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Making the most of the YLD Spring Conference as a law student

April 29, 2019

The YLD Spring Conference is not your typical networking mixer. YLD members will be attending this conference from all over the country. To make the most out of attending the YLD Spring Conference, keep the following networking tips in mind.

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How new lawyers can go from zero clients to full employment

September 19, 2018

They don’t teach attorneys how to get new clients and generate new business in law school. But, regardless of whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, whether you have a lot of friends or are building a starter network, business development is a learnable set of techniques that anyone can master.

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5 essential networking tips for law students

August 01, 2018

You may think that because you’re a law student, you don’t need to have a plan for business development – but it’s never too early to start networking.

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The in-person value of the ABA: networking

July 31, 2018

For some, the bar exam is now a recent, trauma-filled memory, for others, it is just around the corner, and for some still, it’s a mythological beast to be slayed after 3L year.  While an important and necessary step for a law student’s transition from law student to lawyer, there is another necessary component to consider: networking.

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Networking tips for young legal professionals

June 14, 2018

Networking is actually a skill—one that you need to learn, practice, and use to your advantage. Here are my top tips for law students and young professionals in networking.

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Ask the Hiring Attorney: Can I ask professors to connect on LinkedIn?

June 12, 2018

There are many reasons why you might want to connect with professors on LinkedIn, especially law professors. They tend to be well connected, especially within their technical fields. They could also provide you with LinkedIn recommendations or skills endorsements. It’s clear connecting with professors benefits you, but should you ask to connect?

The Warm Fuzzy Jar

A Jar of Post-Its: How gratitude got me through law school

October 31, 2017

Confession: I didn’t love the first semester of law school. As a 3L, I find this statement is met with more skepticism than it was even just a year ago—rolling eyes and lighthearted scoffs from first-years who are hard-pressed to believe that I ever felt out of place. I, of course,

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Why you shouldn’t discount creating a LinkedIn profile

October 18, 2017

One of my important tips I pass along to job seekers is to create and maintain a robust LinkedIn profile. This advice is often met with a big sigh or an eye roll. Yes, I know, another social media account to maintain. Hear me out: Whether you’re new in the marketplace

John Weber

You're building more than a network as a law student

October 11, 2017

Now, I look at the term “network” differently now than I did when I entered law school. I may have tended to think of a network as more of a rolodex (linked image for those younger than me!) of business cards and faceless names at one point, but I realized that it is a network of friends, a group with shared experiences and fun memories, with whom I rolled up my sleeves and worked over the years.

Shayda Le

Start building your professional community: Bar involvement as a law student

September 13, 2017

As a law student, there are numerous opportunities for you to build and expand your professional community outside of the classroom environment. Becoming active in your local bar association during law school is an excellent way to get a jump start on building the community you will rely on as

Chris Jennison and Josephine Bahn (right) talk with Circuit Governor Morgan Nelson at the 2016 ABA Law Student Division Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Lessons from year one: Networking really is that important

June 15, 2017

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

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Networking starts on day one

June 12, 2017

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

Using the Force Of Your Network

Learn how to put your network to work after law school

May 11, 2017

You've just graduated from law school. You've got your JD. You're studying for the bar exam. So, how about a job for when you pass it? Now's the time to use the biggest power in your universe to work – and rule the job market galaxy as you put your network in motion. Take

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

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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