*Please RSVP to these programs via DuqLawConnect – Events tab. If you are not able to attend a program in its entirety because of a class or work conflict, you are welcome to attend as much of it as you can.
*All students are welcome to meet individually with Maria Comas, Director of Career Services, to discuss your job search, resume and cover letter at any time. Meetings may be scheduled between 9:30 am – 6:00 pm by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include some dates & times that work for you.
*First year students are encouraged to attend general CSO programs throughout the semester as well as these programs specifically targeted to first year students!
ACBA 1L Diversity Summer Clerkship Program Information Session
Friday, October 31, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 301
Alysia Keating, Director of Diversity & Gender Equality with the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), will tell you about the program, which provides diverse first year law students an opportunity to work in private law firms, corporations or government offices during the summer after their first year of law school. The application process will begin soon, and this is your chance to learn about the program and ask your questions. Lunch will be provided.
Bar Association & Professional Organizations Day
Tuesday, November 4, 12:00-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-6:00 p.m., Student Lounge
Many bar associations and professional legal organizations offer student memberships, and attorneys will be here to tell you about their various groups. Stop by the tables in the lounge and learn about ways in which you can get involved this year. There’s no obligation to join any group on Tuesday. Students who attend will be entered into a drawing to win gift cards and other items.
A Day in the Life Panel & Reception
Thursday, November 6, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 208
Reception immediately following in the Student Lounge
Co-sponsored with the Duquesne Law Alumni Association (DLAA)
A panel of law alumni will tell you about their careers in private practice, government, and the judiciary:
Hon. Gary Caruso, Westmoreland Court of Common Pleas
Kathleen M. Charlton, Founding Co-Member, Charlton & Charlton
Dodi Walker Gross, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Rebecca Gruen, Medical/Legal Consultant
Garry Nelson, Former prosecutor, Allegheny County District Attorney
Meghan Jones-Rolla, VP & Corp. Counsel, ServiceLink
Moderated by Scott Redman, managing attorney, Law Office of Scott T. Redman
Students attending the panel discussion will be eligible to win a gift card! You are invited to meet the panelists and other DLAA board members at a reception following the program.
Crafting a Legal Resume Workshop
Sign-up for one of the legal resume workshops so you are prepared to submit applications to employers for summer opportunities. Bring your laptop if you would like and revise your resume as we go through the program. Four workshops are scheduled for the Fall Semester:
Wednesday, November 5, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Room 204
Wednesday, November 5, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 308
Thursday, November 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 204
Monday, November 10, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 204
Drafting a Cover Letter Workshop
Sign-up for one of the cover letter workshops so you are prepared to submit applications to employers for summer opportunities. Bring your laptop if you would like and revise your cover letter as we go through the program. Two workshops are scheduled for the Fall Semester:
Tuesday, November 11, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 204
Tuesday, November 11, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 311
1L Summer Job Search
Wednesday, November 12, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 308
Thursday, November 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 308
At this program, we will discuss summer job opportunities, timing recommendations and resources available to you for your summer job search. The same program will be held each time.
(Note: Many evening students have unique job search circumstances, and the CSO is planning a panel presentation in the Spring Semester with graduates of the evening division where they will discuss the job search plans they had during law school, things they had to consider (such as financial obligations) and suggestions they have for you. Additional details to follow.)