On Campus: Pixar’s Chief Legal Counsel James Kennedy

Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and the rest of the characters from Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story” took the entertainment industry by storm. In 1995, the creative minds at Pixar Animation Studios successfully developed a feature-length computer animated film. I was five years old when I saw my first Pixar movie and I’ve watched nearly every single Pixar movie after that. These films tend to be universally loved.

Last Monday, the BC Law community welcomed alumnus James Kennedy, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel of Pixar Animation Studios. The Business & Law Society hosted the event in collaboration with Career Services at Boston College Law School.

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Preparing for OCI (Part 1 of 3): Timeline & Breakdown

Editor’s Note: This post is the first in a series of three geared to help rising 2Ls prepare for the on-campus interview process and provide prospective students with an inside look at the recruiting process during law school. The topic of this post is a general overview and breakdown of the logistics of the OCI process, and tips for navigating it each step of the way.

As hard as it may be to believe, OCI is right around the corner. If you knew the phrase “on-campus interview” before the start of law school, you had a head start on most of the class. And if you found time during 1L to learn a bit about the process, even better.

Leading up to your first round of interviews, it’s perfectly normal to feel excited, impatient, and more than slightly nervous. One way we do not want you to feel is unprepared. As with any advice, the information that follows is not a one-size-fits-all, guaranteed recipe for success. Hopefully, however, you find the suggestions worthwhile and as a result feel more confident heading into the OCI process. Let’s start by laying out the timeline: Continue reading

Find Your Firm: 1L Boot Camp Meet the Employers Night

As I’ve written about before on this blog, 1L Boot Camp is an awesome program run by the LSA and Career Services to help first-year students make themselves as marketable as possible during their respective job hunts. This Tuesday’s Meet the Employers Night is in many ways the crown jewel of that program. After months of presentations about best practices for résumé formatting, interview attire, and networking strategy (to name a few topics), Boot Camp culminates with this unique chance for the 1Ls to put everything they’ve learned to use.

What exactly is Meet the Employers Night? Basically, exactly what it sounds like. Representatives from fifty-one (51!) government entities, public interest organizations, businesses, and law firms set up shop in the Law Library and talk with the 1Ls about what they do, who they’re looking for, and what their hiring processes are like. Which organizations will be in attendance? Here is the full list: Continue reading