How To Move Past Bad Law School Grades
Bad grades suck, but a sucky first semester doesn’t have to end your legal career aspirations. (Trust us; we weren’t all straight-A students.) Randall (a law school gunner, if you want to know) has some advice for law students facing a less-than-hoped-for report card on how to improve your CV, how to discuss grades during […]
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.
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 […]