Legal Honors Programs are the primary hiring vehicle for entry-level attorneys in the federal government. But many law students do not know that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a Legal Honors Program. If you are currently a 3L, applications for the 2019-2020 program are due by September 21, 2018.
This article will discuss some benefits and challenges if your office is considering hiring new prosecutors who once served the public as police officers.
Thinking like a lawyer is important. Learning to practice like a lawyer is equally important. In point of fact, potential employers assume that law students will be taught to think like a lawyer.
As a paralegal, you may be wondering about your career options. The next logical step is to become a practicing lawyer, utilizing the legal knowledge you’ve gained to further your law career.
Leadership is a skill that’s essential to most legal roles. As student now and shortly a new lawyer, you may think you’re not qualified to assume a leadership role today or when you land your first legal job because of youth, inexperience, or your short tenure on the job. However,
You’re busy with school. The bar exam looms, and career choices are pending. You’ve got no time to think about how the American Bar Association fits into your world right now. Maybe you can get to active involvement with the ABA later. I completely understand that mentality. But based on my own experience, it may mean that you’ll miss out on opportunities that could, literally, shape your career.
Up until now, you’ve been climbing a ladder. You got good grades in high school, which helped you get into a good college. Then you worked hard in college so you could get into a great law school. Now you’ll be tempted to view law school as just another ladder. You’ll
Back in 1995, when I graduated from law school, the common approach to finding a job after law school went something like this: Examine job board. Submit resume. Wait for requests for interviews from participating law firms. Attend numerous interviews. Receive several job offers. Select future career path from among those
To excel in the field of bankruptcy law, you must play the role of a litigator, transactional lawyer and trusted advisor. The time and effort you put into preparing yourself for these roles and selecting the ideal career setting will help ensure your success in this realm. With the right
Don’t send another resume before reading these stories of lawyers who forged their own career path— and are glad they did.
A Congressional staffer shares his story and offers suggestions on how to build a satisfying career in public service.
I’m proud to welcome you to this issue, which provides invaluable information about what you can do with your degree while going off the beaten path.
Slip and fall injuries are very common legal issues, and often very complex. Premises law is a complicated legal area when the basics of a personal injury case are being established. Just as in an auto accident, there are often competing versions of events, especially when the defendant is a business
Las Vegas will be the place to be if you're interested in trying your hand at sports and entertainment law. That's because the ABA Forum on Sports and Entertainment Law is heading to the desert from Oct. 6-8 for its annual meeting. Law students can register for
In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Sandy Gallant-Jones talks with Above the Law Editor Joe Patrice, CuroLegal CEO Chad Burton, LegalZoom General Counsel Chas Rampenthal, Clio Lawyer in Residence Joshua Lenon, and Legal Talk Network Executive Producer Laurence Colletti about alternative careers in law. Joe opens the
A deeper dive into the data from the Money Matters: 2016 Millennial Lawyer Survey Results reveals the answers to this questions about careers in the legal field.
With at least one million cybersecurity job openings in 2016, why do women make up only 11 percent of the information security workforce? Breaking the traditional notion of a male-dominated industry, the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law (SciTech) is highlighting women who are using their passion for
When we talk about professionalism, we’re talking about a few things, all of which work together to demonstrate that you are trustworthy and competent.
So you have decided to look for opportunities beyond your current law school’s typical geographic footprint. Or you’ve become so passionate about a practice focus that you are willing to go anywhere to practice. Here’s some practical tips for helping you figure that out. The first thing you need to do
By entering law school, Simon Rust Lamb was launching a second career. After college, he’d already started his own indie music label and worked as a freelance journalist for music magazines. So when he graduated from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles in 2007, entertainment law was a natural specialty. After
By Karen Schwartz Karen Schwartz (email@example.com) is a freelance journalist and business writer based in Oak Park, Illinois. You may seek work at a firm in a large city where you’re paid handsomely, specialize in one type of law, and there’s a Starbucks on every corner where you can grab a cup
By M. Blair James M. Blair James is a 3L at the University of Kentucky College of Law in Lexington. In today’s economic climate, law students jump for joy with the opportunity to work as a summer clerk at a firm or government entity. While most students seek work in familiar territory,
Are you making choices that will keep you competitive in the job market? Legal employers are calling for “practice-ready” graduates who can hit the ground running when it comes to performing on the job. The economics of practice disfavor past-used training structures where new attorneys tagged along to depositions, meetings,
By Ed Finkel Ed Finkel is a freelance writer and editor based in Evanston, Illinois. Spencer Merk, who graduated this past spring from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, wasn’t shy about squeezing his career services office (CSO) for leads. This proactive attitude separated him from many of
While you’re on pins and needles this semester, awaiting word about the permanent job offer you’re hoping for, you can’t help but wonder: What’s taking so long? “Waiting is a source of tremendous stress for students. It can be a long, lonely wait, especially if your classmates already have jobs,” said