Job Search Timeline for 2D/3E Students

May Check with Director Briana Green about applying to judicial clerkship opportunities and any changing application deadlines.
August Early August: Fall Recruitment Program begins.

Mock Interviewing Program for students participating in the Fall Recruitment Program.

Fall Recruitment Program begins with the Off Campus Regional Interview Program in various cities and Washington, DC Interviewing Program at the St. Gregory Hotel, downtown Washington, DC.

Interviewing Skills Workshop for students participating in the Fall Recruitment Program.
September Fall Recruitment Program continues with on-campus interviews.

North Carolina Interview Program and New Hampshire Legal Job Fair take place in mid-late September. Application deadlines are in July.

Application deadline for the Department of Justice’s Honor and Summer Law Intern Programs. Check application deadlines for government/public service summer internship programs.

Meet with a CDO counselor to devise a job search strategy for employers that are NOT participating in the Fall Recruitment Program but DO recruit in the fall.

Judicial Internship and Clerkship Program: Learn how judicial internships/Asper Fellowships help you gain valuable legal experience in the courts during summer and academic year. Also learn why you should consider applying for post-graduate judicial clerkship opportunities as an entrée to legal employment.
October Fall Recruitment Program/OCI continues.

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair in Washington, DC. Speak with more than 200 employers from state and federal government, non-profit and public interest organizations about potential summer employment.

Job Strategies Program: learn how to conduct a summer job search for small and mid-sized firms and public service employers that typically do not participate in the Fall Recruitment Program but recruit during the remainder of the academic year.

Start your targeted mailings to smaller and mid-sized law firms to find unadvertised summer job opportunities.

Start monitoring the CDO jobs database for summer job and internship opportunities (www.law.umaryland.edu/career/career.asp)
December-January Meet with a CDO counselor to begin researching summer job opportunities.
January Baltimore/DC Area Public Service Career Fair: Participate in Interview Program and informational interviews for summer job opportunities.

Summer Jobs Panel: Hear how other students obtained their summer jobs and internships.
February Jumpstart Your Job Search Program: Get more tips on target mailings, informational interviews, and other ways to conduct a job search for unadvertised summer job opportunities with small and mid-sized firms, and internships with public service employers.

UM/UB Public Interest Career Fair. Speak with representatives from state and federal government, non-profit and public interest organizations about potential summer employment.
March-April Nuts & Bolts of Fellowships: Learn how about a range of post-graduate fellowship (employment) opportunities that can launch your career in public service. Schedule an appointment with Director Teresa Schmiedeler or Director Briana Green to discuss strategies on applying for fellowships in your areas of interest.
April Early April: 2D/3E Orientation to Fall Recruitment: Learn which employers will be recruiting your class next fall. Pick up the registration materials and summer contact form necessary to participate.
May Beginning of May: Drop off your completed Fall Recruitment/summer contact form if you are going out of the country and upload a résumé to Symplicity for review. If you will be studying abroad or living at a new address over the summer, make arrangements with the CDO to have your Fall Recruitment materials mailed to you at your summer location.

You must also turn in a signed interview cancellation policy in order to participate in the Fall Recruitment Program.
June CDO counselors critique résumé s submitted for review in May.

Evening Division Students: Meet with CDO counselors about alternatives for obtaining legal experience as a law student, before you graduate. Evening office hours and telephone counseling appointments are available.

Set up an office or telephone appointment with Briana Green, Director of Judicial Clerkships and Public Interest Programs, to prepare for the judicial clerkship application process.
July Reviewed résumé s are mailed to students with their Fall Recruitment registration packets .

Research employers participating in the Fall Recruitment Program and prepare to submit your registration materials to the CDO by the early August deadline.
*Tips for 2D/3E students Check your school e-mail accounts regularly and watch the CDO bulletin board for job announcements. Consider public interest opportunities and volunteer internships with government agencies to gain legal experience throughout the year. Watch for Bench Matters, the e-mail newsletter about judicial internship and clerkship opportunities. Meet with CDO counselors on an ongoing basis to assess your job search. Evening Division Students: Obtaining legal experience during law school is critical to your job search success. Work with a counselor to devise your job search plans.

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