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October 25, 2012

The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program

The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program provides an excellent avenue for employment in a range of federal agencies. If you have questions about the PMF program, please contact your career counselor.

Interested students and graduates should carefully review the PMF Program and Application information located at: http://www.pmf.gov/opportunity/index.aspx
The very first step in successfully becoming a PMF is paying attention to the details of the application process. Below is an approximate timeline of the major steps in the process, as it relates to the PMF Class of 2013's application cycle. Please note the assessment process may impact dates shown below. The chart will be updated accordingly. All timelines are subject to change.

Monday, November 5, 2012: Application for the PMF Class of 2013 opens via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS at https://www.usajobs.gov/; search for "Presidential Management Fellows". Eligible applicants must also complete the on-line assessment prior to the announcement closing.

Monday, November 19, 2012: Application for the PMF Class of 2013 closes at 11:59pm (ET)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012: Deadline for applicants to submit supporting documentation for any claims for Veterans' Preference.

Mid-December 2012:
• Applicants notified of eligibility
• Semi-Finalists selected and notified
• Semi-Finalists start scheduling their in-person assessment

January/February 2013: In-person assessments conducted for Semi-Finalists

March 2013: Semi-Finalists notified of Finalist status via email

Spring 2013: PMF Class of 2013 Finalists Job Fair (Washington, DC, metro area)

October 24, 2012

Lunch with Practitioner Series: John Stuart

Please join the Career Center in welcoming John Stuart for our upcoming Lunch with Practitioner program. John has worked as a public defender in Minnesota since 1978. For the last 22 years, as State Public Defender, he has supervised a developing statewide system that provides adult and juvenile court defense services to all 87 counties, employing 500 lawyers-full and part-time--and 200 support staff in 32 offices. He is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo Law School, where he was law clerk for the Attica Brothers' Legal Defense.

John served 7 years as Co-Chair of the American Council of Chief Defenders, and for 5 years on the faculty of the National Defender leadership Institute. He has trained public defenders in 15 states and in Eastern Europe. In Minnesota, he is a member of the Drug Court Initiative, the Juvenile Justice Coalition, the Racial Fairness Subcommittee of the Supreme Court Equal Justice Committee, and the Sentencing Guidelines Commission. He has taught as an adjunct at the University of Minnesota Law School and the William Mitchell College of Law. He is co-author of Felony Sentencing in Minnesota (Butterworth, 1985), and several articles on sentencing policy and juvenile justice.

This lunch event is an informal conversation between students and Mr. Stuart. After opening remarks, students will have plenty of opportunity for Q & A.

Lunch provided!

**Space is limited! RSVP via the Symplicity "Events" tab**

October 18, 2012

All Students: 18th Annual Career Options Night

When: Thursday, November 8th, 5:30PM-7:00PM
Where: Robins, Kaplin, Miller & Ciresi 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.

All Students: 2012 Quad Law Schools Public Interest Career Expo

Where: University of Minnesota Law School
When: Tuesday, October 23, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
MJF Summer Clerkship Panel
4:30-5:30 PM, Room 40

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.

Public Interest Career Fair
5:30-7:00 PM, Robins, Kaplin, Miller & Ciresi Concourse
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.

Sponsored by Minnesota Justice Foundation, University of Minnesota Law School, Hamline University, University of St. Thomas Law School, and William Mitchell College of Law.
**2L, 3L: RSVP through Symplicity Events tab**
**1L: RSVP to lawcareers**

October 12, 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 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm.

Spring

· California Franchise Tax Board - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/12)

· Department of Energy - Office of General Counsel, Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Rolling Basis by 10/15/12)

· Executive Office of the President - Office of Science & Technology Policy OSTP Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/12)

· U.S. House of Representatives - Committee on the Judicial Majority Office Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/12)

· Office of the City Attorney San Francisco - 2013 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/19/12)

· Securities & Exchange Commission - Summer Honors Law Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/20/12)

· Election Assistance Commission - Office of General Counsel Law Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/25/12)

· Executive Office of the President - Office of Administration General Counsel's Office Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/29/12)

· Department of Health & Human Services - Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/12)

· Overseas Private Investment Corporation - Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/12)

· Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Legal Services Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline Late Oct.)


