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The Ovadia CP&P Office aims to guide and assist students in every step of their professional development journey. In keeping with the Office’s partnership model, it is committed to help create and maintain a pipeline of employment opportunities. The Ovadia CP&P Office also commits to provide comprehensive programming to help students develop the tools needed to meaningfully participate in those opportunities.

In law school, the process of planning a career and applying for jobs starts early. Students should take the time to browse the following material, which will help students learn about the services and opportunities that will make finding a job easier. Students may also visit the Ovadia CP&P Office for additional printed materials, such as books and publications from a variety of sources that discuss career planning, job search techniques and particular legal practice areas.

The Ovadia CP&P Office Blog

The Ovadia CP&P Office Blog contains new posts every week of up-to-date employment opportunities, scholarships, writing competitions and networking events. All information posted on the Blog can also be found on Symplicity. With any questions, comments or feedback about the Blog, please contact Jessica Michelle Ciminero.

Career Planning & Exploration
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Writing Competitions

ESSAY CONTEST: NAPPERT PRIZE IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION [DEADLINE: APR. 30, 2016]

Topic: The essay must relate to commercial or investment arbitration.

Complete details: Available at Ovadia CP&P Office Blog


THE NATIONAL LAW REVIEW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: APR. 30, 2016]

Topic: It is recommended that articles address the following monthly topic areas:

  • Cybersecurity Issues – Major data breaches, EU Privacy Shield, Wearable Devices, Medical Devices
  • Election 2016 Coverage
  • Tax Issues
  • Constitutional Issues – First Amendment, Gun Control
  • Employment Issues – Ban the Box Laws, Minimum Wage, Transgender Accomodations, Age/Sex Discrimination

Complete details: Available at the NLR website


2016 HOGAN/SMOGER ACCESS TO JUSTICE ESSAY COMPETITION [DEADLINE: APR. 30, 2016 BY 11:59 P.M.]

Topic: Class Actions and Environmental Law: As courts and legislators have made it more difficult to bring effective class actions, can class actions continue to advance environmental objectives and hold polluters accountable?

Essays may focus on these or other related questions:

  1. How do evolving standards of “commonality” affect environmental class actions?
  2. How might major environmental problems that we are facing be amenable to class treatment?
  3. How would these actions be brought? What damage recoveries and other results may be sought?

Complete details: Available at Ovadia CP&P Office Blog


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