Wednesday, October 31, 2007


LegalTech: A Legal Technology Fair

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Summer Funding Sources

PSLawNet has a great collection of national summer funding sources for many summer legal jobs that traditionally do not provide a salary (government, public interest, etc.). Go here to learn more about these funding sources.

Friday, October 12, 2007

International Law Weekend

The New York City Bar will again co-sponsor and host the annual International Law Weekend, along with a number of groups, including the American Bar Association Section of International Law, the American Society of International Law, and the International Law Students Association.

This year’s theme is “Toward a New Vision of International Law.” Registration is free for students and members of the New York City Bar and sponsoring organizations. Meal functions are additional.

Thursday, October 25 - Saturday October 27, 2007

Below is one session which may be of interest....

Pathways to Employment in International Law
Sponsored by the ABA Section of International Law and the International Law Students Association

Thursday, October 25, 2007
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Ingrid Busson, Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank
Marc Goldstein, Marc J Goldstein Law Offices and Arbitration Chambers
Nandini Mani, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Albert Garrofe, Cuatrecasas
Michael Scharf, Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

The Opening Evening Reception will follow (5:30-8:00 pm)

Details of the entire program , and a registration form, due by October 19th, may be found here. Registration for law students and members of sponsoring organizations is free.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

LeGaL and Wachtell Lipton
to Host Networking Event

LeGaL (The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Law Association of Greater New York) is pleased to announce that it will be joining with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a large national law firm, for a networking and social event for LGBT attorneys and law students from all areas of public and private practice. The event will be held at the offices of Wachtell, Lipton, 51 West 52nd Street, on October 25 from 7-9pm.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

What Do Law
Graduates Really Earn?

The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) is the professional organization for law school career services offices and large employer recruiting offices. One of NALP's missions is to collect employment data from the nation's law schools, analyze it, and issue reports to help law schools, law students, and legal employers see a national legal employment picture.

This month, in its monthly bulletin, NALP reported on the salary figures from over 22,000 law graduates in the class of 2006. For the class of 2006, the vast majority of graduates started work in small firms of 50 or fewer lawyers, or in non-firm settings, such as government, public interest, or business. Just 20% of all law students in the country took jobs in firms of more than 100 lawyers. The earnings reality for class of 2006 graduates is that there were two clusters of salaries, one in the $40,000-$50,000 range (the larger cluster) and the other in the $135,000 range. The median salary was $62,000, meaning half of the salaries were higher and half were lower than $62,000.

A picture really is worth a thousand words. Go here to see a graph of the 2006 salary figures.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Fall Semester 2007 Federal
Work Study Grants Available

Through the Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP), Touro Law Center plans to provide approximately five-to ten stipends to students willing to work as interns with the agencies housed in Touro’s Public Advocacy Center ( PAC) and PAC affiliates in public interest legal positions this semester. The stipend will pay $10.00 per hour for 12-15 hours per week for the remainder of the fall 2007 semester. Submissions will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis and should, therefore, be submitted as soon as possible.

To apply, students must submit a Letter of Intent to Thomas Maligno, Executive Director of the Public Advocacy Center. The Letter should state which agency you want to work for and why. After receipt of your letter, Tom will transmit it to the appropriate agency that must approve Tom’s placement of you with them. Please speak to Tom if you have questions about the work that each agency does. All of the PAC agency descriptions are listed on the CSO website under the public interest job listing section.

Students should also speak with Michelle Kaminski, Director of Financial Aid, concerning their eligibility to participate in Tour’s FWSB program.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Practice Area and Specialty Guides

Harvard Law School's Office of Public Interest Advising has posted updated versions of its practice area and specialty guides. These references are great tools to learn about such topics as:

* Children's Rights
* Civil Rights/Civil Liberties
* Conservative Public Interest Law
* Environmental Law
* Foundations
* Health Law
* How to Make the Most of Your Summer Job
* Immigration & Refugee Law
* Law Firms Sponsoring Public Interest Summers and Summer Fellowships
(Split Summer, Externship, and Summer Fellowship Opportunities)
* Legal Services
* LGBT Rights Law
* Outstanding Lawyers in Action: A Day in the Life of Wasserstein Fellows
* Political Campaigns
* Private Public Interest Firms
* Pro Bono
* Public Defenders/Indigent Defense
* Sizing Up the Prosecution
* US Attorneys' Offices
* Women's Rights

To access these free online resources, go here.

The Suffolk Academy of Law

Are you interested in building expertise on your resume in a particular area of law? Have you recently become interested in a practice area in which you have no experience? Do you want employers to take notice of your resume because it contains experience that few students pursue?

The Suffolk Academy of Law, the educational arm of the Suffolk County Bar Association, offers a wide variety of practice area programming that is open to student members at a greatly reduced rate (typically $25 a program). Programs run the gamut from the Academy's annual updates in topics such as New York Civil Practice and Criminal Law & Procedure to programs on New York's sex offender laws, matrimonial mediation, time management skills, drug treatment courts, mortgage foreclosure issues, and more. Moreover, in addition to what you learn at the program, you will also have the chance to meet attorneys who are interested in the same practice areas as you. Needless to say, any program you attend should be placed on your resume (talk to a CSO counselor to find out how to include such programs on your resume).

So, go to the Academy's website and check out the great programming that will make you stand out from the crowd.