Meeting people: Strong handshakes and good eye contact are key. Do your best to begin to remember names and functions. Ask for an organization chart and make notes. You will be both efficient and effective when you understand how work gets done (who works for whom? who is in which department?)
Getting started: Do not [...]
Check out this great article from Ms. JD on how to succeed at your summer job. And remember- even though this article is about law firms, these tips apply no matter where you’re working this summer!
Do you have an unpaid or low-paid public interest summer job?
The IABA-Chicago Fellowship provides a $1,500 grant to a law school student who works in an unpaid or low-paid summer position benefiting the public interest. Work benefiting the South Asian community is preferable but not required. All 1L and 2L law students are urged to [...]
Female law students: do you have a connection to DuPage County? Do you want a $500 scholarship?
Apply now for the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers Judge Helen C. Kinney Scholarship, awarded annually to one or more female law students with a connection to DuPage County. Interested students should fill out the application and submit it, [...]
The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference will take place on Friday, August 2 at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN.
Student registration for the Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference begins on Thursday, May 16. The MMRC is a great opportunity for 2L and 3L students to interview with around 25 of the leading employers in the [...]
Via Pass the Baton, Susan Gainen
Best Cover Letters
The best cover letters are door openers. They should show that you understand the job for which you are applying, know some current problems in the industry, understand problems specific to the business (two different things), and that you have recommendations for solutions or strategies for problem solving. [...]
Don’t get complacent just because you just landed a great law firm or public interest job for the summer. To move up in the long run, you’ll need something extra. Smarts and a fancy credential aren’t enough anymore.
Ask yourself: “What’s my plus?” How do you stand out when your profession is being commoditized, and being [...]
The Sixth Annual Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair will be held August 7-8, 2013. The IndyBar Diversity Job Fair is open to fall 2013, full-time 2Ls (graduating in May 2015) or part-time 2L or 3L law students (graduating in 2015/2016). For more information about the job fair, visit www.ibadiversityjobfair.com.
To register, visit http://tiny.cc/indybardjfstudent. Student Registration [...]
Edwards Wildman invites all minority law students to their Spring 2013 Distinguished Speaker Series and Reception for Diverse Law Students featuring The Honorable Shelvin Louise Marie Hall, Justice for the Illinois Court of Appeals.
This event will give students the opportunity to meet and interact with many of Edwards Wildman’s attorneys and firm leaders, including members [...]
By Marta Ricardo and Robert White
This Quick Tip is intended for alumni who are entering a position where there is not a clear market standard for compensation. A similar strategy might be used to negotiate in a situation where there is a clear standard, but where the alumna has expenses such as relocation expenses, or [...]