Current Events

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays when classes are in session.

Students with questions or those who want to schedule an in-person or telephone appointment may call the office at (413) 782-1416.

Career Services Upcoming Programs:

The Gov’t and Public Interest Recruiting Fair Info Session

Tuesday, September 1, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m., Room 4

Each year public interest and government employers take advantage of the Government and Public Interest Recruitment Program to interview students from the eight ABA-accredited Massachusetts law schools for summer and permanent positions. This information session will explain the program and how to apply for interviews through it (September 9, 2015 bidding deadline). We will also cover use of the Government Honors and Internship Handbook to find full time and summer positions.

Career Services Returning Students Orientation

Wednesday, September 2, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m., Room 4

Thursday, September 10, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 1

Join Career Services Staff members for an orientation of things to consider as you progress through your law school career. We will cover how Career Services can help in your job search, Symplicity, other job search sites, summer options, and the full-time search.

Resume and Cover Letter Clinic

Thursday, September 3, 11:00am-1:00 p.m., Career Services Office, or by appointment

Thursday, September 24, 11:00am-1:00 p.m., Career Services Office, or by appointment

Bring your resume to our office for an individual critique with one of the counselors.

Army JAG Officer

Tuesday, September 8, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Café Hallway Table

Feel free to stop by the informational table for any questions you may have.

Interview Workshop

Thursday, September 10, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m., Room 4

Most people are not naturally good at interviewing; it is a skill that needs to be developed over time.  Don’t let an interview get in the way of that next wonderful career opportunity - let us help.  

Applying for Jobs by Email

Tuesday, September 15, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m., Law Library, Room 329

Tips and tricks to avoid the spam, delete, or quarantine box when you are applying for jobs by email.

Presented by Ann Houlihan, Administrator of Technology Services and Paula Zimmer, Assistant Dean of Career Services.

Pro Bono Requirement

Wednesday, September 16, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m., Room 4

Monday, September 21, 5:00pm-6:00 p.m., Law Room 2

As a requirement for obtaining the J.D. degree, students must complete 20 hours of pro bono law-related service.  Join us to learn more about the requirement and how you can meet it in a way that best fits your schedule.

Clinic Recruitment Fair

Wednesday, September 30, 12:00 noon, Common

Our clinic programs prepare you for the practice of law, as you gain practical knowledge and begin to develop professional skills and values under the supervision of experienced practitioners.  We will be offering three new clinics this Spring: Discrimination Clinic; an Elder Law Clinic; and a Family Law Mediation Clinic. We also have open spots in the Legal Services Clinic and the Small Business Clinic. Come and talk to the clinical faculty supervising these clinics to see if they may be of interest to you. Refreshments will be served and all are invited to attend.

Clinics info: or contact Clinic Administrator: Marie Fletcher 413-782-1469 or

MA Appeals Court 

Monday, October 5, 2015, 9:00am-12:30pm, Moot Court

Proceedings may be viewed on the TV in the Law School Commons; however, students are urged to sit inside the Moot Courtroom to take full advantage of observing the arguments and the question-and-answer session to follow.

Lunch & Learn: The Value of an Externship and more…

Wednesday, October 7, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m., Room 3

The Law School prides itself on the wide range of experiential opportunities we make available to students.  Externships are a way that students can earn academic credit while interning in an off-campus practice setting - usually with a nonprofit organization, government agency or judge.  Come learn more about this exciting opportunity. Lunch will be served.  Please RSVP.

Externship info: or contact Externship Administrator: Marie Fletcher 413-782-1469 or


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Previous Issues  April 20, 2015



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