Office of Professional and Career Development

Suffolk University Law School

Spotlight

Weekly PCD Student Newsletter

Announcements 
 
 
  • 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:   
  • Summer and Fall Internships Information Session - Professor Bernadette Feeley (bfeeley@suffolk.edu) and Mary Sawicki (msawicki@suffolk.edu) will be available on Wednesday, April 9 from 2:00 to 4:00pm to answer any questions you may have about summer or fall internships for credit. An information table will be set up at that time in the first floor lobby. Please come and hear about the Civil and Judicial Internship Program (summer and fall 2014), the Washington, DC Summer Internship Program (summer 2014), the Caribbean Initiative Virtual Internship Program (fall 2014) the Children's Advocacy Internship Program (fall 2014) and the OUI Prosecution Internship Program (fall 2014).
  • Student Business Cards - As a reminder, students are able to order business cards with the Suffolk Law logo from Andrew T. Johnson Company.  Order Forms are available in the PCD office.
  • 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.
  

 

You're at your laptop and think "My resume could really use some work," or "I have an interview tomorrow, what questions are they going to ask?!" but it's 1am....

Upcoming PCD Programs  
  • TODAY!  How to Have a Successful Summer (Panel with LEXIS Research Training) - Tuesday, April 8, 6:00 to 7:30pm, Main Function Room. Are you a 1L or 2L wanting to put your best foot forward with your summer legal employer? Wondering how you can make a positive contribution this summer? Not sure what to expect? Hear from experienced attorneys who have supervised law students in both public and private settings who will provide tips and advice on how you can be at your best this summer! LexisNexis will also provide skills to optimize your research during your summer employment. Refreshments provided!  RSVP on Symplicity.

  • JAG Informational Session - Wednesday, April 16, 5:00 to 6:00pm, Faculty Dining Room. Judge Advocate General Representatives and SULS alums will speak about their experiences practicing law around the world in the Armed Services. This is a unique opportunity to gain some candid insight into the distinctions among the JAG Corps of the different military branches, as well as to hear from some accomplished lawyers who are well-versed in the areas of national security law and international law.  RSVP on Symplicity.
  • View the listing of upcoming PCD Programs on the Symplicity News Feed for additional programs. 
Rappaport Center Programs and Announcements
  • Backpacks to Briefcases: A Panel Discussion on the Early Years of Law Practice, April 9 - The Suffolk Women's Law Association presents Backpacks to Briefcases: A Panel Discussion on the Early Years of Law Practice on Wednesday, April 9 in the First Floor Function Room, Suffolk University Law School, from 5:00 to 7:00pm, featuring:
    • Mary O'Neill, Class of 2011, Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney
    • Keerthi Sugumaran, Class of 2011, Goulston & Storrs Litigation Associate
    • Kim Mason, Class of 2013, Solo Practitioner and Legal Blogger
    • Brian McGrath, Financial Representative, Wellesley Financial Group & Insurance Agency 

    This is a panel discussion about the first years of law practice. Recent alumnae and a financial advisor will be discussing how to smoothly transition from student life to practicing law, as well as how to manage student debt. Refreshments will be provided!

  • 6th Annual Public Service Award Ceremony and Pro Bono Program Reception, April 24 - The Rappaport Center's 6th Annual Public Service Award Ceremony and ProBono Program Reception - honoring public service achievements in the community and the pro bono work of Suffolk Law students - will be held on Thursday, April 24, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Faculty Dining Room, 4th Floor, Suffolk University Law School. This year we are pleased to present our Public Service Award to William Sinnott, JD '85.  Mr. Sinnott, a distinguished lawyer, Marine, and community leader, was Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston during Mayor Thomas Menino's last two terms.  This year we will also honor two members of the graduating class of 2014, Dyana Boxley and Nathan Olbeter, with the Pro Bono Program Student Awards for their dedication to public service and involvement in the community.  Food and drink will be served. RSVP required.

Diversity Announcements    

 

  • The ABA Office of Diversity & Inclusion is hosting a Legal Career Development Expo on May 14 at the ABA Washington Headquarters. The program is designed for law students, recent graduates, young lawyers, and seasoned practiced lawyers who are seeking to advance or accelerate their career, expand their network, or learn to manage finances. Details and registration information are available online.
  • The 10th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held August 1-2, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Students who will be returning to school this fall and those graduating in May are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.  Register online as soon as possible.  Students who register before May 16 will be entered into a drawing for exciting prizes.  The final deadline for registering is June 14, 2014.
  • The Indianapolis Bar Association announces their 7th Annual Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair to be held August 21 and 22 at the Hilton Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana. Students graduating in 2016 or 2017 are invited to participate.  Interested students must register online by July 19, 2014.
Other Programs   
  • The law firm of Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds is hosting Stop IP Theft: Minimizing the Risk and Maximizing Value on Wednesday, April 9 from 4:30 to 7:30pm at the Seaport Hotel.  Details and registration information are available online.

  • 3Ls: Got Health Insurance?  Graduation brings many changes - no more classes, Examsoft... or possibly health insurance. Whether you plan to be self employed, work for a small employer who may not offer health insurance, or may not have a job upon graduation, come find out how to maintain health insurance.  Experts will advise on your options and responsibilities for health insurance upon graduation under the Affordable Care Act as well as Massachusetts law. Tuesday, April 15th 6:00 to 8:00pm, Corcoran Room (7th Floor). Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Health and Biomedical Law Society.  For questions, contact Lauren Peters at lpeters2@suffolk.edu.
  • MCLE is again offering Pathways to Practice: Practical Career Guidance for Transitioning From Law School to Law Practice on Friday, April 25 frm 2:00 to 5:00pm at the MCLE Conference Center at 10 Winter Place. This program is also available as a live webcast.  Details and registration information are available online.

Recruitment Programscareer fairs  

  • TOMORROW! In an effort to identify additional paid summer job opportunities for 2LD/3LE students, PCD is pleased to announce the newly-launched 2014 Summer Law Clerk Program. We have attracted a number of small- and medium-sized law firms and in-house legal departments interested in considering you for opportunities to gain interesting and challenging legal work experience.  A list of employers accepting applications from 2LD/3LE students in the third collection, due by 10:00am on Wednesday, April 9, is available on the PCD website under the 'Summer Law Clerk Program - Collection 3' link.
  • The 10th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held August 1-2, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. Students who will be returning to school this fall and those graduating in May are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions. Register online as soon as possible. Students who register before May 16 will be entered into a drawing for exciting prizes. The final deadline for registering is June 14, 2014.
  • The Indianapolis Bar Association announces their 7th Annual Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair to be held August 21 and 22 at the Hilton Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana. Students graduating in 2016 or 2017 are invited to participate. Interested students must register online by July 19, 2014.
  • Please notify Michelle Dobbins in the PCD (mdobbins@suffolk.edu) 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:  The MITRE Corporation (McLean, VA) is seeking a Legal Informatics Graduate Intern for the summer.  This is a paid position.  See Symplicity posting #11777 for more information and apply before April 14.
  
Featured Posting:  The U.S. Attorney's Office, Civil Division (Boston, MA) is seeking legal interns for the Fall 2014 semester. See Symplicity posting #11774 for details and apply online by April  15.
  
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 #25
April 8, 2014

 

In This Issue
Announcements
PCD On Demand
Upcoming PCD Programs
Rappaport Center Programs and 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

 

Email: lawcareers@suffolk.edu

Phone:  617-573-8148

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