Contents
 
Feature
  • On-Campus Interview (OCI) Reminder for 1LD/2LE Students
  • Diversity/Specialty Job Fairs 2018
  • Note about Margaret Talmers
  • Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers Scholarship Foundation, apply by 5/7
  • Summer Housing in NYC
  • Defending Democracy? Professional Journalism in an Age of Distrust, 4/12
  • ITCTLA-BPLA Seminar: Introduction to Section 337 Investigations, 4/13
  • 2018 Graduate Career Launch Fair, 4/24
  • Legal Careers in Brand Protection, IP Licensing, Marketing and Digital Content, 4/25
*Satisfies Suffolk Professional Development Requirement
  • Second Annual Juvenile & Child Welfare Conference, 4/12
  • Part I: Effective Strategies for the Preparation and Trial of a Complex Commercial Case, 4/12
  • Estate Planning 101 Series: Guardianship Basics, 4/19 *
  • Mediation & Arbitration Essentials: Part III, 4/25 *
  • Criminal Law District Court Bootcamp, 4/27 *
  • Nuts and Bolts of Litigation Involving Closely-Held Corporations, 5/4 *
  • BLG Legal Writing Workshop, 4/18
  • Increasing the Diversity Pipeline to Judicial Clerkships, 4/21
  • BLG Annual Mentor Program, 4/23
Feature
On-Campus Interview (OCI) Reminder for 1LD/2LE Students

First, carefully review all materials in the PCD summer mailing which will be sent by email the last week of June. The summer mailing will contain all application deadlines and a list of the participating OCI employers. 
 
Second, remember to schedule an appointment through Symplicity (no walk-ins during the summer) with a PCD Advisor in June or early July (after the write-on competition and when grades are released) to have your resume and cover letter reviewed. 
 
Lastly, mark your calendar with the first major Suffolk OCI collection date: Wednesday, July 18 at 10:00am. A majority of the firms are in this session and all application materials must be reviewed well before this date.  

Diversity/Specialty Job Fairs 2018
 
We are starting to receive information on diversity and specialty job fairs that will be held over the summer. Registration is currently open for several of these programs and deadlines are fast approaching. Updated information will be posted on the News Feed section of Symplicity. 

Announcements
What's New?
  • Margaret Talmers, former PCD Director for Judicial Clerkships & JD Advising, named Executive Director of the Women's Bar Association & Women's Bar Foundation:  As many of you know, Margaret Talmers recently departed Suffolk University Law School to become the Executive Director of the Women's Bar Association & Women's Bar Foundation. Margaret spent ten successful years working with Suffolk students, administering the FYSIP-Judicial program and providing expert career counseling. Though no longer at Suffolk, she remains an active member of the local legal community who many of you will encounter in her new role. First year students who were assigned to Margaret have been reassigned to other PCD counselors and upper level students who worked with her are encouraged to contact and meet with the PCD advisors of their choice.   
     
  • Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (M.A.W.L.) Scholarship Foundation:  The Foundation awards scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to honor the Honorable Sheila B. McGovern and Carol DiMaiti.  The application is available to all law students not graduating in May, 2018 and one application is sufficient for consideration for all awards.  Qualified candidates will be reviewed based on their financial need, academic ability, and personal statement. Mail application to M.A.W.L., c/o Barbara M. Senecal, 45 School Street, 3rd Floor, Old City Hall, Boston, MA 02108. The application deadline is May 7, 2018.
     
  • Are you interning in New York City this summer? Educational Housing Services (EHS) is offering housing. Live with EHS and enjoy: A limited-time $175 savings offer and special rates for Pell Grant recipients; Free AC, TV, and WiFi in every room; and Guaranteed room confirmations within 24 hours. Call 800-297-4694 or visit find.studenthousing.org/intern for more information about Double Discounts on summer housing! 
     
  • CareerBuzz  is the weekly PCD student newsletter. CareerBuzz will be emailed to all students on Tuesday afternoons and will also be archived on  Symplicity (in the News Feed). Most items will not be repeated in future issues, so be sure to read CareerBuzz every week to keep updated on all career-related news and information.    
Hiring
career fairs
Who's Hiring?
  • View this week's list of job postings. 
     
  • Please notify Michelle Dobbins in PCD if you receive a callback interview or offer. The feedback is appreciated. 

SuffolkWhat's Going On At Suffolk?
  
  • Defending Democracy? Professional Journalism in an Age of Distrust - Thursday, April 12, 2:00pm, Sargent Hall Fifth Floor Commons. The press has long been seen as a pillar of democracy.  Yet trust in both the press and democratic institutions more generally is at historic lows.  This year's Masterman Speaker Series at Suffolk University Law School welcomes three distinguished scholars and journalists for a panel discussion of topics including the relationship between the press and democratic governance, the distinct role of the Press Clause within the broader structure of the Constitution, and how investigative journalism can strengthen democracy by exposing abuses of power and facilitating reform.  RSVP to kryan2@suffolk.edu
     
  • ITCTLA-BPLA Seminar: Introduction to Section 337 Investigations - Friday, April 13, 1:00 to 7:00pm, SULS. The International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association along with the Boston Patent Law Association and SULS invite you to an introduction to Section 337 investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Details 
     
  • 2018 Graduate Career Launch Fair - Tuesday, April 24, 12:00 to 2:00pm, Main Function Room. All graduating Suffolk Law students: Join us as we celebrate you finishing law school! We'll have great food and ice cream. Enter a drawing for one of two $100 Amazon gift cards and a Suffolk Law sweatshirt and get information on everything you'll need to start your career. Exhibitors include: Professional & Career Development; Bar Associations (Boston Bar Association, Mass. Bar Association); Volunteer Organizations (Volunteer Lawyers Project, Brook Courthouse Service Center); Robert Half Legal; Personal Branding with LinkedIn; the Moakley Law Library; LEXIS; Alumni Engagement. RSVP on Symplicity today!
     
