Networking

Ten stereotypes you’re likely to meet in law school

April 12, 2019

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School CAUTION: This article contains stereotypes and is not intended to be taken (all that) seriously. But having said that, if you’ve made it through your first year of law school you’ll likely have met someone on campus who fits the mold. The Gunner […]

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Networking lunches and dinners: Three basic tips to remember

April 8, 2019

Guest blog by Courtney Boykin, 3L at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law After the first few weeks of my 1L year, one of my admission counselors scheduled a networking lunch with one of the area attorneys. As my first 1-on-1 networking food-related outing, I was a bit perplexed about what […]

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No summer job yet? How to get even more resourceful

March 14, 2019

By Chris Nikitas, Esq., BARBRI Director of Legal Education Alright, you don’t have a summer job. It’s stressful. Whether you’re a 1L or 2L student, this is a rather scary position to be in, honestly. First thing’s first … “don’t panic.” Especially in your first year of law school. Not having a legal job during […]

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The art of networking like a pro, law school style

February 26, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona The legal community is much smaller than any of us realize and who you know can help build your reputation and reveal future opportunities.  But how do you make these connections and create new relationships? Networking of course. Networking does not have to be scary or […]

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3L advice about mentoring, networking and relationships

February 5, 2019

[ Courtney Boykin, 3L at the 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 […]

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New Year’s resolution ideas just for law students

February 5, 2019

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School  It may be February but it’s never too late to make New Year’s Resolutions! While money management, clean eating, and gym memberships are common resolutions amongst the masses, I’m more concerned about resolutions specific to the law student. 1. Adhere to the Professional […]

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The importance of cover letters on your 1L job search

January 25, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona If your school is anything like mine, while we are barely into the second semester, deadlines for job postings for the Spring OCI period for 1Ls are quickly closing. If you did not take my advice from my last blog of the Fall semester, you might […]

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Reading week, final exams and the job search, oh my!

December 4, 2018

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona ] Job search during finals, are you kidding me? Though Reading Week has arrived. I am frantically trying to reassure myself that I am prepared and ready to take practice exams, and my actual exams are less than a week aeway. If you are like me, […]

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Why it’s important to broaden your 2L horizons

October 11, 2018

You’re going to hear this time and time again: It is so very important to get involved, beyond the classroom, while you are in law school. Of course, you’re here to learn the law. You’re also here to meet other people and, perhaps most importantly, broaden your network of potential career contacts. The ultimate goal, […]

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How to navigate expectations and friendships during 1L year

September 25, 2018

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at University of Arizona How do you navigate your expectations and 1L friendships? Good question. Law school is an interesting balance of camaraderie and competition. As 1Ls we automatically have an innate bond with each other.  We are all plunged into the unknown, with mountains of reading, and briefing cases. […]

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