Convergence: Growing Dissatisfaction with Biglaw and the Rise of the Alternatives
Helen Wan, Former Associate General Counsel at @Time, Talks About Her Life as an Author and Speaker
Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Social Media for California Attorneys
Similarities in Diversity between a Law Firm’s Culture and a Clinical Trial
Hogan: Summer Associate Programs are "Extended Interviews"
Fixing Law Schools: Are More Types of Degrees the Answer?
Why Milbank Sends 4th-Years Back To School
Stealth Lawyer: Peter Kim, Food Museum Director
Dean: Law Firms 'Support' NYLS's 2 Year Degree Program
Law Prof: Law Schools Still 'Inaccurate' On Employment Numbers
Does This New ABA Report Signal Change For Law Schools?
"Ask about their mentoring programs," urged a recent law school graduate and friend of mine when I began interviewing with firms during the summer before my 2L year. Dutifully, I followed her instructions, and in each...more
On September 16, the CFPB filed a civil action against a for-profit college for allegedly engaging in an “illegal predatory lending scheme.” Specifically, the CFPB alleges that the school engaged in unfair and deceptive...more
The following is a quote from Mark Horstman, one of the principals of Manager Tools, in his most recent Things I Think I Think. (I am a huge fan of Manager Tools’ podcasts, which I strongly recommend.)...more
You just took the bar exam. While your first priority is to relax and celebrate (which you should do), you should also use this time to polish you resume and focus on your career. Here are five tips to jump-start your job...more
The analysis seems simple enough — if people like you, you will be happy and successful. But if it’s that easy, then why isn’t everyone doing it?
The likability factor — sometimes referred to as the LQ, for likability...more
A structured, formal mentoring plan is an important part of any female professional's career path. Helping the next generation of female leaders through mentoring has been shown to be enormously helpful to both parties....more
I know you are likely busy like all lawyers and law students. But if you have time to read one book this summer, we have a suggestion for you. We suggest you get a copy of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol...more
Building relationships with interesting people is the key to an exceptional career, and one key to those relationship is: the follow-up. Here's a look at how to do it correctly....more
We’re excited to welcome back Annabrooke Temple and Fairuz Abdullah from the UC Hastings Office of Career and Professional Development. They recently shared with readers four tips for summer law job success. Annabrooke and...more
Welcome to The Roundup for the week ending May 2. We have lots of thought-provoking pieces to share.
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If You Had to do it All Over Again, Would You Go to Law School? An SPU student shares...more
Deborah Spranger is a vice chair of Saul Ewing LLP’s business and finance department, a co-chair of its life sciences practice group and a member of the firm’s seven-member executive committee. She focuses her practice on...more
Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams is a partner at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP's Miami office, where she leads the firm's hospitality group. She handles all aspects of commercial real estate and finance transactions,...more
From some quick online research, I believe Mark Twain is credited with the above quote, and it is frequently misquoted as "the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." Although "death," is certainly an exaggeration in...more
We are pleased to welcome Katie Slater to the blog today. Katie Slater is a recovering attorney turned professional coach who helps lawyers and other analytical types with their professional development. She’s also one of the...more
How might a young associate make a positive impression on partners in their new law firm? What to do to make a meaningful impact and stand out in ways that matter?
For a perspective on this oft-asked question, we...more
Most of what I know about litigation I learned from other lawyers. Sure, I learned from my own experience and mistakes. But just as surely, I borrowed from lawyers I admire and consider “the best.”
Good litigators come...more
Nov. 7 (Bloomberg Law) -- David Wolfson, partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and chair of the firm's professional development committee, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the Milbank@Harvard program. The...more
The following suggestions are based on my experience practicing labor and employment law as an associate at two large law firms and as senior in-house labor and employment counsel at a multibillion dollar international...more
Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Peter Kim, executive director of the Museum of Food and Drink, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his transition from practicing law at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP to joining a...more
Helping others through pro bono advocacy is not only a professional obligation, but it is also a potent tool for professional growth. Ignore— just for a moment—the hopefully obvious benefits to your community, the legal...more
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