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Upcoming Networking Opportunities

Published in the November 1, 2011, Advisor

Taking advantage of networking opportunities like the ones noted below can help you achieve your professional goals. You will be receiving additional information about some of these events through email. Note that partial reimbursement for eligible expenses may be available through the Career Center if arranged in advance. Stop by for details.

If you feel a little apprehensive about networking skills or just have some questions, please make an appointment and come talk to us. In addition, you can check out these three resources from our library:

  • How to Work a Room: Your Essential Guide to Savvy Socializing
    by Susan RoAne
  • Building Career Connections: Networking Tools for Law Students and New Lawyers
    by Donna Gerson
  • The How-Tos of Informational Interviewing: A Step-by-Step Guide (brochure)
    by NALP

Thursday, November 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Jonathan’s, 136 High Street SE, Salem
Oregon State Bar’s Oregon New Lawyers Division: PROFESSIONALISM FOR NEW ATTORNEYS CLE on Ethics presented by the Hon. John Acosta (UO Law ’82). Law students may attend at no cost. RSVP to Michelle Lane. Stay after the CLE for a social, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; appetizers provided; no-host bar.

Friday, November 4, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Oregon Convention Center, Portland
Oregon State Bar’s 2011 Convocation on Equality. This is a great opportunity to participate in the ongoing conversation about diversity and inclusion, hear from leaders in the field, network with attorneys, and learn about the various organizations that support diversity in the Oregon community. Volunteer for a shift on the day of the conference and/or volunteer for a discrete task with one of the Committees, helping to prepare for the Convocation. If you would like to volunteer, contact Ellen Jones, Director of Career Services, Lewis & Clark Law School, at ekjones@lclark.edu or 503-768-6886. You will also need to register online to attend; the $35 registration fee includes lunch and the reception. (You can apply for reimbursement of up to half of your expenses through the Career Center.) See the website at http://2011coe.wordpress.com/.

Thursday, November 17, 12-1 p.m., Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 208, Portland
Oregon State Bar’s Oregon New Lawyers Division: PRODUCT LIABILITY DEFENSE CLE presented by Anne Talcott (UO Law ’96). There is no charge for law students. RSVP (optional) to Michelle Lane.

Thursday and Friday, November 17-18, UO Law School
Portia Project Annual Conference, “PRISONS AND PEOPLE: A Focus on Women and Their Children”
The free conference features presentations by former inmates of Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, members of the families of incarcerated women, experts in criminal justice, corrections administrators, counselors, representatives of organizations that assist women during the reentry process, and students enrolled in the Law School’s seminar on “Women in Prison.” To attend the conference on Friday in room 142, RSVP to Amy McDonald. If interested in also attending the reception in the Lewis Lounge on Thursday night, contact Prof. Barbara Aldave at 541-346-3985.

Saturday, November 19, Near Autzen Stadium, Eugene
UO Law FOOTBALL TAILGATE
Mingle with UO Law alumni and faculty before home football games. Students must register through Rachel Kahn, Alumni and Development Office, for a fee of $5. Watch for her email two weeks before game day.

Thursday, December 15, 12-1 p.m., Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 208, Portland
Oregon State Bar’s Oregon New Lawyers Division: PROFESSIONALISM FOR NEW ATTORNEYS CLE on Ethics presented by the Hon. John Acosta (UO Law ’82). Law students may attend at no cost. RSVP to Michelle Lane.


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