Monthly Archives: July 2015

Student Debt Webinar & Free E-Book

Two great resources are available for students & alumni from Equal Justice Works:

*Free Webinar on Thursday, July 23

Equal Justice Works’ free student debt webinars provide you with the help you need to manage your student debt and control your career and financial future. They include in-depth information about programs like income-driven repayment plans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. We also include updates on the Obama Administration’s proposal to cap Public Service Loan Forgiveness at the undergraduate loan limit (currently $57,500) and the House Republican budget proposal to eliminate the program.

Our next webinar, JDs in Debt: What Law Students & Lawyers Need to Know about Managing Student Loans & Earning Public Service Loan Forgiveness, will be held Thursday, July 23, 2015 3 PM EDT.

*Free Student Debt E-book

Don’t forget to download our free student debt e-book, Take Control of Your Future: A Guide to Managing Your Student Debt, the most comprehensive guide to managing student debt for lawyers and law students.

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Law Practice Today – The Diversity Issue

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

Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

Insights from a New Law Pioneer

Women Counsel Working Together



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OCI Preparation & Reminders

OCI Interview Skills – Part 1 – Featuring Legal Recruiters
Tuesday, August 4
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Room 208

This program will feature Jacki Herzog (L’07), Legal Recruitment Manager 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 4
6:15-7:00 p.m.
Student Lounge

Students who are currently working as summer associates and who participated in OCI last year have been invited to talk with 2L students 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.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about OCI check the July 2 post on this site.
Reminder – The first application deadlines for the Fall On-Campus Interview Program are Monday, July 27, 2015, at 12:00 noon.

Please contact Maria Comas at or 412-396-6279 if you have any questions about the Fall Recruitment Program.

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Student Invitation to the ACBA WLD Business Development Summit

The Career Services Office is providing registration for three (3) students to attend
the ACBA Women in the Law’s 3rd Annual Business Development Summit
to be held on July 23, 2015.

Business development is a critical element to being a successful lawyer, regardless of where you are in your career (junior, mid-career or senior attorney) or where you are practicing (law firm, in-house, non-profit or government).

But what are the characteristics that make a successful rainmaker? Research shows that the characteristics of rainmakers are quantifiable and not bound by gender. This half-day program will explore the research and provide practical tools for developing the important traits that will lead you to success.

The 3rd Annual Summit IGE/WLD Business Development Summit for Women attorneys will feature a keynote address by Patricia K. Gillette, Esq., a panel discussion with successful business developers from law firms and in-house, and facilitated breakout sessions designed to help you better understand and hone these traits so that you can incorporate them into your own business development efforts to create and grow your book of business. The half-day of dynamic programming will conclude with a networking lunch.

The program will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the Marriott City Center (near Consol Energy Center) from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.  Students must be able to attend the entire program.

In order to be considered for a registration, please send an email to Maria Comas at by Monday, July 13, and explain why you think you should be chosen to attend this event. If you have any questions, please contact or 412-396-6279.

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Summer Resume Updates

Students – Be sure to keep a list of your accomplishments thus far at your summer internships and law clerk jobs. If you haven’t started a list yet, why not start one today? You’ll be glad you did when it’s time to update your resume at the end of the summer! Consult the “Career Resources” section of this site for sample resumes or to watch our new resume webinar.

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