Public Sector Diversity Internship Program: Info Session with Hon. Kristen L. Mix

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

As a follow-up to the Pledge to Diversity Summer Clerkship Program, the CDO is pleased to announce that Judge Kristen L. Mix has developed an internship program for diverse 2Ls and 3Ls that focuses on legal opportunities in the public sector. Internships will take place during the Spring 2016 semester and include placements with employers such as Denver District Attorney, Colorado Public Defender, Denver Water, U.S. Department of Labor, Colorado Attorney General, Colorado Court of Appeals, to name a few. Please attend this event to learn more about the program and to see a list of all participating employers.


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Join us to learn more about Externship/Volunteer and Attorney opportunities in Denver and in Washington D.C.!

Panelists include:
Nicole Allard
Irit Lockhart
Jesse Loper

Online applications are current open for Entry Level attorneys on the HUD website: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=Legal_Honors_Booklet_2016.pdf

#CareerPlanning credit, CDO Passport Program


The U.S. Department of Justice Program

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

The U.S. Department of Justice, the nation’s largest legal employer, will present FAQs and application materials tips for the Summer Legal Intern Program (SLIP) and the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) for graduating 3Ls/4LEs. Join DOJ Ambassador Attorney Anh Mai-Windle to learn about student opportunities and the over 200 entry-level jobs and fellowships available through the Honors Program this year. Lunch will be served.

#CareerPlanning credit, CDO Passport Program


Overcoming Barriers to Practicing in Civil Rights

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Interested in a career in civil rights law? Please join us for this unique panel Overcoming Barriers to Practicing in Civil Rights: Why everyone comes to law school wanting to do civil rights but nobody does. The panelists are as follows:

• Siddhartha Rathod (Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC)
• Rebecca T. Wallace (ACLU of Colorado)
• Erica Grossman (Holland, Holland-Edwards & Grossman PC)
• Nicole Godfrey (Killmer Lane & Newman LLP)

Lunch will be provided! Sponsored by the DU Office of Career Development and Opportunities (CDO).


Speed Networking Event

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Law - Lobby 201

Join the National Women Law Students Organization for the 3rd annual Speed Networking event on April 10th! The event will be held at DU’s Sturm College of Law. Appetizers and drinks will be served starting at 6 p.m. followed by rounds of speed networking. Students will talk to an attorney one on one or in groups of two for an allotted amount of time. Then, students will rotate to the next attorney. Please join us in making this event as successful as previous years! Men and women attorneys will be attending. If you would like to participate, please email Kaylea Waechter at kwaechter16@law.du.edu or Tessa Gardner at tgardner16@law.du.edu by April 1st.


Husch Blackwell LLP’s Spring Open House for first-year law students

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Open House gives you a great opportunity to meet members of the Hiring and Recruiting Committees prior to fall recruiting. You can get on the firm’s radar as well as explore whether the firm is the right fit for you. We encourage you to attend if you are thinking about participating in fall recruiting.

By way of background, Husch Blackwell LLP is a large firm, with offices in 15 U.S. cities and in London. The firm’s practice areas are:
• Energy & Natural Resources
• Financial Services
• Food & Agribusiness
• Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education
• Real Estate, Development & Construction
• Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation

Please note the event is business casual dress. If you able to attend, please RSVP by April 1st to Angela Dew at angela.dew@huschblackwell.com.

Location:
Husch Blackwell LLP
1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4700
Denver, CO


Own Your Career as a “Lawyer Entrepreneur”

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Own Your Career as a “Lawyer Entrepreneur”: How To Find And Keep Clients In A Changing Legal Landscape

Whether you are working in an established law firm or starting your own firm, finding and keeping clients is the key to your livelihood. A panel of entrepreneurial attorneys will share tips on how to find clients, serve them well, and keep them coming back.

Who should attend? Any law student interested in understanding the business side of the practice as well as how to provide excellent client service.

Non-Pizza Lunch will be Served!


How to Succeed in Your Summer Job and Beyond - Part IV of the 1L CDO Orientation Series

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

You’ve worked hard to get your first position in law school. How do you ensure it is a success? A panel of employers will share inside information on what it takes to succeed in a summer job and beyond. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to utilize your summer job as an opportunity to learn, to develop mentoring relationships, build references, and of course, add value!

Who should attend? All 1Ls who want to get the most out of their summer experience. You should attend even if you are still looking for a summer position as you will gain knowledge that will help you in your job search and in your performance on the job.

Jimmy Johns Subs will be Served!


Immigration Law Spring Social!

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join local immigration attorneys from the American Immigration Lawyers Association and students interested in immigration law for a night of networking over drinks and complimentary food.

Location:
FERMÆNTRA Brewery and Tap Room
1715 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210

ORGANIZERS
The Immigration, Refugee, Asylum Coalition (University of Denver: Sturm College of Law) and The American Immigration Lawyers Association (Colorado Chapter)

Co-sponsored by The Office of Career Development and Opportunities


Small Talk...It’s No Joke!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Have you ever felt awkward at Bar Association networking events? Or sat staring at other attendees waiting for a meeting to start? Join Debra Fine for her fast-paced, interactive and entertaining presentation The Fine Art of Small Talk. In Debra’s presentation you’ll laugh, learn and leave with insightful and informative conversation tips and techniques on how to strike up conversations and keep them going, avoid conversation “killers”, exit conversations with grace and develop business relationships. Join us on Wednesday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m., at the DBA CLE offices, third floor. Appetizers, beer, wine and soda will be provided. Cost to attend is $25 for members, $20 for law students and $50 for nonmembers. RSVP online, email lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.


Get Ready for Fall 2015 On-Campus Interviews (OCI)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Law - 125

Fall Semester is one of THE busiest times of year for many PRIVATE and PUBLIC sector legal employers to interview and select candidates for positions for the NEXT summer, as well as school year positions. The application deadline for FALL 2015 OCI occurs in July before school begins, and interviews begin August 4. Many of these employers ONLY hire through the On-Campus Interview (OCI) process. Join us for an overview of the OCI application and interview process. Get the inside scoop on important OCI deadlines and employers. Find out what you need to start doing NOW and this summer so you don’t miss out! Current upper level students who have gone through the OCI process will also share their insights and tips for success. All students continuing next year are invited to attend. Lunch and Dinner Provided. Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities. Dinner will be provided.


Get Ready for Fall 2015 On-Campus Interviews (OCI)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Fall Semester is one of THE busiest times of year for many PRIVATE and PUBLIC sector legal employers to interview and select candidates for positions for the NEXT summer, as well as school year positions. The application deadline for FALL 2015 OCI occurs in July before school begins, and interviews begin August 4. Many of these employers ONLY hire through the On-Campus Interview (OCI) process. Join us for an overview of the OCI application and interview process. Get the inside scoop on important OCI deadlines and employers. Find out what you need to start doing NOW and this summer so you don’t miss out! Current upper level students who have gone through the OCI process will also share their insights and tips for success. All students continuing next year are invited to attend. Lunch and Dinner Provided. Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities. Lunch will be provided.


15x15 Networking Event at EDGE

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Please join us at the next 15×15 event on Thursday, March 26 at EDGE at Four Seasons! Explore the beautiful space, get to know new and tenured bar members, and meet your DBA 15 by 15 Task Force to discover the benefits of the DBA. This is a complimentary social and networking event with free drinks and appetizer! Sign up today and bring a nonmember along to explore all the Bar has to offer! RSVP by emailing lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.


