2L Weekly Docket

Welcome to your first edition of the Weekly Docket as 2Ls. This week’s 2L Weekly Docket includes PILI’s summer educational series in Chicago, several firm receptions, Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking and Capital Markets Pre-MBA Diversity Program for JD/MBA Candidates, and the New York City Law Department ambassador program.

Event Invitation: PILI’s Summer Educational Series in Chicago


Are you a law student intern or fellow serving in the Chicago area this summer?

You’re invited to attend PILI’s Educational Seminar Series. These weekly lunchtime seminars start in early June and run through the beginning of August. They focus on covering a range of hard skills and substantive law topics related to public interest law and pro bono. We also discuss career development ideas for law students interested in public interest law. All law student interns and fellows are invited to attend, regardless of whether you receive PILI funding. 

Here is the entire list of PILI summer programming:

RSVPs are typically due the day before the program and you can RSVP for one or all programs by clicking on the individual link for each program. 

  • Writing for Public Interest Lawyers

    • June 5th, 2018 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    This workshop will provide specific strategies for writing clear, concise and compelling legal documents. Learn to eliminate common writing weaknesses and better organize your writing. This is one of our highest rated seminars every year.

  • Conflict Management

    • June 13th, 2018 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    Conflict in the courtroom (and even the workplace) may be unavoidable. Gain insights, tools, and techniques on how best to manage disputes and create meaningful resolutions.

  • Restorative Justice in Chicago

    • June 19th, 2018 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    Learn about an innovative approach to address the problems of crime and human conflict that incorporates the values of accountability and reconciliation between offenders and victims.

  • Intern & Fellow Service Day: Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon

    • June 23rd, 2018 – 8:00 am, at Richard J. Daley Center

    The PILI Alumni Network Leadership Council invites you to Volunteer on Team PILI at Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon with Interns and Fellows and other PILI Alums.

  • From You to Your Online Presence to Your Vote: Equality in 2018

    • June 28th, 2018 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    Hear from several attorneys working to advance equality in 2018, including disability, LGTBQ and gender equality advocates as well as those working to protect privacy and voting rights in 2018.

  • Serving with Excellence in Legal Aid: Understanding Implicit Bias

    • July 3rd, 2018 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    This seminar will address how we can become more aware of our own assumptions, behaviors and impact, especially when we are interacting with people whom we (consciously and unconsciously) see as different from us. Unpacking the concept of implicit and unconscious bias to understand the “mental shortcuts” that we take that impact how we work with and value others is critical to serving legal aid clients with excellence.

  • Joint First 10 & PILI Happy Hour

    • July 10th, 2018 – 5:00 pm, at Tradition

    Learn more about this network of engaged Chicago public interest lawyers by connecting with its members, other PILI Interns and PILI Alumni!

  • Public Interest Law Career Path

    • July 11th, 2018 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    This seminar features dedicated public interest law attorneys who will share their experiences in charting a career in public interest law. Panelists will include attorneys who have experience in legal aid and government, and with judicial clerkships and post-graduate fellowships.

  • Fellowship: From Pipe Dream to Project in Action

    • July 19th, 2018 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    Two agency supervisors and the fellows whose project they green-lighted dive deep into how to design and implement an Equal Justice Works or Skadden Fellowship, moderated by a law school career counselor.

  • Social and Economic Impact of Transactional Pro Bono Work

    • July 31st, 2018 – 11:45 am, at The John Marshall Law School, Room 1200

    From applying for federal tax exemption to drafting start-up documents, transactional pro bono work plays a critical role in community and business development. Learn how your transactional pro bono assistance to nonprofits and other community groups can make an impact from an individual to macro level.

Event Invitation: Law Firm Receptions

Many law firms host summer receptions to meet rising 2Ls and get prepared for fall recruiting season. All firm events that have been emailed to us are in the events tab in symplicity.

