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2015 Ms. JD Fellowship – Application Now Open!

In 2010, Ms. JD partnered with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession to found the Ms. JD Fellowship. The Fellowship is Ms. JD’s program to promote mentoring and professional development. Each spring, Ms. JD selects a group of outstanding second year law students as Fellowship recipients. In addition to receiving financial support and […]

McGuireWoods Diversity Scholarship

$5,000 Scholarships for Diverse First-Year Law Students!

At McGuireWoods, diversity is defined as recognizing and valuing the differences in our workforce. To us, diversity encompasses age, sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status and veteran status, as well as educational and professional backgrounds.

McGuireWoods’ annual Diversity Scholarship Program will award up […]

How to Sound Smarter & More Professional in Emails

Via Bustle

1. Never say “just”
You’re never “just” doing anything. You’re doing it. No just. “Just” can sound wishy-washy and make it seem like you are somehow apologizing for whatever question you’re asking. Saying “just” in an email (i.e. “I’m just writing to follow-up on our conversation…) sounds a lot like a passive apology for something […]

Upcoming Diversity Opportunity Deadlines

Please note the following summer job opportunity deadlines are coming up:

ACC-Chicago Diversity 1L Summer Internship – Deadline Jan 31

For over ten years, the Diversity Summer Internship Program has placed law students with diverse backgrounds from select Illinois law schools in internships in Chicago land corporate legal departments.

Selected law students will work in the legal department […]

AmeriCorps JD Program

The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD program provides law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,212 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating 300 hours of service to a qualifying legal project with a nonprofit program or other qualifying organization.

Students serving in the priority areas defined below may apply now through Friday, February 6, 2015. […]

ABA Legal Career Development Expo

The American Bar Association’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce the ABA Legal Career Development Expo. The Expo will take place on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the ABA Headquarters in downtown Chicago located at 321 Clark Street.

Are you a law student? Recent graduate? Young lawyer? […]

Job Searching Beyond Job Postings

Job postings, like those on our Symplicity system, are one way to find a job, but this is not the only or the best way. It is important to expand your job search beyond responding to job postings for three reasons.

1. Job postings represent only a tiny fraction of the legal jobs that are available […]

PILI Internship Application Period is Open!

Attention law students: the application period for PILI’s Law Student Internship and Graduate Fellowship Programs opens today!

Below are some important upcoming dates:

October 15:
Summer 2015 Internship application opens for 2Ls

November 1:
Spring 2015 Internship application opens

December 1:
Summer 2015 Internship application opens for 1Ls

Plan ahead! In order to apply for a specific Internship or Fellowship position, you will […]

ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Judicial Intern Opportunity Program provides opportunities for minority students to pursue summer internships with state and federal judges. The program provides opportunities to students who are member of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession as well as students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged, […]

1L Law Firm Diversity Opportunities – Upcoming Deadlines

McAndrews Held & Malloy Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship (1Ls)

Must possess a diverse background, a technical degree in science or engineering, and a commitment to pursuing a patent law career in Chicago
Includes a $5,000 stipend and a paid summer clerkship
Applications accepted December 1, 2014 through January 15, 2015
Read more here

Stoel Rives LLP 1L Diversity Fellowship

Must […]

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Welcome to the official blog of Office of Career Services for Loyola’s School of Law. This is your source for all you need to know about the world of legal careers. Check back daily for posts on upcoming events and deadlines as well as career-related articles and advice to help in your legal job search.