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1Ls 

  • Attend Maximizing Symplicity to learn the features of the system (Jan. 10, 11, 12).
  • Attend Exploring the Role of In-House Counsel (Jan. 10)
  • Attend First Requestors: Summer Public Interest Fellowship Information Session to learn about the guidelines and application process for Richmond Law summer fellowships (Jan. 11)
  • Attend Think Like a Professional: Navigating Ethical Minefields in the Employment Search to learn best practices regarding networking, applying for employment and accepting interviews and offers (Jan. 13).
  • Meet again with your career advisor to update your employment search strategy and application documents.
  • Apply for Spring OCI via Symplicity (First application deadline: January 15).
  • Apply for GPIIP via Symplicity (Application deadline: January 17).
  • Update resume to include grades (if desired) and send to employers to whom you have applied previously. Update network tracking document.
  • Mail resumes and cover letters to small and mid-size law firms, banks, and corporations with legal staffs, legal publishers, associations, government agencies, and public interest employers for summer employment. (Note: Many of these employers hire 1Ls as volunteers.)
  • Submit an application for the Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region Corporate Scholars Program (Application deadline: January 19). To learn more about the scholarship awards and experiential learning opportunities in the legal departments of regional companies and organizations, visit the program website.
  • Attend Alumni Perspectives on Law, Policy, and Government Relations, part of Civic Engagement Week (Jan. 19)
  • Attend Interview Skills Workshop: Best Practices in Action for advice on acing an interview (Jan. 20).
  • Participate in Alumni Mock Interview Program (Jan. 24).

2LS

  • Follow-up with employers contacted previously whose hiring plans were uncertain to express your continued interest and include your updated resume. Be sure you continue to record all contacts within your employment search network tracking document.
  • Continue to contact smaller law firms, banks and corporations, legal publishers, associations, government agencies (federal and state), public interest organizations and other legal employers who are not interviewing on campus.
  • Meet again with your career advisor to update your employment search strategy and application documents.
  • Attend Exploring the Role of In-House Counsel (Jan. 10)
  • Attend First Requestors: Summer Public Interest Fellowship Information Session to learn about the guidelines and application process for Richmond Law summer fellowships (Jan. 11)
  • Attend Think Like a Professional: Navigating Ethical Minefields in the Employment Search (Jan. 13).
  • Update your resume after receipt of grades and class rank (if desired) and upload to Symplicity.
  • Submit application for the Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region scholarship and in-house placement (Application Deadline: January 19). To learn more about the scholarship awards and experiential learning opportunities in the legal departments of local companies and organizations, visit the ACC-NCR website.
  • Attend Alumni Perspectives on Law, Policy, and Government Relations, part of Civic Engagement Week (Jan. 19)
  • Apply for the Spring OCI Program (first session deadline January 15) and GPIIP (Application deadline: January 17) via Symplicity.

3Ls

  • Attend Exploring the Role of In-House Counsel (Jan. 10)
  • Update your resume after receipt of fall semester grades and class rank, if desired, and upload to Symplicity.
  • Attend Alumni Perspectives on Law, Policy, and Government Relations, part of Civic Engagement Week (Jan. 19)
  • Follow-up with employers contacted previously whose hiring plans were “uncertain” to express your continued interest and include your updated resume. Be sure you continue to record all contacts in your employment search  network tracking document.
  • Continue to contact smaller law firms, banks and corporations with small legal staffs, legal publishers, associations, government agencies (federal and state), public interest organizations and other legal employers who are not interviewing on campus.
  • Meet again with your career advisor to update your employment search strategy and application documents.
  • Apply for spring OCI via Symplicity (First application deadline: January 15).
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