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Articles and tips on professional development issues in the legal profession.

ASIL Career Mentoring Program-October 19, 2012, 3-5:00 p.m. in Atlanta!

REGISTRATION TO THIS EVENT IS FREE! As part of the American Society of International Law’s upcoming Midyear Meeting and Research Forum in Atlanta and Athens,GA, October 19-21, 2012, ASIL is hosting a career mentoring program. Geared to students and new professionals interested in learning more about various international law career paths, the event will offer […]

This Week at the CDO (Week of October 1, 2012)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012:  Tax LL.M. Luncheon – 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., F-108  Thursday, October 4, 2012:  HOPE/CDO: Tell Your Story-Marketing Yourself Like a Pro! – 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Room F-109

Read The Careerist Article: “How to Ace the Callback….And Land That Big-Firm Job”

In August, Seattle lawyer and author Grover E. Cleveland gave students advice about how to nail the initial interview with a firm. The author of “Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer,” Cleveland is back with advice about the next phase of the process: the callback. Read his article […]

This Week at the CDO (Week of September 17, 2012)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012:  Tax LL.M. Luncheon – 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Room F-108 Wednesday, September 19, 2012:  HOPE Fellows Panel – 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Room F-209

Read The Careerist’s Article Titled “Am Law 100 Lawyers Discuss the Dos and Don’ts of the Interview Process”

“The Careerist” has published an article titled Am Law 100 Lawyers Discuss the Dos and Don’ts of the Interview Process. Guest blogger, Meghin Delaney, gives an inside look at the Big Law interview process from the perspective of lawyers at Paul Hastings, Wilson Sonsini, McDermott, Cooley, and Ballard Spahr. Learn what interviewers think about your resume, […]

Read a Great Article on Tips and Etiquette for a Luncheon Interview

Did you ever receive a callback interview when you were taken to lunch by a potential employer? Were you nervous about the luncheon setting? It is true that bad table manners are inexcusable. In this competitive market especially, you cannot afford to make mistakes—even ones as superficial as how you utilize your silverware. For a […]

NALP is Hosting: “Summer Success: Getting the Most from Your Summer Public Interest Experience”

NALP is hosting “Summer Success: Getting the Most from Your Summer Public Interest Experience” on May 23, 2012 at 3:00 PM EDT. This free webinar will give practical tips on how to develop professionally and personally while interning at public interest offices this summer. You can get insider advice from public interest attorneys and community leaders on how […]

HOPE Public Interest News for Week of March 26, 2012

Please read below for upcoming events on campus, opportunities in the community, and other announcements.  Events on Campus: Monday, March 26th, Designing for Diversity: Affordable Housing for America’s Changing Demographic, 6 pm, Glasgow Lecture Hall: The Office of Civic and Community Engagement cordially invites you to the next event in their Focus on Affordable Housing […]

This Week at the CDO (Week of March 26, 2012)

Monday, March 26: 1L & 2L Brown Bag Lunch Series with Akerman – 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Room D-201 Tuesday, March 27: Speed Networking Event – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Student Lounge Wednesday, March 28: Spencer Aronfeld “Going Solo” – 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Room A-108 Friday, March 30: Sidley Austin Diversity […]

How to Snag a Mentor (and Maybe a Job)!

How do I conduct an informational interview? What’s the best way to find a mentor? If you have pondered these questions, be sure to read the recent blog post by Michael Maslanka, managing partner of the Dallasoffice of Constangy, Brooks & Smith. Mr. Maslanka serves as a guest blogger for The Careerist and offers valuable […]