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This podcast episode talks about the career path to partner at a major law firm.
David Pelaez, '15 talks about law school and getting a big firm job in NYC.
3L Vanessa Cavallaro talks about building a resume while in law school.
Touro Law Center
225 Eastview Drive/Room 306
Central Islip, NY 11722
Telephone: (631) 761-7030
Fax: (631) 761-7039
Hours of Operation
Monday – Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Other hours by appointment
Fall On-Campus Interview (OCI) Program
Beginning before fall classes start and continuing throughout the semester, the Fall On-Campus Interview (OCI) program provides students with an excellent opportunity to secure a position early in the school year.
The Fall OCI Program is:
- Primarily geared to large employers – major law firms, District Attorney Offices, and large federal, state and local government employers – who can plan their hiring needs well in advance.
- Academically competitive. OCI employers rely heavily upon grades to determine who to interview.
- Typically used by employers looking for students to work in the firm or agency's summer program, although some employers are also seeking students for permanent employment.
Only a small percentage of employers participate in a law school's on-campus interview program. Most students will obtain their summer and permanent positions through other means, such as, during the spring recruiting season, part-time jobs, internships, externships
, and clerkships
Are you a potential employer? Click here to find out more about how you can participate in Touro Law Center’s recruiting programs.
Touro Law Center prohibit's discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation in its education programs, admissions policies, employment policies, and other school administered programs, and to refuse access to employers who refuse to sign nondiscrimination statements and/or who otherwise discriminate in violation of our nondiscrimination policy.
There also are several important career fairs during the year where prospective employers interview candidates for either summer or permanent employment.
- The Equal Justice Works Public Interest Law Career Fair, held in Washington, D.C. each fall. Other than transportation and accommodations, there is no fee charged to students to attend; the Law Center pays the registration fee. A wide range of employers participate, including civil rights organizations, consumer and environmental advocates, government agencies, legal services offices and other representatives of the public interest law community. Interested students should watch for notification of this fair at the beginning of the fall semester.
- New York University Public Interest Legal Career Fair, held each February at NYU. Hundreds of employers from civil rights organizations, public interest advocates, government agencies, legal services offices and numerous other representatives of the public interest law community attend each year. Candidates are interviewed for both summer and permanent employment.
- Northeast BLSA Job Fair., a regional fair that takes place each fall, coordinated by the Black Law Students Association. The job fair is designed to present various summer employment opportunities in either the private or public sector. Although the job fair is held in the early fall, registration takes place in the spring. Registrants are sent mailings throughout the summer regarding additional details.
- Patent Law Career Fair, hosted each year in early August by Loyola University Chicago School of Law. This program gives qualified law student from across the country the opportunity to interview with over 150 patent law firms, as well as law firms, corporations and government agencies with patent law departments. Students with an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or a technical science may want to consider attending. Registration is early, usually in February of each year.