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Career Services

School of Law

1L Frequently Asked Questions

What is the role of the Office of Career Services in helping me to find employment?

The role of our office is to assist you in assessing your career goals, exploring how you can apply your legal education to the workplace, and preparing you to make the transition to a professional career. The Office of Career Services provides the following services:

What is the best way to prepare for a summer job search?

Who is my assigned career counselor?

How do I make an appointment with one of the Career Services counselors?

What is Symplicity?

Symplicity is an internet-based application that manages career services information. Our office uses it to manage student and alumni information, post jobs, and schedule interviews for our on-campus recruiting program.

To access Symplicity, go to: http://law-luc-csm.symplicity.com/students. If you do not have a username & password for Symplicity, please contact our office at law-career@luc.edu, and we will create an account for you.

How often should I check Symplicity?

You should begin checking Symplicity periodically in late November to get familiar with it. After you return from Christmas break, you should check Symplicity at least twice per week to look for summer opportunities.Remember: new opportunities are posted everyday!

How do I identify law firms to contact about summer jobs?

How do I identify public interest organizations or government entities to contact about summer jobs?

How do I find a job with a judge this summer?

First year students are eligible to apply for summer judicial externships in the spring semester. Dean Faught administers the externship program and will send out an email early in the spring semester to inform you about these opportunities.

Aside from the judicial externship program, students may initiate a search for a position with a judge by accessing the Symplicity job postings or by directly contacting judges to inquire about job opportunities.

When should I be ready to send out resumes?

If none of the opportunities that you are interested in have early deadlines and you do not intend to job search before winter break, you should have a resume and cover letter ready to go out by early February. This means that you will need to spend time over the winter break working on your resume and cover letter. In January, you should plan to attend a resume and/or cover letter workshop and set up an appointment to meet with your assigned career counselor.

Do not wait until March 1 to begin this process!

What should I expect to be paid?


Philip H. Corboy Law Center · 25 E. Pearson Street Suite 1370 · Chicago, IL 60611 ·
312.915.7160 · E-mail: law-career@luc.edu

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