Blogs entries posted in March, 2010.

Panel: Int'l Public Interest Careers: Humans Rights & Beyond

Posted by OPI at 4:55 PM in Jobs

Public Interest International Legal Careers: Humans Rights & Beyond!  Tuesday, April 6, 12-1:20pm, Room 602.  Do you associate public interest international law careers with human rights work?  While many WCL students pursue careers in the human rights field, there are a variety of paths lawyers can take when engaged in a public-oriented international law practice.  Attend this program to learn more about what these attorneys do, where the jobs are, and how to secure them.  The panel will discuss international careers in human rights, environmental law and trade/commerce.  Lunch provided to those who RSVP on CareerLink.

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Take Charge of Your Student Loan Debt!

Posted by OPI at 10:26 AM in Financing Your Career

Student Loan Repayment Awareness Week Has Arrived!  The Office of Public Interest is working with the Public Interest Student Coalition and Progressive People of Color Caucus to spread the word about the new federal Income-Based Repayment option, the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, and WCL's Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance Program (PILRAP).  Regardless of whether you are seeking private sector or public sector employment, these programs are likely to  impact how you repay your student loans.  Learn more at one of our programs, or stop by the table in the lobby.  The week concludes with a happy hour on Friday. (continued)

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The New USAJOBS and Federal Job Search Tips - 3/18, 12pm

Posted by OPI at 11:05 AM in Jobs

On Thursday, March 18, representatives from the Office of the Solicitor at the US Department of Labor will present a program on USAJobs (recent changes and tips for successfully using the system) and the federal job application process.  The attorney representatives will then give an overview of the Honors Program and internship opportunities and how to apply for jobs in the Solicitor’s Office.  They will also be able to answer your questions.  Registration is available on CareerLink.  Pizza will be provided to those who register.

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DC Office of Attorney General Info Session - 3/16, 12pm

Posted by OPI at 4:51 PM in Jobs

On Tuesday, March 16, WCL will host DC Attorney General, Peter Nickles, for an information session about the DC Office of the Attorney General (OAG).  Students interested in learning about legal employment opportunities with OAG are invited to attend.  More information about Attorney General Nickles and OAG is available online.  Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Career Link.

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Webinar: Getting Your Student Loans Forgiven

Posted by OPI at 3:27 PM in Financing Your Career

On Tuesday, March 9 from 12-1:30pm EST, Equal Justice Works is hosting a webinar titled, “Getting Your Student Loans Forgiven: How government and nonprofit employees can earn public service loan forgiveness.”  A must attend for anyone with high student debt working for the government or a nonprofit, this free webinar explains how you can benefit from the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, the most significant law affecting public service in a generation.  The webinar will be presented by Heather Jarvis, a national expert on student loan debt relief. (continued)

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