General Advice

Develop Habits That Sustain Careers

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. You can make your first year as a new professional quantifiably easier and more productive by consciously developing a handful of habits. Starting today, for example, make it a habit to always carry your office ID in the same location—around your neck, in your right-hand […]

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Join a Bar Association: ABA, AYLA, HYLA, and More

As a law student, take advantage to learn about and get involved with various bar associations. The American Bar Association (ABA) offers career-building opportunities, advocates for the profession, and promotes the rule of law worldwide. ABA membership gives law students tools and resources to help them succeed in school and beyond. ABA members get access […]

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Navigating Fall OCI: Advice from Sara Fatima Dhanji, ‘18

The CSO asked rising 3L, Sara Fatima Dhanji, to share her advice on navigating the Fall OCI recruiting season. Over the summer we will be sharing tips about the research and bidding process, including strategies for ranking employers, what to expect during OCI, and more. For now, you may find instructions on how to bid […]

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Navigating Fall OCI: Advice from Taylor LeMay, ’18

The CSO asked rising 3L, Taylor LeMay, to share his advice on navigating the Fall OCI recruiting season. Over the summer we will be sharing tips about the research and bidding process, including strategies for ranking employers, what to expect during OCI, and more. For now, you may find instructions on how to bid (apply) […]

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To Land a Job Offer, Mirror the Behaviors of Successful Professionals

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. In recent surveys hiring managers have cited “cultural fit” as among the most important factors they use to decide which job candidates to hire. If you wish to land a job offer before summer’s end, then you must use the next several weeks to create […]

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Summer Associates Who “Flex” Land Jobs

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. Behavioral psychologists have long posited a working model that categorizes behaviors into four general groups. Every person possesses characteristics of each of the four behavioral styles. When people experience stress, however, most resort to one group of behaviors over the others. I refer to these […]

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Anonymous Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Found

Edited from “Etiquette Tip of the Week” published by Culture and Manners Institute (February 21, 2017). When I sit with College Career Services professionals, I ask, “What are your students’ etiquette challenges?” Social media usually comes up. But one professional had an interesting insight: “College students are leaving Facebook. They are resisting LinkedIn. And they […]

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Join Bar Associations to Get Ahead

The winter break is a great opportunity to get to learn about and get involved with various bar associations. The American Bar Association (ABA) offers career-building opportunities, advocates for the profession, and promotes the rule of law worldwide. ABA membership gives law students tools and resources to help them succeed in school and beyond. ABA […]

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Texas Opportunity & Justice Incubator – Apply Now

The Texas Opportunity & Justice Incubator (TOJI) will provide 18 months of office space, practical training, and mentoring for beginning lawyers intent on building their own practices serving moderate- and low-income Texans’ unmet legal needs. TOJI will provide office space and training for a select group of new attorneys who want to build their own […]

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Free Webinar: Power Up Your LinkedIn Profile – Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

Whether you’re new to LinkedIn, a regular user, or you haven’t updated your LinkedIn profile in a while, this webinar is for you. This program will cover: Defining your purpose: What are you hiring LinkedIn to do for you? The biggest mistakes lawyers make in developing their LinkedIn Profiles and how to avoid them How […]

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