The Girl's Guide to Law School

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This week we welcome back guest writer Hillary Vaillancourt to talk about finding the right fit in a legal practice area. I am one of those people. You know the kind, the kind that can’t try a new recipe without posting a picture on social media with a lengthy write-up about how the food was { Continue Reading } The post How To Find The Area Of Law That’s Right For You appeared first on…
This week we welcome back guest writer Tiffany Lo to discuss some important basics in legal writing. Have you ever gotten a headache from reading a statutory provision that went on for ten lines? Or a sentence in a court opinion featuring too many dependent clauses? Or a legal brief with too much jargon or { Continue Reading } The post Five Foundational Principles of Good (Legal) Writing appeared first on The Girl’s Guide to
This week we welcome back guest writer Shirlene Brown to talk about her first year as a practicing lawyer! That’s right, I have officially been a licensed attorney for over a year now! Holy cow! It honestly seems like a dream. I am an attorney at a small-medium law firm that specializes in personal injury. Although { Continue Reading } The post Young Lawyer Perspective – My First Year Practicing In Review appeared first on The
This week we welcome back guest writer Christen Morgan to talk about what to consider if you’re a law student in a job search during the pandemic. The year 2020 is now behind us, and as law students gear up for their summer 2021 job search, it’s clear that the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the { Continue Reading } The post Summer 2021 Job Search Tips for Law Students in the New COVID-19 Landscape appeared…
This week we welcome back guest writer Tiffany Lo to talk about starting fresh in the new year with some resolutions. Being a law student is not easy. There is always room for improvement—to make things more efficient, to grow your knowledge, to hone your legal skills. This year, consider adopting some of these new { Continue Reading } The post 7 Law School Resolutions For The New Year appeared first on The Girl’s Guide
This week we welcome back guest writer Tiffany Lo to talk about staying calm and in control during a virtual job interview. Job interviews themselves are nerve-wracking enough. This year, law students seeking a job, whether for the summer or after graduation, face the additional challenge of interviewing over the internet. No shaking hands, no direct eye { Continue Reading } The post Calming Your Nerves for a Virtual Job Interview appeared first on The Girl’s Guide
This week we welcome back guest writer Raneta Mack to talk about what to expect with a position at the public defender’s office. If you’re like many students, you entered law school not quite knowing how you might use your law degree and perhaps thinking that you wanted to somehow make a difference. Your first year { Continue Reading } The post What to Expect When You’ve Landed a Clerkship with the Public Defender’s Office appeared…
This week we welcome back guest writer Hillary Vaillancourt to talk about managing some difficult topics at the holidays – including politics! Several months ago I applied to work as a contract attorney for a bankruptcy firm. I needed to be admitted to a federal bankruptcy court, however, and another attorney in the firm offered to sponsor me for admission { Continue Reading } The post How To Navigate Law And Politics During The Holidays appeared first on The Girl’s
This week we welcome back guest writer Shirlene Brown to discuss how to budget as a new lawyer. Congrats! You have graduated from law school, passed the bar exam, have been sworn-in as a practicing lawyer, and you landed your first “big girl/boy/gender-noncomforming” job! With a new job and more income comes additional responsibilities, including (but { Continue Reading } The post Young Lawyer Perspective – Budgeting for the Young Lawyer appeared first on The Girl’s
This week we welcome back guest writer and 2L Tiffany Lo to talk about keeping up with your law school connections. Making and maintaining connections during law school are important. The legal profession is a small universe, and you may encounter your classmates as the opposing counsel, as a client, as a judge, as an academic, or { Continue Reading } The post How to Maintain your Law School Connections appeared first on The Girl’s Guide to