Wednesday, December 4, 2013

mcgeorgeCDO blog has MOVED!

NOTICE: As of December 4th, 2013, CDO blog updates can now be found on the “CDO News” section of the McGeorge website at

Monday, November 11, 2013

Fellowship, Clerkship and Other Opportunities for Lawyers and Law Students at the U.S. Copyright Office

Fellowship, Clerkship and Other Opportunities for Lawyers
and Law Students at the U.S. Copyright Office

This law clerk program is available year-round (fall, spring, and summer) and allows students to gain valuable experience and insight working on a volunteer basis on law and policy issues that arise within the Office, before Congress, and in the courts. In addition, the Office sponsors the Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program. This program, named after the eighth Register of Copyrights, offers 18 to 24-month paid fellowships for recent law school graduates and other attorneys in the early stages of their careers.

The Register of Copyrights and Copyright Office attorneys work closely with creators, owners and users of copyrighted materials to maintain and administer an effective national copyright system. The Register and her legal staff advise other government agencies on domestic and international copyright issues and serve as the principal resource for Congress on questions of U.S. copyright law and policy.
The fellowship opportunity closes on November 15th, and the clerkship opportunities are available for the fall, spring, and summer terms. Selections for the clerkships in the Office of General Counsel; the Office of Policy and International Affairs; the Office of the Register; and the Registration Program are made on a rolling basis, generally at least 6 weeks prior to the anticipated start date.

For more information, click here.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Paid Law Firm Summer Positions for First-Year Students!


If you are a member of any group underrepresented in the legal profession and/or from a disadvantaged educational or economic background please consider applying for the 2014 Sacramento County Bar Association's Summer Diversity Fellowship Program. This program is an excellent opportunity to gain experience while working in a paid position with a Sacramento law firm.

The Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA) is committed to promoting and increasing diversity in area law firms. The Summer Fellowship Program demonstrates that commitment by providing local minority and disadvantaged students an opportunity to work in a law firm between the first and second years of law school.

It is anticipated that 15+ Sacramento law firms will host fellows for summer 2014. The 10-week Summer Fellowship Program will begin on May 27, 2014 and end on August 1, 2014.

The Fellowship Program has a strong educational component. For this reason, and because students are placed in the participating firms on a random basis, the Sacramento County Bar Association Committee has recommended a stipend to the participating firms. The stipend is $3000/month.

Application forms were sent to all first-year students via email and are also available in the McGeorge Career Development Office (CDO). THE DEADLINE TO APPLY is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014.

Students considering applying for the SCBA Fellowship should plan to attend the Informational Meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday , November 12, 2013.

At this meeting you will:
• Meet members of the SCBA Diversity Hiring and Retention Committee.
• Hear from last year's fellows about their summer experience.
• Get advice about how to write the personal statement and interview successfully.

Please contact the CDO at 916-739-7011 with any questions.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Capital Fellows Programs | Apply by February 10, 2014

Page Title: Capital Fellows Programs
Prepare for a Future Career…Engage yourself in Public Service.
Apply by February 10, 2014 to the Capital Fellows Programs -

  • California Senate Fellows
  • Executive Fellowship Program
  • Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program
  • Judicial Administration Fellowship Program

The Capital Fellows Programs offer a unique opportunity to participate in policymaking and development. Fellows work for 10-11 months as full-time, paid staff members in the California State Assembly, California State Senate, California Executive Branch or the California Judiciary. Fellows actively engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while gaining firsthand experience in the governance and leadership of the most diverse, complex state in the nation.

Voted three years in a row (2010, 2011 & 2012) as one of the Top 10 internships nationwide by, the Capital Fellows Programs are ranked highly for their combination of meaningful work experience and career opportunities. Each year, Vault's editors evaluate the internship programs profiled in their annual guide and select from those the top 10 internship programs they feel represent the best all-around opportunities.

Prospective Capital Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree (in any major) by September 1, 2014 and a demonstrated interest in California state government and public service. Applicants may apply to one or more of the programs that meet their interests and qualifications. Recent graduates, graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome. For the 2014-15 fellowship year, individuals must complete the online application by the deadline of February 10, 2014.

If you have questions regarding the Capital Fellows Programs or need brochures, please contact Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies at (916) 278-6906,
Learn more by visiting  

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC) at Penn Law is accepting fellowship applications for 2014-2015

Call for Applications: Penn Law CTIC Fellowship

The Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC) at Penn Law is accepting fellowship applications for 2014-2015.

About CTIC: CTIC is a Penn Law research center that brings together faculty from across the University of Pennsylvania.  Now in its seventh year, CTIC has established itself as a hub of interdisciplinary discourse on issues pertaining to intellectual property, Internet law, privacy, and related fields.

About the Fellowship: Designed for scholars interested in pursuing academic careers in areas related to CTIC's work, CTIC fellows enjoy faculty access to Penn Law services and full participation in all CTIC events.  Fellows receive a full year of funding and will be eligible for renewal for an additional year.  Fellows are expected to produce at least one original academic work and to teach one class during each year of funding.  Additionally, part of each fellow's responsibilities include support for CTIC's programs, including the development of CTIC reports and proposals.

Requirements:  CTIC fellows must have earned a law degree or be pursuing a Ph.D. or equivalent in a related field and should not yet have held a full-time tenure track legal academic appointment.

To Apply: Email the following materials to by Monday, January 13, 2014:

1. detailed research proposal
2. writing sample(s)
3. CV
4. law school and/or graduate school transcript(s)
5. two references, minimum (at least one must be an academic reference)

Applications may be considered on a rolling basis, and this position may be filled prior to the application deadline.  Interested applicants are encouraged to express interest early.

To learn more about the fellowship, visit:

To learn more about CTIC, visit:

The Diversity and Law Clerks and Students Committees present: Diverse Career Paths Teleconference

The Diversity and Law Clerks and Students Committees present:
Diverse Career Paths Teleconference
In the midst of an economic downturn, thoughtful career planning is a must and more information is helpful in formulating a career plan. This panel will explore the career path and planning process for six successful attorneys. What prepared them for a career practicing intellectual property law? What was the role of networking in leading to their current position? What advice do they have for students and attorneys in building a career? How did they find success and fulfillment in the practice of law? We hope to answer these questions and others during the panel discussion.

Mike Mireles, Professor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Judge Paul Grewal, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Northern District of California
Jack Hobaugh, Counsel & Senior Director of Technology, Network Advertising Initiative, Washington D.C.

Paul Korniczky, Partner, Leydig, Voit & Meyer, Chicago, Illinois
Christy LaPierre, Associate, K&L Gates, San Francisco, California
Kim Tran, Associate, Perkins Coie, Palo Alto, California
A.E. Williams, Retired Patent Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Price for Teleconference (Free for all FCBA Members)

Private Practitioner
$120 non member
$35 non member
Member: Complimentary
Member: Complimentary

To register for this Program, please follow these instructions:

1) Internet Participation. Those wishing to participate in the teleconference, please visit, select the title of this teleconference and follow the prompts.

2) Participation for law students is free however registration is required. Use link above or contact Andrew Hunter, for special “group” pricing and student groups interested in FREE internet participation.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

U.S. Department of State 2014 Summer Student Internship Program

This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency. 

The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts.

As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:
  • Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
  • Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
  • Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
  • Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.

Click here to go directly to USAJobs to start the Gateway to State online application. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 1, 2013.

Please visit for more information about the Summer 2014 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 1, 2013.