July 1, 2011

Next Week in LCS

Are you interested in pursuing postgraduate judicial clerkships? Make sure you watch all the panel videos in the iTunesU (CampusConnect login required) library - faculty, past/present clerks, Nuts & Bolts.  The comprehensive Judicial Clerkship Handbook in the Symplicity Document Library has all the upcoming deadlines if you have applications due this fall  PLEASE NOTE:  Some deadlines are this month due to the various duties that Faculty Service must also complete for the beginning of the school year.  If you have questions, ASK -- we're here all summer!

The Professionalism Agreement has gone live and is required to be accepted to continue to use Symplicity and our offices' services.  The Agreement will require your Acknowldegment the next time you sign into Symplicity. Please read the Agreement carefully, which requires your acknowledgment by including your initials and then your full name at the end.  We will not accept the Agreement unless it is completed fully and correctly.

Did you know that most federal agencies do not hire new law graduates directly, but through their Honors Programs? While the Department of Justice has the largest progam (nearly 200 new graduates are hired annually), many federal agencies create specialized programs for the cadre of new graduate attorneys, and these deadlines begin as early asSeptember. To learn more, check out the Honors & Internship Handbook (password links are in the Symplicity Announcements) and Government Job Search Guide in the Symplicity Document Library so you can begin to plan for these application deadlines.  Make an appointment with Associate Director Alisa Rosales to develop your game plan.

FERP Update! **New EARLIER Deadlines** As noted in last week's email, major changes to the FERP process are detailed in the FERP Announcements in Symplicity, but here is a highlight of the upcoming changes:

  • All of the registration and bidding procedures can now be completed online. This eliminates the need to fax or bring in materials to our office.
  • We are now able to accommodate employers that are requesting to interview students on campus during August. PLEASE NOTE: Some of these employers will be interviewing before classes begin so if you submit your materials through FERP, you must be available to interview on campus on their selected dates. If you are unavailable, the same process of submitting your materials directly to employers as explained in FERP Orientation still applies.
  • The Registration process is now separate from the Bidding process, and each has its own deadline. You will not be able to bid on employers until you have successfully completed the Registration process.
  • The Priority Registration date is now Wednesday, July 27, 2011.
  • The first bidding deadline will now be Friday, July 29, 2011 at Noon (local to DePaul).
  • Many of the other procedures and deadlines, such as having your resume approved, attending FERP Orientation (or watching the video and completing the quiz), remain the same, and more information about those and any other requirements are included in the FERP Announcements in Symplicity.

Are you interested in a public service career? Looking to line your pockets with some extra cash? Law Career Services has a staff of Public Interest Coordinators that assist the office with various duties, and specifically work on job resources in the public sector. If you would like to demystify Symplicity for yourself, this is a fantastic opportuntiy! Applications are due to Alisa Rosales by Tuesday, July 12 and more information can be found in Job Posting # 14741.

Calendar - check out Symplicity, the College of Law, and local bar association calendars for more events, training opportunities, and deadlines.

Thursday, July 7

  • Student/Graduate Registration Deadline - 7th Annual IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities 

Friday, July 8

  • 11:00 a.m.: Drowning in Debt? Learn How Government and Nonprofit Workers Can Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Webinar

Tuesday, July 12

  • Deadline for Registration: National Black Prosecutor Association Job Fair

Friday, July 15

  • FERP Priortiy Resume Review Upload Deadline (we will continue to review resumes after this date, but only those uploaded BEFORE this date will be guaranteed for approval befoer the July 27 Priority Registration deadline)

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Law Career Services Location & Details: 960 O'Malley, next to the O'Malley elevators, and directly south of Dean White's office. To make an appointment or access your Symplicity account/reset your password, stop by or call the office  at (312) 362-8385. 

SUMMER HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

We are closed on Monday, July 4, 2011 in observance of Independence Day.

June 30, 2011

Professionalism - A Way of Life

The legal profession is a community that you joined on the first day of orientation, and it is a community that is continuously concerned about reputation. Until the day you retire (and beyond if you continue to engage in your community through voluntarism, social events, etc), your reputation as a lawyer is continuously being developed, evolving, and being challenged.  Based on your behavior in class and even in the hall, your classmates and the faculty and staff have begun to assess your professionalism.  Their opinions matter when it comes time to seek out research assistants, make client referrals, send interesting job leads your way, or even just provide notes for the class you missed. 

June 28, 2011

Alternative Career Opportunities - June 26, 2011

Here are some alternative career jobs we came across from the past week.  Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of opportunities found at these sites:

Employee Benefits Jobs: