February 20, 2013
Coming Up - Final Selection of Summer Clerks
Student applicants and prospective employers recently completed 156 interviews at the Columbus Bar offices for the Minority Clerkship Program.
Through the program, overseen by the Minorities in the Law Committee co-chaired by Greg Swart and Megan Gonzalez, 31 positions are available for the summer of 2013 and will be finalized by early March.
The applicants consist of first and second year law students from Moritz College of Law and Capital Univ. Law School. Students have a chance for up to six interviews with participating employers. As Megan Gonzalez reflects, it is an opportunity she would have appreciated during law school.
Each candidate undergoes a rigorous selection process, including the submission of an application, personal statement, academic recommendation letters, grade qualification, and completion of a writing examination. Each employer selects the applicants they wish to interview. According to Swart, these changes offer participating employers a unique opportunity to preview legal talent outside their traditional recruitment methods that will help them respond effectively to the changing demographics of their clients.
Thank you to the following employers who made positions available for summer 2013: Bailey Cavalieri; Baker & Hostetler; Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff; Bricker & Eckler; Calfee, Halter & Griswold; Carlile Patchen & Murphy; the Columbus City Attorney’s Office; Crabbe Brown & James; Dinsmore & Shohl; the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office; Hahn Loeser & Parks; Honda of America Mfg. Inc.; Ice Miller; Isaac Wiles; Jones Day; Nationwide, Office of General Counsel; Ohio Attorney General’s Office; Porter Wright Morris & Arthur; Reminger Co.; Roetzel & Andress; Squire Sanders; Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Thompson Hine; and Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease.
Photo: The orientation panel provides helpful tips for a successful clerkship experience.