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Events This Week

  • Info Session for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 Externships

    February 19, 12:10 in room 250
    The externship information session on Tuesday, February 19 at 12:10 in room 250 is required for students who plan to enroll in either a summer or fall externship.  We will discuss the various judicial and public interest options, how to choose your externship, and the timeline for applications.  A number of our externships have waiting lists or require special application procedures, so this session will help you plan ahead.  Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Upcoming Career Events

  • Information Session for Students Interested in Board Fellows Program

    Tuesday, February 26, 8:30 a.m., Drinko 251
    This informal info session is from 8:30am to 9:15am in Drinko 251 and is for current 1Ls and 2Ls. Hear from some of our current Board Fellows about their experiences, the opportunities they have had for networking and community service, and how their board fellowship has been beneficial. We will also discuss the types of nonprofit boards with which students are matched and the 2019-2020 application process. Questions? Email Lori Serpico at serpico.8@osu.edu.
  • Frost Brown 1L Lunch

    February 28, 12-1:30, Drinko 352
    Frost, Brown, Todd Attorneys Tell All About Rocking Your Summer Internships, Starting Off, and Staying for the Long Run RSVP by 2/21 on Qualtrics.

Announcements

  • 2019 School Law Seminar

    The National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) is hosting its 2019 School Law Seminar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 28-30, 2019 at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel. Students are invited to attend this seminar at a significantly reduced rate, which allows law students to interact with practicing attorneys while attending sessions on hot topics in public education law. The School Law Seminar draws attendees from across the U.S. and Canada and is specifically designed for attorneys who represent public schools. This year’s opening general session will feature Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center and his thoughts on School Law in the New Roberts Court. Other sessions will tackle other timely and important school topics such as, working with law enforcement, liability issues associated with arming school staff, and special ed discipline. We invite law students to join us to learn from leaders in the field of school law and participate in interactive discussions on current topics. Law students considering a career in school law will be assigned a COSA member to serve as their mentor during the seminar. For more information and for students interested in registering, please visit our website: https://www.nsba.org/events.cosa-school-law-seminar/cosa-school-law-seminar-program
  • Immigration Best Practices: Employer’s Perspective

    Please join the CBA International Law Committee on Thursday, February 21, 2019 for a discussion on Immigration Best Practices from Employer’s Perspective and learn about the policies employers have in place to respond to situations like travel ban, to communicate with employees on rapidly changing immigration law framework and how the employers work with outside counsels to get things done the right way. Speaker: Kathi Repka, Specialist, HR Immigration at Nationwide When and Where: February 21, 2019 from noon to 1 pm at the Columbus Bar Association.
  • Cardinal Health Networking Event

    Monday, March 4, 2019 4-6PM RSVP here: https://sites-vorys.vuturevx.com/44/1024/compose-email/join-us-for-a-casual-evening-march-4--2019.asp
  • Moyer Fellowship

    The OSBA and Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Legacy Committee are excited to announce the opening of the 2019 Moyer Fellowship.  This program was developed to honor the late Chief Justice and sustain his dedication to the administration of justice and public understanding of the law, including tenents such as legal and civic education, dispute resolution, ethics, civility, judicial independence and the rule of law. Applications must be submitted not later than Monday, March 18, 2019 to Jennifer Harrell at jharrell@ohiobar.org or Simon'e Lightfoot at slightfoot@ohiobar.org.  Questions should be directed to Moyer Legacy Committee Member, Rick Dove, at rick.dove@sc.ohio.gov. For more information see Symplicity posting #22881

News from the Public Service Law Center

  • PSHSB Internship Program

    https://www.fcc.gov/general/internships-public-safety-and-homeland-security-bureau Through the PSHSB internship programs, students gain hands-on experience in communications and administrative law matters pertaining to public safety, homeland security, national security, emergency management and preparedness, and disaster management.  Students help the Bureau develop, recommend, and administer the FCC's policies and rules to advance the security and reliability of the nation's communications infrastructure. as well as its public safety and emergency response capabilities and emerging technology.
  • K&L Gates 2019 Public Interest Fellowship Program

    This program was established by The Pittsburgh Foundation’s K&L Gates LLP Fund to offer law students the opportunity to assist public service organizations located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  In 2019, the program will award one successful candidate a fellowship that enables them to spend eight weeks of their summer working at Allegheny Conference on Community Development https://www.alleghenyconference.org. The link provides specific details regarding the fellowship and the application process.  This year’s deadline is February 28, 2019. Application link: https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarship/1692
  • Equal Justice Works

    Moritz, March 5, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. JOIN EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS STAFF FOR ADVICE ON:
    • Postgraduate Fellowships
    • Summer & Part-Time Internships
    • Managing Student Debt
    • Leadership & Advocacy Opportunities
    • Educational Awards for Public Service
    Equal Justice Works staff will be joined by 2017 Fellow, KARIN NORDSTROM, who is currently serving at Legal Aid Society of Columbus.
  • The FCBA Foundation Law School Summer Internship Stipend

