Wisconsin Public Interest Job Fair

Bidding is now open for the annual Wisconsin Public Interest Job Fair, which will be held on two consecutive Saturdays in February. On Saturday, February 9, Milwaukee area employers will interview at Marquette Law School, and on Saturday, February 16, Madison area employers will interview here. This year's fair will be the largest yet, with at least 25 employers participating. The Job Fair will be treated as an OCI (on-campus interviewing) session in Symplicity. Therefore, if you want to participate, your first step is to review the list of participating employers (see below) and decide with which of them you are interested in interviewing. You may then log on to Symplicity (https://law-wisc-csm.symplicity.com/students) and review the information about the participating employers, including application materials requested. To do so, click on "OCI" in the top row of choices, which will take you to a screen that has a pull-down menu (under Search Filter: Sessions) enabling you to choose an OCI "session." Select the session entitled "2008 Wisconsin Public Interest Job Fair." When you do so, the list of registered employers interviewing students in your class year will display. If you click on the "Review" button to the left of an employer's name, you'll be taken to a screen giving you additional information about that employer (e.g., the employer's website, a list of the application materials that the employer wants students to provide, the name(s) of the interviewer(s), etc.). Most of the employers participating in the Job Fair are asking for a resume and a cover letter; some also have requested a writing sample, transcript and list of references. You will need to create the documents that the employers you want to interview with have requested, and upload them into Symplicity, using the "Documents" tab on the top row of choices. When you go to the "Documents" section, you can upload any documents that you haven't already uploaded by clicking "Add New," and identifying the documents from your hard drive. To upload a transcript, you will need to go to "My UW" and copy your grade report into a Word document and upload that (obviously 1Ls will only be able to upload those grades that have been submitted by Sunday, January 27 (the bidding deadline); please mention in your cover letter that you will provide an updated transcript/grade report, if available, at your interview). After you have uploaded and labeled all necessary documents, go back to "OCI," select "Review" or "Apply" next to the employer's name, choose the appropriate cover letter, etc., and then click "Apply." Bidding on employers participating in the Job Fair will close at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) CST on Sunday, January 27. Although there is no advantage to bidding and submitting your documents early, please also do not wait until the last minute to bid. To date, participating employers include the following: In Milwaukee on February 9: Nonprofit Legal Services of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.: http://law.marquette.edu/cgi-bin/site.pl?2130&pageID=2617 Local Initiatives Support Corporation: www.lisc.org Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee: www.lasmilwaukee.com Esperanza Unida, Inc.: http://esperanzaunida.org/esparanzjm/ Legal Action of Wisconsin - Milwaukee: www.legalaction.org ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation: www.aclu-wi.org Centro Legal: www.centrolegalwisconsin.org Office of the Chief Counsel, IRS: http://www.jobs.irs.gov/car_other_atty_intern.html Kids Matter, Inc.: http://law.marquette.edu/cgi-bin/site.pl?2130&pageID=2752 Disability Rights Wisconsin: www.drwi.org In Madison on February 16: Midwest Environmental Advocates: www.midwestadvocates.org (interviewing for Spring/Fall 2009 clinical program positions only) Wisconsin Department of Revenue: www.revenue.wi.gov Immigration Project of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence: www.wcadv.org Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence: www.wcadv.org Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault: www.wcasa.org Dane County Corporation Counsel: www.co.dane.wi.us (application collection only) Office of the City Attorney, Madison: http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/attorney/index.html Clean Wisconsin: www.cleanwisconsin.org Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups: www.cwag.org Legal Action of Wisconsin - Madison: www.legalaction.org Community Justice, Inc.: www.communityjusticeinc.org ABC for Health: www.safetyweb.org Oneida Law Office: www.oneidanation.org Community Advocates, Inc.: http://www.wfv.org/fv/ir/ir-ca.html Great Lakes Indian Law Center: http://law.wisc.edu/glilc/ Other employers may be added at a later date, so please check the Symplicity site often! A binder containing information about individual employers is available for your review on the table outside Kristin Davis' office in Career Services. Please note that many of the participating employers cannot pay a stipend for the summer; regardless, an internship with most of these public interest employers makes you eligible to apply for one of the Law School's Summer Public Service Fellowships (details on the SPSFs will be forthcoming). If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Davis at kristindavis@wisc.edu or 262-6444.

Submitted by UW Law School Newsletter Admin on February 28, 2008

This article appears in the categories: Career Services & Student Job Postings, Must-Know Info

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