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PIRC Calendar of Events & Audio Recordings (scroll down for calendar)

VIDEO

A two minutes video showing the Public Interest Career Reception.

A one minute video showing the Equal Justice Works Job Fair 2013 interview/table talk room

AUDIO RECORDINGS

"NYS Excelsior Fellowships 2014" produced by PIRC on Tues Nov 18.  Speakers included Director Hillary Exter, Nicholas Parrella, Kimberly Burke,  & FLS alums Michael Zimmerman, Paula Sternberg, Paula Vera.  audio recording about 60 minutes.

"Public Interest Legal Career Fair Orientation" 2014 - produced by PIRC on Tues Nov 4.  Speakers included Mairead Maguire 3L, and Director Andrew Chapin.  sorry the audio recorded malfunctioned so please listen to last year's audio found below.  handout.  powerpoint. 

Audio recording of Stein Scholars Event: Alternatives to Incarceration produced by Stein Scholars, co-sponsored by FLS Youth Law & FLS Prisoners Rights, on Wed Oct 29, 2014.  Speakers included Carol Fisler, Director of Mental Health Court & Alternative-to-Detention Programs at the Center for Court Innovation http://www.courtinnovation.org/, and Jim St. Germain, found of Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow (PLOT) http://www.plotforyouth.org/, a nonprofit that provides mentors to youth involved with or at-risk of entering the juvenile justice system.  audiorecording about 90 minutes. 

Audio recording of the "1L Summer Public Interest Job Search" produced by PIRC on Tues Oct 28, 2014.  Speakers included 2L Sasha Fisher & 2L Krista Hahn Blumenberg, Directors Hillary Exter & Andrew Chapin.  audio recording about 60 minuteshandouts. 

Audio recording of "2L Summer Public Interest Job Search" produced by PIRC on Thur Oct 9, 2014.  Speakers included 4LE Prescott Loveland & 3L Jacqueline Barkett, Asst Dean Tom Schoenherr, Directors Hillary Exter & Andrew Chapin. audio recording about 60 minutes.  resources handout

Audio recording of "US Department of Justice; the Equal Justice Works Public Interest Job Fair; & Government Honors Handbook" produced by PIRC on Thurs Aug 28, 2014.  Speakers included Trisha Fillbach US Dept of Justice Office of Attorney Recruitment & Management, and Andrew Chapin, FLS Director of Public Interest Scholars & Counseling.  audiorecording about 60 minutespowerpointhandout 1.  handout 2handout 3handout 4. 

Audio recording of "Fulbright Fellowships to start your international legal career" produced by PIRC on Tues Apr 1, 2014.  http://us.fulbrightonline.org   Speakers included Rebecca Stark-Gendrano rstarkgendrano@fordham.edu Fordham's Office of Prestigious Fellowships 646-312-8239; Daniel Davies '14; Andrew Chapin of PIRC mailto:achapin@fordham.eduAudio recording about 55 minuteshandout.

Audio recording of "Start your post-graduate public interest legal career with a Skadden Fellowship" produced by PIRC on Thurs March 27, 2014.  Speakers included Susan Butler Plum (Skadden Foundation), FLS Professor Liz Cooper, Professor Robin Lenhardt, Professor Catherine Powell, Molly Murphy (FLS '01), Daniel Haefetz (FLS '11), Elizabeth Joynes (FLS '10), Tom Schoenherr.  audio recording about 90 minutestipsintroduction

Audiorecording of "Post-Graduate Public Interest Fellowships" presented by PIRC Director Hillary Exter on Thurs, Mar 13, 2014.  Imagine creating and funding the job of your dreams! Whether you’re a 1L/E, 2L/E, 3E or 2014 grad with a clerkship it’s not too early to start thinking out post-grad fellowships.  Fordham Law is a national leader in the number of graduates receiving Equal Justice and Skadden Foundation Fellowships. Learn about Project-based like Equal Justice Works as well as Organization-based, Criminal Justice, Law School/Clinical, Entrepreneurial, Law-firm based, Prestigious Fellowships and Government Honors Programs , We’ll discuss:
 •How do I get started?
•How do I find the right public-interest organization to sponsor me?
•What’s the best way to develop a strong project proposal consistent with my interests?
•What resources are there to help me identify fellowships?
•What support is there at Fordham to help me?
•Whom do I ask for references?
•How important are my grades
 We’ll be joined by the experts—alums and students who are fellowship recipients: 

