Monthly Archives: September 2015

EMLF Kentucky Mineral Law Conference – Student Registration

Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) Kentucky Mineral Law Conference – October 21 & 22, 2015 – Lexington, KY
As a member school, EMLF has offered 3 complimentary conference registrations to students interested in energy law. A complete conference agenda is attached. Attorneys from the Pittsburgh area, including some Duquesne Law alumni, will be presenting at this conference.  The Career Services Office must submit student registration forms in order to receive the complimentary registration.  The Career Services Office provides limited travel reimbursement for career-related conferences and career fairs.  Interested students must contact Maria Comas (comas@duq.edu) by October 7 at 6:00 p.m. if they plan to attend so additional information can be collected.

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Law Practice Today – Young Lawyer Issue

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

How Can Young Lawyers Prosper in Today’s Market?

In Business Development, Attitude + Approach = Outcome

What’s In a Number: The Advantage of “Young” Lawyers Over 35

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National Association of Law Students with Disabilities – Student Leadership Positions

The National Association of Law Students with Disabilities (NALSWD) is accepting applications for leadership positions.  Students who have a disability are invited to apply for positions such as President, Executive Director of Advocacy, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer Membership Director, and Conference Director. Junior officer positions are also available.  Applications are due by Wednesday, September 30. Additional information.

Please forward your application materials to Maria Comas (comas@duq.edu) if you would like them to be reviewed before you submit them to NALSWD.

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Peggy Browning Workers’ Rights Conference

Law students may attend the Peggy Browning Fund’s 17th Annual National Law Student Workers’ Rights Conference in Linthicum Heights, MD, on October 16 & 17, 2015.  Students who attend obtain a greater understanding of, appreciation for, and interest in the issues facing American workers.  The conference offers networking opportunities with other students, labor lawyers, professors, nonprofit practitioners and government officials.

The Career Services Office will reimburse students for their registration fee and some specific travel expenses associated with this conference. Interested students must contact Maria Comas via e-mail by September 29 at 6:00 p.m. so additional information can be sent to you about our travel policies.  Conference registration is due on October 1, 2015.

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Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair

Would you like to connect with public interest employers from all across the country and meet fellow public interest-minded students and practitioners in the field? Look no further than the Equal Justice Works 2015 Conference and Career Fair to be held in Arlington, VA, on October 23 & 24. More information can be found at http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair.

The conference and career fair include:

*Opportunities for pre-scheduled interviews (The deadline to apply for these is September 14.)

*Informational discussions with employers

*Resume reviews

*Conference workshops

*Networking receptions

The Career Services Office will reimburse students for their registration fee and some specific travel expenses associated with this conference. Interested students must contact Maria Comas (comas@duq.edu) by September 18 at 6:00 p.m. so additional information can be sent to you about our travel policies.

Be sure to check the conference website for additional deadlines and timetables associated with this event.

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Student Registration Scholarship Available for Institute for Energy Law Conference

APPLY NOW:  SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE TO ATTEND INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY LAW/EMLF 6th LAW OF SHALE PLAYS CONFERENCE

SEPTEMBER 10-11, 2015

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

As a new member of the Institute for Energy Law, the Law School is able to provide a scholarship for one current student (any class level) to attend the Institute for Energy Law/EMLF 6th Law of Shale Plays Conference on September 10-11, 2015.  The conference includes two evening networking receptions as well as several seminars throughout the day. All candidates should be prepared to attend as many sessions as their academic schedule permits.  This is a wonderful way to network with local and national energy law practitioners.

In order to be considered for the scholarship, please send an email to Samantha Coyne, Employer Relations Manager, at coynes1@duq.edu, explaining why you think you should be chosen to attend this event.  The deadline for applications is Tuesday, September 8.  Questions?  Contact Samantha Coyne at coynes1@duq.edu.

More information about the event can be found at:  http://www.cailaw.org/institute-for-energy-law/events/2015/law-of-shale-plays.html?utm_source=Informz&amp ;utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Event+Details

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Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation Golf Outing – Law Student Golfers Wanted!

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 8th Annual Golf Outing to benefit Sarah Heinz House on Friday, September 25, 2015.  David Renner, Duquesne Law graduate and co-founder of the Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation, will be your host.  This is the second year that Duquesne Law students have been invited to attend this event – last year’s attendees found this to be a very worthwhile and fun outing.

This event is open to 8 upperclassmen with a minimum 3.00 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
Post & Schell, P.C.
Four Penn Center
1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Email your cover letter and resume to Samantha Coyne at: coynes1@duq.edu by noon on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

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 8th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Sarah Heinz House

When: Friday, September 25, 2014
Where: Allegheny Country Club, 250 Country Club Road, Sewickley, Pennsylvania 15143

Schedule of Events

8:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 8:45 am Open Practice Range and Putting Green
8:45 am – 8:55 am Welcoming Remarks
9:00 am Shotgun Scramble
Immediately Following Golf Lunch/Awards Reception and Charity Presentation

About The Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation

The Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 2006 by seven students and a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh. The Foundation’s goal is to provide children within the Pittsburgh community the resources necessary to build a strong foundation for future success.  They will be hosting their annual charity golf outing this year at Allegheny Country Club in Sewickley, Pennsylvania on September 25, 2015.

The Tri-Rivers Heritage Foundation is really a dual-purpose charity.  The first purpose of the charity is that all proceeds from the outing are donated to Sarah Heinz House, a charter member of the Boys & Girls Club of America located in the North Side of Pittsburgh.  Sarah Heinz House is devoted to helping children in and around Pittsburgh by providing after school programs and other educational, artistic, recreational and community service programs.  Last year the Foundation raised over $14,000 for the House through the golf outing.  Lifetime, that number is over $60,000.

The second purpose of the outing is to create networking opportunities for students seeking employment.  This is accomplished by pairing two company or firm representatives with two finance, accounting, or law students so the four can network during the round of golf.  It really creates a great opportunity for the students and corporate/firm representatives to get to know each other.  Also, the students are all at the top of their classes at Pitt, Carnegie Mellon, and Duquesne.  In fact, the Foundation has been successful in getting a number of students jobs in the past and even helped more students get interviews and internships with the companies/firms that come to this event.

A number of large companies and firms have participated in the golf outing in the past, such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, PNC Bank, Coca-Cola, Morgan Stanley, Highmark Inc., Northwestern Mutual, UBS, UPS, Ernst & Young, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, the University of Pittsburgh, Federated Investors, Alpern Rosenthal, Eden Hall Foundation, First National Bank, First Commonwealth Bank, C.S. McKee, PLS Logistics Services, PJ Dick Trumbull, American Eagle Outfitters, and Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl.

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Business Cards Available for Upper Division Students

Order business cards to distribute at networking events this year!
The CSO will provide 30 complimentary business cards to law students.

Orders must be submitted via SharePoint by
Monday, September 14, at 6:00 p.m.
(Use your DORI log-in to access SharePoint.)

(Note – 1st year students may order business cards in October after the 1L CSO Orientation where we’ll talk about professional networking opportunities.)

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