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US Department of Justice

Students interested in working for the federal government often think first about the US Department of Justice.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, the department has field offices in every state and maintains offices in over 100 countries worldwide.  It is the world’s largest legal employer with more than 10,000 attorneys working in the states. Attorneys with the  Continue Reading »

Family Law

by: Dean Lisa Key When people think of practicing family law, they typically think of representing individuals in divorces. While divorce cases may make up most of a family law attorney’s practice, the practice of family law often includes other matters, such as adoptions, surrogacy arrangements, grandparents’ rights, guardianships, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, paternity establishment,  Continue Reading »

Bankruptcy Law

By Michelle Arnopol Cecil, William H. Pittman Professor of Law Bankruptcy is a federal law practice that focuses on harmonizing the rights of debtors and creditors. The dual goals of bankruptcy are to provide overburdened debtors with a fresh start, free from the debts that forced them into bankruptcy, and to provide for the orderly  Continue Reading »

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)

In honor of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, October 21 -27, I wanted to write about Illinois’ Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), an organization based in Chicago that is celebrating its 35th year of work for the public sector.  PILI’s mission is to cultivate a lifelong commitment to public interest, a goal it accomplishes by creating opportunities for  Continue Reading »

Missouri Department of Social Services

In recent years, state budget cuts have meant that entry-level attorney positions with Missouri state agencies are fewer and further between.  One agency that has continued to provide a regular source of jobs for recent Mizzou Law graduates is the Department of Social Services.  The Division of Legal Services within the Department of Social Services provides comprehensive legal  Continue Reading »

Securities Law

Securities laws, both at the federal and state level, regulate the sale of investment interests, or securities, in companies. Examples of securities include shares of stocks or partnership units, bonds issued to finance a building project, and a loan or mortgage package offered for sale by a financial institution.   Securities laws and the accompanying regulations are  Continue Reading »

Presidential Management Fellows Program

The Presidential Management Fellows Program referred to as PMF, is a flagship leadership development program with the Federal Government geared to advanced degree candidates. PMF is a two-year rotational program that allows the Fellow to rotate within a government organization or agency every four to six months.  Widely considered the best way to jump-start your career with the federal government, participants receive  Continue Reading »