MSU College of Law

Your Path to Success

  • Participate in Summer Career Jumpstart Program
  • Begin researching legal career paths
  • Talk with a cross section of attorneys
  • Observe trial and appellate court proceedings
  • Investigate relevant state bar admission requirements
  • Review social media sites to ensure that your online “brand” is free of questionable material
  • Identify and begin to develop a network of legal employers based on current connections
  • Create profile in Symplicity
  • Perfect resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Learn more about CSO resources
  • Attend CSO “Meet the Lawyer” events
  • Hold initial meeting with CSO advisor
  • Start collecting letters of recommendation
  • Attend externship information session
  • Attend annual recruitment fair
  • Explore and secure summer law-related experience
  • Develop legal contacts and form a professional network
  • Consider becoming involved in law school activities, including moot court, journal memberships, or student organizations
  • Update Symplicity profile
  • Attend clerkship programs, determine clerkship strategy, perfect clerkship materials, and begin to apply for clerkships
  • Participate in fall recruiting
  • Explore MSU Law’s online job posting resources
  • Attend resume writing workshop
  • Conduct CSO mock interview
  • Attend Washington, DC, Semester Program information session
  • Meet with CSO advisor
  • Pursue and schedule summer job interviews
  • Attend annual recruitment fair
  • Attend federal judicial clerkship information session
  • Attend CSO etiquette dinner
  • Explore and secure summer law-related experience
  • Continue to cultivate a professional network
  • Update Symplicity profile
  • Apply for clerkships
  • Schedule interviews for post-graduate jobs
  • Attend CSO networking events
  • Meet with CSO advisor
  • Schedule interviews
  • Register for and prepare for the bar examination
  • Continue to cultivate a professional network
  • Participate in CSO Graduate Webinar Series
  • Submit CSO employment survey
  • Stay engaged to help future students
  • Keep in touch—CSO services are available throughout your career