Calendar

September – October 2013

Sep 10 Tue
SFTLA – San Fransisco Trial Lawyers Association @ Bannan Hall 127
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Interested in becoming a trial attorney? Want information on a fellowship that could expose you to up to three law firms in a single summer? The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Diversity Committee will be hosting an information session about their upcoming 2014 Trial Advocacy Fellowship Program.

This Fellowship Program is an intensive 11 week program where four students who have completed their second year of law school will be selected and placed with 3 different mentor firms, each for a 3-4 week period.  The students will be assigned to a mentor attorney and will observe and participate in all aspects of a plaintiffs’ trial practice including depositions, trial preparation, motion hearings, trials and mediations.

Learn about the application process, deadlines and the substance of the program.

Sep 11 Wed
Meet the SCCBA Barrister’s Committee! @ Bannan 127
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Barrister’s Committee is hosting you for lunch!

Learn how and why to become involved in the legal community and meet members of the  Santa Clara County Bar Association Barrister’s Committee.  The importance of creating and fostering a professional network is discussed by leaders of the Barristers Committee, a subsection of the Santa Clara County Bar Association comprised of attorneys either 36 years or younger or with 5 years or less experience in the practice of law.  Hear first-hand accounts of how personal relationships have resulted in job offers, client retention, and professional growth and promotion.

Sep 12 Thu
Consumer Attorneys of California New Lawyers Division @ Bannan Hall 127
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The topic is Representing Injured Consumers and Workers: Plaintiff’s Civil Litigation and Applicant’s Workers’ Compensation Claims.  The presenters will be speaking about Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and in particular how law students can join CAOC’s New Lawyers Division (NLD) and the benefits that organization can provide.  They will also be giving some case examples of cases we have worked on and will be taking questions from students.

Sep 16 Mon
Professionalism 101: Networking for Legal Professionals @ Bannan Hall Room 127
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Professionalism 101:  Networking for Legal Professionals @ Bannan Hall Room 127 | Santa Clara | California | United States

Do networking opportunities make you uncomfortable? Networking is critical to your professional success. In this hour-long workshop by Jill Wesley, you’ll learn simple strategies to lower your stress level and help you make important connections. You’ll learn how to introduce yourself, make a good first impression, keep the conversation flowing, and gracefully make an exit. After an overview of networking strategies and techniques, you’ll attend a real-life mixer where you can practice what you’ve learned. The workshop will be fun, challenging, and interactive.

Sep 18 Wed
Litigation vs. Transactional Law @ Bannan Hall Room 127
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What does it really mean to be a litigator?  What does a corporate attorney do all day?  Learn the answers to these questions and more while having lunch with Professor Tom Klein and Cindy Hamilton, partners at Greenberg Traurig (pictured below).   Our guests will discuss how you can plan a career path for yourself in both transactional and litigation practices.

This program will provide you with the basic framework to make one of  the most fundamental decisions of your legal education.  Don’t miss it!

Lunch will be served!

Tom KleinCindy Hamilton

Sep 23 Mon
How to Hustle: Finding A Job When You Didn’t Get One Through OCI @ Bannan Hall Room 127
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

2013 Judge Hyman2048Any law student or graduate can have a successful and satisfying career.   All you need is a method to find opportunity and control your own destiny!   This seminar will provide practical tips for how to structure a job search and form a framework for researching opportunities outside of OCI.

Our speaker, Honorable Eugene M. Hyman, is a Santa Clara Law graduate and current Judge of the Superior Court of California for the County of Santa Clara.

Sep 25 Wed
Speed Networking @ California Mission Room
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come meet the Santa Clara Law community at Law Career Services’ annual Speed Networking event.  Whether you are an alum, friend of the law school or student Speed Networking provides you with a facilitated method to build your network and renew acquaintances.
The event is structured so that students and attorneys will engage in six themed conversations for ten minutes each.  When each conversation ends, students will rotate to the next attorney and begin speaking about a new topic.
There will be a networking reception afterwards for alumni and students to mix and mingle with each other.  Light food and beverages will be available.
Come dressed in business attire.
Please direct your questions to lcs@scu.edu.
Students may RSVP beginning on September 10th at 7:00 a.m. through the events tab in SCU Law Jobs.

Participating employers include:

Apollo Group
Apple, Inc.
California Court of Appeals
California Department of Justice
City of Cupertino City Attorney
Corsair Components
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
Kilpatrick Townsend
Law Office of Roshani Parekh
Lewis and Roca
Lowenstein Sandler
Office of Alternate Defenders
Office of the City Attorney, San Jose
Oracle
Rutan & Tucker
Santa Clara District Attorney
Santa Clara County Counsel
Santa Clara County Superior Court
Santa Clara Public Defender
Severson & Werson

Oct 1 Tue
Resume Workshop with Professor Kyle Graham @ Bannan Hall Room 127
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Resume Workshop with Professor Kyle Graham @ Bannan Hall Room 127 | Santa Clara | California | United States

Increase Your Interviews by Writing an Outstanding Resume!

Professor Kyle Graham interviewed countless law students and attorneys prior to his teaching career.  Come hear his perspectives as a former employer and current law professor regarding resume drafting.  Attendees of this program will walk away with a sample resume and the understanding of how to draft a resume for legal employers.

 

Oct 7 Mon
Developing Effective Strategies for Application Timelines @ Bannan Hall Room 127
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Listen to 2L’s and 3L’s talk about how they researched, applied, and interviewed for positions ranging from the federal government to judicial externships and more! Learn tips and effective strategies so that you will never miss that deadline again!

Application timelines for small to mid-sized firms, corporate, formal externship programs, public interest (non-profit/NGO), public sector (government), and formal interview programs will be discussed.

Oct 9 Wed
Effective Cover Letters @ Bannan Hall Room 127
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Effective Cover Letters @ Bannan Hall Room 127 | Santa Clara | California | United States

 

Drafting a cover letter that persuades a recruiter to thoughtfully consider your application draws on all of the principles of effective legal writing.  Join Law Career Services and Professor John Schunk for an interactive presentation designed to help you begin drafting your cover letters.  Learn about cover letter format and begin drafting text!