Behind the Curtain: 1L Firm Applications - Getting Started

Behind the Curtain is a six-part series designed with heavy student input and is focused specifically on preparing students interested in applying to firms for their 1L summer. The program is open to all students and will not replace existing OCP programs – it is just an attempt to organize information for a particular cohort.

Structured like a mini-seminar, the meetings will have an area of focus, but there will be a lot of interplay between sessions, i.e., it will probably feel disjointed to students who pick and choose sessions to attend.

A rough agenda is set out below. 

Week #1: Getting Started (e.g., timelines and the state of the market)

Week #2: Developing Your Professional Narrative

Week #3: Knowing People 

Week #4: Law Firm Economics, Practice Areas, DEI, and the ethics of BigLaw 

Week #5: What Firms Are Looking for in Your Application Materials 

Week #6: Application Strategies

In our first session, Getting Started, Dean Kaul will overview the course, discuss application timelines/goals, the state of the market, and the basics of applications, resources, and grades.

Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

Please RSVP via Symplicity.