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August 30, 2012

Upcoming Lunch with Practitioner Programs

The Career Center is happy to announce the launching of the 2012-2013 Lunch with a Practitioner Series. The events are meant to encourage students to interact and ask questions of practicing attorneys to learn more about specific practice areas. With that in mind, we limit the size of each lunch to 20. RSVP is required through the events tab of Symplicity on a first come/first serve basis. Lunch will be provided.

We have two events scheduled for September:

Thursday, September 6, 2012, 12:15-1:15pm, Room 55 - INTERNATIONAL TRADE/COMPLIANCE - LATIN AMERICA

Ryan Strom, Class of 2003, is Senior Counsel of Brand Integrity for Philip Morris International, in Mexico City, where he oversees criminal and civil litigation in Latin America and Canada against counterfeiters, illicit manufacturers, importers, illegal distribution networks and points of sale. He Manages compliance issues regarding US, UK and Latin American anti-bribery laws including developing and implementing global training programs. He also develops strategic analyses of laws governing free trade zones, customs regulations, competition law, manufacturing taxes, and import/export requirements. Prior to his work at Philip Morris Mr. Strom was an associate at Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A., in Minneapolis, MN.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 12:15-1:15pm, Room 65 - INTERNATIONAL LAW - JAPAN

Matthew Wilson has 20 years professional and legal experience dealing with matters involving Asia. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wyoming College of Law where he continues to teach and engage in international legal matters. Prior to law school, he worked in Japan for electronic giants Sony and Yokogawa Electric. During law school, he interned for an international law firm on Saipan in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Western Pacific). After participating in Temple University Law School's semester study abroad program in Tokyo and completing an internship for GE Medical Systems Japan, he took an extended leave of absence from law school to participate in a multi-million dollar litigation on Saipan between two Japanese companies. After law school, he accepted a position with Akerman Senterfitt (Orlando office), where he handled a variety of international lawsuits involving intellectual property and commercial matters,
cross-border transactions, and multinational clients. He also served as general counsel for Advanced Telecommunication Network, Inc. (Tampa) prior to entering into academia. From 2003-2009, he served as an Associate Professor of Law for Temple University School of Law as well as Senior Associate Dean and General Counsel of Temple's Japan campus. In these capacities, he continued to handle international and cross-border matters.

MCN/MCF Joint Annual Conference: Allied for Action

Join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and the Minnesota Council on Foundations at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on November 1 - 2 for Allied for Action: Bridging Differences for the Greater Good. MCN and MCF members who register by August 31 will receive the Early Bird rate of $169, a savings of $30.

Why should you attend this year's conference?
Be part of the nation's largest convening of nonprofits, foundations and corporate grantmakers. This is your chance to share knowledge, gather resources and network with more than 1,400 of your peers.
Choose content ideally suited for you. No matter what your interest, this conference offers a wide array of learning opportunities and specific tools you can put to use immediately.
Hear from more than 100 experts and experienced speakers. They will share innovative and practical information on the subjects most important to your work.
Find inspiration from award winners. The stories of the 2012 Nonprofit Mission and Excellence Awards recipients will reignite your passion for your work.
Interact with more than 70 conference exhibitors. From online fundraising tools to insurance and banking services, the exhibitors have expertise and cost savings waiting for you.

Deadline Approaching - 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application

The Equal Justice Works Fellowships Program provides financial and other forms of support to lawyers working on innovative legal projects in nonprofit organizations across the country. The two-year Fellowships offer salary (up to $41,000 annually) and generous loan repayment assistance; a national training and leadership development program; and other forms of support during the term of the Fellowship.

As you may know, Equal Justice Works recruits law firms, corporations, bar associations, foundations, and individuals to fund the majority of our Fellowships. We refer to these funding partners as "sponsors."

We receive applications proposing projects in a wide range of subject matter and geographic areas. This year, we have particular sponsor interest without geographic constraint in several unique issue areas:
Corporate Accountability
Veterans Issues
Economic Justice/ Economic Opportunity (poverty alleviation, community benefit agreements, tax reform, sustainable development, microfinance)
Business Incubators
Access to Education Issues
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education
We therefore strongly encourage candidates that are interested in working on these issues beginning next fall to consider submitting an application.

The application deadline is September 18, 2012, 5 p.m. EDT.

