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Corporate and Nonprofit Summer 2015 Legal Internships (March 04, 2015)

Below are links to corporate and nonprofit summer 2015 clerkship opportunities that are not featured on the CSO Job Bank.

Corporate

Nonprofit

Additional job opportunities may also be found directly via employer websites and job aggregation sites, such as LawStudentJobs.netLinkedIn, and Indeed. Read individual job postings and websites carefully and only submit materials requested.

Judicial Clerkship Workshop on Friday, March 6, 2015 – RSVP

On Friday, March 6, five judges from around the country will be at Texas Law to speak with students about clerkships and the application process. Every student who already has a 2016-term clerkship or is applying for a 2016 clerkship is required to attend the panel and one of the break-out discussions; 1Ls are also encouraged to attend.

The following judges will be participating in the Workshop:  Judge Leslie Southwick, U.S. District Court for the Fifth Circuit (Jackson, MS); Judge Vince Chhabria, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco, CA); Judge Lance Africk, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans, LA); Judge Elaine Kaplan, U.S. Court of Federal Claims (Washington, DC); and Justice Jeff Brown, Supreme Court of Texas (Austin, TX).

For a complete agenda, which includes the panel “Creating Your Strongest Clerkship Application,” from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the Eidman Courtroom followed by break-out discussions with the judges from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., please contact Katie Deetjen at clerk-admin@law.utexas.edu.

Students may also RSVP by Wednesday, March 4, on Symplicity. Please note for the break-out sessions with judges in small groups, students will be assigned a session and given the room number upon arrival at the panel.

The Voting Rights Act at 50: Preserving the Right to Vote (Lives in the Law with Dale Ho) on March 5, 2015

The Voting Rights Act at 50: Preserving the Right to Vote
Thursday, March 5, 2015
11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m. in the Eidman Courtroom and 12:45-1:45 p.m. in the Jury Room

Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, will speak at 11:45 a.m. in the Eidman Courtroom about voter suppression at the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. From 12:45-1:45 p.m., he’ll meet informally with students in the Jury Room to discuss his career path and answer questions.

Ho supervises the ACLU’s voting rights litigation nationwide. He has litigated cases under the federal Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act, including Shelby County v. Holder, and is a frequent television commentator on voting rights issues. Prior to joining the ACLU, he was Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Lunch will be served at 12:45 p.m. RSVP by Wednesday, March 4, on Symplicity by selecting the ‘Events’ tab.

Individual Meetings with Dale Ho on March 5
20-minute slots available from 2:15-3:35 p.m. in the Career Services Interview Suite
Interested students can meet directly with Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, following his Lives in the Law presentation.

To sign up for a 20-minute time slot, please email your availability to Nicole Simmons at nsimmons@law.utexas.edu. Preference will be given to students who attend either the 11:45 a.m. or 12:45 p.m. presentations. Hurry while spaces are still available!

Presented by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, the Career Services Office, and the ACLU of Texas; cosponsored by the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association, Public Interest Law Association, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights, and the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society.

Equal Justice America Student Summer 2015 Fellowships due March 23, 2015

Equal Justice America is pleased to offer fellowships of up to $4,000 to students who will work full-time during Summer 2015 for organizations providing direct civil legal assistance for the poor.

To apply, students need to have a placement lined up first with an organization and must have their applications postmarked by March 23, 2015.

If you have any questions about Equal Justice America’s Fellowship Program, please contact Dan Ruben, Executive Director at EJA, at dan@equaljusticemaerica.org or Nicole Simmons, Director of Public Service Programs in the CSO, at nsimmons@law.utexas.edu.

Corporate, Nonprofit and Government Summer 2015 Legal Internships (Feb. 24, 2015)

Below are links to corporate, nonprofit and government summer 2015 clerkship opportunities that are not featured on the CSO Job Bank.

Corporate

Public Service

Additional job opportunities may also be found directly via employer websites and job aggregation sites, such as LawStudentJobs.net, LinkedIn, and Indeed. Read individual job postings and websites carefully and only submit materials requested.

