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Beyond Symplicity: Additional Job Search Resources

Symplicity is a great place to start your job search, in fact, about half of the students in each graduating class obtain permanent through a job posting or on-campus interview posted through Symplicity. However, there are some other online resources that you can utilize to maximize your job search.

Useful Job/Resource Links: This list includes over 300 links to general job databases, resources for specific legal employment areas (ie. federal government, public interest, international, alternative careers), and resources by state.

Guide to State Court Clerkships: A comprehensive guide to state clerkship availability, application procedures, salaries and more.

Government Honors & Public Policy Handbooks: This Handbook provides application deadlines, applicant qualifications, and details on the selection process. It also describes each employer’s mission and organizational structure, as well as deadline tables (arranged alphabetically by agency and law school class year), GS salary schedules, tips for finding housing in Washington DC and other locations, government regulations for hiring non-citizens, and information about government background checks.

BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank: The BYU Job Bank features job postings from law schools throughout the country and is searchable by state. If you are looking outside of Columbus, this is a great tool for finding postings from schools located in the state(s) you are targeting.

JD Careers Out There: JDCOT is a site for lawyers, law students, and potential law students who want to have a career that they love. Through video interviews, you’ll find out what you can do with a law degree and how to break in and find a job. You’ll also get professional development tips to lead you to career success.

Access information for password protected resources can be found in your Symplicity News Feed.

Reminders

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

All 3L lockers must be cleaned out before August 1


Job Spotlight

1L: Summer Associate
Reed Smith LLP
Pittsburgh, PA
Deadline: July 31
Symplicity ID: 23539

1L, 2L, 3L: Law Clerk
City of Upper Arlington
Upper Arlington, OH
Deadline: April 30
Symplicity ID: 23532

3L: Associate Attorney
Hurtuk & Daroff Co.
Cleveland, OH
Deadline: AuRollinggust 9
Symplicity ID: 22950

3L: Staff Attorney/Law Clerk
Licking County Common Pleas Court
Newark, OH
Deadline: Rolling
Symplicity ID: 23554


Professional Tip

“Communicate often with your clients and supervisors.  It is better that you take the initiative to advise someone on your progress or the status of a case than waiting for her to ask.” –Erika Haupt, Associate, Roetzel & Andress


Did You Know?

More than 75% of attorneys in private practice work in firms with fewer than 50 attorneys, compared to the 12% who practice in firms with 100 attorneys or more?[1]  Smaller firms generally hire on an as needed basis, and many will be hiring now or in the coming weeks for summer positions.  Now is a great time to reach out to smaller firms of interest, and Martindale.com and local bar directories (such as the Columbus Bar Directory) are great resources for researching smaller firms. You can also connect with Moritz alumni working at smaller firms through the Moritz LinkedIn page.

Featured Resource

A criticism we often hear from employers and faculty is that students send emails that are curt, demanding, lack general courtesy, and have grammatical errors. Before you head off to your summer experience, please review E-Mail Netiquette for Lawyers for a comprehensive guide to emailing professionally. You read more about email etiquette on our website and in the Career Services Handbook.

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55 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
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