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Events This Week

  • Jones Day 1L Lunch

    January 30, 12:10-1:20, Saxbe
    Join Jones Day attorneys for an informal 1L lunch where they will provide some guidance and understanding about the recruiting process. Registration for this event is now closed. You may still attend, but lunch is only available for those who registered.
  • Build Your Resume with Practical Experience

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:10-1:00, in Saxbe Auditorium
    Each semester, at least 100 Moritz students participate in one of our clinics, externships, or pro bono work.  Come learn more about the experiential learning programs at Moritz and hear from recent graduates and students how these programs can enhance both your lawyering skills and employability.
  • JD Advantage Career Opportunities

    January 31, 12:10-1:20, Drinko 250
    Learn how to put your JD to significant advantage as you consider a wide range of careers by attending a panel on alternative careers for law school graduates.  Cheryl Heisler, founder of Lawternatives, and counselor to JD holders looking for careers outside the traditional firm and government worlds, will moderate the conversation. 
  • Individual Meetings with Cheryl Heisler

    January 31 and February 1
    An email with information on how to schedule an individual session with Cheryl Heisler to discuss JD advantage careers was sent out last week. Please contact your career advisor with any questions.  

Announcements

  • Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

    Information Session Monday, February 5 Public Service Law Center at noon Receive registration information and important dates. Get advice from students who attended past programs. Program is open to current 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls graduating in Dec. ‘18 only. Most employers are interested in students with STEM degrees (i.e. Patent Bar eligible). The Interview Program will take place July 26 and 27, 2018, in Chicago. See Liza Larky, larky.2@osu.edu, in Career Services with questions.
  • JCPenny Suit-Up Event

    Discounts for business wear, more info here: https://moritzlaw.osu.edu/careers/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2018/01/2801_OSU.pdf

News from the Public Service Law Center

  • 2018 Ninth Circuit Essay and Video Contest

    The theme for this year’s essay and video contest is “The 14th Amendment - 150 Years after Ratification – What Does Equal Protection Mean to Students?” The top three finishers in the essay and video competitions at the district level will win cash prizes and continue on to compete in the Ninth Circuit contest. To be eligible to compete in the local contest, students must reside in one of these counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima. Contest rules, entry instructions and other information can be found at http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest. For more information about the district contest, please contact: Laura Barragan at (509) 458-3426, or by email at civicscontest@waed.uscourts.gov.
  • US Department of Transportation

    The Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings at the U.S. Department of Transportation (www.dot.gov/airconsumer) monitors compliance with and investigates violations of aviation statutes and regulations related to consumer protection, civil rights, and economic licensing. Where necessary, the Office pursues enforcement action, which may be in the nature of warning letters or more formal action, such as consent orders or administrative litigation to impose cease and desist provisions and civil penalties. The Office may also seek injunctive relief in U.S. District Courts. Additionally, the Office develops and issues various rules regulating air carriers and ticket agents. Legal interns will assist trial attorneys in enforcement matters, from the initial stage of receiving and evaluating passenger complaints, through a potential investigation.  If enforcement action is warranted, then the intern will provide support throughout the enforcement process.  Interns will also assist attorneys during the rulemaking process, which includes review and analysis of public comments, research related to the rulemaking topics, and assistance in drafting preliminary documents related to both final rulemakings and proposed rulemakings. To apply, please send your resume, along with a short cover letter, a copy of your transcript, and a writing sample to the attention of Vinh Q. Nguyen, Senior Trial Attorney, at vinh.nguyen@dot.gov.  
  • AF JAG Corps’ 2018 summer Internship (paid) and Externship (unpaid) programs

    The only different between the programs is funding.  Externs can receive school credit.  Students can apply for both programs. Internship: Apply online via USAJobs
    • 2L: Student Trainee (Law Clerk)
    o   Position: #9L-HAF-10103712-083554-AJT o   Compensation: GS-9, Step 1 compensation rates o   Application window: 16 Jan 18 – 22 Jan 18
    • 1Ls: Student Trainee (Law Clerk)
    o   Position: #9L-HAF-10095642-083549-AJT o   Compensation: GS-7, Step 1 compensation rates o   Application window: 5 Feb 18 – 9 Feb 18 1L and 2L Externship – Apply by sending the application to our Gmail account Applications are due by 10 pm EST, Friday, 9 February 2018

Spotlight

Preparing for Interviews

As you prepare for upcoming interviews, whether through on-campus programs like Spring OCI and Public Sector Interview Program or with an employer directly, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Stay positive throughout the interview process, and focus on your strengths.  Your resume can help provide a road map for the conversation.
  • Do your research.  Employers will expect that you have researched the firm and your individual interviewers, if possible.  Further, employers want to know that you have a genuine interest in their organization, so demonstrating that you have thoroughly researched the firm will distinguish you in a positive way. For more information on researching employers visit the ‘Researching Potential Employers’ page on our website.
  • Think about the top three things you want the interviewer to know about you by the end of the interview. Then, review your resume to see where the best opportunities are to discuss those strengths and how they fit the employer’s needs.
  • Develop concrete examples and concise stories you can use during the interview to demonstrate your skills.  Saying that you are a hard worker likely will not leave a strong impression with an employer; however, saying that you worked 30 hours a week throughout your undergraduate education and graduated cum laude demonstrates that you are a hard worker.  Think about showing, not telling.
  • Have a list of thoughtful and specific questions to ask the employer.  The number and specificity of your questions is interpreted as a measure of your interest in an employer. Avoid asking questions answered in firm literature or on its web site.
  • Bring extra copies of your resume, transcript, and writing sample, as well as a list of professional references.
    For more information on interviewing, see the career services webpage or talk with your career counselor.

Reminders

Bidding for Spring OCI and the Public Sector Interview Program closes this week. Please review the Dates and Deadlines sheet on Symplicity to ensure you submit your materials on time!


Job Spotlight

1L, 2L: Summer Law Clerk
Emens & Wolper Law Firm
Columbus, OH
Deadline: February 18
Symplicity ID: 21598

1L, 2L: Legal Intern
OSU Office of Technology Commercialization
Columbus, OH
Deadline: February 19
Symplicity ID: 21610

2L: Legal Intern
Office of the Ohio Consumer’ Counsel
Columbus, OH
Deadline: February 18
Symplicity ID: 21605

3L: Staff Attorney
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline: January 17
Symplicity ID: 21597

3L: Attorney
Cassiday Schade, LLP
Chicago, IL
Deadline: February 23
Symplicity ID: 21570


Professional Tip

“During OCI, three or four students said they were interested in our Cleveland office. Well, we don’t have one! Doing a little bit of research is very important.”-Jeff Lindemann, Recruiting Committee Member, Frost Brown Todd


Did You Know?

…You cannot calculate your own percentile rank for your resume?  If you want to include your percentile rank on your resume, you should only include the percentile band that you fall within based on the official ranking sheet available on the registrar’s section of the Moritz website.  Please check with your career advisor if you have questions.

Featured Resource

OnPACE is a series of self-guided career modules that can assist you in learning more about yourself, choosing a professional path, getting ready for interviews, and preparing to enter the workforce. http://onpace.osu.edu/modules/

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