Friday, February 15, 2008

1L & 2L BLG Mentor-Mentee Program


The Boston Lawyers Group (BLG) is pleased to announce the 2008 Mentor Program for students of color, who attend Boston area law schools. The Program offers first and second year law students an exciting opportunity to be mentored by a practicing attorney from a BLG participating member organization.

The Program is limited to a total of 100 first and second year law students of color, who attend the following law schools; Boston College Law School, Boston University School of Law, Harvard Law School, Massachusetts School of Law, New England School of Law, Northeastern University School of Law, Suffolk University Law School and Western New England College School of Law. We will consider applications for the 100 available slots on a first come, first served basis.

Students are advised to complete the Mentee/Student application and forward it to the BLG in advance of the March 3, 2008 deadline. They can e-mail the completed application to me at, or register online at

Students will receive a formal invitation to the Kick-Off Event, along with confirmation of their acceptance into the program by Friday, March 14, 2008. In the meantime, they should mark their calendar - The Mentor Program Kick-Off Event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 5:30 p.m., at Goodwin Procter LLP. Students will meet their mentor during the Kick-Off Event. They are required to attend the Event, in order to participate in the Mentor Program. If anyone has any questions, please feel free contact me at (617) 457-3653.

Cooley Diversity Fellowship Program for 1Ls

Cooley Godward Kronish Announces Diversity Fellowship Program

Cooley Godward Kronish LLP is proud to announce that it has established a Diversity Fellowship Program for first-year law students, as part of the Firm’s overall commitment to attract, mentor and retain exceptional and diverse attorneys. The application is accessible at For 1L students in the 2007-2008 school year, applications must be received by March 15, 2008.

Through the program, Cooley will award up to $15,000 annually to eight first-year students to assist with law school tuition. Each fellow will also receive an invitation to join Cooley’s summer associate program. Awards will be announced to the students in the summer following their first year of law school with the summer associate position to start following the successful completion of the recipients’ second year of law school.

  • Personal diversity in terms of ethnicity, gender, physical disability and/or sexual orientation
  • Enrolled full-time in an ABA accredited law school and in the 1L year at time of application
  • Sincere interest in joining the Firm's Summer Associate Program following the applicant's 2L year
  • Not a recipient of a similar diversity award from another law firm for the same time period

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected based on consideration of the following factors:

  • Commitment to promoting goals of diversity
  • Academic performance
  • Personal achievements
  • Leadership abilities
  • Community service
  • Demonstrated interest in joining the Cooley Godward Kronish Summer Associate Program
  • Application ProcessApplications must include:
  • A completed application form
  • A brief personal statement
  • A current resume
  • Law school transcript
  • Undergraduate transcript

Applicants may also submit the following optional materials:

  • Up to two letters of recommendation
  • Up to three references
  • A legal writing sample

For more information regarding Cooley’s Diversity Fellowship, please visit or send inquiries to

Thursday, February 14, 2008

2/11 LALSA Newsletter

Hola a todos! We have quite a bit of stuff going on, so read carefully!
1) General Body Meeting this Thursday 2/14, 1pm, EW115A
2) Spanish Language Film Series with Professor Augustine-Adams
3) HNBA mid-year conference
4) 1L networking event at Holland & Knight "Demystifying the Large Law Firm Practice"

Come one, come all to the General Body Meeting on Thursday. We will have sign ups for community service events, information on great events like inter-lalsa networking, taste of diversity, films, and volunteer opportunities with "Latina Know Your Rights." Not to mention FREE Venezuelan food, yum!!Please direct any questions, comments, future events, etc to

General Body Meeting
Thursday, Feb 14th @ 1pm
Room EW 115A
Hey all, we're having a general body meeting on Thursday! Come get some delicious food, and hear about the amazing things we have planned for you the rest of the semester: regional LALSA career networking event, community service, and more!!_________________________________________________

Prof. Augustine Adams is looking for students interested in a Spanish film class:BASE (Boston Area Spanish Exchange) will offer a Spanish language through film class at Boston College Law School for four weeks in February and March. Gathering a small group of students and/or faculty (up to ten) to participate in the class. At this point, it's likely the class will be on Monday evenings probably from 6:15 to 9:00. A description of the four films and the course is at The cost is $137/person. There may be an option to extend the class for more weeks, if enough people are interested.If there is enough interest, the classes are likely to begin February 11th, February 25th, March 3, and March 10 (with February 18th off because of President's Day). If you are interested in participating, please let me know ASAP.The course has been prepared for high intermediate to conversational students. BASE asks all participants in the course to complete BASE's online Written assessment ( Ideally, we'll also have an oral assessment for each student, but I'm not sure yet how to work that out logistically.Don't hesitate, please email Professor Augustine-Adams as soon as possible if you are interested!

