• How Should You Spend Your Winter Break?
  • Accelerator to Practice Program, apply by 12/10
  • MBF 2019 Legal Intern Fellowship Program, apply by 3/15
  • Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship, apply by 2/16
  • 45th Annual Robert Fuchs Labor Law Conference, 1/17 *
*Satisfies Suffolk Professional Development Requirement
  • Cannabis Law for Law Students, 12/10 *
  • Opioid Diversion: Managing Risks and Implementing Controls, 12/10 *
  • Lifecycle of a Mediation, 12/11 *
  • Career Focus: Transitions Between Government and Private Practice, 12/12
  • Inaugural Young Lawyers Division Symposium, 12/14 *
  • Representing Immigrant Children: How to Obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, 12/17 *
  • WilmerHale Home for the Holidays Reception, Denver, CO, 1/3
  • White-Collar Crime Conference, 1/16 *
  • Labor Law Basics, 1/18 *
  • 1L and 2L Diversity Receptions, Programs and Scholarships lists
  • BLAC-CBA Round Table Minority Law Student Holiday Reception, 12/20
  • Boston Lawyers Group
How Should You Spend Your Winter Break?

  Give yourself a break!  Make sure you take some real time off.  Even if you plan to work or stay busy, make a schedule that allows for down time.  And sleep!  There are myriad benefits to sleep, including improved learning and memory.
Networking. During the academic semesters, there never seems to be enough time for everything. This may be especially true of networking, making professional connections that can prove extremely beneficial in future job searches.  Think about the professional contacts you had before law school. What are your college friends and prior co-workers doing?  Do you have family connections that you never followed up on?  What about new connections you have made at school through peers, professors, and legal employers?  Now is the time to connect or reconnect with them. LinkedIn is a great tool for this.  Don't forget about bar associations - activate your memberships (if you haven't already) and explore what they have to offer. 
Informational Interviews.  Although you may be on break, most of the legal workforce is back to work right after New Year's Day.  This is a great time to meet attorneys for coffee or lunch to discuss their jobs and career paths, and to inquire about resources they think may be helpful for you.  Making these contacts is especially important if you are at home out of the Boston area, where you intend to practice after law school.

Attend Receptions. Several firms host home for the holidays receptions. Contact firms in your area to see if they are hosting one during break. A list of receptions for which we have information is available on the News Feed section of Symplicity.
This will be the last issue of CareerBuzz for this semester. The next issue will be published on January 15, 2019. 

PCD will be closing on Frinday, December 21 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2.

Enjoy the break!


What's New?
  • The Massachusetts Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of applications for its 2019 Legal Intern Fellowship Program. Established in 1996, the Legal Intern Fellowship Program seeks to encourage careers in public interest law, while contributing valuable legal support to organizations serving the under-represented in Massachusetts.   Law students selected to be Legal Intern Fellows will receive a stipend of $6,000 to volunteer for ten weeks during the summer months at a nonprofit organization that provides civil legal services to low-income clients in Massachusetts. Fellowship recipients may combine this award with funding from other sources to finance the internship. All current law students are eligible to apply. The internship must be conducted at a nonprofit organization in Massachusetts that has been in operation for at least one year and has programs dedicated to providing civil legal services to the indigent in Massachusetts. In addition, the organization must have a staff attorney who will supervise and mentor the intern. Applications for the Legal Intern Fellowship Program are due at the MBF's offices by 5:00pm on March 15, 2019.   NOTE:  They expect to award at least one LIFP award to a law student whose internship focuses on helping immigrant children and families.  Detailed information about the program, including application forms, is available online at . If you have any questions regarding the Legal Intern Fellowship Program, please contact the MBF at 617-338-0647 or
  • Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation Scholarship:   Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive two separate categories of monetary awards for a total of $10,000 to assist with bar application fees and/or foundation-approved bar prep courses; and, monetary employment incentive for recipients who secure employment as prosecutors in Delaware, Massachusetts, Prince George's County, Maryland or certain counties in Pennsylvania.  See website for more details.  Criteria:   U.S. Citizen;  African-American Female graduating law student;  Preparing to take the Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland or Pennsylvania Bar Exam;  Financial need;  Record of academic achievement; and  Demonstrated commitment to public service. The application deadline is February 16, 2019.  Contact Catherine E. Dinon in Student Financial Services with any questions at or 617-573-8470. 
  • 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.    
career fairs
Who's Hiring?
  • View this week's list of job postings.  
  • Massachusetts Law School Consortium Government & Public Interest Program: Each year public interest and government employers come to Boston to interview students for summer and post-graduate positions. This year's MLSC spring semester program will be held at Harvard Law School on January 28 & 29, 2019. A list of participating employers was emailed to all students today and is available in the Document Library on the Suffolk Symplicity site. Applications for the interviewing and collection only employers are due on the MLSC Symplicity site by noon on Monday, December 10. Don't miss this interview opportunity! New This Week: Several interviewing and apply direct organizations have been added to the employer list. An updated list is available in the Document Library on the Suffolk Symplicity site.
  • Please notify Michelle Dobbins in PCD if you receive a callback interview or offer. The feedback is appreciated. 

