On the Road Again || The Law Admission Staff

Our 2014-2015 Recruitment Calendar with all the law fairs and forums we is available. Next week we head to:

Colorado

West Coast Consortium Denver Law Fair
Saturday, October 25, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Ricketson Law Building
2255 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80210

Georgia

Grad School Fair at Emory University
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Grad School Fair, Cox Hall Ballroom

Illinois

Bradley University Graduate School Fair
Thursday, October 23. 2014
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Michel Student Center, Ballroom
915 N Elmwood Ave
Peoria, IL

Pennsylvania

Greater Pittsburgh Law Fair
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
William Pitt Union
3959 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15260

Texas

LSAC Houston, TX Forum
Monday, October 20, 2014
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Houston
1200 Louisiana Street Houston, TX 77002

Texas A&M Law Fair
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
MSC 2300 Bethancourt Ballroom
College Station, TX 78249

University of Texas at San Antonio Law Fair
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
McKinney Humanities Building Building/1604
Campus San Antonio, TX 78249

Texas State University Law Fair
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (3rd Floor)
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

University of Texas-Austin Law Fair
Thursday, October 23, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Texas Union Ballroom
2247 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78712

Baylor University Law Fair
Thursday, October 23, 2014
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cashion 5th Floor
Waco, TX 76798

University of Texas at Dallas Law Fair 
Friday, October 24, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
800 W. Campbell Road, Visitor Center Atrium
Richardson, TX 75080

Scenes from the road…

Entrance of South Dakota State

Entrance of South Dakota State

Pam

Spinosaurus from Morocco

Miami Forum

In Miami, FL for the LSAC Forum

 

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1L Student Ambassador: Caitlin Kelly

 

Caitlin Kelly

Name: Caitlin Kelly
Home City and State: Clarkston, MI
College/University Attended: Michigan State University
Chicago Neighborhood you call home: Lakeview
Current Law Interests include: Corporate/Business Law but also the Tax Law certificate due to my interest in estate planning

Why did you choose to attend Loyola University Chicago School of Law? I have always wanted to study law in Chicago and once I visited Loyola, the welcoming environment, supportive professors and the numerous opportunities that all the different campus organizations could bring me in my future career goals really persuaded me that this was the right move for a successful and enjoyable law school experience.

Please, head over to our website to check out Caitlin’s full bio.

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What to Expect at a Government Networking Reception

Networking Reception 1

As a Loyola law student you will get daily emails on the happenings around the school and Chicago.  One thing I see about every day is an opportunity for a networking event in the building or near the school.  Networking is how a strong majority of people, in and outside of the legal profession, find jobs.  It can be intimidating, but it is really a great way to explore the many options in the legal field, gain experience with these kinds of interactions and truly connect with people who have the potential to shape your career.

On September 24, 2014, the Office of Career Services (an office you will start to know quite well!) hosted a government networking reception from 4:00 – 5:30pm in the 13th floor faculty lounge.  They served light appetizers and refreshments and created a comfortable atmosphere for those interested to meet and converse with attorneys working in different government settings.

Who attended?

Background What they do now
Jim Cummings Cummings got his B.A. in Anthropology and M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame, then his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago. He worked as a high school English teacher for nearly 6 years before transitioning to law. Assistant Attorney General: Special Litigation at Illinois Attorney General’s Office
Tanya Dworkin Dworkin got her B.A. in English Literature and Language from the University of Florida, and her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago. Assistant General Counsel at Illinois Department of Public Health
Matt Glavin Glavin got his B.A. in Political Science and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago. Deputy Director at Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development
Hilary Johns Johns got her B.A. in Political Science at University of California, San Diego and her J.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago. Fair Hearings Chief at Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Clay Rehrig Rehrig got his B.A. in Economics, International Relations and German from Syracuse University and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago, specializing in International Law. Assistant General Counsel at Chicago Housing Authority
Michael Szott Szott got both his B.A. and J.D. from Loyola University Chicago. Associate General Counsel at Office of Governor Pat Quinn
David J. Tanury Tanury got his J.D. from University of Chicago. Attorney at U.S. Department of Labor

What should you wear?

Most of these events suggest dressing business casual.  For men, that would be slacks and a collared shirt (with or without a tie).  For women, I would suggest nice slacks and a blouse, pencil skirt and a blouse, or a conservative dress.  I would wear nice flats or heels, something in which I am comfortable moving.  My friend Marco, below, is dressed perfectly!