Indian Law Career Panel

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

In House Counsel for Tribal Governments, Private Firm Representation for Tribal Matters, and Non-Profit Opportunities!

In addition to the great food, we are hosting several very accomplished, very diverse practitioners who have worked at all levels of Indian law and tribal governance, and now work in the field here in the metro Denver area!

*Tocabe is the only authentic Native American eatery in the Denver area. Owned and operated by two DU grads, Tocabe will provide delicious, authentic Indian tacos! Don’t miss out!

Sponsored by the Career Development Office and the Native American Law Students Association


Inns of Court Program

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Inns of Court are associations of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals from all levels. Through regular monthly meetings, members build and strengthen professional relationships; discuss fundamental concerns about professionalism and pressing legal issues of the day and share experiences and advice. Representatives from each Denver-area Inn of Court will present information about their Inn and provide application instructions and tips for student applicants.


Practice Area Preview: Employment Law

Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join DBA Young Lawyers Division and the CBA Employment Law Section for an informal discussion and networking event for young lawyers led by young lawyers at 1515 Restaurant. Come hear your peers talk about what it is like to work as a young lawyer in employment law. Speakers include Sarah Gibson Daly from the Colo. Dept. of Labor & Employment, Raul Chacon of Ogletree Deakins, and Clayton Wire from Ogborn Mihm. Two free drinks and appetizers provided. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m., with informal presentations by our speakers at 6 p.m., followed by more networking and discussion.

RSVP at lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.


Legal Jobs in Construction & Real Estate Development

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 180

Please join the Career Development Office, Construction and Real Estate Law Society and the Land Use Society in welcoming a panel of attorneys who work in construction and real estate law here in the Denver area.

Lunch will be served (Illegal Pete’s)!


A Day in the Life of In-House Counsel

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

The Office of Career Development & Opportunities is hosting a three part panel series to help current students determine which career path is best for them. Part III of series concludes with A Day in the Life of a In-House Counsel Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from noon until 1:00 p.m. at Sturm College of Law, Room 155.

Come hear about life as an in-house attorney from a group of experienced attorneys who will share what a “typical” day is like, how they got started in their careers, and answer questions from law students.

Panelists are: Sarah Hilty, Chief Counsel – Corporate Transactions at CH2M HILL; Laurie Korneffel, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Century Link; and Adam Vela, Assistant General Counsel at Cimarex Energy

Lunch will be provided!


Careers in International Law Panel

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Interested in a career in international law? Please join us for this unique opportunity to hear from Colorado-based practitioners, including:
• Mark Wielga, Nomogaia
• David Akerson, Sturm College of Law
• Jon Bellish, One Earth Future
• Kristi Disney, Sustainable Development Strategies Group

Sponsored by the DU Office of Career Development and Opportunities (CDO), CBA Young Lawyers Division, and CBA International Law Section. Contact Kristi Disney at disney@sdsg.org for more information about this event.


Colorado Bar Association’s Solo Small Firm Program

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Your future outside of law school is quickly approaching! What will you do when you graduate? Join us on March 4th at 12:00 pm in Room 155 for a presentation from seasoned solo attorney members of the Colorado Bar Association’s Solo Small Firm Section. The panel will include practitioners in bankruptcy, personal injury and criminal law, a multiple career solo and Reba Nance, Director of Law Practice and Risk Management from the Colorado Bar Association. Membership in the CBA has numerous benefits including complimentary student membership, networking opportunities, job postings, Casemaker Legal Research and much more. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.


Internships/Externships and Careers at City and County Attorney Offices

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Learn about Internships/Externships and Careers at City and County Attorney Offices
Cristal DeHerrera, Denver City Attorney’s Office
Roberto Ramirez, Arvada City Attorney’s office
Don Toussaint, Aurora City Attorney’s Office
Rebecca Wiggins, Adams County Attorney’s office

Lunch will be served.


Patent Law Interview Program

Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00pm - 5:00pm

Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s annual Patent Law Interview Program will be held this year on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 in Chicago, Illinois.
Student registration will begin on Monday, February 9 and end on Monday, March 2. The student registration link will be located at http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html.

The student registration fee is $35 per student. The CDO will reimburse the registration fee for up to ten (10) students. To obtain reimbursement, we ask that you provide a copy of the registration receipt/confirmation, and receipt of plane ticket.

When you register, you will look for the law school name, The University of Denver Sturm College of Law, in an alphabetized drop down menu.

Please note that students do not need to be patent bar eligible to register for the Patent Law Interview Program. However, many employers make patent bar eligibility a requirement for bidding, and most employers prefer patent bar eligible students. Although a number of employers indicate on their registration forms that they are willing to interview students who are not patent bar eligible, it is our experience that non-patent bar eligible students are generally disappointed as they do not receive many interviews or job offers through the Patent Law Interview Program.

If you have any questions regarding the 2015 Patent Law Interview Program, please contact us (303/871-6124; careers@law.du.edu).


Successful Starts for Solo or Small Civil Litigation Practice

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Discussing the challenges, rewards, and creative strategies for establishing and growing a successful small practice. Topics covered include best-practices, strategic marketing (there are tons of clients just waiting for you!), professional development, and testimonials from three practitioners who’ve been there and done it! Lunch will be served!


Interviewing – What Employers Want - Part III of the Career Development Orientation Series

Monday, February 16, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

So you’ve got an interview—how do you nail it? Don’t miss this opportunity to hear straight from employers on how to impress them in an interview! Employers from law firms, in house, the public sector, and the judiciary will tell you what they are looking for and provide practical tips to help you shine in job interviews.

Lunch will be served!

This program is highly recommended for all 1Ls, regardless of your level of professional experience. We hope to see you in person, but the session will be videotaped for those who cannot attend. And, our evening student liaison, John McKee, will hold a special session for evening students to summarize the content of this program.


Data, Corporate Governance and the Business of Law

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Join us for a panel of two JD Advantage professionals enjoying careers different areas of the business side of law. Mr. John Moñtana’s firm serves law firms with a full range of legal and corporate governance services like client record retention, IT management and litigation and discovery management. Max Eckstein serves his firm with public relations work promoting his firm’s mission and developing and maintaining client relationships.

Speakers: John Moñtana (Principal at Moñtana & Associates) and Max Eckstein (Business Development Director at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.)


Public Speaking Skills and Practice

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

In law school, it can seem like a few people are just cut out for the public speaking jobs, and those students are the ones that go on to be the trial lawyers of the world. Almost everybody else has an aversion toward public speaking. However, nearly every lawyer has to make presentations to groups periodically throughout his or her career, whether it is to gain a client’s business, present a CLE to colleagues at your firm, or to appear at an occasional hearing. During this session, you will learn how to become comfortable and effective at public speaking, even if you don’t plan on having to do it very often.


Networking Skills and Practice

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Networking is a skill that can be learned, and preparation is more important than talent. You aren’t “bad” at it—you just might be inexperienced. There are a finite number of types of interactions that occur at a networking event. Attend this session to learn about and practice techniques for each of the most common kinds of interactions. You’ll leave prepared and confident for your next networking event.


U.S. Navy JAG Corps Informational Session

Monday, February 2, 2015 at 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Location: Law - 290

Captain Nilsen of the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps will present an informational program and Q&A session next Monday, 2/2 at 2:45 pm (law school room 290).

