Professional Development

The Rules of Engagement

Revised from  Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. As a new lawyer or law student, you must know how to navigate a variety of business-social events. To the extent that you understand the rules, you can stop worrying about what you’re supposed to do and instead focus on the important conversations that […]

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Closing Out the Summer with Class

Although every summer hire knows that it’s important to make a good first impression, research indicates that the last impression recruits make will become their “forever impression.” This means that summer associates and interns must close with class. To that end, Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com) has compiled a list of ten things you should do to […]

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Navigating Fall OCI: Advice from Christian Ryholt, ‘19

The CSO asked rising 3L, Christian Ryholt, 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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Navigating Fall OCI: Advice from Miguel Ortiz, ‘19

The CSO asked rising 3L, Miguel Ortiz, 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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Navigating Fall OCI: Advice from Ryan Frankel, ‘19

The CSO asked rising 3L, Ryan Frankel, 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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Checklist for a Successful Summer Work Experience

Edited from Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. If you are about to start your first job in the legal profession, your performance during the next ten weeks may be absolutely critical to your success. Your summer employment experience will help demonstrate that you also possess a variety of non-technical skills—from developing […]

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Holiday Success Strategies: Make the Most of Your Break

Edited from Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. The upcoming Thanksgiving and winter breaks provide tons of opportunities for you to reconnect with contacts you’ve made throughout the previous year. Before final exams begin, spend some time thinking strategically about how you can use the next several weeks to build and expand […]

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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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Bring Your Summer Work Experience to a Successful Close

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. The following activities will help you bring your summer work experience to a successful close: Meet with key players and decision makers Do a quick mental review of the people who you wished to meet during your summer employment. Identify any members of the organization’s […]

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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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