check the new job
posting system ("Symplicity")
on a regular basis. Check out Symplicity's general instructions for more information.
National Black Law Student Association Midwest Region Minority Recruitment Conference
The National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) hosts an annual job fair that has introduced approximately 600 different employers to 3000 law students over the past nineteen years. In 2005, there were over 40 nationwide legal employers and 150 law students from law schools in the Midwest Region. The 20th Annual NBLSA Midwest Minority Recruitment Conference will be held on Friday, August 25th, 2006 through Saturday, August 26th, 2006 at Cleveland Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Conference information, including a list of registered legal employers, will be available http://www.nblsajobfair.org. Registration for the conference will end on July 22, 2006 at 5pm. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Michelle Vodenik.
Minneapolis Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC), September 8-9, 2006, Minneapolis, MN
Top legal employers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area are invited each year to interview candidates at the Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference. This year's conference will be held at the offices of Rider Bennett in downtown Minneapolis on September 8-9th, 2006. The conference aims to increase legal diversity in the Twin Cities area by matching top-quality 2L and 3L students from local and national law schools. The interview setting is geared towards efficiency, a more relaxed formality and a comfortable interaction between candidates and employers. Students can register during May and June, 2006. 2L's graduating in 2008 and 3L's graduating in 2007 are eligible to participate. For more information about the conference and to register for the 2006 MMRC, please go to: http://www.tcc-mmrc.org/students.html
The McGhee Scholarship will be available to some students who travel to the conference. If interested, when you register, indicate your interest and you will receive further application details and deadlines in mid-June. Questions? Refer to the MMRC website first and the frequently asked questions page. Then contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik or conference director Kristen Hasler.
Fellowship & Scholarship Information
Fellowship Opportunities: Attention 1Ls & 2Ls
While you spend your summer working at a legal aid organization, consider developing a post-graduate fellowship proposal with the attorneys on staff at your organization. Two primary organizations that fund post-graduate fellowship opportunities are Equal Justice Works and Skadden Fellowships. Students who develop fellowship proposals often apply for both an Equal Justice Works Fellowship and a Skadden Fellowship. For 2Ls, the application for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship is due on September 19, 2006 and the application for a Skadden Fellowship is October 4th, 2006.
For 1Ls, work to develop a relationship with your summer legal aid employer and talk with that employer about any legal needs they have that are not currently being met with an eye toward developing a fellowship proposal. Your first summer is a good time to start considering this possibility.
In addition to post-graduate Fellowships that you develop in conjunction with a legal aid organization, there are post-graduate fellowship opportunities available at other organizations that have their own application process. Information on these fellowships is accessible at www.pslaw.net in the “Fellowship Corner.” You will need to use your email address to log-in and create your own password, if you are not already registered on PSLawnet (NALP’s Public Service Law Network).
If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik.
PSLawNet Fellowship Corner
Interested in pursuing a fellowship
upon graduation? Then be sure to check out PSLawNet's
new "Fellowship Corner" which includes
the full text of Yale's Fellowship Application
Tips for 2002-2003, along with the expanded
Appendix listing print and online fellowship
resources. The site also contains a Fellowship
Calendar with a chronological listing of application
deadlines--a big help for potential applicants
in planning and preparing their materials. Students
can access the Fellowship Corner at the top
of the left sidebar menu on the PSLawNet
This section is for highlighting new resources
or existing sources that have been updated,
or as a reminder of existing resources that
are especially useful at certain times during
the year. To view the list of available resources go to http://www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cso/book-inv.pdf
Environmental Career Opportunities
"Environmental Career Opportunities" issue dated 5/02/2006 is available. To access this information just visit your URL: http://www.ecojobs.com/colleges/collegecontents.asp
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Introducing the NAWL Career Center
The National Association of Women Lawyers introduces its new, interactive, online job board, the NAWL Career Center—your resource for making online employment connections with women in the legal profession. The NAWL Career Center offers employers targeted access to quality women professionals, along with quick and easy job posting and online job activity reports. Job seeking professionals can make sure their resumes are being seen by those in the industry who matter most to them. The NAWL Career Center offers job seekers free and confidential resume posting, automated weekly email notification of new job listings, and the ability to save jobs for later review. To find a job or fill a position, visit the NAWL Career Center (http://careers.nawl.org/) today. Visit www.nawl.org to learn more about NAWL and its news.
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