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Events This Week

  • Careers in the Field of Taxation, the LLM in Taxation Degree, and Northwestern Tax Program

    November 7, Drinko 251, 12:10pm
    Tax issues influence all business decisions in the real world. Even those who expect to practice as corporate, real estate, commercial, or bankruptcy lawyers will find that one cannot avoid the federal, state, and local tax issues that your clients constantly face. And as more and more businesses are expanding their operations to foreign markets, international tax issues have become increasingly important. Northwestern’s Tax Program offers an opportunity to develop an expertise in all aspects of taxation through the LLM in Taxation and JD/LLM in Taxation Joint Degree programs.  
  • Symplicity Training

    November 8, Drinko 251, 12:10pm
    Bring your lunch for a quick (30 minutes or less) Symplicity training. We will cover uploading documents, trouble shooting Symplicity, and the Opt-In Resume book.
  • Etiquette Dinner

    November 8, The Barrister Club, 5:30 pm
    All students are invited to attend the annual Etiquette Dinner sponsored by The Office of Career Services, The Student Bar Association, Taft Stettinius & Hollister, and Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff.  Featuring nationally renowned speaker, Terri Thompson, this multi-course dinner will help provide you with the skills necessary for dining and networking in professional settings. Registration for this event has now closed.   If you have any questions please email Lakin Davis at davis.5477@osu.edu.

Announcements

  • Mocktail: A Networking Experience for 1L Students

  • Come learn about Moritz’ short-term and semester study abroad opportunities; as well as summer and post-graduation international fellowships (funding available).

    Please come to an information session on Tuesday, Nov. 7th, at 12:10pm in Room 245. You will hear about our semester exchange programs with the University of Passau (Germany), and the Universidad de Comillas (Spain), as well as various universities in China. You can also participate in a 2-week summer study abroad program in China or Brazil, at almost NO COST to you! Learn about other ABA-approved semester/summer programs offered through US law schools. There is also a summer and a yearlong fellowship that provides funding for Moritz JD students to work in public interest settings abroad. Questions? Email Dean Fernández (fernandez.214@osu.edu). FOOD WILL BE SERVED.
  • “Political and Security Developments in Southeastern Europe”

    Presentation to be given by His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Vasko Naumovski of Macedonia on Monday, Nov. 6th, at 12:10pm in Room 245 of Drinko Hall. H.E Vasko Naumovski has been the Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the United States since November 2014. Naumovski is a Professor of International Relations in Macedonia. He has extensive experience working with European Integration as he was involved in Macedonia’s ongoing negotiations to become an EU member.

Spotlight

What is Business Casual?

Many of you attended the Fashion Show and will attend the Etiquette Dinner to brush up on the dos and don’ts for a variety of professional situations.  One of the trickiest topics covered is the question of business casual, so today’s spotlight will try to tackle this ever challenging question.

Business casual attire will vary based on the social situation.  Are you attending a firm reception for students that suggests business casual attire, or are you dressing for a summer position where the day-to-day dress code is business casual?  With a firm reception, many of the attorneys will be wearing suits and you will probably want to dress in a more formal manner; if it is a summer position, you will have time to get a sense of what the typical attire is in the office and conform accordingly.  Whatever the situation, a general rule of thumb for business casual is to always err on the side of business, NOT casual.  Remember, how you dress reflects your professionalism and good judgment so it never hurts to dress more formally.

Here are some specific tips when you are dressing for a business casual environment:

For Men:

  • Ties are generally not required for business casual.
  • Long-sleeved shirts are still the accepted norm.
  • Conservative shirt colors are standard, with blue and white being classics.
  • Dockers or dress khakis are appropriate; formal slacks are not required.  Pants should fit and be cut well.
  • Jeans, sweatpants, and shorts should not be worn in a law office.
  • Light-colored athletic socks, sandals, flip-flops, and athletic shoes should not be worn.

For Women:

  • Solid colored tailored shirts, knits, and blouses are safe choices.  Long or full short sleeves are best.  Shirts should not be low cut.
  • Tank tops are not appropriate, unless being worn under a jacket that will not be taken off.
  • Skirts and pants should be dark and neutral in color – navy, gray, black, and khaki are good.
  • Skirts should reach knee length while standing and offer full coverage when seated.  Slits should not be high or placed provocatively.
  • Pants should be tailored and fit well, but need not be creased.  Pants should not be too tight or sit too low.
  • Jeans are not appropriate for a law office.
  • Simple accessories, such as earrings and necklaces are best.  Jewelry should not be a distraction.
  • Open-toed shoes are appropriate in many circumstances, but should not veer into sandal territory.  Glittery or strappy shoes should not be worn.

Overall, remember that the law is a conservative profession, and it is better to overdress than to underdress.

Information adapted from http://articles.practice.findlaw.com/2007/Mar/30/234.html and

http://www.career.vt.edu/JobSearchGuide/BusinessCasualAttire.html.

 


Job Spotlight

1L, 2L: Summer Fellow
Deborah T. Poritz Fellowship
Edison, NJ
Deadline: December 30
Symplicity ID: 21227                

2L, 3L: Law Clerk
Nardone Law Group
Columbus, OH
Deadline: November 30
Symplicity ID: 21261

2L, 3L: Law Clerk
Michael Millonig Law Group LLC
Dayton, OH
Deadline: December 2
Symplicity ID: 21267

2L, 3L: Legal Intern
Samuel Shamansky
Columbus, OH
Deadline: December 8
Symplicity ID: 20917

3L: Term Law Clerk
US Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio
Cleveland, OH
Deadline: November 17
Symplicity ID: 21231 


Professional Tip

Advice from Professor Chris Walker on how students should approach professors and other mentors to ask for recommendation letters: http://www.thefacultylounge.org/2017/10/chris-walker-on-how-a-student-can-best-to-ask-a-professor-to-write-a-letter-of-recommendation.html


Did You Know?

…If you’re interested in pursuing job opportunities out-of-state our website has resources specifically geared towards that job search? Visit the Out-of-State Job Search page to get started.

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