Networking Reception 2

When should you arrive?

Try to arrive on the earlier side for a networking event.  There may be an introduction of the guests and you can get an idea with whom, in particular, you may want to speak.  Since this event started at 4:00 pm, I would suggest making sure you are there about five minutes early!  The bulk of this event was a reception, so it was nice to know a little bit about the person before introducing myself.

Networking Reception 3

What should you expect?

After the introductions, most of this event was simply a reception where you could meet and discuss your potential career and learn about new possibilities.  Light refreshments, like fruit and pastries, were served along with a few different options of wine and beer.  The government attorneys were extremely approachable and often initiated conversation, which certainly helped with the networking nerves!

How do you network?

The big question.  It’s easy to say “put yourself out there, be confident!” but sometimes a lot harder to actually do!  Luckily, Loyola has some great resources on how to get comfortable with networking.  They have samples of good questions to ask, tips for introverts, and examples of what we, even as 1L law students, bring to the table, among so many others.  Be sure to check out these networking resources.

When is your next chance to network?

ABA Construction Law Forum October 14 @ 12:00 p.m. Corboy Law Center, Room 1102 Join us for lunch to discuss the practice of construction law presented by members of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. The panelists for this session are: Krista Hallberg Kapp (’98), Partner at Laurie & Brennan LLP; Kendall Woods (’02), Associate at Laurie & Brennan LLP; and Kimberly R. Reome, Vice President at The Kenrich Group LLC.

RSVP here

Explore the Possibilities: Pro Bono & Public Interest Law Opportunities October 18 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams Street Looking to secure a placement at a public interest law organization or in the government sector? This program is for Chicago-area law students who are interested in learning more about placements as volunteers, interns or externs, fellows or staff at public interest law organizations and in the government sector. Learn more at http://pili.org/events/event/explore-the-possibilities-2014. This program is free for law students but advance registration is required by October 15.
Public Interest Student Panel October 21 @ 12:00 p.m. Corboy Law Center, Room 1303 Panelists: Tori Dempsey Ghirlandi Guidetti Jon Sheffield Amanda Walsh
Health Law Fellowships Information Session October 27 @ 3:00 p.m.

Corboy Law Center, Room 1202

This panel will feature speakers discussing health law fellowships for 2L & 3L students as well as post-graduate opportunities. Learn about various fellowships and how to craft a successful application. Co-Sponsored by Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy.
Meet the Public Service Organizations Reception

 

October 29 @ 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Loyola Corboy Law Center, Kasbeer Hall Around 45 public interest organizations and government agencies will be attending this reception. Learn about non profit and government agency volunteer, intern and employment opportunities.

I hope this helped give you an idea of what to expect, and hope to see you at the next event!

Kelly Kearney is a 1L at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  She is blogging about the journey of her first year of law school. To search all posts written by her click here or search the Kelly K category on the right hand side.Questions for Kelly? Email law-admissions@luc.edu with the subject “Ask Kelly” and she will make sure to answer them.

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Introducing the 1L Student Ambassadors

New 1L Ambassadors

Caitlin Kelly, Xaiver Vergara, Christian Morgan, Michael Kwasigroch, Khari Fischer, Jenna Silver, Carrera Thibodeaux, Jessica Pedersen (Not pictured: Anna Perocchi)

Meet our new 1L Student Ambassadors! This group is a integral part of the work we do in the Admission and Financial Aid Office. They help coordinate our class visit program, assist with on-campus events and answer any questions prospective students may have about life at Loyola. Over the next couple months, we will be introducing you to each ambassador and share why they picked Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Please, head over to our website to check out their student profiles.

Enjoy some pictures from our Ambassador Orientation…

Team Xavier, Jenna, Christian & Caitlin

Team Xavier, Jenna, Christian & Caitlin

Team Carrera, Khari, Michael & Jessica

Team Carrera, Khari, Michael & Jessica

Marshmallow Challenge aftermath...