Federal Resume Writing & Interview Techniques Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 26

Federal Resume Writing & Interview Techniques
Thursday, February 26, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in PAR 308
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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will be on campus to host a Federal Resume Writing & Interview Techniques Workshop. The recruiter from OPM will train students on how to create a federal government-targeted résumé and prepare for federal interviews. All Texas Law students are welcome to attend.

The workshop will cover two primary topics:

  • Federal Resume Writing – Job seekers will be able to apply for Federal positions using a resume and an optional cover letter.  This workshop will provide participants with information on how best to write a resume that highlights strengths and accomplishments. Students will learn what information to include on their resume, tips to market themselves, and how to describe their experience.  Participants will leave this session armed with information to craft an effective Federal resume.
  • Interview Techniques – Participants will learn what to do prior to, during and after interviewing for Federal jobs.  After the session, students will know what the entire interview process will entail, to include the types of questions that will be asked and how to respond.

If you have any questions, please contact Denyse Demel, Government Career Counselor, at ddemel@law.utexas.edu.

International Trademark Association Annual Meeting (May 2-6, 2015) – Student Scholarship Available

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is having its 137th Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA from May 2-6, 2015 and this event would be a great experience for students who are interested in IP or trademark law. During this meeting, we also have a Career Development Day on May 4, which is a day designed with programming and networking opportunities specifically for law students.

To help law students make their way to the Annual Meeting, INTA has a scholarship program that provides a complimentary registration and up to $500 travel reimbursement to the meeting.  Interested students should complete the application form and submit an essay for consideration.

New InterviewStream Mobile App

The InterviewStream Mobile app provides users with the following:

  • InterviewStream Enterprise – for job-seekers and candidates invited to conduct interviews
  • InterviewStream Prep – for students and professionals perfecting their interviewing skills
  • InterviewStream Train – for professionals invited to train through the RolePlayPro desktop application

The new InterviewStream Mobile app for iPhone is currently available on the Apple iTunes Store. InterviewStream Mobile for Android has an anticipated release date of March 1, 2015.

InterviewStream: 24/7 Online Interview Platform
Whether you are new to interviewing, feel like you need some extra practice, or received a last-minute interview and do not have a lot of time to prepare, our new interview platform, InterviewStream, provides expert tips and the opportunity to practice your interviewing skills on your own schedule. Anytime. Anywhere. Using your own computer and webcam, practice with prerecorded interviews or customize your own. You may then watch, assess and request feedback of your video from CSO Career Counselors, mentors or advisors.

For complete instructions, please visit the CSO’s InterviewStream instruction page.

Corporate, Nonprofit and Government Summer 2015 Legal Internships (Feb. 19, 2015)

Below are links to corporate, nonprofit and government summer 2015 clerkship opportunities that are not featured on the CSO Job Bank.

Corporate

Public Service

Additional job opportunities may also be found directly via employer websites and job aggregation sites, such as LawStudentJobs.net, LinkedIn, and Indeed. Read individual job postings and websites carefully and only submit materials requested.

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program – Student Registration Now Open thru March 9, 2015

The Loyola University Chicago School of Law will be hosting the 2015 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday and Friday, July 30-31, in Chicago. This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers and rising 2L and 3L students (Classes of 2016 and 2017).

Last year roughly 135 employers, 190 law schools, and 1,400 law students from across the country participated in the program. The program is entirely preselected, which means that students submit resumes and transcripts to bid on interviews with the employers they are interested in, and employers then review the materials of the students who bid on them and select the students they wish to interview at the program. Last year, approximately half of the participating students were selected for interviews.

Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program. You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.

Online Student Registration
Student registration is now open and closes on Monday, March 9. At this stage of registration, you will only need to enter some basic information (you will upload your resume and bid on interviews later in the semester). Please note that our school is listed alphabetically as “The University of Texas School of Law” on the registration form’s drop down menu of law schools.

There is a non-refundable $35 registration fee, which you must pay by credit card to complete your online registration. If you are a member of IPLS, they will reimburse this fee.

Once you have registered, the program staff will communicate with you directly via email to the address that you entered when registering for the program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Natalie Aitken in the Career Services Office at naitken@law.utexas.edu.

 

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