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July 24, 2012

PSLawNet Pro Bono Publico Award!

Do you know a law student who's a public interest/pro bono rock star? NALP is seeking nominations for the 2012 PSLawNet Pro Bono Publico Award.

Download the Nomination Form Here!

Purpose: To recognize the significant contributions that law students make to underserved populations, the public interest community, and legal education by performing pro bono or public service work.

Eligibility: The Pro Bono Publico Award is available to any second- or third-year law student at a PSLawNet Subscriber School. The recipient will be honored during an Award Luncheon at NALP's Public Service Mini-Conference on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Washington, DC office of Crowell & Moring, LLP. The award recipient will receive transportation to Washington, a one-night stay in an area hotel, a commemorative plaque, and a small monetary award.

Award Criteria: Law students are judged by the extracurricular commitment they have made to law-related public service projects or organizations; the quality of work they performed; and the impact of their work on the community, their fellow students, and the school. Though a student's involvement in law school-based public interest organizing and fundraising is relevant; actual pro bono and public interest legal work will be the primary consideration.

Nomination Deadline & Packet Contents: Nominations must be received by Friday, September 7, 2012 at 5pm Eastern Time, by fax, mail, or email (see contact information at bottom). Along with the nomination form and a résumé, nomination packets may include any materials which support a nominee's candidacy; such as letters of recommendation, statements detailing a nominee's work, and media articles

SAVE THE DATE: Best & Flanagan LLP

Best & Flanagan LLP invites students in the class of 2014 to apply for summer associate positions for the summer of 2013. Best & Flanagan is a full-service law firm in downtown Minneapolis, providing advice and advocacy to individual and corporate clients in virtually all areas of the law, including litigation and dispute resolution, corporate and tax, bankruptcy, family law, estate planning, real estate, Native American law and public finance. Summer associates will have the opportunity to work in all practice areas, contributing to and observing first-hand the work we do on behalf of our clients.

Our goal for the summer program is two-fold: to find future attorneys with the ability, commitment and personality necessary to be successful associates, and eventually partners, in the firm, and to give those students a sense of the firm and its practice. We are looking for students with strong academic credentials, a diversity of experience both in law school and elsewhere, keen human relations skills, a willingness to work hard and a desire to invest in building a career at Best & Flanagan.
We are taking a new approach to summer associate hiring and instead of participating in on-campus interviews, we are inviting interested students to apply directly to the firm. For an early opportunity to meet members of the firm to discuss our practice and culture, we invite you to attend a recruiting reception open house at our firm on August 9, 2012, from 4:00-6:00 pm.

For more details, please visit Symplicity (#10047).

July 19, 2012

Upcoming 2L Government Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 2L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks. Details of these programs are provided in the 2011-12 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at https://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. Log in information can be found on Symplicity's Homepage.

Fall
• Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance, Law Clerk & Intern Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 07/20/12)
• International Trade Administration - Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 07/30/12)
• Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe - U.S. Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 07/31/12)
• Federal Aviation Administration - Office of Chief Counsel, Law Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/01/12)
• Federal Communications Commission - International Bureau, Satellite Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/01/12)
• Overseas Private Investment Corporation - Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/01/12)
• Institute of Museum & Library Services - Office of General Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/15/12)
• Government of District of Columbia - Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 08/31/12)

July 10, 2012

Citywide Diversity Reception at Cleary Gottlieb

A friendly reminder about today's Citywide Diversity Reception at Cleary Gottlieb featuring Keynote Speaker Judge Denny Chin.

Please click on the image to RSVP.

Reminder: Citywide Diversity Reception Invitation at Cleary Gottlieb

A friendly reminder about today's Citywide Diversity Reception at Cleary Gottlieb featuring Keynote Speaker Judge Denny Chin.

Please click on the image to RSVP.

Reminder: Citywide Diversity Reception Invitation at Cleary Gottlieb

A friendly reminder about today's Citywide Diversity Reception at Cleary Gottlieb featuring Keynote Speaker Judge Denny Chin.

Please click on the image to RSVP.

Reminder: Citywide Diversity Reception Invitation at Cleary Gottlieb

A friendly reminder about today's Citywide Diversity Reception at Cleary Gottlieb featuring Keynote Speaker Judge Denny Chin.

Please click on the image to RSVP.

July 9, 2012

Informal Happy Hour for UMN Law Alumni and Current Students who are in the DC area!

Please join your fellow UMN Law Alumni for another informal happy hour at BlackFinn. This time we are also inviting current law students who are in the DC area for the summer. This will be a great opportunity to meet current students and show them how robust the UMN Law Alumni community in DC is, and of course to catch up with old friends.

BlackFinn will extend happy hour specials until 8pm for our group, and will offer a special drink called the Fighting Mondale. The details are below--mark your calendars now and please encourage your alumni contacts to attend!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
BlackFinn
1620 I (eye) Street NW
5:30-8pm

We hope to see you there,
Your DC-Area Alumni Ambassadors
Chuck Bruse ('71), Kate McKnight ('08), and Maisa Jean Frank ('10)

P.S. As a reminder, if you know of any UMN Law School alums who are not included in the listserv, please encourage them to sign up by following this link or emailing lawalum@umn.edu.

SAVE THE DATE: St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
10:00am-3:00pm
North Star Ball Room, St. Paul Campus

Attend this job fair to connect with employers seeking full-time employees and interns in the fields of Agriculture, Animal Science, Banking/Finance, Bio-based Products, Communication, Food Industry, Retail and Sales & Marketing. For details visit careerhelp.umn.edu/spjobfair.

July 6, 2012

You're Invited: Cocktails & Conversation -- Dallas office of Alston & Bird

Law School Class of 2014

Please join us for Cocktails & Conversation

Thursday, July 19, 2012
5:30 p.m.
2828 N. Harwood Street, Suite 1800, Dallas, TX 75201
*Sponsored by the Diversity Committee

Please RSVP by July 16th to Robert Morris at robert.morris@alston.com

You're Invited: Cocktails & Conversation -- Dallas office of Alston & Bird

Law School Class of 2014

Please join us for Cocktails & Conversation

Thursday, July 19, 2012
5:30 p.m.
2828 N. Harwood Street, Suite 1800, Dallas, TX 75201
*Sponsored by the Diversity Committee

Please RSVP by July 16th to Robert Morris at robert.morris@alston.com

July 5, 2012

Upcoming 2L Government Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 2L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks. Details of these programs are provided in the 2011-12 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at https://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. Log in information is on Symplicity's homepage.

Fall
• Commission on International Religious Freedom - Volunteer Internship Programs (Unpaid, Deadline 07/01/12)

July 3, 2012

2012 Northwest Minority Job Fair

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is honored to serve as host of the Northwest Minority Job Fair in its 26th year. Our firm is committed to encouraging opportunities that promote diversity throughout the legal community. The Job Fair provides employers with an opportunity to interview applicants from across the country while offering law students a forum to interact with both potential employers and fellow students.

Sponsored and funded by a consortium of private and public sector employers, the Job Fair will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98101-3045.

Aapplicant registration opens on Monday, July 2, 2012, at www.nwmjf.org.

Fulbright Fellowship Info Session

Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
101 Walter Library

RSVP at http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/fulbright/
Sessions are limited to 40 participants.

The Fulbright application is due on September 5, 2012. For more details, click here.