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The Career Development Office offers a range of events for students. Click to see a full listing of all events on the YLS calendar.

February 21 Wednesday

OPT Workshop for Graduating International Students with Mihwa Lee, Senior Advisor, OISS

3:10PM to 4:30PM

Room 127

If you are graduating and wish to remain in the U.S. after graduation to work in the legal field, it is time to think about your OPT application.  The session will cover OPT rules that you need to be aware including international travel issues, and how to make an OPT application including processing time at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).   All the important information will help you plan and organize your time in the U.S. after your degree completion.   Please make every effort to attend the session if you wish to apply for OPT.

February 28 Wednesday

Mentor in Residence: Former Secretary Jeh Johnson

2:30PM to 4:10PM

Room 171

Jeh Johnson is the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security (2013-2017). He is now in private law practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, based in New York and Washington. Johnson has been affiliated with Paul, Weiss on and off since 1984, and became the firm’s first African American partner in 1994. Johnson is also currently on the board of directors of PG&E Corporation in San Francisco. As Secretary of Homeland Security, Johnson was the head of the third largest cabinet department of the U.S. government, consisting of 230,000 personnel and 22 components.

March 1 Thursday

A Conversation with Chief Judge Merrick Garland

4:10PM to 5:00PM

Room 127

Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, in conversation with Kate Stith, Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law.

Please RSVP here.

March 5 Monday

Drafting Legislation for Congress with Ed Grossman ’75

10:10AM to 11:00AM

Room 109

Mr. Grossman served as the Chief Legislative Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives for four decades and in his role worked as a nonpartisan drafter on every major bill to pass through Congress during his tenure.

Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP here.

March 7 Wednesday

Multi-District Litigation Meets the Opioid Epidemic: A View from the Front Lines with US District Judge Dan Polster

6:10PM to 7:00PM

Faculty Lounge

Judge Polster will talk with Prof. Gluck about his innovative approaches to MDLs and docket management.

March 20 Tuesday

Mentor in Residence: David Kris

9:00AM to 10:20AM

Location: TBA

David Kris is a founder of Culper Partners LLC. An expert in intelligence, law enforcement and security issues, he has more than 25 years of experience in government, the private sector, and academia.

March 29 Thursday

Chirelstein Colloquium: "The Future of Ridesharing" with David Richter '92, Global Head of Business & Corporate Development, Uber

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Room 128

David Richter '92 is Uber’s Global Head of Business and Corporate Development, with responsibility for business development and strategic relationships. From 2011-2013, David was Chief Strategy Officer at Say Media. From 2010-2011, he was Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, of Sonic Solutions (formerly NASDAQ: SNIC), a leading video-on-demand provider acquired by Rovi (NASDAQ: ROVI) in February 2011. Before that, from 2004-2010, David was Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, at DivX, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: DIVX), a digital media company acquired by Sonic Solutions in October 2010. At DivX, he led the following teams: business and corporate development, product and legal. David is a graduate of Yale Law School and Cornell University.

April 4 Wednesday

Know your Rights: Navigating Sexual Harassment and other Inappropriate Workplace Conduct

12:10PM to 1:00PM

Room 128

Before embarking on your summer internship or post-graduate job, attend this session to gain a greater understanding of your rights in the workplace.  Learn how to navigate inappropriate workplace behavior and gain insight into the types of employer policies and procedures that can be effective in creating supportive and productive workplaces. 

Speaker: Katherine “Kate” Kimpel ‘06, Co-Founder of Ramona Strategies, former partner with Sanford Heisler and Lecturer at YLS. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.

April 18 Wednesday

The Summer 2019 Job Search: FIP, Search Tips, and More

12:10PM to 1:00PM

Room 128

With FIP scheduled to commence on August 6, now is the time to learn about how the FIP process works and how you can best prepare for the summer of 2019. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP here.

April 19 Thursday

Chirelstein Colloquium: Joanna C. Hendon '91, Partner, Spears & Imes LLP

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Faculty Lounge

Joanna C. Hendon '91 is a Partner at Spears & Imes LLP, a boutique firm focused on complex litigation and investigative work in the areas of civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, and regulatory matters including securities enforcement. Joanna has been a litigator for more than 20 years, with substantial trial experience. Joanna has been named by Chambers & Partners as a Leader in the Field of White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. According to Chambers, Joanna “fields an impressive string of recent victories in criminal cases, including at the appellate level.” Early in her career, Joanna was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York. There, she served in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit and prosecuted cases involving securities fraud, bribery, mail and wire fraud, and tax fraud.

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