Career Services

JD Calendar of Events 2014-2015

The Office of Career Services, New York University School of Law, Furman Hall, 245 Sullivan Street, Room 430, 212-998-6090, law.careers@nyu.edu

SUMMER 2014

Attorney Interview Match (AIM) Program: OCS will attempt to match you with a practicing attorney from a law firm in New York City or other major metropolitan area, and you will make arrangements with the lawyer to meet at his/her office during the summer to conduct a practice interview.

Interview Skills Workshops
OCS counselors talk about overall interview tips, building an interviewing agenda and responding to difficult questions.

Practice Interview Evening (PIE)
Attorneys will conduct practice interviews during one night in mid-August. This program is reserved for students who are unable to participate in AIM because of geographic location or timing.

Early Interview Week 2014 (EIW)
August 13-15, DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel in Times Square
NYU’s largest employer recruiting event for employment in the private sector. Approximately 350 legal employers attend EIW, resulting in approximately 14,500 interviews. approximately 80% of 2Ls obtain summer positions though EIW.

EIW 2014 REQUIREMENTS

In order to participate in EIW 2014, all 1Ls MUST ATTEND:

• 1 Strike-A-Match Session;
• 1 Career Educational Event
• 1 Practice Interview Program (AIM or PIE); and
• 1 Interview Skills Workshop.

 

FALL 2014

MANDATORY 1L Job Search Skills Workshops
Thursday, October 16th, 2014 4:00-5:30 p.m., Tishman Auditorium
Attend this session to learn more about the 1L job search process, job search resources, and networking and interview skills. Get advice from Office of Career Services (OCS) and Public Interest Law Center (PILC) counselors, as well as 2L students who have been through the 1L job search. You will receive the NYU Career Development Resources Binder at this session. You are required to attend this workshop before meeting with a career counselor in OCS or PILC.

Career Educational Fair
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Greenberg Lounge
This networking and career education program includes practice area tables representing over 30 areas of practice. Speak to NYU alumni and other practicing attorneys about a wide range of practice area and practice setting options. Please note that this is an educational event and not a job fair, so resumes are not required. Dress is business casual and food and beverages will be served.

1L Small Group Counseling Sessions
Beginning November 1st, 1L students may make appointments to meet with an OCS counselor for small group (8-10 students) sessions to review 1L job search techniques and timing. If you plan to seek private sector (law firm) employment for your 2L summer, you may schedule a 1L group session by calling 212-998-6090 or coming to the OCS office, Furman Hall 4th Floor. You must attend the mandatory workshop before you schedule your 1L group session.

Note: We strongly recommend that all students planning to participate in Early Interview Week (EIW) in August 2015 have their resume reviewed by an OCS counselor at some point prior to EIW. Students pursuing a purely public interest job search for both 1L and 2L summer, you do not need to attend a 1L Group Session with the OCS, but should set up a meeting with a career counselor from PILC to discuss your strategy.

1L Summer Job Search Panel
Monday, November 10th, 2014, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Greenberg Lounge
Current 2Ls discuss their summer job experiences in a variety of settings, including public interest, in-house, law firm, and research assistants. They will discuss how they found their position, and give tips and advice for finding your way through the 1L job search process.

SPRING 2015

Following is a sample of career events and programs being organized by the OCS. Dates and times will be confirmed, and will be posted in the Law School online calendar, the CSM online calendar, and the weekly Rocket Docket.

1L Speed Networking Luncheon 
Monday, February 9th, 2015, 11:00-2:00 p.m., Greenberg Lounge
This lunch provides a unique opportunity to become acquainted with attorneys from a large variety of New York City law firms in a very informal setting. Each employer table will be staffed with a hiring partner, recruiting professional and/or junior level attorney (many will be NYU alumni). Students will meet with three firms of their choice at the 1L Speed Networking Lunch. If you would like to attend the 1L Speed Networking Luncheon, you must RSVP on CSM.

NYU Nationwide Networking Reception
Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Greenberg Lounge
Attorneys from major law firms in Boston, Chicago, CT, NJ, PA, TX, the West Coast and Washington, D.C. host information tables to discuss their law firms, their practice areas, and the law firm job search process in their job market.

MANDATORY Strike-A-Match Session
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Tishman Auditorium
OCS counselors present confidential data about law firm hiring practices in connection with NYU Law School's Early Interview Week (EIW) program and provide advice regarding the EIW firm selection process.

How to Succeed as a Summer Associate and Throughout Your Legal Career
Monday, April 6th, 2015, 12:30-2:00 p.m., Lipton Hall
Panelists will provide tips and guidance relating to professionalism, general demeanor/behavior, work assignments, feedback/evaluations and office protocol to foster your success in your summer position and throughout your legal career. The panel will include attorneys, recruiting staff, and other legal professionals.

 

CLERKSHIP MEETINGS:

1L Info Clerkship Meeting
Information session for Class of 2017 1L students interested in post-graduation judicial clerkships. Faculty members will address the value of a judicial clerkship, will discuss the basics of the clerkship application process, and will talk about what can be done now and in the coming year to prepare in advance of applying for judicial clerkships during the 3L year.

2L Orientation Clerkship Meeting
The process for applying for clerkships will be discussed and helpful materials, including the NYU Judicial Clerkship Handbook and Appendix will be distributed. All 2L students with a interest in clerking should attend this meeting.

Judicial Clerkship Networking Reception (2L & 3L Students)
The Clerkship Networking Reception is an event for 2Ls, 3Ls, and alumni/ae who plan to apply for judicial clerkships. This is a great opportunity to network with NYU alumni/ae and current 3Ls who have clerked or will clerk. Former and future clerks are a great resource and are very eager to share their knowledge of the process of applying for clerkships and the experience of clerking. Food and drinks will be service