Damali Booker 1L Minority Job Fair

The 1L Job Fair is a project conducted by the Diversity Committee of the NBA.  It is a job fair held in January/February of each year for diverse students who are in their first year of law school, for summer clerkships between their first and second year.  In 2003, the job fair was named in honor of Damali Booker, daughter of Cyrus and Cherie Booker, who had participated in the job fair as a 1L, was in her 3rd year of law school and had already accepted a position with an employer she originally met at the job fair.  Damali died unexpectedly before her graduation from law school. Following is the timeline for 2018:

DATE                                                      SCHEDULE

  1. 1/8/18                                   Candidate Package Submittal Deadline
  2. 1/10/18                                 Resumes Available to Employers
  3. 1/16/18                                 Employer Interview Preference Deadline
  4. 1/19/18                                 Candidates Notified of Interviews/Confirmation
  5. 1/26/18 (Friday)           Reception (5:30 to 6:30 p.m. @ Waller)  Panel Discussion                                                    w/Students (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
  6. 1/27/18 (Saturday)      Job Fair  (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. @ Waller)

*7.  2/9/18                                               Project Offers Made Available*

*8.  2/16/18                                             Candidate Offer Acceptance Deadline*

*The project offer dates (#7-8) listed are suggested, not mandatory. Offers are made at the discretion of the Employer. All correspondence after the Job Fair is between the Employer & the Candidate.

Mission of the Diversity Committee: The Committee’s primary focus is the promotion of opportunities for racial minorities in the Nashville Bar and the community. As the Diversity Committee, the committee’s efforts have been expanded to encompass diversity and inclusion based on other characteristics within the Nashville legal community. Toward that end, the goal of the committee will be to implement programs that: provide employment opportunities, assist with career development and professional advancement, and increase the number of diverse students attending and successfully completing law school.


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Federal Bar Association Scholarship Opportunity

Foundation of the FBA Announces the Robert A. McNew Law Student Scholarship

The Foundation of the Federal Bar Association is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Robert A. McNew Law Student Scholarship. This new scholarship promotes the practice of federal law by awarding a scholarship of $5,000 to a law student attending an ABA accredited law school. The scholarship is named in honor of the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association past president and founder of the Fellows program, Robert A. McNew.

The scholarship is awarded to a current law student who is a Federal Bar Association law student associate member in good standing. Applicants must submit an application, a personal essay, transcript, and two letters of recommendation. The deadline to submit the scholarship application and the required documentation to the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association is Thursday, Nov. 30.

Student memberships are relatively inexpensive — $20 per year, or $50 for the full three or four years of law school.  The application form is here:  http://www.fedbar.org/membershipapp.

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Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner Today!

The Annual Akron Law Thanksgiving Dinner is Today!

Our Annual Akron Law Thanksgiving Dinner is Today ~ have your families/significant others join you in the McDowell Commons anytime between Noon and 6:30 pm for a full traditional Thanksgiving meal.  We will have roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, rolls, cookies, and homemade pumpkin pies for you to enjoy!  With as busy as you are with your studies, this gives you an opportunity to take a break and enjoy a delicious meal with our Akron Law family.

In conjunction with the dinner, SBA is sponsoring a “Undie Monday” drive.  Please bring with you to the dinner new packs of underwear for men, women, and children; gently used clothing; or you can make a cash donation.  These will all go to the Haven of Rest for their clothing room that serves those less fortunate in the Akron community.

Thanksgiving Dinner and Undie Monday 


McDowell Commons in the McDowell Law Center at UA

12 Noon – 6:30 pm

No need to RSVP.  If you have any questions about the dinner, please email lawstudentaffairs@uakron.edu.  If you have any questions about the Undie Monday drive, please email Samantha Nagy of SBA at srn16@zips.uakron.edu.

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Undie Monday is Today!

Please bring your items when you come to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner ~

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Gather Your Items this weekend for Undie Monday!


Bring your items when you come to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner on Monday ~

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