Alison and I travel around and talk to law students quite a bit. At various events we hand out a lot of business cards. We offer to help students, if they will only just follow up with us. And do you know how many people actually do follow up after these events? Almost no one. [Read more…] about Hey, Law Students: Here’s How You Network
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I am finding it hard to believe that 2014 is already here! (I actually wrote two checks with the wrong year on them today, believe it or not.) And although the summer may be several months away, it is time to start thinking about summer internships. Not sure where to start? Here are a few things to consider. [Read more…] about Is It Too Early To Be Thinking About Summer Internships?
I hope you either had (if you are back to school) or are having a great winter break. Did anyone work on their resume over the break? If not, now is the time to work on it! [Read more…] about Did You Work on Your Resume During Law School Winter Break?
If you are starting law school this fall, it is likely this is not a decision you made lightly. You spent a lot of time debating whether it was a good idea, studying for and taking the LSAT, applying to and visiting schools, and now getting ready for the first semester. That took a lot of planning and focus to get everything done. [Read more…] about What Are Your First Semester Law School Goals?
As anyone who is in law school knows, a legal education is a big investment. Not only will it take up precious time and energy, but it costs a lot of money. That is why it’s crucial — as a law student — to be mindful of your budget and financially responsible. Today we welcome Jenny L. Maxey, author of the Barrister on a Budget blog, who will help you understand why learning how to monitor your expenses now will save you tremendously as time goes on. Welcome, Jenny!
“I’m horrible at math, but great at reading and writing – so I became a lawyer.” A very common phrase uttered by law students; maybe even you! However, it’s time to dust off the calculators and bone-up on your mathematics because you cannot survive law school or a career in the law without it!
With tuition rates on the rise and the average attorney salary decreasing, you must be more strategic and financially responsible than those who came before you. [Read more…] about Why Adding Budgeting Skills to Your Toolbox is Important
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.