SuffolkWhat's Going On At Suffolk?
  • 45th Annual Robert Fuchs Labor Law Conference - Thursday, January 17, 1:00 to 5:00pm, Suffolk University Law School. The Massachusetts Bar Association's Labor & Employment Section is proud to co-sponsor the 45th Annual Robert Fuchs Labor Law Conference, which will highlight a year of significant legal developments. Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to network with colleagues, program faculty, and the leaders of the labor and employment bar. Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board John F. Ring will speak on issues likely to come before the board in the coming year. Solicitor of Labor Kate S. O'Scannlain will also present a keynote address. Register  (SULS PDR credit)

NetworkingWhat Else is Happening?
  • Cannabis Law for Law Students - Monday, December 10, 9:00 to 11:00am, BBA. This program will provide a primer on Cannabis Law for law students and outline this growing industry. Planned by members of the Cannabis Law Conference Advisory Committee, attendees will leave with a strong foundation in Cannabis law.  Register   (SULS PDR credit) 
  • Opioid Diversion: Managing Risks and Implementing Controls - Monday, December 10, 4:00 to 6:00pm, BBA. The opioid crisis and the challenge of opioid diversion has impacted health care providers, such as hospitals and clinics, as well as individual physicians who prescribe such controlled substances.  This program will bring the perspective of in-house lawyers, outside counsel, and government representatives on the numerous legal obligations that prescribers must meet in order to properly store, handle, and prescribe opiates.  Topics of discussion will include best practices to minimize legal risks, new laws and regulations relating to opiate prescribing, regulatory requirements when there is a diversion, and legal ramifications of opioid diversion.  Register  (SULS PDR credit)   
  • Lifecycle of a Mediation - Tuesday, December 11, 12:30 to 2:00pm, MBA. Employment law is one of the fastest developing areas of conflict. Given the time, money and headaches associated with litigating contentious matters such as accusations of racial discrimination or sexual harassment, employers and employees are turning to mediation as a means to resolve these disputes. However, some parties may be unaware of the potentially costly mistakes that could impact the success of the mediation. Join this panel of experts as they walk you through the process of mediation from beginning to end, highlighting the good, the bad and the ugly.  Register   (SULS PDR credit)   
  • Career Focus: Transitions Between Government and Private Practice - Wednesday, December 12, 12:00 to 1:00pm, BBA. Although it may seem daunting, many lawyers transition between public and private practice at some point in their career.  Thinking about taking a leap and working for the government?  Looking to move back to private practice? Just curious about different career paths?  Come learn about the benefits/ drawbacks of transitioning between the public and private sector.  Register  
  • Inaugural Young Lawyers Division Symposium - Friday, December 14, 9:00am to 4:30pm, Lombardo's, Randolph, MA. See MBA website for details.   Register   (SULS PDR credit)
  • Representing Immigrant Children: How to Obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status - Monday, December 17, 12:00 to 1:30pm, BBA. Immigration remains a hot button issue in this country, and the problems facing unaccompanied immigrant children are particularly difficult. One avenue for relief, and a pathway to obtaining lawful permanent immigration status, is Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS).  This program will delve into the current trends in SIJS adjudications before USCIS, with a focus on the process for obtaining the requisite predicate order at the Probate and Family Court as well as the Juvenile Court.  Please join the BBA for a panel discussion with attorneys who specialize in different fields for a discussion regarding SIJS relief and strategies for attorneys to become involved and help unaccompanied immigrant children.   Register   (SULS PDR credit)  
  • WilmerHale Home for the Holidays Reception, Denver, CO - Thursday, January 3, 5:30 to 7:30pm, WilmerHale, 1225 17th Street, Suite 2600, Denver, CO. WilmerHale's Denver-based lawyers invite students to a Home for the Holidays Reception. RSVP to Teresa Janezeck at by Friday, December 21. Business casual attire requested.
  • White-Collar Crime Conference - Wednesday, January 16, 10:00am to 6:00pm, Aloft Boston, 401-403 D Street, Boston. This full-day Conference brings together the best and brightest from private practice, in-house legal departments, government, and the judiciary for a full-day event that no member of Boston's white-collar crime bar can afford to miss. Attend interactive breakout sessions, high-level keynote discussions, and in-depth examinations on recent cases and developments in healthcare fraud, securities enforcement, FCA, government investigations, and more.   Register   (SULS PDR credit)  
  • Labor Law Basics - Friday, January 18, 12:00 to 1:30pm, BBA. The Labor Law Basics seminar will provide lawyers with an introduction to the basic legal skills and fundamental knowledge needed to lay a foundation in the area or grow in their understanding of labor law practice. The program panelists will provide an overview of relevant statutes, rules, and regulations, explore the different types of labor representation, and discuss special considerations for attorneys in both private and public labor law practice. The event will leave time for Q&A and discussion by panelists and attendees.  Register   (SULS PDR credit)  
Diversity and Inclusion                                 
  • We have compiled a list of 1L Diversity Receptions, Programs and Scholarships and a list of 2L Diversity Receptions, Programs and Scholarships. We will update the list as we receive information on additional programs. Check the Document Library on Symplicity for updates.  
  • BLAC-CBA Round Table Minority Law Student Holiday Reception, Cincinnati, OH - Thursday, December 20, 5:00 to 6:30pm, Keating Muething & Klekamp, 1 East Fourth Street, Suite 1400, Cincinnati. The Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati - Cincinnati Bar Association Round Table cordially invites you to attend a Holiday Reception for minority law students. Please come and socialize with local Cincinnati attorneys committed to racial and ethnic diversity and law students from regional and national law schools who are in Cincinnati for the holidays. Dress is casual. Mood is festive! Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.  RSVP by December 17. Questions? Contact LaDonna Wallace Smith at or 513-699-1392.  
  • The Boston Lawyers Group: The mission of the Boston Lawyers Group (BLG) is to support the efforts of its member organizations to identify, recruit, advance and retain attorneys of color. They offer several programs throughout the year for law students of color which provide interview, mentoring, and networking opportunities, as well as career exploration and mock interviews. Check their website regularly for dates and details for this year's programs.

Suffolk University Law School
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