New On-Campus Interview added – Brouse McDowell (Akron, OH)

Brouse McDowell will be on-campus to interview 2Ls for summer associate positions on Friday, September 5, 2014. To be considered, please visit Symplicity for criteria and to upload your application materials! Deadline to apply is August 16th by 3:00 PM. If you have questions, stop by or contact the CPPO.

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Need some interview practice? Sign up for a mock interview today!

MOCK INTERVIEWS – The Career Planning and Placement Office (“CPPO”) is pleased to announce that a number of local attorneys will be available here at The University of Akron School of Law AND off campus at their offices to conduct mock interviews with our law students. Each mock interview will last approximately ½hour and will generally consist of a 15-20 minute interview and a 10-15 minute feedback session. The most up to date list of dates and times available is below. We encourage ALL law students to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to enhance their interviewing skills and network with local, practicing attorneys. As with any skill, practice and feedback are crucial to perfecting! If you would like to sign up for a mock interview, please stop by or call the CPPO (330-972-5321) to choose the time slot that works best for you. When you sign up for your mock interview, you must e-mail your resume to Miranda Hall (mah60@uakron.edu) in the CPPO so that we may provide it in advance to the attorney who will be performing your mock interview.

THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF INTERVIEW SLOTS AVAILABLE AND ACCORDINGLY, ALL ARE FILLED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. HERE ARE THE AVAILABLE DATES AS OF TODAY
(we will update the mock interview calendar as new time slots become available and as time slots are filled):

Monday, August 11
Paul C. Filon, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC
Interviews held at the Law School
Time
10:00 – 10:30
10:45 – 11:15

Tuesday, August 12
Jennifer Hanzlicek, Brouse McDowell
Interviews held at 388 S. Main Street Suite 500, Akron, OH 44311
Time
4:00-4:30
4:45- 5:15
Friday, August 15
Attorney, Rob Malone, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC
Interviews held at 3800 Embassy Parkway, Suite 300 Akron, OH 44333

Time
1:30-2:00
2:15- 2:45

Monday, August 18
Attorney, Elizabeth Yeargin, Brouse McDowell
Interviews held at 388 S. Main Street Suite 500, Akron, OH 44311

Time
10:00 – 10:30
10:45 – 11:15

Wednesday, August 20
Professor Belsky
Interviews held at Law School Office
Time
11:00 -11:30
11:45- 12:15

Thursday, August 21
Professor Belsky
Interviews held at Law School Office
Time
11:00 – 11:30
11:45 – 12:15

Tuesday, August 26
Attorney, Mark Krohn, Brouse McDowell
Interviews held at Mr. Krohn’s office 388 S. Main Street Suite 500 Akron, OH 44311

Time
5:00 P.M.

Wednesday, August 27
Attorney, Mark Krohn, Brouse McDowell
Interviews held at Mr. Krohn’s office 388 S. Main Street Suite 500 Akron, OH 44311

Time
5:00 P.M.

Thursday, August 28
J. Dean Carro
Interviews held at the Law School
Time
10:00 – 10:30
10:45 – 11:15

Lawyers are extremely busy people. Thus, as with a real job interview, please take this experience seriously. That is, arrive on time to your mock interview, dress appropriately for an interview, and be prepared.

Preparation includes bringing copies of your resume, having questions to ask the interviewer, and knowing a bit about the attorney and his/her firm or organization. If you have any questions, please contact the CPPO.

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Important Announcement for Students applying for Federal Judicial Clerkships!

Attention Rising 2Ls and 3Ls!
You may begin applying to Federal Judges on OSCAR as of August 1st. You will be able to build online applications
and submit them for consideration to judges and staff attorney offices who have available position listings.
There is no formal hiring plan this year so please check all judges on OSCAR to determine if they are accepting applications and their preferred method of receipt (ex: online or mail). Applications will be released to each selected Judge at the time of submission and not held until a later date as in the past. Please make sure that all of your materials are perfect! See the CPPO for assistance! Also, if your recommenders need assistance, please have them contact us in the CPPO to upload their recommendation letters.

To apply and for further information: OSCAR: https://oscar.uscourts.gov/

Based on a number of judges abandoning the Federal Law Hiring Plan (Hiring Plan) and feedback from the law schools, the OSCAR Working Group judges recently recommended de-linking OSCAR from the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan. As of November 4, 2013, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) opened OSCAR to second-year law school students and now releases their finalized applications at the time of submission, rather than holding them until a specified date.

As judges are now free to accept online applications from law students at any time, OSCAR will now require judges to populate the “Hiring Practices” field of their online judge profile to inform potential applicants of their hiring preferences.

These changes in OSCAR will contribute to the federal judiciary’s goal of providing a transparent and fair recruitment process in law clerk hiring, which is important to judges, law schools, and applicants alike. As part of this effort, the Administrative Office Director, Judge John D. Bates, sent a communication to all federal judges informing them of these changes and encouraging judges to use OSCAR to accept applications online, post their positions, and maintain a current judge profile that communicates their hiring preferences. Even judges who do not recruit through OSCAR are encouraged to maintain a judge profile to broadly communicate clerkship openings and hiring preferences.If you have questions or comments about these changes, please contact the OSCAR Program Office at 866-666-2120 (toll free) or send an email to oscar-support@ao.uscourts.gov. For information on the OSCAR system, please remember to consult our extensive help resources, including quick reference guides, tip sheets, video tutorials, and online help.

 

 

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ASP PROPERTY 2 SESSION CANCELLED 7/25/2014

Hello, everyone!

Because of unforeseen circumstances, Ms. Crowder cannot hold the ASP session this evening. She will be in touch with you at a later date about the material.

Sincerely,

Ms. Palmer

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Deadline for Federal Public Defender fall 2014 internship is Wed. July 30th at 3:00 PM!

Federal Public Defender’s Office
Southern District of Ohio
10 West Broad Street, Suite 1020
Columbus, OH 43215
Contact: Jose B. Velez, Esq.
Assistant Federal Public Defender
www.fpd-ohs.org

For consideration for an internship for Fall 2014, submit your resume on Symplicity
(AkronLawJobs No. 5389)

Deadline:
Wednesday 7/31/14
Required: 2Ls
Preferred: 3.0 GPA, Foreign Language: Spanish

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