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Heather Jarvis: Five Easy Steps for Public Service Loan Forgiveness | Program Video & PDF

On January 30, 2015, national student loan expert Heather Jarvis addressed public service professionals and students from Texas Law and other Texas law schools on “Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps” during the annual Public Service Career Fair, the largest public service legal job fair in Texas.

View Video Presentation (UT-EID required; available until March 11, 2015)
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A former capital defense attorney with law school debt, Jarvis now dedicates her expertise to helping student loan borrowers make better decisions so that higher education can be a reality for all—not just those who can afford it. Specializing in training for high-debt borrowers and the people who love them, Jarvis has provided guidance and information to thousands of students and alumni

Corporate Summer 2015 Legal Internships (Feb. 6, 2015)

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

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.

Top 3 Tips to Secure a Legal Internship at the U.S. DOJ

Each year, more than 1,800 volunteer legal interns serve in Justice components and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the country. Students are encouraged to view the short 7-minute video to learn about important timelines, selection strategy, and application tips. Additional information about the volunteer intern program is available online.

U.S. DOJ Job Bank Mobile App Update

The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM) announces an update release for their mobile app available for iPhone. In addition, DOJ Law Jobs 2.1 now supports iPad, leveraging the bigger screen for a better job search experience. Based on user feedback we have refined functionality and added great features to the app, including:

  • Added support for new larger screens on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Added a “help overlay” that describes the purpose of the primary icons and buttons within the app
  • Added a “New” tag highlighting new jobs
  • Formatted “job” details so they can now be viewed in a single page
  • Consolidated search capabilities to enhance job search functions

In addition to the new features, users of the app will continue to create personalized job searches based on practice area, geographic preference, and hiring organization. DOJ Law Jobs also provides instructions on how to apply to attorney jobs and legal internships; saves search criteria for quick access to future opportunities; allows users to save, share, and email their favorite jobs; and provides access to hundreds of attorney jobs and legal internships at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Corporate Summer 2015 Legal Internships (Feb. 5, 2015)

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

Corporate

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.

Free 30-Minute Webinar: Bridging the Soft Skills Gap on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Over the past few years, talent acquisition professionals have spoken about the “skills gap,” where they can’t find enough qualified talent to fill open jobs.

However, many employers are now realizing that even the most qualified applicant needs skills beyond their education and experience to succeed in the workplace. Attributes like communication, self-awareness, and critical thinking make the difference between a failed hire and top performer.

Join InterviewStream for a presentation on ways that job-seekers, employers, and everyone in between can help to bridge the soft skills gap on Tuesday, February 17, from 12:30-1:00 p.m. Register online.

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, the Career Services Office offers an online interview platform, InterviewStream, which provides expert tips and the opportunity to practice your interviewing skills on your own schedule. Using your own computer and webcam, practice with pre-recorded interviews or customize your own. You may then watch, assess and request feedback of your video from CSO Career Counselors, mentors or advisors.

If you have any questions about how to use InterviewStream, please contact the CSO at 512-232-1150 or cso@law.utexas.edu.

2015 Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Public Policy Fellowship – Apply by March 13, 2015

The Squire Patton Boggs Foundation is pleased to contribute a fellowship worth $5,000 to support a University of Texas School of Law student who has completed either his/her first or second year of law school and will be working on public policy and related matters for a government agency, international organization or nonprofit public interest organization this summer. A preference will be given to veterans of the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars and students pursuing public service opportunities with organizations focused on business-related public policy issues, including economic development, banking, finance, community development, property and tax. Additional information on the Foundation and its past fellows can be found on the Foundation’s website and Facebook page.

To apply for the fellowship, please submit the following materials to the Career Services Office c/o Sooyeon Kim either in person in TNH 3.130, or by email to cso@law.utexas.edu:

  1. Resume;
  2. Law school transcript;
  3. Statement of interest—two to three double-spaced pages describing the organization you will work for, the type of work you anticipate you will be doing, why you are interested in the position and your long-term career goals. Also include the information on the length of your internship and whether you are receiving any pay or funding;
  4. List of three references; and
  5. Supporting statement from your sponsoring organization—confirming your offer, identifying your supervising attorney, and indicating the type of legal work you will do during your internship.

Applications should be submitted by noon on March 13, 2015.

Free Student Debt Webinar from Equal Justice Works on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Equal Justice Works will host a free webinar, JDs in Debt: What Law Students & Lawyers Need to Know about Managing Student Loans & Earning Public Service Loan Forgiveness, on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. (CT).

These student debt webinars are tailored for law students and lawyers, but the information is applicable to anyone who needs help managing their student debt.

Student Leadership Opportunities with the ABA

ABA student leaders have the unique chance to connect with seasoned ABA lawyer leaders, network with fellow law students from across the country, advocate on relevant law student issues, and learn policy-making skills.

Please note that all elected positions have “strict liability” deadlines and delivery requirements with no extensions granted. Please refer to the guidelines below for more information.

ABA Law Student Division membership is a prerequisite to leadership in the Division. A nominee / applicant must be a member in good standing at the time their application is filed. A member in good standing is one who has paid their dues in full for the current Association year (September 1, 2014-August 31, 2015).

February 1

February 15

June 1

April

If you have questions, please contact the Division at LSD-Nominations@americanbar.org.

 

Corporate & Nonprofit Summer 2015 Legal Internships (Jan. 28, 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.net, LinkedIn, and Indeed. Read individual job postings and websites carefully and only submit materials requested.

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