February 27, 2012

Distinguishing yourself at every turn

The dean spoke and highlighted some of the items that made this law school different (and more attractive) from other top twenty-law schools.
February 15, 2012

Direction for a 1L — part two

Here is more advice for the 1L (or anyone) looking for some direction regarding a particular area of law to pursue.
February 8, 2012

Direction for a 1L — part one

LegalJob recently met with a 1L looking for some direction regarding a particular area of law to pursue. All he knew was that he is interested in working at a big firm.
January 31, 2012

Should I go to law school

For this week’s mailbag, LegalJob attempts to provide some insight to help address the common question of “should I go to law school given the uncertain job market and the huge cost?”
January 2, 2012

Advice for job seekers — part three

This is the last post in the series providing advice for big firm job seekers. This post provides additional guidance for interviewing and effective follow up.
November 27, 2011

Advice for job seekers — part one

This part provides ideas for demonstrating serious interest and commitment to a particular area of law and for preparing effective resumes.
November 8, 2011

Career advice for 1Ls (part one)

LegalJob recently talked with several 1Ls concerning career advice. This post is the first of two summarizing the advice:
September 12, 2011

Parsing through minutiae (for the law student and the law firm associate)

LegalJob was asked by a law student “how can you tell what is important or what is going to be on the final exam. It seems like there is so much minutia so it is hard to tell.”
April 16, 2011

Networking for introverts

LegalJob is pleased to introduce our guest blogger Katie White, Career Consultant and Networking Coach, The George Washington University Law School.
March 21, 2011

How do I get into law school off the waiting list

I am not sure if LegalJob can help but my question has to do with getting into law school. I am on the waitlist at [a top twenty law school]. Does LegalJob have any advice for how I can increase my chances of getting in?
March 20, 2011

Overspecialization isn’t special

I keep hearing people talk about how, in our increasingly specialized world, it’s necessary for students to specialize in law school.