News and Announcements

Holiday Firm Receptions

During the holiday season, employers often ask the CDO to forward event announcements to first-year students.

These types of events are wonderful opportunities to visit law firms, meet associates and partners, and find out about the firm's philosophy, culture and practice areas.  The CDO encourages you to take advantage of these opportunities when possible.

If you are uncertain why you would go to an event hosted by an employer, or what to do when you get there, here are some resources you might find helpful.

    * The CDO library has a copy of How to Work A Room, by Susan RoAne, as well as several other books with sections containing advice on networking.  Other books on networking, such as The Art of Mingling (by Jeanne Martinet) and How to Talk to Anyone (by Leil Lowndes) are available at bookstores and online.
    * Here is a link to networking advice from the American Society of International Law:
    * Here is general networking advice from
    * Finally, you may wish to listen to the Networking Presentation that the CDO put on in the spring -- we link to it and other networking resources on our networking webpage.

Please take note of the details of the invitations, including location, time and RSVP instructions.

    Godfrey & Kahn SC, Quarles & Brady LLP, and Michael Best & Friedrich LLP invite you to their "Home for the Holidays" receptions on Tuesday, December 27th (from 4 to 6 p.m.) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  For further details and RSVP instructions, see their flyer.

    Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP will be hosting receptions in several of their offices over the next few weeks.  For a list of locations, dates and RSVP instructions, see their invitation.

    Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth invites 1L students returning to Southern California for the holidays to a "Home for the Holiday's" reception. The event will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  For additional details and RSVP information see their flyer.

    Squire Sanders is hosting a 1L reception in its Cleveland (12/22 from 5 – 6:30 p.m) , Columbus (12/29 from 5 – 6:30 p.m) and Phoenix (12/29 from 5 – 6:30 p.m.) offices.

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
1L Holiday Reception - Atlanta, GA
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
303 Peachtree Street, NE (53rd Floor), Atlanta, GA
Please visit for directions to our firm. Please allow plenty of time for downtown traffic and navigating through our parking garage.
RSVP to Ms. Sayako Matsuzaki at by Monday, Dec. 19, 2011
*Business attire requested*

Jenner & Block
Winter Break Open House for First-Year Law Students - Chicago, IL
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
353 N. Clark St., 45th Fl., Chicago, IL
RSVP to Catherine Overman at by Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011
*Business casual attire requested*

Thompson Coburn
1L Winter Reception - St. Louis, MO
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
35th Floor, One US Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO
RSVP to Samantha Frankie at by Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011
*Business attire requested*

Mayer Brown will be hosting an event for all 1Ls in their San Francisco office on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.
Stay tuned...more details to come!
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