Tag: careers

Mark Wojcik

Are There Too Many Lawyers? (Video Interview)

Professor Mark Wojcik from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago answers the question, “Are there too many lawyers?”     Transcript MARK WOJCIK: When you’re in law school people will tell you, “Why are you going to law school? There’s too many lawyers.” They say, “You know, you’re not contributing anything to society.” They … Read more >

Nancy Rapoport

Top 5 Things Law Students Should Know About Jobs

As part of a shameless plug (and foreshadowing!) about our second book in Wolters Kluwer’s Survival Manual series (the Law Firm Job Survival Manual—our manuscript is almost ready to send to the publisher for review), here are our top five hints for law students as they’re looking for jobs: 1. You’re always “on.” You never … 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 >

Marc Miller

Is law school still worth it, given the high cost? How can a prospective student decide? (Video Interview)

Marc Miller, Vice Dean and Professor of Law at The University of Arizona College of Law, answers the questions, “Is law school still worth it, given the high cost? How can a prospective student decide?” Transcript MARC MILLER: How do you decide whether the enormous cost — financial and human cost, three years is a long … Read more >

Monika Dobbs

KIT, TTYL: Easy Networking for Law Students

Networking can often feel like a horrible chore your mom asked you to do. “Mom, do I have to?”  When it comes to networking, the answer is, “YES, you do!”  Networking is more about building relationships, and less about building a tower of business cards.  You can start by building relationships with the people you … Read more >

Ann Murphy

How Can Law Students Prepare for Entering the Workforce (Video Interview)

Ann Murphy, Professor of Law at Gonzaga University School of Law, answers the question: “How can law students prepare for entering the workforce and representing real life clients?” Transcript: ANN MURPHY: If students want to be prepared, when they are in law school, to prepare for the future, there’s a number of things they can … Read more >

Stephanie Mann

The Melting Pot of Graduation

As graduation looms in the coming days, I am a melting pot of every sort of emotion. After going to school for twenty years and working my entire life to reach this one goal, I find that I am hours from achieving it and I do not know which emotion dominates. Of course, one of … Read more >

Anonymous

Turning Point: Choosing Not to Practice Law

I was miserable.  Utterly miserable.  That was my state of mind 8 months into my first job after law school. I should have been on top of the world.  I graduated from law school with decent grades, had taken (and passed) the bar exam, and was working in a law firm practicing intellectual property law.  … Read more >

Chris Fletcher

How to Maximize Your Chances at Finding a Job (Especially in this Challenging Economy)

Like most people, I went to law school with a specific job goal in mind. I graduated in May 2011 without having gone to a “top” school and yet I landed my dream job at the end of 2011. How did I do it? While this economy is challenging for the majority of Americans, most … Read more >

Sumana Cooppan

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Law students are constantly bombarded with advice: what classes to take in order to pass the Bar Exam, the best ways to spend their 1L and 2L summers, which journals or organizations to join, how to conduct themselves in job or clerkship interviews – the list goes on, and the barrage of proffered guidance does … Read more >