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February 20, 2007

March Madness Hits Career Services

Submitted by the Office of Career Services

During the month of March, the Office of Career Services presents its “Market Series.” The Market Series features headhunters/legal search consultants who will speak about the market for legal jobs in the cities of New York, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Among the topics the speakers will address are trends in law firm hiring as well as hot and cold practice areas. Moreover, the speakers have agreed to meet individually with students as time permits.

The Market Series schedule and other OCS events in March and early April are as follows:

Market Series: Chicago
March 12, 2007, at 12:20pm in 250 Hutchins Hall

Frank Kimball ‘77, a renowned legal search consultant on the Chicago legal market and former hiring partner of an Am Law 100 firm, will provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in Chicago during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program. Mr. Kimball will also meet with individual students on March 12th, 13th, and 14th - students will sign up for individual counseling at the end of the March 12th presentation.


How to Succeed in your Summer Job
March 13, 2007, at 12:20pm in 218 Hutchins Hall

100% of those students who attended this program last year and who were eligible for an offer received one! Frank Kimball ‘77, a renowned legal search consultant in Chicago and former hiring partner of an Am Law 100 firm, will discuss how to navigate successfully through your summer job in order to optimize your chances of receiving an offer, especially for those working at a law firm. The talk will include information on how to manage your time, how to handle criticisms or negative evaluations, and how to avoid mistakes that students have made in the past.


Market Series: New York
March 13, 2007, at 6:00pm in 250 Hutchins Hall

Similar to the program on the Chicago legal market, Carol Kanarek ‘79, a renowned consultant on the New York legal market, will provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in New York during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program. Ms. Kanarek will also meet with individual students on March 14th and 15th - students will sign up for individual counseling at the end of the March 13th presentation.

Market Series: Palo Alto/San Francisco
March 20, 2007, at 6:00pm in 132 Hutchins Hall

Jon Escher, a renowned consultant on the Bay Area legal market, will provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in the Bay Area market during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program. Mr. Escher will also meet with individual students on March 21st - students will sign up for individual counseling at the end of the March 20th presentation.

Early Interview Week Orientation Meeting
March 22, 2007, at 12:20pm in 100 Hutchins Hall

This meeting will discuss the Early Interview Week Program, scheduled for August 27th - 30th, 2007, which will be held at the Holiday Inn on Plymouth Road. Come find out about the logistics of more than 600 employers who will be interviewing Michigan law students during a four day period.

Market Series: Los Angeles/Orange County/San Diego
March 22, 2007, at 6:00pm in 132 Hutchins Hall

Rick Kolodny ‘81, a renowned consultant on the Southern California legal market, will provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in Los Angeles/Orange County/San Diego markets during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program. Mr. Kolodny will also meet with individual students on March 23rd - students will sign up for individual counseling at the end of the March 22nd presentation.

Strategic Planning for your Career
March 23, 2007, at 12:20pm in 138 Hutchins Hall

Rick Kolodny ‘81, a renowned consultant on the Southern California legal market, will speak about the practical information law students should know about law firm and in- house career trajectories. His topics will include selecting a practice area and how that decision affects your future career options. Mr. Kolodny brings a unique perspective with his background as a former associate at a law firm, a former General Counsel for a company, and now a legal recruiter.

Market Series: Washington, D.C.
March 26, 2007, at 6:00pm in 132 Hutchins Hall

Dan Binstock, a renowned consultant on the D.C. legal market, will provide information useful to students interested in interviewing with employers in the Washington, D.C. market during Early Interview Week and the Fall Interview Program. Mr. Binstock will also meet with individual students on March 27th - students will sign up for individual counseling at the end of the March 26th presentation.

Market Series: Detroit
This event is still in the planning stages. We will email students about this talk once plans are finalized.

Law Firm Bidding Strategies and Interview Tips
April 4, 2007, at 12:20pm in 250 Hutchins Hall

David Greenwald ‘86, a partner at the law firm of Jenner & Block in Chicago, will offer useful information to students as they begin to think about Early Interview Week. He will discuss bidding strategies and how to interview effectively when you only have 20-30 minutes. For students interested in interviewing with law firms, this session is a must!