Calendar

September – November 2013

Sep 23 Mon
How to Hustle: Finding A Job When You Didn’t Get One Through OCI
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

2013 Judge Hyman2048Any 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.

Sep 25 Wed
Speed Networking
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come meet the Santa Clara Law community at Law Career Services’ annual Speed Networking event.  Whether you are an alum, friend of the law school or student Speed Networking provides you with a facilitated method to build your network and renew acquaintances.
The event is structured so that students and attorneys will engage in six themed conversations for ten minutes each.  When each conversation ends, students will rotate to the next attorney and begin speaking about a new topic.
There will be a networking reception afterwards for alumni and students to mix and mingle with each other.  Light food and beverages will be available.
Come dressed in business attire.
Please direct your questions to lcs@scu.edu.
Students may RSVP beginning on September 10th at 7:00 a.m. through the events tab in SCU Law Jobs.

Participating employers include:

Apollo Group
Apple, Inc.
California Court of Appeals
California Department of Justice
City of Cupertino City Attorney
Corsair Components
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
Kilpatrick Townsend
Law Office of Roshani Parekh
Lewis and Roca
Lowenstein Sandler
Office of Alternate Defenders
Office of the City Attorney, San Jose
Oracle
Rutan & Tucker
Santa Clara District Attorney
Santa Clara County Counsel
Santa Clara County Superior Court
Santa Clara Public Defender
Severson & Werson

Oct 1 Tue
Resume Workshop with Professor Kyle Graham
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Resume Workshop with Professor Kyle Graham @ Bannan Hall Room 127 | Santa Clara | California | United States

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.

 

Oct 7 Mon
Developing Effective Strategies for Application Timelines
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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.

Oct 9 Wed
Effective Cover Letters
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Effective Cover Letters @ Bannan Hall Room 127 | Santa Clara | California | United States

 

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!  

Oct 14 Mon
Shadow Program
Oct 14 – Oct 15 all-day
Help Santa Clara Law Students with their career exploration and planning!  Join a select group of volunteers participating in our inaugural Shadow Program to help students with their career exploration, assist in their professional development, and to provide introductions to the legal/business community.
Participating volunteers will have one student in their office for approximately one to four hours on either October 14th or October 15th.  We are very flexible with regard to how you structure that time.  A Frequently Asked Questions document has been attached with examples of how students and volunteers could spend the day.  Click to view the Alumni FAQs.
Participating organizations include:
Adobe Systems
Apollo Group
Oracle Inc.
Santa Clara County District Attorney
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
To volunteer please contact Vicki Huebner at vhuebner@scu.edu by September 20th.
Oct 16 Wed
How to Network with Fred Gonzalez
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
How to Network with Fred Gonzalez @ Bannan Hall Room 127 | Santa Clara | California | United States

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.

Oct 23 Wed
What Else Can I Do With My Law Degree?
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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.

Oct 24 Thu
Public Interest Career Fair
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Date: October 24, 2013
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Location: Mission Room

Check out Making the Most of the Career Fair for more information and for tips to help you prepare!

2013  Participating Employers
Asian Law Alliance  (San Jose, CA)
Bay Area Legal Aid of San  Mateo County (Redwood City, CA)
Bay Area Legal Aid of Santa Clara County (San Jose, CA)
California Appellate  Project (San Francisco, CA)
Centro de Ayuda Legal  para Immigrantes (Santa Clara, CA)
Child Care Law Center  (San Francisco, CA)
City of San Jose,  Office of the City Attorney (San Jose, CA)
Communities Overcoming Relationship Abuse (San Mateo, CA)
Community Legal  Services EPA (East Palo Alto, CA)
County of Monterey,  Office of the Public Defender (Salinas, CA)
County of Santa Clara,  Office of the District Attorney (San Jose, CA)
County of Santa Clara,  Office of the Public Defender (San Jose, CA)
Federal Public  Defender (Sacramento, CA)
Fresh Lifelines for  Youth (Milpitas, CA)
The Greenlining  Institute (Berkeley, CA)
International Institute of the Bay Area (San Francisco, CA)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA)
Legal Advocates for  Children and Youth, a Program of Law Foundation of Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA)
National Labor  Relations Board (San Francisco, CA)
Next Door Solutions for Domestic Violence (San Jose, CA)
Northern California Innocence Project (San Jose, CA)
Watsonville Law Center  (Watsonville, CA)

Note: This is not a comprehensive list as many  organizations confirm their attendance closer to the date of the event.  Check back often, and also see the list of  past participating employers below for an idea of who might attend again this  year.

