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Networking Basics: The Importance of Follow Through

As the new school year starts there will be a lot of opportunities to network and meet members of the legal community. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to interact with so many new people–especially when you’re brand new and may not have a clear networking goal (other than “find a job”). But it’s vital that… Continue reading Networking Basics: The Importance of Follow Through

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Game On: Actions Steps to Take Now to Land a Full-Time Attorney Position

When I started law school I didn’t really know how I was going to get a job. I just assumed that closer to my graduation, I’d start applying for entry level positions. LOL. Of course, soon I learned about the importance of externships/clerkships and back then the “rule” was that where you summered your rising… Continue reading Game On: Actions Steps to Take Now to Land a Full-Time Attorney Position

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Beyond Identity: The Economic Importance of Knowing Spanish

Do you speak Spanish? I know there’s such an (unfair) assumption about our community’s language abilities and assume we should all have this skill. I happen to be fluent—actually Spanish is my first language, but I’ve never understood the backlash and weird arrogance some people display when they hear that other Latinas don’t know Spanish.… Continue reading Beyond Identity: The Economic Importance of Knowing Spanish

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The Importance of Diversity (and I’m not talking about Race)

If I have not scared you enough into preparing for your summer job then rest assured I will keep trying. Appointments with career services will be here soon and deadlines will be fast approaching, and one of the things you have to decide soon is where you’re planning to apply. Perhaps you had a really… Continue reading The Importance of Diversity (and I’m not talking about Race)

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Start Hustling Now: Preparing for your Summer Legal Job Search

It may seem too soon to start looking for summer jobs, but before you know it you’ll be frantically writing outlines, cramming for finals, trying to keep up with readings, and –oh yeah—apply for jobs.   Knowing that there’s a huge time-crunch coming down the pike means you should what you can now so that you… Continue reading Start Hustling Now: Preparing for your Summer Legal Job Search