Reed Smith is committed to mental health awareness and advocacy. As such we would like to share information about an event Reed Smith is hosting on October 12, 2023, our first Law Student Mental Health Summit. This event coincides with World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2023.
VIRTUAL & ON-DEMAND: Law students and other attendees are welcome to attend all six live sessions, to drop-in/drop-out of any sessions or to watch them on-demand at a time that works for them.
The primary objective of the summit is to create an open and honest dialogue about mental health issues in the legal profession and explore effective strategies to support law students and recent graduates in maintaining their well-being. The summit will bring together the Institute for Well-being in Law (IWIL), experts in mental health, legal professionals, and recent graduates to discuss topics such as the foundations of flourishing, future proofing mental health, “what I know now” a session featuring first and second year associates talking about their mental health journeys, and even a session specifically meant for law school faculty and administrators on how to support the mental health of law students.
The summit will underscore the collective commitment of the legal community that nurtures the holistic development of students, leading to a more positive, healthy, and supportive law school experience and law career.
Coming Up! LATHAM & WATKINS LLP Presents: Perspectives from Big Law: A Conversation with Latham’s Hispanic/Latin American Lawyers Group | 10.3 |RSVP by 10.2
Hosted by Latham’s Hispanic/Latin American Lawyers Group (HLA), please join our esteemed panel for a discussion on navigating BigLaw, determining the path of your legal career, and reflecting on our panelists’ experiences as Hispanic/Latin American attorneys.
- Roderick Branch Corporate Partner, Chicago/New York Deputy Office Managing Partner, Chicago; Opinions and Confirmations (Corporate) Committee, Vice Chair
- Tony Del Pino Corporate Partner, New York Latin American Practice, Chair; Hispanic/Latin American Lawyers Group, Partner Advisor
- Danny Dominguez Litigation & Trial Partner, Washington D.C. Diversity Leadership Committee, Vice Chair; Litigation & Trial Department, Local Co-Chair
- Cecilia Sanabria Litigation & Trial Partner, Washington D.C. Diversity Leadership Committee, Member
- Yvette Valdez Corporate Partner, New York Diversity Leadership Committee, Member
- Nick Gonzalez Corporate Associate, New York Hispanic/Latin American Lawyers Group,Global Leader
To RSVP please complete this registration form by Monday, October 2, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific. We look forward to seeing you there!
You’re Invited: American Society of International Law’s 2023 Midyear Meeting | Pittsburgh, PA | Nov. 9-11
Want to learn more about the field of international law and build professional connections that will help navigate your way into international practice? Attend the American Society of International Law’s (“ASIL”) 2023 Midyear Meeting November 9-11 in Pittsburgh! As a benefit of our academic partnership with ASIL, enrolled students may register for free using the code APSTUDENT. The Midyear meeting will be held at Jones Day (Thursday, November 9th) and at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Friday & Saturday, November 10th-11th). Registration is now open, and the event is fast approaching. Preliminary program details, hotel information, and FAQs can be found at this link: asil.org/mym. Students will have access to more than 50 hours of substantive panels, professional development sessions, and keynote and roundtable events.
Students: Apply now to be the next Young Tax Professional of the Year!
Great news! EY is again hosting its Young Tax Professional of the Year (YTPY) Competition. This presents a distinctive opportunity for our successful and motivated students to display a wide range of tax, legal and general business knowledge as well as analytical and presentation skills in a fun and exciting case study contest. And it is an amazing opportunity for networking and teaming experiences.
- Grow your network and learn from business and academic leaders
- Collaborate with students from around the US—and potentially the world
- Enhance your presentation and communication skills
- Differentiate yourself as a future leader—just by participating in this experience
About the event
YTPY is a two-part competition – first, here in the US, and then at the global level. The US YTPY competition involves the following steps:
- Step 1: Interested students should apply by registering below. Please be sure to include your resume and transcript when registering. The deadline to apply is September 30 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Step 2: On October 2, qualified applicants will receive email communication that includes a case study and details on next steps. A video response to the case study will be due on October 8 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Step 3: US finalists will be chosen and invited to participate in a virtual kickoff.
- Step 4: US finalists will virtually present an extended response to the case study to a panel of EY Tax professionals between October 30 – November 1.
