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Announcements

  • International Fellowships and Education Abroad Opportunities

    To learn more about education abroad programs at Moritz and fellowships available for summer/yearlong employment, click here.

News from the Public Service Law Center

  • 2019 Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program

    Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) invites applications from first and second year law students for the Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship Program beginning in May 2020.  This paid fellowship is the perfect opportunity for students committed to or considering public interest and poverty law to learn about the challenges and rewards involved. The fellowship application may be viewed and downloaded from LSNJ’s website at  http://www.lsnj.org/Internships .  We expect that there will be approximately 15 positions available at locations statewide.  Hiring decisions will be made on a continuing basis.
  • Public Service Fellow Designation at Graduation

    Did you know that the College wants to celebrate the (unpaid and not for academic credit) pro bono mediation and legal hours you are doing at Moritz and in the community? Anyone who performs at least 50 hours of qualifying pro bono service can track those hours on the pro bono tab in Symplicity and receive recognition at Honors Convocation and in the Hooding Brochure as well as earn a notation on their final transcript.  Details can be found online at: https://moritzlaw.osu.edu/public-service-law-center/opportunities-for-students/public-service-fellows-program/ or you can simply ask Cybele Smith.302 any particular questions you might have about qualifying service. All hours must be in the system by March 25 or so of the year of graduation, so 3Ls, update your hours soon!  
  • Young Women Run: Columbus

    November 16th, 9am-2pm, Ohio State University Are you ready to flex your political power and ramp up your civic engagement? Young Women Run Columbus will connect you to elected leaders, train you on strategies to mobilize for 2020, and more. You'll build a squad of politically ambitious young women and leave empowered, activated, and ready to run for office - or campaign for a candidate you admire. Onward, to Young Women Run and 2020! More information and registration: https://www.ignitenational.org/young_women_run_columbus_2019

Spotlight

Holiday Success Strategies from Mary Crane

Students: Make the Most of Your Winter Break

The upcoming winter break provides tons of opportunities for you to reconnect with contacts you’ve made throughout the previous year. Before final exams begin, spend some time thinking strategically about how you can use the next several weeks to build and expand your networks.

  1. If you don’t already possess a stack of business cards, order some today. Your cards should list your name, the name of your school, your anticipated graduation date, and your contact information. Once you have your cards in hand, carry them with you everywhere. The person seated next to you on your post-final-exams trip home just may be the employer of your dreams.
  2. This Black Friday, set aside an hour to send holiday wishes to any professionals you encountered during the previous 12 months. For more casual acquaintances, feel free to send your wishes via email. In the case of a prospective employer, past employer, or alumni of the school, consider sending a holiday card with a brief personal note. This personal communication will help you become memorable, something that never hurts when you need to land your first real job.
  3. Many offices experience their quietest time of year between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Key decision makers who stay in town over the holidays may have more time than normal to sit down and talk with you. Take a risk this holiday season. Make a list of the school’s alumni with whom you would most like to meet and email a meeting request. Don’t give up until you’ve succeeded in scheduling at least one meeting.
  4. If you plan to return to a city where you worked as a summer associate or intern, use the upcoming break to reconnect face to face with contacts you previously established. A quick coffee or lunch allows you to reconfirm your interest in a prospective employer.
  5. In addition to meeting with prospective employers, use the winter break to reconnect with peers and college classmates. They may become important members of your network. And don’t ignore their parents, some of whom may be able to give you direction and even new leads.

Reminders

Our offices are closed today in observance of Veteran’s Day.


Job Spotlight

1L: Summer Associate
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear
Various Locations
Deadline: March 2
Symplicity ID: 24462

2L: Legal Intern
Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office
Columbus, OH
Deadline: November 29
Symplicity ID: 24553

3L: Law Clerk
Bluestone Law Group
Columbus, OH
Deadline: February 5
Symplicity ID: 24534

1L, 2L, 3L: 2020 Summer Associate Program
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
Deadline:  January 21
Symplicity ID: 24542


Professional Tip

“How quickly should you get back to a client, supervisor, boss, colleague, or someone else?  It’s a really important question: lawyers have a professional ethical responsibility of diligent communication, and yet everyone gets too much email.  The reality is that lack of diligence regarding email and phone is one of the main things that trips up law students and new lawyers.  The best approach is to respond right away — within a few minutes.  Within a few hours or at the latest by the end of the business day is usually acceptable, although more risky.  If you go beyond 24 hours without having responded you should assume you have hurt your reputation.  If you do not know what to say, send an interim response: you appreciate their note, need a bit more time for a quality answer for XX reasons, and will be back in touch in YY timeframe.  What you should absolutely not do is “ghost” — use non-response as a means of communication or avoiding giving bad news.  Non-response is too easily misunderstood, and is often taken as a sign of disrespect.  Also, delivering bad news, and having the courage to deliver it promptly, clearly, and professionally, is part of your job as a lawyer.  Become adept at it.” –Dakota Rudesill, Assistant Professor of Law


Did You Know?

…There is a proper way to quit a job that won’t result in any burned bridges? Read this informative article that can help you navigate the process.

The Proper Way To Quit A Job by Michael Spiro, LinkedIn

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