Here are some of the upcoming receptions:

Kirkland & Ellis receptions for women and diverse students:


Boston, Tuesday, June 12, register by June 5
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Kirkland & Ellis
200 Clarendon Street
20th Floor
Boston, MA

Chicago, Monday, June 11, register by June 4
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Kirkland & Ellis
300 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL

New York, Tuesday, June 12, register by June 5
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Empire Steak House
151 East 50th Street
New York, NY

Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC are all listed here.

Rising 2Ls are invited to join Baker McKenzie for a series of Diversity Roundtable Discussions in June.


You will have the opportunity to meet our lawyers, discuss topics related to our summer associate program, and learn about our areas of practice and life as an associate.

The roundtable discussions also will feature information on the Baker McKenzie Diversity Fellowship. Each program will be followed by a networking reception.

The Diversity Roundtable Discussions will take place at 6:00 PM local time in the following offices in June:

New York, NY on June 5, 2018
San Francisco, CA on June 11, 2018
Chicago, IL on June 13, 2018
Washington, DC on June 18, 2018
Toronto, ON on June 19, 2018
Dallas, TX on June 26, 2018

Please RSVP for the event(s) no later than the Friday before the event as space is limited. The RSVP deadline for the New York event is Friday, June 1.

We look forward to seeing students from Notre Dame Law School in one or more of our offices this summer!

See full invitation & RSVP online here.

Winston & Strawn Receptions


Winston invites you to our Reception for Rising 2Ls

Please join us in our Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, or Washington D.C., office for our 2L Summer Reception. Winston attorneys, including lawyers from our Hiring Committee, Summer Committee, Diversity Committee and alums from your law school, will be on hand to offer insight about the practice of law and firm life in general. We look forward to seeing you.

Please choose any Winston & Strawn office location listed below that is most convenient – our hope is that you can attend a reception that is conveniently located near you regardless of your ultimate office preference.

RSVP to the appropriate contact below for the reception location where you will be attending. Please include your name and your law school with your RSVP.

June 11, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
35 W. Wacker Drive, 47th Floor Reception
Chicago, IL 60601

RSVP to Angel Reyes by June 4th: areyes@winston.com

June 12, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
2501 N. Harwood St., 17th Floor
Dallas, TX 75201

RSVP to Ginny Baker by June 5th: abaker@winston.com

June 12, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
1111 Louisiana Street, 25th Floor Library
Houston, TX 77002

RSVP to Ginny Baker by June 5th: abaker@winston.com

Los Angeles
June 13, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
333 South Grand Avenue, 38th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

RSVP to Michele Ward by June 6th: mward@winston.com

New York
June 19, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
200 Park Avenue, 45th Floor
New York, NY 10166

RSVP to Cara Goldstein by June 12th: cgoldstein@winston.com

San Francisco
June 6, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
101 California Street, 35th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

RSVP to Victor Barnett by June 1st: vbarnett@winston.com

Washington D.C.
June 6, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
1700 K Street, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006

RSVP to Olivia Veale by June 4th: OVeale@winston.com

Many additional firm receptions are in symplicity under events and then workshops.

Credit Suisse Investment Banking and Capital Markets Pre-MBA Diversity Program for JD/MBA Candidates, July 2018, Apply by June 15

Read more here: Credit Suisse Investment Banking and Capital Markets Pre-MBA Program

New York City Department of Law, Ambassadors Program

The New York City Department of Law has an incredibly robust summer honors program; they hire and pay 50 law students to work for the Department over the summer  and the summer position often leads to full-time post-graduate employment with the Department. An important way to make your job application the best that it can be, learn more about the Department, show that you have done your research, and build a contact within the Department is to take advantage of the Department’s Ambassadors Program.

Within each Division, Law Department attorneys have volunteered to receive inquiries about the Law Department from law students interested in working for the Law Department. This is an easy way for individuals interested in the Law Department to learn more about the practice and culture of the Law Department. If you want to speak with someone who works for the Department, click here and ambassadors’ names and phone numbers are listed under each division. If you see someone you want to speak with, give them a call. 

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