For students interested in business law, the most exciting upcoming event is the Corporate Law Institute, hosted by Tulane Law School and happening today and tomorrow at the Roosevelt Hotel in downtown New Orleans. It's like attending an "Oscars for Lawyers" ceremony, even if the attire lacks the traditional glamour. Coming from all over the United States, the heads of corporate practice in law firms, managing directors of investment banks, Delaware Chief Justice and Vice Chancellors and SEC officials discuss what has happened in the past year in the transactional world in front of an audience full of corporate practitioners and securities litigators. It's fine if the students do not understand everything that is being said. The lawyers sitting next to them are having a hard time following the debate as well.
The CDO set up several informational interview sessions for our students. Several speakers have agreed to meet with small groups of students to answer career related questions. We have done this for many years, and if past sessions are any indication, our students will be talking to corporate celebrities featured on the Charlie Rose Show, CNN and Squawk Box.
The sessions will feature Chris Young (Managing Director & Head of Contested Situations, Credit Suisse), Roy J. Katzovicz (General Counsel for Pershing Square Capital Management hedge fund), Tom Cronin & Jon Einsidler (Partners, Phoenix Advisory Partners), Janet L. Kelly (Senior Vice President & General Counsel, ConocoPhillips), and Robert Kindler (Vice Chairman, Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Morgan Stanley).
We are fortunate to be able to facilitate networking opportunities like these for our Tulane Law students, and we know they will make us proud as always by attending the event en masse and asking intelligent, thoughtful questions. Another awesome networking event happening at Tulane! We love the Spring!
Sarka Cerna-Fagan, Assistant Dean
Katie O’Leary, Director
Career Development Office