Category Archives: Job Search Strategy

First Year Orientation: good, bad or horrid

First year orientation: when it’s good, it’s very very good, and when it’s bad, it’s horrid First year orientation planners. First year orientation is planned by people who want you to have a good time and to learn a lot … Continue reading

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A single-minded sprint to finals?

A single-minded sprint to finals? After spring break you have options that maximize study time without sacrificing job search strategies.   Hunker down now. Up the ante on studying. Finish, tweak, and  memorize outlines. Outline the note cases. Listen to … Continue reading

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3L Bad Idea: Skipping the July Bar

Mid-February is the time when some 3Ls begin contemplating a bad idea: skipping the July bar. Banish that thought and sign up. Three good excuses for skipping a July bar         Donating a kidney.         Having … Continue reading

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5 tips for the 3L marathon

The third year of law school is many things: lots of work, not enough work,  practical clinical experience working with actual clients with real problems, complicated decision-making about where to practice, a frantic scramble for a job,  and a constant … Continue reading

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101 travel tips that I wish I’d collected

Reading “101 travel tips” will save you time, money, and embarrassment. Thank you, Josh Roberts, from Smarter Travel for this collection of solutions to problems that you hope that you’ll never have. My personal faves: carry some duct tape and … Continue reading

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15 steps for an out-of-town job search

Regardless of your law school’s geographic reach, an out-of-town job search requires diligent preparation, strategic planning, and willingness to create a network to support your plan. Review these 15 steps and get going. First Stop: Career Services If you do … Continue reading

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Job Search Outside OCI: Spring Break Edition

Spring break is a defining moment for thousands of law students who must finally accept that they are not likely to get a job through fall OCI. Their resumes are not under a stray file. That door has closed. Small … Continue reading

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Three Bs to energize your job search

Unless your loved one included a job offer with the flowers and chocolate, February 15 will be a good time to energize your job search. Begin with these Three B’s. Begin a Job Search By Ditching Your Baggage Ruth Hayden, … Continue reading

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Best tips for recruiting recommenders

Writing letters of recommendation is either a joy or a chore. If you lay the right groundwork, recommending you can be a pleasure. Follow the Best Tips for finding recommenders to make this process work for both of you. Do … Continue reading

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