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Lavender Law -- Equal Justice Works Career Fair -- and more!

Equal Justice Works is inviting all Bay Area law students to a free information session about the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA), on Tuesday, August 26, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Golden Gate University School of Law (536 Mission Street, Room 2202, San Francisco).  In September 2007, Congress passed the CCRAA, which places a ceiling on payments for borrowers with high educational loan obligations compared to their incomes and enables them to make affordable payments for 10 years while in public service, after which, the government will forgive the remaining obligation.  The CCRAA applies to borrowers working in public service jobs in many fields, including, among others, government, public interest law services, or any other job at an 501(C)(3)organization.  Join Heather Jarvis of Equal Justice Works to learn more. 

Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair, September 4-6, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco.  The event will feature two dozen workshops on cutting-edge legal issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and the community, as well as a Career Fair with over two-hundred employers.  For more information, visit: http://www.lavenderlaw.org/ or contact Eric Stern (estern@law.berkeley.edu). 

 

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair,  October 10-11, 2008, Washington D.C.  This annual public interest career fair includes employers and law students from across the country, with a particular emphasis on East Coast organizations. Student registration will begin in August.  You can apply to interview with attending employers in advance of registering.  Please visit the rolling list of 2008 Career Fair employers and follow the directions specified by each employer on how to apply.  For more information, please http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/events/ccf/student/.  As an EJW member school, we receive a limited number of free registrations.  If you would like to attend, please contact Linda Maranzana (lmaranzana@law.berkeley.edu) for more information.

 

Peggy Browning Fund National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference, October 17-18, 2008 in Silver Spring, MD.  The Conference aims to create greater understanding of the issues facing American workers, as well as to provide law students with opportunities for networking with fellow law students, top labor lawyers, professors, nonprofit practitioners and government officials.  For more information visit: http://www.peggybrowningfund.org/.  Only 3 students per school may register and slots will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please contact Linda Maranzana (lmaranzana@law.berkeley.edu) if you are interested in attending.

8/11/2008