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Fall 2013 Externship Fair Draws Record Number of Exhibitors


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Students were reminded yet again of the vast range of career options open to holders of a JD degree at the Fall 2013 Externship Fair, held in the law school’s atrium on Oct. 23.
More than 60 exhibitors— the highest number for any such fair so far—set up display tables and provided personnel to answer questions and collect résumés.
The exhibitors represented a wide array of different areas of legal practice, encompassing the public and private sector, government and federal agencies, and many levels of court systems, among other opportunities.
Held each spring and fall, The Columbus School of Law’s long-running externship event is one of the largest of its kind in the area. It offers students the chance to meet with potential employers and secure valuable externships that provide class credit, real life experience, and not infrequently, an offer of employment upon graduation.
“A very large number of students find positions through the fair, but in addition, we know that the students’ participation in the fair broadens their horizons,” said Professor Lisa Lerman, who oversees the event for the law school.
Many of tables were staffed by CUA Law alumni (listed below) who were encouraged to return and share the attributes of their employers with current students.
Each table also offered a brief description of the organization. Students were advised to do their homework in advance and have familiarity with the organization so that the exhibitor did not have to repeat basic information for every visitor to his or her table.


 Exhibitors, Fall 2013 Externship Fair

AARP, Federal Health and Family Government Affairs, (Ariel Gonzalez, 2007)

AARP, Legal Counsel for the Elderly, (Adrienne Lyon Buenavista, 2013)
AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, (Charlene Whitman, CUA 2011)
AFL-CIO Legal Department
Alexandria Public Defender

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
American Bar Association Center for Human Rights - Justice Defenders    
Bread for the City Legal Clinic, (Vytas Vergeer, 1993)    
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition, Maryland Adult Detainee Program, (Pamela Guzman del Real, 2009)
Capital Privacy Solutions, (Maureen Feinroth, 1990)
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc     
Children's Defense Fund
CUA Compliance and Ethics Program, (Vin Lacovara, 1997)               
CUA Office of General Counsel, (Scott Goldschmidt, 2012)              
CUA Columbus Community Legal Services
CUA Innocence Project and Clemency Project                          
DC Courts, Human Resources
DC Department of Health, Office of the General Counsel
DC Office of Administrative Hearings
DC Office of the Attorney General, Public Safety Division
DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of General Counsel
Fairfax County Office of the Public Defender            
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Enforcement Department
Gambling Compliance, Legal/Regulatory, (Kevin Cochran, 2012)
House of Ruth Maryland, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children         
Julia M Toro Law Firm, PLLC
Koons Family Institute of International Law & Policy, (Naomi Van Treuren, 2014)
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault Legal Institute   
Maryland Office of the Public Defender


Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office, District and Circuit Court Units 

Neighborhood Legal Services Program of DC, Ward 7, (Keeshea Turner Roberts, 2002)  

North American Securities Administrators Association, Legal Department, (Chris Staley, 2009) 

Press & Dozier, LLC        

Cecilia R. Jones    

Prince George's County Human Relations Commission, Office of Community Relations, (D. Michael Lyles, 1994)                  

Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office, (Michael O. Glynn III, law school adjunct faculty)    

U.S. Administrative Office of the US Courts, Human Resources Division       

U.S. Copyright Office, Office of the General Counsel

U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters (Vaccine Program)

US Department of Homeland Security, Division of Science and Technology and Transportation Security Administration, (Anjam Aziz, 2010)

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Foreign Litigation

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Immigration Litigation

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section       

U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Public Integrity Section

U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Chief Counsel

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, OGC, Appellate Litigation Division       

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Legal Counsel

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington Field Office, Richard Schneider, CUA adjunct faculty

U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Spectrum and Competition Policy Division

U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Competition Policy Division - Wireline Competition Bureau

U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Investigations and Hearings Division, Enforcement Bureau

U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, Washington Regional Office, Dan Turbitt, CUA 1987        

U.S. National Labor Relations Board, Division of Operations-Management (Joe Baniszewski, 1975)                  

U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of the General Counsel (Christina Battaglia, 2014)         

U.S. Office of Special Counsel

U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, DC Office, (Katie Tobin, 2008, and Leslie Velez, 2002)                  

Vera Institute of Justice

World Bank, Integrity Vice Presidency, (Khaliunaa Garamgaibataar, 2012)