Legal Careers

If you are still a law student, check out our best tips for how to succeed in law school.

For everyone, take some time to optimize your legal resume, polish up your networking skills, learn how to improve your performance on job interviews (including OCI interviews).

Even if the legal employment market seems bad, we don’t want you to feel desperate. Be careful padding your resume with unpaid internships and clerkships. If you’re at all entrepreneurial, think about how you can create your own niche or think about starting your own law firm.

Need more ideas? Join other innovative lawyers in the Lawyerist LAB.

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Podcast #117: Minimalism, Ethics, and Tech Competence in Solo Practice, with Erin Gerstenzang

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, we talk to Erin Gerstenzang about her solo criminal defense practice and the challenges of going solo, especially for newer lawyers.

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Don’t Dream It’s Over: How Do You Make the Decision to Close Your Law Firm?

If you can't go all-in on your dream of owning your own firm, it might be time to close the doors.

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Podcast #115: Why Military Spouses Shouldn’t Have to Keep Taking the Bar Exam, with Josie Beets

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Josie Beets explains why military spouses who are lawyers should be able to get a license to practice law without taking the bar exam over and over again.

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Podcast #113 How to Build a Mom (and Dad)–Friendly Law Firm, with Michelle Browning Coughlin

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, MothersEsquire founder Michelle Browning Coughlin talks about how being a parent—especially a mom—can make it harder to practice law, and what firms can do to be more parent-friendly.

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Podcast #111: Daring Networking, with Ruth Carter

In this wide-ranging episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, we talk to Ruth Carter, a lawyer who is undeniably herself in public and private, about what it means to be a lawyer who is known to participate in the annual No Pants Subway Ride or don a Starfleet uniform for Comic-Con.

Solo Practice, Oscar Snafus, and the Simpsons

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: New Solo, Thinking like a Lawyer, and Four Finger Discount.

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Podcast #110: Personal Challenges, with Inti Martínez-Alemán, Megan Zavieh, and Tom Martin

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, we asked three TBD Law alumni, Tom Martin, Megan Zavieh, and Inti Martínez-Alemán, to tell us their stories of overcoming personal challenges.

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Podcast #109: Recognizing Opportunities, with Andrew Haugen

Just when Andrew Haugen was planning to leave law practice for good, an offer came along that made him reconsider. In today's episode of the Lawyerist podcast, he explains why, and talks about the challenges of integrating several law practices into one functioning business.

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Podcast #107: Niche Practice: Weed Law, with Matthew Buck

"Weed law," it turns out, is neither as exciting nor as boring as you might think. In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Matthew Buck offers a window into the world of weed law, the ethics of advising clients who are committing federal crimes, and how to market a niche practice.