Monthly Archives: September 2014

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Success in Law School Mentor Program

LCLD invites 1st year students who are women, racially diverse and/or LGBT to attend an information session about their 1L Success in Law School Mentor Program, where students are paired with attorneys here in Pittsburgh. Attorneys Jackie Celender and Dotun Obadina, attorneys at K&L Gates, will talk with students about the LCLD Mentor Program which begins later this fall.   This program will be held on Tuesday, September 30, from 12:00-1:00 pm in Room 208.

Duquesne Law students participated in this program last year and thoroughly enjoyed the individual mentor match and other networking opportunities it provided them. This is a great way to meet attorneys – some of whom are Duquesne Law alumni – who are interested in meeting and mentoring diverse 1st year law students. If you’re unsure about what type of questions to ask your mentor or what to do at a networking event, contact Maria Comas (comas@duq.edu) for some suggestions for either situation.Registration for the mentor program will begin in October, and mentors are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Additional information.Lunch provided. RSVP appreciated, but not required, via DuqLawConnect – Events tab or via email at comas@duq.edu. (If you misplaced your DuqLawConnect log-in information, please let me know, and I will re-issue it to you.)

If you are not able to attend the program, but are interested in signing up for it, please contact Maria Comas so you can receive any handouts that may be distributed at the info session.

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Careers in Energy Law Panel

Co-sponsored with the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation and the Energy & Mineral Law Society
Thursday, October 2 * 12:00-1:00 pm * Room 203

Attorneys from local firms and companies will talk with students about the practice of law in this area, how you can prepare yourself for working in this area, and the EMLF student scholarship. Natalie N. Jefferis, Regional Land Director, EQT Gathering, LLC, will moderate the panel which includes the following attorneys: Jessica Alsop (Noble Energy Inc), EMLF President, Kevin K. Douglass, L’86, (Babst Calland), and David J. Laurent, L’80, (Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney).  EMLF Program Bios 2014.

Pizza provided by EMLF.   RSVP welcomed, but not required, via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

www.emlf.org

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Participate in the Law School Pro Bono Program – Open to All Students

Interested in working with local attorneys on pro bono cases? Sign-up to work on one of these projects at next week’s Judicial, Government & Public Interest Law Reception:
PFA Project
Custody Conciliations Project
Wills Project
Landlord-Tenant Project
Expungement Project
Divorce Project

Attorneys who volunteer their time and work on these cases with the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership will be there to tell you about their experiences.

Reception details: Power Center Ballroom, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Students may attend as much of the event as their schedules permit. RSVP on DuqLawConnect or via email at lawcareers@duq.edu.

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Golf Outing/Networking Opportunity for Duquesne Law Students

APPLY TO ATTEND THE TRI-RIVERS HERITAGE FOUNDATION GOLF OUTING ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

Are you a golfer interested in networking with area employers?  Duquesne University School of Law students have been invited to apply for a chance to participate in the upcoming Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation 7th Annual Golf Outing to benefit Sarah Heinz House on Friday, September 26, 2014.  The event is sponsored by Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC.  David Renner, Duquesne Law graduate and co-founder of the Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation, will be your host.

This event is open to 6 upperclassmen with a minimum 3.0 GPA who either own (or can acquire) their own golf clubs.  In order to apply, please submit a resume and cover letter telling a bit about yourself and your interest in this event addressed to:

David E. Renner, Esq.
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC
525 William Penn Place, 28th Floor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Email your cover letter and resume to Samantha Coyne at: coynes1@duq.edu by noon on Friday, September 19, 2014.

Participants will be chosen by the Three Rivers Heritage Foundation and notified by the Law School if selected.

Questions?  Please email Samantha Coyne (coynes1@duq.edu) or Maria Comas (comas@duq.edu).

Details regarding the event:

The Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation 7th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Sarah Heinz House
Sponsored By: Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC

When: Friday, September 26, 2014
Where: Allegheny Country Club, 250 Country Club Road, Sewickley, PA 15143
Proceeds to Benefit Sarah Heinz House

Format of Play
Each golf foursome will consist of two company or firm representatives and two outstanding undergraduate or graduate Finance, Accounting, or Law students from one of the following universities: University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University.

About Our Organization
The Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 2006 by seven students and a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration. Our goal is to provide children within the Pittsburgh community the resources necessary to build a strong foundation for future success. Our efforts to date have raised over $37,000 for children in the Pittsburgh community. Every dollar raised by the Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation goes directly to support Sarah Heinz House. For more information regarding Sarah Heinz House, please visit www.sarahheinzhouse.org.

