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What's going on?: April 14 – 19

Today, April 14th, first-year law students interested in a judicial clerkship will want to attend the informational session at 1:oo in the Courtroom, “Applying for Judicial Clerkships:  1L Version”.   The time to apply may be as early as the summer BEFORE your 2L year!  Come learn about applying from the faculty Clerkship Committee, Career Development, and current 2Ls who have been through the process.  You may need to start working on applications over the summer, and this is a session you won’t want to miss!  Pizza will be provided, so please RSVP through Symplicity.  Also, Career Component Credit will be offered.

Also on Monday, April 14, 3Ls have the opportunity to attend, “Job Search Success after Graduation” at 1:00 in room 7.  Receive tips for conducting a job search while studying for the bar, and learn techniques for managing stress and frustration.  Dean Key will be presenting and  Career Component Credit. Pizza will also be provided so an RSVP is required.

If neither of those two events fit your interest, consider having lunch with  Alum H. Dwight Douglas, General Counsel at Freeman Health System in Joplin, Missouri at the Life of a Lawyer event on Monday, April 14th, at 1:00 in room 204. This event is co-sponsored by the Health Care Law and Policy Club and the Career Development Office.  Freeman Health System is ranked the top hospital in southwest Missouri and #4 in the state by US News & World Report. This is sure to be an interesting and informative lunch. Please RSVP through Symplicity.

On Wednesday, April 16th, join Dean Key for a visit to Springfield, Missouri.  The group will attend the Springfield Metro Bar Association (SMBA) luncheon and CLE program.  Afterwards, the group will visit the law firm of Strong Garner Bauer and the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  Students will have the opportunity to talk with attorneys at each location.   Lunch and transportation provided.  Please let Dean Key know whether you would like transportation or if you intend to drive yourself. Professional dress is recommended.

Also on Wednesday, April 16 at 1:00 p.m. in room 6, the Career Development Office and AIPEL will host Mr. George Wu, a patent prosecutor at Husch Blackwell in St. Louis and  Mr. Jason Mudd, a patent litigator, shareholder of the firm EriseIP in Kansas City, and author of the famous “MUDD outlines.” Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP through Symplicity.

On Friday, April 18th in room 204 at 1:00 pm, Brian Hamilton (’10) will be at the law school for the Insight Program. The program is designed to give diverse law students the opportunity to hear from diverse attorneys about their law school and professional experiences. Lunch will be served and attendance is limited; so, please RSVP by Wednesday, April 16.


Resource Review: Judicial Clerkships: What They Are and How to Get One

In Behind the Bench: The Guide to Judicial Clerkships, Debra Strauss, a former judicial clerk, offers readers insights into the general nature of clerkship positions and the application process for obtaining a clerkship. A copy of this resource is available in the Career Development Office. The first part of the book gives a simple introduction  Continue Reading »

Career 411: The Etiquette of Business Cards

As you prepare for your summer job or permanent employment after graduation, the use and etiquette of business cards becomes important.  Exchanging business cards with attorneys you meet in professional or social settings is a great way to interact and continue to connect. The Career Development Office has a template on the computer in the Resource Room that  Continue Reading »

What's going on?: April 7 – 11

This week at Mizzou Law, the Pre-Summer Externship Class, will be held on Monday, April 7th at 1:00 to 1:50 in the Courtroom.  This is the first of two mandatory meetings. Students considering receiving credit for their unpaid public interest summer experience should attend. Keep in mind future events on April 14th.  Next Monday, have lunch  Continue Reading »

Resource Review: Secrets to Writing Top Exam Answers

The Eight Secrets of Top Exam Performance in Law School is a book authored by law professor Charles H. Whitebread. This simple and straightforward resource describes a step-by-step procedure for approaching a traditional law school essay exam question. A copy of this book is available in the Career Development Office. Before the book reveals its  Continue Reading »

Career 411: Landing a Summer Position

Spring break is over and summer is looming closer. Students still looking to land a summer position are starting to feel stressed.  Relax, there is still time to locate a great experience for the summer.   Consider these five tips: 1)  Utilize your resources.  Make an appointment to visit the Career Development Office; your adviser is there to  Continue Reading »

What's going on?: March 31 – April 4