Call for Panelists (2017 NAPALSA Conference, Washington, D.C.)
NAPALSA is seeking interested speakers for the panels at the 2017 NAPALSA Conference. Lend your expertise to a panel and provide real world knowledge and guidance to current law students! To be considered for the panel, please fill out the form below. You may be contacted by the NAPALSA Convention Chair to fill an opening on a panel. Speakers will be notified on a rolling basis.

The deadline for applications is Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 7:00PM EDT.
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Panel Details
Friday, November 3rd, 2017


Legal Advocates & Change-makers: How To Make A Social Impact With Your Law Degree
9:00 am - 10:15 am

A law degree can be a powerful tool, building leaders and change-makers who make an impact on the national and local community. Meet Asian American leaders who have made their mark on the country using their legal education. This panel encourages Asian Americans to work towards leadership positions and to make a social impact. Learn from leading Asian American politicians and change-makers about how to enter the political arena, and to work towards change within your community.


Judicial Clerkships: How To Be Selected & Successful In A Clerkship
10:30 am - 11:45 am

Clerkships are an invaluable experience for recent graduates of law school. Learn how to be competitive for and obtain a clerkship. This panel will focus on the strategies and methods that law students can take to increase their chances of being selected for a clerkship. Hear from judges about what they look for in potential clerks. In addition, the panels will focus on how law students can succeed in a clerkship from former clerks.


Federal Jobs & Public Sector Work Under A New Administration
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

This panel will address changes in the public sector field and guide students on how they can navigate changes under the new administration, to successfully find government and non-profit work. Participants will benefit from learning what federal employees and non-profit organizations look for in a recent graduate. Learn about changes in the job market in the public sector, and how to improve your chances to gain employment in the government or non-profit.


Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Getting Your Foot In The Door For Big Law
9:15 am - 10:30 am

With every new administration, lawyers must successfully adjust to new changes in laws and policies. We are in a period of transition and upcoming law graduates will benefit from seeing how practicing attorneys manage changes during political shifts. Meet experts in a variety of fields in the private sector in international trade, government contracts, patent law, and other key areas.


Resume Review Workshop
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

This panel focuses on the basic foundation that law students need to have by helping them tackle their resume and job searching skills. Participants will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with legal recruiters to gain guidance on how to improve your resume. Law students and recent graduates should bring their resumes for this panel, and get useful critiques and advice from legal recruiters.
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