Summer

· Department of Defense - Office of General Counsel 2013 OSD Summer Honors Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 10/11/12)

· Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Competition Honors Legal Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 10/12/12)

· Environmental Protection Agency - R9 Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 10/15/12)

· Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Office of General Counsel 2013 Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/12)

· Department of Homeland Security - Office of General Counsel Pathways Internship - Law Clerk (Paid, Deadline 10/15/12)

· Texas Attorney General - Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/12)

· Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Consumer Protection Summer Honors Legal Intern (Paid, Deadline 10/18/12 First Screening Deadline; 10/29/12 Final Deadline)

· Federal Bureau of Investigation - Summer Volunteer Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 10/22/12)

· Ohio Attorney General's Office - Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 10/29/12)

· Securities & Exchange Commission - Summer Honors Law Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/29/12)

· Maricopa County Attorney - Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/12)

· Sacramento County CA District Attorney's Office - Summer Law Student Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 10/31/12)

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

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 Labor - Office of the Solicitor Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 10/12/12)

· Army Corps of Engineers - Chief Counsel's Civilian Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 10/15/12)

· National Labor Relations Board - Board General Counsel HW & Regional Offices Honors Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 10/15/12)

· New York City Law Department - One-Year Corporation Counsel Clerkship (Paid, Deadline 10/31/12)


Spring
· California Franchise Tax Board - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/12)

· Department of Energy - Office of General Counsel Law Student internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/12)

· Executive Office of the President - Office of Science & Technology Policy OSTP Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/12)

· U.S. House of Representatives - Committee on the Judiciary Majority Office Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/12)

· Office of the City Attorney San Francisco - 2013 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/19/12)

· Securities & Exchange Commission - Law Student Observer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/19/12)

· Election Assistance Commission - Office of General Counsel Law Clerkship Program (Paid, Deadline, 10/25/12)

· Executive Office of the President - Office of Administration General Counsel's Office Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/29/12)

· Department of Health & Human Services - Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/12)

· Overseas Private Investment Corporation - Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/12)

· Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Legal Services Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline Late Oct.)

Upcoming 2L Government Honors Deadlines

Summer

· Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Consumer Protection Summer Honors Legal Intern (Paid, Deadline 10/18/12 First Screening Deadline; 10/29/12 Final Deadline)

· Ohio Attorney General's Office - Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 10/19/12)

· Securities & Exchange Commission - Summer Honors Law Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/20/12)

October 10, 2012

SAVE THE DATE: CAREERS IN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

Cohosted by the Dept. of Political Science and Global Studies

Wednesday, October 24th
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: West Bank Union Auditorium (Wiley Hall, Room 20)

Come and meet with a group of panelists who work in the govern-ment and political sectors. Learn more about these fields, ask questions, and discover how to make yourself a marketable candi-date for positions within government and politics.

Panelists Include:
Anna Abbey, Conflict Resolution Specialist for the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

Mohammad Ali, Legislative Correspondent for U.S. Senator Al Franken, Washing-ton, D. C.

Vanna Chan, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. State Department

Matt Roznowski, Communications Director, Congressman Keith Ellison's Re-election Campaign

John Trombley, Assistant Director, Minnesota State Senate Information Office

SAVE THE DATE: CAREERS IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

Cohosted by the Dept. of Political Science and Global Studies

Thursday, October 11
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 1-109 Hanson Hall

Come and meet graduates of the Departments of Political Science and Global Studies who work in the nonprofit sector. Learn more about nonprofit work and how to make yourself a marketable candidate for this profession.

Alumni Panelists Include:
Scott Hvizdos (Political Science alum)
Director of Communications and Administration
The Jefferson Center for New Democratic
Processes and Promoting Healthy Democracy

Patricia Johnson (Global Studies alumna)
Board Advancement/Major Donor Research
PRI Public Radio International

Christina Wessel (Political Science alumna)
Budget Project Deputy Director
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

October 8, 2012

SAVE THE DATE: Please Join Us for the Annual Law Student & New Lawyers PIZZA RECEPTION!

Sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law Section

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
50 South Sixth Street, Suite 1500, downtown Minneapolis

Come and visit with Minnesota lawyers who practice in environmental law, energy law, land use and related areas. We will have attorneys in private practice from firms of all sizes, in-house and government and public-interest attorneys.

This is a great opportunity to network and to learn about environmental law and the Minnesota legal community! Take some time away from work and the books, eat some pizza, and have some friendly conversation with lawyers and other law students.

The Pizza Reception will be preceded by a Frac Sand Mining CLE at 4:00 p.m.

RSVP by Friday, October 12, 2012 to Molly Malone at 612-278-6376 or MMolly@mnbar.org.