Our annual golf outing also pairs two outstanding students seeking finance, accounting, or law degrees with two company or firm representatives to network during the event. This format has successfully led to a number of exceptional students obtaining interviews, internships, and jobs with Pittsburgh companies and firms. This year our annual golf outing has been graciously sponsored by Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC. Please join us, along with assistance from the University of Pittsburgh’s Undergraduate Finance Club, on September 26, 2014 for our annual charity golf outing at Allegheny Country Club.

 

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Job Search Strategies for 2015 Graduates

Join the CSO for this program at either Tuesday, September 16 * 12:00-1:00 p.m. * Room 308 or Wednesday, September 17 * 5:00-6:00 p.m. * Room 308!  Plan an effective job search during your last year of law school, including how to best approach networking, applying directly to firms and responding to job postings.  Refreshments provided.  RSVP welcomed, but not required, via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.  (The same program will be offered twice.)

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A Note from Your Student Liaison of the Washington County Bar Association

Fellow students,

I want to take this opportunity to introduce everyone to the Washington County Bar Association (“WCBA”). The WCBA provides a great opportunity for law school students to expand their professional network, get involved in the local legal community, and participate in a number of great social activities. Student membership to the WCBA is 100% FREE and entitles students to all of the same benefits and privileges as practicing members including access to the Washington County Reports weekly legal journal.

On behalf of the WCBA, I invite you to become a student member. All you have to do is take a couple minutes to fill out the attached membership application and mail it to the WCBA at:

Washington County Bar Association
119 S. College Street
Washington, PA 15301

Once you’ve become a student member, I hope that you’ll join me in attending the Young Lawyers Division (“YLD”) meetings or choose another committee to become involved with. The YLD is a great way to get to know other young attorneys while at the same time building your professional resume. Please visit www.washcobar.org to find a complete listing of all the WCBA committees, a meeting schedule, and to learn more about the WCBA.

If you have any questions about the WCBA, please don’ t hesitate to contact me. Thank you!

Best regards,
Ken Schott
Student Liaison to the WCBA

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ACBA 2014/2015 Diverse Law Student Initiative

The Allegheny County Bar Association invites diverse 2nd and 3rd year students to participate in its Diverse Law Student Initiative Program (DLI). This initiative is geared towards assisting students with the development of professional leadership skills, making professional contacts and becoming involved in the community.  Several Duquesne Law students participated in this program last year, and they enjoyed their experiences.  This article was published in the ACBA Lawyers Journal at the conclusion of last year’s program (http://www.acba.org/acba/pdf/TLJ/LJv16-10-051614.pdf – See page 9).  Additional details and a registration form.  The deadline to submit your application is September 19, 2014, at 12:00 noon.

Students must be student members of the ACBA to participate. Student membership is available for $30, and you can simultaneously apply for student membership and the DLI.  Student membership application.

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Comas at comas@duq.edu or 412-396-6279.

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Evening Student Information Session

Wednesday, September 10 * 5:00-6:00 p.m. * Room 301
The Career Services Office Staff is interested in meeting evening students, answering any questions you may have about your long-term employment goals and any other questions you may have.  Jessica Jurasko (L’04), Associate at Jackson Kelly and President-Elect of the Law Alumni Association, will tell you about her job search after working full-time during law school.  Dinner provided.  RSVP’s welcomed, but not required, via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

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Judicial, Government and Public Interest Law Reception

All students are invited to attend this reception, co-sponsored with the Office of Clinical Legal Education, and meet judges and attorneys working in government agencies and public interest law organizations who will tell you about externship, clerkship, pro bono and career opportunities with their offices.  The event will take place on Monday, September 22, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Power Center Ballroom.  RSVP required via DuqLawConnect – Events tab by September 17.  Students are welcome to attend as much of this program as their schedule permits.  This event also is co-sponsored with the Pitt Law Career Services Office, and students from both schools will be attending the reception.  A list of confirmed judges and attorneys will be posted on DuqLawConnect where you RSVP.  The list will be updated at least once per week.

Photo from 2013 Reception

Photo from 2013 Reception

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CSO Express – Starting today at 12:00 p.m.

Stop by the CSO Express table for coffee and snacks every Monday (alternating 12:00-1:00 and 5:00-6:00 weekly).  Take a moment to ask your questions, schedule an appointment, or pick up information from the CSO.  We’ll even review  your resume while you wait if you would like!

 

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