Friday, November 22, 2013

American Bar Association's Section of Science & Techonology Law

Interested in Science & Technology Law?  Join the American Bar Association's Section of Science & Technology Law ("SciTech"). Membership is free for members of the ABA.  If you are not currently an ABA member, law students can join for a year for only $25.

Membership in SciTech gives can help you:
  • make the right connections and build your network
  • keep up with the latest developments
  • gain practical insights and develop skills
  • raise your profile
  • make a difference
As a SciTech member, you get unlimited access to over 25 hot-topic committees/listservs. In addition, becoming a member of the ABA gives you access to the ABA Job Board and a up to 18 free CLE credits per year.  Check out the following resources for more information:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship

Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship program is a full-time, paid 10-week summer program that places talented graduate students from diverse educational backgrounds such as business, education, law, and public policy degrees, into leadership positions across school districts, charter schools and other education organizations to tackle mission-critical consulting projects. Additionally, Education Pioneers also has a year-long fellowship that students can also consider. Our Graduate School Fellows receive structured professional development trainings and are exposed to experts in the field to gain a deeper understanding and knowledge about the key topics impacting urban education. For additional information about our Summer and Yearlong Fellowships please visit the Education Pioneers website.

Education Pioneers has scheduled several Online Webinar Information Sessions in the coming weeks where students can learn more about the fellowships.  Visit their Recruiting Events page for more information about these information sessions and to register.

The deadline for the priority-round of applications is December 11, 2013.  If you have any questions, email the Recruiting office at Recruiting@educationpioneers.org

Friday, October 25, 2013

Around the Web

Every week (hopefully!) we'll list a few articles related to career planning and development.  Below is this week's round-up:

Levo League talks about Networking While Still Employed - the advice is good for those not currently employed too!

Ask a Manager provides tips on Telling an Interviewer Why You Want the Job.

Tips on How to Follow-Up After An Interview from Careerealism

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Introduction to Career Opportunities in Administrative Law

Register for the latest teleconference from the YLD Administrative Law & Government, Military and Public Sector Lawyers Committees!
 
Have you wondered what career options are available in administrative law (rulemaking, adjudication, etc.)?  What attorneys in these fields do on a day-to-day basis?  How to get a job in the field?  And how to prepare for a career in administrative law?  Join this teleconference to hear from a group of experienced practitioners who will offer insights from their own personal experience and will be available to answer your questions.
 
November 12, 2013 |12 - 1 PM ET
ABA Member Rate: $0.00
Non-Member Rate: $19.95
 
Click to Register Now!
 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hot Job Wednesday

Below we've highlighted a some positions that are currently available and that offer a fantastic opportunity to gain legal experience. Additional information about these positions is available on Symplicity - just search by the Job ID number listed. 

And remember - a wide range of opportunities are listed in Symplicity - these are but a few to whet your appetite!

Associate at Princeton or Haddonfield office practicing education law with an emphasis on special education matters.  JOB ID # 11368

Patent Engineering Professional (entry-level position) at a major corporation in Hopewell Junction, NY.  Must have a technical background. JOB ID # 11365

Real Estate Associate with New York transactional real estate experience at major law firm. JOB ID # 11364

Summer Associate at Philadelphia law firm  JOB ID # 11340

Law Clerk (Summer Full-Time/Semester Part-Time) at a Chatham, NJ law firm. JOB ID # 11339

Spring Intern with state government agency.  JOB ID # 11348

Friday, October 18, 2013

Careers in Tax Law Panel and Networking Reception

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 5 - 8PM
Faculty Library at Seton Hall University School of Law
Co-hosted by Seton Hall University and Rutgers - Newark Law Schools


Panelists:

Jairo G. Cano – Agostino & Associates, P.C.
Michelle Capezza – Epstein Becker Green
James F. McDonough, Jr. – Scarinci Hollenbeck
Anthony D. Porcaro – Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC
Nathan J. Stein – Rufolo & Stein, LLC
Hernan A. Stigliano – KPMG LLP


Please e-mail lawcareer@shu.edu to RSVP

Monday, October 14, 2013

Johnson & Johnson's Becoming In-House Counsel Program

The Johnson & Johnson Law Department Invites You To Attend:

BECOMING IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

Friday, October 25, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration begins at 9:30 am
 
Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters
One Johnson & Johnson Plaza
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08933

Join us for an engaging one-day seminar discussing the role of in-house counsel, why it can be a rewarding career choice, and how best to pursue it.The seminar will include:
  • An interactive showcase of areas of expertise practiced by in-house counsel (Mergers and acquisitions, litigation, intellectual property, health care regulation, tax, international practice, and others)
  • A career planning discussion about becoming in-house counsel
  • Networking and mentoring opportunities with current in-house attorneys
Registration is limited.  Please RSVP by October 18th via e-mail to LDIHC@ITS.JNJ.COM 

Lunch and a welcome gift bag will be provided.

