Law Practice Today – The Finance Issue

The June edition of the ABA’s Law Practice Today is available.  Be sure to check out this month’s articles, including:

“When Growth is Smart, and Whether to Merge”

“Five Questions Every BigLaw Associate Should Ask Themselves, Happy or Not”

“Women Rainmakers – Making it Rain: Practical Tips From Those Who Do”

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Upcoming Summer & Fall Job Fairs

Students interested in attending one of these job fairs should contact the Career Services Office in order to discuss the possibility of assistance with registration and travel expenses.  Please contact Maria Comas at or 412-396-6279 for more information.

Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair for Law Students of Color * August 4, 2015 * Boston, MA
The BLG job fair provides members with access to qualified law students of color and assist them in implementing a well-rounded recruiting program and networking opportunities. Additional information and registration details can be found at (under the 2015 Job Fair tab).  The application deadline is July 10, 2015, by 11:59 p.m.  The supporting documents attached highlights job fair registration instructions, frequently asked questions, timeline for key dates, and job fair invitation.

Lavender Law Career Fair * August 5-7, 2015 * Chicago, IL
The National LGBT Bar Association’s annual Lavender Law Career Fair is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) candidates within the legal profession’s recruiting efforts. By participating in the career fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBT-friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and corporate legal departments.  Additional information.

11th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair * August 21-22, 2015 * Kansas City, MO
Students who are interested in becoming part of Kansas City’s dynamic legal community should strongly consider attending this event.  Students who will be returning to school in August and those graduating in May are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.  The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers.  Student registration must be completed by July 3.  Additional information.

MABLSA Job Fair * August 22, 2015 * Washington, D.C.
Exclusively for second and third year students, the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Job Fair is your chance to meet with employers from various practice areas. As a reminder, you must be a national dues paying member in order to participate in the MABLSA Job Fair. It is not too late to pay your dues and participate! Dues can be paid at  The job fair will take place at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.  For more information, please contact

Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair * September 4, 2015 * Boston, MA
The HNBA Career Fair is open to all law students. This year’s convention is poised to be one of the largest and most significant in HNBA’s history with numerous private and government employers from across the country attending. The Career Fair will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to meet and interview with some of the nation’s most respected law firms, companies, and government agencies. The HNBA Career Fair is also a unique and cost-effective way to find future employment or internships.   Law students may apply for a HNBA Career Fair Travel Stipend geared towards reimbursing expenses for travel and lodging for out-of-state students, which must be submitted by July 13, 2015.   HNBA Job Fair Annoucement 2015.

Equal Justice Works Annual Conference and Career Fair * October 23-24, 2015 * Arlington, VA
The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest career fair in the country.  More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities.  Public interest employers conduct interviews for internship and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities.  The Conference and Career Fair also feature workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more.  Additional information.

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Two Student Registrations Available to the Institute for Energy Young Energy Professionals Forum


The CSO is providing tuition for two current students (any class level) to attend the Institute for Energy Law’s Young Energy Professionals 2nd Appalachia General Counsel Forum. The IEL YEPs will host six general counsel to share professional and career advice.  The evening will begin with a reception, followed by a panel discussion, after which each general counsel will join a smaller group of young attorneys for dinner and a more intimate conversation.  This is a wonderful way to network with local energy law practitioners.

In order to be considered for the scholarship, please send an email to Samantha Coyne, Employer Relations Manager, at, explaining why you think you should be chosen to attend this event.  The deadline for applications is Tuesday, June 2.  Questions?  Contact Samantha Coyne at

More information about the event can be found at

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Business Cards Available

The Career Services Office will provide students with business cards to use for networking purposes. This is your last chance to order cards this academic year!

If you would like to receive 30 complimentary business cards, please complete an order form by Monday, April 20, at 12:00 noon.

You can find an order form on Sharepoint. (Please use your Multipass/DORI credentials to log-in.)

When the cards are available, they will be placed in your student mailbox. Please contact Maria Comas ( if you have any questions.