This program has been scheduled in advance of two important related events:

1. Feb 3 formal interviews in Denver: You must email your request this week to set up a Navy JAG interview time on 2/3: interviewrequest14RLSOSW@navy.mil

2. the upcoming Navy JAG February 14 deadline for spring applicants. See http://www.jag.navy.mil/careers_/careers/opportunities_sp.html for the formal online application/instructions.


Judicial Law Clerk and Externship Program

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Please join us to learn more about post graduate Judicial Clerkships and judicial externships from a panel of Colorado judges!

Justice Brian Boatright, Colorado Supreme Court
Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer, U.S. District Court
Judge Terry Fox, Colorado Court of Appeals
Chief Judge Michael Martinez, 2nd Judicial District of Colorado
January 28th 12-1pm
Room 155
Lunch Provided


Breaking Down the Barriers that Keep You From Networking and Public Speaking

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

You’ve heard that as a law student, it is very important for you to network, but do you ever find yourself avoiding networking opportunities? Does the thought of having to attend an event and make small talk with strangers give you discomfort, or worse, fill you with dread? Do you shy away from opportunities to speak in front of groups? Attend this session to learn how to break down the mental barriers that prevent you from embracing all your opportunities. By the end, you might be looking forward to your next networking event!


Writing Sample Workshop, with Prof. Anderson

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Professor Robert Anderson will lead this workshop to help you develop strong and effective writing samples to use in your search for jobs, externships and judicial clerkships. Lunch provided.


Judicial Law Clerk Program

Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Please join us for to learn more about post-graduate Judicial Law Clerk Opportunities. We will have Denver Law alums joining us to discuss their experiences as Law Clerks on the Colorado State Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, and Colorado State District Courts. Lunch will be provided!


District Attorney Career Panel

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Join 5 practicing District Attorneys from 4 different Colorado Judicial Districts for an informative panel discussion of tips for aspiring prosecutor law students interested in DA internships and permanent DA hiring opportunities.

Panelists: – Victoria Kelley or Ashley Beck, 2nd Judicial District (Denver) DAs – Jennifer Rhoads, 1st Judicial District (Golden) DA – Cori Alcock and JP Moore, 18th Judicial District (Littleton, Centennial, Castle Rock) DAs – Sarah Stout, 17th Judicial District (Broomfield, Brighton) DA


DBA Health Fair

Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:00am - 1:00pm

Get “fit to practice” for the New Year! The DBA Fit to Practice Task Force will host its Second Annual Health Fair on Thursday, Jan. 8 at the DBA offices from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. They’ll be offering health screening services, a nutritional expert, acupuncturist, and massage therapist—as well as healthy food and beverages. This is the perfect place to jump start your 2015 fitness goals. Cost to attend is $10 for members and students, and $20 for nonmembers. With your registration fee, you’ll have access to professional health screening services, which includes a (cholesterol test, fasting blood sugar test, blood pressure and body composition reading and consultation by health professionals). We’ll also have a nutritional expert, acupuncturist, massage therapist, food and drink and more. RSVP online, by emailing lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.


Welcome to My World: the Life Cycle of a Judge

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the DBA Bench and Bar Committee on Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the DBA offices for a CLE panel presentation on the life cycle of a judge. Topics include: ideal careers and experiences for those attorneys whose ambition is to possibly become a judge down the road; the judicial application process; judges speaking out about how and why they became a judge; how life changed when they did; and how they plan to transition to the afterlife. This event is free—plus, you get 3 CLE credits, complimentary food and drink, and invaluable time with judges! RSVP online, by emailing lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.


A Day in the Life of a Public Interest Attorney!

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

The Office of Career Development & Opportunities is hosting a four part panel series to help current students determine which career path is best for them. The second panel will take place on November 20. Come hear about life as a public interest attorney from a group of new and experienced attorneys who will share what a “typical” day is like, how they got started in their careers, and answer questions from law students. Panelists are: Don Toussaint, Assistant City Attorney at City of Aurora; Olympia Fay, Assistant City Attorney at City and County of Denver and recently appointed Judge for Denver County Court; Chris Boeckx, Assistant Attorney General; and Rebecca Wallace, ACLU of Colorado.


Pledge to Diversity Informational Session

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155


Bar Association Expo at Denver Law

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Law School Forum

Meet attorneys from a variety of bar associations and learn about benefits such as free student membership,mentorship, and networking opportunities.

Participating bar associations include:

Arapahoe County Bar Association
Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Association of Corporate Counsel – Colorado Chapter
CBA Young Lawyers Division
DBA Young Lawyers Division
Federal Bar Association – Colorado Chapter
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Colorado Women’s Bar Association
Sam Cary Bar Association

For questions, please contact Felicia Ho at fho@law.du.edu or 303-871-6463.


Judicial Externship/Clerkship Panel

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

Please join us to hear about Judicial Externships/Clerkships during law school and after graduation.

Lunch will be provided!


District Attorney Panel

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

Join us to meet District Attorneys and student interns/externs and learn more about these exciting opportunities!

Food will be provided!


Job Search Training: Symplicity and Other Online Tools

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

Having trouble finding Opportunities? Feel like you are not getting the most out of Symplicity’s job search feature? We can help you!

Join the Office of Career Development at noon on Tuesday, November 11 in Room 155 for ‘Job Search Training: Symplicity and Other Online Tools’.

Whether you’re a 1L just starting to think about your career, a 2L focusing on getting experience in spring and summer, or a 3L getting ready to graduate, there is something in this program for you!

For those who may be unable to attend, here is a link to a version of this presentation that we did last semester. The audio is good and will be helpful, but if you want to be able to see the screen demo, it would be better to come to our live presentation.


"Getting Your House in Order" -- What You Need to Know to Excel as a New Lawyer

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Fisher & Phillips LLP at 1801 California Street, Suite 2700, Denver

3L and 4LE graduating students are cordially invited to attend “Getting Your House in Order: What You Need to Know to Excel as a New Lawyer” on Saturday, November 8, from 8 am to noon. The program is hosted by the national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP at their office in downtown Denver. Breakfast will be provided! Attorneys from Fisher & Phillips will present this “boot camp” designed for newer attorneys and law students just beginning their legal careers. Hear from successful attorneys what it takes to get your career off on the right foot to help ensure you are successful.

RSVP to: Heather Vignola at (303) 218-3675 or email hvignola@laborlawyers.com


Networking Night-Meet, Mingle, and Mix with Professionals in the Private Sector!

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Law School Forum

The Office of Career Development & Opportunities is hosting a networking event focused on the private sector of Denver’s legal market. Meet counsel practicing in law firms and in-house as well as Denver Law students interested in pursuing careers in the private sector. Enjoy refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and socializing!


DU/CU Government & Public Interest Career Fair

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm

The 2014 DU/CU Government & Public Interest Career Fair will be held at the law school at CU-Boulder this year (alternates every year). The fair will run from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., followed immediately by a reception for students and employers. The fair will feature many Government and Public Interest employers. Please come dressed in business attire. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Montague in the Office of Career Development & Opportunities at Denver Law.


Colorado Attorney General and Denver City Attorney Fellowship Program

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

Join us to learn about the post-graduate Colorado Attorney General and Denver City Attorney Fellowships for DU Law grads!

