Job Search Timeline for 3D/4E Students

May Make an office or telephone appointment with Director Briana Green to prepare for the federal and state judicial clerkship application process and applying for post-graduate fellowship opportunities. Contact professors for clerkship letters of recommendation.
August Early August: Deadline to register for the Fall Recruitment Program. Send or drop off all registration materials to the CDO.

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

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

Interviewing Skills Workshop for students participating in the Fall Recruitment Program’s Baltimore, MD on-campus interviews.
September Fall Recruitment Program continues with on-campus interviews.

Deadline to apply for fedderal clerkships immediately after Labor Day holiday.

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 during the fall.

Application deadline for the Department of Justice’s Honor Program. Check application deadlines for other government Honor Programs and entry level attorney recruitment. Judicial Clerkship Program: Learn why you should consider applying for state post-graduate judicial clerkships as entrées to legal employment after graduation. This program will take place in the spring semester of your second-year of school.

Early deadline for Maryland February Bar Exam - see the State Board of Law Examiner’s website for details (www.courts.state.md.us). Check application deadlines and requirements for bar examinations in other jurisdictions at the National Conference of Board Examiners’ website (www.ncbex.org).
October Fall Recruitment Program continues on-campus.

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 post-graduate employment.
November Job Strategies Program: learn how to conduct a job search for entry level employment with 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.
December Late application deadline for Maryland FEBRUARY Bar Exam -- see the State Board of Law Examiners’ website for details (www.courts.state.md.us).
January Meet with a counselor about applying for state level judicial clerkships with judges recruiting in the spring.

Early application deadline for Maryland JULY Bar Exam -- see the State Board of Law Examiners’ website for details (www.courts.state.md.us). Check application deadlines and requirements for bar examinations in other jurisdictions at the National Conference of Board Examiners’ website (www.ncbex.org).

Meet with a counselor to review your job search strategy and begin your targeted mailings to smaller law firms for entry level job opportunities.

Pick up your Graduation Kit containing information about graduation requirements and activities, the Graduate Employment Survey, and resources for jobseekers.
February Job Search Strategies Program: Get more tips on target mailings, informational interviews, and other ways to conduct a job search for unadvertised entry level job opportunities with small and mid-sized firms, and 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 post-graduate employment.
March 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 State Board of Law Examiners’ Program: Learn How to Write a Passing Bar Essay, ask examiners about the examination process.
May Beginning of May: Return your completed Graduate Employment Survey to the CDO. Jobseekers: Sign up for the CDO Résumé Bank and receive job announcements via e-mail.

Late application deadline for Maryland JULY Bar Exam -- see the State Board of Law Examiners’ website for details (www.courts.state.md.us).
June Good luck studying for the bar exam!

CDO Barbecue Study Break for graduates. Get a free bite to eat while advancing your job search by meeting representatives from legal placement agencies.
July: Bar exam.

Continue monitoring the CDO jobs database for entry level attorney opportunities.
Tips for 3D/4E students Meet with CDO counselors throughout the year to assess your job search. Plan to pursue a range of entry level job opportunities, including post-graduate judicial clerkships and fellowships. Check your school e-mail accounts regularly and watch the CDO bulletin board for job announcements. Watch for Bench Matters, the e-mail newsletter about judicial internship and clerkship opportunities. After Graduation: Stay in touch with the CDO and continue to monitor your student e-mail accounts for ongoing job and judicial clerkship announcements. Watch for these programs during the academic year Professional Development Programming Job Search Skills Programs Attorney and alumni career panels - learn about legal practice and network with panelist. UM Washington, DC alumni reception (March) -- networking event. ABA Annual & Mid-Year meetings (August and February) - free to attend, great networking forums for job-seekers.

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