    For the 26th consecutive year, the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation will award stipends to outstanding law students employed as unpaid summer interns, through the FCBA Foundation’s Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program. The FCBA Foundation is actively looking to help students from around the country who want to dedicate their time and talent over the summer to government service in areas that relate to communications law, including broadcasting, cable, information technology, television, telephony, satellite, and wireless.  It also can include work at agencies and Congressional committees addressing other communications-related areas, including internet law and policy, privacy, cybersecurity, copyright, emerging technologies, and related policy and legal issues. How much are the stipends?  The program provides stipends of up to $5,000.  In addition, the Foundation will select one outstanding intern among those chosen to receive and additional stipend for the summer: The Max Paglin Award. The Foundation considers funding from other sources in making award decisions and generally will adjust its stipend awards so that a recipient’s total funding for the internship will not exceed $7,000. Where can recipients work?  Over the years, stipends have been used by students to support work in diverse federal, state and local government agencies with a connection to the communications industry.  Examples of agencies where recipients can work include the FCC, FTC, NTIA, DOJ, DHS, NIST, and others.  Students can also work in Congress and in relevant parts of state and local government. Where does the money come from?  The Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program awards stipends from its FCC Chairman Robert Emmet Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund, and last year provided support to 32 outstanding law students. FCBA individual and corporate members donate money to the FCBA Foundation to support these stipends. Are there limitations on use of the funds?  Stipend recipients may be selected before they have finalized their summer plans, so the FCBA Foundation requires recipients to confirm in writing that they accept an unpaid internship at an eligible agency or government office.  Minimum requirements for internship duration and time commitment also apply. How to apply:  The application for the stipend will be available online from January 31, 2019 until Sunday, March 24, 2019.  The application and deadlines can be accessed at: https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/fcbastipend2019. Questions:  If you have any questions about the Foundation Law School Summer Internship Stipend program or application, please contact Janeen Wynn at 202-293-4000 or by email at janeen@fcba.org. The FCBA Foundation Law School Scholarship The FCBA Foundation Law School Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to rising second or third year students currently enrolled in accredited law schools in the United States who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in communications law.  The scholarships range from $2,500 – $5,000 each, and will be payable to the applicable law school in one lump sum to help cover the student’s tuition and other education-related expenses in the 2019-2020 academic year, and will be determined by a number of factors, including financial need and merit. The application for the scholarship is now available and can be accessed at https://webportalapp.com/sp/fcbalawscholarship_19The deadline for submission of applications is Sunday, March 31, 2019.  The Foundation plans to notify successful applicants regarding their scholarship awards by mid-May. If you have any questions about the Foundation Law School Scholarship program or application, please contact Janeen Wynn at 202-293-4000 or by email at janeen@fcba.org.

Spotlight

Recap: Jones Day Taking the Mystery Out of the Recruiting Process

Last month a group of attorneys from Jones Day visited Moritz to discuss the recruiting process and how to be successful during your job search. Hopefully you took advantage of this opportunity to network with practicing professionals, but if you were unable to make it here are some of the highlights:

Landing Interviews

  • Take Initiative. Don’t wait around for opportunities, you have to work hard. Attend networking events, apply widely, and set up informational interviews.
  • Proofread all of your application materials, they are your first impression.
  • Keep an open mind and explore opportunities in a variety of areas.

Tips for Successful Interviewing

  • Be Prepared. Know what you want, why you are doing this. Know the employer (research the firm and the interviewers). Be ready to talk about anything on your resume.
  • Ask Questions. Inquire about the employer, not about why you should want to work there.
  • Address your issues. Don’t skip over grades/performance issues, have an explanation ready.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t find your dream job during OCI. There are many different paths lawyers take to reach their career goals, you just have to work hard and remain dedicated to your search.


Job Spotlight

1L, 2L: Legal Intern
Coastal Ridge Real Estate
Columbus, OH
Deadline: March 11
Symplicity ID: 23020

1L, 2L: Law Clerk
Brian G. Miller
Columbus, OH
Deadline: March 4
Symplicity ID: 22948

1L, 2L: Law Clerk
Kaman & Cusimano
Columbus, OH
Deadline: April 1
Symplicity ID: 23016

3L: Legal Fellow
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus, OH
Deadline: March 15
Symplicity ID: 23053


Professional Tip

“I’ve never heard of anyone not getting an offer because they weren’t an expert in an area of the law they were asked to research. But people have not gotten offers because they were unresponsive, not enthusiastic, or drank too much at social events.” –Jocelyn Harrington, 2014 Moritz Graduate


Did You Know?

…You should send a thank you note to your interviewers within 24 hours? A short, personalized email is great, just make sure there are no grammatical errors or typos and that you address them properly.

Featured Resource

Many of you have recently, or will soon be offered employment opportunities and you’ll need to know how to “cross the finish line” by preparing a job acceptance letter. The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University has created a presentation to help you craft an appropriate letter. Check out this helpful resource here.

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