PCDC – St. Louis Diversity Job Fair

When: August 3-4, 2012
Where: Saint Louis, MO

Eligible for Participation: OCU School of Law students in the graduating classes of 2013 and 2014.

The primary goal of the Fair is to attract a diverse group of 2L and 3L students to the metropolitan St. Louis legal community, encourage them to practice law in the area, and become an integral part of our community. The Job Fair steering committee has invited law firms, corporations, and government agencies from all over the nation.

Program information, registration details, and applicable hard deadlines for participation may be located in the Symplicity PCDC Job Listings database – Job ID 7096.

Questions may be directed to Carol J. North, PCDC Job Fair Administrator.

PCDC – Dispute Resolution and Current Issues in Indian Country

Monday, February 20, 2012
5:00 to 5:45 pm
Sarkeys Law Center Homsey Family Moot Courtroom

Co-sponsors: Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)
Professional and Career Development Center (PCDC)

NALSA and the PCDC invite you to hear Stephanie Hudson from Oklahoma Indian Legal Services.

Ms. Hudson has worked as an attorney at OILS since 2000. She graduated from OCU LAW in 1993. She previously served as a coordinator for the Early Settlement Alternative Dispute Resolution program at Oklahoma City University. Stephanie represents the people in the mid-central region of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma.

Ms. Hudson also specializes in Indian child welfare, American Indian property issues, and mediation. She is recognized as a national expert in mediation, specifically tribal peacekeeping methods. Stephanie will be speaking about those topics, as well as how students can become involved with Oklahoma Indian Legal Services.

Diversity Week at OCU Law

This week OCU Law celebrated Diversity Week with a series of outstanding speakers and programs. To learn more about diversity in the legal profession read the ABA’s Presidential Initiative’s final report The Next StepsThe Next Steps is available in print in the law library or you can read the advance copy online.  Also review some of the law library’s  books about diversity in the legal profession currently on display across from the circulation desk.   The ABA commission on Women in the Legal Profession provides information specifically for women in the profession.  The OCU law library also has many books available on this topic as well. The ABA’s Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity provides online access to a number of resources related to diversity in the legal profession. For example, you may download and listen to or watch webcasts Removing Bias from Attorney Evaluations or Smart Soloing: Success Strategies for Diverse Lawyers, from the ABA Presidential Diversity Commission Distance Learning Program Series.

Career Panel & Networking Series: Accessing and Succeeding in Jobs as a Diverse Candidate – 3/24/2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011
5:00  to 5:45 pm
Sarkeys Law Center Room 103

In recognition of Diversity Week activities at OCU LAW, the Professional and Career Development Center (PCDC), Black Law Student Association (BLSA), Native American Law Students Association (NALSA), and the American Bar Association Law Student Division (ABA LSD) are pleased to present the following panel discussion.

As employers (private and governmental) continue to address goals to increase the level of diversity among  their ranks, the need to communicate important information to historically underrepresented minority groups about available opportunities and associated hiring and application processes remains a priority for OCU LAW. 

Toward this goal and in light of the ABA Standard addressing this, i.e. “a law school shall demonstrate by concrete action a commitment to providing full opportunities for the study of law and entry into the profession by members of underrepresented groups, particularly racial and ethnic minorities…,” the following program is offered for any interested law student.

This program will feature OCU LAW graduates who have taken different employment paths and are committed to helping students navigate in the current environment. They will offer insight and guidance on how students should prepare and approach achieving their career goals through traditional and other routes.

Mary Daniel, JD’05
Associate – Husch Blackwell – Kansas City, MO

Tynan Grayson, JD’05
Owner – The Grayson Law Group – Oklahoma City, OK

Andrew Chilson, JD’10
Associate – Phillips Murrah – Oklahoma City, OK

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES – At the end of this program students will:
1) learn ways in which they need to prepare to pursue various employment paths
2) be made aware of particular opportunities
3) know the importance of developing polished career documents
4) understand how professional development and interaction with other attorneys will positively affect career satisfaction and job success

Light refreshments will be served.