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TOP 5 JOBS    

Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
4146 NiSource Corporate Services Merrillville, IN Law Clerk (paid)Application Deadline extended to 1/24/2014 2L
4192 Google, Inc Mountain View, CA Summer Law Clerk (paid)Application Deadline 1/9/2014 1L
  U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana Indianapolis, IN Summer Intern Application Deadline 2/15/2014 1L, 2L
  U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan Grand Rapids, MI Summer Intern  Application Deadline 2/7/2014 1L, 2L
  U.S. Trustee Program Multiple Locations Summer Intern Application Deadline  2/28/2014 1L, 2L


Holiday Gift Idea for Yourself

Consider this very comprehensive legal career guidance handbook-

The Lawyer’s Career Management Handbook: Your Bridge to a Satisfying Career

Managing Editor: Marcia Pennington Shannon, Publisher: West (2010)

Multiple copies available in Valparaiso Law Library

Etiquette Tip of the Week:  Cornered by a Talker…

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What happens when you are cornered at an event by a talker?

And by “talker,” I mean that person who will talk without coming up for air, monopolizing your time and verbally blocking all means of escape. If talkers pause to ask you a question, they don’t really care what you have to say, it’s just a segue to what they want to say next and continued conversation incarceration.

The solution does not sound like very nice etiquette, but you introduce that person to someone else.  If you are at an event to network, whether you are representing your company or representing yourself, you are there to do business.  If someone is keeping you from doing business, you need to move away from that person.

If there is no one around to introduce (meaning everyone else has identified the talker before you), say, “Please excuse me, there is someone I need to talk to before the end of the evening.”  Do not even try, “I have to use the restroom,” because the talker might say, “I do too,” or “Good, I’ll wait for you.”  Be polite, but get away. Leave skid marks.


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