Monthly Archives: July 2014

OCI Interview Skills Programs

OCI Interview Skills – Part 1 – Featuring Legal Recruiters
Tuesday, August 5
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Room 203

This program will feature Jacki Herzog (L’07), Legal Recruiter at Clark Hill PLC, and Jennifer Ross, Senior Manager of Legal Recruiting at Reed Smith, LLP. Ms. Herzog and Ms. Ross have a wealth of experience with the interviewing process and will offer law students some insight into a law firm’s expectations during the interviewing and recruiting processes. While this program will be focused on OCI preparation, the information shared should be relevant to most interviewing situations.

OCI Interview Skills – Part 2 – Advice from 3L’s
Tuesday, August 5
6:15-7:00 p.m.
Student Lounge

Students who are currently working as summer associates and who participated in OCI last year will be available to talk with you about their experiences. Refreshments will be provided.

If you plan to attend either program, please RSVP on DuqLawConnect (Events tab) so that an accurate amount of handouts are available. RSVP’s are encouraged, but not required.

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Summer Networking Opportunities

Students are invited to register and attend the following networking events this summer:

*Washington County Bar Association Monthly Roundtable * July 23 * 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. * WCBA Office
Join members of the WCBA and fellow law students for lunch and talk about practice issues.  The lunches are held a the bar association office (119 South College Street, Washington, PA 15301).  Visit for more information.  Please RSVP to by July 22.

*Women’s Bar Association 2014 Anne Mullaney Cup Golf Outing * August 1 * Cedarbrook Golf Course

All students, of all skill levels, are welcome to take part in this annual event.  Meet WBA members, other attorneys and law students for a scramble, just for lessons or for dinner.  Registration required (fee).  Registration starts at 11:00 a.m. The golf clinic with LPGA Pro Christina Stockton starts at 11:30, followed by a Shotgun start at 12:30 for 4-person scramble.  For new or less experienced golfers, a group lesson with on course experience and use of the driving range is being offered lieu of the 18-hole scramble and also starts at 12:30 p.m.  Registration Form and additional information.   For more information, please contact one of the event co-chairs, Stephanie Jones at, or Christina Demarco-Breeden at

*Allegheny County Bar Association Women’s Business Development Legal Summit * August 7 * 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. * Marriott City Center
The 2014 Summit features nationally recognized women lawyers coach and trainer Marianne Trost.  She will share insights, practical tips, and real-life examples to help you achieve better business development results by:

• Honing your rainmaking skills
• Refining your best practices for pitching to business clients or individuals
• Strengthening your self-advocacy skills, and
• Fine-tuning your networking skills.

In today’s competitive legal market it isn’t enough to be an outstanding attorney. Having a book of business is essential to creating self-determination and satisfaction in your career and to achieving success in a law firm. Whether you are a woman partner, associate, or of counsel with a firm, you are looking to leave the government or non-profit sector for a firm, or you are a law student hoping to one day work in a firm, the strategies you will learn at the Summit will help you maximize your natural strengths to grow your book of business.

The cost of the Summit is $50 for law students and includes breakfast, lunch, and 5 hours of business development programming and networking. View the informational brochure. Register online here. For information on available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alysia M. Keating at

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AmeriCorps JD Program – Funding available for public interest & government internships

The AmeriCorps JD program has some additional slots available to start this month! Through AmeriCorps JD, law students focusing on any area of civil public interest law can earn a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. AmeriCorps JD is also an exciting way to get connected to the various resources that Equal Justice Works offers to public interest law students.

We are looking for students who:

  • Can begin service in July 2014; and
  • Can complete 300 hours of service in a 12 month period (by July 2015).

Service includes training and substantive work, and can include research or additional projects for an internship even though a student may not physically be in the office past the summer months.

Time is of the essence — students must start this month! If you are currently at or planning an internship at an organization (including legal aid, public defender, nonprofit organizations, or local, county or state government agencies), you are encouraged to apply to AmeriCorps JD today.

If you would like additional clarification about the AmeriCorps JD program, please email  Please also consult their website (the May application deadline can be disregarded):

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