  • Legal Careers in Brand Protection, IP Licensing, Marketing and Digital Content - Wednesday, April 25, 12:00 to 1:00pm, Faculty Dining Room. Interested in learning more about legal careers in IP licensing, brand protection, and marketing? Join the IP Law Student Association for a panel discussion on these exciting career paths. Guest speakers include: Paul Foley, Director of Brand Protection at Nike; Stephanie North, Senior Attorney for Licensing and Marketing at Hasbro; and John Lipchitz, IP Counsel at The Gillette Company. Space is limited so RSVP by emailing Karen Katz at kkatz2@suffolk.edu as soon as possible. Food and drink will be provided! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. 

NetworkingWhat Else is Hapenning?
  
  • Second Annual Juvenile & Child Welfare Conference - Thursday, April 12, 10:00am to 5:00pm, UTEC Center, Lowell. They will discuss the intersection of special education and school issues with Juvenile Court practice. Topics will range from racial and ethnic disparities, school disciplinary proceedings, strategies to successfully representing special education clients and much more. Please come and learn to implement vital principles in your child welfare and juvenile justice practice. Register (SULS PDR credit) 
     
  • Part I: Effective Strategies for the Preparation and Trial of a Complex Commercial Case - Thursday, April 12, 4:30 to 6:00pm, MBA. In this two-part program (April 12th and tba), two experienced practitioners and a Superior Court Judge will guide you through the process of handling a complex commercial case. Find out the "best practices" for humanizing your client, identifying and exploiting key legal issues, taking depositions with a purpose and solving the particular challenges you will face at trial in such cases. The program will take you from the initial client meeting, through discovery and depositions and conclude with a discussion of how to effectively present such a case at trial. Register (SULS PDR credit)  
     
  • Estate Planning 101 Series: Guardianship Basics - Thursday, April 19, 1:30 to 7:30pm, MBA. Learn the fundamentals of adult guardianship law in Massachusetts. Our experienced faculty will guide you through the various steps in the court process -- from completing the initial petition to understanding post-appointment obligations, and much more.  Register (SULS PDR credit)  
     
  • Mediation & Arbitration Essentials: Part III - Wednesday, April 25, 5:30 to 7:00pm, MBA. This is the third and final program in a three-part series covering the essentials of successful mediations and arbitrations. Panelists will include distinguished mediators and/or arbitrators who will bring their experience and wisdom to help practitioners succeed. Part III of the series will focus on the essentials of arbitration. The Young Lawyers Division and Dispute Resolution Section will be providing a networking reception after the program for all attendees. Register (SULS PDR credit)  
     
  • Criminal Law District Court Bootcamp - Friday, April 27, 12:00 to 1:30pm, BBA. Join the BBA for a crash course in the fundamental procedures and common practices utilized to handle criminal cases in the District and Municipal Courts of Massachusetts.  From arraignment, pre-trial, motion, and trial sessions, learn how to overcome the most common obstacles and strategies for successful arguments. "Friday Fundamentals" is the BBA's weekly educational series designed to offer an introduction to the basic legal skills and fundamental knowledge lawyers need to get a foothold and grow in their understanding of a given area of practice. Regsiter (SULS PDR credit) 
     
  • Nuts and Bolts of Litigation Involving Closely-Held Corporations - Friday, May 4, 12:00 to 1:30pm, BBA. "Friday Fundamentals" is the BBA's weekly educational series designed to offer an introduction to the basic legal skills and fundamental knowledge lawyers need to get a foothold and grow in their understanding of a given area of practice. Join the panelists as they discuss typical issues that arise in shareholder disputes in closely-held corporations, including pursuing claims of breach of fiduciary duties, defending against such claims, and measuring/mitigating damages given the realities of the small business model. Register (SULS PDR credit)
Diversity and Inclusion                                 
  
  • BLG Legal Writing Workshop - Wednesday, April 18, 5:30 to 7:30pm, Cooley LLP, 500 Boylston Street, Boston. Please join The Boston Lawyers Group and Cooley LLP for a Legal Writing Workshop.  Cooley attorneys will discuss best practices for clear and effective legal writing, share lessons learned, and engage in interactive discussion pertaining to legal writing techniques.  Topics such as using a passive voice, readability, proper citation and other items will be covered in depth. Register 
     
  • Increasing the Diversity Pipeline to Judicial Clerkships - Saturday, April 21, 10:00am to 3:00pm, Northeastern University, Dockser Hall. This new interactive program is designed to familiarize traditionally underrepresented law students with post-graduate career opportunities in the judiciary, and to increase the number of candidates from underrepresented groups who apply for, and who are selected for, judicial clerkships. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Assistant Dean Nima Eshghi or Lisa Brathwaite to RSVP or for additional information about the program.
     
  • BLG Annual Mentor Program - Monday, April 23, 6:00 to 8:00pm, Goodwin, 100 Northern Avenue, Boston. The Boston Lawyers Group Mentor Program is designed to assist law students with identifying and expanding their legal career options. Towards that goal, the Mentor Program provides these students with the opportunity to develop a relationship with an experienced practitioner from a BLG participating member organization. Eligibility is limited to 100 first and second year law students of color from Boston area law schools. Applications for the 100 available slots will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Mentors and Mentees will be informed of their pairings by email prior to the Mentor Kick-off Reception in April. Attendance to the Mentor Kick-off Reception is mandatory to be considered for the program. Complete the online survey as soon as possible but no later than April 17. 
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