Guests include:
Julie Selsberg, First Assistant Attorney General
Vincent Morscher, Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Chris Boeckx, Fellow 2013-14
Nicholas Lopez, Fellow 2014-15
Cristal DeHerrera, Deputy, Denver City Attorney
Charles Mendez Fellow 2014-15, Denver City Attorney
William Glassman Fellow 2014-15


CDO 1L Orientation Series Part 2: Effective Application Materials

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Law 165

Effective Application Materials: How to Get Your Resume Past the Recycling Bin

Noon Session – Room 165 OR 5:00 Session – Room 165

First impressions are everything. In a competitive job market, your resume, cover letter and other job search materials create a first impression that often makes the difference between getting an interview or getting your application tossed in the recycling bin. Hear directly from an employer about what works and what doesn’t work in a job application and come out ready to sell yourself with concise, well-tailored and error-free application materials. Food will be provided!


CDO 1L Orientation Series Part 2: Effective Application Materials

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Law 165

Effective Application Materials: How to Get Your Resume Past the Recycling Bin

Noon Session – Room 165 OR 5:00 Session – Room 165

First impressions are everything. In a competitive job market, your resume, cover letter and other job search materials create a first impression that often makes the difference between getting an interview or getting your application tossed in the recycling bin. Hear directly from an employer about what works and what doesn’t work in a job application and come out ready to sell yourself with concise, well-tailored and error-free application materials. Food will be provided!


Summer Public Interest Opportunities

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

Please join the CDO and the Externship office to learn about great summer opportunities in the Public Sector!

Food will be provided!


Pro Bono Panel

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

The Denver Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee will present career skills and tips, with an emphasis on how pro bono can enhance one’s career, and provide practice area information to build new client and attorney networking contacts—plus more! The panel includes the following distinguished speakers: Charley Garcia, the President of the Colorado Bar Association; John Vaught, the President of the Denver Bar Association; Maureen Weiland the Chair-Elect of the Denver Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division; and Noah Patterson, a Co-Chair of the Denver Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee. Lunch will be provided by the Office of Career Development & Opportunities, the Public Interest Law Group, the Chancellor Scholars, and the Denver Bar Association.


CDO 1L Orientation Series Part 1: Building Your Career

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Law 165

Building Your Career: Setting Yourself Apart as a Professional

Noon Session – Room 165 OR 5:00 Session – Room 165

With the rigors of law school, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that you came here to build your career. The first session of the CDO’s 1L Orientation Series will drive home the importance of applying a professional, systematic approach to your career planning and will introduce you to the ways we can help. Come hear an employer perspective on how to set yourself apart from the pack in your job search. In law school, your job is to find a job—and we can help you succeed! Food will be provided!


CDO 1L Orientation Series Part 1: Building Your Career

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Law 165

Building Your Career: Setting Yourself Apart as a Professional

Noon Session – Room 165 OR 5:00 Session – Room 165

With the rigors of law school, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that you came here to build your career. The first session of the CDO’s 1L Orientation Series will drive home the importance of applying a professional, systematic approach to your career planning and will introduce you to the ways we can help. Come hear an employer perspective on how to set yourself apart from the pack in your job search. In law school, your job is to find a job—and we can help you succeed! Food will be provided!


Colorado Public Defender Presentation and Panel

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 125

Join us to hear about intern/extern and employment opportunities in the Colorado Public Defender’s Office.

Food will be provided!


Practising Law Institute Patent Bar Presentation!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

If you are a student with an undergrad degree (or at least two years of coursework) in engineering, computer sciences or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, some related fields), and are interested in becoming a Patent Agent or Attorney, Practising Law Institute (PLI) invites you to a presentation by Mark Dighton, PLI’s Director of Law School Relations and a Director of their Patent Bar Review Course. Topics for discussion include Patent Bar Exam, when to take it, and How the America Invents Act is impacting the Exam. Scholarships to PLI’s other IP programs will also be discussed.


Denver Bar Association October Barristers After Hours

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the DBA, along with the DU Alumni Council, Office of Alumni Relations and The Office of Career Development & Opportunities, for Barristers After Hours on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Session Kitchen. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided. Great opportunity to connect with fellow students, recent alums, and practicing attorneys! RSVP online, email lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.


Health Care Law and JD Advantage Careers

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

Join Dr. Irene Frederick and Professor Bryon Hammond for an introduction to Health Care Law and a discussion about the different careers available in the Health Care Field JD.

Dr. Irene Frederick is Academic Director for the University of Denver, University College, Master’s Degree and Certificate program in Healthcare Leadership. She holds an MD from the Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine-Pennsylvania State University, is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Professor Hammond is an estate planning and probate attorney at the Law Office of Byron K. Hammond, LLC, as well as an adjunct professor of law here at Denver Law. His law practice includes estate planning, probate / estate administration, elder law, and health law.

Co-sponsored by the JD Advantage Society, the Health Law Society, and the CDO.

Lunch will be served!


Jobs in Construction and Real Estate Law

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

The Construction and Real Estate Law Society along with the Office of Career Development and Opportunities invite you to come hear special guests Buck Beltzer and Kerry Kester speak about the different types of job opportunities in real estate and construction law.

Food will be provided!


18th Judicial District Arapahoe/Douglas County Judges and Law Clerks

Monday, October 6, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 180

Join us to learn about judicial externships and post-graduate judicial clerkships in Arapahoe/Dougals Counties.

Lunch will be provided!


Lawternatives Panel

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

Come hear how four recent DU Law School grads made their way into JD Advantage careers! Lunch will be provided.


Lawternatives Coffee Talk with Cheryl Heisler

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Location: Law School Forum

Enjoy a coffee and bagel and informally chat with Ms. Heisler about JD Advantage career ideas.


Lawternatives presents JD Advantage Careers - An Introduction

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Law 165

Whether you are a 3L/4LE with a prior professional background you are seeking to merge with your JD into a tailored career goal, a 2L/3LE looking to expand your scope of career possibilities, or a 1L just curious about JD Advantage careers that may fit your own interests, we encourage you to come! Food will be provided.


A Day in the Life of a Law Firm Associate

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

The Office of Career Development & Opportunities is hosting a four part panel series to help current students determine which career path is best for them. The series will kick off with A Day in the Life of a Law Firm Associate.

Come hear about life as a law firm associate from a group of new and experienced attorneys who will share what a “typical” day is like, how they got started in their careers, and answer questions from law students. Panelists are: Jacob Allen of Truhlar and Truhlar, L.L.P.; Lauren Eppolito of The Hustead Law Firm; Eddie Williams of Ireland Stapleton; and Cindy Pham of Lathrop & Gage LLP.


Public Interest Law Orientation

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

Join us to hear about meaningful opportunities working in Public Interest Law and how to fund your Public Interest Career. There are challenging and satisfying externships and jobs in non-profit organizations, state and federal government, public defender and district attorney offices.

Sponsored by the Office of Career Development and Opportunities and the Externship Office


JD Careers Out There - Webinar

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 155

Want to find a fulfilling career and succeed in and out of law? Come hear about the the JD Careers Out There website. The Webinar will be taught by Marc Luber, creator of JD Careers Out There.


US Department of Justice Externship/Volunteer/Attorney Opportunities

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Join us to learn more about opportunities in Denver and in Washington, DC for Externships/Volunteer Opportunities and Attorney Positions!