- Step 5: The US winner will be invited to participate in the Global YTPY Competition in January 2024 to compete with students internationally in a case study and simulated client presentation.
Who is eligible for YTPY
Applicants must be enrolled in a US university or law school (in-person or online) at the time of application, preferably in the final year of one of the following degree programs:
- Master of Science in Taxation or a related area of study
- Tax LLM
- Juris Doctorate
- Applicants should have no more than 18 months of actual work experience in tax (excluding internships) as of December 2023
- Past participants who have advanced as finalists to the US competition are not permitted to participate again
Could you be the next Young Tax Professional of the Year?
You’ll never know unless you apply! We hope you will participate in this great brand- and career-building opportunity. Good luck!
Latham & Watkins Presents: The Business of Law [10.17] + More Perspectives from Big Law | Webinar Series
Latham & Watkins Upcoming Webinars:
|Tuesday, October 3, 2023 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET||Perspectives from Big Law: A Conversation with Latham’s Hispanic/Latin American Lawyers Group||Learn more and RSVP|
|Thursday, October 5, 2023 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET||Perspectives from Big Law: A Conversation with Latham’s Black Lawyers Group||Learn more and RSVP|
|Tuesday, October 10, 2023 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET||Perspectives from Big Law: A Conversation with Latham’s Asian & Middle Eastern Lawyers Group||Learn more and RSVP|
|Tuesday, October 17, 2023 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET||Business of Law Event||Learn more and RSVP|
|Tuesday, October 24, 2023 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET||Perspectives from Big Law: A Conversation with Latham’s Native American & Indigenous Lawyers Group||Learn more and RSVP|
|Thursday, October 26, 2023 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET||Perspectives from Big Law: A Conversation with Latham’s First Generation Professional Lawyers Group||Learn more and RSVP|
|Tuesday, October 31, 2023 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET||Perspectives from Big Law: A Conversation with Latham’s LGBTQ+ Lawyers Group||Learn more and RSVP|
|Tuesday, November 7, 2023 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET||Perspectives from Big Law: A Conversation with Latham’s US Military and Veterans Network||Learn more and RSVP|
|Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET||Perspectives from Big Law: A Conversation with Latham’s Disability and Neurodiversity Network||Learn more and RSVP|
As a fresh new 1L, or a seasoned 2L or 3L, setting up an informational meeting is a fantastic, low-pressure, way for an attorney to pass on any advice or wisdom about the legal field or their practice area. Right now, you are uniquely positioned to ask questions of everyone around you, and setting up an informational meeting with a practicing attorney is a great place to start. In general, attorneys cannot offer you a job on the spot, and this is not the time to ask for a job, but you should put your best foot forward and you can make it clear that you are interested in their geographic location or firm. The goal of your meeting is to gain a deeper understanding of the legal market in your desired location and narrow down which practice area(s) you want to pursue. Let us help you put your best foot forward! You can find an Informational Meeting Guide on the intranet (along with several other useful guides!) and make an appointment to discuss how to set up an informational meeting and what to ask during your quick, 15-20 minute, conversation with the attorney!
Please join Lowenstein Sandler‘s Donna Calia or Jeffrey Shapiro for a 10 min 1:1, Wednesday, September 20th from 12-1PM to learn more about Lowenstein Sandler, their practice and quick tips. This legal connection is brought to you as part of the Career Center’s Quick Counsel series. Sign-up for your spot today in Symplicity.
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Please join the MO Attorney General’s Office in-person panel event being held in ABH Rm 306 today at 12PM discussing 1L, 2L, and post-grad opportunities.
The panel will include:
Karen L. Kramer
Deputy Chief Counsel, Criminal Division
Washington University J.D. 1995
Clerked with Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. (95-96) and Edward D. “Chip” Robertson, Jr. (96-97) at the Missouri Supreme Court
Chief Counsel for Governmental Affairs Division
Washington University J.D. 2013
Deputy Attorney General, Recruitment and Retention
University of Missouri J.D. 2016
Clerked with Judge Coleen Dolan, Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District (2016-2017)
Deputy Solicitor General
2013, Harvard Law School
Clerked for the Honorable Jonathan A. Kobes on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit