As you prepare to take the next step in your legal career as a summer associate, we have collected some advice from Akin Gump’s former summer associates:
The moment you have been waiting for has finally arrived: you are taking the next step in your legal career as a summer associate. This month’s recommended reading provides a checklist for navigating the busy season ahead while making a good impression on your firm and keeping your cool.
Start Small. Pick one or two habits that you would like to change. It can take anywhere from 18 days to two months to form a new habit, so don’t try to rework all your study practices overnight. If you put your mind to it, though, your new habits will become second nature in just a few weeks.
Time flies when you are having fun, and law school final exams are right around the corner. What should students keep in mind about study season? In this post, Ashley Heidemann of JD Advising gives our readers tips from a top-performing law school student on studying for law school exams.
We recently posted an article recognizing women in the legal industry, yet we have not even begun to scratch the surface in honoring the women who shape and defend the law. Below is a recap of some of the other awards specifically for women attorneys:
March is Women’s History Month, and since we recently celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, we wanted to take a moment to highlight women in the legal industry. Our recommended reading highlights the 10 women selected for the National Women’s Hall of Fame this year, led by Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor and attorney Gloria Allred.
Tune in to next month’s post for more information on women in the legal industry.
Fifty-six percent of law school admissions officers say they look at an applicant’s social media profile to learn more about them, according to a survey by Kaplan Test Prep of 117 law schools. Ninety-one percent of law schools say your public profile is “fair game” when it comes to admissions decisions.1 Employers may also review the social media profiles of prospective employees during the recruitment process. This month, we offer tips on the appropriate and effective use of social media
Social media has become ubiquitous in the last decade. For many, the use of social media has quickly become a daily part of life. It affects almost every aspect of our social, personal and professional networks, including how we interact with friends and family, professional colleagues, medical providers, and many more. Social media can have an impact on your professional life and navigating the fine line between career opportunity and career pitfall can be tricky. In this week’s recommended reading, the ABA provides helpful advice on how to capitalize on the medium’s advantages while avoiding some of its jeopardies. Tune in next month for some other tips for reviewing your social media profile.