Fall Interviews Begin
Each fall, the Law School's Career Center arranges an on-campus recruitment program for 2Ls and 3Ls. This year, approximately 100 employers will interview more than 150 students. Law firms, corporations, government agencies, and public interest employers participate in the program to fill their summer and permanent employment needs.
The Career Center also organizes off-campus interview program in order to provide students access to a greater number of employers and to facilitate interviews with employers who do not participate in the on-campus interview process. In August, forty-five students participated in four successful off-campus interview programs in DC, NY, LA, and Chicago with over 80 employers.
In addition, the Career Center assists students and alumni with all stages of the judicial clerkship application and interview process. By September 7, the Career Center will have processed more than 4400 paper and electronic applications with over 11,000 recommendation letters in support of 3Ls and alumni applying for federal judicial clerkships.
The Career Center also promotes public service employment through a variety of means. One notable way is by encouraging students committed to public service to register for the annual Equal Justice Works Annual Conference in October in the Washington, DC area. (Registration can be found at http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/careerfair/dsp_start.php.)
Finally, in addition to interview programs, the Career Center provides numerous other opportunities for students to obtain employment, network in the legal community, and learn about successfully marketing themselves. The office's website allows students to continually learn about career options in and out of the legal community. Streaming audio of Career Center programs can be found at http://www.law.umn.edu/cpdc/media (login required) and answers to career-related questions are located on the Career Center's blog (Vocare) at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lawcso/vocare/.