Caroline Hsu, ’09, Equal Justice Works Fellow 2009–2011, Prisoners Rights Project, Legal Aid Society.

Katy Mayall, ‘11, Legal Fellow for Latin America and the Caribbean , Center for Reproductive Rights.

Kelsey Ripper, ‘14, EJW 2013–2015/Lawyers Alliance for NY, Urban Agriculture.

Alex Berke, ‘14, EJW 2014-2016, Community Service Society, Affordable Care Act.

Keith Hoffman, ‘14 EJW 2014-2016, NYLAG, Legal Health, Veteran’s Project.

Antoine Morris, ‘14, Center for Appellate Litigation, Criminal Appeals.

Audiorecording about 65 minutes.  Handout1.  Handout2.  Handout3. 


 

Audiorecording of "Your summer or post-grad public interest job search" presented Tues, March 4, 2014.  What you should be doing now, the best resources available, steps to take for follow-up or initiating contact, summer funding still available, etc. and your questions.  Speakers included PIRC Asst Dean Tom Schoenherr, Directors Hillary Exter & Andrew Chapin.   audiorecording about 65 minutes. 

Audiorecording of "Clerkships as a pathway to Public Interest Careers" presented by PIRC Asst Dean Tom Shchoenherr on Tues Feb 25, 2014.  Speakers included: three alumni (Seema Saifee and Nakeeb Siddique are both Stein alums); Seema Saifee ’04 – clerked with Hon. Dan Aaron Polster in the Northern District of Ohio and now is a Staff Attorney at The Innocence Project; Nakeeb Siddique ’06 – clerked with Hon. Deborah Batts in the SDNY and is now a Staff Attorney in the Civil Division of The Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn; Ralph Wolf ’06 – began his legal career as a Legal Fellow in the NYS Unified Court System, and has become a “career clerk” in the NYS court system – currently serving as an Associate Court Attorney in both Bronx and New York Family Courts. Audiorecording about 60 minutes. 

Audiorecording of "Preparation for the Public Interest Legal Career Fair" presented on Jan 28, 2014.  Speakers included PIRC Tom Schoenherr, Hillary Exter & Andrew Chapin.  audiorecording about 65 minutes.

Audiorecording of "NYS Excelsior Fellowship 2014" presented on Nov 21, 2013.  Speakers included F:S PIRC Director Hillary Exter; Nicholas J. Parrella, Director of Student Programs, New York State Senate; Ellen Kay Schwartz, Assistant Executive Deputy Secretary of Governor’s Office; Conor Duffy FLS ’13, Excelsior Fellow, NYS Dept. of Homes and Community Renewal; Michael Zimmerman FLS ’12,  Excelsior Fellow, NYS Dept. of State.  handoutaudiorecording about 60 minutes.  http://www.dos.ny.gov/newnyleaders/fellows_app.html 

Audiorecording of "Public Interest Legal Career Fair 2014 Orientation" presented on Nov 5, 2013.  Speakers included Assistant Dean Tom Schoenherr, Directors Hillar Exter & Andrew Chapin, 2L Evan Pell, 3L Stacey Robinson.  audiorecording about 55 minuteshandout.  powerpoint.  handout2. 

