Tuesday, July 24, 2007

ABA Law Student Division Career Fair:
August 9 in San Francisco

The ABA Law Student Division Career Fair kicks off the Division’s portion of the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The event takes place Thursday, August 9 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Marriott San Francisco Hotel (55 Fourth Street) in the Yerba Buena Ballroom Salon 9 on the Lower B2 Level.

This inaugural Career Fair is structured as a table-talk and resume submission event to provide law students an opportunity to learn more about each firm or agency, while actively gaining valuable career advice. Legal employers will have tables where attendees can drop off resumes and meet representatives from law firms of all sizes, state and federal government agencies, military JAG, and public interest and non-profit groups to discuss summer and new associate positions, as well as internships and volunteer opportunities. Students may interact with legal employers without the typical stress of formal, sit-down interviews.

The Law Student Division’s Career Fair also features a Resume Review component, with a panel of lawyers and legal recruiters available to critique resumes and offer suggestions to maximize impact and improve effectiveness.

Law students must be registered for the ABA Annual Meeting to gain access to the Career Fair. Pre-registration has closed, but students who have not yet registered for the Annual Meeting, may do so beginning Thursday morning, August 9 at 8:00 am in the Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor, Moscone Center West (800 Howard Street). The registration fee for law students is $75. Only law students wearing official ABA Annual Meeting badges will be admitted to the Career Fair.

For more information about registration and ABA Annual Meeting events, please go here. The American Bar Association offers many educational sessions that give students the opportunity to meet and interact with legal professionals from across the country. While lawyers must pay for CLE events, registered law students generally are allowed complimentary admittance to educational events.

Participating Employers:

Arnold Law Practice - San Francisco, CA
The Florida Bar Foundation - Orlando, FL
Florida Department of Children and Families / General Counsel's
Office - Tallahassee, FL
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP - New York, NY
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis (K&L Gates) -
Seattle, WA
Leonard, Street and Deinard - Minneapolis, MN
Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand - Minneapolis, MN
McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte, & Carruth, LLP - Fresno, CA
Morgan, Lewis - San Francisco, CA
Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Los Angeles, CA
U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps - Washington, DC
U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps - Rosslyn, VA
U.S. Coast Guard - Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Justice / Office of Attorney Recruitment and
Management - Washington, DC
U.S. Postal Service - Washington, DC
U.S. Public Interest Research Group - Boston, MA
White & Case - Palo Alto, CA

Confirmed Resume Reviewers:

Ilene R. Breitbarth, Manager, Law Student Field Recruitment, ABA
Membership & Marketing Division
Andrew Chapin, Director of Public Interest Scholars &
Counseling, Fordham Law School
Lisa Dickinson, Attorney Recruiting and Professional Development
Manager, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Cathy Fitch, Director of Career Development, Stetson University
College of Law
Shelley Levine, Professional Recruitment Manager, Heller Ehrman
to be determined from Latham & Watkins

For more details about the ABA Law Student Division’s Career Fair or Annual Meeting programming, please go here.

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