Fall Recruitment: What to Wear?

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Interview Attire- Dress For Success

For Men
  • Wear a dark, tailored suit
  • Wear an appropriate watch
  • Wear polished, dress shoes with dark socks
For Women
  • Wear minimal make-up and avoid flashy jewelry
  • Wear a tailored suit– traditional business attire suggests a dark or conservative skirt suit or pants suit
  • Be sure that skirts are no more than one inch above the knee

DOJ Essay Reviews

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DOJ Essay Reviews

Interested in Applying to the Department of Justice?

As you know, essays are critical and relied upon very heavily by DOJ officials during the application process. So, Laura Scott, OCPD’s Assistant Director, Public Service Careers, would be happy to review your DOJ essays and provide feedback! In the interest of assisting as many students as possible with DOJ essays/applications, she will review essays and provide comments electronically only.

If you would like to receive feedback on your essays, please email your near-final drafts to Laura Scott at lscott@wcl.american.edu no later than 11:59 pm Tuesday, August 19th. This deadline will allow enough time for revisions and questions.

Back to School Kick Off for Law Students


What is Fall Recruitment

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2014 Fall Recruitment Program

What is Fall Recruitment?
  • Fall Recruitment is a program that encompasses a broad spectrum of opportunities for current law students, ranging from summer positions to permanent, post-graduate employment in Washington, DC and across the country.
  • An opportunity to apply to mid-size and large law firms, government agencies, businesses, and public interest organizations, many of which interview on-campus at AUWCL. Click here for more information.

Job Opportunity for Evening Students with U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Paralegal / Clerical position with U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (Washington, D.C)

Apply on CareerLink

Deadline approaching – 5/14/2014

TYPE OF POSITION:  Full-Time Paralegal / Clerical, Judicial Chambers



            U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
            450 E Street, N.W.
            Washington, DC   20442-000l

DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION:  The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces exercises world-wide appellate jurisdiction over members of the armed forces on active duty and other persons subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Court is composed of five civilian judges appointed for 15-year terms by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.  

Cases on the Court’s docket address a broad range of legal issues, including constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, criminal procedure, ethics, administrative law, and national security law.  Decisions by the Court are subject to direct review by the Supreme Court of the United States.

•Assist in clerical responsibilities and managing case flow in judicial chambers, including word processing, filing, and data entry.
•Proofreading and technical review of draft memoranda and opinions.
•Legal research and writing assignments. 

•Annual appointment, subject to renewal.
•NOTE:  This is an excepted service “at will” position assigned to a Judicial Chambers.
•Full Federal Benefits to include medical insurance, sick leave and vacation time.


•College degree.  
•Excellent word processing skills.
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
•Strong Legal Research skills.
•General office experience preferred, but not required.
•Due to the nature of cases that are before the Court, applicant will be subject to strict confidentiality requirements.  In addition, employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background records check.
•Preference for individuals currently enrolled in evening law school program.

Pathways to Public Sector Employment Event

2014 Founders Celebration


Pathways to Public Sector Employment

Presented by the Office of Career and Professional Development


Thursday, February 20, 2014     

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

6th Floor Student Lounges

Attorneys and students will informally discuss the public interest dynamics of the government, non-profits, think tanks, and advocacy organizations. Students will have the opportunity to explore public sector career paths with practitioners


Registration is free, but required.

 Students: please register via Careerlink.

Employers: RSVP to  lscott@wcl.american.edu

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2014 Spring Recruitment Program Upcoming Deadlines

Found under the “OCI & Resume Collection” tab on CareerLink by employer

  • Pro Bono Institute, Deadline January 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm (1L Day Students)
  • The Administrative Conference of the United States, Deadline  February 3, 2014 at 11:59 pm (1L & 2L Students)
  • Husch Blackwell LLP, Deadline February 3, 2014 at 11:59 pm (1L Students)

Found under the “OCI & Resume Collection” tab on CareerLink by employer

  • Banner & Witcoff, Deadline February 12, 2014 at 11:59 pm (1L & 2L Students), Interviewing on-campus on February 27, 2014
  • Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment (SAFE), Deadline     March 3, 2014 at 11:59 pm (1L & 2L Students), Interviewing on-campus on March 25, 2014

Found under the “Jobs” tab on CareerLink with the tag “SR/Direct App”

  • Deadlines are rolling and new positions are being posted regularly
  • Set up a job search agent to make sure you don’t miss out on any 2014 summer or post-graduate opportunities!

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