Employers


You are cordially invited to participate in the Twenty-Sixth Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference. This year's conference date is Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Northwestern University School of Law in downtown Chicago. Participation in the Conference is free to employers. Students attending the conference hail from from participating law schools in:

Illinois

Minnesota

Indiana

Missouri

Iowa

Nebraska

Kansas

Ohio

Michigan

Wisconsin

Employers can participate in the MPILCC conference through one or more options:

  • Interview candidates for summer law clerk and entry level attorney positions (you will have the opportunity to pre-screen resumes). It is not necessary that your organization have funding for summer positions in order to conduct interviews. In the past, students have been successful in securing their own funding either through their law school or from elsewhere in the community. Many other students have offered to intern as a volunteer.
  • Meet with students during Table Talk, a morning session where employers can talk to students informally and share information, distribute brochures, newsletters and other organizational literature.
  • Post employment/volunteer opportunities and invite resumes from students interested in internships, fellowship, and entry level positions, if you cannot attend the conference. This service also is available to employers and students throughout the year.

SYMPLICITY.COM

Procedures related to conference registration, screening resumes and selecting students for interviews or alternate status, and viewing the interview shedule in real time are handled on-line. Similarly, procedures for job postings are also handled electronically. MPILCC uses Symplicity.com's Career Services Manager (CSM) and interested employers must have a login and password to access the system. If you already have a MPILCC Symplicty.com account and need login and password assistance, contact p-woo1@uchicago.edu. Otherwise:

To request a Symplicity Account:

  1. Go to https://law-mpilcc-csm.symplicity.com
  2. Click on the "for employer" link
  3. Click on the "Register" tab
  4. Complete the requested information fields
  5. Hit the Submit button
  6. Wait for a confirming reply from the MPILCC Administrator (normally within a few days) containing login and password information

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

You must register for Interviewing and/or Table Talk separately. Separate registrations give employers maximum flexibility in arranging for different levels of participation. For instance, one person can interview all day while the other person participates in Table Talk or a single representative may register to do Table Talk in the morning, and then register to conduct interviews in the afternoon.

Interviewing

After obtaining a login and password, employers interested in interviewing should go to https://law-mpilcc-csm.symplicity.com. To register for interviewing:

  1. Click on the "MPILCC Interviewing" tab
  2. Complete the requested information form
  3. Hit the Submit button
  4. Wait for a conference registration confirmation

Table Talk

After obtaining a login and password, employers interested in table talk should go to https://law-mpilcc-csm.symplicity.com. To register for Table Talk:

  1. Click on the "MPILCC Table Talk" tab
  2. Complete the requested information form
  3. Hit the Submit button
  4. Wait for a conference registration confirmation

JOB POSTINGS/RESUME REQUESTS

To enter a volunteer or paid position in Symplicity for registered students:

After obtaining a login and password, employers interested posting a position should go to https://law-mpilcc-csm.symplicity.com. To submit a posting:

  1. Click on the "Jobs" tab
  2. Complete the requested information form
  3. Hit the Submit button
  4. A confirmation email will be sent to you after the job is recieved and posted for viewing.

Please do keep us in mind, and think about MPILCC Symplicity account throughout the year to enter any job opportunity including:

  • fellowships
  • externships
  • positions for experienced attorneys
  • part-time paid/volunteer positions`
  • staff positions

MPILCC 2013-2014 CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT EMPLOYER DATES AND DEADLINES

Postcard invitations to employers mailed - Employers register on-line to obtain a MPILCC Symplicity.com account

14-Oct-13

Registration last reminder to employers - one week left

29-Nov-13

Deadline for employer registration

6-Dec-13

Confirmation e-mails sent to registered employers by

6-Dec-12

Student resumes available on Symplicity for employer screening and selection on MPILCC Symplicity.com

6-Jan-14

Deadline for completion of employer student choices via MPILCC Symplicity.com

15-Jan-14

Employers e-mailed final overview of the conference day

23-Jan-14

Final interview time schedule released to employers

23-Jan-14

MPILCC CONFERENCE

1-Feb-14

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