Students are interested in law school for a variety of reasons and whatever your motivation may be; we are here to support you and help you to become the best practitioner that you can be. To that end the Office of Multicultural Affairs is here to provide opportunities outside of the classroom that will help make our future alumni better citizens of the world and better advocates for their increasingly diverse clientele. Our offices are here to enhance the educational experience for all students through diversity and service learning programs.
Capital is dedicated to providing support to all of its students. The Law School embodies a close community of students, faculty, and administrators who support one another and who strive to be the best. Our student body includes a good balance of men and women, students of color, and students with regional roots that span the geography of the nation.
The educational opportunities offered at Capital University Law School are significantly broadened through the activities of a variety of student organizations and provided in the Columbus community. Many organizations supplement the formal curriculum by providing training in the work of the lawyer and legal scholar beyond the academic experience of the classroom. Other organizations provide opportunities for those of shared backgrounds or interests to relate those concerns to their legal training and future careers. Still other organizations are valued as support groups. The Office of Multicultural Affairs is here to bring all of those varied opportunities to you. Please visit our office located on the 3rd Floor in the Student Services Area or contact email@example.com with any questions.
Columbus Food Adventures: Ethnic Food Tour (Now thru December 13, 2013) Travel the world without leaving Columbus. Experience Nigerian food and hospitality, Vietnamese sandwiches, Somali cuisine, Southern Indian food, and visit a Latino grocery store. This event is held every other Friday from 6:30 to 9pm. To reserve a spot on the bus, tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, please visit: www.columbusfoodadventures.com.
Wexner Center for the Arts: New Season of Jazz (October 23 – December 3, 2013): The Wexner Center’s fall jazz series features performers from around the country – and hometown talent as well. The series is presented in an intimate Performance Space in a cabaret-style set up that provides concert quality sound in a club atmosphere. The series includes the following performers: Mehliana featuring Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana (Wednesday, October 23, at 8 pm); Byron Stripling Quartet featuring Bobby Floyd (Friday, November 22, at 7:30 and 9:30 pm); and Bill Frisell’s Big Sur Quintet featuring Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts, Rudy Royston, and Jenny Scheinman (Tuesday, December 3, at 8 pm).
Forever Free: Columbus Black Leaders & Legends Awards (November 9, 2013): GrapeVineColumbus.com is proud to announce one of their newest signature events, The Columbus Black Leaders & Legends Awards that has been scheduled for Saturday, November 9th, 2013 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. For ticket information contact News@GrapeVineColumbus.com.
Columbus Bar Association Minority Clerkship Program Informational Meeting (November 13, 2013): The Columbus Bar Association’s Minorities in the Law Committee will hold a meeting at the Capital University Law School to discuss the CBA’s Minority Clerkship Program. Alumni of the program, who are practicing attorneys, will share their participation in the program positively impacted their careers. The MITL Committee co-chairs will be available after the panel presentation to answer additional questions. The 2014 MCP application will be available only at the meeting. Attendance is required for those students (classes of 2015 and 2016) who plan to apply to participate in the 2014 MCP program. Please RSVP to OPD@law.capital.edu to indicate your planned attendance. This event will take place from 5pm to 6pm in Room #204. For more information, including an overview of program rules, procedures, and list of program deadlines, please visit: http://www.cbalaw.org/resources/community/minority-clerkship/students/index.php
Save the Date! Joint Happy Hour.( November 21, 2013): The John Mercer Langston Bar Association will host a Happy Hour event on November 21, 2013. More information for this event will be forthcoming.
Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis (December 7, 2013): Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis! The Jingle Bell Run/Walk will be held December 7 with festivities starting at 8 am and the race beginning at 10 am at COSI. Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others. Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to fight arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. For More Race Details & to Register CLICK HERE!
