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Cutting Sign to the Legal Profession
February 17-18, 2023

 

For millennia Indigenous peoples have used focused attention and a deep understanding of their surroundings, the behaviors of humans, birds and four legged creatures, and clear intention to track and find people and animals.  Today this practice is generally referred to as cutting sign or sign cutting.

Finding your place in the many and varied workplaces available to recent law school graduates requires the same kind of focused attention, understanding and clear intention that Indigenous peoples bring to cutting sign. This program is intended to introduce you to the basic skills you will need and some of the opportunities you will have as you begin this next phase of your journey in the law.

This event will help Native law students break into the legal profession and provide on-campus interview opportunities for employers. Discussion topics will include on-campus interviews, resume/cover letter and mock interview workshops, how to prepare and apply for clerkships, as well as in-house, firm, governmental and other legal positions. There will also be networking opportunities with Native lawyers from around the country.

This program is led by career professionals from the universities of Idaho, Utah, and Washington.

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If you are member of the faculty or administration at a U.S. law school, a member of the bench or bar, or anyone else with connections to Native American law students, please share this opportunity.

Schedule

Friday, February 17

7:30 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Welcome
9:00 a.m. - Interviewing Skills & Professionalism Workshop
10:30 a.m. - Break
10:45 a.m. - Law Firm Panel
12:15 p.m. - Lunch
1:30 p.m. Government Panel
2:45 p.m .- Break
3:00 p.m. - Clerkship Panel
4:15 p.m. - Mixer
5:15 p.m. - Dinner

Saturday, February 18

7:30 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Welcome
9:00 a.m. - Non-Profit/Non-Traditional Positions Panel
10:30 a.m. - Break
10:45 a.m. - Resume Workshop (1L's)  |  30-minute Employer Interview Sessions (2L/3L's)
12:15 p.m. - Lunch
1:30 p.m. - Cover Letter Workshop (1L's)  |  30-minute Employer Interview Sessions (2L/3L's)
2:45 p.m. - Break
3:00 p.m. - Writing Sample Workshop (1L's)  |  30-minute Employer Interview Sessions (2L/3L's)
4:15 p.m. - Mixer
5:15 p.m. - Dinner

Sponsored by:

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
University of Idaho College of Law
University of Washington School of Law