This week at Mizzou Law we will sponsor another Life of a Lawyer on Monday, November 12th in Room 3 at 1:00 pm.  Gail McCray, Legal Counsel for the Missouri State Teachers Association will have lunch with students interested in Education Law.  The “Life of a Lawyer” series provides students the opportunity to interact and network with professionals in different practice areas in an intimate setting while enjoying a nice lunch.  These events are limited to twelve student attendees, so be sure to RSVP in Symplicity.

On Wednesday, November 14th, we will have a special event, “Beyond Job Postings and OCI:  Finding A Job in Tough Times Through Networking and Social Media”.  In this panel presentation, three recent grads will discuss alternative strategies for finding JD required and JD advantage jobs in a tough economy.  These former Mizzou Law students will provide insight into what legal practice areas and business industries have jobs available, how to learn about available opportunities, and discuss various tips for using personal contacts, networking, and social media to break into these practices and industries.   Andrew Smolik (’10) – Senior Associate at Missouri Technology Corporation and Michael Moorefield (’11)– Associate, Polsinelli Shughart in Jefferson City, and Eric Dearmont (’08) – Associate General Counsel, Ameren will comprise the panel.  Career Component Credit will be offered and Pizza will be provided. RSVP via Symplicity is required!

Students will have the chance to attend an Informational Session on Education Pioneers provided by 3L Tyler Barnett who worked there last summer.  The organization identifies, trains, and inspires  leaders dedicated to transforming the US educational system.  Tyler will talk about  paid summer and post-graduation fellowships in sixteen cities around the country.  If you are interested in education policy and law, check out the session on Thursday, November 15th in Room 5 at 1:00 pm.

On Friday, November 16th, Professor Phil Peters will be addressing the Missouri Bar Health Law Committee at the Missouri Bar Fall Committee Meetings in Jefferson City from 10am-noon.  Students are welcome to attend and can select to stay for the Bar lunch following his presentation.  Please RSVP through Symplicity if you plan to attend so the Career Development Office can make sure you are registered.  Dress is business or business casual.