Sponsored by the Johnson & Johnson Law Department Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
 
 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Around the Web

Every week (hopefully!) we'll list a few articles related to career planning and development.  Below is this week's round-up:

The Careerist offers 5 Rules Every Associate Must Know

Levo League gives us 10 Simple Body Language Tricks to get the results you want.

An oldie but a goodie - keep your 1L job search in perspective by Managing the Marathon not the Spring.

TED Talks challenges you to change the way you think about stress.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Week in Advance

The following programs are scheduled for this coming week.  Additional information can be found in the Events Calendar.
 
September 18: Lunch & Learn:  PSJD and Other Public Interest Online Resources, 12:40 PM & 5:30 PM (Berson Boardroom, Room 292)

September 19:  3L/4LE Q&A Session, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Baker Trial Courtroom)

And don't forget to check the Events Calendar for events and programs offered by organizations outside the law school!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Week In Advance

The following programs are scheduled for this coming week.  Additional information can be found in the Events Calendar.
 
September 10: Externships Information Session, 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM (Room 080)

September 4:  Lunch with the New York City Bar Association, 12:35 PM - 1:00 PM (Baker Trial Courtroom)

And don't forget to check the Events Calendar for events and programs offered by organizations outside the law school!

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program

Latham & Watkins announces the Latham Diversity Scholars Program, which will award a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship to each of six second-year law students. Factors considered in choosing the Latham Diversity Scholars will include a candidate’s:
  • Ability and commitment to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms;
  • Life experiences that have shaped values and that provide a unique perspective, including any obstacles or challenges faced in choosing or pursuing law as a profession;
  • Academic and/or leadership achievements; and
  • Desire to practice in a global law firm environment.
Students will be asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume and official or unofficial law school transcript by September 27, 2013. Recipients will be announced in early 2014.

This scholarship is not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham. Rather, it is open to all law students in the hope that greater diversity among the attorneys at large law firms will benefit the entire profession. The Latham Diversity Scholars Program, among other outreach efforts by Latham’s Diversity Hiring Subcommittee, enhances Latham’s efforts to recruit and hire diverse summer clerks and attorneys.
Please feel free to share the attached overview and application with any individual law students who may be interested in applying. We also encourage you to forward this email to law school administrators overseeing your student life, financial aid, awards and scholarships and minority affairs departments. Applications can also be found here.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hot Jobs Wednesday

Every Wednesday we will highlight a few positions that are currently available and that offer a fantastic opportunity to gain legal experience. Additional information about these positions is available on Symplicity - just search by the Job ID number listed. 

And remember - a wide range of opportunities are listed in Symplicity - these are but a few to whet your appetite!

Attorney at Holmdel, NJ law fim.  JOB ID # 11098

Law Clerk - Evening Student Only at Union, NJ law firm. JOB ID # 11096

Per Diem Attorney at Union, NJ law firm - commercial transactions and litigation. JOB ID # 11097

Associate at Millburn, NJ law firm  JOB ID # 11079

Fall Internship at Montclair, NJ law firm. JOB ID # 11089

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Week In Advance

The following programs are scheduled for this coming week.  Additional information can be found in the Events Calendar.
 
September 3: NJ Trial Court Clerkship Information Session, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

September 4:  Lunch & Learn:  Mail Merging: It's Easier Than You Think, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM & 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM in Berson Boardroom (Room 292)

September 5: Externships Information Session, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

And don't forget to check the Events Calendar for events and programs offered by organizations outside the law school!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Around the Web

This is a new feature that we are trying out.  Every week (hopefully!) we'll list a few articles related to career planning and development.  Below is this week's round-up:

How to Tell Your Network You're Looking for a Job when you get started on your job search.

Results of the 2013 Midlevel Associates Survey - see how midlevel associates feel about their careers.

