Welcome to Santa Clara Law Law Career Services Overview
Who We Are • Staff of six professionals, one extra counselor hired on temporary basis at this time • Public Interest Law Career Services Staff • Located on second floor of Bannan Hall • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 554-4350
What We Do • Personal career counseling • Resume/Cover review • Mock interviews • Guidebooks, handouts and a career resource library • Interpretation of self-assessment tools/MBTI • Workshops and presentations • Speed networking • Networking events • Job listings • On-campus and off-campus interview programs • Information regarding national placement figures and legal salaries
Advising Timeline and Strategy • After November 1, schedule an advising session! • Depending on your interests, employer timelines can vary. Seek out information early. • Prioritize, develop a strategy and implement. • Self Assessment and MBTI services offered through LCS. Get to know yourself better. • After Nov. 1, get familiar with SCU Law Jobs.
PILCS • Sarah Mercer (3L) & Carolyn Kim (2L) • Public Interest Law Career Services (PILCS) offers programs, resume review, and career fairs from the public interest perspective. PILCS also oversees the Pro-Bono Recognition Program which directs interested students towards general pro bono opportunities, facilitates a student-attorney network to provide students with individual pro bono projects, and recognizes students for their contributions to the community through pro bono work. There are requirements and guidelines to this program.
How Do I Get Information About LCS Programs? • LCS Website • Extensive Education Calendar (approx. 35 programs) • E-mail (through SCU Law Jobs & Blog) • LCS Blog (additional info and marketing) • Other Means (White Boards, Flyers) • Social Media
LCS Communication • LCS Website (resources, stats, video, podcasts) http://law.scu.edu/careers/index.cfm • LCS Blog (The Hunt) http://law.scu.edu/blog/lcs/index.cfm • Email (through the blog and SCU Law Jobs) • LCS Twitter http://twitter.com/sculawlcs • LCS Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/ (Search) Santa Clara University Law Career Services • LCS LinkedIn-LCS Group http://www.linkedin.com/ (Search) Santa Clara University Law Career Services • SCU Law Alumni LinkedIn Group (Search) Santa Clara Law Alumni
Save the Dates • Pro-Bono Info Session, August 31 • Public Interest Career Fair, Sept. 29 • Resume & Cover Letter Workshop, Oct. 13 • Speed Networking, October 26 • Mandatory 1L LCS Orientation, Nov. 2 • Diversity Gala, November 3 • UPCOMING SPRING • High Tech Career Fair • PI/PS Day
Helpful Resources • LCS Website (Links to other sites) • SCU Law Jobs • ClaraNet • U.S. Department of Justice Information • State Judicial Clerkship Guide • Internships USA • Government Honors and Internship Handbook • Public Policy Internship Handbook • Bay Area In-House Legal Guide • PSLawNet (pslawnet.org) • NALP Directory of Legal Employers (nalpdirectory.com • Martindale Hubble (martindale.com) • Santa Clara Law Alumni Online Database (http://law.scu.edu/alumni/online-community.cfm)
Final Tips For Success • Take advantage of extracurricular opportunities • Meet your professors • Go to networking events to meet your classmates and alumni base • Maintain your contacts from previous experiences • Ask Questions!