OCI

Avoiding OCI’s Landmines

For the past six years, I’ve been able to successfully block out the incredibly mortifying and traumatic memories associated with my performance during the merciless cage fight of OCI. But the recent mini-parade of second-round interviewees through the halls of my office triggered a flashback, thereby unearthing my long-buried recollections. So I figured I might […]

Track Job Applications with Web App Applymate

Tracking your job applications and keeping all your deadlines straight is easier with ApplyMate. The site tracks application statuses and can send reminders.

1L Job Search: Manage the Marathon, not the Sprint

A law student job search is a marathon. Creating hundreds of resumes in November of 1st year can be a distracting, time-wasting sprint.

What Should Law Students Ask During OCI Interviews?

What law students should ask during interviews to determine if a firm is a good fit for them.

Back to School Checklist for 2Ls

How students going back to school for their 2L year can distinguish themselves from their classmates.

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Moving Past Bad Law School Grades

Getting bad grades during the first year of law school is not the end of the world.

Interview with a Law Firm—and Ace It

A law firm interview requires a strong interviewing strategy.

Show Me the Money: Demonstrating Value as a New Lawyer

In the new legal economy, young associates will need to focus on providing value, not just having good credentials

The OCI Exodus Means You Must Broaden Your Job Search

On campus interviews (OCIs) have always netted some law students great jobs, but in this economy, law students must pursue other opportunities.

The Etiquette of Following Up

How do you follow-up on a job interview without stalking?

The Art of the Cover Letter

Despite all of the technical changes to the legal job searching process, a well-written cover letter remains an essential component of any job application. Granted, you may be able to submit numerous resumes electronically via websites or e-mail, but if you neglect to include a cover letter, you will miss out on your best chance […]

Fall Recruiting: What Law Students Need to Consider

The news about cutbacks in on-campus recruiting continues to roll in. (Witness Harvard Law School’s latest advice for its students.) By all accounts, this is going to be a rough season for both 2L and 3L hiring. However, there is still plenty of time left to develop a game plan. The days of large-scale, on-campus […]