King Arts Complex’s 7th Annual Legends and Legacies (December 19, 2013): The King Arts Complex is hosting its seventh annual Legends and Legacies event at 7 pm at the historic Pythian Theater. Tickets are $35.00 and the event will honor Dennison Griffith of Columbus College of Art and Design.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day: Columbus celebrates the birth of this dynamic Civil Rights leader with a gathering at City Hall, followed by a march across Broad Street Bridge to Veteran’s Memorial. There, the community can watch a free program featuring several vignettes, from theatrical reenactments to the Martin Luther King Children’s Choir. This event will take place on January 20, 2014 and admission is free. For more information, including the time, please call 614-645-1950 or visit http://crc.columbus.gov. NBLSA National Convention: “Road to 50: An Evolving Legacy.” March 12-16, 2014 in Milwaukee, WI. Features: Advocacy Roundtable, Community Service, Plenary, Networking Opportunities, Great Prizes. Registration will open on Monday, September 16, 2013; register by October 11, 2013 to be entered for a chance to win a FREE Southwest Airlines ticket! Check the NBLSA website for more information coming soon. Visiting Artist – Natasha Trethewey (October 16, 2013): Natasha will be visiting the Columbus College of Art & Design. She is the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States and the author of four collections of poetry that unites compelling personal imagery with clear-eyed examination of African-American history. She has written a non-fiction book entitled Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. This event will take place from 6:30pm – 9pm. For more information, please call 614-224-9101 or visit www.ccad.edu.
Join the United Way as a Kid Coach: United Way created Project Diversity more than two decades ago to educate, train and motivate minorities to assume board positions on a Columbus based non-profit organization. Project Diversity Cycle 22 is partnering with Future Possibilities to support the Ready, Set, Goal! Program, which provides a trademarked curriculum for elementary age children through an interactive program that promotes learning, mentoring and helps children develop valuable life skills. With the support of Project Diversity Cycle 22 and YOU, the United Way hopes to expand the one-on-one coaching sessions that include a KidCoach and Group Workshops to two local Columbus City Schools - Eastgate Elementary and Windsor Elementary for the current school year. If interested, please join the United Way as a KidCoach or donate to help them reach their fundraising goal to support this wonderful initiative. Visit the Future Possibilities website.
BBBS Project Mentor (November 4th and 18th, 2013) The John Mercer Langston Bar Association will participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Project Mentor Program during the week of November 4th and November 18th. This is a great opportunity to speak to young eighth graders about your experience in the legal profession. If you are interested, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diversity Job Fair: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (November 26th, 2013) The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association is pleased to invite eligible law students to participate in the Second 2013 Diversity and Inclusion Career Fair. The Career Fair offers Job Seekers an introduction and opportunity to interact with potential employers. The Career Fair will begin with a panel discussion featuring prominent attorneys from a variety of industries and practice areas. After the panel discussion, Job Seekers will begin a speed interviewing session, structured as an informational table-talk event. Job Seekers will have the opportunity to meet and speak with Employers in five minute intervals. After the informational portion has concluded, if the Employer representative finds a Job Seeker he/she would like to interview at greater length, the Employer representative may invite the Job Seeker to return to their table at an appointed time.
The cost to attend will be free for law school students. Eligible law students must be (a) currently enrolled in a juris doctorate program and (b) a member of the class of 2014 (current 2Ls/rising 3Ls) or 2013 (current 3Ls) (c) at an Ohio law school or a law school at a historically Black college or university or (d) a permanent resident of Cuyahoga County attending law school out of state.
Before the day of the Job Fair, Job Seekers will register by email. Please send an email to the following address with a resume attached: email@example.com. The email should contain your name, email address, telephone number, mailing address, year in school or years of legal experience. Each Employer will receive a thumb drive loaded with Job Seeker resumes submitted by November 15, 2013. There will be no onsite resume drop.
The CMBA has negotiated a special rate at the Marriott at Key Center. The special room rate for Employers and Job Seekers is $139. Employers and Job Seekers must make their own travel and lodging arrangements. Hotel reservation deadline to receive the special rate is Friday, November 8th. Please contact the hotel at 1(800) 228-9290 and reference the CMBA Career Fair Room Block. For more information or to ask questions, please contact Shawn Beem: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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