Friday, August 15, 2014

More tips for law students seeking jobs from the NYLJ

The New York Law Journal has a helpful online supplement offering job hunting tips from several prominent New York area practitioners and law school administrators.  You can get the full supplement here.  Below are some relevant excerpts:

Basic Rules for OCI and Summer Associate Programs

Larry Cunningham, the Associate Academic Dean at St. John's School of Law, and Andrea M. Alonso, a partner at Morris Duffy Alonso & Faley and president of the St. John's School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, offer advice to summer associates and those beginning the interviewing process, culled from their experience in both practice and academia.

Reap the Benefits of a Bar Association

Glenn Lau-Kee, the president of the New York State Bar Association and partner at Kee & Lau Kee, writes: A true legal education never stops. There is no better way to gain this experience than by interacting with other lawyers in the context of participating in bar association work.

A Distinguished Career Starts With Networking

Jack Killion, co-founder and partner in Bluestone + Killion, writes: The factor that generates the top, mind-boggling successful lawyers from the rest is their ability to network and develop important long-term relationships. And the shift from good to really successful starts when the nouveaux attorney recognizes that networking is a key factor for long-term professional and personal success and starts developing these skills sooner rather than later.


I Did Everything Right … Where's My Job?

Jill Backer, the associate director for employer relations at Brooklyn Law School and co-chair of the NYCLA Lawyers in Transition Committee, writes: Graduating from law school and taking the bar exam are huge accomplishments. However, many graduates reach these milestones without having received a post-grad job offer. There are many things that you can be doing to find that job!


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