Marshmallow Challenge aftermath…

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On the Road Again || The Law Admission Staff

Please stop by Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s table at one of our many recruitment stops this fall! Here is where we are headed next week:

Indiana

Valparaiso University Career & Graduate School Fair
Friday, October 17, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Harre Union, Ballroom
1509 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN

Maryland

University of Maryland Law School Fair 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
College Park, MD

University of Baltimore
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
University of Baltimore School of Law
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
1401 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD

New York

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Graduate and Professional School Admission Fair
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

LSAC New York, NY Forum
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

Pennsylvania

2014 Philadelphia Law School Fair
Wednesday, October 15, 2014,
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Drexel University Armory
25 N. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Scenes from the road..

University of Rochester May Room

University of Rochester May Room

University at Albany Law School Fair

University at Albany Law School Fair

After a long week of travel nothing beats home sweet Chicago @ Heritage Coffee  on Lincoln Ave

After a long week of travel nothing beats home sweet Chicago @ Heritage Coffee on Lincoln Ave

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International Legal Careers | How to Find a Job Abroad

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By Lara Elborno (JD ’12)

I graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2012. Following the bar exam, most of my classmates spent the summer looking for a job. Some lucky ones found work quickly and started their legal careers in Chicago or other parts of the country. One individual decided that studying was his job, and he went on to pursue a PhD (I’m looking at you, Justin McDevitt).  I packed my bags and moved to Paris. Ever since I can remember, I have dreamed of practicing international law—but how? Where? What even is international law?

I did not have the answers to these and many more questions when I arrived in Paris. After successfully completing an LLM degree in European Law, two international arbitration training contracts in big law firms, an internship with the International Chamber of Commerce, and the Paris bar exam (in French), I think I’m finally starting to get the hang of things.

I was asked to offer some advice to Loyola students who were interested in pursuing a legal career abroad. So, without further ado, here’s what you can do during law school to prepare yourself for a career as an international law practitioner abroad:

Build an international profile. Enroll in international law courses, such as Professor Geraghty’s Comparative Law Seminar, and study abroad. I went to Turkey as a 3L and co-authored a paper on child brides and early marriage, which will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law. Participate in the Vis Moot or Jessup competitions, write for the International Law Review, and apply early for summer internships overseas. All of these will make you a better candidate for an international law career, and will help you build lasting relationships with members of the law faculty at Loyola who may have contacts abroad. When I arrived in Paris, I sent a message to Professor Margaret Moses, whose international expertise I could only hope to mirror someday, and asked her for contacts. She introduced me to a Paris-based attorney two years ago by email who continues to mentor me to this day—an invaluable connection.

Foster ties with the geographical location of your interest. Consider enrolling in an LLM or a Master’s degree in a country where you are interested in practicing.  The reason for this is twofold.  First, this will provide you with a visa that will allow you to stay in the country for at least a year, and give you time to network and apply for jobs. Second, most international or American firms abroad require lawyers with dual-training, so you may wish to supplement your JD with an LLM or one-year Master’s program in a different legal system or area of law that you seek to work in. Along these lines, you will have to research bar exam requirements for foreign lawyers in the city you want to live. For example, most foreign lawyers can easily practice in Dubai and the Gulf countries in the Middle East, whereas in Paris, foreign lawyers must pass the Paris bar exam.

Learn another language. I have not met anyone working in international law at a big law firm abroad who does not speak at least two languages. The nature of the job requires you to be flexible and interact with clients and counsel from different cultures, draft in different languages, and analyze foreign legislation and documents. Last week, I reviewed Paris Court of Appeal decisions on the annulment of an international arbitral award, researched Russian and Ukrainian anti-corruption legislation, and attended meetings in French and Arabic. Overall, firms look for candidates who can fit into a variety of cultural situations with ease. The best way to do this is by increasing your exposure to different cultures and by learning a different language.

It is no secret that a lot of law school graduates are disenchanted by the legal profession once they enter the working world. I can honestly say that despite the very long hours, there’s never a dull moment in an international law career—and Paris isn’t so bad either!

Lara Elborno is a trainee attorney in International Arbitration at the Paris office of Winston & Strawn LLP. She can be reached at Lara.elborno@gmail.com.

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Special Law Program- “Discipline in Schools- Moving Beyond Zero Tolerance” | Friday, October 17

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 Children’s Legal Rights Journal
 presents 

Discipline in Schools
Moving Beyond Zero Tolerance

 Friday, October 17, 2014

8:30 AM– 3:30 PM
Philip H. Corboy Law Center

Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom
25 E. Pearson St. Chicago 
 

This one-day conference will explore the issue of school discipline. In January 2014, the Obama administration issued guidelines calling for

an end to zero-tolerance policies in schools across the nation. Speakers will discuss the changing landscape of school discipline, including achievements and challenges in implementing new school practices.

