Students


You are cordially invited to participate in the Twenty-Sixth Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference, at Northwestern University School of Law (downtown Chicago) on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Participation in the Conference is free and open to first, second, and third year law students from law schools in the states below, who have registered and paid for conference participation.

Illinois

Minnesota

Indiana

Missouri

Iowa

Nebraska

Kansas

Ohio

Michigan

Wisconsin

The Conference offers you opportunities to:

  • Interview with a variety of public interest and government employers for summer law clerk and entry-level attorney positions (employers will pre-screen resumes and select students to interview). Though most of the opportunities are unpaid or invite outside funding, there are positions that offer a stipend. Since most of the employers come mainly from the Midwest, you may find a position in the communities you seek to serve.
  • Meet with employers during Table Talk, a morning session where you can informally chat with employers about their organization's opportunitites. Brochures, newsletters and other organizational literature from each employer will also be available.
  • Respond to on-line employer resume requests for internships (volunteer or paid), fellowship, and entry level positions. This service is available to you throughout the school year.

SYMPLICITY.COM

Our procedures for student interviewing and resume requests are handled via the Internet. Each registered student will be given a login and password to their own MPILCC Symplicity account. Procedures related to employer bidding, resume uploads, viewing schedule assignments, cancelling interviews and alternate fill-ins will be done on-line via the MPILCC Symplicity site. Similarly, procedures for searching and responding to job postings will also be handled electronically via the MPILCC Symplicity site. You will find more information about using the Symplicity site under the Conference Tab.

CONFERENCE STUDENT REGISTRATION

You must register with your Law School's Office of Career Services to attend the conference. They will request the following information from you:

  1. Last Name
  2. Middle Initial or Middle Name
  3. First Name
  4. E-mail Address (must have - no typos!)
  5. Class Year (1L, 2L or 3L)
  6. Law School (understood)
  7. Registered Last Year? (yes or no)

Your Office of Career Services will transmit this information to the MPILCC Conference administrators and it will be used to update prior attendees and to create new student accounts in the MPILCC Symplicity site. Students will subsequently be issued login and password information, as well as bidding instructions for employer interviewing, on December 9, 2014.

CONFERENCE PROCEDURES

Please read the Conference Procedural FAQ for Law Schools:

FAQ for Student Attendees (pdf)

CONFERENCE DETAILS

See the Conference tab for procedural matter on bidding, scheduling of interviews, cancellations and open sign ups, and conference day details.

The most significant detail applies to students who are selected and scheduled for interviews. YOU MUST REGISTER IN PERSON BY 8:30 A.M. ON THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE. If you do not register by this time, the planning committee will consider you absent, and your interviews will be cancelled and discharged to the pool of open slots available for open sign-ups that morning.

MPILCC 2013-2014 CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES (times are C.S.T.)

List of participating employers and registration reminder sent to law schools

7-Nov-14

Updated list of participating employers and student registration reminder sent to law schools

1-Dec-14

Deadline for registered law schools to submit Excel file of registered students AND Deadline for school registration form and fee.

5-Dec-14

Registered students receive via e-mail Symplicity login and password AT NOON

9-Dec-14

Student resume upload and bidding on Symplicity BEGINS AT 5:00 P.M.

9-Dec-14

Deadline for students to upload resume and bid for employers ENDS AT NOON

9-Jan-15

Students may view schedules on Symplicity; students may begin canceling interviews. BEGINS AT NOON

22-Jan-15

Deadline for students to cancel interviews or alternate status (via e-mail) ENDS AT NOON

28-Jan-15

Cancelled interview slots filled in by student alternates BEGINS AT 12:30 P.M. and ENDS at 6:30 P.M.

28-Jan-15

MPILCC CONFERENCE

7-Feb-15

QUESTIONS?

Students should direct questions about the MPILCC Conference to their Office of Career Services.