Audiorecording of "1L Public Interest Summer Job Search 2013" presented Oct 22, 2013.  Speakers included Assistant Dean Tom Schoenherr, Directors Hillary Exter & Andrew Chapin, 2Ls Alex Cardenas & Dora Georgescu, FSSF Amanda Hersh.  Audiorecording about 85 minutes.  powerpoint  handout1 handout2  handout3 handout4 

Audiorecording of "2L/3L Public Interest Job Search 2013" presented on Oct 8, 2013.  Speakers included Assistant Dean Tom Schoenherr, Directors Hillary Exter & Andrew Chapin, 3Ls Paula Sternberg & Alex Guiterman.  audiorecording about 60 minuteshandout

Audio recording of  "US Department of Justice & Equal Justice Works Career Fair 2013" presented on August 29, 2013.  Speakers included Jamila Frone, US Department of Justice; Tom Schoenherr, Hillary Exter & Andrew Chapin of FLS PIRC.  sorry but audiorecording did not record; please listen to last year's version below.  USDOJ powerpoint. DOJ Practice AreasEJW reimbursement handout.  Check out these mentioned resources:  Equal Justice Works Career Fair. http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/students   University of Arizona Government & Honors Handbook.  https://www.law.arizona.edu/career/ghh201314/securitytest.cfm  NALP Federal Employment Opportunities.  https://www.psjd.org/uploads/Temporary_Links/2012-13PSJDFederalLegalEmploymentGuide.pdf

Recorded April 2013.  Audio recording of "Tell Me About a Time You....Preparing Students for Behavioral Interview Questions."  Speakers: Emory Law School Director/Public Interest Advisor Sue McAvoy, & DePaul U Law Director Public & Career Services Alisa Rosales, & NYU Law School Associate Director Rachel Peckerman of the Public Interest Office.  Audio recording about 90 minutes.

Recorded April 2013.  Audio recording of "Getting the Government Job: Secrets for Success in Obtaining Summer and Post-Graduate Employment with Federal, State, and Local Offices."  Speakers: Manhattan District Attorney's Office Administrator of Legal Hiring Robin Edwards, US Dept of Justice Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management Deputy Director Jamila Frone, Columbia Law School Director of Government Programs Matt Gewolb, NYC Law Department Director of Legal Recruitment Stuart Smith.  Audio recording about 90 minutes.

Recorded April 2013.  Audio recording of "Landing a Job with the United Nations."  Speakers: Yale Law School Director, Public Interest, Career Development Office, Akua Akyea, & NYU Law School Associate Director Sara Rakita of the Public Interest Office.  Audio recording about 90 minutes.

Audio recording of "Fulbright Fellowships to start your international legal career" produced by PIRC on Tues Apr 9, 2013.  http://us.fulbrightonline.org   Speakers included Walter Jackson of Fulbright Program Manager; Rebecca Stark-Gendrano rstarkgendrano@fordham.edu Fordham's Office of Prestigious Fellowships 646-312-8239; Jerry Dickinson FLS ’13 Center for Applied Legal Studies, Johannesburg, South Africa; Noushin Ketabi FLS ’10 Center for Human Rights & the Environment, Cardoba, Argentina; Afua Atta-Mensah FLS ’04 International Federation of Women Lawyers, Accra, Ghana; Andrew Chapin of PIRC achapin@fordham.eduPowerpointAudio recording about 65 minutes

Audio recording of "Start with a post-graduate public interest fellowship" produced by PIRC on Thurs Mar 21, 2013, 12:30-1:30pm.  Speakers included Kelsey Ripper '13, Equal Justice Works Fellow @ Lawyers Alliance for New York; Caroline Hsu '09 Equal Justice Works Fellow @ Legal Aid Society Prisoner Rights Project; Katy Mayall '11 Legal Fellow for Latin America & the Caribbean @ Center for Reproductive Rights; Hillary Exter of PIRC.  audio recording about 60 minutes

Audio recording of "Women & Minorities in Public Interest Law" produced by Stein Scholars on Wed, Mar 20, 2013, 4:30-6pm.  Speakers included Hon. Carmen R Velasquez, Queens County Civil Court; Caroline Hsu FLS '09, Legal Aid Society Prisoner Rights Project; Afua Atta-Mensah FLS '04 Urban Justice Center; moderated by FLS Professor Tanya Hernandez.  Women outnumber men substantially in public interest law and minority groups are underrepresented.  We explore the issues women and people of color face in their public interest work, as well as potential ways gender and ethnic diversity can be increased within the field. audiorecording about 75 minutes


Audio recording of "Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts" produced by Stein Scholars on Wed Mar 6, 2013, 4:30-6pm.  Speakers included Adriene Holder of Legal Aid Society, and Ashleigh Owens of NYC Councilman Recchia's Office, Coney Island.  audio recording is 90 minutes.

