Summary: A list of summer associate jobs on LawCrossing will help law students find positions at the top law firms if they put in the work now. READ MORE >
Summary: Are major law firms really as diverse as they claim to be? Find out why they have a hard time embracing diversity in this article. READ MORE >
As a legal recruiter (and one whose husband is currently a 3L in law school) I often get asked by candidates and law school students my opinion as to how much a clerkship can “help” one’s resume. My response is always that if we are evaluating a clerkship solely on its potential marketability (and not on the experience itself, or the skills and knowledge to be gained from the opportunity), then you have to keep in mind 1) not all clerkships are of equal prestige and, 2) how marketable completing one can be depend on your career goals, both short and long-term.
See To Clerk or Not to Clerk for more information. READ MORE >
Article type: Law Student Job Search Resources
Summary: What things can you do to maximize the value of judicial clerkship or other government experiences in preparing for private practice? READ MORE >
Question: I am a JD with experience in a small firm, but I did not graduate at the top of my class, and have not had success getting legal recruiters to work with me. How am I supposed to find a job?
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I am currently a third year law student. I have accepted a position with a firm beginning in the fall. The firm has sent me a letter asking which practice areas I am interested in working in. I was wondering if you have any suggestions on how to respond. I am concerned about the possibility that if the economy does not improve, the firm might determine it over hired entering associates and if that happens, my offer could be rescinded depending on how I reply about practice groups. READ MORE >
Unfortunately, I did not receive an offer from the firm where I worked as a summer associate. Do you have any suggestions on what I can do as a 3L to improve my chances in finding a permanent associate position after graduation? READ MORE >
1. The New York legal market is one of the most competitive markets in the country. Law school grades matter a great deal. Even those students at Top 20 law schools must achieve consistently strong grades to be considered by most big New York law firms. Many law firms will only consider candidates from Top 20 law schools who graduated in the top 25% of their class. For those students who are not attending Top 20 law schools, which are the great majority of law students, you will have more options available to you if your grades put you in the top 1 0% of your graduating class. READ MORE >
This year I joined the legions of die-hard Cubs fans at Wrigley Field to attend the playoff game against the Arizona D-backs. The last time I attended a Cubs playoff game was the 2003 playoff game against the Florida Marlins?the infamous Bartman game. READ MORE >
Q. I have been having difficulty in obtaining interviews for a position as an associate. I graduated from law school in May of 1999 and my resume shows substantial full-time legal experience. Would you have any suggestions for head hunters? It seems that whenever I contact a recruitment firm for help, the response is that I do not have enough attorney experience for recruitment purposes. Do you know how recent graduates are placed? I would sincerely appreciate your comments. READ MORE >