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The many advantages of getting to know your professors better

July 28, 2021

This may sound a bit crazy to you at first, yet it’s actually a good idea: Make an effort to know your law school professors outside of class time. 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, and you […]

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From 2L to Rising 3L: Setting up final year success

March 30, 2021

The end of 2L year is right around the corner. True to form, it’s been B-U-S-Y. You’ve worked your tail off. You’re more than ready to call yourself a 3L student. But it’s important to finish strong on upcoming 2L final exams, and then you can look ahead. Here are some things to do before […]

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After an event or interview, how do you follow up?

March 26, 2021

By Katie R. Day, Quinnipiac University School of Law Around this time of year, I see the same question popping up on law school message boards and in law student’s conversations. “How do I follow up?” The question applies to so many scenarios: job and internship interviews, networking events, bar association conferences, etc. You go […]

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Advice from 3Ls on how to prepare for your 2L summer

March 26, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School So you’ve landed a summer job, but you don’t start until May, so what do you do to fill the time? Obviously, you want to come in prepared, make a good impression, convince them you’re worth a full-time job offer. How do you differentiate yourself from […]

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3L job hunt SOS: What to do if you don’t have an offer … yet

March 26, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Hear that? It’s the constant chatter around summer jobs and hopeful offers. You’re happy for your 3L friends and peers who’ve landed something, but deep down you’re starting to freak out because you don’t have an offer … yet. What do you do? How are you […]

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2L year on-campus interviews (OCI) checklist

March 26, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School 2L year begins, for most of us, with a week of non-stop on-campus interviews (OCIs), resulting hopefully in stellar summer associate offer(s). Since we’ve all likely heard enough OCI success/horror stories to fill a short novel, let’s instead go over the items you’ll need and the […]

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Six things to remember for your 3L law school checklist

March 8, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law If you’ve followed my law school journey since 1L year, you know I’m a bit of a long-term planner, which is also puzzling because I can be a procrastinator, too. Perhaps it’s the security of a plan that allows me to hit all […]

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Why law student business cards work and how to create yours

March 8, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law One of the best things I did to help me network well during law school was to get law student business cards for myself. It was perfect for OCI (On Campus Interviews), attending networking events and distributing at conferences. It was ideal because […]

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Internship takeaways from 1L summer

March 8, 2021

Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Every freshly minted 2L waltzes back on campus with a summer’s worth of work experience and a handful of stories to tell. So, let me share mine! I had the privilege of working at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) as an Equal Justice America Fellow in the […]

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Mentally prepare yourself for the summer associate life … of luxury

March 8, 2021

Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Summer associate lifestyle If you come from a lower or middle-class family, the summer associate lifestyle may be a shock, so mentally prepare yourself so you’re ready when the time comes for you to purchase that $30+ salad. Though you chose your firm during the […]

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