Upcoming Events for Students Fall 2010

Upcoming Events for Students

* Many more events hosted by the law school, student organizations, and alumni association will be added throughout the year. Details are subject to change. Final event information will be distributed via the Mason Law listservs. To the extent possible, audio recordings will be made available for download from the Mason web page.*




Mock Interviews for Upperclassmen

August 4, 5, 10, and 11, various times and locations


Interview Skills Workshop

Thursday, August 12, 6:00–7:00 pm, Room 329


Fundamental Skills Workshop I - Acclimating to Law School and An Introduction to the American Judicial System

Tuesday, August 17 – 10:00 am-11:30 am OR 1:00 pm-2:30 pm OR 6:30 pm-8:00 pm


BCG Group:  State of the DC Legal Market

Tuesday, August 17, 6:00–7:00 pm, Room 332


Department of Justice Jobs Information Session

Monday, August 23, 5:00-6:00 pm, Room 121


Back to School Reception with Students, Faculty and Staff

Thursday, August 26, 5:00-6:30 pm, Levy Atrium


Fundamental Skills Workshop II – Class Preparation & Participation:  Reading Critically, Revisiting the Case Brief, and Note Taking (in and out of class)

Saturday, August 28 – 9:00 am-10:30 am OR 11:30 am-1:00 pm


Choosing a Practice Area Presentation by Search Consultants Major Lindsey & Africa

Monday, August 30, 5:00–6:00 pm, Room 329


SBA Meet the Student Organizations Fair & Happy Hour

Tuesday, August 31, 4:00–8:00 pm



Federal Government Opportunities

Wednesday, September 1, 5:00-6:00 pm, Room 329


Arlington Campus Life Event

Thursday, September 2


Fundamental Skills Workshop III – Synthesizing Material, Outlining, and Time Management

Saturday, September 11 - 9:00 am-10:30 am OR 11:30 am-1:00 pm


Judicial Clerkship Interview Advice for 3D/4E Students

Monday, September 13, 5:00-6:00 pm, Room 329


Day in the Life:  International Law (ABA Pathways to International Law Careers)

Wednesday, September 15, 5:00–6:00 pm, Room 329

(Joint Reception with APALSA /Trial Advocacy to follow in back atrium)


APALSA / Trial Advocacy Career Panel

Wednesday, September 15, 5:00–6:00 pm, Room TBA

(Joint Reception with ABA International Law section to follow in back atrium)


Constitution Day Lecture with Professor Bernstein

Thursday, September 16, 12:00-1:00 pm, Room TBA


Presidential Management Fellows Program Information Session

(jointly hosted by various Mason graduate programs)

Monday, September 20, 5:30-7:00 pm, Arlington Original Building, Room 329


Information Session on Domicile Appeals

Monday, September 27, 5:00-6:00 pm, Room 121


JAG Information Session

Tuesday, September 28, 5:00-6:00 pm, Room 329


Presidential Management Fellows Program Information Session for Mason Law

Wednesday, September 29, 5:00–6:00 pm, Room 329


Information Session on Domicile Appeals w/Phillip Hunt, Associate Registrar for Certification



Information Session on Domicile Appeals,

with Philip Hunt Associate Registrar for Certification



Distinguished Alumni Present:  Practical Tips on How to Outline and Study for Exams



Distinguished Alumni Present:  Nuts and Bolts of Opening Your Own Firm





Day in the Life Series: Copyright / Trademark Lawyers

Monday, October 4, 5:00-6:00 pm, Room 225


Judge Larry Boyle of the U.S. District Court of Idaho Presents: Finding Success and Satisfaction as a Practicing Attorney

Wednesday, October 6, 5:00-6:00 pm, Room 120


Day in the Life Series:  Civilian Lawyers in the Military (and DoD and contractor/consultants)

Wednesday, October 13 from 5:00–6:00 pm, Room 329


Trial Advocacy Competition

Saturday, October 16 – Sunday, October 17


Fundamental Skills Workshop IV – Using Practice Exams and Exam Preparation Resources

Monday, October 18 – 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm OR 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Mason Law Clinical and Externship Programs Information Session 

Tuesday, October 19, 5:00–6:00 pm, Room 120 


Day in the Life:  JDs in Business

Wednesday, October 20, 5:00-6:00 pm, Room 329


SBA Casino Night

Thursday, October 21, Atrium


Journal of Law, Economics & Policy Symposium
Overcriminalization 2.0: Developing Consensus Solutions

Thursday, October 21, Washington, DC


Equal Justice Works Public Service Career Fair

Friday, October 22 – Saturday, October 23, All Day, Washington, DC


Fundamental Skills Workshop V – Exam Taking Tips and Tackling Essay Questions

Saturday, October 23 - 9:00 am-10:30 am OR 11:30 am-1:00 pm


Day in the Life Series:  Employment Law, ERISA, and Corporate Tax

Wednesday October 27, 5:00-6:00 pm, Room 329


Civil Rights Law Journal Symposium





First-Year Career Orientation Weeks

November 1 - November 25, Locations of Introductory Career and Counseling Sessions TBA


Law Firm Management – David Ginsberg and Robert Feisee

Wednesday, November 3, 4:30-6:00 pm, Room 225


Fundamental Skills Workshop VI – Essay, Short Answer and Multiple Choice Questions

Saturday, November 6 - 9:00 am-10:30am OR 11:30 am-1:00 pm


No Spin Zone: Get the Skinny on Finding a Job with Upperclassmen

Tuesday, November 9, 12:00–1:00 pm, Room TBA


Upperclass Moot Court Competition

Saturday, November 13, and Friday, November 19


First-Year Applications to Early Hiring Employers

Monday, November 16, 12:30-1:00 pm, Room 329


DC/Baltimore Public Service Career Fair Information Session

Wednesday, November 17, 12:00–1:00 pm, Room 332


Day in the Life:  Capitol Hill & Public Policy JDs



Department of Homeland Security Honors Program Information Session





First-Year Students’ Mentor Program with Alumni Kickoff Breakfast

Wednesday, January 12, 8:00-9:00 am, Atrium


Small to Mid-sized Firm Events

Week of January 17


Mock Interviews

Monday, January 24, and Tuesday, January 25, various times and locations


DC/Baltimore Public Service Job Fair

Friday, January 28, All Day, Hazel Hall


First-Year Moot Court Competition

Saturday, March 26, 2011 – Opening Rounds

Saturday, April 2, 2011 – Advancing Rounds

Friday, April 8, 2011 – Final Round




Interview Skills Session (January)


Virginia Bar Association Professionalism Event for Virginia First-Year Law Students (January) 


Speednetworking Event with Alumni (February)

(open to first-year students first)


Spring Recruiting Program (February-April)


ABA Corporate Counsel Presentation (February)


Clerkship Information Session (March)


Academic Advising & Planning Session (March)


Business Etiquette Dinner (TBA)


Fall Hiring Season Overview (April)


Judicial & Legislative Reception (May)


Day in the Life Series Continued (January-May) 

          Alternative Career Professionals

          Criminal Law Lawyers

          Antitrust Lawyers

          Health Care Lawyers


And much more . . . .