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October 28, 2011

1L's Resume Workshop

Nov. 1 12:15PM, Rm 50 You may have walked into law school with a top notch resume, but now it's time to transform it into a legal format! Join us to learn what to include on your resume to appeal to legal employers!!

October 24, 2011

17th Annual Career Options Night

Nov. 3, 5 - 7PM; Law School Robins-Kaplan Concourse

It's that time again! Career Options Night is finally here!

1Ls: This event is designed to allow students to talk one-on-one with attorneys from a number of different practice areas about their career paths and professional experiences. No resumes. No suits. No pressure.

2Ls and 3Ls: Meet or reconnect with attorneys in your target practice area. Career Options Night may help clarify a practice area focus.

October 21, 2011

All Students: 2011 Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo at the University of St. Thomas Law School

Oct. 25, 4 - 7PM; University of St. Thomas Law School

4 - 5 PM: MJF Summer Clerkship Panel
Former MJF clerks will talk about their public interest and government summer clerkships. Find out which public interest and government employers are accepting applications this year. Pick up your application for MJF's summer 2012 clerkships. Learn how to customize your resume for public interest and government employers. Panel will be held in the Frey Moot Courtroom

5 - 7PM: Public Interest Career Fair
Meet with representatives from MN public interest and government offices to make connections with public interest employers and learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the school year and summer clerkships. Expo will be held in the Schulze Grand Atrium

Sponsored by Minnesota Justice Foundation, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Hamline University, University of Minnesota Law School, & William Mitchell College of Law

All Students: Making Public Interest Affordable: College Cost Reduction Act & LRAP Info Session

Oct. 26, 12:15; Rm 20

As part of National Pro Bono Week, the Career Center and MJF will be co-presenting on Making Public Interest Affordable: College Cost Reduction Act and LRAP Info! Don't miss this informative session and get the information you need for a career in the public sector.

2L, 3L: Getting a Clerkship When OSCAR Fails You

Oct. 27, 12:15PM; Rm. 65

2010 alum, Jennifer Cornell, returns to the law school to describe her experience securing a post-graduate clerkship. Ms. Cornell is currently serving as a Law Clerk for Chief Magistrate Judge Arther J. Boylan of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Learn tips and obtain ideas for your own judicial clerkship job search.

While this presentation is aimed at 3Ls who are currently exploring post-grad clerkship opportunities, 2L students who are interested in post-grad clerkships may wish to get a head start and attend.

1L: Intro to the Career Center

Oct. 28, 12:15; Rm 25

Join Career Center staff as we review key information about the services the Career Center provides and the partnership between you and our office. This session is required for all 1L students.

1L, 2L: State Department 2012 Summer Internships

Deadline: Nov. 1

The State Department is now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State's Summer 2012 Student Internship Program.

Click here to read more about the Student Internship Program, and to start the Gateway to State online application process.

Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 01, 2011.

To be eligible for this program, you must be:
Be a U.S. citizen
Be a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student (including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school).
Have good academic standing
Successfully complete a background investigation
Be able to receive either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.

Please read the entire vacancy announcement carefully for all qualifications and requirements. You can also visit the Student Programs forum to post questions or read discussions about this program.

Summer Internship in Washington, DC for Native Americans and Alaska Natives Info Session

The Udall Foundation invites you to attend our upcoming info session about the Native American Congressional Internship Program.

The Internship Program is a ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC, for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, and a daily stipend for food and incidentals. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, experience an insider's view of the federal government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance.

We look forward to having you join us!

Date: Nov. 10
Time: 4:00pm
Location: University of Minnesota School of Law, Rm. 15

For more information about the Internship Program, please visit: www.udall.gov.

October 20, 2011

Conservation Talk and Happy Hour

Join AZUL in a lively networking event with Dr. Tara Harris, Director of Conservation at the Minnesota Zoo. Dr. Harris will share her ideas and tips for greening your life!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
6:00PM - 6:45PM: Networking, Cocktails, and Hors d'oeuvres
6:45PM - 7:30PM: Dr. Tara Harris Presentation/Q&A
7:30PM - 7:45PM: Door Prize Drawing
7:30PM - 8:30PM: Networking and Cocktails

Tickets are $15 for non-AZUL members & $10 for members!
All proceeds support the Zoo's education and conservation programs.

*Not an AZUL Member? For $85, you can become an annual member of AZUL and receive a variety of benefits including admission to the Minnesota Zoo.

Check out the link register and to learn more about AZUL and the Minnesota Zoo:
http://www.mnzoo.com/AZUL/azul_fallEvent.asp

17th Annual Career Options Night

The University of Minnesota Law School Career Center is pleased to invite you to the 17th Annual Career Options Night.

This event is a great way to meet our students and share information about your career, practice, bar activities, and employer. Appetizers, beverages, and parking will be provided by the Career Center.

