Suggested Timetable for Third Year Students

Fall Quarter and Before:

  • Complete an employment evaluation in Symplicity to describe your summer experience.
  • Revise resume to reflect summer employment and be sure to submit your resume to OCS for review during the resume review period in July if you are planning a 3L job search.
  • Participate in fall OCI with employers that interest you.
  • Draft and send cover letters and resumes to targeted employers in late summer and respond to postings from employers who are not coming to interview on campus.
  • Complete fellowship applications.
  • Complete applications for government Honors Programs; the DOJ’s Honors Program deadline is usually in early September.
  • Attend the Bar Examination orientation session – watch for bar application deadlines.
  • If interested in public service, attend the Chicago Area Law School Consortium’s Public Service Employers Reception and the Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference in Washington, D.C. (typically held in October and November).
  • Regularly read the OCS Bulletin, the OCS Chalk page, the Career Services list-servs and web pages, Symplicity, and Law School Briefs for additional information, job postings, events, and opportunities of relevance to your job search.
  • If you are still seeking employment, make an appointment with an OCS counselor.
  • If you have accepted interviews for a judicial clerkship, be sure to notify OCS.  After the interviews, be sure to complete an interview information survey.
  • If you have accepted a judicial clerkship, be sure to notify OCS.
  • If you have accepted employment, be sure to notify OCS.

 

Winter Quarter:

  • If interested in public service employment, attend the Midwest Public Interest Law Conference.
  • Work on your bar exam application.
  • Regularly read the OCS Bulletin, the OCS Chalk page, the Career Services list-servs and web pages, Symplicity, and Law School Briefs for additional events and opportunities that appeal to you.
  • If interested in a judicial clerkship, monitor the judicial clerkship listserv for updates and announcements regarding additional openings.
  • If you have accepted employment, be sure to notify OCS.
  • If you have accepted interviews for a judicial clerkship, be sure to notify OCS.  After the interviews, be sure to complete an interview information survey.
  • If you have accepted a judicial clerkship, be sure to notify OCS.

 

Spring Quarter:

  • Attend OCS and other programs that interest you.
  • Regularly read the OCS Bulletin, the OCS Chalk page, the Career Services list-servs and web pages, Symplicity, and Law School Briefs for additional information, job postings, events, and opportunities of relevance to your job search.
  • If interested in a judicial clerkship, monitor the judicial clerkship listserv for updates and announcements regarding additional openings.
  • If you have accepted interviews for a judicial clerkship, be sure to notify OCS.  After the interviews, be sure to complete an interview information survey.
  • If you have accepted a judicial clerkship, be sure to notify OCS.
  • If you have accepted employment, be sure to notify OCS.