Mar 8 2014
1L Law Firm Spotlight – O’Melveny
For the next several weeks, in anticipation of the upcoming 1L Law Firm Receptions on March 18 and 25, Hoya Headlines will profile some of the participants in blog posts provided by these firms. The next profile is of O’Melveny, who will be on-campus at the reception on March 18 from 6-8 p.m. in the Sport & Fitness Lobby
For more than 128 years, O’Melveny has helped industry leaders across a broad array of sectors manage the complex challenges of succeeding in the global economy. With approximately 800 lawyers in the United States, Asia, and Europe, collaboration among our 16 offices is a hallmark of the firm. Our worldwide reach maximizes strategic advantages and efficiencies for our clients. We are a values-driven law firm committed to uncompromising excellence in the practice of law, distinctive leadership in the profession, and strengthening the fabric of the communities in which we live and work. O’Melveny is recognized for excellence and innovation in our legal work by publications like The American Lawyer, which has consistently recognized us in its “Litigation Department of the Year” contest. We also understand that to realize our fullest potential—and to achieve the best results for our clients—we must cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment where individuals are respected for their unique contributions. Pro bono and community service are historical and essential components of O’Melveny’s core values. As part of our commitment, we give uncapped billable credit for pro bono work. Our values also drive our focus on offering our lawyers a rewarding career, challenging work, and a supportive and collegial team of colleagues. We have one of the most innovative talent development programs in the country, designed to enhance every lawyer’s professional experience throughout their career at O’Melveny.
Mar 8 2014
1L Law Firm Spotlight – Weil
For the next several weeks, in anticipation of the upcoming 1L Law Firm Receptions on March 18 and 25, Hoya Headlines will profile some of the participants in blog posts provided by these firms. The next profile is of Weil, who will be on-campus at the reception on March 18 from 6-8 p.m. in the Sport & Fitness Lobby.
Wei is premised upon a commitment to deliver sound judgment to its clients on their most difficult and important matters. Clients turn to Weil’s world-class teams of lawyers because they listen attentively and provide them with straightforward answers – not merely a redefinition of the problems. Weil’s one-firm approach ensures that the firm works seamlessly to handle the most complex Corporate, Litigation, Regulatory, Tax, and Restructuring challenges.
Weil and its attorneys have been consistently top-ranked by the most authoritative legal and financial industry directories, including those published by Chambers & Partners, Euromoney, and The Lawyer Group. Most recently, the firm was named among the “Transatlantic Elite” of international law firms for the fifth consecutive year by The Lawyer magazine. The latest International Financial Law Review recognized Weil with a multitude of IFLR America awards. Furthermore, Chambers & Partners ranked more than 100 Weil attorneys in 50 practice categories. Additionally, Weil has been included on The American Lawyer’s A-List of top 20 US law firms for eight consecutive years.
To find research assistant positions, search Symplicity using the keyword search “Summer 2014 - Faculty Research Assistant.”
The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia invites you to attend:
Exploring Legislative Careers: Tips on Pursuing and Enhancing a Legislative Career
Presented by: Government Attorneys Forum
Our nation’s capital is the heart of the country’s legislative and policymaking process. Hear what it’s like to work on Capitol Hill, or in an agency’s legislative policymaking center. Find out from career experts about policymaking opportunities here in Washington, DC. Discover what’s involved in writing the nation’s laws and how this kind of public service experience can help you further your career.
Join us as our expert panel explores how to get and enhance a legislative career, and the different paths it can open up!
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Place: Hogan Lovells US LLP
Address: 555 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Metro Stop: Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red)
Michal Freedhoff, Director of Oversight & Investigations,
Senator Edward J. Markey
Margaret Gottlieb, Career Services Director, The George
Washington University Graduate School of Political
Velvet Johnson, Counsel, Senate Committee on Homeland
Security & Governmental Affairs
Beth Osborne, Acting Assistant Secretary for
Transportation Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation
Katie White, Director of Employer Outreach, Center for
Professional Development & Career Strategy, The George
Washington University Law School (Moderator)
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless – Summer Legal Intern
Responsibilities and Projects: Our legal interns/externs work along with our staff attorneys in providing direct representation, education and policy advocacy on behalf of homeless individuals and families. The types of matters our interns/externs handle, under attorney supervision, typically include direct client casework, researching legal questions, drafting legal pleadings, public policy advocacy, and community education.
