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The New World of Careers

Student Lawyer: A whole new world for legal careers

December 06, 2021

Today, there’s a greater opportunity than at any point in the last 100 years to reinvent the idea of work—namely, where, when, and how people choose to make a living. The legal profession is no exception. So be prepared to tailor your job applications to new standards, set

Job Hunt

The post-COVID-19 world of job hunting

December 01, 2021

Today, there’s a greater opportunity than at any point in the last 100 years to reinvent the idea of work—namely, where, when, and how people choose to make a living. No longer bound to a desk or relegated to eight-hour days, the promise of more flexibility for workers

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Job search stalled? Consider hiring yourself

December 01, 2021

Your plan has always been to go to law school, study and work hard, get great grades, and land a solid legal job—the natural result of the careful execution of a good plan. But too many law students are learning the painful lesson of what

Dos and Don’ts for today’s on-campus interviews

December 01, 2021

You’re probably tired of seeing the many emails from your school inviting you to the seemingly most-stressful event of your life: the on-campus interview. It’s daunting, especially if you haven’t attended one yet. For many, the OCI process is a grueling, anxiety-inducing experience. As anyone

Networking

Network like you mean it

December 01, 2021

No matter your path in law or other careers, the bigger your network, the easier it will be to find a job or clients and to build strong camaraderie with your colleagues.

Soft Skills

Use your soft skills to stand out

December 01, 2021

There’s more to being a lawyer than reading case law and writing briefs. While you’ll certainly need these skills as a working attorney, many prospective lawyers overlook soft skills when applying for jobs in the legal field. But what are soft skills, why are they important, and how can you leverage them to stand out and get your dream job?

Find your niche in a nontraditional legal career

December 01, 2021

One benefit of a law degree is its versatility. But because of that, if you don’t have your heart set on an area of practice, you get overwhelmed by the array of options before you. How do you find your niche? Here’s how to begin

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What I Wish I'd Known: Judge Roy Ferguson

December 01, 2021

I wish coming out of law school I’d known how a lawyer’s professional life could be impacted by their personal behavior. When I was in law school, social media didn’t exist. Phones didn’t have cameras. Vehicles didn’t communicate with satellites. And people didn’t voluntarily carry

Bad News on Grades

Don’t let so-so grades in law school get you down

November 02, 2021

“To those of you who are graduating this afternoon with high honors, awards and distinctions, I say, ‘Well done.’ And as I like to tell the C students: ‘You too, can be president.’”—former President George W. Bush addressing the graduating class at Southern Methodist University in 2015.