Weekly Docket

This week’s weekly docket includes a summer job opportunity, a DOJ career information fair in DC, EJW’s fellowships webinar, 2L summer receptions, a luncheon in Chicago, and information on resume and cover letter reviews.

Rising 2L or 3L Summer Job Opportunity:

If you haven’t solidified your summer plans just yet, Meridian Title is looking for a part-time law clerk at $12-$15/hour. You can read more in the symplicity posting #18506.

DOJ Career Information Fair in DC: July 13, RSVP ASAP

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is hosting a Career Information Fair on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m, Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Building, 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Space is very limited, and students will be selected on a first come, first served basis (entry is capped at 100, however, there is a limit of 10 slots per school) so RSVP ASAP.

The event is open to a limited number of law students who are working in DC this summer.

The Career Information Fair is an opportunity for students interested in volunteer internships, the Honors Program (HP), or Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) to learn more about the many offices and components in DOJ.  There is no interviewing at the fair.  Attendees are encouraged to visit with representatives from various DOJ components, learn about the interesting and unique work of each office, and ask specific questions about volunteer, HP, and SLIP positions.  The HP and SLIP applications open on July 31 and close on September 5, 2017.

RSVP Instructions:

In order to participate, students must RSVP to OARMposition@usdoj.gov by no later than Friday, June 23.  For security purposes, students must include the following information:

When submitting the RSVP indicate in the email subject line: DOJ Career Fair RSVP

Provide the following information in the body of the email:

(1) Full name:

(2) Law school:

(3) Email address:

Law students who are current DOJ interns in the DC-area should Not RSVP to this invitation. Current DOJ interns received a separate invitation to this event.

Information, including address, specific DOJ entry location, required I.D., etc. will be emailed directly to the attendees by Friday, July 7, 2017.

Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application Webinar, June 28, 3-4 Eastern

Want to fund your dream job? Each year, Equal Justice Works funds approximately 70 public interest Fellowships across the country, each for a two-year term. These entrepreneurial projects are designed by a host organization and candidate in tandem to address an unmet legal need. Crafting a successful application starts now with designing a project and finding a host organization! Join us on this webinar to discuss the eligibility requirements, application process, and insider tips for creating a competitive application. Register for the webinar here.

2L Summer Receptions

Check the symplicity events tab and then click on workshops for a comprehensive list of summer firm receptions.

To give you an example of what a firm reception involves:

The Dallas office of Baker Botts is hosting a reception for rising 2Ls on Thursday, June 22 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Lawyers will be available to answer questions and discuss working at Baker Botts.

Attire is business casual.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Central time)

Baker Botts LLP
2001 Ross Avenue
11th Floor
Dallas, Texas, 75201

Email dallasrecruiting@bakerbotts.com to RSVP.

For questions about the Dallas Open House, please contact Cecilia Luppi, +1.214.953.6953.

1L & 2L Summer Luncheon: Public Interest Law Initiative: How to Be an Effective Advocate: A View from the Bench (Chicago)

June 20, 11:45-1:00, John Marshall Law School, Room 200, 304 South State Street

A panel of judges will share their expectations and suggestions for new attorneys to be effective advocates, and will discuss the role attorneys play in addressing the access to justice gap.


  • Judge Edmond E. Chang, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Judge LaShonda A. Hunt, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Judge Nancy J. Katz, Associate Judge in the Domestic Relations Division for the Circuit Court of Cook County

Enter the building at 304 South State Street and give your name to security.

Lunch will be provided for everyone in attendance. Online registration is required by 12:00 noon on Monday, June 19th. If you have questions or problems with the form, please contact Program Manager Brent Page by email or by phone at 312-832-5128.

Resume and Cover Letter Review

If you would like a CDO counselor to review your resume and cover letter as you prepare for the fall recruiting season and job search, please send them our way as soon as you can. You can email your materials to any counselor you wish. The earlier you send them, the more time we will have to review them before we hit our really busy time where we each receive about 20-30 per day.






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