Archives: Karen J. Sneddon

Karen J. Sneddon

In a Law School Rut?

When in a law school rut, use these techniques to reignite your enthusiasm for law school. Re-Read Your Law School Application. Revel in all of your past accomplishments. Inspire yourself by reading your personal statement. Remind yourself of the reason you wanted to come to law school in the first place. Visualize Yourself as a … Read more >

Karen J. Sneddon

It Was the Best of Exams; It Was the Worst of Exams: How to Maximize the Learning Opportunities of First Semester Grades

The cold winds of January usher in a new semester. This may be an invigorating breeze of excitement or a bone-chilling gale of dread. The shine of newness has begun to rub off of law school. First semester grades are released. Jump-start your spring semester by reviewing your fall semester exams. It may seem like … Read more >

Karen J. Sneddon

A Critical Component of the Legal Job Search: The Writing Sample

In the closet, the classic dark suit hangs next to the crisply ironed shirt. On the desk, a resume detailing professional experiences and relevant skills lies underneath a carefully crafted cover letter. Ready to look for that great internship, externship, summer associate position, or permanent legal job? Don’t forget about the writing sample. The practice … Read more >

Karen J. Sneddon

Summer Success: Five Questions to Ask the Assigning Attorney

After a ream of resume paper bolstered the earnings of the U.S. Postal Service, you have secured that seemingly elusive summer opportunity. Well, now how do you maximize that opportunity to see the law in practice in a manner that promotes your professional development and impresses your supervisors to compose a glowing recommendation letter (or, … Read more >