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.


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


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

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

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.


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


Title: 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


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!!


Meet the Magistrates

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Law - 412

Meet the Magistrates: The Colorado chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Denver Law Office of Career Development invite you to a panel discussion and reception featuring Magistrate Judges from the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado on Wednesday, September 30 from 4 to 6 pm in Room 412. The panel discussion offers students and practitioners a closer look at what litigation is like under Federal Magistrate Judges, and the reception following the discussion will give you a chance to meet and mingle with local federal judges and practitioners. Space is limited, so please reserve your seat in advance at https://udenver.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_50×7SxAskkcBkNf. Passport credit is available! #Networking


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


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


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


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


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!