Women in Law Halloween Carnival

Join Women and Law for the annual Halloween Carnival today (October 29) 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Law School Lobby.  If your organization is interested in participating or you are interested in volunteering please contact WIL’s Vice President, Catherine Oates-Robinson, at oatesrob@email.sc.edu.

Please feel free to dress up in your kid-friendly Halloween costumes!  Even if you cannot attend the Halloween Carnival, you can still help spread the word by sharing our Facebook event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/641196629332196/

MONSTER’S BALL THIS THURSDAY

Don’t forget to get your Monster’s Ball tickets before the event on Thursday!!! Prices are $25 for SBA members, $35 for non-members, and $40 on the day of the event for everyone. Hope to see everyone at Monster’s Ball THIS THURSDAY! Happy Halloween!

PING PONG for POVERTY! Team Applications being accepted

You have until Oct 31st to form your two person team for Ping Pong for Poverty!  Just $10/player and that player could be a faculty member or even an alum!  This fundraising event to help Harvest Hope Food Bank will have qualifying rounds the week of Nov 4-7 with the Final rounds during the “Best Class Food Drive Week” Nov. 10-14.  The Final two teams will meet at 12:30in the lobby on Nov. 13th to see who wins the coveted golden paddle.
All the rules are posted on the bulletin boards and on the Pro Bono Program Homepage.  Even if you are not that great a player, this will be a fun way to help raise funds for those in need.  Don’t have a spare $10? Consider bringing your lunch for a couple of days!! or maybe your Mom will be your sponsor!  Applications in Room 233 or the Lobby, Oct. 27-31

Monster’s Ball Tickets now on sale!

Monster’s Ball Tickets are now on sale. The event is Thursday, Oct. 30th from 9pm-12 midnight at Jillian’s, “The Groove Shack.” There will be a costume contest, first prize is a $50 gift card. Remember to get your tickets early, $25 for SBA members, $35 for non-members, and $40 day of the event for everyone! You don’t want to miss the event of the semester!

Voter Protection Training – Sunday Oct. 12 at 3PM

For those of you interested in serving as poll watchers on Election Day, there will be a brief training session on Sunday, October 12, 2014, in Room 138 at 3PM. The session will be hosted by James Doyle, Voter Protection Director of the SC Democratic Party. We have Election Day off (November 4), so please consider volunteering!
This is a non-partisan activity. All are encouraged to volunteer.

Spring Externship Interest Meeting

The Office of Experiential Learning is having a Spring Externship Interest Meeting this Thursday, October 9th at 12:40 in room 135.  This is an opportunity for 2ls and 3ls to learn about the program and placement possibilities.  The externship program provides the chance for students to earn academic credit while working in various types of state and federal government offices.  Students can work for all levels of judges, government agencies, solicitors, and public defenders while earning academic credit.

 

Please let Megan Seiner, seinerm@law.sc.edu, 803-777-1451 know if you have any questions.

Upcoming Career Services Events

Wednesday, October 20
12:40
138
Cover Letter Program for 1Ls
 
Career Services will discuss how to draft an effective cover letter.
Lunch will be provided.
 
Tuesday, October 21
12:40
138
US Air Force JAG Presentation
 
 
A US Air Force JAG member will discuss the application process and duties of a JAG officer.
Please bring your lunch.
 
 
Tuesday, October 28
12:40
138
Labor/Employment Law Program
 
Panel discussion with members of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Division.  Panel is composed of attorneys from large firms, small firms, and government agencies.  Panelists discuss the practice area and work/life balance.
Lunch will be provided.
 
Wednesday, October 29
12:40
138
Professionalism and Social Media
 
 
Presentation by Gary Moore, USC IT Department, on establishing a professional social media presence.  Career Services will discuss LinkedIn.
 
Monday,
January 12
12:40
Auditorium
Symplicity Training/
OCI Information Session
 
Training session on how to navigate Symplicity, the software utilized by the Office of Career Services.  Presentation will address how to apply for job postings and on-campus interviews.  There will also be a discussion of the on-campus interview process.
Lunch will be provided.
Monday –  Thursday, January 26-29
12:40
Auditorium
Career Week
 
Daily panels of practicing lawyers discuss various career options.  Topics vary each year, but may include Government; Alternative Careers; Private Practice (Small Firms vs. Large Firms); Transactional Work vs. Litigation.
Lunch will be provided each day.
Wednesday,
Feb. 4
12:40
138
Interview Tips
& Young Lawyers Division Diversity Clerkship Presentation
Presentation by Career Services on effective interview techniques, dress, and etiquette.
Brief presentation by SC Young Lawyers Division on SC Bar Diversity Clerkship Program.
Please bring your lunch.
Tuesday,
Feb. 10
12:40
138
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Interview Demonstration
 
Hiring partner from Nelson Mullins interviews a second-year student in front of audience.  NMRS will follow the interview with feedback and a brief presentation.
Provides first-year students insight into the format of an on-campus interview.
Please bring your lunch.
 
Tuesday,
Feb. 24
12:40
138
Federal Clerkships
 
Panel of federal law clerks will discuss their experiences and the application process.
Lunch will be provided.
Tuesday,
March 3
12:40
138
Job Search Strategies
 
Presentation on finding jobs outside of the on-campus interview process.
Please bring your lunch.
 
Thursday,
March 26
12:30
Lobby
Small Firm Lunch
 
Ten lawyers from small local firms are invited to have lunch with students in the law school lobby to provide information on practicing law in a small firm.  Each lawyer has his or her own table. 
Lunch will be provided.
Wednesday, March 31
12:40
138
State Clerkships
 
Panel of state law clerks discuss their experiences. 
The application process is discussed.
Lunch will be provided.