How to Be a Better Conversationalist - for all the networking you should be doing!

And because typographical mistakes can ruin your chances before you even get in front of an employer, we give you How To Use An Apostrophe.

Have a great Labor Day weekend everybody!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hot Jobs Wednesday

Every Wednesday we will highlight a few positions that are currently available and that offer a fantastic opportunity to gain legal experience. Additional information about these positions is available on Symplicity - just search by the Job ID number listed. 

And remember - a wide range of opportunities are listed in Symplicity - these are but a few to whet your appetite!

Experienced Litigator at New York City firm.  JOB ID # 11059

Judicial Extern for NJ Superior Court Judge in Hudson County. JOB ID # 10830

Law Clerk at Bayonne, NJ firm. JOB ID # 11060

Full-Time Law Intern with New Jersey/New York based organization. Great for evening students!  JOB ID # 10794

Judicial Intern for Judges in Passaic County. JOB ID # 11027

Thursday, August 22, 2013

1L/2LE Suggested Job Search Timeline for


Your first summer of legal employment offers a fantastic chance for you to explore the various opportunities that are out there for lawyers. There are a variety of opportunities available to Rutgers-Newark students for the summer after their 1L/2LE year. It is important to gain legal experience and VITAL to begin laying the groundwork for future career-building efforts.  If you want to find a job as a lawyer following graduation -- whether you are a full-time, part-time, or evening-division student – you will greatly improve your marketability by gaining legal experience – paid or unpaid -- during law school.
After the jump, you'll find a suggested job search timeline for your 1L/2LE year of law school to get you started on your career planning.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

GUEST POST: Standing Out

Today's guest post is from William Dolan, a recent graduate in the Class of 2013, where he tells what he did to "stand out" from the crowd during OCI.

*********************************************************************************************************************
As someone from one of the big N.Y. firms told me last year when I was participating in OCI, “you need to ‘stand out’ to get a job offer in this market.” The way I chose to “stand out” was to be more prepared than other candidates.

In terms of interview preparation specifics, I wrote out a list of potential questions, and the answers I intended to give. I created a list by taking career services’ general interview questions and adding questions specific to me. For instance, since law is a second career for me, I prepared for the question, “why law school”? Similarly, because I was not from N.J., I included the question, “why N.J.”?

Reading back my answers allowed me to see them from a more objective perspective, identify weaknesses, and refine them before I began interviewing. Equally important, I rehearsed my answers. This helped me to cut out awkward pauses. Practicing your answers also helps eliminate the dreaded “ums” for those of you cursed with that problem.

Finally, I researched every firm and interviewer to identify substantive questions I could ask in the interview. By doing so, I was able to convey that I was informed and engaged in the interview and that firm in particular. For example, on a callback interview with a top N.Y. M & A lawyer, I asked if I could pose a practice question at the end of the interview. With the interviewer’s encouragement, I asked how he dealt with a particular personality type when negotiating a deal.

With the interviewing success I achieved, I believe I accomplished my goal of “standing out” from the competition.

Friday, August 9, 2013

GUEST POST: Four Suggestions from an OCI Veteran

As you get ready for your OCI interviews that start next week, keep these tips in mind from today's guest poster, a recent graduate who successfully obtained a summer associate position at a large New York City law firm through the OCI process.

****************************************************************************************************************
Be Flexible.
A lot of OCI stress goes into formulating answers to the questions "why law school?" or "why do you want to be a lawyer?" These are valid questions that you will get asked and that you should be prepared to answer. However, I found that a not insignificant amount of my OCI stress stemmed from anticipating questions asking "what type of law would you like to practice?" and "corporate or litigation?" These questions are not only less frequently asked, but a firm answer to them may not always work in your favor. This is true for two reasons: (1) it's unlikely that you'll have a developed idea of what it is you'd like to do, not having previously worked in a firm (this is especially true concerning the "corporate or litigation" question) and (2) firms may be looking for particular summer associates, taking into consideration what departments are busy, where the anticipate growth, where a lot of attorneys have been leaving, etc., and your seemingly unwavering commitment to ERISA work, in the name of having a definitive stance on the issue of what you'd "like to do," may hurt you when your partner interviewer knows in a year's time, the ERISA group will be downsizing. My advice here is to remain flexible. If you're interested in something specific, it's fine to address it and let it be known, but you should also take care to equally highlight your desire to try different practice areas, your eagerness to learn, and your ability to be flexible.

