September – October 2013
What does it really mean to be a litigator? What does a corporate attorney do all day? Learn the answers to these questions and more while having lunch with Professor Tom Klein and Cindy Hamilton, partners at Greenberg Traurig (pictured below). Our guests will discuss how you can plan a career path for yourself in both transactional and litigation practices.
This program will provide you with the basic framework to make one of the most fundamental decisions of your legal education. Don’t miss it!
Lunch will be served!
Any law student or graduate can have a successful and satisfying career. All you need is a method to find opportunity and control your own destiny! This seminar will provide practical tips for how to structure a job search and form a framework for researching opportunities outside of OCI.
Our speaker, Honorable Eugene M. Hyman, is a Santa Clara Law graduate and current Judge of the Superior Court of California for the County of Santa Clara.
Participating employers include:
California Court of Appeals
California Department of Justice
City of Cupertino City Attorney
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
Law Office of Roshani Parekh
Lewis and Roca
Office of Alternate Defenders
Office of the City Attorney, San Jose
Rutan & Tucker
Santa Clara District Attorney
Santa Clara County Counsel
Santa Clara County Superior Court
Santa Clara Public Defender
Severson & Werson
Increase Your Interviews by Writing an Outstanding Resume!
Professor Kyle Graham interviewed countless law students and attorneys prior to his teaching career. Come hear his perspectives as a former employer and current law professor regarding resume drafting. Attendees of this program will walk away with a sample resume and the understanding of how to draft a resume for legal employers.
Listen to 2L’s and 3L’s talk about how they researched, applied, and interviewed for positions ranging from the federal government to judicial externships and more! Learn tips and effective strategies so that you will never miss that deadline again!
Application timelines for small to mid-sized firms, corporate, formal externship programs, public interest (non-profit/NGO), public sector (government), and formal interview programs will be discussed.
Drafting a cover letter that persuades a recruiter to thoughtfully consider your application draws on all of the principles of effective legal writing. Join Law Career Services and Professor John Schunk for an interactive presentation designed to help you begin drafting your cover letters. Learn about cover letter format and begin drafting text!
We are fortunate to have a special guest speaker, Fred Gonzalez, General Counsel at Corsair, Board of Visitors and SCU Law Alumni Board Member. He will share his expert tips on networking and career planning strategies. Mr. Gonzalez has been general counsel for four companies and he is the “super networker” of Silicon Valley.
To practice law or not…that is the question. Come and meet some Santa Clara Law alums who are working in alternative legal or non-legal positions. You will hear about their career path through law school and how they prepared for their current positions. Don’t miss this chance to learn what other opportunities are out there for law graduates in Silicon Valley companies.
Get to know local public interest and public sector attorneys and organizations. Find out about externships and career possibilities.