Jonathan Epstein, US Dept of Justice, Antitrust Division
Brad Oliphant, US Dept of Justice, Environmental Natural Resources Division


OCI Employer Expo

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: LAW First Floor Forum

For ALL 2L, 3L, 2LE, 3LE & 4LE Students! If you are participating in Fall On-Campus Interviews (OCI), this event is a MUST for you to attend! A number of our Fall OCI Employers will be present to meet and greet student applicants in a “table talk” setting BEFORE the employers have to make their interview selections. This is a chance for you to impress employers in person and put a face to your resume. Come dressed in interview attire. Refreshments will be served.


OCI and Beyond: Panel and Preparation Tips

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: LAW 155

Join us for this special summer CDO program designed to help you prepare for next month’s OCI and/or for applying to other job opportunities. The program will present career choice exploration tips, an interactive speaker panel and discussion with recent Denver Law 3Ls and graduates who successfully navigated the Denver Law OCI process, tips on drafting your cover letters and resume, interview/ post-interview tips, and the mechanics of how to apply to OCI and other jobs using your Symplicity account. Food will be provided!

Please RSVP to John McKee at jmckee@law.du.edu


Mayor Hancock's "Cabinet in the Community: College Edition"

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Lindsay Auditorium, Sturm Hall Room 281

Denver Mayor Hancock’s Cabinet is coming to DU for a panel discussion. Please join members of the Cabinet and department heads as they come together to preview the Mayor’s quarterly neighborhood Cabinet meeting. Hear a first-hand account of what is happening around the city and how it effects you, DU Pioneers. A unique opportunity to make connections for employment and internships with the City of Denver! Pizza will be provided.

Following this event, the Mayor invites you to join him and his full Cabinet at the District 6 Cabinet in the Community and get the opportunity to ask the Mayor individual questions! For questions about this event, please email or call Shayla.Sanders@denvergov.org, 720.865.9017.

Guest Panel:
Chris Martinez – Director of Small Business Opportunity
Jerry Tinianow – Director of Sustainability
Skye Stuart – Legislative Affairs
Ashley Kilroy – Director of Marijuana Policy

Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, in partnership with the University of Denver and the City of Denver.


CDO FINALS TREATS for Students

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: CDO Hall Lobby (Outside 223)

Stop by for a break from finals and studying to enjoy yummy snacks and fruit, compliments of the CDO! Finals Treats table will be outside the CDO Office (Suite 223) from 3:30 – 5:00 pm (or until gone!). Good luck on finals, and Congrats to our May 2014 Grads!


CDO FINALS TREATS for Students

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: CDO Hall Lobby (Outside 223)

Stop by for a break from finals and studying to enjoy Lamar’s Donuts & Einstein’s Bagels, compliments of the CDO! Finals Treats table will be outside the CDO Office (Suite 223) from 9:00 – 10:00 am (or until gone!). Good luck on your final exams, and Congrats to our May 2014 Grads!


Post Graduate Public Interest Fellowship Opportunities

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Interested in pursuing public interest opportunities after law school? Come hear from current and former fellows and learn about the application process and how to prepare a strong application.

Featuring:
Carl Charles a 3L and recipient of the Skadden Arps Fellowship
Sarah Parady, Former Skadden Arps Fellow, Colorado Legal Services
Kristin Petrie, Former Equal Justice Works Fellow, RMIAN

Lunch Provided


DU Non-Profit & Government Career & Internship Fair

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Gates Field House (Ritchie Center)

Come meet with employers about jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities in Non-Profit & Government fields. All DU students and alumni are welcome to attend. Visit Pioneer Careers for a complete list of the employers attending: DU.EDU/CAREER. Call 303.871.2150 with questions. A list of employers currently registered to attend includes:

A Precious Child
AmeriCorps NCCC
The Blue Bench – formerly RAAP
Bright Beginnings
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
Child Rescue Foundation, Inc.
City of Longmont
City Year Denver
Colorado Department of Transportation
Colorado Legal Services
Community Building Partnership for
Youth in Transition
Denver Math Fellows
Department of Veteran Affairs
Federal Bureau of Investigation
General Services Administration
Grassroots Campaigns
LessonsOnly
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Lutheran Family Services Refugee
& Asylee Programs
Peace Corps
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Save Our Youth
Southwest Conservation Corps
Teach For America
U.S. Department of State,
Bureau of Diplomatic Security
U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Dept. of HUD Office of Inspector General, Audit


CIA Information Session at Sturm College of Law

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: LAW 370

Representatives from the CIA will be here to discuss career and internship opportunities for law students and grads.


CIA Information Session at Korbel

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Ben Cherrington Hall, 150

Representatives from the CIA will speak about job and internship opportunities in the organization. Both the Analytics and NCS (Clandestine) branches will be in attendance. If you are interested in an interview, bring your resume to the presentation and try to speak with one of the representatives after the program (or at the DU Career Fair) and give them your resume to consider. They will contact you directly if they would like to meet with you on Thursday while they are here on campus this week.


CBA Attorney Panel: What Can the Colorado Bar Association Do For Your Career & Network?

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch & Giveaways Provided

What will membership in the Colorado Bar Association do for your network and career? Learn from lawyer panelists, DBA President Dan McCune and others how the CBA can help you build the career you want. 18,000 attorneys can’t be wrong — the CBA is your partner in law. Come find out about the many ways and benefits of getting involved with the CBA as a student now (it’s FREE!) and as an attorney after you graduate. A great networking opportunity! Lunch and giveaways provided. Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities and the Colorado Bar Association.

PANELISTS:

Chris Levkulich is in private practice as a solo practitioner, focusing on criminal defense, civil litigation, and family law. He is also currently completing his LL.M. in Taxation at the University of Denver. Chris received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. After graduating from law school, Chris was a trial attorney in the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender for four years, where he took dozens of cases to trial and hearings. Chris serves as an executive council member on the DBA-YLD, and he actively participates in high school and law school mock trial competitions. When he is not practicing law, Chris enjoys to golf, fly fish, and run.

Daniel R. McCune is a Managing Member in the Denver office of Childs McCune, a premier litigation law firm. He is a 1980 Phi Beta Kappa graduate from University of Kansas. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas in 1983. Dan served five years in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a prosecutor and law instructor prior to joining Kennedy Childs, P.C. in 1988. Dan’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, professional malpractice litigation, and employment law. Dan currently serves as the President of the Denver Bar Association and as a member of the Denver Bar Association Board of Trustees and the Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors. His other leadership experiences have included service on the DRI Board of Directors and President of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association. Dan is an active member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and is currently a Vice Chair of the FDCC P & O Committee and immediate past Chair of the FDCC Healthcare Practice Section. Dan is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers In America (2005-2014) and 5280 Magazine’s list of Colorado Super Lawyers (2007-2014).

Kevin McReynolds is an Assistant Attorney General in Colorado’s criminal appellate division. Before this, he clerked for a federal trial judge and spent five years in private practice splitting his time between a national firm in Los Angeles and a small firm in Denver. Kevin moved to Denver after enduring years of poor access to skiing and subpar local breweries in Phoenix, San Antonio and Los Angeles. He married his college/law school girlfriend who stopped practicing law to become a novelist and raise their daughter Emmy (now 3).