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Tips for a Successful Job Search in Washington DC

Friday, April 10, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 301

Christy Gamble (L’13), U.S. House of Representatives Legislative Counsel, will talk with students about her successful job search efforts to find a post-graduate position in Washington DC.  Learn how Ms. Gamble made professional connections in that area while still a student (and after graduation) and hear her tips for you as you think about interning and working in that area.  Lunch provided.  Please RSVP via DuqLawConnect-Events tab.

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Friday, April 10, 2015 (This program has been postponed to September 2015. 4/10/15 MC)
CNX Center
1000 Consol Energy Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317-6506

RSVP Required

Students are invited to attend a “Lawyers on Location” luncheon at CONSOL Energy which will include lunch with company representatives and a tour of the company’s new headquarters. Nicholas J. DeIuliis, a Duquesne Law graduate and President and Chief Executive Officer, will be our host.  CONSOL Energy, a publicly owned Pittsburgh-based producer of natural gas and coal, is one of the leading diversified energy companies in the United States of America.

This Lawyers on Location is part of a continuing series developed by the CSO whereby students are invited to visit various workplaces to see the law in practice. Lunch will be provided and formal business dress is required.  TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED TO AND FROM THE EVENT.

Space is limited! Please RSVP via DuqLawConnect (under the “Events” tab).

You will be contacted by the CSO with final details regarding the event when all RSVPs have been received.  Questions? Please contact Samantha Coyne at

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Law Practice Today – The Multi-Gen and Multi-Cultural Issue

The March edition of the ABA’s Law Practice Today is available.  Be sure to check out this month’s articles, including:

Integration Starts With Respect

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Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Exploring Traits of Successful Junior Lawyers

K&L Gates Offices (210 Sixth Avenue, Downtown)
Monday, April 13 * 5:00 p.m.

First year students are invited to attend a panel discussion featuring a diverse group of legal professional for an interactive discussion on how best to prepare and present yourself as you enter the legal market and explore traits of successful junior lawyers.

The panelists include:

The panel will be moderated by Michael Zanic, Partner, K&L Gates LLP. A cocktail reception will follow for all participants.

Professional attire required.

This program is open to all first year students attending Duquesne University School of Law and University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  Registration is limited to the first 25 students to RSVP at each school.

Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, April 8 to Ms. Jessica Gangjee at  Space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay your RSVP!

(Note: Please copy Maria Comas ( on your RSVP.)



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Disability Rights Law Lunch & Learn

Thursday, March 26, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 301
Co-sponsored with the ACBA Disability Rights Committee

A panel of attorneys who handle cases involving disability rights issues will tell students about their work and answer students’ questions about this area of law.  The following attorneys plan to attend:
Ramona Arena Baker, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Law Clerk
Lawrence Gurrera, Edgar Snyder & Associates
Jim Ehrman, Margolis Edelstein
Art Feldman, Solo Practitioner
Alysia Keating, Allegheny County Bar Association Director of Diversity & Gender Equality
Paul Sullivan, The Law Office of Paul R. Sullivan, Jr.

Also attending from Bender Consulting Services, an employment consulting firm, are Joyce Bender, CEO, and Mary Brougher, Executive Vice President of Operations.   Lunch provided.  Please RSVP on DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

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Speed Networking with the Women’s Bar Association

Monday, March 23, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Room 414

Co-sponsored with the Women’s Law Association

This event is open to all students!  In groups of 3 or 4, students will have the opportunity to meet attorneys working in various settings and practice areas.  Jennifer Mason, Partner at Clark Hill PLC and WBA Co-President, will offer keynote remarks.

The following attorneys plan to attend:
Brett Huston, Clark Hill PLC
Dan Domenick, Domenick Legal Group, PLLC
Sarah Andrews, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
David Monaghan, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC
Maureen Shannon, Training & Talent Development Professional (formerly with K&L Gates)
Carol Hesz, Judicial Law Clerk – Federal Judiciary
Melissa Ruggiero, Office of Conflict Counsel
Anna Ciardi, Cordell & Cordell
Stephanie Jones, Domenick Legal Group PLLC

The networking portion of the program will last for approximately one hour, followed by a reception.  Registration is required & limited to the first 20 students to RSVP.  Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  RSVP required on DuqLawConnect – Events tab.  Students may arrive late or leave early due to class schedules.  Please send a note to Maria Comas ( if you will be arriving late or leaving early.

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