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Second Year Law Student

Advising Appointments

Your assigned Law Career Services will continue to be your primary resource for all things job related during your second year of law school. From resume and cover letter advice, to job search strategy and interview preparation, your career advisor is here to talk through all of your professional and job search related questions. Second year students often have unique concerns related to job search strategies and maximizing networking during a busy year of school. Schedule an appointment with your Career Services advisor by calling (312) 362-8385 or stopping by our office in Lewis 300.

Vincent

During your second year of law school Vincent remains your primary resource for online professional resources at DePaul. Vincent houses a wide variety of resources available to students and alumni, including class year specific job postings, quick practice area guides, a calendar of networking and professional development events, resume/cover letter guides, and more. Questions about how to use Vincent? Please email your assigned Career Services Advisor, or email law_career@depaul.edu and we will be happy to assist you.

On Campus Interviews/Fall Recruting

DePaul’s On-Campus Interview (OCI) program is held annually in the late summer and early fall. Student orientation takes place in the spring semester prior to OCI. All second and third year students may participate. The program consists of on-campus interviews (in-person on the Loop Campus) and resume collections with participating employers.

DePaul’s 2018 Fall OCI program will take place from August 6 to September 18. Students interested in participating may bid/apply for interviews using the OCI tab in Vincent prior to July 18. More detailed information will be made available to students in late spring of the prior academic year. More information is available to students in the OCI Announcement on your Vincent homepage starting in the Spring of each year.

2L Mentor Program

This mentor program provides a unique opportunity for second-year students to meet an experienced Chicago area attorney, learn about practicing law, and continue to develop a professional network prior to graduation. For additional information about this program, please email law_career@depaul.edu.

Networking Events:

  • Practice Area Fair Exploration Fair: Held at the beginning of the fall term, this event provides students an opportunity to talk to attorneys practicing in a wide variety of practice areas.
  • Multi-Bar Fair: Representatives from between 20 – 30 local legal professional organizations join us to talk to students about the benefits of joining their organizations .
  • Small Firm Networking Reception: Held in the spring, this event focuses on connecting our students with our alumni and friends of DePaul who are actively practicing with small firms.
  • Speed Networking Receptions: Held in fall, these events bring together students interested in developing a business/corporate practice and attorneys practicing in these areas of law. Events vary from year to year, and in past years have included a corporate transactional event and a corporate compliance event.