Barbara Mueller has more than 25 years of experience directing real estate deals of all types. Ms. Mueller represents lenders and borrowers on construction and permanent loans, negotiates sales, purchases, tax free exchanges, and leases of properties ranging from open land to office buildings, apartment complexes, resorts, and warehouses. Ms. Mueller has significant experience working with health care providers in developing medical center campuses and specialized medical office buildings. She also represents a number of energy providers and lenders developing major wind farm projects and gas-fired electric generation facilities. She also has extensive experience advising clients developing renewable energy for Colorado. She has represented clients building wind farms with more than 330 MW nameplate capacity on matters relating to land access, easements, conditional use permits, transmission line issues, and financing. She has also acquired property, solved government land use permitting issues, negotiated easements including conservation easements and worked on financing and construction issues for both simple and combined cycle electrical power generation plants in several locations along Colorado’s front range.

Karen Steinhauser is a trial lawyer and owner of The Law Office of Karen Steinhauser, LLC, (steinhauserlaw.com) focusing primarily in the area of adult and juvenile criminal defense and family law. She began her legal career in 1981 as a prosecutor in the Denver District Attorney’s Office, specializing in Child Abuse, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault .After working in the office for 20 years, as well as having taught as an adjunct professor at DU Law School for many years, she joined the faculty at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law on a full-time basis where she taught Evidence, Criminal Procedure and Trial Advocacy, as well as ran the internship program and continued to coach the mock trial travelling trial teams to two national championships. In 2006, Karen left the law school to go back to a full-time practice at the law firm of Pryor Johnson Carney Karr Nixon, P.C., where her practice focused on a wide variety of civil trial work including employment law, professional liability defense and plaintiff’s personal injury. Prior to opening her own practice, Karen served as Of Counsel to Gutterman Griffiths PC, and was a Shareholder and Marketing Manager, at the law firm of Isaacson Rosenbaum P.C. until the firm closed in 2011. Karen continues to serve as an adjunct professor at DU Law School, where she teaches Evidence and Trial Advocacy, and is also an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, where she teaches lawyers both nationally and internationally in the art and skill of persuasion and trial advocacy. She also provides educational presentations to PTAs, parents, teachers, administrators and students entitled “It’s Not the 70’s Anymore”, (keeping our kids out of the juvenile justice system). Karen also serves as the legal analyst for CBS4 in Denver, and as a legal commentator for national and international media. She has been named a Colorado Super Lawyer from 2012-2014 and has received the AV Preeminent Rating through Martindale-Hubbell.


Life as a Trial Lawyer: An Inside Look at the Day to Day Experiences of Four Practicing Litigators

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch provided

Come hear about life as trial lawyer from a group of experienced trial attorneys who will share how they got started in their careers and will share “war stories” and answer questions from law students. The Panelists are:

Bruce Montoya, Messner Reeves LLP
Larry Lee, Larry D. Lee PC
Jeff Pagliuca, Haddon Morgan and Forman, PC
Hollynd Hoskins, Levanthal Brown Puga, PC

Cosponsored by the Office of Career Development and Opportunities and The Office of Development


Denver Law’s Solo Practice Alliance with LawBank

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

JD students — Thinking of opening a solo practice after graduation? If so, come learn about Denver Law’s Solo Practice Alliance with LawBank. LawBank is an innovative “co-working” environment with office space available to independent lawyers located at 3900 East Mexico Avenue, Suite 300, in Denver. LawBank’s unique, collaborative environment is ideal for new solo practitioners because they have the opportunity to share space with more experienced lawyers who offer mentoring and networking opportunities. The space is designed to foster interaction among lawyers while also providing private work space to help preserve confidentiality for client matters.

In response to a growing number of students in recent years who have expressed interest in solo practice, Denver Law has entered into a strategic alliance with LawBank to provide a limited number of grants to new graduates to subsidize the majority of rent for each grant recipient to utilize space in LawBank for one year. To comply with the University’s tax-exempt status, grant recipients must provide pro bono publico legal services for the benefit of low income clients as a part of their practice. Recipients also must provide a written assessment of their experience as a first year attorney working as a solo legal practitioner. The assessments will allow Denver law to better evaluate the academic offerings and programs to enhance and improve the training and career-readiness of future graduates.

Who Should Attend?
All JD students who are considering solo practice should attend this program. If you are graduating with your JD in May 2014, this program will give you valuable information about the grant application process for the class of 2014. If you are graduating after 2014, this program will provide you with valuable information on how to begin preparing to open a solo practice.


CBA / YLD Bridging the Gap Brunch

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: LAW 412

Attorneys from the Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division (CBA/YLD) will enjoy brunch with current law students to discuss law school, law careers, job search, networking tips and more. Prior RSVP required to attend. Students interested in attending should contact Gayle Keahey at gkeahey@law.du.edu.


National Renewable Energy Laboratory Energy Regulation Internship Info Session

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch provided

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals. NREL offers full and part time internship opportunities for highly qualified students and professionals. In the past, this internship has led to a full time position.

Presenters:
Aaron Levine is a regulatory and legal analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Mr. Levine focuses on legal and regulatory issues related to geothermal, solar, transmission, and alternative fuels. Mr. Levine holds an LL.M. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy (Specialization in Energy Law and Policy) from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a J.D. within an Environmental and Natural Resources Law Certificate from the University of Kansas School of Law. Mr. Levine is a Colorado Licensed Attorney with prior work experience in the environmental and natural resources sector.

Danelle Hutton is the University recruiter and program coordinator at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Ms. Hutton has been recruiting interns, post docs and entry level students across the nation as well as locally for exciting opportunities at NREL.

Sponsored by the Office of Career Development and Opportunities. Lunch will be provided.


Business Side of Practicing Law

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Strong legal skills are fundamental to your success in the private practice of law (or in any other legal setting). That said, it is equally critical for law students and new lawyers to understand the business aspects of the private practice of law. This panel will feature lawyers from an array of private practice settings to discuss different law firm business models (Biglaw vs. small firm; billable hours, contingency fees and other billing arrangements). It will also cover different directions that private practice may be headed given the “new normal” in the legal profession. Underlying all of this discussion will be an emphasis on how you can succeed in private practice by providing outstanding service to your client and to your firm.

Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities. Lunch provided.


Employers Panel - How to Succeed in Your Summer Job & Fall OCI

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Come find out how to impress (not distress!) your summer (or school year) employer, and what various employers look for in prospective summer (or school year) associates, law clerks or interns, and for permanent positions. Representatives from private and public sector employers will answer your questions and provide tips to help you succeed. All of these employers have participated in and hired students through our OCI process. Topics will include:

• Professionalism and performance in the legal workplace
• How to make your application materials stand out
• What makes the difference in their hiring decisions
• What to do (or NOT do) to succeed in your summer position AND during Fall On-Campus Interviews

EMPLOYER PANELISTS:
Randy Liss, Bryan Cave LLP
Jason King, Colorado Attorney General’s Office
Misae Nishikura, Holland & Hart LLP
Cheriene Nowik, US Attorney’s Office

(Note: This program is Part IV of our First Year Series. ALL students are welcome to attend!)


Inns of Court Info Session & Panel

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155


Get Ready for Fall 2014 On-Campus Interviews (OCI)

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Fall Semester is one of THE busiest times of year for many PRIVATE and PUBLIC sector legal employers to interview and select candidates for positions for the NEXT summer, as well as school year positions. The application deadline for FALL 2014 OCI occurs in August before school begins, and interviews begin in late August. Many of these employers ONLY hire through the On-Campus Interview (OCI) process. Join us for an overview of the OCI application and interview process. Get the inside scoop on important OCI deadlines and employers. Find out what you need to start doing NOW and this summer so you don’t miss out! Current upper level students and recent grads who have obtained summer, school year, or permanent positions will also share their insights and tips for success. All students continuing next year are invited to attend. Lunch Provided. Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities.


