This week’s 2L Weekly Docket contains an announcement for an upcoming workers’ rights conference in the DC area and an announcement that the best government job database in existence has just gone live for the 2017/2018 application season.
Conference Opportunity: Peggy Browning Fund: National Law Student Workers’ Rights Conference, Registration Due August 28
On October 13 and 14, the Peggy Browning Fund is hosting their annual conference in the Washington, DC area.
The goal of the conference is to:
• To create greater understanding of, appreciation for, and interest in
the issues facing American workers.
• To provide law students with opportunities for networking with
fellow law students, top labor lawyers, professors, nonprofit practitioners
and government officials.
The Peggy Browning Fund will pay for one student from each law school to attend, including airfare. If you’re interested in attending the conference, reach out to me by August 20.
Job Opportunities: 2017/2018 Government Honors Handbook is Live
If you’re interested in applying for government jobs, there is no better resource than the Arizona Government Honors Handbook. You can find the password in the CDO’s resource center under “Popular Job Databases” in #1 “Government Honors and Internship Handbook.” You can search by agency or “2L applications by deadline” to see applications that are due soon. For instance, the 2L applications by deadline page shows that the FCC’s summer honors program application is due on August 10th, the Federal Aviation Administration’s summer program application is due August 14th, and the Department of Commerce, International Trade Law Clerk Program application is due on August 15th.
Be sure to make checking the government honors handbook part of your application strategy and don’t ignore it in the midst of OCI. Many applications are due throughout the OCI process and it is safest to act as though you don’t have an offer and to continue to apply to jobs until you officially have an offer.