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  • Keep Personal Statements for Fellowships “Personal”

    by Jessica Peterson, Career Services Graduate Assistant Writing a personal statement is a standard part of the legal fellowship application process. However, it is easy to feel stuck on what to say and how to talk about yourself. What are fell...
  • Six Degrees of Your Mentor

    Have you ever played Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? It is a parlor game started over twenty years ago where players link actors to actor Kevin Bacon, in as few steps as possible, via the movies they have in common. The game was inspired by the theory…
  • Jobs in the Time of Corona: Virtual Coffee Meetings

    by Devra Sigle Hermosilla, Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development You have patiently endured Career Service’s advice to network and meet with local attorneys for information interviews over coffee. You may have thought you c...
  • Coffee Chats - An Opportunity to Connect in a Semi-Virtual World

    Of the challenges that living during a pandemic has brought us, one that is particularly difficult for students is having limited opportunities to connect with potential employers and attorney mentors. While things like job fairs, workshops and em...
  • Handling Job Offers

    Receiving a job offer for an internship or post-graduate law job is very exciting – and also a little daunting. Receiving multiple job offers can be beautifully anxiety-producing. Here are some quick tips on how to handle one or more simultaneou...
  • Summer Funding Options

    As the NW Public Service Career Fair approaches and summer positions begin to pop up, we know that many students have questions about funding unpaid summer opportunities. We want to provide you with some resources that may make these positions mo...
  • Successfully Navigating a Virtual Career Fair

    As a souvenir from the pandemic, it looks like virtual career fairs may be here to stay. Many employers have expressed a preference for the virtual format because they can meet with more students, visit without traveling, and take less time away f...
  • Announcing 3 Postgraduate Environmental Law Fellowships for Lewis & Clark Students!

    Announcement: Three Postgraduate Environmental Law Fellowships The Diehl Environmental Law Fellowship Program was created by the environmental law faculty to provide a pathway for 3L/4L law students who demonstrate a commitment to public inter...
  • The Cover Letter: Bringing Your Skills to Life

      Cover letters are a crucial part of the application process and can determine whether you get an interview. Unlike resumes, which are given a quick skim, cover letters are usually read a little more closely by recruiters. It is importa...
  • The Legal Resume, Part 2: Top 10 Tips for Creating a Powerful Resume

    Now that you have the basics for which sections your Legal Resume should include, this article offers the Top 10 Tips we routinely offer to law students and graduates on how to fill in the details:  1. Keep it Concise: Remember, your resume i...
  • The Legal Resume, Part 1: The Basics

    Crafting a solid resume is a seemingly simple concept; how complicated can it be to write a single page about your experiences? Of course, we know that even the most straightforward things have minutiae, unspoken norms, and multiple approaches...
  • Our Director of Public Interest Law Speaks to Students About Managing Debt as a Public Interest Law Student

    Lexie Zirschky, Lewis & Clark Law School’s very own Director of Public Interest Law will speak on a panel with representatives from Berkeley and Northeastern Law Schools about Managing Debt as a Public Interest Law Student on Monday, January 10...
  • The Legal Interview: Answering Common (and not so common) Questions

      The good news is that whether in person or virtual, the core of the legal interview remains more or less the same and, chances are, you are already familiar with many of the recommended guidelines for preparing and conducting yourself durin...
  • Video Interviews are “Real” Interviews

    By this point, you have mastered the tips and tricks we discussed in our first post about video interviews - great lighting, enthusiasm, and closing the bathroom door. From what we hear from employers, video interviews aren’t going away anytime …
  • Acing the Video Interview

    Even as the world starts to slowly reopen, it seems pretty clear that most job interviews in these times will continue to be held via telephone or video-conference for the foreseeable future. The good news is that, unlike three months ago, most le...
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    February 2022’s NW Public Service Career Fair is bigger than ever!

    Happy New Year! It’s January (!) and our New Year’s resolution is to get you in front of the 100+ employers attending the NW Public Service Career Fair on February 4th and 5th, 2022. This year, the NW Public Service Career Fair is bac…