Welcome back students!  Hope you had a lovely Spring Break.  This week at Mizzou Law, on Wednesday, April 3rd at 1:00 in the Courtroom, the Career Development Office will host another “The People’s Lawyer:  State Employer Panel”. Come hear about legal jobs with the State of Missouri. A panel consisting of legal counsel from various state agencies will talk about their jobs and how they practice law within their agencies. Agencies that will be represented include: the Missouri Department of Social Services, the Missouri Department of Corrections, the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission,  the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions, and Professional Registration.  Pizza will be provided, so please RSVP through Symplicity.  Career Component and Professional Perspective Credit will be offered.

The Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) annual Spring Judicial Reception is scheduled for The Kill Devil Club on April 4, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Drinks and hors d’ oeuvres will be provided.  The event is free to AWL members and student memberships are only $10.  Please RSVP on Symplicity if you plan to attend and would like a ride to the event.  The Career Development Office will be providing transportation and will be leaving the Law School at 3:30 p.m.

Next Monday, April 8th, there will be a “Judicial Clerkship Application Forum” at 1:00 in the Courtroom.  Are you a 2L interested in applying to judicial clerkships after graduation?  Are you a 1L who wants to learn about the process for future applications?  Now through the end of the summer is the main time during which applications are considered by state and federal judges for clerkships beginning in August 2014.  Don’t miss this event, co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society.  Lunch will be provided so please RSVP on Symplicity. Professors Erin Hawley and Ben Trachtenberg will discuss the general hiring processes, including types of clerkships and  general qualifications for different levels of clerkships. Additionally, we will provide a timeline for applying to state and federal clerkships and information about OSCAR, the system used for applying to some federal judicial clerkships. Finally, we will provide information we have gathered regarding specific Missouri judges’ hiring preferences.  If you would like to become a judicial clerk, don’t miss this event!