Thursday, November 3, 2011
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi Concourse
University of Minnesota Law School
Walter F. Mondale Hall
229 19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Organizations and individuals will be assigned a table where they can interact with students. Organizations do not need to have current or expected job openings to participate. Students are encouraged to inquire about career paths, organization missions, and practice area expectations and discouraged from asking about specific job opportunities.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 24, 2011 with your organization's name, name of person(s) attending, and practice areas to Simona Suen at lawcareers@umn.edu.

If you have questions, please contact the Career Center at 612.625.1866 or
lawcareers@umn.edu.

October 18, 2011

1L, 2L: State Department 2012 Summer Internships

Deadline: Nov. 1

The State Department is now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State's Summer 2012 Student Internship Program.

Click here to read more about the Student Internship Program, and to start the Gateway to State online application process.

Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 01, 2011.

To be eligible for this program, you must be:
Be a U.S. citizen
Be a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student (including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school).
Have good academic standing
Successfully complete a background investigation
Be able to receive either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.

Please read the entire vacancy announcement carefully for all qualifications and requirements. You can also visit the Student Programs forum to post questions or read discussions about this program.

2L, 3L: Getting a Clerkship When OSCAR Fails You

Oct. 27, 12:15PM; Rm. 65

2010 alum, Jennifer Cornell, returns to the law school to describe her experience securing a post-graduate clerkship. Ms. Cornell is currently serving as a Law Clerk for Chief Magistrate Judge Arther J. Boylan of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Learn tips and obtain ideas for your own judicial clerkship job search.

While this presentation is aimed at 3Ls who are currently exploring post-grad clerkship opportunities, 2L students who are interested in post-grad clerkships may wish to get a head start and attend.

1L: Intro to the Career Center

Oct. 28, 12:15; Rm 25

Join Career Center staff as we review key information about the services the Career Center provides and the partnership between you and our office. This session is required for all 1L students.

Making Public Interest Affordable: College Cost Reduction Act & LRAP Info Sesion

Oct. 26, 12:15; Rm 20

As part of National Pro Bono Week, the Career Center and MJF will be co-presenting on Making Public Interest Affordable: College Cost Reduction Act and LRAP Info! Don't miss this informative session and get the information you need for a career in the public sector.

October 17, 2011

Summer Internship in Washington, DC for Native Americans and Alaska Natives Info Session

The Udall Foundation invites you to attend our upcoming info session about the Native American Congressional Internship Program.

The Internship Program is a ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC, for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, and a daily stipend for food and incidentals. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, experience an insider's view of the federal government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance.

We look forward to having you join us!

Date: Nov. 10
Time: 4:00pm
Location: University of Minnesota School of Law, Rm. 15

For more information about the Internship Program, please visit: www.udall.gov.

2011 Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo

Oct. 25, 4 - 7PM; University of St. Thomas Law School

4 - 5 PM: MJF Summer Clerkship Panel
Former MJF clerks will talk about their public interest and government summer clerkships. Find out which public interest and government employers are accepting applications this year. Pick up your application for MJF's summer 2012 clerkships. Learn how to customize your resume for public interest and government employers. Panel will be held in the Frey Moot Courtroom

5 - 7PM: Public Interest Career Fair
Meet with representatives from MN public interest and government offices to make connections with public interest employers and learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the school year and summer clerkshps. Expo will be held in the Schulze Grand Atrium

Sponsored by Minnesota Justice Foundation, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Hamline University, University of Minnesota Law School, & William Mitchell College of Law

Happy Hour for 1L's students at Dorsey & Whitney

Oct. 18, 5-7 PM, Happy Hour for 1L's students at Dorsey & Whitney law firm in Minneapolis

The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Section is hosting a happy hour for law students at all four local law schools to get to know lawyers who practice in this area of law. Even if you anticipate environmental or energy law will not be your area of focus, this is a great opportunity to go downtown, see a law firm, meet lawyers in this practice area as well as students at other law schools, and enjoy free pizza and drinks (beer/wine/soda).

October 14, 2011

LL.M. Networking Preparation Program

LL.M. Networking Preparation Program

Whether you are looking for a job or just want to grow professionally, networking is an extremely important skill to develop. Please join us on Thursday, October 20, at 12:15 in Room 65 and learn the process of connecting with other professionals.

See you there.

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MSBA/Law Student Networking Event

The MSBA Sections and Committees' annual law student networking
reception will take place on November 9, 2011. I hope that you will
be able to join us at this event to talk with over 200 students from
our four local law schools. Please come share your experiences and
knowledge with the students and encourage them to become members of
the Civic Education Committee. Our very own Elise Peterson will be
involved with the panel discussion for law students.

Annual Law School Networking Event
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Atrium outside MSBA/HCBA/MCLE Suites

Food/Beverages provided.

Here is the link to the event with more information:

http://www.mnbar.org/news/LawSchoolMixer_2011.pdf

Please let me know if you will attend this year's event on or before
November 7, 2011.

Thank you!

Jennifer L. Carter
Program Services Coordinator
Minnesota State Bar Association | 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 |
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-278-6309 | jcarter@mnbar.org | www.mnbar.org