Meet the Judges Event

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Law 412

Join us for an evening of socializing and speaking one on one with Federal Judges, Colorado Appellate Judges, and State District Court Judges as well as Law Clerks and Faculty. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the law clerk application process, the life a law clerk, and the skills and experience that judges are looking for when they are selecting judicial law clerks. RSVP is required for this event. See the CDO blog for more info. lawcareerblog.law.du.edu


Navy and Marine JAG Info Session

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 170

Join the CDO for a program featuring information from Navy JAG and Marine JAG officers to learn more about a JAG career and how to apply to the Navy and/or Marine JAG Corps! Lunch will be served. Please see the CDO blog for more information and to RSVP! lawcareerblog.law.du.edu


Key Considerations on Making Career Choices

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Law 270

Joe McMahon, a professional mediator/facilitator and former partner at the Denver law firm, Davis Graham & Stubbs, will moderate a panel of JD professionals from a wide range of career paths about the choices that led them to their current careers. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and CPD Credit is available!


Public Interest Law Orientation

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 170

Come hear about Public Interest opportunities and pathways. Hear from students who have externed/interned with non profits and government agencies. Office of Financial Aid will present on public sector loan forgiveness. Externship Office and CDO will talk about how we can help you. CPD Credit is available and lunch will be served!


Oh the Places You’ll Go: Career Paths with a JD

Friday, September 23, 2016 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 190

The first step in developing a career plan is understanding the wide range of career options available with a JD. Hear from a panel of JD’s in a variety of career paths inside and outside the practice of law. Food will be served and Career & Professional Development Credit is being Requested.


Colorado State Careers in Public Policy

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 170

Are you a big picture thinker? Consider a career in public policy! This lunch program offers a look at state policy positions, that are so often lost in the weeds during law school. While classes focus on the judicial branch of government, this program will expose students to both the executive and legislative branches to show what types of government jobs are available with a J.D. Join the CDO and PILG for this fun program. See the CDO Blog for more info!


A Day in the Life of Law Firm Associate

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:11am - 9:11am
Location: Law 412

Have you ever wondered what a typical day is like for an associate at a law firm? 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 at their firm, how they got started in their careers, and answer questions from law students. CPD Credit is available for this program and lunch will be served! Please RSVP through the CDO’s blog!


Careers in Government Immigration Law

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 180

Come hear from two government immigration attorneys on what the day-to-day of their positions look like, the skills required to do their jobs, experiences to pursue toward government immigration work, and how you can get involved in one of the fastest growing legal fields in the country!

Speakers: – Cortney Price: Associate Counsel for the Central Law Division of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency of the Department of Homeland Security.

– Marie Brown: Assistant Chief Counsel of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), another agency of DHS.

We’re very lucky to be able to have these speakers present! They have a wealth of knowledge and experience from the government side of immigration law practice. Whether you are interested in immigration law, litigation, government legal work, or administrative agencies, or just want to learn more, don’t miss out on this great opportunity! A Q&A session with our speakers will take place toward the end of the panel.

Lunch from Taste of Philly will be provided! Thanks in part to our co-sponsor, the Office of Career Development and Opportunities (CDO).

Read more about the employers of our speakers at the following links:
ICE: https://www.ice.gov/about
USCIS: https://www.uscis.gov/aboutus

We look forward to a great panel, and hope to see you there!

IRAC Exec.

– email us at info.IRAC@gmail.com, – connect with us on our TWEN page, – or our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/IRACdenverlaw/)


Adjusting to the 1L Year

Friday, September 9, 2016 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 190

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Viva Moffat will moderate a panel discussion, with upper-level students providing advice and suggestions for adjusting to law school. A non-pizza lunch will be served so please RSVP so we can get an accurate count for food. CPD Credit will be available. See the CDO blog for more details.


HUD & DOJ Entry Level and Internship Informational Panel

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 170

Join us on Wednesday August 24th from 12-1pm in room 190 to meet Attorneys from the Denver office who will provide information regarding entry level attorney jobs and student opportunities. The Attorney Program applications are due September 6th. Please see the CDO blog for more information: lawcareerblog.law.du.edu


PALS

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 412

Students: Contact Felicia Ho for more information. Fho@law.du.edu
Alumni: Contact Laura Dean for more information. Ldean@law.du.edu


PALS

Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 412

Students – Contact Felicia Ho for more information. Fho@law.du.edu
Alumni – Contact Laura Dean for more information. Ldean@law.du.edu


