The LCDO Weekly Record
May 17, 2021
1L and 2L Students: Please report your summer job on UB Law Connect
Let us know where you will be working this summer by reporting your job on UB Law Connect. You can access the report on the home page or under “profile.”
The LCDO will be open all summer. Reach out to us at email@example.com or make an appointment using UB Law Connect. Summer is a great time to apply for fall internships and to start preparing applications for post-graduation clerkships.
Upcoming Career Events
Federal J.D. Advantage Hiring Workshop
Monday, May 24, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Register here .
The Federal Government is a rich source of J.D. Advantage (JDA) careers, but navigating the USAJobs application process is a daunting task, requiring custom, in-depth application materials and knowledge of how keywords factor into the screening process. To help students & recent grads navigate the process, the LCDO is partnering with Professional Federal Resume Writer, Nancy Segal, on this Federal JDA hiring workshop. Attendees will learn the basics of how to craft a federal resume, how to identify and incorporate keywords into their application materials, and how federal hiring works. This session will be recorded. 3Ls still seeking post-graduate employment are encouraged to attend.
On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) Required Workshops – Attend only one session.
All rising 2D/3E students who will be participating in the 2022 Summer Associate On-Campus Interview (OCI) Program (Wednesday, July 28, 2021 – Friday, August 6, 2021) are required to attend one session of the upcoming OCI Training Workshops. This workshop will cover the foundations of the application process including applying through 12Twenty; updating your resume for OCI; selecting a writing sample; drafting a cover letter; crafting the ‘story of you’ a.k.a. your elevator pitch; and an introduction to interview preparation.
Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadline: Monday, May 31
The Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship provides a $10,000 scholarship and a salaried 2L Summer Associate position for next summer. Apply online: https://www.bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship. (Apply without your complete 1L transcript … don’t miss the deadline waiting for your spring grades; you can supplement your application afterwards.)
Move the Needle 1L Virtual Summer Learning Forum
Weekly starting Thursday, June 3 to Thursday, July 22, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1L (rising 2L) students are invited to participate in an eight-week virtual summer learning forum and networking opportunity through Move the Needle Fund. This Summer Learning Forum is designed to provide students with the opportunity to hear from law firm and corporate legal department leaders on a variety of topics, including: (1) the current state of the marketplace in specific industry sectors, (2) the traits and competencies of successful lawyers in those sectors, and (3) career-enhancing tips and techniques. Each session of the virtual forum will incorporate small group networking so that students can meet, get to know, and ask questions of law firm and legal department practitioners in an informal setting and make additional professional connections in the legal industry. Programming will be held on Thursdays throughout the summer beginning on Thursday, June 3rd and ending on Thursday, July 22nd. Students can get more information and register here .
30th Annual Delaware Diversity Job Fair
Saturday, July 31; Application Deadline, June 4, 11:59 p.m.
The 30th Annual Delaware Diversity Job Fair is an invitation-only event for rising second- and third-year students. The Job Fair was founded by a consortium of Delaware law firms, corporate, and public sector/interest legal employers interested in promoting diversity and inclusion in the Delaware bar by encouraging interested students to explore summer and full-time opportunities to work in Delaware. Applications for the DDJF, which include a resume, unofficial academic transcript, and a personal statement, are submitted through the DDJF's Symplicity recruiting site: https://law-dmpd-csm.symplicity.com/students.
National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Virtual Job Fair
Tuesday, August 17; General Registration Deadline, June 30
The NBPA is a professional member organization comprised of over 800 prosecutors. Its mission is to recruit, train, and advance the careers of minority attorneys as prosecutors at all levels of government. Registration for this job fair is free for law students and 2021 Grads until June 30th. Register here.
National LGBT Bar Association Annual Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair
Wednesday, July 28 - Friday, July 30 (Los Angeles, CA)
With over 1700 annual attendees and more than 180 recruiters, the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair is the largest LGBTQ+ legal career fair in the world. You can learn more about the conference and register onlinehere. Student members of the LGBT Bar can register for free. You can sign up for membership online for only $40 annually.
Pro Bono Corner
Maryland Legal Aid Expungement Clinic – Student Volunteers Needed!
Saturday, May 22, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Johns Hopkins University Eastern Campus, 1101 E. 33rd Street
Maryland Legal Aid is looking for student volunteers to assist with intake and to help clients complete paperwork during this Expungement Clinic. This clinic will help eliminate barriers to obtaining housing and employment for low-income individuals. Interested in volunteering? Contact, Angus Derbyshire, MLA Pro Bono Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All safety protocols, including the use of PPE, will be followed.