October 2007

Welcome to the inaugural issue of "The Briefcase," the monthly e-newsletter from the Pace Law School Center for Career Development (CCD).  Each month we will highlight a topic or event as well as bring you news about what has been happening in the CCD and what events and programs are coming up in the next month.

18th Annual Public Interest Career Reception

On Thursday, August 30th, Pace Law students, together with Rachel Littman, Assistant Dean, Stephanie Golden, Associate Director, Nicole Moncayo, Director of Recruiting and Pace Law School Representative to The Metro Area Public Interest Advisors Group, attended the 18th Annual Public Interest Career Reception at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (affectionately known as The City Bar) in midtown Manhattan. This event enabled us to continue and expand our networking and recruitment efforts within the public interest, environmental and government sectors.


Fall Recruiting and Other Programs

We are beginning to wind down our very busy and successful fall recruiting period. We have added some terrific new employers to our recruiting programs: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP; Farer Fersko; the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Honors Program; and Allen & Overy. Please log onto Symplicity for further details about these and many other employment and fellowship opportunities.

We also presented the following well-received programs:  separate orientations for first year, upper level, and LLM students; Intensive Interview Prep Workshop; MasterCard Mentoring Program; and the Fulbright Scholarship Program (with Prof. Greenawalt). We have additional programs scheduled for this semester (see the column at the right) and many more in the planning phases.

Evening Student Tables

Stephanie Golden, our Associate Director, Private Sector and Judicial Clerkships, manned (or, more accurately, "womanned") our first Evening Student Drop-By Counseling Table in front of the law school cafeteria on September 26 from 6-8pm. A counselor will also be on hand at the table on the following dates from 5-8pm: October 10; October 22; November 6; November 15; and December 3.

Spotlight on Summer Positions

This month we highlight what two Pace Law students did this past summer.  Their experiences range from private practice immigration work in New York City to an externship with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of General Counsel for Fisheries as part of the Pace Law School Washington, D.C. Environmental Externship Program. These students represent not only the diversity of summer positions available to Pace Law students, but the variety of practices, geographic location and types of employers that await you in your next summer job!


            A Sense of Humor at 2am            

            Washington, D.C. as the Classroom        

Rachel Littman, Esq.
 Assistant Dean for Career Development
 (914) 422-4218


Upcoming Events and Programs

Tuesday, October 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m., CCD (A-207)
Pizza roundtable on international law

Thursday, October 4, 1-2pm, Rm C-02, Presentation on the Presidential Management Fellows Program and other Fellowship Opportunities

October 6-7, Washington, D.C. Equal Justice Works Public Interest Career Fair (www.equaljusticeworks.org)

Tuesday, October 9, 5-6pm, Rm C-02, Public Interest Careers Program

Friday, October 19, 3:30-4:45,  Faculty Lounge, Preston , 2nd Floor
Student/environmental alumni networking and coffee talk (right before the Kerlin Lecture on Environmental law)

Thursday, October 25, 5:30-8:00pm, Tudor Room
Alumni Mentor Reception

Wednesday, October 31, 1-2pm, Tudor Room
Summer Positions Debriefing Program


Pace Law School, Center for  Career Development,   (914) 422-4217   www.law.pace.edu