One question that is often on the mind of law students is what should they wear to school. While it may seem odd to talk about law school and fashion in the same sentence, it is something to consider, especially as you move beyond the 1L year. Today we welcome the ladies from House of Marbury, a fashion and style blog for women lawyers. In this post, they share with you a three-tiered guide to “dressing the part” to ensure success in your law school and post law school career.
If you’re thinking about being a litigator — whether in moot court or for real — you’ll want to pay attention to this guest post. Why? Because it talks about two things that are critical to success at trial:
- A solid, easily understood, timeline of the case
- Compelling visuals
Now, I know a lot of legal types aren’t very visual, but — guess what — your jurors are. Learning how to make compelling trial graphics will give you a leg up in any litigation-related employment context.
So, stay tuned for info about a freeware timeline maker that integrates with PowerPoint, explained by its creator, Jordan Summers!
Today we are excited to have a guest post from Jason Randolph, the co-founder and CEO of ViewYou. We were introduced to ViewYou a few months ago and we think that video resumes are another interesting way to go about your job hunt (as long as you make sure you put together a great looking, professional video). If you would like to check out ViewYou, you can do so through this link (affiliate link) and even get the PLUS profile for the BASIC profile price. The service is as little as $1 a month, so we aren’t talking about a ton of money. Feel free to try it out if it interests you, or contact our friends at ViewYou if you have questions.
Now, without further ado . . .
Firms are relying on social networks such as LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter as standard practice to gauge candidates’ suitability for a job. At most firms, resumes and standard online applications are still the first step of the recruiting process which provides little depth about candidates. Let’s face it; depth is what employers are constantly seeking and what gets candidates hired. Employers are most interested in what people are like, how they are to work with, and how they think. [Read more…] about Video Profiles: This Is Not Your Father’s VHS Camera
You’re a busy law student, right? No worries! We’ve put together a new series of short video “Quick Tips” to answer your most pressing law school questions.
In today’s video, Alison discusses how social media can be useful to you as a law student. It’s not necessary to dive straight into the social media experience. Alison will explain how being a “listener” can be just as effective and cause less paranoia.
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Are you wondering what the difference is between Mentors and Sponsors? In this video, Alison will give you the answer and explain how each can help you throughout law school. Remember, finding support will take some effort on your part as well!
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Today we welcome our friend Lauren Fire of Mind Over Bar, an expert on mental preparation for exams, who will be sharing some strategies for getting mentally ready for law school exams. Without further ado…
You’ve studied your tail off and now it’s time to walk into the exam. What if you panic? What if you blank? And how do you get the best out of yourself when it matters most?
Performing well under pressure isn’t simply a gift granted to some lucky people. With a little strategy, you too can rock it on test day.