2015 John Geocaris Summer Fellowship Information

The 2015 Fellowship Program application process CLOSED on Feb. 11, 2015. Thank you for your interest.

Overview and Selection Criteria

One Denver Law JD student will be selected, through a competitive process, to work in the legal department of Molson Coors Brewing Company (MCBC). The Geocaris Fellow will be expected to work for an eight week period (30 hours per week maximum) during summer 2015. The Fellow will receive an hourly rate of $24.00 per hour with a maximum payment not to exceed $5,760 from the Corporate & Commercial Law Program. No academic credit will be offered for the Fellowship.

There is one opportunity available this year for current 2L/3LE students who are enrolled in the Corporate/Commercial Law Program. If you are not sure if you fit these criteria, please contact Molly Ryan at 303-871-6299 or mryan@law.du.edu. All candidates must have a strong academic record and a demonstrated interest in a corporate-transactional law practice.

Fellowship Job Description

Generally, the Fellowship is intended to expose a student to the culture of an in-house legal department and to enable the Fellow to better understand the unique needs and circumstances of corporate clients. As part of the Fellowship, the host site will, as best it can, integrate the Fellow into all aspects of the legal department. This will include an appropriate cross section of work assignments and, where appropriate, participation in departmental meetings and activities. The host site will appoint a supervisory attorney to the Fellow, who will be responsible for coordinating assignments and ensuring adequate feedback.

With Molson Coors Brewing Company (MCBC), the selected Fellow will work with various members of MCBC’s in-house legal department on numerous aspects of the company’s business. In particular, the Fellow will gain exposure to securities law issues for the NYSE-listed company and other transactional matters for its international business activities. As part of the position, the Fellow will have interaction with business representatives of MCBC as well as a variety of local, national and international lawyers that work with the company.

Application Process

DOWNLOAD THE 2015 GEOCARIS FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION FORM: 2015FellowshipApplication_Geocaris.pdf

Application packets are due to mryan@law.du.edu by/on Wednesday, February 11 at/by 5:00 p.m.

They must be 100% complete and e-mailed to Molly Ryan at mryan@law.du.edu. Hard copy, incomplete, partial and/or late applications will not be accepted. The Fellowship is only open to JD students. Application packets must be received electronically in one (1) PDF document. The final PDF file name must be titled: Your Last Name_Your First Name_Geocaris Fellowship_2015

The following items MUST be included in your electronic application packet and should be in the following order:

1.) Cover Letter (Must be addressed to “Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.”; please use this letter to tell the faculty selection committee why you should be chosen for a Fellowship interview with the host site.)
2.) Completed Application Form (see above form to download)
3.) CV/Resume
4.) Unofficial Law School Transcript

Selection, Interview and Notification Process

Completed applications will be sent to Corporate & Commercial Law Program faculty to review; a short list of the top candidates will then be sent to MCBC for in-person interview selection. In-person interviews with host companies will happen in late February/early March and all applicants will be notified by mid-March of their status.


Please contact Molly Ryan at mryan@law.du.edu, 303-871-6299 or in room 465C with any questions regarding the application process. Note that Ms. Ryan is not involved in the actual selection or interview process. The Career Development Office is an excellent resource for assistance in drafting cover letters and resumes.

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