Monthly Archives: October 2015

Opportunities with Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services wants to help you gain valuable experience in the varied and challenging human services arena. Details for each program are available on the DHS website.

Local Government Case Competition

Register by November 5 – deadline coming up soon

Send résumé to

The Local Government Case Competition is an annual event that engages graduate students from local universities to identify creative solutions to difficult social problems. Competing teams work under pressure to solve a real problem, using simulated business conditions such as time-critical deadlines and incomplete information to formulate action-oriented recommendations. It is a great opportunity to work with peers from different schools, network with local public and nonprofit leaders, and win cash prizes!

Two additional opportunities

Scholars in Local Government

Register by December 5

Send application, transcripts and recommendations to

As next year’s DHS Scholar in Local Government you will be paid a competitive salary while you build relationships with professionals across the human services spectrum and establish yourself as a knowledgeable and creative problem-solver in the public sector.

DHS Internships

Ongoing opportunity

Send résumé and cover letter to

DHS internships are paid positions of varying lengths across a broad range of disciplines. Please specify which DHS office(s) you are interested in working with in your cover letter.

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Judicial, Government and Public Interest Law Reception – RSVP’s Due 10/23!

Join us for the Judicial, Government and Public Interest Law Reception on Thursday, October 29, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Power Center Ballroom (on-campus)!

The CSO and Office of Clinical Legal Education invites all students to attend this reception 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. RSVP required via DuqLawConnect – Events tab by October 23. Professional attire required.

Students are welcome to attend as much of the program as their schedule permits.  A list of judges and attorneys whose attendance has been confirmed will be posted on DuqLawConnect where you RSVP. The list will be updated as the event dates approaches.

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Intellectual Property Student Reports Program – Seeking Student Applications

The Law Student Action Group of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law invites students to apply to our Law Student Reporters Program. Participants selected for the Program are given complimentary registration to the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s 31st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Bethesda, MD on April 6-8, 2016. During the event, students attend the Section’s premier CLE programs and network with Intellectual Property Law attorneys from across the nation while reporting on the content of the CLE programming via social media. This is a great opportunity for students to distinguish themselves in the area of Intellectual Property Law.  Applications for the program’s first round of decisions are due by Monday, November 9, 2015 at 5PM EST. The application can be accessed here: More opportunities are available for law students who join the Law Student Action Group at  (ABA student membership is free!)

If you apply for this program and are invited to the conference, please let Maria Comas ( know as the Career Services Office may be able to assist with some limited travel expenses associated with your trip.

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Lawyers on Location: FedEx Ground

Lawyers on Location: FedEx Ground
Friday, October 16 * 1:00-3:30 p.m. * FedEx Ground Offices (1000 FedEx Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108 – near IKEA)
Students are invited to attend a “Lawyers on Location” luncheon and tour of FedEx Ground’s Moon Township headquarters. Numerous FedEx Ground in-house counsel (including Duquesne Law graduates) will be there to answer questions, give advice and offer suggestions for you as you plan your legal career. This is an outstanding opportunity to build your network! The event is open to all students, and we encourage you to take advantage of the chance to learn more about the in-house counsel experience.

This Lawyers on Location is part of a continuing series developed by the CSO whereby students are invited to visit various workplaces to see the law in practice. Lunch will be provided and formal business dress is required. Students must provide their own transportation.

RSVP required. Space is limited to the first 25 students who RSVP via DuqLawConnect (under the “Events” tab). You will be contacted by the CSO with final details regarding the event when all RSVPs have been received.

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