Professional Development News
The DART Center has built non-partisan community organizations throughout the country that have won important improvements on a broad set of issues affecting low-moderate income people including:
- Education reform in low-performing public schools
- Job Training
- Drugs and Violence
- Affordable Housing
- Criminal Recidivism
- Neighborhood Revitalization, etc.
The DART Organizers Institute starts July 10, 2011 and combines a 7-day classroom with 15-week field training. Organizer Trainees will learn such things as:
- Entering a community
- Identifying and training local leaders
- Strategic planning and issue cutting
- Relationship and community building
- Direct Action on community issues
This is a paid training program designed to place successful graduates into permanent salaried positions making up to $35,000/year in starting salaries, plus benefits. Graduates from the DART Organizers Institute have gone on to build powerful community organizations throughout the country. We continue to train the best of those working to build the power of low-moderate income neighborhoods to win victories on important issues in their community.
To apply, send an updated resume and completed application to: Hannah Wittmer before midnight on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. To find out more about the DART Center or to download the application, visit our website.
Thursday, April 7th - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - room 175
If you want to be ready to "hit the ground running" when you return in the fall on August 15th, don't miss this session! Find out how to sign up for Public Service work over the summer. Make sure you are "active" in Symplicity and have a password. Even if you aren't planning to participate in On Campus Interviews this fall, the Job Bank is moving to Symplicity over the summer and you will need a password to access job listings. Dean Urbach will discuss summer and early fall deadlines for opportunities including the Government Internship & Honor Program, Equal Justice Works and other fellowships, as well as numerous conferences and career fairs (two that take place over the summer). This information will provide you with useful resources in the decisions you make to further your legal career. Pizza and drinks will be served.
Summer judicial externships are open to students who: a) have completed 30 credit hours; b) are in good academic standing, and c) develop their own externship placements (identify & make arrangements with a judge). Supervising judges must be willing to comply with course expectations, and to provide a required end-of-semester evaluation. A handout explaining course expectations is available outside room 214 and from the TWEN page for "Externship INFORMATION Summer 2011." The faculty supervisor will consult with supervising judges before the summer term begins. If course requirements are satisfied, students can earn two (2) pass-fail academic credit hours for the externship.
The deadline to apply is April 5th. Contact Professor Karen Jordan with any questions.
Information about Summer & Fall Externships can be found on the following TWEN pages:
Externship INFORMATION Summer 2011 Spring 2011 Jordan
Externship INFORMATION Fall 2011 Spring 2011 Jordan
Kentucky Innocence Project: INFORMATION for 2011-12 Spring 2011 Jordan
Rising 2L and 3L students who are interested in attending the 7th annual SIPJF in Atlanta, GA on July 26, 2011 can find information at: http://law.gsu.edu/careers/sipjf The registration period for law schools is March 14th-April 25th. The list of participating employers will be sent to the Professional Development Office on May 4th along with Student Registration Forms. If you have let our office know that you are interested in participating, we will provide you with the list of employers as well as a student registration form. After you have reviewed the list, you can decide if you want to participate. If you do want to participate, you will complete the form and submit it to our office along with a $30 non-refundable student registration fee (payable online or by check) by May 16th.
If you would like to be added to the SIPJF distribution list, please e-mail Debra Reh at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested, please let Dean Urbach know by March 20. Thanks!
Everything is the same except for the date - changed to Tuesday, March 8th at 1:00 p.m. in 075. Students will speak about how they found a job and what kind of work they did. Kristie Wetterer will moderate.
Professional Development Week Events:
Lt. Colonel Bruce Page of the U.S. Air Force JAG will be presenting an Information Session on Tuesday, March 1st at 1:15 p.m. in the Career Services/Public Service Library (room 186). The Information Session will last approximately 45 minutes and Lt. Col. Page will meet with students on an individual basis to answer questions. If you are interested in signing up for a meeting after the Information Session, please stop by room 184 to do so.
NOTICE REGARDING MILITARY RECRUITMENT
In order to conduct job interviews in the law school or to obtain assistance from the Career Services Office, prospective employers must sign a statement of nondiscrimination based on race, color, religion, nationality, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Federal laws relating to military service preclude representatives of the Armed Forces from signing the nondiscrimination statement in its entirety. Congress also has enacted a statute, known as the Solomon Amendment, requiring that federal funding -- including several categories of student loans -- be terminated at any educational institution that refuses access to military recruiters. Therefore, the law school grants access to military recruiters who sign the nondiscrimination statement to the extent consistent with federal law.