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OPCD PRESENTS: ACBA Diversity Summer Clerkship Program Info Session for First Year Law Students

WHAT: Join Alysia Keating, Director of Diversity and Gender Equality at the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), at an information session to learn about summer clerkship opportunities available at law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies in Pittsburgh to first-year minority law students through a program sponsored by the ACBA. Ms. Keating will discuss the history and goals of the program and will outline what is involved in applying. She will also discuss the interview process and the placement process. Past participants in the program will be available to answer questions. “Minority” for purposes of the ACBA Summer Clerkship Program is as defined under EEOC guidelines as a member of one of the following four groups who share a race, color or national origin: American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black; or Hispanic.

WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 2014

12:30-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Barco Law Building, Alcoa Room

RSVP on Symplicity by October 29, 2014.

BUSINESS CASUAL ATTIRE REQUIRED.

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!

Questions: please contact Rochelle McCain at (412) 648-1051 or rochelle.mccain@law.pitt.edu.

OPCD PRESENTS: Beth Pearson, “If Networking Is So Important, Why Can’t Anyone Tell Me How To Do It?”

WHAT: Join us for this interactive event and learn valuable and effective networking skills from Beth Pearson. Beth Pearson has been working with professional services providers for more than 15 years, focusing much of that time on business development. She has experience in personal coaching, business development planning and implementation and traditional marketing.

WHEN: Thursday, November 06, 2014

12:30-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Barco Law Building, Room 111

RSVP on Symplicity by November 5, 2014.

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!

Questions: please contact Jamey Mentzer at (412) 648-8577 or mentzer@pitt.edu.

OPCD PRESENTS: Pitt Law STEP Professionalism Training

WHAT: Professional Development Program for 2L and 3L  students wishing to participate in the Pitt Law STEP (Short Term Employment Program), by which law students are presented with short-term or project based paid opportunities to work at small and mid-sized law firms.

The one-hour program will involve discussions of:

  • Criteria for student participation in, and exclusion from, the Pitt Law STEP
  • Professionalism and the demands and expectations of practice and of participation in the Pitt Law STEP
  • Instruction on how to complete a time sheet
  • A Contract of Understanding to be signed by the student

WHEN: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

12:30-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Barco Law Building, Room G-12

RSVP on Symplicity by November 10, 2014.

Questions: please contact Lori McMaster at (412) 648-2359 or mcmaster@pitt.edu.

ACBA's Committee on Law & Disability

WHAT: Join members of the ACBA's Committee on Law & Disability for a lunch discussion on disability-related legal careers, practicing law as a disabled attorney and information on the committee followed by an opportunity to meet and network with some of the attorneys who serve on the committee. All law students are welcome!

WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2014

12:30-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Barco Law Building, Room 107

RSVP on Symplicity by November 12, 2014.

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!

Questions: please contact Jamey Mentzer at (412) 648-8577 or mentzer@pitt.edu.

Burns White LLC: Reception for Diverse Law Students

WHAT: The law firm of Burns White LLC invites you to a Reception for Diverse Law Students with special guest speaker William M. Carter, Jr., Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2014

5:00-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Four Northshore Center

106 Isabella Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

RSVP on Symplicity by October 29, 2014. Please also respond to the firm by contacting Lauren Quinn at 412-995-3208 or lmquinn@burnswhite.com by October 29, 2014.

BUSINESS ATTIRE IS REQUIRED!

Questions: please contact Lori McMaster at (412) 648-2359 or mcmaster@pitt.edu.

Please stop by the Career Resource Center (Room 200B) to pick up an invitation!

OPCD PRESENTS: Honorable Reggie B. Walton, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

WHAT: Please join Dean Carter in a conversation with Judge Reggie B. Walton of the United States District Court of the District of Columbia, who formerly presided over the FISA Court as well as high profile cases such as U.S. v. Scooter Libby, U.S. v. Roger Clemens, and Mohammon v. Bush (Guantanamo Bay detainees).

WHEN: Friday, November 14, 2014

11:00-12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Barco Law Building, Teplitz Courtroom

RSVP on Symplicity by November 11, 2014.

Questions: please contact Rochelle McCain at (412) 648-1051 or rochelle.mccain@law.pitt.edu.

Pro Bono Volunteer Opportunity on Election Day (11/4/14)

Election Protection seeks the assistance of law students in ensuring that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. 

Pennsylvania voters have received many different messages about ID requirements over the past few years, which is bound to leave some voters confused. And, like every election, machines will break down, voters will show up at the wrong polling place, and voters will turned away without casting a ballot—so they need your help.  

The Lessons of Ferguson:What Went Wrong and How to do Better

Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor David Harris will be presenting, "The Lessons of Ferguson: What Went Wrong and How to do Better."  The presentation, which will be held in room 107, is being co-sponsored by The Balck Law Students Association, The American Constitutional Society, and the Federalist Society.  

Join The Pitt Public Health Annual Open House

A message from Professor Alan Meisel:

Join us on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 130 De Soto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 to learn about the field of public health and how Pitt prepares students for careers that contribute to a healthier world. 

At Open House, students can learn how their interests and career goals might fit with public health disciplines.  Our departments include Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Policy and Management, Human Genetics, and Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. Students from many academic backgrounds committed to making a difference in the world find their passion at Pitt Public Health.

All students and faculties are welcomed. For details, please check our website

 

Cyber Security Symposium featuring David Hickton and Dave Kennedy

Computing Services and Systems Development is hosting a Cyber Security Symposium featuring nationally recognized cyber security experts David Hickton, US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and David Kennedy, TrustedSec CEO, in recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness month.  The event is on October 21 and open to all students, faculty, and staff; a light lunch will be provided. Register online at http://pi.tt/symposium to attend.  See the flyer here.

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