October 1, 2009
Though this article by Ari Kaplan highlights the changing legal employment scene, it also provides an empowering look at how law students can tailor their career paths as well as pursue non-legal opportunities. The largest message we'd like to remind you of is this: don't go it alone. Law Career Services exists to help you consider your strategy and develop additional resources as you discern your career path and interests. Your classmates and the alumni are powerful allies as well. Make an appointment with your advisor today!
September 30, 2009
The ABA Journal recently wrote up an article called 70 Sizzling Apps, which showcases phone and web applications that attorneys are finding useful in the personal and professional lives. Most are low cost or free, and the various suggestions come with insights from all sorts of attorneys across the county. Check it -- you never know what might make your life a little easier, or just a little livelier.
September 29, 2009
The best resource for law student centered information on Student Debt Relief measures such as Income Based Repayment (available for everyone with federal loans) and Loan Forgiveness (after 120 payments for public service, 25 years for everyone else if loans are consolidated properly) is Equal Justice Works' Student Debt Relief website. The Partnership for Public Service has also just released a new information sheet on the Federal Student Loan Repayment Program. For more information on the Income Based Repayment option, you should also check out IBRinfo, which has great information and calculators, not to mention a great YouTube! gremlin short.
September 28, 2009
In a follow-up to last week's posting about Preparing for Interviews, the same blog talked about How to Prepare for an Interview. Much of the advice in this newer posting comes down to going through your CSI (credentials, skills, and interests) combined with personal branding -- knowing who you are, what you have to offer, and how that provides value to the employer. But I also think that the final step is the one that makes the rest of the work crucial - practice, practice, practice. All the discernment and research in the world will do no good if your answer isn't ready to roll off your tongue in a short sixty second answer.