HNBA Mid-Year conference
March 13th-15th
New York, NY
The conference will provide lawyers, in-house attorneys, business professionals, and general practitioners from across the country with opportunities to discuss important topics on law and finance. Topics include Labor Law litigation in Financial Services, Securities Litigation Developments, Insurance Law and the Financial Sector, Bankruptcy, Microfinance, Juvenile Justice and more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas and knowledge with other practitioners and leaders in the field.
The Moot Court Competition will provide law students with the opportunity to hone their brief writing and oral advocacy skills while exploring a complex legal issue that has been recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
For more information contact: Diana Sen, Chair, Mid-Year Conference & Moot Court Competition, Diana.Sen@friedfrank.comContact Jonathan Agudelo ( if you're interested in attending. For more information please visit


1L Event @ Holland and KnightThursday, March 6 @ 4:30pm
Holland & Knight's Diversity Committee present: Demystifying the Large Law Firm Practice. The event will take place at Holland & Knight: 10 St. James Avenue, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02116. For further information or to RSVP, please contact Bronagh Fay (617) 854 1430 or

2/5 LALSA Newsletter


Some interesting things going on this week. Not all LALSA related, but still interesting.1) Brown Bag Lunch: today 12:30pm in EW 2002) Maxed Out: today 3:30pm EW 115A3) Salsa Mixer4) Chinese New Year celebration with APALSABrown Bag Lunch As mentioned by Dean Garvey in his State of the School address, the school has planned a brown bag lunch with Associate Dean Marianne Lord Today, February 5 from 12:30-1:30 in EW 200. The brown bag is similar to the one we had last fall to explain the appointments process. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Dean Wylie


Maxed Out Date: Tuesday, February 5th

Room: EW 115ATime: 3:30 pm
The Community Economic Development Law Group and the American Constitution Society will be hosting a screening of Maxed Out (, an award winning documentary about the credit industry and consumer debt in the United States. Prof. Hillinger will be introducing the movie and cookies, snacks, and hot cocoa will be served.
Contact Arianna Tunsky ( with any questions.



Inter-SALSA Mixer

When: Thursday, February 7 at 8:00pmWhere: Tantric Restaurant and then CapriceTantric123 Stuart StBoston, MA 02116(617) 367-8742Easily accessible by T -- Boylston stop.


APALSA is celebrating the Chinese New Year with a dinner downtown and ice skating on Frog Pond to follow! Where: China Pearl Restaurant (9 Tyler St, Boston, MA, in Chinatown)When: February 8th, 2008Time: 7pmWhat : Traditional Chinese Family Style Dinner (that means lots of dishes!)Cost: $5 ICE SKATING: If you want to go Ice Skating afterwards: Admission is $4 + Skate rental $8 - $2 (APALSA will cover $2 J) = $10 So... If you want to do Dinner and Ice Skating the cost is $15. Space is limited, so reserve your seat and ice space NOW by contacting Melissa Hargleroad (, Christine Bang ( or Aric to set up a time to reserve your spot with either $5 (dinner) or $15 (dinner + ice skating)!!! We hope you join us for this celebration!!

1/28 LALSA Newsletter

We all just had a fabulous eboard meeting last week, and we have some really exciting events coming up. Be on the lookout for emails for the Spanish lunch table, community service opportunities, networking, and more!This week:1) Join us Friday for a Welcome back Inter-LALSA at Mojitos Lounge! Salsa lessons begin at 9:15, and free entry with your student ID2) ILs, still need help with a summer job, contact us for help!3) Fun APALSA events coming up!_________________________________________________

Welcome back Inter-LALSA!!Friday, February 1stMojitos LoungeSalsa lessons at 9:15pmFree entry with student ID Hey everyone! It's high time we all got together for a fabulous party. On Friday we are getting together with LALSA's from BU, Northeastern, and Harvard. Free salsa lessons, free entry with student ID, and fabulous people to hang out with.This is going to be a fabulous event, bring your dancing shoes and don't miss out!!_________________________________________________

1Ls - all of us 2Ls and 3Ls want to reiterate that we are here for you during your job search, please feel free to contact us any time if you have questions or need some help. Don't be shy!Here is a short list of us, but please contact anyone in LALSA, we're happy to help!
Jonathan ( Judge Donald L. Graham, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Cedric ( Research Assistant, Professor Ingrid Hillinger
Jen ( Pro Se Unit, US District Court for the District of Columbia
Sabrina ( public interest and working abroad
Angie ( East Bay Community Law Center, Oakland, CA


Looking to hang out with the other ALSA's? Well, APALSA has some fab events coming up!
Join them tomorrow January 29th for a quick study break in stuart 408 from 1pm to 2pm.
Join them in celebrating the Chinese New Year with a dinner downtown and ice skating on Frog Pond to follow!
Where: China Pearl Restaurant (9 Tyler St, Boston, MA, in Chinatown)When: February 8th, 2008Time: 7pm
What : Traditional Chinese Family Style Dinner (that means lots of dishes!)
Cost: $5
ICE SKATING: If you want to go Ice Skating afterwards: Admission is $4 + Skate rental $8 - $2 (APALSA will cover $2 J) = $10