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+-Archives of the Classifieds
March 4, 2014 - Large Firm Panel, MANDATORY 1L Event, Summer Internship
February 25, 2014 - Solo Practice Event, Large Firm Panel, MANDATORY 1L Event
February 18. 2014 - Self-Assessment Presentation, Solo Practice Event, Patent Law Interview Program
February 11, 2014 - Summer Employment Fair, Self-Assessment Presentation, Patent Law Interview Program
February 4, 2014 - Spring OCI, Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day, Summer Employment Fair
January 28, 2014 - Spring OCI Session 2, Mandatory 1L Event, Interview Tips
January 21, 2014 - Spring OCI, Strengthsfinder Test Results, OC Public Defender Presentation
January 14, 2014 - Spring OCI, Careers in Business Law, ABOTA Civility Matters
January 7, 2014 - Spring OCI, Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day
December 17. 2013 - Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day, K&L Gates Kickstarter Program
December 10, 2013 - Holiday Networking, Diversity Scholarship
December 3, 2013 - Diversity Scholarship, Veterans Legal Clinic
November 26, 2013 - LRW Assignment Revisions, Networking with Snell & Wilmer
November 19, 2013 - Long Beach Bar Association, KABA Student Dinner Series
November 12, 2013 - Mentoring Event, Bar Stipend
November 5, 2013 - Spring OCI Orientation, Criminal Defense Spring Externship
October 29, 2013 - Government Career Information Fair
October 22, 2013 - Long Beach City Prosecutor Presentation, Federal Government Webinar
October 15, 2013 - 1L Career Services Orientation, Bar Association Night
October 8, 2013 - Fall Resume Book, Personal Finance Class
October 1, 2013 - Speed Mentoring, Pro Bono Trainings
September 24, 2013 - Funding Public Interest Work, Business Cards
September 17, 2013 - OCDA Deadline Extended, Creating a Professional Online Image
September 10, 2013 - School Name Change, Effective Professional Correspondence
September 3, 2013 - Fall OCI, Public Interest Panel
August 27, 2013 - Gov. Career Panel, Public Interest Panel
August 20, 2013 - Fall 2013 OCI Session 5, Order Your Business Cards
+-Career Fair Support
Do you plan on attending a career fair or conference and seek help in funding the registration fee(s)? If so, please complete the form, and submit it to the Assistant Dean of Career Services.
Chapman University Fowler School of Law is committed to having a diverse student population. As such, we have compiled helpful resources to support such students.
There are many hardcopy resources in the CSO Resource Library including:
- Yellow Books Series: Contact and biographical information that you can locate on leaders within a wide variety of firms, organizations, associations and agencies.
- Book of Lists for Orange County, Inland Empire, and Los Angeles County: The Business Journal ranks the top businesses in many different industries within OC, IE, and LA in these three volumes. The Book of Lists is updated annually.
+-Law Student Certification
Law Student Initial Certification
Some externships offer the opportunity to appear in court on behalf of clients or the government if the law student is first "certified" through the State Bar's Practical Training of Law Students program. Students are eligible if they:
- Completed the first year of law school; and
- Completed or be enrolled in Civil Procedure and Evidence.
Please have the Registrar's office sign all applicable forms that Fowler School of Law must sign.
+-Law Student Re-Certification
If you have been previously certified and need to extend your certification under your current supervising attorney, submit the Extension of Period of Supervision form.
+-Post-Graduate Law Student Certification
Memo from Cal Bar on Post-Graduate Law Student Certification: a "student may be certified after graduating from law school as long as the student takes the first General Bar Examination. If the student fails his/her first eligible Bar Exam, certification ends on the date of notice. If the student passes the first eligible Bar Exam, the certification extends to thirty days after date of notice."
+-Practice Area Guides
We have created practice area guides on a variety of popular practice areas. These guides can assist you in either exploring various practice areas or get you connected to the available resources in an area of interest. The guides provide topic-specific information regarding applicable job search sites, employment opportunities, specialty bar associations, mentoring programs, hardcopy resources, and scholarships.
Additional Entertainment & Sports Law Resources
+-Professional Development Unit Forms
Students awarded a merit scholarship upon admission to the JD program may renew their merit scholarship during their second and third years, if a GPA of 3.00 or better is maintained during their first and second years. Students who become eligible for a scholarship in an amount larger than their initial award will be given the larger award. Part-time students may renew their scholarship for their fourth year as long as they remain in the part-time program and 3.00 GPA requirement is maintained.
+-Student Event Co-Sponsorship Form
We will try to capture our events (including panels, individual speakers, and orientations) in a video file when we are able to do so. Please check back regularly, as we will update our archive.Visit the video-recorded presentations
Lawyers write for a living, and an effective lawyer is an effective writer. So it is a fact that great legal writers are more competitive candidates in the job market. So how do you get to be a better writer? Write more! One way that you can hone your legal writing skills is to participate in writing competitions. Plus, there are many good reasons why it makes sense to participate:
- You will build your resume;
- You will have more and better writing samples to use in your applications. Many writing competitions are practice-area specific so you can create a writing sample that is specifically geared toward your target employer;
- A great writing sample can help compensate for a mediocre GPA; and
- You will build your professional reputation in the legal community.
The fact is that very few students participate in writing competitions, so you will often have little in the way of actual competition, so the odds of actually winning a writing competition are very good.
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