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10 Avoidable Interview Mistakes

1. Not practicing for your interview.
Practicing for your interview is the best way to really be prepared. Meet with your career counselor for a mock interview and heed their constructive criticism. It may feel awkward, but it gives you a chance to organize your thoughts and prep for some of the questions you may be [...]

ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2015 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program on November 3. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1, 2014, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to [...]

Meet the Public Service Employers Reception – October 29

Are you interested in meeting representatives from 30+ public interest organizations and government agencies? Plan to attend the Chicago Area Law School Consortium’s annual “Meet the Public Service Organizations Reception” here at Loyola on Wednesday, October 29th!

Wednesday, October 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Corboy Law Center | Kasbeer Hall (15th Floor)
The following organizations will be attending:

Access Living
CAIR [...]

7th Circuit Fellows’ Fall Program for Law Students

The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers presents the 7th Circuit Fellows’ Fall Program for Law Students:

Friday, October 31
Networking Reception hosted by Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP
123 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1800
5:30 – 7:30 pm
RSVP to Jennifer Motley at jmotley@laborandemploymentcollege.org necessary for admission

Saturday, November 1
Program hosted by Winston & Strawn
35 West Wacker Drive, [...]

Save the Date: Meet the Public Service Employers Reception

The annual Meet the Public Service Employers Reception is an opportunity for law students to meet representatives from a wide variety of public interest organizations from the Chicagoland area. This is not a job fair. Rather, it is an informal setting for law students to learn about the rich array of public service legal activity [...]

LCLD Mentoring Program

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) is excited to offer a unique professional opportunity to diverse 1L law students! Formed in 2009 to make concrete, measurable advances in diversity in the legal profession, LCLD is a national organization of more than 200 corporate general counsels and law firm managing partners. For more information about [...]

Interview Questions to be Ready For

Even for the most fearless among us, job interviews can be nerve wracking. In order to give us the best chance of success, we tend to prepare for many of the difficult questions we anticipate, such as:

Why should we hire you?
What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?
What are your key strengths and [...]

Quantify & Be Quirky

Resume tips from Forbes.com: Quantify your accomplishments & list quirky interests

QUANTIFY
Instead of saying you wrote articles on entrepreneurship and technology, try this: “Wrote 8 articles on entrepreneurship and technology, generating 107,000 page views, 8,003 likes, and 3,723 tweets.”

If you won an award, put it into perspective. Instead of saying “accepted into Johnny Appleseed Management Program,” [...]

CSO’s (Long) List of Upcoming Events

COOK COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE PANEL PRESENTATION
Tuesday, September 16 @ 12:00 p.m.
Corboy Law Center, Room 1202
This session will feature a panel of attorneys (Kalia Coleman (’10), Susie Bucaro (’11), and Ruth Gudino) who will discuss life as a CCSA attorney and career opportunities in their office.

ESTATE PLANNING PANEL DISCUSSION
Wednesday, September 17 @ 12:00 p.m.
Corboy Law [...]

All About the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

About the office:
With nearly 860 attorneys and 1,560 employees, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office is the second largest prosecutor’s office in the nation, second only to Los Angeles County. The Assistant State’s Attorneys in the Office prosecute all misdemeanor and felony crimes committed in Cook County. In addition to direct criminal prosecution, the State’s [...]

About this blog

Welcome to the official blog of Office of Career Services for Loyola’s School of Law. This is your source for all you need to know about the world of legal careers. Check back daily for posts on upcoming events and deadlines as well as career-related articles and advice to help in your legal job search.