Office of Professional and Career Development

Suffolk University Law School


Weekly PCD Student Newsletter

  • Welcome to Spotlight, the weekly PCD student newsletter.  Spotlight will be emailed to all students on Tuesday afternoons and will also be archived on Symplicity (in the News Feed).  Most items will not be repeated in future issues of the newsletter, so be sure to read Spotlight every week to keep updated on all career-related news and information.
  • Advanced Legal Studies (ALS) runs programs frequently on different areas of the law.  These programs are attended by attorneys who practice in the areas of the specific presentations.  The programs are practical and give law students insight into the real world practice, as well as nuts and bolts of interesting and emerging areas of law.  These programs are free or at a minimal cost for students. These are great networking opportunities and wonderful ways to help you decide which area of the law most interests you.  Students are asked to register for programs in advance.  Some of the upcoming programs include:   
  • Visit the Judicial Clerkship and Internship Resource Center on Symplicity for information on judicial internships and post-graduate clerkships. Scroll down the News Feed and click on the link!
  • Interested in careers in government and public service? The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service can provide additional assistance. Sign up to receive their Rappaport Center Weekly Public Service Email, which includes information on programs, pro bono opportunities, and public service employment internship postings.

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Upcoming PCD Programs  
  • Hearing Her Story: Reflections of Women Judges - Tuesday, October 22, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Corcoran Room.  Speakers: Judge Kimberly Budd, MA Superior Court; Judge Shannon Frison, MA Superior Court; and Judge Gerladine Hines, MA Appeals Court.  Sponsored by the Suffolk Women of Color Law Student Association and PCD.   RSVP on Symplicity under the 'Events' tab  
  • 1L Symplicity Training Sessions - Wednesday, October 23, 3:00 to 3:30pm AND 3:45 to 4:15pm, Suite 120 Library. Find out about Symplicity and how to use it for creating a resume, searching job postings, applying for interview programs, and accessing PCD resources. RSVP on Symplicity under the 'Events' tab   

  • MATA Networking Event - Wednesday, October 23, 5:30 to 7:30pm, Main Function Room.  Meet the current leadership of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA).  Learn about practicing as a trial attorney in Massachusetts and the services MATA can provice students and graduates.  Includes a reception.  RSVP on Symplicity under the 'Events' tab  
  • Alumni Fall Career Forum - Tuesday, October 29, 4:30 to 6:30pm, Main Function Room.  Our biggest program of the year! This is your opportunity to learn from and network with over 40 graduates, who will share their knowledge and experiences and dispense sage career advice. RSVP on Symplicity under the 'Events' tab.  
  • View the listing of upcoming PCD Programs on the Symplicity News Feed for additional programs.

Rappaport Center Programs and Announcements
  • October is Pro Bono Month!   Each year in October, the Rappaport Center joins with local public service organizations and the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service to celebrate the importance of pro bono service.  Please help us celebrate pro bono by participating in as many of the following events as possible.  Contact Mia Friedman with any questions. 
  • Pro Bono Fair for Attorneys and Law Students - October 28 from 5:00 to 6:30pm.  The Rappaport Center co-sponsors its fifth annual Pro Bono Fair for Attorneys and Law Students with the Boston Bar Association on Monday, October 28, from 5:00 to 6:30pm at Suffolk University Law School (First Floor Function Room).  Boston-area agencies will be available to speak with law students and practicing attorneys about volunteer opportunities.  This is a terrific opportunity to learn more about the vast array of pro bono opportunities in the Boston community and to network with public interest employers.  View a full list of the 22 participating agencies and RSVP.  Light refreshments will be served.
  • Take the Pro Bono Challenge, Throughout October - October is a great time for all Suffolk Law students to start thinking about how to integrate public service into their law school careers.  What better way to start the process than by signing up for the Pro Bono Program?  All through October, Suffolk Law students are encouraged to take the Pro Bono Challenge by simply submitting an RSVP.  Take the challenge today and join your fellow students in giving back to the community. 

  • New Privacy Education Pro Bono Project! - In collaboration with Fordham Law School, Suffolk Law's Pro Bono Program and Professor Jessica Silbey are launching a first-of-its-kind privacy education program aimed at engaging middle school students in discussions about privacy and its relevance in their lives.  Under the supervision of Professor Silbey and other Suffolk Law faculty members, law students who participate in the project will go into Boston-area middle schools to teach lessons about what privacy is, how it may be relevant to young people's lives, and how the technologies they regularly use impact their privacy.  Students who are interested must commit to teach five sessions.  Sessions will likely begin in November and will take place every other Tuesday from 12:10 to 1:15pm.  To apply, email Mia Friedman with your resume and a short paragraph about why you are interested in the project.  The deadline to apply is November 1 but apply early because applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

  • Rappaport Fellowship in Law and Public Policy Information Session - Thursday, October 31, 1:00 to 2:00pm, room 365.  Learn more about the prestigious Rappaport Fellowship in Law and Public Policy.  The Fellowship is open to all students who are not in their final year of law school.  The ten-week program has three major components: working in paid summer legal internships with state or local government offices emphasizing work in public policy and issues relevant to the Greater Boston region; engaging in a weekly seminar series and other activities designed to immerse the Fellows in issues of law, public policy, and public service relevant to Greater Boston; and participating in an individual matched mentoring program with a seasoned lawyer, government official, and/or civic leader. RSVP on Symplicity.

