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2014-2015 LL.M. Career Services

  • Job Search Publications & Materials: The Office of International and Graduate Affairs publishes a comprehensive job search manual for LL.Ms. that is filled with tips on how to draft resumes and cover letters, answer interview questions, network in the U.S. legal market and more. Career services email blasts tailored specifically to LL.M. students are sent out monthly. In addition, alumni receive electronic communications periodically that include program updates, job postings and opportunities for involvement.
  • Individual Advising: During in-person hour-long sessions that are easily scheduled online, students receive individualized assistance with:
    • Creating and executing job search strategies,
    • Developing connections in their fields of interest,
    • Building professional social media profiles,
    • Drafting resumes and cover letters,
    • Planning ways to gain experience during the academic year, and
    • Preparing for interviews.
  • Symplicity Career Services Manager (CMS): Moritz uses a web-based career services management system to provide students and alumni with access to online job search resources and postings. LL.M.-focused opportunities that are shared through Symplicity include full-time jobs, part-time jobs, law-related listings, fellowships and select non-Moritz competitions (such as national writing competitions that require independent entry).
  • Follow-Up Resume & Cover Letter Reviews: Students are able to submit resumes and cover letters for review by email after completing several initial steps, including having scheduled and attended a one-on-one career advising session and registered for the Symplicity Career Services Manager.
  • Practice Interviews: The Office of International and Graduate Affairs organizes on-campus practice, or “mock,” interviews for students. Practice interviews can also take place during Individual Advising Sessions or during an event. Times and dates for mock interview programs will be distributed in advance to allow ample time for registration.
  • Resume Directories: The Office of International and Graduate Affairs creates a directory of resumes for Moritz LL.M. students. This booklet is then distributed to select employers throughout the year.
  • Job Search Brown Bags & Workshops: Brown Bags for LL.M. students are held weekly on Fridays during the lunch hour. These standing events cover career-related topics in addition to academic success tools, ongoing faculty research and U.S. culture. Other workshops and trainings are scheduled from time to time outside of the traditional Brown Bag calendar. Etiquette dinners, best practices for public speaking and other topics may be covered during these times.
    • August 29, 2014: Bar Exam Eligibility & Preparation
    • October 10, 2014: Online Job Search Workshop
    • November 21, 2014: Making the Most of Your Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks
    • January 30, 2015: Personal Branding Workshop
    • Titles & schedule subject to change
  • Career Panels: Panelists are usually Moritz graduates who return to share their experiences with current students in a small group setting. Panels offer wonderful opportunities for students to network with and get to know practicing attorneys from many different areas of law.
    • October 28, 2014: “How Networking Worked for Me” Alumni Panel
    • February 2015: Executive Recruiter Panel for Experienced Attorneys
    • Titles & schedule subject to change
  • Networking Events: Whether it is a formal reception hosted by a law firm in Downtown Columbus or a Saturday afternoon tailgating party, LL.Ms. have the chance to mingle and converse with attorneys and business professionals throughout their time at Moritz.
    • September 2014: Football Tailgating Party with Moritz Alumni
    • October 28, 2014: “How Networking Worked for Me” Pre-Panel Reception
    • February or March 2015: Cocktail Reception hosted by the LL.M. Advisory Council
    • Titles & schedule subject to change

 

Additional Career Services Open to LL.M. Students

  • Access to An Extensive Alumni Network: LL.M. students are shown how to effectively search for and reach out to members of 10,000-strong Moritz Alumni base for the purposes of learning about domestic and international work opportunities and to acquire input on their plans for study and employment. Websites like Martindale.com and firm webpages are used to connect students with attorneys that practice in their areas of interest. Emails/correspondence are drafted and sent with the aim of setting up informational interviews.
  • Mentoring and More @ Moritz: Moritz’s flagship mentoring program matches two attorneys with three to four students and encourages the sharing of insights and advice. LL.M. students who choose to participate are able to interact with members of the J.D. program while learning about the professional accomplishments of attorneys in the Central Ohio community.
  • Moritz Career Toolkit: The online Career Services Toolkit is a section of the Moritz website that contains a plethora of information about researching employers, drafting resumes, preparing for interviews and much more. Although targeted toward J.Ds., LL.Ms. may find the information useful as well.
  • Video Conferencing Services: Moritz participates in the Law School Connect video conferencing network, which enables employers to remotely interview Moritz students via video conferencing equipment and network connectivity in the library’s Bench and Bar Room. This technology offers Moritz students access to a greatly expanded arena of legal employers and benefits students applying for jobs in locations that are difficult to reach.