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How do you ace OCI? The experts help you prep for on-campus interviews

Are you getting ready for on-campus interviews? Nervous about how you'll do? To help you get ready for OCI, lawyers from both sides of the interview table shared their advice on the interview process and how to land the “call-back” in this webinar.https://youtu.be/7TZi7HjVqxEModerator: Samorn Selim, Founder, Samorn Selim Coaching, San Francisco,

How do you ace OCI? The experts help you prep for on-campus interviews

ABA Law Student Division July 19, 2018

Are you getting ready for on-campus interviews? Nervous about how you'll do? To help you get ready for OCI, lawyers from both sides of the

Say 'yes' to the firm: Making an informed decision in OCI

Rachel Gurvich July 18, 2018

Even though classes haven’t started yet, at this very moment, 2Ls across the country are making decisions about where they will spend next summer during on-campus interviews (OCI).

Graduating from law school debt-free

Valerie Chartier-Hogancamp June 07, 2018

“Law school” and “debt-free” may seem like an oxymoron these days. Mainstream media and law school admissions blogs alike are filled with stories of newly-minted lawyers who are hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt and without an income adequate to pay off that debt. But I am here to tell you that it is not only possible—but entirely attainable—to graduate law school without any (or with only minimal) student loan debt.

The Gamble of Public Service Loan Forgiveness

ABA Law Student Division June 22, 2017

Young lawyers are needed to fill public service roles but often law school debt funnels them into higher paying positions. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness

What kind of lawyer will you be? Take the Legal Career Quiz

ABA Law Student Division February 18, 2016

Some attorneys knew what kind of law they want to practice long before law school. Others may be well into their career and still trying

In-House Law: Do They Even Hire Students?

Carla DeVelder November 01, 2013

The stereotypical career trajectory for an in-house lawyer begins at a midsize to large law firm. As corporate legal departments have not traditionally been equipped

Student Lawyer: How to deal with law school stress

Student Lawyer March 26, 2018

This issue of Student Lawyer is dedicated to the idea of wellness—the proper balance of mental, physical, and emotional health.

You’re right: Law school stress is different – but it doesn't have to be debilitating

Jeff Fortgang and Shawn Healy March 01, 2018

Depression, anxiety, and alcohol or drug-related impairment occur at much higher rates among lawyers and law students than in the general population, according to various studies over the past few decades. You might think the explanation is that people prone to stress and its effects are especially drawn to a career in the law. But that’s not what the research seems to show.

The power of mentors and sponsors

Tiffany Graves March 05, 2018

Mentors provide guidance and advice, but they do not necessarily act as a coach or advocate like sponsors.  Those wanting career guidance and advice typically seek out mentors and, at times, mentors are assigned to professionals new to a particular industry or organization. 

How to succeed (and have fun) at informational interviews

Student Lawyer 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?

How to resist the allure of a traditional practice

Student Lawyer January 01, 2017

Don’t send another resume before reading these stories of lawyers who forged their own career path— and are glad they did.

Is politics your passion?

Lynae Tucker January 01, 2017

A Congressional staffer shares his story and offers suggestions on how to build a satisfying career in public service.

Diary of a part-time special education lawyer (podcast)

ABA Law Student Division June 08, 2018

Being a lawyer can sometimes seem like an all-consuming profession, but for lawyers with external responsibilities, part-time practice is a good option. In this episode

How to overcome barriers as a young, aspiring judge (podcast)

ABA Law Student Division May 11, 2018

Judge Wilhelmina Wright shares her advice to any young, aspiring judges about building confidence, taking responsibility, and overcoming barriers in their careers with the Law Student Podcast.