Exploring Non-Traditional Legal Career Paths

Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 125

If you are interested in learning more about emerging field of JD Advantage jobs, or if you are seeking post-grad job and have interest in a JD Advantage job, we invite you to bring a copy of your resume and join the CDO to meet with Robert Half Legal recruiters! Please see the CDO blog for more info! lawcareerblog.law.du.edu


Gearing Up For Your Job Hunt: Presented by Paul Jorgensen

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Location: Law 125

Please join the CDO in welcoming Mr. Jorgensen to campus on April 6 for a job hunt boot camp! This normally two-hour program has been condensed just for Denver Law students. Lunch will be served and passport credit will be available. Use #Networking&PD. Please see the CDO blog for more details! lawcareerblog.law.du.edu


Renewable Energy Careers for Lawyers

Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law 125

Join the CDO for a lunch panel program with 3 Denver area lawyers who work in renewable energy! Lunch will be provided and Passport credit is available! #CareerPlanning Please see the CDO blog for more info! www.lawcareerblog.law.du.edu


DU/CU Government & Public Interest Law Career Fair

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Law School Forum

2pm-4pm employer interviews
4pm-6pm career fair/tabling
6pm-7pm reception

Save the Date – Details to follow soon!


Careers and Internships with the Central Intelligence Agency

Monday, November 2, 2015 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: BMC 141

Interested in career and internship opportunities with the CIA? Join representatives from the organization on November 2 for an information session on what they’re looking for, available opportunities and programs, and more!


1L Series: Getting Your Application Past the Recycling Bin (Resumes & Cover Letters)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Law - 255

First impressions are everything. In a competitive job market, your resume and cover letter create a first impression that can make 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. Please note that this program targets 1Ls but all students are welcome. Food will be served! Please note that this program targets 1Ls but all students are welcome. Passport Program credit is available. #JobDocs


JD Advantage Careers: What else can you do with your law degree?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Join four Denver Law alumni panelists for a discussion of career exploration and the variety of career paths one can pursue with a JD degree!

Panelists:
Valerie Brown (University of Colorado Trust – development/grant writing)
Harry MacLean (New York Times best-selling novelist)
John Carreras (Contracts Manager at Catholic Health Initiative)
Aubyn Royall (Colorado State Director of the Humane Society of the US)

We will be discussing the following topics:
• Networking/Performing/Knowing – becoming part of the legal community
• Sensing opportunities (and seizing the opportunity)
• Resourcefulness during your career
• Seeking ways to affect change in your career

Lunch will be served!


Immigration, Refugee, Asylum Coalition (IRAC)

Monday, October 19, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 255

Come hear from two local immigration attorneys (and DU law grads!) on the day-to-day of immigration law work, what skills it takes to be a great immigration attorney, and how you can get involved in one of the fastest growing legal fields in the country!

The speakers have a wealth of knowledge and experience on a range of immigration practice areas. If you think you may be interested in immigration law, or just want to learn more about the field’s career options, don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Please read more about our speakers at the following links:
Marcela Mendoza, Ogletree Deakins: http://www.ogletreedeakins.com/people/marcela-a-mendoza
Jonathan Shaw, Muhaisen & Muhaisen: http://m2lawyers.com/our-firm/our-attorneys/jonathan-shaw-immigration-attorney/

A question and answer session with those in attendance will take place during the second half of the panel.

Lunch from Jimmy John’s will be provided!

Co-sponsored by the CDO


1L Series: Getting Your Application Past the Recycling Bin (Resumes & Cover Letters)

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 165

First impressions are everything. In a competitive job market, your resume and cover letter create a first impression that can make 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. Please note that this program targets 1Ls but all students are welcome. Food will be served! Please note that this program targets 1Ls but all students are welcome. Passport Program credit is available. #JobDocs


Intellectual Property As Part of Your Legal Practice

Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

IP intersects with many areas of law and offers opportunities for those willing to be at the forefront of sales and industry. Hear a variety of practitioners share how IP shapes their work. Panelists will include the owner of Beer Law, a trademark and copyright practitioner with Holland & Hart, and others. Thursday, October 8 at Noon in Room 155. Noodles & Co. will be served.


1L Series: Career Self-Assessment: The Fundamental Step in Finding a Job

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Law - 255

Research shows that the happiest professionals tend to have careers that fit most closely with their interests, skills and values. Sounds like common sense, right? Too many people, however, end up “falling into” their careers rather than planning intentionally toward a career that is meaningful to them.

