Now that our students have returned to Tulane Law School for the Spring semester, it’s time to focus not only on classes, but also on securing summer employment. Our first-year students are working diligently to apply to positions that will give them substantive legal experience this summer. To assist in that endeavor, the Career Development Office is hosting a series of mini-courses for 1Ls during January and February. Last week’s course focused on the Spring Interview Program held on Tulane’s campus. Tulane Law is lucky enough to provide first-year students with Spring on-campus interview opportunities, including interviews with local law firms for 1L summer associate positions and public interest organizations for internships. We will welcome over 30 employers to campus during March to interview members of the Class of 2013. In this week’s mini-course, the 1L CDO counselors discussed interview skills, do’s and don’ts, and everything from proper attire to interview questions to thank-you notes. We also invited Delaine Poland, our TLS Lexis Nexis representative, to give a presentation on using the online legal research website to learn more about employers and practitioners to prepare for interviews. On February 8, we will host local law firm recruiters and a government hiring attorney to speak to the first-year students about interviewing from the employer perspective. We are hopeful that these 1L mini-courses will give our students the edge needed to stand out in a competitive legal market. Our wonderful students are sure to shine in their interviews this Spring!
Assistant Director, Career Development Office