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What's going on?: September 15-19

I hope everyone is ready for a busy week here at Hulston Hall!

Monday, September 15th, at 1:00 p.m. in the courtroom, the Career Development Office will be presenting Public Service: Federal Employer Panel, where attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Bureau of Customs & Immigration Enforcement, U.S. Department of Labor- Office of the Solicitor, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will answer students’ questions regarding working for the federal government.  Career Component Credit available.

Matt Dameron ’02, Principal Attorney with Williams Dirks Dameron in Kansas City, and Peggy Whipple, Deputy Chief Counsel in the Litigation Division of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, will be here on Tuesday, September 16th to conduct mock interviews.  If you are interested in participating in mock interviews, please sign up on Symplicity as soon as possible.

Students will be traveling to Springfield on Wednesday, September 17th to attend the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association Luncheon, where James Silkenat, ABA President will speak.  After the luncheon, the students will be visiting the law firm of Strong Garner Bauer in Springfield as well as the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  If you are interested in attending, RSVP on Symplicity.  If you have any questions, please contact Kate Busch.

The CDO will be presenting Diversity Perspective: Daniel Sakaguchi on Friday, September 19th at 2:30 p.m. in the courtroom.   Daniel Sakaguchi from Armstrong Teasdale will be here to speak with students who are interested in diversity issues and the environment at a large law firm. RSVP on Symplicity.

Next week, we will also be presenting some great programs, so make sure to RSVP early to reserve your spot.

Monday, September 22nd at 1:00 p.m. – Life of a Lawyer: Carly Duval ’09– Managing Associate Attorney at Denton’s in Kansas City (RSVP on Symplicity)

Monday, September 22nd at 1:00 p.m.–  Presidential Management Fellowship Information Session – Former Fellow, Amber Cheek ’12 (RSVP on Symplicity– Pizza and Career Component Credit available)

Wednesday, September 24th at 1:00 p.m.–Nuts & Bolts: Alternatives to Practicing Law–Presented by Dean Key (RSVP on Symplicity–Pizza and Career Component Credit available)

We hope you have a great week and don’t forget to stop by 103 if you have any questions!

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