Resources for Strategic Career Planning
Tools for Job Searching
- NALP Directory of top law firms in the nation
- ONU Law Legal Clinics & Externships
Tools for Landing the Job
- Cover Letter
- Résumé Writing
- Mock Interviews (Interviews with professors and alumni can be set up in Law Career Services.)
- Career-Search Strategy Timeline
ONU LAW CAREER SERVICES
ONU's Law Career Services Office (CSO) is dedicated to assisting ONU students in all aspects of their job searches. We arrange for on-campus interviews (OCI) and résumé collections (RC) as well as notifying students about direct submission opportunities in NALP firms, mid-size firms, local firms, corporations, government agencies, judicial clerkships and public interest organizations nationwide.
Law Career Services strives to counsel and assist each student to develop a career-search strategy that is best for them. We work closely with students in preparing application materials, such as the creation of résumés and cover letters and the compilation of references, transcripts and writing samples. We also counsel on interviewing and networking skills and how to search for jobs.
Law Career Services hosts speakers, often ONU Law alumni, who share their expertise and advice on career-related topics during Career Connections events. We also bring in organizations of interest to talk about their specific career field. In September 2017 all five branches of the U. S. Armed Forces came together for a panel discussion about their JAG programs.
Law Career Services provides a job-search software platform, Symplicity, in which law students and alumni can search for and manage their search and application processes. Employers looking to hire law students and law graduates for a variety of legal positions post jobs on this site. Students and alumni can access this site at onu-law-csm.symplicity.com . Law Career Services offers Symplicity training workshops to maximize usefulness of this resource.
online legal job-search assistance
Law Career Services provides an online resource guide that will help you find internships/externships, fellowships, clerkships and full-time positions. Students and ONU alumni can request the Online Resources Guide for Legal Job Searching by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Valuable resources are also listed below.
OSCAR* (Online System for Clerkship Application and Review)
This secure, user-friendly, online resource streamlines the federal law clerk and appellate staff attorney application process. This is a must for anyone interested in federal clerkship opportunities. https://oscar.uscourts.gov/
2017-18 Government Student Jobs: The Government Honors and Internship Handbook provided by the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. You must contact the Law Career Services Office for a username and password.
Martindale.com : Identify geographic and practice areas in which you are interested and use Martindale to locate firms and attorneys, including ONU Law alumni.
NALP Directory of Top Law Firms in the Nation: The NALP Directory of Legal Employers provides a comprehensive and free directory to find out more about these firms.
Professional Business Cards for law students
Demonstrate your professionalism by having business cards to hand out at networking events, career fairs, or that chance meeting of someone you might want to work for. Law student business cards can be ordered from ONU’s Printing Services. Go to Printing Services’ website and scroll down to Student Business Card – Law for a request form and follow the instructions, allowing ample time to have them printed.
Complete the form exactly as you would like your information presented on the business card. Include your contact info (phone number and email address), name, and where it says Major Degree Expected, include Juris Doctorate Candidate and month, year of graduation. If you are on Law Review, an LL.M. student, etc. you can include that as well.
For those seeking employment out of the area, Law Career Services can request reciprocal services at another law school.