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Mastering the Art of the Networking Event

Never talk to strangers. Our whole lives we have been taught to never talk to strangers. Strangers are weird; strangers will hurt you; strangers smell funny. So now, all of a sudden, we grow up and it seems the only way to get a job is to ...

Posted Aug 21, 2017 by Law School News

Judicial Clerkships

Judicial clerkships are among the best post-graduate employment opportunities for law students. Regardless of the area of law you’d like to practice in, a judicial clerkship is an excellent one to two-year bridge between law school and practi ...

Posted Oct 28, 2016 by OCPD

Answering the Dreaded "Tell Me About Yourself"

Answering the dreaded “Tell me About Yourself” Many interviews will begin with some variation “tell me about yourself.” Few questions cause as much anxiety as this seemingly simple request. By keeping in mind the following tips, ...

Posted Oct 3, 2016 by OCPD

An Intro to the Presidential Management Fellowship

An Intro to the Presidential Management Fellowship Many students decide to come to law school with hopes of pursuing a government career. While a variety of government agencies hire graduates through their “Honors Attorney” programs, these ...

Posted Sep 7, 2016 by OCPD

Starting or Building your Network with UW Law Alumni

“Build your legal network and that group can help you in your job search.” “Make more professional contacts and they will lead you to the hidden job market.” “Connect with more attorneys or others in your desired field and once they ...

Posted Aug 30, 2016 by OCPD

Answering Prosecutor and Public Defender Hypotheticals

If you are interviewing for a position at a Public Defender (PD) or Prosecutor’s Office, you should be prepared to answer hypothetical questions in the interview. A hypothetical question is one that asks the interviewee what he or she would d ...

Posted Aug 12, 2016 by OCPD

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