Mechanics of Applying for Judicial Clerkships

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Join us to learn about applying to post-graduate Judicial Clerkships in Trial Courts, Appellate Courts and Federal Courts in Colorado and around the U.S. Judicial Clerkships are a great way to start your career as a lawyer and are useful for all practice areas in both the public and private sector! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Career Development and Opportunities.


JD Careers Out There Webinar

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch provided

Want to find a fulfilling career and succeed in & out of law? Come hear about the new JD Careers Out There website. The Webinar will be taught by Marc Luber, creator of JD Careers Out There.

JD Careers Out There (“JDCOT”) is a video website providing career advice from accomplished JDs to help law students find fulfilling career paths using a law degree. Voted Best Career Site by the ABA Journal Readers Poll in December 2013, this video resource is full of real world advice not found in the typical classroom. Whether viewers are interested in practicing law or using their legal skills to do something outside of law, they’ll hear from people who have been in their shoes and found the right paths for them. Plus they’ll get professional development advice filled with tips on soft skills & practical skills – from interviewing and networking tips to how to communicate with superiors at work.

JDCOT founder Marc Luber, a University of Michigan and Chicago-Kent College of Law grad will be communicating live with all of you by webinar. He’ll walk you through how to best take advantage of the JDCOT video resource and will also talk about alternative careers for lawyers.


J.D. Advantage Careers Panel

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Interested in what other prominent people are doing with their law degrees? Want to find out what other career options exist for law school graduates? The J.D. Advantage Society (formerly LAWternatives), in partnership with CDO, is hosting a career panel focused on law grads in J.D. Advantage careers. Career fields represented are privacy, finance, sports agency, local government agencies, and more! Jerusalem’s will be served for lunch!


Construction and Real Estate Law Careers

Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Learn about legal careers in construction and real estate law with two Denver lawyers in these practice areas! Join Buck Beltzer (Holland & Hart LLP) and Kerry Kester (Woods & Aitken LLP) for an overview of these and related practice areas, with questions/answers from participants. Lunch Provided. Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities.


Legislative / Public Policy Career Panel

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Join us for a Legislative / Public Policy panel discussion with members of Denver’s legal community who practice in the areas of legislative policy, lobbying, and state governmental agencies. We will discuss opportunities to work in these areas of practice for summer externships and, eventually, employment after law school. Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities. Lunch provided.

Panelists include:

Kirpal Singh, Director of Legislative Services, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Lindsay Whorton, Legislative Director, Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston


Networking Your Way to a Successful Legal Career

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Steve Farber is president and founding partner of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, and he is one of Denver’s preeminent legal and community leaders. Mr. Farber will share how he networked his way to a successful career and how you can, too, starting in law school. Don’t miss this terrific opportunity to learn how to build your professional career from one of the stars in the Denver legal community! Lunch will be served!


CBA Solo/Small Firm Law Practice Panel

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Come hear from practicing attorneys and members of the Colorado Bar Association’s Solo/Small Firm Practice Section on the challenges and rewards of working in a solo or small law firm practice, how to set up such a practice, and resources available to help you. Lunch provided. Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities and the CBA Solo/Small Firm Section.


Interview Skills with Denver Law's Alumni Council

Monday, February 17, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Strong interview skills are critical to landing the job of your dreams! On Monday, February 17, distinguished members of Denver Law’s Alumni Council will perform a series of interview skits demonstrating strong (and not so strong) interview performances. This fun and informative hour will move quickly, will be filled with interactive discussion, and will prepare you to interview at the top of your game. Lunch Provided.


Summer Public Interest Info Session

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Join us to find out about Summer Public Interest Opportunities in government, non-profit organizations, and other public interest/public sector employers! Learn about when and where to apply for summer positions. Lunch Will be Served. Cosponsored by the Office of Career Development and Opportunities and the Legal Externship Program.


Judicial Clerk / Extern Panel

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Come find out more about being a judicial extern during law school or a judicial law clerk after you graduate. Recent externs / clerks will discuss the application process, what it’s like to work with a judge, duties of an extern / clerk, and the great value of these positions to your legal career. Presented by Career Development & Opportunities and the Legal Externship Office. Lunch provided.


Navy JAG Information Session

Monday, February 3, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

A representative from the U.S Navy will be here to discuss legal careers in Navy JAG (Judge Advocate General’s Corps) and provide information and dates for the application process. JAG officers receive early exposure to direct client contact, trial experience, leadership positions, and travel opportunities. Come enjoy lunch and find out more about these opportunities!

Eligibility requirements, details about the process, and the application can be found at http://www.jag.navy.mil/careers_/index.html .


MOCK INTERVIEW DAY

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Location: 2nd Floor Study Rooms

RSVP and prior sign up required to participate. Space is limited. Mock Interviews are available from 8:00 – 10:00 am, Noon – 2:00 pm, and 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Sign up to practice your interview skills with and receive helpful critiques from local attorneys.


Job Search Training: Symplicity and Other Online Tools

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: LAW 125

Whether you’re a 1L just starting to think about your career, a 2L focusing on getting experience in spring and summer, or a 3L getting ready to graduate, there is something in this program for you! We will show you how to get the most out of these tools, answer questions about your job search, and provide tips on how and where to search for jobs. Dinner provided.


Judges Panel / Externships & Clerkships

Monday, January 27, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155

Come hear from local judges about what they look for in hiring student externs and clerks (after law school), how to apply, and how to make your materials stand out. Lunch provided.


District Attorney Extern/Volunteer and Career Opportunities

Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Join us to hear from experienced Assistant District Attorneys and Student Externs about opportunities in the District Attorneys’ Offices in Colorado. Summer and Year Round Externships/Volunteer Opportunities and Careers will be discussed. Lunch will be provided.

Panel includes
Rebekka Melnick, Denver District Attorney’s Office
Jennifer Rhoads, Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office


1L/1LE CDO Series Part III: Interviewing & Networking - Skills & Tips for Success

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: LAW 125 - Dinner Provided


1L/1LE CDO Series Part III: Interviewing & Networking - Skills & Tips for Success

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190 - Lunch Provided


Office of the Colorado Public Defender & Office of Alternate Defense Counsel Panel

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Join us to hear from experienced Public Defenders and Student Externs about the Colorado Public Defenders’ Office and the Office of Alternate Defense Counsel. Summer and Year Round Externships/Volunteer Opportunities and Careers will be discussed. Lunch will be provided. Panel includes:

Tyrone Glover, Trial Attorney, Colorado Public Defender
Johnna Stuart, Attorney & Intern Supervisor, Colorado Public Defender
Jonathan Rosen, Attorney, Office of Alternate Defense Counsel


Writing Sample Workshop, with Prof. Anderson

Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 155 - Lunch Provided

Professor Robert Anderson will lead this workshop to help you develop strong and effective writing samples to use in your search for jobs, externships and judicial clerkships. Lunch provided.


