All first, second and third year law students at Akron Law are invited to participate in the 27th Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) to be held on Saturday, February 7, 2014 at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. The Conference offers students the opportunity to:
• Interview with a variety of public interest and government employers for summer law clerk and entry-level attorney positions (employers will pre-screen resumes and select students to interview). Though most of the opportunities are unpaid or invite outside funding, there are positions that offer a stipend. Since most of the employers come mainly from the Midwest, students may find positions in the communities they seek to serve.
• Meet with employers during Table Talk, a morning session where employers and students meet informally and share information. Employers may distribute brochures, newsletters and other organizational literature.
• Respond to employer job postings (resume requests) for internships (volunteer or paid), fellowships, and entry level positions. This service is available throughout the school year at the MPILCC Symplicity.com site to students registered for the MPILCC.
Registration and Fees – The University of Akron School of Law will pay the $300 NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee for all interested students to attend the MPILCC IF we have enough student interest to justify the cost. ANY INTERESTED STUDENTS MUST RSVP TO THE CAREER PLANNING AND PLACEMENT OFFICE BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28. Please declare your intention to attend the MPILCC by emailing lawcareerplanning@uakron.edu. We will notify all interested students once we determine if the registration fee will be paid by the CPPO. Please note, students will be responsible for their own travel, hotel, and miscellaneous expenses.

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Deadline for Stow law firm is Monday, December 1st!

Stow, OH – Law Clerk – Mazurek, Alford & Holliday, P.C.
Overview: There is an opening for a law clerk position for a energy law firm focused on oil and gas title examination located in Stow, Ohio.
Qualifications: 2L, 3L
How to apply: Send Cover Letter and Resume to lawcareerplanning@uakron.edu
Deadline: December 1, 2014

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Ohio Attorney General Externship Deadline is Monday, Nov. 24th!

Cleveland, OH – Spring Extern – Ohio Attorney General’s Office
AkronLawJobs No. 5790 Overview: In the Cleveland Regional Office, we represent 18 sections of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office; have 50 attorneys and an office total of approximately 85 persons. We operate our Regional Intern/Extern Program by a representative committee and give the students a comprehensive experience. We have two mentors (male and female), a writing coach, external events coordinators and generational diversity. Students may have the opportunity to work with different attorneys in various sections. We are litigation-intensive and the students will write motions, memos and briefs, attend depositions and court hearings and learn to network and enhance their collegial and professional skills in an open, gracious and warm environment in Cleveland.
Qualifications: 1L, 2L, Class Rank Top 50%, Moot Court, Law Journal, and a demonstrated commitment to public service
How to apply: Interested students should submit their cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript (law school only), references, and writing sample to the Career Planning Office at the University of Akron Law at lawcareerplanning@uakron.edu
Deadline: November 24, 2014

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Careers in International Law with Dean Wilson! Thurs., Nov. 20th at 12:20 in Room 151

Interested in learning about careers in International Law? Join the CPPO and ILS as our very own Dean Wilson shares his knowledge and experience with us! Space is still available and Jimmy Johns will be served.

International Law with Matthew Wilson 2014

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Attention 2Ls – don’t forgot the Mentor Program Training/Info Session is Tuesday!!!

2015 Lawyer to Law Student Mentor Program
Second Year Law Students: Would you like the opportunity to get a glimpse into the practice of law and begin to build your professional NETWORK? The Office of Career Planning & Placement, in conjunction with The Akron Bar Association Liaison Committee, invites you to participate in the Lawyer to Law Student Mentor Program. This program pairs second year University of Akron Law students with local lawyers for the purposes of assisting law students in beginning the transition from law school to law practice, through a one-on-one relationship with practicing attorneys. The mentor provides perspective on the law school experience and its relationship to practice; helps the student understand the nature of different practice areas and types of employers; and has the opportunity to advise the students on networking and career resources. Above all, the mentor is a role model who conveys his/her commitment to the profession and the responsibility that comes with admission to the bar. Specifically, the program provides the opportunity for students and their mentors to participate in suggested activities of their choosing. These activities may include jointly visiting the courthouse or visiting the mentor’s law firm. The mentor and law student initially create their individualized plan, which will consist of activities you choose to meet the particular practice setting of the mentor and your individual goals. You and your mentor will have from January 2015 through June 2015 to get to know one another and plan your activities, but of course you are free to continue a relationship with your Mentor.*To participate in the 2014 Lawyer-to- Law Student Mentoring Program, you must attend one of the MANDATORY Mentor Program Training Sessions: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 12:20 OR 5:15PM. You must turn in a Mentor Program application, along with the included short answer questions, to the Career Planning Office by Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 12 noon.
All students and mentors are also invited to attend the “Meet Your Mentor/Mentee” Reception to be held at the Akron Bar Association Offices on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. This event will include both the law students and the attorney mentors and will provide an introduction to the program and a packet of program materials. Please indicate on the bottom of the application form whether or not you will attend this event. All students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Mentor Program Important Dates and Deadlines: please mark your calendars now
NOW! – Applications for Students are available in the CPPO and online: http://www.uakron.edu/dotAsset/0e75c90c-c51f-440c-bee5-1c8809eeaecd.pdf
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 12:20 and 5:15PM – Mandatory Mentor Program Training Session – to be held at the Law School in Room 165.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 12 noon – Deadline for Students to submit the Mentor Program application to Career Planning & Placement Office
By Wednesday, December 10, 2014 – Career Planning & Placement Office to notify students of their assigned mentor and his/her contact information via email.
Questions? Contact the CPPO.

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