The coronavirus has upended the plans of most law students these past few months, and its impact on summer jobs is no exception. From cancellations to delays or virtual work, nearly all employers have needed to make drastic changes to their summer programs. The prospect of a virtual summer program may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t mean you can’t still get a ton of out your summer job. There are a few things you can consider doing to maximize your virtual summer experience. [Read more…] about How to Approach a Virtual Summer Job
The one-million dollar question most 1Ls ask upperclassmen is “Does it get easier?” And I, and many other 2Ls and 3Ls have always responded, “Yes and . . . No.” Here is the thing, it does get easier, but it gets busier which doesn’t feel any “easier.” Why does it get busier? Because now, like many of your law school colleagues as 2Ls and 3Ls, you decided to get experience working in a firm, or interning or doing another time consuming law related activity that does not include going to class and studying. Balancing work and law school is an attractive attribute for employers to see on a resume. It demonstrates that you have excellent time management skills and the ability to balance multiple things – the same attributes needed to succeed in a law firm. So, how do you balance working and law school? [Read more…] about How To Balance Working Part Time & Law School
As strange as things may seem in the world right now due to COVID-19, summer is still on the horizon. Although we may not be enjoying the beach, traveling around or enjoying music festivals like we’ve done in summers past, you will still be required to execute nothing less than excellence for your summer job. Depending on the extent of state social distancing guidelines, it’s very likely that teleworking will be the reality of your summer experience. Considering this constraint, you may need to be prepared for minimal oversight of your writing assignments but high expectations for your work product. So, here are six legal writing tips to help you prepare and truly stand out in an unusual summer experience. [Read more…] about Six Legal Writing Tips to Help You Stand Out this Summer
Twenty-two million. This is the number of people who have filed unemployment claims since a national emergency was declared in the United States due to Covid-19. This is the number recorded as of the date that I’ve written this article, and this number will likely be higher by the time you’re reading it. This figure is staggering to say the least. Many small businesses have had to close their doors, many companies have had to lay off or furlough an overwhelming number of employees and upcoming graduates from the class of 2020 are beginning to see internships and job opportunities crumble right before them. The economic downturn the US is now facing all but confirms that a recession is coming. In times like these, the fear and uncertainty we experience is absolutely justified. As it currently stands, there is no end in sight to this pandemic and even when it does come to an end, we can’t even begin to comprehend the long term repercussions that will impact our economy. [Read more…] about Tips to finding Post-graduate Jobs during a Recession
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we’re talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about on-campus interviewing moving to the winter of 2021, rather than being held in the summer, as it typically has been.
In this episode we discuss:
- Balancing your course load in the fall semester
- The new timeline for OCI
- Pros and cons of having additional time before interviews start
- A look at how the legal job world has had to make adjustments before
- Paying careful attention to all communications from your school
- Having a Plan B if OCI doesn’t work out
Thanks for listening!
In a matter of weeks, the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (or COVID-19) has changed our way of life and significantly disrupted the global economy. At the time of this post, many law schools have closed their campuses and transitioned to online classes. This public health crisis has caused great economic uncertainty, and legal employers are far from immune to these concerns. [Read more…] about How to Search for a Law Job in an Uncertain Economy