General Information about 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application Process
The 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellowships application is available at www.equaljusticeworks.org. To review the application form, you must create a profile and an application name. All applications will be assessed according to the quality of the proposed project, the host organization and the individual candidate, in addition to consideration of other factors such as issue area and geographic diversity. Interviews will be conducted nationwide throughout the fall and winter, and offers will be extended on a rolling basis.

Equal Justice Works encourages sponsors to establish relationships with their Fellows from the beginning of the selection process and continue and grow these relationships throughout the Fellowship tenure. To facilitate this process, sponsors participate in the selection of the Fellows. Some sponsors will consider strong proposals located anywhere in the country and/or focused on any issue. However, many sponsors provide us with geographic or issue area preferences for their Fellowships (typically projects based in cities in which they have offices or on issues of interest) and then participate in the interviews. As previously mentioned, we have recruited sponsors who have expressed an interest in funding 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellows working on the particular issue areas included above.

August 24, 2012

Upcoming 3L Government Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 3L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks. Details of these programs are provided in the 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at https://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. Log in information is on your Symplicity Homepage.

· Department of State - Office of the Legal Advisor (Civil) - 3-Year New Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 09/01/12)

· Department of Justice - Attorney General's Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/04/12)

· Department of Justice - Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 09/04/12)

· Department of the Interior - Office of the Solicitor 2013 Honors Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 09/07/12)

· Washington Attorney General - Preferred Pool Status in Attorney Hiring (Paid, Deadline 09/12/12)

· Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General - Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 09/14/12)

· Oregon Department of Justice - Honors Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 09/14/12)

· Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Competition Entry Legal Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 09/15/12)


Fall
· Federal Communications Commission - Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Student Internship Program (Unpaid, 08/31/12)

· City of Houston Legal Department - Student Externships (Unpaid, Deadline 08/31/12)

· Illinois Attorney General's Office - Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/01/12)

· Department of Commerce - Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 09/15/12)


Spring
· Department of the Interior - Officer of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/01/12)

· Office of District Attorney Denver, CO - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline not yet established was 09/06/12)

· Executive Office of the President - Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/07/12)

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 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at https://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. Log in information is on your Symplicity Homepage.

Fall

· Federal Communications Commission - Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Student internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/31/12)

· City of Houston Legal Department - Student Externships (Unpaid, Deadline 08/31/12)

· Illinois Attorney General's Office - Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/01/12)

· Department of Commerce - Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 09/15/12)


Spring

· Department of the Interior - Office of the Solicitor legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/01/12)

· Office of the District Attorney Denver, CO - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline not yet established was 09/06/11)

· Executive Office of the President - Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/07/12)


Summer

· Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9 Volunteer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline early Sept.)

· Government Accountability Office - Office of General Counsel Summer Associate Program (Paid, Deadline 09/01/12)

· Department of State - Office of the Legal Advisor (Civil) Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/01/12)

· U.S. Dept. of Justice - Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 09/04/12)

· Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Consumer Protection 2013 Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 09/14/12)

· Central Intelligence Agency - Office of General Counsel Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 09/15/12)

· Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Competition Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 09/15/12)

· Department of Health & Human Services - Office of Counsel to the Inspector General Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline not yet established was 09/16/11)

SAVE THE DATE: Ramsey County Bar Association

New Lawyers Happy Hour!

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Join your colleagues for a FREE drink and appetizers! New and experienced attorneys as well as law students are encouraged to attend!

Thursday, September 6
Billy's on Grand
857 Grand Avenue, St. Paul

August 17, 2012

SAVE THE DATE: Recent Graduate & Student Networking Reception & Happy Hour

Hosted by the University of Minnesota Law School Office of Advancement
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
5:00 - 7:30 pm
at Mission American Kitchen & Bar

August 8, 2012

Proskauer's Silver Scholar Program

The Silver Scholar Program is an award initiative designed to increase diversity within our firm and the legal profession. The award is named after Edward Silver, the first elected Chairman of Proskauer and one of the nation's leading labor lawyers. The program reflects and is an outgrowth of Ed's lifelong commitment to fairness, diversity and equal opportunity.

Description of Program

The selected student will receive a summer associate position at Proskauer and be eligible for a cash award of up to $30,000 payable in installments. To receive the entire award, the student must a) accept an offer to participate in the summer associate program; b) complete the summer associate program; and c) receive and accept an offer to join our firm as an associate. Only second-year law students can apply.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.
Enrollment in a full-time program at an ABA-accredited law school
Outstanding academic achievement in college and law school
Demonstrate leadership abilities
Active involvement in the community

For complete details click here.