October 4, 2012

Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum

SAVE THE DATE!
October 16, 7:00-9:00am
Blackwell Burke P.A.

We would like to invite you to the inaugural meeting of the Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum.

The forum will be a quarterly gathering of local outside counsel, in-house counsel, public-sector attorneys, the judiciary, technologists, and IT professionals dedicated to sharing knowledge and experiences about e-discovery best practices to create a stronger Twin Cities e-discovery community.

At our meetings and at other select events, we will cooperatively discuss current e-discovery issues, educate the local legal community about the challenges posed by electronic discovery, and arrive at cost-effective, ethical, and practical solutions.

The Twin Cities is home to some of the nation's e-discovery's top talent. Among those national e-discovery thought-leaders that are committed to launching the forum are:

* George Socha: President of Socha Consulting LLC, Co-Founder of EDRM, and Co-Founder of Asperee.
* David Yerich: Director of E-Discovery, United Health Group.
* Michael J. McGuire: Shareholder and eDiscovery Counsel, Littler Mendelson.

Format

Each meeting will have a different topic. There will be a meet and greet with a continental breakfast between 7:30-8:00am, followed by a presentation and a question- and-answer period ending at 9:00am.

Vision

The forum is:

· Free: There will be no charge, no dues, and no fees for our quarterly meetings. Each meeting will be hosted by a different participant.

· Open: The forum is an open-source e-discovery program. Anyone interested may attend.

· Flexible: Because e-discovery is constantly evolving, the forum will be decentralized, voluntary, and nimble. Without a rigid agenda and formal structure, it can adjust to meet the ever-changing needs of the legal and technology communities.

· Collaborative: As the experience of other cities' e-discovery groups with this format show, the forum is not a CLE--it is a group discussion. Because our discussions are confidential, and because we know and trust our neighbors in the legal community, the forum will foster a more unified, more effective, and more collaborative Twin Cities e-discovery culture.

Origin

The forum is modeled after the Friends of E-Discovery groups that Karl Schieneman, Tom Allen, Pete Pepiton, and other lawyers have helped form in Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Nashville. They have had great success, particularly in bringing together the judiciary, lawyers, IT staff, and technologists.

For more information about these groups, go to www.friendsofediscovery.com.

Opening Meeting Logistics

Our first meeting will be from 7:30-9:00am on October 16, at 431 South 7th Street, Suite 2500, in Minneapolis. It will be hosted by Blackwell Burke P.A. (www.blackwellburke.com).

Opening Meeting Topic

After my brief opening presentation, Karl Schieneman will share some of the successes that e-discovery groups with this format have had. This will lead to a roundtable discussion on our most pressing e-discovery issues, and what we hope to gain from the forum.

Mr. Schieneman is a nationally recognized e-discovery thought-leader. He is president and founder of ReviewLess LLC (www.reviewless.co), an e-discovery provider. And he hosts the popular, always insightful, and always free ESI Bytes podcasts (www.esibytes.com).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please contact Brendan Kenny (bkenny@blackwellburke.com) you are interested in helping with the forum, if you plan on attending the October 16 meeting, or if you have any questions.

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES!

The University Student Legal Service's Board of Directors is pleased to invite you to its 35th anniversary celebration this year! The event is a celebration of the legal profession and, in particular, service to students on campus. USLS lawyers and student volunteers have been serving undergraduate and graduate students for the past 35 years in the form of educational programming and litigation, and we're hopeful you will be able to join us in honoring their dedication.

The event will be Thursday, October 18, from 4:30 to 6:00 PM in the TCF Bank Stadium's DQ Club Room. At 5:30, there will be a brief program featuring notables such as Chief Justice Gildea, Justice Paul Anderson, Senator Klobuchar, and Rep. Ellison. Before the program, there will be hors d'oeuvres catered by Kafe 421 and a social. Past members of USLS and outside members of the legal community will be present, and it would be our pleasure to make your acquaintance.

-USLS Board of Directors

October 3, 2012

Sidebar - Meet the Ramsey County Judges

Thursday, October 4
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
O'Gara's Bar and Grill
164 N Snelling Avenue, St. Paul

Join us in welcoming the newest judges, Leonardo Castro and Patrick Diamond to the bench.

Sponsored by: Thomas C. Plunkett, Thomas C. Plunkett, Attorney at Law and Charlie Clippert, Clippert Law Firm

No prior registration is required.