Dec 4 2013
OCS Closed 12/6
The Office of Career Services will be closed Friday, December 6. The office will reopen at 9:00 am on Monday, December 9.
Posted by Morgan Hoey at 3:34 PM - Categories: All class years
The Public Sector Recruiting Program (PSRP) is a daylong job fair for Georgetown and George Washington law students to interview for summer 2014 internships and a limited number of permanent positions with nonprofit organizations, government agencies and public interest law firms. This program is open to current J.D. students only. Click above for more information on important dates and participating employers.
Posted by Ruby Sheikh at 10:43 AM - Categories: 1L/1E/2E | 2L/3E | 3L/4E | Government Recruiting Programs (GRP) | Internships / Externships | OCS / OPICS Programs | Off-campus programs | Public Interest | Resume Collections | Spring Recruitment
Dec 3 2013
1L Law Firm Holiday Receptions
Law firms will hold receptions for first-year students over winter break to introduce themselves and to get to know you for the future – this does not necessarily mean they intend to hire any 1Ls for 2014 summer class. You should view these receptions as networking opportunities, and take advantage of any that interest you. The following list of receptions can be found in Symplicity under the Events tab. (Click on the firm’s name in Symplicity to read the detailed information and instructions on how to RSVP.)
Balch & Bingham
Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings LLP
Bricker & Eckler LLP
Burr & Forman
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Maynard Cooper and Gale
McKenna Long & Aldridge
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Snell & Wilmer
Stinson Morrison Hecker
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
Tomorrow, December 4, the U.S. Department of Commerce and China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) will co-host the 18th U.S.-China Legal Exchange, a unique forum that allows the U.S. business, legal, and academic communities in three U.S. cities to hear directly from Chinese officials about new and important developments in China’s commercial legal and regulatory landscape.
High-level government officials from China, led by Assistant Minister of Commerce Zhang Xiangchen, will present to public audiences in Washington, DC, Boston, MA, and Irvine, CA for a full day on two areas of China’s commercial law regime:
-Chinese Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Law; and
-Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship in China, including Private Equity and Venture Capital.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4— WASHINGTON, DC
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20052
U.S. company representatives, lawyers, academics, local and state government officials, students, and other interested persons are invited to attend the Legal Exchange and participate in discussions on these topics with Chinese government officials and experts from the United States.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Should you or your organization be interested in sponsoring the 2013 U.S.-China Legal Exchange, please contact Brett Gerson, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 482-5595.
To register for the event in your city and for additional information, please visit the 2013 U.S.-China Legal Exchange web site: http://export.gov/china/uschinalegalexchange.
For full program description click here.
Education Pioneers Info Session
Tuesday, 12/3/13, 5:15pm, OPICS, McDonough 212
Come meet Terri Taylor, a GULC and Education Pioneers alum to learn more about their program which provides exciting, PAID summer internships across the county addressing education policy.
Education Pioneers recruits and develops talented business, law, policy, and education graduate students with diverse professional backgrounds and helps them launch high-level education leadership careers through the Graduate School Fellowship. There are two placements for the Graduate School Fellowship - the 10-week summer placement and the yearlong placement.
Ms. JD, November 18, 2013
Click here for an article with tips on breaking into a career in sports and entertainment law.
If you are on Twitter, follow @jaiathomaslaw for great insights (and internship postings!) related to sports and entertainment law. (Also don't forget to follow @GtownLawOCS and @GtownLawOPICS for news and events!)
The Center for Court Innovation is accepting applications for its Summer 2014 Legal Internship Program. Founded as a public/private partnership between the New York State Unified Court System and the Fund for the City of New York, the Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit think tank that helps courts and criminal justice agencies aid victims, reduce crime and improve public trust in justice. The Center combines action and reflection to spark problem-solving innovation locally and nationally. In New York, the Center functions as the court system’s independent research and development arm, creating demonstration projects that test new ideas, such as community courts, drug courts, reentry courts, domestic violence courts, mental health courts, and juvenile justice initiatives. Beyond New York, the Center disseminates the lessons learned from innovative programs, helping criminal justice practitioners around the world launch their own problem-solving experiments.
Summer interns will work closely with project staff to conduct legal and policy-based research and may participate in other projects on problem-solving justice initiatives related to: juvenile justice programs and policy; drug courts; mental health courts; community courts; and domestic violence and sex trafficking courts. Interns will have opportunities to visit and observe problem solving courts throughout New York City and to meet with prominent justice system stakeholders.
Applicants should note that this summer program is not a “direct service” legal internship and may involve non-traditional legal research and analysis.
Click the above link for additional information and application instructions.
Nov 26 2013
First Year Feature: The 1L Job Search Timeline
December 1st is just around the corner and while it marks the official beginning of the 1L job search, it is important to recognize that the hiring timeline for 1Ls typically spans from December through mid-spring. Certain sectors are more actively involved in recruiting during the month of December, so we recommend that you identify the hiring timeline of prospective employers and strategize which applications to submit in December. If you have questions about the hiring timeline of any specific employers or sectors, we recommend you schedule a follow-up conversation with an OCS or OPICS counselor before you leave for winter break. As a reminder, now is a great time to begin updating your resume and drafting cover letters that market your skills and the reasons you are interested in a particular employer; you can check out sample application materials online.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Posted by Lauren Dubin at 10:30 AM - Categories: 1L/1E/2E
Nov 26 2013
Georgetown Youth Advocacy Summer Internship Info Session (and pizza/cookies) - 12/2 at 5:45pm
Join Georgetown Youth Advocacy for pizza, cookies and a brief presentation and question-and-answer session about your summer internship search for positions involving child advocacy, youth justice, etc.
Monday, December 2 at 5:45 pm in McDonough 437
Come and learn about some terrific internship opportunities and receive a packet of information on employers and a list of students (and their contact info) who have worked at these incredible places.
Questions? Email: email@example.com
Nov 26 2013
Spotlight on Government: Treasury Dept, Office of General Counsel Summer 2014 Internships
The Department of the Treasury offers a volunteer summer intern program for law students. Students selected as summer interns will work in Washington, D.C., in one of the following offices:
- Assistant General Counsel for Banking and Finance
- Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement and Intelligence
- Assistant General Counsel for General Law, Ethics and Regulation
- Assistant General Counsel for International Affairs
- Tax Legislative Counsel
- International Tax Counsel
- Chief Counsel, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
- Chief Counsel, Bureau of Engraving and Printing
- Chief Counsel, Office of Financial Research
- Chief Counsel, Office of Financial Stability
- Chief Counsel, Office of Foreign Assets Control
- Chief Counsel, United States Mint
Information about the Treasury Department and its components may be found at www.Treasury.gov.
These internships offer an opportunity to improve research and writing skills, to observe the practice of law in a major federal agency, and to learn about substantive areas of the law by dealing with issues faced by Treasury Department lawyers and their clients.
The application deadline for internships for the summer of 2014 is December 15, 2013, for second-year law students and December 31, 2013, for first-year law students.
Click the above link for application instructions.