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UncategorizedWhat's going on?: September 22-26

I hope you have all had a rejuvenating weekend and are ready to get busy.  This week at Hulston Hall, we have a plethora of exciting programs you will want to attend.

On Monday, September 22nd, Carly  Duval, ’09, a Managing Associate Attorney at Denton’s in Kansas City will be here for Life of a Lawyer series at 1:00 p.m. in Room 107.  Her practice area is complex commercial litigation and prior to joining Denton’s, she clerked for the Honorable Nanette K. Laughrey, ’75 of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and was an associate at another Kansas City law firm.

Also, on Monday, September 22nd, the Career Development Office will be presenting a Presidential Management Fellows Program Informational Session at 1:00 p.m. in Room 109, where former Presidential Management Fellow and Mizzou Law Alum, Amber Cheek, ’12, will be here to answer any of your questions about the application and interview process or the ins and outs of the PMF program.  This program is approved for Career Development Credit.

Are you thinking that you are happy with the decision to attend law school, but not happy with the prospect of practicing law and wondered what else you could do with your law degree? Dean Key will be presenting Nuts & Bolts: Alternatives to Practicing Law on Wednesday, September 24th at 1:00 p.m. in the Courtroom.  During the hour, Dean Key will discuss strategies for identifying the position that is right for your skills and interested and give you a framework for conducting your job search.  Pizza will be provided if you RSVP more than 24 hours in advance on Symplicity and Career Component Credit is available.

Next week we have some great events planned, so check out Symplicity and RSVP for the following:

Pro Bono Month Kick-Off with Amy Lorenz-Moser, ’00  Wednesday, October 1st at 1:00 p.m. in the Courtroom– Career Component or Professional Perspective Credit Available.  Pizza provided if you RSVP on Symplicity.

Exploring the Profession: St. Louis Public Interest, Friday, October 3rd, visit with National Labor Relations Board, Internal Revenue Service, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.  Space is limited so RSVP on Symplicity.

Have a great week and don’t hesitate to stop by 103 if you have any questions about any of the upcoming events.

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Resource Review: Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules

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What's going on?: September 15-19

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