Career Services for Prospective Students
The Office of Law Career Services is dedicated to helping the law students in all aspects of the job hunting process. We are committed to providing career services to all students regardless of career aspirations, grade point averages or any other criteria. Our goal is to assist students in the transition from law student to employed professional.
Ohio Northern University continues to be an active member in the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and in the Ohio Law Placement Consortium (OLPC). The OLPC is a combined effort of the Ohio law schools which provides services and increased resources for all students enrolled in the Ohio law schools.
Services of the Office
Each student is encouraged to make an appointment with the Career Services Director to discuss his/her individual concerns and needs. We are ready to assist you in areas of resume writing, interview techniques, cover letter writing, job search strategies and career alternatives.
We are continuing to build our alumni base of contacts through mailings, receptions and personal visits. We now have alumni throughout the country willing to assist students in their job search. Students can search alumni using the Martindale-Hubbell directories through online LexisNexis searching.
Job announcements are posted on our online database called Legalsift. In addition, our Career Services web page has the fall and spring on-campus interview schedule and resume collection schedule posted.
On-campus recruiting takes place in both the fall and spring. Usually in the fall, the employers who participate are the large firms and government offices. In the spring, there are a few employers who recruit on campus but the smaller firms, prosecutors, public defenders, etc. do not recruit on campus. As a member of the Ohio Law Placement Consortium, the College of Law also participates in a variety of joint recruiting projects throughout the year and serves as a liaison for students who wish to participate in other recruiting conferences across the country.
Workshops, Panels, Career-Related Programs
A series of seminars called Brown Bag Briefs is offered throughout the year on various topics of interest. In the fall, an L-2 and L-3 Convocation is offered to help students prepare for the job-search process. In addition to these programs, a Career Services orientation for L-1 students is held after November 1.
Alumni Job Bulletin
The Alumni Bulletin is posted on the shared BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank and is available to all of our alumni.
A student may request a letter of reciprocity to be sent to another law school so that he/she may use the services in that school. The guidelines for reciprocity are kept in our office because these vary depending on the school or the area.
Maintains Records of Student Employment
In accordance with the NALP guidelines, our office keeps employment statistics on every graduating class.