Be Prepared to Really Answer "Why XYZ firm?"
Do your research. I'm not talking about just visiting the firm website and NALP. Check out Vault, search the Wall Street Journal, run some general searches to see if the firm has popped up in the news, try to really get a grasp of what the firm does and where they are headed. You will get pushed on this question if you provide a generic answer. Interviewers are busy people and it's important that you come across as having done your homework to avoid taking a 20 minute time-slot to interview for a position at a firm that you really know nothing about. This is not to say you need to go nuts here and research trial brief style, but you do need to dig a tad deeper than you may think necessary to come up with the good stuff that will allow you to stand out and earn you a check mark on your resume for really knowing why you're there in the first place.

Just When You Think You Have Enough Questions Prepared, Prepare Some More Questions. No doubt by now you have 5-6 questions prepared for the end of your interview. You've made sure to jot inquiries like "What makes for a successful summer associate at XYZ firm?" and "In what practice areas do you anticipate growth?" (both good questions) in your handy leather portfolio. Heck, maybe you've even expanded that list to 8-10 questions or even, if you're really ambitious, 10-12. You'll likely make it through 80%, or even all of your interviews, and not have used all of these questions and you'll be proud of your erring on the side of caution by having so many prepared. However, that moment will come, whether it's on the 2nd floor of CLJ or in a partner's office during a callback, where the interview will be placed in your hands, where the typical "Do you have any questions for me?" will not be tossed over to you with only a few minutes remaining in the interview, but rather right at the beginning of your time together, and you'll be left with 30 minutes or so with nothing else to do but ask questions. This is the situation you must prepare for. Your generic questions will likely be good to carry over from firm to firm, but I would take care to spend some extra time forming firm-specific questions, that will enable you to fill time, allow the interviewer to segue into other discussions about the firm, and most importantly, as above, stand out as researched, prepared, and truly interested in the job.

Drink Water. Eat Lunch.
Sounds obvious, right? I thought so too. During interview week, you will be faced with long days of sometimes back-to-back interviews. Worse, your interviews may not be back-to-back, but will have just enough time between each to be inconvenient yet not enough time to ensure that leaving the building is not a risky proposition (Will I make it back on time? Will a Newark police officer on horseback write me up for j-walking?). To add to the variables, it will also be hot, likely very hot and walking outdoors could mean turning into a sweaty mess right before your 1st choice firm interview. With the above in mind, I suggest you (1) keep snacks on hand so as to avoid the "I'll eat later" mentality and wind up close to passed out in your 4:40 interview and (2) keep hydrated as you will be talking more than you make think possible and dry mouth (and the accompanying breath) is not ideal.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

GUEST POST: My OCI Experience

Our previous guest poster provides some specific information for evening students from a first-hand perspective as the guest poster was also an evening student.

******************************************************************************************************************

I was an evening student when I participated in OCI and I worked full-time during the process. If you are going through the OCI process as an evening student, here are a few tips that may be helpful:
  • Legal Experience. As an evening student, I did not have the chance to intern for a judge or at a law firm during my first summer. I was concerned that this would affect my chances in OCI.  From my experience, this was not a problem for most firms.  They did, however, want to know how/why my experience made me a better candidate. Make sure to emphasize the skills that your work experience has helped you develop that would transfer to the practice of law at a firm such as your interpersonal skills and professionalism.  At the very least, working 9-5 and going to school at night has prepped you for the long firm hours! 
  • Why the Evening Program? Many firms asked me why I chose to attend school part-time and why I chose to change careers.  If your career is one where becoming a lawyer is a natural progression, it may be easier. If not, you should think about this and be prepared to answer the question.
  • Scheduling time off from work. This can be difficult depending on your employer.  Remember to reserve a few days for call-back interviews in addition to the days you will need for OCI.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

GUEST POST: My OCI Experience

We are very excited to start a guest post series where your fellow students and/or graduates can share their perspective.  If you would like to submit a blog post as a guest, please contact the office.  

First up, a recent graduate who was an evening student and successfully obtained a summer associate position with a large international firm.

***********************************************************************************************************

You may have just applied to firms on Symplicity for OCI. Now what? OCI can be a very daunting experience.  As someone who applied broadly to firms during OCI (just about every firm except those that required science or tax backgrounds), I wanted to share my experience and provide some tips on the interview process.

Relax! I know no matter how many times I was told to relax, it didn’t help.  But, it’s true.  Most of the firms I interviewed with were not trying to stump me with difficult questions. They just want to get a feel for you as a person, your personality and social skills. The more I relaxed, the better the interviews went for me. 

Applying to non-OCI firms. You should definitely apply to firms that do not participate in our on-campus interviews.  Although I received an offer from a firm through OCI, the offer I ultimately accepted came from a firm that did not interview on-campus. I used the NALP directory to research firms in the NJ/NY area and applied around the same time as the OCI application deadline.  I also applied to the firms that only did a resume collect through our OCI. If the firm you are interested in is not listed, you should still apply. Most firms will have a “Career” page on their website that will tell you how to submit your materials to them.

Read your email.  Firms may ask a student who summered with them to send an email to their journal or to all students inviting them to apply.  This is a great opportunity to get your application in through a smaller pool so don't miss out on it because you are not checking your school email.

Talk to 3Ls and Career Services! Talk to 3Ls who have gone through the OCI process. Many of them have interviewed with the same firms and can offer their insight on the process overall.  I reached out to people on my journal, my former LRW TAs, and friends from student organizations –they were all eager to help.  Talk to people who applied to outside firms to get an idea of what firms recruit outside of on-campus interviews.
Finally, remember that career services is a great resource. They have worked with these firms for a long time and can help you through the process.

Preparing for Interviews.  You will not always know in advance who will be interviewing you, sometimes it may be a partner and others it may be an associate and/or recruiter.  In my experience,  these tips were the most helpful:
  • Know your resume. I can't emphasize this enough.  Just about every interview I went on focused on my resume for some, if not all, of the interview.  Make sure you review everything on your resume and be prepared to discuss it. This includes the things in your interests section like favorite authors and hobbies. Someone will definitely ask you about it!
  • Know your writing sample.  A few of my interviews asked about my writing sample.  Make sure you can quickly talk about the problem and your analysis. 
  • Note Topics.  Many of my interviewers asked about note topics.  I found most interviewers understood that journal work had just recently begun but you should be prepared to talk about at least some note topics that interest you.     
I hope this helps.  I'll be back with some tips specifically for evening students in the coming days.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Lexis Webcast Regarding OCI

If you're participating in On-Campus Interviews (OCI) this fall or just want to learn more about how to prepare for a legal job interview, you won't want to miss our next webcast.
 
On Thursday, July 18th, LexisNexis will host a webcast entitled Preparing for On-Campus Interviews to help you succeed in your upcoming interviews. You'll hear from two distinguished speakers who have been through the OCI process:
 
- Ian E. Scott, Esq., Harvard Law graduate and former Wall Street Lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb. Mr. Scott recently opened his own firm, Scott Legal Services, P.C., and is the author of the blog Law School and Bar Exam Success Tips and also author of a new Law School Success Guide, Law School Lowdown.
- Shauna C. Bryce, Esq., Harvard Law graduate and former Am Law 100 lawyer. Ms. Bryce formed Bryce Legal Career Counsel, and authored How to Get a Legal Job: A Guide for New Attorneys and Law School Students.

You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions about interviewing for a legal job. As always, there is no cost for the webcast; you only need a computer and an internet connection to attend.
 
Register (http://www.eventsvc.com/lawschool/lawstudent) for the July 18th webcast and learn how to prepare for your interviews this fall. You'll also receive 200 LexisNexis® Reward points for attending and completing the short survey at the conclusion of the webcast.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Fall 2013 OCI Information

The Fall 2013 OCI General Information Memo and the Summary List of Employers for this year's Fall OCI program are now available under the “Resources” tab in Symplicity.  Next to “Type” select “OCI Materials” from the drop down box and then select the appropriate file.  Please note that the summary list will continue to change over the summer as additional employers register to participate.  We will update it as needed.


Bidding for the August Session is now open.  To view the employers participating in the August Session, first click on the “OCI” tab in Symplicity.  Next to “Session”, select “Fall 2013: August” from the drop down box.  You will only be able to see the employers that are seeking to hire individuals from your class year. 

 Although the bidding for the August session is open, you DO NOT need to upload your materials immediately.  The session deadline is not until 12:00 PM on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, and there is no advantage to applying earlier rather than later ‑ employers will not have access to the application materials until AFTER the deadline closes.  Having said that, you should not wait until the last minute to apply and the deadline will not be extended for any reason, including if the server is slow due to large volume close to the deadline.

