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Finding your dream job

Discovering your dream job while in law school

January 29, 2019

Admittedly, before I enrolled in law school, I shared the view of many lay people of what lawyers do for work: That is, they go to the courtroom and argue for their clients. It did not take long to realize how skewed that view of the legal profession

AmeriCorps JD

Spend the summer in public service with AmeriCorps JD

April 19, 2018

For more than 20 years, Equal Justice Works has partnered with AmeriCorps to support thousands of legal fellows and law students who have made a lasting impact on communities across the country. This summer, you can join this network committed to equal justice by serving as an AmeriCorps JD member.

OCI

The 3 basic elements of making a good impression during OCI

July 21, 2017

From a 5-minute conversation at a networking reception to phrasing job entries on your resume to on-campus and callback interviews, your ability to make a good impression can help you land your dream internship or summer associate position and set the tone for your career. In every interaction you’ll have during the hiring process,

Facetime

Face time with your supervisor: A formula for success in oral briefings

July 19, 2017

It’s 6:30 p.m. and you are at your office desk, responding intently to emails.  You feel someone’s stare and look up. Your supervising attorney, briefcase in hand, has paused at your door.  “How’s the Martinez matter coming along?”  Before you can answer, you hear the dreaded invitation: “Walk with me.”

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

Ethics Series

What are the parameters of 'practice' if you're not yet a lawyer?

April 19, 2017

Law students often receive their first practical experience in the practice of law as a law student employee of a law firm. This can be a great experience for law students, but a law student is not a lawyer and what the law student is allowed to do is limited. Our

Juggling act

Finding the balance in your law school curriculum

April 06, 2017

I graduated from law school this past May, took the bar in July, and was fortunate to land a job as a federal judicial law clerk that started in September.  What this really means: I’m no expert on law school curriculum. I do, however, have some sage advice to give

Law School Nation

Law School Nation - March April May 2017

March 01, 2017

News from law schools across the country, including an opportunity to study and work for a semester in Olympia, Wash., represent underrepresented individuals, help homeowners recover from floods in Louisiana, participate in a New York diversity and inclusion program, take a new course in the Coastal Law Field Lab and

Internship

What to know about your first summer internship

December 01, 2016

The 1L summer internship is the capstone to the first year of law school. You can finally get out of the classroom and put what you’ve learned to use in actual legal practice.

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

Experiential Learning

Why we need experiential training to ensure civility

October 12, 2016

Quick: What do you think of when people mention law school? Usually, two things come to mind: A lot of reading, and a lot of writing. Just as important, however, is the ability to communicate with all the stakeholders in a legal matter, everyone from clients to opposing counsel to judges. Also

Beach Office

Tell us about your summer externship

August 26, 2016

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

San Francisco

So long, San Francisco! Another ABA Annual Meeting ends

August 11, 2016

The ABA wrapped up its 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday at the end of the general assembly. And in less than a week, a lot happened. Resolutions were adopted that affect law students, and bylaws were changed to address advances in the legal system. So here's a roundup

Lucky Duck

How to be a Lucky Duck

March 21, 2016

When asked to write in celebration of the International Day of Happiness, I thought it appropriate to offer (for what they’re worth) these Principles of Happiness, or the 5 pieces of advice I wish I’d gotten as a law student.

Build your skills through experience

September 01, 2015

By Susan Fine SUSAN FINE (sfine@law.gwu.edu) is director of professional development at The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. You not only benefit from learning the skills, but you add value to your resume, cover letters and interviews. In addition to developing knowledge about different areas of the law, experiential