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Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship

So it's a stressful time for 1Ls, I know. Your first set of exams are imminent. Plus you're starting to freak out about finding a job for the summer. Well I was anyway.I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you really need to focus on exams and then as soon as they're done you need to focus with similar intensity on summer work.  You want to come back to campus in January with irons in the fire and a clear idea of how you're going to get the summer position of your choice.Many law firms have created…

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jessie

Today is the Last Day to Register for the Microsoft IP Summit

This year's annual Microsoft Women and Minority Law Student IP Summit will be held November 8, 2010, at the University of Texas. Today is the last day to register. I recommend this program to first and second year students still looking to choose a practice area or interested in intellectual property law. It will also be an important chance for 3Ls looking to enter the field to make valuable connections. The Summit brings IP attorneys from Microsoft and leading firms together to talk about their field generally, their practices and career paths individually, and the challenges and opportunities for women…

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jessie

Registration Closing for the 2010 Microsoft Student IP Summit

This year's annual Microsoft Women and Minority Law Student IP Summit will be held November 8, 2010, at the University of Texas. The last day to register will be in one week on November 4th. I recommend this program to first and second year students still looking to choose a practice area or interested in intellectual property law. It will also be an important chance for 3Ls looking to enter the field to make valuable connections.The Summit brings IP attorneys from Microsoft and leading firms together to talk about their field generally, their practices and career paths individually, and the…

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JSilverbrook

Highlights from the First Annual D.C. Student Networking & Leadership Summit

On Saturday, September 25th students from D.C.-area law school schools convened at Georgetown University Law Center for the First Annual D.C. Student Networking & Leadership Summit Sponsored by LexisHUB.  The event featured an impressive group of speakers, each sharing the tools needed to succeed in their respective fields. A few common themes emerged from the panel discussion: Stay true to yourself and do what you love.  It’s important to find your voice. Network, network, network.  Even after you have the job of your dreams, remember that law firms are businesses too.  Also, you never know when you are going to shift gears…

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jessie

The First Ever D.C.-Area Student Leadership Summit is THIS Saturday! Are You Coming?

With generous support from LexisHUB students from 10 D.C.-area law schools are gathering at Georgetown this Saturday for the first annual Student Leadership Summit. The program will consist of a panel presentation followed by an afternoon reception.  We hope you'll take this opportunity to connect with students from the region's top schools.  More details on the panel and reception follow:Who: Robin West, Associate Dean; Frederick J. Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy, Georgetown University Law Center Lisa Horowitz, Senior Manager of Professional Development, McDermott Will & Emery LLPJudge Julia B. Weatherly, Associate Judge, Prince George’s County Circuit CourtNoha Sidhom, Office…

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jessie

OCI didn’t pan out. Now what?

By now, most of the 2Ls who will get a firm job through on-campus interviewing have a finished at least the first if not the second round of interviews and know the outcome of the process. If you have more than one offer and are struggling to make a choice, I recommend reading this.If you have less than one offer and are struggling to stay calm, read on.  Now that you're no longer of the conveyor belt from career services to big law you'll have to think for yourself about what you want to do and how you'll get to…

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Jennifer Guenther

Fall Recruiting-What Every Law Student Should Know (A Special Installment from the Desk of a Working Mom)

I have done recruiting for my law firm for seven years now, first doing the call-back interviews, then OCI (on campus interviews), and now as the co-chair of the committee for final summer hires.  There are always those students who stand out, who have top grades and an engaging personality that make them hot commodities for any law firm.  But good grades or a good personality alone do not make a great candidate.  There are other ways to make you stand out in an interview and be memorable for all the right reasons. As a law student, I remember the frustration…

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jessie

A Bad Letter of Recommendation Can Kill Your Application to Law School. Well Duh.

Today Kaplan released the results of their survey of law school admissions officers (75% of whom were women, by the way).  No huge surprises: Grades and LSAT scores are the key ingredients to being considered and a bad letter of recommendation is enough to get you tossed from the pile.  Here's a stat that caught my attention though: 87% of those surveyed say they have received a negative letter of recommendation about an applicant. In the words of kindergarten teachers everywhere, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!"  I mean seriously, who are all these…

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jessie

Basic Interviewing Tips for 2Ls in the Job Hunt

In the fall of my junior year of college I started thinking about applying to law school - Columbia had a "3-3 program" and if I wanted to attend I had to apply that fall.  So one day at lunch early in the semester I walked over to the law school with a couple friends just to check it out.  When we got there everyone was wearing black suits and I quickly determined Columbia Law was not for me.  Little did I know, it was on-campus interviewing week.Yes folks, it's everyon'es favorite time of year: time for BigLaw recruiting interviews. …

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jessie

Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program

Each year the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center offers fellowship positions providing educational and professional development opportunities for attorneys who are dedicated to using their legal talents to advance women's rights.  The Fellowship focuses on a 12 month work experience, where fellows work on women's legal issues with a public interest organization, a governmental agency, or as a clinical teaching fellow at Georgetown Law. The Program is accepting applications through Monday, November 1, 2010.  This is an amazing opportunity for an aspiring academic or women's rights advocate. Good luck!

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