CLWA hosted a panel aimed at 1Ls to offer practical advice on things to look for in a 1L summer internship, when to start applying, and tips on the interviewing process. The seven CLWA members who spoke at the panel worked in a variety of different areas their 1L summer, including a law firm, a large public corporation, government, the judiciary, and direct legal services. Over 40 1Ls attended, and many asked questions about cover letters, writing samples, how to search for jobs outside New York, and how to best utilize the career services that CLS offers. 1Ls were also encouraged to contact the panelists and other CLWA members if they had any more questions or wanted further advice on their own job search.
Several CLWA members attended an evening workshop hosted by Shearman & Sterling entitled "Inside the Mind of a Hiring Partner.” The event, geared towards rising 2Ls, provided practical advice on topics ranging from bidding strategies, OCI interview techniques, and call-back etiquette. Hiring partners John Cannon (Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group) and Laura Friedrich (Global Asset Management Group) provided an insider's view of the hiring process.