1L year probably didn’t end the way you expected it to end. I’m sure there were many things out of your control, but regardless of whether the start of your 2L year is online or in-person, there are still a few things you can do to get ready.
Do you cringe every time you hear about LinkedIn? I used to too until I began to learn how I could use it as a law student. Yes, having a LinkedIn profile is important for professionalism purposes, but I believe it’s much more than that. It’s a tool I use to hone different skills, but I also use it to deeply connect with other like-minded people, both in and out of the legal profession.
The best thing is that there’s no one “right” way to use LinkedIn, which leaves great room for creativity. You surely don’t have to be robotic and only talk about law school or only engage with attorneys. Don’t be afraid to show your personality and interests either. The rest of this post will give you specific ideas on how you can get started on LinkedIn: [Read more…] about 7 Ways to Use LinkedIn as a Law Student
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably gained a lot of weight during quarantine. At least it feels like I have, but I can’t confirm until I [try to] put on my next pair of jeans.
Working from home has been a unique challenge for some and a dream come true for others. It’s hard to stay healthy while trying not to eat 8 meals a day! But staying healthy is more than just working out every day, and I want to show you how. [Read more…] about Staying Healthy While Working from Home
Now that finals are over you can (somewhat) breathe, right? You are probably being bombarded with emails from firms and your CDO about various winter receptions. Networking events can be scary and intimidating, but don’t fear! [Read more…] about How to Network at a Winter Reception
Recruiting season is right around the corner for 1Ls, and it’s important to be prepared. The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) removed its guideline that instructed legal recruiters to wait until December 1 to begin recruiting students. This is an important issue because of the potential implications it may have on your timeline to compete for BigLaw jobs. [Read more…] about Preparing for 1L Interviews: How to Craft Your Story
Most successful (and honest) attorneys will tell you that they are not self-made. They will tell you that they had people who invested in them and supported them along their law school journey. This is the power of mentorship. Legal mentors are important because they are a source of inspiration, hope, and wisdom. They can challenge you and hold you accountable. Most of all, they completely understand what it’s like to be in your shoes.
The problem is mentors don’t merely drop out of the sky. And sometimes, the mentors you receive through formal mentorship programs are hit or miss. Don’t be discouraged! There are many avenues for you to find someone that you connect with and who is willing to invest their time in your journey.