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September 24, 2012

Undergrad Mock Trial Competition

The University of Minnesota Undergraduate Mock Trial Association (UMTA) is hosting an invitational undergraduate mock trial tournament the weekend of October 12-14. We need volunteers to judge tournament rounds. You do not need any prior experience to judge mock trial, as we will go over the basics with you before each round.

The tournament will be held on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. Judges are needed during the following times:

Friday, October 12: 6:00-10:00pm
Saturday, October 13: 8:00am-12:00pm and/or 12:30-4:00pm
Sunday, October 14: 8:00-11:30am

If you are available to judge any/all of these rounds, please sign up by contacting mtrial@umn.edu. Please specify which round(s) you are willing to judge. Megan Howe will confirm your registration via email.

September 21, 2012

Accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Student Experience Program (formerly known as the U.S. Department of State Internship Program)

Announcing the U.S. Department of State Student Experience Program (formerly known as the U.S. Department of State Internship Program).

This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America's principle foreign affairs agency.

The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in - and with - Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America's diplomatic efforts.

As a Student Experience intern, you may have the opportunity to:

Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America's foreign policy; and
Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.
So consider spending your summer 2013 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America's foreign policy initiatives. You'll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit.*

* Applicants who are selected for a U.S. Department of State Student Experience can contact the selecting bureau, or the central Student Programs office, if they require further details about the program to support their request for academic credit.

Please visit http://careers.state.gov/students/programs for more information about the Student Experience Program, and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 2, 2012.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

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.

· Department of Energy - Office of General Counsel Attorneys Honors Program (Paid, Deadline not yet established was 09/23/11)
· Office of Personnel Management - Presidential Management Fellows Program (Paid, Deadline not yet established was 09/25/11)
· Housing & Urban Development - Office of General Counsel Legal Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/28/12)
· Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - 2013 Legal Division Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/12)
· Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Atomic Safety & Licensing Board Panel Judicial Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/12)

Spring
· Environmental Protection Agency - R8 Office of Regional Counsel Volunteer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/12)
· Sacramento County CA District Attorney's Office - Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/12)

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.

Fall
· The White House Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/23/12)
· Environmental Protection Agency - R8 Office of Regional Counsel Volunteer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/12)
· Sacramento County CA District Attorney's Office - Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/12

Summer
· City of Philadelphia - District Attorney's Office Summer Legal Internships (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 09/28/12)
· Environmental Protection Agency - R7 Summer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/12)
· Federal Reserve Board - Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/12)

Programs with "Rolling Deadlines" review applications and fill positions on an ongoing basis, so apply early for these programs.

Emory Law: More Than Practice: 2012 EPIC Conference

The Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC, Emory Law School's public interest student group) is delighted to announce their conference entitled "And Justice for All? Criminal Justice in the South." The conference will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Emory University School of Law.

There is no fee to attend (small charge for those seeking CLE credits), but registration is requested in order to plan for materials and meals.

September 19, 2012

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice: 2012-2013 Ambassodor Program

The Ambassador Program is an informal mentoring program in which local law students of color are paired with attorneys from our member organizations. This program is a great way for students to form an informal relationship with and gain insight from attorneys from a number of Twin Cities law firms and corporate legal departments.

If you are interested in being matched with an attorney, please send your contact information to lawcareers@umn.edu.

September 14, 2012

Job Openings

United Nations Secretariat is transitioning to a new online recruitment system. During the transition period, both the previous and the new system will run in parallel. When applying for a job, you will be automatically directed to the appropriate system. For information on how to apply for a job, go to Application Process.

Applications from women candidates are strongly encouraged as the United Nations supports gender equality in the workplace.

The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts.

September 10, 2012

Volunteer Event for Environmental Attorneys and Law Students - September 15

Please join law students and other members of the Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy law section of the MSBA for a native planting project with the City of Saint Paul. This will be a great opportunity to help improve the community and meet other attorneys and students interested in environmental and energy law.

When: 9:30-11:30 am, Saturday, September 15, 2012

Where: Saint Paul's Heritage Park

What to wear: Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and be prepared to get dirty!

What to bring: Yourself, a friend, and a water bottle. All tools will be provided.

Please RSVP to David Zoll (djzoll@locklaw.com) by Wednesday, September 12.

September 6, 2012

SAVE THE DATE: Robert Bosch and Alfa Fellowship Programs Informational Session

Professional Fellowship Programs

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Room 205
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
12:00 - 1:00 PM

The Robert Bosch Foundation and Alfa Fellowship Programs at Cultural Vistas. These fellowships are distinguished international initiatives that each year offer accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete high-level professional development programs in either Germany (Bosch) or Russia (Alfa). Fellows are recruited from the fields of business administration, journalism, law, public policy, and other closely related fields. We recruit heavily at top graduate institutions around the country, which has led me to you at the University of Minnesota Law School!

September 5, 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.

· 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 09/09/12)

· 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)

· Comptroller of the Currency - Law Department Chief Counsel's Employment Program (Paid, Deadline 09/17/12)

· Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Louis D. Brandeis Attorney Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/17/12)

· Federal Communications - Office of General Counsel 2013 Attorney Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/21/12)


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


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

· United States Sentencing Commission - Legal Internship (Paid, Deadline 09/07/12)

· Health & Human Services - Office of Counsel to the Inspector General Legal Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/21/12)


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.

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


Spring
· 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)

· United State Sentencing Commission - Legal Internship (Paid, Deadline 09/07/12)

· Department of Health & Human Services - Office of Counsel to the Inspector General Legal Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/21/12)