PLEASE NOTE:

1) Information about this summer's Mock Interview Program, the OCI Prep Session and a panel presentation entitled: "OCI & Beyond: Interviews and Applications through a Recruiter’s Perspective" is contained in the information packet.

2) In addition to the sample application materials provided in the information packet, remember that we also have samples and guidelines provided in the OCS Handbook found under the Resources tab in Symplicity.

3) We are happy to review resumes and cover letters and encourage you to send them to us before using them to apply.  In order to ensure that all materials can be reviewed before the deadline, please email them to us NO LATER than July 1, 2013.  Also, please remember that this is a high‑volume time for us, so please be patient as we review materials ‑ we will get through all of them, but it will take longer than usual.

4) Please remember that OCI is only one part of the job‑search process.   If you are considering other larger firms in NY/NJ or markets outside of the NY/NJ, please remember that you should apply directly to those firms on the same time‑frame.  Keep in mind, though, that the economic downturn has greatly constricted the larger firm market.  Don’t be discouraged . . . hiring by smaller firms and most public interest organizations and government agencies usually takes place later in the Fall and into the Spring.  Accordingly, please remember that while OCI can be a valuable process, there will still be opportunities to look for your summer or post-graduate position throughout the academic year and our office will be working with you to identify and pursue these opportunities.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

We look forward to assisting you through this process!

Friday, June 7, 2013

New Jersey Trial Court Clerkships

We hope your summer is off to a good start!  Although it may seem early, students interested in applying for post-graduate clerkships with the Superior Court (Trial Court) of New Jersey should start the process now.  All judges in New Jersey hire law clerks for a one year term.  The application and hiring process occurs on a rolling basis; however, many judges begin interviewing candidates in the summer and early fall, so early applications are encouraged.  A detailed information guide - 2013 NJ Trial Clerkship Information Packet - is posted in the Document Library in the Resources section of Symplicity.
 
Students who want the Office of Career Development to mail their applications for receipt by the judges in late June may deliver assembled applications to the office on the following dates:
 
June 17, 18 & 19 from 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
June 20 from 8:30 am – 7:30 pm

Applications should include a cover letter and resume.  Transcripts, writings samples and a list of references may also be included.  Application materials should be assembled for each judge and paper-clipped or otherwise fastened to keep the materials together.  Applications should also be pre-sorted by vicinage and then alphabetically by each judge within each vicinage.  When you bring in your applications you will sort them into the proper mailing bin for each judge.  Depending upon the number of applications you will be submitting, this process may take an hour or more so be sure to plan accordingly.
 
An Excel spread sheet with the judges' addresses and assignments in the various vicinages is also posted in Symplicity in the Resources section title "NJ Trial  Court Judges List (2013)."   This file can be used to mail merge your cover letter to the judges to whom you want to apply.

PLEASE NOTE:  You do not need to be part of the Rutgers mailing to apply for trial court clerkships.  You may send your materials directly to judges separately at any time or submit your application through the New Jersey State Judiciary’s centralized electronic system (see the Information Packet for details).  Remember, though, that the Judiciary encourages early applications (June – September) to increase the likelihood of securing interviews.


If you have any questions about these clerkships or the application process, please contact us.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

5 Tips for Summer Success

As you get ready for your upcoming summer positions, we wanted to point out 5 tips to keep in mind for making the most of your summer opportunities:
  • Do good work and work hard
  • Ask a lot of questions
  • Build relationships and stay in touch
  • Seek out feedback and other growth opportunities
  • Be professional and have a great attitude
And don't forget to have some fun while you are advancing your career!

For more information about each of these tips check out our full post from last year.  

Do you have any tips to share?  Leave a comment on what you did to succeed in your summer position.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Week in Advance

The following programs are scheduled for this coming week.  Additional information can be found on the Events Calendar or on Symplicity.

April 4:  Compliance Panel @ 5:00 PM in Room 010

April 4:  Quick Question Hour from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM in Lower Atrium

Don't forget that there are always programs going on outside the Law School that you should take advantage of.  Check out the Events Calendar above or Symplicity for additional information.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hot Job Wednesdays

Every Wednesday we will highlight a few positions that are currently available and that offer a fantastic opportunity to gain legal experience. Additional information about these positions is available on Symplicity - just search by the Job ID number listed. 

