

    Online student registration is now open and will close on Monday, March 7. To register, click on the "Register Now" link on the above web page. At this stage of registration, you will only need to enter some basic information (you will upload your resume and bid on interviews later in the semester).