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20 Mar '19

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.

https://www.womenofthehall.org/introducing-2019-nwhf-inductees/

Tune in to next month’s post for more information on women in the legal industry.

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11 Mar '19

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

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25 Feb '19

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.

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29 Jan '19

As we make our way through our New Year’s resolutions (some more successfully than others!), we think that it is a great time to revisit how you can utilize the lessons that you are learning in law school in a successful legal career. While learning your course material and acing a final exam will help you excel at law school, how will those lessons help ensure a successful and satisfying career? Is there more you can learn from your lessons?

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21 Nov '18

Whether you are a current law student or just starting out in your career, one thing to always keep in mind is how to put your best self forward in everything you do–school, job search, work, etc. However, you may be wondering what putting your best self forward looks like and how you know what this means to you. Your best self is the version of you that is authentic and true; it is the part of you that gets you through the morning and drives you throughout the day. When you are your best self, you feel that you can accomplish almost anything, and you are willing to put time and effort into doing what you love.

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12 Nov '18

Whether you are almost done with your first semester of law school, approaching the halfway point of your law school career, or just over a semester away from graduation, you are thinking ahead to your life as a lawyer and starting to gain experiences and develop the qualities that will shape you into the lawyer you aspire to be. Your time in law school is completely what you make of it and the more effort you put in, the more value you will get out of it. Use this time to get involved in areas that may be out of your comfort zone which will give you experiences to make you stand out to your future employer. Yes, law firms look for students with a strong academic background, but they also want their lawyers to be well-rounded and a natural fit for their firm. Take a deeper dive into what it takes to be a well-rounded and stellar law student. Master these qualities below and you will be sure to stand out amongst your peers.

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26 Oct '18

The thought of where you are going to begin your legal career can be a daunting one. No matter what you plan to pursue after law school, you are probably already thinking, “How can I set myself apart from my peers to increase my chances of being hired?”. Many law firms look for similar qualities in their employees and it is never too early to focus on these qualities. You want to be prepared to present your best self during interactions with potential employers, showing them you have what it takes to excel in their work environment.

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