Are you a veteran considering law school? Maybe you are currently active duty military, but thinking about taking the leap to law? This post is for you! Law school as a veteran or active duty service member has its own unique challenges, but your service and experience can be an amazing asset in launching a legal career.
Maybe you entered law school (or Kindergarten) already knowing you wanted to be a big-firm litigator, clerk for a judge, or join the ranks of a public defender office. If that isn’t the case, and you’re still considering your post-graduation options, don’t forget to think about non-traditional career paths!
One such option is becoming an in-house attorney. In-house attorneys work directly for a corporation, representing it on some or all of its legal matters. In the past, attorneys usually worked for several years at a law firm before transitioning to in-house roles, often with a client of their firm. Today, it is becoming more common for lawyers to snag in-house roles straight out of or soon after graduating from law school.
Judicial clerkships are often described as a feather in the cap for any young lawyer. Read the bio of many successful lawyers, and you will find a prominent mention of their time as a law clerk. But what does a law clerk actually DO every day? Is it something you would enjoy, or just another box to check? [Read more…] about What is it Really Like to be a Judicial Clerk?