Monday , 23 October 2017

Law School Job Search

2L OCI Success: Taking Advantage of Alumni Contacts

2L OCI Network Alumni

Traditionally, attending a top law school and rocking 1L exams was the credential power punch that gave law students the greatest chance of securing a summer offer from 2L OCI. The better the law school you attended, and the higher your class rank after 1L year, the easier it was for firms to extend you an offer. Often times, depending ... Read More »

Law School Job Search Strategy: Real Networking (Chapter 4)

Real Networking

If 2L OCI has not worked out or you’re focused on job opportunities at places that hire closer to graduation, the first thing you’ll hear almost universally out of anybody’s mouth when you ask for advice is to start networking. In fact, in this New Normal any law school’s career services office will be hard pressed to not make this ... Read More »

Interview Fundamentals: Conversation, Confidence, Humor

Interview Fundamentals

For most people, interviews are not the highlight of their day. This is not surprising, considering the idea of sitting down across the table from somebody and explaining why you are the right individual for the job isn’t exactly easy. Many people get anxious, uncomfortable, and lost in the moment even after extensive practice and preparation. Outside of internships, there’s ... Read More »

Lawyer Success: Employment History Lesson

Law Employment History

A very common belief, perhaps alive as late as 2007, was that law school could not hurt you. If you were not destined for medical school, it offered the “prestige” of entering into a field that was very much respected by laypeople and put you on the path to a very comfortable living. I mean, who really knew a ton ... Read More »

2L OCI Strike Out: Reevaluating Law School

2L OCI Strikeout

For most incoming 2Ls seeking to enter private practice, the 2L OCI window will zoom on by bearing zero gifts. Unfortunately, that is the nature of how 2L OCI works, as the vast majority of law students do not land post-graduate employment from it even though it is the single greatest employment opportunity in law school. Initially bummed, many law ... Read More »

Law School Job Search Strategy: Don’t be a Picky 3L (Chapter 2)

Picky 3L

“Beggars can’t be choosers!” – said everybody. This quote is particularly relevant to 3L students who are currently searching for post-graduate legal employment, but may be unaware or forgetting how hard their back is currently against the wall in today’s New Normal. Very often it is the case that some law students close to graduation come to think that they ... Read More »

2L OCI: How the On Campus Interview Process Works

2L OCI Interviews

For the impatient: If you are thinking about enrolling in law school as a result of dreaming of six-figure salaries, it is a requirement that you attend one of the best law schools in the country and achieve a very high class rank after your first year of law school. The vast majority of students entering law school each year ... Read More »