CDO FINALS TREATS for Students

Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Outside Suite 223 (LAW, 2nd floor)

Stop by for a break from finals and studying to enjoy snacks and fruit, compliments of the CDO! Finals Treats table will be outside the CDO Office (Suite 223) from 3:30 – 5:00 pm (or until gone!). Good luck on finals, and Congrats to our December ’13 Grads!


CDO FINALS TREATS for Students

Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: Outside Suite 223 (LAW, 2nd floor)

Stop by for a break from finals and studying to enjoy Einstein’s Bagels, compliments of the CDO! Finals Treats table will be outside the CDO Office (Suite 223) from 9:00 – 10:00 am (or until gone!). Good luck on your final exams, and Congrats to our December ’13 Grads!


Job Search Training: Symplicity and Other Online Tools

Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Having trouble finding Internships and Externships? Feel like you are not getting the most out of Symplicity’s job search feature? We can help you! Come find out the best way to use Symplicity and other tools to find a summer position. We will give tips on searching for positions in Symplicity and how to set up Search Agents to do the work for you. We will also demonstrate how to use the Externship Site and show you our other online resources. BRING YOUR LAPTOP so you can follow along with us and bookmark useful websites! Food will be served!


DU/CU Government & Public Interest Career Fair

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: LAW Forum / Student Street

The 2013 DU/CU Government & Public Interest Career Fair will be held in the Law School Forum at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The fair will run from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., followed immediately by a reception for students and employers. The fair will feature more than 40 Government and Public Interest employers. Please come dressed in business attire. If you have any questions, please contact Trey Baker or Andrea Montague in the Office of Career Development & Opportunities.


NRELS Attorney / Career Panel

Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Please join NRELS (Natural Resources & Environmental Law Society) this Thursday, Nov. 7 for a lunch event on how to write effective resumes and cover letters for environmental law internships and jobs. The Career Development Office will give an overview of the resources they offer students, and then environmental practitioners will tell us what they look for in applications when making hiring decisions.

Our Guest Speakers:
Jeff Kodish – Fuels Team Leader for the Mobile Source Enforcement Branch of the EPA
Kevin Lynch- Supervising Attorney in DU’s Environmental Law Clinic and a former Attorney at the Environmental Defense Fund in Boulder, Colorado

Lunch will be provided! This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Career Development & Opportunities.


1L/1LE CDO Series Part II: Resumes & Cover Letters / Preparing Your Application Materials

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: LAW 165


1L/1LE CDO Series Part II: Resumes & Cover Letters / Preparing Your Application Materials

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 165


Jumpstart Your Job Search

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Does your summer, school year, or permanent job search need a JUMPSTART on where to look, what to consider, how to widen your network, and what you should be doing now, over the semester break, and early next semester to find a job? Every job search hits a stall. Come find out what you can do to get “unstuck” and on your way to success! We will get back to “fundamentals” and also explore updated resources and job postings, the current legal market, networking ideas, use of social networks, alternative careers, out-of-state job searches, and more. Bring your questions and join us and recent grads for this interactive group session. $250 Gift Card Drawing compliments of LexisNexis – must attend to win! Every student who attends will also receive 200 LexisNexis points!

Sponsored by Career Development & Opportunities AND LexisNexis


Brand Story: The Perfect Answer to "What Do You Do?"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: LAW 165

Denver Law is co-sponsoring a program on October 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm with the Northwestern Alumni Association on how personal branding can help you stand out from other qualified candidates in the job search. Interested Denver Law students are welcome encouraged to attend! For more information and to RSVP through the NU website, please see below. Space is limited, so RSVP sooner rather than later!

Brand Story: The Perfect Answer to “What Do You Do?”, is part of a series of programs to help professionals increase their career and business opportunities. Brand story is a personal brand conveyed in an authentic story of who you are, the value you deliver, and your journey in creating that value. It goes beyond an elevator pitch to show how your past fits into the present. For more on the brand story approach, see “How to Use LinkedIn to Promote Your Personal Brand”, written by the workshop presenter.
For more information or to register go to the Northwestern Alumni Association website.


Law School Employment Data: What it Means for Your Postgrad Job Search

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

The employment outcomes obtained by new law graduates have always been of interest to current and prospective law students, law schools and others in the legal industry. But during the economic downturn of the past few years, law school employment outcomes have received intense public scrutiny. But what does it all mean?

Eric Bono, Assistant Dean for Career Development, will demystify this important topic. Dean Bono will explain how law school employment information is collected, reported, and interpreted. And, most importantly, he will use Denver Law’s recent employment data as a backdrop for providing practical strategies that will help you find your first job out of law school. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how an understanding of law school employment outcomes can help you find a job! ALL students are encouraged to attend one of two sessions being offered: Monday, October 21 at 4:30 in room 255; Tuesday, October 22 at noon in room 190.

Food will be provided!


Law School Employment Data: What it Means for Your Postgrad Job Search

Monday, October 21, 2013 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: LAW 255

The employment outcomes obtained by new law graduates have always been of interest to current and prospective law students, law schools and others in the legal industry. But during the economic downturn of the past few years, law school employment outcomes have received intense public scrutiny. But what does it all mean?

Eric Bono, Assistant Dean for Career Development, will demystify this important topic. Dean Bono will explain how law school employment information is collected, reported, and interpreted. And, most importantly, he will use Denver Law’s recent employment data as a backdrop for providing practical strategies that will help you find your first job out of law school. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how an understanding of law school employment outcomes can help you find a job! ALL students are encouraged to attend one of two sessions being offered: Monday, October 21 at 4:30 in room 255; Tuesday, October 22 at noon in room 190.

Food will be provided!


Distinguishing Yourself through International Law Opportunities

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Come find out more about private sector international law, what international lawyers do, and career opportunities in international law in the U.S. and abroad. Speaker: Dean Matthew J. Wilson, experienced international attorney and professor at the University of Wyoming College of Law. Lunch provided.


1L/ 1LE Series Part 1: Your Job Search - Tips & Resources

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: LAW 165

This is the first session in our CDO 1L/1LE Series. Attend at either noon or 4:30 pm in room 165. Lunch/dinner provided.


1L/ 1LE Series Part 1: Your Job Search - Tips & Resources

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 165

This is the first session in our CDO 1L/1LE Series. Attend at either noon or 4:30 pm in room 165. Lunch/dinner provided.


CDO Fall Open House

Monday, October 14, 2013
Location: LAW Suite 223 - CDO Office

Stop by the CDO to chat informally with our staff, schedule an appointment, and enjoy fall refreshments! Bagels, Donuts & Coffee from 9:00 – 10:30 am. Cookies & Popcorn from 3:30-5:30 pm.


Public Interest Orientation

Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Please join PILG (Public Interest Law Group) and the Office of Career Development & Opportunities for this annual program where members of the “public interest community” at the law school will discuss public interest opportunities, including:

  • Public Interest Externships
  • Summer Public Interest Funding Sources
  • Public Interest Career Fair Opportunities
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Government & Public Interest Career Fair
  • And many other topics!


Colorado Attorney General's Office Info Session

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: LAW 190

Attorneys from the Colorado Attorney General’s Office will be here to talk to students about the Attorney General’s Post Graduate Fellowship Program and its Spring/Fall/Summer Externship opportunities. This will be a great program for students at all levels to attend as we will be discussing opportunities for every level of law student and recent graduate. Speakers for this program are: Noah Patterson, Diana Black, Julie Selsberg, and Elaine Wizzard. Food will be served.