Past  Participating Employers
Asian Law Alliance  (San Jose, CA)
Bay Area Legal Aid of San  Mateo County (Redwood City, CA)
Brancart &  Brancart (Pescadero, CA)
California Appellate Project (San Francisco, CA)
California Lawyers for  the Arts (San Francisco, CA)
Catholic Charities of  Santa Clara County (San Jose, CA)
Community Legal Services EPA (East Palo Alto, CA)
Community Overcoming  Relationship Abuse (San Mateo, CA)
County of Santa Clara’s  Office of County Counsel (Santa Clara, CA)
ECHO Fair Housing  (Palo Alto, CA)
Eviction Defense Collaborative (San Francisco, CA)
Federal Public  Defender (San Francisco, CA)
Fresh Lifelines for  Youth (Milpitas, CA)
International  Institute of the Bay Area (San Francisco, CA)
Katherine and George  Alexander Community Law Center (San Jose, CA)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley – Health Legal Services (San Jose, CA)
Law Foundation of  Silicon Valley – Legal Advocates for Children & Youth (San Jose, CA)
National Labor Relations Board (San Francisco, CA)
Northern California  Innocence Project (Santa Clara, CA)
Office of City  Attorney, City of San Jose (San Jose, CA)
Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA)
Project Sentinel  (Redwood City, CA)
San Mateo County District  Attorney (Redwood City, CA)
Santa Clara County  Public Defender (San Jose, CA)
Santa Clara County  Superior Court – Self Help Center and Family Law Facilitator’s Office (San Jose, CA)
Senior Adults Legal Assistance (San Jose, CA)
Silicon Valley Independent  Living Center (San Jose, CA)
Superior Court of  California, County of San Mateo -Family Law Facilitator’s Office/Self-Help Center (Redwood City, CA)
Swords to Plowshares  (San Francisco, CA)
The Greenlining  Institute (Berkeley, CA)
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California (San Jose, CA)
U.S. Department of  Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel (San Francisco, CA)
Watsonville Law Center  (Watsonville, CA)

Nov 4 Mon
Student Registration Begins for 2014 West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair
Nov 4 – Dec 3 all-day

Inaugurated in April 2007, the West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair is a recruitment venue for employers who are interested in enlisting international legal talents and for internationally trained lawyers who are currently enrolled in an LL.M. program at a participating law school. UCLA School of Law serves as the event’s organizer and host while a consortium of 19 campuses participate in the program. Interested employers will have the opportunity to pre-select LL.M. candidates from a collective pool of high caliber students who represent many countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. The 2014 West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair will be held on February 21 at UCLA School of Law.

The West Coast LLM job fair related information is also available at  http://www.law.ucla.edu/career-services/current-students/llm-students/Pages/west-coast-international-llm-job-fair.aspx

 

During the Registration Period—Monday, November 4 to Tuesday, December 3, 2013, you will need to do the following:

To Register for the 2014 West Coast LL.M. Fair

 • Go to https://law-westcoastllm-csm.symplicity.com/students/

 • Click on the “Register” button.

 • Complete the form with your information and click “Submit.”

 • Verify your email address by following the instructions sent via a Symplicity-generated message to the email address you have provided.

To Upload Your Resume:

• Log on to https://law-westcoastllm-csm.symplicity.com/students/. Your login and password will be sent to you via a Symplicity message after your email verification and your coordinator’s approval of your registration.

 • Click on the “Documents” tab in the home screen.

 • Click on “Add New.”

 • Name the document in the “Label” field and select the appropriate document type.

 • Enter the file name or click on “Browse” to upload your resume and/or other relevant documents.

 • You may upload more than one version of your resume, but if you do, you must select one to be the default. The system will allow you to upload multiple resumes, and select which ones to upload for specific employers.

• When finished, click the “Submit” tab.