Recently, someone asked for four words that describe what you look for most when hiring either an intern or a first year lawyer. LegalJob's answer is COMMITMENT TO PRACTICE AREA. LegalJob has many blog entries on this topic (including the previous post) because it is so important. It is an important indicator of success in that field even more so than grades and strength of the law school.
Legaljob meets many rising 3Ls that have not yet secured full-time employment after law school because they have not decided what type of law they want to practice. Many have not focused because they do not know where to start. Below are some thoughts on how to proceed. This post will be one of two that addresses this area.
► Think about setting
► Apply preferences to a particular specialty area of the law.
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