Student Resources & Services
The Career Services Office offers students and alumni a complete and comprehensive range of career-related resources whose core and centerpiece is individual counseling for ongoing guidance through the self directed job search process, support in considering options and choosing a career path, and simply obtaining an answer to a “quick question.”
Career Services LexisNexis Web Course - www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/career The voice of the CSO is the Career Services LexisNexis Web Course. A student who ignores this resource will not fully benefit from the Office. We use the Web Course to announce and update career information regarding on-campus and off-campus events and opportunities, such as job listings, job fairs, conferences, internships and fellowships, job search skills workshops, Fall OCI scheduling, year-round on-campus employer interviews, employer resume-drops arranged through the CSO, career enrichment programs, social events with attorneys and judges, and many other programs. Guidelines for writing resumes and cover letters, with samples of both, and advice on interviewing and professional dress are also provided on the Web Course.
The Lexis Nexis Career Center -
Not to be confused with the above referenced CSO Lexis Nexis Web Course, the LexisNexis Career Center offers career advice and online resources such as Martindale-Hubbell.com, a directory of legal employers whose use is imperative, before contacting, sending a resume to, or interviewing with an employer. Access to the Lexis Nexis Career Center is password protected. Please contact the Lexis Law School Representative to obtain a password.
Articles providing information regarding career development, hiring trends, and employment opportunities for recent graduates and third-year students, as well as summer internships and part-time employment for first and second-year students, are posted in the CSO monthly student and alumni newsletters. These publications are emailed to subscribers. Please contact the CSO to subscribe.
The law school provides students and alumni access to national job postings through an arrangement with Thompson Publishing (Westlaw). Students and Alumni may access LawStudentJobsOnline and AttorneyJobsOnline using their assigned Westlaw password at www.lawschool.westlaw.com and visiting Career Resources in the “Law School Resources” section.
Resources / Computer Work Stations
The Internet is an essential tool for an effective job search. Computer work stations are available for student use in the CSO Career Research Room. These workstations should be utilized for career related tasks.
Publications and the CSO Career Research Room
The CSO Career Research Room offers brief, printed guides to writing resumes, interviewing networking, appropriate business etiquette and dress attire for every professional legal occasion, judicial clerkships, and numerous subtopics of legal career development. The Research Room also provides employer directories, firm evaluations, public interest and government materials, information on legal practice areas, fellowships and internships, and federal, state, and local judicial clerkships.
Services Office Workshops and Seminars
Each year the CSO presents career development seminars and workshops on a variety of topics. The CSO also offers several student and employer networking events throughout the year. A calendar featuring program descriptions, dates and locations of these programs are posted and maintained on the LexisNexis Web Course, and the main law school Career Services website.
Use of the CSO Fax Machine and Telephone
Students and alumni may use the fax machine in the CSO for job search purposes free of charge. Students requiring privacy for a job-related telephone conversation and/or interview may use one of the CSO interview rooms for this purpose, though they will be expected to use a personal long-distance account or calling card to pay for long distance calls.
To facilitate job searches in other locations for our students, the Thurgood Marshall CSO enjoys a relationship of reciprocal privilege, or “reciprocity”, with numerous law schools across the country. Students interested in this program must email a request for reciprocity, including the targeted school of your choice with complete contact information, to the TMSL Career Services Senior Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Jeanetta Taylor Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org. The CSO processes reciprocity requests within 48 hours of their receipt, except on weekends and holidays.