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Using The Force of your network

Using The Force Of Your Network

April 20, 2017

It is a time of unrest in the 3L universe. The LAW SCHOOL wars are nearly over. The fiendish phantom known as THE BAR EXAM is a few months away. While your secret plans might be to rebel against reality, we say it's time to strike back and build your

Finish Line

Three things a law student should do in their last year

March 31, 2017

I’m in my last year of law school, and every day it seems like an arms race to the finish line and seems like as if everything is happening at once. You’re worried about getting those final assignments done and about keeping your GPA right to graduate with honors and

Holiday Networking

Tis the season to be networking

December 05, 2016

The is the first full week of December, and we all know what that means… Holiday party invitations are coming. For introverts like me, holiday parties are probably not high on your list of exciting December “to dos” – it’s not that we don’t love them; it’s just that they’re rather

Opening Doors

Your network can open doors, but you must walk through them

October 20, 2016

I just forwarded a resume and other materials to several of my contacts at other law firms on behalf of someone who asked me to do so.  Initially, that person only asked me to identify any people I knew at a list of law firms in the Chicago area.  I

Aaron Sohaski

The importance of networking in law school

September 29, 2016

Sharpen your pencils and pack your bags because it’s back to school time! Aѕ you embark оn the path to becoming a lawyer, I wаnt tо impart ѕоmе valuable advice I wіѕh ѕоmеоnе hаd told me before starting law school. Now, mоrе thаn ever, уоu wіll hear а lot аbоut thе

John Weber

Mentors and mentees: Develop your own support network

September 21, 2016

This past year as a 1L (for about 2 more weeks) I was reminded of what it was like to be the new person on campus. It’s all so new. I had no idea what to expect. What’s a law school class like? Final exams? Will I make friends? Will

Networking

How 5 students rocked their networking skills

September 01, 2016

Networking. It’s a single word that can strike fear into the hearts of law students. From the moment you step onto campus as a first-year student, networking is championed by career services, experts, and scores of experienced lawyers. Here, your fellow students across the country tell their stories of how they landed an interview or a job by just being themselves, being resourceful, and using fate to their advantage.

Lauryn Collier

Lauryn Collier 'plans' her way to success

September 01, 2016

Lauryn Collier is a planner. In 2014, the third-year student at The Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee launched her own company, New Palm Creations. The firm aims to be the first-of-its-kind fully functioning event planning and program management agency that offers all its services for little to no cost to its clients.

Networking

Two ways to get involved with Ms. JD (including tomorrow!)

August 04, 2016

Ms. JD is opening its first leadership positions for its National Women Law Students’ Organization (NWLSO). NWLSO has served as a national connection for women law students at various law schools.  As Ms. JD celebrates its 10th year of providing resources to advance women pre-law students, law students and early career

Networking Wingman

Be the top gun with your networking wingman

July 29, 2016

For some people, networking is a highway to the danger zone. How do you enter a target-rich environment, full of people who could help you in your career, and just start talking to them? For some people, it takes a lot more than just fancy flying around the room to make the right connection. For some people, they need a wingman.

Running your network

Your networking niche is out there – run it down!

July 12, 2016

Let’s face it: networking can be hard. Unless you’re someone who thrives on meeting other people (and many of us don’t, including yours truly), networking is something that we consider to be a chore, albeit a necessary one. So why not pair it with something that you already like doing?

LinkedIn

First impression? Your LinkedIn profile sucks

June 22, 2016

It's your friend and your enemy. It's your best selling point while simultaneously serving as an ethical gateway to hell. It can make or break your career. And it's just 60,000 square pixels. It's your basic info on LinkedIn. Not your total resume – we'll get to that in the future on the assumption

LAMP Networking Event

The strength of weak ties: Networking for law students

June 15, 2016

While many people network to get a job, that’s not the only reason to meet new people. Networking as a law student, regardless of whether you have a job or not, is an opportunity to make use of the strength of weak ties.

A Foot in the Door

How to get yourself a job two years from now

March 15, 2016

Never ask your academic adviser for a letter of recommendation. They usually come with a catch. Granted, not all of the catches are bad – but they're still catches. But if you work those catches the right way, they could land you your first job down the road.

Networking Doesn’t Have to Be Painful

February 01, 2014

By the TYL Editorial Board. The most commonly given job-hunting advice is to get out there and network. If there is something that intimidates law students more than the first experience with the Socratic Method, it’s probably networking. Does this sound like you? Rest easy. It isn’t just you. It

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