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PSLawNet adds State/Local Government Employment Resources

Posted by OPI at 2:45 PM

In addition to PSLawNet/NALP's resources on federal government opportunities (, NALP has created a state-by-state list of useful ways to begin research on internships and jobs in state and local governments. Here you will find links to information about many different employers: Attorneys General offices, Public Defender offices, and agencies focused on such issues as the environment, health and tax.

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

Posted by OPI at 4:55 PM

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

Posted by OPI at 11:05 AM

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

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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Capital Defense Employment Opportunities

Posted by OPI at 11:18 AM

The Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic maintains a website for internship and job opportunities for law students and recent graduates in offices around the country that are engaged in the defense of death row inmates or capitally-charged defendants. The job listings are posted directly by the respective employers.  The list contains Summer 2010 Internship Opportunities, Year-Round Internship Opportunities in the Bay Area, and Full-time Paid Positions for Law Graduates.

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Washington, D.C./Baltimore Public Service Career Fair Info

Posted by OPI at 11:39 AM

Student registration is now open for the Washington, D.C./Baltimore Public Service Career Fair!  The Career Fair is scheduled for Friday, January 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Bidding begins at 12:01 a.m. THIS FRIDAY, December 18Register at the Career Fair’s website,  This is not the same as CareerLink and requires a separate registration.  The  Registration/Bidding Deadline for interviews is 11:59 p.m., JANUARY 6th, 2010.  For additional detailed information, review the Career Fair Information and the Tips for Table Talk, available in the OCPD website handouts section.

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Paid Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program in Florida

Posted by OPI at 4:55 PM

The Florida Bar Foundation is sponsoring the 2010 Summer Fellowship Program at legal aid and legal services programs in Florida. The Florida Legal Aid Project Directors' Association sponsors a Terry Russell Summer Fellow to honor Terry Russell, who has made significant pro bono contributions to the delivery of legal services for the poor in Florida; and when President of The Florida Bar, he led the successful effort to pass and fund the Florida Access to Civil Legal Assistance Act. (continued)

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Article: Federal Jobs are Easy to Spot, Hard to Get

Posted by OPI at 12:35 PM

In this article, the Wall Street Journal examines the current state of federal goverment hiring.  An estimated 273,000 federal employees will need to be added to the payroll in the next three years to replace retiring employees, according to the Partnership for Public Service.  The article discusses today's government hiring timeline and the challenges faced by the Office of Personnel Management to overhaul the system.

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Federal Attorney Jobs to be Featured on National Legal Blog

Posted by OPI at 10:28 AM

According to this post, the Blog of the Legal Times has created a new monthly feature to highlight some of the current federal attorney job listings, looking at which agencies are hiring and why, as well as some of the quirkier legal jobs in the corners of agencies you’ve never even heard of.  The Blog of the Legal Times is available at

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PMF Application Window Opens Thursday, October 1

Posted by OPI at 3:02 PM

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, sponsored by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, is a prestigious, paid government fellowship for recent graduate students who are interested in government service. The PMF Program is a great way to get your foot in the door with the federal government. In order to apply, you must be nominated by WCL. (continued)

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2009 Fall OCI Features Many Public Sector Employers

Posted by OPI at 12:11 PM

"Only law firms hire during On-Campus Interviewing."  This is a common misconception about fall OCI recruitment.  This year a full 30% of OCI employers are government and public interest.  Students are encouraged to visit CareerLink and view the employers week-by-week for a full rundown of the government and public interest employers visiting the WCL campus this fall.  And check back often, as additional government and public interest employers will be added in the weeks to come.

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Federal Government Career & Internship Fair

Posted by OPI at 12:36 PM

The Partnership for Public Service will be hosting its annual Public Service Career and Internship Fair on July 16, 2009 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the National Building Museum.  Last year's fair brought together 67 federal agencies and 3,000 students and young professionals to promote government career and internship opportunities.  Legal and law-related positions will be available with many of the participating agencies.  A list of participating agencies and registration information is available on the event website.

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Job Posting: Experienced/Entry-Level Staff Attorneys

Posted by OPI at 12:56 PM

The Brooklyn Family Defense Project, an office of Legal Services NYC, seeks admitted staff attorneys to start June 2009 and/or entry level staff attorneys to start September 2009.  The job posting is available here.

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