Category Archives: Students & Alumni

Five tips for returning students

Back at school? Regardless of your reason for taking a break from school (short or long career, caring for children or┬áparents, travel, previous disconnect to academics), you are ready to go. Congratulations. Five Tips for Returning Students Follow these tips … Continue reading

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Employers’ & clerks’ end of summer concerns

The end of summer brings a host of concerns for employers and clerks. Not surprisingly, some of the employers’ and clerks’ end of summer concerns are similar, covering issues related to work product and how or whether professional relationships developed. … Continue reading

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3rd Week of Work: Getting to Know Your Colleagues

Ideally, your office will be filled with interesting and talented people who do good work without generating drama, and who can be trusted with professional confidences. You should make sincere efforts to get to know both lawyers and staff because … Continue reading

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2nd Week of Work: 4 ways to sync with support staff

If this is your first grown-up job, almost every support staff person knows more than you. You may know more about some abstract points of law, but they know: Where the courthouses are and how to submit documents on time … Continue reading

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First Week of Work: Make the first day count

First impressions are forever. Whether this is your first-ever professional job or one more step on your career path, make the first day count. Meeting people: ┬áStrong handshakes and good eye contact are key. Do your best to begin to … Continue reading

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Cover Letters: critical tools for an alternative career search

Best cover letters The best cover letters are door openers. They should show that you understand the job for which you are applying, know some current problems in the industry, understand problems specific to the business (two different things), and … Continue reading

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Alternative Careers Conversations: Law Schools’ Moral Imperative

Even if there were a JD-required job for every law student and tuition were free, law schools would still have a moral imperative to introduce students to alternative uses for their JDs. Law grads make choices Law school career professionals … 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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