Audio recording of Summer & Post-Grad Public Interest Job Search produced by PIRC on Tues Mar 4, 2013, 12:30-1:15.  Speakers included Tom Schoenherr, Hillary Exter & Andrew Chapin audiorecording about 50 minuteshandout

Audio recording of The New York (SAFE) Act: A Farewell to Arms? produced by Stein Scholars on Wed Feb 27, 2013, 4:30-6pm.  Speakers included Saul Cornell, author of "A Well Regulated Militia"; Carmine Guiga, NYC Council; Dr Thomas Smith, NYS Office of Mental Health; Dr Anku Saraiya, Forensic Psychiatrist; David Yellin of Fried Frank Harris Sriver & Jacobson; Jesse Loffler of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson.  audiorecording about 80 minutes.

Audio recording of "Public Interest & Small Law Firms" produced by Stein Scholars on Wed, Feb 20, 2013, 4:30-6pm.  Speakers included David Lansner of Lansner & Kubitschek; Richard Corenthal of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein; Juno Turner of Outten & Golden; Edgar De Leon of De Leon & Associates; Diana Marin of Getman Sweeney; moderated by Stein Scholars Alex Berke (FLS 2L) & Mary Gibbson (FLS 1L).  audiorecording about 60 minutes.  handout in 1, 2, 3 parts.  FLS employment 2011 survey

Audio recording of "Follow-up on the Public Interest Legal Career Fair" produced by PIRC on Thurs, Feb 14,, 12:30-1:30pm.  Speakers included Tom Schoenherr, Hillary Exter & Andrew Chapin.  audiorecording about 60 minutes. 

Audio recording of "Doing Your Best at Doing Good (preparation for the PILCF)" produced by PIRC on Thurs Jan 31.  Speakers included 3L Rebecca Iwerks, 2L Veronica Dunlap, Asst Dean Tom Schoenherr, Director Hillary Exter, Director Andrew Chapin.  audiorecording about 80 minuteshandout 1.  handout 2. handout 3. handout 4. handout 5.  powerpoint.  for the video of tabletalk, see Jan 31,2012 program below on this page. 

Audio recording: Public Interest Legal Career Fair Orientation 2012 produced by PIRC on Tues Nov 13, 2012.  Speakers include 3L Kim Lehrman, Tom Schoenherr, Hillary Exter & Andrew Chapin. audiorecording about 70 minutes.  Handout1. 

Audio recording: 1L Public Interest Summer Job Search produced by PIRC on Thursday Nov 8, 2012.  Speakers include Tom Schoenherr, Hillary Exter & Andrew Chapin.  audiorecording about 65 minutes.  handout 1handout 2handout 3handout 4handout 5handout 6.

Audio recording: Immigrant Workers Rights with Professor Jennifer Gordon, produced by Hillary Exter on Tuesday Oct 16, 2012.  audiorecording about 55 minutes.

Audio recording: Criminal Defense & Prosecution Interviews - tips for hypotheticals. (about 80 minutes)  Handout.

