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Events This Week

  • Career Development 101: Oh the Legal Places You Will Go

    September 10th, 12:10-1:20PM, Ohio State Union Cartoon Room
    Moderated by Professor Ric Simmons, attorneys working for various sized firms, government, public interest, and private corporations will describe their practices and diverse careers. This event is required for all 1Ls, please bring your Buckeye ID to swipe in for attendance. Pizza will be provided.

Upcoming Career Events

  • Information Session for Spring 2020 Externships

    September 19th, 12:10-1:20PM, Room 352
    The externship information session is required for students who have not previously attended an info session and plan to apply for a Spring 2020 externship.  We will discuss the various judicial and public interest options, how to choose your externship, and the timeline for applications (applications will be available on the Moritz website on Sept. 19).  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.
  • OSBA Rural Practice Clerkship Program Information Session

    Thursday, September 26, at 12:10 in Room 245
    Have you ever thought you might like to practice law in a rural community after graduation?  On Thursday, September 26, at 12:10 in Room 245, Kasi Orcutt from the OSBA will be here to provide information about the innovative Rural Practice Clerkship Program.  Through the program, the OSBA partners with rural attorneys to provide paid summer clerkships during a student’s 2L summer.  Participants receive hands-on practice experience in a collegial environment, while rural host practitioners provide immersive community opportunities.  Program participants experience first-hand the significant role a resident attorney plays in providing access to justice.  Please join us at this session to learn if the Rural Practice Clerkship Program might be a good fit for you.
  • Career Development 101: 1L Group Sessions

    September 16th, 12:00-1:20PM, See email for room assignment
    This is the fourth of 5 individual sessions for 1Ls. Please see the email sent by Linda Jones on 8/20/19 for room assignments and more information. You are required to attend 4 out of the 5 sessions, but we hope that you will choose to attend all 5.


  • KJK College Kick-Off Happy Hour
  • DC Program

    Please visit our website for application information for the DC Program. An information session will be scheduled at a later date.
  • Education Abroad Opportunities

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

    Various branches of the military will be on campus recruiting in the coming weeks. Please see here for the college’s statement on military recruitment.
  • Prospanica Columbus Networking Event


News from the Public Service Law Center

  • FASPE Fellowship

    FASPE is an intensive, two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership. FASPE is neither a Holocaust studies course, nor a genocide prevention program. Rather, the curriculum is designed to challenge Fellows to critically examine constructs, current developments and issues that raise ethical concerns in their professions in contemporary settings in which they work. FASPE Law begins by analyzing the decisions, actions and impact of German lawyers and the German legal profession in designing and executing Nazi policies. The program underscores the reality that moral codes governing lawyers and the legal profession can break down or be distorted with devastating consequences. FASPE then draws on this historical example to help Law Fellows both to grasp their role and responsibility as individuals with influence in their broad communities and to confront the ethical issues that currently face lawyers. By studying professional ethics at the sites of Nazi actions, our Fellows experience the importance of professional ethics in an immersive, powerful and personal way. FASPE Law applicants must fit into one of the following three categories: 1) be enrolled in a JD or LLM program (or equivalent program); 2) be working in the legal profession (including a clerkship) at the time of their application and have received a JD or LLM between May 2018 and January 2020; or 3) be working as a trainee or similar position after having completed their requisite legal training in the applicable jurisdiction. The Fellowship is fully funded; and we will be awarding the 2019 FASPE Law Fellowship to between 14 and 16 applicants. If you would like further information about FASPE or FASPE Law, please visit our website
  • Ohio Department of Transportation Career Fair


Job Spotlight

2L: Law Clerk
Reno & Cavanaugh
Washington, D.C.
Deadline: September 15
Symplicity ID: 24155

2L, 3L: Legal Intern
Navy JAG
Various Locations
Deadline: September 11
Symplicity ID: 24156

2L, 3L: Intern
Columbus, OH
Deadline: September 12
Symplicity ID: 24163

3L: Summer Clerk
Enviromental Defense Center
Santa Barbara, CA
Deadline: October 22
Symplicity ID: 24092

Professional Tip

“Know your boundaries and articulate them to others. Yes, you should work as hard as you can and always do great work, but you should also respect every aspect of your life and help others to do so by expressing healthy limits. A good employer will honor those if they value you.” –Kelly Atkinson, Columbus Office Administrator and Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Barnes & Thornburg

Did You Know?

…Symplicity is not the only resource for finding legal jobs? The Moritz Career Services webpage includes an extensive list of Useful Job Resource Links, broken down by types of employment and geographic region?  Check out the list of resources to find job postings and to proactively search for potential employers.

Featured Resource

Resources for Job-Seekers with Disabilities

If you identify as a person with disabilities the Career Services Office has specific resources to help you in your job search. You can find a list of resources available on our Resources for Students with Disabilities webpage. Linda Jones also has some reference materials available in her office. If you have any further questions, please speak with your career advisor.

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