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2013 John Geocaris Summer Fellowship Information
THE 2013 APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED. CHECK BACK IN SPRING 2014 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Overview and Selection Criteria
Two Denver Law JD students will be selected, through a competitive process, to work in the legal departments of two local corporations. The Geocaris Fellows will be expected to work for an eight week period (30 hours per week maximum) during summer 2013.* The Fellows 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 Fellowships.
(*Please note that the start date is flexible for graduating students only; it is possible for the Fellowship to begin after the bar exam, i.e. August 2013.)
There are two opportunities available this year.
1.) The opportunity to work with DaVita is open to who are currently enrolled in the Corporate/Commercial Law Program, have a strong academic record and are following the Program curriculum. If you are not sure if you fit these criteria, please contact Randy Wagner at 303-871-6761 or email@example.com.
DAVITA APPLICATION FORM: 2013_Geocaris_Fellowship_Application_DaVita.doc
2.) The opportunity to work with Molson Coors Brewing Company is open to with a strong academic record and a demonstrated interest in a corporate-transactional law practice.***
MOLSON COORS APPLICATION FORM: 2013_Geocaris_Fellowship_Application_Molson_Coors.doc
Fellowship Job Descriptions
Generally, both Fellowships are intended to expose students to the culture of an in-house legal department and to enable the Fellows to better understand the unique needs and circumstances of corporate clients. As part of the Fellowships, the corporation will, as best it can, integrate the Fellows 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. Each corporation will appoint a supervisory attorney to the Fellow, who will be responsible for coordinating assignments and ensuring adequate feedback.
Specifically, the DaVita position will work with various members of the Justice League of DaVita (aka the Legal Department) on different aspects of the company’s business. In particular, the Fellow will assist in the following areas: operations, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory, labor and employment and litigation. As part of the position, the Fellow will have interaction with DaVita business managers as well as local and national lawyers that work with the company.
With Molson Coors Brewing Company (MCBC), the selected Fellow will work with various members of MCBC’s in-house department on various 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.
***If the MCBC Fellow does not have any other employment at the conclusion of the Fellowship term, that individual may work as a Faculty Fellow with a Denver Law faculty member (faculty member TBD). The “Faculty Fellow” portion of the program is 20 hours/week and paid at the rate of $9/hr. It can extend until the Fellow finds permanent employment or until April 15, 2014, whichever comes first. The Faculty Fellow component of this program is intended to give the Fellow the opportunity to avoid a resume gap and to continue gaining experience while seeking permanent employment. Questions about the Faculty Fellow component can be directed to Eric Bono, Assistant Dean for Career Opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-871-6478.
Application packets are due by/on They must be 100% complete and e-mailed to Stefanie Carroll at email@example.com. Hard copy, incomplete, partial and/or late applications will not be accepted. The Fellowship opportunities are only open to JD students.
Application packets must be received electronically in one (1) PDF document, which is how they will be sent to the faculty selection committee and host company. The PDF file name must be titled: Your Last Name_Your First Name_DaVita_2013 Your Last Name_Your First Name_Molson Coors_2013
The following items MUST be included in your application packet and should be in the following order:
1.) Cover Letter (Must be addressed to the host company supervising attorney—specific information can be found on the DaVita and Molson Coors application forms. Please use this letter to tell the host company why you should be selected for the position.)
2.) Completed Application Form
4.) 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 each individual corporation for in-person interview selection. In-person interviews with host companies will happen in early April and all applicants will be notified by late April of their status.
Please contact Stefanie Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-871-6076 or in room 465B with any questions regarding the application process. Ms. Carroll is not involved in the selection process, and is happy to review any applicant packets before they are officially submitted. The Career Development Office is an excellent resource for assistance with drafting cover letters and resumes.
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