Monthly Archives: January 2015

Women’s Bar Association Events Open to Law Students


The Executive Committee of the Women’s Bar Association is pleased to announce that it will honor Nicola Henry-Taylor (L’96) as the recipient of the 2015 Susan B. Anthony Award, which will be presented at a reception on February 17, 2015 at the Omni William Penn, from 4:45 to 7:00 PM.  Please plan to join us as we honor Nicola for her dedication to professionalism, equality and promoting women in the profession.  All law students are invited to volunteer at the event by working at the registration desk; you are welcome to attend the entire event as well.  Please contact Maria Comas by February 10 if you are interested in volunteering.


The WBA is holding a Resume Seminar to help law students, newer attorneys and anyone wanting to have a top notch resume.  Topics covered will include how to put your best foot forward, do’s and don’t’s for your legal resume, and things you should be doing to build your resume for the legal career you desire.  The seminar is being held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM at the William Penn, Allegheny Room, immediately before the Susan B. Anthony Reception.  Presenters include Jacki Herzog (L’07), Legal Recruiter, Clark Hill, PLC, as well as Dianne McClelland, McClelland Legal Search.  Law students and attorneys are welcome and there is no cost for the seminar.  Please register by email to or by calling the WBA at (412) 429-1922.  You do not have to attend the award reception in order to attend the resume seminar.

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2015 Mock Interview Program

All students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Mock Interview Program coordinated by the Career Services Office. The program will take place from February 2 – February 13, 2015. In this program, local attorneys and recruiters volunteer to conduct mock interviews with students either at their law firms or at the Law School. Each mock interview is scheduled for approximately 30 minutes: 15-20 minutes for the mock interview and 10-15 minutes for feedback on the student’s resume and interview techniques.

The mock interview schedule will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis by sending an email to Students may sign up for as many interviews as their schedules permit. We expect to add additional interviews to the schedule, and updates will be announced as necessary.

Students will be required to submit a copy of their resume prior to the mock interviews.  Information about legal resumes, including sample resumes, can be found in the CSO Handbook (available at ). Questions should be directed to Maria Comas ( or 412-396-6279).

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Fellowship & Pro Bono Opportunities for 2016 Graduates

Wednesday, January 21 * 12:00-1:00 p.m. * Room 204
Wednesday, January 28 * 5:00-6:00 p.m. * Room 308
Co-sponsored by the Office of Clinical Legal Education and Career Services Office
Join the Law Clinic and Career Services Office as we describe local paid summer fellowship opportunities – including the Law School’s PILA and McGinley Public Service Fellowships and the Allegheny County Bar Foundation Summer Fellowship – as well as various pro bono opportunities available to 2D/3E/3P students.

The application deadlines for the fellowships are upcoming (beginning in early February), and these programs offer wonderful opportunities to work with members of our community who need legal assistance. Information about finding fellowships outside the Greater Pittsburgh area and signing up for pro bono projects will also be covered.  Lunch provided. Please RSVP via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

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Did you miss one of the 1L Job Search Series Programs?

The following 1L Job Search Series Programs will be repeated early in the Spring Semester so you can get your materials ready for job & internship opportunities ahead of you.

NOTE – The schedule has changed since it was originally published.  The resume and cover letter programs have been combined into one so students interested in attending the Legal Skills Program on January 13 may do so without a scheduling conflict.

Crafting a Legal Resume & Drafting a Cover Letter Workshop – 1L Job Search Series
Wednesday, January 14 * 12:00-1:00 p.m. OR 5:00-6:00 p.m. * Room 304

Attend this workshop so you are prepared to submit application materials to employers for summer opportunities.  Bring your laptop if you would like and revise your resume and cover letter as we go through the program.  This program is part of the 1L Job Search Series offered by the CSO, and it is a repeat of the workshops that were offered in the Fall Semester.  Please RSVP via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

1L Summer Job Search
Thursday, January 15, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 304
Friday, January 16, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 308
At this program, we will discuss summer job opportunities, timing recommendations and resources available to you as you embark on your summer job search.  This program is part of the 1L Job Search Series offered by the CSO, and it is a repeat of the workshops that were offered in the Fall Semester.  Please RSVP via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

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Schweitzer Fellowship Program Information Session

Thursday, January 8 * 12:00-1:00 p.m. * Room 301

The Schweitzer Fellowship Program focuses on health and social service needs of underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. Fellows design a direct service project that they implement through a community agency for a few hours a week while they remain in school. The program director will describe the program and the application process. Maggie McGannon (2L) currently serves as a Schweitzer Fellow, and she’ll be telling students about her project working with inmates at the Allegheny County Jail. Stephanie Johnson (L’12) also served as a Fellow, and you can read about her project here.

Lunch provided. Please RSVP via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

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