1L Announcements    
  • Sign-up for 30-minute 1L Resume Review counseling appointments on Symplicity from October 21 through November 22, 2013.
  • Attend a quick training session on Symplicity, including job postings and the application process for the January 2014 Government and Public Interest Program.  Sessions are being held in the PCD Library, Suite 120 from 3:00 to 3:30pm and 3:45 to 4:15pm on October 23, 2013.  RSVP under the "Events" tab on Symplicity.
  • Meet Suffolk Law alumni who will share career and practice advice at the Alumni Fall Career Forum on October 29, 2013, 4:30 to 6:30pm in the Main Function Room.
  • All 1Ls must upload a draft legal resume to Symplicity by October 31, 2013.
Diversity Announcements    
  • Applications are now being accepted for the Constangy Brooks & Smith Diversity Scholars Award, which recognizes the achievements of law students who have demonstrated acadmic achievement, a commitment to diversity in their community, school or work environment, and personal achievements in overcoming challenges to reach goals.  One student will receive a $2,000 scholarship.  Applications are available online and are due by Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
Other Programs   
  • ALPFA will present Playing in the C-Suite  on Wednesday, October 23 at 5:30pm at Ernst & Young, 200 Clarendon Street, Boston.  The C-Suite is a widely used term to collectively refer to a corporation's senior leaders. Listen to a panel of C-Suite executives provide an inside view into the career paths and business strategies. Register online.
  • BBA Suffolk Law Student Reception - Come celebrate Suffolk's new partnership with the Boston Bar Association on Wednesday, October 23 at 5:30pm, 16 Beacon Street, Boston! Meet and mingle with Suffolk Law alumni and learn more about the benefits of your school-sponsored BBA membership. Sign up for your BBA membership at the event if you haven't done so already. Details and RSVP information are available on their website.
  • The Suffolk Law Sports and Entertainment Law Association and Women In Sports and Events are sponsoring Compensation, Commercialization, and Labor Issues in NCAA Div. I Sports on Thursday, October 24 at 6:00pm in the Suffolk Law Main Function Room.  A panel of legal experts will discuss several issues facing the NCAA, including potential compensation for student athletes in revenue generating sports, the O'Bannon class action anit-trust lawsuit involving EA Sports, and the investigation into Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel's acceptance of money for autographed memorabilia.  Suffolk students must register by Wednesday, October 16 through with the password SUFFOLKSELA.
  • Attend the BBA Program Class in Session: Health Law Professors Share Career Insight and Experience on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:30 to 7:30pm, 16 Beacon Street, Boston. Local professors specializing in health care law, including Renee Landers and Sarah Boonin from Suffolk, will discuss their career paths and offer highlights of their current research endeavors. Learn about different paths into academia and gain a better understanding of the types of research being conducted here in Boston. A networking reception will follow. For more information and RSVP details, see their website.
  • MCLE is offering a program on Trying Divorce Cases which may be of interest to third-year law students wanting to pursue a career in family law.  The program will be held on Friday, November 1 in Boston.  Details and registration information are available on their website
  • The Ivy Sports Symposium will be held at Harvard Law School on Friday, November 22. The Symposium is an annual student-run conference that attracts over 700 students and professionals from around the world.  It is a great opportunity to learn and network.  Tickets are now available and can be purchased online.

Recruitment Programscareer fairs  

  • New On-Campus Interviewing Employer - Iron Mountain will be interviewing students graduating in 2015 on November 15 at Suffolk for summer intern positions.  See Symplicity job posting #10908 for more information and apply directly to the employer before November 1.
  • Please notify Michelle Dobbins in the PCD ( if you receive a call back interview or offer. This feedback is appreciated. 
Job Postings
Job postings received by PCD are listed on Symplicity. View a listing of all student opportunities that were posted within the last week.
Featured Posting:  EMC Corporation is seeking an intern who is Patent Bar eligible. Apply through Symplicity by noon on Monday, October 28.  See job posting #10950 for details.
Several government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks. You can view a list of these programs on the news feed section of your Symplicity home page. Details of these programs are provided in the Government Honors & Internship Handbook 2013-2014 (contact PCD for login information).  Many federal and state programs will be filled as soon as the ideal candidates are identified.  Get your applications in early for these employers!
Issue #8
October 22, 2013


In This Issue
PCD On Demand
Upcoming PCD Programs
Rappaport Center Programs and Announcements
1L Announcements
Diversity Announcements
Other Programs
Recruitment Programs
Job Postings
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Office of Professional and Career Development

Suffolk University Law School

120 Tremont Street, Suite 120

Boston, MA  02108-4977



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