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September 2016

JAG Corps: Legal Careers in America’s Military

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come learn how you can launch an exciting career serving your country as an attorney in the military. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine JAG Officers will be on campus to meet students and discuss their respective careers. In a lunchtime program the Officers will detail the many opportunities in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, explain the differences between the branches, and describe their varied areas of practice. They will take questions from the audience and meet with students individually.

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2L Class Meeting

September 13 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm

This program is for the Class of 2018 only. CSO counselors will share important advice and resources specifically for 2Ls. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS! RSVP on Symplicity. Lunch will be provided.

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3L Class Meeting

September 15 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm

This program is for the Class of 2017 only. CSO counselors will share important advice and resources specifically for 2Ls. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS! RSVP on Symplicity. Lunch will be provided.

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4th Annual Prosecutors’ Day

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

District Attorney offices from all over Alabama will be on campus meeting students, answering questions, conducting interviews, and giving a presentation on their practice. Come learn how to get involved and launch a career in criminal prosecution, be it at the federal, state, or local level.

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$60

Class of 1981 Reunion: Reception and Dinner

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Law Center Main Lobby (2nd Floor), 101 Paul W. Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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The Class of 1981 will host a reception and dinner on Friday, September 30 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Law Center.  The event is open to all University of Alabama School of Law graduates of the class of 1981. Tickets are $60 per person. To R.S.V.P., call (205) 348-5752.

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Harper Lee Prize Award Ceremony

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dean Mark E. Brandon and Allen Pusey, Editor and Publisher of the ABA Journal, will host the sixth annual Harper Lee Prize Award Ceremony on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building.  The 2016 ceremony will honor Attica Locke for her novel Pleasantville.  For more information about the prize, please click here. To R.S.V.P., please call (205) 348-5752.

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Human Rights and Legal Judgments: The American Story Symposium

September 23 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The literature on human rights is enormous and very rich. That literature illuminates the way human rights claims operate  at both the moral and legal level. This symposium will bring together scholars to track the various ways that American law recognizes and responds to claims made in the name of human rights as well as the way they are treated in political and cultural discourse. When are human rights claims accommodated and resisted? Does American have a cultural commitment to…

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Crafting a Resume and Landing That First Job: Insights from the Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lawyers from the Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section will be hereto give valuable tips to students about what they (and their employers) look for in resumes and cover letters. They'll explain how, as recent graduates themselves, they approached the finding a position in Alabama and give strategies for handling the challenges posed by today's market for lawyers everywhere.

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$60

Class of 1966 Reunion: Reception and Dinner

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Law Center Main Lobby (2nd Floor), 101 Paul W. Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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The Class of 1966 will host a reception and dinner on Friday, September 30 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Law Center.  The event is open to all University of Alabama School of Law graduates of the class of 1966. Tickets are $60 per person. To R.S.V.P., call (205) 348-5752.

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October 2016

3rd Annual Public Defenders’ Day

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The CSO and the Public Interest Institute are proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual Public Defenders' Day. There are now 9 Public Defenders Offices in Alabama, handling matters in state, local, and federal courts. Come meet some of these fantastic attorneys and learn about the rewards and challenges of Public Defense work. They will be here most of the day to answer questions, meet students, conduct interviews, and give a lunchtime panel presentation.

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CSO Huntsville Reception

October 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

CSO networking Reception in Huntsville

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Coping With Stress: The Benefits of Mindfulness

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Law school and the practice of law, while rewarding, are incredibly stressful. The pressures of Final Exams, class ranking, studying for the Bar, billable hours, internalizing your clients' needs, serving the public, and numerous other demands can be debilitating and paralyzing to anyone. Come learn some techniques for keeping grounded and calm in the face of such pressures, by using a technique called "mindfulness." Mindfulness is "the intentional, accepting and non-judgmental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and…

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Careers in Banking & Financial Compliance

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come learn about careers in banking and financial compliance from UA alums who are experts in the field. They'll explain the practice, how they found it, and provide guidance and practical advice for students looking to this hot area for their post-graduate career. It's a great networking opportunity too!

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November 2016

Dress for Success: The CSO Fashion Show

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn how to dress appropriately for interviews and on the job. Students will watch and learn as 2Ls and 3Ls walk the runway wearing appropriate and inappropriate fashions for interviews, law office attire, court appearances, casual day at the office, and cocktail parties. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

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Dining & Reception Etiquette

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Many firms have holiday receptions and end of the year mixers, both formal and informal, which include meals. Come learn some tips on dining etiquette from Gina Johnson, teacher of business and social etiquette certified by the Emily Post Institute. Ms. Johnson will help you avoid the faux pas and make you look sophisticated and professional.

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