This conference will also focus on how reform efforts impact both the school-to-prison pipeline and discipline in charter schools.

Please visit our website to see the full agenda and learn more. Loyola faculty, staff, and students and anyone not seeking CLE credit are invited to attend free of charge.

If you have any questions, contact Symposium Editor Melissa Anderson at manderson7@luc.edu

 

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Annals of Health Law Journal is now live online!

Annuals of HealthThe Annals of Health Law is pleased to announce that Volume 23 Issue 2 of the Annals of Health Law Journal is now live online! This Special Edition, is completed in partnership with the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

If you have any questions about this issue or would like any further information about article submissions to Annals, please direct inquires to Annalshl@luc.edu.

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On the Road Again || The Law Admission Staff

Another week on the road and we want you to stop by LUC’s table at one of our many recruitment stops this fall! Here is where we are headed next week:

Florida

LSAC Miami, FL Forum
Saturday, October 11, 2014 |  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Miami 400 SE Second Avenue Miami, FL 33131

New York

PRLDEF-Latino Justice Law Fair
Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

South Dakota

Dakota State Graduate Fair
October 8, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dakota State University, Trojan Center- Spectrum Lounge
820 N Washington Ave. Madison, SD 57042

South Dakota State University Graduate and Professional School Fair
October 9, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
University Student Union – Volstorff Ballroom South Dakota State University Campus 1023 Student Center Lane Brookings, SD 57007

Scenes from the road…

Fancy toast and Gimme Coffee at Five Points Bakery in Buffalo before the Greater Western New York Law Fair

Fancy toast and Gimme Coffee at Five Points Bakery in Buffalo before the Greater Western New York Law Fair

Beautiful view of Cayuga Lake while driving from Ithaca after the Cornell Law Day

Beautiful view of Cayuga Lake while driving from Ithaca after the Cornell Law Day

Breakfast of champs before the Law School Information Fair at Syracuse University

Breakfast of champs before the Law School Information Fair at Syracuse University

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On the Road Again || The Law Admission Staff

Have you checked out our full 2014-2015 Recruitment Calendar with all the law fairs and forums we will be attending? We are gearing up for an exciting week of traveling next week. Check out where we are heading!

Illinois

Northern Illinois University Graduate & Professional School Fair
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Holmes Student Center’s Duke Ellington Ballroom  Dekalb, IL

Chicago Graduate and Professional School Fair
Thursday, October 2, 2014 | 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
UIC Forum 725 W Roosevelt Rd. Chicago, IL 60607

New York

Greater Western New York Law School Fair
Monday, September 29, 2014 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Buffalo Marriott Niagara 1340 Millersport Highway Amherst, NY

RACDA (Rochester Area Colleges Law School Night)
Monday, September 29, 2014 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
University of Rochester May Room, Wilson Commons Rochester, NY

Cornell’s 34th Annual Law School Day
Tuesday, September 30 | 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Barton Hall 117 Statler Drive Ithaca, NY 14853

Binghamton University Law Day 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Mandela Room, University Union Binghamton, NY

Law School Information Fair at Syracuse University
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 |5:00 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.
Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center 303 University Place Syracuse, NY

University at Albany Law School Fair
Friday October 3, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lecture Center Concourse 1400 Washington Avenue Albany, NY

Ohio

The Ohio State University Law School Fair
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Ohio Union Ballroom 1739 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43210

Miami University’s Law Day Fair 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Shriver Center, Multi-Purpose Room Oxford, OH 45056

Wisconsin

Carthage College’s Fall 2014 Pre-Law Information Day
Tuesday, September 30 | 11:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.
Todd Wehr Center (TWC) 2001 Alford Park Drive Kenosha, WI 53140

Scenes from the road last week…

A stop at Little Freshies in Kansas City, in between talking to students at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University

A stop at Little Freshies in Kansas City, in between talking to students at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University

Memorial Terrace after the UW-Madison Law Day

Memorial Terrace after the UW-Madison Law Day

A view of the Toronto Skyline before heading to the LSAC Toronto Forum

A view of the Toronto Skyline before heading to the LSAC Toronto Forum

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