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1L-Employment

Your 1L first semester: Schoolwork and thinking about employment

September 11, 2017

If you are reading this article you either read Part One or skipped to this part because the summer is over and you are in the grind.  Regardless of how we got here, congrats on going to law school!For ease of understanding, I am going to break first semester

TIPS Mock Interview

Video: What to do (and not to do) during an interview

May 12, 2016

Recent law school graduates and experienced interviewers led a discussion of interview skills and pitfalls at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego during the American Bar Association's midyear meeting in February 2016. They demonstrated common mistakes and shared a few of their own unexpected interview experiences.

Job search advice for graduates

September 01, 2015

By Liz Stone LIZ STONE (estone@dubingroup.com) is managing director of The Dubin Group LLC, an attorney search firm in the San Francisco Bay area.You’re anticipating graduating and passing the bar, and you’re ready to find a job. Here are tips for your job search.Evaluate whether a recruiter will be able

Interview tips for law students.

8 Tips for A+ Interviews

September 01, 2015

By Susan Fine.Of course, you’ve prepared for job interviews. But before you meet with any prospective employer, be sure you’ve covered these eight bases.Everyone agrees that good preparation is the key to a successful interview. But what sets the top performers apart? They ensure that their preparation goes well beyond

Legal career central

September 01, 2015

By Kathy Morris You can reach Kathy at Kathy@underadvisement.com, and I’ll share with the board your comments and suggestions.The ABA has launched a new resource to provide career guidance, the Legal Career Central. For pre-law students to law students to lawyers, the LCC's mission is to serve as the predominant reservoir

What kind of job is right for you

September 01, 2015

By Dr. Larry Richard.When lawyers or law students look for a job, they often make a common mistake—they begin by asking “What’s out there?” This is a great second question to ask, but not a very good initial question. Instead, they should first be asking “What’s in here?” In other

Tips for making the right first impression

September 01, 2015

By Avery Blank AVERY BLANK (ablan001@umaryland.edu) uses her legal training as a consultant and is a nationally recognized women’s advocate.Your online presence may now be the first impression you make on others.You can access information on the Internet about yourself and others more quickly and easily (for better or for worse)

law student researching an employer

Getting the Backstory: Tips for Employer Background Research

December 14, 2014

By Markeisha J. Miner.You are just beginning your job search. You know you are interested in a certain practice area, but do not know how to go about finding prospective employers in your preferred location. Or, like many lawyers in this country, you want to practice in a small firm

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The Waiting Game - Understanding the Interview Process in Law School

October 01, 2014

While you’re on pins and needles this semester, awaiting word about the permanent job offer you’re hoping for, you can’t help but wonder: What’s taking so long?“Waiting is a source of tremendous stress for students. It can be a long, lonely wait, especially if your classmates already have jobs,” said

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10 Job Search Tips for Law Students and New Graduates

January 01, 2014

First, let’s recognize that all job searches are stressful. The closer you are to graduation, the more pressure you likely feel. Along with pressure, you will probably experience a range of emotions including nervousness, intimidation, being overwhelmed, frustation, and—hopefully—elation at the end. Here are some tips to help you through

Making the Case for You: Professional Interviewing Skills

October 01, 2013

Fall is traditionally on-campus interviewing season in law schools. But these days, most law students don’t get jobs through on-campus interviews. And many students may not even participate in the process. Solid, professional interviewing skills are essential to your job search whether the interview is on or off campus, or

Legal Recruiters: Fact vs. Fiction

January 01, 2013

In an effort to lighten the load and get some help on the job hunt, both law students and new lawyers reviewing the resources available to them often wonder about recruiters. Do recruiters work with law students? Who are they and what do they really do? Are they worth it?

Reviewing a law student's cover letter.

Writing an Effective Cover Letter

November 01, 2012

As a legal writing instructor, many students bring me cover letters to review. Often after I help a student rework a letter, employers start to respond.

Where are the jobs?

November 01, 2011

It's not news that for grads leaving law school, competition for entry-level positions is stiff and jobs are difficult to come by. But this doesn’t mean they are impossible to find—it just means applying a little more time and creativity to your search.

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Jobs: Job Search Beyond Your Backyard

January 01, 2011

It is the fortunate law student who manages to make the planets align in such a way that he or she is attending the law school of his or her choice, which just happens to be located in the city from which he or she hails and in which he

Student Searching for Job

Gear up for Your Spring Job Search

December 01, 2010

Take advantage of winter break—when casebooks aren’t competing for your time—to establish the foundation for a spring job search. There’s much you can do now to ready yourself to roll out a strategic and effective plan. Nurture existing relationships. Toasting old acquaintances with a song on New Year’s Eve is quaint. But