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CSO Intro for LEO 2014

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Paul Edwards

on 11 June 2014

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Transcript of CSO Intro for LEO 2014

Sampling of Job Search Resources
Career Network
Print and Electronic Resource Center
Access to password protected job resources
Career Planning Manual
Computers, copy machine, fax,
phone, interview rooms
Networking is more important than ever in this very competitive job market
Career Services Introduction
LEO Program 2014

Overview of Services
CSO Staff
Individual Career advising
Resume and cover letter review
Mock interviews
Job Search Resources
Networking Opportunities
Today's Agenda
On-line career resource exclusively for MSU Law students and alumni.
Job postings– all types of positions, including externships, internships, law clerk, and summer associate positions.
On-Campus Interview Program- As a 2L and 3L you will use Career Network for various facets of the on-campus interview program.
Password protected resources- Links to various external career-related databases and resources. Passwords provided.
Meet the Lawyer
Meet the Lawyer programs bring in practicing attorneys to speak about a variety of legal practice areas. Examples:
Sampling of Other Programs
1L Mock Interview Program
Opportunities with the Federal Government
Military JAG Information Sessions
Michigan Intellectual Property Association Panel Discussion
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program Information Session
Judicial Clerkship Program
Sports Agent Leigh Steniberg-The Real Jerry Macguire
Patent Bar Information Session
Strategies for your Job Search Outside of Michigan
3L Panel for 1L's: Navigating Your Way Through Law School

Meet the Lawyer Series
Career-related programs
Fall On-Campus Interview Program
Spring Recruitment Fair
Off-Campus Career Fairs
Mock Interview Program
Networking Programs
On-Demand Advising
The Career Services Office offers a variety of
career related programs throughout the year
Labor and Employment Law
Careers in Intellectual Property Law
Practicing In-House at a Large Corporation
Careers in Tax law
Careers in Insurance Law
Health Care Law
Sports and Entertainment Law
Networking Programs and Opportunities:
Networking Basics
Annual Etiquette Dinner
The Art of Networking
Mentor Jet
Using Effectively
Connecting with Lawyers Networking Event
1L Year
Assigned a CSO Advisor
CSO Introduction
Meet with CSO Advisor
Review resume and cover letter
Develop plan of action for summer
February Recruitment Fair
Apply for Summer Positions
Attend Programs
Say Goodbye to Summer Vacation
Spend your summer gaining
practical legal experience
Summer Opportunities for 1L's
As a 1L, any type of legal experience is valuable
3 credits
Government, public interest, non-profit, court
Most 1L's will do summer externships
Volunteer positions with various types of legal entities
Law Clerk
Hourly paid positions with small to mid-sized firms
1L Summer Associate Programs
VERY competitive positions at large law firms
Limited number of opportunities
Apply in Dec/Jan
Sampling of Externship Sites
Federal Public Defender
City of Flint Attorney's Office
Circuit Court of Cook County
Grand Traverse Bay Band of Odawa and Chippewa Indians
State of California Department of Justice
Legal Services of South Central Michigan
Legal Aid of North Carolina
The Bronx Defenders
Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office
City of Chicago Law Department
Michigan Court of Appeals
US Department of Justice
US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
UAW Legal Services
US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office
2L , 3L & Post-Grad
Many opportunities exist for gaining practical experience as a 2L and 3L:
On-Campus Interview Program
Law Clerk positions
Summer Associate positions
Networking Opportunities
Continue working with CSO advisor
after graduation until position secured
Follow CSO on Twitter
CSO Programs and Events
Job Postings
Upcoming Deadlines
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