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Upcoming Career Events

  • JD Advantage Careers: Spotlight on Compliance

    Tuesday, March 3 \\ 12 – 1:20 P.M. \\ Drinko 244 \\ Lunch Provided

    Have you wondered what jobs are available in different industries that will allow you to use your JD and leverage your law-related skills? If you are interested in a career outside of working in a traditional law firm, you will not want to miss this program. Our panelists will discuss the ways you can apply your law degree and skill set to interesting and emerging careers with an emphasis on opportunities in Compliance. Come hear about their professional journeys and their current roles in the State Government, Health Care, Higher Education, Energy/Electric Utilities, and Corporate/Financial sectors. Our moderator will be Cheryl Heisler, career consultant and founder of Lawternatives, a Chicago-based consulting firm working with lawyers and law students on non-traditional and emerging career strategies. We will discuss the vast array and advantages of these career paths and types of positions to look for when trying to enter careers in Compliance, in particular.
    Please RSVP BY February 25 on Qualtrics.
     

    Individual Meetings with Cheryl Heisler

    Tuesday, March 3 \\ Wednesday, March 4

    Schedule a 30-minute, career counseling appointment with Cheryl Heisler. Cheryl is happy to talk with you about particular goals and interests you may already have or to help you in a broader effort to identify where you might best fit for summer(s) and following graduation. Since Cheryl is in Chicago, she is also able to talk with you about Chicago’s legal or alternative job market.

    These slots fill quickly! To request an appointment, please visit this link. ASAP and no later than February 25 at 5:00pm. Priority will be given to 3Ls and then in order of request.

    When your appointment has been confirmed, you will be notified and will then need to submit your resume and top two questions directly to Cheryl by February 27. For more information, please contact Lori Serpico at serpico.8@osu.edu or 614.292.8814.
  • Grassbaugh Veteran’s Project Open House

    Wednesday, March 25, 8am-1pm, Public Service Law Center
    Interested in joining the Grassbaugh Veterans Project next year? Stop by our open house on March 25 to learn more about the organization and hear from current GVP members. Coffee and donuts will be served!
  • Jones Day Judicial Clerkship Panel

    February 26, 12-1:20, Saxbe Auditorium
    Jones Day attorneys who have clerked will be here to discuss their clerkship experiences. Lunch will be generously provided by Jones Day.  RSVP here by February 17th.

Announcements

  • NYC Alumni Club Summer Fellowship

    The priority deadline is February 29, however, we will consider applications received after this date as we realize some students may not have final confirmation of an internship offer until later in the spring. The application and additional information on the program can be accessed on the club’s website -- https://nyc.alumni.osu.edu/scholarship/. During the program’s inaugural year in 2019, we hosted 12 students and provided $6,000 in total financial assistance to help offset NYC’s high cost of living. More importantly, we connected each of the students with mentors in his or her field and hosted multiple events to enable them to network with our local alumni. In total, the first class of students had over 50 unique interactions with our alumni (counted as one-on-one meetings with mentors and attendance at our standard club events). In a testament to the quality of the program, the club was recognized by OSUAA with the Innovative Program of the Year award (only one of these awards is given per year). If you would like to learn more about our inaugural class of summer fellows, their profiles are available on our website -- https://nyc.alumni.osu.edu/scholarship/2019-fellowship-students/.
  • Franklin County Voting Information

  • Varnum’s 1L Spring Receptions

    Grand Rapids, MI: March 12, 5-6:30pm. 333 Bridge Street NW, 17th Floor, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Ann Arbor, MI: March 19, 5-6:30. 101 North Main Street, Suite 525, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Please join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres. RSVP to Kim DeBoer at 616/336-6831 or ksdeboer@varnumlaw.com by Thursday, March 5 with which reception(s) you plan to attend. You are welcome to attend both if you would like.
  • Sports Law Night with the Columbus Blue Jackets

    https://moritzlaw.osu.edu/careers/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2020/01/Sports-Law-FLyer-2020.pdf
  • 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

  • Finn Fellowship Opportunity

    Graduating 3Ls interested in working one year in Israel and Palestine? The Finn Fellowship ($60,000 for the year) can be used in combination with an opportunity to do human rights work with a non-profit based in Israel and Palestine. The work involves preparing civil and/or criminal litigation in multiple foreign jurisdictions against various actors complicit in human rights abuses. The work will be conducted in English, and it will involve legal research and writing, investigation and evidence collection as well as liaising with key human rights lawyers around the world. The deadline to apply for the Finn Fellowship is March 1st, and applicants must apply to the organization ahead of time to get a placement offer. Contact Dean Fernandez with questions (fernandez-alvarez.1@osu.edu)
  • Squire Patton Boggs Summer Fellowship

    $5,000 for a Moritz student to do public interest work. While the Foundation prefers international placements, they have sponsored our students in the past years to do work in the US as well. More information about the fellowship can be read here (first heading). The deadline to apply is March 1. https://moritzlaw.osu.edu/careers/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2020/01/SPBF-2020-Application.docx
  • Legal Internship Program

    Each year, the American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness & Poverty awards a $3,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum. Through this, it aims both to help homeless clients and to encourage careers in the law that further the goals of social justice. The ideal intern will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with people experiencing homelessness/poverty or on issues affecting them. All law students are eligible, and first year law students are encouraged to apply. The intern must commit no less than eight continuous weeks between May 1 and September 1 to the program of his or her choice. To apply: Please submit your application to the homeless@americanbar.org. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 27, 2020.

Reminders

Once you accept a permanent or summer position please let your counselor know.


Job Spotlight

1L,2L: Moyer Fellowship
Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus, OH
Deadline: March 16
Symplicity ID: 25442

1L, 2L: Legal Intern
Ohio Environmental Council
Columbus, OH
Deadline: March 3
Symplicity ID:  25444

3L: Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Wayne County
Wooster, OH
Deadline: February 19
Symplicity ID: 25399

1L, 2L, 3L: Summer Intern
National Veterans Legal Services Program
Washington, DC
Deadline: May 11
Symplicity ID: 25435

1L, 2L, 3L: Law Clerk
The Law Offices of DuPont & Blumenstiel
Dublin, OH
Deadline: March 31
Symplicity ID: 25451


Professional Tip

“Whether it is client service, business development, or being a good colleague, intense focus on the other person’s needs and wants is a key to success.  (One way to further that knowledge – ask them.)” –Bill Nolan, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg


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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