Legal seminars are a great way for students to gain some quick knowledge in an area of law they are interested in or to demonstrate their interest in a particular area of law. For example, if you don't have time to take environmental law as a course but want to have some basic knowledge of the area because you want to apply for environmental law positions, you can attend a CLE seminar to get an overview and introduction to trends in that area. Seminars also offer a great way to network with other attorneys in that field and can be one way to network during the Winter break. There are a couple of ways students can attend a seminar at low or no cost: 1) State Bar of Wisconsin - Become a Law Student Associate member. As a member, you can attend State Bar of WI sponsored CLE programs, including the annual State Bar Convention. See http://www.wisbar.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Law_Students1 for more information. 2) Sterling Education Services is holding a CLE seminar on Commercial and Residential Evictions and Collection Overdue Rent in Milwaukee, WI on October 11, 2006. There are only FIVE complimentary passes available to law students. To attend, you must pre-register by calling 715-855-0495. If you need more information, contact Tasha Badzinski at email@example.com. Do not register from the company's website as you will be charged full tuition. The program will be held at the Radisson North Shore, 7065 N. Port. Washington Road., Milwaukee, WI. Registration is at 8:00 AM and the presentation is from 8:30 - 4:30. 3) Practicing Law Institute: Allows law students to attend its seminars for free but charges a $25 application fee. Some upcoming seminars include 35th Annual Institute on Employment Law (regularly costing $1,295), Understanding Intellectual Property License, Patent Litigation, and Securities Law. See http://www.pli.edu/public/students/default.asp for information on events and resources available to students. Also, see http://www.pli.edu/public/scholarships/default.asp to download a form to request a scholarship to an upcoming seminar.
Submitted by Nilesh Patel, Career Advisor on September 29, 2006
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