In this interactive program, Eric Bono, Assistant Dean for Career Development, will introduce you to self-assessment tools that will help you identify satisfying career options and effectively pursue them, so that you can achieve career success in the way that YOU define it. Food will be served! Please note that this program targets 1Ls but all students are welcome. Passport Program credit is available. #CareerPlanning


Career Paths in Patent Law

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Patent law is one of the fastest growing fields of law in Denver! There is a wide variety of opportunities for careers in patent law. Come hear the perspectives of a patent prosecutor, patent litigator (no, you don’t have to have a science/engineering degree!) and an in-house patent attorney at Oracle. The panel will take place on Tuesday, October 6 at Noon in Room 155. Chipotle will be served.


1L Series: Career Self-Assessment: The Fundamental Step in Finding a Job

Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 165

Research shows that the happiest professionals tend to have careers that fit most closely with their interests, skills and values. Sounds like common sense, right? Too many people, however, end up “falling into” their careers rather than planning intentionally toward a career that is meaningful to them.

In this interactive program, Eric Bono, Assistant Dean for Career Development, will introduce you to self-assessment tools that will help you identify satisfying career options and effectively pursue them, so that you can achieve career success in the way that YOU define it. Food will be served! Please note that this program targets 1Ls but all students are welcome. Passport Program credit is available. #CareerPlanning


A Day in the Life of a Law Firm Associate

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Have you ever wondered what a typical day is for an associate at a law firm? 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. On Tuesday September 29, the Office of Career Development & Opportunities will host a lunch program titled “A Day in the Life of a Law Firm Associate” from noon until 1:00 p.m. in Room 155.

The structure of the program will be interactive/roundtable format. Initially, the panelists will introduce themselves and their law firms. At about 12:15 pm, we will break up into groups. The panelists will each oversee one table and students will rotate in groups, spending about 10-15 minutes at each table. We will have questions for the panelists to use to guide the table discussions, but we hope the conversations develop organically.

A list of panelists will be provided as the program date approaches.

Lunch will be provided!!


1L Series (Part 1): Oh the Places You’ll Go: Career Paths with a JD

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: LAW - 190

1Ls,

Are you ever asked what kind of lawyer you’re going to be? Do you know the answer?

The first step in developing a career plan is understanding that there are a wide range of career options available with a JD. This program will include a panel of JD’s who have pursued a variety of career paths inside and outside the practice of law. Students will gain a broad understanding of job opportunities in the public and private sectors, how to succeed in those areas, and should start to consider what options may be the best fit for them. Food will be served!

Please note that this program targets 1Ls but all students are welcome. Passport Program credit is available. #CareerPlanning


1L Series (Part 1): Oh the Places You’ll Go: Career Paths with a JD

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 165

1Ls,

Are you ever asked what kind of lawyer you’re going to be? Do you know the answer?

The first step in developing a career plan is understanding that there are a wide range of career options available with a JD. This program will include a panel of JD’s who have pursued a variety of career paths inside and outside the practice of law. Students will gain a broad understanding of job opportunities in the public and private sectors, how to succeed in those areas, and should start to consider what options may be the best fit for them. Food will be served!

Please note that this program targets 1Ls but all students are welcome. Passport Program credit is available. #CareerPlanning


Meet the Judges: Everything you always wanted to know about judicial clerkships

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Lobby - 201

The program will provide an opportunity for law students to learn more about the many benefits of starting a legal career as a judicial law clerk.


2nd Annual Pro Bono Panel

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

The CDO and the Denver Bar Association Access to Justice Committee invites you to a panel presentation of distinguished guest speakers who will discuss the importance of pro bono to career development and the legal profession both as law students and following graduation. Lunch will be served! CDO Passport Program: #CareerPlanning

Speakers:
Justice William W. Hood III
Colorado Supreme Court

Loren Brown
President, Colorado Bar Association

Dianne Van Voorhees
Director, Metro Volunteer Lawyers

Alison Daniels
Supervising Attorney, Disability Law Colorado

Noah Patterson
DBA Access to Justice Committee Co-Chair


Public Orientation Meeting

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Law - 155

Join us to learn about student intern/externships and other opportunities with non-profits and government agencies in Colorado and elsewhere
• Current public interest students will share their experiences
• Meet the CDO and Externships public sector team and Financial Aid administrator
• Tips on applications for the upcoming Government & Public Interest Career Fair!

Lunch will be served

Passport Program credit is available. #CareerPlanning


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.


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.


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!


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.