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June 20, 2008

Should OSU seriously consider a two-year JD program?

The sitemeter tells me that a few dozen folks are still stopping by this blog, but it seems nobody wants to talk about views on the 1L experience.  Eager to generate some comments, perhaps this related topic will garner some response:

Should OSU seriously considering something akin to Northwestern's new two-year JD program?

June 20, 2008 in Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (28) | TrackBack

April 08, 2008

If you've totally loved (or totally hated) any part of this course...

you should give serious thought to signing up the Legislation Clinic next year. I can/will tell any interested students all about the clinic's greatness, and on Wednesday (4/9) there is this opportunity to get more "official" information:

In connection with the upcoming scheduling process for next year, the Legislation Clinic is hosting an information session Wednesday April 9 at 12:10 p.m. in room 344. The Legislation Clinic is one of only two Moritz clinics available to 2Ls, so come and hear current and former students talk about their experiences in this clinic.  Sandwiches and drinks provided.

April 8, 2008 in Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

February 01, 2008

A summer opportunity in DC

I received an e-mail today that I thought might interest folks looking for summer opportunities in Washington DC.  Here is full text:

I invite you to identify promising first year law students to take part in the Legal Studies Institute sponsored by The Fund for American Studies.  The Institute, located in Washington, DC, provides students with the chance to gain firsthand exposure to the American legal system through clerkships, academic coursework and career development activities. The 2008 summer program will extend for nine weeks from June 1 - August 3, 2008 in Washington, DC. The Institute offers the following five components:

  • Legal Clerkships: Participants will be placed in an 8-week legal clerkship where they will gain substantive experience in the legal profession. Clerkship sites will include law firms, courts, public interest legal organizations, and the legal departments of trade associations, corporations and government agencies.
  • Seminar on Constitutional Law: Participants will attend a seminar on Constitutional law taught by leading legal scholars, including Dr. John Baker from the LSU School of Law and Dr. Roger Pilon from the Cato Institute.
  • Briefings and Activities: Participants will attend private briefings at institutions of the judicial and executive branches and will meet with prominent judges, lawyers and judicial scholars.
  • Career Development Activities: Workshops will be held to help prepare participants for success in their law careers.
  • Attorney Mentor Program: Each participant will be matched with an experienced lawyer who will serve as a professional mentor.

Applications for the program will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until March 15, 2008. The online application may be found at www.tfas.org/legalstudies.  Space in the program is limited, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.  Housing in furnished apartments located on Capitol Hill is included in the program fee. 

For more information, please contact Steve Slattery at sslattery@tfas.org or 202-986-0384. Fund For American Studies, 1706 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009.

February 1, 2008 in Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack