Wednesday, February 3, 2010

LALSA Newsletter 2/3/2010


Here’s a quick overview of what’s in our most recent email.

Brought to you by LALSA:
  1. General Body Meeting / Spanish for Lawyers Workshop
  2. LALSA T-Shirts are in!
  4. Recruiting Latino Admitted Students
  5. LALSA Facebook Group

Other Events at BCLS:
  1. Students of Color Retreat Networking Event with Goulston & Storrs
  2. What are the other ALSAs doing?
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Brought to you by LALSA:

  1. LALSA General Body Meeting/ Spanish for Lawyers Workshop: Tuesday, February 9th from 12:30-1:30pm in EW 100. Your E-Board has been working hard this semester, so come find out what LALSA is up to and enjoy lunch on us! After some announcements and sign-ups we’ll be going straight into our Spanish for Lawyers Workshop! This will be a good chance to practice your Spanish skills, learn some legal vocabulary, and get some tips for working with Latino clients. This will be especially helpful to anyone going on the Spring Break Immigration Service Trip.
  2. LALSA T-Shirts: Shirts are available for those that ordered them at the last General Body Meeting. Shirts are $8 each. They will be available for payment / pick up at the next General Body Meeting, or else email Yliana for your T-shirt if you ordered one and can’t make it on Tuesday.
  3. March is DIVERSITY MONTH: All the ALSAs and LSA Diversity Committee have a lot of things in the works for March. LALSA will be hosting a Documentary Screening, and Guest Speaker, encouraging faculty to pledge to discuss issues of diversity in their classes during March, facilitating a Diversity Roundtable Discussion and participating in the annual Taste of Diversity event. We’re also planning another LALSA Potluck this month, which means lots of food, drinks, and dancing - so don’t miss out!!!
  4. Recruiting Latino Admitted Students: As we have in the past LALSA will be inviting admitted students to come visit BC Law for the Open House on March 26th. We will need volunteers to make phone calls to admitted students, and to offer to host a student for that weekend. We’ll also be planning some social events for admitted students to meet current students and see a little bit of Boston that weekend. If you’d like to take a bigger role in this process please sign up at the General Body Meeting.
  5. LALSA Facebook Group – Join our Group! There are tons of great links to national organizations and information about scholarships, internships, and clerkships, so don’t miss out!

Other Events at BCLS:

  1. Students of Color Retreat Networking Event with Goulston & Storrs: Thursday, February 4, 4:00PM to 6:00PM. Please don't forget to RSVP to the Goulston & Storrs networking panel and reception. Goulston will be sending 10 + attorneys out, in addition to the panelist, so please make every effort to come. Also, please don't forget to email with you fun fact for the scavenger hunt. DRESS IS BUSINESS CASUAL.
  2. What are the other ALSAs doing? (1) APALSA Lunar New Year Dinner: Come celebrate Chinese New Year with APALSA! They are having a nice, warm dinner downtown on Friday, February 12. The address of China Pearl is 9 Tyler St. Boston, MA 02111. RSVP by FRIDAY HERE: 1Ls can pay $5 to their section reps, otherwise Thursday is the last day to find them tabling in the Yellow Room from 12:45-1:45pm. (2) NALSA General Body Meeting : February 18th . (3) BLSA: February is BLACK HISTORY MONTH keep a look out for their events on Wednesdays!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fall 2009 Events

August 28-30: Students of Color Retreat
September 15: General Body Meeting and 1L Elections
September 22: HACU/HNIP Guest Speaker Elena Vivas-House
September 25: LALSA Social at Union Street
September 30: Mentor-Mentee Kick-Off Dinner
October 1: Inter-ALSA Outlining Session
October 14: Documentary Screening about ASPIRA and Antonia Pantoja
October 19: Boston Area LALSA Mixer
October 21: Spanish Table / Cafe Con LALSA
November 6: LALSA Potluck
November 9: General Body Meeting
November 11: 1L Summer Job Student Panel
November 23 - December 10: Toy Drive for Latinas Know Your Rights

Thursday, April 9, 2009

2009 Diversity Programs / Career Fairs

*Bay Area Diversity Career Fair: The Hilton San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco, CA

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2009 at:
Job Fair Date: Saturday, August 8, 2009
Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. The Bar Area Diversity Career Fair attracts hiring representatives from the Bay Area’s most prominent law firms and government legal departments. For additional information please go to:

*Boston Lawyers Group (BLG) Minority Job Fair: Intercontinental Hotel, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA.
Registration Deadline: July 8, 2009 at
Job Fair Date: Thursday, August 13, 2009
Reception: August 12, 2009, Sullivan & Worcester, One Post Office Square, Boston, MA

Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. BLG is a consortium of more than 40 of the largest law firms, government agencies, and corporations in the City of Boston. For more information visit

*Cook County Bar Association/Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms Minority Law Student Job Fair: The Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown/Lakefront, 511 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL
Registration deadline: May 15, 2009 at
Job Fair Date: Friday, August 21, 2009
Open to 2Ls, 3Ls. Information is given to each student regarding participating employers' hiring criteria, offices/cities for which employer is interviewing, and J.D. year/s required by that employer. Students are afforded the opportunity to have their resume submitted to 12 employers. The resumes are collected by the Job Fair committee and forwarded to the employers. Employers are asked to pre-select eight students with whom they wish to interview, or one-half of their interview schedule. The remaining one-half of the schedules are filled based upon student bidding, and by on-site matching at the Job fair to fill slots vacated by last-minute student cancellations. Initial interview schedules will be sent out in early July. For more information visit

*Delaware Minority Job Fair for Second- and Third-year Law Students: Widener University Law School in Wilmington, DE
Pre-registration Deadline: April 21, 2009
Job Fair Date: August 15, 2009

(Please note that the focus of the event is minority law students, but it is open to all second and third year law students seeking positions in Delaware for the summer of 2010 and fall of 2011).
Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. When you apply, your resume will be submitted to all of the Delaware legal employers who are participating in the program that fit the criteria you select. You will be eligible for an invitation if two or more of those employers wish to interview you. You must complete the attached Application Form along with your resume and college and law school transcripts.

*DuPont Minority Job Fair: three locations (Houston, LA, Wilmington)
Pre-registration Deadline: Monday, April 13, 2009 at
Job Fair Date: Saturday, August 8, 2009
Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Students register online and have the option of choosing from three Job Fair sites: Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; and Wilmington, DE. More than 30 law firms and legal service companies that work with DuPont will interview selected law school students. Employers will have the opportunity to review your materials and select students to whom they would like to extend an invitation to interview with a representative from their organization at a Job Fair. Each selected student will have private interviews with those employers that have expressed an interest in them.
New information: Please read the attached letter for registration instructions.

*Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, Hyatt Regency Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO
Registration opens: March 26, 2009-June 20, 2009. Register by May 25th and you will be entered into a drawing.
Job Fair Date: Friday and Saturday, August 7-8, 2009
Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. More information can be found at or contact Emily Perry at 816-474-4322.
IMPACT Career Fair – Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities –(Location to be determined) but will be in Washington, DC area.
Job Fair Date: Friday, August 7, 2009 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Open to 2Ls and 3Ls - Disability Career Fair. More information can be found at

*Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair, Embassy Suites Downtown Indianapolis
Pre-registration opens on April 1, 2009 and closes on July 10, 2009
Job Fair Date: August 6-7, 2009
Open to 2L law students to participate in the first ever IBA Diversity Job Fair. Students will register for the IBA Diversity Job Fair via Symplicity’s web site at

*National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair – Marriot Memphis Downtown in Memphis, TN.
Job Fair Date: Monday, July 21, 2009
Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. More information is available at The NBPA invites all interested law students, alumni, and practicing attorneys to attend this year’s job fair. The goal of the NBPA Job Fair is to promote diversity in prosecutor’s offices by providing a forum where prospective employers can easily access highly qualified minority candidates from across the country. The Job Fair will provide a unique forum where law students, recent law graduates, and experienced attorneys from across the nation can meet and interview with prospective prosecutorial employers at the local, state, and federal levels.

*National Lesbian and Gay Law Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
Job Fair Date: September 10-12, 2009
Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Register at On-site registration will be available beginning 10:30 AM through 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 10th and from 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 11th. On-site registration must be accompanied with payment by a major credit card. There are a limited number of on-site registrations accepted and a late fee will apply. The National LGBT Bar Association does not guaranteed that materials, welcome bags, or other opportunities will be available to those who do not register prior to August 15, 2009.

*Northwest Minority Job Fair: K&L Gates, 925 4th Avenue, Suite 2900, Seattle, WA
Pre-registration Deadline: May 15, 2009
Job Fair Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009
Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Last year 37 employers participated and each student who attended interviewed with an average of four employers. To participate please complete and return the registration form via mail or email postmarked no later than May 15, 2009. Additional information and resources will soon be available through the Northwest Minority Job Fair’s website at

*Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair: INVESCO Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
Online Registration begins: (To be Determined)
Job Fair Date: (To be Determined)
The Career fair will provide a forum for legal employers, law students and graduates to meet and discuss employment options with the goal of expanding opportunities and assisting the legal profession in fulfilling its commitment to diversity. For additional information email career fair coordinators at or visit

*San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association Job Fair
Location and Details to be Determined
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Deadline: (To be Determined)
Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. A technical background is not required to participate in the Job Fair; however, certain firms may require one if they are recruiting for a patent prosecution position.

*St. Louis Diversity Job Fair – Renaissance St. Louis Grand & Suites Hotel, 800 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri
Date: August 15, 2009
Deadline to Register: May 1, 2009 at
Reception Date: Friday, August 14, 2009 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm and Interviews on Saturday, August 15 from 7:30 am – 4:45 pm

Open to 2Ls and 3Ls. More information can be found at At the reception employers and students will have the opportunity to meet on a more informal basis. Each employer will have a table to give students the opportunity to meet representatives and provide updated resume materials to the firm/organization if they were not granted a formal interview. Once a student registers for the Fair, they will be given information regarding participating employers’ hiring criteria and J.D. year(s) required by the employer. Students have the opportunity to submit their resume to employers.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Diversity Month Events - Spring 2009

Networking 101 For Students of Color:
Sponsored by LSA Diversity Committee, APALSA, BLSA, LALSA, NALSA, SALSA. Led by Kimberly Chin and Paul Navarro, this three part series is intented to prepare you for the Diversity Expo taking place on 3/24 at Suffolk Law School as well as several networking opportunities that will become available over the summer.
  • Tuesday 3/10 @ 5pm in Stuart 411
  • Tuesday 3/17 @ 5pm in Stuart 411
  • Tuesday 3/24 @ 12:45pm in EW 200

Diversity Roundtables:

  • Wednesday 3/18 @ 12:30pm brought to you by SALSA
  • Tuesday 3/24 @ 12:30pm brought to you by LALSA
  • Thursday 3/26 @ 12:30pm brought to you by BLSA
  • Monday 3/30 @ 12:30pm brought to you by SALSA
An Afternoon Without: Wednesday March 25th, 3-5pm. LALSA will be hosting this event about ideological exclusion. Students and faculty will be performing readings from the works of writers, scholars, and political figures who were banned from the US because of their political opinions.

Admitted Student Mixer:
LALSA will be having a social for admitted and current law students after the BC Law Open House on Friday March 27th at 9:30pm at Mojitos in Downtown Boston.

Taste of Diversity: Tuesday March 31st, 3-5pm in Barat House. Come enjoy samples of food from around the world, courtesy of BC's ALSAs, and the comedic stylings of Erin Judge, Mehran Khaghani, Tom Morello, and Bethany Van Delft.

Diversity Bar Review: After Taste of Diversity on March 31st, the Boston College Alumnae Association and the LSA Diversity Committee are inviting BC Alums and students to a Diversity Alum Reception in the Yellow Room with hors d’oeuvres and drinks starting at 5pm.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Foley Hoag Invitation

Dear LALSA 1Ls:

I hope that you enjoyed The Boston Lawyers Group's "Charting Your Legal Future" event last month. Everyone is pleased to welcome you to the Boston legal community.

I would like to invite you to an event that Foley Hoag will host for 1Ls on Thursday, March 19, 2009.

While the event will focus on assisting students in polishing their resumes and on providing interview tips, it will also provide a terrific opportunity for networking with members of our firm's Hiring Committee in advance of next fall's interview season. You can also look forward to chatting over drinks and hors d'oeuvres with other Foley Hoag lawyers from a variety of practice groups.

Dina M. Wreede | Director of Legal Recruiting

Seaport World Trade Center West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, Massachusetts 02210-2600

617 832 7060 phone
617 832 7000 fax