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+-Archives of the Classifieds

July 22, 2014Fall 2014 OCI Session 2, Mock Interview Program Last Call, Bar Association Event

July 15, 2014Fall 2014 OCI Session 2, Mock Interviews, CSO Changes

July 8, 2014Fall 2014 OCI Open, Mock Interview, Sign Up, Job Fairs & Conferences

July 1, 2014Fall 2014 OCI Now Open, Mock Interviews, Summer 2015 Hiring

June 24, 2014Fall OCI Bidding, OCTLA Event, Professional Development Elective Event

June 17, 2014Summer 2015 Hiring, Free Brown Bag Lunch Series, Upcoming OCBA Events

June 10, 2014Volunteer with PLC, Summer 2015 Hiring, Chambers Associate Guide

June 3, 2014Fall OCI Application Material Review, Summer 2015 Hiring, Legal Aid Opportunity

May 27, 2014Immigration Law Training, Summer Job Search, Tips on How to Be A Happy Lawyer (and Law Student)

May 20, 2014 - Legal Aid Summer Openings, Immigration Law Training, Free Brown Bag Lunch Series

May 13, 2014CELA Diversity Leadership Summit, Immigration Law Training, Starting Your Own Solo Practice

May 6, 2014 - Summer Job Search, Defense Attorneys & In-House Positions, OCBA Events

April 29, 2014Self-Empowerment at Work, Seasonal Recruiter, Bar Association Events

April 22, 2014 - New OCI for 2Ls, PILF Grants, GLACE Forum

April 15, 2014New OCI for 2Ls, Hollywood2Go Entertainment Seminar, Bar Stipend Applications

April 8, 2014MANDATORY 1L Event, CSO Student Advisory Board, JD/MBA Mentor Dinner

April 1, 2014CIA Presentation, MANDATORY 1L Event, CSO Student Advisory Board

March 25, 2014Spring Resume Book, CIA Presentation, MANDATORY 1L Event

March 18, 2014Summer Job in Santa Ana, Spring Resume Book, OCBA Presentation

March 11, 2014Mandatory 1L Event, Summer Internship Opportunity, Large Firm Partners Presentation

March 4, 2014Large Firm Panel, MANDATORY 1L Event, Summer Internship

February 25, 2014 Solo Practice Event, Large Firm Panel, MANDATORY 1L Event

February 18. 2014Self-Assessment Presentation, Solo Practice Event, Patent Law Interview Program

February 11, 2014Summer 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, 2014Spring OCI Session 2, Mandatory 1L Event, Interview Tips

January 21, 2014Spring OCI, Strengthsfinder Test Results, OC Public Defender Presentation

January 14, 2014Spring 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, 2013Long Beach Bar Association, KABA Student Dinner Series

November 12, 2013Mentoring Event, Bar Stipend

November 5, 2013Spring OCI Orientation, Criminal Defense Spring Externship

October 29, 2013Government Career Information Fair

October 22, 2013Long Beach City Prosecutor Presentation, Federal Government Webinar

October 15, 20131L Career Services Orientation, Bar Association Night

October 8, 2013Fall Resume Book, Personal Finance Class

October 1, 2013Speed Mentoring, Pro Bono Trainings

September 24, 2013Funding Public Interest Work, Business Cards

September 17, 2013OCDA Deadline Extended, Creating a Professional Online Image

September 10, 2013School Name Change, Effective Professional Correspondence

September 3, 2013Fall 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.

View the registration fee request form (.PDF)

+-Diversity Resources

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.

Visit our resources for diverse law students (.PDF)

+-Hardcopy Resources

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:

  1. Completed the first year of law school; and
  2. 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. 



Learn how to become certified    

+-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.



View 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."

Learn how to become certified

+-Practice Area Guides

Hot Practice Areas

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.

A-G:

Bankruptcy Law 

Corporate & Business Law 

Criminal Law 

Employment/Labor Law 

Energy Law 

Entertainment & Sports Law 

Environmental Law 

Family Law (Traditional & Non-Traditional)

H-P:

Healthcare Law (Including Medicare Appeals & Food/Drug Law)

Immigration Law 

International Law 

Maritime Law 

Public Interest Law

Q-Z:

Real Estate Law 

Solo Practice 

Tax/Estate Planning

Additional Entertainment & Sports Law Resources

Pathways to Careers in Entertainment Law & Business 

Sports and Entertainment Law Resources Handout

+-Scholarships

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.
 


Explore resources for scholarships  

+-Student Event Co-Sponsorship Form

+-Video-Recorded Presentations

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

+-Writing Competitions

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 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 competition. The odds of actually winning a writing competition are very good.


Learn more about writing competition opportunities (.PDF)

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