And remember - a wide range of opportunities are listed in Symplicity - these are but a few to whet your appetite!

Summer Legal Internship opportunity with New Jersey regulatory agency.  JOB ID # 10258

Summer Intern position with Monmouth County boutique law firm specializing in corporate securities law.  Must have a strong interest in corporate securities work.  JOB ID # 10260

Litigation Associate with New York City firm representing unions, plaintiffs, and employee benefits fund.  Four or more years experience, preferably in federal court. JOB ID # 10237

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Week in Advance

The following programs are scheduled for this coming week.  Additional information can be found on the Events Calendar or on Symplicity.

March 27:  DAPS - Corporate Integrity Law with Edwin Stier @ 5:00 PM in Room 292.  RSVP in Symplicity under the Events tab!!!

March 27:  Lunch & Learn @ 12:40 in Room 292 and @ 5:30 PM in the Career Development Suite.  Topic TBA.

March 28:  Speed Interviewing on @ 5:30 PM in the Second Floor Atrium

Don't forget that there always programs going on outside the Law School that you should take advantage of.  Check out the Events Calendar above or Symplicity for additional information.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Don't Take a Break During Spring Break

Spring break is coming up next week and we all know everyone needs a breather.  Take some time off but don't miss the opportunity to use part of your spring break to advance your career goals.  Below are some career development activities to consider fitting into your time off:

Network:  Connect with someone that you have been meaning to get in touch with. An alumnus practicing in the field you are interested in.  A speaker from an event you attended that you have been meaning to email for coffee.  A former colleague you haven't spoken to in a while.  Attend an event in a practice area that you are interested in and talk to fellow attendees.  For tips on how to network at events, check out our previous posts on networking before, during, and after the event.  You never know where your next job lead is going to come from.

Job Shadow:  Follow an attorney that has the job you want for a few hours one day.  You will learn first hand what a typical day in a particular practice looks like.  Job shadowing is one the best ways to learn if the field you are considering for your career is a good fit for you.

Informational Interviews:  Contact employers that interest you and ask for informational interviews.  We have posted a presentation on information interviews under the Resources tab in Symplicity (search for keyword "information").  Conducting such interviews gets you information but also puts you in the employers radar as a credible candidate for any future opportunities.

Update your Materials:  Use Spring Break to update your career materials.  The Career Development Office is open during the break and counselors are available to assist.  Getting your materials in shape now will put you in better position to apply to opportunities faster.

Manage Your Professional Brand:  If you don't have a LinkedIn account, consider using some time next week to start one and become active.  You should also use the opportunity to evaluate your social network privacy setting and deleting any details that could jeopardize your career.  Don't let questionable content on Facebook (or any other social media site) diminish your career capital.

We'll see you when you get back!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hot Job Wednesdays


Every Wednesday we will highlight a few positions that are currently available and that offer a fantastic opportunity to gain legal experience. Additional information about these positions is available on Symplicity - just search by the Job ID number listed. 

And remember - a wide range of opportunities are listed in Symplicity - these are but a few to whet your appetite!

Summer/Fall Clerk in Clifton, NJ solo firm.  JOB ID #10183

Internship in a northern New Jersey prosecutor's office.  JOB ID #10192

Entry Level Attorney with New York City insurance company.  JOB ID #10196

Real Estate Attorney with a large New Jersey firm.  JOB ID #10189

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Week In Advance


The following programs are scheduled for this coming week.  Additional information can be found under the Upcoming Programs tab above or on Symplicity.

March 11:  International Law Careers with Head of Legal Affairs for German Consulate @ 5:00 PM in Room 394.  Co-Sponsored by the International Law Society.

March 12:  Dean's Alumni Practice Series - Real Estate Law & Development with Ronald Ladell, Senior Vice President at AvalonBay Communities, Inc. @ 5:00 PM in Room 292 - RSVP in Symplicity under the Events tab!

March 14:  Quick Question Hour from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM in the Lower Atrium

Don't forget that there always programs going on outside the Law School that you should take advantage of.  Check out the Beyond Law School tab or Symplicity for additional information.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hot Job Wednesdays


Every Wednesday we will highlight a few positions that are currently available and that offer a fantastic opportunity to gain legal experience. Additional information about these positions is available on Symplicity - just search by the Job ID number listed. 

