- How to Succeed in Private Practice (April 25, 2014)
David Sanders, a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, speaks with students about how to succeed as a young attorney in a law firm. He covers topics such as how to handle a new assignment; how to network within an organization and externally; how to interact with clients, opposing counsel, and other parties; professional etiquette; and client development.
- How to Start Your Own Solo Practice (April 9, 2014)
Paul Jorgensen, the founder of the Jorgensen Law Firm, provides a step-by-step guide to starting your own small or solo practice. He walks students through common pitfalls and issues that all solo practitioners encounter.
- Working for a Regional Law Firm (October 16, 2009)
Panelists from regional firms discuss what it is like to work at a smaller law firm and how regional firms are structure and who their clients are.
- Tips on How to Start a Solo Practice in the District of Columbia (April 15, 2009)
- Panel Discussion: Working for a “Big 4” Accounting Firm (October 12, 2011)
David Shapiro (Principal in International Tax Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), Rose Williams (Member of National Tax Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Ernst & Young LLP), Jonathan Zelnik (Principal in Financial Institutions and Products Group at KPMG LLP) and Ken Robinson (National Tax Director at Deloitte LLP) describe their lives as attorneys at accounting firms and what steps LL.M. students can take to help secure positions at such firms.
- Careers at a Big 4 Accounting Firm (October 27, 2010)
Torsdon Poon (Principal in the National Tax Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Ernst & Young LLP), Timothy Gillis (Partner and Head of State and Local Tax Practice at KPMG LLP), Nita Asher (Manager in the Washington National Tax Services Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), and Mary Gillmarten (Senior Manager in the National Insurance Practice at Deloitte LLP) answer questions about their work experiences in accounting firms and provide advice to LL.M. students seeking positions at accounting firms.
- Pathways to Government: How to Navigate USAJobs (April 15, 2015)
- Navigating USAJobs and Federal Government Hiring (March 26, 2014)
Jason Parman from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management discusses current conditions in the federal hiring market, how to navigate the USAJobs Web site, and successful strategies to get hired by the federal government.
- Government Jobs Bootcamp Program (October 4, 2013)
Brad Russo (Georgetown Law Director of Financial Aid) and Nicole Vikan (Associate Director of Georgetown Law Office of Public Interest and Community Service) discussed ways to find a career in government work, the government hiring process, several methods for searching for government jobs, and financial aid programs for government work (e.g., Income-Based Repayment, Pay-As-You-Earn, and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness).
For videos of Government Jobs Bootcamp programs from past years, follow the links below.
- Government Jobs Bootcamp: Navigating the Federal Government Employment Process (September 30, 2011)
- Government Jobs Bootcamp: Understanding the Government Hiring Process (October 1, 2010)
- Working on the Hill: A Panel Discussion (October 23, 2012)
Georgetown alumni who have succeeded in obtaining positions in Congressional offices share their experiences and advice.
- Careers in Tax Law Panel (November 15, 2013)
Ryan Kelly (former Associate at Baker & McKenzie), David Kirk (attorney in the Passthroughs and Special Industries Division of the Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service), Kathryn "Christy" Vouri (Associate at McDermott Will & Emery LLP), and Eric Solomon (Co-Director of Ernst & Young LLP's National Tax Department) discuss what a career in tax law entails, the differences between accounting firms and law firms, and what employers are looking for in potential hires (Biographies of Panelists).
- U.S. Tax Court Clerkships Sit Down with Judge Albert Lauber (August 6, 2013)
- U.S. Tax Court Clerk Lunch Panel (August 29, 2012)
Georgetown Law hosted the popular U.S. Tax Court Clerk Lunch Panel for students interested in applying for a U.S. Tax Court clerkship, during which current and former clerks discuss what it is like to clerk on the Court and give students valuable tips about the clerkship application process.
- The ABA & Corporate Law Student Association Present: Careers in Tax Law ABA-CLA Panel (March 30, 2011)
Securities and financial regulation
- Securities Law Careers Panel Discussion (February 11, 2015)
- Career Profiles in Securities and Financial Regulation (November 10, 2010)
A panel of experts in securities and financial regulation: Laura Gansler, Associate Vice President, FINRA Emerging Regulatory Issues, Donna Norman, Senior Counsel, Financial Crisis Inquity Commission and Karl Paulson Egbert is an attorney in the Financial Service Group at Dechert LLP provide LL.M. students with a good suggestion on job search strategies in the current market (Panelists' Biographies).
- Careers in Securities Enforcement, Anti-Money Laundering and White Collar Criminal Prosecution (October 23, 2009)
Bill Bradley (Chief Counsel of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) , Thomas Bogle (senior associate in the Financial Services Group at Dechert LLP), Howard Sklamberg (Assistant U.S. Attorney for D.C.), and Natasha Vij Greiner (Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission) discuss careers in securities enforcement, white collar criminal prosecution, and anti-money laundering and provide tips to students about how to break into their fields.
- Asian Legal Career Development: A Panel Discussion (April 17, 2013)
Four attorneys familiar with the practice of law in Asia and the United States discuss the Asian legal market and their understanding of what it takes to succeed there.
- Working for an International Organization (March 16, 2011) Panel Biographies
Panelists discuss their careers in international organizations and how to utilize an LL.M. degree to get a position at such an institution.
- Pathways to Employment in International Law (October 21, 2009)
Panelists Omar Award (CHF International), Maha Jweied (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights), and Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky (Baker & Hostetler LLP) discuss opportunities for employment in international law. Panelists describe international internship opportunities, how to network with legal experts, practice in other legal systems and culture, become active in international organizations and societies, and how to develop legal and interpersonal skills.
- Foreign-Trained LL.M. Alumni Panel (February 4, 2009) FLAG Panel Biographies
- Pathways to Employment in International Law (January 28, 2009) ABA Pathways Panel Biographies