How to Enhance Your Chances for a Successful Job Search Even in a Difficult Economy

In the December 15 issue of The Legal Intelligencer, Alyssa Dragnich suggests concrete actions law graduates can take to enhance their chances for a successful job search even in a difficult economy.  Although her article is directed towards recent law graduates, her advice is applicable to any law student or graduate seeking employment.  Read her article.

3L Career Services Newsletter: December 11, 2009

In this week’s issue:
• It’s time to apply for the state bar exams!!!!! Beware of upcoming deadlines!
• Law Student Writing Competition of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association – Deadline December 31, 2009
REMINDERS:

  • Please remember to periodically check Symplicity for Job Postings!!
  • If you are feeling frustrated with your job search, please schedule an appointment with career services advisor!!!!!!!!!!!! Continue reading »

2L Career Services Newsletter: December 11, 2009

In this week’s issue:

• Law Student Writing Competition of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association – Deadline December 31, 2009
• 2010 State Government Internship Program – Deadline January 20, 2010
• Timap International Internship Opportunity
REMINDER: Do not forget to check Symplicity regularly throughout your winter break and if you are feeling frustrated with your job search, please set up an appointment with your career advisor!!!!!!! Dian Smith is the career advisor for 2Ls whose last name ends with (A – K) and Kala Taylor is the career advisor for 3Ls; however, feel free to make an appointment with anyone in the office to discuss your job search. Continue reading »

1L Career Services Newsletter: December 1, 2009

In this week’s issue:

1. Q&A – What should I be doing with my job search right now?
2. Symplicity – Jobs Section (*several upcoming deadlines)
3. Symplicity – OCI or Resume Collect section
4. Writing Competition – The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association – Deadline December 31, 2009
5. North Carolina State Government Internship Program – Deadline January 20, 2010
6. International Internship Opportunity – Deadline January 31, 2010 Continue reading »

The Ultimate Guide to LLM Programs

Have you ever considered pursuing an LLM degree?  Are you wondering if it’s worth it and how valuable the degree is to prospective employers?  In their “Ultimate Guide to LLM Programs” the National Jurist addresses these questions and others and provides a comprehensive list of LLM programs at law schools across the country (by practice area).

Career Services Newsletter: November 25, 2009

• Upcoming 2L Government Honors Deadlines
• Upcoming 3L Government Honors Deadlines
• 2010 EPA Region 5 Honors Attorney Fellowship Continue reading »

New Approaches to Getting a Law Firm Job

In the November 25th issue of The National Law Journal, Steven Bennett, a partner in the New York City offices of Jones Day, offers suggestions to help job-seekers “adapt to the new recruitment practices” of law firms brought on by the economic downturn.  Read the article to get his tips.

1L Mock Interview Program

 Would you like to have an opportunity to polish your interviewing skills before interviewing for summer positions?
Are you wondering what types of questions interviewers will ask for legal positions?

The Mock Interview Program offers 1Ls an opportunity to practice their interviewing skills.  Attorneys from local firms conduct the interviews and offer students feedback afterwards.  Interviews are typically 15 minutes, with a 5 minute feedback conversation to follow.

Mock interviews will take place on January 19 and 20, 2010 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  In early January, students will sign up for a single interview slot on one of the two nights.  But, in order to set up the program and recruit the correct number of interviewers, ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!  If you would like to participate in the January Mock Interview Program, you must RSVP in Symplicity by Monday, November 30, 2009.

Career Services Newsletter: November 19, 2009

In this week’s issue:
• 3L ONLY – Resume Collect #5 Deadline at 12:00 noon tomorrow (Charlotte Firm)
• 2010 State Government Internship Program – Deadline January 20, 2010
• AFL-CIO’s Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program – Job postings for 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls who are interested in Labor Law
• Upcoming 2L Government Honors Deadlines
• Upcoming 3L Government Honors Deadlines
• Interested in working for the International Trade Commission?
• Teaching Opportunities from the Duke Talent Identification Program
• 2010 Delaware Minority Job Fair for 1L Law Students – Deadline December 10, 2009
• 2010 Nashville Bar Association’s Annual Damali Booker First Year Minority Clerkship Job Fair – Deadline January 27, 2010
• Parker Poe’s 4th Annual Life as a Lawyer Program for Minority Law Students – Save the Date!!! Continue reading »

Young Lawyers Panel

The North Carolina Bar Association and Office of Career Services are hosting a lunch panel featuring three stellar young lawyers on Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00 noon. This interactive lunch panel will feature three local attorneys who are Wake Forest graduates. Think you would like to pursue a career with a small or medium sized firm? Come hear Michael Wells Jr. talk about his practice. Interested in a big law firm experience? Recent graduate Jamie Dean will talk about his first few months in practice and the unique new program his firm has created. Are you interested in government service? Meg Coppley will talk about her work with the District Attorney’s office and transition into private practice. This is going to be a great event that you will not want to miss.

To attend the event, students must RSVP in Symplicity.  The event will be audiotaped, so those who cannot attend may access the recording on the Intranet afterwards.