Career Services Office Update - August 29, 2006

Listed below are various resources and opportunities for law students. Where available, I have marked which students these opportunities are focusing on: 1) New Passwords for Vault Guides - is an online resource for law students. It has guidebooks on top law firms, various practice areas, quality of life rankings, pro bono program profiles, etc. Use this to search for law firms, research a firm you will be interviewing with, or to read up on opportunities in practice areas you never considered. Use your judgment though, as it should not be considered the final authority on what a particular firm or practice area is like. To access the site, you need to get a temporary 24 hour password from the website, which MUST be mailed to your school account. You can log in by going to: 2) Prosecutorial Opportunities Symposium Sponsored By Illinois State's Attorney's Office - The Cook County State's Attorney's Office will host the 10th Annual Prosecutorial Opportunities Symposium. The Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at the John Marshall School of Law, 315 South Plymouth Court, in Chicago, IL. The event is free of charge and will provide information about career opportunities with the Cook County's State's Attorney's Office, the U.S. Attorney's Office, Illinois Attorney General's Office, and the City of Chicago Corporation Counsel's Office. A detailed schedule will be provided once our office receives the information. 3) Foley & Lardner 1L Minority Scholarship Program - Foley & Lardner is offering two (2) $5,000 scholarships to first year minority law students. Applications, available in the Career Services Office, are due September 29, 2006. The application form, along with a resume and required transcript, are due to the Career Services Office by 5:00 PM on September 29th. Applications submitted past the deadline will not be accepted. 4) Dorsey & Whitney Reception for 2Ls - Dorsey & Whitney, LLP invites all 2Ls for a reception on Friday, September 8, 2006 at the Angelic Brewing Company, located at 322 W. Johnson Street. Interested students should RSVP to carlene Holter - 5) New Website for Researching Law Firms - A new website - - is available to UW Law students. This website has an online guide to the top 300 US law firms, descriptions of practice areas, and attorney directories and bios. 6) 2006 UW Career Forum - The Career Forum is the kick-off event for on-campus recruiting in the School of Business Career Center (BCC). The event is open to all UW-Madison students interested in careers in business. Last fall's Career Forum attracted approximately 1,200 students and more than 450 company representatives from more than 150 employing organizations. The event is on Monday, September 18, 2006 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kohl Center, 601 West Dayton Street. Students registered with the BCC can access a searchable forum-employer database in BCCnet starting September 1. To register with the BCC, stop by the Career Services Office and fill out the purple card. More information is available at -

Submitted by Nilesh Patel, Career Advisor on August 31, 2006

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