As law students consider various pathways for their legal careers, regardless of where they end up, they will actively pursue, participate in, benefit from, and further develop as an attorney through professional development. For many, professional development (PD) is the means through which law students can actively guide their career paths, starting in
You finished law school and passed the bar. You will be working in a firm, in-house, for the government, or on your own. Now what? How do you translate academic success into career success? How do you get clients, sell yourself, and work with clients?
There’s been a lot of discussion about the future of the legal profession, and the type of lawyer you will need to be in order to succeed in it. Some law schools are embracing this in fits and starts, while others are lagging behind, so it falls to law students to identify
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.
When Shawn Askinosie entered law school at the University of Missouri in Columbia, he wanted to become a criminal defense lawyer just like his father. When he graduated in 1989, Askinosie joined a large Texas firm and handled white-collar crime cases. Three years
By Jordan Glasgow Jordan Glasgow is a 2L at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. The Oklahoma Bar Association recently honored Elizabeth Isaacs, a 3L at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in Norman, with the Outstanding Senior Law School Student Award. According to the bar association, “the OBA members
By Nii-Amaa Ollennu Nii-Amaa Ollennu, a 3L at Univeristy of Idaho College of Law in Moscow, is 12th circuit lieutenant governor of membership and communications for the ABA Law Student Division and president of his school’s Student Bar Association. This past October,
By Courtney Carroll. While many second-year law students are licking their wounds from their first year in law school, Kylie Oversen, a 2L at University of North Dakota School of Law, is preparing to accept her award as North Dakota Women’s Network Woman of the Year. The North Dakota Women’s Network presents
When Michael Melcher entered the joint JD/MBA program at Stanford University, he had “no clear view” of what he wanted to do. But having worked in the US Foreign Service before law school, he was interested in public policy and international work. After graduating in 1994, he joined the securities practice
By Aaron Sohaski Aaron Sohaski Thomas M. Cooley Law School Chair, ABA Law Student Division firstname.lastname@example.org Law school is a marathon, not a sprint. These words ring true as I transition into my third year as a law student. I am proud to serve as chair of the Law Student Division. This is my second