PCDC: Equal Justice Works Fellowships and Information

Dear Students,


Please know that the application for the 2012 Summer Corps program is now open!  Students have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, March 23 to complete the application to become a 2012 Summer Corps member and receive a $1,175 AmeriCorps education award. For more information on the program, please visit the Equal Justice Works website. 


Equal Justice Works is offering several free webinars this month for law school professionals and students of our member schools.  Click on the links below to learn about and sign up for webinars focused on: 

If you have any questions or would like to suggest webinar topics, please contact membership@equaljusticeworks.org.


Tuesday, March 20 at 2 p.m. EST
Student Strategies for Success: How to Find Your Dream Job


Thursday, March 22 at 2 p.m. EST
Law School Professional Series: How to Help Your Students Find Their Dream Job


Thursday, April 12 at Noon EST

Link In to Further Your Job Search
Please let your students know that they can send an email to Lauren Fuchs at lfuchs@equaljusticeworks.org for a chance to have their LinkedIn profile reviewed live during the webinar. One person will be selected at random and will be notified before the actual webinar if chosen.


Equal Justice Works Programs


For law school professionals:


Tuesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. EST
Law School Professionals Series: Public Defender Corps Program Overview 


Wednesday, April 4 at 2 p.m. EST 

Law School Professionals Series: Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program Overview


For students:


Friday, April 20 at 2 p.m. EST

Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship Program and Application Overview


Thursday, March 29 at 2 p.m. EST

Law Student Series: Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program Overview


Tuesday, April 17 at 2 p.m. EST

Law Student Series: Public Defender Corps Program Overview


Wednesday, May 16 at 2 p.m. EST

Law Student Series: How to Create a Successful Application for the Equal Justice Works Fellowships


Monday, June 18 at 2 p.m. EST

Law Student Series: How to Become a Member of the Public Defender Corps


Tuesday, June 26 at 2 p.m. EST

Law Student Series: How to Create a Successful Application for the Equal Justice Works Fellowships


Educational Debt Relief


Friday, March 16 at 3 p.m. EST

How to Pay Your Bills AND Your Student Loans: Utilizing Income-Based Repayment


Friday, March 23 at 3 p.m. EST
Get Your Educational Loans Forgiven: Public Service Loan Forgiveness


Thursday, April 12 at 2 p.m. EST

Plan Before You Borrow: What You Should Know About Educational Loans BEFORE You Go to Graduate School


Thursday, April 19 at 2 p.m. EST
Drowning in Debt?  Learn How Government and Nonprofit Workers Can Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Equal Justice Works | 1730 M Street NW, Suite 1010 | Washington, DC 20036 | www.equaljusticeworks.org

PCDC – Licensed Legal Intern Exam Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for the April LLI Exam is one month away:

Examination Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Sarkeys Room 110
Application Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2012

For more information about the Oklahoma Licensed Legal Intern program, including eligibility requirements, MPRE, application process and exam preparation, please click here.

PCDC – 2012 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment.

The 2012 Patent Law Interview Program will be held on Thursday, August 2 & Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Embassy Suites Chicago.

Interested law students are directed to the Symplicity PCDC Job Listings database (Job ID 6861) to review program details, eligibility for participation, registration instructions, etc.

PCDC Road Show

Monday Afternoons
4:00 – 6:00 pm
January 9 – March 12, 2012
Sarkeys Law Center Atrium

The PCDC comes to you! Debbie Boles, Law Career Counselor will be downstairs in the Atrium each week for walk-up assistance, no appointment needed. Feel free to stop by Table 2 and she’ll be glad to answer questions, schedule career counseling appointments, etc.

PCDC-Public Defenders Corps Application Deadline Extended

Due to requests from member schools and students, Equal Justice Works is extending the application deadline for Public Defender Corps to 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 30, 2011.  EJW hopes that this change will allow more students to complete and submit  applications.

EJW apologizes for this last minute change, but  wanted to respond to the many phone calls received requesting for more time. 

Please contact 202-466-3686, ext. 134 or publicdefendercorps@equaljusticeworks.org if you have any questions or need assistance with the application process.

Police Officer/Attorney Wes Johnson – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Monday, September 26, 2011
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
Sarkeys Law Center Room 108

Co-sponsors: Criminal Law Association
Professional and Career Development Center
Student Bar Association

Lunch will be provided.

The Criminal Law Association presents Wes Johnson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Mr. Johnson has a unique perspective on the war on drugs as both a police officer, and an attorney with 31 years of practice and will offer insight into the pressing issue of the war on drugs. In 2002, Oklahoma’s Department of Corrections received $219 million dollars from the state’s budget when 2,000 teachers lost their jobs because of budget cuts. Oklahoma leads the world in the incarceration of women. If you are interested in the area of criminal law and the social policy which attends it, do not miss this exciting speaker!

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES – At the end of this program students will:
1) know the pros and cons of our drug policy
2) understand the impact that lawyers have on this policy
3) recognize the position that law enforcement (the DA’s office) has on this policy
4) learn about careers available in this field

The Basics of a Sports Agent

Thursday, September 15, 2011
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sarkeys Law Center Homsey Family Moot Courtroom

Co-sponsors: Sports, Property and Entertainment Law Association (SPELA)
Professional and Career Development Center (PCDC)

Hors d’oeuvres provided

Come hear Jeff Berry, OCU JD cum laude ’98, who is a Co-Head of CAA Sports’ Baseball division and has been a sports agent since 1998. CAA has been named Sports Agency of the Year by Sports Business Journal the past three years. CAA Sports’ clients have participated in 53 All-Star games and won 14 Silver Slugger Awards, 11 Gold Gloves, four Rookie of the Year Awards, two Cy Young Awards and an MVP Trophy. CAA Sports represents 54 first-round draft selections and has negotiated more than $100 million in amateur-draft signing bonuses.

Among others, Jeff represents MLB All-Stars Mark Buehrle (White Sox), Chris Young (Diamondbacks) and Corey Hart (Brewers) and 2010 NL Rookie of the Year Buster Posey (Giants) along with Joe Blanton (Phillies), John Danks (White Sox) and Mark Teahen (Blue Jays).

Jeff played a critical role in the blockbuster trade and subsequent contract extension for Roy Halladay when Halladay was traded from the Blue Jays to the Phillies in December 2009. In 2008, Jeff negotiated the largest signing bonus in baseball draft history, Posey’s $6.2 million deal with San Francisco.

Jeff played baseball at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and spent one season as a catcher in the Red Sox organization. Following his playing career, Jeff was a Graduate Assistant Baseball Coach at Oklahoma City University from 1995-1998. While at OCU, he earned his Juris Doctor from the University’s School of Law, graduating cum laude in May 1998. Jeff is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and a certified player agent with the Major League Baseball Players Association.


At the end of this program, students will be informed about the following topics:
1) the responsibilities and role of a sports agent
2) the courses that will be beneficial for students seeking to become a sports agent
3) how to enter and succeed in the sports law field