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Resources for Strategic Career Planning

Tools for Job Searching

Tools for Applying

Tools for Landing the Job

  • Mock Interviews (Interviews with professors can be set up in Law Career Services.)

General Tips, Tools, and Guidelines



onu law Career Services

ONU's Office of Law Career Services is dedicated to assisting ONU students in all aspects of their job searches. Whether you're interested in working in a NALP firm, mid-size firm, local firm, corporation, government office, judicial clerkship, public interest organization, there are a number of career opportunities available nationwide and in Ohio. We can help. You can submit applications for on-campus interviews (OCI) and résumé collections (RC) to us. In fact, students have a higher probability of receiving an interview when they submit applications for an OCI and an RC. OCI and RC employers have had a past relationship with the ONU Office of Law Career Services and have usually hired successful ONU law grads. Many of these employers are ONU Law graduates.

Career Counseling

Law Career Services strives to counsel and assist each student to develop a career-search strategy that is best for them. We'll work with you to prepare your application materials, such as the creation of résumés and cover letters as well as the compilation of references, transcripts and writing samples. We also counsel on interviewing and networking skills and how to search for jobs. 

Job Postings

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 Law Career Services offers Symplicity training workshops to get you started. It just takes a few minutes to create your job profile.

Career Connections

Law Career Services hosts speakers, often ONU Law alumni, who share their expertise and advice on career-related topics during Career Connections events.        

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. A few of the sites include:

Online Resources Guide for Legal Job Searching

2016-17 Government Student Jobs: The Government Honors and Internship Handbook provided by the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. You must contact Law Career Services for a username and password.

Martindale Career Center: Legal job listings for attorneys, in-house counsel, legal professionals as well as alternative legal careers. 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.
Job Search and Employment Related Links on the Web: A collection of useful websites, including information about legal careers; job listings; directories of lawyers, judges and public-interest organizations; bar information; and legal newspapers.

Reciprocity: If you are seeking employment out-of-state, Law Career Services can request reciprocal services for you at another law school.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Employers exercising discriminatory hiring practices will be prohibited from using the services of Ohio Northern University's Law Career Services office. Ohio Northern University is committed to equal opportunity in all of its programs. The College of Law is committed to equality of opportunity in legal education and does not discriminate against any otherwise qualified person in employment, educational programs, admission, placement, or any other activities or operations on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. The Ohio Northern University College of Law is committed to complying with all regulations that prohibit unlawful or discriminatory practices promulgated by federal and state agencies as well as by the American Bar Association, Association of American Law Schools and the National Association for Law Placement.