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  • Update on 1L Career Advising from OPIA and OCS

    October 9, 2020

    Welcome to career advising at Harvard Law School! We enjoyed meeting the Class of 2023 during our introductory program on September 29. (If you missed the program, you can view the video and presentation slides). We are writing to provide additional information on meeting with OCS and OPIA.

  • Career Planning: An Introduction to OPIA and OCS

    October 1, 2020

    During this webinar, we will provide you with an overview of the various career paths and career resources available to you at HLS. We will also answer your questions and address any concerns you may have about the career exploration and advising process.

  • Stepping Stones: How to Make Your Summers Work for You

    November 7, 2019

    Listen to fellow students discuss how to structure your summers in order to make the most of your time here at HLS and set the stage for success in your career. Whether you are focused on public sector careers, private sector careers, are uncertain, or hope to work in both sectors, this program can help you plan your next two summers. 

  • 1L Mock Interview Program on 11/18 – Registration is Open Now!

    October 31, 2019

    The 1L Mock Interview Program on Monday, November 18, offers you a stress-free opportunity to practice your interview skills before starting your summer job search. Attorneys from the public and private sectors will be here to conduct mock-interviews and give you candid feedback. 

  • Career Planning: An Introduction to OPIA & OCS

    September 24, 2019

    Watch this presentation by the the Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) and the Office of Career Services (OCS) for an introduction to our offices. Learn about career paths and hiring processes in the public and private sectors for JD students. 

  • Navigating a Return to Work

    January 18, 2019

    Whether you left law to raise children, care for ill parents, address personal matters, or switch careers, there is a way back in, even if you have been out for 10+ years. This program addresses how to frame your prior experience and your hiatus in order to move toward reentering the legal workforce. Patricia Hennessy is an HLS alumna who coaches individuals on all career related matters including re-entry.  Lindsey Boyle is the Hiring Manager of the OnRamp Fellowship which is a national program that provides year-long reentry opportunities to lawyers.

  • Acing 1L Interviews

    November 7, 2018

    What makes for a great interview? How do you get an employer to notice you in the first place? What matters most on your resume?…

  • Self-Assessment Workshop – MBTI

    October 31, 2018

    Are you an extravert or an introvert? This OCS/OPIA workshop will help you gain a clearer vision of your personality traits and how they play…

  • Welcome to Career Advising, 1Ls!

    October 11, 2018

    The Office of Career Services (OCS) and the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) welcomes 1Ls to career advising at Harvard Law School. We look forward to working with you and partnering with you to help you achieve your career goals. As you think about your career goals for the next three years, we encourage you to explore the many options available to you and make an advising appointment.

  • Career Planning: An Introduction to OPIA and OCS

    October 2, 2018

    Listen to the Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) and the Office of Career Services (OCS) for an introduction to our offices. Hear from OPIA and OCS staff and learn about career paths and hiring processes in the public and private sectors for J.D. students.

  • Alumni Webinar: Your Job Search

    June 18, 2018

    Your Job Search, presented by Elaine Ventola of Naomi Beard & Associates, is a comprehensive guide to your post-graduation career search, whether you are two…

  • Acing Interviews for 1Ls

    November 27, 2017

    What makes for a great interview? How do you get an employer to notice you in the first place? What matters most on your resume? What are the most common interview mistakes you should avoid? OCS and OPIA attorney advisors will provide you with guidance about how to ace your interviews and land your 1L summer job.

  • Career Planning: An Introduction to OPIA & OCS

    September 28, 2017

    Are you a 1L interested in career advising and services offered at Harvard? Watch this presentation by the the Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) and…

  • Acing Interviews for 1Ls

    November 9, 2016

    What makes for a great interview? How do you get an employer to notice you in the first place? What matters most on your resume?…

  • 1L Career Orientation

    September 29, 2016

    Listen to the Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) and the Office of Career Services (OCS) for an introduction to our offices. Meet staff from OPIA and OCS and learn about career paths and hiring processes in the public and private sectors for JD students.

  • Acing Interviews for 1Ls

    December 2, 2015

    What makes for a great interview?  How do you get an employer to notice you in the first place?  What matters most on your resume?…

  • 1L Career Orientation

    October 1, 2015

    Listen to the Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) and the Office of Career Services (OCS) give an introduction to our offices and learn about career paths and hiring processes in the public and private sectors for JD students.

  • OCS/OPIA Cover Letter Workshop (Video)

    February 22, 2011

    OCS’s Yih-hsien Shen and OPIA’s Catherine Pattanayak cover the fundamentals of effective cover letter writing and editing in this workshop.

  • OCS/OPIA Resume Workshop (Video)

    February 22, 2011

    OCS’s Yih-hsien Shen and OPIA’s Catherine Pattanayak cover the fundamentals of effective resume writing and editing in this workshop. For students interested in resumes aimed…