 And remember - a wide range of opportunities are listed in Symplicity - these are but a few to whet your appetite!

Legal Internship with worldwide leader in networking solutions - APPLY ASAP!!!  Job ID # 10160

Summer Internship at international beverages company.  Job ID # 10116

Trust & Estate Attorney in West Orange, NJ firm.  Job ID # 9981

Summer Intern for Bergen County New Jersey Superior Court Judge.  Job ID # 10133

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Week in Advance

The following programs are scheduled for this coming week.  Additional information can be found under the Upcoming Programs tab above or on Symplicity.

March 6:  Lunch & Learn - To Ask or Not to Ask:  Is That a Good Question (to Ask an Interviewer) @ 12:40 PM and 5:30 PM in Room 292.  BYOL.

March 7:  Quick Question Hour, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM in Lower Atrium

Don't forget that there always programs going on outside the Law School that you should take advantage of.  Check out the Beyond Law School tab or Symplicity for additional information.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New York City Bar Association Reduced Membership Rate

Differentiate Yourself (and Save) – Join the New York City Bar Association

As one of the newest members of the legal community, the NYC Bar Association invites you to join 24,000 of the best legal minds in New York as a member.  Standing out and making connections is more important than ever, and becoming involved in one of the most prestigious legal associations in the country is a great way to get started.

Join now and pay the reduced annual fee of only $20.  Get a head start on your career now:
  • Attend programs hosted by the Law Student Perspectives Committee- free to student members- on topics ranging from networking and interviewing to how to earn a clerkship.
  • Join NYC Bar this summer for the City Bar Summer Series and learn about hot practice areas from leaders in the field.
  • Network at the Lawyers Connect First Thursdays Series, bi-monthly social events that include speed networking, cupcake tastings and more- reduced fees for members.
  • Join one of NYC Bar's 150 committees where you can learn from and network with leading attorneys.
  • Join NYC Bar's at the September Law Student Welcome Reception and mingle with prominent City Bar members.

Law school will be over before you know it and it’s important to start building your network now.   For questions regarding City Bar membership, please call 212.382.6665 or visit the NYC Bar Association's website.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hot Jobs Wednesdays

Every Wednesday we will highlight a few positions that are currently available and that offer a fantastic opportunity to gain legal experience. Additional information about these positions is available on Symplicity - just search by the Job ID number listed. 

 And remember - a wide range of opportunities are listed in Symplicity - these are but a few to whet your appetite!

Intern position available with a small firm in Englewood, NJ.  JOB ID #9819

Litigation Associate position available in New York Office of larger firm.  Patent litigation experience a plus.  JOB ID #9837

Law Clerk position available with a Nutley, NJ firm.  JOB ID #10018

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hot Jobs Wednesdays

Every Wednesday we will highlight a few positions that are currently available and that offer a fantastic opportunity to gain legal experience.  Additional information about these positions is available on Symplicity - just search by the Job ID number listed.  

And remember - a wide range of opportunities are listed in Symplicity - these are but a few to whet your appetite!

Summer Associate - Princeton, NJ financial services firm seeks 2013 summer associate.  JOB ID #9975

Law Clerk position available in Chatham, NJ firm.  Full time for the summer and part time during the school year.  JOB ID #9955

Associate position available in Manhattan boutique trial/litigation firm.  JOB ID #9972

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hot Job Wednesdays

Every Wednesday we will highlight a few positions that are currently available and that offer a fantastic opportunity to gain legal experience.  Additional information about these positions is available on Symplicity - just search by the Job ID number listed.  

And remember - a wide range of opportunities are listed in Symplicity - these are but a few to whet your appetite!

Judicial Law Clerk opportunity commencing immediately for United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims!  JOB ID# 9940

Summer 2013 Intern position available in the Legal and Compliance department of a equities exchange company located in Jersey City, NJ.  Potential to continue into Fall 2013 on a part time basis.  JOB ID #9941

Law Clerk and Associate positions available in Freehold, NJ law firm.  Spanish speaking skills a plus.  JOB ID #9943 and #9944

Litigation Attorney with 3-5 years experience sought by mid-sized medical malpractice firm for White Plains and Manhattan offices.  MUST have deposition and court appearances experience.  JOB ID #9951

Corporate Attorney - Large Philadelphia-based law firm seeks an mid-level associate with corporate experience for their New York City office.  JOB ID #9952