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Twenty questions to ask in a summer job interview

February 18, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] So you got the interview for your dream summer position. Congrats! I’m sure you have spent eons preparing your answers to questions your interviewer may ask, but don’t forget that asking your interviewer good questions not only demonstrates your initiative and preparedness, but gives you more insight […]

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Women in law speak: Career advice and gender equality

February 5, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Answers submitted anonymously by a mid-level female associate at a Big Law firm in a major U.S. city working in Labor and Employment At BARBRI, we respect people’s privacy so we never push participants to reveal their identity. That said, we do ask that you […]

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Seven tips to stand out during OCI season once again

February 5, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] First, if you are fortunate enough to have already secured your position, congrats! It is now your turn to be a supportive friend! Help your friends look for jobs, conduct mock interviews, and review documents for them. If you do not have a position yet, […]

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Some essential items for your “Interview Preparedness Kit”

February 3, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Interviews make me nervous. They have ever since I was a teenager interviewing at a store and the manager asked me to sell her the pen I was holding. As evidenced by the fact that I am not a wildly successful pen mogul, I did not do […]

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The law student’s guide to thriving at legal conferences

October 8, 2019

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Legal Conferences Preparation Last year I had the opportunity to attend a legal conference in Washington DC as a representative of my journal. It was an out-of-state conference and I wasn’t sure what to expect, or what to pack. Since then, I’ve had the chance […]

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OCI success: Three things to do during the callback

August 23, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona OCI Welcome back to school my fellow 2Ls! Depending on where you are in the country you might be already into your second week of school, or just about to start. One thing we all have in common is the OCI process. Last year I […]

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Working in BigLaw: A summer associate reflection

August 23, 2019

Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Big Law Having spent my 1L summer working for a small public interest legal aid, I was curious and excited to see how working in a big law firm would differ from my prior experience. I knew the budget would be bigger, meaning we would […]

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3L advice about mentoring, networking and relationships

February 5, 2019

Courtney Boykin, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law When I was in college I attended a lot of networking events. I built a strong relationship with the dean of my college and had the privilege to meet many different people doing many different things. I believe that mentors are very important, especially in […]

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Twelve things family and friends need to know about law school

November 28, 2018

Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Everyone knows law school is stressful. But for a law student, it can be difficult to describe how the strains of law school impact your ability to connect with their non-law school friends and family. Often times we suppress our frustrations because we don’t want […]

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