Law school students continue to graduate and enter the job hunt, sometimes carrying massive debt, only to find that the job market is not at all what they were told to expect. While some law schools are starting
What are you planning on doing this and maybe the next few summers? If you plan it well, three years of law school can provide you with up to four summers’ worth of work experience in law/related fields. From traditional law firm summer associate roles, to courtroom clerkships,
Google is now taking applications for its Legal Summer Institute, a a unique in-house and law firm experience where underrepresented 2L law school students.
Each year, Equal Justice Works selects a class of passionate public interest lawyers who have designed Fellowship projects in collaboration with legal services organizations, to respond to unmet legal needs in their communities.
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
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,
Just because classes are done doesn't mean it's time to stop learning. The Law Student Division and Young Lawyers Division are here to help you stay on target with two webinars full of advice on the summer's most common milestones for law students – internships and the bar exam!
Last week, two firms – Munger Tolles & Olson and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe – announced they would no longer require any employees, including summer associates, to sign mandatory arbitration agreements, according to an article by the ABA Journal. The article continued: A. Michael
This past Saturday evening (March 24, 2018), Ian Samuel leaked a proposed arbitration agreement that Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP was considering having summer associates sign. Samuel, lecturer at Harvard Law and co-host of the First Mondays podcast, was tipped off to the proposed
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.
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.
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
The Committee on Judicial Resources for the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization are accepting applications for its 7th annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for Summer 2018. The deadline is Jan. 10, 2018 at 5 p.m. The project's goal is to provide
Whatcha got planned for Summer 2018, 1Ls and 2Ls? How about hanging with a judge? The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its summer 2018 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) on Nov. 6 for second-year law students. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted
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
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
FASPE utilizes the Holocaust as a historical case study of the role of ethics by examining the German legal system during the Nazi regime.
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
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
You're never too old for a "what I did on my summer vacation" assignment. This one might even get you some extra credit with your summer employer. Did you spend the last few months as a summer associate or law clerk? Did you help out with an organization's legal duties? Were you overseas
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.
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.
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
Before the Blog gets a lot of news on events, openings, and competitions. We'll be keeping you up to date with some of them in occasional roundups. Here is our first installment of Windows of Opportunity.
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.