Audio recording of  "US Department of Justice & Equal Justice Works Career Fair 2012" presented on August 30, 2012.  Speakers included Jamila Frone, USDOJ; Tom Schoenherr, Hillary Exter & Andrew Chapin of FLS PIRC.  audiorecording about 60 minutes.  USDOJ powerpoint. DOJ Practice Areas.  EJW reimbursement handout.  Check out these mentioned resources:  Equal Justice Works Career Fair. http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair  US Department of Housing and Urban Development. http://www.hud.gov/offices/ogc   University of Arizona Government & Honors Handbook. https://www.law.arizona.edu/career/GovHonors12-13/tablecontents.cfm   

Audio recording of "Clerkships as a Pathway to Public Interest Careers" produced by PIRC & CPC on Feb 23, 2012.  Speakers included: Tom Schoenherr (PIRC), Nicole Janes (CPC), Raymond Beauchamp '07 (Former clerk (9/07 – 8/08) to US District Judge Ronald Buckwalter, EDPA, Philadelphia, PA; Former Associate (9/08 – 2/09) at Sullivan & Cromwell, NYC; Former clerk (2/09 – 8/10) to US Circuit Court Judge Joseph McLaughlin, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, NYC; Current Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice, The Legal Aid Society, NYC).  Michelle Pallak Movahed '06 (Former clerk (9/06 – 9/07) to US Magistrate Judge James Orenstein, EDNY; Former Domestic Legal Fellow (9/07 – 9/09) at the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), NYC; Current full-time permanent Staff Attorney, CRR, NYC).  Nakeeb Siddique '06 (Former clerk (9/06 – 9/08) to US District Judge Deborah Batts, SDNY; Former Associate (9/08 – 2/11) at Kramer Levin, NYC;  Current Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Neighborhood Office, The Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn, NY).  Ralph L. Wolf ’06 (Former Legal Fellow, NYS Unified Court System (2006 – 2007); Former Senior Assistant Counsel, NYS Judicial Institute, White Plains, NY (2007 – 2008); Former Court Attorney, NYC Family Court, Manhattan Family Court (2008 – 2009); Court Attorney to NYC Family Court Volunteer Attorney Program, Bronx Family Court (2009 – 2010); Current Court Attorney to the Honorable Monica Drinane, Supervising Judge, Bronx Family Court).  Audiorecording about 60 minutes. 

Audio recording of "Fulbright Fellowships Explained" produced by PIRC on April 5, 2011.  Speakers included Andrew Chapin (Fordham PIRC), Elizabeth Brown ebrown21@law.fordham.edu  (Fordham Fulbright Fellowships Coordinator), Walter Jackson (Fulbright U.S. Student Program Manager at IIE).  http://www.iie.org/fulbright/   audiorecording about 60 minutes.  handouts.

Audio recording of "Non-traditional jobs and careers for JDs" produced by PIRC & Stein Scholars on Feb 16, 2011.  Speakers included Matthew McGough, Law & Order - Wolf Films; Brian Cahill, TeleNext Media; Lisa Stanger, Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven; Cesar Cardenas, NYC Workforce Investment Board; Andrew Chapin, PIRC.  handout one. handout two.  audiorecording about 60 minutes.

Audio recording of "Your Career in Non-Profit" produced by PIRC and Stein Scholars on Wed, Oct 6, 2010.  Speakers included Bronx Defenders Sarah Smith; Center For Constitutional Rights, Alexis Agathocleous; Center for Reproductive Rights, Michelle Movahed (FLS Stein '06); MFY Legal Services, Anamaria Segura (FLS '07).  Moderated by Andrew Chapin.  audiorecording about 80 minutes.

Audio recording of "Your Career in Government" produced by Stein Scholars & PIRC on Wed, Sept 22, 2010.  Speakers included: Glenda Fussa, US Dept of Housing & Urban Development; Ami Sanghvi, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Deborah Mantell, Mental Hygiene Legal Services; Stuart Smith, NYC Law Department; William Lim, NJ Office of the Attorney General; moderated by Andrew Chapin.  audiorecording about 75 minutes

Audio recording of "College Cost and Reduction Access Act" produced by PIRC on Wed, June 10, 2009.  Featuring Heather Jarvis of EqualJusticeWorks.org a national expert on this new legislation supporting those pursuing careers in public sector.  audio recording about 90 minutes.

others to come....


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