PDS will be hosting an open house on Monday, July 18th at 5:00 to discuss Fall OCI (hiring for next summer and trial attorneys for the class of 2017) as well as fall and spring internships, externships and post graduate bridge grants. Information and registration at the link below:




June 15, 2016

All law students are invited to attend Fellowships 101: An Introduction to Postgraduate Fellowships,where a panel of experts will provide an overview of public interest fellowships and tips on negotiating the application process for maximum chances of success.

The sixth-annual Fellowships 101 takes place on Wednesday, July 13, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Hart Auditorium of McDonough Hall at Georgetown Unviersity Law Center (600 New Jersey Avenue NW). RSVP by clicking here or on the graphic below:

Fellowships 101 Graphic

The discussion will be moderated by Christina Jackson, Director of Public Service Initiatives and Fellowships at the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), and the panel will include:

  • Ella Holman (Associate Manager, Education and Outreach, Partnership for Public Service)
  • Oscar Lopez (Skadden Fellow, The Advancement Project)
  • Erin Loubier (Senior Director of Medical-Legal Integration, Whitman-Walker Health)
  • Sterling Morriss (Senior Manager of Fellowships, Equal Justice Works)

The program is free for members of the Washington Council of Lawyers, and costs just $5 for non-members. (Join Washington Council of Lawyers now.) WCL will serve light refreshments at the start of the evening, and provide the opportunity for mixing, mingling, and asking additional questions at the conclusion of the formal program.

Washington Council of Lawyers is co-sponsoring Fellowships 101 with Georgetown University Law Center and NALP.

We’re back with another chance to improve your rusty or fledgling Spanish-language skills while chatting with other lawyers and law students.

Join us for our April Spanish Language Exchange on Friday, April 8. The exchange takes place from noon to 1:30 pm at Mayer Brown (1999 K Street, NW). You can RSVP by clicking here.

We’ll talk in pairs and small groups, learn new legal vocabulary, and discuss the legal topics of the day. With any luck, we’ll learn how to say SCOTUS en español.

Please bring your lunch; our friends and hosts at Mayer Brown will provide drinks and desserts.

¡Sign up today, and feel free to invite unos amigos o colegas también!



Nancy Lopez (@NancyLopezWCL)
Executive Director, Washington Council of Lawyers

All public-interest-minded lawyers and law students are welcome to join Washington Council of Lawyers for a pre-St. Patrick’s Day happy hour thisWednesday, March 16, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at The Drafting Table (1529 14th Street NW).
We’ll have some free light fare to go along with your cold drinks (cash bar) and enlightening conversations.
Wear green (if you wish), and join us for a great opportunity to connect with some of the luckiest law types in town!
With kind regards, 

Nancy A. Lopez
Executive Director, Washington Council of Lawyers

OCPD presents a program on Resources Supporting Public Service Careers, presented by a speaker from the National Association for Law Placement.

Wednesday, March 16, 12:30 p.m., Room 217.

CUA OCPD presents a discussion of post-graduate fellowships with the Director for Law School Engagement and Advocacy, Equal Justice Works.

Tuesday, March 15, 12:30 p.m. in room 208 of the law school.

Spanish speakers of all levels are invited to Washington Council of Lawyers monthly Spanish Language Exchanges.
Join us on Friday, March 4, for casual Spanish language conversation with other public-interest-minded lawyers and law students.
Bring your lunch – drinks and desserts are provided thanks to Mayer Brown LLP.
Washington Council of Lawyers Spanish Language Exchange
Friday, March 4, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Mayer Brown (1999 K Street NW)
Free; brown bag lunch.
RSVP here or at www.wclaywers.org.
Hope to see you there – no matter how rusty or fluid your Spanish may be!