Job search tips & networking

How to follow up after an event or interview?

January 5, 2023

Around this time of year, you’ll commonly see the same question popping up on law school message boards and in law students’ conversations, “How do I follow up?”. This question applies to so many scenarios: job and internship interviews, networking events, bar association conferences, and more. You go to the event or the interview, you […]

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Explore alternative legal careers

December 7, 2022

Are you looking to hone your skills and experience outside of a traditional law practice or legal role? Great career options exist. But before you start applying and interviewing for something new, it will serve you well to do your due diligence and research alternative career opportunities to do with your law degree in hand. […]

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Building your personal brand and law student LinkedIn profile

November 14, 2022

Your professional identity may still be taking shape but it’s not too early to start forming a personal brand that is authentic and powerful. Law school is the time to become proactive about your future business and reputation. Employers today often connect with future employees for the first time through their online presence and activity. […]

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Navigating your job search post-OCIs

November 14, 2022

Finding a job as a 2L or 3L is not without its challenges. The 3L job market is especially competitive and unpredictable. You will come to the realization that there are many factors you won’t be able to control as you search for a job. You will survive bad interviews, disappointments, and a ton of […]

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The law student’s guide to thriving at legal conferences

October 3, 2022

You will likely have the chance to attend a legal conference or two during your time in law school. Legal conferences provide a great opportunity to network, build knowledge, find new tools and resources, and experience a new place or city. So whether you’re invited through a professor, faculty, student group/club or other organization, use […]

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Best practices for interviewing as a lateral associate

August 8, 2022

There will likely come a time when you will want to explore other paths and/or firms during your legal career. You may look to expand your career prospects, boost your marketability, find better work/life balance, relocate or globalize your career. Whatever your reason for engaging with a new firm, there are some common motivating factors […]

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Creating your law school resume

August 8, 2022

Putting a law school resume together probably isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. The experience can be tedious, to say the least, but it’s important to take the time and effort to get it right. A resume is often the first impression a potential employer will have of you during law school. You want […]

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The down low on clerkships

August 4, 2022

To clerk or not to clerk? Post-graduation clerkships are a popular debate among law students. Although they can be professionally rewarding, a clerkship may not be for everyone. Before you get too far along in your applications, it’s worth reviewing the types of clerkships available to you. Then, hear from people at different stages in […]

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Seven tips to stand out during OCI season

August 1, 2022

If you are fortunate enough to have secured a position, congrats! You’re now in a position to support your classmates as they look for jobs, conduct mock interviews and review interview documents. If, on the other hand, you have yet to secure a position, it’s time to start looking. As a 2L, a summer associate […]

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The many advantages of getting to know your professors better

July 30, 2022

This may sound a bit crazy initially, but it’s actually a good idea to make an effort to know your law school professors in and out of the classroom. You may be thinking, “Really? I just got raked across the coals for half of today’s discussion over a footnote in Hadley v. Baxendale.” But the thing is, getting […]

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