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Career Advisor

April 17, 2012

Summer Send-Off

Summer offers students an opportunity to engage in career planning and exploration – to review your reasons for coming to law school and evaluate your talents, skills, and interests – and to prepare for future professional activities. After reassessing, investigate career options that best fit your needs. The ideas here may help you gain confidence in your chosen career path and make career connections that will help you secure a postgraduate position. [Read more.]

Fall On-Campus Recruiting

Through the fall on-campus recruiting program, some legal employers collect Oregon Law students’ resumes; others go a step farther, conducting a first round of interviews on campus. No matter what your short-term and long-term professional goals are, you should make the on-campus recruiting program part of your job search this fall. While most participating employers are law firms, other kinds of employers – including government offices – visit campus annually as well. [Read more.]

OLR and Clerking
by Megan G. Thompson, Visiting Assistant Professor

Following my 2008 graduation from the University of Oregon School of Law, I embarked on a clerking spree. [Read more.]

Statistics, Success Stories, and the Road Ahead

The job market continues to present challenges for our students and graduates. While some 2011 graduates are waiting for bar results or looking for work, many have secured rewarding positions. Further, and most important for your purposes, many of them found those positions after graduation. [Read more.]

3Ls: Searching for a Postgraduate Job

Just like in past years, many 3Ls will continue to look for postgraduate opportunities after commencement. Remember that the Career Center and all its resources remain available to you after graduation. Read on for tips and inspiration. [Read more.]

Thinking of Going Solo? Consult these Resources First

Are you thinking of starting a solo practice after graduation? Recent graduates have done it. Many experience great success as solo practitioners and enjoy the flexibility and control that accompanies that kind of arrangement. Before you decide to travel this path, check out the resources in our office. [Read more.]

The Career Path Less Traveled, Part II

This month, Yumi O’Neil, Supervisor of Judicial and Courtroom Clerks in the Multnomah County Circuit Court, and Sean Currie, an associate with Routh Crabtree Olsen PS, share their job seeking experiences with a focus on starting out in a non-attorney role. The theme from last month remains the same: finding employment as a young attorney can take many different courses, and it is up to each individual to find a tactic that personally works. [Read more.]

The Career Path Less Traveled, Part III

Over the past few months, young lawyers have shared their trials and tribulations in seeking employment. First, Jim and Mackenzie unveiled their successes using staffing agencies. Last month, Yumi and Sean focused on starting out in non-attorney roles. This month, in my third and final column, Jonathan French, a partner with Immix Law group, and Duke Tufty, an associate at Davis Wright Tremaine, explain how making meaningful connections and engaging in informational interviews helped them each seal the employment deal. [Read more.]

Summer Access to Lexis and Westlaw

Special rules apply to the use of your Lexis and Westlaw passwords over the summer. [Read more.]

Upcoming Networking Opportunities

Taking advantage of these networking opportunities can help you achieve your professional goals. [Read more.]

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