Wisconsin Public Interest Job Fair

Registration is now open for the Tenth Annual Wisconsin Public Interest Job Fair. The Fair will be held at the Law School on Saturday, February 17, 2007. Participating employers will be hiring predominantly for summer internships, but a few are interviewing for post-graduate positions. Using the Symplicity system, you may sign up for interviews with employers, and upload all required documents, from now until Wednesday, January 31 at NOON. You will be notified by Monday, February 12, which employers have chosen to interview you. Employers who will be interviewing include: ABC for Health (1Ls, 2Ls) American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Foundation (1Ls, 2Ls) Centro Legal por Derechos Humanos (3Ls) Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls) Community Justice, Inc. (1Ls, 2Ls) Dane County Corporation Counsel's Office (1Ls, 2Ls. Application collection only; will conduct interviews at a later date) Federal Defender Services (2Ls) Jefferson County DA's Office (1Ls, 2Ls) Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee (1Ls, 2Ls) Legal Action of Wisconsin (1Ls, 2Ls) Midwest Environmental Advocates (1Ls, 2Ls. Interviewing for externships during 2007-2008 school year only) Office of the City Attorney, Madison (1Ls, 2Ls) People Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse (1Ls, 2Ls) Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (1Ls, 2Ls) If you are interested in learning more about these organizations, some of them sent descriptive brochures, which are available in a three-ring binder at the front of the Career Services Office. Many of these employers do not have the funds to pay their summer interns. However, with the exception of Midwest Environmental Advocates (which only offers a for-credit externship), employment at these organizations would entitle you to apply for a Summer Public Service Fellowship. Applications for the Fellowship (in the amount of approximately $2500) will be available in February.

Submitted by Kristin Davis, Public Interest Law Advisor on January 19, 2007

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