For the record I am a 0L but strongly considering WUSTL. I heard a lot of good things about the addition of Mike Spivey and WUSTL's career services. Any insight is really appreciated.
1L Intersession to Feature Numerous Presenters, Employers
The January Intersession for first-year law students will focus on career exploration and development with a full range of legal professionals featured in panels and breakout sessions, a White House Fellows Program panel and networking reception, and a showcase of more than 30 employers.
“We could not be more thrilled by this year’s Intersession participants,” said Michael Spivey, assistant dean for Career Services, Strategy, and Marketing. “Influential and dynamic leaders across the legal spectrum―from big firms to smaller offices, governmental agencies to corporations and private entities―are traveling from around the country and world to share their knowledge with our first-year students.”
Highlights of the four-day Intersession include:
The Employers Showcase and Reception featuring a wide range of employers who will offer inside information on their organizations. “Approximately 30 employers will be on campus to showcase their organizations and meet our outstanding first-year class, the strongest in the history of the law school,” Spivey said.
The White House Fellows Program, “one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service,” which has selected Washington University Law as one of a very few showcase institutions.
More than 40 presenters sharing expertise on topics such as “Future Performance: Your Guide to a Successful Career in Law,” “The ‘Secret Rules” of Lawyering,” and “1L Networking – Myths and Realities about Translating Personal Relationships into Professional Ones.”
Throughout the Intersession, first-year students will attend sessions on resume building, career acceleration, networking, interviewing, selecting a practice area, student loan assistance, judicial clerkships, and government jobs. Breakout sessions will focus on specified topics, such as corporate law, criminal law, international law, large firms, patent law, plaintiffs firms, small firms, Spring OCI, and stipends.
“In sum, we will have two wonderful receptions, over 30 firms and agencies, and well over 40 exceptional presenters participating in the 1L Intersession. I cannot imagine a better venue for first-year students,” Spivey said.