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Upcoming Career Events

  • 1L Academy: Oh the Legal Places You Will Go!

    August 30, 12:10-1:20, Saxbe
    Attorneys working for various-sized firms, government, public interest, and private corporations will describe their practices. Please RSVP on Symplicity.  

News from the Public Service Law Center

  • Public Service Law Center Open House

    8/23, from 12-2pm
    Law students are invited to stop by the PSLC located in room 136 of Drinko Hall for an Open House to meet 2017-2018 public service student org leaders and Director, Cybele Smith. Desserts and light refreshments will be served.   
  • Debt Relief Newsletter

    Equal Justice Works has released their Debt Relief Newsletter for the month of August. It can be read here.
  • Fried Frank LDF Civil Rights Fellowship

    At Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, we’ve partnered with the Legal Defense Fund (LDF), one of the nation’s most prominent civil rights organizations, to offer talented young lawyers an opportunity to work at LDF as well as at Fried Frank. This Fellowship provides an opportunity to receive extensive formal and informal training in both public and private law. Fried Frank/LDF Fellows spend the first two years of their Fellowship as a litigation associate in Fried Frank’s New York office, followed by two years at LDF. The Fellows are involved in exciting, cutting-edge litigation and have the opportunity to work with some of the most gifted legal minds in the world. The program will select one Fellow this year. Applications must be received by August 23, 11:59 PM EST. The selection committee, which is made up of representatives from Fried Frank and LDF, will conduct interviews of Fellowship candidates soon thereafter.  Interested candidates should visit our website at for more information. To learn more about the application process, please click here.  


Requesting an Informational Interview
Informational interviews are a great way to gain an understanding about a practice area and network with potential mentors.   Email requests addressed to individuals you would like to meet to explore career options should make it clear that you want a short, informational interview and are not asking for employment.
Here is an example of how you could initiate contact with an informational interviewer:

Dear Ms. Jones:        

I am a second year student at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and plan to move to Boston upon graduation to begin my legal practice.  Since you are a Moritz alumna and work in Boston, I was hoping to talk with you about the legal market and opportunities in Boston. 

I will be coming home over the upcoming fall break from October 15 through 18, and would appreciate the opportunity to spend 30 minutes with you for an informational interview. Enclosed is my resume to give you a sense of my experience.

Thank you for your consideration.  I look forward to hearing from you, and hope to meet you soon.

Best regards,

Sam Student



For more resources on informational interviewing, please review your Career Services Handbook and contact your career advisor.



2Ls and 3Ls: Please remember to fill out your Summer Employment Evaluation if you have not already done so. It can be found under the “Tell Us About Your Employment” section on Symplicity.

Job Spotlight

2L: 2018 Summer Clerk
Fisher Phillips
Cleveland, OH
Deadline: September 1
Symplicity ID: 20936

2L: Law Clerk
Warren County Prosecutor
Lebanon, OH
Deadline: August 25
Symplicity ID: 20930                 

2L: Summer Legal Intern
Environmental Law & Policy Center
Chicago, IL
Deadline: rolling
Symplicity ID: 20927

3L: 2018-2020 Legal Fellowship
Southern Poverty Law Center
Multiple Locations
Deadline: September 27
Symplicity ID: 20921

 3L: Fellowship
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
Toledo, OH
Deadline: September 7
Symplicity ID: 20892


Professional Tip

“Use your resources! Any time you have a question check Symplicity, our website, and/or the handbook first, it is highly likely you will find your answer. Career Services staff, professors, and employers have all told me stories of students who have missed information that was readily available to them.  We are all happy to help you, but self-sufficiency is an extremely valuable skill to learn before you enter the workforce.”

-Lakin Davis, Program Coordinator, Moritz College of Law


Did You Know?

…As a current law student, you are eligible to become a member of local bar associations for free? When you join, you will benefit from the educational and networking opportunities offered through the bar associations. Plus, joining a committee or section and attending meetings are great ways to explore specific areas of practice and network with experienced members in those practice areas. Visit the Columbus Bar Association and Ohio State Bar Association websites for more information. 


Featured Resource

Making the Mental Transition From Student to Professional

by Ian Hu, Slaw, April 21, 2016

As a student, you are judged by your intellect alone. However, as a professional, you must be aware of how you are perceived by others (supervisors, clients, judges, etc), which requires some extra thought and preparation. Ian Hu, claims prevention and practice Pro counsel at LAWPRO, elaborates in this article in Slaw magazine.


The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
55 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
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