You may be reading the title and thinking – really? Law school administrators and career services already tell us about the importance of networking, and some 1L teachers push us or even require us to interview a practitioner or to attend an event here and there. Still, law school doesn’t teach
Most law students quickly realize that law school is so much more than attending classes and studying. While your schoolwork is a critical component (and obviously the primary purpose of your being there), law school truly is the beginning of your legal career and, more importantly, your network. Each day
Before I say anything else, I first want to make it clear that starting a brand new law blog is a difficult job. This is why there are very few people running one and why a lot of people don’t dare to take this step. However, there is a process
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
I graduated from law school this past May, took the bar in July, and was fortunate to land a job as a federal judicial law clerk that started in September. What this really means: I’m no expert on law school curriculum. I do, however, have some sage advice to give
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
There are dozens of opportunities to engage, and they're all passing us by as we're focused on the world between our ears.
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
As the world has gotten smaller, the globalization of law has enlarged the range of opportunities for recent law school graduates. At the center of global law and practice sits international commercial arbitration. Some two decades ago, The Economist called international commercial arbitration “the Big Idea set to dominate legal-reform
The ABA is launching a new mentoring program to connect law students with its 400,000 lawyer members. But it’s probably not what you think.
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
The ABA Business Law Section would like to introduce you to our its 2016-2017 Chair, Bill Johnston. He participated in the section's Leader Spotlight to share his experiences when he was once a law student and how the ABA has helped him. Q: Where did you attend law school?
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
Grades are the pizza crust of law school. Some people will spend extra resources making the crust special – stuffed, thin, garlic. Some people will allocate too few resources and end up with too little crust altogether. But regardless of the quality of the crust, it is of little use standing
How should you refer to people that you interact with professionally? Start with a formal salutation - especially for professors and administrators.
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.
If you weren’t there to take advantage of the learning, networking, and futurebuilding that happened at the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, here are just three things you missed.
Boston-area students, the ABA Business Law Section is bringing the knowledge to you with a substantive panel and networking event on Sept. 7. "Pathways to a Successful Career in Business Law" will be held at five Boston-area schools and will feature business lawyers from across the country discussing emerging business
You have until Aug. 19 to register for the Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Boston from Sept. 8-10. And if you're a law student member of the Business Law section, you can go for free! Law students can connect with over 1,700 attendees, including senior partners from local and national
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.
It's a little over a month until the ABA heads to San Francisco for the 2016 Annual Meeting from Aug. 4-9 at the Marriott Marquis. If you're wondering, "should I go?" That answer is yes – you can register for the whole meeting for $150.
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.
For law students, summers are an opportunity to build practical skills, knowledge and a professional network. For employers, summers are an opportunity to mentor, recruit new talent, and of course, to get fresh eyes and hands on our endless to-do lists.
What do you want to learn? How to get a clerkship? We can do that. How to build relationships? That's covered too. Closing that resume gap? Consider it done. And you can do learn all of that from your classroom or favorite coffee shop next week. First up on Tuesday, April
The ABA Section of Science & Technology Law is hosting a first of its kind Internet of Things National Institute at Jones Day in Washington, D.C. starting a week from today on March 30 and 31. The best thing about it: There’s a $49 student rate! This program