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Tips for Succeeding this Summer at a Government Internship

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a panel discussion composed of public service employers discussing the problems that arise with their interns during the summer.  Based on the discussion, here are a few tips to help you succeed and make a positive impression during your summer working at a state or federal agency. Change of mindset – Realize that even as an  Continue Reading »

March 17 – 21

Hello Mizzou Law!  This week students have multiple opportunities to participate in the “Life of a Lawyer” series which brings attorneys to the law school to meet with students in small, informal settings. The attorneys typically talk about their path to and in the profession and respond to questions from students. These intimate events are a great opportunity to network.  Attendance is  Continue Reading »

Sarah Kerner, J.D. ‘04 – Assistant City Attorney for the City of Springfield, Missouri

 When I was interviewing for jobs during law school, I included the Missouri attorney general on my list of potential future employers, more for the ability to stay in mid-Missouri than any real interest in governmental law practice.  Eventually I took a job with a small firm in Springfield, Missouri and began the typical associate  Continue Reading »

Janette Dansby ’14

I had the opportunity to serve as a legal extern with the US Department of Veterans Affairs in their Atlanta, Georgia Regional Counsel office. I encountered many areas of law ranging from employment law, regulatory and tort actions including medical malpractice and premises liability.  I researched many federal and state regulations including FOIA, EEO, FTCA,  Continue Reading »

September 23 – 27

This week at Mizzou Law, the Career Development Office will sponsor the first “Life of a Lawyer” so far this fall.  These events are conducted in an intimate setting and provide an opportunity to learn about different practice areas by getting to know an alum.   Andrew Bach, a 2005 graduate and a partner with Ahern and Bach, LLC,  Continue Reading »

“Gideon at 50” Works to Ensure 6th Amendment Rights

“Public defenders are punching above their weight every day.”   As a result, there is a lack of consistent application of the 6th Amendment right to counsel for defendants across the country.   Due to numerous reasons, including under-funding for the public defense system, many defendants are not provided with legal representation.  This results in a higher  Continue Reading »

Go Goverment

Hey everyone!  I have recently been exploring this website,, and I think it has some pretty helpful features.  It is great for people who are considering employment with the federal government, but still want to learn more about what kind of jobs are available and how to apply for them.  On the home page  Continue Reading »