August 16, 2012

Chronicles of a capitol hill intern (now full-time hill staffer) — part three

This post continues the series highlighting the helpful steps law students can take to go from intern to full-time position on the Hill.
August 21, 2012

Chronicles of a law student intern — how to incorporate a research paper into your job search

This post continues the series tracking a rising 3L through the process of securing his dream job. Below are his insights about how to incorporate a research paper into one’s job search.
August 24, 2012

Fall interviewing program — items to think about

Rising 2Ls are going through Fall interviewing and many have asked for a refresher of the key things to think about:
September 3, 2012

Interview advice — demonstrate that your skill set matches the employer’s need

This post attempts to address one common question LegalJob is receiving during this Fall interviewing time. How can I crush my firm interview (initial, call backs, etc.)?
September 13, 2012

Law students — read the paper to help find your niche (and a job)

The title is a bit glib but consider taking the action steps below if you have no idea what kind of law you might want to practice.
September 19, 2012

Happy second anniversary LegalJob

Today marks two years of LegalJob postings! Thank you to all our loyal followers for your thoughtful questions and support over the past two years.
November 12, 2012

Monday Mailbag — criteria for summer jobs for 1Ls

LegalJob was asked about exploring a career in a particular area of law. The question and answer below was posted as part of Monday’s Mailbag series.
December 5, 2012

Placing law school exams in perspective

Law exams are important and doing well is definitely the easier way to create multiple opportunities for yourself and land your dream law job. So, obviously study and do the best you can.
December 27, 2012

Law students — make the most of your holiday break

Congratulations on being done with exams. Folks have asked LegalJob what they should be doing now. A common thought is that this is the time to network.
January 16, 2013

What someone can do to help you — networking for legal jobs

LegalJob was relayed a networking story in which the aspiring associate was told from the person he was networking with that xyz firm is not hiring but he will keep the associate posted and to let the partner know if there is anything he can do in the meantime (because he is, of course, happy to help as are many people). The aspiring associate left that meeting with no prospects. What?!
January 30, 2013

Advice for interviewing for legal jobs

LegalJob recently offered the following advice for interviewing for a law firm job (or any legal job).
February 12, 2013

Follow appropriate protocol

An important practice management tip is to make sure to follow appropriate law firm (or wherever) protocol, including being sensitive to proper chain of command when taking any kind of significant action or making requests.