Qualifications: Ideal applicants are current law students who have a demonstrated interest in homelessness, affordable housing, social justice, legal services, public policy advocacy, and/or public interest law. We look for applicants who are committed to doing public interest law upon graduation and have completed at least one year of law school. Applicants should have good oral and written communication skills. Prior experience and interest in direct services and/or working with homeless men and women is helpful, but not required.
Click on the above link for application instructions.
Mar 7 2014
Application deadline extended for the GU Law Journal's Annual Review of Criminal Procedure Summer RA Positions
Georgetown Law Journal’s Annual Review of Criminal Procedure has extended the deadline for paid RA’s for summer 2014. The new deadline is March 16th.
RAs will perform legal research for one of the most well respected legal publications in criminal law practice. The ARCP is widely used by federal judges, federal prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, and pro se defendants. Full-time and part-time positions are available. Please note: Students planning to receive Summer 2014 EJF funding cannot combine EJF and ARCP funding. The application deadline is March 16th.
Ideal candidates possess:
• Excellent legal research and writing skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to work independently with remote supervision from editors
• Good communication skills, especially written
• Strong ability to distinguish legal holdings from dicta in case law
• Strong ability to condense pertinent facts and holding into brief, insightful parenthetical statements of the law
• Earning extra cash: part-time and full-time positions available.
• Developing efficient and advanced legal research and writing skills.
• Working from home—or anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
Applications are available electronically on the Symplicity website, under Job ID #31355.
Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. If you are interested, please complete the application as soon as possible and email it to GLJ.ARCP@gmail.com.
Mar 7 2014
Hot Job: IIP Public Sector Summer Internship at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (San Jose, Costa Rica)
We have a last minute addition to IIP Public Sector 2014 - the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (San Jose, Costa Rica) is looking for summer interns! Applications are due in Symplicity by Tuesday, March 18. Click above for more information.
The Washington Bar Association presents its 11th Annual Career Fair at The University of the District of Cloumbia David A. Clarke School of Law
WHEN: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9:30am to 12:30pm
WHERE: 4340 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
Meet with judges, law firms and government agencies from the DC Metropolitan area.
Résumé critiques and mock interviews are available.
For more information contact: Jason A. Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 7 2014
1L Law Firm Spotlight- Simpson Thacher
For the next several weeks, in anticipation of the upcoming 1L Law Firm Receptions on March 18 and 25, Hoya Headlines will profile some of the participants in blog posts provided by these firms. The next profile is of Simpson Thacher, who will be on-campus at the reception on March 18 from 6-8 p.m. in the Sport & Fitness Lobby.
Simpson Thacher’s practice is unsurpassed in scope and sophistication, yet its culture remains welcoming and collegial. The corporate department regularly tops the charts in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and private equity. Our integrated corporate teams regularly advise leading companies on a variety of complex transactions and our clients benefit from our ability to assemble strong worldwide, multidisciplinary teams to address increasingly intricate transactions. New corporate associates do rotations through our many practices so they develop a deep understanding of the extensive work we do.
The litigation practice encompasses every type of complex litigation, including antitrust, government investigations, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, product liability and mass tort, securities, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment, and other commercial litigation for U.S. and non-U.S. clients. Our litigators are trained to be generalists, particularly as junior associates, and often work on a number of cases of varying practice areas at any given time. The Firm also has leading innovative practices in the areas of tax, real estate, executive compensation, exempt organizations and personal planning. Pro bono work is critical to the Firm's identity and its record is unparalleled.
Simpson Thacher hires law students of the very highest caliber. The Firm provides excellent training, true mentoring, a commitment to diversity and an open, cooperative atmosphere. For more information on the Firm and its premier practice visit www.simpsonthacher.com.
Join Paul Hastings for a presentaion on life as a Global Compliance attorney. Learn what to expect as an associate, where our attorney's career paths have taken them, and whether this practice may be the right fit for you.
Following the presentation we invite you to a reception to get to know our attorneys and to meet our 2014 Georgetown summer and new associates.
DATE: Wednesday March 19, 2014
TIME: 6:00pm, reception to follow
LOCATION: Hart Auditorium
RSVP: by Wednesday, March 12 to email@example.com
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