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Summer Associateships—Which Firms Topped the List and Why?

July 12, 2022

A Q&A with Kerry Benn, director of Series, Surveys, and Data at Law360 Law360 Pulse wondered the same thing and conducted a study recently to find out what the 2022 summer associate program might look like. We had the chance to sit down with

Judicial Interns

The law student and judicial intern experience in the time of COVID-19

October 22, 2020

Briana Singson is a rising 2L matriculating into the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. She is a current judicial intern through the Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP) with the Honorable Judge Virginia M. Kendall of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The onset of

EJW Summer Legal Programs

Gear up for a summer of service with Equal Justice Works

February 05, 2020

Looking to make an impact this summer? If you’re a first or second-year law school student, apply to one of these Equal Justice Works law student programs: Rural Summer Legal Corps (RSLC) and Immigration Summer Legal Corps (ISLC). Rural

Give Us 30 Minutes, We'll Help You Master Your Summer Associate Experience

May 22, 2018

To help you get ready to start your BigLaw internship, young lawyers are sharing their advice on how to make the most out of your summer associate experience and land the job offer after the "three-month interview" in this 30 Tips in 30 Minutes video from the ABA Young Lawyers

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3 tips to land a summer legal internship

May 09, 2018

The legal job market looks good this year, compared to the preceding ones. The employment rate of new law grads is seeing an increase after a flat market. According to National Association for Law Placement, the overall employment rate for 2016 was 87.5 percent,

First Law Firm Internship

7 tips to make the most of your first internship at a law firm

March 13, 2018

The 1L summer internship is the first time law students step outside a classroom and dive deep into the practical workings of the legal world. It’s time to use whatever you’ve learned in the classroom in real life. Your first internship is a stepping stone towards shaping your legal career. Which is why it’s extremely important to get it right.

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Ask the Hiring Attorney: Do I respond to informational emails from the partner?

March 12, 2018

There are many possibilities when a partner includes you, the law firm intern, on e-mails. Perhaps he expects a response from everyone. Perhaps he expects a response from senior team members, but not from you. Perhaps others are responding, but they’re not hitting “reply all.” Or perhaps he doesn’t expect or want a response from anyone. The best way for you to know what his expectations and preferences are is to ask. 

How to succeed (and have fun) at informational interviews

January 01, 2018

It can be difficult trying to figure out exactly how you want to use your law degree. Do you want to work in the government? For a large firm? A smaller or medium-sized one? A public interest group? Lucky for us, we lawyers have lots of options. One of the best

How to Communicate

How to effectively communicate: Your bosses and fellow interns

July 12, 2017

Ahhh – the smell of interns getting on the Metro in DC means it must be June!  Summer has begun, which means your summer internship has just started or if you’ve graduated, a new crop of interns or summer associates are frequenting your office.  Our column this month talks about how

Judicial Intern

Learn how to make the most of your judicial internship or externship

April 27, 2017

Congratulations, you've made it to the judiciary! Well, you've gained a spot in chambers working with a judge as an intern. So ... what will you actually be doing? Prep for your stint with "Making the Most of your Judicial Internship/Externship," a webinar from the Law Student Division and the ABA Judicial Division. Watch

Paid Externship

A case for paid externships

November 02, 2016

With the American Bar Association’s ban on paid externships officially lifted, each law school in the country is faced with an impending decision. The passage of Resolution 100, which gives individual law school’s the ability to allow students to receive pay for academic externships, is a monumental achievement for law

Entertainment Law

My unconventional experience in the entertainment law industry

September 07, 2016

Most rising 2Ls and 3Ls interested in film or television entertainment law go for the most coveted business and legal internships in the U.S. – like with Disney, Lionsgate, or MGM. But this summer, I worked for an independent multi-media production company in Dallas, Tx., and I would not change

Summer Internships

Making your law school summers work for you

May 16, 2016

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.

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The importance of gaining practical legal skills

April 01, 2016

One of the best ways to stand out among your peers is through demonstrated practical ability. As a law school graduate, you will be highly marketable if you can “hit the ground running.” You can fit this description by acquiring as many practical legal skills as possible during school.

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Opinion: End of the the pay-credit ban a welcome change

March 15, 2016

This past fall semester, I burned myself out. I took 17 credits at New York Law School, which included a clinic where I put long hours into client interaction; working two days a week as an unpaid intern at a federal agency; and working two to three days a week

Students may soon earn credit, pay for work

March 01, 2016

Interpretation 305-2—which has stopped law students across the country from earning pay and credit for internships or externships they perform—has been severed from Standard 305 and effectively eliminated from the notice and comment sent in January.

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10 tips for a strong legal internship interview

February 17, 2016

As with any sport, strong performance during your interview will depend on a variety of factors that are impossible to predict. After adequately preparing for the interview, the best advice to follow is just to be yourself. Here are 10 tips for additional guidance when trying to land a competitive legal internship.

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The popular private law firm internship – is it for you?

January 15, 2016

The view into the world of private practice may appear very cloudy to law students.  In fact, after speaking with many students, it is sometimes surprising how little they understand about the basics of law firms.  Without this basic understanding, how can you make an informed decision on your career