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November 30, 2012

MWL's 24th Annual Holiday Benefit

Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly has three tickets available for students to attend the Minnesota Women Lawyers 24th Annual Holiday Benefit on December 6. Please email Sarah Johansen, sjohansen@oppenheimer.com if you are interested in attending. First come first serve.

November 14, 2012

Announcing the 2012 Best Law Firms for Women

We invite you to download the press release about the initiative and the executive summary highlighting the key data. Additionally, we encourage you to download our winning law firm features and the accompanying article I authored that appears in Working Mother entitled "Why Work Life Still Matters". You can also review more extensive law firm features about each individual winning firm.

This year, we will host a Best Law Firms for Women Career Accelerator Summit on December 5, 2012, from 9 - 11:30 a.m. at Cipriani, 110 East 42nd Street, New York, New York. At the Summit, I will moderate a panel discussion and facilitate breakout group conversations among general counsel and women partners from the winning firms on the topic Blueprinting Women for Success. General counsel panelists include: Susan Lees, Executive Vice-President & General Counsel, Allstate Insurance Company; Andra Shapiro, Executive Vice-President Business Affairs & General Counsel, Nickelodeon; Lewis Steverson, Senior Vice-President, General Counsel & Secretary to the Board, Motorola Solutions, Inc.; and, Julie Sweet, General Counsel, Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer, Accenture.

Following the Summit, we will celebrate our winning firms at a Gala Awards Luncheon from 12 - 2 p.m. at Cipriani. To purchase tickets for the Summit, Awards Luncheon or both, please click here.

November 12, 2012

All Students: Career opportunities at the Department of Justice and the US Attorney's Office

When: November 13, 12:15 PM
Where: Law School, Room 65
If you are interested in learning about summer internship and employment opportunities at the United States Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Office of Minnesota, we encourage you to come to our Lunch with Practitioner series with Mark Kappelhoff and Greg Brooker.

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Department of Justice offers a broad range of opportunities for experienced attorneys to work on many significant and complex issues that face our nation. Their lawyers work in virtually every area of legal practice.

The United States Justice Department selects about 1800 volunteer interns each year. Approximately 800 interns volunteer during each academic year, and roughly 1000 interns volunteer each summer. These positions are uncompensated but are highly sought after because of the responsibility and experience they offer.

The Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) is the Department's competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. Each year, wehire approximately 100 -120 paid summer legal interns. The majority of SLIP hires are second year law students who work at Justice the summer between their second and third years of law school. The SLIP is also open to recent law school graduates between graduation and the start of a judicial clerkship or full-time qualifying legal fellowship.

In addition, The Attorney General's Honors Program is Justice's competitive, centralized recruitment program that is the only way for new attorneys (i.e., third-year law students and students who enter judicial clerkships, graduate law programs, or qualifying fellowships within 9 months of law school graduation) to enter Justice in an attorney position.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE - DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA

The mission of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota is to ensure it provides the United States with high quality and professional legal representation, maintaining the highest ethical standards and, at all times, pursuing justice. It is wholly committed to the promotion of the public good and the safety of the community.

Law students who have completed at least one full semester of legal study by the application deadline are eligible to apply. Most successful applicants intern the summer between their second and third year of law school; however, graduating law students who will enter a judicial clerkship or a full-time graduate law program may intern
following graduation.

November 9, 2012

SAVE THE DATE: FOREIGN SERVICE INFORMATION SESSION

Wanda Ferguson-Augustus

Foreign Service

THIS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

12:15PM
Law School, Room 65

November 2, 2012

Employment-based Visas and Permanent Residency Workshop - November 28

An immigration specialist from a local immigration law firm will give an overview of employment-based visa options including H-1B Temporary Worker Visas, O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visas, as well as information on the process for becoming a permanent resident.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
4:00-5:30 pm
235 Blegen Hall

H-1B Visa Workshop - November 15

An immigration attorney from a local law firm will provide information on H-1B eligibility requirements, the application process, and the necessary timelines. This workshop is specifically for people who are interested in becoming an H-1B for employers other than University of Minnesota.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
4:00-5:30 pm
CSOM L-114

H-1B Visa Workshop - November 15

An immigration attorney from a local law firm will provide information on H-1B eligibility requirements, the application process, and the necessary timelines. This workshop is specifically for people who are interested in becoming an H-1B for employers other than University of Minnesota.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
4:00-5:30 pm
CSOM L-114

November 1, 2012

The ABA's Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The ABA's Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is now accepting applications from 2Ls as of Nov. 1st and will accept applications from 1Ls as of Dec. 1. Diverse students are placed with state and federal judges for summer internships. The deadline is January 4, 2013. Diversity is defined to include racial, ethnic, disabilities, LGBT, and economically disadvantaged. Participating judges are located in include AZ, CA, DC, FL, IL, PA, TX, and WA. $1500 stipend.