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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.

July 24, 2012

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).

October 21, 2011

Summer Internship in Washington, DC for Native Americans and Alaska Natives Info Session

The Udall Foundation invites you to attend our upcoming info session about the Native American Congressional Internship Program.

The Internship Program is a ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC, for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, and a daily stipend for food and incidentals. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, experience an insider's view of the federal government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance.

We look forward to having you join us!

Date: Nov. 10
Time: 4:00pm
Location: University of Minnesota School of Law, Rm. 15

For more information about the Internship Program, please visit: www.udall.gov.

October 17, 2011

Summer Internship in Washington, DC for Native Americans and Alaska Natives Info Session

The Udall Foundation invites you to attend our upcoming info session about the Native American Congressional Internship Program.

The Internship Program is a ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC, for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, and a daily stipend for food and incidentals. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, experience an insider's view of the federal government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance.

We look forward to having you join us!

Date: Nov. 10
Time: 4:00pm
Location: University of Minnesota School of Law, Rm. 15

For more information about the Internship Program, please visit: www.udall.gov.

September 3, 2010

Ellison to host Clean Energy Jobs Forum and Resource Fair

Ellison to host Clean Energy Jobs Forum and Resource Fair
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010, 5:30-8:00PM CDT

Who:

* Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05)

* Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins - CEO, Green for All

* J. Drake Hamilton - Science Policy Director, Fresh Energy

* John Dybvig - Economic Development Manager, Blue-Green Alliance

* Gerardo Ruiz - CEO, Solarflow Energy


What: Congressman Keith Ellison to host a resource fair and town hall forum on clean energy jobs.

Town hall forum presenters, including national expert Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins of Green for All, will highlight the economic and job potential in the clean energy sector. They will address the training needs and policy changes necessary to take full advantage of the growth in the clean energy industry.

A resource fair preceding the forum will feature clean energy employers with current job openings, information on job training opportunities, access to job placement assistance, and information from non-profit clean energy advocates.

When: Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Resource fair begins at 5:30PM (CDT), Program begins at 6:00PM (CDT)

Where: Intermediate District 287 South Education Center
7450 Penn Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Throughout the August recess, the Congressman is addressing issues important to our community.
This week the Congressman will be focusing on a series of events and meetings that will address job creation and economic opportunity.

June 19, 2009

New CPDC Resources

The guide to participating in On- and Off-Campus Interview Programs was sent to all 2Ls and 3Ls via email yesterday. Even if you are not sure about participating in the interview programs, be sure to check out the guide for information on federal government hiring, fellowships, and other opportunities.

Along with the guide, the email contained a new sample resume and a cover letter guide - watch for these to be posted to the CPDC website soon.

As always, email cpdc@umn.edu, stop by the office, or call 612.625.1866 if you have questions!

February 2, 2009

Halleland Lewis tells its story

First year law students begin to try to distinguish law firms from one another in the spring and they are hungry for useful information. Lateral candidates with a body of knowledge with which to compare firms are looking for information all of the time.

One firm has gone to great lengths to give both students and lawyers the information they need to seek out a firm with a well-defined point of view and a willingness to put character and culture on the line.

Halleland Lewis Nilan & Johnso, a 13-year-old firm in Minneapolis, consulted associates and partners and created the Lawyer Job Interview Translator. It is funny and pointed. It addresses the questions and issues that law students and lawyers care about. It offers a wry perspective on issues that are often muddled, mumbled and glossed over in interviews, and it opens the door for students and lawyers to ask serious questions about diversity, leadership, technology, office culture and compensation in their interviews.

This 58-lawyer firm has focus: labor and employment, business law, intellectual property litigation, product liability and mass tort litigation, commercial litigation, and health care, and a clear plan to develop lawyers and to connect them with clients. The firm represents national and regional clients, and by culture and demonstrated history, junior lawyers get first-class training and front-line responsibility.

July 24, 2008

Halleland Lewis' recruiting micro site

Halleland Lewis has a new recruiting micro site.